Must see entertainment in Seattle

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    High Dive

    A bit of a dive – but not an unpleasant one – this is one of two local live-music stalwarts in Fremont. It hosts rock primarily for small-name bands on…

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    Seattle Children’s Theater

    This highly esteemed theater group has two auditoriums in its Seattle Center campus. Friday and Saturday matinees and evening performances run September…

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    Intiman Theatre

    A beloved theater company based at the Cornish Playhouse in the Seattle Center. Artistic director Jennifer Zeyl curates magnificent stagings of…

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    Showbox SoDo

    The newer sister-club of downtown's Showbox, this SoDo version is actually bigger with a capacity for 1800 in an old warehouse. Touring rock bands play…

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    SIFF Film Center

    The digs of the famous Seattle International Film Festival since 2011 runs movies in a small auditorium year-round.

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    SIFF Cinema Uptown

    Sister cinema to the nearby SIFF Film Center, the SIFF Cinema Uptown is the more public-facing of the two. This three-screen cinema plays a combination of…

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    Possibly Seattle's most popular cinema, and famous for its giant curved three-panel screen, Cinerama is one of only three of its type left in the world…

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    Richard Hugo House

    Established in honor of famed Northwest poet Richard Hugo, and the nexus of Seattle’s literary community, the Hugo House hosts readings, classes and…

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    Vera Project

    An excellent nonprofit community center run by and for teenagers and young adults, the Vera Project books exclusively all-ages shows in a smoke-free and…

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    Annex Theatre

    Seattle’s main experimental-fringe theater group is the Annex whose 99-seat theater (with bar) inhabits the Pike–Pine corridor. The highlight for many is…

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    Little Red Hen

    This is Seattle’s only real venue for pure live country music. Nightly entertainment includes country karaoke and good-time honky-tonk bands – or you can…

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    New City Theater

    A small but long-standing artist-run theater in the CD with a good back catalog of plays under its belt including excellent stripped-down productions of…

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    Bathhouse Theater

    The Bathhouse Theater on the western side of Green Lake was a 1928 bathing pavilion that was converted into a live-performance venue in 1970. It's…

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    University of Washington Huskies

    The nickname of all of the University of Washington's 19 college sports teams. The NFL football team plays at the massive Husky Stadium.

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    Varsity Theatre

    Independent and international art-house films are shown at this 1940 cinema, the scene of many an undergraduate date night.

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    Nesholm Family Lecture Hall

    The Seattle International Film Festival uses a half-dozen theaters but also has its own dedicated theater, in McCaw Hall’s Nesholm Family Lecture Hall,…

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