40 Seattle Arts Experiences
One very lucky (and clever!) winner will enjoy an embarrassment of riches of the arts and cultural events that make our city such a great place to live. The Grand Prize is valued at $6,845 and features “40 Seattle Arts Experiences,” including:
Two Platinum Passes for Bumbershoot 2010 (September 4–6 at Seattle Center), and two invitations to watch the Bumbershoot Mainstage artist of their choice at Bumbershoot from a sidestage viewing area. How will you ever choose when you the selections include icons such as Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige and Weezer? This VIP experience is courtesy of our friends at The Seattle Times.
One 500 Club Membership for an entire year to KEXP, where the music matters! Membership includes invitations for two guests to attend four VIP Club Concerts per year, and a copy of Live at KEXP Volume 6.
Enjoy a little Love, Chaos & Dinner at Teatro ZinZanni! Teatro ZinZanni is a three-hour whirlwind of cirque, comedy, cabaret and live music all served up with a five-course gourmet feast designed by celebrated Northwest chef Tom Douglas. Experience what the New York Times calls “THIS CITY’S HOTTEST TICKET!” This prize includes two tickets to Teatro ZinZanni Seattle, two wine flights with dinner and ZinZanni memorabilia.
When the weather turns foul in Seattle, go to the movies! You’ll have one pass to SIFF Cinema for both the Fall and Winter quarters. The season begins September 10, 2010 with a new 4K digital restoration of The Bridge on the River Kwai. Director David Lean’s masterful 1957 realization of Pierre Boulle’s novel remains a benchmark for war films, and a deeply absorbing movie by any standard—like most of Lean’s canon, this film achieves a richness in theme, narrative, and characterization that transcends genre.
Two invitations to attend 107.7 The End’s End Sessions at Bumbershoot 2010, featuring intimate performances by Bumbershoot artists Hole, Crash Kings and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes at a top secret venue. You’re not going to want to miss this.
Two tickets any performance at Intiman Theatre during the 2011 season! Intiman Theatre provides its patrons with intimate, consistently high-quality experiences of classical drama and modern masterpieces. A leader in the Seattle community, Intiman has received national recognition and many honors, including the 2006 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.
Two tickets to A Christmas Story: The Musical at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Based on the classic 1983 movie, A Christmas Story: The Musical! invites you into the Indiana home of Ralphie Parker, a 9-year old kid who is desperate to win the most coveted holiday prize: An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. With songs both funny and sentimental, A Christmas Story paints a refreshing holiday portrait of a simpler time in America.
Four tickets to an event any time in the next year at The Showbox at the Market OR Showbox SoDo, plus VIP Club access for the show, which includes reserved seating with outstanding sightlines and express entry.
The inaugural City Arts Festival will integrate thirty cutting edge shows into eighteen iconic venues around central Seattle, October 20–23. Festival audiences can experience rare performances and collaborations among artists, including local and national musicians, as well as film premieres, touchstone dance performances, flash mob food courts, photography exhibits, intimate conversations with leading thinkers, artist interviews and more. Prize includes two general admission wristbands , plus two reserved guest list spots at a mainstage performance.
Two patron-level tickets to the winner’s choice of an event within Seattle Arts & Lectures’ 2010-11 Literary\Arts, Poetry, or American Voices Series. With a list of guests that includes Daniel Handler, Nora Ephron, Wendell Berry, and Robert Pinsky, as well as invitations to a post-event reception with the speaker, the decision will be tough!
Enjoy the Seattle Symphony Orchestra with two tickets to one of the following performances: Live and Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney — Friday, September 17; Yefim Bronfman Plays Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 — Thursday, September 23; Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 — Friday, October 1; or Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 1 — Friday, October 15 atBenaroya Hall.
Enjoy a Family Membership to EMP good for one year, four tickets to each of four (4) SOUND OFF! 2011 performances, and a private, guided curatorial tour of EMP. By blending interpretative, interactive exhibitions with cutting-edge technology, EMP captures and reflects the essence of rock ‘n’ roll, its roots in jazz, soul, gospel, country and the blues, as well as rock’s influence on hip-hop, punk and other recent genres.
Enjoy two tickets to jazz drummer Billy Cobham’s Palindrome Tour (Friday, October 15) and two (2) tickets to the funky Average White Band (Friday, November 12) at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, and find out why The Seattle Times says this is “a world class jazz club where music and food, musicians and audience garner equal respect.”
Two tickets to 99.9 KISW’s Holiday Hangover Ball (December 3 at Showbox SoDo).
Two invitations to your choice of two Mountain Music Lounge performances in the next year, and a copy of Live From The Mountain Music Lounge Vol. 16.
A Northwest Folklife Festival package featuring t-shirts, “Live from the Festival” CDs, a signed and numbered silk-screened poster, and a Northwest Folklife tote bag, PLUS VIP hospitality access at the 2011 event, May 27–30 at Seattle Center.
You’ve seen Ballroom dance on shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Now, with BURN THE FLOOR, you will feel, live on stage, all the passion, the drama and the sizzling excitement of 20 gorgeous champion dancers, in a true theatrical experience, a performance with a grace and athleticism that The New York Times calls, “Dazzling!” STG will set you up with two VIP seats to a performance during the run at The Paramount Theatre, Tuesday, September 14–Sunday, September 19, 2010, and access to the VIP Paramount Club Lounge!
Two tickets to a performance at On the Boards, valid now until December 31, 2011. Founded by artists in 1978, the mission of OtB is to introduce Northwest audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater and music while developing and presenting new work by promising performing artists in the region. At On the Boards, you’ll find ground-breaking new work that would otherwise not be seen in Seattle.
Tickets to The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, created and performed by Mike Daisey at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Dubbed “the master storyteller” by The New York Times, the hilarious and razor-sharp Mike Daisey weaves together gonzo journalism, unscripted performance, and autobiographical tales that cut to the bone of some of the most captivating topics in American culture. He now turns his lens to Apple and Steve Jobs, asking the question, “How did one obsessive man change the world to his liking?”
Join the Northwest Film Forum for the Opening Night of “LIVE AT THE FILM FORUM.” This series continues to bring innovative new work to audiences. This year, local artists present newly commissioned performances that take cinema off the screen and into live theatre, combining elements of cabaret, comedy, dance, theater, performance art and, of course, film.
Get interactive with a free class at the Kirkland Arts Center. With approximately 70 classes offered each quarter, choose from a wide range of artistic media, including ceramics, painting, drawing, and printmaking offered at many skill levels.
Experience four unique shows of your choice at The Triple Door. Featuring a wide range of local and national musicians throughout the year, this intimate venue has something for everyone.
Enjoy the Seattle’s Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet, an intense whirlwind of intrigue and Shakespeare’s most complex and emotional drama. Director John Langs returns after his much lauded production of The Merchant of Venice to stage and rediscover this towering masterpiece. Runs at the Center House Theatre, October 27 – December 5, 2010.
A selection of new and recent releases from Seattle’s Fantagraphics Books, publishers of the world’s greatest cartoonists, autographed by the authors! Includes books by Los Bros Hernandez, Jim Woodring, Tony Millionaire, Peter Bagge and many others!
A one-year Supporter level membership to the Frye Art Museum, which includes invitations to exhibition openings, discounts on lectures, workshops, and classes, and the Members’ Magazine, as well as special behind-the-scenes opportunities such as invitations to exclusive curator and artist events.
Explore regional art with a family membership to the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Pacific Northwest’s center for the exploration of art, craft and design through exhibitions, educational programs and partnerships.
Enjoy a year long membership to the Richard Hugo House which includes discounts and early registration for Hugo Writing Classes, invitations to members-only parties, discounts on Hugo merchandise, on renting space at the House, and on tickets to select events, 10% off all books purchased at Elliott Bay Book Company, use of the Hugo House WiFi connection.
Come laugh along with the People’s Republic of Komedy at their wildly popular “Laff Hole” show which combines edgy comedy with some of the hottest young bands in Seattle. You’ll enjoy two tickets to a show of your choice plus two t-shirts and the opportunity for you or a friend to do a one-minute comedy set at the show!
One of Seattle’s most beloved Wintertime traditions, come watch Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker from backstage—an up close and personal viewpoint to see everything that makes this Christmas Season favorite run!
A package from The Vera Project, including a voucher for a free class (choose from silkscreen, recording or sound engineering), a pair of tickets to an all-ages show at Vera, a T-shirt and tote bag! Vera is an all-ages volunteer fueled music and arts venue. By engaging participants at all levels of music production and community organizing, Vera strives to fulfill its mission to foster a participatory creative culture through popular music concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and volunteer opportunities for all ages, especially young people!
In honor of Bumbershoot’s 40th year, we are proud to present a pair of passes to forty Town Hall Seattle events in the 2010-2011 series! A vibrant gathering place in an historic building in the heart of downtown, Town Hall Seattle fosters cultural expression and the exchange of ideas through arts, education, humanities, and civic programs. They exist to reflect and inspire this region’s best impulses—toward creativity, empathy, expansive thinking, and an ever-widening conception of community with offerings that complete the tapestry of Seattle’s cultural life
Family Membership to the Henry Art Gallery which includes unlimited free admission to all exhibitions; a 15% discount on Henry exhibition catalogues and other merchandise; subscription to the museum’s newsletter; discounts on education programs; lectures, and films; and invitations to the Henry’s events and exhibition openings.
Tickets to the October 19 showing of The Lieutenant of Inishmore at A Contemporary Theatre, plus invitations to the Behind the Scenes event, hosted by Sean MacLean of KING FM, with delicious bites provided by ACT’s premiere caterers. The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a gleefully gruesome comedy from the Oscar-nominated author of In Bruges, about a merciless Irish terrorist and the thing that matters most to him in the world: his precious black cat, Wee Thomas. Turn off your political correctness meter and wallow in this outrageous, blood-drenched farce from one of Ireland’s most acclaimed contemporary writers.
Family Membership to the Museum of Glass—all glass, all the time. Housed in a striking building distinguished by its iconic 90-foot-high cone, the Museum of Glass features ongoing glassblowing demonstrations in the Hot Shop Amphitheater, and the 13,000 square feet of gallery space is dedicated to changing exhibitions of works executed in glass. The Museum is located on the picturesque Thea Foss Waterway and is part of the Tacoma Museum District, which is linked by the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.
Score a pair of tickets to each SAM Remix for an entire year! SAM Remix is the Seattle Art Museum’s quarterly, late-night art party, when the museum is bursting at the seams with art, performances, “highly opinionated tours,” dancing and much more. Winner will receive tickets to the usually sold-out SAM Remix events on November 13, 2010; plus in March, June and August 2011!
Tacoma Art Museum is dedicated to exhibiting and collecting Northwest art, with the mission of connecting people through art. The museum’s permanent collection includes the premier collection of Dale Chihuly’s glass artwork on permanent public display. The museum is proud to offer the ECS winner a Family & Friends Membership, which includes one year of unlimited museum for two adults and up to four family members under age 18. Members also enjoy free access to members-only events, discounted programs and events, and a 10% discount in the store
A pair of tickets to a performance at Velocity Dance Center, and two passes to Velocity dance classes! Velocity Dance Center is the hub for contemporary dance in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound. Vital to the region’s dance ecology, Velocity’s mission is to provide opportunities and space for education, dance creation, performance, and national/international exchange.
Pick up a pair of weekend passes to the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party! This event showcases more than 60 great Northwest and national independent bands over the course of three days each summer in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Surrounded by all the great amenities you get in the middle of a city, the Block Party is all about independent music and culture, thought, and progressive politics!
Enjoy an artistic display of pyrotechnics and synchronized music from “front row” on Lake Union… Seattle’s Family 4th at Lake Union is nationally acknowledged as one of the best Independence Day fireworks displays in the country! You and three guests will be invited to the VIP hospitality area, and will receive a personalized behind-the-scenes tour, including the barge, with the Producer. You’ll also pick up a commemorative poster and keepsake Family 4th tote bag with 4th of July “survival” gifts.
The minimum value of the complete prize package will be $6,845, so start brushing up on your Bumbershoot history and doing brain stretches… the race is under way beginning August 25th!