SmART ventures is a Seattle-based, flexible small awards program that aims to encourage innovative ideas, create community impact, and provide new access for individuals and groups not served by our other programs. Planting small seeds can yield big outcomes. SmART ventures seek to widen arts and culture participation, particularly of diverse or underserved communities. Listed below are the SmArt Venture awardees for January 2013.
T(OUR) Magazine Winter Issue & Reading Party
Join T(OUR), a magazine dedicated to LGBT issues, for the release of its January 2013 issue featuring the theme, a fresh start. The reading party on January 17 will feature readings by Seattle’s own David Wheeler, Loraine Kanervisto, Andrew Turgeon, among many others. Stop by and bust a move to the tunes of DJ Res. Copies of the magazine will be available for purchase.
Over the next year T(OUR) hopes to extend its message into a community center space and offer writing classes, lectures, author readings, counseling services, a library of LGBTQ resources, and a podcast. Check out T(OUR)’s blog, Out and About, for more info.
Dates: January 17, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
The Phallusoidal Philtre-Ezra Homison
With laughter and a bit of risqué, Phallusoidal Philtre is a bawdy tale of love, lust, and the ludicrous lengths man will go in Vanity’s name. This tale features the lovely, overlooked wife of an unsuccessful Alchemist who happens to flirts shamelessly with two rakish Rogues of the town. The Phallusoidal Philtre is truly original in writing and production. The cast purposely use masks to allow variety of characters with fewer actors. This requires a tight choreography and dramatic construction.
Written and produced in the style of the old masked Commedia of France and Italy, the play brings to life a flock of familiar characters Due to its adult humor and strong language, we recommend this show for ages 17 and up.
Tickets are now available online, and running from January 30th to February 9th.
Dates: January 30, 2013-February 9, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: The Theatre on 19th
Seattle Asian American Film Festival
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival’s mission is to seek out, promote, produce, and develop Asian American artists with a commitment to original and innovative media works. New program directors Kevin Bang and Vanessa Au are leading the revival of SAAFF, continuing the work of the Northwest Asian American Film Festival (NWAAFF) directed by Wes Kim from 2003-2007. Hosted by the Wing Luke Museum, The festival will showcase films and videos created by Asian American artist from across North America, with a special emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest.
Tickets for the Seattle Asian American Film Festival are now available. Head over to the program page to check out the schedule of films and click on any film to go to the purchase page on Brown Paper Tickets. Or check out the list of all events here.
Dates: January 25, 2013- January 27, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Location: Wing Luke Museum
Musical Connections presents Juliana & PAVA, one of the most authentic Russian folk ensembles outside of Russia. They perform ancient Russian songs collected from villages where they existed for centuries. These songs have been integrated into the fabric of rural life for centuries, carried on from generation to generation only by the oral tradition. Some of the songs are performed a cappella, while others are accompanied by authentic folk instruments, such as the Russian hurdy-gurdy, balalaika, various flutes or percussion instruments.
The singers wear eye-catching, colorful, authentic costumes that were actually worn in the villages. These costumes, some of which are over 200 years old, contribute to evoking an atmosphere and an image of a culture that all at once seems very exotic and yet not all that foreign to the Western world. Juliana & PAVA will be joined by the Flying Balalaika Brothers.
Date: January 19, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Washington Hall and Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
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