Saturday, April 30, 2011

AwesomeOke 2011 Preliminaries on Monday, May 9

Wing-It Productions is seeking karaoke performers for its third annual Education Fundraiser, benefiting Wing-It's Education Programs for outreach and at-risk youth.

Preliminaries will take place at Skylark on Monday, May 9 at 9pm. Ten finalists will be chosen to perform in the final round of competition at the fundraiser on May 15 at 7pm.

Interested performers find full contest rules and sign up to perform here.

Solo acts, or group acts may enter. We encourage costumes, backup dancers, choreography, made up lyrics, anything that will ad to the overall performance value of the act.

Entry fees are $25 for solo acts and $40 for group acts. All fees go to support Wing-It's outreach programs with at-risk youth.

This year's winner will be awarded a performance at Key Arena for the Rat City Roller Girls in front of an audience of 6,000 people!

AwesomeOke 2011 will feature karaoke competition performances, as well as performances from the Wing-It cast, special guest musical performances and celebrity judges.

All proceeds from the AwesomeOke 2011 fundraiser will benefit Wing-It's outreach and at-risk youth programs. Wing-It currently serves 500 students a year through its At Risk Youth programs at Sanctuary Arts and the King County Juvenile Detention Facility.

AwesomeOke 2011 is brought to you by Wing-It Productions, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to enlightening, educating and entertaining audiences of all ages by producing theatrical events which explore theater by utilizing its improvisational roots.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dining Out For Life this Thursday 4/28 (with boobies)!

Every year we are pleased to participate in Dining Out For Life. This year it happily coincides with our monthly burlesque event, Westside Burlesque Revue.

We'll be participating for dinner sales, so plan on stopping by sometime in between 6 and 9pm if you want a portion of your bill to go to Lifelong AIDS Alliance. (Just coming to burlesque? We'll have drink specials that benefit Lifelong all night long.)

Please note that burlesque entertainment starts at 9pm, so any diners wanting to see the show (or linger beyond 9pm) will need to pay the cover at that time. Or, you can buy advance tickets for the burlesque here.

Westside Burlesque Revue has a fabulous lineup this month:

the new troupe "Bellylesque"
Persephony Illiri
Boom Boom L'roux
Scandal from Bohemia
Whisper De Corvo

As always, we have Mr.Bawdy as MC and our pick-up artist is Katie Kat!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Radio8Ball Show with Andras Jones, The Young Evils, and The Janks in May

The Radio8Ball Show is a musical divination show where we answer audience questions by picking songs at random, and then interpreting the randomly chosen song as the answer to the question.

The opening night, Friday, May 6th, will feature Andras Jones as the host AND musical guest. Jones may be best known as the host of Radio8Ball or for his film credits, but he is also an accomplished songwriter who has released 8 CDs, toured extensively, and whose songs have appeared in numerous soundtracks. This will be his first public musical performance since 2003. Buy tickets now for Andras Jones.

The Saturday, May 7th show will feature local critical darlings The Young Evils. The Young Evils are Troy Nelson (guitar/vocals), Mackenzie Mercer (vocals), Cody Hurd (guitar), and Barrett Jones (bass). They have just self-released their debut album "Enchanted Chapel" which was produced by Barrett Jones (Nirvana, The Melvins, Pussy Galore). They have played several Seattle music festivals including Seattle Weekly's ReverbFest and The Capitol Hill Block Party, and most recently opened for The Vaselines for Seattle City Arts Fest. NPR recently chose their song "Get Over It" as song of the day, and Seattle blog Three Imaginary Girls just named their album "Best local debut of the 2010."
Buy tickets now for The Young Evils.

The closing night on May 8th is an all-ages affair and features the return of The Janks whose last appearance on Radio8Ball still has people reeling. The Janks formed in 2006 in Los Angeles and soon after released their debut album "Delicate Mouthfeels." Over the next three years the band would reform around founding members Zachary Zmed, (Vocals, Guitar and Keys) and Garth Herberg, (Guitar and Keys), adding Wade Ryff (Bass), Lucas Ventura (Drums), and Dylan Zmed (Vocals, Guitar, Keys & Percussion). Since 2009 the band has been touring extensively, playing to enthusiastic crowds across America, while developing their unique sound and live show into an identity that can only be labeled as their own. Buy tickets now for The Janks.

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