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Bow Down to Sara Porkalob and Dragon Baby

Bow Down to Sara Porkalob and Dragon Baby

Dragon Baby has all the promise of a new budding romance. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, eager to know where it will take you next, how you will learn more about yourself, and empathize with person’s life story.

The Simple Magic of Bet Ya Ungodly Things

The Simple Magic of Bet Ya Ungodly Things

Neve took a huge risk with Bet Ya Ungodly Things. She created something really unique, ethereal, moving, confusing, and downright magical. I was lucky to have experienced it. Neve Andromeda Mazique Bianco is a force, and I cannot wait to see them grow and continue to create new works of art.

Absinth Fueled Bohemia Shines at The Triple Door

Absinth Fueled Bohemia Shines at The Triple Door

While one might not think first of a musical based around classical music when thinking of weekend plans, Bohemia shines – especially if accentuated by a glass of the anise-flavored alcohol known for dreamy-electric inspirations. It’s the kind of challenging and thoughtful theater the city is best at.

Call Me When It’s Over

Call Me When It’s Over

While Call Me By Your Name is a beautifully crafted piece of cinema, its story is ultimately empty and unfulfilling, and would’ve better served as a 20 minute video tour of Northern Italy. Combined with such problematic casting, it makes for a story that just didn’t need to be told.

Celebrating the Majesty of POC Bodies at The Sunday Night Shuga Shaq

Celebrating the Majesty of POC Bodies at The Sunday Night Shuga Shaq

Sexy, entertaining, and powerful, The Sunday Night Shuga Shaq is the only POC Burlesque show in Seattle and it does not disappoint. I wish I was a better writer so I could emulate the sexiness and elegance of this monthly performance but, unfortunately, you will have to read my written equivalent of a moose performing burlesque.

Björk, Yaeji, and the Aesthetic Concept of Ma

Björk, Yaeji, and the Aesthetic Concept of Ma

I am a deeply impractical person, and formerly a chubby, manga-obsessed middle-schooler, which means I’ve long been obsessed with the Japanese art of ikebana, or flower arrangement. It fascinates me for a variety of reasons (its position as an ideal pursuit for generals and accomplished warriors, its spiritual components, its dense, specific visual vocabulary, the fact that I’m a swishy brat who loves flowers) but the aspect of the practice that I’m most fascinated with is its adherence to the aesthetic concept of ma.

The Art of Mental Health: Gay City’s Get Mad!

The Art of Mental Health: Gay City’s Get Mad!

Every year, Gay City – a nonprofit located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill – presents the community with unique facets of their holistic approach to health. Gay City has extended its reach to include health and wellness in the form of art and its function within the community.

Thrill in the Terror of Gaylord Manner

Thrill in the Terror of Gaylord Manner

Beware the Terror of Gaylord Manor is fantastic and will surely get you in the spooky spirit! With the catchy songs, costumes, dance numbers, and a campy style of humor, I thoroughly enjoyed watching this cabaret-style performance.

A Frank and Fabulous Looking Freak Show

A Frank and Fabulous Looking Freak Show

As with a lot of its indie, queer film cousins, the strength of a movie like Freak Show lies in its heart. Based on the young adult novel of the same name by former club kid and current World of Wonder bon vivant James St. James, it’s an earnest story that makes up for its lack of surprises with a star studded cast and an excellent performance from The Imitation Game’s Alex Lawther.

Twist: Saturday Church, Queer Ghost Hunters, and More

Twist: Saturday Church, Queer Ghost Hunters, and More

The weather has finally cooled, the leaves are turning, and shit is getting spooky. I love this time of year because, as Seattleites, we turn towards those indoor activities that shelter us from the harsh weather and, at least in my case (and I’m sure I’m not the only one) the reality of the real world. Indoor activities like the queerest film festival in the PNW. Yes, you read correctly. It’s time for Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival!

Something Like Love: Something Like Summer

Something Like Love: Something Like Summer

Something Like Summer is a sometimes delightful, sometimes heart-wrenching look into how identity and acceptance both informs and complicates our love lives. Directed by David Berry, the movie follows the trials and tribulations of characters that folks might be familiar with from Jay Bell’s Something Like series.