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Category: Seattle

May
23rd

Showbox SoDo event cancelled due to cracked beam, organizer says

A structural beam in the ceiling of Showbox SoDo in Seattle cracked as crews set up for the FareStart Guest Chef Spectacular event today, according to FareStart spokeswoman Christina Starr.

She said a structural engineer advised that the venue be closed for the night.

FareStart cancelled the event and will issue full refunds to ticket holders, Starr said.

The event was scheduled to feature a selection of food and alcohol from local businesses that support FareStart, which aims to give the homeless and disadvantaged life and job skills through training in the food service industry.

Starr said FareStart hasn’t decided whether to

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May
22nd

The Eagles to play KeyArena Sept. 4

Time to make your reservations at the Hotel California. The Eagles will play KeyArena on Sept. 4 – a stop on their History of the Eagles tour. Tickets go on sale Monday.

The tour kicks off on July 6 in Louisville, Kentucky. The tour was announced last month in conjunction with the release of the band’s documentary, “History of the Eagles,” but the Seattle stop was just added this week.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at the KeyArena Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. All tickets subject to service charges

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May
21st

Courtney Love returns to Seattle for July 23 show

The Northwest’s most famous (or infamous) rock widow, Courtney Love, is returning to Seattle’s Moore Theatre for a July 23 show.

Love gained fame first as lead singer in Hole and later from her marriage to Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. She’s also had an on-again-off-again acting career. And many controlled substance-fueled public shenanigans.

Love will perform songs from Live Through This, Celebrity Skin and Nobody’s Daughter including “Violet,” “Miss World,” “Celebrity Skin,” “Malibu” and “Skinny Little Bitch.”

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at LiveNation.com, Tickets.com, ticketing kiosks at the Moore and the

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May
20th

It’s a busy Memorial Day weekend at Museum of Flight

The three-day Memorial Day weekend starts in a few days and if you’re looking for some family activities to soak up that extra day here’s what’s happening at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field.

World War II Bomber Rides
Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 Tour of Aluminum Overcast
Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A Memorial Day weekend tradition continues as The Museum of Flight will host the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast, for rides and ground tours during the last week in May. The Flying Fortress will arrive

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May
15th

Jim Gaffigan adds second Seattle show on July 20

Jim Gaffigan is a popular comedian. He’s added a second show for his Seattle appearance.

The first show is at 7 p.m. and the newly added time is at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at The Paramount. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are already on sale. Tickets for the new show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. It’s all ages.

Tickets are $43.50-$53.50 (not including fees) and available online at Tickets.com, Paramount Box Office, 24-hour kiosks at The Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres. For more information visit STGPresents.org.

I saw Gaffigan’s show

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May
6th

Justin Timberlake to bring 20/20 to KeyArena in 2014

You know a pop star is huge when he books KeyArena a year in advance. Justin Timberlake announced today that he’s bringing his 20/20 Experience to Seattle on May 17, 2014.

This marks the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer and actor’s first headlining tour in six years. It kicks off in October and will take him all over the world.

Timberlake also announced today that he will re-release his new album, The 20/20 Experience, on September 30, 2013.

Here’s more from the announcement:

The 20/20 Experience World Tour will kick off in North America

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May
3rd

Bumbershoot 2013 will include Heart, Death Cab for Cutie, fun., and Vicci Martinez

The Northwest’s own Heart and Death Cab for Cutie will headline Seattle’s annual Bumbershoot festival this year. Bumbershoot takes over Seattle Center every Labor Day weekend and features concerts, literary events, art, comedy and more. This year’s festival runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

The festival’s music lineup, which was announced this morning, also includes fun., Vicci Martinez, MGMT, Kendrick Lamar, Bob Mould, Tegan & Sara, Icona Pop, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Eric Burdon & The Animals, and Bassnectar.

You might be surprised to learn that this is the first time Heart will play at its hometown music festival.

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