Q: How awesome is Seattle Arts & Lectures?

A: Very awesome.

Why? Well, did you know that tickets to Seattle Arts & Lectures events are always free for students? Truth. And before all you professional cynics out there start going "oh, that's because it's boring crap that nobody wants to see," step back. A mere selection of the creative geniuses whom SA&L have brought to Seattle recently:

Movie star/hyper genius/legendary beauty Isabella Rossellini (that's her over there on the right)

Author (of, among many other things, the short story that was made into a little film called Brokeback Mountain) Annie Proulx

Super star author (The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) Michael Chabon

The most famous celebrity photographer in the history of ever, Annie Leibovitz

Rock legend Patti Smith

And so. many. more.

So, that all seems pretty noteworthy already, right? Wait. There's more. Because Seattle Arts & Lectures loves its Teen Tix patrons so much, they have extended a special offer to you guys: Free admission always for all Teen Tix members PLUS $5 companion tickets for all SA&L events. This means you get in for free just for showing your Teen Tix pass, and you may bring along anyone you like, including an adult, and get them in for $5. Roof=raised.

So, um, here's a little something you might be interested in:

Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket): "Why Does Lemony Snicket Keep Following Me?"

Daniel Handler will be introduced by Sherman Alexie, who will also conduct and moderate the audience Q&A. Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) is the author of many books, most famously 13 children's books comprising A Series of Unfortunate Events. The story of three orphans, the Baudelaire children, began with The Bad Beginning (1999) and quickly developed a following. The series has sold more than 53 million copies and was made into a film starring Jim Carrey. The Snicket books are loved by adults and children for their humor-on many levels-and their grip on "reality" (whatever that is), or the understanding, at least, that "It is very difficult to make one's way in this world without being wicked at one point or another, when the world's way is so wicked to begin with."

Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures @ Benaroya Hall
Tuesday November 9 @ 7:30 pm
more info

And next up at Seattle Arts & Lectures: Nora Ephron, director and screenwriter of such little-known, indie films as Julie & Julia, When Harry Met Sally and, ahem, Sleepless in freaking Seattle. That's Thursday, November 18th at Town Hall. More info here.

Thank you Seattle Arts & Lectures. We <3 you!

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