Teen Tix Arts & Culture Guide for the Week of June 20, 2012

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Beyond BoxesPICK OF THE WEEK
QTET's Beyond Boxes @ Washington Ensemble Theatre
CAPITOL HILL | 206.325.5015 | map | more info

DATES: Jun 21 - 25
SHOWS REMAINING: 5
BEST CHANCE FOR SEATS: Thu Jun 21 & Fri Jun 22. Note that $5 tickets are available IN ADVANCE! Follow this link to purchase.
2 FOR $10: Sun Jun 24, plus Teens get in FREE Saturday, June 23
IN BRIEF: In the last week of school, big decisions loom large: prom, college, family, acceptance. Written and performed by the Queer Teen Ensemble.
GOOD FOR: Those sick of plays about middle-aged people, those who like their theatre honest & personal, teens looking for youth-friendly Pride weekend fun!
PREVIEW: "...we were blown away by these articulate, smart, funny [young artists]" - Seattle Gay Scene.
RECOMMENDED FOR: Ages 13+

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teeny awards logo for newsletterVOTE in the Teeny Awards, win $50!

Once a year, teen audiences become the most powerful force in the Seattle arts scene. That time is now. The Teeny Awards are like a local Teen Choice Awards for the arts. You've got the power! Vote for your favorite plays, movies, music shows, dance performances, and art exhibits of the year. Tell us which organization gives Teen Tix members the best seats, the best box office service, which is the best for taking a date out, and dozens of other categories. Vote by June 30 and be entered to win $50! Vote here: surveymonkey.com
summer opportunitiesSummer Arts Opportunities for Teens

What are you doing this summer? If you answered that you are doing something fun and exciting that will help you develop a new skill, make friends, express yourself creatively, look good on college applications, and, at the very least, be an alternative to obsessively reloading your facebook every 30 seconds, then don't follow this link. For the rest of you, here is a massive compendium of all of the arts classes and workshops you can do at our participating orgs this summer! Link: teentix.blogspot.com
french flagVous aimez la France, oui?

France Education Northwest and The Next 50 are seeking entries from teens for their Bastille Day exhibit at Seattle Center, exploring the differences and similarities between Seattle and Paris between 1962 and now. Submissions can be drawings, paintings, film, photography, stories, music, or whatever! More info at fenpnw.org
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faustWEIRD OF THE WEEK

Morlot Conducts The Damnation of Faust @ Seattle Symphony
DOWNTOWN | 206.215.4747 | map | more info

RUNS THROUGH: Jun 23
SHOWS REMAINING: 2
BEST CHANCE FOR SEATS: Thurs Jun 21
2 FOR $10: No 2 for $10
IN BRIEF: Seattle Symphony Chorale, NW Boy Choir, and soloists perform this genre-defying, unorthodox choral masterwork about an aging scholar who barters his soul to the devil.
GOOD FOR: The Voice fans who want to hear some TRULY incredible voices perform live, symphony-curious theatre wonks, those who like their stories dark and dramatic.
PREVIEW: "Benaroya will be bumping." - Jen Graves The Stranger.
RECOMMENDED FOR: Ages 13+

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THEATRE
arts on the waterfront r and jRomeo and Juliet on the Waterfront
PIKE PLACE MARKET | map | more info

RUNS THROUGH: Jul 1
SHOWS REMAINING: 5
2 FOR $10: All performances are free
IN BRIEF: Two actors + 1 cellist = a young, urban, edgy retelling of Shakespeare's classic, complete with sunset backdrop and post-show bands.
GOOD FOR: Those who can't stand being cooped up in the summertime, out-of-the box-experience seekers, cool kids, snugglers
PREVIEW: One of Seattle Magazine's "30 Perfect Summer Nights in Seattle"
RECOMMENDED FOR: Ages 13+

love death promLove, Death, and the Prom, YATC @ Theatre4, Seattle Center
SEATTLE CENTER | map | Jun 29 - Jul 1 | more info
Young artists, young protagonists, young themes, high school, short plays, poignant, funny, wry, hard-hitting
As You Like It at ShakesCLOSING: As You Like It @ Seattle Shakespeare Company
SEATTLE CENTER | 206.733.8222 | map | Through Jun 24 | more info
Shakespeare, inventive, romantic, enchanting, sharp, smart, comedy, great acting
Frost Nixon at WICACLOSING: Frost/Nixon @ Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
WHIDBEY ISLAND | 206.221.8268 | map | Through Jun 23 | more info
contemporary, dramatic, historical, tense, compelling, political, intriguing, suspenseful, sharp | ages 14+
one slight hitch at actOne Slight Hitch @ ACT Theatre
DOWNTOWN | 206.292.7676 | map | Through Jul 8 | more info
Lewis Black, farce, comedy, riotous, zany, romantic, smart, modern, wedding
no sex please were britishNo Sex Please, We're British @ Driftwood Players
EDMONDS | 425.774.9600 | map | Jun 22 - Jul 8 | more info
comedy, funny, farce, silly, light, naughty, British | ages 15+
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DANCE
love at spectrum dancelove: subject/object, Spectrum Dance Theater @ Daniels Recital Hall
DOWNTOWN | 206.325.4161 | map | more info

RUNS: Jun 21 - 30
SHOWS REMAINING: 6
BEST CHANCE FOR SEATS: Thursdays
2 FOR $10: No 2 for $10
IN BRIEF: Two world-class cellists perform while Spectrum's magnificent dancers explore themes of love on two island platforms that the audience can walk around (or not).
GOOD FOR: music lovers and dance fans looking for something new, those who like lifts, leaps, and other grand dancy things, those who hate sitting in one place, lovers of love
PREVIEW: "In contrast to the gritty, cynical takes on love the company performed earlier in the year, this one comes with a hopeful note." - Seattle Mag
RECOMMENDED FOR: All ages

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MUSIC
Seattle Mens ChorusSing Out: You Pick the Hits, Seattle Men's Chorus @ McCaw Hall
SEATTLE CENTER | 206.388.1400 | map | more info

RUNS: Jun 22 & 23
SHOWS REMAINING: 2
BEST CHANCE FOR SEATS: Either night
2 FOR $10: No 2 for $10
IN BRIEF: The Chorus performs audience favorites PLUS winners of local singing competitions compete in "Chorus Idol," and audience votes pick the winner!
GOOD FOR: screaming fans, choral music aficianados, anyone looking for a super fun evening of raucous entertainment
RECOMMENDED FOR: All ages

The MatrixThe Matrix Live: Film in Concert @ Seattle Symphony
DOWNTOWN | 206.215.4747 | map | Jun 28 & 29 | more info
film, sci-fi, live soundtrack, costumes encouraged, pop culture, multi-media, fun | Ages 15+
The Little MermaidDisney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies @ Seattle Symphony
DOWNTOWN | 206.215.4747 | map | Sat Jun 30 | more info
Disney, film, pop culture, multi-media, kid-friendly, vocalists, musical, playful, light, nostalgic
OmoumiOstad Hossein Omoumi @ Cornish College of the Arts' PONCHO Concert Hall
CAPITOL HILL | map | Sat Jun 30
Classical, Persian, world music, beautiful, poetry, percussion, flute, celebrated artists, vocalists, rare opportunities, intimate setting
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MOVIES & LASERS
Howls Moving Castle at SIFFCastles in the Sky @ SIFF Cinema Uptown
LOWER QUEEN ANNE | 206.324.9996 | map | more info

RUNS: Jun 22 - Jul 5
SHOWS REMAINING: 42
BEST CHANCE FOR SEATS: weekdays
2 FOR $10: Sundays Jun 24 & Jul 1
IN BRIEF: Films from Tokyo's studio Ghibli, with originality, dazzling animation, and epic storytelling: Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, and more.
GOOD FOR: dreamers, animation buffs, lovers of light and magic, people who like a good story, beautifully told, film lovers of all stripes
REVIEW: “It's very easy to understand Princess Mononoke’s phenomenal popularity...this intricate, epic fable is amazing to behold." – The New York Times
RECOMMENDED FOR: Ages 13+

Goodbye First Love at NW Film ForumCLOSING: Goodbye First Love @ Northwest Film Forum
CAPITOL HILL | 206.829.7863 | map | Through Jun 21 | more info
romance, young protagonists, teen themes, French, foreign, tender, touching, poignant | contains nudity and sexual content, ages 16+
Lost Bohemia at northwest film forumLost Bohemia @ Northwest Film Forum
CAPITOL HILL | 206.829.7863 | map | Jun 22 - 28 | more info
documentary, artists, unusual, fascinating, thought-provoking, real, New York City, historical, cool, Carnegie Hall
laser gaga at seattle laser domeLaser Gaga, Laser Beatles, and more @ Seattle Laser Dome
SEATTLE CENTER | 206.443.2850 | map | DAILY | more info
fun, silly, cool, laser art, music, Gaga, Beatles, Tool, Michael Jackson, Sublime, Queen, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk
mummies at IMAXMummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs, Mysteries of Egypt, and more @ Pacific Science Center's IMAX
SEATTLE CENTER | 206.443.2850 | map | DAILY | more info
fascinating, cool, film, documentary, history, 3D, big screen | NOTE: Prometheus & Rock of Ages are not Teen Tix eligible
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VISUAL ART
morning serial at henry art galleryCLOSING: Morning Serial: Webcomics Come to the Table @ Henry Art Galley
U-DISTRICT | 206.543.2280 | map | more info

RUNS THROUGH: Jun 30
DAYS REMAINING: 8
2 FOR $10: The Henry is ALWAYS FREE for Teen Tix members and you can always bring a guest for $5!
IN BRIEF: Webcomics grew from the anti-establishment comix of the ‘60s and ‘90s ‘zine culture that prompt us to reconsider our definition of "comics".
GOOD FOR: comics nerds, zine heads, visual art newbies, lovers of illustration, story, sounds, and interactivity, boundary-pushers
RECOMMENDED FOR: Ages 13+

ancestral modern at seattle art museumAncestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art @ Seattle Art Museum
DOWNTOWN | 206.344.5275 | map | Through Sep 2 | more info
"The art creates a desire to continually stare, searching for the source of the motion." - Chloe L.
bold expressions at bellevue arts museumBold Expressions: African American Quilts @ Bellevue Arts Museum
DOWNTOWN BELLEVUE | 425.519.0770 | map | Through Oct 7 | more info
American, folk art, distinctive, woman-made, traditional, everyday materials, recycling, quilting, technique, colorful, textiles, fascinating
native american dolls at burke museumNative American Dolls @ The Burke Museum
U-DISTRICT | 206.543.5590 | map | Through Jul 24 | more info
Native American, traditional, craft, Arctic, Alaska, whimsical
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Note: Although Teen Tix strives to always promote only age-appropriate material, we cannot take responsibility for the content of individual arts programs. We encourage teenagers and parents who are concerned about content to contact the presenting organizations directly to discuss those concerns before attending a show or exhibit.


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