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September 2016

Women of the Book

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center,
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

Created by artist and Torah scribe Shoshanna Guggenheim, “Women of the Book” is a collection of 54 original artworks on parchment—one for each of the 54 weekly Torah portions (or, parshiot)—each created by a female artist. In September the J is partnering with the University of Washington Stroum Center for Jewish Studies to bring this stunning art exhibit to the J for its American debut. The exhibit will feature limited edition prints of the originals, and we’ll also host a series of events. See below for…

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Cooking Class: Deep Breath Baking: Challah

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center,
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

Deep breath baking is a fun and relaxing workshop that weaves together challah baking instruction with mindfulness practice to teach a universal lesson that "rest is part of the recipe." Participants will have the opportunity the make and shape their own challah dough, and while it is rising explore the J's "Women of the Book" exhibit - a collection of mixed-media art and paintings representing different Torah portions exploring themes of family,  Jewish culture and traditions. Since 2009, groups from…

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IMPROV 100 – Intro to Improv – Build Confidence & Have Fun

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Unexpected Productions Improv School,
650 South Orcas, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98108 United States
THE Improv School

Have Fun, Make Friends and Gain Courage & Life Skills This Fall brings new opportunities. You have wanted to try it. So take an improv class. Gain some new creative skills and have a fantastic time. Decrease your social stress. Develop your presentation skills. Enhance your career. Enjoy your life. "Do not fear mistakes. There are none." - Jazz legend Miles Davis In 2016, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CBS, NPR and the Huffington Post all presented stories on…

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Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White (Intiman 2016 Theatre Festival)

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jones Playhouse,
4045 University Way
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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by Alice Childress Set in 1918, Wedding Band: A Love Hate Story In Black and White tells the story of lovers (Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a white baker) who want to marry in the Jim Crow South. The play poses the question: Can we be strong enough to tell the truth to each other and still love? The play will be produced at The Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at the University of Washington and directed by the festival’s co-curator…

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The Royale

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
ACT Theatre,
700 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is loosely inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who -- at the height of the Jim Crow era -- became the most famous and the most notorious black man on earth. Through a succinct script and the beauty of sound, this intimate story of internal struggle proves that sometimes the most powerful fights are the ones we battle in our own minds. Written by Marco…

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A Tale for the Time Being

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Center Theatre at The Armory,
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING  by Ruth Ozeki Adapted by Laura Ferri (Broken for You) Directed by Desdemona Chiang (Book-It debut) Book-It Repertory Theatre opens its 27th season with A Tale for the Time Being. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao’s only solace is her diary. Across the Pacific, Ruth is a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As a mystery unfolds,…

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Joyful Noise

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Taproot Theatre,
204 N. 85th St
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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  Taproot Theatre Company presents Joyful Noise Let us sing of greater things. George Frederick Handel is in crisis. His patron is dead, his operas are unpopular and he’s suffered public humiliation of his own making. From this ruin a joyous masterpiece is born. Witty, scandalous and based on the true story of the creation of Handel’s Messiah, this is a tale to inspire.

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Women of the Book

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center,
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

Created by artist and Torah scribe Shoshanna Guggenheim, “Women of the Book” is a collection of 54 original artworks on parchment—one for each of the 54 weekly Torah portions (or, parshiot)—each created by a female artist. In September the J is partnering with the University of Washington Stroum Center for Jewish Studies to bring this stunning art exhibit to the J for its American debut. The exhibit will feature limited edition prints of the originals, and we’ll also host a series of events. See below for…

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Reel Rock 11

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts,
7409 Icicle Road,
Leavenworth, WA 98826 United States
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The REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences throughout the world. The film tour is the definitive annual event for climbing communities globally. REEL ROCK shows are high energy, community events that go beyond mere film screenings to include athlete and filmmaker appearances, prize giveaways, non-profit fundraising, and a party atmosphere. REEL ROCK films are also released on DVD and HD Download each year. They are the top-selling climbing titles,…

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IMPROV 100 – Intro to Improv – Build Confidence & Have Fun

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Unexpected Productions Improv School,
650 South Orcas, Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98108 United States
THE Improv School

Have Fun, Make Friends and Gain Courage & Life Skills This Fall brings new opportunities. You have wanted to try it. So take an improv class. Gain some new creative skills and have a fantastic time. Decrease your social stress. Develop your presentation skills. Enhance your career. Enjoy your life. "Do not fear mistakes. There are none." - Jazz legend Miles Davis In 2016, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CBS, NPR and the Huffington Post all presented stories on…

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