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February 2017

The Science of Love: Dr. Pepper Schwartz

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way,
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Falling in love is mysterious, but there is science underlying human attraction! Dr. Pepper Schwartz, a relationship expert and author of “50 Myths About Human Sexuality,” will discuss the science of love. Schwartz will touch on the different theories of what makes people fall in love, conflicting styles of showing love, and how love and intimacy (sexual and sensual) can be renewed in relationships. Adults only. Followed by Q&A, book sales and signing. Dr. Schwartz, a professor of sociology at UW,…

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Comedy Writing through Improvisation with Joe Guppy

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Learn to write comedy with fun and energizing improv games, as taught by Emmy-award-winning comedy writer, Joe Guppy. Students will learn basic improv skills, and how to build a comedy premise. We will gather around a supportive and encouraging writer’s table to rewrite using story structure, and study scenes from Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and comedy films. Perfect for aspiring or experienced improvisers, actors, comedy writers, screenwriters, playwrights. The class culminates with a writers’ showcase at Unexpected Productions'…

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Comedy Writing through Improvisation with Joe Guppy

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Learn to write comedy with fun and energizing improv games, as taught by Emmy-award-winning comedy writer, Joe Guppy. Students will learn basic improv skills, and how to build a comedy premise. We will gather around a supportive and encouraging writer’s table to rewrite using story structure, and study scenes from Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and comedy films. Perfect for aspiring or experienced improvisers, actors, comedy writers, screenwriters, playwrights. The class culminates with a writers’ showcase at Unexpected Productions'…

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Comedy Writing through Improvisation with Joe Guppy

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Learn to write comedy with fun and energizing improv games, as taught by Emmy-award-winning comedy writer, Joe Guppy. Students will learn basic improv skills, and how to build a comedy premise. We will gather around a supportive and encouraging writer’s table to rewrite using story structure, and study scenes from Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and comedy films. Perfect for aspiring or experienced improvisers, actors, comedy writers, screenwriters, playwrights. The class culminates with a writers’ showcase at Unexpected Productions'…

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Comedy Writing through Improvisation with Joe Guppy

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Learn to write comedy with fun and energizing improv games, as taught by Emmy-award-winning comedy writer, Joe Guppy. Students will learn basic improv skills, and how to build a comedy premise. We will gather around a supportive and encouraging writer’s table to rewrite using story structure, and study scenes from Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and comedy films. Perfect for aspiring or experienced improvisers, actors, comedy writers, screenwriters, playwrights. The class culminates with a writers’ showcase at Unexpected Productions'…

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Wine Tasting: Grapes of Portugal & Spain

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way,
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Elevate your Purim celebration! At this wine seminar and tasting you’ll learn about the grapes of Portugal and the lesser-known regions of Spain. Led by world-class sommelier Orr Reches. After completing his IDF service, Reches, a Tel Aviv native, took a bartender course, moved to New York City, and became a barman and sommelier at some of the city’s finest dining Michelin-rated establishments. Wine generously supplied by Olé Imports. Come early and buy dinner before – food truck arrives at 6:30 p.m.

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Persian Cooking Class

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way,
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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Join us for this special Purim cooking class featuring Persian Jewish meals fit for Queen Esther. We’ll make lubio polo, an essential Iranian dish with green beans and fixings over fragrant basmati rice – a gorgeously rich one-dish meal the whole family will love.

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March 2017

Comedy Writing through Improvisation with Joe Guppy

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Learn to write comedy with fun and energizing improv games, as taught by Emmy-award-winning comedy writer, Joe Guppy. Students will learn basic improv skills, and how to build a comedy premise. We will gather around a supportive and encouraging writer’s table to rewrite using story structure, and study scenes from Saturday Night Live, Key & Peele, and comedy films. Perfect for aspiring or experienced improvisers, actors, comedy writers, screenwriters, playwrights. The class culminates with a writers’ showcase at Unexpected Productions'…

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Opening the Curtain to Collaboration Focus Group

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Theatre Puget Sound, 305 Harrison St.,
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Charissa Hurt, Performing Arts Management Master's Candidate at University of Oregon is leading a 90-minute focus group for her research project entitled "Opening the Curtain to Collaboration." The purpose of this study is to explore what opportunities there are for the theatre communities of Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA to collaborate to increase the cultural vitality in the Pacific Northwest. You are eligible to participate in this survey if you are between the ages of 20-75 and are a theatre…

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April 2017

The Impact of Review Sites on Cultural Organizations

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Theatre Puget Sound, 305 Harrison St.,
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Consumers use Yelp to find everything from crave-worthy coffee to entertainment that excites. And with 86 million monthly unique visitors to the mobile app alone, the site can be a powerful tool to help grow your arts organization. Kent Whipple (Advisory Board Member, Yelp; Marketing & Development Director, Unexpected Productions) will talk about the free tools Yelp offers business owners, managers, and marketers to manage your online reputation, and the most effective ways to use Yelp to build relationships with…

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