Performing Arts

Baring Witness

This Dance Variety Show Is Fun, Flirty, and Changing the Scene in Seattle

C.C. Presents features performers from across Seattle’s diverse erotic performance art community.

6:00am By Nathalie Graham

Pas de Deux

Pacific Northwest Ballet Is Back with a Crowd-Pleaser

They’re young. They’re fun. They’re diverse. PNB opens its season with swords, cacti, and falling cats.

09/27/2023 By Darren Davis


Beside the Pointe: How PNB Navigates Parenthood and Ballet

A raw Instagram post resonated with many in the industry. But the full story was more complicated.

03/07/2023 By Karin Vandraiss Illustrations by Jordan Kay


RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 Premieres with Seattle Queen Irene Dubois

Watch Seattle’s "debilitatingly competitive" alien drag queen on the January 6 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race season 15.

01/06/2023 By Zoe Sayler

A Day in the Life

How a Pacific Northwest Ballet Dancer Keeps Turning

Principal Lesley Rausch prepares for the PNB’s 50th anniversary season with pilates and pointe shoes.

12/02/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Live and Unfiltered

Brooke Jarvis Tells a Firefly Love Story at Pop-Up Magazine

The immersive live experience returns to Seattle for the first time in three years.

11/04/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Quote Unquote

Jo Koy Impersonates His Mom All the Way to the Tacoma Dome

With a new movie and a series of Netflix comedy specials under his belt, our homegrown stand-up has learned a little about being specifically American.

10/25/2022 By Allison Williams

In the Spotlight

The Performing Arts Stage a Comeback This Winter Season

A flurry of dance performances, plays, and live music descends on the city.

12/14/2021 By Sophie Grossman

On Pointe

A New Pacific Northwest Ballet Stages Its Return

Live performance is back at McCaw Hall. But the company performing is different than the one that entered the pandemic.

09/23/2021 By Darren Davis

Well of course

Headed to a Seattle Theater? You Better Be Vaxxed.

As the Delta variant sweeps through the country, a bevy of local arts organizations are requiring proof of vaccination (or a recent negative test).

08/18/2021 By Stefan Milne

Work Hard, Play Hard

Local Essentials: An Intern's Guide to Seattle

Skip the Space Needle and live like a Seattleite with this roundup of our favorite off-the-clock spots.

07/18/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Laugh & Cry

Meet Burl Dirkman, Brett Hamil’s Utterly Earnest Comedy Character

The host of the new podcast Burl's Worlds of Wonderment wants to teach you about the healing powers of babies.

04/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Amy Schumer Announces Paramount Show

The comedian comes to Seattle in November.

10/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Big Names

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle Fall 2018

Jay and Bey love stadiums, Seattle Rep puts on a Hamilton predecessor, and Angel Olsen flies solo.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle August 2018

The Bob’s Burgers cast cooks up some comedy, J. Cole rules Bumbershoot, and galleries get paid.

07/17/2018 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle in July 2018

The Roots play at Woodland Park, dragons take over the ID, and two of the Three Amigos bring a variety show.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Stand Up

Check It Out: Hari Kondabolu Is All Over Western Washington for the Next Week

The Brooklyn-based comedian has deep Seattle ties. Over the next couple weeks he’ll perform standup, tape podcasts, and release a Neptune-shot Netflix special.

04/26/2018 By Stefan Milne


The Biggest Comedy Club You (Probably) Haven't Heard Of

Dave and Angela Dennison own Laughs Comedy Club Seattle, one of the only old-school stand-up venues in the city. You may not know them, but you know the big name they booked this month.

03/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle: Spring 2018

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix, be it a packed Pink show at KeyArena or a new take on Macbeth at Seattle Rep.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Fiendish Conversation

Jen Kirkman Talks Trump, Mental Health, and Overthinking Comedy

The comedian, writer, and podcast host stops by Seattle this week on her All New Material Girl tour.

09/06/2017 By Darren Davis