Opens Thursday (3/21–4/14) — It’s another welcome sign of spring when Hale’s Palladium in Fremont suddenly fills with contortionists, comedians and a variety of clowns. This marks the tenth year of the Moisture Festival, which showcases a veritable circus of audacious, hilarious, gravity-defying and sometimes risque vaudeville acts. A few highlights among over fifty performances include: Tom Noddy’s Bubble Magic, Wang Hong the foot juggler, burlesque performers sharing true stories from “behind the glitter” and an appearance by the real Dr. Patch Adams. (Note: some performances are not appropriate for young children. Read the schedule carefully!)
3/21–4/14. Times, prices and locations vary. moisturefestival.com
Ongoing (3/8–3/31) — The financially struggling mother of a disabled daughter risks everything on a wealthy old flame in this funny yet troubling Tony-nominated play, which asks whether the American Dream is most readily achieved through struggle, circumstances or skill. If you or someone you know can identify with “financially struggling,” take advantage of the Rep’s special offer for this show: a limited number of $1 tickets to each remaining performance. Call or visit the Seattle Rep box office after 12 p.m. on the day of the show to claim a Dollar Store Deal ticket. 2-ticket limit per person.
3/8–3/31. Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222; seattlerep.org
Sale: Kimberly Baker Jewelry
Starts Saturday (3/23) — One of our favorite local jewelry designers is having her biggest sale of the year this weekend at her showroom near Green Lake. Score great deals on one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, as well as original pieces from her main collection, with earrings starting at $15 and necklaces from $20.
Kimberly Baker Showroom, 7214 Linden Ave. N., 206.852.1145; kimberlybaker.com
John Doyle Bishop, Local Fashion Icon
Sunday (3/24) — Dearly departed Seattle designer and shop owner John Doyle Bishop was well known for his flamboyant character and passionate belief in Seattle’s unique fashion sense (case in point: this photo, in which he is sporting a striking pair of monogrammed pants). Attend the MOHAI lecture this weekend to learn more stories and insights from his fascinating life, such as how he was famously arrested on St. Patrick’s Day in 1972.
3/24, 1-3 p.m.MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave., 206.324.1126; mohai.org (Also, more specific info on the event page at facebook.com)
Starts Saturday (3/23) — Many wine makers, wine experts and everyday wine geeks will converge at CenturyLink this weekend for Taste Washington. This gargantuan gathering of tastings and seminars features over 200 wineries showing off some of their best varietals, as well as local star chefs offering demos. Prepare to taste a lot of good wine.
3/23–3/24. Times and prices vary. CenturyLink Field Event Center. tastewashington.org
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Why is the Eastside an Express Lane to the American Dream?
“The world has converged on the Eastside in the past 20 years, and as usual, preening Seattle hipsters are the last to know.” So writes Eric Scigliano in the first installment of a new collaboration between Seattle magazine and Crosscut.com.