Must List: The Color Run, Drinking Your Chocolate, 'Pop-Up Magazine'

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| Updated: May 9, 2019
 
 

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MUST RUN

The Color Run
(5/12) Join Seattle’s most colorful 5K this Sunday and transform your boring white T-shirt into a rainbow. From start to finish, the Color Run always promises to be one big party with music and an historically upbeat crowd! This year’s run benefits the Ronald McDonald House. 8 a.m. Prices vary. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; thecolorrun.com

MUST SIP

Drinking Your Chocolate
(5/13) Chocolate is more than a bar to bite into; get to know the history and taste the cacao bean in its most luxurious form—drinking chocolate. Artisanal chocolatier Aaron Barthel will guide you through the tasting and preparation of drinking chocolate at local confectionary Intrigue Chocolate. 7 p.m. $40. Intrigue Chocolate & Coffee House, Capitol Hill, 1520 15th Ave.; 206.945.3277; atlasobscura.com

MUST DANCE

Neve Mazique-Bianco
(5/9–5/12) In Lover of Low Creatures, dancer Mazique-Bianco looks back on their New Jersey childhood, growing up biracial, queer and disabled, combining voguing and traditional East African ritual dance with the help of director and tireless provocateur Sara Porkalob7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Velocity Dance Center, Capitol Hill, 1621 12th Ave.; 206.325.8773

MUST STORYTELL

Pop-Up Magazine: Spring 2019 Issue
(5/15) California-based Pop-Up Magazine, a live magazine production, is making a stop in Seattle. Enjoy an evening of storytelling, animation, video, photography and music that will never see the light of day againThat’s rightnothing is recorded or put online. Performed and written by journalists from The New York TimesWiredKQED and more, this night of true stories is not to be missed. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Benaroya Hall, downtown, 200 University St.; 206.215.4747; popupmagazine.com

MUST LISTEN

Lullaby Project Celebration Concert
(5/12) For most, composing music is a distant and mysterious activity, so the Seattle Symphony decided to give people, specifically those experiencing homelessness, a new outlet for their creativity. The Lullaby Project pairs women from the family shelter Mary’s Place with SSO musicians to create songs; hear the results on this special Mother’s Day concert. 
11 a.m. Free, RSVP required. Norcliffe Founders Room, Benaroya Hall, downtown, 200 University St.; 206.215.4747; seattlesymphony.org

MUST LOVE MOM

Mother’s Day Improv Comedy Show
(5/12) Forget flowers and chocolate; treat your mom to a good laugh. The Improv Comedy show on Mother’s Day is a loving roast of the most important women in our lives and an uproarious insight into the trials and tribulations of parenthood. It promises to be a raucous evening for all, and you’ll leave with a newfound respect for mom! 7p.m. $5. Unexpected Productions, Downtown, 1428 Post Alley; 206.587.2414

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