Upcoming Seattle Events in January: Beer, Movies and Art

Don't let the January chill in the Emerald City get to you. Warm up with an old fashioned movie at the Paramount, a spooky podcast at the Neptune, or yes, some beer at Port Townsend's Strange Brewfest.

Strange Brewfest # 10, Port TownsendThis isn’t just another beer festival. Port Townsend’s now 10th annual celebration of local brews has a decidedly hippie tenor to it. Expect musical entertainment such as the Polyrhythmics (described as “hard-driving, modern afro-beat and syncopated, horn-driven funk”), fire and belly dancing, stilt walking and chainsaw carving. Sound like your kind of jam? Thirty dollars gets you a souvenir tasting glass, four tasting tokens and a wristband for both days. Friday, January 24th from 5:00 pm to midnight and Saturday, January 25th from 1:00 pm to midnight.  American Legion Hall, Port Townsend.


Silent Movie Mondays at the ParamountTrader Joe’s arranges this weekly old- timey tradition, complete with organ accompaniment by Jim Riggs. This time it’s “A Throw of Dice,” a 1929 film set in India and featuring over 10,00 extras, 1,000 horses and 50 elephants, and one of the first kisses in Indian cinema. What better place to watch the old stars of the silver screen than at the Paramount, a charming Seattle theatre built in 1927. Monday, January 24th, doors at 6:00 pm, movie at 7:00. Admission is $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors.


The Paramount Theatre is a great place to catch a show or concert.

Storefronts Seattle South Lake Union Art WalkStorefronts Seattle was launched in 2010 to help revitalize local businesses. Its goal is to “activate empty spaces with art.” Join other arts-loving folks at Uptown Espresso in SLU at 6:00 pm for a causal neighborhood arts walk lead by Storefronts manager Anne Blackburn. Also featuring local artists Brian Benfer, Zachary Burns, Elizabeth Gahan, Aaliyah Gupta, Clare Johnson, narboo, Robert Twomey, and Sylwia Tur. 500 Westlake Ave North.

Brick Party at EMPAttend this unique event to celebrate the opening of EMP’s “Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture” exhibit that opens the same day. Play Lego-related video games, hear from experts in the architecture world and create stop-motion animation videos with Clay Animation Network. Wednesday, January 24th from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. EMP Museum. $20 for adults, $10 for EMP members and $5 for youth (under 18).

Welcome to Night Vale at The Neptune Theatre: Ready for some Lake Woebegone style mystery and suspense? “Welcome to Night Vale” is a one-of-a-kind podcast about a fictional desert town called Night Vale—complete with mysterious hooded figures, bumps in the night and lights in the sky. You can get a listen at YouTube. It’s a little like Lake Woebegone, if Lake Woebegone were creepy instead of cheery. Thursday, January 16th. Doors at 7:00 and 9:30 pm, shows at 8:00 and 10:00 pm. Neptune Theatre. $26.50.

 - Sheryl is on of TWIF's Blog Editors and a big fan of beer, movies, and art