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Image courtesy of Three dollar Bill Cinema: TWIST will show the 2017 film, ‘Freak Show,’ about a teenager in a conservative school who decided to run for homecoming queen.
Image courtesy of Three dollar Bill Cinema: TWIST will show the 2017 film, ‘Freak Show,’ about a teenager in a conservative school who decided to run for homecoming queen.
Monday, October 2, 2017 3:17 PM
Three Dollar Bill Cinema put on Seattle’s first Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, ran it annually for years, and rebranded that as TWIST two years ago. This year’s venues for TWIST include the Broadway Performance Hall for some screenings, as well as the Egyptian, Northwest Film Forum, Pacific Place and SIFF Cinema Uptown from Oct. 12-22. 
  • Seattle Asian American Film Festival represents in Capitol Hill
    The increasingly popular SAAFF serves to showcase works by Northwest Asian American filmmakers, as well as films from across North America dealing with Asian American people, issues and themes. A celebration with local musicians and speakers will follow the opening program on Thursday, Feb. 22.
  • Ghost Gallery finds new haunt in Chophouse Row
    Laurie Kearney took down the sign to Ghost Gallery on East Denny Way in a video released Wednesday evening, and then the camera zoomed in on a sign announcing the art shop will be reopening in Chophouse Row this spring.
  • Illustrator Olivia Knapp's design tapped for Pike Flats development
    Seattle artist Olivia Knapp will be lending her hands and vision to Urban Artworks for a new large-scale mural to be created on the side of the new Pike Flats building going up at East Pike Street and Harvard Avenue.
  • City council approves Seattle Asian Art Museum lease, development agreement
    Councilmembers voted unanimously on Monday to approve a new lease with SAM to continue occupying the museum, which the city owns, as well as a development agreement that includes a list of negotiated public benefits. The council also approved a land use code amendment to allow the project to move forward.
  • Seattle Children’s International Film Festival is back
    The Seattle Children’s International Film Festival is back at the Northwest Film Forum for three weeks of family-friendly showings from around the world and a bevy of panels and workshops starting Thursday, Jan. 25.
  • Seattle AIDS Legacy Memorial work to ramp up in 2018
    Things are lining up for the Seattle AIDS Legacy Memorial as planning continues on an educational and reflective art project that will honor the history of Seattle/King County’s AIDS crisis and those who answered the call for help.
  • Voting opens on Pike Flats mural
    A large art mural is going up on the new Pike Flats building under development at East Pike Street and Harvard Avenue. As for what that will be, the developers are surprisingly open, said UrbanArtworks director Kathleen Warren.
  • Review board clears Pratt Fine Arts Center early design
    Plans for a new mixed-used development that expands the Pratt Fine Arts Center campus in the Central Area cleared an early design guidance meeting on Wednesday, but architects will need to fill in some holes for the review board when it returns for final approval.
  • Rocking for good

    Capitol Hill is now home to a new nonprofit organization that reflects the neighborhood’s artistic and altruistic interests.
    Formed in April, Sustainable Shred curates events featuring local bands and DJs, with donations and admission costs going to charitable causes.

  • Parks committee assesses city's contribution to Seattle Asian Art Museum
    The Seattle City Council’s parks committee concluded its final meeting of 2017 wanting to know more about what public benefits it will be receiving for its $19 million investment in the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s renovation and expansion.
  • Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret looking for permanent home on Hill
    Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret has been popping up in Capitol Hill for more than a year now, and owner John Lehrack is looking for a permanent location where he can tune into the neighborhood.
  • Ghost Gallery won't disappear
    While tales of local business closures abound, not every story has a sad ending.
  • Fountain making triumphant return to MidTown Center
    When private and affordable housing codevelopments occur at MidTown Center, there won’t be much left that’s recognizable to longtime residents living near 23rd and Union in Seattle’s Central District.
  • Big fun at Mini Nutcracker
    Getting all of that pre-Christmas revelry out of the way can be taxing, but DASS Dance founder and artistic director Daniel Wilkins said the upcoming Mini Nutcracker and Santa Breakfast is a one-stop solution to a happy holiday.
  • More LoveCityLove on the way

    There will soon be more to LoveCityLove when the nonprofit expands its arts space to the old American Artificial Limb in Capitol Hill.
    LoveCityLove takes old buildings slated for future redevelopment and creates temporary art space.

  • Literature lovers crawling back to Capitol Hill
    Read it and weep: More than 80 Pacific Northwest authors, artists and performers across 35-plus venues in Capitol Hill and First Hill — and for just one night. Lit Crawl Seattle is back Thursday, Oct. 19.
  • "Danger Diva" is the '90s sci-fi of the future
    Robert McGinley spent the better part of two decades making “Danger Diva” happen, then spent a little more than 20 days shooting the film entirely in Seattle — when you see a skyline, it isn’t Vancouver with the Space Needle superimposed.
  • Cancer not upstaging Town Hall director
    Town Hall Seattle executive director Wier Harman has been working on plans for the nonprofit’s $25 million building renovation and upgrade project for the past six years. After being diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in May, Harman — a nonsmoker — said he had to cut back on his hours and physically and emotionally prepare his body for the fight ahead.
  • Organizations to provide public benefits for city arts funding
    The Seattle City Council will soon vote whether to approve the release of $1.3 million in 2017 arts funding for four local institutions that had been withheld pending the establishment of public benefit agreements.
  • Local Sightings showing at Northwest Film Forum
    “Local Sightings has become a major platform of discovery for new talent, and an important annual showcase for established filmmakers from across the region, said NWFF executive director Courtney Sheehan. 
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