Budget conscious teens don’t need to look far for wallet-friendly forms of entertainment in Seattle. The Seattle Center Teen Tix program offers $5 tickets to major and minor happenings all over the city.
This weekend is a good example of some of the quality cultural offerings teens can experience for cheap.
Tonight is the last night that Boxing Gym will be shown at the Northwest Film Forum and the venue is offering teen tickets. Give them a call beforehand to make sure some are still available. The movie plays at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm and tickets for students are normally $6.50.
“Boxing is a sport of contradictions. It can be bloody, hurtful and cruel, but at the same time it requires dedication, discipline, focus, a grueling work ethic, sacrifice, conditioning and ferocious demands on the body and mind. It’s no wonder then that pioneering verité filmmaker Fredrick Wiseman (La Danse) turns his lens on the subject.
Set in and around Lord’s Boxing Gym in Austin, Texas, Wiseman’s film proves plenty beefy in visual content, lingering on the dynamic training exercises of athletes from all age groups and walks of life.”
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue
The movie musical Chicago is playing at the Seattle Musical Theatre and student tickets are normally $30, so this is a fantastic deal. The theater is located in Building #47 at Magnuson Park. The show is available Friday and Saturday nights, 11/19 & 11/20, at 7:30 pm.
“Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz.”
Sherlock Holmes is stalking the stage at the Taproot Theatre in Greenwood in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol.
“These then are the facts: The year, 1894. The date, Christmas Eve. The location, 221B Baker Street. After being presumed dead for three years, a hardened Sherlock Holmes resurfaces, turning his back on the people who need him most. Three unexpected callers arrive on Christmas Eve uncovering clues from the detective’s past, present and future. Can they save Holmes and his world from a dire end? They must “do it all in one night” to accomplish the task.”
The play runs Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 pm, but if you miss it this weekend it’ll be around through December 30th.
If you want a little more hands-on involvement in your entertainment, check out Theatre Sports by Unexpected Productions.
“Seattle Theatresports(TM) is the most professional improv show the Northwest has to offer. Theatersports is comedy, improv, theater, and sports all rolled into one! Teams of improvisers create scenes based entirely on audience suggestions and are scored by a panel of judges.”
Check it out at 10:30 pm on Friday, November 19th or Saturday, November 20th. The theater is located at 1428 Post Alley in the Pike Place Market.
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