Ballard Weekend: Get literary at Tony's; Cabaret at Egan's; Empty Bowls for Food Bank

Friday, March 22

Starbucks’ 18th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz

What: Ballard Jazz Band I joins with the other hottest Seattle-area high school bands to display their chops for one amazing, jazz-filled evening.

Where: The Paramount Theatre (911 Pine St)

When: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Price: $20. All proceeds from ticket sales at the Ballard Starbucks (22nd& Market) will benefit BHS Performing Arts Programs. Also, BHS Performing Arts will receive 20% of other ticket sales.

More info: http://www.ballardperformingarts.org/

Tony's Coffee Bar Literary Event #2

What: Three Washington writers, and one from Portland. Come to Tony's Coffee Bar and listen to Erin Gilbert, Nicole Rosevear, Ellen Parker and Jennifer D. Munro, some of the best writers north (and just south) of the Columbia River, blow your mind and tug at your heartstrings. Then stick around for the free refreshments and good times. So come on down, because literary renaissances don't start themselves.

Where: Tony's Coffee Bar (7001 3rd Ave NW)

When: Friday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/415304308556756/

World Water Day Screening of “Flow: For Love of Water”

What: The film “Flow,” Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - the World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Light refreshments will be served. www.flowthefilm.com

Where: Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church (2400 N.W. 85th St.--enter from 25th Ave. N.W)

When: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Price: Free

Saturday, March 23

Cabaret Month at Egan's with Ter Gallagher, Manny Golez, and Charles Crowley

What: Ter has spent many years performing all styles of music in clubs, casinos, and senior centers all over Western Wa. Classically trained, she performed in musical theater and concerts of Afro-American Spirituals throughout the PNW, Victoria, BC, and Toronto. She won the "Female Vocalist of the Year" award in the Seattle Juneteenth Gospel Competition.

Manny is excited to be making his cabaret debut at Egan's. Manny has performed in various stages in Seattle including the 5th Ave Theater and the Village Theatre. He is a current singing member of the Seattle Men's Chorus and a past member of the small ensemble, Captain Smartypants.

Singer, musician and actor Charles Crowley has performed for many years in musical theater, cabaret, opera and operetta productions in the Puget Sound area, and as a clarinetist in many instrumental ensembles.

Where: Egan's Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market Street)

When: Saturday, March 23; Ter at 7 p.m., Manny and Charles at 9 p.m.

Price: $15 cover

More info: http://www.ballardjamhouse.com/index.html

Sunday, March 24

Empty Bowls fundraiser for Ballard Food Bank

What: The community is invited help fight hunger by buying a handcrafted bowl for a minimum donation of $15 and have it filled with soup from The Ballard Market and bread from Tall Grass Bakery while listening to music and enjoying the company of neighbors. Benefits Ballard Food Bank.

Where: Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St)

When: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 4-7 p.m.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seattle-Empty-Bowls/152793541437295

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