We’ve almost made it! We’re in the homestretch of these dark and drizzly winter days. I find cabin-fever gets worse the closer I get to spring, so here are a couple fun events I look forward to before the sun officially returns and we can enjoy the beautiful Seattle outdoors!

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Feb 11 – May 8 2016 | Seattle Art Museum

Artist Kehinde Wiley’s vibrant, though-provoking work will be on special display at the Seattle Art Museum early this year. His signature portraits in which he sends up the traditional western portraiture will be prominently featured.

Assassins

Feb 27- May 8 2016 | ACT Theater

The various assassins of United State Presidents come together in a night of music and dance. Steven Sondheim’s most enigmatic (and my favorite) musical will be presented in co-production by ACT theater and the 5th Avenue theater- definitely not to be missed!

Carly Rae Jepsen

Feb 29 2016 | The Showbox

Carly Rae Jepsen seemed like a one hit wonder with her song, “Call Me Maybe” in 2012, but she proved that wrong by releasing her new album Emotion last year. Filled with fresh pop music with a retro-vibe, her concert is sure to be an amazing way to spend your Leap Year Night.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

March 2 – 20 2016 | Factory Luxe at the Old Rainier Brewery

After bringing Black Watch to the Paramount Theater in 2011, the National Theater of Scotland was invited back to Seattle. This time they are performing in an unconventional venue- The Factory Luxe in the Old Rainier Brewery. They promise “evening of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on.”

Dino Day

March 12 2016 | Burke Museum

Dino activities galore! Learn more about dinosaurs and talk to a Burke paleontologist about the first fossils found in Washington. A perfect day for the whole family.

Irish Festival

March 12 & 13 2016 | Seattle Center

Experience Irish culture at the Seattle Center this March! Featuring live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace, you can imagine like you’re in the heart of Dublin- at least for a weekend.

Lauren Weedman

March 17 2016 | Town Hall Seattle

This show by late-90’s Seattle stand-up veteran, Lauren Weedman is bound to be amazing. Her recent work on HBO’s Looking and her former time as a Daily Show correspondent is sure to provide plenty of laughs.

French Fest

March 20 2016| Seattle Center

A relatively younger cultural festival, the amazing food promises to make this a lasting Seattle tradition!

Moisture Festival

March 17- April 13 2016 | Hale’s Palladium

The world’s largest Comedy/Varietè festival runs for four weeks in the spring. The festival provides a huge variety of entertainment including bizarre talents, burlesque, acrobatics, clowning and so much more. With each act getting 3-15 minutes to perform, you never know what you are going to end up with!

Kidd Pivot / Electric Company Theatre – Betroffenheit

March 18 & 19 2016 | Moore Theatre

A new artistic fusion created by two of Canada’s most celebrated theater/dance companies exploring “the state of shock and bewilderment that encompasses one in the wake of a disaster.” It’s bound to be a visceral and memorable experience.

Nic Morden

My name is Nic Morden and I am a member service representative at the Wallingford branch and an intern with the marketing department. I started with Verity in early 2015 and although I am new to the credit union industry, it feels like a great fit! I graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with a degree in theater and in my spare time I am a managing producer and actor at my theater company, The Horse in Motion. My theater company particularly focuses on experimental processes and spaces to deconstruct classic works of theater. I find the combination of working full time at Verity during the day and creating theater in the evenings to be surprisingly complementary and incredibly fulfilling. I also love seeing films, jogging and spending time with my roommates in whatever time I have left.

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