Night Life Spotlight
The Triple Door
216 Union St, Downtown Seattle
This month the Triple Door main stage is featuring a variety of acts beyond the musical form from spoken word by Saul Williams (of Sundance winner Slam) to Through the Looking Glass, the burlesque Alice in Wonderland! Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, The Triple Door has earned a reputation for it’s quality performances, heard through a top-of-the-line sound system, served up with the esteemed Asian cuisine of it’s sister business upstairs, The Wild Ginger. There aren’t many places where you can eat tender, boneless duck in steamed buns with plum sauce and cilantro, while sipping a lychee martini and laughing to the antics of drag queens in sequins.
In addition to the main stage theater, there’s live music on weekends, no cover charge ever and weekday happy hour specials in the Musicquarium Lounge, the bar and lounge at the entry to the theater, defined by its impressively huge fish aquarium. Groove to local free-form jazz, afro-cuban guitar, pop, rock, ragtime, blues, funk and soul bands or catch the sensually spectacular dancers clearing the floor on Salsa nights. Get great prices and drinks during both their early happy hour from 4- 6pm everyday, and late happy hour from 9pm-12am Thursday through Sunday. I love the double happy hours of Seattle!
Or descend into the theater where the main stage acts perform to a fully catered dining room. An interesting shape and layout, with a long theatrical history, guests may be seated together at family style tables and almost every seat gets a great, up-close view and fantastic sound quality. Servers quietly attend the tables, punching orders into a mobile device, so your drink might just arrive before you’ve finished ordering your food. An award winning wine list designed to accompany Asian food completes the experience.[hr]
Highlights this month
The producers of the wildly successful holiday burlesque extravaganza “Land Of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker,” bring another exploration of numerous artistic influences. This production mixes burlesque, ballet, tap, and jazz dance into a whirlwind of whimsy and bawdy beauty.
Sep. 12, 13, 14, 15
Early and Late Shows each night
$32 advance // $35 day of
Age 21+ only
A ground breaking spoken work artist, Williams spoke on his love of performing “I love the challenge of being put on the spot and the only escape is to create- to free yourself from your fears and just go there.” That about sums it up.
Monday, September 17
Doors open at 6:00 PM
$25 advance // $30 day of // $20 Students // $35 includes new book!
Garlin both co-stars and executive produces the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” starring “Seinfeld” creator Larry David. The unique comedy features Garlin as David’s loyal manager, Jeff Greene.
Saturday, September 29
The sounds of Africa and beyond. The goal of this weekly is to foster a sense of community in the music scene here in Seattle and to offer a weekly gathering place for artist to collaborate live, and for audiences to watch the music unfold.
This Seattle-based band evokes the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on gypsy jazz. Their tight rhythm section features a hand drummer, giving the music a bouncy swing and accentuating the joyful interplay between the two soloists.
Friday, September 14 5:00 PM // Friday, October 12 5:00 PM