art by Tom of Finland.
This year the Festival is ONE NIGHT ONLY, instead of it being a three day event, and it's at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall:
Come Celebrate our Sixth Year
March 1st 6pm-2am
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
$20 in advance, $25 at the door.
No host bar. 21+Performers include Host and Master of Ceremonies Aleksa Manila, Arnaldo!, Seattle's premiere drag chanteuse; world-class aerialist artists; live psychoclassical music by EQlateral Ensemble; daring bondage suspension; seductive world-class tango; a selection of Seattle's finest burlesque stars; erotic spoken word and much more...
Participate in interactive installations: have your photo taken at Barb Penoyar's poplular Photo Booth, or if you prefer, The Virgin Project will sketch your portrait. Feel like making some art yourself? Dr. Sketchy will be there with two of Seattle's hottest art models, burlesque stars Miss Indigo Blue and ULTRA, to lead you through a tantalizing life-drawing session that you'll never forget.
Enjoy dancing to Michael Holden's sexy, stylish and sultry eclectic grooves.
Dress to Impress: This year we're taking a Romantic Journey Around the World seeking the creative, sensual, exotic.
The Festival is a one night event this year, with artwork and performances concentrated in a ten hour gala celebration. Please purchase your tickets early to avoid the line at the Gala box office.
Brown Paper Tickets
220 Nickerson Street (Fremont)
Seattle, WA 98109
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Volunteers are needed. Email Sam
Normally I'm a big supporter of SEAF but I want to point out a couple things: Last years event wasn't very good (the art was dull) so I'm hoping they have better curators this year, and why the fuck is Aleksa Manilla hosting this? WHY does she host EVERYTHING in town? SHE'S NOT A GOOD HOST!!! Shouldn't hosts be funny and witty and entertaining and have some sort of talent other than braying? Yeah, that's great she wants to give back to the community but isn't it time that the "community" said, "thanks, hon, you've done your part; we're looking for someone with talent now to host things"?
Here's the link to their site:
(oops; for some reason, I can't get links to work on here)