City Arts in the Community

Rain City Grand Slam Championship
Apr. 19

Seattle’s Rain City Poetry Slam has the antidote to your rage with the system, and it’s loud, proud and resilient. Nine of Seattle’s top spoken word poets face off in a no-holds-barred literary showdown to determine who represents Seattle at the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Boulder, Colorado.

ARTRUMPS: Resistance And Action
Apr. 1 – June 2
Bonfire Gallery

ARTRUMPS gathers together a diverse group of artists’ powerful responses to this unprecedented time of political upheaval through provocative questioning and creative humor. The purpose of the show is to present artists of a variety of mediums, cultures and geographic locations, and inspire people with politically engaging artistic expression and points of view.


An Intimate Evening With Lea Michele
May 8
Moore Theatre

Spend an evening with the multi-talented actress Lea Michele, most known for her prize-winning role on Glee. Her second album, Places, is set for release on April 28.

Apr. 20 – May 14

Two strong women, driven by different desires, find themselves visiting a prison cell for the same terrifying reason: to confront a man with a heart of ice and a trail of young victims. Local legends Amy Thone and Peter Crook square off in a chilling production of this award-winning play.



Lush Us: Gay City Arts Showcase
Apr. 28
Town Hall Seattle


Lush Us: Gay City Arts Showcase features Gay City Arts Season 4 artists and special guest Sonya Renee Taylor of The Body is Not an Apology.