The 11th Annual Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball is here again! We're bringing it back to the spacious Seattle Design Center again. There is so much space to show off your costumes or beautiful gowns and suits at the SDC, dance and to see and be seen! Go back in time to the palazzos of Venice under mystery of your mask, and attend a REAL Masquerade Ball.
ENTERTAINMENT: From 8pm until 11:30, every 15 minutes or so a new act comes on stage to tantalize and delight you:
*Duo Reves - the stunning Quynbi & Eric are back performing aerial, silks, stilt walking, hand balancing, acrobatics and pouring champagne from their perch above the Ball.
*Contortionist, Magician and Jugglers
*Boylesque performer, Luminous Pariah
*José iñiguez - Opera with an interesting twist
*electric violinist, Geoffrey Castle, accompanied by Irish Step Dancers
*Michael "Wanz" Wansley will be singing
*Cellist, Gretchen Yanover
*African Drum & Dance troupe, Gansango
*Samba dance troupe, Tudo Beleza
*Suspended Shibari, (ancient Japanese artistic form of rope bondage) by Seattle Shibari
*Holly Bordeaux, pole performances
MARIE ANTOINETTE'S DESSERT ROOM:
A full room filled with mini desserts, eclairs, cookies, macaroons and cakes - provided by Gelatiamo and Lady Yum. Gelato will also be served in this room. The room will be exquisitely decorated by Rock & Fancy - gauzy drapes, sparkly beads, chandliers.
1. GENERAL ADMISSION: Includes entry to the Ball, all-night entertainment, access to Marie Antoinette Dessert Room, Gelato, free coat check, free parking (spaces limited in SDC lot, first-come-first-get). ENTRANCE TIME: 8:00pm @$110
2. VIP: Includes everything in Gen Adm ticket PLUS: Entrace to VIP-ONLY LOUNGE (upstairs in the balcony, VIP-only bar and restrooms nearby); Pasta Bar (2 pastas w/sauces - 1 gluten free w/pesto & oil, 1 bolognese w/red sauce and green salad; charcuterie spread (array of cheeses & crackers, cured meats, olives, etc.); one bottle of wine (Michael Florentino Cellars red or white - you can drink this in the VIP room ONLY); Italian Spritz Punch (served all night in punch bowls - Galiano, Aperol, Prosecco, oranges); Lady Yum French macarons; beautifully decorated lounge areas with vintage furniture; ADDITIONAL performances by the various singers, dancers, circus troupe performers on the main stage INSIDE the VIP lounge; chance to win great raffle prizes (jewelry, wine & spirits, Cuban stogies, gift certificates to Italian restaurants, etc.); professional photo by Olga Plastino taken at the step & repeat near the entrance - photo will be printed out at the Ball for you to take home; opportunity to get parking spaces closest to the venue (first-come-first-get) -- LIMITED TO 125!! VIP will be arriving the same time as the Costume Contestants, so you can sit and enjoy the parade as the most decked out guests walk the red carpet in all their regalia, until Gen Adm comes at 8pm. ENTRANCE TIME: 7:00pm @$225
********UPGRADE TO VIP TICKET: you buy this ticket ONLY if you have already purchased a General Admission ticket and you want to UPGRADE to VIP! (Do not try to get into VIP by purchasing just an "upgrade" ticket :)
3. RESERVED SEATING & TABLE ON MAIN FLOOR: If you buy this ticket IN ADDITION to either your Gen Adm or VIP ticket, there will be a RESERVED TABLE AND SEAT for you (with linen & candlelight) on the main floor of the venue, this is where the stage & dancing is. You'll have a great view of all the acts. Tables are 2-4 tops (we can accommodate larger parties, just let us know), so you may have to share a table with other people. INCLUDES WAITRESS SERVICE for bar. @$35 per seat
The costume contest is limited to 75 people; entry cost is $10 per person ($20/couple). Each guest will be introduced by our Caller, and greeted with a glass of champagne as you walk the red carpet to our distinguished panel of judges. Cash prizes will be awarded to the: Best Female, Best Male, Best Couple Costume. Costume Contest entrants MUST arrive between 7:00 -7:45pm to walk the red carpet. COSTUME CONTESTANTS will receive a free, professional photo, taken by our photographer. All costume contestants will participate in a Promenade Parade through the center of the atrium ballroom to show off your ensemble, pose for pictures and basically just show off!
DRESS CODE/ATTIRE: You do not have to wear a period piece historical costume in order to attend. However, many people do. Please do not get intimidated by this, some people tell us they don't attend the Ball because they don't want to wear a costume or feel intimdated as to what to wear. Other suggestions:
LADIES: long gown or fancy cocktail dress (most gowns are long) MEN: tuxedo or suit. You will not be provided entry if you have just a dress shirt and pants on. NO sneakers, baseball caps, jeans/khakis. This is a dressy, formal, eclectic attire affair. We reserve the right to deny entrance if you are not dressed appropriately!
EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK IN ORDER TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE BALL - YOU ARE EXPECTED TO KEEP YOUR MASK ON ALL NIGHT, to add to the allure and glamour of the Ball. You can also have a mask expertly hand painted on your face. These must be detailed and ornate (not child-like face painting). If you do not have a mask on, you will be able to buy a mask from A Masquerade Costume company at the Ball. Absolutely NO exceptions to this rule!!
COSTUME RENTALS & MASK PURCHASES: A Masquerade Costume in Redmond has the best selection!
16759 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052 | (425) 373-5990 --- GIVING YOU A 20% DISCOUNT IF YOU BUY OR RENT BEFORE DEC. 31st. You must show your Venice is Sinking discount to get the discount.
MISCELLANEOUS: This is a 21+ event. NO REFUNDS will be given. Once you've purchased your ticket, it's yours. Parking is free and plentiful at the SDC lot or on-street; but if you are drinking we encourage you to Lyft or taxi. Also, the neighborhood can be a bit sketchy at night, if you do park on the street, do not leave valuables in your car.
CONTACT THE ORGANIZER: Tracy Klinkroth, firstname.lastname@example.org
Let dreams take flight at Ignite: Y-WE's annual fundraising gala at the Museum of Flight on Saturday, March 17 at 6pm. This is your chance to invest in young women's leadership right here in our own community.
At Ignite, our annual fundraising dinner and auction, we'll welcome 350 of our most dedicated supporters for an unforgettable evening to celebrate and support young women's leadership. With a delicious dinner, exciting live auction, and seriously inspiring youth performances, this is one event you won't want to miss. Come celebrate Women's History Month by advancing the future of young women's leadership right here in our own community.
Y-WE's annual fundraising gala is at the Museum of Flight on Saturday, March 17 at 6pm. This is your chance to dream BIG for Y-WE!
Do you have trouble trusting your inner voice, get caught up in perfectionism and comparison, scarcity and fear and left feeling dissatisfied in life and relationships? This workshop is an invitation to ignite a fire in your soul and rekindle the desires of your heart.You will be guided through a process of awakening your intuition and connecting you to your inner voice, anchoring you deep in truth, wisdom and love and activating the healing energy of love in your heart.
Heal and open your heart. Lean into love. Empower your relationships and ignite radical self-love. Become the love you seek!
Awaken to Love and Become A Better You! Ignite Your Passion, Realize Your True Potential for Love, and Transform Your Relationships Forever.
“Where there is love, there is life.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Discover how to experience deeper love than you ever thought possible, become the love you seek, and live from a place of awareness and empowerment.
Pause for a moment and imagine...
~ Feeling lit up from the inside out
~ A softer, more loving and grounded version of you
~ An open heart feeling safe to let more love in
~ More vibrancy, aliveness and joy in your life
~ Opening up to the world of wonder, magic and creativity
~ Experiencing more meaningful relationships with greater intimacy, depth and connection
Living life from this place is possible, it's in your reach and I want you to know that you are in the right place, take a deep breath... read on...
It is time to break down the barriers that have kept you from experiencing the true essence of love within.
Join WA Women in Need for their annual fundraising luncheon.
Education Grants fund tuition and required books for students attending accredited Washington colleges and universities.
Health Care Gap Fund Grants fund selected health care services which are not covered by Apple Health or Medicare insurance coverage.
Annual fundraiser to support Sibling House's (Non-Profit) work. Sibling House provides resources, tutoring, mentorship, enrichment programs, and the essentials needed to keep siblings together during the hardest part of their life; being in foster care.
Doors open at 6 PM. Social hour from 6-7pm includes drinks and delicious passed appetizers, a no-host bar, a Super Silent Auction, Best of Live Raffle, Wine Pull, Beer Pull, Share the Pot Raffle, and a great chance to chat with friends and other guests who have come together to help us to keep siblings together, as a family, while in foster care.
Following the social hour we will have a plated dinner with all the trimmings, mixed in with a Live Auction with some great items. The evening also includes: Guest speakers, our new Marketing video, Fund the Needs, Dessert Dash, and lots of fun and games while our Host - radio and TV personality, Pat Cashman - keeps things hopping and full of laughs.
The launch of our Together Equal Tour is right around the corner!
The Women's Funding Alliance is thrilled to kick-off this series with a powerhouse International Women's Day panel in Seattle. Together with our panelists we will explore how women’s leadership is transforming our region and our state. We hope you will join us for this important discussion, and learn how supporting women and girls creates a more vibrant Washington for all.
Panelists: Susan Balbas (Founder & Executive Director, Na’ah Illahee Fund); Dr. Sheila
Edwards Lange (President, Seattle Central College); Monica Williams (Chief Financial Officer, Avvo)
PLUS you can be among the first to get an exclusive sneak peek of our refreshed website!
Get your tickets and invite your friends for what is shaping up to be a standing-room-only event.
Spend a day focused on you, and transform the rest of your life. Keys to Clarity, Courage and Inspired Living will take you from where you are today to a tomorrow you will be excited to experience!
As a chiropractor, Dr. Morgan has learned over the last 14 years that a healthy spine is important, but it does not always equal a happy human being. His passion for empowering his patients on every level has led him on a quest for the tools necessary to take them to a deeper level of health and wellness. Dr. Morgan’s framework of clarity, courage, and inspired action will help you see the areas of your life that might be holding you back and empower you to the health and happiness you deserve.
We know what it looks like when someone doesn’t have clarity about who they are or where they are going. When they aren’t taking courageous action towards their life dreams. When daily actions can only lead to burnout. All of these behaviors take people away from health and happiness, and it’s totally unnecessary.
Dr. Morgan will share the best of what knows as a doctor, healer, shamanic practitioner, high performance coach, and student of life. Take aways include:
- Daily habits for deeper levels of clarity - when you’re clear, the answers and the next step are easy!
- Courageous living guidelines - let go of what holds you back and access the wisdom of the world’s top performers to live into your best life.
- Simple tips to increase your energy and vitality - create an excess of the right energy and you improve productivity at work, vibrancy and connection at home, and a healthier life.
- Life hacks to improve productivity and a positive mindset.
By the end of the session each participant will have a clear path forward with the tools necessary to support not only their health and happiness, but their ability to live a vibrant, energized life!
Don't miss our Celebrity Casino and Poker Night. Are you ALL-IN? Compete against celebrities during the poker tournament or enjoy casino games, raffles, tasty bites and live entertainment at this themed event that will keep you busy all night! This event will support two of our favorite local charities - Mary's Place & The Burned Children Recovery Foundation!
This a VIP only event! If you hold a ticket, you are VIP and will be treated as such. We expect to sell out this event, so get your tickets early!
We are updating our celebrity list every couple of days - announced celebrites include:
Mkristo Bruce, Joe Tafoya, Mario Bailey, Alonzo Mitz, Nesby Glasgow, Slick Watts, Bender Cunningham, Tony Benjamin, Bucky Jacobsen, Michael Wansley, Robin Earl, Michael Jackson, Alex Bannister, Lofa Tatupu, Rene-Krystle Hamlet, Norm Johnson, Hillary Butler, Edwin Bailey and scheduled to appear - Ryan Stiles.
Ethan Tuckerr performing live!!! Born in Olympia, Washington, Ethan has traveled the country with Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, and The Wailers as well as national support slots with musical peers Slightly Stoopid, G-Love, and Michael Franti.
Performing at 9 PM you can "Revisit the Legend of Steppenwolf" with The Born To Be Wild Tour 2018 featuring former members of Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly and Pegasus!! Hear hits like Born To Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, Pusher, Rock Me and several more classic hits.
We have two ticket options:
The Celebrity VIP ticket holds your SEAT and CHIPS at one of our VIP Celebrity Poker Tables (at least one celebrity per table), Open Bar, tasty bites, Priority Check-in, Premium Swag Bag, Commemorative Event items, themed entertainment, and access to all event areas including The Cigar Lounge and Bourbon and Whiskey Bar. ($300 pp)
The Lady Luck VIP ticket includes access to the event, two drink tickets, the bourbon bar, themed entertainment while mingling with celebrities, a raffle, the silent auction, a gift bag which includes commemorative event items, tasty bites, and a variety of casino games. ($100 pp)
Join us as well as other Seattle LGBTQ community leaders as we launch the print version of an exciting new news outlet; UNITE SEATTLE MAGAZINE!
We salute our Celebration of Women issue with Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. Special Appearance by Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse
No Host Bar. Appetizers provided by Rhein Haus and Cubes Bakery. Proceeds will benefit a different non-profit each time. This month it's for Lambert House.
In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. Her writing offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race, gay rights and the media, as well as her own pet peeves — among them celebrity culture, tourists and strollers. The New York Times Book Review calls Lebowitz an "important humorist in the classic tradition." Purveyor of urban cool, Leibowitz is a cultural satirist who has often been named a modern Dorothy Parker.
Now, Fran brings her acerbic views on current events (including Trump, tax bills and more) and the media to the Benaroya Hall stage for an exclusive one-night-only engagement. Lebowitz will be interviewed by Paul Constant, co-founder of The Seattle Review of Books.
In Seattle, it's tough to find opportunities to get all dolled up with your girls and go out for a night on the town! Whether you're celebrating love or completing an annual I Hate Valentine's Day party, we've partnered with the the leading beauty and fashion organizations for our event on February 17!
• Makeup: Black Tie Makeup Studios (available on site) - Book makeovers at http://www.blacktiebp.com/events
• Skincare: Arbonne - The latest in vegan anti-aging skincare http://bit.ly/2Gh6xRq
• Fashion: Cabi - 2017 Sample Collection
Our event includes drinks and hors d'oeuvres to make sure we get the party started right! The happy hour location following The Riveter will be revealed at the event.
This month, join us to celebrate and empower women in the tech industry, discuss ways we can ensure women will be fully represented, and advance the conversation forward.
Our theme for this month is Women In Tech. It’s no secret, companies with more women and more gender diversity perform better than those with less. We’re excited to invite you to learn about the difficulties, successes, and benefits of women in the tech industry, and what we can all do to ensure women aren’t just fully represented, but thrive.
+ the crowd:
The Northwest’s smart, fun, creative, innovative tech community – software and application developers, company owners, startup founders, recruiters, hackers, job seekers, executives, investors, community leaders, and people who are new to the area.
+ the speakers:
Unloop presented by Lindsey Wilson - Unloop enables people who have been in prison to succeed in careers in tech
Inclusive Economic Development presented by Linda Seltzer - Linda Seltzer completed the M.S., electrical engineering, from Caltech and the M.F.A. in music at Princeton. She is a former Senior Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs, Florham Park, NJ and has consulted at Microsoft, Honeywell, Orbital Sciences and smaller companies.
Kal Academy presented by Kal Viswanathan - A non-profit organization run by a female tech veteran. Our mission is to make it easier for women to build a career in the tech industry and increase diversity which is critical for innovation.
Lesbians Who Tech presented by Zina Fatemi
Female Founders Alliance presented by Mitika Gupta - We are a community of women founding and supporting startups that help each other succeed. We envision a world where women have a truly equitable chance at leadership in technology and startups.
Continue connecting to fantastic people in our community at Good Bar after the show ends around 7:30pm.
2018 is your year to manifest your Soul Mate! Sometimes when you list the characteristics you desire in a soul mate, you tend to mismatch the personality trait with what your underlying desire is. For example, you say you want my soul mate to be funny, but what does that really mean? If you break that characteristic down further it uncovers that you truly want my soul mate to possess a pure heart, laugh often, and have a twinkle in their eye. You may want them to have smile wrinkles and never laugh at someone else’s expense. This example illustrates the “diving deep" exercise to truly understand what characteristics you desire in a soul mate.
Collectively, as humans, it’s our nature to talk through our hopes, dreams, and desires. By discussing my true desire with others I am able to uncover the deeper qualities that I value. Together, we can not only outline what specifics we want, but define the true target of soul mate goodness. Prepare yourself, get ready… the time has come to find your soul mate.
This manifestation process will be facilitated by manifestation coach, Erin Alexander & accompanied with meditations + a Gong & Singing Bowl Sound Bath from the mauSOULeum Team for you to experience ...
~ Opening & exploring the sacred heart space
~ Clarity on your deepest desires
~ Defining the highest vibrational potential Soul Mate
~ Manifesting your desires within your sacred heart space
~ Moving into seat of your 'Creator Self'
~ Creating what you desire in Source while you are grounded in your 'Creator Self'
**To preserve ultimate quality, space is very limited. Please book to reserve your spot. We do offer FULL credit towards any future event or service if you are unable to make it.**
**About Erin Alexander**
Erin is a manifester and has been using the “Dream Big, Dream in Stages” system for her business and life for years. This year is a monumental time in her life, she is finally ready for her soul mate to appear. Erin is in her 4th year of owning a very successful digital marketing business. She is able to drill down what her business clients need to concentrate on while at the same time creating personal, lasting relationships with her clients. Erin knew that manifesting goals was a proven process for her and many of her clients, so she created “Dream Big, Dream in Stages”. Never stop dreaming – prioritize all of your steps to success and watch your life unfold around what you are manifesting.
** Cacao & healthy Ayurvedic Food will be served to nourish you through this intensive.
** FREE Meditation download for attendees
** FREE attendance for 'Awakening Program' clients
**To preserve ultimate quality, space is limited. Please book to reserve your spot. We do offer future credit if you are unable to make it.**
**VIDEO OF WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE WITH THE ADDITION OF THE MANIFESTATION PROCESS**
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A SOUND BATH is an acoustic sound healing journey that relaxes the body, clears the subconscious, calms the mind, and activates your body's natural healing systems. Meditation is much easier when your mental activity is reduced by the sounds of the bowls. Very thick padded mats & fluffy pillows create a comfortable space for you to lie down and let the symphony of sound wash away stress and all that no longer serves you. We use a wide variety of ancient sound healing instruments, including Paiste Planetary Gongs, Hand-hammered Nepalese Singing Bowls placed on your chakras, Crystal Tones Gemstone-infused Crystal singing bowls, a rare Crystal Lyre and more to create a sound healing experience that will vibrate and activate every cell in your body, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Seattle Ignited Women Project is an event that brings together *female entrepreneurs, thought leaders, business owners, movement enthusiasts, difference makers, and those interested in igniting change in their own life and the lives of those around them.
*People who identify as female or are socialized as female
This is an inspiring opportunity to hear from nationally recognized leaders in their field. Listen and learn from these empowering individuals about their unique journey to find strength and success as we build a community of ignited women.
– Erin Brown: Author & Activist
– Gina LaRoche: Co-founder, Seven Stones Leadership, Author
– Lori Lindsey: Former U.S Women’s National Team soccer player & Performance Coach
– Elisabeth Akinwale: 5 Time CrossFit Games Athlete, Master of Science in Social Work
– Dianna Russini: ESPN SportsCenter host
The mission of Lean In Seattle is to move women forward. We are actively listening to this community to learn more about what members need in order to move forward individually and as members of Circles. This is the inauguration of a new series of quarterly events called Circles CONNECT that focuses on education and exchange opportunities that members need for personal and Circle development. February’s event will provide:
• Peer-to-peer learning opportunities
• Resources that Circles need to grow and thrive
• Cross-circle dialogue and resource exchange
• Impactful tools and resources for personal and Circle development
• Inclusive social networking opportunities
We’ll have a workshop on goal setting for individuals and Circles. And, you’ll be able to choose from several breakout sessions focused on resources for Circle moderators, Circles in transition, members who are new to Seattle, job seekers negotiating offers, and members looking to develop confidence while speaking in a group.
Business Amongst Moms: Crafting Signature Talks: How to Use Personal Stories to Persuade and Inspire
Join us for an informative networking coffee/breakfast where you'll meet other local experienced women business owners, professionals and executives from all over the Eastside! Following open networking time and small table discussion, we will have the privilege to hear from our guest speaker, Debby Lacy, about Crafting Signature Talks: How to Use Personal Stories to Persuade and Inspire.
Public speaking is an essential skill for many of us, whether we’re perfecting our elevator speech, doing presentations, or gearing up for the big stage. One of the most important and challenging ingredients for effective public speaking is storytelling. How do we incorporate compelling stories in a way that’s seamless and authentic? If you’re ready to kick your public speaking skills up a notch, Debbie Lacy will provide a framework and helpful techniques to get you to the next level.
Debbie Lacy is a facilitator, community advocate, and cross-cultural consultant. She took the stage at TEDx Olympia in 2015 and TEDx Everett in 2017. Debbie has a Masters of Social Work degree and is a certified life coach. She co-founded the Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition (ERIC) in 2002 and recently returned as the Executive Director to promote safer, welcoming, and more equitable communities in East King County. Debbie enjoys coaching non-professional speakers to share stories that inspire both individual and community transformations.
With the diversity and expert input of many women in our group... you will leave this meeting with new contacts and ideas! Our Start Time is 10 AM the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Family Pancake House! Business Among Moms hosts your beverage. Feel free to purchase food, you will have a separate tab. Arrive at 10 to maximize your networking!
Tickets: $5 for BAM members, $15 for non-members:
Bring 25+ business cards and promotional/marketing materials for your business.
You're cordially invited to the BEST cocktail club of 2018 to exclusively network, connect, and learn from those at the top of their game, and how to up-level your own.
Come meet new and familiar friends, nosh on tasty food, and be prepared to have your mind blown open with a fun, slightly sassy, and powerful conversation hosted by your Fearless FBomb Leader, Megan McNally.
POWER PANEL: Seattle Storm owners Lisa Brummel, Ginny Gilder, and Dawn Trudeau
We know you love building your business(es) and meeting fantastic, supportive women, so we've curated an incredibly powerful evening and intimate opportunity for you to join together and get to know the Seattle Storm owners!
FACT: The Seattle Storm are the ONLY professional sports team (out of all sports) fully owned by women.
Why is this so badass, besides the OBVIOUS? These inspiring leaders and successful entrepreneurs just happen to be here with us in Seattle. And - they want to spend the evening with you, getting to know you and helping you network at a higher level by:
Understanding the value of strategic business partnerships, especially through sports, and how to create them
Amplifying the power of female leadership and the importance of your own voice
Looking at the impact of standing by your personal values in business
Doing business that betters and improves your community and beyond
This event will sell out quickly.
Don't miss out on being with the top 200 women learning the ins and outs of taking your business sky high in 2018. Plus, you'll have the opportunity for a conversational FBomb style Q&A with our panelists, so bring your best self and best question!
***BONUS GIFT: You'll receive a complimentary ticket to an upcoming Seattle Storm game, plus, another surprise to be announced soon.***
I like to think of the "month of LOVE" as a time to appreciate ALL relationships in your life...in biz, love, friendship and community. Come feel the Lady Boss LOVE + connect with your kick a$$ community!
CONTACT: Alysondra Duke, PhD; email@example.com
Speaker/Topic of the Month: Rachel Paz, Relationship Readiness Coach
WHAT'S INCLUDED + WHAT TO EXPECT:
- To meet other KICKA$$ women entrepreneurs, small biz owners, side hustlers and women wishing to live life more boldly.
- To leave with more community, business connections, friendships, and/or support than you had when you first arrived!
- To connect with women in small group discussions and 1:1 connections.
- Light refreshments + wine (feel free to bring a beverage or snack to share).
Lady Boss gatherings will happen monthly, so if you can't make this one, come next month AND keep a look out for other workshops/opportunities.
Price: $20.00 -- PAY AT DOOR