Special Events Archive

Forced EntertainmentTomorrow's Parties

January 21, 2018

THEATER   |   U.K.
Sun, Jan 21 at 5 pm

Open Studio #33

December 16, 2017

December 16, 3:30 pm

Lobby and seating opens at 3 pm.
Suggested donation: $5

Sadiqua Iman (Spoken word/Movement)
Noelle Chun (Dance)
Eli Steffen (Performance)
Tatiana Pavela & Taigé Lauren (Performance)


December 2, 2017

“Over the course of 45 minutes, chiming and chants bounce off walls and windows transforming the coldest urban area with the warmth of musical fellowship.”

“Kline’s luminous, shimmering wash of bell tones is one of the loveliest communal new-music experiences you'll ever encounter, and it's never the same twice.”
— Time Out New York

“If an avant-garde Christmas record exists, this is it.”
— Stereophile


DEC 2, 2017
6-7 PM

Open Studio #32

October 21, 2017

Open Studio #32
October 21, 3:30 pm

Lobby and seating opens at 3pm.

Warren Woo (Dance)
Allie Hankins (Performance | Portland)
Rainbow Fletcher (Dance)
Jake Simonds (Theater | Portland)
Smitty Buckler (Performance Art)

Jomama JonesNight Flowers: An Evening With Jomama Jones

October 19, 2017

Jomama Jones invites you to join her to mark the lengthening nights and to explore the power of witness, of dream and of regeneration in our turbulent time. Night Flowers will feature Jomama’s original songs taken from her albums Flowering, Six Ways Home, Radiate, and Lone Star. Dr. Bobby Halvorson, Jones’ longtime collaborator will join her for this intimate event of music and storytelling. Jomama Jones has been called “a true theatrical original” by Backstage Magazine. Her show Radiate sold out Soho Rep and toured across the USA.

Maria Alyokhina with Betsey Brock at Elliott Bay Book Company

September 30, 2017

"Riot Days is one of the most brilliant and inspiring things I’ve read in years. This book is freedom."
Chris Kraus, writer and filmmaker

On the Boards + Velocity Dance Center + Century Ballroom present SEATTLE DANCE CITY

September 15, 2017

Fri, Sep 15
8:30 pm – 1 am
(7:30 – 8:30 pm VIP Cocktail Hour)

Syniva Whitney and Will Courtney of Gender Tender

– DJ Mike Nipper (Emerald City Soul Club)
– DJ Riz Rollins (KEXP)
– DJ Alice & DJ Onesies (Dance Floor Feelings)
– Amateur Hour

With special guests
Kate Wallich • 3rd Shift Dance • Michael O'Neal Jr.


Booze & Brochures

September 13, 2017

OtB staff is heading to Copal in Pioneer Square to talk about the new season and hand out FREE copies of the 17/18 Season Brochure: it’s your 96-page guide to everything OtB: performances, programs, and more art than you can shake a stick at.

Kate WallichDance Church

August 1, 2017

Dance Church is an all-abilities movement class that offers a fun, nonexclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for everyone who wants to move their body.