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Taste of Queen Anne benefit for the Queen Anne Helpline is Saturday

October 5th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

The annual Taste of Queen Anne fundraiser is this Saturday, October 10th, and it’s bigger and better than ever. In addition to entertainment by the Tim Kennedy Trio, a hosted bar, and a raffle to benefit the Queen Anne Helpline, you can also taste the wares from a laundry list of the top restaurants on Queen Anne.

Taste of Queen Anne VerticalParticipating restaurants include:

  • 5 Spot
  • Agave
  • Bounty Kitchen
  • Chocolopolis
  • Cupcake Royale
  • Eden Hill
  • Hilltop Ale House
  • Le Reve
  • LloydMartin
  • Pagliacci Pizza
  • Ponti Seafood Grill
  • Queen Bee Café
  • Taylor Shellfish
  • Ten Mercer
  • TS McHugh’s
  • Toulouse Petit
  • Via Tribunali

There’s also a Golden Raffle prize package, and with an expanded space at St Anne’s Church, the event can accommodate even more Queen Anne Helpline Supporters. Register today for your tickets to the shindig and get ready to sample tasty bites from around Queen Anne, all in one place – and help the Helpline too.

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Mike Davis All Stars jazz concert this Sunday benefits Queen Anne Helpline

December 23rd, 2014 by Laura Fonda

Mike Davis JazzIf you like jazz and want to help out the Queen Anne Helpline, mark your calendar for this Sunday. Mike Davis, a Seattle native who plays trumpet in Manhattan and performed at Lincoln Center last month, is hosting an All Stars Helpline Benefit Concert this Sunday, December 28th.

Queen Anne Presbyterian Church is hosting the concert, and Mike Davis has put together the lineup that consists of “some of the best jazz musicians in the country” who’ll be playing “some of the most swingin’ jazz you will hear anywhere” – all to benefit the Helpline.

Admission to the concert is the donation amount of your choice, and all proceeds will go directly to the Helpline. Queen Anne Presbyterian is at 414 W Howe St and all are welcome to attend, enjoy swinging jazz, and celebrate the good work of the Helpline. The concert starts at 7pm and runs until 8:30pm.

Help out the Helpline and enjoy great jazz at the same time!

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LloydMartin dinner to benefit Christopher Pratt

March 7th, 2014 by Laura Fonda

LloydMartin signOne of LloydMartin’s first cooks, Christopher Pratt, was hit by a car while riding his moped last week, and LloydMartin is hosting a benefit dinner to help with his recovery.

On Tuesday, March 11th, LloydMartin’s benefit dinner service begins at 5pm. Diners can get a Caesar salad and entrée (either Bolognese with house-made pasta or Mushroom Ragu) for $30, and $10 beer and select wine by the glass. 100% of the proceeds, tips, and any extra donations will go straight to Christopher.

To attend the event, make your reservation online or call LloydMartin at 206-420-7602. If you cannot attend, but would like to help out, you can make a donation online.

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Hilltop Ale House’s Benefit Night for Cat is Wednesday

January 15th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

Hilltop Ale House is hosting a benefit for its staff member Catherine (Cat), who suffered a stroke on Christmas day. She was left with little to no feeling on her right side, but is making key steps in rehabilitation. To help Cat with her recovery, Hilltop is one of the Ale Houses hosting a Benefit Night for Cat.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16th, Hilltop Ale House will be donating proceeds from food and drink sales to Cat’s recovery, including her Home Care and Physical Therapy. They’ll be collecting cash donations too.

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Mike Daisey to host benefit at Seattle Rep tonight

May 18th, 2011 by Thea

Author and storyteller Mike Daisey will be holding a one-night performance benefit of his monologue How Theater Failed America at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 18 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

The proceeds of tonight’s performance will go toward grants for artists who were expecting employment from Intiman Theatre this season, but did not yet have contracts and received no severance when the season was canceled due to budget issues last month. The grants will be distributed by local non-profit Artist Trust, which is dedicated to supporting artists in Washington State.

“Intiman’s crisis is a crisis for all Seattle theater,” Daisey said in a statement. “This moment has huge implications for what theater will mean in the future of Seattle’s artistic landscape. I’m very happy that Seattle Rep was able to act quickly and decisively so that proceeds from this performance will go directly to the artists who have been hurt by the cancellation of Intiman’s season. Seattle has an extraordinary theater community, and I hope everyone will come together to support the artists for this night, and to have a spirited, honest discussion about the state of our theater.”

From the press release:

Daisey’s monologue is about the failure of the American theater to help sustain and support its workers. In the monologue, he sinks his razor-sharp wit into a subject he knows well: the American theater. From gorgeous new theaters standing empty as cathedrals, to “successful” working actors traveling like migrant farmhands, to an arts culture unwilling to speak or listen to its own nation, Daisey takes stock of the dystopian state of theater in America.

Tonight’s performance will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the state of theater in our time with theatre professionals, artists, and arts funders, including Jerry Manning, Hans Altwies, Allison Narver, and Charlie Rathbun, and moderated by Daisey. Audience members are invited to participate.

Tickets for tonight’s show are $25 and are available at, or at the Box Office at 206-443-2222 (Toll-free 1-877-900-9285). Tickets will also be available at the door. Seating is general admission.

For more information check out the Seattle Rep website.

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