Show: Science Fiction Double Feature
Venue: Copious / 2220 NW Market St
Event: September 19th 7:30pm - 9pm
Tickets $12 - 15
Storyteller and solo performer, L. Nicol Cabe, imagines how biology and technology will smash together in “Effing Robots: How I Taught the A.I. to Stop Worrying and Love Humans”: Artificial Intelligence is on the way, and it will be powerful. What happens to us when it arrives? How will it perceive humanity? Can it learn … to love? After getting hit on by a chatbot, one horny science fiction nerd is on a quest to make it with a new AI overlord. The latest from Cabe playfully explores a meeting of minds, one digital, and one organic. The show combines true stories, real conversations, and, of course, nerdy references. When the artificial intelligence rises, how will we greet it? Adelaide Fringe Festival 2019 audiences raved that Effing Robots “deftly weaves comedic storytelling with some serious science communication” into “a one-woman show that is part girly-chat, part TED talk.”
Banjo ballardeer, Aaron J. Shay, combines folk music inspiration with space-faring adventure in “Apocalypse Songs”: Captain Redacted, a resident of a distant future, was sent to explore alternate universes and document his findings in original songs and poetic stories. This show takes audiences to many fantastical places, from sunken towers under monster-infested seas, to cyber-punk rock clubs in foggy mega-cities, all while exploring the nature of discovery and its power to change us (if we let it). This unique and interactive show is part concert, part theater, part storytelling, and all adventure! Fans of folk singers, science jokes, and speculative fiction will find something to enjoy. Audiences have described it as ‘cheerful, gentle, jaunty and filled with wonder,’ and ‘Pete Seeger meets David Bowie!’
This show's cocktail: Two Become One
Show: Straight Pride Parade - a Drag Show
Event: June 20th 7:30pm - 9pm
**A note about our location: The front door to Copious is on Market Street, between Bop Street Records and Pie Bar.**
This pride season we want to make sure nobody feels left out. Because with all the rainbows and homosexuals running amok, what about the poor oppressed hets? WHAT ABOUT MY STARBUCKS CUP??? WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN? WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN???
We got you. Put on your best fanny pack and cargo shorts and come on down for a raucous blasting of wild straight culture ending in a parade! Because really, who doesn’t love a parade? YAY PARADES.
Tonight's Cockail: No Homo Bromo
Accessibility: Our freight elevator can be accessed from the entrance to the building on NW 56th. We know a separate entrance is not ideal and apologize for any inconvenience as a result of the building we are in. Please let Copious know if you need access to our elevator and one of our house managers will be happy to receive you upon your arrival.
Copious is an inclusive and safe space. The following actions or display of behavior will not be tolerated: bigotry, racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, ableism, as well as the disrespect of the rules of consent. While our space does not meet ADA requirements, there is an old freight elevator in the building and it can be used as necessary. We will make every accommodation we can with advance notice. Our staff is here to support you.
Artists: Claire Koleske & Roland Carette-Meyers www.copious.art
Venue: Copious / 2220 NW Market St
Event: May 16th 7:30pm www.facebook.com/events/335473870506794/
*Tickets required, range $12-15 / Show is ASL Interpreted
"In a companion piece to this winter’s ""Ways in which we’ve failed to manage our anxiety"", Claire and Roland take some time to freak out in public about something particularly concerning to them: DADS.
Within thirteen months of the passing of Dan Koleske, Claire’s dad, Roland is scheduled to become a dad (inasmuch as newborns care about your schedule).
They’ve decided to talk at you, out loud, and tell a series of only distantly related stories about standing on either side of dadhood. How do you “Dad”? What does “Dad” mean? “Dad”?"
Show: Ghost Game XII: Into the Dark
Venue: Arcadia / 943 NW 50th St
Opening; October 18th 7:30pm
Showing: Oct 18 - Nov 3; Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:00pm
Join us for our 12th annual Ghost Game, to be presented this year in our new home - Arcadia in the Ballard neighborhood. This intimate, immersive theater experience will include acrobatic theater, aerial dance, puppetry, and terrifying tales from myth and folklore as only the Cabiri can present. Into the Dark explores how humans draw darkness upon themselves, the actions of their lives invoking darkness from the supernal realms.
Ballard Night Out is presented by Push/Pull - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.