Aline Vida @ Hear Me Talkin' to You: Womxn & Blues:Music of Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James

Hear Me Talkin' to You: Womxn & Blues:Music of Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Seattle, WA

Doors: 6:30pm

Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room.

We are now accepting reservations for diners! After purchasing tickets, please visit the Reservations page to book a table. Table reservations require advance tickets, and are only for guests who plan to dine at the Royal Room. We do not take reservations over the phone.

Seating for non-diners is first come, first served. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat!

The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Immerse yourself in the stories, songs and voices of womxn and non-binary artists through blues and blues-rooted repertoire. Year two of this dynamic series, Hear Me Talkin' to You: Womxn & Blues, will feature local artists interpreting Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, and Etta James Shows the 3rd Thursday from March through June, curated by Reese T. The subsequent Thursdays will feature local artists interpreting Ma Rainey, Koko Taylor, Ruthie Foster, Memphis Minnie, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bonnie Raitt, Ethyl Waters, Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin as well as showcasing original music.

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Town Hall is proud to partner with The Bushwick Book Club Seattle presenting concerts of original music inspired by literature. Each event showcases a lineup of local, professional musicians and artists each offering a fresh response to that evening’s source text, plus extras like an audience quiz, short film, or scholarly introduction. Book choices range from whimsical to solemn, classic to contemporary, and most every place in between.

For her second book, Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo tried to write nonfiction about the 2017 coup of Robert Mugabe—what came out instead was the Booker Prize-nominated novel Glory, a bombastic satire in the riotous spirit of Orwell’s Animal Farm. Buckle up.

“By aiming the long, piercing gaze of this metaphor at the aftereffects of European imperialism in Africa, Bulawayo is really out-Orwelling Orwell. This is a satire with sharper teeth, angrier, and also very, very funny.” – New York Times Book Review

Check it out at Seattle Public Library. Please consider buying your Bushwick choices with their local bookstore partner, Third Place Books.

Lineup: Salome MC, Naomi Adele Smith, Aline and Wes, Peter Donovan, Gretchen Lemon, Brittany Danielle, Amy Laybourn, Abby K, Wes Weddell

Heads up: with its target on political corruption and hypocrisies, this novel features plenty of toxic masculinity and power run amok.