January 25, 2012

Moisture Festival Fabulous Fling - Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing

Your love for the world's largest comedy/varieté festival is the target of Cupid's arrow at the Moisture Festival's Fabulous Fling Valentine's Dance and Fundraising Auction! The inimitable Kevin Joyce will be the evening's Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer for our distinctive auction, featuring unique treasures and unforgettable experiences. You could also end up the proud owner of collectable festival memorabilia from our nearly decade-long history. The Fabulous Fling will feature aerial artistry, varietè performance, advice for the lovelorn, The Valentine's Varieté Waltz, swing dancing and the return of the Romance Square Dance. Open your heart to the pure joy of spending to support the Moisture Festival.  Let's do it. Let's fall in love. Hales Palladium Friday February 10th, 2012 Ticket information

This show's artists include: Canote Brothers, Fuchsia FoXXX, and MC Kevin Joyce

January 24, 2012

Volunteer Call & Meeting

The time has come for another exciting, fun-filled festival! Join us for our annual volunteer call and meeting to get information about getting involved with the 2012 Moisture Festival.

When: Wednesday February 1st, 7pm
Where: Hale's Palladium in Fremont. Go to the back side of Hale's Brewery at 4301 Leary Way NW. Look for the big Moisture Festival sign.

Our amazing volunteers make it possible to present this unique festival. Last year we filled over 1000 shifts with over 200 volunteers and we're ready to do it all over again. Join the party and help create the largest vaudeville, comedy, variete, burlesque showcase of it's kind.

At this meeting we'll be talking about the many ways you can get involved with the festival from building and set up of the festival, to working at the shows, to donating housing for performers and more.

You'll have an opportunity to meet the festival organizers, and learn more about the volunteer teams and what kinds of volunteer positions will be available. After the meeting, mingle with new and old volunteers and enjoy drinks and pizza.

If you have never volunteered for the festival before we highly encourage you to come to this meeting. Likewise, if you are interested in some of the teams you haven't participated in before, this is a chance to talk to the team coordinators and learn more.

If you cannot attend the meeting, fear not! We would still love to have you aboard during festival time. Sign up on the festival's Shiftboard to receive a recap of the meeting and to be included in future emails and shift scheduling.

We look forward to sharing with you the latest Moisture Festival developments. It's going to be an exciting year! For more information email volunteers@moisturefestival.org.

Run away with the circus! We have a lot of fun together creating this festival, can't wait to see you there!

Volunteer Party Closing Night

January 14, 2012

2012 Moisture Festival At A Glance

Grab this handy graphic showing Moisture Festival's complete 2012 schedule.
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January 11, 2012

Fantastico! Moisture Festival Fabulous Fling Will Offer Some Rad Auction Items

Here are just some of the items, packages and exciting experiences that individuals and businesses have already donated to this one-of-a-kind auction in support of the 
Moisture Festival - Get Your Tickets Now

Banya 5: Five passes to Banya 5 urban spa.  Pamper yourself five times or invite four friends and make it a spa day with these five individual General Admission Guest Passes. Each card includes the use of the jetted hot tub, salt/tepid pool, cold plunge, Turkish steam room, Russian-style sauna, warm and cold drench showers, and Tea Lounge.

Center for Wooden Boats: Annual Household Membership (covers all individuals residing at one address) and two hours of free rowing in one of CWB's historic wood rowboats.

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley: Admission and dinner entrees for four people at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - voted the number one Jazz Club in Western Washington!

The Flying Karamazov Brothers: A Flying Karamazov Brothers memorabilia pack: four vintage tour posters autographed  by one of the brothers, two t-shirts, two buttons, a keychain and an exclusive video scrapbook.

Hale's Brewery: You and your friends and family (up to 20 people) will tour the inside of Hale's Brewery for a "behind the scenes" look at this singular craft brewery, before sitting down to taste and talk beer in Hale's Pub. Then, all of you will have three hours to go wherever you want in Hale's own double-decker bus!

Lindsay Nall (Moisture Festival Individual Supporter): A day or evening/sunset cruise on Puget Sound aboard the 'Wind Rider', a Cal 34 sailboat, with Skipper Lindsay Nall. Pick-up/Return at Shilshole Marina, up to six people (more is ok, but getting crowded).

One Reel: Two three-day Gold Passes to Bumbershoot 2012: Seattle's Music and Arts Festival.  Includes: admission for all festival days; admission to the exclusive and air-conditioned hospitality lounge (with light refreshments); a limited-edition Bumbershoot 2012 poster; six beverage coupons redeemable in any Bumbershoot beer garden; and special VIP entry/reserved seating at the Bumbershoot Mainstage.

Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door, Inc.: An autographed copy of Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler, Rick Steves' All 90 shows DVD Anthology, Rick Steves' Tour catalog, Rick Steves' Smithsonian Magazine.

SANCA:    Love is in the air! Take someone special on a truly unforgettable date at the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts--SANCA School of Flight. Under the expert guidance of our highly trained staff, you and your guest will soar to new heights on the Flying Trapeze!

Seattle International Film Festival: Certificate redeemable for twenty admissions to SIFF Cinema at the Uptown box office for SIFF Avenue at the Uptown and SIFF Film Center Screenings.

Seattle Theatre Group: A certificate for two VIP Club Seats to C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters, Saturday March 10, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. at The Paramount Theatre. You'll have fabulous, front-row balcony seating and access to the Paramount Club VIP Lounge, with personal bartenders, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, private restrooms, and coat check.

The Shady Lady: A Two-person skippered afternoon or evening cruise aboard the 'Shady Lady', a 21-foot fiberglass sailboat, on Lake Union bounded by Fremont bridge and U-bridge, with Skipper Jennifer Wensrich.

Rick Shanti (Moisture Festival Individual Supporter): 2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table Wine from Washington, USA - contains 3% Merlot. The principal component comes from the Champoux Vineyard (in which the winery is a partner) with contributions from the Klipsun and Taptiel Vineyards, outstanding in their own right. It, too, was aged for 22 month.s in 100% new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it has a splendid perfume of violets, wood 'smoke, truffle, Asian spices, black cherry, and black currant preserves. Opulent and mouth-coating, the layers of complex flavors nearly hide enough tannin to support 8-10 years of additional cellaring. The oak, tannin, and acidity are beautifully integrated and the lengthy finish lasts for well over a minute.

Teatro ZinZanni: A certificate redeemable for two admissions to Teatro Zinzanni for any Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday performance. Includes the critically acclaimed 3 1/2 hour performance and a five-course gourmet meal.

Do you have an item, service or experience you think would be a good fit for our auction? Contact Auction Coordinator Jeremy Johnsen at jeremy@moisturefestival.org and let us know what you can give to keep great comedy/variete alive in Seattle.

January 5, 2012

New Zealand's World Famous Rubberband Boy On Schedule For 2012 Moisture Festival

"Mr. Horay is recognized as a performer who is at the top of his craft as a world-renowned varietè performer. Simply put he is an international star in his own right. His act demonstrates an exception degree of originality and his extraordinary creativity." Shelly Switzer - Artistic Producer Edmonton International Street Performers Festival 
After successfully navigating the twists and turns of the US Customs and Immigration Service's "extraordinary ability" performer work visa application process The Moisture Festival is proud to announce New Zealand's very own Shay Horay, "The World Famous Rubberband Boy" will be coming to entertain you during the 2012 Moisture festival.

Rubberband Boy’s special ability for facial contortion and pogo stick straight jacket escapology have been viewed in 20 countries including the World Buskers Festival (NZ), Glastonbury Festival (UK) Street Performers World Championships in Ireland and New Zealand representative at "The World Gurning Championships" Japan. The holder of The Guinness World Record for Rubberbands on his face. Rubberband Boy is so funny he should have been twins! A master of comedy, acrobatics and an act of escapology unparalleled worldwide.  

The Rubberband Boy, Man or Monster? You decide!