Town Hall’s Arts & Culture series elevates the voices of local artists while bringing world-renowned cultural icons to Seattle audiences. From lectures to live performances, this series celebrates music, photography, sculpture, philosophy, heritage, and traditions around the world that enrich our lives. Tickets for most Town Hall-produced events are offered on a sliding scale starting at $5, and ages 22 and under are admitted for free.
- Short Stories Live – June 4
Some of Seattle’s favorite actors read short stories that explore what happens when we lose our certainty about what is right — or what is real.
- Women of Color Leading Change – June 6
Join the leaders of five of Seattle’s Community Action Agencies as they share their experience and vision for working to overcome poverty in King County.
- Ten Tomatoes that Changed the World – June 8
Author William Alexander is on a mission to get tomatoes the respect they deserve by weaving travel, history, humor and a little adventure to follow the tomato’s trail through history.
- A Crime Novel from the Former FBI Director – June 9
Former FBI Director James Comey releases his debut crime novel, entering the world of literary fiction, and joins in a conversation with podcaster and interviewer Steve Scher.
- Like a Screwball Comedy: Whimsical Ceramic Art – June 15
Artist Patti Warashina is joined by Gary Faigin, Artistic Director of Gage Academy of Art, for a discussion on surrealism, conceptual ideas and figurative forms in visual artwork.
- Gritty Gotham – July 28
Time travel may not be possible, but bestselling author Colson Whitehead transports readers back to the 1970s with the latest edition in his Harlem Saga. He will be joined by local bookseller Robert Sindelar.