Head down the rabbit hole at an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ cocktail experience, plus other things to do around Seattle

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What’s Taking place Jan. 14-20

If you’ve at any time desired to take a look at the magical (and equally spooky) planet of “Alice in Wonderland,” then your opportunity is nearer than at any time — in actuality, the rabbit gap is nestled right on Capitol Hill.

The Alice Immersive Cocktail Encounter, hosted by Overcome Cocktail (1449 E. Pine St., Seattle) is a 90-minute immersive tea get together where by visitors get to clear up riddles, create their possess cocktails and take pleasure in the magic of figures like the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat. Feel of it like a meal-and-a-present party … except in its place of evening meal, you get cocktails, and as an alternative of a film, you get dwell improv!

On a modern Thursday, I frequented The Alice to see what this tea bash was all about. Upon moving into The Alice, guests are right away whisked away into what could be the set of an “Alice in Wonderland” film. There is a more substantial-than-life Cheshire Cat wall, his whimsical grin illuminated in teal light-weight. Taking part in playing cards of all sizes adorn the partitions, flooring and ceilings of the room, as effectively as correct tea get together gear like cups and pots, florals and lace tablecloths, of study course. Even the actors converse in British accents!

Right after a welcome shot topped with whipped cream and an “Eat Me” cookie, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare get down to business enterprise. With just about every guest assigned a playing card as their new identity, riddles ended up specified to each party, and we experienced to get up, stroll around, look for for clues and solve them — they weren’t kidding when they mentioned “immersive.” With every riddle solved, we gained the substances to make the initially cocktail, a pot of tea served “steaming” with a minimal support from dry ice.

“Being capable to make men and women giggle and have a fantastic time, it is just a thing you have not seen in a prolonged time. People today have been pretty silent and distant and in their heads, so being in a position to occur somewhere and have a very good time and loosen up a little bit with some small tasty beverages, and giggle at something that you weren’t even certain that you ended up gonna snicker at, I imagine that is one particular of the most essential factors for equally the cast and the audience,” said Cameron DeWitt Ruiz, who performed the Mad Hatter through the effectiveness I attended.

There are 21 exhibits a 7 days, so the personal solid of 10 actors — who all educate to engage in just about every role — were “quickly in a position to generate a tiny Alice family and crew of help,” Ruiz said, including that “having that camaraderie again is elevating all of our pleasure degrees as a whole, which is some thing that we just have not felt for a extended time.”

Back again at our tables, the Mad Hatter and March Hare had exited phase still left, and we have been greeted by the Purple Queen and a choose. A handful of “Off with their heads!” afterwards, attendees had been supplied the ultimate consume — and this just one we obtained to paint!

You may perhaps be pondering how you can paint a cocktail. Have confidence in me, I wondered that, also. Our cocktails experienced a foamy layer on top rated on which every single participant applied a paintbrush to attract a image of their decision. The Red Queen picked her preferred photograph, and that visitor acquired a shock consume.

Hannah Morin, The Alice place supervisor and actor, describes the working experience as “magical, campy and giggly. … It’s these a present for myself and the solid to be ready to complete and be existing for the local community again. It is like sprinkling a small pleasure in everyone’s working day,” Morin claimed.

In general, The Alice is a excellent way to expend 90 minutes for supporters of the fantasy and for persons who are just on the lookout for a thing to do.

The Alice (1449 E. Pine St., Seattle) runs until finally Feb. 27. For those people beneath 21, there are loved ones-friendly performances of The Alice on weekend mornings. Tickets are $45 per person. Find far more data: st.news/thealice.

What else is going on

Here are some other activities going on Jan. 14-20 in the Puget Seem location. If you would like to post an party for thing to consider, fill out the form at the base of the write-up. Make sure you test party websites for a lot more info, including coronavirus specifications.

Ways of Whales Workshop — Jan. 15

Orca Network presents a virtual workshop to celebrate new southern resident calf L125 Aspect, don’t forget L47 Marina and K21 Cappuccino and honor the local community experts who have contributed whale sightings in 2021, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The webinar will element presentations by ecosystem experts and advocates, as perfectly as musical guest Dana Lyons. Sign-up on-line $35, $25/learners/seniors. orcanetwork.org

Total Hog Butchery Course — Jan. 15

Be part of chef Seamus Platt of Norcino Salumi (beforehand of The Shambles) on Hogstead Farm to master the principles of entire hog butchery from 1-4 p.m. The working day consists of a tour of the farm and a dialogue of raising pastured pigs butchering a full hog and conversing about various muscle tissues and cooking purposes and earning fresh new sausage to choose home. Warm apparel and sneakers you don’t mind obtaining filthy are needed. Acquire tickets on the net $120. 13204 19th Ave. N.E., Marysville instagram.com/chefseamusplatt

So You Want to Produce Children’s Textbooks? — Jan. 18

King County Library System offers a digital course presented by the Culture of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for adults who want to find out about composing and publishing textbooks for young children at 5:30 p.m. Discover about mining for tales, building unforgettable characters, the small business of publishing and a lot more. Sign-up on-line absolutely free. kcls.org

“Alegría” — Jan. 18-March 13

Cirque du Soleil returns to Seattle with “Alegría” — an totally redesigned lover beloved. This immersive working experience whisks audience customers absent to a environment sprinkled with visual poetry and acrobatics. Order tickets on-line $50-$90. 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond 877-924-7783 cirquedusoleil.com/alegria

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Album Launch Tour — Jan. 18-20

Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Tommy Castro and his band The Painkillers celebrate the launch of the new album “A Bluesman Arrived to Town — A Blues Odyssey” in Seattle and Tacoma. Buy tickets on the internet for Seattle’s exhibit at The Triple Doorway and Tacoma’s McMenamins Spanish Ballroom demonstrate rates vary. 216 Union St., Seattle 565 Broadway, Tacoma tommycastro.com

Is It a Zoo or Is It a Garden? Tales of Zoological Horticulture — Jan. 19

Bellevue Botanical Backyard garden hosts a digital presentation with Stage Defiance Zoo & Aquarium horticulturist, arborist and landscape designer Byron Jones on gardening with primates, wolves and other animals at 7 p.m. Jones seeks to recognize the facts of what tends to make distinct vegetation get the job done in an animal’s all-natural behavior, and then he translates that into developing them effectively in personalized gardens. Purchase tickets online $10.50/associates, $15/nonmembers. bellevuebotanical.org