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GiveBIG to Support the Third Place Community You Love!

GiveBIG to Support the Third Place Community You Love!

We think you’re awesome! Why? Because you are the members of the Third Place Commons Community. You dine in the Commons. You meet in the Stadler Room. You perform on our stage and dance at our concerts. You write, work, weave, knit, paint, play, plan, and so much more in this special place. And you shop at ...

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Say Hello to Our New Executive Director, Amy Whittenburg

Say Hello to Our New Executive Director, Amy Whittenburg

Hello, Everyone!   This is a fun message for me to write because I’m so excited to be a part of the Third Place Commons community. I see the Commons as an important and vital resource for our community, a place where families, friends, and future friends can all connect and flourish. A place where civic, arts, and social ...

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Recess Monkey returns to the Commons

It’s been a while since these talented musicians visited Third Place, and we are super excited about this event!  Tambourine Submarine: A Musical Odyssey Concert with Recess Monkey is this coming Saturday, July 25th, from  3-4pm on the Commons stage. Take a high-energy, rocking journey aboard the imaginary “Tambourine Submarine,” a high-tech vessel that explores sea, ...

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An Offbeat Evening

An Offbeat Evening

Its not often you get the chance to hear an 18 member vocal group on our weekend music series. (In fact, I think it may be a first!) But this Friday night, at 7:30pm, The Offbeats Vocal Jazz Ensemble will take the Third Place Stage to sing some 8 part vocal jazz arrangements!  Backed by ...

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Bach in a Hula Skirt and a Little Jive

Spend a Saturday at Third Place Commons, and you are likely to enjoy a kaleidoscope of experiences.  This Saturday, March 21, will be especially colorful. Every year on March 21, Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday, musicians around the world celebrate Bach in the Subways Day by offering performances in subways, public spaces, and concerts open to all. ...

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Thanksgiving Weekend Music in the Commons

Thanksgiving Weekend Music in the Commons

Join us in the Commons tonight with the The Smilin’ Scandinavians. Widely regarded as Seattle’s #1 polka band, the Smilin’ Scandinavians have been around since May 17, 1995, when bandleader Toby Hanson got a group of his friends at Cornish College of the Arts to form a polka band. Since that time they’ve built a reputation ...

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Whole lot of Halloween Shaking in the Commons

Yes, Halloween is more than a week away, but it is never to early to start celebrating.  This Saturday, October 25th, Northwest Ballet Center, our resident dance school, takes the stage at noon to  get us in the mood with chilling and fun dances of the season. Then, at 2 pm, it’s the Belly Dance Halloween ...

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Start the week with music in the Commons

The days may be getting darker, but the the next few evenings will be bright in Third Place Commons.  On Monday, October 13th 1t 7 pm, treat yourself to some jazz, courtesy of the Centerpiece Jazz Band, comprising teachers at Music Center of the NW, plus advanced students.  These talented musicians play an exciting mixture ...

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Jazz and Flamenco in the Commons

Friday, October 10th – New Age Flamenco Saturday, October 11th – Mark Lewis Cool Jazz Trio   New Age Flamenco was formed in 1998 by bass player Oleg Ruvinov.  Playing tunes by Armik, Gipsy Kings, Carlos Santana, Ottmar Liebert and others, their music reflects a strong latin connection, Mediterranean folk, European roots, jazz, and a gypsy soul blended with the ...

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