Westside-O-Rama West Seattle Entertainment Guide

Entertainment and Venue listings

Admiral Theater
2343 California Ave. S.W.
Movie tickets $5.50

American Sniper


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

On Tuesday, we celebrate Seniors (over 60) with one dollar off all day, $4.75. 
Tickets available at http://www.farawayentertainment.com/admiral.html


4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
206) 938-0339

Bamboo Bar and Grill
2806 Alki Ave. S.W.
Happy Hour: Sunday through Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m., 10 p.m. to Midnight, Friday and Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.

  • West Seattle Wednesday's
  • Ladies Night Karaoke Thursday's
  • DJ and Dancing Friday Night
  • Dancing and DJ Saturday Night

BenBow Room
4210 Southwest Admiral Way

Weekly drink and food specials Mon-Fri.
See website for details
Happy Hour

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Pat's View: “Not Home Cookin’”

by Pat Cashman

The ”Year of the Goat” began on the Chinese calendar a few weeks ago. Yet, I still habitually find myself writing ‘Year of the Horse’ on my checks.
Back during the Year of the Rat, The Wall Street Journal---a newspaper that costs substantially more than this one---ran a story on how rats are becoming a popular food item. Maybe not in West Seattle so far, but vermin is good eats in places like Vietnam and Thailand right now. In fact, rat recipes go back 150 years in Vietnam’s farm country, and have been passed down for generations. In this country, it would be harder to imagine:

Mom: “Maggie, I want to give you this recipe for Rat Pot Pie.”
Maggie: “Gee, Mom, you shouldn’t have.”
Mom: “My aunt gave it to me, so now I pass it on to you.”
Maggie: “Isn’t that the aunt that died of food poisoning?”
Mom: “Bad fish, bad rat. It could have been anything.”
While rat used to be mostly eaten in rural Vietnam, it’s now starting to catch on in the big cities too. However, bear in mind that Vietnam’s big city restaurants also specialize in serving snake.
Diner: “What is your catch of the day?”

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Michael Brunk
Now in production at ArtsWest Theater in the West Seattle Junction is Chinglish through March 29.

ArtsWest’s Chinglish is funny and refreshing

By Amanda Knox

Annie Lareau was right; David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish is not an easy play to put on.

There’s the fact that the script suggests multiple and various settings that the small, ArtsWest stage must somehow accommodate. Scenic designer Carey Wong accomplishes this with minimalism: the barest necessities as far as furniture, slight variations to the arrangement of bamboo screens, and a small decorative hanging to provide character and reference to familiar locations. The only hitch in this otherwise successful display is the armoire that lies down to become a bed. It might not have been so noticeably heavy and distractingly clunky had the script not necessitated that it be dropped down and picked up again multiple times throughout the show.

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