August 2018

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Seward Park

Reading Through It Book Club - The View From Flyover Country

August 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

The Seattle Review of Books, Seattle Weekly, and Third Place Books Seward Park continue our book club exploring who we are as Americans, where we're going, and how we might fix our greatest problems. Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Drink and food specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Hilary Plum and Zach Savich

August 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In conversation, two emerging authors with exciting approaches to confronting the world we live in today. Hilary Plum’s Strawberry Fields has been described as a homeopathic remedy for fake news, and its whirling focus on unbelievable stories from the eyes of a reporter are just that. Meanwhile, through intent observation and fractured glances, the poems in Zach Savich’s Daybed make everyday elements — yard, bicycle, sidewalk, and breeze — feel elemental.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Heather Redmond

August 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

On the eve of the Victorian era, London has a new sleuth . . .
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein-Stahl - Rad Girls Can

August 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Cara Francis "Lounge Jazz" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

August 3, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

 

Jazz vocalist Cara Francis serenades dancers with an easy sense of swing, a quick wit, and a lyrical feel that is both playful and heartfelt. A tasteful mix of classics from the Great American Songbook and jazz-infused pop tunes from the 60s and 70s.
 

 
 
2:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Clarinet Concert- Hits from the 1500s to the 80s

August 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The Thornton Creek Clarinet Choir performs hits from William Byrd through Aha, plus an exciting piece called “11” that is reminiscent of Philip Glass.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Portage Bay Big Band "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

August 4, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

"Seattle's hardest working big band" cranking out your favorites! You'll sleep like a baby after dancing the night away.

Thank you to Merlone Geier and our community music sponsors.

 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Storytime - ON HIATUS

August 6, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

****PJ Library Song & Storytime is on hiatus for the summer and will be back after Labor Day!**** Join us every Monday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library!

PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kristi Coulter (in conversation with Claire Dederer) - Nothing Good Can Come From This

August 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us for a special launch event as local authors Kristi Coulter and Claire Dederer celebrate the release of Coulter's debut essay collection.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Peggy Herring - Anna, Like Thunder

August 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In 1808, eighteen-year-old Anna Petrovna Bulygina is aboard the Russian ship St. Nikolai when it runs aground on the Olympic Peninsula.
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Andrew Shaffer - Hope Never Dies

August 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama team up in this high-stakes thriller that combines a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes with the laugh-out-loud bromantic chemistry of Lethal Weapon's Murtaugh and Riggs.

 
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Dean Falk - Geeks, Genes, and the Evolution of Asperger Syndrome

August 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In this unusual book an evolutionary anthropologist and her coauthor/granddaughter, who has Asperger syndrome, examine the emergence and spread of Asperger syndrome and other forms of high-functioning autism.
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

David Williams - A Race to Freedom

August 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Mira Slovak was born in Czechoslovakia and endured both the Nazi occupation and the brutal Russian liberation. He joined the Czech Air force, rising to captain by the age of twenty-one. When he could no longer tolerate life under the Communists, he hijacked an airliner and flew across the Iron Curtain to freedom.

He went to work for the CIA and was eventually sent to the US and given a job as Bill Boeing, Jr.'s personal pilot. When Boeing began racing hydroplanes in the late 1950s, Mira was his driver. 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kitsap Forest Theater in Concert: “Tuck Everlasting”

August 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A selection of songs and dances performed by members of the cast of the currently-running Musical “Tuck Everlasting”, now playing at Kitsap Forest Theater on weekends from now until August 19th. This musical is based on the best-selling children’s classic by Natalie Babbitt, a story of a young girl who becomes unexpectedly entwined with the immortal Tuck family.

 
 
11:00am
Seward Park

MiniMeter Music Class

August 9, 2018 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Come join us on Thursday, August 9th at 11am for MiniMeter Music Class, a free event for kids under 5 and their parents, in partnership with Meter Music Seattle!

Early childhood is a wonderful time to be immersed in the basic elements of music – melody, rhythm, and playful improvisation. MiniMeter is a place to sing, move, and play instruments as a family. Join us in finding new ways to bring music into your family life.

Our approach:

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Elizabeth Fournier - The Green Burial Guidebook

August 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Funeral expenses in the United States average more than $10,000. And every year conventional funerals bury millions of tons of wood, concrete, and metals, as well as millions of gallons of carcinogenic embalming fluid. There is a better way, and Elizabeth Fournier, affectionately dubbed the "Green Reaper," walks you through it, step-by-step. She provides comprehensive and compassionate guidance, covering everything from green burial planning and home funeral basics to legal guidelines and outside-the-box options, such as burials at sea.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

David Massengill - The Skin that Fits

August 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

“The Family knows a whole lot about sacrifice. We don’t just give up our comfort or our time. We give our bodies and we give our lives.”

Kim Lansing and Todd Regan are about to learn about sacrifice.

While on a clandestine date with another woman, Kim discovers that her fiancé, Eustace, has killed himself. Torn with remorse, she fulfills his one last request: taking his ashes from Seattle to his family members throughout the deep South.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Dana Schwartz - Choose Your Own Disaster

August 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Join Dana Schwartz on a journey revisiting all of the terrible decisions she made in her early twenties through the internet's favorite method of self-knowledge: the quiz.

Part-memoir, part-VERY long personality test, Choose Your Own Disaster is a manifesto about the millennial experience and modern feminism and how the easy advice of "you can be anything you want!" is actually pretty difficult when there are so many possible versions of yourself it seems like you could be.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Scratch Daddy "Blues" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place

August 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Killer vocals and a 4-piece combo singing the blues and beyond with a little blend of Motown and rock edge sure to get your blood pumping.

 

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Ilan Speizer

August 11, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Boris Can Dance "R&B" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

August 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Yes, Boris Can Dance to Classic R&B, Motown, Soul and Funk – they’ve proven it! You’ll love this new-to-TPC group's groovy, danceable style.

 
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12:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Love America Project

August 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Lake Forest Park

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Storytime - ON HIATUS

August 13, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

****PJ Library Song & Storytime is on hiatus for the summer and will be back after Labor Day!**** Join us every Monday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library!

PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Knitting Book Club - Detective Inspector Huss

August 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

All current book club titles are always 20% off Join us to knit or crochet while we discuss Helene Tursten's Detective Inspector Huss
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Minnie Collins - Palm Power Book Launch with AAWA

August 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for the launch of Minnie Collins of the AAWA's newest book, Palm Power. 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday

August 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Held the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians performing feats of mystery, wonder and the bizarre. With its origins in the theaters of London and New York, Magic Monday is a cabaret of conjuring in the intimate setting of our bookstore.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Jill G. Hall - The Silver Shoes

August 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

While in New York, San Francisco artist Anne McFarland buys a pair of rhinestone shoes in an antique shop that spark her imagination and lead her on a quest to learn more about the shoes' original owner.
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Heidi Harrison - The Four Seasons

August 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Music begins the story, and music weaves itself around each changing time period and evolution, Vivaldi's transcendent notes encapsulating the various moods of the Four Seasons.

Irene has taught their intricacies for years, as the music of her life gently coils around her and her longings. As the result of a radio contest, she ends up in Tasmania, crossing over hemispheres and seasons, leaving behind winter for the warm sands of summer.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Kara Richardson Whitely - The Weight of Being

August 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In many ways, Kara is living the life of everywoman, except that she's not everywoman because she weighs 300 pounds and is tormented by binge eating disorder. Her weight is a constant source of conflict and shame, as the people from every corner of her life, from her coworkers to the neighbors down the street, judge Kara for the size of her body. When it becomes just too much to tolerate, Kara turns to therapy and weight-loss surgery, a choice that transforms her body — and her life.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Tony Cliff - Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules

August 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Third Place Books Seward Park is thrilled to welcome Tony Cliff with his latest installment of Delilah Dirk, Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules.

Perfect for fans of Lumberjanes and Nimona, this third installment of the brilliant Delilah Dirk series is "sure to delight" (School Library Journal), "artistically rich" (Kirkus Reviews), with a heroine who is "equal parts Lara Croft and Indiana Jones" (Publishers Weekly).

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Pam McGaffin - The Leaving Year

August 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

As the Summer of Love comes to an end, 15-year-old Ida Petrovich waits for a father who never comes home.

While commercial fishing in Alaska, he is lost at sea, but with no body and no wreckage, Ida and her mother are forced to accept a "presumed" death that tests their already strained relationship. While still in shock over the loss of her father, Ida overhears an adult conversation that shatters everything she thought she knew about him.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kristin Hannah - The Great Alone

August 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Meet Kristin Hannah ... in conversation with Megan Chance! Presentation FREE; signing line ticket available with purchase of The Great Alone


 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Tony Cliff - Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules

August 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

…in which Delilah and Selim track down an ancient city buried beneath layers of mystery and secrets, all while fighting off a determined villain
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Jacqueline Hill - Gravida

August 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Jacqueline Hill's new book of poetry, Gravida, combines illustration and traditional poetic form to develop a compelling narrative that runs through each of these magnificent poems.

Jacqueline's work is by turns lyrical, spiritual, and thought-provoking, and its presence on Shoreline-based Bellowing Ark Press solidifies both her work and the press itself as key characters in the Seattle poetry scene.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives "Rockabilly Blues" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

August 17, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Annie Eastwood’s unique sensitivity of vocals will guide you through straight ahead rockin' roadhouse, from jazz favorites to smoldering slow burners and swing tunes.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Julia Eckels

August 18, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Sound of Swing Big Band "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

August 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Bellevue's 17-piece Big Band plays Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Rhumba, Cha Cha, and more. 

 
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7:00pm
Seward Park

Story Time for Grown Ups!

August 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Grab a glass and join us for stories read by community member Courtney on Sunday, August 19 at 7pm! Drink specials are available from Raconteur during the event. Story Time for Grown Ups happens every third Sunday here at Third Place Books Seward Park.

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Storytime - ON HIATUS

August 20, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

****PJ Library Song & Storytime is on hiatus for the summer and will be back after Labor Day!**** Join us every Monday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library!

PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Booze & Lasers Book Club - The Library at Mount Char

August 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us in a discussion on this month's book, The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. Drink specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs and author readings, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required. The Booze & Lasers book club meets on the third Monday of every month.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

LoLS (League of Literary Snobbery : Storytime for Grownups) - No August Meeting!!

August 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

There will be no adult story time in August. See you September!

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Emily Scherb - Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts

August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Specifically designed for aerialists — including those who do trapeze, silks, and other aerial arts — Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is an invaluable resource for those who want to optimize their performance and train safely.
 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Paulette Perhach - Welcome to the Writer's Life

August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Always wanted to be a writer? Stop wasting time and start your writing life today!

In conversation with Jennie Shortridge (Love, Water, Memory)

With warmth and humor, the author welcomes you into the writer’s life as someone who has been there on the other side looking in.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Amy Bhatt - High-Tech Housewives

August 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

 

Tech companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft promote the free flow of data worldwide, while relying on foreign temporary IT workers to build, deliver, and support their products. However, even as IT companies use technology and commerce to transcend national barriers, their transnational employees face significant migration and visa constraints. In this revealing ethnography, Amy Bhatt shines a spotlight on Indian IT migrants and their struggles to navigate career paths, citizenship, and belonging as they move between South Asia and the United States.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Terry Woods - Accidental Travels of a Single Woman

August 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Entertaining and often humorous vignettes culled from the author's travel diary. Woods winds her way through Canada, the United States, and Europe, encountering thought-provoking people along the way, including the doctor who created the abortion pill, a well-known painter, and a famous pianist.

Five years after moving to Las Vegas, Woods decided she was allergic to the intense summer heat.  Leaving the city every summer, she discovered the benefits of an affordable travel club and European home exchanges.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Nancy Blakey - By The Shore

August 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Celebrate the wild beauty of the Northwest Coast

Learn how to catch and cook seasonal seafood, including recipes that can be prepared over a driftwood fire, enjoy beach activities for adults and kids, learn the basics of water sports including kayaking and paddleboarding, and get ideas for outdoor adventure opportunities and travel itineraries from paddle camping to beach hikes to road trips. Nancy Blakey's By the Shore also includes wildlife ID guides and guides to seasonal natural events like meteor showers, the solstice, and oceanside festivals.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Nancy Blakey - By the Shore

August 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

From whale watching to squid jigging to making your own sea salt, this adventure guide to the iconic Pacific Northwest coast has something for vacationers and locals alike!

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Jazz Misfits "Jazz Fusion" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

August 24, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

The Jazz Misfits play everything from Swing and Latin to the Beatles and Brahms, always served with a twist! 

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Andrew Chapman

August 25, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints "Swing Plus" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

August 25, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Blending classic swing tunes from jazz, country and early rock'n'roll. 

 
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Seward Park

Reading with Rover

August 26, 2018 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Love to read? Having trouble reading? Try reading with a friend! Join us on Sunday, August 26 at 11am at our Seward Park location for a special visit from our canine (and human) friends from Reading With Rover.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Social Justice Syllabus: Borders - Tell Me How It Ends

August 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Syllabus Book Club invites community members to read together on themes related to equality and justice. During our first series, Social Justice Syllabus: Kaepernick’s Reading List, we read and discussed books the New York Times described as being inspirational to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism. This foundational series of readings concluded in the summer of 2018. 

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Storytime - ON HIATUS

August 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

****PJ Library Song & Storytime is on hiatus for the summer and will be back after Labor Day!**** Join us every Monday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library!

PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Science on Tap

August 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere.

It is held every last Monday in the Vios Cafe at Third Place.

Click here for more information about Science on Tap, including upcoming speakers and topics.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Lit Wits: A Teen Book Club - Walk on Earth a Stranger

August 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join bookseller Avery for snacks and chats on Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. Every month our selected title is discounted 20% through the date of the book club. Ages 13-19 recommended, no purchase required. The Lit Wits meet on the last Monday of every month.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Joshua Mason - Steam Whistle Alley

August 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

The powers of augmented reality are showcased in this fast-pace thrill ride in the hot new GameLit genre by debut author Joshua Mason. Blending elements of video games, table top games, and science fiction, the novel will delight anyone who liked Ready Player one, or who has ever picked up a joystick. 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Literary Book Club - Hope in The Unseen

August 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

All current book club titles are always 20% off

At Ballou Senior High, a crime-infested school in Washington, D.C., honor students have learned to keep their heads down. Like most inner-city kids, they know that any special attention in a place this dangerous can make you a target of violence.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

T. Greenwood and Kristina McMorris

August 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Two brilliant authors of historical fiction discuss their emotionally charged and transportive new novels.


SOLD ON A MONDAY

From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history.

2 Children for Sale

The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Third Place Book Club with David B. WIlliams - Too High & Too Steep

August 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Third Place Books Seward Park is proud to present the Third Place Book Club, a monthly book club where authors come to discuss their books. In the month of August, David B.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

RAVENNA - Book Club - The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

August 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America—from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and author of The Sherlockian.

Every last Wednesday of the month our book club meets to discuss a book and eat cookies. Each month the selected title is 20% off for all, and everyone is welcome to attend the discussion.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Nonfiction Book Club - Landwhale

August 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us to discuss an intimate, gutsy memoir about being a fat womanby the author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and a heroine of the body image movement.

Jes Baker burst onto the body positivity scene when she created her own ads mocking Abercrombie & Fitch for discriminating against all body types--a move that landed her on the Today Show and garnered a loyal following for her raw, honest, and attitude-filled blog missives.

 
 
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Seward Park

Paulette Perhach - Welcome to the Writers' Life

August 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Always wanted to be a writer? Stop wasting time and start your writing life today!

Join us for a book talk and presentation by author Paulette Perhach on her newest book, Welcome to the Writer's Life on Thursday, August 30 at 7pm.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Eugenie Jones "Lounge Jazz" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

August 31, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Reminiscent of style and sophistication of iconic vocalists of the past, Jones sings and scats her way vivaciously through mainstream jazz 
and draws listeners inside contemporary story lines, sharing original tunes that have earned her recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist.