Election Night Extravaganza

What are you doing on Election Night? You’ll already have voted and you’ll want something to do with yourself while you wait for the returns.

Wing-It Productions’ Election Show 2008 is an entertaining, non-partisan spoof of the election process at the Historic University Theater on The Ave,

NWFF and Strawberry Theatre Workshop transform NWFF’s theaters into “an epicenter of election information” that includes major network broadcasts in both of their cinemas, radio coverage in the lobby, special appearances by dead presidents and live blogging all night long. Master of Ceremonies MJ Seiber will post red and blue light bulbs on a giant map of the country to give you the on-screen graphic effect live and in person.

Those of you who live up north might want to head to the Nile Shrine Center on 244th SW in Mountlake Terrace to hang out with the 1st Congressional District and Snohomish County Democrats to watch the election results, listen to live music, and snack on the appetizer and salad bar buffet.

If you’re able to walk into any bar in town and not be bombarded with election coverage and discussion, you’ve got some special sort of talent. Among your choices: you could drink with The Stranger at their election party at Showbox or you could join the guys from Drinking Liberally at the Montlake Ale House on 24th Ave. E. Nectar Lounge and Neumos the ante by throwing Dance Parties, too. Boom Noodle is offering happy hour all day and night for customers who bring in registration cards, absentee ballot stubs, or “I voted” stickers which includes special pricing on four special drinks. (The Sarah Palin “I Can See a Red Russian From My House” with Stoli, Kahlua and cherry cream sounds far tastier than having her in office.)

Central Cinema is hosting a party with beer and pizza and election results up on the big screen.

Democratic consultants, political reporters, trivia and prizes are some of the inducements to spend your Election Night at Town Hall.

But maybe you want a distraction instead. I’ll be at the Key Arena to watch the Seattle Thunderbirds take on the Edmonton Oil Kings and, trust me, few things are better at distracting you from your worries than drinking beer while watching a bunch of mostly-Canadian teenager knock the puck–and each other–around the ice.

I’ll be checking the results from my phone during the game, but if you’ve got the discipline to keep yours shut, you could go to a movie. Rosemary’s Baby plays at SIFF and Return of the Living Dead plays at the Grand Illusion along with The Brain That Wouldn’t Die.

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