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Culture Hub

The Sorrento is more than a bastion of hospitality for visitors. Since the very beginning, Seattle’s most invigorated minds and outsized talents—poets and playwrights, opera singers and burlesque stars—have found inspiration and audiences under our roof.

These days, the Fireside Room and the Top of the Town bustle with regularly scheduled lectures, readings, musical performances and eclectic events that transcend easy description.

Upcoming Events

Susy Sun

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Singer/Songwriter, Susy Sun is a breath of fresh air in the hustle and bustle of music today. She writes indie folk music with a pop twist, and uniquely blends her original piano compositions to create art that has elegantly taken hold of the attention of music lovers of all genres.

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Alchemy Vinyasa
Pranayama and Meditation

April 20 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

5:45 – 7pm Alchemy Vinyasa (suggested donation $15) 7:05 – 7:45 Pranayama and Meditation (suggested donation $10) “I am that” is a teaching that echoes throughout many different yoga lineages, and traces back to the Upanishads. During this 4-week series, the first of many at the Sorrento, we explore “I am that” through movement, breath […]

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Overton Berry

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Overton Berry began his musical career over fifty years ago at the age of 16, when he played USO shows at military bases on the west coast with the first Overton Berry Trio. Since those early beginnings the music has never stopped. He is described in the Pacific Northwest as “a living legend”, and his […]

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Alchemy Vinyasa
Pranayama and Meditation

April 27 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

5:45 – 7pm Alchemy Vinyasa (suggested donation $15) 7:05 – 7:45 Pranayama and Meditation (suggested donation $10) “I am that” is a teaching that echoes throughout many different yoga lineages, and traces back to the Upanishads. During this 4-week series, the first of many at the Sorrento, we explore “I am that” through movement, breath […]

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Alchemy Vinyasa
Pranayama and Meditation

May 4 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

5:45 – 7pm Alchemy Vinyasa (suggested donation $15) 7:05 – 7:45 Pranayama and Meditation (suggested donation $10) “I am that” is a teaching that echoes throughout many different yoga lineages, and traces back to the Upanishads. During this 4-week series, the first of many at the Sorrento, we explore “I am that” through movement, breath […]

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GRAY Conversations: The Sorrento Sessions
Remix Culture & Cross-Disciplinary Design

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  — $10

Whether it’s industrial designers shaping interiors or architects branching into product design, the Northwest has become known for its creative collaborations and cross-disciplinary projects. For this panel, presented in partnership with Interior Design Show West, we’ll talk to some of the region’s brightest design stars about their experiences crossing into new or unexpected design territories, […]

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Silent Reading Party

May 6 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Invented by Stranger editor-in-chief Christopher Frizzelle, the reading party is every first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. That’s when the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel goes quiet and fills with people. The reading public. It fills right away with all these people who don’t know each other, and they sit very close, […]

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Alchemy Vinyasa
Pranayama and Meditation

May 18 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

5:45 – 7pm Alchemy Vinyasa (suggested donation $15) 7:05 – 7:45 Pranayama and Meditation (suggested donation $10) “I am that” is a teaching that echoes throughout many different yoga lineages, and traces back to the Upanishads. During this 4-week series, the first of many at the Sorrento, we explore “I am that” through movement, breath […]

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Silent Reading Party

June 3 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Invented by Stranger editor-in-chief Christopher Frizzelle, the reading party is every first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. That’s when the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel goes quiet and fills with people. The reading public. It fills right away with all these people who don’t know each other, and they sit very close, […]

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GRAY Conversations: The Sorrento Sessions
Northwest Fashion on the Rise

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  — $10

We all know the stereotype: Birkenstocks and flannel shirts. Ripped jeans and fleece jackets. The Northwest gets props for a lot of things, but fashion has never been one of them. Until now. Thanks to a cadre of creative designers, the runways are looking to our region for style trends. From clothing and jewelry to […]

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GRAY Conversations: The Sorrento Sessions
Art, Landscape, & the Public Realm

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  — $10

For this panel, presented in partnership with Interior Design Show West, designers and artists will discuss how cities create dynamic, vibrant public spaces through architecture, landscape design, and art, both commissioned and guerrilla.

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GRAY Conversations: The Sorrento Sessions
Next-Wave Graphic Design & Branding

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm  — $10

Presented in partnership with Interior Design Show West, this talk will explore graphic design and its role shaping the visual culture of Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. We will discuss new frontiers in design and branding, and illuminate some of the innovative ways brands today are making a bigger impact socially, while making less […]

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Collaborators

The Sorrento is part of the humming social web that comprises Seattle, offering a dramatic stage and interested audience to the city’s skilled artisans, craftspeople and creative professionals.

Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

DIFFA (Design Industries Fighting Aids)

Elliot Bay Book Company

Frye Art Museum

Historic Seattle

Northwest Film Forum

Seattle Arts & Lectures

SAM (Seattle Art Museum)

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival)

Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film + Music

Town Hall Seattle

Washington Filmworks