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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

Seattle Arts and Lectures presents Local Voices

January 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm  — Free

Local Voices presents a unique opportunity to eavesdrop on the works of SAL’s Writers in the Schools resident writers. These locally acclaimed novelists, poets, essayists and storytellers come together to read from their own works-in-progress, and inspire the same craft and performance skills they teach in the classroom. This event is free to the public […]

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LaVon Hardison

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

LaVon Hardison sings jazz standards, originals, and her own eclectic and compelling arrangements of popular songs. Equally at home at jazz clubs, corporate events, private parties, and sacred settings, LaVon uses her background in musical theater, opera, and jazz as a foundation for her accessible, joyful, and engaging musical explorations. LaVon was a featured performer […]

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Delilah Pearl and The Mantarays

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — FREE

Put on your dancing shoes, your skinny ties, those sartorial dark-rimmed glasses and lets swango again like we did last night. From Vashon Island, Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays crafts a signature sound and a style all their own. Throw in a bit of 1940’s hepcat jazz, a heap of modern soul and R&B, a […]

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Kate Voss Duo

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Kate Voss has been steeping in jazz for a over decade. In 2014 she came received Special Mention at the Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocal Queen contest and was nominated for Vocalist of the Year in Earshot Magazine. For the past 15 years, Seattle has been her home and she’s been politely leaving her mark in artsy corners and […]

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The Side Project

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

This sultry-pop husband and wife team grew from playing small Spokane venues to having their songs broadcast on the international television hit “Dancing with the Stars.” Together they’ve performed thousands of concerts in the Seattle area and throughout the Pacific Northwest. With Ben & Suzie Bradford at the core, The Side Project often plays as […]

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Silent Reading Party

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  — Free

Invented by The Stranger’s 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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Valentine’s Day with Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Put on your dancing shoes, your skinny ties, those sartorial dark-rimmed glasses and lets swango again like we did last night. From Vashon Island, Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays crafts a signature sound and a style all their own. Throw in a bit of 1940’s hepcat jazz, a heap of modern soul and R&B, a […]

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Kate Voss Duo

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kate Voss has been steeping in jazz for a over decade. In 2014 she came received Special Mention at the Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocal Queen contest and was nominated for Vocalist of the Year in Earshot Magazine. For the past 15 years, Seattle has been her home and she’s been politely leaving her mark in artsy corners and […]

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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  — Free

Invented by the Stranger’s 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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Denny Blaine

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Denny Blaine is the hottest vocal pop duet in the Northwest featuring the singing and songwriting talents of Jack Johnson and Steve Aliment. Both performed in San Francisco’s Yanks, toured the USA and Canada, and recorded three acclaimed Yanks’ albums, two for DTI Records and one for the Lolita label in Paris. Steve is well […]

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Edan Krolewicz

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Edan Krolewicz is a musician, producer, song-writer, and lyricist based out of Seattle, WA. After graduating from MIT and working in tech, he left his job to pursue music full-time. Since then he has been performing regularly in Seattle as a jazz vocalist, producing and co-writing with several artists, and contributing pieces to Earshot Jazz.

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Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Born out of a love of the early years of swing, country and rock ‘n ‘roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and roadhouses. No charge, open to the public.

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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

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce works daily to increase and maintain the vitality of our neighborhood by supporting commerce and creating platforms for important discussions about better transportation, development, housing and community spaces – all the while maintaining the unique character that is Capitol Hill. This makes the work of our Chamber broader than many traditional Chambers of Commerce and it’s why we’re not your daddy’s chamber.

DIFFA (Design Industries Fighting Aids)

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design.

Elliot Bay Book Company

Located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood business district, The Elliott Bay Book Company is a full service bookstore, home to over 150,000 titles, set on cedar shelves in a multi-level, inviting unique atmosphere.

Frye Art Museum

Located on Seattle’s First Hill, the Frye Art Museum first opened its doors in 1952 as the legacy of Charles and Emma Frye, prominent early-twentieth century Seattle business leaders and art collectors.

Since that time, works from the Frye Founding Collection of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century European paintings have continuously been on view. The Museum also hosts notable exhibitions of works by internationally renowned and emerging artists, as well as extensive public programs.

Historic Seattle

Historic Seattle is a public development authority established by city ordinance in 1974.

For 40 years Historic Seattle has shown what can be done quietly in the background with technical assistance and feasibility studies, and loudly by plunging head-on into full scale redevelopment of buildings that no one else in the community would assume responsibility to protect.

Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum is Seattle's premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

Seattle Arts & Lectures

Seattle Arts & Lectures champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region.

SAM (Seattle Art Museum)

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse business association in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization representing 2,200 companies and a regional workforce of approximately 700,000.

SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival)

SIFF has been bringing great film experiences to the Northwest for over 40 years! Our year-round programming has three core programs, consisting of SIFF Education, SIFF Cinema, and Seattle International Film Festival.

Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film + Music

The Seattle Mayor's Office of Film and Music is devoted to promoting Seattle's film and music industries.

Town Hall Seattle

Town Hall fosters the expression & exchange of ideas through a wide range of arts, education, humanities, & civic programs.

Washington Filmworks

Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501 (c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry.