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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

Josh Rawlings

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

Josh Rawlings is a Grammy-Nominated pianist, keyboardist, composer, and vocalist. He has been performing passionate, Jazz-rooted, original music in Seattle for the past decade. Listen and Learn More

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Chip Parker – Darin Clendenin Duo

March 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Performing for capacity audiences at Tula’s, Egan’s, and the Fireside Room, Chip is a crooner whose style reflects what he’s absorbed over the years from singers such as Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Billie Holliday, and Chet Baker. Comfortable with the dynamic interplay between storytelling and musical improvisation, Chip’s unique interpretations convey happiness, humor, and love […]

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Jazz Brunch – Eugenie Jones

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Jazz + Brunch = a perfect Sunday ritual. Join us Sunday from 10a-1:30p for Jazz Brunch at Hotel Sorrento in the Fireside Room. Build your own tower of Brunch goodies, sip a bottomless mimosa or enjoy our Bloody Mary bar while enjoying the sounds of Eugenie Jones EXPLORE OUR JAZZ BRUNCH MENU

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Geoffrey Nutter: Cities at Dawn

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  — Free

Hugo House and Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry present Geoffrey Nutter, reading from Cities at Dawn (Wave Books, 2016) and other poems in the Fireside Room at Hotel Sorrento. Poet Bill Carty (Huge Cloudy, forthcoming from Octopus Books) will lead a Q&A following the reading.

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Nikki Dee

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Nikki DeCaires is a versatile, multi-lingual vocalist specializing in Bossa Nova, World & Latin jazz in multiple languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hawaiian); island/reggae; funk/blues; and neo-soul/R&B.Her sound ranges from soft, laid-back dinner music to swinging improvisational entertainment.  Join us as she delivers an entrancing performance in her signature style. http://www.nikkideemusic.com/ No charge, open to […]

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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

April 5 @ 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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Noir at the Bar Seattle

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Noir at the Bar Seattle features local and international crime fiction authors reading their work in front of a live audience, and also serves as a cocktail mixer for the Seattle crime fiction community. Join us for a FREE live reading event featuring an all-star line-up of local literary luminaries:Featured readers: Scotti Andrews, Arthur Coburn, […]

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LaVon Hardison

April 14 @ 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

April 15 @ 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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Sarah Emerson

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Sarah Emerson is a singer, songwriter from the Seattle area, learned acoustic guitar and piano and started writing music as a favor for her brother’s wedding. Sarah began performing acoustic shows of originals and covers at local wineries and hotels throughout Washington and ventured down to LA and begin working with producer Ryan Matthews to shift […]

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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

May 3 @ 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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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

June 7 @ 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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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

July 5 @ 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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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

August 2 @ 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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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

September 6 @ 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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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

November 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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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

December 6 @ 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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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.