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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

Ask the Oracle at Hotel Sorrento
with Hugo House

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Will you get that job you’re gunning for? Should you tell her you love her? Do you dare disturb the universe? Who better to answer these questions than a gaggle of “oracles” — i.e. writers — who will join us on stage every month at Hotel Sorrento? All the audience has to do is show up, […]

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Bernie Jacobs Duo

February 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bernie Jacobs has been a professional musician for over 40 years and effortlessly transitions between instrument and vocals through rhythm and blues, jazz, and pop landscapes. He performs around Seattle with his own group BJQ as well as with ensembles. No charge, open to the public. Look and Listen

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Kate Voss Duo

February 13 @ 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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Valentine’s Day with Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays capture the golden rhythm and romance of 1940’s vocal jazz/swing standards with singer Delilah Pearl, Dodd Johnson on drums, Michael Whitmore on guitar, Greg Dember on piano, Barry Cooper on trumpet and Toliver Goering on bass. Influenced by Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald , Nina Simone and “Lady Day”, Delilah Pearl […]

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Overton Berry

February 20 @ 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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Ask the Oracle at Hotel Sorrento
with Hugo House

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Will you get that job you’re gunning for? Should you tell her you love her? Do you dare disturb the universe? Who better to answer these questions than a gaggle of “oracles” — i.e. writers — who will join us on stage every month at Hotel Sorrento? All the audience has to do is show up, […]

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Sorrento Silent Reading Party

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 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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Michel Navedo & Brazil Novo

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Michel Navedo and Brazil Novo recreates the era of classic Bossa Nova for fans of Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, and Stan Getz. Led by Puerto Rican trumpeter Michel Navedo singing in Portuguese and improvising with his mellow, soulful tone, the group strives to stay true to the roots of Brazilian urban music. No […]

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Ormonde

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ormonde are Anna-Lynne Williams (Trespassers William/Lotte Kestner) and Robert Gomez, and Cartographer/Explorer is the Seattle duo’s second album. The sound is equally intimate and experimental, as they take turns at the helm, combining classical guitar, synths, and vocal effects. No charge, open to the public.

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Michel Navedo & Brazil Novo

April 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  — Free

Michel Navedo and Brazil Novo recreates the era of classic Bossa Nova for fans of Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, and Stan Getz. Led by Puerto Rican trumpeter Michel Navedo singing in Portuguese and improvising with his mellow, soulful tone, the group strives to stay true to the roots of Brazilian urban music. No […]

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Ask the Oracle at Hotel Sorrento
with Hugo House

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Will you get that job you’re gunning for? Should you tell her you love her? Do you dare disturb the universe? Who better to answer these questions than Brian Caster, Sarah Galvin, and Sonora Jha, April’s featured writer-oracles? All the audience has to do is show up, write questions on sticky notes, and hand them to […]

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Ask the Oracle at Hotel Sorrento
with Hugo House

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Will you get that job you’re gunning for? Should you tell her you love her? Do you dare disturb the universe? Who better to answer these questions than Domingo Martinez, Anastacia Tolbert, and Kary Wayson, May’s featured writer-oracles? All the audience has to do is show up, write questions on sticky notes, and hand them to […]

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Ask the Oracle at Hotel Sorrento
with Hugo House

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Will you get that job you’re gunning for? Should you tell her you love her? Do you dare disturb the universe? Who better to answer these questions than Bruce Holbert, David Schmader, and Jane Wong, June’s featured writer-oracles? All the audience has to do is show up, write questions on sticky notes, and hand them to our […]

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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.