FIVE NIGHTS OF GENIUS AT THE FRYE

Wed. July 24th - Wed. August 21st, 2013

  • 21+

For nine long years, the Stranger Genius Award winners were chosen in a secret, elaborate ritual involving only the paper's arts editors, yelling, mud, and whiskey. We'd announce the winners—giving $5,000 each to five artists in literature, performance, visual art, music, and film, and throwing them a huge, louche citywide party at the Moore Theatre—after we emerged, conferring upon them the crown of Genius. But last year, we thought: This isn't like choosing a goddamn pope. The Genius Awards could, and should, involve all the past Geniuses. It should involve the whole city!

With the 2013 Genius Awards, we want to throw open conversations, fire up debates, and celebrate each of the art forms in question—along with all of the finalists—all summer long. To that end, please join us for Five Nights of Genius at the Frye: a series of party/conversations featuring every single one of the nominees talking about their work, held over the course of five consecutive Wednesdays. These Nights of Genius will be moderated by A&P/Stranger editors and populated by you (and drinks!): Get your tickets now!

The full series passes are sold out. See single event tickets below for the remaining showcases.



FIVE NIGHTS OF GENIUS AT THE FRYE: Music Showcase

Wednesday, July 24 at 5:30pm

Hosted by Emily Nokes, featuring Katie Kate, Eyvind Kang with Jessika Kenney, and Jherek Bischoff

FIVE NIGHTS OF GENIUS AT THE FRYE: Film Showcase

Wednesday, July 31 at 5:30pm

Hosted by David Schmader, featuring Cinematographer Ben Kasulke, Director Scott Blake, and Director/Actor Zack Weintraub

FIVE NIGHTS OF GENIUS AT THE FRYE: Visual Art Showcase

Wednesday, August 7 at 5:30pm

Hosted by Jen Graves, featuring Matthew Offenbacher, Sherry Markovitz, and Rodrigo Valenzuela

FIVE NIGHTS OF GENIUS AT THE FRYE: Literature Showcase

Wednesday, August 14 at 5:30pm

Hosted by Paul Constant, featuring Maged Zaher, Neal Stephenson, and the producers of the APRIL small press festival

FIVE NIGHTS OF GENIUS AT THE FRYE: Performance Showcase

Wednesday, August 21 at 5:30pm

  • 21+

Cocktails in The Frye Atrium 5:30-6:30pm
Program 6:30-8pm in Auditorium hosted by Brendan Kiley, featuring work by Zoe/Juniper, Pat Graney, and Amy O'Neal followed by audience Q&A.

No late seating!!

• 5:30-6:30 cocktails and private access to the museum
• 6:30-8:00 interview and audience Q&A with Genius Finalists in all five categories

July 24 - Music Showcase - Hosted by Emily Nokes, featuring Katie Kate, Eyvind Kang with Jessika Kenney, and Jherek Bischoff

July 31 - Film Showcase - Hosted by David Schmader, featuring Cinematographer Ben Kasulke, Director Scott Blake, and Director/Actor Zack Weintraub

August 7 - Visual Art Showcase - Hosted by Jen Graves, featuring Matthew Offenbacher, Sherry Markovitz, and Rodrigo Valenzuela

August 14 - Literature Showcase - Hosted by Paul Constant, featuring Maged Zaher, Neal Stephenson, and the producers of the APRIL small press festival

August 21 - Performance Showcase- Hosted by Brendan Kiley, featuring Zoe/Juniper, Pat Graney, and Amy O'Neal


21+ over
$10 tickets come with a sponsored cocktail
$40 full series pass comes with a sponsored cocktail for each show plus your name on the 2013 Genius Patron list



Frye Art Museum

704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104