Happenings

Your guide to our curated music, literary, and dining events for our guests, Seattle locals and the culturally-curious.

Friday Nights With Shawn Schlogel

Fridays | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. RESERVE | VIEW MENU

Shawn Schlogel is a Seattle based jazz pianist, band leader and composer, originally from Boise, ID. As a versatile, freelance pianist/keyboardist, Shawn performs weekly throughout the Seattle area with several groups including his own. As a leader, Shawn composes and arranges all his own tunes for the Shawn Schlogel Trio. Shawn has always had an eclectic taste in music and actively applies that to his compositions. New tunes are frequently coming and changing – ranging from classical to R&B, from Samba to modern jazz, and everywhere in between!

Instagram: @theseattlepianist

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Sunday Jazz Brunch with Caitlin Sherman

Sundays | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. RESERVE | VIEW MENU

In an “about damn time” kind of moment, the Seattle based singer-songwriter Caitlin Sherman stepped out solo. She had her fair share of collaborations over the years, most notably the cosmic psych rock of Evening Bell and the hazy noir of Slow Skate. As a songwriter and arranger in both projects, she also held the role of girlfriend and wife. Now she is neither.

Website: https://www.caitlinsherman.com/

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Saturday Night Jazz with Evan Captain

Saturdays | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Reservations strongly encouraged: RESERVE | VIEW MENU

Evan Captain has performed at jazz clubs and private parties throughout the northwest. He's featured regularly in the Piano Starts Here series, curated in partnership with KNKX radio. Past performances include The Pink Door, Royal Room, Vito's, and Hotel Sorrento.When performing with a trio, Evan regularly features Cornish and UW Jazz school alumni, and many local legends - keeping close to the heart and tradition of Seattle music lineage.Evan regularly accompanies student classes at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and occasionally plays for PNB Company classes. He has worked with Evergreen City Ballet and Spectrum Dance Theater.His piano influences include energetic players like Ahmad Jamal, Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi, Thelonious Monk, and Bud Powell.

Website: https://evancaptaintrio.com/ 

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Silent Reading Party Brunch

Saturday, February 17th, 2024 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | PURCHASE TICKETS

Whenever there's a reading party, the Fireside Room at Hotel Sorrento goes quiet and fills with people. You bring whatever you feel like reading and read it silently, to yourself, while Paul Matthew Moore plays exquisitely relaxing piano music and servers bring you food and drinks.

The reading party makes for a relaxing time with friends, a romantic date, or a fun solo activity in the city. The Silent Reading Party has been replicated around the world — from San Francisco to Brooklyn, from Nigeria to Australia — but we started it in Seattle, and we do it best. 

Note:

  • You must be 21+ to attend this party, as it takes place in a room with a bar.
  • There is a $20 food or drink minimum per person, which is not included in the reservation fee. The full brunch menu of the Sorrento's restaurant STELLA is available during this party.

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Silent Reading Party

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

The reading party makes for a romantic date night, a relaxing night out with friends, or a fun solo activity in the city. Bring whatever you feel like reading (a book, a magazine, a newspaper) and read it, silently, to yourself, while resident musician Paul Matthew Moore plays exquisitely relaxing piano music.

Note:

  • You must be 21+ to attend this party, as it takes place in a room with a bar.
  • There is a $20 food or drink minimum per person, which is not included in the reservation fee. Hotel Sorrento's restaurant, STELLA.’s full menu is available during this party.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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Saturday Jazz Brunch With Nick Allison

Saturday February 24th, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. RESERVE | VIEW MENU

A Seattle native, Nick has been a working pianist and keyboardist in the area since 1975. Though jazz is his home base, he has played in countless solo and ensemble environments, in styles ranging from pop to salsa and from funk to big-band swing.

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Silent Reading Party

Wednesday February 28, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:30p.m. | PURCHASE TICKETS

The reading party makes for a romantic date night, a relaxing night out with friends, or a fun solo activity in the city. Bring whatever you feel like reading (a book, a magazine, a newspaper) and read it, silently, to yourself, while resident musician Paul Matthew Moore plays exquisitely relaxing piano music.

Now you can reserve your spot in advance. No more waiting in line, hoping you get in, however, you must purchase a ticket in advance (links below).

Note:

  • You must be 21+ to attend this party, as it takes place in a room with a bar.
  • There is a $20 food or drink minimum per person, which is not included in the reservation fee. Hotel Sorrento's restaurant, STELLA.’s full menu is available during this party.

PURCHASE TICKETS

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Saturday Jazz Brunch with Karin Kajita

Saturday, March 2, 16, 23, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. RESERVE | VIEW MENU

A native of Bainbridge Island, Karin started piano lessons at age eight. She studied with Professor Neal O’Doan at the UW and earned degrees in music and piano performance. She discovered a fascination for improvisation in college, and after graduation put away the books. Karin has played in Seattle, around the U.S. and in Japan and Europe. She plays jazz, contemporary, Latin, tango, ragtime, novelty, classical, show tunes and her own compositions. She knows over 1000 tunes by heart and loves to take requests.

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Silent Reading Party

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

The reading party makes for a romantic date night, a relaxing night out with friends, or a fun solo activity in the city. Bring whatever you feel like reading (a book, a magazine, a newspaper) and read it, silently, to yourself, while resident musician Paul Matthew Moore plays exquisitely relaxing piano music. There is also a Zoom version of this party that happens every week. On the first Wednesday of the month, the Zoom party will be a live broadcast of the party from the Fireside Room.

Now you can reserve your spot in advance. No more waiting in line, hoping you get in, however, you must purchase a ticket in advance (links below).

Note: there is a $20 food or drink minimum per person, which is not included in the reservation fee. The reservation fee benefits the organizers of this party; your food and drink purchases help our staff and help us continue to host the Silent Reading Party, which has taken place at Hotel Sorrento since 2009.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

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Silent Reading Brunch

Saturday March 9th | 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Now you can reserve your spot in advance. No more waiting in line, hoping you get in, however, you must purchase a ticket in advance (links below).

Note: there is a $20 food or drink minimum per person, which is not included in the reservation fee. The reservation fee benefits the organizers of this party; your food and drink purchases help our staff and help us continue to host the Silent Reading Party, which has taken place at Hotel Sorrento since 2009.

The reading party makes for a romantic date night, a relaxing night out with friends, or a fun solo activity in the city. Bring whatever you feel like reading (a book, a magazine, a newspaper) and read it, silently, to yourself, while resident musician Paul Matthew Moore plays exquisitely relaxing piano music. There is also a Zoom version of this party that happens every week. On the first Wednesday of the month, the Zoom party will be a live broadcast of the party from the Fireside Room.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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Silent Reading Party

Wednesday, March13th, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

The reading party makes for a romantic date night, a relaxing night out with friends, or a fun solo activity in the city. Bring whatever you feel like reading (a book, a magazine, a newspaper) and read it, silently, to yourself, while resident musician Paul Matthew Moore plays exquisitely relaxing piano music.

Note:

  • You must be 21+ to attend this party, as it takes place in a room with a bar.
  • There is a $20 food or drink minimum per person, which is not included in the reservation fee. Hotel Sorrento's restaurant, STELLA.’s full menu is available during this party.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

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Silent Reading Party

Wednesday March 20th, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

The reading party makes for a romantic date night, a relaxing night out with friends, or a fun solo activity in the city. Bring whatever you feel like reading (a book, a magazine, a newspaper) and read it, silently, to yourself, while resident musician Paul Matthew Moore plays exquisitely relaxing piano music. There is also a Zoom version of this party that happens every week. On the first Wednesday of the month, the Zoom party will be a live broadcast of the party from the Fireside Room.

Now you can reserve your spot in advance. No more waiting in line, hoping you get in, however, you must purchase a ticket in advance (links below).

Note: there is a $20 food or drink minimum per person, which is not included in the reservation fee. The reservation fee benefits the organizers of this party; your food and drink purchases help our staff and help us continue to host the Silent Reading Party, which has taken place at Hotel Sorrento since 2009.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

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Silent Reading Brunch

Saturday March 30, 2024 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | TICKETS

Whenever there's a reading party, the Fireside Room at Hotel Sorrento goes quiet and fills with people. You bring whatever you feel like reading and read it silently, to yourself, while Paul Matthew Moore plays exquisitely relaxing piano music and servers bring you food and drinks.

Click here to see photos of the tables, chairs, and barstools available for reservation.

Note:

  • You must be 21+ to attend this party, as it takes place in a room with a bar.
  • There is a $20 food or drink minimum per person, which is not included in the reservation fee. The full brunch menu of the Sorrento's restaurant STELLA is available during this party.

The reading party makes for a relaxing time with friends, a romantic date, or a fun solo activity in the city. The Silent Reading Party has been replicated around the world — from San Francisco to Brooklyn, from Nigeria to Australia — but we started it in Seattle, and we do it best. 

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Silent Reading Party

Wednesday April 3rd, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:30p.m. | PURCHASE TICKETS

The reading party makes for a romantic date night, a relaxing night out with friends, or a fun solo activity in the city. Bring whatever you feel like reading (a book, a magazine, a newspaper) and read it, silently, to yourself, while resident musician Paul Matthew Moore plays exquisitely relaxing piano music.

Now you can reserve your spot in advance. No more waiting in line, hoping you get in, however, you must purchase a ticket in advance (links below).

Note:

  • You must be 21+ to attend this party, as it takes place in a room with a bar.
  • There is a $20 food or drink minimum per person, which is not included in the reservation fee. Hotel Sorrento's restaurant, STELLA.’s full menu is available during this party.

PURCHASE TICKETS

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