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Ides of March in Puget Sound

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In the Roman calendar days were not sequentially numbered. The middle of the month was known as its ide. Julius Ceasar was assassinated the Ides of March in 44BC.He was warned in Shakespeare’s play by a soothsayer, “Beware the Ides of March”. Here are a few local Ides of March events you might like to attend… no warnings needed.

Now That’s Variety! Ides of March
Thursday, March 15
7:00pm
Egan’s Ballard Jam House
1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
206.789.1621
http://www.ballardjamhouse.com

It’s a variety show with an incredible line up of song and dance, including Maria Gitana is an award winning Flamenco Dancer who has performed in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Madrid, Spain. And Christian Swenson, A pioneer in “Human Jazz’ Improvisation with the body & voice. Christian has been performing and teaching dance for 30 years. He has performed in Canada, Europe, Japan and Nepal. Cover is $10 or pay-what-you-can.

Ides of March – Hail Caesar!
Thursday, March 15
5:00pm
Adriatic Grill
4201 S Steele Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
253.475.6000
http://www.nightouttacoma.com

Wine tasting, Roman-themed pupu platters and optional togas! $10/person at the door.

Beware the Ides of March!
Friday, March 16
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Bin 41
4707 #A California Avenue
Seattle, WA 98116
206.937.0411
http://www.bin41wine.com

This day marks the official 2-year ‘soft opening’ anniversary of Bin 41, a specialty retail wine shop located in the heart of the West Seattle Alaska Junction. Come for a fun tasting line-up of wines to celebrate the occasion and to celebrate owner Jon’s Irish roots. C u at the bin!

If you’d rather stay in, considering renting or downloading one of these flicks:

Julius Caesar (1953). Joseph Mankiewicz’s classic take on the Shakespearean play stars Marlon Brando.

Ides of March (2011)

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. George Clooney’s Oscar nominated film about dirty politics and a zealous staffer stars Ryan Gosling, George Clooney and Evan Rachel Wood.

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