For the 10th Anniversary of our annual fundraising gala Talk of the Town, weâ€™re adding a twist and taking the event â€œunderground.â€ To mix it up, Town Hall becomes this yearâ€™s 13th home for a fun, festive evening of drinks, food trucks, and local DJs. Start the evening by joining all Talk of the Town guests in Town Hallâ€™s lobby for a cocktail hour with wine and hors dâ€™oeuvres, followed by a 6 pm program in the Great Hall. Once upstairs, youâ€™ll enjoy mini Ignite!-style talks â€” short and sweet like their namesake, theyâ€™re sure to be enlightening â€” along with the annual Town Hall State of the Union by Executive Director Wier Harman.
At 7 p.m., Underground guests move to the Downstairs space at Town Hall to enjoy beats by local DJs, mingle with some of Seattle's most interesting people, and enjoy a delectable selection of small plates from some of Seattleâ€™s most popular food trucks. Skillet, Marination Station, Street Treats, Sound Spirits, Oola, and Sun Liquor will be at this yearâ€™s Underground. Notable personalities include Molly Wizenberg, Lindy West, Geo,Kate Lebo, Toby Crittenden, Hollis Wong-Wear, Michelle Quisenberry, John Richards, Marco Collins, and more. You wonâ€™t want to miss this event, a distillation of all the great ideas from the Great Hall, brought downstairs for further discussion. Our home is your home, so grab a friend and come along â€” or make new ones at Underground.
Presented by: Town Hall, Washington Bus and Ignite! Seattle.
Sponsored by: Uber, Dry Soda and Hilliardâ€™s Beer.
Tickets: $50-$60; ticket price includes all food, non-alcoholic beverages and one signature cocktail; additional alcoholic beverages are only $5.
A portion of the ticket price is a charitable donation to benefit Town Hall.