The best performing and visual arts events in Seattle this week

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up five artsy events around Seattle this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a media launch party to a modern telling of "Romeo and Juliet."

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FWWR Launch Party

Poetry and storytelling come to Seattle in a new way with For Women Who Roar, a digital platform and print publication that launches on Thursday. The platform, founded by Megan Febuary, aims to empower the voices and stories of women.

The night will include music, raffles and poetry, alongside a panel discussion led by inspirational women.

When: Thursday, April 18, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Cathedral, 5449 Ballard Ave. NW
Price: Free ($10 Donation Encouraged)
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'Socially Inept: Tech Comedy Roast'

Find the humor in technology at "Socially Inept: Tech Comedy Roast" on Thursday. Four comedians will perform stand-up about the tech scene while roasting audience members who work in the tech industry.

When: Thursday, April 18, 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: Laughs Comedy Club, 5220 Roosevelt Way NE
Price: $19 (Group General Admission); $22 (General Admission); $26 (VIP Front Row)
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World Rhythm Festival 2019

Participate in all-day events at World Rhythm Festival this Saturday. Attendees will have the chance to watch musical performances and take drum or dance workshops featuring musical traditions from around the world.

Then, Arthur Hull leads the Great Northwest Drum Circle at 5:30 p.m., with a dance party following shortly after.

When: Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center Armory, 500 Harrison St.
Price: Free
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'The Larger Than Life Magic Show'

Take the family out for a night of laughs with "The Larger Than Life Magic Show" this Saturday. Jed Matthews and The Dean of Hearts will perform magic and comedy during this free, all-ages event.

When: Saturday, April 20, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Seattle Musical Theatre, 7120 62nd Ave. NE
Price: Free
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'Romeo and Jules'

Youthful passion, gender diversity and a classic love story come together in "Romeo and Jules," a retelling of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." University of Washington undergraduates make up the cast in this play directed by Geoff Korf; performances of "Romeo and Jules" run through April 28.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse, 4045 University Way NE, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105
Price: $8
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