Step right up the 12th annual Georgetown Carnival on Saturday, June 10 from noon to 10:00 PM. This colorful community arts festival celebrates the creative diversity Seattle’s oldest neighborhood. FREE family fun all day long!
This year’s edition features free concerts by Northwest rock stalwarts Mudhoney, Young Pioneers, Tom Price Desert Classic, and Thee Sgt. Major III, joined by Pink Parts, Gibraltar, Mia Day, Shasta Bree, Sazerac, Jacque Larrainzar, Kelli Francis Corrado, Barton Carroll, Danny Godinez, Tobias the Owl, Our Dead Fathers, Megan Krantz, and R L Heyer. DJ Brownstone, Selector Dub Narcotic, and DJ David Baca will spin platters between acts.
The festivities begin at noon with the traditional performance by Georgetown’s Eagles Aerie #1 Brass Band (the oldest performing band in the Pacific Northwest.) Young acrobats from Georgetown’s School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) and students of Seattle Drum School perform. Spin art, Minions, arts & crafts booths, art cars, food trucks, beer and wine gardens, Equinox Studios interactive art, and carnival games provide entertainment for audiences of all ages. Georgetown Clown Town includes OddMall Alley, J. P. Patches museum, sideshow attractions, and a show of contemporary clown art by Augie Pagan, Kelly O, Tamlin Marx, Doug Parry, Emilie Shepherd, Hector Tellez, Marc Palm, and Henry.
Another annual attraction of the Georgetown Carnival is Hazardfactory’s Power Tool Races! Contestants of all ages fashion amusing drag racers from power tools of all varieties. They compete in thrilling side-by-side heats for trophies awarded in several categories.
Georgetown’s many galleries, studios, nightclubs, restaurants, and boutiques participate with special programming. Don’t miss this festive, FREE event on Saturday, June 10 on the streets of Georgetown’s Airport Way S business corridor.
Join us for an evening of art, comix, media, and music this Saturday, May 13 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. We’ll host a reception and exhibition of original art by cartoonist Cathy Malkasian. She will discuss her new graphic novel Eartha in conversation with Fantagraphics Books publisher Gary Groth at 6:300 PM, followed by a book signing.
The event will also include the video installation Patience, Atlas. This dance performance documentary from Marion Walker is presented in association with Georgetown Records. The stop-motion video captures a dancer stranded in the waiting room where patience is paramount and the weight of the world eventually tears everything apart. This festive evening will conclude with a concert by the Knights of Trash, performing music from their new self-titled EP.
Don’t miss an exciting night of contemporary multimedia art. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring lively visual and performing arts presentation throughout the historic neighborhood. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, only minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-557-4910.
Amazing art sale to benefit Coyote, with over 20 artists at the home of Julie and Dan Little at 1121 23rd Ave. E, between Prospect and Highland on Capitol Hill.
Drop by for a day of incredible art, mouth-watering grub, and really, really good company!
This event is casual and open-house style, so come when it suits you! Mingle with the artists, grab a bite to eat, shop a ton of unique art, and enjoy the afternoon with us. While you get your shop on, you’ll be supporting local artists AND Coyote!
Jewelry, Furnishings, Ceramics, Fashion, and more…
|| FEATURED ARTISTS ||
joe max emminger
carol rashawna williams
It’s time for the 9th annual Garfield BDX Drumline showcase, a live drumline exhibition with the Seattle Seahawks, UW, WSU and Garfield Drum Lines!
Let MC Logic Amen and Tamao George Yasutake (DJ Surreal) take you on a journey from group to group supporting youth in school music programs.
This year there are 15 exciting Drumlines to make your Saturday a great day! This event is very family friendly and will have you dancing in your seat. *Set list is posted at the bottom.
New to the lineup this year are both the University of Washington Husky and Washington State University Cougar Drumlines.
Also enjoy a performance from the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline. This is traditionally the first full group performance of the season for Blue Thunder.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Food and drink will be sold in the concession stand.
All proceeds go directly to the Garfield High School Drumline program!
Please invite your friends!
Thank you so much for supporting local and live music!
2017 BDX Performance Order
11:30 DJ Surreal & Guest Band
12:00 Washington Middle School
12:08 Bellevue High School
12:16 Cleveland High School
12:24 Life Christian High School
12:32 Cascade Sound Percussion
12:40 Lake Stevens High School
12:48 Thomas Jefferson High School
12:56 Lincoln High School
1:25 Garfield High School *
1:35 Roosevelt High School
1:43 Glacier Peak High School
1:51 UW Drumline *
1:59 Emerald City Boom *
2:07 WSU Drumline *
2:15 Seahawks Blue Thunder *
* Indicates exhibition performance
Celebrate the cultural contributions of Seattle’s literary enterprises on Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday, April 29. Visit 3 or more Seattle area indie bookshops to be eligible for prizes. Visit all 19 and get 25% off all year at each participating bookseller.
Fantagraphics Bookstore in Georgetown commemorates Independent Bookstore Day with a sumptuous reception from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for the Northwest Cartoonists Cookbook, a culinary minicomic created especially for the occasion. The book contains recipes and ruminations on cooking by a cadre of gifted Seattle area artists: Handa, Ellen Forney, Roberta Gregory, Tatiana Gill, Max Clotfelter, Marie Hausauer, John Ohannesian, Regina Schilling, Kelly Froh, Brendan Kiefer, Sarah Romano Diehl, Mike Baehr, James Stanton, Marc Palm, Elaine Lin, Ryan Thies, Colleen Frakes, Anne Livingston, David Lasky, Rachel Scheer, Amy Camber, Pat Moriarity, Jim Blanchard, Bob Brabb, Dennis P Eichhorn, Brandon Lehmann, Mita Mahato, Robyn Jordan, Gillian Rhodes, Megan Kelso, Laura Knetzger, Lillian Beaty, Ben Horak, and Simon Hanselmann. Many artists will bring samples of their dishes to share and complimentary beverages will be provided. Support your local indie booksellers on Independent Bookstore Day.
Light refreshments will be available.
Free and open to the public.
The show, which runs through May 14. SAM Gallery is located at the Seattle Art Museum at 1300 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle.
Come enjoy some of the sweet tunes and Karaoke with world renouned DJ Vodka Twist!
Man it’s fun! Spread the word!
Enjoy the art at the
Karaoke 8pm-11pm with all the gang. Stop by!
Cafe Racer 5828 Roosevelt Way NE
Georgetown Bites allows food and beverage fans to experience the diverse culinary delights of Seattle’s historic arts community in affordable fashion. The 3rd annual Taste of Georgetown features special offers from 28 appetizing enterprises for as little as $4 each. Celebrate the unique hospitality of this colorful neighborhood on Saturday, March 25. Tickets are available at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tasting continues until 5:00 PM.
Georgetown offers a wide variety of cuisine to suit every taste. Acclaimed new establishments like Ciudad, Sisters & Brothers, and El Sirenito are joined by established dining destinations such as Fonda la Catrina, Via Tribunali, Georgetown Liquor Co., and Hitchcock Deli. The factory outlets of Elleno’s Yogurt and Fran’s Chocolates, as well as the craft beverages of Georgetown Brewing, Machine House, Counterbalance, Lowercase Brewery, and Charles Smith Wines represent the diverse food and beverage production in Georgetown. International dishes from Cutting Board and Hallava Falafel are complemented by blue-collar comfort food from Square Knot Diner, Jules Maes Saloon, Zippy’s Giant Burgers, Smarty Pants and Star Brass Lounge. Pizza from Flying Squirrel and Stellar’s can be topped off with coffee and pastries from All City Coffee and the Conservatory.
Adventurous diners can also visit the many galleries, shops, and assorted cultural attractions on Saturday, March 25 in Seattle’s oldest neighborhood. Tickets can be purchased at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall for the low price $20 for 5 tickets, redeemable for delicious samples at any of the participating establishments. (Additional tickets available for $5 each.) For a map, specials, and more information visit www.georgetownbites.com.
Fantagraphics Bookstore, in association with the Argentinian Ministry of Culture, is pleased to present Ezequiel Garcia on Saturday, March 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Garcia will discuss his new graphic memoir, Growing Up in Public from Fantagraphics Books.
Garcia’s book chronicles the personal and professional challenges he faces as a young artist in his hometown of Buenos Aires. He laments the loss of architectural landmarks and cultural heritage in the face of shrinking public support for the arts in his home country. His engaging narrative is sure to resonate in Seattle as we deal with remarkably similar issues in our region.
Fantagraphics remains committed to giving voice to artists of diverse cultures in these perilous political times. Ezequiel Garcia’s reportage from Latin America provides a perfect complement to our recent presentation by Russian dissident artist Victoria Lomasko. Please join us for this important perspective from a compelling contemporary cartoonist.
This event coincides with Georgetown Bites, allowing food and beverage fans to experience the diverse culinary delights of Seattle’s historic arts community in affordable fashion. The 3rd annual Taste of Georgetown features special offers from 28 appetizing enterprises for as little as $4 each. Celebrate the unique hospitality of this colorful neighborhood on Saturday, March 25. Bites tickets are available at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tasting continues until 5:00 PM.
Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S) only minutes from downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Please note new phone number: 206-557-4910.
Come for the art, stay for the karaoke! Black velvet paintings by artist Celene Ramidan in the main gallery and “Racer-aoke” karaoke party with DJ Vodka Twist in the Official Bad Art Museum of Art. Thursday night, come after the art openings or come early for dinner. Meet the artist, sing a song, have a drink, enjoy a delicious homemade meal. March 2nd, 2017, 8pm-11pm at Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle.
Fantagraphics Bookstore, in association with Short Run and the University of Washington, is pleased to welcome Russian cartoonist Victoria Lomasko on Saturday, March 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Lomasko will present her new collection of graphic journalism Other Russias, with an exhibition and slide talk, followed by a book signing.
Victoria Lomasko is a fixture at Moscow’s trials and protests, documenting the tumultuous processes that shape today’s Russia. Not content to limit herself to the political life of Moscow, Lomasko travels around the country and the former Soviet republics, exploring the domestic, psychological, and spiritual condition of its diverse marginalized groups. She’ll discuss dissenting views of Putin’s policies – a topical subject in turbulent times. A feature review in the current issue of the New Yorker observes, “It’s a portrait of opposition politics that is also a portrait of deep cultural divisions. Neither Russia’s strengths nor its problems, Lomasko’s book argues, can be attributed to a single force.”
This event coincides with the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring contemporary visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) only minutes from downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to host a release party and art exhibition for Regina Schilling’s Hey Lady #7 on Saturday, February 11. The new issue focuses on Sylvia Rivera, a civil rights pioneer who was a crucial voice for people of color, transgendered, and low-income communities throughout her life.
Hey Lady is a colorful celebration of women’s contributions to global art and culture. Olympia resident Regina Schilling selects a subject for each book and invites women artists worldwide to contribute portraits. Past personalities include artist and musician Yoko Ono, actress Nichelle Nichols, Andy Warhol superstar Candy Darling, musician Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and artists Leonor Fini and Yayoi Kusama. The results are remarkably revealing. Each issue includes a brief biography and a button affixed to the cover. DIY publishing and contemporary feminist art at its finest.
The event on Saturday February 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM coincides with the festive Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S), only minutes from downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.
Indulge your senses!
Come and view these black velvet paintings, a sensory delight, by future art mistress and musician Celene Ramadan, in the vein of masters Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein and Black Velvet Painting King Edgar Leeteg, who created sensuous, tropical paradises in the ’30s and ’40s applying brush to velvet to delicately paint each hair on the head of his lovely subjects
An elite reception to meet the artist and view these sublime black velvet paintings, most of which will be for sale. Prices will range from $60 – $300! A deal at twice the price!
Art show officially happens from 6pm-8pm, but art will available to view and worship all night. Karaoke will go from 8pm-11pm!
Admission is free at Cafe Racer, just have a beer or cocktail and enjoy their full-service menu. All food made onsite and delicious!
Starting at 8pm, enjoy RACEROKE, Cafe Racer Karkaoke by Lushy Kingpin Andy Sodt.
Cafe Racer is located at 5828 Roosevelt Way in Seattle.
The Circus Contraption Band returns!
Yes, it’s true! One night only!
We know it will never be the same without Joe and Drew. But the rest of the band is BACK for Valentine’s Day, and they are honored to join a SPECTACULAR bill at Showbox at the Market.
On the bill is Devotchka The Denver-based indie rock band who powers into new territory. Long renowned for their lush sound and eclectic mix of genres, this will be a great Seattle show. Vince Mira is also on the bill. He started playing at the Pike Place Market as a teen and now has been featured on “Good Morning America”, “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and “Inside Edition” and has played the Austin City Limits Festival, Bumbershoot, the mainstage at the Sasquatch Festival and has showcased at SXSW. He is now in the process of writing and recording his 3rd album.
Also performing, local favorites Can Can Cabaret will be performing, along with the Tom Waites of the accordion, Jason Webley.
Tue Feb 14 – Showbox at the Market
Circus Contraption Band
Can Can Cabaret
7pm door / 8pm show
Tickets: $40 adv / $45 day-of
21 and over
1426 1st Ave, Seattle WA
Tickets onsale via Showbox tickets
Resist! Art Show at The Piranha Shop — 100% of proceeds from the sale of work will be donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.
Art today serves a different purpose than it did before the election. As our Nation’s activists, optimists, truth-tellers, and interpreters, we have a responsibility to keep the things that are important as far away and safe from the new CEO in Chief as possible.
So, we’re coming together and raising funds for institutions that are now in jeopardy. We’re fighting hate with hope, rallying together, and speaking our minds. We’re showing the world that we won’t go silently— that progress, creativity, and judiciousness still matter in this weird, new, reality-television version of America.
Because if history has taught us anything, it’s that hope never loses.
Join us to raise money for the institutions that need us most. We can all do our little bit to keep our beautiful country progressing towards acceptance, tolerance, and hope.
Friday, January 27, starting at 7pm at The Piranha Shop, 1022 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134
Participating artists include:
Deborah Faye Lawrence
Patrick “Duffy” De Armas
100% of proceeds from the sale of work will be donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. RESIST!
A GIANT thank you to our host and partner The Piranha Shop. Beverages donated by the always delicious Rachel’s Ginger Beer.
Join The Tikigraphs Saturday, January 28 at Parliament Tavern for an evening of exotica and Polynesian music. Inspired by the tiki pop culture phenomenon of the 1950s and 1960s, they play exotica lounge music to drink with your Mai Tai.
The Tikigraphs carry on the tradition of the legendary exotica artists such as Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman and more. Percussion, marimbas, lap steel, flute, surf guitar and lush vocals make up their sonic curtain.
$7 cover. 21+.
Skid Row Puppet Show presents
~ No Puppet, No Puppet, You’re the Puppet! ~
A Vaudevillian Cabaret, Where the Puppets’ Got Somethin’ to Say!
Join us: Saturday January 28th, 2017 at 8:00pm (PST)
at Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
The puppet slam yer mama warned ya’ll about ~ is Makin’ ‘Merica Great Again!
Has this past year and the current political climate exhausted you?
Join these puppeteers & artists for a little commentary & some distraction.
Featuring the doll-wigglin’ styles, music, & shenanigans of:
Brian Kooser, Zelda Starfire, Elly Leaverton, Jess Haynie-Lavelle, Sarah Marie Andrews, Tim Marsden, Mylinda Sneed, West Cascade Puppet Brigade, Trivia Puppet Company, + more…
Tickets – $10 at the door
Curated by Mylinda Sneed
Hosted by Cafe Racer
Not suggested for the faint of heart (ages 14 to ~adult).
Disclaimer: Attendees may have their ethics & beliefs challenged, please note, this is not a test, we want you to question it, question it all …
Image © Dennis Valente Photography
Why is it so hard to keep an art gallery open in Seattle? Find out at this panel discussion Jan. 24th at Town Hall
A spate of recent gallery closings with no new galleries moving in have many art-lovers wondering if this reflects profound changes in the business of art. Will the art community flounder if galleries and openings are replaced by alternative spaces, DIY art projects? What role does the internet play? Why is this happening in a community with as much wealth and education as Seattle? Key members of the Seattle art community take up the issue in a lively and provocative panel discussion, moderated by art critic and Gage Academy of Art Artistic Director, Gary Faigin.
Greg Kucera—Owner, Greg Kucera Gallery
Amanda Manitach—Arts Editor, City Arts Magazine
Mary Ann Peters—Artist, winner of Stranger Genius Award
Mariane Ibrahim—Owner, Marian Ibrahim Gallery
Gary Faigin (moderator)—Founder of Gage Academy of Art
Presented by Gage Academy of Art and Town Hall Seattle
Tickets at Town Hall for 7:30pm Tuesday January 24th
Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, January 14 as we celebrate one of midcentury America’s most influential artists. The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood debuts with an exhibition and slide talk by co-editor J. Michael Catron.
Wallace Wood was among the most prolific and diverse artists of his era. His work included colorful covers for 1950s science fiction magazines and romance comics before contributing to the wildly popular war, crime, horror, and suspense comics on the notorious EC imprint, prior to its demise as result of the draconian restrictions imposed by the Comics Code Authority. He went on to become one of the founding artists of the phenomenally successful MAD Magazine, all the while working with superhero comic book pioneers like Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and Will Eisner. Wood worked on commercial projects ranging from Alka-Seltzer to Topps bubblegum. He later went on to self-publish the avant garde witzend comics anthology, which included many of the contemporary cartoonists now associated with the alternative comix movement. Wallace Wood was, in the words of filmmaker George Lucas, “One of the all-time great comic book artists.”
The lavishly illustrated Life and Legend of Wallace Wood is the first of two volumes chronicling the work of this amazing artist through commentary by friends and colleagues. The book launch party at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, January 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM will include reproductions of his illustrations, covers, and comics, as well as a selection of books documenting his career. Co-editor J. Michael Catron will talk about the artist at 7:00 PM. This event coincides with the festive Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood.