Artists Kristin Nelson and Lauren Grossman Pop-Up Shop at Sole Repair on Capitol Hill Dec. 20th

Lauren GrossmanKristin Nelson and Lauren Grossman will be vending their beautiful ceramics and jewels on Saturday, December 20th on Capitol Hill at Sole Repair. Fabulous selection! Great last minute gifts for the discerning persons on your list! Okay, so just come by and keep them entertained…Kristin Nelson

 

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Cocktail Culture Favorite “Lushy” and Friends Play Seattle for the Holidays

lushy (2)Hi Friends- Come have a drink and a dance with Lushy at one of their Holiday Shows in December – they’ll be playing tunes from their Xmas record Snowflake Surprise and other Lushy favorites.

FRIDAY, DEC 19- NIGHT OWL SHOW – 10PM-1AM: LUSHY AND GIGANTOR at the TRIPLE DOOR MUSIQUARIUM

SUNDAY, DEC 21 – EARLY BIRD SHOW XMAS XTRAVAGANZA – 8:30P-11:30P: LUSHY AND GIGANTOR at THE ROYAL ROOM Oh, and hey kids! Lynval is back after an awesome tour with the Specials .  He and his Seattle crew Gigantor, are feeling festive and ready to play.  Get your suits and boots on and see you there!

THURSDAY, DEC 26 – BOXING DAY – 9P -MIDNIGHT at VITOS: Apres Xmas drinks with the gang!

Lushy and Gigantor

And if you love Lushy, you’ll LOVE Gigantor, playing New Year’s Eve at the Three Crowns Ball at the Swedish Club on December 31st!

Tickets still available! Click HERE for tickets the New Year’s Eve Event

Seattle New Years Eve 2014 2015

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City Cantabile Choir presents “Handel Meets the Irish”

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A Celtic Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 13 – 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, December 14 – 3 p.m.
University Christian Church, 4731 15th Avenue NE, Seattle
The world’s best piece of choral music is arguably the Hallelujah chorus from Handel’s oratorio Messiah. A little known fact is that George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” had its world premiere in Dublin in 1742.

City Cantabile Choir, directed by Frederick N. West, re-imagines Handel’s Irish premiere with Celtic and holiday music featuring soloist Christine Knackstedt, lively Irish step-dancers, Uilleann bagpiper Tom Creegan, Irish fiddler Randal Bays, and Celtic harpist Jeri Howe and a chamber orchestra. The choir will also perform traditional Celtic music and contemporary holiday carols.

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/954235 or 800.838.3006
$15 advance, $20 at the door, $10 students

Bring family and friends to experience this unforgettable masterpiece!

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Artists Roy McMakin and Katarina Powell Pop-up Shop and Pre-Estate Sale

Roy McMakin and Katarina Powell Sale
The sale is Dec 11-14th at 1422 34th Avenue in Madrona, Seattle WA 98122

Roy will be selling furniture and bric-a-brac from his former Vashon home, as well as other curiosities collected over the years (as part of re-locating to California).

Katarina will be selling her linens, and other objets d’art.

Stop by and say hello before the REAL estate sale (no one’s dead yet!)

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Seattle rockers Rick Smith, the Rangehoods and friends return to Seattle stages in two shows

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Rick Smith, formerly of The Girls and the Lonesome City Kings returns to Seattle for two shows, with local rockers and musicians of yore.

Sunday, December 7th: Hillbilly Punk Shop Presents: Ave Rat Revue!
High Dive & Hillbilly Punk Shop Present: Ave Rat Revue

Featuring:
Neil Bagpipes Hubbard
The North Seattle Ukestra
The Guardians
Rick Smith
The Moonspinners
plus a special “In Yo’ Face” Finale

Show starts at 8pm
$10 in advance, $12 at the door

The Rangehoods

On Saturday, December 13th Rick Smith will be opening for a second show of Seattle rockers at Slim’s Last Chance Saloon. Headlining the show are The Rangehoods with the 350’s and British Racing Green. Folks will remember musicians Steve Aliment, Bill Shaw, Steve Pearson and friends.

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BONFIRE! Bill Gaylord’s new Art & Culture gallery in Panama Hotel

Bill Gaylord BONFIRE

First Thursday December 4th, 6-9pm designer and artist Bill Gaylord opens BONFIRE! his new storefront gallery in the Panama Hotel, a new studio/art-culture-design business.

A show of vintage mid century cultural spice icons are on display and for sale as well as paintings, sculpture and more.

Panama Hotel 603 S. Main, corner of 6th Ave and S Main in International District

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Official Bad Art Museum of Art Holiday Party with Lushy and the Ukadelcis at Cafe Racer Sat. Dec. 6th

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Please join your friends at Cafe Racer and the Official Bad Art Museum of Art for the 5th annual Cafe Racer Holiday Tiki Ukulele and Cocktail Shindig with the Ukadelics and Lushy performing their Holiday Opus “Snowflake Surprise”, Saturday December 6th, 2014.

4-7pm, Racer Runts starts the festivities with some of Seattle’s most talented young musicians, produced by Jack David.

Dinner starts at 6pm with Moco Loco and Pulled Pork Sandwiches, plus special tiki and Polynesian drink specials.

8:00 Enjoy the dulcet tones, haunting melodies and toe-tapping South Pacific holiday songs of The Ukadelics, Seattle’s own 8-piece ukulele band.

9:30 Be prepared to crank it up for the phenomenal force for everything good, LUSHY! Performing their entire holiday album “Snowflake Surprise”.

Come as you are or don your favorite Aloha shirt, tiki togs or your most atrocious holiday/Christmas sweater. Prizes for the most horrific outfits of the evening.

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Ho Ho Holidays Art Show and Sale with Kelly Lyles, Theresa Neinas and Phil Scroggs

Kelly Lyles, Theresa Neinas Art Show
Kelly Lyles, Theresa Neinas and Phil Scroggs created this unique show to celebrate the season. Holidays are a time of family togetherness, peace and love. But it’s also consumerism, pressures and stress; therefore we commemorate with humour, twisted iconography, and in some cases, inserting the fun in dysfunction.

Many of these works were designed as the artists’ personal Christmas and Hanukkah cards, some created together on the same winter night at a linoleum block carving event.

Kelly started her tradition by designing and printing 1,000 cards for her own friends, these are her originals (many of the images are also $1 postcards available for sale). And in the spirit of the season all of these artworks are priced as affordable, memorable gifts.

The exhibition will be on view and open to the public during December, 2014 (Mon.- Thu. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) Please join the artists for a special reception on the evening of December 11th.

Normandy Park City Hall, 801 SW 174th St. Normandy Park, WA 98166

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ROBERT WILLIAMS RETURNS TO SEATTLE DECEMBER 13 & 14!

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery welcomes underground comix legend Robert Williams on Saturday, December 13 to celebrate the publication of the Complete Zap Comix Anthology with an exhibition and book signing. This event kicks off a weeklong series commemorating the monumental, multi-volume collection of comix that changed the future of this marginalized medium.
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From the time it first appeared in1968 – peddled from a baby carriage on the streets of San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district – R. Crumb’s perversely perceptive observations altered the course of American counterculture. The Zap Comix collective came to include eight creative misfits, as Crumb was joined by Robert Williams, Gilbert Shelton, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson, and Paul Mavrides. Over the course of three and-a-half decades they produced 16 issues on an intermittent schedule. The Complete Zap Comix Anthology will include all prior issues plus the previously unpublished #17 and a fascinating oral history of Zap by underground comix scholar Patrick Rosenkranz. A special, limited edition of the anthology will include a portfolio of signed prints from the pages of Zap. The exhibition at Fantagraphics Bookstore will feature prints, posters, drawings and related ephemera from these master cartoonists.
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Robert Williams emerged on the American art scene in 1965 as a designer for notorious hot rod celebrity Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. In addition to his later work on Zap and other underground comix, Williams has enjoyed a successful career as a fine artist. His work was featured in MoCA’s landmark “Helter Skelter” exhibition in 1992 and the travelling “Kustom Kulture” show, which appeared at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art in 1994. His paintings have since been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Fantagraphics Books has published 3 volumes of Williams work including Malicious Resplendence, Hysteria in Remission, and Conceptual Realism. Williams will sign copies of these and other books at the reception on December 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, which marks the 8th anniversary of Fantagraphics Bookstore. This event also coincides with the colorful holiday edition of the Georgetown Art Attack.

On Sunday, December 14 at 4:00 PM, Fantagraphics Books hosts the Seattle premiere of Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’ at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill. This wildly entertaining documentary, directed by Mary Reese and Nancye Ferguson, chronicles the career of this incredibly influential artist. Williams will introduce the movie and take questions following the screening.
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On Thursday, December 18, at 7:00 PM, editor J. Michael Catron will present a discussion the history of Zap Comix and its lasting cultural implications. The festivities will conclude on Saturday, December 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM with a Tribute to S. Clay Wilson featuring Patrick Rosenkranz, Dennis Dread and Jim Blanchard. Rosenkranz will sign copies of The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson: Pirates in the Heartland. Dennis Dread will present his Entartete Kunts, a collection of contemporary artists, cartoonist and illustrators influenced by the Wilson’s work, including Seattle artist Jim Blanchard.

The Zap Comix exhibition continues through January 8, 2015. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone: 206.658.0110.

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Three Crowns New Years Eve Ball at the Swedish Club

Seattle New Years Eve 2014 2015

Join us for New Years at Seattle’s best kept secret…

The Swedish Club!

Have a ball in the swankiest venue in town this New Year’s Eve, December 31st at 8pm for the Three Crowns New Years Eve Ball.

Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets!

Admit it, you may have stayed in before on New Years Eve and declared “That’s for amateurs” but secretly just wanted a great place to go with friends and have a great time dancing and eating and hobnobbing with friendly folks. Well, this is it! There’s something for everyone at the Three Crowns Ball!

There are four bands, three DJ’s, three bars, a Swedish smorgasbord and the Swedish Club has a great view the fireworks show at the Space Needle — you’ll love exploring the mid-century architecture.

The shindig starts at 8pm at the Swedish Club at 1920 Dexter Ave. N., high atop Queen Anne Hill. In addition to all the music, eye candy, adult beverages and glittering party favors, look out for the 40 lb confetti super-cannon at midnight!

Featuring three floors of dancing; fun bands, great DJ’s and stunning views of Lake Union and downtown from every floor!

The bands:

Headlining the show is Gigantor (featuring Lynval Golding of the The Specials)
Lynval Golding

Main Ballroom
The Spyrographs play ABBA! and other hits…with Deejay Joey Webb spinning dance classics all night!

The Spyrographs ABBA cover band

The Cavern Club- British Invasion room!
The Fancy Lads plus guest deejays.

Fancy Lads

Three Crowns Lounge
The MoonSpinners- (60-70’s pop, garage, R&B, Punk)

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Doors open at 8 p.m. bands play all night- your ticket gets you admission to all floors, plus complimentary party favors and a fabulous Free “Pancake Toast’ breakfast snack at 12:00a.m.!

Must be 21 with I.D .

Special advance Pricing of $30.00 is good through November. They are then: $35.00 Dec 1- 15, $40.00 Dec 16-30, $50.00 day of event (id available)

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/925596

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Holiday Cards by Kelly Lyles

Happy Hollandaise 2013Order your holiday postcards from Seattle artist Kelly Lyles, $1 each or 15 for $10. Postcards are cheaper and easier to mail than cards with envelopes, and these creative cards are so fun and individual, so order yours today.

Kelly has had over 15 years as an award-winning illustrator and designer and her background included comps, storyboards, logos, corporate identity, catalogue layouts and illustration for clothing lines. Clients included Kraft foods, Cellular One, the Mariners, Hewlett-Packard, PCC, REI, Union Bay, Eddie Bauer, Sun sportswear, as well as smaller local companies.

Contact Kelly for cards, pet portraits or other design jobs at Kelly@Kellyspot.com or visit her website KellySpot.com!

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Pine & Boon Trunk Show at Velouria Boutique & Gallery

Art for your home by Pine and Boon
Art for your home by Pine and Boon

Local artists and artisans Pine & Boon and Silvae are teaming up for a trunk show to help kick off the holiday season! Join your friends on Small Business Saturday to see the extended collections of Deborah Roberts of Silvae and Jess Marie Griffith of Pine & Boon. Enjoy 15% off and the knowledge that Deborah and Jess Marie are donating $1 of every sale to the King County Crisis Clinic!

Saturday Nov 29th
10am-1pm

Velouria
145 S King St.
Seattle WA 98104

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Linda Hodges Gallery Group Show with Ryan Molenkamp, Jeff Mihalyo, Iskra Johnson

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“Making and Breaking”

Dec 4, 2014 – Jan 3, 2015
1st Thursday Artist Reception, Dec 4, 6-8 pm

316 First Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98104
Gallery Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10:30-5:00
Tel: 206-624-3034
www.lindahodgesgallery.com

“Making and Breaking” is a group exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and photography devoted to things that are built and then erode, are altered, or destroyed over time. We are very much aware of this in the rapidly growing city of Seattle. Change is the operative factor, and technology, economic decision-making, and time are the implements that guide it. From Kevin Wilson’s steam shovels and Dan Webb’s wooden tools, to the weathered and abandoned barns of Daphne Minkoff and the proliferating housing developments depicted by Ryan Molenkamp, to Dara Solliday’s Regrade images, each artwork tells a story of growth, destruction, and change.”

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The Ukadelics at Louisa’s Restaurant November 29th

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The Ukadelics, Seattle’s favorite 8-piece ukulele band, plays the sweet bakery and restaurant Louisa’s down in Eastlake on Saturday, November 29th at 8pm. Have some dinner, a drink and swing and sway to the dulcet sounds of songs of the Pacific.

Louisa’s Cafe Bakery & Bar
2379 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98102

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Celebrate Subterranean Seattle on Saturday at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Come celebrate the legacy of Seattle’s early music and comix on Saturday, November 29 as Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts the book launch party for Sub Pop USA: The Subterranean Music Anthology, 1980 -1988. The book documents the formative years of Bruce Pavitt’s fiercely independent fanzine, cassette label and music column. Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid was a contributor to the fanzine (under the pseudonym Lewy Louie.). Bookstore staffer Russ Battaglia contributed graphics and photos to the zines, which were graced with covers by Lynda Barry and Charles Burns. It was amazing to see the almost immediate impact Pavitt’s modest enterprise had on pop music. To those close to him, it came as no surprise that within a decade, Sub Pop would impact popular culture on a global scale.
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The book includes essays, by Reid, Charles R. Cross, Ann Powers, Gerard Cosley, and Calvin Johnson, founder of K Records and early Sub Pop fanzine collaborator. Johnson will perform music at the party, which is the first time he will play Fantagraphics since Beat Happening rocked our wild warehouse party in 1994 (attended by newly anointed princes of punk, Nirvana). Many contributors to the old zine and new book will attend the reception from 6:00 to 8:00 PM – a great way to spend Small Business Saturday.
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Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

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Super mid-week blow-out with Prom Queen, Euro Dance Party & “Dusty Lips” (Dusty 45’s & Country Lips combined!) to benefit YouthCare 11/25

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Prom Queen

Dusty 45s

YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, employment training and prevention training.

For 40 years, YouthCare has been a leader in providing effective services to Seattle’s homeless youth. In 1974, a group of concerned citizens started a three-bed shelter for homeless and runaway youth, the first in the Western United States. Since then, they have grown to become a community-based agency with six sites serving the greater Seattle area.

Come to an incredible early-evening show starting at 5pm on Tuesday, November 25th at 1927 Events Space, 1927 3rd Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101

Everyone involved in this event has donated their time and all proceeds will go to YouthCare.

To donate, volunteer or for more information about YouthCare visit http://www.youthcare.org/

Thanks to 1927 Events and The Residents Pop-Up Shop for graciously donated their space for this event.

5pm-Opening Reception starts at The Residents Pop-Up Shop. Wine donated by Proletariat Wines. 5 dollar donations please.

7pm-Head next door for a night of live music with:
-Dusty Lips(The Dusty 45s & Country Lips combined, wowza!)
-Euro Dance Party USA(Talk about a supergroup!!)
-Prom Queen(Everyones favorite Prom band.)
Food by Off the Rez and beverages donated by Rainier.
Donation of clothes, blankets or money($10)

A special thanks to Randi Mckenna, Gabriela Sawrey, Grace Hoffman, Jerry Everard, Stacy Paczan, Billy Joe Huels, Darrin Williams, Mark McConnell, Donovan MacInnis, Stephanie Morrison, Hamilton Boyce and Fredd Luongo for making this event happen.

The Residents are:
Cathy McClure
Steve Gilbert
Brandon Patoc
Sonja Peterson
Trevor Johnson
Stacy Paczan
Robert Nelson
Emily-Jane Jewelry
Dolcetta Artisan Sweets

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Seattle Peace Chorus Benefit Concert

“Help Us Help the Homeless”
Donations of twin-size blankets & sleeping bags (machine washable) will be accepted at both concerts & distributed to area emergency shelters.

Hear some of the most definitive and popular songs that influenced events, moved people to action and helped alter the course of history throughout the world. Pop to folk, world music to anthems, this concert covers the gamut and will include audience sing-alongs of several songs.
From Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s protest of the Vietnam War and John Lennon’s Imagine to the Suffragettes battle song and protest songs against the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela, this concert conveys the power of song to resist oppression, inspire freedom and galvanize and rally communities around the globe.

Additional concert: Sunday, November 23, at 7 p.m.
Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/897209

Directed by Frederick N. West.

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Marathon II: A Short Run Art Show at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, in association with Short Run Comix and Arts Festival, is pleased to present Marathon II, the second annual Short Run art show featuring Tom Neely, Ed Piskor, Josh Porcellino, MariNaomi, Josh Simmons, and Pam Wishbow. The exhibition and book signing on Friday, November 14 serves as a reception for participants and fans of the lively comix convention held the following day at Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District.
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The exhibition title references the daunting challenge of establishing a viable career in alternative comix. Marathon II showcases a diverse group of gifted artists that defied the odds. John Porcellino is one of the pioneers of the minicomics movement. His primitive King-Cat Comics, which debuted in 1989, document his determination to change perceptions of contemporary cartooning. Tom Neely similarly struggled to fashion a livable income in self-publishing. His fortunes turned when he began producing Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever, which follows the fictional romance of punk rock personalities Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig. This modest minicomic became a pop culture sensation, and has since been collected into a full graphic novel featuring Neely and other independent cartoonists, including fellow Los Angles artist MariNoami, who will present her new collection Dragon’s Breath at the event.
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Pittsburg’s Ed Piskor collaborated with seminal self-publisher Harvey Pekar on American Splendor and other projects. He current series, Hip Hop Family Tree, from Fantagraphics Books, follows early practitioners of the inner city idiom through their rise to international notoriety. Seattle-based artist Josh Simmons also self-published comix prior to his association with Fantagraphics Books. Pam Wishbow represents an emerging artist at the outset of her career.
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Don’t miss this opportunity to meet exhibiting artists and other participants in the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival on Friday, November 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

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