Saturday, June 1 – Town Hall, Seattle
Saturday, June 8, Cleveland High School, Seattle
Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800.838.3006
A rare opportunity to hear ” Canto General” performed by the Seattle Peace Chorus under the direction of America’s preeminent director of the work, Fred West on the 40th anniversary of Nobel Literary Laureate Pablo Neruda’s death. It will be performed in Spanish with soloists Elspeth Savani, Alma Villegas and Steve Tachell.
Mt. St. Helens blew her top on May 18th, 1980. 33 years later, we are waiting for another ‘big one’ and this brass showcase might get us one step closer!
Party with Seattle’s best HONK! bands and celebrate the joy of music and dance as if the volcano is about to erupt again!
It’s a BRASS BAND ERUPTION with Bucharest Drinking Team, Chaotic Marching Corps & Buckshot Brass Band at The Mix in Georgetown at 6006 12th Ave. S. Doors at 8pm, music at 9pm. $15 at the door and all proceeds benefit Honk Fest.
EXPO 13 builds upon the annual BFA Exhibition, highlighting the depth and range of our students’ creative inquiry and expression at Cornish College of the Arts. The Art and Design shows serve as the keystone to an expanded schedule of events, including dialogue, performances, and artistic interventions. EXPO 13 celebrates the achievements of Cornish’s graduating seniors by acknowledging their contributions as professional artists and designers. Cornish is proud of their determination, hard word, and appetite for experimentation, as they turn their ambitions from school towards society. Congratulations to the class of 2013.
Opening Reception: May 10, 5 – 9 pm
Student Spotlights: May 11, 1-5 pm
Design BFA Exhibition: May 10 – 24, Main Campus Center
Art BFA Exhibition: May 10 – 25, Visual Arts Complex
Gallery Hours: noon – 5 pm, Mon – Sat
Main Campus Center
1000 Lenora Street, Seattle, WA
Visual Arts Complex
2000 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA
Chloe Allred - “Bloom, Moving Forward”, 2013, oil on canvas, 66 x 42 inches
Local author Gillian Gaar needs eye surgery and has no insurance. Having written dozens of books and articles, she has a massive collection of books, records and ephemera that she has used for pleasure and research and she’s selling off a number of items in order to help pay for her needed surgery.
You can contact Gillian at GGGaar@aol.com to purchase any of these items.
Her first book, She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll was published in 1992. In addition to her own books, she has appeared in various anthologies, including The Nirvana Companion, Trouble Girls: The Rolling Stone Guide to Women in Rock, Goldmine: The Beatles Digest (volumes one and two), Best of the Beatles Book, The Stranger Guide To Seattle, Music: The Little Black Book, 33 1/3 Greatest Hits Vol 2, A Survey of American Culture, and various editions of The Scribner Encylopedia of American Lives. She was editorial assistant for Krist Novoselic’s book From Grunge To Government: Let’s Fix This Broken Democracy!
She was also a project consultant/liner note writer for Nirvana’s box set “With The Lights Out.” She has written for numerous magazines, including Rolling Stone, Mojo, Q, Goldmine, The Seattle Times, The Stranger, Option, and No Depression, and was a senior editor at Seattle music paper The Rocket.
She has also written liner notes for collections by Laurie Anderson, Judy Collins, Heart, Pat Benatar, Paula Cole and Mat Kearney, among others.
If you don’t see anything you want or need on the list, please consider making a donation directly to her surgery fund at You Caring
Thank you for supporting our local authors, artists and musicians.
Congratulations on your success, Jeff Bezos! You’ve become one of the most important innovators in the world of online business. You’ve matched your vision with the hard work necessary to make your ideas come to fruition. You’ve aligned yourself with people equally willing to start with a dream and work hard to achieve that dream. And now you’ve decided to forever alter Seattle’s skyline by taking 3 million square feet (of yet to be built) office and warehousing space in the South Lake Union neighborhood. You’ve made a real estate purchase so far off the charts that there is really nothing with which to compare your vision.
And that’s why I’m writing this open letter. I’m asking you to dedicate (set-aside) 1% of your future real estate development holdings for artist’s studios, craftspeople’ s workshops, daycare centers, immigrant start-up businesses and locations for incubator businesses like tech start-?ups. Think of it, Jeff, a small fraction of your vast holdings turned back to the community so that other innovators, dreamers and hard workers can get a start; a start that will not only pay you and those involved but the larger Seattle community. And, like your start, maybe an idea that branches out far beyond Seattle and influences the global community. Think globally, act locally.
Just by agreeing to entertain and give the set-aside idea a try, Jeff Bezos, you guarantee that other major real estate players will consider doing the same. You will lead the way to percolate our communities with artists who can work in affordable work space, craftspeople who can relax about real estate pressures and focus instead on their hand made specialties; like boats, doors and cast metals. You can help satisfy the ever-present need for daycare that’s close to where one works. Imagine the results when immigrant groceries or specialty shops get a chance to build a customer base in a Jeff Bezos-supported project. Jeff, it can be done, it should be done and you’re the man to do it. The ripple effect will spread far and wide, guaranteeing success far beyond South Lake Union.
The spaces themselves can be left raw. They need not have the expense of finished space. There’s a cost saving right there. Set-aside rents can be based on prevailing commercial rents or there can be a soft subsidy, possibly a percentage rent scenario. Really, you will be gaining access to the much desired “creative class” at almost no charge. Plus, your buildings will have diversity of occupation, language and income levels. There will be the possibility of something for everyone!
The background for this is really a Seattle solution. The nationally recognized and highly innovative programs developed as the 1% for Arts City of Seattle program and the 1/2 of 1% Washington State Arts Commission program were legislative authorizations. Each program took a fixed percentage of new construction monies and bought artwork to be owned by the people of the state and the city and county. What I’m suggesting is slightly different; setting aside actual square footage instead of a percentage of the construction budget. These programs have been highly successful, rarely controversial and have continued to give back to the community over several decades. Now is your opportunity to actualize the same. Plant the seed, Jeff, and watch the acorn grow.
Ed Note: Billy King is a Seattle and Mexico based artist known for his expressive color styles. Since 1970 Billy King has expanded the definition of independent artist and epitomizes the art scene in the Pike Place Market, Belltown and Downtown Seattle, opening pop-up galleries dependent upon his and the whims of the real estate market in the city. Billy King is in collections all across North America including Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, and Curator PR Seattle.
The address is 424 S.W. Kenyon in West Seattle, right above the Duwamish River, on a dead end street in a very secluded neighborhood, located adjacent to the 181 acre West Duwamish Greenbelt, which is home to fox, red-legged frogs, hawks, and bald eagles.
Stop by and take a look at this once-in-a-lifetime property located on a quarter acre, overlooking the city. Property features the main pumphouse, an art studio and a converted shipping container, perfect for any kind of hobby with heat and electricity. The entire property is offered for sale for $650,000.
Art deco structural brick main building with additional buttress strengthening. Steel strap strengthening inside walls. The building originally held two continuously operating water pumps and the building was built to accommodate this. The cement foundation is up to 2 feet thick. The exterior brick is government hardened variety as is the mortar so there is virtually no wear after 85 years.
2nd owner in private hands. Complete remodel/rebuild. 8 year restoration project.
3 floors in the main building. Very modern, NY Loft style. Steel girder and post supports. Exposed HVAC ducting. Granite and marble floors throughout main level.
New everything, plumbing, wiring, etc. New 1″ waterline to building. All new copper line plumbing throughout, new drains, etc.
2- 200amp power boxes, 1 – 100amp box, exterior 40amp breaker for hot tub, etc.
Ground-up Kitchen finished last year with ..
New Red Lacquered Cabinets, Siemens Induction Cooktop, New Stainless Fridge, Custom built-in 600 cfm exhaust fan. JennAir Convection Oven, Sharp Microwave Drawer. Built-in 18 Bottle Wine Cooler, Hidden Bosch Dishwasher, 2 hp all stainless disposal, in and under cabinet lights, etc.
Flamed granite counter tops with cold rolled steel strap edging on lower counter. Custom curved 2″ Solid Bamboo upper counter.
Large single sink with restaurant style spring-loaded faucet.
1st Floor bathroom has all-glass sink and faucet on a custom built counter top of 1 1/4 thick green marble. With exposed sand-blasted brick walls and 75,000 hour led disc lights built in to groutless marble floor.
Heat pump (Hot/Cold) with exposed spiral ducting and custom vent work.
Oversized air handler for maximum airflow throughout building.
Double glass door entry. All granite floor with steel square inserts. 16 foot ceiling height in great room with light well and Escher style ‘flying’ stairways with custom railings.
Large lowered media room with built-in surround sound speakers in ceiling. Hidden wires in walls for hanging Plasma/LCD Screens. Hi-speed Internet connection.
2nd floor has 2 bedrooms and a common full bath. Exposed brick walls in both.
3rd floor is one solid bedroom, 800+ square feet. Lots of windows.
Brand new 3/4 bath with 3 x 5 walk-in shower with custom shower heads, all glass doors. Solid bamboo floors, marble counter-top.
Also a large walk-in closet, and a walk-out deck with nice views of the mountains and valley below.
The building sits on roughly 20,000 square feet of very secluded flat property. There are no real neighbors as 3 sides are Seattle greenbelt and quite a distance to the closest house. It has 15′ thula hedges across the front. The property is fully fenced with a sliding electric gate (not currently operating).
The 2nd Building (STUDIO).
A former city storage building of about 900 square feet, incredibly thick steel-girdered and galvanized sheet siding. It has clamshell front doors measuring 12′ x 20′ and open completely. As a working artist, it is the ultimate space for art/cars/projects. Lots of windows and plenty of power (not only in building 2, but throughout the property)
The 3rd Building (SHOP)
It is actual a fully functioning 8′ x 40′ container converted to a shop with doors, vents, lights, power and heat. I am currently storing a large car in there and it works great.
Come take a look at this interesting bit of Seattle history. For details about purchasing this unusual Seattle Home, please visit Seattle Dream Homes.
Chow down at the 3rd Food Truck Round Up in the parking lot of the Uwajimaya Renton at 501 S Grady Way, on March 23, 2013! Great food from several local food trucks! There will be a scavenger hunt, ramune ring toss and face painting (12-3pm) for the kids. It’s going to be fun!
The trucks are: The Bistro Box, Djung on Wheels, Fajita Z’s, Fish Basket, Jemil’s Big Easy, Raney Brothers BBQ, Six Coins, Street Donuts, The Box, Tokyo Dog, Xplosive and Za’aTar!
This event takes place over 2 evenings of Friday and Saturday March 15 & 16th with more than 30 bands, including Orkestar Zirkonium, the Bucharest Drinking Team and the Nu Klezmer Army at the Russian Center on Capitol Hill located at 704 19th Ave. East. Balkan Night Northwest promises to be sweaty, raucous fun. And phyllo-wrapped treats, Croatian sausages, and slow-roasted sauerkraut should keep you from passing out.
BALKAN NIGHT NORTHWEST features bands with membership from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria as well as home-grown afficionados. They have over a thirty bands, just from the Seattle area! Amazing! There will be something for everyone. You don’t need a partner, and you can dance how you like or join in with the others.
They will have a Mainstage for the dance bands where you can expect wall-to-wall music until midnight both Friday and Saturday nights!
For a more casual atmosphere, you can relax in the Kafana room, have a drink and enjoy music in a more intimate setting.
And Balkan Night NW is offering a link on their site to purchase special Brown Paper Tickets by Jim Woodring and Ellen Forney, with all proceeds to benefit Cafe Racer for only an extra 25 cents. Thanks Balkan Night NW!
Come to the opening on Friday, March 1st from 6 to 9 pm for the opening of a special exhibition in honor of Valise member; Mia McEldowney. This is a show curated by Mia McEldowney prior to her passing, February 1, 2013.
Joe Max Emminger
Julie Paschkis & Terry Turrell
Courtesy of Grover/Thurston Gallery
Film: Terry Turell: In Layers, a documentary by John Forsen & Fidget.tv Saturday, March 23, 4-5:30pm at Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust 10014 SW Bank Rd.
VALISE is open First Friday from 6 to 9 and Saturdays from 11 to 5.
17633 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
VALISE will also be open on Sunday March 3rd, from 12 to 7pm, to coincide with a celebration of Mia’s life that will take place at 2pm at Camp Burton lodge.
For more information, contact Carol Schwennsen at 206-595-0388 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloe Allred, Gail Baker, Sarah Banks, Sofya Belinskaya, Lee Berry, Dyan Bone, Ellen Borison, Louise Britton, Lance Carlton, Monique Catino, Tom Cogbill, Mel Curtis, Jini Dellaccio, Jennifer Frohwerk, Rob Garrison, Sandy Haight, Elizabeth Halfacre, Jennifer Hines, Irena Jablonski, Kiraya Kestin, Janice King, David Ko, Jim Kurihara, Larry Larsen, Donna Lough, Annette Lusher, Carol Milne, Naoko Morisawa, Karen Richter, Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger, Suze Woolf, Curtis Wright.
Come to a little soiree and take a look at some lovely ink sketches by Karen Luke Fildes, in support of dear Cafe Racer friend, David George Gordon. The event is Thursday, March 7th 6pm-10pm at Cafe Racer at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle, and Cafe Racer will be donating 10% of the evening’s sales to Mr. Gordon.
Mr. Gordon, Bug Chef and Musician Extraordinaire with Zizzy Zi Zixxy and God’s Favorite Beefcake, was admitted to the UW hospital after suffering a stroke. The stroke was in his brain stem, not the fore brain, so he has not experienced any loss of his cognitive abilities, musical skills nor insect-cooking prowess. But he needs our help, and we will be offering original illustrations and native sketches used for the upcoming re-release of The Eat a Bug Cookbook, for sale to help offset his medical costs.
There will also be some slimier works for sale from the Secret World of Slugs and Snails along with other choice mini beasts for your purchasing pleasure.
Come join the Party on the first Thursday and bring your own mini beastie friend. In addition, there will be a silent auction of buggy & insect themed items and a decidedly UN-buggy bake sale of delectable pies and cakes. If you have anything you’d like to donate, please let us know!
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show is February 20-24, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
This year’s theme, “The Silver Screen Takes Root…Gardens Go Hollywood,” spotlights spectacular display gardens and other show attractions in a fanciful tribute to filmdom.
Online tickets can be purchased by visiting the show’s website, www.gardenshow.com. Prices range from $16 for adults (reg. $20 the week of the show or at the door); $15 per person for group advance purchases (minimum of 20 tickets online or at the door); $29 for single 2-day pass; $65 for single 5-day pass and $5 for youth (ages 13 – 17). Children 12 and under are admitted free to the show.
Nation’s second largest flower & garden show to unveil “grand theater” of floral color
“The Silver Screen Takes Root…Gardens Go Hollywood” presents top garden creators weaving cinematic features into colorful and dramatic full-scale gardens. The gardens will be highlighted by more blooms timed for the show opening, the result of a pre-show plant forcing program.
The show continues its tradition of internationally-known speakers sharing “how-to” tips for both avid and beginning gardeners in over 100 free seminars. It’s also a shopping destination with 350 exhibitors offering tools and other gardening gear, plants and unique art for the home and garden.
If you love accordions, pop culture parodies, burlesque and Weird Al, then we expect to see you at the Rendezvous for a star-studded Al-Stravaganza!
San Francisco producer Pickles Kintaro originally staged this show at the Hubba Hubba Revue in 2012, and it delighted audiences so much that she’s taking it on the road to certified geektopias like our own Seattle.
Starring San Francisco’s own:
Pearl E. Gates
Mistress Marla Spanx
And Seattle’s own:
Scandal from Bohemia
Come to Ballard for “Pecha Kucha” a unique lecture series where speakers present 20 slides and speak about each illustration for 20 seconds. This month’s event s is at the Nordic Heritage Museum located at 3014 NW 67th Street and it’s 6pm-9pm on Thursday, February 7th, with an after-party at the Official Bad Art Museum of Art at Cafe Racer.
The Pecha Kucha theme is “Bad Art Makes Good – Adventures in Kitsch” in honor of the current show at the Nordic Heritage Museum, Bad Art? 1,000 Birch Board Pictures from Sweden. The more than 1,000 mixed-media works featured in this visiting exhibition from the Backlund & Håkansson Collection in Sweden represent a ubiquitous form of folk art from unknown origins in northern Europe. Sold as tourist souvenirs for more than a century, these humble objects have spread around the world.
Bad Art challenges notions of fine art, folk art, bad taste, and good taste by asking: what expressions of human creativity can be called art? Who decides, and does it matter? Are these birch board pictures art? Kitsch? Or something more?
After Party at the Bad Art Museum at Cafe Racer
Pecha Kucha is scheduled 6pm to 9pm on Thursday February 7th and when that’s over the fun has just begun, as the party moves to Seattle’s own Official Bad Art Museum of Art (also known as OBAMA), located at Cafe Racer at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in the Ravenna neighborhood near the UW. There will be food and drink and live music by the incomparable “Operadisiac” starting at 9pm.
Operadisiac bills itself as a surreal opera cabaret with flashes of burlesque. When opera was new it was a lively, scandalous thing performed in a noisy atmosphere of people gambling, eating, and socializing and they wanted to bring opera back to its roots by making it new again. Operadisiac, which is made up of 3 lovely ladies, Juliana Brandon, Marchette Dubois and Melissa Young, sing a variety of opera arias, art songs, and popular songs in operatic style interspersed with accordion solos and variety schtick. There are often burlesque numbers, but it’s not solely a burlesque show. As they say, think of them as opera outreach for adults.
If you haven’t been there, the Official Bad Art Museum of Art is full of the best examples of the worst type of kitschy art, including paint-by-numbers, black velvet paintings, paintings of kitties and children with big eyes, and the ubiquitous Dogs Playing Poker. It’s located at Cafe Racer at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in the Ravenna neighborhood.
Join your neighbors at a symposium looking at gun violence as a public health issue on Monday, February 4th 7:30-9pm at Town Hall.
Details at http://townhallseattle.org
Across the nation, Americans are taking a fresh look at gun violence in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting—and the Aurora shooting, and the Portland shootings, and the Seattle shootings. In seeking ways to prevent such tragedies, this forum lays out a public-health approach to gun violence—tracing the extent of the problem, exploring evidence-based solutions, considering mental-health aspects and new alternatives, discussing new policies in Seattle-King County and Washington state—and considering what each of us can do. After an introduction by Dr. Howard Frumkin, Dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health, panelists David Fleming, director of Public Health Seattle-King County; Dr. Frederick Rivara, UW Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology; Amnon Shoenfeld, director of King County’s Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division; Beth Ebel, Director of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center; and Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw offer local perspectives on a national crisis. The discussion is moderated by Steve Boyd, of MacDonald Boyd & Associates. Presented by the University of Washington School of Public Health and Town Hall.
Tickets are $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.
I’m an army veteran, and so therefore, I have tattoos. I started getting tattoos at a young age, since we was all doing it. Stupid tattoos, ones I would regret if I let myself feel that emotion, which I don’t. I don’t regret anything I do ever, that’s one of my life motto’s. Anyhow, I grew up, and got out of the service, but kept getting tattoos. What’s funny, is when someone asks, I always advise not to get one. Unless of course you know what you want. Now, knowing what you want is a pretty vague term. You can know what you want on a whim, or you can have an idea for years.
When my son, who was 25 at the time, asked me about tattoos, I said, Son, it’s a man’s own decision what he should do and whether or not to get a tattoo. I told him it was his decision alone. Well, he must have been listening, because he and his buddies came over that week with a whole bunch of tattoo machine kits, like children at a candy store. Part of me wanted to sit back and enjoy the mistakes that were no doubt about to be made in my house, but I also know that I could help the boys out and show them a thing or two about the tattoo guns they just brought into the home.
Where’d you get this stuff I said, and they told me about TheLAShop.com. I checked out the site and was impressed with the variety and quality of the products at what seemed like a reasonable price. But what do I know about reasonable prices, I’m an old man with stories and memories that would shock your pants right off. The last thing I want however is for your pants to be off, since I’m a faithful man, faithful to the day I die to my dear wife. That’s my military man’s conviction. And I’d show you where I tattooed her name on me, but that also may shock your pants off. And again, not what I’m into. I gave the boys some lessons with the equipment and told them if they weren’t sure what they wanted to keep it small, and in places easily covered by clothing.