Hot Off the Press Book Fair & More at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Come down to Georgetown this Saturday, July 9 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM as Fantagraphics Bookstore welcomes acclaimed indie comix artist Sammy Harkham and wishes a fond farewell to the Intruder at the second annual Hot Off the Press book fair!
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This colorful festival features tables of local handcrafted comix, prints, and zines by many of the Northwest’s most admired artists and small press publishers, including Short Run Micropress, Neoglyphic Media, Fogland Studios, Yeti Press, and Pity Party. Special guest Sammy Harkham will sign copies of the newly released Kramer’s Ergot 9 anthology as well as his alluring self-published serial Crickets. Another attraction is Seattle artist Josh Simmons signing the latest installment of Jessica Farm project, a highly conceptual series of books designed by Harkham.
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The fair will also feature the final issue of the Intruder, a free comix tabloid that has been largely responsible for launching the careers of a new generation of Seattle cartoonists including Tom van Duesen, Max Clotfelter, Marc Palm, Ben Horak, Marie Hausauer, Brittany Kusa, and many more. Issue #20 will debut with a retrospective exhibition of contributors. Selected back issues will also be available. A festive after-party will follow across the street at Machine House Brewing.
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This event coincides with the festive Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring lively visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic art community, including a performance by seminal Seattle punk rock act Chinas Comidas at Georgetown Records. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.

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Party with the Art Cars

Art Car Blow-out

Hang out all weekend, enjoy parties, food, drinks and live music with visiting art car artists from around the country.

Your $30 ticket gets you admission to any or all the fun events all weekend long, June 17th, 18th and 19th 2016

Schedule of Events (you will get a specific schedule upon ticket purchase):

Start your Art Car Adventure at 4pm on Friday, June 17th. Join the art car caravan on a guided tour to several exciting and fun sites. Some of the past years stops included visits to Archie McPhee’s, the Fremont Troll, Hat & Boots in Georgetown, Alki Beach and more.

Friday nights party culminates in dinner at Ballard’s Pono ranch (includes dinner and 1 drink)

Saturday, enjoy the Fremont Solstice Parade and then head over and visit the art cars in all their glory and have access to the very special Art Car VIP tent with refreshments.

Saturday night after the Fair, head over for dinner at Roxy’s, right in downtown Fremont (includes dinner and 1 drink)

Sunday morning, enjoy coffee and pastries compliments of Susie Burke, enjoy snacks in the VIP lounge near the art cars.

Sunday evening, after the fair wraps up, enjoy another fun closing party with live music by Snake Suspenderz and ukuklele wiz Capt. Cook of The Ukadelics and a casual chili dog dinner at a private home on Capitol Hill (dinner and 1 drink)

Your ticket will include a pass to any and all of these fun events. Pick and choose or come for the whole weekend!

Buy your 3-Day Pass at Brown Paper Tickets!

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Free Fun for Everyone at the Colorful Georgetown Carnival

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Don’t miss the Georgetown Carnival on Saturday, June 11 from noon to 10:00 PM. In addition to Hazardfactory’s World Famous Power Tool Races, the festival features acrobats, art, carnival games, crafts, confections, and music by El Vez, Lisa Prank, Star Anna, Less Than Equals, Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers, MKB Ultra, Paper Dolls, and many more. This year’s Carnival includes a colorful new attraction organized by Celeste Kean and Larry Reid. Georgetown Clown Town includes art, performances, balloon making, magic and more. The Clown Show at The Stables event space, (one block north of the bookstore), features contemporary clown art by Ron English, Marion Peck, Edward Matlock, Doug Parry (pictured below), Tatiana Gill, Kelly O, Extremo, Owen Smith, Seth Goodkind, Greg Swanson, Allen Gladfelter and many more. Performances in the clown tent include magician Just Sage, Unexpected Productions Improv, Sideshow Ben, Clown Burlesque and more. Enjoy cold refreshments in the Clown Bar beer garden while entertained by a variety of clown activities. Free fun for all ages all day long.
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Spring Art Show – Coyote features 22 artists Friday May 6th 11-8pm on Capitol Hill

Coyote Jr. High Spring art show and fundraiser

Spring Art Show for Coyote Jr. High!

This is the 9th annual Spring Art Show at the home of Julie and Dan Little at 1121 23RD Ave. E. on Capitol Hill benefiting Coyote Jr. High art school.  The Little’s generously open their home each year to the neighborhood for a fabulous art show, great food & drink and wonderful company.  Each purchase helps the individual artist,  plus a percentage goes to fund Coyote Jr. High’s art programs for teens.
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Some of the artists participating are Sue Zell, Lana Sundberg, Joyce Halldorson, Kristen Nelson, Joe Max Emminger and over a dozen more great Seattle artists.
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There will be great food and drinks in a lovely setting overlooking the Cascades on the East side of Capitol Hill. Gifts, items for the home, fashions, jewelry, ceramics and paintings will all be available to view and purchase.

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Tiki Trash Trailer Bash at the Sou’Wester Resort

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Join us for the First Annual Tiki Trash Trailer Bash at the legenadry Sou-Wester resort located in the south end of Wasahington’s coast. We will feature DJ Vodka Twist on both nights with Seattle’s reigning kings and queens of pop Music- LUSHY, playing 7-9:45pm on Saturday night. Aside from the music you will be able to peruse the grounds and view (or rent!) its 20 amazing vintage trailers, cabins or camp spots. In addition to the fesitivities onsite (including a Sat happy hour potluck) there is a karoeke divebar & local brewery located just outside the main gate.

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$20.00 advance event tickets available at: Stranger Tickets/ Tiki Trash Trailer Bash
The price goes up to $25 if you wait unitl the last week to buy. This ticket does not include your accomodation fee (see below). You must also be a guest of the resort to attend the festivities. *Youth 17 & under attending with a paid adult do not require a ticket.

Tiki Trash Trailer Bash at Souwester

To BOOK a camping spot, RV/Trailer space, cabin, room or suite you MUST CALL the venue direclty at (360) 642-2542. You will get 10% off regular rates and $30 off a Sunday night stay. You cannot book online as this is a private event- you need to call to verify you are with our group. To view the amazing spaces available in advance of your call, please visit http://www.souwesterlodge.com/

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The beloved Sou’wester is a hodgepodge of private cabins, vintage travel trailers, suites and campsites. They are located minutes from the surf and a mere 3 hours south from Seattle, in historic Seaview on the Long Beach Peninsula. Peruse local products at their Honor System Store and The ‘Thrifty’ trailer. Indulge in their garden spa & Finnish sauna; or borrow a bike to explore the peninsula and nearby beaches

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Tiki Trash Trailer Bash June 24-26th at the Sou’Wester Resort!

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

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This Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day, when book lovers everywhere are encouraged to support their local bookstores. In Seattle alone, over 20 stores are offering a rich variety of programming and incentives to make the rounds.

Fantagraphics Bookstore is hosting a reception from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for Underground Seattle, a handsome minicomic produced exclusively for the occasion. The book includes stories by some of Seattle’s most accomplished cartoonists including Tom Van Deusen, David Lasky, Eroyn Franklin, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Kelly Froh, Robyn Jordan, Max Clotfelter, Laura Knetzger, Joe Garber, Tatiana Gill, Pat Moriarity, Seth Goodkind, Marc Palm, Colleen Frakes, Ben Horak, Brendan Kiefer, Roberta Gregory, Allen Gladfelter, Marie Hausauer, John Ohannesian, and Ryan Thies. Many of these amazing artists will be present.
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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle‘s historic Georgetown arts district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 2016-658-0110.

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Simon Hanselmann Presents Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Fantagraphics Bookstore is pleased to welcome one of the world’s most inventive cartoonists, Simon Hanselmann, presenting new work on Saturday, April 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event will feature an exhibition of original drawings from Hanselmann’s latest collection, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam and Other Stories, as well as a musical performance and special guest appearance by his cartoonist colleague HTML Flowers.
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Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam continues the artist’s tragicomic examination of life on the periphery of acceptable social norms. Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their friend Owl, and Werewolf Jones struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and complex feelings about each other. Fresh off their star turn in the New York Times best seller Megahex, Megg and Mogg decide to take a trip to Amsterdam for some quality couple time, although the trip gets off to a rocky start when they forget their antidepressants. It only gets better from there. See the Hanselmann feature in the current issue of The Stranger.
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HTML Flowers is the pseudonym of 28-year-old cartoonist, tattooist, and musician Grant Gronewold. Collaborating with Hanselmann on the series Werewolf Jones & Sons, Gronewold is currently penning No Visitors. This new mini-comic series chronicles the morbidly hilarious, subtly perverted, often demeaning lifestyle of the chronically ill. No Visitors draws heavily on Gronewold’s personal experience living with the incurable, life-threatening illness Cystic Fibrosis. His work has been featured in Vice, It’s Nice That, The Lifted Brow, and other publications.

Please join us in celebrating the latest achievements of these gifted artists at what promises to be a memorable evening of imaginative art, music, and more. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown art community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.

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Echo Echo Art Show in the Greenwood Collective for the Greenwood Phinney Art Walk April 8th

Greenwood Art Walk April 9 2016

Come visit Echo Echo located in the Greenwood Collective, for the Greenwood/Phinney Artwalk. Happens this Friday the 8th from 6-10PM

This month’s Echo Echo artists are:
Ahmed Davis
Claudio Duran
Jeff Farnum
Rhodora Jacob
Ronnie Taylor
John Hunter
Tarah Luetkenhoelter
Xavier Lopez Jr.

Tons of art all located in one location, and always a lively evening,

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Tiki-Tacoma April 16-17th with the Ukadelics and the Tikigraphs Tacoma Cabana, Java Jive & the Poodle Dog!

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Don your best Aloha shirt and muu-muu for Tiki Fest in Tacoma! Why Tacoma? Well, the lovely Tacoma Cabana and World-Famous Java Jive are two great reasons. Get down here and see for yourself. When The Ukadelics have played The Java Jive in the past, it has always been an amazing experience and one not to be missed.
Here’s the quick info, read on for more details:

Saturday, April 16th, 5 pm
Meet up at the Tacoma Cabana in downtown Tacoma. Make reservations! (253) 222-4184 — 728 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Saturday, April 16th, 9 pm
The Ukadelics and The Tikigraphs (The Spyrographs) get wild at the Java Jive! Doors at 9 pm
Cover charge is $8 for both bands. Totally worth it. 2102 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
Sunday, April 17th, Noon
Brunch at The Poodle Dog in Fife
1522 54th Ave E, Fife, WA 98424

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More details:
There will be a “Pre-Function” party at the awesome Tacoma Cabana in downtown Tacoma http://tacomacabana.com/ starting at 5 pm, when they first open. This place gets busy so either show up early or make a reservation. The bartender here won the “Iron Tiki Tender” competition at Tiki Kon in Portland in 2014.
728 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

The Java Jive is only a short distance from The Tacoma Cabana, so plan accordingly with a car service or designated driver. 2102 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

The official Hotel for the weekend will be the Holiday Inn, downtown Tacoma at 2102 S. “C” Street. Rooms are $125 for a double Queen or single King so you can make it a romantic get away or group up to save on dough. If we don’t book 10 rooms by March 16th the rate will be $135, but I think we can sell 10 rooms.
Phone directly 253-272-2434 and ask for the “Tiki Fest” rate. This rate is only good until March 16. You can book on-line with preferred code “Tik”
www.hiexpress.com/tacomadowntown

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There is a free light rail train near the hotel that stops one block away from the Tacoma Cabana (the distance between them both is about 1 mile). The Java Jive is 2 miles away from the hotel (but in the opposite direction from the Cabana) and not on light rail.

A Sunday brunch will be at the much beloved Poodle Dog in Fife (est. 1933). This is a casual, show-up-and-grab-a-table kind of affair, starting at noon, but hey show up sooner if you can’t wait. http://poodledogrestaurant.com/

Here’s even more great ideas to make the most of the weekend in Tacoma….

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The American Car Museum. An amazing collection of rare American autos, right down town! https://www.americascarmuseum.org/
The Almond Roca Factory, right down town! http://www.brown-haley.com/
A dozen awesome antique stores, right down town!
Dorky’s Arcade Center and bar, right down town! http://www.dorkysarcade.com/
The Swiss Pub, right down town and steps from the hotel! http://www.theswisspub.com/
Tower Lanes, 24 hour bowling and indoor mini golf! Amazing! Not near downtown! Who cares? http://www.towerlanes.net/
Get it? All you need is right there, so close to each other, easy parking, easy partying.

Make your reservation, loose your tax day blues or spend yer refund, and get down here!

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Fantagraphics Bookstore Celebrates Guido Crepax on April 9

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to present an international multimedia tribute to late Italian cartoonist Guido Crepax. The tribute features original art by contemporary American cartoonists including David Lasky, Peter Kuper, Benjamin Marra, Roberta Gregory, George Pratt, and Mark Wheatley, as well as reproductions from the Complete Crepax Volume 1. The opening on Saturday, April 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM includes film shorts by Brazilian artist Alex Korolkovas, a sound installation by Sérgio Rocha of Portugal, a limited edition companion publication, and other exclusive Crepax merchandise.
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Guido Crepax created his signature character Valentina in 1965. A mod photographer and globetrotting badass inspired by silent film star Louise Brooks, Valentina’s fashion sensibility, unabashed sexuality, and sense of adventure personified the proto-feminist paradigm as portrayed in post war European film, fine art, and pop culture. The Complete Crepax represents an ambitious project aimed at introducing American audiences to the work of this influential artist, translated into English for the first time. Volume one includes adventures like “The Subterraneans,” “Valentina in Sovietland,” “Un Poco Loco,” and adaptations of classic gothic horror stories “Frankenstein” and “Dracula,” among many others.
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This April 9th event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring adventurous visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic arts community. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at Airport Way S., just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

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Nevertold Casket Company Grand Opening April 1

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Amazing emporium Nevertold Casket Company, featuring haunted goods, vintage art, taxidermy and curiosities galore, has its grand opening on Friday, April 1st 2016. The new shop is located at 509 13th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122. Grand opening hours are 6-9pm Details on their FB page.

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Jack and Tiffany Bennett of the Nevertold Casket Company have been purveyors of such haunted goods for many many years and have developed a discerning eye for beautifully strange objects, oddities and things that make one feel delightfully uncomfortable.

Visit their website at NevertoldCasketCompany.com.

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Learn how to become a Citizen Activist with Nick Licata at Phinney Neighborhood Association 4/16/16

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The Phinney Neighborhood Association Village program invites you to join Nick Licata as he speaks about his recent book: “Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies, and Advice for Changing Our World.”

Recent waves of social activism like the Occupy movement and Black Lives Matter show that you can fight city hall–or any other powerful entity for that matter. Now comes the playbook for citizen activists wanting to improve the world around them from Nick Licata, admired Seattle city councilmember and one of the city’s most effective leaders of political and social change since the 1960s. In this smart and powerful book, Licata explains how to get organized, congregate power, and master the tactics for change.

He is insightful in comparing effective communication with methods that just don’t work. Licata’s observations on the intricacies of power will empower any activist who wants to make a difference in today’s world. For more information about the book visit: BecomingaCitizenActivist.org

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ChickChat’s “Create the Live You Desire” Speed Coaching & Soul Searching Summit

ChickChat’s first Speed Coaching event sold out in January 2016, so we’ve decided to host two more!

Is your life good, but you want it to be great? Are you feeling stuck in a relationship, job or city that no longer fulfills you? Do you lack energy, drive and commitment? Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Do you want better relationships? Do you need help strategizing and growing your business? Are you in Corporate America and finding it hard to go to the next level, manuever the Old Boy’s Club or claim your power? Maybe you just want to THRIVE more and live the life you created on your Vision Board?

Then ChickChat’s “Create the Live You Desire” Speed Coaching & Soul Searching Summit is just for you!

YOU are the common denominator in everything that is going well, or not so well, in your life. The good news is that if you’re having success in one area, you know HOW to succeed and be happy; you just may need a lil’ inspiration and guidance to rock all aspects of your awesome self. You can’t know it all. And sometimes it takes someone else to help you find the way out and over. That’s where your TRIBE comes in. Your Tribe are the Experts, Advisors, Coaches, Trainers and other “service providers” who you connect with and trust, who you hire for a long time, or just a few sessions…to assist you in creating and LIVING the life you truly desire. Remember that Vision Board?

Attend ChickChat’s “Create the Life You Desire” Speed Coaching & Soul Searching Summit on Saturday, April 23rd to find your Tribe. To receive laser coaching. To get inspired and leave energized, hopeful and with a plan of attack. There will be open networking time as well, to meet other awesome women (and a few men) with similar outlooks as you.
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Georgetown Bites Back!

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Don’t miss the second annual Georgetown Bites: A Taste of Georgetown on Saturday, March 26 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This food festival celebrates the delightfully diverse culinary attractions and cafe culture in Seattle’s coolest neighborhood. Georgetown is home to Seattle’s oldest continuously operating beer hall, Jules Maes Saloon, as well as its newest vintner, the award-winning Charles Smith Wines. Craft breweries like Georgetown Brewing, Machine House, and Counterbalance Brewery join gourmet establishments like Hitchcock Deli, Fonda la Catrina, and Fran’s Chocolate factory – (makers of Michelle and Barack Obama’s favorite confections). Pizza parlors, boutique burgers, fresh roasted coffee, creative enterprises like game emporium Flip Flip, Ding Ding, Full Throttle Bottles, and our new neighbor Rainier Glass Blowing studios, provide an entertaining afternoon of extremely affordable cuisine. Drop by Fantagraphics Bookstore for tips on the hottest deals.

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Daniel Clowes Presents Patience at Fantagraphics Bookstore on March 12

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Daniel Clowes is among the most accomplished artists of his generation. Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, March 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as we celebrate the publication of Patience, his most ambitious graphic novel to date.

Clowes came to prominence with his groundbreaking Eightball comic book series in the 1990s, which was characterized by biting social satire rendered with a singular graphic sensibility. Eightball also included several cinematic long form stories such as Ghost World, which was adapted to film in 2001 featuring Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch in the lead roles. Clowes received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay adaptation. His work has been embraced by the art world as the subject of solo exhibitions at Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Oakland Museum of California, and many others. He has received the Pen Literary Award as well as prestigious cartoonist honors including multiple Harvey and Eisner Awards. Patience is the first all new full-length graphic novel from Clowes in five years. Best described as a psychedelic science fiction romance, the artist mines new territory with a profoundly innovative approach. The full color artwork is both buoyant and intense – living up to its billing as the most anticipated graphic novel in years.
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Meet this extraordinary artist on Saturday, March 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. He’ll sign advance copies of Patience as well as previous publications from Seattle-based Fantagraphics Books. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring contemporary art presentations throughout the thriving arts community. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 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 206.658.0110.

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International Comix Celebration at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Join us this Friday, February 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery as we host an exhibition of international artists for the debut of Red Eye from Short Run Micropress. This event features a special appearance by Spanish cartoonist Ricardo Cavolo, signing copies of his bestselling book 101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die.
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Red Eye is best described as a curated chain letter. The publishers reached out to international artists whose work they admired and asked them to choose an artist from their community to contribute artwork to the book. The resulting handcrafted anthology features colorful Risograph artwork from Kwaichang Kráneo (Argentina), Olga Lavrentyeva (Russia), Zane Zlemeša (Latvia), Lutfi Zayed (Jordan), Emmi Jormalainen (Finland), Pierre Bolide (France), Bruno Toli (Croatia), Luntu Vumazonke (South Africa), and many others. Ricardo Cavolo will contribute a silkscreen wraparound cover. Work from Red Eye, as well as Cavolo’s solo book, will be on display. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to discover emerging international contemporary cartoonists and celebrate this ambitious book project from our friends at Short Run.
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Thanks to everyone who came out for the Kaz signing. Good times. His Underworld exhibition will remain on view through Thursday, February 25. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of the 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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Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle this week

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The Northwest Flower & Garden Show features spectacular display gardens, shopping, seminar presentations by top experts, food and beverage offerings and more, Feb. 17-21 in Seattle

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“America the Beautiful” is the theme for the 2016 Northwest Flower & Garden Show as the 28th annual event celebrates the National Parks Service Centennial and famous American landmarks. Set for February 17-21 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, the show spotlights the theme in spectacular display gardens and a big line-up of feature attractions.

The show offers multiple opportunities to jump-start gardening experiences and learn about trends that not only beautify but are practical, too. The “Marketplace” is colorful shopping destination with over 350 high-quality exhibitors, including nearly 100 new vendors at this year’s show.” And an added attraction: enjoy a glass of regional wines or craft beers as you stroll the aisles and savor an expanded menu of tasty new food offerings available throughout the show.

A big line-up of great speakers comes to the show to share their knowledge and “how-to” information in 100 hours of presentations. The 2016 show has attracted more than two dozen new speakers from throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K.; for topics geared for both beginners and veteran gardeners, visit http://www.gardenshow.com/seminars/.

Show dates and hours for the five-day show are Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 17-20), 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday (Feb. 21), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prices range from $17 Early Bird for adults (reg. $22 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); $31 for single 2-day pass; $70 for single 5-day pass; and $5 for youth (ages 13 – 17). Children 12 and under are admitted free to the show

For more information on the show, visit www.gardenshow.com.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore presents Underworld with Kaz

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When not working as an Emmy-winning writer for animated series like Camp Lazlo, Phineas and Ferb, SpongeBob Squarepants, the cartoonist Kaz has been drawing his weekly Underworld comic strip since 1992, including a long run in Seattle’s alternative weekly The Stranger. Come celebrate the first comprehensive collection of his clever creation on February 13 with a book signing and art exhibition at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood collects the most memorable strips from the 23-year lifetime of the strip, together with photos, anecdotes, and related Underworld ephemera. The strip chronicles a degenerate society populated by parodies of vaguely familiar pop culture characters.
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Meet this exceptional artist on his first visit to Seattle on Saturday, February 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This event coincides with the Valentines edition of the Georgetown Art Attack, celebrating 8 years of compelling visual and performing arts presentations throughout the romantic industrial arts corridor. An interesting sideshow at the Kaz event will be local artist Ellen Forney revealing her Kaz-designed full back tattoo for the first time. Forney was a featured artist at the very first Art Attack in February, 2008. Her profile has increased dramatically in the intervening 8 years.
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Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

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Ashes to Ashes: David Bowie Tribute Art Show

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Visual Art Tribute group show at Warlock Labs

David Bowies influence on music is immeasurable. Join a group of talented visual artists in their homage to this incredible man at the monthly Greenwood Art Walk on Friday, February 12th at the Warlock Labs in Greenwood at 101 N. 85th Street, #203 in Seattle at 6-10pm

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Racer Runts Youth Show at Cafe Racer Saturday 2/6

 

Racer Runts at Cafe RacerWho: Racer Runts and Cafe Racer
What: Youth Music Show
Where: Cafe Racer at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA 98105
When: Saturday, Feb. 6th 4-7pm
Why: Kids get the opportunity to play their original music on stage

Seattle musician Jack David, 19, decided to approach the owner of Cafe Racer, Kurt Geissell and ask him if he’d be interested in a show put on by the under-21 crowd and Kurt jumped at the chance. “Can you imagine if we would have had that opportunity when we where their age? We never had a place to play music when I was growing up” said Kurt. He decided to turn the 1st Saturday of every month over to young drummer Jack David. Jack had been going to the cafe since he was 11 years old in 2008. Says Jack “I grew up watching bands and listening to music at Cafe Racer and always wanted to play on the Cafe Racer stage and now I am and I can also help other kids play music there too!”

This is a great place for kids to be introduced to music and everyone is welcome, young and old. Cafe Racer features the renowned “Official Bad Art Museum of Art” and great food, including the famous “Wonder Wiener” of hotdog fame.

Jack plays in the Nyamuziwa Marimba Band, he’s on the Redline, Seattle University’s drumline and he’s the drummer for the Seattle band “Deer Park”. You can hear their music here: https://deerparkmusic.bandcamp.com/album/quentin-in-my-vitamins

This months entertainment features 3 bands featuring incredible young women with original material (and a couple of dudes.)

Free admission (though Cafe Racer serves great food, soft drinks, beer, wine and full bar) All-Ages!!

The bands are:

The Rug Smuggle ( Alternative band and Bob Ross fans)

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Red Bloom (All Girls. All Rock. All Good) https://www.facebook.com/redbloomband/ —

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Wild Within (3 girls, 13 instruments, folk music)

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Racer Runts Youth Show at Cafe Racer – Don’t miss it!

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