Beer on the Pier!

The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce kicks off an inaugural beer festival on Saturday, October 9 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at the Port Warehouse in Anacortes. Anacortes Oktoberfest – “Beer on the Pier” – the event promises to be a highlight for beer lovers. The $20 entry fee entitles attendees to six pours; additional pours may be purchased for $1.50 each. The event will also feature live music and a variety of food vendors. For those staying over, there will be a number of local events on Saturday evening.

Event co-organizer Rick Star of Rockfish Grill/Anacortes Brewery stated: “Through our business, we attend many beer festivals throughout the Northwest each year. Our goal with the Anacortes Oktoberfest was to take the best elements of each, provide patrons with a host of choices, and build the event into an enjoyable experience for brewers and attendees alike. Gauged by brewery participation, the event will be the largest Oktoberfest in Washington State, providing event-goers with an opportunity to meet-and-greet brewers from throughout the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to building a wonderful recurring festival-one that people will want to return to year after year.”


World Extreme Pencil Fighting Championships V: ERASED

Pabst Blue Ribbon presents:

WXPFL Pencil Fighting Championships V: ERASED

at The Funhouse in Seattle – Thursday May 20th 9pm – featuring live music by LESBIAN

Check out this video: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/video/video.php?v=390443176739&oid=182400750033

Starting at 9pm is the WXPFL Tournament pitting WXPFL Superstars vs. randonly drawn audience members in a battle for cash, prizes, trophy, glory, and most importantly, and immediate shot at the WXPFL Championship!
The same championship currently held by the most dangerous and outspoken man in the sport, 4-time champ THE BIRD!

Going for the Bird’s trophy are the members of the roster of WXPFL Pro Gra-Fighting Superstars…, Mick Finster The Lepre-Con, DeeeVious Silvertounge, Ronald McFondle, Thaddeus P. Skrilla – The Hundred Dollar Man and more!

Recently added to the tournament is a former WPFL champion, a true living legend, and one of the biggest stars of 80’s Gra-Fighting:
Does he still have what it takes to swing cedar with the young blood?

PLUS: Special challenge match:


Live Music by “The Sound of Pencil Fighting”:


DJ BOBCAT spins non-stop Metal all night!

Hosted by Prof. Jake Stratton (BloodHag, Rat City Rollergirls, SSP)
and Don “Beauty” Rumble.

Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, The Rat City Rollergirls, Scarecrow Video, Pierced Hearts Tattoo & Piercing, Puffin’ Glass studios, Archie McPhee, Dixon/Ticonderoga Pencils and Buff Nuxx weight gain powder.

$7 21+ 8pm doors/9pm…Pencil Fight!
The Funhouse 206 5th ave. N. Under the Space Pencil, I mean, Needle.

As always, get to know more about Pencil Fighting at www.pencilfightingwriting.wordpress.com

As The World Falls Down

as-the-world-falls-downFrom the imagination of Queen Clam and the wizardry of the Adventure School comes, “As the World Falls Down.” A Labyrinth Masquerade Ball & Lifelong AIDS Alliance Fundraiser.

Experience a dazzling world of fantasy & adventure Dec 31st 2009, from 8pm-2am. Catering by SKILLET Street Food. Featuring installations, puppets, art and dance magic from:

TARL art collective featuring Eli Hansen
The Beta Society
Seattle School
The Adventure School
Wexley School for Girls

Miss Trannyshack Anna Conda as The Goblin King
Ben de la Creme as Sarah
Fuchia Foxxx as The Noble Fox
Iva Handfull as the Fire Bird
The Luminous Pariah as Ludo
Fanny Tragic as the WORM
Gale Force as the White Owl
Stella Rose & Girl Jo as puppet go go girls.
Wiggy Stardust & Sonia as the Absinthe Fairies
ArtStar in The Bog of Eternal Sexiness
Dance Magic by Darek Mazzone, DJFrankenHeart & DJ Riff Raff
and a surprise guest as Baby Toby.

Limited tickets available for $99 by using code word hoggle. Ticket price includes admission, full open bar, food, and a feast of visual spectacles all in support of the AIDS Alliance.

*Attire is strictly masquerade or Labyrinth costume.*

Get your tickets now, because unlike the Labyrinth, New Years is closer then you think.

Annex Triple Header!


Annex Triple Header
Three layers of wild comedy at Annex Theatre
Fri & Sat nights, Nov 27 to Dec 19, at 7, 9 & 11pm
$10-12 general / $5 student

Annex Theatre presents a triple-header of comedy for the holiday season! Four very different comedies take the stage:

At 7 pm: It Came From Under The Tree
At 9 pm: Comedy Fist Fight (Nov 27-Dec 5); Repeatedly. In The Face. (Dec 11-19)
At 11 pm: Penguins, Ep. 1: “Heaven The Hard Way”

We’re offering a Triple Header Pass: you can see all three shows for only $25! One $25 pass gets you into each show, on any night you choose! Split ‘em up, or see ‘em all at once! Save $7 and see three great shows!

The Sky Drops


The Sky Drops are just what you want to hear right now. -Cissy-sky-drops

The Sky Drops are gaze-grunge duo Rob Montejo and Monika Bullette. This Delaware twosome unearths an ocean-size of sound — a superforce of guitar, drums and vocals. “What a Loveless-era My Bloody Valentine kicking Elliot Smith from his grave would sound like (with a twist of lemon).” – Andrew – fan of The Sky Drops

Rob Montejo’s previous band Smashing Orange was one of the original American shoegaze bands, peers of Lush, Ride, and Swervedriver. Smashing Orange released 4 records and 2 singles (including UK releases), toured the USA, UK and Europe, and were signed to MCA Records. Monika Bullette sang in the alternative band NERO, drummed for Licorice Roots, and was one of the first musicians to capture the power of the Internet by releasing the Bullette debut album “The Secrets” on the web in 2005.

The Sky Drops recorded their debut five song EP Clouds of People in Rob’s studio. It was self-released under Fridabear Records in 2006 to critical praise. “The fuzz rock anthem “Now Would Be”, the sublime “Hang On”, and the pop stunner “The Go Go Go” are among the best tunes you’re likely to hear this year.” – The Big Takeover

Rob and Monika have taken their moody sonic maelstrom throughout the USA and UK to rapt audiences. Self-managed and self-booked, they have played with Cold War Kids, Chairlift, The Dirty Projectors, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Spindrift, amongst many. Their DIY ethic has taken them to tour the UK in 2006 and twice to California in 2007 (including a performance at the Clean Air, Clear Stars Festival). They frequently packed up the Volvo wagon to tour throughout the Midwest and East Coast.

The Sky Drops are now on the road with plans to tour worldwide.

Northwest Dates:
Thursday 10 December 2009 – Chop Suey
Seattle, WA
The Sky Drops with Black Nite Crash and New Faces

Friday 11 December 2009 – Doug Fir Lounge
Portland, OR
The Sky Drops with The Prids and Lookbook

Nib Art Show and more!



Lots of Creepy events this week at Cafe Racer!

Right about now:  Cast Iron Bitches 9PM



Wednesday October 28: Matt Romero & Tim Tenson 9PM

Thursday October 29: Friends of the Nib  7-9PM 
                                    Art Opening ‘Lusus Naturae’
               Cafe Razor Hairor Horror Show  9PM
                        God’s Favorite ButtMonster 10PM
Friday October 30: Operation ID & Speak 9PM 
Saturday October 31: Not Your Mummy’s Dance Party  Best Secret Costume PaRTY IN THE cITY!                            


cOMe sEE Us ThIS wEek OR eLsE…WaH hAhAHAHA!
eAT MoRE hASH sAT & sUN 10aM – 2pM
stay warm colleen baker!
Kurt, Cissy, Ross, Nick, Nora, Amy, Drew, Ben, Justin, Danah and Nancy

Spring Fling or Cafe Racer’s Got Talent?


It’s finally here! Cafe Racer’s Spring Fling or as some like to refer to it as Cafe Racer’s Got Talent? This Saturday June 6th

Hosted by the enigmatic Kaleb Hagen-Kerr. Our judges panel is made up of Esteemed Citizen’s of Rose Town: the one and only Mayor ‘with a fork up his nose’ Shmootzie the Klod, Governor Kurt “the Butcher” Geissel, and  Surgeon General Cissy ‘Mother F-in King’. The acts promise to entertain, astonish, titillate, and surprise you!
Come early…stay late!

“Talent exists in Unincorporated Beefcake County in the small

but beautiful Principality of Rose Town! Who knew?”

June Weaver, Editor Rose Town Herald

Talent Show starts at 9PM

Cafe Racer 5828 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle WA 98105 206.523.5282


New Year’s Rockin’ 80’s Eve!

Throw on your Red Leather high waisted pants, ankle boots, off the shoulder shirt, rat your hair, and prepare to boogie in the New Year to the magical spinning of DJ Paco!
Fun fun fun! Starts 9pm. Free. 
Hosted by Ross & Molly the Cafe’s Newlyweds
Your New Years Bartenders/80’s Fashionistas: Ms. Heather Hughes and Ms. Cissy
Cafe Racer located in the heart of Rose Town
5828 Roosevelt Way NE

You’re Invited!

Don your best Holiday Sweater and prepare to deck your balls at Cafe Racer’s
4th Annual Bad Holiday Sweater Party!
Prizes and Surprises abound!
Bad Art!
Bad Sweaters!
Bad Holiday sing-a-long on our newly aquired organ in the Ruby Room! Fa La La!
Bad Ass Musical Guests
Hot Drinks!
Friday, December 19th  following the OBAMA Party 9pm-Close!
We sure hope you can stop by and toast the Holiday !
Kurt, Cissy, Ross, Nick, Nora, Heather, Michelle, Ricki & Ben

UFO Puppet Show!

Last Week!
Last Week!

An Epic production of miniature proportions! UFO the Puppet Show will finally draw the veil from the mysteries surrounding the Roswell Incident of 1947. You may think you have the answers but you’ve never had THESE answers! Brian Kooser and Monkey Wrench Puppet Lab, the creators of Frankenocchio, Dracula: a Case Study and Drunk Puppet Night once again bring their historically challenged genius to the stage. Aliens battle Nazi Scientists! Full frontal nudity!* Bess Truman’s garfunkel! Who will change the course of Human Endeavor?! The truth is out there? The truth is in HERE! Don’t miss this show!

*All nudity is papier-mache derived…material may be disturbing for young audiences.

Oct. 9 – Nov. 8, 2008 Thurs, Fri, Sat @ 8PM Halloween Show Fri, October 31 @ 8PM

Tickets available from Brown Paper Tickets.

For more information, visit: briankooser.com or monkeywrenchpuppetlab.org.

Produced with financial support from Artist Trust. Presented by Theatre Off Jackson. A Monkey Wrench Puppet Lab Production.

Where: Theatre Off Jackson

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/44525

Price: Pay-what-you-can night for Thurs (9th), $15 for all other nights

When: 8:00pm Thu 11.06.08 with 2 other showtimes 11.06.08 through 11.08.08


All Showtimes

  • 11.06.088:00pm
  • 11.07.088:00pm
  • 11.08.088:00pm


Chadwick Dahlquist

Brian Kooser

Grand Opening of the Ruby Room!

You are cordially invited to join the staff of Cafe Racer to celebrate the Grand Opening our new
Ruby Room!
Saturday October 25, 2008 8:00pm!!!
Music from our favorite Cafe bands….God’s Favorite Beefcake & Lonesome Shack!
Making their Cafe Racer debut Troupe Hipnotica and Queen Shmooquan!
This certainly will be a night to remember in the infamous archives of the
Cafe Racer Historical Society!
Come and take a sneak preview of the Official Bad Art Museum of Art which is housed in the
Ruby Room and opening ‘officially’ November 15th.
We look forward to having you here and joining our celebration!
Cissy, Kurt, Ross, Nick, Drew, Ricki, Nora, Colleen, Molly, Heather, Michelle, Amy & Kristopher