Did you know that that August 12th is International Tiki Day? Yes! Celebrated World-Wide since 2002, it’s always the 2nd week of August, and Seattle’s celebrating with their Rock-a-Hula dance party at Club Sur in Sodo on Saturday, August 12th at 7:30pm. 4 bands, DJ’s, delicious Polynesian-inspired cocktails and food of the Islands. Details below! Photos below! Contact us for more details at 206-399-9565
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 *
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Panelists: 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
Prolific Seattle artist Tim Marsden will be showing his work in a “Pop Up” shop at Amandine Bakeshop starting on Thursday, January 12th at on opening at 5-8pm for the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Join him as he sets the table with his installation “Are you being served?”
Push Play, an interactive exhibition of single- and multi-player games designed or reimagined by artists, featuring the work of Cory Arcangel, Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin, Ruth Catlow, Mary Flanagan, Futurefarmers, Ryan Gander, Allan McCollum & Matt Mullican, Paul Noble, Yoko Ono, Pedro Reyes, Jason Rohrer, David Shrigley, Erik Svedäng, and Seattle’s own Cable Griffith and Brent Watanabe.
Fresh off his national Torrey Pines tour, award-winning filmmaker Clyde Petersen will DJ for this special opening game night. Stop by for a listen and to explore the arcade of games including a version of Guitar Hero by Cory Arcangel, ping pong by David Shrigley, hopscotch by Mary Flanagan, Ryan Gander’s version of blackjack, Allan McCollum and Matt Mullican’s divining game, and a new “playable painting” by Cable Griffith and Brent Watanabe.
Organized by Seattle-based curator Melissa E. Feldman for Independent Curators International (ICI), the exhibition has traveled to Arcadia University and the New School, and concludes its tour at the Hedreen Gallery. The exhibition will be open through March 4th, Wednesdays through Saturdays 1:00-6:00pm following the opening. Hedreen Gallery is always free and open to the public.
Deep, dark lit read by local crime, mystery, horror, and dark fantasy authors. Enjoy some delicious cocktails and marvelously wicked books in the cozy leather-bound environs of Seattle’s Sorrento Hotel and kick your 2017 off right. (Probably not-so-family friendly: it is a bar and we do talk dirty.) Featured readers: Scotti Andrews, Arthur Coburn, Curt Colbert & Waverley Fitzgerald, Nick Feldman, Pierce Hansen, Skye Moody, Kat Richardson, Jim Thomson, Brian Thornton, Will Viharo, and James Ziskin.
Readings by local authors start at 7pm. Stop in anytime, have a cocktail, listen to tales of crime, murder and fantasy!
8PM doors, 9PM showtime
All ages, cover by donation. [None Turned Away!]
Strangely’s new full-length album, “ROARING ACCORDION,” saw its digital release in December, and now the physical copies are in hand and for sale!
Aaron J. Shay’s new compilation, “DISCRETE PACKETS OF SONG,” is also going to be released at this show, a CD featuring five years worth of recorded material and one previously unreleased song!
The Pickpocket Revue will be performing an intimate set of their punk covers and originals. This band features Jimmy Berg of The Bad Things, Mai Li Pittard of The Debaucherauntes, Aaron J. Shay, Sarah Shay on washboard, and, just for one night only, STRANGELY ON THE UPRIGHT BASS.
Julie Alexander, Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, Sean Barton, Kelly Bjork, Susanna Bluhm, Alexi Brown-Schmidt, Lisa Buchanan, Lisa Buchanan, Buddy Bunting, Laura Castellanos, Jaq Chartier, Claire Cowie, Timothy Cross, Brian Cypher, Carole d’Inverno, Sue Danielson, Linda Davidson, Pat De Caro, Nathan DiPietro, Susan Dory, Sasha Ferré, Denis Fitzpatrick, Ben Gannon, Karen Gantz, Emily Gherard, Klara Glosova, Preston Graves, Cable Griffith, Peter Gross, Francisco Guerrero, Patricia Hagen, Laura Hamje, Alfred Harris, Victoria Haven, Colleen Hayward, David Hytone, Claire Johnson, Leena Joshi, Ken Kelly, Amanda Knowles, Paul Komada, Terry Leness, Margie Livingston, Sara Long, Ray Mack, Molly Magai, Marisa Manso, Sherry Markovitz, Mark Miller, Philip Miner, Jeffry Mitchell, Abraham Murley, Brian Murphy, Tuan Nguyen, Sarah Norsworthy, Nicholas Nyland, Shaw Osha, Michael Ottersen, Doug Parry, Forrest Perrine, Trung Pham, Philippe Pirrip, John Radtke, Andrew Rubinstein, Peter Scherrer, Ann Leda Shapiro, William Shields, Jennifer Beedon Snow, Whiting Tennis, Barbara Earl Thomas, Kate Thompson, Kimberly Trowbridge, Catherine Uehara, Claude Utley, Joey Veltkamp, Brad Winchester, Robert Yoder, Claude Zervas and Ellen Ziegler
The old Value Village on Capitol Hill, Seattle
(1525 11th Avenue)
November 28 – December 18, 2016
Party: December 8, 5-8 pm
Exhibition: November 28—December 17, 2016
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays—Fridays 12-2 pm (and by appointment)
Opening party: Thursday, December 8, 5-8 pm
2nd party opportunity: December 17, 8-11 pm (the closing of V2)
SAM GALLERY: OPENING RECEPTION FOR FROCKS & VESTMENTS THU OCT 13 2016 SEATTLE ART MUSEUM SAM GALLERY 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Celebrate the SAM Gallery opening of Frocks & Vestments, with featured artists Larry Calkins, Elizabeth Jameson, Christopher Kroehler and Liz Tran, all riffing on the topic of clothing. You’ll enjoy Liz Jameson’s colorful renditions of royal clothing, carefully executed in pastels and Liz Tran’s amazing impressionist explosions of color which are reminiscent of colorful necklaces. Larry Calkins 3D sculptures inhabit any room they reside in and Christopher Kroehler oil paintings on glass glow with amazing detail.
Patti Smith will be reading from her book “M Train” on Monday, October 3rd at University Temple United Methodist Church in The Sanctuary. Tickets available on Brown Paper.
Written by the iconic poet, artist, and National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, Patti Smith’s M Train is a memoir unlike any other. Told through her travels to cafes, cemeteries, hotels, and train stations around the world, Smith’s drifting, meditative essays recount moments of her creative and personal life from her time spent with her late husband Fred Sonic Smith to a strange encounter with chess master Bobby Fischer and visits to the graves of Yukio Mishima and Sylvia Plath. But more than just descriptions of people, places, and encounters, her poetic reflections take on a life of their own punctuated by Smith’s iconic Polaroid photos and woven through with ruminations that move in and out of dreams and reality, past and present, interior and exterior, and the vast landscape of creative aspiration and inspiration that has informed her life.
As M Train comes out in paperback, join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening with Smith. Following a reading and discussion of her book, Smith will end the night by performing several songs with musician and frequent collaborator Lenny Kaye.