Category: Costume

Channel your inner rock star at Spectacle: The Music Video opens at EMP


Spectacle: The Music Video opens at EMP May 17th!

Live the fantasy at EMP’s latest exhibit exploring the phenomenon of the music video.

EMP’s latest show is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the art and history of the music video through sight and sound. Discover the black and white musical Soundies of the 1940s featuring big band, jazz, and swing stars, and the French-made Scopitones of the 1960s. Relive MTV masterpieces and witness how megastars like Madonna, David Bowie, and Michael Jackson shaped—and re-shaped—their creative identities. Step into super-sized cinematic productions of today such as Steriogram’s Walkie Talkie Man directed by Michel Gondry, the crowdsourced Johnny Cash Project, and a special section dedicated to Seattle’s own Macklemore & Ryan Lewis—winners of four GRAMMY® awards including Best New Artist. With legendary props, interactive experiences, and more than 300 videos—and an in-depth examination of the special effects employed in their making—Spectacle: The Music Video traces the evolution of the genre and cements its place at the forefront of creative technology.


Celebrate the big opening party!

• OK Go Video Retrospective: See GRAMMY Award winners OK Go present a retrospective of their famously eccentric music videos and discuss their creative process.
• Big Screen Blowout: Prepare for audio visual thrills when EMP’s monumental Sky Church screen is taken over by Seattle’s premier tastemakers including VJs from Sub Pop Records, KEXP, Sync Music Video Festival, Decibel Festival, and World Famous.
• I Want My MTV: 80s Karaoke Lounge: Time travel to the golden age of music videos with Madonna, A-Ha, Duran Duran, Pat Benatar, and more.
• Behind the Screen: Experience the smoke and mirrors of music video effects, and see filmmakers’ mesmerizing tricks of the trade.
• Spectacle! Live!: Surprise performances will instantly transport you to the heart of some of the most move-inspiring music videos ever produced.
• We’re Gonna Pop Some Tags: Slip on your granddad’s clothes and step into Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop video with other partygoers to create the ultimate fanvid.
• Super secret special guests!

EMP wants us to have fun, yo. So dress as your favorite music icon or video character, outfit yourself in primary colors a la OK Go, find inspiration in the original Material Girl, or slap on aviators and a fake moustache to channel the Beastie Boys.


80’s Skate Party with School of Rock at Bellevue Skate King


Live 80’s music show by the School of Rock at Skate King Sunday, June 16th. Show starts at 7pm and your $12 admission includes skate rental. Skate King is located at 2301 140th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98005

Skate King, School of Rock

School of Rock is located in Seattle and Bellevue and teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

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Live music by the School of Rock kids includes Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, U2, Heart, The Police, Metallica and more.

Get your skate on and enjoy some live music. Costumes encouraged, but optional. Just come and listen to this blast from the past in a fun environment. All-ages!

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uy tickets online or at the door!

STUDIO 66 May 4th

Studio66 May 4th 2013

A night of 60’s mod, psychedelic and garage rock, vintage soul, Brit-pop, acid jazz and international pop.

Featuring Live Music From –

60’s Power Pop Legends!

Studio 66’s own house band – THE 66’ERS

As always with Resident DJ’s CHRISPO, VODKA TWIST, and PELVIS


21 + admitted

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History Link celebrates downtown Seattle’s historic theater district

On September 20, 2012, History Lunch celebrated the creation of Seattle’s Downtown Historic Theatre District at a fundraising luncheon for History Link at the Paramount Theater.

There was entertainment, refreshments, mingling, and historic tours of the Paramount and its new theatre library. The guests were served a lunch catered by Tom Douglas while they were entertained by an amazing program which included an offering from each of the Historic Theatres in downtown Seattle.



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Trolloween at 7pm~sharpish (Troll Ave & N 36th in Fremont)

Come celebrate the Trolls 21st Birthday!

MacBeth is back & has some things to set straight …

Trolloween is the Birthday celebration for Seattle’s famous Fremont Troll.

October 31st is the Trolls 20th Birthday!October 31st is the Trolls 21st Birthday!

It is held on his Birthday October 31st at 7pm ~sharpish.
The celebration  starts in front of the Troll under the Aurora Bridge (Troll Ave & N 36th St), as he loves a good laugh and a great story.

Then revelers will be off for the annual Haunt of Fremont (a procession of costumed dancers & performers (& you) taking over the streets of Fremont.)

This 21st anniversary of the birth of the Fremont Troll, you’ll be learning about MacBeth: a wronged man, back to set things straight. Many seasoned artists and performers will present their twisted and whacky version of Shakesspeares famous tales.

Rain or dry, revelers will sing, dance, marvel, and laugh their way through the dark underbelly of  Shakespeare and Fremont.   This is an unsweetened and piquant family event with plenty of fun to scare the laughs out of any stoic kid or stogy adult.


Costumes are always highly encouraged!

If you can lend a hand to help pull off this fabulous piece of street theater, meet by the Troll at 6:30pm.

Another Zombie infestation: ZomBcon ~ Oct 21-23

Zombies Invade Seattle (~again) for ZomBcon the world’s premier Zombie Culture Convention returns to Seattle October 21 – 23 at the Seatac Hilton.

A few bites about of how the infection will spread:

Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

Even Playboy is talking about it:

Northwest Chocolate Festival Oct 22-23

The Northwest Chocolate Festival features the work of twenty bean to the bar craft chocolate makers. The NWCF is the largest gathering of true craft chocolate makers in North America, October 22-34 at Seattle  Center Northwest rooms.

A taste of what you will experience

  • Learn about chocolate with presentations by award winning chocolate makers
  • Crush cacao beans by hand using traditional tools
  • Meet cacao farmers from Ecuador and Peru
  • Learn to taste and distinguish fine chocolate from different origins around the world
  • Taste and experience fresh cacao fruit direct from South America, a rare experience in the United States
  • Discover the health benefits of chocolate
  • Learn how to temper chocolate, make truffles and ganaches, and fine desserts
  • Seduce your senses in the Aphrodisiac Room
  • Expand your palate with chocolate and drink pairings

The amount of artisan chocolate makers gathering for this summit on fine craft chocolate is unprecedented and certainly exciting!

You will have the chance to taste chocolate as well as attend educational workshops and presentations in five of the Northwest Rooms at the Seattle Center. The festival features 16 hours of chocolate culinary demonstrations at the culinary kitchen in the Chocolate Dessert and Confection Room, two full days of talks on culture, trade equity and cocoa agriculture in the World of Chocolate Room.

They also offer the opportunity to enjoy wine, coffee, tea, and beer paired with chocolate in the Beer and Wine Garden.

Don’t miss out on the Aphrodisiac room to experience the sensual nature of chocolate and foods.

And don your mask and fancy ball gown for the Chocolate Masquerade Ball on Saturday night 8-12pm (21+)

Celebrate Japanese Culture at Aki Matsuri

The Aki Matsuri Festival (or “Fall Festival”) now in its 14th year, is a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of Japan and is presented yearly by the Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA).

The Aki Matsuri festival will be on Bellevue College’s main campus this weekend

Saturday, September 10th (10:00am-6:00pm) and

Sunday September 11 (10:00am-4:30pm.)

Admission & parking are FREE!

The festival features several special events such as a leather artist, Kimono presentation, Mikoshi Gishiki (full scale Omikoshi from Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America) and Taiko drum presentations.  Bonsai, Taiko, and Japanese garden presentations as well as puppet shows.

Be sure to catch the West Cascade Puppet Brigade’s ‘The Inch-High Samurai’ a tale of a tiny young man who sets off in the world to find his fortune.  He proves to be braver and more clever than the largest and scariest of foes.

See ‘The Inch-High Samurai’ on

Saturday September 10th in the Carlson Theater at 12:30pm & 2:45pm

& Sunday September 11th in Room E129 at 1:45pm & 4:00pm.

Please note that the times and venues are not the same for each day.

ENMA (Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association) is a non-profit organization of volunteers who want to preserve and further the arts and crafts of Japan for the enjoyment of the greater Seattle community.

Seattle Invitationals 2011 wrap/recap videos and pics

Seattle Invitationals

Sweetpea, Jim Dever, Barbara Ireland, the Vern Fonk guy, Priscilla (Marlow)

The Seattle Invitationals took place on Elvis’ Birthday 1/8/11

The Graceland Five warmed up the crowd

The Graceland Five – ‘CC Rider Thats Alright Mama Medley’

The Graceland Five – ‘Little Sister’

The Graceland Five play ‘Burnin Love’

Billy Joe Huels  sings a tune to warm up the crowd

Billy Joe Huels – ‘One Night With You’


Next is a lovely Ann Margret & Elvis duet

Barbara Ireland and Jim Dever perform ‘You’re The Boss’


…and Barbara Ireland…

Barbara Ireland – ‘Dirty, Dirty Feeling’

And Now, The Competition!

Here are the 18 contestants in the

2011 Seattle Invitationals

Clay Voltz – ‘Got A Feeling In My Body’

Tor Riffic – ‘Little Sister’

Art Mindes – ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’

Mike Weber – ‘Heartbreak Hotel’

Chris Mathews – ‘I Got Stung’

Robert Sakay – ‘It Hurts Me’


Roger Anderson – ‘Suspicious Minds’

Eddie Pears – ‘You Gave Me A Mountain’

Nathan Alidina – ‘Viva Las Vegas’

Clark Humphrey – ‘Love Me’

Vince Hill – ‘American Trilogy’

Helen Anne Gately – ‘Spin Out’

Velvis Krisp – ‘I Believe’

Tom Nelligan – ‘Big Hunk O’ Love’


Joe Ty & BH Burelesque – ‘Blue Moon Of Kentucky’

Bret Wiggins – ‘You Lost That Loving Feeling’


Ronnie Porter – ‘Trouble’


Charlie Beck and The Elvettes – ‘Burning Love’

…and the finale – Teddy Bear


…and a Flickr slideshow of photos by Marlow Harris and JoDavid


2011 New Year’s Day Bad Wig and Ugly Tracksuit Walk – photo recap

• HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 !!! •

What a great way to get the New Year off on the right foot.

Below are some photos from the

New Year’s Day Bad Wig and Ugly Tracksuit Walk  on 1.1.11





















If you have photos of this event and would like to share them here,

please email them to me along with your name for the photo credits,

and I will update this page.

Have a Great New Year!!!

and remember to put it on your calendar again for next year, 1/1/12 @ noon


The Swedish Housewife Presents the first annual Seafarer Follies! An aquatic cabaret to make Flo Ziegfeld fall off his boat. Just like in the olden days when “The Aqua Follies” rocked Greenlake, the Seafarer Follies! is the perfect Seafair antidote to loud boats, loud planes and suburban parades.

For our first commemorative year, Captain Bloodbeard aka performance artist Bradford Scobie (NYC) will be at the helm. With acts by Moisture Festival favorites: Trixie Little and The Evil Hate “Sea”-Monkey (Baltimore) and Seattle debut of  Bambi The Mermaid (Coney Island), Seattle all stars Waxie Moon as King Neptune, The Shanghai Pearl, The Swedish Housewife!!! Of course, a Real Live Band with Bandleader Michael Musburger will be rockin’ the boat!

Come dressed to the nine fathoms in your most outrageous nautical, aquatic, flyboy, flygirl, sailor, sea captain, mermaid, merman, or “you make it up” costume to win prizes and the prestigious year long title of The Royal Sea Urchin!

That’s right, more flotsam and jetsum than you can shake a stick at… more crustaceans than you can put in a pot! You can’t throw a catfish on this stage and not hit a mermaid! Packed full of Sardines and Sailors!!! Blue Angels, Red Devils, and not your average Chicken of the Sea!

Guaranteed to be Off The Hook!

The First Annual Seafarer Follies

August 6 & 7

Show: at  11PM

Door: at 10PM Friday and 10:30 PM Saturday

Tickets: $22 Advance/ $25 Day of
Box Office: 206-838-4333

The Triple Door
216 Union Street
Seattle WA

The K-Bar Conspiracy (The Final Four)


The greatest accomplishment of all time took place last Friday as an intrepid group of 22 revelers joined Pete to celebrate the high point of his awesome Project K-Bar, culminating in the mysterious and secretive K-Bar Conspiracy, wherein after assembling at Pete’s Monkey Skull Voodoo Lounge for starter cocktails, we boarded the Party Bus and embarked upon the final leg of the mission, documenting as a group the final four dive bars to complete the project, being numbers 997, 998, 999, and 1,000 in Pete’s Project K-Bar — the mission to document 1,000 bars where Pete has had a drink.  So, dressed loosely as mysterious men in black, armed with props such as black rubber bars, day-glo camouflage gloves, potatoes, and rubber boars that we’d leave behind at the bars, and with adventurous attitudes we made our way to the first bar, The Tug Tavern, in lovely White Center. The location of the remaining three bars was kept a secret from Pete’s entourage, but as you view these videos, you’ll see how the evening unfolded.  And please see Pete’s reviews of the bars we invaded this evening, as well as lots more photos on his very enlightening Project K-Bar Blog.  I’ve posted my videos and pix below in an effort to chronicle this epic event.  Thanks Pete for inviting us along for the fun!!!!  – JoDavid


The K- Bar Conspiracy (The Final Four)

March 5th, 2010


-The Briefing, aboard the bus en route to our first bar of the night-

– The Tug Tavern – K-Bar # 997 – 

– The Triangle Pub – K-Bar #998 –

– Lauren sings at The Triangle Pub –

– The Barrel – K-Bar #999 – 

– Visions Lounge • Marriott Seattle – K-Bar #1000

The K- Bar Conspiracy (The Final Four) March 5th, 2010
• The Party Bus, and a slideshow of the evening •

The K-Bar Conspiracy – Party Bus & slideshow from Jo David on Vimeo.





…And here’s a link to my Flickr Set of photos of the evening…




TRAINWRECK: Thursday, March 4th at 9:30pm at the Orient Express.

Ambience: A collection of antique train cars (once ridden by FDR!)
Killer Dance Part: Featuring DJ Porq of “COMEBACK” fame!
Sexy Resident Dance Band: PUBERTY! (Secret side project of The Intelligence)
Chinese Food: Did we mention this is also a rad Chinese restaurant?
Delicious Drinks: Try a “Trainwreck!”
Make-Out Rooms: Meet a new friend? This party has nooks.
Fabulous Host: Seattle’s favorite trainwreck, KISSEE SIMMONS will be holding court!


Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.
Orient Express
2963 4th ave south
Seattle, WA 98134

Dancing on the Valentine 5: David Bowie Tribute Night


Dancing on the Valentine is an annual benefit concert for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. The Society’s mission is to cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma, as well as improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

DOTV 5 will be held the day before Valentine’s Day – Saturday February 13th, 2010…at The Crocodile

We are so excited to announce that DOTV 5 will be a David Bowie tribute night! We encourage everyone to dress up David Bowie Style.

Above text taken from the official website:

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.