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

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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


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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.

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.


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



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.

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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.

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Phinney Center

Join this traditional Mexican celebration of life and death at the Phinney Center’s annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) parade and festival on Friday, November 6.

Start with the candlelight procession, which begins and ends at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N.  The procession will depart at 6:30 p.m. and return at 7:00pm.  Where you can participate in the community altar, enjoy poetry,  live music, hot chocolate, craft activities, and more.

The Phinney Center Dia de los Muertos art show will be on view through the month of November and features works by Dreama Blankenbeckler, Pedro De Valdivia, Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys, Reagan Jackson, Jena Marks, Debbie McGibbon, Elisha Miller, and Lincoln Skrypeck.

Costumed participants at the Phinney Center's Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Costumed participants at the Phinney Center's Dia de los Muertos Celebration

In Mexico, El Día de los Muertos is a festive and family-centered event, traditionally held on Nov. 1st (Day of the Little Angels) and 2nd (Day of the Dead or all Soul’s Day in Christian tradition).  Día de los Muertos celebrations emphasize life and death as part of the same cycle and regard death on friendly and intimate terms.  According to beliefs rooted in pre-Columbian traditions, on Dia de los Muertos, the veil between life and death is at its thinnest and the dead can be lured back to us through the scent of marigolds and the temptation of offerings of favorite food and drink.

In certain parts of Mexico, an important facet of this celebration is the ofrenda, or personal altar, built both in family homes and/or over the graves of loved ones. Traditionally, photographs of the dead at are the altar center, around which are placed offerings of food, drink, candles, flowers, sugar skulls, and personal mementoes. All these items are presented in beautiful displays to honor the returning souls.

Call (206) 783-2244 for more information.

For a detail of the evenings events go to:


Venga y acompañe la celebración tradicional mexicana de la vida y la muerte con el Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) en una procesión y festival el viernes 6 de noviembre 2009. Los festejos empezarán con una procesión a la luz de las velas, que partirá a las 6:30 pm, y terminará de regreso a las 7pm en el PNA, que se localiza en el 6532 Phinney Ave N. Todos son bienvenidos a participar en el altar comunitario y a disfrutar de música en vivo, chocolate caliente, actividades de arte y más.

En México el día de los muertos es un evento alegre y enfocado en la familia. Tradicionalmente, el 1 de Noviembre es el Día de los pequeños ángeles y el 2 de Noviembre es el Día de los muertos o Día de todas las almas en la tradición cristiana.

La celebración del día de los muertos enfatiza que la vida y la muerte son parte del mismo ciclo y contempla la muerte en condiciones amables e íntimas. Según creencias, con principios en tradiciones pre-Colombinas, en el día de los muertos, el velo entre la vida y la muerte es tan delgado que los muertos pueden ser atraídos de nuevo a los vivos por los aromas de incienso y la tentación de ofrendas de comidas y bebidas favoritas.

En algunas partes de México, una parte muy importante de esta celebración es la ofrenda o altar personal construido en casas familiares y/o sobre sepultura del muerto amado. Tradicionalmente, se colocan fotografías de los muertos en el centro del altar, rodeadas por ofrendas de comida, bebida, velas, flores, calaveras de azúcar y recuerdos personales. Todas estas cosas son presentadas de una forma muy vistosa y colorida para honrar las almas visitantes.

Damos la gracias al City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs y el Washington State Arts Commission por su apoyo, ya que han hecho posible la continuación de la celebración de este importante evento tradicional.

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Celebrate the Trolls 20th Birthday at Trolloween

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

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

It is held on his Birthday October 31st at 7pm sharp.
The celebration  starts with 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 20th anniversary of the birth of the Fremont Troll, you’ll be experiencing the tale of  Dante’s Inferno. Many seasoned artists and performers will present their twisted and whacky version of this dark tale, known to us as: ‘Just a little lover’s spat ~ honey’.

Rain or dry, revelers will sing, dance, marvel, and laugh their way through the dark underbelly of Dante 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.


Come dressed as your favorite dead celebrity and take part in our costume walk across the final stage, under the Fremont Bridge, for the appreciation of your community.

If you can lend a hand to help pull off this fabulous piece of street theater, meet by the Troll at 6:30pm & check in with the volunteer coordinator to get a job.

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Awesome Halloween Party at the Broadway Grill


I’ve been going to the Broadway Grill for almost 20 years and have enjoyed many a cocktail, slider and sweet potato fry, and a can’t miss event every year is their famous Halloween party, a fun costume party and celebration attracting Seattle’s best costumes because of their list of celebrity judges and fabulous prizes.

This year’s Grand prize is a trip to Maui for 5 days at a beachfront condo, including airfare. Second-place prize is a weekend stay at the Sorrento Hotel including brunch, and Third Place is a $100 Gift Card to Broadway Grill.

As for many years before, this years judge and MC is John Curley.


(I’ve been waiting for a chance to use this old photo!)

Judging starts at 9pm
Drink specials are $6, no cover.

Other judges include Kiro’s Ron & Don, KISS’s Bender and Channel 7’s Gaard Swanson. There will be the regular menu throughout the night plus some drink specials, but I’d get there early to get a table because the place fills up on Halloween.

I’ve found the Broadway Grill to be a nice place to meet friends for a bite or for a drink on any night of the week. The staff is friendly and professional and the restaurant has a cool series of “rooms” offering different dining experiences. There’s a sidewalk cafe in the summer, a lower-level restaurant and for more casual dining, you can sit at the counter and watch the chef’s at work.

Broadway Grill
314 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 328-7000

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!                            


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Kurt, Cissy, Ross, Nick, Nora, Amy, Drew, Ben, Justin, Danah and Nancy

Meet Elvira – Mistress of the Dark


There’s a Halloween Costume Fashion Show taking place at the Fremont Studios, Sunday, October 4th at 3:00pm. The event is free but space is limited. RSVP now to secure your seat.

See the latest Halloween trends for kids, adults, groups, and even pets. To kick this event into full Halloween mode, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, will make a special appearance.

The Costume Fashion Show will have two acts. The first act is designed as family friendly and will include pet, kid and family costumes. The second act will showcase some more risque adult costumes. Between each act will be a 20 minute intermission to allow families the ability to leave at their discretion.

Costumes previewed in the Costume Fashion Show will be available for purchase after the show at a 25% discounted price.

A limited number of guests will have the exclusive opportunity to meet the one and only Elvira – Mistress of the Dark. VIP guests receive valet parking, front row fashion show seating and a backstage meet and great reception with Elvira. Complimentary food, beer and wine will be served and guest will receive 25% off their Halloween look. VIP tickets are $50 and can be purchased at

Find out more about Elvira!