Category: Dance

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

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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.

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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.

Tickets

STUDIO 66 Feb 2014

STUDIO 66: 60’s Dance Night, DJ’s, Bands, Go-Go Dancers Seattle Feb 1st!

Seattle’s longest running 60’s night

Saturday February 1st, 9PM Doors

STUDIO 66
facebook.com/studio66seattle

At The Lo-Fi Performance Gallery
429 Eastlake Ave E,
Next to the Victory Lounge
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A night of 60’s MOD, Psychedelic and Garage Rock, Vintage Soul, Brit-Pop, Acid Jazz and International Pop- plus Fabulous Go-Go dancers and some of the Northwest’s Best bands.

FEATURING:

The Gentle Pop of
The MOONSPINNERS

Our House Band
The 66’ers

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

SPECIAL GUEST DJ’s –
MR. SUAVE
(“It’s a MOD MOD World” Modcast)

and

DJ MARWOOD
(Straight from London)

Plus Go-Go Dancing by
THE STUDIO 66 DANCERS

Psychedelic visuals in the front lounge, bands in the second room, two bars.

$9 cover
21 + admitted

More info and directions here.

BeginAgain by zoe | juniper

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Support zoe | juniper’s newest groundbreaking performance work. BeginAgain. Help take their transcendent artistry to a whole new level.

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ABOUT ZOE | JUNIPER
2013 Princess Grace and Stranger Genius Awardee zoe | juniper is a dance and visual art company based in Seattle, WA co-directed by Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey. Since 2006 they have been creating awe inspiring performance and installation work nationally and internationally. The company’s work has been referred to as “Unsettling dance dreamscapes that make theaters feel like bottled lightning” by Brendan Kiley. Together they have created 3 evening length works and been commissioned and presented by The Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, NYLA, CalArts, Columbia College Chicago, PICA, Velocity Dance Center and On the Boards.

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THE PROJECT
BeginAgain serves as a departure from past projects in an attempt to challenge our own assumptions about creation. In the past, we began by creating and setting choreography first and then creating production components: lighting, sound, video and costumes, in response to the movement. For BeginAgain we want to flip this process on its head. We want to see what happens when we start with the production design and then create the choreography in response to these design elements.

We wrapped up our first of three production residencies for BeginAgain in August. While in the theater at On the Boards, we played with some stunning set, video projection, sound and lighting design ideas. Being immersed in this sonic and visual world so early in the creative process allows us to respond and choreograph in completely new ways.

We are heading back into the studio to begin the intensive rehearsal phase and we need your support to take us through this next step. We need funding to pay the amazing collaborators who are embarking on this journey with us: dancer Ariel Freedman, apprentices Kim Lusk, Erin McCarthy and Coleman Pester and our brilliant design team. Your support ensures that these accomplished artists will all get paid fairly for their time and artistic contributions.

It is our goal to continue creating. We have so much to share and explore. Your support allows us the honor and privilege of continuing on this journey. We are excited to continue following our creative desires while challenging ourselves to create beyond the definitions of what our respective fields dictate.

SEE BEGINAGAIN

SEATTLE: MARCH 27 – 30, 2014 | On the Boards
NEW YORK: MAY 8 – 10, 2014 | Co-presented by The Joyce & Three Legged Dog

More tour dates to be announced for the 2014-2015 Season!

THE FUNDS
All funds raised will go directly into production costs and towards paying the people who are making the magic happen. Dancing is hard work and we strongly value paying dancers for their time and energy. Technical Residencies are really fun, but they are also expensive.

The Acrobatic Conundrum at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle

Acrobatic Conundrum

Part dance, part theater and part nouvelle circus, the Acrobatic Conundrum is a local contemporary company from Seattle, founded in 2012 by Terry Crane and Joselynn Engstrom and this is the last weekend to see their show “The Way Out”.

acrobatic conundrum THE WAY OUT teaser from terry crane on Vimeo.

They describe the show this way:

The beaten path leads to a dead end…

Eight strangers find themselves in a room with no exit. They are isolated from the world in a bunker where supplies are scarce. In the absence of enough, the new arrivals see themselves in a different light: vindictive and kind, desperate and hopeful. With no allies but each other, 8 disparate personalities vie for survival, connection, and a way out.
“The Way Out” is 90 minutes of heart-stopping acrobatics, aerial, theater and dance. It is a truly contemporary form of storytelling, using the raw physicality of the performers, video projection, the choreography of Elizabeth Rose and artistic direction of Terry Crane. “The Way Out” spotlights a small company of 8 acrobats with their hearts on their sleeves and their calluses worn smooth.

Acrobatic Conundrum

Starring Tanya Brno, Marta Brown, Arne Bystrom, Emma Curtiss, Joselynn Engstrom, Tyler Ferraro, Elizabeth Rose, Jonathan Rose

Support local circus arts, support local artists!

Acrobatic Conundrum

Tickets for The Way Out at Stranger Tickets

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

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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!
POWDER

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

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

Plus THE STUDIO 66 DANCERS

21 + admitted

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/studio66seattle

Event Page for May 4th
https://www.facebook.com/events/184944171654828

19th Annual Brazilian Carnaval in Seattle February 9th at Neptune Theater

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19th Annual Brazilian Carnaval

Saturday, February 9th
9 PM (Doors at 8:30)
USA TO BRAZIL

Visit www.ShowBrazil.com for more information!

with:
EDUARDO MENDONÇA
& SHOW BRAZIL!

Special Guests:
BARRY CURTIS
Original musician from Kingsmen singing “Louie Louie” with Eduardo @ Show Brazil!
JEROMSKEE
from Massive Monkeys
VAMOLA!
(Brazilian Percussion and Dance)

DJ IRINEU
(Brazilian DJ)

NEPTUNE THEATER- 1303 NE 45th
SEATTLE, WA
Info: (425) 254-1616

SURF! ROCKABILLY! WESTERN SWING! All for a GOOD CAUSE! TOYS FOR TOTS!!!

Friday, December 2nd at Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle

Wanna dance? Wanna have fun? Wanna feel good about doing something great for others? Well, dernit, head on down to Highway 99 Blues club this Friday, Dec. 2  for our Rockin Tiki Toys for Tots! Wear your best Hawaiian garb, and be prepared for some great music, hula dancing by Essie Charm, and a burlesque act you are gonna love by Miss Kitty Baby!!! Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate! Bring a few dollars to buy Raffle tickets, lots of prizes including tiki mugs, tattoo certificates, DVDs, Sailor Jerry goodies, etc!!! Head on over to the Highway 99 website http://www.highwayninetynine.com/ and make your reservations now! Go early if you want to get yourself some vittles before the show, they have great food!

The Variety Show this weekend

Photo by Gabriel Bienczycki

High-falutin’ cabaret from actual classically-trained dancers instead of lap-dancin’ floozies at The Variety Show, a mash up of original, short, unusual new pieces featuring some of Seattle’s finest dancers, choreographers and variety artists, and you can see it this weekend at the ACT Theatre. Here are the details:

700 Union Street in Downtown Seattle
Buy tickets at 206.292.7676 or acttheatre.org/TheVarietyShow

Thursday, April 28 – 7:30 PM
Friday, April 29 – 7:30 PM
Friday, April 29 – 10:00 PM
Saturday, April 30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 30 – 10:00 PM

It draws inspiration from sources as diverse as old television game shows, supper club floor shows and European cabaret, with contemporary winks to CBS’s Ed Sullivan and Dada’s Tristan Tzara. A dazzling array of short and very-short works features the choreography of Donald Byrd and up-and-comers Catherine Cabeen, Timothy Lynch, Eva Stone and Ezra Dickenson. The evening’s emcees are the irrepressible Cherdonna and Lou. Each show is slightly different than the last, with surprises, games and contests, and – special to the 10:00 shows – The G.O.N.G. Show; a dance contest judged by a merciless panel of local luminaries (Jodavid and I included!) which will yield to the winner

Don’t Miss The B-Stars! Friday March 11,Highway 99 Blues Club Seattle!

The B-Stars are a San Francisco-based country band that stirs up a hearty stew of honky tonk and hillbilly hits for your listening and dancing pleasure. With nods to the country and western stars of the late 1940s and 1950s, these sharp-suited jukebox honky tonkers will be singin’ and swingin’ ‘til the break of dawn.

The B-Stars began in late 2005 when Greg Yanito moved from his native Ohio roots to San Francisco and teamed up with upright bassist Eric Reedy to dust off old forgotten hillbilly songs. In the process, Mikiya Matsuda and Billy “JL” Zelinski jumped on board, and the band began to bring to life original material that not only tells a story, but sits comfortably right alongside the country music from the middle of the 20th Century. With two strong songwriters and a a few generations worth of musical experience, The B-Stars started off on a mission to get the dance floors jumpin’ with that western boogie beat. What has come out of that mission straddles the line between jazz and country western music pioneered by the likes of Lefty Frizzell, Carl Smith, Hank Penny, Tommy Duncan, Bob Wills, and of course the great Hank Williams Sr.

The current lineup features two lead vocalists, acoustic rhythm guitar, steel and electric guitar, a slappin’ gut stringed upright bass, and a swingin’ drummer, to establish a minimal but complete country combo. With a debut album produced by Lee Jeffriess, the steel guitar master behind Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, and three consecutive appearances at Viva Las Vegas, The B-Stars have begun to establish an international audience that just can’t get enough of that hillbilly beat!
Come down to Highway 99 and cut a rug with 3 Great bands! The B-Stars from San Francisco, Petunia and the Vipers from Vancouver BC and Seattle’s own Roy Kay Combo. Put on your dancing shoes! Please be sure to make table reservations by contacting Highway 99 here http://highway99blues.com/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=41

BRING US YOUR TOYS!!! or Santa will only bring you coal and twigs…

HOT ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS !!!

Toys For Tots Benefit  Saturday, Dec 11  

            Bring a New, Unwrapped Toy for our toy collection.
Music by Marshall Scott Warner & THE BLACK CRABS
Burlesque by Emerald Dollies
Hosting by Sweetpea, Kitty Baby & The Pinup Angels

Raffle Prizes! Drink Specials! RJB Photo Booth!

CHRISTMAS CUTIE PINUP CONTEST: Anything goes! Christmas Cutie, Naughty Elf, Mrs. Clause, Mistress Clause, Drunk Santa. ALL are welcome. NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED. Just show up cute! No dressing room will be provided. Contest will be held maybe 11pm-ish, depending on how the night goes. Prizes TBA. 

Also, we are still accepting prizes for our raffle drawings. If you would like to donate goods, or services, please email sweetpea0821@yahoo.com, and I will get you in touch with the Pinup Angels that are organizing the event.  Thanks!

Lake Union Park Sunrise to Sunset Celebration

Saturday, September 25th – Join Seattle Parks Foundation as they celebrate the dedication of Lake Union Park with The Center for Wooden Boats, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

* Musical performances on two Stages
* Model boat races in the new Model Boat Pond
* Native American canoe displays, paddle songs and traditional salmon barbeque
* Great Seattle Food vendors, root beer garden and Farmer’s Market
* Environmental education and history trail tours
* Fitness Field, paddling and sailing demonstrations – participation encouraged!
* Parade of Seattle mascots, children’s activities and much more!

WHAT TO KNOW TO GO:

* ADMISSION: FREE and open to the public!

* PARKING: If you arrive by car, there is limited pay parking available in the surrounding neighborhood.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

7:00am / GRAND OPENING OF LAKE UNION PARK BEGINS

11:30am-12:00pm / OPENING CEREMONY/RIBBON CUTTING (Main Stage)

Music on Two Stages:
7:00am-8:00am / Qin (Main Stage) – Traditional Chinese Music
8:15am-8:45am / Taiko Drumming (Main Stage) – by One World Taiko
9:05am-10:15am / Hank Cramer (Main Stage) – Maritime Music
10:30am-11:15am / Recess Monkeys (Main Stage) – Rock / Folk / Pop for Kids & Families
10:30am-11:30am / The Whateverly Brothers (Marina Stage) – Maritime Music
12:00pm-12:30pm / the Git-Hoan (people of the Salmon) (Main Stage) – Dance Group
11:50am-12:50pm / Raggedy Anns (Marina Stage) – Indie Rock / Bluegrass / Rockabilly
12:50pm-1:30pm / The Seattle Opera (Main Stage)
1:10pm-2:10pm / The Pharmacy (Marina Stage) – Punk Rock
1:50pm-2:50pm / Massive Monkees (Main Stage) – World Famous Breakdance
2:40pm-3:40pm / Pint ‘N Dale (Marina Stage) – Maritime Music
3:10pm-4:10pm / Tallboys + Square Dancing (Main Stage) – Bluegrass
4:00pm-5:00pm / Why I Must Be Careful (Marina Stage) – Improvisational Jazz
4:30pm-5:30pm / John Proulx (Main Stage) – Jazz Vocalist / Pianist
5:20pm-6:20pm / Sasson (Marina Stage) – Seattle Klezmer Band
5:50pm-7:00pm / Kay Kay and the Weathered Underground (Main Stage) – Indie Rock/ Psychedelic Pop

Activities on the Water:
7:00am-7:15pm / Native Canoe Display – by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
9:00am-1:00pm / Dragon Boats with drummers – by Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club
10:00am-11:00am / Canoe paddling protocol – by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
10:00am-4:00pm / Paddle Board Demonstrations – by REI
10:00am-7:00pm / Model Boat Pond Demonstrations – by Center for Wooden Boats
10:00am-7:00pm / Seaplane Demonstrations – by Kenmore Air
12:30pm-5:30pm / Boat Rides – by Center for Wooden Boats
10:00am-6:00am / Arthur Foss tours and Tug Boat Storytime – by NW SeaPort
9:00am-4:00am / The Adventuress tours and environmental education stations – by Sound Experience
5:00pm-5:05pm / Horn Sound Off – by Virginia V and other boats

Family Friendly Activities:
7:00am-7:15pm / Bike Valet Parking – by Salal Credit Union
7:00am-5:00pm / History Coloring Sheets/Activities – by Discovery Modelers
7:00am-5:00pm / Youth Maritime Kids Activities – by Puget Sound Maritime
7:00am-7:15pm / Bicycle Spin Art – by The Adventure School
7:00am-7:15pm / Toy Boat Building – by Center for Wooden Boats
7:00am-7:15pm / History Trail Tours – by MOHAI
7:00am-7:15pm / Kid Zone – Large bubbles, face painters, crafts
7:00am-4:00pm / Parade Crafting Booth (Kid Zone)
10:00am-4:00am / Native Plant Potting – by Puget Sound Energy
12:00pm-7:00pm / Andrew Evans – Roving Magician
12:00pm-7:00pm / Story Telling – by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
12:30pm-1:00pm / Women’s Right To Vote – MOHAI
1:00pm-2:00pm / Bubbleman performance (Kid Zone)
1:30pm-2:00pm / Women’s Right To Vote – by MOHAI
2:00pm-2:20pm / Puppet Show (Kid Zone) – by Heidi Pendergast and TWIG Theatre
4:00pm-4:30pm / Seattle Mascot Parade – by Safeco Insurance
6:00pm-6:45pm / All Ages Dance (Gala Tent near the Armory) by DJ Kristina Childs (Founding Director of Decibel Festival)

Activities on the Fitness Field:
7:00am-8:00am / Tai Chi (Fitness Field) – by Wudang Mountain Institute
8:00am-9:00am / Athletes Stretching (Fitness Field) – by Be Luminous
9:00am-10:00am / Hatha Yoga (Fitness Field) – by Taj Yoga
10:00am-11:00am / Kids Fun Run start (Fitness Field) – by Total Health Events
11:00am-12:00pm / High Energy Conditioning (Fitness Field) – by Seattle Strength Conditioning
12:00pm-1:00pm / African Dancing (Fitness Field)
1:00pm-2:00pm / Flow Yoga (Fitness Field) – by Be Luminous
2:00pm-3:00pm / Zumba (Fitness Field)
3:00pm-4:00pm / High Energy Conditioning (Fitness Field) – by Seattle Strength and Performance
4:00pm-5:00pm / Hula Hoop Yoga (Fitness Field) – by Taj Yoga
5:00pm-6:00pm / Brazilian Dance (Fitness Field) by Bahia in Motion
6:00pm-7:00pm / Laughter Yoga (Fitness Field) by 8 Limbs Yoga

Featured Food:
7:00am-11:30am / Breakfast on Board the Virginia V; Pastries $1
7:00am-7:15pm / Farmers Market Opens – by Cascade Farmer’s Market
7:00am-7:15pm / Kettle Corn – by Dragon’s Kettle Corn
7:00am-7:15pm / Root Beer Garden – by Seattle Parks Foundation
9:00am-7:00pm / Skillet Street Food serves breakfast/lunch/dinner
11:00am-7:00pm / Ivar’s Seafood opens for business
11:00am-7:00pm / Johnsonville Sausages opens for business
12:00pm-7:00pm / Salmon Bake – by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
12:00pm-7:00pm / Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream Truck

Aki Matsuri Festival: Sept 11th & 12th, in Bellevue

On Saturday September 11th & Sunday September 12th come to Bellevue College for the 13th Annual Aki Matsuri Festival.

Come explore our communities deep connections with Japan and celebrate Japan’s rich cultural heritage. From the booms of taiko drums to the silence of ikebana flowers, the event is a feast for the senses.  Delicious Japanese food, demontrations on martial arts, tea ceremony, Ikebana, kimono workshops & demonstrations, and artwork and many other culturally relevant events, present both a modern and ancient view of this complex culture.  A celebration of presented by the Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA)

Shrine parade

Events are going on throughout the day, both days.

A full-scale Omikoshi from Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America will be on display during the two-day events. From 12:30 pm on September 11 (Saturday), there will be a Shinto ceremony to purify the Omikoshi followed by the Omikoshi procession in the campus courtyards. Matsuri visitors are welcome to join in!

Inch High Samurai, Big Scary Oni (monster)

Be sure not to miss the West Cascade Puppet Brigade’s premier of the Inch High Samurai puppet show at 11:00am & 1:45pm both days.

Admission and parking are FREE!

(Please note that some workshops/lectures/seminar require registration and fee.)

Bellevue College Main Campus [directions]
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007
G (Gymnasium), C-Building, E-Bldg, and R-Building [campus map]

Saturday, September 11 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and
Sunday, September 12 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), 2010

House Of Thee UnHoly IV

House of Thee UnHoly Returns!!!

And how auspicious to be opening on The Autumnal Equinox with a Spectacular Full Moon in Aries!

The Swedish Housewife Present:

House of Thee UnHoly includes 13 Dancers,3 Singers and 5 Musicians who take you on a 90 minute epic psychedelic 70?s trip down memory lane of nonstop Sex! Drugs! And Rock & Roll!! That will leave you dazed, confused and ecstatic! This collaborative production draws from a kaleidoscopic disciplinary range of virtuoso actors, singers, musicians, and talented modern, ballet and burlesque dancers.  The incredibly accomplished cast of 21 vanguard contributors each bring unique magic to this landmark Rock-lesque extravaganza where Righteous Rock meets Busby Berkeley and Benny Hill . Now in it’s 4th year!!!

Dancers- Waxie Moon, Lily Verlaine, Miss Indigo Blue, Miss Inga Ingenue, Lou Henry Hoover, Heidi Von Haught, Polly Wood, Leroi The Girl Boi- NYC, Gerard Delacroix, Douglas Ridings, Paris Original, Lydia McLane our “Living Loving Maid” and The Swedish Housewife

Sirens on Thee Rocks –  Sarah Rudinoff, Nick Garrison, Jen Ayers

Thee Mighty Arms of ThorDarren Loucas Lead – Guitar & Harmonica, Andy Stoller – Bass, Charlie Lorme – Drums, Ryan Burns – Keyboards, Paul Fisher – Rhythm Guitar

“Broadway Level Burlesque”  – The Seattle Weekly
Five shows  performed over three days –

Dates and Times :  September 23, 8PM  17+ / September 24 & 25 , 7:30 17+ & 10PM 21+

Tickets: $25 Advance/ $28 Day of
Tickets Online
Box Office: 206-838-4333

The Triple Door

216 Union Street

Seattle WA

Visit www.swedishhousewife.com for more info

Help out some cool cats, while listening to some Kool Kats

Come on down to the Tractor Tavern, August 20 for Sweetpea’s Birthday Shindig! Bring $6 to get in, some money for your favorite beverage, and a buck or two to put in my donation jar for www.purrfectpals.org if you can’t make it but want to donate anyway, please feel free to go to the purrfectpals.org site, or any other animal rescue site of your choice. Hope to see you there!

The Georgetown Chainsaw Massacre


Don’t miss the Hazard Factory’s fantastic Power Tool Races this Saturday, June 26 -part of the fabulous Artopia arts extravaganza and Georgetown Music Festival from 2:00 to 10:00 PM.

Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid created a demonic chainsaw-powered racer fashioned from an autographed 1991 Daniel Clowes-designed Corey O’Brian Santa Cruz skateboard.


Come cheer for racers (just don’t get too close), see dozens of bands (featuring Fantagraphics favorites the Tom Price Desert Classic right outside the bookstore), art exhibitions (including Megan Kelso’s wonderful new work inside the store), carnival games, aerial acts, food, drinks, and a special appearance by demented actor/comedian/filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait. It’s all FREE!

More info here on the official ARTOPIA site.

Sacred April Fool’s Day Cultural Confluence

Much like the Allahabad in India, where the sacred rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati meet to create one of the holiest places in Hinduism, the confluence called Triveni Sangam, this Thursday April 1st is a confluence of assorted art and music to create an unprecedented evening of culture.

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The Moonspinners are at Bernards from 6pm till 9pm for a free show during Happy Hour.

Then, another fabulous free show, God’s Favorite Beefcake at The Moisture Festival, all around Georgetown, with a dozen other bands. Starting at 7pm, again, FREE. Oh, the humanity!

And don’t forget First Thursday:

There’s the Tree Show at Friesen Gallery.

Juan Alonso’s fundraiser
for the Artist Trust EDGE Latino Visual Artists Scholarship Fund.

Rachel Maxi’s show at Some Space Gallery.

You’re So Cool at OHGE Gallery.

Troy Gua & The Collaborati : Meet Greet Rinse Repeat at Toshiro Kaplan building in Pioneer Square

Margot Quan Knight: Underphotos at James Harris Gallery

Then after the artwalk, stop by the City Arts: Artwalk Awards and After Party hosted by Joey Veltkamp from 8pm.

And then the frosting on the cake, the cherry on the sundae, Trainwreck at the Orient Express.