Music, Comix and Multimedia Art at Fantagraphics Bookstore


Join us for an evening of art, comix, media, and music this Saturday, May 13 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. We’ll host a reception and exhibition of original art by cartoonist Cathy Malkasian. She will discuss her new graphic novel Eartha in conversation with Fantagraphics Books publisher Gary Groth at 6:300 PM, followed by a book signing.

The event will also include the video installation Patience, Atlas. This dance performance documentary from Marion Walker is presented in association with Georgetown Records. The stop-motion video captures a dancer stranded in the waiting room where patience is paramount and the weight of the world eventually tears everything apart. This festive evening will conclude with a concert by the Knights of Trash, performing music from their new self-titled EP.

Don’t miss an exciting night of contemporary multimedia art. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring lively visual and performing arts presentation throughout the historic neighborhood. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, only minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-557-4910.

Hey Lady featuring Sylvia Rivera at Fantagraphics Bookstore


Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to host a release party and art exhibition for Regina Schilling’s Hey Lady #7 on Saturday, February 11. The new issue focuses on Sylvia Rivera, a civil rights pioneer who was a crucial voice for people of color, transgendered, and low-income communities throughout her life.

Hey Lady is a colorful celebration of women’s contributions to global art and culture. Olympia resident Regina Schilling selects a subject for each book and invites women artists worldwide to contribute portraits. Past personalities include artist and musician Yoko Ono, actress Nichelle Nichols, Andy Warhol superstar Candy Darling, musician Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and artists Leonor Fini and Yayoi Kusama. The results are remarkably revealing. Each issue includes a brief biography and a button affixed to the cover. DIY publishing and contemporary feminist art at its finest.

The event on Saturday February 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM coincides with the festive Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S), only minutes from downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.

Valentines Day! Circus Contraption Band, Can Can Cabaret, Jason Webley, DeVotchKa, Vince Mira

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.

Also performing, local favorites Can Can Cabaret will be performing, along with the Tom Waites of the accordion, Jason Webley.

Tue Feb 14 – Showbox at the Market

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Vince Mira
Circus Contraption Band
Can Can Cabaret
Jason Webley

7pm door / 8pm show
Tickets: $40 adv / $45 day-of
21 and over
1426 1st Ave, Seattle WA
Tickets onsale via Showbox tickets

Oddball Folk Singers! Strangely & Shay Release New CDs, with The Pickpocket Revue at Cafe Racer


8PM doors, 9PM showtime
All ages, cover by donation. [None Turned Away!]
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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.

Celebrate 40 Years of Fantagraphics December 9 & 10!

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Fantagraphics Books commemorates its 40th anniversary with a series of talks, exhibitions, book signings, performances, and parties celebrating four decades of publishing the world’s most influential contemporary cartoonists. These accomplishments are chronicled in the new book, We Told You So: Comics as Art, An Oral History of Fantagraphics Books.
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The festivities begin with a panel discussion on Fantagraphics’ first 40 years on Friday, December 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the elegant Folio library, located at 384 Marion Street in downtown Seattle. Moderated by Fantagraphics publisher and co-founder Gary Groth, the panel includes Love & Rockets creators Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Stranger Genius honorees Jim Woodring and Ellen Forney, and contributors to Fantagraphics’ colorful history. A reception will follow. Admission is free to the public.

On Saturday, December 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts an exhibition and book signing with artists above, joined by legendary Seattle cartoonist Peter Bagge, with a special musical performance by Simon Hanselmann. The exhibition features art and artifacts from the formative years of Fantagraphics Books. (This occasion also marks the 10th anniversary of Fantagraphics Bookstore and coincides with the holiday editions of the Georgetown Art Attack.) This event will be followed by an anniversary gala at the nearby Georgetown Stables, 980 S. Nebraska St. Bonus: It’s the colorful holiday edition of the Georgetown Art Attack!
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Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of the historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.
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Seattle Invitationals – The Search for Seattle’s Best Elvis Impersonator at the Crocodile

Rob Schwertley 2015 Seattle Invitationals Winner!
Rob Schwertley 2015 Seattle Invitationals Winner!

The 21st Annual Anniversary Seattle Invitationals

The search for Seattle’s best amateur ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist)

Seattle Elvis Invitationals!
Saturday, August 13th starting at 8pm
Back where it all started, the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle!

The search for Seattle’s Best Amateur Elvis!

That’s right, the Grand Daddy of all Seattle amateur musical contests is back with a bang for your musical edification and entertainment.

Saturday, August 13th at the Crocodile in Seattle

WEBSITE: http://www.SeattleInvitationals.com
TICKETS: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1204509

Come to the search for Seattle’s best
Elvis Tribute Artist back at the Crocodile Cafe!

On Saturday, August 13th, this beloved Seattle institution returns to Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe and will once again beckon impersonators from near and far to represent just what “The King” really means to them! There is only one place in Seattle each year where you can see twenty different impersonators in full hip-gyrating, fried Chicken-eating and swooning action… You’ll probably even see his wife Priscilla, manager Colonel Tom Parker, best friend Red West in the crowd or on stage…

Past Winner Danny Putnam is back!
Past Winner Danny Putnam is back!

It’s all at the 21st Annual 2016 Seattle Invitationals !

Lucky Attendee´s will see each performer tackle one of “The Kings” many personas: the innocent and magnetic country boy, the hip-swinging rockabilly superstar, The G.I. Guy, Hollywood playboy, the devout gospel singer, or the diamond-studded, gold-sun glassed Vegas crooner. Each amateur impersonator will get one chance to show what he (or she) is made of – a single shot to perform a song, in costume, backed by the fabulous Kentucky Rain band!
To start the evening off with a bang we have PELVIS- playing supercharged punk rock versions of the Kings music. Following this 35 minute “super set” we´ll bring on several surprise guests and professional singers to warm the crowd up for the main event.

This Year's EMCEE is Jim Dever!
This Year’s EMCEE is Jim Dever!

Performers – We’re Looking for a few good Elvi!
Currently we are looking for amateur performers to sign up (and agree to perform one song in their own costume) on the legendary Crocodile stage. All contestants will be backed by the local longtime Pro outfit The Kentucky Rain Band. Interested parties should see the contest rules & judging criteria and the available songs.Are you a budding ETA (Elvis Tribute Artist?) If you are not a professional and would like to perform and compete with other Northwest Elvii, please contact us!

First, CHOOSE A SONG!

Then, email BOTH SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com and Marlow@SeattleTwist.com with the following information:

1. Name
2. Your Song Choice(s) 1, 2 & 3
3. Your contact info
4. What town & neighborhood you live in
5. Photo as a ETA (if you have one!)
Providing prizes for the top twenty entries of the event will be Archie McPhee, Top Pot Doughnuts plus other fun sponsors.

Website: www.SeattleInvitationals.com
Media contacts:
Peter Verbrugge, 206-399-9565 SeattleInvitationals@gmail.com
Marlow Harris, 206-329-3795 Marlow@SeattleTwist.com

TICKETS

21 and over with ID required

Click HERE for: Information about contest criteria and contest judging
CrocodileTickets available online at The Crocodile! https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1204509

– See more at: http://www.SeattleInvitationals.com/

Jimmy Peschel returns!
Jimmy Peschel returns!

Hot Off the Press Book Fair & More at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Come down to Georgetown this Saturday, July 9 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM as Fantagraphics Bookstore welcomes acclaimed indie comix artist Sammy Harkham and wishes a fond farewell to the Intruder at the second annual Hot Off the Press book fair!
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This colorful festival features tables of local handcrafted comix, prints, and zines by many of the Northwest’s most admired artists and small press publishers, including Short Run Micropress, Neoglyphic Media, Fogland Studios, Yeti Press, and Pity Party. Special guest Sammy Harkham will sign copies of the newly released Kramer’s Ergot 9 anthology as well as his alluring self-published serial Crickets. Another attraction is Seattle artist Josh Simmons signing the latest installment of Jessica Farm project, a highly conceptual series of books designed by Harkham.
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The fair will also feature the final issue of the Intruder, a free comix tabloid that has been largely responsible for launching the careers of a new generation of Seattle cartoonists including Tom van Duesen, Max Clotfelter, Marc Palm, Ben Horak, Marie Hausauer, Brittany Kusa, and many more. Issue #20 will debut with a retrospective exhibition of contributors. Selected back issues will also be available. A festive after-party will follow across the street at Machine House Brewing.
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This event coincides with the festive Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring lively visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic art community, including a performance by seminal Seattle punk rock act Chinas Comidas at Georgetown Records. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.

Free Fun for Everyone at the Colorful Georgetown Carnival

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Don’t miss the Georgetown Carnival on Saturday, June 11 from noon to 10:00 PM. In addition to Hazardfactory’s World Famous Power Tool Races, the festival features acrobats, art, carnival games, crafts, confections, and music by El Vez, Lisa Prank, Star Anna, Less Than Equals, Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers, MKB Ultra, Paper Dolls, and many more. This year’s Carnival includes a colorful new attraction organized by Celeste Kean and Larry Reid. Georgetown Clown Town includes art, performances, balloon making, magic and more. The Clown Show at The Stables event space, (one block north of the bookstore), features contemporary clown art by Ron English, Marion Peck, Edward Matlock, Doug Parry (pictured below), Tatiana Gill, Kelly O, Extremo, Owen Smith, Seth Goodkind, Greg Swanson, Allen Gladfelter and many more. Performances in the clown tent include magician Just Sage, Unexpected Productions Improv, Sideshow Ben, Clown Burlesque and more. Enjoy cold refreshments in the Clown Bar beer garden while entertained by a variety of clown activities. Free fun for all ages all day long.
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Tiki Trash Trailer Bash at the Sou’Wester Resort

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Join us for the First Annual Tiki Trash Trailer Bash at the legenadry Sou-Wester resort located in the south end of Wasahington’s coast. We will feature DJ Vodka Twist on both nights with Seattle’s reigning kings and queens of pop Music- LUSHY, playing 7-9:45pm on Saturday night. Aside from the music you will be able to peruse the grounds and view (or rent!) its 20 amazing vintage trailers, cabins or camp spots. In addition to the fesitivities onsite (including a Sat happy hour potluck) there is a karoeke divebar & local brewery located just outside the main gate.

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$20.00 advance event tickets available at: Stranger Tickets/ Tiki Trash Trailer Bash
The price goes up to $25 if you wait unitl the last week to buy. This ticket does not include your accomodation fee (see below). You must also be a guest of the resort to attend the festivities. *Youth 17 & under attending with a paid adult do not require a ticket.

Tiki Trash Trailer Bash at Souwester

To BOOK a camping spot, RV/Trailer space, cabin, room or suite you MUST CALL the venue direclty at (360) 642-2542. You will get 10% off regular rates and $30 off a Sunday night stay. You cannot book online as this is a private event- you need to call to verify you are with our group. To view the amazing spaces available in advance of your call, please visit http://www.souwesterlodge.com/

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The beloved Sou’wester is a hodgepodge of private cabins, vintage travel trailers, suites and campsites. They are located minutes from the surf and a mere 3 hours south from Seattle, in historic Seaview on the Long Beach Peninsula. Peruse local products at their Honor System Store and The ‘Thrifty’ trailer. Indulge in their garden spa & Finnish sauna; or borrow a bike to explore the peninsula and nearby beaches

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Tiki Trash Trailer Bash June 24-26th at the Sou’Wester Resort!

Simon Hanselmann Presents Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Fantagraphics Bookstore is pleased to welcome one of the world’s most inventive cartoonists, Simon Hanselmann, presenting new work on Saturday, April 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event will feature an exhibition of original drawings from Hanselmann’s latest collection, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam and Other Stories, as well as a musical performance and special guest appearance by his cartoonist colleague HTML Flowers.
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Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam continues the artist’s tragicomic examination of life on the periphery of acceptable social norms. Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their friend Owl, and Werewolf Jones struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and complex feelings about each other. Fresh off their star turn in the New York Times best seller Megahex, Megg and Mogg decide to take a trip to Amsterdam for some quality couple time, although the trip gets off to a rocky start when they forget their antidepressants. It only gets better from there. See the Hanselmann feature in the current issue of The Stranger.
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HTML Flowers is the pseudonym of 28-year-old cartoonist, tattooist, and musician Grant Gronewold. Collaborating with Hanselmann on the series Werewolf Jones & Sons, Gronewold is currently penning No Visitors. This new mini-comic series chronicles the morbidly hilarious, subtly perverted, often demeaning lifestyle of the chronically ill. No Visitors draws heavily on Gronewold’s personal experience living with the incurable, life-threatening illness Cystic Fibrosis. His work has been featured in Vice, It’s Nice That, The Lifted Brow, and other publications.

Please join us in celebrating the latest achievements of these gifted artists at what promises to be a memorable evening of imaginative art, music, and more. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown art community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.

Tiki-Tacoma April 16-17th with the Ukadelics and the Tikigraphs Tacoma Cabana, Java Jive & the Poodle Dog!

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Don your best Aloha shirt and muu-muu for Tiki Fest in Tacoma! Why Tacoma? Well, the lovely Tacoma Cabana and World-Famous Java Jive are two great reasons. Get down here and see for yourself. When The Ukadelics have played The Java Jive in the past, it has always been an amazing experience and one not to be missed.
Here’s the quick info, read on for more details:

Saturday, April 16th, 5 pm
Meet up at the Tacoma Cabana in downtown Tacoma. Make reservations! (253) 222-4184 — 728 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Saturday, April 16th, 9 pm
The Ukadelics and The Tikigraphs (The Spyrographs) get wild at the Java Jive! Doors at 9 pm
Cover charge is $8 for both bands. Totally worth it. 2102 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
Sunday, April 17th, Noon
Brunch at The Poodle Dog in Fife
1522 54th Ave E, Fife, WA 98424

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More details:
There will be a “Pre-Function” party at the awesome Tacoma Cabana in downtown Tacoma http://tacomacabana.com/ starting at 5 pm, when they first open. This place gets busy so either show up early or make a reservation. The bartender here won the “Iron Tiki Tender” competition at Tiki Kon in Portland in 2014.
728 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

The Java Jive is only a short distance from The Tacoma Cabana, so plan accordingly with a car service or designated driver. 2102 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

The official Hotel for the weekend will be the Holiday Inn, downtown Tacoma at 2102 S. “C” Street. Rooms are $125 for a double Queen or single King so you can make it a romantic get away or group up to save on dough. If we don’t book 10 rooms by March 16th the rate will be $135, but I think we can sell 10 rooms.
Phone directly 253-272-2434 and ask for the “Tiki Fest” rate. This rate is only good until March 16. You can book on-line with preferred code “Tik”
www.hiexpress.com/tacomadowntown

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There is a free light rail train near the hotel that stops one block away from the Tacoma Cabana (the distance between them both is about 1 mile). The Java Jive is 2 miles away from the hotel (but in the opposite direction from the Cabana) and not on light rail.

A Sunday brunch will be at the much beloved Poodle Dog in Fife (est. 1933). This is a casual, show-up-and-grab-a-table kind of affair, starting at noon, but hey show up sooner if you can’t wait. http://poodledogrestaurant.com/

Here’s even more great ideas to make the most of the weekend in Tacoma….

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The American Car Museum. An amazing collection of rare American autos, right down town! https://www.americascarmuseum.org/
The Almond Roca Factory, right down town! http://www.brown-haley.com/
A dozen awesome antique stores, right down town!
Dorky’s Arcade Center and bar, right down town! http://www.dorkysarcade.com/
The Swiss Pub, right down town and steps from the hotel! http://www.theswisspub.com/
Tower Lanes, 24 hour bowling and indoor mini golf! Amazing! Not near downtown! Who cares? http://www.towerlanes.net/
Get it? All you need is right there, so close to each other, easy parking, easy partying.

Make your reservation, loose your tax day blues or spend yer refund, and get down here!

Three Crowns New Year’s Eve Ball at the Swedish Club December 31, 2015

Three Crowns New Year's Eve Ball at the Swedish Club December 31, 2015

A swanky New Year’s Eve Party 2015 at the Swedish Club that everyone will enjoy, featuring three floors of dancing; fun bands, great DJ’s and stunning views of Lake Union and downtown from every floor!

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2420230

Admit it, you may have stayed in before on New Year’s Eve and declared “That’s for amateurs” but secretly just wanted a great place to go with friends and have a great time dancing and eating and hobnobbing with friendly folks. Well, this is it! There’s something for everyone at the Three Crowns Ball!

There are four bands, three DJ’s, three bars, a Swedish Meatballs and food trucks, and the Swedish Club has a great view the fireworks show at the Space Needle — you’ll love exploring the mid-century architecture.

The shindig starts at 8pm at the Swedish Club at 1920 Dexter Ave. N., high atop Queen Anne Hill. In addition to all the music, eye candy, adult beverages and glittering party favors.

Featuring three floors of dancing; fun bands, great DJ’s and stunning views of Lake Union and downtown from every floor!

The bands:

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The Spyrographs playing pop and dance hits-plus a supersized ABBAgraphs set to see in the new year with non-stop ABBA favorites, costume changes and mayhem!

Soul Band Planet Fly at the Three Crowns New Years Eve Party 2015 at Swedish Club

The Soul Train: (middle floor)
Planet Fly – all-night dance party playing funk, R&B with deejay Joey Webb. You WILL get your groove on here.

The Moonspinners at the New Years Eve Party 2015 at the Swedish Club

Three Crowns Lounge (upstairs)
The MoonSpinners– (60-70’s pop, garage, R&B, Punk) plus

The Ukadelics at The Swedish Club for New Years Eve 2015
The Ukadelics– pop and other hits. One of the coolest bar locations in the city.

Doors open at 8 p.m. bands play all night- your ticket gets you admission to all floors, plus complimentary party favors.

There will be a no-host Food Truck on site plus small-plate Swedish Meatballs for sale!  You’ve never enjoyed a Swedish Meatball like these, made by the lovely ladies of the Swedish Club, just for us!  There will also be drink specials (try the Aquavit) and other swanky delights, perfect to ring in the New Year.

Try to snag a space on the outside deck to watch the fireworks at the Space Needle.  But don’t worry if it’s too crowded, we’ll have a countdown inside the Swedish Club.

Must be 21 with I.D
$30.00 Through November 30
$35.00 Dec 1- 15
$40.00 Dec 16-27
$45.00 Dec 28-31
$50.00 At the door-(cash only, if available)

Please visit http://www.pep-productions.com/ for more info about the Three Crowns New Year’s Eve Ball at the Swedish Club, 2015!

Happy Hula-Days Holiday Party at Cafe Racer

Ukadelics at Cafe Racer Hula Days 2015 Happy Hula-Days Holiday Party at Cafe Racer features the Ukadelics Holiday Party December 12th at 7pm at Cafe Racer in Seattle! Special musical guest “DJ T.J.O” Andy Nazzal of the award-winning Exotica group, Tiki Joe’s Ocean.

The Ukadelics, a wonderful 8-piece ukulele band, are hosting a fabulous and festive Holiday Party at Cafe Racer in Seattle on Saturday December 12th starting at 7pm and going to 10pm.

The party features music, holiday foods and special drinks. There will be an Ugly Sweater Contest, and the Ukadelics will be launching their new CD “Runaway Pineapple Truck” at the show too! Wear what you want or wear an ugly holiday sweater or wear your finest Luau or Aloha wear or Tiki Togs!

Enjoy a special cocktail for the evening, the “Golden Ukulele” plus mai-tai’s, Zombies and other tiki drink favorites. Regular Cafe Racer menu items are available plus Hawaiian “Loco Moco” plates!

The Ukadelics at Cafe Racer 2015

From quaint beginnings, strumming for friends at an annual backyard Luau, the Ukadelics now play regularly around town for parties, shows and themed events. Their repertoire is a range of classic “hapa-haole” Hawaiian songs like Blue Hawaii and Tiny Bubbles to show stopping lounge favorites such as Secret Agent Man and songs from the Jungle Book. But you’re never heard ukulele like this when they play their special holiday songs of the islands! Though primarily a uke driven ensemble, the Ukadelics creatively employ a wide variety of percussive instruments as well as guitar, Hawaiian slide guitar, bass and nearly a dozen different ukuleles.

Andy Nazzal

Special Guest Andy Nazzal of TIKI JOE’S OCEAN will be spinning his favorite records all night. Tiki Joe’s Ocean was formed by lifelong multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Andy Nazzal. Since 2009, he has released three Exotica/Latin/Lounge CDs to rave reviews from around the world. Come meet him and have him sign copies of his latest CD’s.

Tiki Joe's Ocean Christmas

Who: The Ukadelics, an 8-piece ukulele band made up of Seattle artists and DJ Tiki Joe Ocean!
What: Holiday Party with a Tiki Twist
Where: Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle
When: Saturday, December 12th, 7pm to 10pm
Cost: No cover, but holiday treats available

The Ukadelics: http://www.theukadelics.com/
Cafe Racer: http://www.CafeRacerSeattle.com/

Short Run Marathon Returns to Fantagraphics Bookstore on Friday

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Come celebrate Seattle’s amazing comix community on Friday, October 30 as Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts Short Run Marathon III, a pre-fest reception and art exhibition. The show includes the work of Short Run featured artists Charles Forsman, Melissa Mendes, Jim Woodring, Krish Raghav, Bruce Bickford, and special guest Sam Alden, with live music by Lisa Prank.
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All artists, as well as other Short Run exhibitors, will be present. They’ll be joined by Sam Alden debuting his graphic novel New Construction with a slide presentation and signing. An award winning cartoonist, Alden is a storyboard artist for the popular animated series Adventure Time. Join us on Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for this festive party with complimentary refreshments, Halloween treats, art, music, and more. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street only minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.
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And don’t miss the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival on Saturday at the Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion on Saturday, October 31 as artists from across the country and around the world present their self

Lushy at Vito’s

Lushy at Vito's

A lovely evening of Polynesian pop, cocktail culture, original songs and 60’s covers.

Progressive cocktail pop – Think the Jetsons with fuzzy guitars – danceable and lounge-y!

Lushy concocts a refreshing pop style that blends original samples and Bossa beats with elements of vintage-Latin jazz, exotica, surf, new wave and sixties pop to create their own distinctive intercontinental sound. Most importantly, they have established a solid reputation for originality far beyond their roots in the lounge and exotica scene. What started as a lighthearted recording session among friends has now turned into a lasting and successful project. In the basement tiki den, with fully stocked cocktail bar, that is their studio, Lushy was formed and began compiling an extensive catalog of original songs. With scores of successful gigs from Vancouver BC to Los Angeles to Berlin, Lushy has steadily risen through the ranks of Seattle’s musical landscape. Led by dynamic vocalist Annabella Kirby, musical mastermind Andy Sodt, guitars wizard Matt Nims, Patrick Napper on trumpet/guitar and Shane Peck on drums. Lushy holds sway over every stage they inhabit. It’s Cal Tjader meets Stereolab meets Brazil 66 in a bar in Berlin. If you like the Brazilian Girls, B-52’s, Portishead, Os Mutantes, Astrud Gilberto or Martin Denny you’ll love Lushy! No matter what the comparison, Lushy is simply extraordinary.

9pm at Vito’s, located at 927 9th Avenue in First Hill

Haunted Halloween Hulaween Ukulele Show with the Ukadelics at the Swedish Club

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Hot ukelele band The Ukadelics, led by Jeffrey Cook!

Celebrate All Hallows Eve a little early, cuz, face it, it wouldn’t be Halloween without …The Ukadelics and UKULELES.

And face it, you’ve never really lived until you see songs from Rocky Horror Picture Show done on the ukulele.

7:30 pm, with the added plus of free parking (and that fabulous free twinkling view…)

1920 Dexter Avenue N., high atop Queen Anne Hill.

The Mercury 4 and the Evanstones at Cafe Racer 10/23

Mercury 4 at Cafe Racer

At long last! The Godzilla vs Kitten grudge match that no one’s been asking for!

The return of the mighty Mercury Four with special needs guests, The Evanstones! What better way to ring out the best summer of all time and welcome the ruined dystopian gulag that is Seattle winter, than to come out for one last pre-Halloween surfstraviganza! Big cash prizes will be accepted and full frotal nudity tolerated, as is the way of our people.

Possible side effects include: Penicillin resistant horseshoe crabs, unwanted tail growth, uncontrollable gyrations, mixed metaphors, “matador” syndrome, reddening of the elvis, unexpected dermal hydration, consumption of, or proximity to, alcoholic beverages may be an unexpected side benefit. Strange behaviours tolerated. Consult your physician or bass player.

7pm dinner and music starts at 8pm! The Evanstones opens, followed by the Mercury 4.

Exotica Night at Cafe Racer Wednesday 5-20

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Exotica Night at Cafe Racer with the Tiki-Graphs. Music by Martin Denny and other tiki and exotic favorites by Cheryl Serio and the Spyrographs. Original music, incredible musicians, fun food and drinks. Come at 8pm for Bingo and the music is 9pm to 11pm at Cafe Racer at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle.

Lushy at the Royal Room, Friday May 22

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Poland will be performing at the Royal Room Friday, May 22nd, opening the night for Lushy.. Poland lead singer/guitarist Mark Romanowski will be in Seattle that week to perform the Poland show and Super Jam at The Triple Door the following evening.

Lushy is Seattle’s favorite lounge band and will be playing all their favorites. Free, but donations for your fun evening appreciated. Good food and drink too!

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Tikigraphs at Cafe Racer

The Tiki version of The Spyrographs (heretofore referred to as the Tikigraphs) will once again be pulling out music inspired by exotic tropical destinations and mid-century tiki bars.

Celebrate savage sonorities from Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, Yma Sumac and more! Island attire encouraged. Dinner and Drink Specials! No cover!

Cafe Racer is located in the Roosevelt district at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle.

While there, also visit the Official Bad Art Museum of Art located at Cafe Racer.