SEATTLE PEACE CHORUS PERFORMS “CANTO GENERAL,” Pablo Neruda’s epic song of the people… A monumental choral masterpiece based on the greatest poem by Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda.

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Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m..

The Seattle Peace Chorus will perform the magnificent music of Canto General at Cleveland High School, which is unprecedented for the chorus, as they have never sung at a high school before. This concert fulfills a long-held goal of the Seattle Peace Chorus to reach out to youth and more diverse audiences.  A Free Will Collection will benefit the Cleveland High School Music Program.

The Cleveland High School performance “Canto@Cleveland will feature a poetry reading by a Chilean Mapuche poet accompanied by an Andean pipe player.

TICKETS:  Online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or call 800.838.3006
• $20 Advance • $25 At the door • $5 Students • $10 Cleveland High School parents

Supported by the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture and the Abe Keller Peace Education Fund.

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

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Event Page for May 4th
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Georgetown Music March features 20 bands in 20 locations. Free!


A musical edition of the notorious Georgetown Art Attack will be staged on Saturday, March 24 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM throughout the historic Georgetown industrial arts quarter. The Georgetown Music March features more than 20 diverse performances in 20 unlikely locations. This event is free and most venues welcome guests of all ages.

The eclectic line-up features musicians that have ties to the Georgetown community. Rock, jazz, electronica, lounge, punk, bluegrass, alt country, folk and just about everything in between will be heard in spaces along the Airport Way business corridor. Performers include the Tom Price Desert Classic, Panabrite, Bang Sha Bang, Rat City Brass, Moonspinners, Adam Hicks Trio, Spirograph, Faith, Leif Totusek, Steve Kim, Andre Feriante, Rats in the Grass, Earl Brooks, Lonesome Shack, Tamlin, Creeping Time, Dolly Rottens, Aja West, Tony Diaz, Brian Bullock, Kayla and the Dangerous Flares, and more.

Maps and schedules for this early evening event will be available at participating venues including Georgetown Liquor Company, Two Tartes Café, American Pie, Calamity Jane’s, The Firm, Jules Maes, Georgetown Trailer Park, the Stables, Georgetown Records, All City Coffee, 9 Lb. Hammer, the Mix, Via Tribulali, Ground Control, La Catrina, Georgetown Music, and Fantagraphics Bookstore.

The Georgetown Music March is a production of the non-profit Georgetown Merchants Association. For more information on the GMA visit: www.georgetownmerchants.org.

Pogo Party this Saturday! “Playing Possum” & music by Sawsome!


Come celebrate the festive 5th anniversary of Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, December 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Holiday cheer galore! Opening reception for “Playing Possum: The Pogo Art of Walt Kelly,” music by Sawsome (a female banjo and saw duet), complimentary refreshments, wandering Christmas carolers, and more!

We can hardly believe it’s been 5 years already. This wonderful experiment in promoting comix culture has been an amazing experience. Make plans to join us on this momentous occasion. The party coincides with the lively holiday edition of the Georgetown Art Attack with open art studios, exotic shopping, diverse dining and imbibing throughout the historic arts community.

We’re 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.

Holiday Edition of Georgetown Art Attack on Saturday, December 10.


Make your way to the Georgetown Art Attack and get into the holiday spirit with holiday spirits on Saturday, December 10. Dozens of artists will open their studios and Georgetown’s many inventive enterprises celebrate the season with colorful exhibitions, sales and special events. A group from Choir of the Sound will wonder through the historic neighborhood dispensing cheer in the form of traditional carols and secular holiday songs. Don’t miss this sensational seasonal urban outing from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Among the highlights: Fez-tivities at Georgetown Trailer Park Mall include a multimedia Fez-cast at the Trailer Park Cinema and bizarre holiday bazaars in vintage travel trailers throughout the park; The Firm features Crank-E-Joes: A Mechanical Engagement by Chris McMullen; Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery celebrates its 5th anniversary with “Playing Possum: The Pogo Art of Walt Kelly” featuring music by Sawsome; Georgetown Atelier is hosting its annual holiday party, featuring a small works painting sale, art by founder Tenaya Sims, and student work with food and refreshments provided; Miller School of Art presents a holiday show with nothing priced over $100; Sam Hamrick will be showcasing prints and cards at Full Throttle Bottles with a selection of hand made wine charms & champagne key chains by Erika Tedin; Over 40 fine artists at Equinox will host open studios with music and refreshments; Krab Jab Studio presents a holiday show with resident artists Mark Tedin, Milo Duke, Julie Baroh and artist-at-large Kyle Abernethy, featuring original art, unique gifts and holiday cheer; Keli, Roxanne, Denise and Janet invite the public to their inaugural event at the Roving Gallery in the old brewery complex; American Pie will display mixed media candy wrapper art by Eric Edwards; Calamity Jane’s mounts a photography exhibition by Cathleen Shattuck; The Nautilus Studio is having shows by painter Larkin and house artist Yvette Endrijautzki. Alluring dining, shopping, and imbibing opportunities abound in the enchanting industrial arts corridor.

The Georgetown Art Attack is a monthly promotion of the Georgetown Merchants Association. Visit www.georgetownmerchants.org. A printable participants map can be found at: www.georgetownartattack.com.

Spend Black Friday with Peter Bagge in Georgetown!


Sensational Seattle counterculture cartoonist Peter Bagge will appear in Georgetown at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery at 7:00 PM on Friday, November 25. The book signing will be followed by a performance of his power pop combo Can You Imagine? featuring Steve Fisk next door at the MIX nightclub.

We’ve recently seen a deluge of books by earnest young rock journalists chronicling the history of Seattle’s grunge movement. But nothing quite matches Peter Bagge’s authentic observations during that era. Bagge’s work went beyond satire to help shape the attitude and aesthetics of the only significant youth movement to emerge from the Pacific Northwest. His comix still resonate today, as a new generation of readers discover his over-the-top, yet totally accessible approach to cartooning. Bagge will sign copies of his iconic Hate comix anthologies as well as more recent work, including his rockin’ all ages romp Yeah! Pick up some perfect personalized gifts for a song.

Bagge’s signing will be followed by a musical performance at the Mix with Can You Imagine? This mostly female pop combo is eerily reminiscent of the intergalactic rock group depicted in Yeah! Michelle, Rachel and Sue are joined by Bagge and legendary musician and producer Steve Fisk, combining to form a fairly amazing and unexpected delight.

Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00. Phone 206.658.0110.

Colorful Georgetown Art Attack Falls on Saturday, November 12.


Adventurous art mavens will descend on Georgetown on Saturday, November 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack. Many area artists open their studios to the public for this monthly event, joined by the creative enterprises that support them. The diversity of visual and performing arts programming continues to distinguish Georgetown’s lively Art Attack.

Among the highlights of the November 12 installment: Paintings by Diana Pharaoh at Calamity Jane’s; Regional underwater photography by Tom Radio at the enchanting, nautically-themed Nautilus Studio; Landscape photography by Adria McGrath at American Pie; Krab Jab Studio presents “Lost and Found”, a collection of paintings by Amy Pleasant with additional art by Julie Baroh, Milo Duke, Mark Tedin, Kyle Abernethy, and jewelry by Beau Bond; Art at the Top of the Stairs features bronze sculpture by Louise McDowell and Donna Van Norman, watercolors by Eunice Nammacher, work by Sally Jones, and Evergreen Guardian Imports’ goods from Nepal including a collection of Thangkh paintings with music by Charlie Hiestand and friends; Georgetown Trailer Park Mall kicks off the holiday season with a live Fezzcast Dance Party, Outdoor Cinema, Drunky’s Barbecue and an eclectic preview of local designers in vintage travel trailers; All City Art presents “Bubble Yum” by Mary Enslow and “Art at a Steal” featuring small and affordable art by 9 Seattle artists at All City Coffee; Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery opens “Short Run,” an exhibition of small press publications and artwork by Max Clotfelter, Patrick Keck, Martine Workman, Elaine Lin, Jason T. Miles, Chris Cilla, Andrice Arp, Tim Root, Billis Helg, Marc Palm, Eroyn Franklin, Tom Van Deusen, Tim Miller, Tory Franklin, Jesse Reklaw, Sean Christensen, and Erin Tanner, curated by Kelly Froh; “Derek Bruno Does Work” display continues at The Firm; Georgetown arts activist Amanda Michele Dellinger offers “Heart of the Attack” guided tours at artsenabler@gmail.com.

The Georgetown Art Attack is a monthly promotion of the Georgetown Merchants Association. www.georgetownmerchants.org. A printable map of participants can be found at www.georgetownartattack.com.

Georgetown Lights Up for October 8 Second Saturday Art Attack.


Don’t miss the October 8 installment of the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack. We welcome our newest neighbor Elysian Brewing as they host their annual Great Pumpkin Brew Festival at their new facility on Airport Way S. Over 50 flavors of pumpkin beer from area brewers will debut, including a batch from Georgetown Brewing. Can’t brew too much beer in our little arts community. Nosiree!

Elsewhere in Georgetown: Celebrate the season in the Georgetown Trailer Park of Terror with an outdoor cinema, indie art venues and live music by The Sweet Spots; the Nautilus presents sinister “Games of Pain and Sorrow” and other sculptures of organic materials by James Bassett with performances by Acep the Magician and Orryelle Bascule Defenestrate; legendary underground cartoonist Trina Robbins presents the work of illustrator Nell Brinkley at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; Calamity Jane’s displays intaglios by Inga Scheibel and mixed media by Kree Arvanitas; shadow boxes by Morbid Anatomy on view at American Pie; Krab Jab Studio hosts a Halloween show featuring artists Jeff Menges, Mark Tedin, Julie Baroh, Milo Duke, Morbid Anatomy, Luke Green, Yvette Endrijautski, Peter Pan, Amy Pleasant, RK Post, Sam Hamrick, Kyle Abernethy, Wendy Wees, and Beau Bond; the Georgetown Art & Cultural Center opens “New Clear,” a show curated by unique families of Seattle’s Joanna Hall featuring Lilly Warner, Joanna Hall, Justin Kane Elder, Karie Jane and Sam Mikolon with a live DJ; Deborah Scott’s “Waiting for Prince Charming” continues at All City Coffee; and “Does Work,” a site specific installation by Christopher Derek Bruno remains on view at The Firm. Our SoDo neighbors at the Sunny Arms are hosting “Art on Airport,” an all day open studio. Georgetown arts activist Amanda Michele Dellinger offers “Heart of the Attack” guided tours at artsenabler@gmail.com.

The Georgetown Art Attack is a monthly promotion of the Georgetown Merchants Association. See www.georgetownmerchants.org. For a map of participants visit: www.georgetownartattck.com. “Like” us on Facebook.

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.

Bumbershoot turns 41!

The Labor Day weekend, harbenger of the end of summer, brings North America’s largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot to Seattle.

Now in the 41st year,  Bumbershoot is world renowned for showcasing musical talent.  And while there are a myriad of music choices, Bumbershoot by it’s very name is an umbrella of the arts (from the slang: bum•ber•shoot —n. informal An umbrella.)

So be sure not to miss:

The Magic Show at the Center Pavilion everyday from 11am-8pm, a multimedia exhibit that explores illusion, conjuring, levitation, and transformation.

Get your guns up with 2010 Stranger Genius Award winner Marya Sea Kaminski’s Bonnie and the Robberi, a collection of rock covers, original songs, and monologues that explore societal themes of women with firearms, love, and violence and is backed by the musical talents of Landlords Daughter.

Bumber by Number a fully interactive color by number show featuring some of Seattle’s favorite visual art talents and is curated by the beloved Marlow Harris & Jo David.  Pick up a veggie and join in the communal art creation.

Movies at SIFF Cinema and McCaw Hall feature projects: Films4Families, 48 Hour Film Project, Nerds Unite, and Animation for Adults, just to name a few.

Just in case you spend all your Bumbershoot days watching movies, seeing visual art shows, eating and shopping the vendor booths.  You can still catch a fabulous line up of musicians at Bumbershoot After Dark, a collaboration with Decibel, One Reel,  Seattle Center, & Kaos Theory.  This late night (10pm-4am) celebration at Exhibition Hall, features some of the most acclaimed electronic music performers and deejays.  Saturday brings the musical stylings of Craze, Claude Van Stroke, Jokers of the Scene, and The Dowlz. Sunday’s line-up is Z-Trip, Four Tet, and Dam Funk. Bumbershoot After Dark is boasting this collaboration “to be the most adventurous stage configuration that any of the organizations have ever produced throughout their 100+ years of collective experience.”

Be warned if you go to Bumbershoot expecting to get a glimpse of John Oates fabulous mustache, you will be disappointed.  It has only been seen once in the last 25 years: last year’s National Moustache Convention where he was a special guest.  

For a breakdown of all the Bumbershoot events & happenings check the official SCHEDULE. Hall & Oates take the Bumbershoot main stage on Monday.

Return of the Georgetown Art Attack.


The Georgetown Art Attack returns on Saturday, August 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This monthly event allows patrons to explore the creative industrial arts corridor as artists open their workspaces to visitors and Georgetown’s many creative enterprises turn up the heat.

Among the highlights: Trailer Park Cinema presents the 1961 classic “Door to Door Maniac” starring Johnny Cash and Little Ronnie Howard and ten independently curated vintage trailers full of vintage finds, local art & kustom goods at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall; Augie Pagan’s “Peripheral Visions” at The Firm; Rat City Brass at 9 Lb. Hammer; Calamity Jane’s features paintings and drawings by Ken Hershenson; American Pie shows mixed media works by Yvette Endrijautzki and screen prints by Randal Hutchinson: the Nautilus studio presents the paintings of Robert Lane; Sage Artistry Studios proprietor Sherri Gamble invites the public to get their hands dirty with earth plaster finishes and experience other nature-inspired artistry through textiles, glass, and sculpture; Krab Jab Studio welcomes new artist Milo Duke with “Mercado Milo”, featuring portraits of produce with resident artists Michael Hoppe, Kyle Abernethy, Julie Baroh, Mark Tedin and Tenaya Sims; The Quiet Rrriot exhbition featuring Stella Marrs, Nikki McClure and Megan Kelso at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; grand opening of Tin Can Studio dance/art/event space in the Old Rainier Brewery building in neighboring SoDo; and the usual carousing that distinguishes the historic Georgetown neighborhood.

The Georgetown Art Attack is a monthly promotion of the Georgetown Merchants Association: www.georgetownmerchants.org. For a printable map visit www.georgetownartattack.com. “Like” us on Facebook for regular updates and images.

Captain’s Blog: Outdoor Live Star Trek Project

Star Date Saturday, July 23rd, Hello Earth Productions is bringing back their ode to trekkies everywhere with another round of live performaces of classic Star Trek episodes. On this weekend’s docket is “This Side of Paradise”. Star Trek in the Park~! It takes place at Lavizzo Park on 21st and S. Jackson in the Central District at 7pm, and then several days following. Star Trek in the Park Schedule

Explosive Georgetown Art Attack on July 9


June 28, 2011 – Seattle, WA. The Georgetown Art Attack celebrates independent artists on Saturday, July 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as creative enterprises present a stellar array of visual and performing arts throughout the historic industrial arts corridor

Among the highlights: All City Coffee commemorates a decade as a Georgetown institution with a 10th Anniversary exhibition of neighborhood artists including Miaja Fiebig, Chris Pfeifle, Chris McMullen, Tom E. Hall, David Mazak, Edward Matlock and more; The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall marks its first anniversary with live music, treats and the recent addition of new art venues including the Shasta 1400 Pinata Trailer and the Interstate Art Space; “Peripheral Visions,” a collection of work from Augie Pagan at the Firm; Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents “The Quiet Rrriot,” an examination of the Riot grrrl zine movement featuring Megan Kelso, Nikki McClure and Stella Marrs; Elizabeth Scallon’s “Space for Thoughts” at Vecta Photo; Nautilus Studio presents “De-Vice” by Yvette Endrijautzki and Brandon Bowman with recent work by Richard Olmsted; New work by Barry Sean Little at Calamity Jane’s; ”Half-Man, Half-Creature” group show at American Pie; paper mosaic art by Eric Edwards and music by The Sweet Spots at Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center; Krab Jab Studios presents Tenaya Sims with resident artists Mark Tedin, Julie Baroh, Michael Hoppe, Sandra Everingham, and artist-at-large Kyle Abernathy; a painting sale at Mary Tudor Studio; as well as diverse dining, adult libations, exotic shopping, and delightful distractions at every turn.

Then join us on Sunday, July 10 for the annual Georgetown Garden Walk. Maps are available at the Bank of America lot at 12th Avenue S. and S. Bailey St. The Georgetown Art Attack is a monthly promotion of the Georgetown Merchants Association (www.georgetownmerchants.org.) For a map of Art Attack participants visit: www.georgetownartattack.com.

Step Right Up! Georgetown Carnival June 11. Free Fun for Everyone!


June 1, 2011 – Seattle, WA. The summer festival season kicks off with a bang on Saturday, June 11 at the Georgetown Carnival. This eclectic event focuses on the creative diversity that characterizes the Georgetown industrial arts district. A wide variety of attractions will appeal to visitors of all backgrounds: circus entertainers, sideshows, aerial acts, carnival games, confections, music, alluring art, power tool races, and more! The Georgetown Carnival promises free fun for everyone from noon to 8:00 PM.

A fraction of the attractions: The Trailer Park Market of Curiosities featuring Teardrop Trailer hosted by the Tattooed Bearded Lady & Man with the Wolf Brothers, the Shasta 1400 Piñata Trailer Show hosted by World Famous Piñata-tamer, Comet Lodge Mercantile Rocket Trailer hosted by Resident Psychic Phenomenon, Frida Trailer Gallery hosted by Loveliest Aerialist of the Land, Lula B Lightning Trailer hosted by the Oddly Intriguing Mr. Tweed, Red Purse Airstream hosted by the Infamous Lady Trick Rider at Large, Vinyl Mosaic Trailer hosted by Smok’n Petz, Interactive Printing with Forrest Girl of the Wild, Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival in the Worlds Smallest Theater (a trailer); The Nautilus Sideshow and Stables Freakatorium featuring Side Show Banner Exhibition & the Pickle Punk Invitational; performance art and dance by Just Sage, Amy-Ellen Trefsger aka flatchestedmama, Jenna Bean Veatch, Leslie Rosen; Circus acts with S.A.N.C.A., Firthermore Collective, Acep Hale, the Baron of Illusion; Visual art by Nils Christian, Charles Peterson, Sara Ferguson, Scott Trimble, Evan Blackwell, Wyly Astley, Chris McMullen, Steve Withycombe, Richard Lemmert, Trey Jones/Derek Bruno, Morbid Anatomy, Jethaniel Peterka, Jason Soles, Wendy James, Michelle Smith-Lewis, Corey Urlacher, Kat Houseman, Yvette Endrijautzki, Brandon Bowman, Richard Olmsted, Tabasco Mills, Miller School of Art, Mark Tedin, Kyle Abernethy, Julie Baroh, Aimee Stewart, Anita Aurora, Elisabeth Vedrine and more.

Music by Feast, Creeping Time, Crutchman, The Eagles Aerie #1 Brass Band, Mercury Four, Moon Spinners, Virgin Islands, Meisce, Shame Wreck, Dark State Lines, Hell’s Bellows, Guardian Alien, The Mother’s Anger, Dapper Jones, Kaymak Musik, The Turpentines, Mannequin BBQ, Witchburn, Pilot To Bombardier, Tick Tock Man, Ghost Town Riot, The Missionary Position, Thaddilliac, Max Crumble Orchestra, Caela & the Dangerous Flares, Death’s Three Daughters, God’s Favorite Beefcake, and more.
All this and Harzardfactory’s Power Tool Races, Dead Baby Bike Jousting, the Mobile Elvis Museum, Hat & Boots Parade, Food Corral, Beer Garden, and spontaneous spectacle all over the neighborhood.

For updates and a more complete list of Georgetown Carnival artists, performers, activities, a map and schedule see: www.georgetowncarnival.com.

Charles Peterson: Taking Punk to the Masses exhibition at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery


May 2, 2011 – Seattle, WA. As the Northwest’s grunge generation examines the implications of their misspent youth, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to present “Charles Peterson: Taking Punk to the Masses.” Inspired by the recent Fantagraphics book, Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind, published in association with the acclaimed Nirvana exhibition at EMP, Peterson’s photography show will focus on the seminal musicians and social milieu that evolved into a global youth movement. The show opens on Saturday, May 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with a reception for the artist and a guest appearance by extraordinary Seattle cartoonist Peter Bagge, who chronicled the grunge counterculture in his comic book series Hate.

Charles Peterson’s cinematic approach to photography captured the unrestrained enthusiasm of Seattle’s punk environment throughout the 1980s and 90s. His exhibition will include influential early bands like the U-Men and 10 Minute Warning (with future Guns N’ Roses member Duff McKagan), as well as audiences at local venues. Peterson’s work is central to both EMP’s Nirvana exhibit and the companion book, which documents the grunge scene from its inception with images, artifacts and oral histories provided by many of the participants (including Fantagraphics Bookstore’s resident curator). His photography is the subject of several books and has been celebrated in galleries and museums worldwide. The exhibition at Fantagraphics Bookstore will give audiences an opportunity to see this remarkable artist in his formative period.

Peterson will be joined by legendary cartoonist Peter Bagge signing copies of the recently released Hate Annual #9 comic and Yeah! collection. Bagge’s influential comic book serial Hate went beyond satire to help establish the attitude and aesthetics of the grunge era. In the latest issue, Hate protagonist Buddy Bradley returns to Seattle from his home in New Jersey so his wife Lisa can look after her ailing parents, once again mimicking the experiences of his readership. Making its debut is the Yeah! collection. Originally serialized on D C’s alternative imprint Homage, Yeah! tells the tale of an intergalactic all-girl pop group trying to make it big. Collaborating with artist Gilbert Hernandez of Love & Rockets fame, Bagge again hits his mark. According to Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go’s, “Reading Yeah! is a bit like reading my life story, as told in an alternative universe.”

Adding to the atmosphere, Fantagraphics Bookstore’s retail partners, Georgetown Records, will mount a related installation of vintage Seattle punk posters, records, and ephemera, alluding to a boutique record store of the grunge era. Russ Battaglia of Fallout Records & Skateboards fame will spin period platters. (Fallout was the site of an early Charles Peterson show, and a frequent hangout for artists and musicians.)

The evening will conclude with a concert at neighboring Mix nightclub with Bagge’s pop combo Can You Imagine? featuring musician/producer Steve Fisk. The group highlights harmonies by Michelle Plaitis, Sue Merrill, and Rachel Frost, reflecting the imagined music of Yeah! They’ll be joined by the return of the Capillaries, fronted by gifted cartoonist and musician Matthew Southworth, (who will also be on hand at the bookstore to sign newly minted copies of the collected Stumptown from Portland publisher Oni.) Also on the bill is Wormburner from Hoboken, New Jersey – Bagge’s home prior to his move to Seattle. (New Jersey is also home to Buddy Bradley and Yeah!)

The festivities on May 14 coincide with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic industrial arts corridor. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) Open daily 11:30 – 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack Turns Up the Heat on May 14


April 26. 2011 – Seattle, WA. The Georgetown Art Attack has become one of the region’s most provocative cultural outings, as adventurous residents explore the delightfully rustic industrial arts corridor and discover aesthetic treasures at every turn.

Among the many highlights of the May 14 Art Attack installment: “Taking Punk to the Masses,” seminal Seattle grunge photography by Charles Peterson, joined by cartoonist Peter Bagge signing copies of his new Yeah! collection and Hate Annual #9 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; a companion installation of vintage Seattle punk posters, records and ephemera at Georgetown Records followed by a concert with Bagge’s combo Can You Imagine? featuring Steve Fisk, with the Capillaries and Wormburner from Hoboken, N J at the Mix; new work by Mark Takamichi Miller and students at the Miller School of Art; the Nautilus is celebrating its one year anniversary with a show of Kyle Abernathy’s oil paintings, live music and a magician; a solo show of photomontages by Amie Stewart at Calamity Jane’s; live music by Cold Cold Ground and guests at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall together with a show of industrial jewelry by Sonja Albin at Lula B Lightning and “I Don’t Know Shit” by mixed media artist Julie Trout at Frida Trailer Gallery; “Inky Spokes: Bicycle Inspired Art” by Aaron Asis, Deborah Scott, Greg Boudreau, Jethaniel Peterka, Nikki Mazzei, Soren O’Malley and Yvette Endrijautzki at All City Coffee; Krab Jab Studio celebrates a move to Studio 246 in the Origial Ranier Brewery complex, welcomes new member Sandra Everingham, and mounts a show by East Coast illustrator Jeff Menges with Mark Tedin, Julie Baroh, and Michael Hoppe; an opening reception for “One Act,” new paintings by Michael McDevitt at Georgetown Arts & Culture Center; mixed media photographer Misha Hunting and experimental images by John Gerhard at Vecta Photo Studio & Gallery; Foto Bolivia, a group photography exhibition of daily life in the South American country at La Catrina; “This a Way and That,” new works and limited edition prints by Mark LaFalce at Two Tartes Café; and, as always, much more.

Don’t miss the colorful and boisterous Honk Fest West festival of unconventional marching band throughout Georgetown on the evening of Friday, May 13. So plan to spend your weekend in Seattle’s outrageously unorthodox arts community. The Georgetown Art Attack is a monthly promotion of the Georgetown Merchants Association (www.georgetownmerchants.org.) For a printable Art Attack map visit: www.georgetownartattack.com.

Georgetown Art Attack Springs into Action on Saturday April 9.


March 29, 2011 – Seattle, WA. The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack encourages adventurous Northwest art mavens to encounter the colorful creativity of one of our region’s most seductive urban environments. On the second Saturday of each month, Georgetown’s resident artists and surrounding businesses welcome the public to explore this enchanting industrial arts corridor.

Among the highlights of the April 9 installment: An improvisational music performance by accomplished experimental sound artist Rob Angus at Georgetown Records; “Assemblages: Form and Fragments” by collage artist Ken Torres at All City Coffee; the Nautilus presents “Wasteland,” a collaborative show by Corey Urlacher and Kat Houseman including
live music and belly dancing; abstract paintings by Katrina Wolfe at Calamity Jane’s; scenic photographs of Japan by Richard Walker at Vecta Photo with proceeds from sales benefiting the International Red Cross for relief efforts in Japan; resident artists Michael Hoppe, Mark Tedin, Julie Baroh, and Kyle Abernathy at Krab Jab Studios; the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall celebrates spring with assorted jackrabbit shenanigans, colorful treats and “Symbols of Synthesis” by featured artist Rose Jarvey in the Lula B canned ham trailer; a continuing exhibition of famed French cartoonist Jacques Tardi at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; the Stables hosts a group show of Seattle artists curated by Twilight Artist Collective including Curtis Ashby (CASH), Jenna Colby, Twozdai Hulse, Xavier Lopez, ninjagrl, Rick Simpson and Linus Von Moos; and the casual cacophony that characterizes the creative Georgetown community.

The Georgetown Art Attack is a monthly production of the Georgetown Merchants Association (www.georgetownmerchants.org.) A downloadable map of participants can be found at www.georgetownartattack.com.