Glamorama New Years Eve Party 2018

Seattle’s Swankiest New Years Eve Party at Club Sur!

New Years Eve Party in Seattle 2017-2018

Welcome in 2018 at Seattle’s coolest party….

New Years Eve GLAMORAMA 2018 @ Club Sur!
With two fun themed rooms * Three AWESOME bands* Amazing Deejays

Tickets still available at Stranger Tickets

In the Copacabana Ballroom

Prom Date MIXTAPE:
The Ultimate Live 80’s Tribute!
(Two sets at 10:30 & 11:30 p.m).
plus


The Spyrographs
The best Spy, Pop, Tiki and Surf hits of the 1960’s.
(8:30 – 10 p.m).

In the Starliner Lounge

An evening with Lushy
A special dance room with live music, deejaying and video with Lushy’s Trio
(Multiple sets of live music plus Deejay all night)

Plus D.I.Y Photo booth and party favors for all!

So join us, won’t you at Seattle’s best kept “supper-club” secret…Club Sur in the centrally located SODO district. Tons of safe street parking and a warm, festive & freindly atmosphere make this a great venue for our almost-annual NYE shindig. We’ll have two themed rooms plus a third bar & photo booth room “for your enjoyment and pleasure”.

Tickets start at just $30 for General Admission, $70 for ticket plus 3-course delicious dinner (& table!). You can also opt in to buy one of our 7 VIP “Good Fella” Booths where 5 (or 6) people can enjoy all the festivities perched in their own comfy booth. Ticket prices will go up as we get closer to the show date.

Doors open at 8 p.m. for GA ticket holders. Seating is first come first served- come prepared to dance and share seating! There will be food available for purchase.

NYE Club Sur Pix Fix food Menu 

$40 PP

STARTER
(Choose one item from each category)

ENSALADA MIXTA (Baby lettuce with tomatoes, fresh avocado and pickled onions served with a citrus vinaigrette)

YUCA FRITA (Five pieces of fried manioc root served with cilantro aioli)

TOSTONES (Green plantains pounded flat with a garlic aioli sauce)

 

ENTREES

PESCADO SOLTERITO (Breaded and pan fried fish filet with a green slaw and white rice)

CHURRASCO (A 10 oz grilled skirt steak topped with grilled onions, served with fries and chimichurri)

POLLO A LA ITALIANA (Boneless chicken with mushrooms and bell pepper in a cream sauce)

VEGGETARIAN CUBAN BOWL (Seasonal vegetables simmered in Cuban spices, served with white rice and black beans)

DESSERT 
CUBAN FLAN
 (Cuban style caramel custard)                                                                                       

PASTEL DE CHOCOLATE (A rich and creamy chocolate cake)                                                         

Catered by Café con Leche: a 20% gratuity will be applied for all table service

 

The Devil-Ettes in Seattle! November 9, 2017

The Devil-Ettes will be performing in Seattle for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

The Devil-Ettes Twist Party Au Go Go!

Thursday November 9th 10pm-Midnight

Unicorn Narwhal – 1118 E Pike Street SeattleFeaturing San Francisco Go Go Sweethearts The Devil-Ettes and Host El Vez!

Spinning all night: DJ Vodka Twist and DJ Agent Double-O S.O.U.L.

$5 donation, Raffle and Twist Contest!

The Devil-Ettes will be performing thru-out the evening starting at 10:15pm. Don’t be late!

The Devil-Ettes (San Francisco)

They wear pink miniskirts, white vinyl go go boots & petite hand made devil horns. Sassy, sultry, yet utterly All-American, The Devil-Ettes provide good, clean fun for all ages! These go-go goddesses have gained notoriety for “settin’ the fringe a flyin’” at their wacky, wickedly wild high-energy shows. Keeping the lost art of retro dances alive since 1998, these gals are living masters of the most vivacious dances from the vortex of the heyday of 1950’s – 1970’s including the Hully Gully, the Twist, the Frug, the Watusi and oh, so many more great dance steps! In addition to numerous performances in their hometown of San Francisco, the girls’ fancy footwork has taken them to Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Austin, NYC, Seattle, San Diego and beyond! Honest-to-goodness GO GO DANCERS! Right there before your very eyes. You’ll think you’ve died and gone to Go Go Heaven.

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El Vez (Seattle)

El Vez is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter and musician, who performs and records original material and covers classic rock songs. Mixing the styles of Elvis Presley and many other American rock artists with his own Latin-American heritage and music, he is known for expressing revolutionary views through the satire and humor in his songs.

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DJ Vodka Twist (Seattle)

A resident at STUDIO 66 – a Seattle club night celebrating all things 60’s. Dj Vodka Twist is also a resident DJ at the world famous Roq La Rue gallery. When DJ Vodka Twist is at the decks you can expect to shimmy, do the monkey and…. TWIST!

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Agent Double-O S.O.U.L. (Seattle)
When not undercover in the capacity of an espionage operative actively vanquishing diabolical supervillains, somehow finds time to indulge his taste in spinning exotic contraband disques for dancers in seedy bars the world over. Then it’s back to the never-ending, perilous life of spy versus spy for our intrepid agent. Odds are he won’t live to see tomorrow.

Rock-a-Hula Dance Party August 12th in Seattle

Did you know that that August 12th is International Tiki Day?  Yes!  Celebrated World-Wide since 2002, it’s always the 2nd week of August, and Seattle’s celebrating with their Rock-a-Hula dance party at Club Sur in Sodo on Saturday, August 12th at 7:30pm.  4 bands, DJ’s, delicious Polynesian-inspired cocktails and food of the Islands.  Details below!  Photos below!  Contact us for more details at 206-399-9565

ROCK-A-HULA!

Celebrate International Tiki Day! 

With two rooms full of fun with four great bands…

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE NOW!

 
Saturday August 12th
Club Sur 
2901 1st Ave S in SODO
 
Big Kahuna Stage:
The Boss Martians- Seattle original surf and garage rock guru’s
The Black Crabs- Rockabilly & Swing 
The Ukadelics- 9-Piece Classic Tiki Tropical Orchestra
 
In the Don-Ho Lounge:
The Tiki-Graphs (playing 2 sets) Playing all the hits of the genre
Plus DJ Vodka Twist spinning all night
Show Tickets only $12 advance
JOHNNY7 and the BLACK CRABS
THE UKADELICS
DJ VODKA TWIST

Live Drumline Exhibition with Seattle Seahawks, UW Drumline, WSU Drumline at Garfield May 20

It’s time for the 9th annual Garfield BDX Drumline showcase, a live drumline exhibition with the Seattle Seahawks, UW, WSU and Garfield Drum Lines!

Let MC Logic Amen and Tamao George Yasutake (DJ Surreal) take you on a journey from group to group supporting youth in school music programs.

This year there are 15 exciting Drumlines to make your Saturday a great day! This event is very family friendly and will have you dancing in your seat. *Set list is posted at the bottom.

New to the lineup this year are both the University of Washington Husky and Washington State University Cougar Drumlines.

Also enjoy a performance from the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline. This is traditionally the first full group performance of the season for Blue Thunder.

Tickets are $10 at the door.
Food and drink will be sold in the concession stand.
All proceeds go directly to the Garfield High School Drumline program!

Please invite your friends!
Thank you so much for supporting local and live music!

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2017 BDX Performance Order

Preshow
11:30 DJ Surreal & Guest Band

Main Event
12:00 Washington Middle School
12:08 Bellevue High School
12:16 Cleveland High School
12:24 Life Christian High School
12:32 Cascade Sound Percussion
12:40 Lake Stevens High School
12:48 Thomas Jefferson High School
12:56 Lincoln High School

Intermission

1:25 Garfield High School *
1:35 Roosevelt High School
1:43 Glacier Peak High School
1:51 UW Drumline *
1:59 Emerald City Boom *
2:07 WSU Drumline *
2:15 Seahawks Blue Thunder *

* Indicates exhibition performance

Seattle Independent Bookstore Day April 29!


Celebrate the cultural contributions of Seattle’s literary enterprises on Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday, April 29. Visit 3 or more Seattle area indie bookshops to be eligible for prizes. Visit all 19 and get 25% off all year at each participating bookseller.

Fantagraphics Bookstore in Georgetown commemorates Independent Bookstore Day with a sumptuous reception from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for the Northwest Cartoonists Cookbook, a culinary minicomic created especially for the occasion. The book contains recipes and ruminations on cooking by a cadre of gifted Seattle area artists: Handa, Ellen Forney, Roberta Gregory, Tatiana Gill, Max Clotfelter, Marie Hausauer, John Ohannesian, Regina Schilling, Kelly Froh, Brendan Kiefer, Sarah Romano Diehl, Mike Baehr, James Stanton, Marc Palm, Elaine Lin, Ryan Thies, Colleen Frakes, Anne Livingston, David Lasky, Rachel Scheer, Amy Camber, Pat Moriarity, Jim Blanchard, Bob Brabb, Dennis P Eichhorn, Brandon Lehmann, Mita Mahato, Robyn Jordan, Gillian Rhodes, Megan Kelso, Laura Knetzger, Lillian Beaty, Ben Horak, and Simon Hanselmann. Many artists will bring samples of their dishes to share and complimentary beverages will be provided. Support your local indie booksellers on Independent Bookstore Day.

Jennifer Zwick, Alfred Harris, Cathy Sarkowsky and Kate Sweeney – Pulp Fictions Art Show at SAM Gallery


Celebrate the SAM Gallery opening reception for “Pulp Fictions.”

FEATURED ARTISTS
Alfred Harris
Cathy Sarkowsky
Kate Sweeney
Jennifer Zwick

Light refreshments will be available.

Free and open to the public.

The show, which runs through May 14. SAM Gallery is located at the Seattle Art Museum at 1300 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle.

Georgetown Bites: A Taste of Georgetown this Saturday


Georgetown Bites allows food and beverage fans to experience the diverse culinary delights of Seattle’s historic arts community in affordable fashion. The 3rd annual Taste of Georgetown features special offers from 28 appetizing enterprises for as little as $4 each. Celebrate the unique hospitality of this colorful neighborhood on Saturday, March 25. Tickets are available at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tasting continues until 5:00 PM.

Ed Sheeran having a Bite at Georgetown’s Square Knot Diner. From his hit video “Shape of You.”

Georgetown offers a wide variety of cuisine to suit every taste. Acclaimed new establishments like Ciudad, Sisters & Brothers, and El Sirenito are joined by established dining destinations such as Fonda la Catrina, Via Tribunali, Georgetown Liquor Co., and Hitchcock Deli. The factory outlets of Elleno’s Yogurt and Fran’s Chocolates, as well as the craft beverages of Georgetown Brewing, Machine House, Counterbalance, Lowercase Brewery, and Charles Smith Wines represent the diverse food and beverage production in Georgetown. International dishes from Cutting Board and Hallava Falafel are complemented by blue-collar comfort food from Square Knot Diner, Jules Maes Saloon, Zippy’s Giant Burgers, Smarty Pants and Star Brass Lounge. Pizza from Flying Squirrel and Stellar’s can be topped off with coffee and pastries from All City Coffee and the Conservatory.

Adventurous diners can also visit the many galleries, shops, and assorted cultural attractions on Saturday, March 25 in Seattle’s oldest neighborhood. Tickets can be purchased at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall for the low price $20 for 5 tickets, redeemable for delicious samples at any of the participating establishments. (Additional tickets available for $5 each.) For a map, specials, and more information visit www.georgetownbites.com.

Ezequiel Garcia at Fantagraphics Bookstore


Fantagraphics Bookstore, in association with the Argentinian Ministry of Culture, is pleased to present Ezequiel Garcia on Saturday, March 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Garcia will discuss his new graphic memoir, Growing Up in Public from Fantagraphics Books.

Garcia’s book chronicles the personal and professional challenges he faces as a young artist in his hometown of Buenos Aires. He laments the loss of architectural landmarks and cultural heritage in the face of shrinking public support for the arts in his home country. His engaging narrative is sure to resonate in Seattle as we deal with remarkably similar issues in our region.

Fantagraphics remains committed to giving voice to artists of diverse cultures in these perilous political times. Ezequiel Garcia’s reportage from Latin America provides a perfect complement to our recent presentation by Russian dissident artist Victoria Lomasko. Please join us for this important perspective from a compelling contemporary cartoonist.

This event coincides with Georgetown Bites, allowing food and beverage fans to experience the diverse culinary delights of Seattle’s historic arts community in affordable fashion. The 3rd annual Taste of Georgetown features special offers from 28 appetizing enterprises for as little as $4 each. Celebrate the unique hospitality of this colorful neighborhood on Saturday, March 25. Bites tickets are available at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tasting continues until 5:00 PM.

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. Please note new phone number: 206-557-4910.

RACER-AOKE! Karaoke and Black Velvet Paintings at Cafe Racer

Come for the art, stay for the karaoke! Black velvet paintings by artist Celene Ramidan in the main gallery and “Racer-aoke” karaoke party with DJ Vodka Twist in the Official Bad Art Museum of Art. Thursday night, come after the art openings or come early for dinner. Meet the artist, sing a song, have a drink, enjoy a delicious homemade meal. March 2nd, 2017, 8pm-11pm at Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Seattle.

From Russia, With Love: Victoria Lomasko at Fantagraphics Bookstore


Fantagraphics Bookstore, in association with Short Run and the University of Washington, is pleased to welcome Russian cartoonist Victoria Lomasko on Saturday, March 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Lomasko will present her new collection of graphic journalism Other Russias, with an exhibition and slide talk, followed by a book signing.

Victoria Lomasko is a fixture at Moscow’s trials and protests, documenting the tumultuous processes that shape today’s Russia. Not content to limit herself to the political life of Moscow, Lomasko travels around the country and the former Soviet republics, exploring the domestic, psychological, and spiritual condition of its diverse marginalized groups. She’ll discuss dissenting views of Putin’s policies – a topical subject in turbulent times. A feature review in the current issue of the New Yorker observes, “It’s a portrait of opposition politics that is also a portrait of deep cultural divisions. Neither Russia’s strengths nor its problems, Lomasko’s book argues, can be attributed to a single force.”

This event coincides with the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring contemporary visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 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.

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.

Black Velvet Painting Show at the Official Bad Art Museum of Art at Cafe Racer 2/10/17

Indulge your senses!

Come and view these black velvet paintings, a sensory delight, by future art mistress and musician Celene Ramadan, in the vein of masters Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein and Black Velvet Painting King Edgar Leeteg, who created sensuous, tropical paradises in the ’30s and ’40s applying brush to velvet to delicately paint each hair on the head of his lovely subjects

An elite reception to meet the artist and view these sublime black velvet paintings, most of which will be for sale. Prices will range from $60 – $300! A deal at twice the price!

Art show officially happens from 6pm-8pm, but art will available to view and worship all night. Karaoke will go from 8pm-11pm!

Admission is free at Cafe Racer, just have a beer or cocktail and enjoy their full-service menu. All food made onsite and delicious!

Starting at 8pm, enjoy RACEROKE, Cafe Racer Karkaoke by Lushy Kingpin Andy Sodt.

Cafe Racer is located at 5828 Roosevelt Way in Seattle.

The Story of Black Velvet Paintings and the Inuit

Velvet Underdogs: In Praise of the Paintings the Art World Loves to Hate

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

Devotchka
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

Resist! Artists for Progress Show at The Piranha Shop 1/27/2017

pin The Piranha Shop, 1022 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Resist! Art Show at The Piranha Shop — 100% of proceeds from the sale of work will be donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

Art today serves a different purpose than it did before the election. As our Nation’s activists, optimists, truth-tellers, and interpreters, we have a responsibility to keep the things that are important as far away and safe from the new CEO in Chief as possible.

So, we’re coming together and raising funds for institutions that are now in jeopardy. We’re fighting hate with hope, rallying together, and speaking our minds. We’re showing the world that we won’t go silently— that progress, creativity, and judiciousness still matter in this weird, new, reality-television version of America.

Because if history has taught us anything, it’s that hope never loses.

Join us to raise money for the institutions that need us most. We can all do our little bit to keep our beautiful country progressing towards acceptance, tolerance, and hope.

Friday, January 27, starting at 7pm at The Piranha Shop, 1022 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

Participating artists include:
Jennifer Ament
Charles Peterson
Stacey Rozich
Danielle Skredsvig
Joey Veltkamp
Barry Ament
Derek Erdman
Kyler Martz
Victor Melendez
Kate Neckel
Ben Gannon
Teresa Grasseschi
Deborah Faye Lawrence
Valeria Spring
Jamie Randall
Celeste Cooning
Andrew Crawshaw
Michael Heck
Bisco Smith
Ashley Armitage
Mel Carter
Rachel Ravich
Rachel Demy
Lance Mercer
Cheyenne Randall
Greg Dulli
Patrick “Duffy” De Armas
Dominic Nieri

100% of proceeds from the sale of work will be donated to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.  RESIST!

A GIANT thank you to our host and partner The Piranha Shop. Beverages donated by the always delicious Rachel’s Ginger Beer.

The Tikigraphs play exotica music at The Parliament in West Seattle 1/28/17

Join The Tikigraphs Saturday, January 28 at Parliament Tavern for an evening of exotica and Polynesian music.  Inspired by the tiki pop culture phenomenon of the 1950s and 1960s, they play exotica lounge music to drink with your Mai Tai.

The Tikigraphs carry on the tradition of the legendary exotica artists such as Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman and more. Percussion, marimbas, lap steel, flute, surf guitar and lush vocals make up their sonic curtain.

$7 cover. 21+.

https://thetikigraphs.bandcamp.com/

Skid Row Puppet Show – Jan 28th 8pm @ Cafe Racer

Skid Row Puppet Show presents
~ No Puppet, No Puppet, You’re the Puppet! ~
A Vaudevillian Cabaret, Where the Puppets’ Got Somethin’ to Say!

Join us: Saturday January 28th, 2017 at 8:00pm (PST)
at Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

The puppet slam yer mama warned ya’ll about ~ is Makin’ ‘Merica Great Again!

Has this past year and the current political climate exhausted you?

‘Mr Punch Exhausted’ Image © Dennis Valente Photography

Join these puppeteers & artists for a little commentary & some distraction.

Featuring the doll-wigglin’ styles, music, & shenanigans of:
Brian Kooser, Zelda Starfire, Elly Leaverton, Jess Haynie-Lavelle, Sarah Marie Andrews, Tim Marsden, Mylinda Sneed, West Cascade Puppet Brigade, Trivia Puppet Company, + more…

Tickets – $10 at the door

Curated by Mylinda Sneed
Hosted by Cafe Racer

Not suggested for the faint of heart (ages 14 to ~adult).

Disclaimer: Attendees may have their ethics & beliefs challenged, please note, this is not a test, we want you to question it, question it all …
Image © Dennis Valente Photography

Closing Up Shop? The Uncertain Future of Seattle’s Art Galleries

Why is it so hard to keep an art gallery open in Seattle?  Find out at this panel discussion Jan. 24th at Town Hall 

A spate of recent gallery closings with no new galleries moving in have many art-lovers wondering if this reflects profound changes in the business of art. Will the art community flounder if galleries and openings are replaced by alternative spaces, DIY art projects? What role does the internet play? Why is this happening in a community with as much wealth and education as Seattle? Key members of the Seattle art community take up the issue in a lively and provocative panel discussion, moderated by art critic and Gage Academy of Art Artistic Director, Gary Faigin.

Panelists:
Greg Kucera—Owner, Greg Kucera Gallery
Amanda Manitach—Arts Editor, City Arts Magazine
Mary Ann Peters—Artist, winner of Stranger Genius Award
Mariane Ibrahim—Owner, Marian Ibrahim Gallery
Gary Faigin (moderator)—Founder of Gage Academy of Art

Presented by Gage Academy of Art and Town Hall Seattle

Tickets at Town Hall for 7:30pm Tuesday January 24th

Noir at the Bar – Readings at the Sorrento


Deep, dark lit read by local crime, mystery, horror, and dark fantasy authors. Enjoy some delicious cocktails and marvelously wicked books in the cozy leather-bound environs of Seattle’s Sorrento Hotel and kick your 2017 off right. (Probably not-so-family friendly: it is a bar and we do talk dirty.) Featured readers: Scotti Andrews, Arthur Coburn, Curt Colbert & Waverley Fitzgerald, Nick Feldman, Pierce Hansen, Skye Moody, Kat Richardson, Jim Thomson, Brian Thornton, Will Viharo, and James Ziskin.

Readings by local authors start at 7pm. Stop in anytime, have a cocktail, listen to tales of crime, murder and fantasy!