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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)
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.

Party with the Art Cars

Art Car Blow-out

Hang out all weekend, enjoy parties, food, drinks and live music with visiting art car artists from around the country.

Your $30 ticket gets you admission to any or all the fun events all weekend long, June 17th, 18th and 19th 2016

Schedule of Events (you will get a specific schedule upon ticket purchase):

Start your Art Car Adventure at 4pm on Friday, June 17th. Join the art car caravan on a guided tour to several exciting and fun sites. Some of the past years stops included visits to Archie McPhee’s, the Fremont Troll, Hat & Boots in Georgetown, Alki Beach and more.

Friday nights party culminates in dinner at Ballard’s Pono ranch (includes dinner and 1 drink)

Saturday, enjoy the Fremont Solstice Parade and then head over and visit the art cars in all their glory and have access to the very special Art Car VIP tent with refreshments.

Saturday night after the Fair, head over for dinner at Roxy’s, right in downtown Fremont (includes dinner and 1 drink)

Sunday morning, enjoy coffee and pastries compliments of Susie Burke, enjoy snacks in the VIP lounge near the art cars.

Sunday evening, after the fair wraps up, enjoy another fun closing party with live music by Snake Suspenderz and ukuklele wiz Capt. Cook of The Ukadelics and a casual chili dog dinner at a private home on Capitol Hill (dinner and 1 drink)

Your ticket will include a pass to any and all of these fun events. Pick and choose or come for the whole weekend!

Buy your 3-Day Pass at Brown Paper Tickets!

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Spring Art Show – Coyote features 22 artists Friday May 6th 11-8pm on Capitol Hill

Coyote Jr. High Spring art show and fundraiser

Spring Art Show for Coyote Jr. High!

This is the 9th annual Spring Art Show at the home of Julie and Dan Little at 1121 23RD Ave. E. on Capitol Hill benefiting Coyote Jr. High art school.  The Little’s generously open their home each year to the neighborhood for a fabulous art show, great food & drink and wonderful company.  Each purchase helps the individual artist,  plus a percentage goes to fund Coyote Jr. High’s art programs for teens.
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Some of the artists participating are Sue Zell, Lana Sundberg, Joyce Halldorson, Kristen Nelson, Joe Max Emminger and over a dozen more great Seattle artists.
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There will be great food and drinks in a lovely setting overlooking the Cascades on the East side of Capitol Hill. Gifts, items for the home, fashions, jewelry, ceramics and paintings will all be available to view and purchase.

Lana Sundberg

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!

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

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This Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day, when book lovers everywhere are encouraged to support their local bookstores. In Seattle alone, over 20 stores are offering a rich variety of programming and incentives to make the rounds.

Fantagraphics Bookstore is hosting a reception from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for Underground Seattle, a handsome minicomic produced exclusively for the occasion. The book includes stories by some of Seattle’s most accomplished cartoonists including Tom Van Deusen, David Lasky, Eroyn Franklin, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Kelly Froh, Robyn Jordan, Max Clotfelter, Laura Knetzger, Joe Garber, Tatiana Gill, Pat Moriarity, Seth Goodkind, Marc Palm, Colleen Frakes, Ben Horak, Brendan Kiefer, Roberta Gregory, Allen Gladfelter, Marie Hausauer, John Ohannesian, and Ryan Thies. Many of these amazing artists will be present.
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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle‘s historic Georgetown arts district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 2016-658-0110.

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.

Echo Echo Art Show in the Greenwood Collective for the Greenwood Phinney Art Walk April 8th

Greenwood Art Walk April 9 2016

Come visit Echo Echo located in the Greenwood Collective, for the Greenwood/Phinney Artwalk. Happens this Friday the 8th from 6-10PM

This month’s Echo Echo artists are:
Ahmed Davis
Claudio Duran
Jeff Farnum
Rhodora Jacob
Ronnie Taylor
John Hunter
Tarah Luetkenhoelter
Xavier Lopez Jr.

Tons of art all located in one location, and always a lively evening,

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!

Fantagraphics Bookstore Celebrates Guido Crepax on April 9

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to present an international multimedia tribute to late Italian cartoonist Guido Crepax. The tribute features original art by contemporary American cartoonists including David Lasky, Peter Kuper, Benjamin Marra, Roberta Gregory, George Pratt, and Mark Wheatley, as well as reproductions from the Complete Crepax Volume 1. The opening on Saturday, April 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM includes film shorts by Brazilian artist Alex Korolkovas, a sound installation by Sérgio Rocha of Portugal, a limited edition companion publication, and other exclusive Crepax merchandise.
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Guido Crepax created his signature character Valentina in 1965. A mod photographer and globetrotting badass inspired by silent film star Louise Brooks, Valentina’s fashion sensibility, unabashed sexuality, and sense of adventure personified the proto-feminist paradigm as portrayed in post war European film, fine art, and pop culture. The Complete Crepax represents an ambitious project aimed at introducing American audiences to the work of this influential artist, translated into English for the first time. Volume one includes adventures like “The Subterraneans,” “Valentina in Sovietland,” “Un Poco Loco,” and adaptations of classic gothic horror stories “Frankenstein” and “Dracula,” among many others.
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This April 9th event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring adventurous visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic arts community. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at Airport Way S., just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Nevertold Casket Company Grand Opening April 1

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Amazing emporium Nevertold Casket Company, featuring haunted goods, vintage art, taxidermy and curiosities galore, has its grand opening on Friday, April 1st 2016. The new shop is located at 509 13th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122. Grand opening hours are 6-9pm Details on their FB page.

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Jack and Tiffany Bennett of the Nevertold Casket Company have been purveyors of such haunted goods for many many years and have developed a discerning eye for beautifully strange objects, oddities and things that make one feel delightfully uncomfortable.

Visit their website at NevertoldCasketCompany.com.

Learn how to become a Citizen Activist with Nick Licata at Phinney Neighborhood Association 4/16/16

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The Phinney Neighborhood Association Village program invites you to join Nick Licata as he speaks about his recent book: “Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies, and Advice for Changing Our World.”

Recent waves of social activism like the Occupy movement and Black Lives Matter show that you can fight city hall–or any other powerful entity for that matter. Now comes the playbook for citizen activists wanting to improve the world around them from Nick Licata, admired Seattle city councilmember and one of the city’s most effective leaders of political and social change since the 1960s. In this smart and powerful book, Licata explains how to get organized, congregate power, and master the tactics for change.

He is insightful in comparing effective communication with methods that just don’t work. Licata’s observations on the intricacies of power will empower any activist who wants to make a difference in today’s world. For more information about the book visit: BecomingaCitizenActivist.org

Georgetown Bites Back!

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Don’t miss the second annual Georgetown Bites: A Taste of Georgetown on Saturday, March 26 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This food festival celebrates the delightfully diverse culinary attractions and cafe culture in Seattle’s coolest neighborhood. Georgetown is home to Seattle’s oldest continuously operating beer hall, Jules Maes Saloon, as well as its newest vintner, the award-winning Charles Smith Wines. Craft breweries like Georgetown Brewing, Machine House, and Counterbalance Brewery join gourmet establishments like Hitchcock Deli, Fonda la Catrina, and Fran’s Chocolate factory – (makers of Michelle and Barack Obama’s favorite confections). Pizza parlors, boutique burgers, fresh roasted coffee, creative enterprises like game emporium Flip Flip, Ding Ding, Full Throttle Bottles, and our new neighbor Rainier Glass Blowing studios, provide an entertaining afternoon of extremely affordable cuisine. Drop by Fantagraphics Bookstore for tips on the hottest deals.

Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle this week

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The Northwest Flower & Garden Show features spectacular display gardens, shopping, seminar presentations by top experts, food and beverage offerings and more, Feb. 17-21 in Seattle

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“America the Beautiful” is the theme for the 2016 Northwest Flower & Garden Show as the 28th annual event celebrates the National Parks Service Centennial and famous American landmarks. Set for February 17-21 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, the show spotlights the theme in spectacular display gardens and a big line-up of feature attractions.

The show offers multiple opportunities to jump-start gardening experiences and learn about trends that not only beautify but are practical, too. The “Marketplace” is colorful shopping destination with over 350 high-quality exhibitors, including nearly 100 new vendors at this year’s show.” And an added attraction: enjoy a glass of regional wines or craft beers as you stroll the aisles and savor an expanded menu of tasty new food offerings available throughout the show.

A big line-up of great speakers comes to the show to share their knowledge and “how-to” information in 100 hours of presentations. The 2016 show has attracted more than two dozen new speakers from throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K.; for topics geared for both beginners and veteran gardeners, visit http://www.gardenshow.com/seminars/.

Show dates and hours for the five-day show are Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 17-20), 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday (Feb. 21), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prices range from $17 Early Bird for adults (reg. $22 the week of the show or at the door); $15 per person for group advance purchases (minimum of 20 tickets online or at the door); $31 for single 2-day pass; $70 for single 5-day pass; and $5 for youth (ages 13 – 17). Children 12 and under are admitted free to the show

For more information on the show, visit www.gardenshow.com.

Racer Runts Youth Show at Cafe Racer Saturday 2/6

 

Racer Runts at Cafe RacerWho: Racer Runts and Cafe Racer
What: Youth Music Show
Where: Cafe Racer at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA 98105
When: Saturday, Feb. 6th 4-7pm
Why: Kids get the opportunity to play their original music on stage

Seattle musician Jack David, 19, decided to approach the owner of Cafe Racer, Kurt Geissell and ask him if he’d be interested in a show put on by the under-21 crowd and Kurt jumped at the chance. “Can you imagine if we would have had that opportunity when we where their age? We never had a place to play music when I was growing up” said Kurt. He decided to turn the 1st Saturday of every month over to young drummer Jack David. Jack had been going to the cafe since he was 11 years old in 2008. Says Jack “I grew up watching bands and listening to music at Cafe Racer and always wanted to play on the Cafe Racer stage and now I am and I can also help other kids play music there too!”

This is a great place for kids to be introduced to music and everyone is welcome, young and old. Cafe Racer features the renowned “Official Bad Art Museum of Art” and great food, including the famous “Wonder Wiener” of hotdog fame.

Jack plays in the Nyamuziwa Marimba Band, he’s on the Redline, Seattle University’s drumline and he’s the drummer for the Seattle band “Deer Park”. You can hear their music here: https://deerparkmusic.bandcamp.com/album/quentin-in-my-vitamins

This months entertainment features 3 bands featuring incredible young women with original material (and a couple of dudes.)

Free admission (though Cafe Racer serves great food, soft drinks, beer, wine and full bar) All-Ages!!

The bands are:

The Rug Smuggle ( Alternative band and Bob Ross fans)

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Red Bloom (All Girls. All Rock. All Good) https://www.facebook.com/redbloomband/ —

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Wild Within (3 girls, 13 instruments, folk music)

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Racer Runts Youth Show at Cafe Racer – Don’t miss it!

Laura Brodax PoP uP Art Tile Sale at The Grocery

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Ceramic Art Tile Sale hosted by Laura Brodax and Janet Galore, featuring a collection of quirky + original vintage tile (never used), a surplus of mosaic shards, oddments of delightful artist-made tile and more from the collection of artist Laura Brodax. In 1984, she obtained a large amount of vintage tile from Norton Tile and Marble. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view and purchase boxes of vintage eclectic Spanish tile, original Pomona 1940’s California wall tile and pieces from public art projects!

When:
Sat Jan 30: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sun Jan 31: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Where:
The Grocery, a creative art and idea space
3001 21st Ave S, Seattle WA 98144

Laura Brodax is a ceramic tile artist, photographer and serigrapher who works with photographic images printed onto porcelain tile, clay shapes and mosaics.
http://laurabrodax.com/

Pop Up Art Tile Sale!

 

David Bowie Tribute Sing-Along with Jim Basnight at Lucky Liquor Tavern

Bowie tribute in SeattleJim Basnight will host a David Bowie Tribute/Sing-Along at the Lucky Liquor Tavern
10325 E Marginal Way S., Tukwila, WA 98168
Lucky Liquor is a little south of Georgetown, near Boeing Field
http://luckyliquortavern.com/
206.673.4081
Sat Jan 23 2016 at 8PM (sharp).

Jim will be welcoming special guests who will perform Bowie songs, either with him or self-accompanied.

I went to his last tribute at the Highline a few days ago and it was awesome, so I recommend this event highly!

Songs that Basnight performed for sing along at the previous Bowie tribute included:
Space Oddity, Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud, Man Who Sold the World, Changes, Queen Bitch, Andy Warhol, Five Years, Moonage Daydream, Hang on to Yourself, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, Rock and Roll Suicide, All the Young Dudes, Watch That Man, Jean Genie, Drive in Saturday, John I’m Only Dancing, Panic in Detroit, Cracked Actor, Sorrow, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, Where Have All the Good Times Gone, Can’t Explain, Diamond Dogs, Rebel Rebel, Young Americans, Win, Golden Years, Heroes, Fame, Fashion, Satellite of Love, Perfect Day, Vicious, Ballrooms of Mars, Telegram Sam, Jeepster, Waiting For The Man, White Light/White Heat, Funtime, the Passenger, One of the Boys, Down at Max’s and more.

David Bowie Tribute Sing-along  –  Admission is free to the public, $5 donation appreciated.
21 and over ID required.

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Bands for Bernie Fundraiser at the Royal Room

Bernie Sanders fund-raiser at the Royal RoomAll the best bands are coming out for a fundraiser for Bernie Sanders at the Royal Room!

Come on out and help Pleasure Island (Surf Music), Zooma Bella (Rat Pack lounge musice) and Rat City Brass (our own home-grown homage to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

Come help raise some non-corporate cash for Bernie Sanders – hosted by Julie Mains
$10

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118

Local Artist’s Home Featured on “Building Off the Grid” on DIY Network 1/19/2016

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Building ‘Off the Grid’ at Rangerville

Premiering Tuesday, January 19th, 7pm, DIY Network (Channel 203 on Comcast)

This past summer the rural Pacific NW property of local artist Ranger Kidwell-Ross was selected as the location for an episode of DIY Network’s ‘Building Off the Grid’ television series. For six weeks starting in late August and ending on October 8th, Kidwell-Ross was joined by renowned alternative builder, Sunray Kelley and his assistant Sierra Sandra-Hewitt, as well as a two-person builder team based in Ithaca, NY, Carolyn Peaches and Matteo Lundgren.

DIY Network, rustic home in Bow Edison

The one-hour show was directed and produced by Alan Madison, of NYC-based Sharp Entertainment. No photos of the process or the completed building may be shown prior to airing of the show, which is why the building itself is covered by a curtain in the photo. However, we can tell you the design and materials’ utilization have, as far as is known, never been done prior to the building of this very unusual structure. Tune in to the DIY Network on January 19th for the 7pm show, which is being called ‘Mud Men.’

The entire project was video recorded for DIY Network to be shown as part of their ‘Building Off the Grid’ series. Filming was done by NYC-based, Sharp Entertainment, who had the producer/director here onsite for four of the six weeks the build process took place.

Says Ranger:

 It was a truly interesting process, that on many days began with being mic’ed up with a battery pack microphone as early as 7:30am. In addition to having two cameras constantly filming, the company also employed a drone to take overhead aerial shots of the process. Plus, since there was no electricity during filming at the build site, the whole thing was, indeed, a true building off the grid process. To recharge the cameras, cordless drills and saws, drone, battery packs, computers, etc., though, I ran an extension cord over 300′ from the nearest outlet to a covered space where we could access the myriad of chargers needed.

Ranger Kidwell-Ross

One can watch the show in Seattle if they have Comcast (Do It Yourself Network is channell 203) or there will be a ‘preview party’ to see the show at the Edison Inn. You are invited if you’d like to attend. There is no charge, although the food and bar selections will be ‘no host.’ It is the Edison’s normal Taco Tuesday night so you can expect to be able to partake in that low-cost food special if you’d like.

Living Off The Grid

 

Local Artist’s Home Featured on “Building Off the Grid” on DIY Network 1/19/2016

A New Dimension with Jim Woodring at Fantagraphics Bookstore

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Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, January 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as Jim Woodring and collaborator Charles Barnard present Frank in the 3rd Dimension, a sensational publication featuring 3-D renderings of Woodring’s signature motifs

This anxiously anticipated 3-D imagery was unveiled in a presentation last March at Cornish Theater and was included in the “Genius” exhibition this fall at Seattle’s Fry Art Museum. Woodring’s visionary imagery uniquely lends itself to this treatment. The 3-D process for Frank in the 3rd Dimension involved creating more than 150 layers per drawing in order to sculpt each image into full, volumetric 3-D. The results are breathtaking. Technician Charles Barnard will also appear at the book launch party. Each book comes supplied with a colorful pair of Woodring-designed 3-D glasses. Examples from the 32-page volume will be on display.

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Come celebrate this remarkable achievement with two exceptional artists. This event on January 9 coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring lively visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic arts corridor. Fantagraphics Bookstore 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.