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Tiki Trash Trailer Bash at the Sou’Wester Resort

Tike trash Trailer Bash

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.

Lushy TIki Trash

$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

Java Jive exterior

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.

Nevertold Casket Company interior

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)

Rug Smuggle

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

Red Bloom

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

Wild Within in the grass

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.

Lucky Liquor Tavern in Seattle

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.

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:

Three Crowns New Years Eve Party with ABBA tribute band.Three Crowns New Year's Eve Ball at the Swedish Club December 31, 2015

Main Ballroom
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!

Bad Wig and Ugly Tracksuit New Years Day Walk At Greenlake

• Ring in the New Year right with the Bad Wig and Ugly Tracksuit Walk around Greenlake •

Sponsored by the Official Bad Art Museum of Art and Cafe Racer!

What a great way to get the New Year off on the right foot.

Meet at the Wading Pool at Greenlake at noon SHARP on Friday, January 1st, 2016

YES! We do start the walk right around NOON, so don’t be late, or you’ll miss the group fun.

Afterwards, please join us at Cafe Racer for coffee or “Lucky Supper” starting  Cafe Racer is just 1 mile South at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE in Ravenna.   Special “New Year Menu” and other treats for  Good Luck in the New Year!

$5.00 Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s!

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Our annual tradition of walking around Greenlake on New Year’s Day

dressed in Bad Wigs and Ugly Tracksuits

Click this link to see lots more photos here

Join in the fun at the Bad Wig and Ugly Tracksuit walk at noon on New Year’s Day!

The Art of Tony Canepa – Print Release Party Wednesday, December 16th at Rumba, Seattle

The Art of Tony Canepa
COBRA’S FANG – SIGNED AND NUMBERED PRINT – 12″ X 12″

Local tiki-inspired artist Tony Canepa has created a set of 4 limited edition giclee tiki drink prints for the Seattle bar Rumba. Each one is hand signed and numbered by the artist Tony Canepa.

Printed on heavyweight, 310 gsm, premium giclée paper with a natural-white, matte finish and a textured watercolor feel.  You can order 12×12 prints or large ones (24×24) on www.ArtofCanepa.com.

Tony Canepa. Rumba. Meet the Artist

Available for free pickup at the Rumba Print Release Party on Wednesday, December 16 from 6-10 PM. Orders will begin shipping December 12th. Rolled in a protective clear sleeve and shipped in a heavy duty mailing tube.

Tony Canepa glasses at the Diller Room

Tony has also just released some awesome Zombie glasses he created for Seattle’s Diller Room. Pick one up at Diller Room for $15 or get one filled with a cocktail from Justin’s tropical menu for just $25. A masterpiece in 22k gold!

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/