STUDIO 66 Feb 2014

STUDIO 66: 60’s Dance Night, DJ’s, Bands, Go-Go Dancers Seattle Feb 1st!

Seattle’s longest running 60’s night

Saturday February 1st, 9PM Doors


At The Lo-Fi Performance Gallery
429 Eastlake Ave E,
Next to the Victory Lounge

A night of 60’s MOD, Psychedelic and Garage Rock, Vintage Soul, Brit-Pop, Acid Jazz and International Pop- plus Fabulous Go-Go dancers and some of the Northwest’s Best bands.


The Gentle Pop of

Our House Band
The 66’ers

As always with Resident DJ’s

(“It’s a MOD MOD World” Modcast)


(Straight from London)

Plus Go-Go Dancing by

Psychedelic visuals in the front lounge, bands in the second room, two bars.

$9 cover
21 + admitted

More info and directions here.

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!

Studio 66’s own house band – THE 66’ERS

As always with Resident DJ’s CHRISPO, VODKA TWIST, and PELVIS


21 + admitted

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Event Page for May 4th

Ghost Gallery’s 2012 Holiday Mini Art Extravaganza!

It’s that time of year, as Ghost Gallery leads up to their 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! The gallery will be filled with miniature art, all ready for gifting to friends and family,
or as original art treats for yourself.
Opening Thurs, Nov. 8th 5-9pm
504 E Denny Way at Summit/Olive
*Artwork will be available to take home after purchase beginning Friday, Nov, 9th (the day after the artist reception)* Pieces will also be listed ONLINE as of Nov. 8th.

“We’re proud to have gathered together such a fantastic group of local and national artists~

Allyce Wood
Amber Anderson
Anne Le Fever
Blanka Dvorak (Prague)
Brad Strain
Cait Willis
Carrie Schmidt
Catherine Kail-Tucker
Celeste Cooning
Chandler Woodfin
Cory Benhatzel (NY)
Deviant Decor
Devin Wais (VA, the famous OooohStitchy!)
Erin Kendig
Heather Hydra
Jeanie Lewis
Jesse Link
Jody Joldersma
JoEllen Wang
Kat Houseman (Bellingham)
Kelly J Brownlee
Kim Gordon (San Francisco)
Larkin Cypher
LeBrie Rich (PenFelt, Portland, OR)
Lis Wright-Ivec
Marco Rosichelli (Southern OR)
Margot Bird (NY)
Mary Louise Silva
Mary Ruth Butterworth
Maxx Follis
Natalia Czajkiewicz
Olivia Lazer
Richard David Moore (Richmond, VA)
Ronnie Taylor
Roy Powell
Ryan Molenkamp
Sara Everett
Serrah Russell
Shelly Engels
Terra Holcomb
Twozdai Hulse
Zoë Williams (NY)

This show will be in the main gallery rooms throughout November,
then in the Petite Works room in December. Runs thru 12/31/12.
image: Twin Pinks by Marco Rosichelli, mixed media on wood block 2012
Ghost Gallery Blog ~ PLUS! Visit our new Ghost Gallery Shop

“Twin Peaks” by Marco Rosichelli, mixed media on wood 2012


Northwest Chocolate Festival Oct 22-23

The Northwest Chocolate Festival features the work of twenty bean to the bar craft chocolate makers. The NWCF is the largest gathering of true craft chocolate makers in North America, October 22-34 at Seattle  Center Northwest rooms.

A taste of what you will experience

  • Learn about chocolate with presentations by award winning chocolate makers
  • Crush cacao beans by hand using traditional tools
  • Meet cacao farmers from Ecuador and Peru
  • Learn to taste and distinguish fine chocolate from different origins around the world
  • Taste and experience fresh cacao fruit direct from South America, a rare experience in the United States
  • Discover the health benefits of chocolate
  • Learn how to temper chocolate, make truffles and ganaches, and fine desserts
  • Seduce your senses in the Aphrodisiac Room
  • Expand your palate with chocolate and drink pairings

The amount of artisan chocolate makers gathering for this summit on fine craft chocolate is unprecedented and certainly exciting!

You will have the chance to taste chocolate as well as attend educational workshops and presentations in five of the Northwest Rooms at the Seattle Center. The festival features 16 hours of chocolate culinary demonstrations at the culinary kitchen in the Chocolate Dessert and Confection Room, two full days of talks on culture, trade equity and cocoa agriculture in the World of Chocolate Room.

They also offer the opportunity to enjoy wine, coffee, tea, and beer paired with chocolate in the Beer and Wine Garden.

Don’t miss out on the Aphrodisiac room to experience the sensual nature of chocolate and foods.

And don your mask and fancy ball gown for the Chocolate Masquerade Ball on Saturday night 8-12pm (21+)

Shmootzi’s Birthday Party video recap from 1/27/11

Video recap of a Special Event

Shmootzi’s Birthday Party – 1/27/11

at Cafe Racer and the Official Bad Art Museum of Art

with Special Performances by

God’s Favorite Beefcake

Armitage Shanks

Sister Mary F**kFace

Orkestar Zirkonium


Here’s a teaser video below, where the party spills out into the streets!



Fremont Abbey’s 5th Birthday Bash: Wed Nov 17th

Fremont Abbey, the only arts center in North Seattle, is turning five and having a bash to celebrate!

Fremont Abbey Arts Center, an arts center where everyone can discover something new, is a nonprofit, non-religious, arts & community organization.  It is a vibrant community venue where people of all ages & incomes are supported in their artistic and social development through  collaborative arts experiences.

Located in the artistic Republic of Fremont at 4272 Fremont Ave N the Fremont Abbey is home to The Round, soon to have its 70th monthly collaboration of poets, painters and musicians, that has moved on to cities all across the country.

Come celebrate this enriching organization’s 5th year with family hour face painting, happy hour in the Abbey Cafe, photo booth, music, a raffle, mini auction, door prizes, pin-your-heart-on-the-Abbey & more.




Nib Art Show and more!



Lots of Creepy events this week at Cafe Racer!

Right about now:  Cast Iron Bitches 9PM



Wednesday October 28: Matt Romero & Tim Tenson 9PM

Thursday October 29: Friends of the Nib  7-9PM 
                                    Art Opening ‘Lusus Naturae’
               Cafe Razor Hairor Horror Show  9PM
                        God’s Favorite ButtMonster 10PM
Friday October 30: Operation ID & Speak 9PM 
Saturday October 31: Not Your Mummy’s Dance Party  Best Secret Costume PaRTY IN THE cITY!                            


cOMe sEE Us ThIS wEek OR eLsE…WaH hAhAHAHA!
eAT MoRE hASH sAT & sUN 10aM – 2pM
stay warm colleen baker!
Kurt, Cissy, Ross, Nick, Nora, Amy, Drew, Ben, Justin, Danah and Nancy



July 29, 2009 – SEATTLE, WA. Since relocating to Seattle from Southern California 20 years ago, Fantagraphics Books has remained committed to nurturing and promoting the diverse practitioners of alternative comics in the Northwest. The country’s most successful purveyor of challenging comics routinely employs local cartoonists and publishes the work of regional artists which has contributed to Seattle’s international reputation as the unrivaled center of alternative comics. To celebrate this association, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents “Comics Savants: A Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists” opening Saturday, August 8.

This exhibition will feature over a dozen emerging and established artists, including many of the most accomplished cartoonists in the alternative movement. Among them: Peter Bagge, who coined the term “alternative comics” in 1990 and as the highly-regarded creator of the phenomenal HATE comic book series attracted dozens of young cartoonists to the city during the 90s decade; Seattle native Charles Burns, whose teen years are fictionalized in his amazing graphic novel BLACK HOLE, soon to be a motion picture directed by David Fincher; Visionary artist Jim Woodring, one of only a handful of cartoonists to be embraced by the fine art world, having been awarded the United States Artist Fellowship in 2007 and a 2009 Art Trust Washington State Artists Fellowship, who will exhibit work from his forthcoming graphic novel WEATHERCRAFT; Ellen Forney, whose collaboration with local author Sherman Alexie won the prestigious 2008 National Book Award; David Lasky who will exhibit pages from his collaboration with Seattle writer Chris Estey “The Last Testament” from HOTWIRE #2; Second wave Seattle alternative cartoonist Megan Kelso; emerging artist Eroyn Franklin, who will exhibit hand cut pages from her Xeric award winning graphic novel ANOTHER GLORIOUS DAY AT THE NOTHING FACTORY; current and former Fantagraphics Books staffers Jim Blanchard, Roberta Gregory, Patrick Moriarity; Ted Jouflas; Jason T. Miles and Eric Reynolds.

In addition to the display of original artworks, an eclectic array of comics and graphic novels by exhibiting artists will be available. Many featured artists will attend the opening reception of Saturday, August 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) only minutes south of downtown. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring exciting visual and performing arts presentations in close proximity throughout the historic artists’ enclave.

Who wants to do this? This has Georgetown written all over it!

Summer in the city is sizzling hot and urban hipsters constantly need to come up with new ideas to entertain their creative urges. This brilliant new idea is the latest way to beat the city heat and throw a party on these hot summer nights.


Check out the great New York Times article, and slideshow by Yana Paskova

More great pictures and an explanation of how MacroSea, a team of urban planning visionaries, has been staging “guerilla pool parties” inside retrofitted dumpsters.

…And here in ReadyMade.

Seattle Art Car Blow-Out

This is how we roll

The eleventh annual Seattle Art Car Blow-Out took place last weekend.  Art Cars from across North America decorate the streets of Seattle featuring seventy-five head turning models not available in any showroom, including chewbaru, a denture covered wagon, a tribute to the Space Shuttle, a propeller powered BMW Aerocar, and the dirty car art guy, an artist working in the dust on car windshields.

We had the opening night welcoming party at our home again this year.  It was crazy good fun!   – Jo & Marlow

To see lots more photos, Please click here…



– Note – I’ve removed the distracting soundtrack from this video. – JD

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Spring Fling or Cafe Racer’s Got Talent?


It’s finally here! Cafe Racer’s Spring Fling or as some like to refer to it as Cafe Racer’s Got Talent? This Saturday June 6th

Hosted by the enigmatic Kaleb Hagen-Kerr. Our judges panel is made up of Esteemed Citizen’s of Rose Town: the one and only Mayor ‘with a fork up his nose’ Shmootzie the Klod, Governor Kurt “the Butcher” Geissel, and  Surgeon General Cissy ‘Mother F-in King’. The acts promise to entertain, astonish, titillate, and surprise you!
Come early…stay late!

“Talent exists in Unincorporated Beefcake County in the small

but beautiful Principality of Rose Town! Who knew?”

June Weaver, Editor Rose Town Herald

Talent Show starts at 9PM

Cafe Racer 5828 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle WA 98105 206.523.5282

Speakeasy Tuesdays at Rosebud (and 1st Anniversary Party 5/12)

Greetings all you vamps, tramps, flappers and philosophers! For the past year,
the Speakeasy has been bringing you back in time to an era of vision and vice,
prohibition and progress, crime and creativity. And for the past year many of
you have come to drink in the history, cool down your heels, and kick them up on

And even as history repeats itself, the ingenuity of the American spirit in
having a good time and laughing in the face of economic turmoil remains intact.
Owing to that, each and every week the Speakeasy still comes on strong, and now
has made it to its first birthday!

So come on by to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the only night in the
West Coast that features 1920-30’s jazz/blues/rags/dancebands!
And if you’ve
been meaning to go and haven’t made it yet, well, you’ve missed over 50 chances,
but don’t worry, we’re a forgiving bunch! We’ll make it worth your while with
drink specials and some special giveaways, so drape some dapper threads and tip
along the stroll to the Rosebud!

719 E PIKE 21+ 10PM FREE

South Lake Union Art Walk & The Moonspinners


South Lake Union Art Walk AFTER PARTY

at Woodshed Studios

with Music by The Moonspinners

All proceeds go to charity- 
Valentines day, Saturday, Feb 14th- 
5pm to 9pm– 
$5 donation at the door- 

Woodshed Studios, 
300 Fairview Ave N.
Seattle, WA  98109

Come see how South Lake Union is coming to life. Feb 13th and 14th stroll through this vibrant neighborhood where businesses transform to art showrooms featuring world renowned as well as up and coming artists, all working and/or living in the South Lake Union community. Events include wine and small bites reception, daily performances and lectures, and a fabulous after party with full bar and music by The Moonspinners. Best of all a percentage of your purchases go to charities that make this district their home. For more info go to 

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Georgetown Art Attack • Lover’s Lane


Please join us for a romantic evening of exceptional art and entertainment on Valentine’s Day in our enchanting arts community for the first anniversary of the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack.  In the span of a single year this colorful art walk has established itself as among the most idiosyncratic cultural outings in our region. This monthly promotion is distinguished by its diversity – featuring visual, performing, film, media and applied arts, as well as a wide variety of dining, drinking and shopping experiences. More than 30 creative enterprises in close proximity participate; programming events featuring accomplished artists from Georgetown and beyond.

Among the highlights of the February 14 Georgetown Art Attack: Drawing by Georgetown artist Doug Parry, including studies for his recent exhibitions in New York and Miami, at Georgetown Tile Works; The Grand Opening of Georgetown Studios in the historic Engine Room of the Original Rainier Brewery featuring art by Tim Ticehurst, Kathryn Barnard and others, curated by Gretchen Johnson; Mark LaFalce’s “Economic Stimulus Package Open Studio (ESPOS) – New Oils for a Greener Economy,” together with multimedia artist Deborah Stachowic, ceramicist Pamela Hathaway and special guest Claire Brown in the north compound of the Rainer Cold Storage complex; local painter Loren Lavinthal plus fabulous ceramics and tiles from Sherri Scott at George; Short and feature length films at the Mix; Jill Alba’s multi-media custom frames at Full Throttle Bottles; Rebecca Bolte’s “Couples in Love,” a lovely display of wedding and engagement photography at Bolte Creative; “Tokyo Micro/Macro,” an intimate photographic portrait of contemporary Tokyo featuring the work of Nicholas Vroman and Virginia Sorrells at Calamity Jane’s; Paintings by John Ohannesian, including the original piece commissioned for the February Art Attack, at the Stables; Open studios of over 40 resident artists at Equinox Studios; “Figruary,” a show of figurative works by Angielena Chamberlain and Jeff Mihalyo at Bella Vitale Studio; “Unlovable,” an exhibition of narrative drawings by Los Angeles artist Esther Pearl Watson, and a Valentine’s Day sale of comix and graphics novels at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; “Resident Artist Show” featuring original works by the instructors and artists at Georgetown Art Center; Intimate dining and exotic drinking at wonderfully diverse Georgetown establishments including Smarty Pants, All City Coffee, Via Tribunali, Stellar Pizza & Ale, 9 Lb. Hammer, Georgetown Liquor Company; Squid and Ink, Jules Maes Saloon, Calamity Jane’s, and Hanger Café. 

The Second Saturday Art Attack is a monthly production of the Georgetown Merchants’ Association. For more information visit:

You’re Invited!

Don your best Holiday Sweater and prepare to deck your balls at Cafe Racer’s
4th Annual Bad Holiday Sweater Party!
Prizes and Surprises abound!
Bad Art!
Bad Sweaters!
Bad Holiday sing-a-long on our newly aquired organ in the Ruby Room! Fa La La!
Bad Ass Musical Guests
Hot Drinks!
Friday, December 19th  following the OBAMA Party 9pm-Close!
We sure hope you can stop by and toast the Holiday !
Kurt, Cissy, Ross, Nick, Nora, Heather, Michelle, Ricki & Ben