House of Thee UnHoly returns to The Triple Door

The Vikings photo by Michael Doucett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Thee UnHoly, the epic, 90-minute, non-stop, explosion of ‘70s mythology and sexually-charged psychedelia, returns to Seattle’s Triple Door stage for five nights and ten shows March 12 through 16.

Featuring Druids, Vikings, Hindu goddesses, sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and a little bumble bee with a big problem – thirteen dancers, three singers and four musicians will rock audiences in a radical rocklesque celebration of the 21st Century’s most excessive decade.
The Triple Door joins creative director paulanow (formerly known as The Swedish Housewife), along with a kaleidoscope of Seattle’s most outré and imaginative choreographers, dancers, burlesque performers, musicians, costumers, stage designers and theatrical performers in the show’s first staging since 2011.

Music is your master as “Sarah Rudinoff and Jen Ayers deliver powerful, mind-blowing vocals. The band alone is worth the price of admission,” reported The Examiner during the show’s last run. “The show delivers on its promise to leave you dazed, confused, and ecstatic.”

“House of Thee UnHoly, clearly has a rabid following, if the whoops and hollers and cheers are any indicator,” said The Seattle Times. “The costumes, extravagantly fanciful.” “House of Thee UnHoly’s sheer visual and auditory spectacle cannot be overemphasized,” wrote Culture Mob, and The Seattle Weekly called it, “Broadway level Burlesque.”

The 2014 production includes; Dancers, Lily Verlaine, Waxie Moon, Indigo Blue, Inga Ingenue, Douglass Ridings, Red Delicious, Paris Original, Polly Wood, Gerard D, Heidi Von Haught, Tory Tiara, Jody Kuehner and Mimi Me.  Singers, Sarah Rudinoff, Jen Ayers and Zack Davidson. Musicians, Andy Stoller, Ryan Burns, Darren Loucas and Mike Stone.  Set design by Jim Guerci and Chris Ford. Contributing costumers include, It’s Mark Mitchell and Lisa Marie.
House of Thee UnHoly  March 12-15, 7 and 10p.m.  Sunday, March 16, 5 and 8 p.m.

The Triple Door, 216 Union St., downtown Seattle.

Tickets range from $20 to $45. Must be 17 or older to attend. Call 206.838.4333 or see www.tripledoor.com for tickets and more information.

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photos by Michael Doucett and Christopher Nelson.

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

STUDIO 66
facebook.com/studio66seattle

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

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.

FEATURING:

The Gentle Pop of
The MOONSPINNERS

Our House Band
The 66’ers

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

SPECIAL GUEST DJ’s –
MR. SUAVE
(“It’s a MOD MOD World” Modcast)

and

DJ MARWOOD
(Straight from London)

Plus Go-Go Dancing by
THE STUDIO 66 DANCERS

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

$9 cover
21 + admitted

More info and directions here.

Ghost Gallery’s 7th Anniversary Sale This Weekend!

Today marks the 7th Anniversary of Ghost Gallery’s very first art exhibit ~ which happened to be a group Miniature Art show in 2006 at the Pretty Parlor. Since then, Ghost has continued to curate exhibits around Seattle, as well as proudly running a unique gallery space on Capitol Hill. Located at 504 E Denny Way at Summit, the gallery is tucked in a lovely courtyard behind the St. Florence Apt Building facing Olive Way.

As a Thank You to all of Ghost’s supporters, artists, colleagues and new friends made over the years, this weekend they are offering super special deals on many items at the gallery.  Miniature Art, Jewelry, Cards and Gifts.

There will be 10 Gift Certificates available for 25% off, for amounts $100 & up! For example, get a $100 value GC for $75, a $150 GC for $112.50, etc.
Only 10 will have this discount applied, so get one while you can!
(email curator@ghostgalleryart.com to pre-order)

They will also have out some delicious wine, cocoa and snacks for guests. Please do stop by and say Hello, get some gift shopping done (or add to your own art collection), and show your continued support for this evolving project that comes from the deep depths of Ghost’s love for art and all things well-made. “We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the stupendous amount of talent in Seattle and beyond, so let’s all show some love!”

Live out of town? Ghost is offering Free Shipping within the US with promo code SHOPSMALL: Visit http://ghost-galleryshop.com/

image: Brian Britigan “King of the Hill” 2013, 5″ x 7″ pencil, gouache on bristol

Brian Britigan "King of the Hill" 2013
Brian Britigan “King of the Hill” 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

STUDIO 66 May 4th

Studio66 May 4th 2013

A night of 60’s mod, psychedelic and garage rock, vintage soul, Brit-pop, acid jazz and international pop.

Featuring Live Music From –

60’s Power Pop Legends!
POWDER

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

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

Plus THE STUDIO 66 DANCERS

21 + admitted

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/studio66seattle

Event Page for May 4th
https://www.facebook.com/events/184944171654828

It’s Always Something

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The Seattle branch of Gilda’s Club, located since 2002 in a landmark former mortuary at Broadway and Union, is keeping its name.

This is news because other outlets of the drop-in cancer support organization aren’t keeping the name.

One reason: the national Gilda’s organization merged with another group, The Wellness Community; the combined national group (and several of the local chapters) took on the new name Cancer Support Community.

Another reason, as cited in a CapitolHillSeattle.com story: some young adults these days don’t remember who Gilda Radner was. That’s almost as sad as cancer itself.

Let the Lava and the Booze Flow

Lava Lounge pictured in 2001.
Lava Lounge pictured in 2001.

The Lava Lounge, Belltown’s hip hangout bar since 1995, was the topic of assorted rumors over the last month or two. Depending on which story you heard, the Lava might or might not be sold within the next month or so, and might or might not be closing shortly after that.

Finally came the official word: Mike McAlpin, who’s owned the Lava since its start (and also owns Mama’s Mexican Kitchen two doors down), has sold the Lava to Marcus Johnson and Jessica Gifford.

Johnson and Gifford already own two other bars in the neighborhood, the Rabbit Hole (on the same block as the Lava) and Bathtub Gin. They promise to add the rummy-tiki drinks a place that looks like the Lava ought to have, but to otherwise keep it the same friendly lowlife joint it’s always been.

(Marcus Johnson is not to be confused with Marcus Charles, who owns Belltown’s Crocodile and Local 360, and who had also owned the now-closed Juju next door to the Lava.)

(Marcus Johnson is also not to be confused with Marques Johnson, former TV/radio announcer for the (sniff) Sonics.)

The Band and the Brand

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Sub Pop Records founder Bruce Pavitt has put out Experiencing Nirvana, an ebook sold exclusively through Apple’s “iBooks.” It’s a fully illustrated account of the Nirvana/Mudhoney/TAD tour of Europe in November-December 1989, eight days that put Kurt Cobain on the road to the stardom he never seemed to enjoy. A portion of the ebook’s proceeds will benefit the Vera Project, Seattle’s teen music center.

Pavitt also recently talked to Fast Company about how he sold Sub Pop as a brand, signifying coolness to two continents. Yes, the article holds up Sub Pop’s “anti-corporate” image as something for corporations to emulate. But such contradictions, Pavitt explains, were part of the label’s image from the start.

Real Reviews of Fake Art Shows

The Seven Seas Building when it housed the Lusty Lady peep show, 2003.
The Seven Seas Building when it housed the Lusty Lady peep show, 2003.

Greg Lundgren (the impresario behind Vito’s, the Hideout, Lundgren Monuments, and the old Vital 5 Gallery) has started his most ambitious project yet.

He wants to take over the Seven Seas Building on First Avenue, where the Lusty Lady peep show used to be. He wants to turn it into a multimedia arts center, to be called “Walden Three.” He wants to fund it all, in part, with a ten-year documentary film shoot about all the events the building would host.

In an essay for CityArts, Lundgren estimates it would “only” cost $15 million to fund the film and all the building’s activities, and to do it all as a for-profit venture. And he describes the center’s mission as nothing less than an entire cultural renaissance for the city.

Walden Three now has a blog. In it, Lundgren spins completely fictional stories about fabulous exhibits and shows that would be occurring there if it were operating now.

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~
OVER 200 LITTLE WORKS OF WONDER!”

Featuring:
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

 

Meet the Artists: Brooklyn Sound Transit Site

 

Join STart, Sound Transit art program, to meet the artists for Brooklyn Link Light Rail Station

Friday Feb. 17, 2012 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Henry Art Gallery auditorium

University of Washington

15th Ave NE and NE Campus Pkwy (entrance on east side of pedestrian bridge)

Lead Pencil Studio was commissioned through a national call-to-artists process, organized by STart, Sound Transit public art program.  The artists will discuss their previous work and how they will prepare for creating public art at Sound Transit’s future Brooklyn Link light rail station in Seattle’s University District.

Meet the artist:

Lead Pencil Studio creates an interdisciplinary overlap of architecture and site-specific art. With training in ceramics, photography, sculpture and drawing as well as architecture, Han and Mihalyo explore spatial conditions in the built environment. Lead Pencil Studio recently completed the empty billboard sculpture near Peace Arch Park on the Canadian border.

Learn more

For more information about this event, contact Mylinda Sneed at (206) 689-4978 or mylinda.sneed@soundtransit.org. Find more information about STart, Sound Transit public art program at: www.soundtransit.org/start

To stay informed about the North Link Light Rail project, visit our website at www.soundtransit.org/NorthLink or contact Ellen Blair, Sound Transit Community Outreach, at 206-398-5043 or northlink@soundtransit.org

Trolloween at 7pm~sharpish (Troll Ave & N 36th in Fremont)

Come celebrate the Trolls 21st Birthday!

MacBeth is back & has some things to set straight …

Trolloween is the Birthday celebration for Seattle’s famous Fremont Troll.

October 31st is the Trolls 20th Birthday!October 31st is the Trolls 21st Birthday!

It is held on his Birthday October 31st at 7pm ~sharpish.
The celebration  starts in front of the Troll under the Aurora Bridge (Troll Ave & N 36th St), as he loves a good laugh and a great story.

Then revelers will be off for the annual Haunt of Fremont (a procession of costumed dancers & performers (& you) taking over the streets of Fremont.)

This 21st anniversary of the birth of the Fremont Troll, you’ll be learning about MacBeth: a wronged man, back to set things straight. Many seasoned artists and performers will present their twisted and whacky version of Shakesspeares famous tales.

Rain or dry, revelers will sing, dance, marvel, and laugh their way through the dark underbelly of  Shakespeare and Fremont.   This is an unsweetened and piquant family event with plenty of fun to scare the laughs out of any stoic kid or stogy adult.

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Costumes are always highly encouraged!

If you can lend a hand to help pull off this fabulous piece of street theater, meet by the Troll at 6:30pm.

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+)

http://www.nwchocolate.com/index.php/masquerade-ball

Arts-A-Glow: Burien Lantern Festival

Now in its 6th year  Arts-A-Glow brings the magic and wonder of lantern art to Burien.  Join in the celebration on:

Saturday September 10th, 5:00-10:00pm

This is a FREE event.

This year the festival has changed locations and is presented in the lovely Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th, ‘a magical evening in the forest.’

It will be a breathtaking walk in nature with lanterns created by many talented artists, those you create on-site, or lanterns you bring to join in the interactive procession (MAP).

This event will include lantern making , performers, face painting, tea leaf reading and treats for everyone to sample.

A special performance by Lucia Neare’s Theatrical Wonders is also planned.

Don’t miss it!

Bumbershoot turns 41!

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

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

So be sure not to miss:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Burning House at Northwest Puppet Center

 The BURNING HOUSE, a marionette opera
by Carter Family Marionettes

 with Music Director Margriet Tindemans and special musical guests

 April 29 – May 8, 2011

Esterhazy, Franz Josef Haydn created this opera especially for The Royal Marionette Theater at Esterhaza Palace. This opera features splendid live baroque music lead by the internationally acclaimed Margriet Tindemans.

Exquisite cast and sets by Carter Family Marionettes. The Carter Family presented this opera to sold-out crowds at the Sanssouci Palace Theatre of Frederick the Great.

“The Burning House” makes a triumphant return from Europe with a limited engagement of only two-weekends in Seattle.

Don’t miss your chance to see this masterpiece of music and marionettes!

SHOWTIMES:
Fridays at 8pm / Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm / Sundays at 2pm

Tickets available at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/131198

or call: (800)838-3006

For more details: http://nwpuppet.org/
or if you have any questions:
info@nwpuppet.org
 
 
 

 

Review of Carter Family Marionettes’ production of “The Burning House” from Berlin’s newspaper: http://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/wen-die-liebe-je-entzuendet/722300.html

Variety for Charity benefiting Cedar River Watershed

Join host extraordinaire Susan Harper for an extravagant evening of magic, music, drama and much more!

All proceeds benefit Friends of the Cedar River Watershed.

Suggested donation is $20 per person.

Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 NW Market St


Join us for the entire evening or drop in to catch an act or two.

All ages are welcome!

Featuring:

Host – Susan Harper, vocalist and songwriter www.susanharper.com
Steffan Soule ~ Magic that Moves www.steffansoule.com
Seattle Boys Tree-Oh ~ Delicious Harmonies
Hugh Sutten ~ Modern Troubadour
Lee Robinson ~ Folk/Country
Emilia Sosa ~ Jazz www.myspace.com/emiliamusic
Kylie Koyote ~ Devious Desert Nymph
www.facebook.com/people/Kylie-Koyote/100001889370789
Michael Murdock ~ Thespian

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed engages citizens to enhance and sustain watersheds through restoration, education, and stewardship.   www.cedarriver.org

Jack & the Dragon now showing at NW Puppet Center

A SHADOW PUPPET PLAY
BASED ON AN APPALACHIAN FAIRY TALE

JACK & the DRAGON

by the Oregon Shadow Theatre

is now showing at the Northwest Puppet Center.

There are many stories about Jack and his Ma in the Appalachian Mountains. In this fairy tale, after swatting 7 flies at one whack, Jack is hired by the King to hunt some pesky varmints, like a Giant Hog and a Unicorn, before he has to face the meanest varmint of all. He still finds time to kick up his heels with the King’s daughter at a barn dance. Colorful shadow puppets, live old time American banjo and dulcimer music and a barrel of laughs send Jack and the Dragon running down the hollow.

SHOWTIMES:

Saturdays & Sunday

1:00 PM & 3:00 PM through February 20


The Northwest Puppet Center is located in the Maple Leaf neighborhood at

9123 – 15th Ave NE, Seattle, 98115

For advance tickets, click here or call:
1(800)838-3006

http://www.nwpuppet.org/

'Jack and the Dragon' by Oregon Shadow Theatre