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Georgetown Garden Walk

Let me start by saying that this is my first summer as a participating member of the Georgetown Community.  That being said I have grown to love this neighborhood and all the wonderfull events we have hosted this year including Carnival and Honk Fest West.  But, there is something very special and unique about the buzz that is in the air around the coming Georgetown Garden Walk.10799_569014306482568_1490627594_nThe neighborhood is a bustle with people readying thier homes, gardens and storefronts.  There is an air of pride and value as we prepare to show off our gardens but also our talents, arts, music and  essentially our homes.  It’s intimate.  It’s not about a rock band in a parking lot (not to say I don’t love a rockband in a parking lot!).  This is a glimpse into the lives and people that make Georgetown special.  It also seems like it will be an event well attended by the community.  When I told a fellow gardener at the Oxbow Pea Patch that I will be working most of Sunday she looked at me with a scorned face and said “K, you do not want to miss the Garden Walk.  It is the event of the season”.  So I will take her advice, put on my Sunday best and do the Georgtown Garden Walk.  Hope to see you there! You can find full details about the event on our Events page.  Just a click away!

 

 

 

The Community School of West Seattle

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Tonight The Stables hosted a benefit auction for the Community School of West Seattle. Raising money for scholarships, a new kiln and positive education in the community. This was one amazing event! A country-chic soiree where everyone came wearing their cowboy boots, a live blue grass band played, and cocktails were served in mason jars, these folks know how to have a great time. Thank you Community School of West Seattle, it’s a delight having you!

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Peter Pan is coming to our Thanksgiving Dinner…David Bowie R.S.V.P.ed

It’s almost Thanksgiving.  You might be spending it with your girlfriend’s vegan family (don’t forget the raw, soy chocolate pudding), or at an office misfits dinner.  You might be tagging along to your weird neighbor Al’s Star Wars-themed  feast (don’t tell me they’re making you dress up as Chewbaca…), or you might end up at Denny’s- at least it’s not frozen turkey.   You might be sitting across from your third cousin Debbie and her yappy dog, Fluff Fluff who attacked the turducken so you have to eat hot dogs instead.

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You might even be hopscotching between families, starving yourself the day before to fit in three servings of Turkey and Grandma Pat’s, Grandma Lou’s, and Grandma Lacey’s Pumpkin Pie.   You might  skip dessert because listening to three hours of political arguments (who’s the mayor again?)  makes you physically sick.  You might feel like you’re in a scene from Meet the Fockers, The Stepford Wives, Portlandia, Hell’s Kitchen, or Reno 911.

That is the nature of Thanksgiving.  It’s tradition to feel uncomfortable, anxious, and overstuffed.

It’s NOT common to hand-pick the guests around the table, to choose your company, to skip tradition.  Well, we’re not common.  We are taking a moment out of holiday planning and the chains of tradition to dream up our Thanksgiving guest list.  Fluff Fluff is definitely not invited.

 

 

1. Peter Pan.  He flies.  That is so cool.

2.  Sarah Palin.  She is funny and nifty.  We have recruited her to hunt down our turkey.

3. Martha Stewart.  She’s  not actually staying for dinner. We just need someone to organize the feast, get all the details sorted out and such.

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4. Nigella Lawson.  She is more enchanting than Martha.  She can stay for dinner….and make dessert

5. David Bowie.  He is dashing.

6. Chelsea Handler and David Sedaris.  They’ll have  funny stories.

7. Fred and Ginger.  They may not be current, but they’re a lot spicier than Derek and Julianne Hough.  We want to dance.

8.  Atticus Finch.  We need someone to remind us to be thankful.

9. Houdini.  We are expecting entertainment to be of the highest caliber.

10. The Pink Panther.  He’s so cheeky.  And pink.  And he will fit right in.

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11. Jessica Rabbit.  Who can resist the glamour?

12. Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash.  They will make a festive duet.

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We hope your Thanksgiving turns out to be as festive and fantastic as ours will be.  We have the perfect venue for you if you decide to have your own holiday feast of epic proportions.  *Guest list not included*

 

 

 

August Art Attack

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What a fun summer we have had so far at The Stables, Sub Pop Jubilee, Garden Walk, Honk Fest, Georgetown Carnival (and dead baby bike downhill party tomorrow!) and the fun keeps going! It’s been a blast in Georgetown so bring on August Art Attack!

Among the Arts & Entertainment Highlights (from georgetownartattack.com):

  • American Pie and Bakery will present the whimsical, colorful, creepy but charming oil and acrylic paintings by Isaac Stuart 
  • Calamity Jane’s hosts “Icons of a New Age”, a solo exhibit of impressive oil paintings by long time Georgetown resident artist Mary Tudor
  • Equinox Studios is in full force, featuring the open studios of: The Iron Monkeys, Sophia Wheelrite, John Kirschenbaum, Crooked Raven Forge, Michelle Smith Lewis Photography, M. Anne Sweet, Betty Jo Costanzo, and THE1979BIZARRE. U-Cook Brat will have wienies on the  grill! Come by via the Art Ride art bus!
  • Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery Frightening fun as Ben Catmullsigns copies of his haunting new book GHOSTS AND RUINS and Josh Simmons signs copies of his recent collection of short horror stories THE FURRY TRAP
  • Full Throttle Bottles features prints of artist Bill Allen, as well as prints of the Beers of Washington ($10) & Northwest Microbreweries ($12), fun collectors items!
  • Georgetown Arts & Cultural Center presents In The Palace Gallery: “Afternoon Delight”, featuring sensual art pieces by 18 of the resident artists. Ooh la la
  • The Georgetown Liquor Company Scott Falbo ( tattoo artist and artist) is presenting his whimsical pop-surreal drawings and paintings
  • The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall presents the Unofficial Annual TRAILER PARK TRANNIES! Featuring LIVE SHOW GIRLS! Hosted by the Amazingly Talented Sylvia O’Stayformore with Special Guests Jackie Hell, Honey Bucket, Mama Titts, Donna Tella Howe, The Darlings, Peggy Platt, DJ’s, Star Brass Drink Specials and Sooo Much More!
  • Hallavah Falafel presents photographer Justin Mumm, as well as spinning tunes by DJ Andy Snyder
  • Kassie Keith Pop-Up just opened in the old Vespa space. Features reclaimed vintage furniture and antiques
  • Krab Jab Studio presents “Fabled Earth: the Art of Emily Fiegenschuh“, featuring delicious, fanciful fantasy illustrations and new paintings
  • Le Objects for the Home  presents a Tranny Design Camp Exhibition. The Exhibition will be a performance art installation in the display windows  
  • LxWxH Gallery presents “Zwischerliecht”, art of the witching hour byCable Griffith, Shaw Osha, Timothy Cross, Eric Elliott, Whiting Tennis, and Susanna Bluhm
  • Machine House Brewery  presents “Prison Art”, an exhibit of 70 drawings, paintings and sculpture made by prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, coupled with “Portraits and Pixels – photography from Washington State prisons” curated by Pete Brook and featuring a range of work from five photographers
  • Mary Tudor & Ferrell features Mary Tudor art with timeless, iconic, images verging on being meditative objects and Ferrell with spacial and abstract paintings. Music by Luscious Leopard Lips, the Georgetown atmospheric music DJ with a Theremin synthesizer
  • Nautilus Studio  will be showing work by Jethaniel Peterka, Yvette Endrijautzki, and Kyle Abernethy
  • Robin’s Nest Garden Collectibles & Flea Market is now open and will be featuring live music. Located next to Georgetown Music Store
  • SANCA School of Flight has joined Art Attack via the Art Ride bus! Flying trapeze demonstrations by SANCA Flyers and Pay-per-Flight opportunities to fly for Art Attack patrons! Journalists and Press ride free (show your credentials)!
  • Spectrum House Salon & Photography presents “Morphosis”, paintings by Forrest L Olson
  • Waxing Impressions features an open studio – learn about the process of encaustic painting!

 

And make sure you stop by the Trailer Park Mall to say hi to Mary and check out:

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Cross Pollinate 2013 Georgetown Garden Walk

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Such a busy weekend in Georgetown this coming weekend, Sub Pop Jubilee on Saturday and then the 18th annual Georgetown Garden Walk. The weather has been so nice why not go for a stroll in Georgetown and see some of the beautiful gardens there are to offer.

And it’s not just gardens you will be able to enjoy! For the 2nd year in a row we will have Cross Pollinate promoting the local art scene bringing gardens, art, and music together.  So there will be local musicians and artists providing more sights and sounds throughout Georgetown.  Some of the bands that will be playing: The Georgetown Heights, Shivering Timbers, Tummy, Dennis Driscoll, Only Trio, Echoes of Django, Jim O’Halloran and more, TBD.
And featuring artists: Amanda Oie, Amy Pleasant, Brad Winchester, Caroline Roosevelt, Caudled Milk, Dave Bloomfield, David Simpson, Equinox, Gary L. Hill, Jim Pirie, Joel, Sayre, Joseph Brooks, Juliette Imie Kaplan, Karen Kosoglad, Kelly Clark, La Del Sines, Lance Carleton, Marv Johnson, Niki Sherey, Pete Church, Polar Embassy, Richard Lemmert, Rickey Cabine, Scott McGee, Tamara Olsen, The Makery, Tim Fowler, Tonia Arehart and more!

There will even be yoga and a neighborhood BBQ and over 30 gardens to stroll!

The Garden Walk is a free self guided tour, free maps will be available on the day of the Walk at the Georgetown branch of the Bank of America parking lot located at 1112 S Bailey St Seattle, WA 98108

Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee

 

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Put Saturday July 13th into your calendar’s because Sub Pop is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary in Georgetown and bringing a great music line up with them.  And…it’s FREE!  But, if you make the $5 suggested donation at the collection stations upon entry to the festival, you’ll receive a limited-edition tote bag.

 

So far they got,

Music lineup:

Mudhoney

J Mascis

Greg Dulli

Shabazz Palaces (with THEESatisfaction)

Shearwater

Father John Misty

Pissed Jeans

The Baptist Generals

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (feat. Tad Doyle)

Endino’s Earthworm (feat. Jack Endino)

more TBA…