QUEEN ANNE-BELLTOWN: Food, Fun & Community

Tuesday January 23rd, 2018

|Meet the Norwegian Olympic Men's Team for Curling (and their pants:-)|Looking fine, gentlemen! Learn more at the Facebook page dedicated to those great pants - it has nearly half a million followers at: The Norwegian Olympic Curling Team's Pants.Our friends have shared with us an Olympic uniform. This is a pattern that the team WILL be wearing during competition. If ever there was a post to like and share with your friends, to get them excited about the upcoming Games and the sheer awesome to come from this page, let it be this one! ... See MoreSee Less

|Meet the Norwegian Olympic Mens Team for Curling (and their pants:-)|

Looking fine, gentlemen!   Learn more at the Facebook page dedicated to those great pants - it has nearly half a million followers at: The Norwegian Olympic Curling Teams Pants.

Tuesday January 23rd, 2018

|Haha, no thank you|Seattle's GeekWire reports on the new store conceived Inside Amazon in South Lake Union. Looks great if you love your food packaged in plastic. Overall, setting aside the technological interest, it seems like a lot of trouble and investment to avoid hiring a few cashiers and to keep people out of local restaurants.

GeekWire
Live at Amazon Go opening in Seattle
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GeekWire

Sunday January 21st, 2018

|Nothing like a Winter Storm on the Pacific|If you have never seen the Pacific Ocean during a winter storm, then add Cape Disappointment State Park, Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau Discover Ilwaco, Westport, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington on your bucket list. It takes anywhere from 2.5 to 4.5 hours to reach the ocean from Seattle by car and worth every minute.

Cannon Beach Surf
After checking the surf at Indian, took a stop over at the main parking lot to see what was hitting the Tillamook Head Lighthouse.... quick video, wind was howling, got pushed around by it, but wow!Here is a link to KATU's report on the Oregon Coast, Cannon Beach was featured, and some of our pictures from Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue was used! Good job Chief Benedict on the interview.katu.com/news/local/oregon-coast-braces-for-winter-storm-warnings-issued
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Cannon Beach Surf

Saturday January 20th, 2018

LOL! Thanks to Seattle's own French Truly, a favorite of local Francophiles. For a taste of France nearby, head to Copine (Ballard), Cafe Campagne (Downtown), Pomerol Restaurant (Fremont), Cafe De Paris Restaurant (Edmonds) or the new Joli (Phinney).|Can you tell the difference?|Just to clear things up...Thanks to Gary White @prydwen3 ... See MoreSee Less

LOL!  Thanks to Seattles own French Truly, a favorite of local Francophiles.  

For a taste of France nearby, head to Copine (Ballard), Cafe Campagne (Downtown), Pomerol Restaurant (Fremont), Cafe De Paris Restaurant (Edmonds) or the new Joli (Phinney).

|Can you tell the difference?|

Saturday January 20th, 2018

Kate and Annie from Downtown Seattle Association take you on a tour of Top Pot Doughnuts, a local favorite for the fried circles.|This is Seattle!|

Downtown Seattle Association
Top Pot Doughnuts got its start in downtown Seattle in 2002. Since then, they've grown to 22 shops in Washington and Texas. We couldn't be more in love with their doughnuts.
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Downtown Seattle Association

Thursday January 18th, 2018

|Daffodils and Valentine's Day Just Around the Corner|The first daffodils of the season warm the heart - the ones here were pictured today at The Dunn Gardens north of Ballard. If you have never been to The Dunn Gardens, then add them to your bucket list and check out their Valentine's Dinner in Dunn Gardens ($75) - so romantic and beautiful. Check it!We are not at the host stage yet but the first daffodils of the season surely fills the heart with pleasure and makes it dance.I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud WILLIAM WORDSWORTHI wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. ... See MoreSee Less

|Daffodils and Valentines Day Just Around the Corner|

The first daffodils of the season warm the heart - the ones here were pictured today at The Dunn Gardens north of Ballard.  If you have never been to The Dunn Gardens, then add them to your bucket list and check out their Valentines Dinner in Dunn Gardens ($75) - so romantic and beautiful.  Check it!

Tuesday January 16th, 2018

|Step out of Queen Anne and into New Orleans|Have you been to Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge in lower Queen Anne? It's cool and warm at the same time. Late dining and delicious Creole food here will transport you to the Big Easy.Best view in Seattle for New Years 2018! Hope everyone has a safe, happy and blessed New Years Eve!! ... See MoreSee Less

|Step out of Queen Anne and into New Orleans|

Have you been to Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge in lower Queen Anne?  Its cool and warm at the same time.  Late dining and delicious Creole food here will transport you to the Big Easy.

Monday January 15th, 2018

|Raise a glass to the Cranberries|Discover more about The Cranberries here: www.udiscovermusic.com/artists/the-cranberries/ Listen to more from The Cranberries: thecranberries... ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday January 11th, 2018

Don't Miss Out! Each January, bald eagles flock to the Skagit Valley, about 1.5 hours north of Seattle along I-5. It is a sight to behold and one of the area's greatest day-long wildlife outings. It's easy to find and follow with the help of Skagit River Interpretive Center website at: skagiteagle.org/There are organized events through January. See website for details.|January is month to see the Eagles - a true self-guided safari experience! |Come visit the eagles - before they go home! ... See MoreSee Less

Dont Miss Out!  Each January, bald eagles flock to the Skagit Valley, about 1.5 hours north of Seattle along I-5.  It is a sight to behold and one of the areas greatest day-long wildlife outings.  Its easy to find and follow with the help of Skagit River Interpretive Center website at: https://skagiteagle.org/

There are organized events through January.  See website for details.

|January is month to see the Eagles - a true self-guided safari experience! |

Wednesday January 10th, 2018

The Olympics will kick off February 9th and Washington is sending four athletes, two from Winthrop east of the mountains and two from Federal Way! |Meet Washington State's Olympians| ... See MoreSee Less

The Olympics will kick off February 9th and Washington is sending four athletes, two from Winthrop east of the mountains and two from Federal Way!  

|Meet Washington States Olympians|

Tuesday January 23rd, 2018

|Romantic Musical Evening with Cast Iron Maidens: Feb 10| Woodland Theater invites you to a musical evening with Annie Ford and Katie Weller together as the Cast Iron Maidens and San Juan Island's John Bellows and Bret Koontz.The Cast Iron Maidens spin long-lost and tales of love and longing from forgotten pages of the early-twentieth-century American songbook, singing in charismatic sister-style harmony and accompanying themselves with expert guitar, fiddle, and saw. The duo’s repertoire, honed on the streets of Seattle in the legendary Pike Place Market, is guaranteed to melt the most solidly frozen hearts.

8:00pm - February 10thWoodland Theater, SeattleWoodland Theater is thrilled to host an evening of beautifully original singers: Annie Ford and Katie Weller together as the Cast Iron Maidens, San Juan Island's John Bellows, and Bret KoontzThe Cast Iron Maidens (Annie Ford and Katie Weller)W spin long-lost and tales of love and longing from forgotten pages of the early-twentieth-century American songbook, singng in charismatic sister-style harmony and accompanying themselves with expert guitar, fiddle, and saw. The duo’s repertoire, honed on the streets of Seattle in the legendary Pike Place Market, is guaranteed to melt the most solidly frozen hearts. Cast Iron Maidens can perform with a full PA in a large venue as easily as they can in unamplified settings.m.facebook.com/gus.clark.12/posts/1029856613728225Annie Ford (Annie Ford Band, Nu Klezmer Army, Slimpickins, Pretty Shady String Band, Eurodanceparty USA) grew up outside a small town in rural Virginia in a log cabin. A brilliant fiddler and multi-instrumentalist, Ford has worked as a studio musician and street performer across the United States for the past twenty years. The timeless, dynamic quality to her playing and singing seems to come at once from the ether and from a deep connection to the inner workings of the heart.KATIE WELLER (God’s Favorite Beefcake)Once a full-time musician, Katie Weller is a seed farmer and goat herder living in northern Vermont. In years past Katie busked on the streets of Seattle, New Orleans, and along the West Coast, and in various venues with circuses accompanying chicken slaughters. She performs with a handful of instruments, focusing mostly on guitar, musical saw, and scratch fiddle. ---JOHN BELLOWSjohnbellows.bandcamp.com/vimeo.com/240486657San Juan Island's John Bellows brings lush arrangements of songs that dive into a maelstrom of introspection and earnest honesty and emerge unscathed. Unsentimental and clear-eyed vignettes that take place on the edge of darkness."Bellows responds to alienation by getting wiser, rather than enhancing his bitterness or sadness, and this wisdom comes across nicely enough to never seem like complaining, even if the song may be ranting against older people, parents, or teachers."-Phil Diamond, Decoder Magazine----BRET KOONTZbretkoontz.bandcamp.com/releasesThese are songs that bloom into a rare balance of darkness and light, truth and entertainment."Close blends of jazz with hints of folk in a poised environment that just surpassed the renaissance, old-school, but pushing it the right way. Like the lines of privacy and secrecy, and exploring the in-between." -c monster, Tiny Mix Tapes
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Cast Iron Maidens, John Bellows, Bret Koontz
Fika :: Kafferep

Fika :: Kafferep

January 24th, 2:00pm - January 24th, 3:00pm

Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA  98109 Map

Fika! It's a Swedish tradition. Join our monthly Swedish-style coffee party with home-made goodies from our best baking members! If you're coming, note this is pot-luck; if you aren't bringing anything to share, you can donate a dollar to the jar &:-).2 pm. Everyone is welcome!Take an hour out of your day and join us in a low-key social setting. People say that to Fika makes everyone happy in Sweden, and now you'll see why!(photo credit: Roz Spitzer)... See MoreSee Less

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Screening of The Shipment by Young Jean Lee

Screening of The Shipment by Young Jean Lee

January 24th, 7:45pm - January 24th, 9:45pm

Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA  98122 Map

In celebration of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men and it's Pacific Northwest premiere--Northwest Film Forum, On the Boards, and Washington Ensemble Theatre have partnered to present an OntheBoards.tv screening of Young Jean Lee's THE SHIPMENT.About THE SHIPMENT:Playwright and director Young Jean Lee and a cast of 5 African-American performers create an unsettling terrain of well-trodden stereotypes that dare audiences to laugh as they consider their own preconceptions about race and culture. One of the leading and most provocative voices in American contemporary theater, Lee pushes herself to new artistic heights as she confronts her fear about creating an ethnic identity play through the lens of a “black identity politics show.”... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome I F**kin Shot That / Fight For Your Right Revisited

Awesome I F**kin' Shot That / Fight For Your Right Revisited

January 25th, 7:00pm - January 25th, 9:00pm

SIFF
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA  98109 Map

Independent distributor, Oscilloscope, turns 10 this year and to celebrate we're bringing back some beloved favorites, shouldn't-miss films and hidden gems from their vault. Join us for a double-feature of Awesome, I F**kin' Shot That and Fight For Your Right Revisited.Awesome, I F**kin' Shot That - On October 9th, 2004, the Beastie Boys handed out 50 cameras to audience members to be used during their performance. This is the footage that was captured during their sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.Fight For Your Right Revisited - Following the conclusion of the storyline in the "Fight For Your Right" music video, the Beasties break into a liquor store, drop acid with groupies, and get into a breakdance competition with time-traveling future versions of themselves.... See MoreSee Less

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Radical Films: 15 Movies That Shook The World

Radical Films: 15 Movies That Shook The World

January 25th, 7:00pm - January 25th, 9:00pm+3February 1st, 7:00pm - February 1st, 9:00pmFebruary 8th, 7:00pm - February 8th, 9:00pmFebruary 15th, 7:00pm - February 15th, 9:00pm

SIFF
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA  98109 Map

You've probably never seen most of these films, but they changed the world. There's no denying that CITIZEN KANE, THE GODFATHER, STAR WARS, and PSYCHO changed the way that movies are made. In this class, John Trafton will share a history of films that may have changed the world in unexpected ways and others that have been marginalized or rendered invisible by the "official" film history but which nevertheless shook the world.In this five week series, we will look at one of the earliest African-American filmmakers, who made WITHIN OUR GATES, a powerful rebuttal to D.W. Griffith's THE BIRTH OF A NATION. We will look at THE HOUSE IS BLACK, a work of visual poetry from one of Iran's first female filmmakers. We will explore Charles Burnett's KILLER OF SHEEP, a film that reveals the other side of Los Angeles, a sharp contrast to Hollywood's glittering image of the city. We will see films about immigration, worker's rights, radical feminism, and a film that is perhaps one of the most powerful anti-death penalty statements ever made. Lastly, we will look at recent films that have impacted audiences and challenge us to think differently about the world around us.Class Specifics:Five Thursdays: January 18 - February 157:00PM - 9:00PMSIFF Film Center$60 | $50 SIFF Members (price includes all five classes)Class Syllabus:January 18: Within Our Gates (USA, 1920, d: Oscar Micheaux), Strike (USSR, 1925, d: Sergei Eisenstein), Modern Times (USA, 1936, d: Charles Chaplin)January 25: Salt of the Earth (USA, 1954, d: Herbert J. Biberman), The House is Black (Iran, 1963, d: Forugh Farrokhzad), The 400 Blows (France, 1959, d: Francois Truffaut)February 1: In the Year of the Pig (USA, 1968, d: Emile de Antonio), Medium Cool (USA, 1969, d: Haskell Wexler), Killer of Sheep (USA, 1978, d: Charles Burnett)February 8: Born in Flames (USA, 1983, d: Lizzie Borden), El Norte (USA, 1983, d: Gregory Nava), A Short Film About Killing (Poland, 1988, d: Krzysztof Kieslowski)February 15: Elephant (USA, 2003, d: Gus Van Sant), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (USA, 2001, d: John Cameron Mitchell), I Am Not Your Negro (Switzerland/France, 2016, d: Raoul Peck)Class Workload:A familiarity with these films will provide the best outcomes for students in this course but there is no expectation of viewing them in advance of class. There are no required readings but suggested readings may be emailed in advance of specific classes and a website will be created to help connect students to supporting materials.About the Instructor:John Trafton is a film historian and writer from the Seattle area. He is the author of several works on cinema history, including the book "The American Civil War and the Hollywood War Film." His work focuses on how history is portrayed on film, war and cinema, the Horror genre, and pre-cinema spectacle art. He has a PhD in Film Studies from the University of St. Andrews, and has taught cinema on both sides of the Atlantic for over six years. He is currently a Lecturer in Film Studies at Seattle University.... See MoreSee Less

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Finnish film. Raja 1918 (The Border)

Finnish film. Raja 1918 (The Border)

January 26th, 2:00pm - January 26th, 3:30pm

Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA  98109 Map

Friday Matinee! We show films with English subtitles. This week is the Finnish film Raja 1918 (The Border). Set in the spring of 1918, right after the Finnish Civil War, the film is about a Finnish soldier who is sent to the village of Rajajoki to form a border between Finland and Soviet Russia.2 p.m. Come early for lunch in our Kafé (12 noon to 2)$5 donation, please.... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Hour with PCC Farmland Trust and Wild Hare Organic Farm

Happy Hour with PCC Farmland Trust and Wild Hare Organic Farm

January 26th, 4:00pm - January 26th, 7:00pm

Patagonia Ballard | 5443 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052, United States Map

Join Patagonia Ballard for a farmland and food-centric happy hour with Washington farmland restoration, preservation and stewardship organization, PCC Farmland Trust!We'll have Wild Hare Organic Farm owners, Katie and Mark Green here who "aim to protect the family-farm tradition of their historic property, promote the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, and grow uncommonly delicious and nutritious food."Hang out and learn about PCC Farmland Trust and Wild Hare Farm's hard work, opportunities to get involved, chat about the role farmland preservation plays in sustainable local food systems and enjoy a drink with us!PCC Farmland Trust friends (and Patagonia Ballard's favorite neighbors) Hot Cakes will be sharing their signature dessert with folks throughout the evening! Don't miss this great opportunity to engage with your local food system in a new way! All donations from the evening benefit PCC Farmland Trust.... See MoreSee Less

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Washboard Cutups at Happy Hour!

Washboard Cutups at Happy Hour!

January 26th, 7:30pm - January 26th, 10:00pm

Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA  98109 Map

Join us this Friday for a fantastic Happy Hour with hot old-timey 20s and 30s music! Washboard Cutups is the band you would have heard in the back room of a speakeasy during Prohibition.Music starts around 7:30. Free (but tips are welcome)... See MoreSee Less

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Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center

Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center

January 27th, 10:00am - January 27th, 4:00pm

Skagit River Interpretive Center
52809 Rockport Park Rd
Rockport, WA  98283 Map

The Eagle Center provides education about bald eagles during the peak of eagle migration and salmon spawning on the Skagit River in the form of guided walks, local eagle watching information, presentations by a variety of experts, and school programs. open Sat. and Sun. for schedules visit skagiteagle.org

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Song of the Sea

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Song of the Sea

January 27th, 11:00am - January 27th, 2:00pm

SIFF
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA  98109 Map

SIFF Presents Saturday Morning Cartoons, a monthly celebration of internationally-acclaimed animated children's films shown on Saturday mornings. All ages welcome!Vegan donuts are generously provided by our sponsor, Mighty-O Donuts! Coffee will also be provided, as well as a post-film discussion moderated by hosts Elk Paauw and Emry P. Kirsch.***Song of the Sea (Amhrán na Mara)Ireland/Belgium/Denmark, 2014 (94 minutes)January 27thA young Irish girl finds out she harbors an ancient secret. In this adventure tale of self-discovery, follow Saoirse (SEER-shuh) on her quest to regain her coat in a race against time in this fairy tale of the ages!Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgbXWt8kM5Q* * *To learn more and check out our future screenings, visit www.saturdaymorningcartoons.club/And buy tickets at:www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/film-series/saturday-morning-cartoons... See MoreSee Less

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The Heat Around the Corner: The L.A. Films of Michael Mann

The Heat Around the Corner: The L.A. Films of Michael Mann

January 28th, 2:00pm - January 28th, 5:00pm

SIFF
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA  98109 Map

This one day class will explore the Los Angeles films of Michael Mann: Heat (1995), Collateral (2004), and the made-for-television film L.A. Takedown (1989).ABOUT THE CLASSDirector Michael Mann was born and raised in Chicago, but you'd be forgiven for thinking that he lived in L.A. his whole life. His epic masterpiece Heat (1995), a multi-character cops and robbers neo-noir, effortlessly weaves the city's environment into the narrative. Collateral (2004) is a nighttime odyssey through a layer of humid, vapor fog. But both of these classic films are pre-dated by a rarely seen made-for-tv movie, LA Takedown (1989)- a trial run for Heat (several scenes, including the iconic coffee meeting, are still intact). John Trafton will explore this unique trilogy through clips, commentary, and conversation, working to unearth what it is about Mann's poetic realist environment that has gone on to influence many films, including Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.Class Specifics:Sunday, January 28, 20182:00PM - 5:00PMSIFF Film Center$20 | $15 SIFF MembersClass Workload:A familiarity with these films is recommended (L.A. Takedown is available at Scarecrow Video on Reg 2 DVD while Heat and Collateral are widely available). Suggested readings may be emailed in advance of the classAbout the Instructor:John Trafton is a film historian and writer from the Seattle area. He is the author of several works on cinema history, including the book "The American Civil War and the Hollywood War Film." His work focuses on how history is portrayed on film, war and cinema, the Horror genre, and pre-cinema spectacle art. He has a PhD in Film Studies from the University of St. Andrews, and has taught cinema on both sides of the Atlantic for over six years. He is currently a Lecturer in Film Studies at Seattle University.... See MoreSee Less

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Learn to dance the Hambo!

Learn to dance the Hambo!

January 30th, 5:00pm - January 30th, 8:00pm+4February 6th, 5:00pm - February 6th, 8:00pmFebruary 13th, 5:00pm - February 13th, 8:00pmFebruary 20th, 5:00pm - February 20th, 8:00pmFebruary 27th, 5:00pm - February 27th, 8:00pm

Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA  98109 Map

The Swedish hambo is a classic -- for both dancers and audience! In this fun 5-week class, you will master Sweden’s most beautiful dance. Partner not necessary! 7:30 to 9 pm. Class dates Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27. Blue card members $50, $60 guests. For information, contact: patrick.mcmonagle@gmail.com. Register by calling the Swedish Club office at 206-283-1090 or by emailing Pat.... See MoreSee Less

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Beginning Weaving! From Yard to Finished Cloth

Beginning Weaving! From Yard to Finished Cloth

January 30th, 6:30pm - January 30th, 8:30pm+2February 6th, 6:30pm - February 6th, 8:30pmFebruary 13th, 6:30pm - February 13th, 8:30pm

Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA  98109 Map

The Beginning Weaving class is coming to Winter Quarter! Join us for “From yarn to finished cloth” with fiber artist Lois Gaylord. No prior experience necessary!Series of four two-hour evening classes: Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13. You'll use the looms belonging to the Swedish Club. Cost: Swedish Club Blue Card members $89; nonmembers $112. 6:30–8:30 p.m. (Ok to start one week late.) The next series starts on March 13.... See MoreSee Less

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