November 18th, 2010 by Thea
Chocolopolis is saying thank you to the Queen Anne community by throwing a customer appreciation party from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Drop by for cheese, crackers, and of course, chocolate. There will also be drawings for a special visit to the Chocolate Surplus Room (where the magic happens!).
Those of you who have participated in the past know how much fun this evening is. We look forward to thanking you, our customers, with nibbles and general merriment. We hope to see you tonight!
For more information, check the Chocolopolis website.
Tags: calendar, Chocolopolis, community events
November 17th, 2010 by Thea
It’s that time of year again—the Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is happening this Saturday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Queen Anne Community Center.
The free event will showcase handmade original work from more than 35 local artists. There will also be a bake sale, art gallery showcasing work by Sweet Pea Cottage preschool students, and creative art projects and activities for kids (can you say face painting?).
Ten percent of all proceeds from the event will go to support the non-profit preschool, while the rest of the money will go to the artists participating in the show.
See the full list of artists who will be showing their work at the Trunk Show here.
Get updates on the Trunk Show on its Facebook page.
Tags: art, calendar, community events, crafts, events, Queen Anne Artist's Trunk Show, shopping
August 5th, 2010 by Thea
Just like every week, there’s a stacked schedule at the Queen Anne Farmers Market today. And in honor of National Farmers Market Week, the Queen Anne Market says it is proud to announce it has been able to host 100 percent of the farmers who applied for stalls throughout the entire season. Check out the lineup here:
Thursday, August 5—National Farmers Market Week
The featured nonprofit this week is Queen Anne Emergency Preparedness. As always, the market is held from 3 to 7 p.m. on W Crockett St. at Queen Anne Ave N.
Tags: calendar, events, food, live music, produce, Queen Anne Farmer's Market
July 28th, 2010 by Thea
There’s nothing like Thursdays at the Queen Anne Farmers Market. Check out what’s going on this week:
Thursday, July 29
The featured nonprofit this week is the Queen Anne Community Center. As always the market will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on W. Crockett Street at Queen Anne Ave N.
Tags: 5 Spot, A Homemade Life, calendar, Dustin James, events, Four Chickens, fresh food, Hungry Monkey, Jeanne Sauvage, live music, Matthew Amster-Burton, Molly Wizenberg, Natalie Divergigeles, Orangette, podcast, Queen Anne Farmer's Market, Spilled Milk, Tinker's Dram
April 29th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai
Beginning today, the soul uplifting sounds and spirit of gospel music will grace Seattle Pacific University as part of GospelFest10: A Celebration of the Gospel Music Legacy. Three days of an educational symposium, rehearsals and a dinner culminate Saturday night in a mass gospel choir concert – proving that there is so much more to Seattle than alt-indie-pop.
For $10 a person, the symposium at the First Free Methodist Church adjacent to the SPU campus features workshops and sessions in the history, literature, and ministry of the Gospel music tradition, as presented by some of the genre’s pre-eminent practitioners and scholars, including Robert Darden, an associate professor of journalism at Baylor University and author of “People Get Ready! A New History of Black Gospel Music,” (which is the subject of one of the symposium’s clinics).
Saturday’s concert will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in SPU’s Royal Brougham Pavilion, 3414 Third Ave West. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Free parking is available in the Nickerson, Ross, and West Dravus street parking lots. The event is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 206-281-2966 or visit the GospelFest10 website.
The audience will be in for a real treat as they bear witness to some of the region’s finest gospel choirs, including JudahSong, SureHouse, The Sound of the Northwest, SPU’s gospel choir, and gospel choirs from Antioch Bible Church and University Presbyterian Church. If the memory of these stirring voices isn’t enough, a souvenir booklet will also be available for purchase.
Tags: calendar, choir, events, gospel, GospelFest10, music, SPU
April 8th, 2010 by Thea
Queen Anne’s own Wink Cupcakes and Wallingford’s Trophy Cupcakes are teaming up with nearly 70 other Seattle bakers (both amateur and professional) this Saturday, April 10 to put on Cupcake Camp, a sugary fundraiser for the Hope Heart Institute.
For a suggested donation of $10, attendees will be able to sample nearly 5,000 cupcakes created and donated by the 13 professional, 51 amateur and 4 youth bakers for the event. There will also be raffles for prizes including a wine gift basket, Cakespy artwork, Bella Cupcake Couture, party kits, cupcake wrappers and more! Here’s a sneak peak at the Cupcake Camp schedule:
11am-2pm: Cupcake Tasting; Cupcake competition judging/viewing; Cupcake Wrapper Decorating
1:30pm: Cupcake Eating Contest
1:45pm: Announce Raffle/Competition Winners
2:00pm: Closing announcements/Thank you’s
Cupcake Camp will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, at South Lake Union event venue 415 Westlake.
Tags: baking, calendar, Cupcake Camp, cupcakes, events, fundraiser, Hope Heart Institute
April 7th, 2010 by Thea
This week for its Second Saturday Free Movie Series, the Queen Anne Movie Guild will be screening Dirt! The Movie, which delves into the the world and wonders of–you guessed it–soil! From the Guild:
It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and under-appreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.
The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, “dirt is very much alive.” Though, in modern industrial pursuits and clamor for both profit and natural resources, our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted. “Drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt.”
Narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis, Dirt! is described as a “call to action” for the reconnection of humanity to the environment we live in. The film encapsulates the environmental, economic, social and political impact of soil by sharing stories from experts all over the world who “are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.”
The movie teaches us: “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked…The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.” What we’ve destroyed, we can heal.
As always, the QA Movie Guild’s Second Saturday Series is free and open to the public. The screening of Dirt! The Movie will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 at the Queen Anne United Methodist Church, located at 1606 5th Ave W (the pink building next to the Queen Anne Library). Movie goers should use the Fellowship Hall entrance located on W Garfield St.
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March 26th, 2010 by Thea
The Freelance Whales, a five-piece band that got their start busking on the streets of New York City and have played eight shows at SXSW, will be doing a live performance at Easy Street Records at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 28.
Here’s what Easy Street has to say about them:
They combine unorthodox instrumentation (banjo, glockenspiel, harmonium, synths, waterphone, as well as the usual suspects) with “interlocking rhythmic patterns, lush textural layering, and an engaged group-vocal energy.”
Check out their new album, Weathervanes, here.
(As always, thanks to Easy Street for the picture).
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March 24th, 2010 by Thea
The Dusty 45s, a group that prides itself on mixing musical styles such as “honky-tonk, jump blues, and rock and roll,” will be doing a live, all-ages and best of all free performance at Easy Street Records at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 26.
And as if that weren’t exciting enough, Easy Street is giving away free downloads of a song off their new album, Fortunate Man. Get it here.
(As always, thanks to Jesse and Easy Street Records for the picture!)
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March 23rd, 2010 by Thea
Poets on the Hill is having another famed open mic night tonight, at El Diable Coffee (1811 Queen Anne Ave N, Suite 101). Arrive at 6:15 to sign up for a turn in front the mic. Readings will begin at 6:30 p.m. Too much fun!
Maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll even get a little devil in your drink!
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