Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

  • What: Seattle’s Greenwood-Phinney District, already well-known for major Northwest events like the  Greenwood Car Show and The Greenwood Seafair Parade,  is adding another event to the list of annual goings-on.  This Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first Snowmen on Parade fundraiser at the debut of the new “Art Up/Open Up” monthly art walk. The Snowmen, decorated by local artists and members of the Seattle Boys and Girls Club, will be displayed along Greenwood Avenue and sold through a silent auction.  Art walk visitors may select their favorite snowman and go to the adjacent business to bid on the unique holiday masterpiece.  Bidding closes at 9:00pm.  All proceeds from the snowmen auction go to support the Seattle Boys and Girls club.
  • Where: Greenwood Avenue North, between N. 67th – N. 87th streets, Seattle [map]
  • When: December 12, 2008, 6:00-9:00pm. Thereafter, the “Art Up/Open Up” Art Walk will take place on the second Friday of each month, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Future dates have been scheduled on the Western Washington Events Calendar for your convenience.


The “Art Up/Open Up,” Art Walk  is designed to encourage businesses to open their doors to local artists, to add to the enrichment of the increasingly popular Greenwood District, while disseminating art, culture and goodwill. On the second Friday of each month the Art Walk will feature visual art, great music and performances, along with special discounts and promotions from many of the fine local restaurants, bars and shops.



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Christmas Piggies @ Pike Place MarketEven the piggies get dressed up for Christmas at Pike Place Public Market

  • What: Beginning @ 12:00pm, Santa will be by the Market’s vintage truck. Come by and take your own photos of your family with Santa. In the afternoon there will be a Food drive for the Pike Market Senior Center. Contribute 5 cans of food and receive a free reusable Market shopping bag (one bag per person, available for the first 100 who donate). PLUS:  Kid’s crafts –  The third level, “Downunder,” will celebrate the day with “Deck the DownUnder,” as they decorate their storefronts and welcome the season – The Seattle Chamber Brass Quintet takes the stage from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – The grand finale is the annual lighting ceremony at 5:00 p.m. A large tree will be lit on Pike Place, as well as lights on the Market’s buildings.
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 29, 12:00pm-5:00pm

The Author and Friends outside Pike Place Market, 2005Yours truly posing with friends outside Pike Place Public Market, Seattle, on a Christmas Past.

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From Chris Pirillo (a Seattle denizen) of ChrisPirillo.com. Personally, I can identify with his “gray and raining” comments, as I’m sure certain readers can. But that’s the Pacific Northwest. Part and parcel of the package. I still wouldn’t trade it.

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The Christmas in the Northwest Holiday Special 2007, now in its 22nd year, will air at the following dates and times:

Monday, Dec. 24

  • KING Seattle @ 3:00 AM

Christmas Day:

  • KONG, Seattle @ 8:00 AM
  • NW Cable News @ 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM

The Christmas in the Northwest album may be purchased in Whatcom County at the following retail outlets:

  • Fred Meyer, 800 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham
  • Fred Meyer, 1225 West Bakerview Road, Bellingham
  • Haggen, 210 36th St., Bellingham (Fairhaven)
  • Haggen, 2814 Meridian, Bellingham
  • Haggen, 1401 12th St., Bellingham (Samish Way)
  • Haggen, 2900 Woburn, Bellingham (Barkley Village)
  • Haggen, 1815 Main St., Ferndale

Proceeds from the Christmas in the Northwest Album go to support Northwest Children’s Hospitals.

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There’s an old quip that mens’ ties get wider and louder when economic times are hard. I haven’t paid enough attention to the widths of ties to offer any sort of educated opinion on that, outside of the fact that thin ties were the norm during the post-WWII prosperity of the 1950s, and they were obnoxiously wide and colorful in the energy crisis of the 70s.

What does this have to do with New Year’s parties, you might ask? Well, I was just wondering if New Year’s parties are more swanky (ostentatious) and spendy (larcenous) this year than in years with less “economic stress.” Because there are some doozies in the Emerald City, this year…

So, without much more ado, here are the top five New Year’s parties for 2007-08, according to clubzone.com. Me, I’d never dream of paying the $350 V.I.P. admission just to drive the porcelain bus in the executive bathroom of Paul Allen’s “Blue Lounge” at the Experience Music Project. Or even the $59 to do same in the public john. But that’s just me, and I’m just a country boy at heart.

indulge1.) “Indulgence” 6th annual New Year’s Eve party @ Experience Music Project, 325 5TH AVE N, Seattle

In the room the women come and go, talking of Michelangelo2.) Aion Costume Ball, an Iosis Art Party and Body Systems Dark, Capitol Hill Arts Center Upper Level, 1621 12th Ave, Seattle WA.

Forward!3.)“Forward 2008,” See Sound Lounge 115 Blanchard, Seattle WA

Onwards and Upwards in the New Year!4.) New Year’s Nation, Glo@Ibiza, 528 2nd Avenue, Seattle WA

Captain Kiiiiirk…let’s partyyyyyyyy…..5.) BLOG PICKScience Friction, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Seattle WA, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle WA

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  • When: Now through Dec. 31st
  • What: Many, many different entertainments of the season.
  • Cost: All events are free.

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  • Where: Seattle Aquarium, Pier 59, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle (get directions)
  • When: Dec. 28, 2007 – Jan 6, 2008. All day event.
  • What: hands-on arts and crafts, storytelling, and opportunities to learn more about the care and feeding of the Aquarium’s fish, birds, tidepool animals and marine mammals.
  • Cost: Included with aquarium admission.

For more information: 206-386-4300 or visit the website

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