Your Weekend Events

Passion, or Death!
YOU MUST CHOOSE: We don’t want to get all heavy on you—it’s Friday and all—but tonight you will be presented with a choice: Passion, or Death! By which we mean an original work of variete and music featuring the effervescent dancing of The Harlequin Hipsters and the rumbling tattoos of Titanium Sporkestra. Come out and experience a wild combination of theater, circus arts, poetry, burlesque, original live music and, of course, Shakespeare. Or stay home and wither. The choice is yours.
Friday and Saturday 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. // Hale’s Ales Palladium // $25

SOUNDLY CONSTRUCTED: Sympatico is an interactive sound installation by local multi-media artist Carlisle Roveto featuring rapping puppets. Sort of. See, Roveto is on an autodidactic path to better understand the physics of machines, and her current step is transparent puppets that will spit beats when activated by viewers. And that is awesome. Housed at Jack Straw, it is the perfect merging of intentions: unusual sonic exploration with an interactive bent. Go wander through the gallery until you come to the truth.
Now until July 8th (Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) // Jack Straw New Media Gallery // FREE

DANCE FOR CHANGE: 826 is Seattle’s delightful non-profit writing center devoted to helping students aged 6 – 18 with their creative talents. Housed in the back of a Space Travel Supply Company, 826 is mission control for interstellar prose. And if that’s the sort of thing you like to support, then check out the 2nd annual Dance Your Cash Off marathon, a fundraiser in the style of the dance endurance contests of old, only without the absurd durations and undertone of desperation. Teams will shake, shimmy, and quite possibly electric slide for five hours, all to support 826 Seattle. You don’t have to compete to attend, just dance when moved.
Sunday 6:00 p.m. // Nectar Lounge // $10 (21+)

COME AS YOU ARE: Pride. It’s this weekend. Sure, there’s a parade on Sunday, but there’s also so much more. Put on by Seattle Out & Proud (SO&P), Pride is a weekend long feel-good shitshow of debauchery, joy, fabulousness, glitter, Lady Gaga, leather daddies, hugging and inclusion. The list of things blown begins with your mind and ends wherever you want. Check out the full schedule of events on SO&P’s website.
All Weekend // Various Locations // Pride

Your Weekend Events

DRILL SAND RACE: In the midst of what’s sure to be a crazy time at the Georgetown Carnival (among many other things, the Carnival offers The Trailer Park Market of Curiosities, the Super 8 Film Festival in the Worlds Smallest Theater (a trailer), Circus acts with S.A.N.C.A., and music by The Eagles Aerie #1 Brass Band, Dapper Jones, Mannequin BBQ, Tick Tock Man, Thaddilliac, Max Crumble Orchestra, and God’s Favorite Beefcake), do make time to sit down and cheer on your favorite belt sander at the Power Tool Races, as scored by Titanium Sporkestra. GO! FIGHT! SAND! (And If you want to see what goes into building a power tool drag racer, watch this video)
Saturday Noon – 8:00 p.m. // Georgetown // FREE

DJANGO JUG: Wander into yesteryear this Saturday down at the Conor Byrne when gypsy jazz and jug bands collide in a dirty row. Twirl your mustache to Mouce Manouche and The Vaudevillians, and hambone to Illicit Jug Cartel and Bat Country. It’s a back porch hot club type of affair, perfect for moonshine in the moonlight.
Saturday 8:30 p.m. // Conor Byrne // $8

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Join the Kids!

The 62nd Annual Wallingford SeaFair Kiddies Parade is approaching (Saturday, July 9th). Organizers are on the lookout for participants (and not just kids). From Wallyhood:

Join the tricycle riders, floats, marching bands, dancers, princesses and pirates, fire trucks, and the Seafair Clowns and their families, and much more for this fun family friendly event. All children are welcome to join in the parade with or without costume, or just come and watch for fun.

Families, groups and individuals are invited to participate in the Parade. Or you could organize your block or community group into a simple, themed ensemble, or just show up in your costumes, hats and grand ensembles of all descriptions. Think Globally! Or, just bring garlands of flowers and colorful streamers for a celebratory touch. We also encourage “original” Wallingford kids who may have a few gray hairs but still feel young at heart. Did you grow up in the neighborhood, marching in the parade? If so, we want you there to help us celebrate! Call some of your old friends, or come by yourself. A group will be assembled that morning. Individuals or small groups of children do not have to register for the parade. Just show up! It’s FREE

Suzanna Wheeler is helping organize and asked for special call-out for “stilters, jugglers, eccentrics, buskers, and street perfomers”.

Go forth and march!

Frankenhorn: the Flamethrowing Trombone

From the Video Notes:

This is a working playing flamethrower trombone that has fire on demand. It is made up from plumbing, torch, and compressed air parts. It took about two weeks and a couple of weekends to complete. It has a 21 foot range with the fireball, and a concussion wave of 150 feet.

It can be difficult to play since it has a recoil.

For those of you in Oregon: Rebirth Brass Band with Beat Crunchers

Tonight, HONK! alums BeatCrunchers open for New Orleans’ Rebirth Brass Band, one of the world’s most well-known and celebrated brass ensembles. These guys will own the city of Eugene for one night only, and the Beat Crunchers will be handing it to them on a silver platter. You won’t want to miss this! Doors open at 8:30, we start promptly at 9pm.

At WOW Hall
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