Art Walks in Pioneer Square and Belltown and Art Attack in Georgetown all happen the last three days of this week, but throughout the week there are plenty of events and parties to get you out and about in Seattle. (And many are all ages, too!)
Lonnie Holley at The Chapel Performance Space, August 4
For a rare, one-night-only event, artist Lonnie Holley (AKA The Sand Man) will present a live performance in the beautiful and intimate Chapel Performance Space in the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave). The event starts at 8 PM and it is free for all ages, but seating is limited and you need to reserve in advance so CLICK ON THIS RIGHT AWAY to reserve your seat if you are interested. You can learn more on the Facebook invite page.
Celeste Cooning’s Retrospective at CoCA Lab, August 4
A retrospective of work by artist Celeste Cooning opens tonight at the CoCA Georgetown Gallery (5701 Sixth Ave S, Suite 258), co-presented with Pratt Fine Arts Center. Cooning’s work has appeared in collaboration with other artists, including zoe|juniper’s March performance at On the Boards Begin Again. Her first permanent metal sculpture lies at a threshold for Jackson Park trail. Her work can also be seen at storefronts in Seattle.
Cooning cuts large sheets of Tyvek and other materials to create ornate patterns and filigree inspired by nature and architecture. The CoCA artist in residence program allows artists to transform the Georgetown gallery into an immersive “art laboratory” that is free and open to the public. Cooning’s retrospective residency Building Bridges last for a month, closing on September 5, with a special event on August 21, 5 PM to 9 PM as part of SDC’s Third Thursday Open Galleries. More info on the Pratt Web site.
Intisaar Jubran at the Crocodile Back bar, August 6
One of my favorites, the enormously talented Intisaar Jubran will play an all ages show at the Crocodile Back Bar (2200 2nd Ave) on Wednesday, August 6. Jubran is joined by fellow guitarist and singer-songwriters John Elliott and Rachel Ries. It will be a soulful and richly lyrical trio of performances, starting at 8 PM, and it’s only $5 at the door. For more info, check out the Crocodile event page, and maybe take a look/listen to Jubran’s haunting music video Kate, or Ries’ recent interview with NPR for the release of her new album, the Ghost of a Gardener.
Fall Kick Off Party and Art Walk at Finerie CoLab, August 8
Fall fashions appeared on the runway months ago, and now they are popping up in boutiques around town. The writing is on the wall: Summer is on its way out. But we still get to enjoy the warm weather and also look forward to layers and bundling up. During Art Walk in Belltown, the Finerie CoLab (1921 2nd Ave) will present their Fall Kick Off Party. Guests can sip cocktails while perusing the trunk show with male models wearing some of the best available from the Finerie’s fall offerings. It ought to be a beautiful mingling of fashion and art crowds—not to be missed for either.
Twin Peaks Dance Party at FRED Wildlife Refuge, August 8
“I’ll see you again in 25 years,” said Laura Palmer ominously at the end David Lynch’s groundbreaking and surreal series, Twin Peaks—25 years ago! Yes, the Pacific Northwest’s favorite supernatural mystery ended 25 years ago, and for the second year in a row, FRED Wildlife Refuge (128 Belmont Ave) is throwing a Twin Peaks Dance Party to celebrate it. Devotees will adore doughnuts by Glazed & Confused, Cotton Candy by Spun Cotton Candy Co., signature cocktails and a pop-up shop by E. Smith Mercantile, a Ms and Mr Twin peaks costume contest, Black Lodge Burlesque and of course cherry pie and damn fine coffee. Dreampop dynamos Night Cadet will cover Julee Cruise. Electropop duo GLITTERBANG will also perform. The party last from 8 PM to 2 AM.
Buy tickets on Brown Paper Tickets. $25, ages 21+.