CALL FOR ARTISTS: Want to be part of this year’s Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show?
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by WSB
14h ago
(WSB file photo) On this almost-summer holiday, some planning is under way for almost-winter holiday events. The Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show, set for November 1-3 this year, has issued its annual Call for Artists. Applications will be welcome through August 31. The three-day show and sale is held at Fauntleroy UCC‘s Fellowship Hall, usually over the course of a Friday evening session, all day Saturday, and midday Sunday. Show and application information is on the church website. Share This ..read more
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WEST SEATTLE MUSIC NOTES: Aurora Ave. on tour; rock royalty coming to Easy Street
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by WSB
14h ago
Two West Seattle music notes for later this week: AURORA AVE. ON THE ROAD: West Seattle-founded band Aurora Ave. hopes to entice you to leave the peninsula for their big show this Wednesday: Aurora Ave. is so excited to have our biggest hometown show yet this Wednesday. We’ll be headlining at one of our favorite venues in Capitol Hill, Neumos, on June 19th! This show is our last show in Washington before the band continues our Origami Tour in California for the first time. Our tour includes a show at the famous Whiskey a Go Go in LA, so come out for our Seattle show before we leave! We would ..read more
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WEST SEATTLE ART: New mural suggests you ‘Take a Vet Fishing’
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by WSB
14h ago
A new mural is up inside the building that’s home to American Legion Post 160 and the West Seattle Veteran Center (as well as the Westside Neighbors Shelter). The 4′ x 8′ mural was presented and hung by Jimmy Knapp and Heather Buggee from a New York-based organization called Splashes of Hope. The mural “is called ‘Take a Vet Fishing‘ and is part of a national campaign to encourage giving a helping hand to disabled veterans,” explains Keith Hughes, who leads the post/center/shelter. Look closely and you’ll even see him painted into the mural! The donors also brought painted tiles, created by ..read more
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FYI: Film crew planning to work near 35th/Morgan tomorrow
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by WSB
14h ago
Thanks to Chris for the tip about no-parking signs in the 34th/35th/36th/Morgan vicinity. A close-up look shows they’re attributed to a production company for “filming” tomorrow (Monday, June 17). Detailed information on some of the signage pointed us toward the production manager, who tells WSB they’ll be filming a “TV commercial” tomorrow; he isn’t allowed to say what the commercial’s for, but insists it’s nothing “exciting.” He says passersby will notice production trucks and a motor home, and that what they’re filming will include a delivery truck rigged with a camera, “driving around the ..read more
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PREVIEW: Six highlights for Thursday night’s West Seattle Art Walk
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by WSB
1w ago
Tomorrow night (Thursday, June 13) brings this month’s West Seattle Art Walk, with exhibits, artist receptions, food/drink specials, and music around the peninsula! Here’s this month’s venue list: From this month’s detailed preview, six of the many reasons to go explore: THE ART OF MUSIC X 3: Again this month, the Art Walk is for your ears as well as your eyes. Three free mini-concerts are set for 6-7:45 pm – north to south, Paul Gerard at Soprano’s Antico in Admiral (2348 California SW), Dublin Abbey at Great American Diner and Bar in The Junction (4752 California SW), and Alex Baird at Whis ..read more
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THEATER: ArtsWest announces five productions for 2024-2025 season ‘The Family of Things’
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by WSB
1w ago
Midway through the run of its current production “Clyde’s,” ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) has revealed what it’s working on for next season! From the official announcement: ArtsWest has announced their 2024-2025 season THE FAMILY OF THINGS, with five dynamic productions – featuring multiple New York Times Critic picks, a return of an audience favorite, and unique collaborations with local Seattle partners, Pratidhwani and Salle Auriol Seattle. This is the fourth season programmed by a collective of ArtsWest Associate Artists in collaboration with ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright, with this y ..read more
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YOU CAN HELP: ‘Behind the Curtain’ benefit for Chief Sealth International High School Drama
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by WSB
1w ago
(Recent ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ production, photo by Kent Cohen) Before we get to today’s happenings, in case you haven’t already seen this one in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, it’s your next chance to support student theater. With budget cuts, Chief Sealth International High School Drama has to raise money to carry on, so a fun(draiser)’s coming up a week from tomorrow: SUPPORT CHIEF SEALTH HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA! Saturday, June 15, 2024 – 2:00-5:00 pm – “Behind the Curtain” theatre tour, performances, food, and art-sale fundraiser Featuring over 90 pieces of art (paintings, drawings and ..read more
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Two more chances to see student-created ‘WWE: The Musical’
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by WSB
1w ago
For those who haven’t checked today’s highlight list, we’re shining a spotlight on one of the special events interspersed with weekly happenings – you have two more chances to see “WWE: The Musical,” an original production that’s not only is performed by student actors and musicians, but is written and directed by students too – Ash Johnston and Roy Keller. Music is by Miles MacDonald, performed by popular West Seattle band The Potholes. The show is described as “a satirical musical about professional wrestling” and it’s been two years in the making; one commenter who went on opening night ca ..read more
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WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Sounds from Around the World at Roxhill Park
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by WSB
2w ago
(Photos by Omar Abdulkadir for WSB) Saturday was so busy, we still have a few more events to acknowledge, in case you weren’t there! Throughout Saturday afternoon, Roxhill Park filled with music, for this year’s Sounds from Around the World music festival. Above is the Lion of Judah Band, with musicians from the Virgin Islands, Ethiopia, and the Pacific Northwest; below, Bob and Chet, specializing in songs from Gambia, Senegal, and Mali, as well as originals: The festival featured vendors including Africa Mama: Organizer of the festival was Janean Wjvold of Urgent Africa, in partnership with ..read more
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NEXT WEEKEND: Nationally renowned team invites you to a jump-rope show in West Seattle
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by WSB
2w ago
(Rain City Ropeworks team members in 2023 world competition, photo courtesy Zack Hill) Before they travel for national competition, West Seattle’s award-winning Rain City Ropeworks jump-rope team invites you to their show next weekend – Sunday, June 9, 2:30 pm at Holy Rosary (42nd/Genesee) – here’s the invitation! Join us for our annual Jump Rope Community Show, featuring the dynamic performances of the the Rain City Ropeworks Jump Rope Team! This family-friendly event will feature exciting routines from all team members, including members of our national team who will be traveling to Utah to ..read more
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