This image shows the conductor engaged in conversation while repairing a little part. He was telling a little of the history of Ballard’s local train service and comes from a series of images turned digitally into “fine art”. Continue reading
Ballard Coffee Works to open March 24
There’s a lot of framing, carpeting, and painting going on at the former Tully’s space on 22nd Market Street.
Seattle Coffee Works is expanding into that space with a second location to be called Ballard Coffee Works.
Monday’s sunny weather allowed for some outside painting and a Seattle Coffee Works employee informed us that Ballard Coffee Works is on schedule for a March 24th opening. Continue reading
Bearded folk in Seattle found a new purpose for their facial hair on Saturday. Barefaced individuals were welcome, though they were handed a stick-on stache upon entry to Blue C Sushi Saturday.
Volunteer-run 501(c)3 organization, The World Is Fun (TWIF) invited the Seattle community to its fourth annual Beard and Stache opening reception in Fremont. 125 cans with pictures of bearded men rotated around the restaurant on a conveyor belt, replacing the eatery display. People were encouraged to donate their pocket change to their favorite stache or beard in support of the Treehouse organization.
“We knew we wanted to host an event that brought the community together. [We also knew] how guys love to talk about their facial hair,” explained Amy Faulkner, Executive Director of TWIF. Continue reading
The Ballard Locks have many attractions in and around the water and this week’s image brings us to and from the locks.
An evening trains stop provided a chance to have a nice friendly chat with its two operators and a closer look at the the train.
There are two free in-store concerts coming to Ballard’s Sonic Boom Records in the following week, and you’re not going to want to miss them.
The first is Ghosts I’ve Met on Sunday, Feb 19.
A project started by Michigan born songwriter Sam Watts, Ghosts I’ve Met was formed in Seattle and features former Modest Mouse band members Ben Blankenship and Brent Arnold.
In 2011 Ghosts released their first full-length vinyl album entitled “From A Spark” which features guitarist Bill Patton (Fleet Foxes, J.Tillman) as well as Jenna Conrad (Damien Jurado) The album Spent months on Seattle’s Kexp radio charts and warranted an In studio performance at the station.
The in-store will take place, Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m. at Sonic Boom Records, 2209 NW Market St.
Just days later Damien Jurado will take the stage on Tuesday. Feb 21.
Looking for a fun night out on the town? Check the listing below for music performances at some of Ballard’s popular venues.
Venues and artists, send us your music listing submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
At The Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Avenue Northwest
Box Office/Business Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and 30 minutes before listed showtime
Tues, Feb. 14
local indie rock
CASE + CTRL
BONE CAVE BALLET
8 p,m. ~ $6
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Wed, Feb. 15
local garage rock
THE GRIZZLED MIGHTY
9 p.m. ~ $6
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By Amy Smith, UW News Lab
Titled “Pretty, Sexy, Dirty Girly”, the exhibit features 20 artists from around the Pacific Northwest at the two galleries, which are located only a few blocks apart from each other on Greenwood Avenue.
The “Girls Gone Wild” show, at Tasty, will showcase artwork in a variety of materials and mediums, said Sheri Hauser, owner of Tasty and curator of the show. Continue reading
Birds of Ballard: They live right next to us, if only we know where and when to look.
This weeks image is a collection that was taken from my boat through the window that I work in front of, camera at the ready. CLICK!
The Merganser, The Goldeneye, American Coots, Cormorants, Great Blue Heron and even, the misunderstood pigeon, to name just a few, all have very interesting aspects, fun things to watch. Continue reading
Follies and fools, charlatans and scoundrels take the stage at Taproot Theatre
Taproot Theatre kicks off their 2012 season with Molière’s hilariously clever satire, Tartuffe.
Moliere’s comic masterpiece brings us a con artist extraordinaire who oozes piety and charm. Will Tartuffe’s hypocrisy be discovered before Organ’s household is turned on its head?
The play features lightning-quick wit, star-crossed lovers, a badgering grandma and a plot that could be ripped from today’s headlines.
“The more I read it, the more modern it feels,” said Taproot’s Associate Artistic Director, Karen Lund, who directs Tartuffe.