December 17, 2014

Illuminate The Night At Hub And Bespoke

Kirby Lindsay

Bring the light to Hub And Bespoke on the night of December 21st, to celebrate the Winter Solstice, and gather together for one of the last times as this cycling boutique closes its doors ten days later, on December 31st.

From 5p – 7:30p on December 21st, Hub And Bespoke will turn off all the lights, and the owners invite all their customers, fans, friends and neighbors to bring their headlamps, bike lights, and holiday lights to illuminate the store.  Refreshments will be provided, but everyone is welcome to bring along something to share, along with bringing the light to celebrate the Solstice – and 4 and ½ years of Hub And Bespoke.

The boutique will continue on after this year, selling items on-line, but this is a final chance to show Hub And Bespoke how much we’ve enjoyed having them as a part of the Fremont business community.


December 16, 2014

Tickets Still On Sale, For A Few Days Only, For The 2014 FAC Winter Feast

Kirby Lindsay

This Saturday, December 20th, the Fremont Arts Council will host its annual Feast Of the Winter Solstice.  This beautiful, community-wrought, art-filled celebration of the longest night of the year features ritual, live music, dance, and, of course, a delicious feast of dishes made by the guests.  Share your favorite meal with a huge crowd of friends by buying your ticket today through Brown Paper Tickets – and remember, every year the Feast sells out!

This year tickets are selling now for $45, which includes a $25 payment for a 1-year membership to the Fremont Arts Council – the non-profit arts organization responsible for producing the Solstice Parade, Trolloween, and the May Day celebration.  Also, while all ticket buyers will need to bring a dish to share at the Feast, they will walk away with a hand-crafted headdress as a keepsake.

For those who just want to come dance and party, without the Feast, $20 tickets will be on-sale this week for the after-Feast rave.

For those unable to pay for either celebration, but still want to contribute and participate, a few volunteer positions need filling.  Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at to see if you can help out, and get a free ticket to the Feast Of the Winter Solstice.


December 15, 2014

Santa Claus Is Coming To… Theo!

Kirby Lindsay

Theo Chocolate will welcome Father Christmas/St. Nick/Santa Claus to their Fremont chocolate factory from 3p – 5p on Tuesday, December 16th and Wednesday, December 17th.


Come enjoy photos, seasonal treats, Mrs. Claus and some of the elves during their visit from the North Pole.  Also, kids of all ages can come sample the delicious fair-trade, organic chocolate made right in Fremont, for free!


The Seattle Times Reports ‘Paseo To Reopen’

Kirby Lindsay
The lines may be returning to Upper Fremont as Paseo is poised to reopen in 2015.  Photo by K. Lindsay, May '11

The lines may be returning to Upper Fremont as Paseo is poised to reopen in 2015. Photo by K. Lindsay, May ’11

According to a piece in The Seattle Times for December 12, 2014, written by Bethany Jean Clement, Paseo Carribean Restaurant in Upper Fremont will reopen, and soon.

Read the full article on-line on The Seattle Times Blog.  According to Clement’s piece, Ryan Santwire – an investor in Rockcreek Seafood & Spirits – bought Paseo at an auction, as part of the bankruptcy settlement for the restaurant.  While the former owner, Lorenzo Lorenzo, has objected to giving away the secret recipe for his wildly popular Cuban sandwiches, Santwire and former Paseo cooks spent a day painstakingly recreating the recipe in the Rockcreek kitchen.

Santwire, a Ballard resident, has promised to reopen the Fremont storefront soon, with the same employees, suppliers and everything else identical to the way fans remember it.  According to The Seattle Times, Santwire plans zero changes – besides cancelling the annual winter hiatus the shop used to take every year.

Read the complete Seattle Times article by Clement, with more information, here, and keep an eye on the pink and green storefront in Upper Fremont for more developments!


December 13, 2014

An Original Concert of ‘Christmas Carol’ Inspired Music

Kirby Lindsay

BushwickBookDec14ChristmasCarolPosterOn Thursday, December 18th, and Friday, December 19th, at 8p at West Of Lenin, The Bushwick Book Club presents two evenings of original music inspired by ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens.

Bushwick Book Club has become widely known for their evenings of original music inspired by classic literature.  This time, the Bushwick artists (performers include R.L. Heyer, Jaspar Lepak, Fredd Luongo, Chris Poage, Sam Russell, and Beth Whitney) will have read this timeless staple of the holiday season, and hand-crafted unique music in honor of the most popular Christmas story ever told.  Listen as these artists, plus special guests and Bushwick’s own ‘Read & Destroy’, sing their hearts out and take the audience on the journey of transformation for the greediest, Christmas-hating tyrant ever put down on paper.

Bah-humbug indeed!  Purchase tickets to an evening of great music, great literature and all over great art through Stranger Tickets today!


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