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September 29, 2017

Glass Eye Sidewalk Sale Returns With Great Gift Items For All

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Check out the beautiful glass on sale during the Glass Eye Sidewalk Sale on Oct 7th, 2017.  Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, May '12

Check out the beautiful glass on sale during the Glass Eye Sidewalk Sale on Oct 7th, 2017. Photo by K. Lindsay Laney, May ’12

On Saturday, October 7th, from 9a – 1p, the bi-annual Glass Eye Studio Sidewalk Sale returns with great deals and discounts on beautiful, hand-blown glass decorations.

Find vases, bowls, ornaments, and paperweights, all discounted as seconds or discontinued items.  These beautiful pieces of art, made right here in Fremont, make great gifts, and spectacular holiday décor.

Glass Eye Studio creates gorgeous glass items in their studio in West Fremont.  Photo of Sasha Davidson and Chris Steffans in Dec '11 by K. Lindsay Laney

Glass Eye Studio creates gorgeous glass items in their studio in West Fremont. Photo of Sasha Davidson and Chris Steffans in Dec ’11 by K. Lindsay Laney

The sale takes place outdoors, in the parking lot of Glass Eye, and will be held rain or shine.  Due to the quantity being sold, shoppers must bring their own packing materials and containers to carry home the treasures they find.  Come early to find the best selection.

Visit the Glass Eye Facebook page for more information about the sale, and all the Glass Eye products.

 

September 28, 2017

Hana Design Offers Drop-In Ikebana Classes For Fun, With Friends

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Learn the art of Ikebana at classes held by Charles Coglan at NalandaWest.

Learn the art of Ikebana at classes held by Charles Coglan at NalandaWest.

Please consider joining in an enjoyable and educational class, perfect for date night or a gathering for friends, all about the beautiful art of Ikebana.  On Wednesday, October 4th, at 7:15p, and on Thursday, October 5th, at Noon, experienced instructor Charles Coghlan will lead classes in the Japanese art of flower arranging, imbued with Chinese and Buddhist philosophies.  Held at NalandaWest, Coghlan will teach a modern approach to this ancient art, while focused on fun and relaxation.

Through his company, Hana Design, Coghlan offers classes in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.  These classes begin with reflections on Ikebana history and philosophy, and meditative poetry.  Then, with hands-on instruction in design and technique, attendees can build their own beautiful Ikebana arrangement.  The classes are designed with beginners in mind, as well as accommodating those with more experience.

A $20 materials fee is requested, and covers branches, flowers, tools, containers and needle point holders.  Pre-registration is required, by phone at 206-789-4226 or e-mail to charles@hanadesignikebana.com, at least two days prior to the class date.

 

September 23, 2017

Misfit Cabaret Returns With A Fantastical WhimSea Show At The Palladium

Kirby Lindsay Laney
See the splendiferous Misfit Cabaret show in Seattle for three nights only!

See the splendiferous Misfit Cabaret show in Seattle for three nights only!

Mein Damen und Herren!  Mesdames et Messieurs!  Ladies and Gentlemen!  On September 28th, 29th & 30th, Kat Robichaud returns to Fremont and Hale’s Palladium with her Misfit Cabaret!  This year, enjoy a night of decadence, bawdiness and damsels with the WhimSea variety show.

This splendiferous variety show of magical music and rotating cast of eccentric performers, from burlesque to drag to circus, will leave you guessing as to what you might see next!  With original songs by emcee Robichaud, comedy, romance and bawdiness prevail and WhimSea leaves in its wake not a dull moment or a dry eye in the house.

“As I left the theater, so many audience members were absolutely buzzing with delight.

At Hale's Palladium on Sep 28, 29th & 30th - buy tickets now!

At Hale’s Palladium on Sep 28, 29th & 30th – buy tickets now!

One woman dressed in a lace-up corset with a frilly skirt turned to her date and said, ‘I don’t want it to be over.’  I know how she felt.  It was a wild fantasy ride, and I greedily wanted more.” – SarahJayn Kemp, The Bay Bridged

Tickets are on sale now!  In addition to general admission ($30,) consider purchasing a VIP package for 4 ($250,) or the Date Night Option ($125 for two.)  Find tickets through EventBrite now!

 

September 22, 2017

Geekbound Fashion Show At The Fremont Foundry On Sep 28th

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Check out a select show of Geekware at Geekbound, at Fremont Foundry on Sep 28th.

Check out a select show of Geekware at Geekbound, at Fremont Foundry on Sep 28th.

On Thursday, September 28th, at the Fremont Foundry, a very special, very unusual fashion show is taking place.  In collaboration with Outsider Comics & Geek Boutique, Geekbound will walk the runway at the Foundry, a geek-ware celebration of clothes, costumes and comic culture.  Doors open at 6p, with the runway walk at 7p.

Geek fashion designer Catherine Elhoffer is bringing her collection to Seattle from Los Angeles, along with designers Bombsheller, Spider Baby, Frock Shop and Deela Designs.  Models of all ages, genders and body types will be showing off the unique outfits – while attendees mingle, meet designers and comic artists, and enjoy delicious food and drink.

Take time to sample the nerd culture, and meet artists Elk Paauw, Tatiana Gill, Iris Jay and Jen Vaughn.  Shop the trunk show.  Listen to music from DJs Events 42.  And purchase food from Bread and Circuses – those 21+ can also get drinks from the cash bar.

Tickets for Geekbound cost $20 in advance, or $25 at the door, while they last.  Find more information on the Facebook events page.  Tickets can also be purchased through The World Is Fun!

 

September 21, 2017

In Case You Haven’t Heard – Fusion Beads Closing At End Of September

Kirby Lindsay Laney

The owner of Fusion Beads, on Stone Way, has announced, with a heavy beaded heart, that she will be closing the extensive crafts store on September 30th.  Stop in and visit now, to say farewell and take advantage of closing specials.

Stop by and say farewell to a fabulous Fremont business.

Stop by and say farewell to a fabulous Fremont business.

Do not despair, Fusion Beads will continue on-line, providing an inspiring selection of beads and accessories for making more beautiful decorations.  Join the new on-line site, www.FusionBeads.com, and use coupon code: SEATTLESTORE to save 20% on any order through the end of the year.

 

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