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November 30, 2017

Panel Jumper Live Returns to WofL for Chapter V on Dec 8th

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Another opportunity to see the one-night-only comic book cabaret at West of Lenin!

Another opportunity to see the one-night-only comic book cabaret at West of Lenin!

On Friday, December 8th, at 8p, The Panel Jumper Live returns to West Of Lenin for another evening of comic book-themed cabaret, with Chapter V.  The live performances celebrate the magic of comic books, with a short play, original music, burlesque performance, special guests and history on the development of the sequential storytelling medium.

A web series about comic book history and lore, The Panel Jumper details meticulously researched stories told in a humorous, documentary style.  Written by Cole Hornaday and Ben Laurance, the series often features special guests and industry stars – and always entertains.

This live presentation of The Panel Jumper features a special edition of the show, about the corruption of American youth by the evils of comics in the 1950s.  The one-night-only gala also features a presentation of ‘Stop, Thief!’, a short play by Bret Fetzer and Juliet Waller Pruzan, music by indie-singer-songwriter Aaron J. Shay, and telling of a thrilling, original superhero epic ‘The Adventures of Rocketman & Beano.’  The evening also includes special guests Kazu Kibuishi, and a live podcast recording of Perfect Bound.  Best of all, The Panel Jumper Live will contain a nerd-tastic burlesque by Sally Savant.

Tickets to The Panel Jumper Live cost only $10, and can be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door, as long as they last.  Attendees must be at least 18 years old, and ready to enjoy

 

November 29, 2017

Fremont Troll Gets Green Spirit – As Seattle Sounders Defend The Cup

Kirby Lindsay Laney

On Thursday, November 30th, the Seattle Sounders Football Club will play the Houston Dynamo to determine the Western Conference Champions.

Defend The Cup - the Seattle Sounders will play for the championship on Nov 30th.  Photo by Judith Clarridge, 29 Nov '17

Defend The Cup – the Seattle Sounders will play for the championship on Nov 30th. Photo by Judith Clarridge, 29 Nov ’17

Shockingly, Fremont’s favorite curmudgeon is getting ‘Green Spirit’ and wearing his Sounders Scarf in support of the team!  Local volunteer extraordinaire, Judith Clarridge, shot a photo of The Troll today, proving that even the most dour among us can catch the fever!

Go Sounders!

 

November 28, 2017

Fremont First Friday Launches A Month Of Art & Artisanal Gifts

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Check out art, and gift ideas, during the Fremont First Friday Art Walk - at Fremont Jewelry Design.

Check out art, and gift ideas, during the Fremont First Friday Art Walk – at Fremont Jewelry Design.

On Friday, December 1st, from 6p – 9p, the Fremont First Friday Art Walk takes on special significance, as it offers a free showcase for area artists – and a chance to explore venues around the Center of the Universe that sell art, artisanal items and unique, creative gifts, ideal for the wonderful people in your life including yourself!

The wonderful folk at Portage Bay Goods have put together a map of the venues participating in this month’s First Friday Art WalkCheck it out by clicking here.  Also, on Dec 1st, Portage Bay Goods will feature the art of Mary Atwood, of Hikomari, during their big Holiday Kick-Off Party.  Atwood will be displaying her illustrations, made with gouache, wood, watercolor, and ink – and the shop will be handing out jam-packed goodie-bags to the first 50 people in the doors after 6p.

For those seeking more traditional culture, stop by Frame Up Studios, and see works by ten Gage Academy artists.  The exhibit features copies of the Old Masters from the Frye Art Museum; breathtaking works by skilled artists.  Frame Up also has works for sale from previous shows that they’ve done throughout 2017, along with ready-made frames ideal for the pieces & photos you already own.

At Fremont Jewelry Design, they will have on display, alongside the regular offering of original, creative art jewelry, the Clockwork Dreams collection of mixed-media paintings by Braden Duncan.  Watercolor birds, bunnies, kittens and fireflies are depicted in these works, all with a touch of clockwork.

The Fremont First Friday Art Walk offers a monthly opportunity to explore the venues participating, and exposure to art in all its forms and possibilities.  Take this stroll around the Center of the Universe, to see the art and the offerings Fremont has this holiday season!

 

November 27, 2017

Celebrate Fremont Festivus With The Roamin’ Holiday Bazaar

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Find the FUN in Shopping Fremont during Festivus 2017!

Find the FUN in Shopping Fremont during Festivus 2017!

On December 1st, 2nd & 3rd, Fremont Festivus will celebrate the season, and shopping sales in our business district, with several free events.  The weekend will begin, as always, with the Fremont Chamber Lenin Lighting, on Friday at 5p, to be followed by the Fremont First Friday Art & Gift Walk, from 6p – 9p.

On Saturday, Dec 2nd, the Roamin’ Holiday Bazaar takes place, all day.  This new addition to Fremont Festivus has two parts:  a day of discounts, deals and demonstrations, and a drawing for a $200 prize.

On the Fremont Festivus website find a list of participating businesses.  Included are experiential events, including discounts at some of Fremont’s favorite restaurants.  Lend a hand building headdresses at The Powerhouse with the Fremont Arts Council, from 11a – 3p, for a few minutes or the afternoon.  Take a free Hatha Flow Yoga class at the Fremont Anytime Fitness, at 10a, after signing a waiver, and visit Fremont Health Club from 9a – 1p for free classes and tours.  Finally, attend the newest Moonshine Revival Tent original Fairy Tale at West of Lenin, with a $5 discount on tickets for Saturday night with the code ‘FESTIVUS’.

Get your Official Holiday Bazaar entry form from the Fremont Festivus website, fill it out, and enter to win $200 in Fremont gift cards.

Get your Official Holiday Bazaar entry form from the Fremont Festivus website, fill it out, and enter to win $200 in Fremont gift cards.

Several shops are offering discounts during the Holiday Bazaar, including a flat discount just for saying ‘Festivus.’  Find 15% off at Pipe And Row, 10% off at Outsider Comics & Geek Boutique (plus a free comic,) 10% off at Juniper Flowers, and 5% at Daybreak Records.

At American Music, find a discount on select items, and at Wright Bros. Cycle Works get a bigger discount on all Winter Sale items.  At Wish Boutique, find 20% off all sweaters, cardigans and knits, and at District Fabric get 20% off all cozy wools.  Frame-Up Studios offers 20% off ready-made frames.  The Bastyr Center Dispensary will have a 20% discount on all natural gift products during the Health & Beauty Product Fair going on from 9a – 2p.

Best of all, a few locations will be giving out free stuff during Fremont Festivus.  Get a gift bag at the NW Primary & Specialty Clinic Fremont, and refreshments at HomeStreet Bank.  Enjoy free samples of tea and hot, spiced cider at B. Fuller’s Mortar & Pestle, and stop by the Curiosities & Tasting Room at Fremont Mischief for samples (for those 21+,) and a deck of cards for those younger.

Visit an authentic artist's studio, and see glass blowing done in front of your eyes!

Visit an authentic artist’s studio, and see glass blowing done in front of your eyes!

While wandering Fremont, and checking out the great opportunities to be found in this unique, creative shopping district, you can also earn a chance to win through a drawing on December 31st.  On the Fremont Festivus website, find a link to a .pdf for the Holiday Bazaar entry form.  Print out the form, take it with you to get stamps, stickers or signatures at 8 of the participating businesses, and  then send in the form, with your contact information, postmarked by December 10th.

Fremont Festivus begins with Santa & his elves flipping the switch to light up the statue of Lenin.  Photo by Alan Alabastro, Dec '11

Fremont Festivus begins with Santa & his elves flipping the switch to light up the statue of Lenin. Photo by Alan Alabastro, Dec ’11

On Sunday, Fremont Festivus winds down with the Fremont Sunday Market, the Food Truck Round-Up, a fundraiser for Nathan Hale High School, more headdress making with the FAC and a Studio Sale at Rodman Gilder Miller’s Glassblowing Workshop.

Get more details about Fremont Festivus on the official web page – or check out the ‘red’ items on the Fremocentrist Community Calendar.  It promises to be a great weekend at the Center of the Universe – one to put the Fun back in Holiday Shopping, as only can happen in Fremont!

See you there!

 

 

November 25, 2017

Celebrate Small Business Saturday By Supporting Local Stores & Restaurants

Kirby Lindsay Laney

Today is Small Business SaturdayTM and a good day to remember what small, local businesses do for our community.

According to Kerrie Hurd, Small Business Administration Director for District 10, “We often think of the big corporations that our state is becoming increasingly known for, but half of the Washington workforce is employed by small businesses.  When you shop small, you keep that American dream alive and well in Washington.”

“Small Business Saturday is about supporting local businesses and creating jobs,” explained Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, “Small businesses are the engine of our national economy.  We now have in the United States about 30 million small businesses.  And two out of three new jobs are created by small business.  Those are pretty powerful and compelling statistics.”

According to SBA statistics, there are nearly 1.2 million small businesses in the Pacific Northwest employing 2.5 million people.  Small businesses are the innovators, job creators and entrepreneurs.

Fremont has a high concentration of small, local businesses in our district, and they can use our support and patronage.  This holiday season, consider shopping and dining at places where you can know everyone’s name – and know that your money is staying in our community.

 

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