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Corner Bar this Friday, Feb 1

January 28th, 2013 Comments off

The Corner BarHighland Park’s Corner Bar, the one and only pop-up bar in the city of Seattle, welcomes you in from the rain, fog and occasional sunshine this Friday Feb 1st. Doors open at 6PM.

Local beer is on tap featuring Georgetown Brewery’s Lucille IPA and Manny’s Pale Ale, wine by the glass and cocktail special Love Potion #9 – all for $3 each. Non-alcoholic drinks $1 each. We provide free peanuts and pretzels.

Come bring your friends and make some new ones! It’s a blast.

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Performance Workshop with Athena Nation Saturday, Feb 2

January 27th, 2013 Comments off

Workshop One
Fight or Flight?

At Highland Park Improvement Club

Having trouble getting it on paper or getting on stage?
Me, too!

I had to construct a way for me to work through my fear and ended up creating improv poetry. Only, I created it AS I was just getting onto poetry stages in 1997. I had to create a way for my voice to literally emerge from me that didn’t sound like everybody else on stage and was true to my craft. Improv, Stand-up comedy, and Slam broke me down, then built me up. They helped me learn not to be afraid (okay, less afraid) of that damn microphone and audience. It got me to concentrate on why I was there: My work. My writing.

I want to show you some techniques and exercises in writing and stage work to help you simply feel comfortable. This will include reading, editing, rewriting, and performing in front of your classmates. The goal, though, is to get you on stage with an audience and a microphone.

I also work one-on-one with people if you’re not ready for a group dynamic. Hey – I’m not a fan, either, but collaboration and healthy critique are valuable skin-thickeners!

Come to the workshop!
Four hours with a half-hour break
Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2013
10-2:30
$100

Athena’s website: http://athenanation1308.wix.com/runboyflyman

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Winter Collage starts February 12

January 25th, 2013 Comments off

WINTER COLLAGE

WORKSHOPS WITH DEBORAH FAYE LAWRENCE, MFA
AT HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENT CLUB IN WEST SEATTLE.

copyright 2012 by Deborah Faye Lawrence

NO PREVIOUS ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

DEVELOP YOUR OWN VISUAL VOCABULARY

EXPERIMENT WITH DREAM COLLAGE, STORYTELLING, ARTIST BOOKS, AND MORE.

LEARN NEW TRICKS AND TECHNIQUES.

FIVE TUESDAYS

2.5 hours, 6:30 to 9:00pm
February 12, 19, 26;
March 5, 12, 2013.

$65 for full session.
Drop-in $20 per class.

QUESTIONS + REGISTRATION:
Deborah at deedeeart@juno.com

Join Seattle Artist and Educator Deborah Faye Lawrence, “The Queen of Collage,” for a series of fun workshops exploring the remarkable versatility of collage, the friendliest of art forms. Easy-going atmosphere, individual support, basic instruction in visual art fundamentals, and constructive discussion.

Most materials and tools provided (paper, adhesive, scisoors). Please plan to bring some of your own magazines, personal photographs, photocopies, letters, postcards, books you don’t mind cutting up, etc.

We meet at the historic HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENT CLUB.

View Deborah’s artwork: http://www.deedeeworks.com/
Deborah’s email: deedeeart@juno.com

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Blue Valley Meats announces FREE delivery

January 20th, 2013 Comments off


100% Grass Fed Beef, 100% Grass Fed Lamb, Natural Pork, Free-Ranged Poultry, Certified Organic Raw Milk

 

Blue Valley Meats will deliver to the Highland Park Improvement Club Jan 26. Just order online at www.bluevalleymeats.com by Jan 21. Special requests and all questions are welcome!

Monday order deadlines for the following delivery dates:

Order by Monday, Jan 21 to pick up at 8:00 a.m.  Saturday, Jan 26
Order by Monday, Feb 11 to pick up at 8:00 a.m.  Saturday, Feb 16
Order by Monday, Mar 4 to pick up at 8:00 a.m.  Saturday, March 9
Order by Monday, Mar 18 to pick up at 8:00 a.m.  Saturday, March 23
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Movie Night this Friday, January 18

January 17th, 2013 Comments off

Doors open at 6:30pm, movie at 7. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs.
This is an all ages event. Bring your friends, family and neighbors.

Movie hint: Animation about Mr. Fox who is trying to settle down, but – just one more raid?  based on a Roald Dahl story, with an all-star cast of voices: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe and more.

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New – Zumba Gold class starts this Monday

January 12th, 2013 Comments off

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  11:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Katherine Rintoul

Price: First class for newbies FREE !!!! The ENTIRE month is only $45. That’s right 3 days a week and still only $45/month. After the first free class drop in rates are $10/class. No Credit Cards.

Description:
Zumba Gold has the same Latin-inspired music as Zumba Fitness. Routines are lower impact and easier to follow. Improve coordination and balance. This class is for anyone wanting to learn Zumba; the not so athletic who wants to work out and learn how; and those with knee, back or ankle stiffness.

What to Bring:
Please wear shoes which promote forward motion. Please bring at least 2 water bottles.

About Me:
I started out taking classes to force myself to move because it was hard for me to walk on level ground.

IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SWEAT! After 4 months, there was a different me. Not only was I able to move in the classes, I started losing weight! 35lbs so far! 6 months later my love and passion for ZUMBA fitness has manifested into becoming a licensed instructor!

YEAH! Every class feels like a party! The environment is exhilarating, we are all here for the same reasons: to have fun, get energized, get away from every day stresses, and reach that common goal of healthy living. Come join me and you’ll see what I mean.

I want to share this amazing feeling with you! You don’t even have to know how to dance. (Major emphasis on not needing to know how to dance) Just move your body at your personal intensity and follow my lead. It’s easy! Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast! I look forward to meeting you!

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No Corner Bar tomorrow!

January 3rd, 2013 Comments off

The Corner Bar is contemplating the New Year and resting up from 2012 – so no Corner Bar this Friday.

Starting February 1, the Corner Bar returns every month on first Fridays.

Thanks to all who participated -  walkers, performers, musicians, volunteers, appreciators and partiers – in the Not-So-Silent Night Parade, the Sage Comet and the special New Years Eve Corner Bar. And thanks to the West Seattle Blog for a great feature on the events. See it here.

Happy New Year to all!

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