Dune!
Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Dune!

Join pro and amatuer drawing enthusiasts for Seattle's one and only Dune. Get there early if you want a really good seat. This is an all ages event but we recommend 10 and up.

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Charlie and the Rays with Jack Carrick and Jonny Akamu
Dec
21
to Dec 22

Charlie and the Rays with Jack Carrick and Jonny Akamu

Cafe Racer is delighted to welcome back these amazing artists! 

Charlie and The Rays - After evolving from buskers on the streets of Pike Place Market in Seattle, to a full band, Charlie and the Rays meld “sunshine-y, Vitamin D-rich folk” with classic rock and blues and have packed a punch across the Northwest. Gracia Bridges and sisters Jordan and Rebecca Stobbe founded the troupe in their childhood homes of Shoreline, 

Washington. From powerful female vocal harmonies and exuberant guitar licks to McCartney-esque basslines, the group sits somewhere between 60s rock ’n’ roll and oldies folk. The band has been featured at Capitol Hill Block Party, toured neighboring states such as Oregon, Idaho and Montana, and released their first full-length record in May, 2018.


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Charlie and the Rays with Jack Carrick and Jonny Akamu
Dec
21
to Dec 22

Charlie and the Rays with Jack Carrick and Jonny Akamu

Cafe Racer is delighted to welcome back these amazing artists! 

Charlie and The Rays - After evolving from buskers on the streets of Pike Place Market in Seattle, to a full band, Charlie and the Rays meld “sunshine-y, Vitamin D-rich folk” with classic rock and blues and have packed a punch across the Northwest. Gracia Bridges and sisters Jordan and Rebecca Stobbe founded the troupe in their childhood homes of Shoreline, Washington. From powerful female vocal harmonies and exuberant guitar licks to McCartney-esque basslines, the group sits somewhere between 60s rock ’n’ roll and oldies folk. The band has been featured at Capitol Hill Block Party, toured neighboring states such as Oregon, Idaho and Montana, and released their first full-length record in May, 2018.

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Jazz Club Comedy Time III
Dec
22
8:30 PM20:30

Jazz Club Comedy Time III

The smash hit comedy show with a confusing name is back, and this time we're bringing you exotic headliners from LA & NY! 
Location: Cafe Racer in the University District 
Tickets: $10
Featuring:
-Brent Flyberg (Bumbershoot)
-Wilfred Padua (NPR, Bridgetown Comedy Festival) 
-Cameron Mazzuca (The Seattle Super Secret Standup Show)
-Steven Mays
-Peter Graham (Your host)

This will be a great lineup in another cool jazz club that will make you look like a true patron of the fine arts just by walking in the door.

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Racer Sessions Annual Fundraiser!
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions Annual Fundraiser!

Celebrate this amazing group of dedicated curators and musicians and join us for an evening of inspired collaborations. Help us in supporting this one of a kind experience.

Every Sunday at the Racer Sessions, we feature a different artist or group who perform original music and provide a short explanation of their creative process. Afterwards, a jam session takes place, often based on the concepts and approaches outlined in the opening presentation. 

The Racer Sessions’ musical focus is primarily centered on improvisation—particularly free or collective improv—and frequently incorporates the aesthetic and techniques of avant-gard jazz and classical music. However, we firmly believe that, as the name suggests, free improvisation should not be limited to any particular style, creed or approach, and we warmly welcome musicians of any persuasion to share their voice.

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Radio Free Redux: For Amber
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Radio Free Redux: For Amber

Radio Free Redux: For Amber
December 12th, 8 PM

Readers include:

Cydney Gillis, Jay Jaworski, Jeff Kahrs ,Stacey Levine, Charles, Mudede, Dobbie Reese, Mickey O'Connor, Mimi Zollars Sapparrant

Readings by Proxy: 
(Meaning they can't be here but someone else will read their stuff)
Mark Harlow, Gregory Hisch

And Gary Allen May and his big guitar

Well before Hugo House, Radio Free Leroy's (RFL) was born in the Roosevelt District. Kept alive by Amber Curtis and Phil Dennison, RFL was the ground of many successful Seattle thinkers worth your damn time to listen to.

A few of us are coming back to do this reading dedicated to Amber Curtis and her expressions of her love for the written arts.

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Racer Sessions Presents - Lily Shababi
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions Presents - Lily Shababi

Every Sunday at the Racer Sessions, we feature a different artist or group who perform original music and provide a short explanation of their creative process. Afterwards, a jam session takes place, often based on the concepts and approaches outlined in the opening presentation. 

The Racer Sessions’ musical focus is primarily centered on improvisation—particularly free or collective improv—and frequently incorporates the aesthetic and techniques of avant-gard jazz and classical music. However, we firmly believe that, as the name suggests, free improvisation should not be limited to any particular style, creed or approach, and we warmly welcome musicians of any persuasion to share their voice.

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Handsome Ladies Presents - The Wayside, Right As Rain and Dibble Duo
Dec
8
8:30 PM20:30

Handsome Ladies Presents - The Wayside, Right As Rain and Dibble Duo

Long Way Home
Made up of friends and neighbors Shannon Fulgham, Rachael Snyder and Alyse Read, Long Way Home is somewhat reflective of the life stories of so many women. Through their songs, three unique voices, harmonies and simple style, they create a story…and they just plain ol’ have fun together.

Right As Rain
Right as Rain is a Seattle-based stringband fronted by Annie Phalen, Karen Anderson Davis, and Sally Reavis. Their captivating harmonies are a blend of bluegrass, folk, and Americana.

Dibble Duo
Dibble Duo is the preeminent bluegrass vocal duo in Seattle highlighting the waxing harmonies of Brittany Newell & Johnny Fitzpatrick over their driving banjo and fiddle accompaniment.

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Bridal Party (BC), Emma Lee Toyoda, Olivia White, Thank You
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Bridal Party (BC), Emma Lee Toyoda, Olivia White, Thank You

uhhhh excuse me december but i don't remember inviting you into my life!!!!! but nooooo by all means, please just come in and freeze off my toes, see if i care!!!

bc we have a bunch of WARM SOULS comin by on the 7th, and we are gonna all snuggle up with some HOTT jams and pretend we live on a beach planet!! it's gonna be cozy and fun and also great!!! EAT IT DECEMBER!!!!! look at these lil suns:

bridal party (Van BC) ~ https://bridalparty.bandcamp.com/
impress these bridezillas with your slick moves and earn your right to holy matrimony

emma lee toyoda ~ https://emmaleetoyoda.bandcamp.com/
EMO LEE TOYODA says they make sadgrrlrock/madgrrlrock but we all know that most of all they are radgrrlrock 😎

Olivia White ~ https://oliviawhite.bandcamp.com/
the micro-sonic splish splash of the light winter mist on yr raincoat

thank you ~ https://ttyy.bandcamp.com/
5 adorable game boiz in a game boi band! collect, evolve, and trade with yr friends!!!!

doors at 8 and show at 8:30!!! at 11:30 we are legally required to put all those under 21 out in the cold, so they can build character and understand the cruel realities of our planet!!! (we still luv u tho and have confidence in yr survival)

$6-10 suggested donation!! Not A. Flof <333333

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sPiN! sPiN! SuPeR! presents SMASHED!
Dec
6
to Dec 7

sPiN! sPiN! SuPeR! presents SMASHED!

sPiN! sPiN! SuPeR! returns to Cafe Racer for our FIRST THURSDAYS MONTHLY! This month we're getting sMaSHeD! Join us for an awesome night of rad music (some themed!), great ppl, delicious food, bomb cocktails, and fun cosplay!

Always LQBTQI friendly. 21+. $5. Cosplay encouraged!

Lineup announcements coming soon!

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All Ages Open Mic
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

All Ages Open Mic

Seattle’s only true All Ages Open Mic. Hosted by Pike Place Market busking hero Even Evanovich this evening provides an opportunity for first-timers and seasoned professionals to reach a wonderfully receptive audience in a professional venue setting. You’ll discover every genre, from the singer-songwriter to hip-hop beat poetry and as always great food and drink.

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Racer Sessions Presents ~ Noel Kennon
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions Presents ~ Noel Kennon

This week we are welcoming Noel Kennon to the Racer stage. Noel, who moved to Seattle in recent years, has been attending the session regularly for several months. As a composer, pianist, and violist, Noel is a frequent presence on the stage and as many know after watching him improvise at the sessions, a person with a lot of care and attentiveness with regard to group improvisations.

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Cafe Racer and Jawbone Puppet Theater present: Beer and Puppet Theater, A puppet slam!&nbsp;
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Cafe Racer and Jawbone Puppet Theater present: Beer and Puppet Theater, A puppet slam! 

Don’t miss this fun-filled night of short form adult and experimental puppetry!

Admission is free! What a bargain! Although we will gratefully and humbly accept your donations to support the artists.

Come see short, fun, experimental puppet shows by Vashon Island and Seattle artists. Our puppet slam gives us a chance to be fearless, have fun, collaborate, and create new work on a regular basis. Slams traditionally feature adult puppetry. Our slam is unique in that, working side by side with our grizzled, veteran puppeteers, we feature children puppeteers in our line up, and kids are welcome to come and enjoy the show. But be forewarned, while there are no overtly pornographic shows, and nothing that we expect will scar your children for life, it’s not what you have come to think of as “family friendly.” We avoid that kind of insipid, cutesy pap. You can expect Slovakian folktales, witches, and esoteric clowns, death by freezing, death by fire, and death by wrath of god, not to mention a little Kafka thrown in for good measure. 9-year-old writer/director, Daniela, presents “The story of the Mushroom King.” And there will be a 5th grade report on the flight patterns of the American Crow, which quickly spirals into madness. We encourage you to drink beer while you enjoy the show! 

To learn more about puppet slams across the nation, and the history of puppet slams, check outhttp://puppetslam.com/

This is the first in a series of Puppet Slams. If you are interested, and would like to get involved, or  present a show at a future slam, please contact Adam Ende, founder and janitor of Jawbone Puppet Theater, at 347-455-5558. 

Check out https://www.caferacerseattle.com and https://www.adamende.art/

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Two Hour Transport
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Two Hour Transport

Do you love stories?  We love stories.  Once a month we get together and share our original Science Fiction and Fantasy writing at Cafe Racer.  Please join us.  If you write, think about bringing a short story and signing up for the open mic.  

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All Ages Open Mic
Nov
27
7:30 PM19:30

All Ages Open Mic

Seattle’s only true All Ages Open Mic. Hosted by Pike Place Market busking hero Even Evanovich this evening provides an opportunity for first-timers and seasoned professionals to reach a wonderfully receptive audience in a professional venue setting. You’ll discover every genre, from the singer-songwriter to hip-hop beat poetry and as always great food and drink.

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Racer Sessions Presents - Borys Kossakowski
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions Presents - Borys Kossakowski

Levi Gillis is a Seattle based saxophonist and improviser, and a graduate of UW Jazz Studies program. Since moving to Seattle in 2009, Levi has studied and performed with DBorys Kossakowski - songwriter, improviser. Performed on Open'er Festival, OFF Festival, PPA. Recorded and cooperated with Sunday Pagans, Towary Zastępcze, Li Pa Li, KSAS and more. Currently living in Seattle.

"Seattle arts organization Table & Chairs curates weekly sessions that showcase new, experimental music and include a free improvisation jam session, always free and open to the public. Our mission is to give musicians of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to interact with and inspire one another, while establishing a community-accessible home for our music, which would otherwise only exist in classrooms, basements, outer space, etc."

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The Aidan Siemann Quartet
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Aidan Siemann Quartet

The Aidan Siemann Quartet plus Bell Thompson. Bell is a trumpet player from Seattle who is currently a freshman at Temple University in Philadelphia, studying jazz performance. Join members of the Garfield and Roosevelt High School jazz programs for an evening of great music.

The show will be free with donation recommended.

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Racer Sessions Presents - Levi Gillis
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions Presents - Levi Gillis

Levi Gillis is a Seattle based saxophonist and improviser, and a graduate of UW Jazz Studies program. Since moving to Seattle in 2009, Levi has studied and performed with Dave Douglas, Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, Eric Revis, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne and Wayne Horvitz among others. An active member in the Seattle improvised music community, Levi leads the avant-jazz/post-rock band Hunter Gather and the chamber jazz group Sequoia Ensemble and co-leads the collective melodic free jazz band The Sky is a Suitcase. 

"Seattle arts organization Table & Chairs curates weekly sessions that showcase new, experimental music and include a free improvisation jam session, always free and open to the public. Our mission is to give musicians of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to interact with and inspire one another, while establishing a community-accessible home for our music, which would otherwise only exist in classrooms, basements, outer space, etc."

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Release Party at Cafe Racer! YOY, MOMB, Bobcat, New Bloom
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Release Party at Cafe Racer! YOY, MOMB, Bobcat, New Bloom

It's a Release Party at Cafe Racer! Featuring: YOY Tape Release on Seattle's own Den Tapes! Mud On My Bra reveals new holiday singles! Bobcat album release! and New Bloom!

Saturday November 17th at Cafe Racer
Doors at 8pm
All Ages until 11pm
21+ Bar with ID
$5 - 10 donation for the bands (pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds)

It's a super friendly-friend show! Have fun. (No jerks)

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SFT!! with Simon Kornelis' Steakhaus, Mike Votava, The Jet Pack
Nov
16
to Nov 17

SFT!! with Simon Kornelis' Steakhaus, Mike Votava, The Jet Pack

Super Fun Times at Cafe Racer!!!
Yay!

With live performances from:
Simon Kornelis' Steakhaus
Mike Votava
The Jet Pack

Simon Kornelis' Steakhaus : https://www.facebook.com/Simon-Kornelis-Steakhaus-114624945333694/

Mike Votava : https://www.facebook.com/mikevotavamusic/
The Jet Pack - https://www.facebook.com/TheJetPackBand/
Super Fun Times will be had by all!

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DIE//FAM with Velvet Q
Nov
13
9:00 PM21:00

DIE//FAM with Velvet Q

Synth-punk draped in a powerpop gaze, DIE//FAM from Portland Oregon set out to bring old-fashioned, broken-hearted fun to a world on fire. Touring in support of their debut album “SPLASH,” their signature sound is akin to a cranked out version of "The Cars" with Belinda Carlisle asleep at the wheel. Joining them will be Seattle’s own "Velvet Q” whose dimensional lyricism and brooding scape, cement the trio in the Pacific North zeitgeist. The “Q” in this instance standing for: “Quit facing walls and start paying attention;” before you miss out on something truly important.

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Body Card Readings by Mary Lydia Ryan
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Body Card Readings by Mary Lydia Ryan

Come join me in the OBAMA Room at Cafe Racer Each Tuesday of the month, (except for the third,) for your personal Body Card readings.

I use the lovely deck of cards created by local artist Courtney Putnam (Bellingham, www.rising-bird.com) that are rich and delicious in their energy and artful meditative wisdom.

Each reading is twenty minutes for a $10 donation. 

This is a first come, first served event where you may sign up in person, to reserve your time slot for the evening.

See you from 7-9 pm on Tuesday evenings (except for the third Tuesdays of the month.)

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Nov
10
8:30 PM20:30

Handsome Ladies Showcase Featuring Darlin Do, Hailey & Amy and The Wayside

Good music and great beer! NO COVER! 

Three Seattle Rock bands, one small venue! It’s all about the fun Friday November 9th.

Aurora Motels: http://auroramotels.bandcamp.com

The Lesser Disciples: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/The-Lesser-Disciples-712882588912124/

Talktin' & Easy: https://talktinandeasy.bandcamp.com/
New vid for "Milton's Orchids": 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqhL18E8XZ4

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The Lesser Disciples, Aurora Motels and Talktin' and Easy
Nov
9
to Nov 10

The Lesser Disciples, Aurora Motels and Talktin' and Easy

Good music and great beer! NO COVER! 

Three Seattle Rock bands, one small venue! It’s all about the fun Friday November 9th.

Aurora Motels: http://auroramotels.bandcamp.com

The Lesser Disciples: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/The-Lesser-Disciples-712882588912124/

Talktin' & Easy: https://talktinandeasy.bandcamp.com/
New vid for "Milton's Orchids": 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqhL18E8XZ4

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