Love Church #notachurch
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Love Church #notachurch

In “Braving the Wilderness”, (page 108) Brene Brown shares a quote from Seahawks coach, Pete Carroll, on the topic of true belonging that resonated…

“When you push a fitting-in culture, you miss the opportunity to help people find their personal drive - what’s coming from their hearts. Leading for true belonging is about creating a culture that celebrates uniqueness… My job is to identify their unique gift or contribution. A strong leader pulls players toward a deep belief in themselves.”

Love Church #notachurch is one person's attempt to gather in community, to celebrate our individual uniqueness, to cultivate a stronger appreciation of self and to witness the ways in which we are deeply connected.

This is community building by and for the people. Many voices will be heard. Interactive games will be played. Questions will be pondered. There may even be dancing... and there will definitely be Mimosa's!

$10 tickets must be purchased in advance. Capacity is 40. https://lovechurch.brownpapertickets.com/
(a note from the producer)
Check your deity at the door! Inside here, at Love Church, YOU are the chosen one. YOU are the celebrated leader of your life. YOU are the voice to be heard & seen. My job is to create the container and host. Your job is to show up as yourself. Be You More! Embrace your inner weirdo!
~verysheri

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Bear Axe, Razor Clam, The Carols !!! Racer’s 15th Birthday
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Bear Axe, Razor Clam, The Carols !!! Racer’s 15th Birthday

OMG YALL...... DON'T RUIN THE SURPRISE....

but it's RACER'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!🎉🎉🎉 so we're rollin in 3 MEGA MAGICAL SEATTLE BANDS!!!!

it's 2019 and we're gonna be 20-fine, team 👽👽👽

BEAR AXE
How to scare away predators in the most gnarly way possible !!
https://bearaxe.bandcamp.com/releases

Razor Clam
FINALLY, the abyssal ones have arrived on our rocky shores
https://razorclamglam.bandcamp.com/releases

The Carols
Post post punk party porpoise PIZZAZZ
https://thecarols.bandcamp.com/releases

Suggested donation of $6-10 sliding scale

the ritual begins at 8!!! (21+ after 11. better start collecting birthdays!!)

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Two Hour Transport
Jan
30
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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Dune
Jan
15
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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Racer Sessions Presents ~ Paul Hoskin Remembered by Don Alan Berman and Friends
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions Presents ~ Paul Hoskin Remembered by Don Alan Berman and Friends

This Sunday, we are very happy to host our dear friend, drummer Don Alan Berman, at the Racer Sessions. Don is a force, a powerful and creative drummer, a human full of stories, and an incredibly devoted supporter of the Seattle improvised music community. So it is no surprise to us that Don is using his curation opportunity to remember a similar force in our community, wind instrumentalist Paul Hoskin, who passed away late last year. Hoskin was a tireless catalyst in the improvised music community, always seeking out new players and venues and curating shows, and we miss him very much.

Don has graciously written us a short blog about Hoskin and his plans for the session - read on for those details, and make sure to find yourself at Cafe Racer this Sunday at 8pm for the whole thing.

——

“REMEMBERING PAUL HOSKIN

At this session, along with four wonderful colleagues, I will be presenting am extended group improv dedicated to the late, great Paul Hoskin, who left us recently. Paul was an important musician in the history of improvised music in Seattle. Our players tonight all had the pleasure of playing with him at one time or another in the past. The group for this performance will be:

Don Berman           Drums
Jim Knodle              Trumpet
Dennis Rea              Guitar   
Dick Valentine         Baritone Saxophone
Jenny Ziefel              Bass Clarinet

The evening will begin with Dennis Rea speaking about Paul. Then the quintet will perform an improvisation in Paul's honor. I believe in any endeavor in life it is important and valuable to learn the history of what we love and do. 

Marcus Garvey once said, "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots"

I feel the same way about music! So after we play tonight, I would like all of those who come on the stand to play, to do some thinking about some past music and musicians who have influenced them!”

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Handsome Ladies Showcase featuring 3Play Ricochet, Ruthie Dornfeld and Cyd Smith
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Handsome Ladies Showcase featuring 3Play Ricochet, Ruthie Dornfeld and Cyd Smith

The Handsome Ladies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to promote and support women bluegrass players of all levels. Our seven founding members met in the summer of 2012 and created a bluegrass jam, in which all of the players just so happened to be ladies. Within a handful of months, we met more women who had been looking for exactly what we had created: a close-knit community whose purpose was to support, promote and encourage ladies in the world of bluegrass.

Today, with over two hundred active members, we host monthly ladies-jams, participate at bluegrass festivals, and hold educational workshops and events. We are committed to providing opportunities for the advancement of female musicians within the bluegrass community, while helping to preserve the traditions and culture of bluegrass and American roots music.

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Conversations and Cocktails with Cindy Anne
Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Conversations and Cocktails with Cindy Anne

Come watch and participate each Thursday as Cindy Anne interviews 52 different women, in 52 weeks, for her 52 year of life. The event will start with Cindy giving a little insight into what she is thinking about and working on that week. She will then introduce a cocktail that has been tailored to her guest. After introducing the cocktail to her guest she will interview her female guest. The interview will be followed up with an audience participatory question and answer session with the audience.


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Two Hour Transport
Jan
9
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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Love Church #notachurch
Jan
6
3:00 PM15:00

Love Church #notachurch

In “Braving the Wilderness”, (page 108) Brene Brown shares a quote from Seahawks coach, Pete Carroll, on the topic of true belonging that resonated…

“When you push a fitting-in culture, you miss the opportunity to help people find their personal drive - what’s coming from their hearts. Leading for true belonging is about creating a culture that celebrates uniqueness… My job is to identify their unique gift or contribution. A strong leader pulls players toward a deep belief in themselves.”

Love Church #notachurch is one person's attempt to gather in community, to celebrate our individual uniqueness, to cultivate a stronger appreciation of self and to witness the ways in which we are deeply connected.

This is community building by and for the people. Many voices will be heard. Interactive games will be played. Questions will be pondered. There may even be dancing... and there will definitely be Mimosa's!

$10 tickets must be purchased in advance. Capacity is 40. https://lovechurch.brownpapertickets.com/
(a note from the producer)
Check your deity at the door! Inside here, at Love Church, YOU are the chosen one. YOU are the celebrated leader of your life. YOU are the voice to be heard & seen. My job is to create the container and host. Your job is to show up as yourself. Be You More! Embrace your inner weirdo!
~verysheri

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Chanel Beads / 129,600 / Sour Girl / Zander Yates
Jan
4
to Jan 5

Chanel Beads / 129,600 / Sour Girl / Zander Yates

Join us at Cafe Racer for a sweet night of sweet tunes.

We are asking for a $5 donation for the bands! NOTAFLOF
All ages until 11PM.
Wheelchair accessible.
8 PM.

Invite your friends!!! 🐙


Chanel Beads - Fake jazz.
https://chanelbeads.bandcamp.com/album/zut-alors

129,600
https://129600.bandcamp.com/

Sour Girl - In the vein of folk-rock singer-songwriters such as Elliott Smith and Sibylle Baier, Sour Girl thoughtfully interweaves narrative, clean electric voicing, and simple melodies.

Zander Yates - One man band experimental optimistic doom folk with Bob Dylan and Jeff Buckley influences.
https://zanderyates.bandcamp.com/

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 sPiN! sPiN! Shhhhhh! Sexy Librarian Edition
Jan
3
to Jan 4

sPiN! sPiN! Shhhhhh! Sexy Librarian Edition

Shhhh! Better keep it quiet in here! ;)

Kick off the new year in your best SEXY LIBRARIAN outfit! We've got hours of great music, classy drink specials, and the usual sPiN! ridiculousness waiting for you!!!

***LINEUP COMING SOON!***

$5 if wearing a Sexy Librarian outfit, $7 otherwise!
21+
LGBTQI friendly!

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Two Hour Transport
Dec
26
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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Keith Wright and Rob Stewart
Dec
22
to Dec 23

Keith Wright and Rob Stewart

“Keith Wright and Robert Stewart have been a staple in the Seattle music community for over 50 combined years. They both also make up 2/3 of the Seattle band FIASCO! 
“Keith Wright is a notorious guitar phenom that has a personal style that simply isn’t definable. He has been a sideman for over a dozen singer-songwriters, a member of several notable bands, a session guru, and a guitar instructor that celebrates a past and present clientele in the hundreds. He has recently taken on a new role as a solo guitarist in select venues in the Northwest to play songs he wants to play! Purely instrumental and unique covers are what you can expect at his new volley of local performances.
“Robert Stewart can be safely described as one of the most soulful singers Seattle has ever seen. With a pre-grunge background to the modern metro venues he has been an entity in Seattle and constantly redefines himself to suit his whimsy. An age-old Irish classic or a personal sonnet set to acoustic mastery is what you can expect. Robert Stewart is one of those performers you watch and look around and wonder why there aren’t hundreds of people packed into that lucky room. At times there ARE that many people watching this guy perform, so save the date! ~ DList

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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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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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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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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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