1st Annual Loop Fest
Feb
23
to Feb 24

1st Annual Loop Fest

---- Come one, come all!!! ----

Loop Fest is a mini festival for solo multi-instrumentalists, producers, and those who use pedals/loopers to curate their soundscape.

6PM - MIDNIGHT

Our cute lineup is as follows:
St. Sisyphus
Ground Water
Lavers
Loud in the Morning
GLITCHLETTE
Nacion de Humo
ARTEM/S
Sweet Creature
Power Strip
Velvet Q Stripped

Cafe Racer is all ages until 11pm. So bring your kids! Bring your friends that are kids! Come if you are a kid!
Venue is wheelchair accessible.
We are asking for a $5-10 donation if you are able, at the door. NOTAFLOF.

The Cafe also has reeeally good food so.... come hungry ♥

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All Ages Open Mic
Feb
26
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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Two Hour Transport
Feb
27
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
Mar
5
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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Handsome Ladies February Showcase
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Handsome Ladies February Showcase

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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All Ages Open Mic
Mar
12
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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Drinks, Drawing & DJs - Exquisite Corpse Night Returns!
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Drinks, Drawing & DJs - Exquisite Corpse Night Returns!

We're back! After a holiday hiatus, Exquisite Corpse Night returns, 3rd Wednesday of every month! Starting February 20, 2019.

Bring your fav drawing tools - we'll have some on hand too. All are welcome: seasoned artists, curious doodlers, all ages.

Hosted by DJ Marvelette, with The Ohmu and other DJs spinning super-cool records all night long to inspire, revive, relax and enjoy.

*Exquisite Corpse - A drawing game played by the surrealists and other artists in Parisian cafes in the early decades of the 20th century. It's collaborative drawing - three to five players per sheet of paper – with friends or strangers – or just enjoy looking on as others draw.

Café Racer serves delicious food til 10 pm and drinks til 11..

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Dune
Feb
19
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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Love Church #notachurch
Feb
17
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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CFCQ + the piss of assurance‎CFCQ+Piss of Assurance / Gestalt / Bunny N Bear / Stinky Lafingo
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

CFCQ + the piss of assurance‎CFCQ+Piss of Assurance / Gestalt / Bunny N Bear / Stinky Lafingo

like any true valentine's gift this one is hastily planned and lately delivered

CFCQ + the piss of assurance - reading, roaring and arithmetic

Gestalt - if dreaming felt like dying and dying felt like an indie rock band

Bunny N Bear - friendly gloombeat
(Bunnynbear.bandcamp.com)

Stinky LaFingo - is it harp? is it noise? is it art? yes (https://soundcloud.com/stinkylafingo)

$5 or PWYC
all welcome except johnny pederson

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Two Hour Transport
Feb
13
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
Feb
12
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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Dirty Dirty/ Beautiful Freaks/ Black Ends/ Salt Lick/ OtisJulius
Feb
8
to Feb 9

Dirty Dirty/ Beautiful Freaks/ Black Ends/ Salt Lick/ OtisJulius

Distinction Music Management presents...

DIRTY DIRTY
- Seattle two-piece rock/punk/fuzz
https://soundcloud.com/dirty-dirty-3

Beautiful Freaks
- Bellingham-based punk, prog, funk, thrash, and everything in between
https://open.spotify.com/album/6dIywVTNXdd4gcTRVO6MNb

Black Ends
- Seattle intimate experimental gutter pop
https://blackends.bandcamp.com/

Salt Lick
- A special paired-down set from the Seattle-based band featuring Malia, Teddy, and Ian
https://saltlickseattle.bandcamp.com/

Otis Julius
- Idaho-based energetic hip hop punk rock
https://soundcloud.com/user-557794416?id=565781601

Doors at 8 and show at 8:30
All ages until 11:00
$5-10 suggested donation!!

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sPiN!: Vinyl & Unicorns Edition at Cafe Racer
Feb
7
to Feb 8

sPiN!: Vinyl & Unicorns Edition at Cafe Racer

sPiN! returns to Cafe Racer for our first Thursdays monthly event! This month we're taking it back with an all-vinyl lineup and unicorn theme! Unicorn cosplay and onesies are strictly encouraged!!!

🦄$5 in unicorn gear
🤪$7 otherwise
🍹21+
🏳️‍🌈LGBTQI+ Friendly
💵Cash only @ the door
💳Cash & credit for food & drinks

🥃DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!!!

🎧ALL-VINYL LINEUP

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All Ages Open Mic
Feb
5
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 Raymond Larson
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Racer Sessions presents Raymond Larson


Earshot Jazz has called him an “expansive innovator”, and The Seattle Times describes his music as “life-enhancing.”

A powerful and versatile player, Ray is best known for his work with Chemical Clock (winners of the 2014 Earshot Jazz Album of the Year), Tyrant Lizard, and The Sky Is A Suitcase. He is also a member of the historic Harry James Orchestra, the Casey MacGill Orchestra, Hotels, and Wayne Horvits' Electric Circus. He has worked with Michael Shrieve (Santana), Jamie Cullum, Heatwarmer, Beat Connection, Pickwick, Birch Periera, and The Dip. Former bands and projects include Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder, Dyno Jamz, Gregg Belisle-Chi's I Sang To You And The Moon, The Fabulous Party Boys, and the Jacob Zimmerman Quintet.

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Love Church #notachurch
Feb
3
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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Beer and Puppet Theater, A very Jawbone puppet slam!
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Beer and Puppet Theater, A very Jawbone puppet slam!

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


Friday, February 1, 7pm, at Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle.

Tickets at the door $8 (In an ongoing commitment to keep this event accessible to the community, no one turned away for lack of funds!) What a bargain!

What is a puppet slam? Puppet slams feature short-form adult puppetry and object theater. And please don’t forget a healthy dose of clowns! The Puppet Slam Network says, “Puppet Slams exist at the nexus of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art through the intersection of experimental theater, art, music, and dance as a viable alternative to the culturally homogenous digital mass media.” The Jawbone Puppet Slam is unique in that alongside performances by our seasoned veteran puppeteers, we are taking pains to collaborate with the next generation of up and coming young puppeteers, and feature shows created and performed with kids. In this second edition of our slam, Ling Ling, Daniela, and Aitana, your favorite 11, 9 and 5-year-old puppeteers are back!

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

People of all ages are welcome to enjoy the show, but be forewarned that this is not what you may have come to expect from “family friendly” entertainment. We avoid insipid cutesy pap—our shows are smarter and stranger than that. 

This, our second in an ongoing series of slams, features shows by Seattle and Vashon Island’s best puppeteers—Steven Lipke, mystic clown hermit will be there with a bizarre clown worship ritual, ventriloquism by the great Gina Wilhelm, shadow puppets and songs by Linda Comer, the Okrent-Grau Family Players present the sad sad tale of Don Gato, we have a new Ellie & Clyde sketch from the zoo pack, Manuel Alvarez with a beautiful new toy theater piece, Clown musician extraordinaire Luz Gaxiola brings us feats of derring do and accordion delight, and quirky father/son act, Jawbone Puppet Theater will amaze you with tales of giant thinking machines, robots, and a futuristic sci fi soda can dispenser, in the Adventures of Ling Ling, Boy Inventor. For the optimal puppet slam experience, we encourage you to enjoy a beer while you enjoy the show! 

Our puppet slam series give local artists and puppeteers a chance to fearlessly experiment, have fun, collaborate, and face the challenge of creating new work on a regular basis. The goal is to both create community and collaborative opportunity for local artists, and to treat local audiences to fun, new, experimental, and thought provoking performance art, created and presented locally. Come out and enjoy some warmth, light, laughter, puppets and beer in the deep dark heart of winter.

If you would like to join us, visit the Jawbone Puppet Studio in Dockton, Maury Island, or present or collaborate on a show at a future slam, please contact Adam Ende, founder and janitor of Jawbone Puppet Theater, at 347-455-5558. Stay tuned for the next installment in early April.

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

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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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Fig with Sheridan Riley
Jan
24
8:30 PM20:30

Fig with Sheridan Riley

Fig is a Seattle-based band that performs music written and arranged by Ronan Delisle. The group weaves through diverse musical contexts by way of free improvisation and carefully crafted themes.

Fig is:
Ronan Delisle
Thomas Campbell, drums
Abbey Blackwell, bass
Matt Williams, piano/keyboards
featuring Ray Larsen on trumpet

www.ronandelisle.bandcamp.com

Sheridan Riley is a drummer and songwriter based in Seattle, WA.

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All Ages Open Mic
Jan
22
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 ~ 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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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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