On the List | Tamari Bar birthday, F*** Fest #3, Love City Love ‘Winter Warehouse Sale’

Happy birthday, Tamari Bar

It’s February, which apparently means snow on Capitol Hill, an uptick in seasonal depression, and corporations peddling pink-hued crap for Valentine’s day. Luckily, there’s all-day happy hour plus sushi and whiskey cocktails over at Tamari Bar, Aphrodisiac-tincture making at Ada’s on 15th and sunny indie-pop at Chop Suey to distract us all. Find this and much more here below or on the CHS Calendar. And if you need more to do, jump on the streetcar and celebrate the Lunar New Year at Hing Hay Park in the ID on Saturday.

THROUGH THURSDAY, Feb. 14: A year ago, the brand-new Tamari Bar arose between Summit Avenue and East Pine (or, as CHS put it then, “where World of Beers and the ghosts of old Pike/Pine once reigned”). The informal, new-style Izakaya has not lost any of its attraction, thanks to a steady stream of excellent cocktails (such as the Toki-tory Saburo highball), omakase, sushi, noodles and much more. Tamari Bar now wishes itself a Happy Birthday during a ten-day Happy Birthday Tamari Bar (1st Anniversary!) fest of all-day happy hour, special dishes and an Insta-contest to win gift certificates and T-shirts. In case you missed it: that’s happy hour. All day. For ten days. Kanpai! Tamari Bar

THURSDAY, Feb. 7: It’s safe to say many Seattleites are not entirely over the fact that local surf-rock quartet La Luz exchanged the Emerald City for sunlit LA two years ago. La La Land and its never-never-ending allure recently pried away another kick-ass band from our fair city: Tangerine. Tonight’s your chance to catch the trio (consisting of sisters Marika and Miro Justad and Toby Kuhn) and their dreamy, eighties-infused indie-pop during a one-night homecoming at Chop Suey. Chop Suey, 8 PM

(Image: Jess Keener)

THURSDAY, Feb. 7: Looking to escape seasonal depression and/or corporations peddling useless merchandise for Valentine’s Day? Hard to fathom, perhaps, but there might just be a fine compromise to make February and Valentine’s Day-madness slightly more bearable: an evening of Aphrodisiac Tincture Making over at The Lab at Ada’s. Attendees will learn about herbs historically used as aphrodisiacs plus make their own tinctures under the supervision of Angela Renzetti from Moonlight Medicine Acupuncture & Herbs.The Lab at Ada’s, 6.30 – 9.30 PM (21+)

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 – SATURDAY, Feb. 9: Seeing dancers flow across a stage, utilizing every square inch of the dance floor never ceases to amaze. That said, performing a piece of dance in a confined space full of obstacles is at least as challenging and awe-inducing. Local dancers and choreographers Cameo Lethem and Kaitlin McCarthy are surely up to the latter task. For this year’s installment of reSET, an opportunity for choreographers to utilize theatre sets used in productions of the Washington Ensemble Theatre, McCarthy and Lethem will perform in and on the set of ‘B,’ an absurdist play about revolutionary violence by Chilean dramatist Guillermo Calderon. 12th Ave Arts, 7.30 PM

(Image: Chop Suey)

SATURDAY, Feb. 9: Don’t let the name fool you: F*** Fest #3 is only an orgy of the non-literal, artistic kind. The day-long festival, organized by the longtime Capitol Hill studio-space-meets-incubator Studio Current, features live performance,  music, video screenings, snacks and “cheap drinks”. Look out for film screenings with sound scores by DJ Onesies, performances by Nic Masangkay, GRIEF GIRLS and Angel Alviar-Langley, among others, as well as drag performances by Sugar Darling, Juan Monroy, and Angel Baby Kill Kill Kill. FYI: Right before the clock strikes midnight, the party moves to Vermillion’s dance floor. Studio Current, 2 PM – 11.30 PM

SATURDAY, Feb. 9 and SUNDAY, Feb. 10: Indie retailers and designers including Capitol Hill’s Glaswing, Standard Goods, and Likelihood are coming together this weekend for a Citywide Winter Warehouse Sale at E Pike’s Love City Love. “Twice a year your favorite local shops and designers come together to celebrate the end of a season,” organizers say. Come for the local creations and enjoy savings “15% up to 75% off.”

Citywide Winter Warehouse Sale

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