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

Feb 18 @ 7:30 PM – Jun 24 @ 9:30 PM Russian Community Center
Join the Seattle Swing Dance Club, one of the country’s longest running dance clubs, for the new-and-improved West Coast Swing (WCS) class series! WCS is a modern and smooth form of swing dancing with roots in Blues and Lindy Hop. … Continue reading
Feb 20 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
Chophouse Row is getting ready to host a weekly farmers market in its courtyard running every Wednesday night from 4 to 8 pm, year-round, rain or shine with the first market scheduled for November 2, 2016. Organized and curated by … Continue reading
Feb 20 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM El Centro de la Raza
Free classes on Wednesdays starting  January 9th – March 20th  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at El Centro de la Raza. This class will help you prepare for the citizenship interview and the civics test. You must have your Permanent Resident … Continue reading
Feb 20 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM The Works Seattle
Just because they’re called bitters doesn’t mean they’re not awesome! Come learn how to create flavor bombs for your holiday cocktail or mocktail, all just in time for winter and spring gatherings! In this class you’ll learn about the history … Continue reading
Feb 20 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Center for Urban Horticulture
7 Wednesday evenings, January 30-March 13, 2019, 6:30-9pm Gain confidence in observing form while working with biological subjects to document and interpret what you see. An introduction to the practice of natural science illustration is complemented by critique sessions allowing … Continue reading
Feb 20 @ 8:00 PM Kessler's Sports Bar
Join us for our monthly Trivia Night at Kessler’s Sports Bar. Third Wednesday of every month at 8:00pm. $3 per person Teams 1-5 People Winning team gets the CA$H pot. Special prizes for Best Team Name and Last Place Team … Continue reading

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