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Irish Wake for Lost Seattle Places

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Lovecitylove Capitol Hill
Thu., March 17, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. 2016 All Ages


Jaimee Garbacik is in the process of editing The Ghosts of Seattle Past, a big ol' gorgeous book of "collective nostalgia" featuring tons of local writers who are documenting the spaces that Seattle has lost to development. This event is the book come alive. Like any Irish wake, the idea here is to celebrate the life and art of the many Seattles that have come before by getting blitzed on booze at a giant six-hour-long party. The evening will be full of performances, readings, short films, and art. Readers include poet Elissa Ball, multitalented arts leader Kibibi Monie, and the always surprising and hilarious poet Sarah Galvin. Alice Wheeler, whose photographs helped to define 1990s grunge-era Seattle, will present her intensely colorful depictions of disappeared gay venues and culture. Mita Mahato will display her dark and gorgeous cut-paper comics. Dave Holden—son of local jazz legend Oscar Holden—will play jazz, queen quartet Halfway Haus will perform a fierce and funny drag show, and Flight of the Condos will provide the rock jamz. Fremont Brewing Company will provide the beer. The best thing is this: Huge maps of the city will surround the big book, and visitors will be encouraged to stick tacks into the maps and tell stories of the places that used to be there. In this way, you can contribute to this polyvocal municipal autoethnography thing. RICH SMITH

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1406 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Thu., March 17, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. 2016