Seattle: Home Bar Tour

DJ Terrence Gunn has organized a two-day tour of some of Seattle’s home tiki bars, on August 5 and 6, 2006. On August 5, there will be a party at North Seattle’s Monkey Skull Voodoo Lounge home bar, starting at 4 p.m. and lasting into the night, with food & drinks provided, and special giveaways. Music will be provided by Seattle’s own Selector Lopaka and DJ Terrence Gunn. The next day, there will be a six-hour chartered bus tour the home bars of West Seattle, with visits to The Castaway Lounge, The Shrunken Head Lounge, Zanzibar Lounge, and The Riviera … Continue reading Seattle: Home Bar Tour

Tiki Art Now III Coming to Seattle

Otto von Stroheim’s showcase of tiki in modern art will have its third incarnation in Seattle this fall. The two previous shows, 2004’s Tiki Art Now and 2005’s Tiki Art Two, took place in San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery. This year, the show is headed north to Kirsten Anderson’s celebrated Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. I went to Roq la Rue frequently when I lived in Seattle; Belltown’s Lava Lounge and ‘Ohana are within stumbling distance, in case you want to make a tiki crawl during the evening. The Roq la Rue website has the opening date as … Continue reading Tiki Art Now III Coming to Seattle

Seattle

The weekend’s been a strange one. As you’ve probably seen, yesterday morning someone shot and killed six people at a party in Seattle, where I was born and lived for nearly 30 years. The shooting took place at the house of a friend of mine; thankfully he’s in the list of survivors. At least one of the people who died was a man who was a close friend of several of my friends. I only met him once, but from what I’ve read about him, it sounds like he was a truly great guy. Interesting, warm and welcoming. Those people … Continue reading Seattle

Trader Vic’s Update — Lightning Round!

Courtesy of Martiki: 1. Bellevue, WA- Opening date is set for March 3rd! 2. Scottsdale, AZ- Opening date is set for May 21st! (as you can imagine, those dates are subject to change without notice) 3. Las Vegas, NV- Still no opening date set, or management team in place. Should open by the end of 2006. 4. Chicago, IL- The Harry Caray people are scouting locations now, and they hope to open in 2006 if possible. Could move to 2007, but it’s definitely coming back sooner rather than later. 5. Amman, Jordan- to open in 2006 6. Shanghai, China- to … Continue reading Trader Vic’s Update — Lightning Round!