Jackson Quall and James Mitchell are taking over The Seattle Bouldering Project to celebrate the release of their four year long project Reasons To Go Outside: a Seattle Parks Project. Jackson and James visited and photographed every one of Seattle’s 330 plus parks, and created a gorgeous, and informative hardcover book from the results. The release party features advance copies of the book for sale, and music courtesy of the Monkey Tribe Trolls crew.
Nark Magazine’s monthly shenanigans at the Eagle will be hosted this month by none other then Seattle power couple Dan Savage and Terry Hecker, who will be bringing a few of their favorite toys for you to play with. Ozma Otacava and Brian Meier (SFO) are bringing the tunes, so you know the beats will be deep, dark, and playful. Be sure and get there early, because this place always fills up fast.
If anyone can put some of Seattle’s hottest new talent on stage at one party it’s The Stranger. This year’s Genius Awards, where The Stranger awards $5,000 in cash prizes to geniuses in Film, Music, Art, Performance, and Literature, will feature live performances by 2014 finalists such as Erik Blood, Industrial Revelation, Jinx Monsoon (aka Jerick Hoffer), Hollow Earth Radio, and the Satori Group. This year it’s even free!
Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Matt Alber is touring in support of his new acoustic album WIND SAND STARS. The openly gay musician is said to have a sound “reminiscent of John Grant, Rufus Wainwright and Greg Laswell with a doses of R&B, folk and soul,” and will be serving up original music from his new album along with covers by artists such as Bob Dylan, Whitney Houston, Madonna, & Elton John.