KEXP Shows Off New Home with Grand Opening Celebration

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After years of fundraising, months of planning, and plenty of local hype, KEXP’s New Home will officially open to the public this weekend. On Saturday, April 16th from noon to 9pm, KEXP will host a grand opening celebration for its new home at Seattle Center on the corner of Republican and 1st. This event is free, all-ages, and open to the public.

Bands will perform throughout the day in the public gathering space and courtyard, which will be broadcasted live on KEXP 90.3 FM and online at kexp.org. There will be complimentary tours of the new space every 15 minutes, an interactive installation powered by Microsoft, food trucks, beer garden, limited edition merchandise, and special events at neighboring businesses/organizations including the Vera Project, SIFF and Pacific Science Center.

The new space will allow visitors to watch in-studio performances and observe the live broadcast from a public gathering space. This is the first time in the station’s history that this has been possible. The new home also contains more space for bands and staff, up-to-date equipment, and closer proximity to partners such as the Vera Project and Seattle Center.

Click here for the New Home Grand Opening lineup. RSVP to the Facebook event here. Follow along with the festivities at @KEXPNewHome / #KEXPnewhome and by tuning in to 90.3 FM!

Featured photo via KEXP Facebook event.

Lake Union Events: Things to do in April

A yoga party, collaborative beer festival, and fresh dressed jam are a few Lake Union events coming up in April.

April 14: Black Raven Brewing Game Night
7pm | Art Marble 21
The Black Raven Brewing Game Night at Art Marble 21 will feature drafts by the Redmond brewery and an evening of games to win swag, beers and more.

April 15: Friday Night Yoga Party
7:15 – 9pm | Be Luminous Yoga
Be Luminous Yoga is hosting the healthiest party imaginable. This Friday Night Yoga Party will include a flow class, live DJ, giveaways and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Deaf Blind Services— click here to purchase tickets.

April 22-23: Washington Beer Collaboration Festival
4:30-8:30pm, 12-6pm | South Lake Union Discovery Center
The first Washington Beer Collaboration Festival will feature 25 unique collaboration beers from 50 in-state breweries. Sip, sample, and meet the brewers at the South Lake Union Discover Center’s lawn. Click here to purchase tickets. 

April 30: Fresh Dressed Jam
8-11pm | MOHAI
The last night of the Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop exhibit calls for a party. Come dressed to impress at the MOHAI’s Fresh Dressed Jam, featuring performances by Seattle stylists, artists, dancers, designers and fashionistas. Enjoy music, drinks and snacks during your last chance to view the hip hop exhibit. Click here to purchase tickets.

Featured photo via washingtonbeer.com.

Dinner with a View: Lake Union Wine & Dinner Cruise

It’s Washington Wine Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than raising a glass with the Seattle skyline as your backdrop. Waterways Cruises is hosting a Wine Tasting Cruise aboard one of its luxury yachts, featuring wines from Canoe Ridge Vineyard, on Friday, March 18th.

Enjoy dinner and wine with a view during this special cruise. The boat will depart from Waterways Home Port (2441 N. Northlake Way) at 7:00 p.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Cruise around Lake Union and Lake Washington while taking in the view from your own private table with the captain’s narrations of the scenery. Guests will have a guided tasting of wines with tasting notes and a history of the vineyard—four limited edition Canoe Ridge blends will accompany dinner and an open bar will be available for extra glasses and other beverages.

Tickets are $79 per person for boat admission, dinner and wine pairings—click here to book.

Cheers to Washington wines and Lake Union views!

 

Featured photo via waterwayscruises.com.

St. Patrick Lands on Lake Union

The Irish are coming, the Irish are coming!

On Friday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m., Saint Patrick will arrive to the Emerald City via Lake Union. He will land in South Lake Union at the waterfront near the MOHAI aboard shop with the Pirates of the Emerald Isle. Around 400 A.D., St. Patrick was brought to Ireland by Irish Pirates and will now arrive to Seattle aboard a local pirate ship.

This event is free and open to the public, kids and families are encouraged to attend! Passengers can climb aboard a Ride the Ducks boat at 5:00 p.m. at FX McRory’s for the ride to South Lake Union. The boat will then return to McRory’s by 6:30 p.m. for the Green Stripe Laying on 4th Avenue. This mini-parade marks the way for the Seattle St. Patrick’s Day Parade the following day.

Don’t forget to wear green!

 

Featured photo via irishclub.org.

Free Design and Marketing Lectures at the School of Visual Concepts

Check out these FREE lectures coming up at the School of Visual Concepts in March! Admission is open to the public with RSVP.

March 24, 7-8:30pm: The Posters, Prints & Process of Brad Vetter
Instructor: Brad Vetter, letterpress printer
Poster designer extraordinaire Brad Vetter will discuss his creative process, what it’s like to create for some of music’s biggest names, and his time at Hatch Show Print. He’ll have posters for sale.

March 28, 7-8:30pm: How To Be An Email Feminist
Instructor: Shirley Hendrickson, Senior Copywriter, Hornall Anderson
With so much of our business communication conducted through email, it’s easy to make habits that are difficult to break. This class will review some of the most common bad habits that women make when writing emails, and how a few quick changes to your language can completely change the tone of a message. Women will get more of what they want out of an email exchange when they break these common faux pas.

March 29, 7-8:30pm: How to be a Great Client/ How to be a Great Agency
Instructor: Alan Brown, DNA co-founder and CEO
A good business relationship is a two-way street. In this talk, the client-agency relationship will be analyzed and both sides will discuss how it works from their perspective.

March 30, 7-8:30pm: Brand New: Prototyping the Airline of the Future
Instructor: Devin Liddell, Principal Brand Strategist, Teague
This lecture will cover Teague’s prototype of the airline of the future, with innovations meant to make flights more enjoyable and efficient.

March 31, 7-8:30pm: Radical Marketing: The Story Behind #OptOutside
Instructor: Ben Steele, Chief Creative Officer of Recreational Equipment, Inc
REI’s #OptOutside campaign took on Black Friday in the opposite way a retailer usually does—by closing its doors. REI promoted getting outside rather than shopping for its employees and customers. This lecture will talk about how this campaign came to be and if it was a success.

 

Featured photo via svcseattle.com.