Tonight! It's the March 2018 Ballard Night Out. The art celebration is happening 6pm - 9pm at most venues. Afterwards, join us at the Substation where we'll have live music and performances starting at 9pm. It's just around the corner from The Leary Traveler and Ice Box, so you can see plenty of art and get a show. Your $5 for the After Party goes to benefit Ballard Night Out so we can keep supporting art in Ballard at no cost to venues and artists.
Tonight's show starts with Left Turn On Blue playing funk and R&B that'll get you out on the dance floor. They bring a vibrant energy to the stage with two amazing singers and a full brass section. Second to the stage will be Spooky Action. Spooky Action is anything but scary and we guarantee you haven't seen a performance like this before. Andrew plays keyboard and recites poetry while Elk brings the music and words to life as illustrations and comics projected onto a screen so you can see the creation from start to finish. The night ends with the actually spooky, ambient songs of King Nine Will Not Return.
Ballyhoo will not have a new artist up, but will be open until 8pm tonight.
Electric Traveler Tattoo will not be open tonight due to illness.
Show: Stanza : art & poetry group show
Venue: Push/Pull / 5484 Shilshole Ave NW
Opening: April 20th 6pm - 10pm www.facebook.com/events/1376051019092205/
Showing: April 20th - May 16th
Stanza - poetry inspiring art.
We asked poets to submit their works and then matched them with visual artists. Stop by to see the art they inspired, as well as to read their poetry. Selected poets will be reading their works. 8PM musical performance.
We will also have limited copies of a book of the show - all art and poetry - available for purchase.
Opening night will feature cartoon band or "bande dessinee" Spooky Action, headed by Andrew Olmstead and Elk Paauw. Their live-drawing performance art is like Bob Ross scored to synth jams, but tackles heavier themes including issues of personal identity, depression, and the Sublime in nature. For Stanza, they will perform some of their poetry-based songs, including hits by Rainer Maria Rilke and William Blake as well as original poems written and composed by Andrew Olmstead.
Ballard Night Out is presented by Greater Ballard Arts - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.