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A Night for Folklife Revs Up

November 8, 2010

Get ready to rock as we roll into the holiday season!

With November already here and December just around the corner,  several things come to mind: turkey (duh), black Friday, Starbucks’s red holiday cups, an unusually snowy winter, and my personal favorite, A Night for Folklife events.

Put your party hats on because these next few weeks Northwest Folklife’s  fundraising event line-up delivers great entertainment sure to put you in a merry mood!

Join us and the various communities we work with to celebrate the cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest in a fun and festive atmosphere. From Balkan and square dancing to house parties and live concerts at local venues, our friends have pooled together to produce Folklife fundraisers  truly representative of the Northwest and our organization.

Some of these fundraisers consist of a ticketed event, a ‘pass the hat’, or a suggested donation but ALL events help benefit the production of the 40th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2011.

Also at A Night for Folklife events, we are selling memberships to our Friends of Folklife program. Don’t miss out on the special  rate of $40 in honor of our 40th Festival, this May*.  By becoming a member you receive several benefits including a Festival t-shirt, the latest copy of the Roots & Branches CD and a Festival store discount.

Wondering when and where all these events are? Check them out right here!

* New members only.

Dare to Be Square Dance Tonight

December 15, 2009

This weekend’s been a whirlwind of square dancing and old-time jams, as Dare to Be Square–West took over the Richard Hugo House all day and night on Saturday and Sunday.  If you missed out on the dancing or are looking for more, join local stringbands The Tallboys and the Small Wonder Stringband and renowned North Carolina caller Bob Dalsemer tonight at the Century Ballroom for a rousing finale to the weekend.

If you’ve never square danced before, stop by tonight and give it a try!  The caller usually teaches each dance and beginners are welcome!

Bob Dalsemer

*DEC 14th MONDAY NIGHT DANCE, 7:30-11PM*
With Caller Bob Dalsemer & music by The Tallboys & Small Wonder Stringband
Century Ballroom 915 E Pine St
Admission $7 Advance/$10 at the Door, 21+

Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society

And big congratulations are due to the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society, not only for organizing Dare to Be Square in Seattle this year, but also for promoting square dancing through a network of Seattle-area house dances.  Check out their webpage and be sure to stop by their next dance!

Weekend Events — December 11-14

December 11, 2009
Folklife Masters, December 11

Folklife Masters, December 11

Friday, December 11
Folklife Masters: John Reischman & The Romeros

Empty Sea Studios | Seattle | 8pm
$35 at door
4 amazing musicians come together to explore the common ground of bluegrass and old-time Southern music on mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass and beautiful vocals all around.

The Tallboys

Saturday, December 12
Dare To Be Square Evening Dance

Richard Hugo House | Seattle | 7pm
Calling from the famed Bob Dalsemer, music by The Tallboys and Small Wonder Stringband and lots of jamming!

Saturday, December 12
Pint & Dale Holiday Extravaganza

Haller Lake Community Center | Seattle | 7pm
$12 at door
Join well-loved maritime and folk singers William Pint & Felicia Dale, with special guests Tonia Opland & Mike Freeman.

Sunday, December 13
Black Nativity w/Pastor Pat Wright & Total Experience Gospel Choir

Intiman Theatre, Seattle | Ticket prices vary
A powerful portrait of the holiday season in gospel song and dance, Black Nativity is an uplifting and joyous celebration of the season.

Black Nativity

Sunday, December 13
Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur

Mississippi Studios | Portland | 7pm
$25 at door
Two giants of folk and jug come together for a fine evening of music and stories.