The Cloud Room Suggests: January

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Elliot Bay is a local treasure and their Global Issues Book Group, reads and discusses books on the vital Political, Economic, Environmental and Social issues that challenge humankind in the 21st Century. This month is White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. 

Anime Creek, Taylar Elizza Beth, Mirrorgloss, Alaia

Seattle indie two-piecer Anime Creek will be joined by Taylar Elizza Beth, Mirrorgloss, and Alaia for a night of soul-infused rock, twee punk, cosmic hiphop, and jangly pop. 

Suffer for Beauty: Women's History Revealed Through Undergarments

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Auburn's White River Valley Museum is once again in the news mounting a provocative, visually fascinating, and dialog-provoking exhibit: Suffer for Beauty: Women's History Revealed Through Undergarments.

Strenuous exercise, perpetual dieting, mammoplasty, liposuction, body waxing, skin peals, and some very expensive and uncomfortable undergarment fashions; these are just some of the ways women try to sculpt and refashion their bodies." (Promo Copy)

206 Q

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A night of queer art and artists at one of the coolest local venues right in our own neighborhood!

Constitutional Stress Test: Can the Democracy Survive the Current President?

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Bob Ferguson has been suing the Trump Administration since Day One and for that Washington State loves him. Come hear him discuss the future of our Constitutional Democracy, and what we need to do to save it.

Straight White Men

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A family drama thats more than meets the eye. Stranger theater critic says Straight White Men "goes far beyond cheap satire, ultimately becoming a compassionate and stimulating exploration of one man's existential crisis."

Black Lives Matter: Let Black Liberation Ring

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A curated film class series about movies that changed film and changed the world. Sign up early and get your knowledge hats on!

St.Vincent

The inimitable St. Vincent released a gorgeous album earlier this year and if it wasn't on your best of 2017 list it should have been. She's in Seattle for two nights at the Moore- this is a can't miss. 

The inimitable St. Vincent released a gorgeous album earlier this year and if it wasn't on your best of 2017 list it should have been. She's in Seattle for two nights at the Moore- this is a can't miss. 

The inimitable St. Vincent released a gorgeous album last year that should have been on everyones best of list. She's here for two nights at the Moore- get tickets now!

Womxn Act On Seattle

On the anniversary of the Womxn's March, the organizers are putting together a day of actions around the city. Bring the family, bring your partners, bring your friends and make democracy happen. 

On the anniversary of the Womxn's March, the organizers are putting together a day of actions around the city. Bring the family, bring your partners, bring your friends and make democracy happen. 

On the anniversary of the Womxn's March last January, the organizers have put together a day of actions around Seattle. Bring your partners, family, and friends and make democracy happen. 

#MeToo in Tech: How Men Can Help

If you have a loved one in tech and they happen to be male- send them here please. If you are a male in tech, go here please. Change starts from within, and the time is now. 

Best of 2017: A Very Short List

2017 was a rough one folks. Regardless of political orientation (or lack there of) both our local and global communities faced some serious issues in the past year. From the summer wildfires, to the bizarre reality of POTUS Tweets, to a mediocre season of Game of Thrones, saying goodbye to this year should be easier than most. 

However good things do come in times of darkness so we thought we'd look back at 2017 positively. Here in no particular order are the Top 6 Moments of 2017. 

6. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: If the monarchy is going to be relevant for anything anymore it better be for heartwarming stories of biracial American princesses and former hunky bad boys turned champions of equality. May their future be bright and their kingdom strong. 

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5. Kevin Durant's Mom: The Real MVP finally gets a championship ring, and the results are impossible not to smile over. 

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4. Southwest Airlines flew puppies out of Hurricane Harvey: We would definitely pay for that upgrade. 

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3. Roy Moore did not win the Alabama election: This one is a mixed bag, as getting to the point where Roy Moore could have won the election is bad enough, and the margin was truly thin. However we are counting this as a win, and want to thank the coalition of young progressives and black voters (especially black women) who came out and did the thing that many Americans could not do. 

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2. Moonlight won Best Picture: In a truly deserving move, Moonlight won Best Picture and Best Director at the 2017 Academy Awards, making it the first film directed by a black man to win Best Director and the first film about an LGBTQ character to win Best Picture. Barry Jenkins's story of love and growth was one of the most beautiful artistic statements of the year, and we cheered along with everyone else when he won (even if it was a confused way). 

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1. This guy: @sarperduman: This Instanbul based pianist plays songs for his pack of adopted street cats. The palpable connection remind us all that even though humans are flawed, they are occasionally wonderful. 

 

Thats it! Here's to a better year in 2018. May your holidays be merry and bright. 

Cloud Room Suggests: December

Washington Brewers Guild 2017 Winter Beer Festival

Its the holidays! Nothing says celebrate the season like imbibing to the fullest. First up in the relevatory sphere of events is the Washington Brewers Guild Festival celebrating all things winter beer. Take the pup for a nice run in the park and then settle in for a late afternoon brew (or two). 

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STG Presents: Sam Harris and the Waking Up Podcast

"In the fall of 2014, Sam Harris staged a series of live events — in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco—to coincide with the publication of his book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. In these talks, Harris discussed a range of experiences that have traditionally been considered “spiritual”—in particular the phenomenon of self-transcendence. Although such experiences tell us nothing about the origins of the cosmos, they confirm some well-established truths about the human mind: Our conventional sense of self is an illusion; positive emotions, such as compassion and serenity, are teachable skills; and the way we think can profoundly influence our lives and the lives of others. "Sounds pretty cool no?

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Citrus Room Squeeze

Our very own Citrus Room podcast (ne: Brittaney Bunjong, Community Manager and creative force) is throwing a party up the street. Slide through, drink and dance a little!

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Chophouse Row Guilty Holiday Party

The only function you want to be at this season. Champagne and cannabis, drag queens, Tilson in a Santa suit, what more do you need to get in the spirit?

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Twilight Noodle Slurp

Put on and led by the Wing Luke Museum, the Twilight Noodle Slurp brings the best of the International District to your mouth with over 45 minutes of artisan noodles and local business. Perfect for warming up on a cold evening while imbuing local culture and history. 

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Industrial Revelation Plays Bjork

Local Genuis's (and Cloud Room Members!) Industrial Revelation play all of Homogenic. This one is a can't miss. 

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Homo for the Holidays

A Capitol Hill Institution featuring some of the most enduring stars of the Seattle entertainment world. Bring in the gay yuletidings!

 

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Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice Celebration

Whether you celebrate the holidays by partying till dawn, or embarking on long solo hikes, take this holiday seasons to regroup, refresh and reconnect. This year has been hard! You deserve a break. 

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Member Mix Tape: Ben Lindbloom

Ben Lindbloom is a Seattle based photographer, musician, and Cloud Room member who specializes in lifestyle and outdoor brands. To kick off Member Mix Tape, we asked Ben a few key questions and he made us a playlist of his favorite songs to (co) work too. Check out his work for such local icons as Filson, Capitol Hill Block Party and The Goodship Co here.

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Top 5 happy hours (local or global!)

  1. Casco Antiguo (Pioneer Square)
  2. Poquitos (Capitol Hill)
  3. Momiji (Capitol Hill)
  4. Captain Blacks (Capitol Hill)
  5. Taylor Shellfish (Capitol Hill)

Where do you take someone new to Seattle?

If they're outdoorsy, I take them on a day-hike in the Cascades. Mt. Pilchuck is probably my favorite. If they like to eat, I take them to Capitol Hill or Pioneer Square. The Captain Blacks patio is also great for afternoon drinks. Casco Antiguo is my go-to for dinner. 

What do you do to decompress from work?

Cooking. Or playing music with my band, Sundries. 

Listen to Bens Playlist Here

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Chophouse Row Tenants Featured in Seattle Met's November Issue

This month we are honored to announce that multiple members of the Cloud Room family are featured in Seattle Met’s Best 100 Little Shops! Even in the digital age, brick and mortar business is the core of any city and Seattle Met has picked their top Seattle shops just in time for the holiday season. In this issue resident Cloud Room stylists Colton and Christine of Cuniform share what they love about Seattle, and our very own Sundry is included in the new wave of corner markets taking over the city, alongside Cloud Room member Dani Cone's Cone and Steiner.
 
Included as well are Chophouse Row and Piston & Ring tenants HonedGood WeatherNiche Outside and Sway and Cake Pop-Up Shop. The Cloud Room is so proud to be part of a community that supports and houses so many wonderful entrepreneurs and business owners, so please stop in and say hello to everyone who made the list. Check out the article below or pick up a copy on newsstands this month!

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