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The Weather Report: September 5, 2019
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There’s a fun, relaxed way to throw a dinner party. You put some delicious dips in small bowls, steam and/or slice some veggies, maybe toss in some seafood or whatever else you want, and put it all on a big platter (oh, and eat with your fingers). The French perfected this ritual with The Grand Aioli, commonly found around the terraces of Provence after an early-spring or late-summer garlic harvest. READ MOREby Amy Musser
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Capitol Hill Art Walk at Chophouse RowVideo by Heather Reese
Interview with Alex Connelly, Painter
This body of work has all been created over the past two years during my time in Seattle. I have been inspired by this new city, the energy and nature that surrounds us. I develop my shows up until the day that I set them up so there may be some surprises in the mix! My shows always change from what I think they will look like to what they actually look like. It is absolutely essential to curate the pieces that fit the space. A paint stroke on a canvas is to the canvas what a painting in a space is to the space as a whole. Each painting has purpose and each piece must be hung in a way that develops a harmony within the environment of the show. READ MOREArt installation up at The Cloud Room May 2019-August 2019
The Weather Report: April 2019: When the world seems bleak, art is there to guide us in our experiences of beauty, sadness, joy. Let this show be a beacon toward the light, giving us space to bask in the ethereal, the magic. Light Ways features four artists…READ MORE
Member Q+A with Andrew Means
Today I try to pursue the things that truly nourish and excite me, which tend to have some amount of challenge or jeopardy but much higher rewards. I try to dispense with the things that are mindless (e.g. Instagram, Reddit) and force myself to be intentional and schedule time for the things I love. I still waste a fair amount of time, but it’s surprising how much extra you can do when you clear out some of the chaff. READ MORE
Interview with Chef Makini Howell “I felt there needed to be a space for vegans that gave us the same upscale dining experience for all of our life moments that everyone else has; A place for celebrations and marriage proposals, graduations and all of life's special moments— A happy place.” READ MORE.
Vibrant Palette Arts Center
Interview With Anthony Ukaogo Jr. Of Laid Back Allure + Member Mixtape
PRIDE MONTH: Inspired Seattle with Timothy Bardlavens
The Weather Report FebruaryTschabalala Self is a 26-year-old artist who has been getting a good bit of attention these days, most notably for her whirlwind ascension into the public sphere after getting her MFA from the Yale School of Art program in 2015. Her work was most recently seen at Miami’s Art Basel as well as a variety of international shows. This museum exhibit at Frye, which opened January 26 and runs through spring, is the artist’s first-ever solo museum exhibit in the United States. READ MORE
Summer Events at Chophouse Row!
June Member Mix Tape: Gabrielle Lee
Pride Month at the Cloud Room!
Announcing The Cloud Room Social Innovation Scholarship Winners!
The Weather Report: March 2019 Before ascending the elevator to The Cloud Room, you may notice that there’s a new little sushi counter in Chophouse Row, By Tae. Each day, Chef Sun Hong makes exquisite boxes of grab-and-go sushi for those who are lucky enough to score one before they sell out. READ MORE
BeatClass at The Cloud Room
Member Mix Tape: Raphael of Human Condition Mag
Member Mix Tape: Colton Dixon Wagner
“These are enormous markets,” said Kennedy, “and moving in quickly with a high-quality brand can give us a significant advantage.” Congratulations to Jody Hall from Cloud Room incubated the Goodship Co on expanding to California!
Hot Box brought together Jennifer Lewis from San Francisco's Red Light Lit, April Pride from our own Van Der Pop, and Nick Jaina for a night of knowledge and art aimed at introducing women to the power of weed and sex.
The Cloud Room sponsored Dapper AF in partnership with Town Hall, an evening of queers in conversation about style, fashion and identity.
"From musical acts to inspiring and informative talks by professionals from a range of backgrounds, the bar provides a great — and informal — setting to network with others, get a dose of inspiration, or just relax. "
Inspired Seattle: Chyna McRae and Kevin Shah
The master at work
Of the many Chophouse Row small business's featured in Seattle Met, The Cloud Room's in house personal stylists Cuneiform took front and center to discuss the best of what Seattle offers.
May is Member Appreciation Month!
May Member Mix Tape: Travis Gillett
"Super fun. Great venue. Great musicians. Great cocktails. Great people." - Renny Feb 21 2018
Celebrated LA Chef Jesse Barber joins Napa Valley Vintner Lorenzo Trefethen in Seattle for an evening of remarkable food and wine hosted by Michael Hebb and The Cloud Room.
Barber, Trefethen and Hebb have been hosting dinners together for the past decade, in fact they even built a table together from the historic Trefethen oak tree after it was toppled by a storm. The dinners have occurred on several continents, but August 13th is the first time these three friends will gather a table in Seattle.
Jesse Barber has cooked and helmed the stove in the most renowned restaurants in the U.S., The French Laundry, Per Se, The Tasting Kitchen, clarklewis - and opened his own establishments in LA - always receiving absurd amounts of adoring praise. His passionate food stands outside of the run-of-the-mill farm to table genre and has a personality and style that is timeless and always pushing at the edge of what we know about food.
Lorenzo Trefethen may be the most joyous person in the wine business and he has every reason to be. The third generation family-run vineyard that bears his name has won countless awards, famously triumphing over the French in 1979 at the Gault Millau Wine Olympics and earning the distinction of "Best Chardonnay in the World". In a valley of jacked-up overly-oaked international-style wines, Trefethen continues to craft wines that showcase restraint and a sense of place. Led by Lorenzo and his sister Hailey, Trefethen has quietly become a pioneer in sustainability, adding people, not chemicals, and without fanfare converting all winery operations to solar power.
Facing Homelessness / The Block Project
This special event marked the unveiling and launch of the BLOCK Project, an integrated solution to homelessness powered by the compassion of community. For less than the median price of a single home in Seattle, we are ending homelessness for 20 people living unsheltered in our city. Joined by founders Rex Hohlbein and Jenn LaFreniere , and renowned chefs Jon Sundstrom and Brendan Mcgill
LID THE Interstate 5!
The Lid I-5 Steering Committee has achieved major progress in recent months and is excited to share the latest updates with our coalition partners and neighbors. Councilmember Sally Bagshaw joined us to move this grassroots campaign forward.
Cuniform + Dress for Success
Dress for Success Seattle helps disadvantaged women achieve financial independence with dignity. For the past 15 years, from their current downtown location, they have provided women with free professional attire in order to help them gain and/or maintain jobs and resources. Clothing should never be a barrier to success. Now, in order to keep its doors open to our community, Dress for Success Seattle is in urgent need of funds and a new space.
The founders of cuniform, Christine Tran and Colton Winger, will be hand-selecting garments from this massive clothing inventory, available for purchase at wallet-friendly prices. Buying and wearing recycled clothing is not only the most sustainable way to shop, but you’ll also have two professional stylists around to answer any and all of your fashion questions, and ALL proceeds will go directly to Dress for Success Seattle.
Earth-To-Dinner founder Michael Hebb led us in an evening discussing climate change, while over 500 Earth-To-Dinner events dotted the globe on the same night.
ThunderPussy small show
Molly Sides and Whitney Petty blew our faces off with their soulful, seductive music.
Stranger Genius Launch Party
To launch the Cloud Room, Liz Dunn, gifted 60 memberships to the Stranger Geniuses from the past ten years, making The Cloud Room the unofficial headquarters.
Twist 360 with Sandy Cioffi
Cloud Room member Sandy Cioffi hosted an evening with the Machine To be Another, giving members and the public a VR experience of another gender.
Every Wednesday night James Beard Award winning chef Matt Dillon fills our Chophouse Row courtyard with farms and food.
Laid Back Allure autumn cocktails on the deck.
Tilson Session Vol. 4 featuring jjjacob jjjames
jjjacob jjjames has long been a secret weapon in an exclusive list of Northwest and national artists. Over the past decade he has worked with Harvey Danger, Brandi Carlile, J. Tillman (Father John Misty), Damien Jurado, Minus the Bear, Tilson XOXO, The Secret Sisters, Grand Archives, The Lashes, SHiPS, Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground, Thee Emergency, and many others.
The Cloud Room began with a series of a dozen Sunday dinners that broth together the creative community of Seattle.
The Future is Still Female - A Sing-A-Long
Hosted by Shenandoah Davis and her friends Molly Sides, Alex Niedzialkowski and a chorus of magnificent women belting out our favorite songs by iconic female singers.
Night Cap with David Shields
Our inaugural Nightcap @ The Cloud Room brought together two friends: author David Shields and Stranger Arts Editor Christopher Frizzelle to briefly discuss Shields' new book Other People. "He’s our elusive, humorous ironist, something like a 21st-century Socrates. . . . It almost always reads like a conversation with a highly intelligent friend who, after two beers but before three, decides to chat away about genuinely interesting subjects he’s really thought about." New York Times
Summer Yoga in our courtyard
Celebrate community and love yourself every Saturday this summer. The SweatBox will offer outdoor yoga in the courtyard of Chophouse Row.
It was an unprecedented year of departure, starting with the tragic loss of David Bowie and the subsequent deaths of Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, Leon Russell, Phife Dawg, Merle Haggard, George Michael, and many others that shaped the music that has in-turn shaped our lives. We know of no better way to honor these musical geniuses than to gather together in the warmth of The Cloud Room and sing their songs at full blast.
All Gold Everything, NYE Party
Our annual gold themed New Year’s celebration with the heart pounding sounds of Seattle band Breaks and Swells
Turning the City Upside Down
Golden Repair dinner no. 5 included a fireside chat with former Seattle mayor Mike Mcginn about solving our transportation woes.
Tiny, a film screening
A powerful documentary about homeless youth surviving as pimps, prostitutes, panhandlers, and small-time drug dealers
Holiday Sing-A-long No. 2
Shenandoah Davis and Molly Sides led a packed house in traditional and modern songs of joy and mirth.
DJ Sassy Black
DJ Sassy Black brought deep bass and deeper funk during a gorgeous evening of dance and music.
Valentines Get Down
Hip hop legend Tilson XOXO filled our sparkly rooms with ecstatic dance and deep bass.
On election night we filled the Cloud Room with massage therapists, facial practitioners, wellness shots, and plenty of Mezcal.
In-Q small show
Our friend and celebrated poet In-Q, brought us to tears, and had us rolling in laughter for this rare small performance.
Goodship Academy with Lesley Hazleton
Cloud Room member and best-selling author Lesley Hazleton exploded brains as she spent the evening exploring the concept of infinity.
Tilson Sessions No. 1
The Tilson sessions kicked off with an intimate evening of song with Thomas Hunter of Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
The Cloud Room’s astrologer-in-residence, Stephanie Gailing hosts quarterly AstroSalon's at The Cloud Room Lounge as she takes you on a stellar journey of the coming months.
Lucy Kalanithi Book Club
#1 New York Bestselling co-author of Breath Becomes Air joined us for our inaugural Cloud Room book club.
Lauren Weedman, Tits and Sass
The sparkling Daily Show star brought us a very intimate, packed performance of her show Tits and Sass
Head and the Heart End of Tour Party
One of our favorite Seattle bands took over the Cloud Room for a festive end of tour party.
America Let’s Talk
This campaign designed to inspire listening across the political divide was built and tested at the Cloud Room, launches nationally in 2017.
Bowie Sing A-long Euology
Bowie’s death was shattering, our answer to the grief was to bring together musicians and community members to spend an evening singing his songs, accompanied by the Seattle Rock Orchestra
Capitol Hill Block Party VVIP
Our sunny deck was awash with the musicians performing the Capitol Hill Block Party.
Our Golden Repair dinner series hosted FH founder Rex Hohlbein for an evening of vulnerable and honest conversation.
Glamour and Squalor Viewing Party
We were joined by famed DJ, and subject of Glamour and Squalor Marco Collins
Shout Your Abortion Kick-off
The Cloud Room is the proud birthplace of international female reproductive right’s campaign Shout Your Abortion
Renowned mythologist and teacher Michael Meade stopped by the Cloud Room for an evening discussing his new book The Genius Myth
Nick Licata, Becoming a Citizen Activist
Hometown hero Nick Licata delved deep into the history of activism and the challenges we face.
Holiday Sing-A-long #1
Our first Sing-A-Long was a packed house with songs being led by Rocky Voltalato, Adra Boo, Kris Orlowski, Shenandaoh Davis and many others.
Kimberly Nichole Small Show
The “rock ballerina” and native Seattleite stopped by during her world tour for a rare small show.
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