CULTURE

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 

Tilson Session Vol. 3 featuring The Seshen.

A San Francisco Bay Area-based band led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. This chemistry is complemented by St. Juste’s stirring vocals and soul-baring lyrics – the meditations of a self-emancipated spectator who explores worlds, both real and imagined. 

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

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. 

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. 

Night Market 

Every Wednesday night James Beard Award winning chef Matt Dillon fills our Chophouse Row courtyard with farms and food. 

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. 

Family Suppers 

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. 

Fallen Heroes

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. 

Election Decompression 

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.

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. 

Facing Homelessness 

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 

Michael Meade 

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.