WSOM Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This Saturday, August 22nd, we will be celebrating the grand finale to an amazing season of West Seattle Outdoor Movies with the film that defined the term “cult classic”. We’re excited to present The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, R) in all its live glory for a special one-night-only show!

 

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The film is celebrating its 40th anniversary this August, and since it’s retirement from the Admiral Theater last November, we thought that is was only fitting that we bring the complete Rocky Horror experience back to West Seattle.

What is the complete experience you might be asking? It includes our official Dr. Frank-N-Furter master of ceremonies, pre-show entertainment, and of course audience partici-(SAY IT!)-pation in the form of callbacks during specific movie scenes, dressing up as favorite characters, props, and much more. Audience members are encouraged to participate as much or as little as they like, so feel free to go all out – or just come to see what it’s all about!

 

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The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm). It will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW. We do encourage all movie-goers to arrive no later than 7:30pm for this special event.

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society and pre-show entertainment by comedians Rick Taylor and Mike Coletta. TapSnap, the photobooth folks, will also be there with backdrops and props to capture the moment.

Our featured charities for the evening are the Furry Faces Foundation and the Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation, so bring cash for the evening raffle! All proceeds will benefit these two charities. Furry Faces is also planning an amazing and unique grand prize from the raffle. The winner will receive VIP access to their own “urban campsite” where they will be treated to hotdogs and their own private viewing area for the show. This is a prize unlike any other we’ve offered and will surely make the winner the envy of all the audience!

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday, August 22nd / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


WSOM Presents Guardians of the Galaxy

West Seattle Outdoor Movies is excited to feature the 2014 action-adventure blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy (PG13) this Saturday, August 15th for our next installment of Outdoor Movies!

This feature presentation is sponsored by Holliday Dental, Homestreet Bank, Bakery Nouveau, Dr. Wolff, and Pagliacci Pizza. So cue up your Walkman, put on some Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (“Hooked on a Feeling” anyone?), and get to West Seattle Outdoor Movies this Saturday with your crew. It’s going to be out of this world galaxy!

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The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm). It will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW.

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society and pre-show entertainment by comedians Scott Losse, Billy Anderson, & Aaron Kirby.

Our featured charity for the evening is the West Seattle Helpline, so bring cash for the evening raffle! All proceeds will benefit Helpline.

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Guardians of the Galaxy

Saturday, August 15th / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


August Art Walk

West Seattle August Art Walk is tomorrow night from 6-9pm. Stop by our participating businesses here in The Junction and in larger West Seattle to have the opportunity to view great art. Many venues will also be offering beverages and snacks and hosting special events, such as the opportunity to meet the artist(s) and hear more about the work. Here’s what’s planned:

Art Walk Summer 2015

In The Junction

 

By Stephen Rock, shown at ArtsWest

And Beyond

 

The West Seattle art walk is a monthly art event that is held the second Thursday of each month 6pm to 9pm year-round. The art walk is hosted by the local West Seattle merchants who feature a wide range of art and showcase our vibrant artist community.

Join us for Art Walk this Thursday August 13th and support our community art scene!

 

West Seattle August Art Walk

Thursday, August 13th from 6-9pm / Various locations in West Seattle


WSOM Presents Big Hero 6

This Saturday night, join us once again for West Seattle Outdoor Movies as we feature the 2014 kid-friendly animated feature, Big Hero 6 (PG).

This feature presentation is sponsored by WSCC, West Seattle Food Bank, White Center Food Bank, Highline Physical Therapy, YMCA, Hope Lutheran School, Shadowland, Dream Dinners, and The Zack & Jodi Hill Team! So grab the kids, chairs, and blankets, pack your sense of fun & adventure, and head down to The Junction this Saturday for Big Hero 6! It’s going to heroically epic!

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The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm). It will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society, a FREE community BBQ (sponsored by the West Seattle Christian Church), and pre-show entertainment by Jackrabbit Starts.

Our featured charities for the evening are the West Seattle Food Bank and the White Center Food Bank. We will be accepting food donations for the food banks as well as having the regular WSOM raffle to benefit these charities.

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Big Hero 6

Saturday, August 8th / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


Elvis visits the Senior Center

Elvis will be gracing the stage of the Senior Center of West Seattle tomorrow night, Friday July 31st, for an evening of rocking fun and great southern comfort food, all approved of by the King of course. Don’t miss out on experiencing your favorite standbys and hits performed in person by West Seattle’s own award-winning Elvis impersonator, Bret Wiggins.

ElvisThe no-host Happy Hour and free photos with the King (compliments of Gail Ann Photography) starts at 5:30pm. Dinner will begin at 6:00pm with the live show starting at 6:30pm. Register now to get the best rate on your tickets by emailing www.sc-ws.org or by calling (206) 932-4044 ext 1.

This event is a fundraiser for the Senior Center. The Senior Center of West Seattle strives to promote independence and life enjoyment by providing access to medical/legal services, community housing resources, lifelong learning opportunities and social events to keep seniors engaged in our community.

 

Elvis at the Senior Center of West Seattle

Friday, July 31st / Doors open at 5pm / 4217 SW Oregon St


WSOM Presents Raising Arizona

You are invited to join us this Saturday for 2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies as we feature the 1987 Coen Brothers’ classic, Raising Arizona (PG-13)! This movie event is sponsored by Curious Kidstuff, LaVida Massage, and the West Seattle Farmers Market. So bring a pack of legally-purchased diapers for our charity, leave the pantyhose at home, and get ready for a hilarious evening with this cult comedy. (Bonus points to anyone who gets the references!)

Raising Arizona

The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm). It will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW.

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society and pre-show entertainment by Jeremy Serwer and the Spaghetti Benders. Our featured charity for the evening is WestSide Baby. As previously mentioned, we will also be accepting diaper donations at the event plus having the regular WSOM raffle all to benefit the charity.

So bring your blankets, chairs, and family & friends for the 11th year of West Seattle Outdoor Movies!

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Raising Arizona

Saturday, August 1st / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


West Seattle Farmers Market Video

On June 14th, the West Seattle Farmers Market celebrated a big milestone in its history – it made its permanent move to California Avenue in The Junction. The move has given the Farmers Market extra room and a better layout which has resulted in space for more vendors and record breaking attendance. We’re excited to see how it’s grown and can’t wait to find out what’s in store for the Market in the future.

Recently the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, the team that manages the West Seattle Farmers Market, shared this short video about the move made by Watching West Seattle. We in turn would like to share it with you. Thanks for supporting our local Market and the farmers who make it possible!


WSOM Presents Singles

This Saturday night, join us for another installment of 2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies as we feature the 1992 local cult favorite, Singles (PG-13), sponsored by West Seattle Blog and Elliott Bay Brewing! BONUS, bring your lucky flannel and see if you can spot your favorite locations around Seattle that are featured in the film. Allegedly, there’s a West Seattle scene too.

Singles

The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm) and will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW.

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society and pre-show entertainment by Stay Tuned the Band. Our featured charity for the evening will be the Northwest Center.

So bring your blankets, chairs, and family & friends for the 11th year of West Seattle Outdoor Movies!

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Singles

Saturday, July 25th / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


Call For Artist – Junction Plaza Park

Junction Plaza Park’s construction was complete in 2010 and it has been a welcome addition to the neighborhood ever since. Now we are on the cusp of realizing the park’s full vision by announcing a Call for Artists to create a major art installation. With funding from an alley vacation agreement through The Spruce Project, we have $25,000 to invest in a new piece of neighborhood art.

Help West Seattle find the right artist!  Please see the Call for Artist attachment here.  Deadline for submissions is August 17.

junc_plaza_dev_perspectives2Junction Plaza Park One Year

Winner! – #wssummerfest Photo Contest

Summer Fest weekend went by in a whirlwind of color, music, fun. We had a great time organizing the festival, and were thrilled to see how many people posted and shared the good times being had at Summer Fest on their social media. Perusing your photos under the hashtag #wssummerfest was the perfect capstone to our Summer Fest experience, but choosing a winner for the #wssummerfest photo contest was not easy!

Summer Fest Photo Contest

We had so many very excellent entries from across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with Instagram (not surprisingly) being the most heavily represented. We wanted to include a few shout-outs to some amazing honorable mentions that we’ve included in the photo mosaic above:

@mrbobbailey, @jujualkibeach, @kariesyourstylist, @adamway, @samkindofwonderful, @kristonisms, @urbansoule, and @katebraden.

Thanks for posting your pics and for sharing your Summer Fest experience with us!

 

Summer Fest Photo Contest Winner

It was incredibly tough to pick a winner amongst these entries, but in the end we selected the above photo by @tracysivilay. Her caption reads:

Another priceless reaction to the music: MIND BLOWN. #wssummerfest #peytonsivilay #babybanz #11monthsold #musicfestival

We thought that her Instagram pic really captures the essence of Summer Fest family fun and having new experiences together – which gets exactly to the heart of the festival. Wouldn’t it be amazing to relive seeing your first live band? We felt like we did when we saw Tracy’s photo!

Tracy has won a $100 shopping spree to The Junction! We’d like to say congrats to Tracy, and to everyone who participated in the contest. We’re already looking forward to planning next year’s Summer Fest and can’t wait to blow your minds once again. Thanks for coming out this past weekend!