The Hideout

Every week we feature one of the places, people, or organizations that makes Seattle such a weird, lovely, and magical place to live. We want to share with you the stuff that inspires us, so that when we’re all gone you’ll have some more wonderful things to do!

Up on First Hill, a short walk from the messy mosh pit of Capitol Hill, is a lovely respite from all that taxes you. The Hideout is one of those perfect dark and moody holes in the fabric of spacetime that you spend your whole life looking for.

With work by most of Seattle’s best artists hanging all around us, from floor to ceiling, we often find ourselves inspired to wade nipple deep into hushed conspiratorial conversations around candle lit slabs of glass, with expertly bruised orange peel floating in our sazeracs. Many a scintillating affair has been fueled by the dark romantic ambiance and skillfully crafted cocktails.

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The Hideout is simply the best place in Seattle to create, scheme, and fall in love.
http://www.hideoutseattle.com/

We are giving out a t-shirt to @messaolson for their spunky surprised look at Smash Putt’s! Deconstruction Zone hole. This manical robot is sure to excite, as it permanently alters the state of your ball, muahaha! Want a t-shirt for posting photographic Smash Putt! mayhem?! Just tag #smashputt or check in @smashputt on your favorite form social media, and you’ll have a chance to be our weekly winner!

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“What is happening to my ball???”

Goodship, local creators of delightful marijuana infused edible treats, will be at Smash Putt! this Thursday! Goodship organizes elevating and inspiring arts and cultural events all around Seattle. You can purchase tickets over here at this special event page! Sneaky! Head over and sign up for their mailing list to find out about their other awesome events www.thegoodship.com.

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Goodship is a collective of Seattle’s most accomplished culinary wizards, artists, and lovely humans with a mission to inspire and bring joy to your world. Look for their stuff in your favorite cannabis outlet!
To celebrate Goodship, we’re also throwing down a special discount for this weekend only! If you can’t come thursday, then use code “goodship” for 20% off tickets anytime this weekend!

Pastor Kaleb!

We’re featuring our favorite local legends each week to let you know what to do after Smash Putt leaves planet earth forever in just 7 weekends! Take heart, there are lovely friends and weirdos for you to get to know!

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Kaleb Kerr is one of our favorite performers and all around great guys. Among his decades of local amazing performances, he may be best known for Pastor Kaleb’s Sunday Service, a production that has become tradition spanning generations. Good news, friends, tickets just went up for sale for this year’s service! Put on your Sunday best and get a kick in pants! Candy for kids and Bloody Marys for the adults!

Pastor Kaleb’s Sunday Service is an unique celebration of the weirdness that brings us all together. Musical acts, sing-alongs, and variety show madness! There are few events that will fill your heart like this!

Check out the event on Facebook – Pastor Kaleb’s Sunday Service!

Photo Bomb!

Things get really crazy at Smash Putt! Check out@dnielle_pf‘s photo of some Smash Putt antics!! We love everyone who comes and plays and when we see photos like this we have to give ‘em a shirt! You could get a shirt from us too! Just tag your shit #smashputt or check in down at our venue and we might pick your your pics!

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Look at those lovely Smash Putt faces!

Hey friends! Get ready for Saint Patrick’s Day at Smash Putt!

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We’ll have drink specials all weekend for anyone wearing green! Doff your best jeff cap, clip on your sock garters and get down for a round!

Use code ‘greenballs’ for 20% this weekend’s tickets!

Go to http://smashputt.com for tickets

 

Annex Theatre

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We’re name checking some of our favorite cultural institutions and artists in Seattle before we wink out of existence. We just want to leave you with some hope for the future 🙂

Annex Theatre is one of our favorite ‘hidden in plain sight’ Seattle gems. On the corner of Pike & 11th on Capitol Hill, you can be forgiven if you haven’t been bold enough to venture three stories up their nondescript stairway, but you’re definitely missing out.

Annex Theatre presents a forum for experimentation and real risk taking. Frankly, we’ve seen many productions at Annex that are so bold and exuding of raw talent that you cannot stop talking about them. That’s the importance of Annex, it’s a space that demands of their artists to truly challenge themselves and try out new things. And frankly, we need to cherish this sort of antidote to the mundane commodified ‘culture’ that mainstream media spoon feeds us every fucking day.

Annex Theatre features two monthly shows that cannot be missed.

On the first Friday of every month Annex is host to the brilliant variety show ‘Spin the Bottle’, packed with amazing music, comedy, and chaos! And at the Annex on the first Sunday of every month, catch the Weird and Awesome Emmett Montgomery Show which is a show that we can only describe as post-post stand-up comedy.

Also, their lobby bar has some of the best cans of PBR in the city. Head over there right now! http://www.annextheatre.org/

There’s some serious fun and mischief to be had at Smash Putt! And we’re giving away t-shirts to people our favorite photos of people having a weird time at Smash Putt! Tag your images #smashputt or checkin at our venue on your favorite social rabbit hole and you might win a Smash Putt! shirt!!

Check out our winner this week!

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Now that’s some good Fooseball defense!

Our archivists unearthed an interesting chapter in the history of our historic 1122 Post Ave, illustrated with Kenyon’s continuous ghostly grip on the building into the middle of the century. It seems 1122 Post Ave was home to Coronet Toy Manufacturing, makers of horrific nightmare toys.

We unearthed what seems like a puff piece from the normally hard hitting Seattle Times in December 7th, 1947. The article is mostly human interest drivel about children visiting this den of devilish plush dolls. But we can clearly see in the photo evidence of some serious demonic infiltration.

First, of course, we must point out the dolls. Seriously, this bear is going to kill you.

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..and that’s not atypical of toys manufactured in this building, and lest you think we are leaning heavily on grainy black & white newspaper imagery to emphasize the evils, we bring you a rare color photo of a Santa doll by Coronet “Toy” Manufacturing.

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A truly satanic creature.

But that isn’t all. Clearly pictured here amongst the other children is the PNW’s most infamous domestic terrorist, who is still wanted by the FBI.

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It is clear that Kenyon’s engineering has made 1122 Post Avenue a nexus point for cryptonoir spiritual coalescence; This is a place where raw phantasmical energies run rampant. We couldn’t think of a better venue for our finale edition of Smash Putt!

Use code ‘nightmaretoys’ for 20% off this weekend!

Buy tickets now at http://smashputt.com  –  they sell quickly!

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We’re giving a shout out to some of the institutions that make Seattle a weird and wonderful place. It’s our way of passing the torch as we leave forever!

Just a stone’s throw from the drunken fracas know to Capitol Hill locals as ‘the pit’, The Eclectic Theater is a hidden gem of transportive delight! The Eclectic is a humble little black box theatre with hand-me-down furniture bedecked makeshift bar/lobby and creaky theater seats on saggy risers… in other words, exactly what we need more of in the ever simulacrum filled bar/entertainment wasteland that has come along with ever changing face of Seattle. It’s important to maintain cultural spaces where people can afford to take chances, make mistakes, and sometimes find something precious.

The Eclectic Theater hosts an ever changing selection of performing arts including experimental theater, screenplay readings, improv, sketch, and, importantly, they are platform that you can rent for your own small productions! The Eclectic is also home to one Seattle’s only monthly long form improv workshop, the Mammoth, which is simply great.

https://eclectictheater.wordpress.com/

Take a risk on some local talent, and check out their calendar today!

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