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Here’s what the latest issue of The Seattle Weekly had to say about the party we are collaborating on for Sunday the 23rd:

“Spencer Moody sure knows how to spread some holiday cheer. From the giant illuminated nativity scene window display in his junk/home accoutrements shop the Anne Bonny to donating his lap as a red-headed Jolly Old St. Nick at the Cha Cha Christmas party (sporting his own beard), there’s no shortage of spirit. Tonight he continues, contributing his crate of gems to Noble Destiny, a “Holiday Dance Party” as DJ Fat Buddy Holly. Moody, whose live performances as a musician tend to lean towards the noise, rock and sometimes screaming variety, won’t get into specifics, but promises that tonight, “Everyone who comes will hear their very favorite music. And that’s a guarantee. It’s not a money back guarantee, but it’s a guarantee.” Between he, local favorite Sam Rousso Soundsystem (of the popular, recently-defunct club night Ruff Gemz), Kendra is Magic of Dreamburger and NYC-based Rezound, it’s a guarantee that will likely be made good”.

Party of the season?

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Synapse Product Development held its annual Christmas party in their office this year. The Synapsters arrived to a winter wonderland filled with snowboards, skis, and disco balls. All guests were treated to a walk down a tree-lined aisle culminating in a glowing sculpture of an icy mountain. All twenty-five Christmas trees were purchased from the Dunshee House Christmas Tree sale, with the lion’s share of the proceeds going to their programming, including the Seattle Aids Support Group. A guitarist strummed as Synapsters, friends, families and clients nibbled on tasty morsels from The Boat Street Kitchen and sugary snowballs from Trophy Cupcakes. The elegant affair was punctuated by a skateboard exhibition in the company’s in-office half pipe and a parade led by girls dressed in winter forest ensembles.

All photos by Philip Kramer.

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As the clock struck 7 p.m. over 200 people gathered in a lobby for the ZAAZ holiday party. They were surprised when they were whisked upstairs to the their office-com-nightclub replete with stiltwalkers, the larger than life bust of a stallion ice luge, and the two largest black satined and be-ostrich feathered dream catchers the world has ever known. Guests were treated to copious amounts of dim sum, Veuve Cliquot, and video projections as they danced to the sweet beats of the Sam Rousso Soundsystem. Belly dance performances were held on the hour in the hookah village as ZAAZ staff munched on mediterranean tastes from Cedars restaurant. The ZAAZ holiday party was in full David Lynchian effect as a man dressed in a penguin suit and Charlie Chaplin mustache bounced up and down on a bed at the Mayflower Park Hotel across the street holding a moveable light marquee saying, “Something tells me you are having a holiday party”. To cap it off there was a glamorous performance by the gorgeous Atomic Bombshells Burlesque and a raucous CEO birthday honoring cake smashing ceremony. At 12 o’clock no one turned into a pumpkin but hundreds of Dick’s burgers arrived, as well as Neapolitan pizza from Via Tribunali and the taste of childhood smore’s in the body of elegant chocolates by Sculpt. By the end of the party, staffers and guests who weren’t in the karaoke room or dancing on the bar were treated to a performance by the Merce Cunningham duo in the Ice Lounge.

All photos by Philip Kramer.

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nobledestiny.jpg The Adventure School is partnering with some totally hilarious members of the community to bring you a sweet holiday dance party. This dance party will be a good way to unwind after eight nights of the Festival of Lights and shopping all month for X-mas gifts. The Adventure School is looking forward to the DJ styling of former Murder City Devil and current member of Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death musician, Spencer Moody. We are also excited to dance do the sounds of Chelsea “Bring ‘EM Out” Alvarez, fun mastermind Sam Rousso Sound System and two New Yorkers, Rezound and K Magick!!!!!!!!!

There will be a holiday gift faire, surprises and over-the-top decor. So get ready, this party is just around the corner.

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green-is-sexy-header.jpgCheck out the spotlight on The Adventure School on Green is Sexy!

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green-is-sexy-header.jpg The Adventure School is lucky enough to be featured on the environmental website, Green is Sexy this December 2007. Green is sexy is a website started by three environmentally conscious friends to change the world one easy eco-tip at a time. green-is-sexy-crew.jpg

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On November 17, 2007 influential art collectors, curators, artists and art celebrities gathered together for a night of sequined and feathered debauchery including art, food, drinks and dancing to benefit Crawl Space Gallery. DJs Sam Rousso Soundsystem and DJ Glitterpants and played enthusiastic tunes as Monika MoSure applied psychedelic glam warrior face paint to all those interested. Attendees sipped on 15 years worth of exquisite wines from a private wine cellar and documented their looks in a photo booth constructed by Crawl Space Gallery Director, Anne Mathern. The girls of Shimmy Deluxe served ‘cockatiels’ and Hors d’Å“uvres to such Seattle notables as Jim Harris, Greg Lundgren, and John Behnke. This fundraiser was hosted by Seattle Art Museum Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary art Michael Darling, internationally recognized video art pioneer Gary Hill, and The Crawl Space Booster Club Kids Jim and Molly O’Donnell, Betsey Brock, Eric Frederickson and Greg Kucera. The Adventure School helped raise over $10,000 for Crawl Space Gallery from internationally known arts philathropists Bill and Ruth True, John and Charlotte Behnke, Jon and Mary Shirley.

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The Stranger music columnist, Eric Grandy, reviewed the Crawl Space Bazaar Party in his column, Fucking In the Streets in this week’s issue of The Stranger. He reviewed our party alongside a concert by the brazilliant M.I.A. Not bad! M.I.A’s stunningly bright style would have been right at home at our party, Grandy alludes, “One of the problems with parties at art galleries is all the damn light—the gallery people want you to see the art, but a dance party naturally wants a nightclub’s flattering darkness. But Bazaar’s Day-Glo aesthetic neatly solved the problem, as everybody looked much cooler lit up bright than they would have in the dark”. paper-rad-shirts.jpg

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anne-mathern-john-behnke-betsey-brock.jpgAnne Mathern, John Behnke and Betsey Brock
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Crawl Space Artists, Brad Biancardi and Ori Ornstein

The Crawl Space Bazaar party was full of surprises, a little advertised fact was a closet turned photobooth behind the bar at the party. Guests squeezed their bedazzled selves into the closet in couples and trios and teams to capture the debauchery and fun digitally. Anne Mathern, created the booth using a digital camera and a user controlled switch, with little warning, flicks were snapped and these are the results, The Photo Booth pics! There were 200 in all, starring the lucky few who discovered this secret and fabulous feature of the the best party of the year.

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