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We’ve tapped the infamous Stella Rose to perform as a puppet go-go dancer. We are in for a super mysterious puppet-y treat at the Labyrinth New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball and Lifelong AIDS Alliance Fundraiser. You may have seen this elegant lady in the streets, at Hard Times at Ye Olde War Room, Columbia City Cabaret, Seattle International Cabaret Festival. Get to know the fabulous Stella Rose here on the adventure blog:

What skill do you want to learn?

Deep sea dry humping

Food and drink you don’t want to live without?

Veggie Mini Chicken Ham and Saint Germain.

The scariest thing you can think of?
Running out of makeup.
Your favorite party supply?
Novelty plastic boobs that double as party poppers.
Your favorite book of the moment?
I don’t read. I like pictures.
Describe your dream party place.
An over-sized hollowed out cake.
What is the evil version of you like?
She wears boot-cut jeans and eats a lot of McFishwiches.
What gives you confidence?
Lipstick and heels.
Name four essential elements of a good party.
Booze, food, sparkles, and assholes.
Favorite adventure supply?
A parade float that shoots frosting and sprinkles.

Describe the best party you ever attended.
It was either that gay Barbie party or that gay nazi party. Both involved people falling through windows.
Hotel room or campsite?
Hotel room. A lady does not sleep in a tent.
Do you have a style icon?
A dumpster filled with my size Barbies, kittens, dirty diapers, and a really soggy pizza. The dumpster is wearing a large brassiere. It is on fire.
What is your spirit animal?
Phoebe Fondue
Stella Rose
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One amazing young artist who is a mastermind of the new project in town, TARL, is sculptor Matt Browning. A young man whose body of work is self-identified as an examination of both lunacy and beauty (and drinking games!) will make a lovely addition to your New Year’s Eve end of the Aughts Freakout Party Session! Join us and him ring in what promises to be a glorious year. In 2010, get to know: Matt Browning.

What skill do you want to learn?

I want to be able to jump and have the jump rope go under me twice and then land and be able to keep
jumping rope.

Food and drink you don’t want to live without?

Pilot bread and Gatorade.

The scariest thing you can think of?

It has nothing to do with partying, that’s for sure.

Your favorite party supply?

Birdman.

Your favorite book of the moment?

Gmail.

Describe your dream party place.

Washington.

What is the evil version of you like?

Ashton Kutcher.

What gives you confidence?

Rebar and Jessica.

Name four essential elements of a good party.

Plan. Prepare. Protect. Party.

What do you appreciate most about a party host?

That they are hosting a party.

Favorite adventure supply?

Nick Ziakin.

Describe the best party you ever attended.

A high school party in a llama field had a heart to heart corner set up for me.

Hotel room or campsite?

Campsite.

Do you have a style icon?

Yes.

Where is your next adventure destination?

The land of sleep.

If you could teach a class about anything in the world ever, what
would you teach?

Whittling.

Your motto?

We gon’ chase it till we can’t chase it no more, so you might as well eat this food.

What is your spirit animal? Internet quiz sez Wolverine.

Matt Browning

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As promised here is another installment of who is TARL and why is TARL. A very smart and beautiful young woman named Jessica Powers is a founding member of this up-and-coming-sure-to-stretch-your-brainz art collective. Read her profile and get to know her, you might be lucky enough to love her as much as we do. If you want to check out what Jessica and TARL are up to and whet your appetite for their New Year’s Eve hi-jinx then you should definitely attend an exhibition they are hosting this Saturday! I will include all the info at the end of this profile.

JESSICA POWERS TO-THE-MAX

What skill do you want to learn?
Ron-Ron Juice mastery by Thursday.

Food and drink you don’t want to live without?
Pho / beer.

The scariest thing you can think of?
Being stuck at a Sequim-based hunting turn-out in the 5th dimension.

Your favorite party supply?
ELI HANSEN.

Your favorite book of the moment?
I like your work: art and etiquette, Edited by Paper Monument.  This
tiny, hilarious text features contributions from 38 artists, critics,
curators, and dealers on the sometimes serious and sometimes
ridiculous topic of manners in the art world.  Typical entry: Q. When
does breach of etiquette play a role in embarrassing or awkward
encounters?  A. One kiss, two kisses or three?  One is never sure.

Describe your dream party place.
Z-Man’s house in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (before all the bad
acid and murders).

What is the evil version of you like?
Disrespectful.  Promiscuous.  Angst-ridden.  Basically me at 15.

What gives you confidence?
Reality TV.

Name four essential elements of a good party.
1).  Spontaneity
2).  Open minded guests
3).  Outrageous party gimmicks (i.e. karaoke RV)
4).  Costumes — will someone please bring back the dress up box?!

What do you appreciate most about a party host?
I appreciate a host who never makes me feel like I am partying wrong,
even when I am.

Favorite adventure supply?
Headlamps! Are! Crucial!

Describe the best party you ever attended.
The best parties give you access to places you never knew existed.  In
college I went to a tepid jazz show at some random warehouse and
noticed a cluster of women who looked like Whitesnake video extras
loitering in a hallway near the washroom. They invited me to a party
at the porn studio next door where an entire room was dedicated to
mattresses and lava lamps. That night I drank whiskey at a prop bar,
learned to use throwing stars in an S&M dungeon and finally started to
appreciate the difficulty of pole acrobatics.  Just when I thought
things could not get any better, a Leather Daddy took me to his ‘art’
studio upstairs to reveal thousands (no shit) of eco-conscious
airbrush paintings he had made depicting dolphins and gas masks.
Perfection.

Hotel room or campsite?
Depends completely on the company.  Ideal campsite companions need to
not care about showering, going to the closest ‘town’ each day and /
or subsiding on more than beer, hotdogs and bagels.  Hotel companions
should feel comfortable in robes, confident taking advantage of the
situation (i.e. getting your room cleaned daily to procure more
L’Occitane products) and productive doing nothing more than ordering
room service and watching HBO all day.

Do you have a style icon?
Lindsay Lohan: yesterday, today, forever… especially the time she
wore her alcohol monitoring bracelet to Pure Nightclub.

Where is your next adventure destination?
LA / Vegas.

If you could teach a class about anything in the world ever, what
would you teach?

The University of Wisconsin offers a course called Daytime Serials:
Family and Social Roles.  I like to think that I have watched enough
GH to help college students determine how the relationship of Luke and
Laura could help stabilize humanity as we know it today.

Your motto?
Don’t be tardy for the party.

What is your spirit animal?
Once a Whole Foods checker urged me not to buy squid because it was
her ‘spirit animal’.  I ate the squid.

Jessica Powers

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“TARL hosts an exhibition by Vancouver artists Raymond Boisjoly and Ryan Peter, on view at 1447 21st Ave in Seattle, with an artist talk at Western Bridge preceding the opening.

Using a specious art historical reference as their starting point, Raymond + Ryan have created a wooden dinosaur sculpture with a sound component, a text piece, and a series of collages for their exhibition, THIS IS THE FUTURE, the Rest is History. Mistaking the part for the whole, they have replaced the idea with its realization–the work itself. Indexing the creative possibilities of misreading, Raymond + Ryan seek to find what was never there in the first place.

Raymond Boisjoly + Ryan Peter have been working together on their sometimes nameless collaboration since 2008. Their practice concerns the various guises of objects and materials within contemporary art and popular culture and has included works in sculpture, video, and installation.

Artist Talk
Saturday December 12, 2009
Western Bridge, Seattle
6pm

Opening Reception
Saturday December 12
1447 21st Ave, Seattle
7:30pm

Exhibition
December 12 – 20, 2009
1447 21st Ave, Seattle
Open Saturdays noon to 5pm and by appointment

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Labyrinth NYE

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There is a new thing going on in town/the universe. You haven’t heard of TARL? Well, meet one of it’s members, a guy named Rebar. And be prepared to see what TARL can do to your brain on NYE 2010. What is the worst that could happen? You find enlightenment as you enter 2010 thanks to TARL? Will you be the one to teach Rebar Niemi to drive a car with a manual transmission? Stay tuned for more TARLites on the blog in the next few days and get ready to fall in love with them.

What skill do you want to learn?
How to drive a stick. I’ve lied about knowing for years.

Food and drink you don’t want to live without?
Respectively, fast and cheap. As in fast food – cheap drink.

The scariest thing you can think of?
A nightmare where I am unable to beat up a hipster who is talking shit
and yet I am forced to repeatedly confront him only to be whisked away
and be robbed of climactic showdown.

Your favorite party supply?
Beatz, Birs, Bros

Your favorite book of the moment?
The Great Satan ‘Eblis’ By Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

Describe your dream party place.
A basement, an RV, a backyard, a tunnel. I’ve said too much.

What is the evil version of you like?
Psycho-Sociopath Kari Ann Penice

What gives you confidence?
Being born with swagger.

Name four essential elements of a good party.
Bad decisions, Hoofprint bruises, beerisky, none of the above

What do you appreciate most about a party host?
If they provide costume supplies, level of excess, discerning taste.

Favorite adventure supply?

Party time survival kit – (craft knife, lighter[s], layered clothing)

Describe the best party you ever attended.
I won 6 games in a row of beer pong, talked smack for hours, and
vomited on important signage.

Hotel room or campsite?
Synonyms.

Do you have a style icon?
Lee Marvin crossed with Cam’Ron

Where is your next adventure destination?

The Desert

If you could teach a class about anything in the world ever, what
would you teach?

Trolling.

What’s your motto?
If I draw, you’re cut.

What’s your spirit animal?
Hawk.

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One of Seattle’s sauciest will be on hand to beguile you on New Year’s. Yes . . . pin-up model, THE Fuchsia FoXXX, voted Seattle’s Sexiest Burlesque Dancer and Seattle’s Sexiest Bellydancer aka your dream girl will be shaking it as the Noble Fox. Come learn from her how you can best ring in 2010!

What skill do you want to learn?

I want to learn how to jump and turn, I want to learn modern dance, flamenco dancing. I would like to learn how to surf cause it scares the crap out of me and I grew up around surfers. I’m very interested in architecture and designing, I would love to create emot ionally provoking spaces that public humans encounter.


Food and drink you don’t want to live without?

Cafe au lait with soy. Chips and salsa.


The scariest thing you can think of?

The Holocaust. I just went to the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam last week and I couldn’t get over how recent it was . . . how small and dark, how she was this magical mind, like some many young women I know, just writing, just surviving- in the scariest situation ever.


Your favorite party supply?

It used to be bathtubs. I would love love being at parties and everything’s wild and full of body shapes, then I would just find a tub, run a hot bath and continue the party from there. It’s perfect. You meet the pee-ers, you are relaxed and naked, all the random bodies become people when they are in that setting with you, in the tub asking them questions.

Now it’s back-up costumes, for costume changes throughout the night.


Your favorite book of the moment?

I recently picked up Wild Heart, a life- Natalie Clifford Barney’s Journey from Victorian America to the Literary Salons of Paris


She was so fabulous- I try and model my life after hers. She was the ultimate hostess, lover, muse & adventurer.

Describe your dream party place.

There are glass floors, fish swimming under your heels, somewhere there is a waterfall, mermaids are hired to swim and lounge and brush each others lavender and emerald hair. Pop proof jolly jump type rooms raise and lower like an elevator. Tables where you eat & watch slowly rotate showing you all the sights thoughout the night like a boat ride. People dance and cry, people kiss and have conversations in hot air balloon rides.

What is the evil version of you like?

Hummm, I guess what I fear about how people may perceive me, being a “naked lady dancer” for a living, being a high femme (and loading lots of baggage onto that label: high maintenance, needy, selfish, bossy, competative, jealous, crazy, shallow, etc. the horrible list goes on).

What gives you confidence?

Feeling proud of myself. Working really hard. Feeling acomplished with a huge task or project I’ve been working on, collaborating with other artists and making somthing great together, hearing that what I’ve done has made a positive impression on someone, affected or changed some person’s outlook or attitude.

Name four essential elements of a good party.

Music. Good energy. Over-the-top-fashion. A clean place to pee.


What do you appreciate most about a party host?

Thoughtful consideration about the party goers pleasure: Physical needs (bar and restrooms), spiritual needs (lighting and atmosphere), emotional needs (music and performers) etc. It’s like having a baby, you need to know about what they want and need.


Favorite adventure supply?

Cute panties


Describe the best party you ever attended.

The Gossip show at Chop Suey.


Hotel room or campsite?

Hotel room


Do you have a style icon?

Fauxnicks, ULTRA! Cartoons.


Where is your next adventure destination?

Visit my Portland sweetie!


If you could teach a class about anything in the world ever, what would you teach?

Non-violent relating to other humans

Your motto?

Be brave

What is your spirit animal?

Pink kitten


Underwater face w_ heel flex

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Party people, get ready to have your mind blown on New Year’s Eve. How? By who? Well, check back here everyday to meet a different player in 2009′s Labyrinth Masquerade Ball and Lifelong Aids Alliance Fundraiser. First artist in the house to help you say goodbye to the decade is everybody’s darling DJ Riff Raff.

What skill do you want to learn?

Music production.

Food and drink you don’t want to live without?

Sushi. Coke.

The scariest thing you can think of?

In jail, wrongfully accused of something. Ah!!!

Your favorite party supply?

Confetti.

Your favorite book of the moment?

The Kin of Ata by Dorothy Bryant.

Describe your dream party place.

On a muh fuckin’ boat!

What is the evil version of you like?

Mustachioed with eye patch, evil cat, and definitely teleporting skills.

What gives you confidence?

The perfect mix. Nothing feels as good as that.

Name four essential elements of a good party.

Ridiculously good music, dedicated promoters, outrageous party people, and a boat!

What do you appreciate most about a party host?

They’re dedication to a good time.

Favorite adventure supply?

Bubble Yum.

Describe the best party you ever attended.

Burning Man, ’nuff said.

Hotel room or campsite?

Campsite!

Do you have a style icon?

I don’t necessarily have a style icon, but I’m inspired by gay, urban life.

Where is your next adventure destination?

Vegas baby!

If you could teach a class about anything in

the world ever, what would you teach?

Relaxin’ 101.

Your motto?

Fresh to Death.

What is your spirit animal?

Otter.

DJ Riff Raff

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Wanna party like a rock star? You should dress like one too. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

Meet Chris Jones, the man behind the men’s clothing line Like a Rock Star. Chris creates couture guaranteed to make you feel like the hottest rock star ever to grace the earth with his irresistible sex appeal and his enormous…

stage presence.

Ladies and gentlemen, Chris Jones!

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What skill do you want to learn?
Teleporting, cooking and fencing.

Food and drink you donʼt want to live without?
Frozen yogurt and Champagne.

What’s the scariest thing you can think of?
Not having fun

What is your favourite party supply?
Silly string laced with cocaine.

Your favorite book of the moment?
The Ginger Man, Dante’s Inferno, Bright Lights, Big City

Describe your dream party place.
The fortress of solitude

What is the evil version of you like?
Evil Chris Jones ruins exuberance, hates jokes and laughter, is boring and sober, wears polo’s and khakis and lacks passion. Evil Chris Jones also is organized and tidy.

What gives you confidence?
Knowing thy self

Name four essential elements of a good party.
Centaurs, fuzzy memories, gin in teacups, keg stands.

What do you appreciate most about a party host?
Generosity

Favorite adventure supply?
Jumpsuit

Describe the best party you ever attended.
My fashion show at McLeod. Just the right mix of down and dirty decadence and top bourgeois.

Hotel room or campsite?
Hotel room. What would I wear camping?

Do you have a style icon?
Brian Jones and Keith Richards

Where is your next adventure destination?
Las Vegas, NV

If you could teach a class about anything in the world ever, what would you teach?
Passion. Or The Philosophies of Keith Richards and how they relate and intertwine with Ayn Rand.

Your motto?
“Be compelled to astonish.”

What is your spirit animal?
A peacock wearing a polka dotted ascot

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An awesome video about an awesome person’s music photography retrospective! We were more than proud to be a part of Show Me Your TIFFS by the indomitable Jenny Jiménez!

show me your tiffs: 10 years of music photography by jenny jiménez from Patrick Wright on Vimeo. Big ups to Patrick Wright, one of our very favorite adventurers!

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Fun Fact: Betsy Brock, Associate Director for Communications and Outreach at The Henry Art Gallery also has a son named Henry.

(In case you were wondering, Henry the child did come before Henry the gallery.)

Among Betsy’s strengths: a natural inclination to hatch the wildest and wackiest ideas, knowing everyone under the sun, and a dead-on knack for spotting people’s strengths.

Cori and Aviva say: “If you need ideas for a party and can’t get ahold of The Adventure School, call Betsy Brock.”

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What skill do you want to learn?
Ukulele! I know some chords but I can’t strum. I love to play Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and “Oops, I Did It Again,” but I wish I were better.

Food and drink you don’t want to live without?
Bacon and beer.

What’s the scariest thing you can think of?
Being alone. Also tunnels that go under water for a long time.

What is your favourite party supply?
Mylar fringe table skirts. (They can be used for many things. Wall decor, capes, head dresses, wigs, tray fillers.)

Your favorite book of the moment?
Uncle Cleans Up by JP Martin. I’m reading it with my son, Henry. It’s amazing and hilarious (and a sequel to Uncle.) This elephant Uncle lives in a skyscraper castle called Homeward where you travel between rooms by waterslide, roller coaster, or powerful springboard. The bad guys, who harass Uncle regularly because he once stole a bicycle (he was late for an examination in college) are led by a fellow called Beaver Hateman, who rides around on a goat called Toothy. This book blows my mind.

Describe your dream party place.
Anywhere with good friends – but as long as we’re dreaming – a big beachy bonfire at the ocean with hot dogs and beer, and people wearing cable knit sweaters and strumming guitars, having a sing-a-long — like that scene where Kris Kristofferson and Marlo Thomas are hanging out with their pals singing “Circle of Friends.” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF98vXamB5E)

What is the evil version of you like?
Whoah! I don’t even want to imagine that Betsey. Much meaner! And more evil than me, I would suppose.

What gives you confidence?
Success of course! Kind words from my friends and family. When people notice that I’m working hard, and enjoying it at the same time.

Name four essential elements of a good party.
Dim lighting, plenty to eat and drink, good friends, and surprises.

What do you appreciate most about a party host?
The ability to make people feel wanted and comfortable, no matter how socially awkward they are.

Favorite adventure supply?
SPIN ART BIKE!!!@!1!

Describe the best party you ever attended.
But I have to give you a few bests, in no particular order. I have been to a lot of parties, and so many of them were so much fun that I can’t fully recollect how fun they were:

SEE LISTEN TASTE FEEL for the Henry last winter was totally magic. From Jeppe Hein’s installation, to the 26 ping pong tables, to the guys dressed up like bacon to the Freedom Dancers…Magic!!; The very first Stranger Genius Awards party, at ConWorks (And many other early Conworks parties); The Northwest Film Forum Auction that featured “Drinkin’ With Lincoln” in the Cocktail Cavalcade of Cocktails; The Grand Geomatrician’s Ball for Crawl Space; Michael Seiwerath and Rachel Kessler’s wedding, My Thanksgiving theme birthday party in 2007; The On The Boards karaoke party in 2008; the birthday party my mom and dad threw for me in the fifth or sixth grade at Show Biz Pizza (totally a surprise!!); a party – can’t remember what the occasion was, at my friend Scotty’s in New York, where a room full of people were bouncing to some Gary Newman song and I was wearing some borrowed Lederhosen. Bashville, the 2005 Henry Bash. Um, it’s really fun remembering all these fun parties. This is a great question!

Hotel room or campsite?
Hotel room, if it’s a good one with a nice tub and soft towels and awesome cable. Campsite over a crappy hotel room, for sure.

Do you have a style icon?
Jean Seberg, Breathless.
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Where is your next adventure destination?
Your house!
Just kidding.
I’m planning to go to a treehouse on the Hood Canal later this month and that will be a fantastic adventure.

If you could teach a class about anything in the world ever, what would you teach?
The idea of standing in front of a bunch of people talking like a teacher terrifies me at this moment, but if people could just come over to my house, I’d like to teach them how to cook. Not like I am chef, but more, “Here’s how I make a blackberry peach crumble and it seems like a pretty good and easy way.”

Your motto?
Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

What is your spirit animal?
Sea otter.

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