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Here in Seattle, we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of Lia Ices, as she heads our way for her performance at The Crocodile with The Sea & Cake this coming Friday, December 2nd. Her sophomore album, Grown Unknown, has been a constant companion for us since its release in January of 2011, and we are so looking forward to hearing more of what she’s created during the last ten months. She was lovely enough to share with us some of her thoughts on ADVENTURE, what her spirit animal is, and what she finds to be inspiring. We love her motto best. See you Seattleites at the show on Friday?

 

1. What skill do you want to learn?

Herbalism/Tincture making

2. Food & drink you can’t live without?

Wine & cheese

3. The scariest thing you can think of?

Permanently losing my voice.

4. Your favorite party supply?

Records

5. You favorite book at the moment?

So The Wind Won’t Blow it all Away by Richard Brautigan

6. Describe your dream party place.

The Pyramids

7. What gives you confidence?

Suntans & Jumpsuits

8. Name four essential elements of a good party.

Fire, wine, new & old friends, good music.

9. What do you appreciate most about a party host?

Attention to detail.

10. Favorite adventure supply?

Star Atlas

11. Describe the best party you ever attended.

My best friend’s wedding in Brooklyn on a hot August evening last year. There was a Cora band and amazing pizza. I made her bouquet for the aisle, and we had decorated the restaurant all day. We made blueberry pies and served them to the guests (she’s a professional baker). Best homemade love wedding. Bride and groom were both in white.

12. Hotel room or campsite?

Depends on the mood, locale, company, and temperature.

13. Do you have a style icon?

Lauren Hutton

14. Where is your next adventure destination?

More America! The Carolinas are next.

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

Bird calls (how to make and recognize them).

16. What is your motto?

The love you make is equal to the love you take.

17. What is your spirit animal?

Snow Leopard

 

 

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Join us on December 1st for a seasonal fête and gift fair in conjunction with Pioneer Square’s First Thursday. Featuring Free Time Industries, R & L Goods, Fredericks & Mae, Equilitree and more. Bring Your Own Beamer’s Seattle Chapter will be screening short films. 

Fir trees! Snow! Roasted chestnuts! Hot cider! Ale! Food by Skillet!

5-9pm at 601 2nd Ave!

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Mr. Andrew Evans is an amazing magician with a quick wit and he wants you to know that you’re being duped! By magicians! Dastardly magicians! He’ll be giving a lecture next Tuesday, August 23rd at 6pm, explaining the tricks of the mind that are expertly exploited by all those sleight-of-hand, mind-mugging magicians out there.

 

 

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  • The Pinata Making Workshop will be moved back to the 17th and 24th of August respectively.
  • Tuesday, August 16th will feature guest lecturer Zack Rock on How Picture Books Can Save the World.

Mark Your Calendars, Everyone.

 

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Good afternoon all!

Our weekly lectures series thus far has brought knowledgeable members from the fields of everyone from mycology to bird watching and brain mapping down to our storefront in Pioneer Square, and we wanted to be sure to inform you on the up-and-coming at the Adventure Store for August’s series, The Mind.

These next weeks will entail a series of special two-lecture nights by our very own Aviva Palmer and Erin Gainey. Tonight, August 9th will host a Manifestation Circle, with the objective of setting and defining intentions and needs in a group setting; following with Piñata making workshops on Wednesday the 10th, again on the 17th, including help from Becca Weiss.

On the 23rd  repeat-Adventure School-magician Andrew Evans will present on Magic, with this to say and discuss:

“The lecture focuses on how magic is presented and how misdirection and theatricality can lead an audience to believe they are ”witnessing magic” rather than simply ”seeing a trick.” Specific topics include Covert and Overt Misdirection, Time Misdirection, Change Blindness, Attention Control Tactics, Character vs. Persona, Humor, Staging Techniques, and Theatrical Conventions.”

More to be announced! Lectures will begin at 6:00 p.m. on each Tuesday and Wednesday respectively of each week.

Thank you and we look forward to your visits.

-Miles

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From our annual CAPA 4th of July Celebration, click on the photos to see more!

www.PaulIsrael.com

 

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July 14th, 2011 found the Corson Building immersed in the disguise of a vibrant and bustling Moroccan market for this year’s annual Bastille Day. Complete with the photo booth by Sol Hashemi, goat staring, chicken races, hookah bar, henna tattoos, magic, oysters provided by the Walrus and the Carpenter and crêpes by Wiley Bush and the Joe Bar, among the famous fare of the Corson Building; all to the sweet jams of Eldrige Gravy and the Court Supreme, Diminished Men, Bradley Dunn and music for the kids by Caspar Babypants, ending the night with an impromptu Célébration de la france parade and sparklers at midnight.

Click on the images to see more photographs by Sol Hashemi and the Bastille Day Fête photobooth!

-Miles

 

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Jennifer Sung is an inspiration. She decided 4 years ago to leave her chemistry job at Johnson & Johnson in San Francisco. She traveled for a year throughout Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain and China, then moved to Seattle, and started looking for jobs in the culinary world. There were some low moments when Jennifer almost got pulled back into chemistry but she knew what she wanted and held out. Sung first joined the food industry as an ice cream maker for Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream. She then moved to Vashon Island and sous cheffed at Sea Breeze Farm’s La Boucherie where she honed her sharp cutting skills. Now Jennifer is a cheese maker at Kurtwood Farms and tomorrow she is teaching How To Cut A Chicken in The Adventure School Lecture Series. Sign up for the lecture and ask this woman more questions about food, adventure and how to live life.

Jennifer Sung

1. What skill do you want to learn?
Living off the land

2. Food & drink you don’t want to live without?
Neoguri and nettle tea

3. The scariest thing you can think of?
Drowning

4. Your favorite party supply?
Tequila

5. Your favorite book of the moment?

Growing a Farmer by Kurt Timmermeister, duh!

6. Describe your dream party place.
A beach, clear blue water, a reef, a fire pit to grill fish, and palm trees

7. What is the evil version of you like?
A fat girl who doesn’t share her food

8. What gives you confidence?

Accomplishing tasks well

9. Name four essential elements of a good party.
Fun people, a boat, a bullhorn, and cut-off shorts

10. What do you appreciate most about a party host?
Feeling welcomed

11. Favorite adventure supply?
A sharp knife

12. Describe the best party you ever attended.

The best parties are the ones that appear out of nowhere. Flashdancing was one of them.

13. Hotel room or campsite?
CAMPSITE! with a foam pad.

14. Do you have a style icon?
My sister Amy Sung

15. Where is your next adventure destination?
Whistler!

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Brooke & Jesse are basically living my dream life. They run a small farm in a neighborhood in north Seattle, specializing in various strains of mushrooms (currently focusing on varieties of the oyster, AKA Ostreatus!). They’re lecturing at The Adventure School tomorrow, July 19th, at 6pm. Come learn how to grow your own mushrooms, and perhaps go home with a DIY kit. You can find them at the Wallingford Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays and the Madrona Farmer’s Market on Fridays. Read about their adventurous inclinations below!

 

1. What skill do you want to learn?

To poach eggs without losing the whites.

2. Food & drink you don’t want to live without?
Brooke: Ravioli with butter and sage or beans and rice
Jesse: Pho
Both: Coffee, coffee and more coffee!

3. The scariest thing you can think of?
Doing the same thing every day.

4. Your favorite party supply?
A fire pit

5. Your favorite book of the moment?

Brooke: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. I can’t believe I never read it before! It was a landmark in changing the way our nation dealt with labor rights and our food supply, and a darn good reason to avoid canned meat at all cost!

Jesse: Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets

6. Describe your dream party place.
A fiesta in a tiny town in coastal Mexico. We happened upon this very scene a few months ago and it was amazing.

7. What is the evil version of you like?
Tired because we’re too busy trying to avoid #3.

8. What gives you confidence?
Brooke: When I’m nervous I hum unconsciously. I think this forces me to breathe.

9. Name four essential elements of a good party.
Good music, good food, smiling faces and feats of strength

10. What do you appreciate most about a party host?
The ability to make you feel effortlessly welcome, even if you don’t know anyone there.

11. Favorite adventure supply?
Fruit leather

12. Describe the best party you ever attended.
See #6

13. Hotel room or campsite?
Campsite!!! Or a friendly hostel.

14. Do you have a style icon?
Ummmm… Goodwill! (Can a store be a syle icon?)

15. Where is your next adventure destination?
The Yucatán

16. If you could teach a class about anything in the world ever, what would you teach?
Mushrooms, for sure.

18. What is your spirit plant?
A mushroom, of course! (Although technically it’s not a plant…)

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I hope you got your tickets adventurers, because this time we’re going further than ever.

The Adventure School and The Corson Building are teaming up for an experience of titanic measure: Bastille Day Fete 2011. Here is a video of last year’s fab-o action. (http://vimeo.com/13386110)

It’s not too late to get your ticket, gang. If only for the experience of running from a gang of manic sheep or playing petanque against the backdrop of Casablanca.

If that does not convince you, there will be a goat staring contest. If the goat wins, it gets an alfalfa flavoured lollipop. If you win, you get one.

COME TO BASTILLE DAY, FOLKS.

GG

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