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Folklife and The Brick

Scott, my musician husband, has some upcoming shows that are pretty exciting. This weekend he is playing here in Seattle at Folklife (Sat. 12:20pm, Alki Court Stage). I’ll be there with my camera attempting to get a picture of him in action when his eyes aren’t closed. (I’d never make it as a rock photographer.)

Then on June 6th Explone, Scott plays bass, is going to be at The Brick in Roslyn, WA. The Brick and Roslyn you might know as the setting for the tv show Northern Exposure which was a favorite of mine so I’m geeking out over the idea that Scott is playing at The Brick. The Brick itself is a reason to visit Roslyn, it’s the the second oldest continuously operating tavern in Washington, the oldest operating under the same name continuously. It’s got a 1890 jail cell (Drunk tank), prohibition tunnels, head stones and [a] boiler in the basement, a working 23 foot running water spittoon at the base of the bar, one of the last in the nation and in which they have an annual water spittoon boat race.

If you live around here and are looking for a little weekend getaway might I suggest you come to The Brick? Suncadia is nearby and you could stay in a nice lodge room and, uh, golf the next day. Seriously though, we’ve visited Roslyn before Suncadia was built and again last year and the town has changed a bit, it looks a bit spruced up but I’d be curious to find out what the locals think about it’s presence.

If you have any suggestions on things not to miss nearby please do let me know, we’re making a weekend of it.

· comments [12] · 05-21-2009 · categories:events · seattle ·

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sharly // May 21, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Cool! *Loved* Northern Exposure!!

  • 2 paola // May 21, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Heee… I like how you slipped the ‘husband’ bit in there…

  • 3 alison // May 21, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Awesome. I dream of someday doing a “Northern Exposure” and “Twin Peaks” trip.

  • 4 megan // May 21, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I wonder why we don’t call food festivals here Forklife? Too silly?

  • 5 jamieofalltrade // May 21, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Fun! Lots of cool events to look forward to.

  • 6 Margot // May 23, 2009 at 5:52 am

    I also was going to comment on the “husband” part. :-) So cute! Congrats again.

  • 7 raegan // May 26, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    interesting bit of trivia about signs like those being (not so)subtle advertisements for brothels in the old days. living close to norfolk, va there are a lot of those around the old town. filthy sailors!

  • 8 nazilam // May 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Pioneer roasters in Chehalis is worth the schelp.

  • 9 Mary T. // Jun 1, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Raegan…would that explain this? : )

  • 10 raegan // Jun 2, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Yes, Mary. Yes, indeedy.

    Ha! :D

  • 11 Tiffany S. // Jun 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    So sorry I didn’t see this before Folklife – we would have definitely made it!

  • 12 DaddyD // Jun 7, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    It might be too late but you definitely should checkout the 3-story water slides and outdoor pool at the Suncadia Swim/Fitness Center. Great fly fishing on the Cle Elum River and awesome hiking at near by Salmon-La-Sac.

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