A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Naked City’s next Think & Drink is ‘The Latino Lens’

September 3rd, 2013 by Doree

Humanities Washington’s next free event in the Think & Drink series at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is “The Latino Lens: A Discussion With Filmmaker Enrique Cerna,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. Naked City is at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

Longtime local journalist Enrique Cerna will talk about his upcoming documentary, “Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington.” The event will be moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds. A similar event will be held two days later in Yakima.

Washington’s Latino population grew 71 percent from 2000 to 2010 and is expected to increase even more in the current decade. These free events will use film clips and personal stories to ask what this demographic shift means for our state politics, educational system and society. The conversations will explore what it means to be a longstanding Latino Washingtonian, a recent immigrant, an undocumented worker and someone affected by the DREAM act.

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Next Think & Drink: ‘Ills, Pills & Bills: Why Does American Healthcare Cost So Much?’

June 24th, 2013 by Doree

The next Think & Drink discussion at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is Ills, Pills & Bills: Why Does American Healthcare Cost So Much? at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

The free Humanities Washington-sponsored event will feature public health professor Aaron Katz and medical consultant Hugh Straley, and will be moderated by KUOW’s Steve Scher.

Questions to be discussed include: What is our relationship to healthcare? What influences the price of healthcare in the United States? And why do Americans reject the healthcare models found in other countries?

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‘Dine Out For Life’ at neighborhood restaurants on Thursday

April 23rd, 2013 by Doree

Seven Phinney Ridge and Greenwood restaurants are participating in Thursday’s “Dine Out For Life” by the Lifelong AIDS Alliance. They’ll donate a portion of your bill to the organization’s fight against illness and hunger.

Here’s the list of participating restaurants in our neighborhood (you can check out the full city-wide list here.):

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4th Greenwood Lit Crawl this Saturday

April 16th, 2013 by Doree

The popular Greenwood Lit Crawl is back for its fourth installment this Saturday, featuring four Greenwood venues: Ampersand Pantry & Cafe, Neptune Coffee, The Yard Cafe, and Naked City Brewery & Taphouse.

Starting at 7 p.m. at Ampersand Pantry & Cafe, 424 N. 85th St., Suite A: Steve Potter, Laura Neuman and Robert Kaye.

At 8 p.m. at Neptune Coffee, 8415 Greenwood Ave. N.: Raul Sanchez, Corinne Manning and Janie Miller.

At 9 p.m. at The Yard Cafe, 8313 Greenwood Ave. N.: Roberto Ascalon, Chris Gusta and Lydia Swartz.

Finally at 10 p.m. at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.: Greg Bem, Rauan Klassnik, Laura Wachs and Thomas Gray.


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Naked City’s next Humanities WA presentation – ‘An Even Greener Washington: The Future of Marijuana Post-I-502′

February 7th, 2013 by Doree

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse and Humanities Washington’s popular Think & Drink series is back on Tuesday, Feb. 19 with a hot topic.

“An Even Greener Washington: The Future of Marijuana Post-I-502” features attorney and author of I-502 Alison Holcomb, and Seattle Police Department Public Affairs Director Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. It will be moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds.

Think & Drink begins at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Naked City, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Admission is free; food and drinks are on you.

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Greenwood Lit Crawl back for a third round

January 7th, 2013 by Doree

The third Greenwood Lit Crawl is set for Saturday, Jan. 26, and will hit Chocolati Cafe, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, Bherd Studios, and Naked City Brewery & Taphouse.

Besides writers and poets, organizers (calling themselves Five Alarms) have added music and film for a multimedia experience. The whole event is free; you just purchase your beverages and food.

Greenwood Lit Crawl III-flyer

It all starts at 5 p.m. at Chocolati Café, at 8319 Greenwood Ave. N., with performances by Aaron Kokorowski, Amy Billharz and Morris Stegosaurus from 5:20-6:10 p.m.

From 6:20-7:10 p.m., Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Aaron Kemply, Arlene Kim and Theo Dzielak.

On your way to the next venue, check out an outdoor performance by Molly Mac from 7:20-7:30.

At Bherd Studios, 312 N. 85th St. Suite 101 (upstairs), hear Emily Wittenhagen, Queequeg, and Doug Nufer from 7:35-8:30 p.m.

Then from 8:40-9:30 it’s off to Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., for performances by Tessa Hulls, John Burgess, David Lasky, and Karen Finneyfrock.

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Next Think & Drink at Naked City tackles consumerism, happiness

March 29th, 2012 by Doree

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is sponsoring another “Think & Drink” event, this time on the topic of consumerism and happiness.

The free event is at 7 p.m. on Wed., April 4, at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. “Consumerism and the Pursuit of Happiness” will be a conversation with John de Graaf and Laura Musikanski, coordinators of the Happiness Initiative. They’ll talk about the rise of consumerism in post-war America, and its impact on national happiness. The discussion moderator is Ross Reynolds, host of KUOW’s news-talk program “The Conversation.”

De Graaf is the filmmaker and author behind Affluenza; Musikanski is the former executive director of Sustainable Seattle. Together, they are coordinators of the Happiness Initiative (happycounts.org), a national nonprofit, nonpartisan project that studies and promotes conversations about the various factors influencing our personal and community well-being.

Think & Drink is sponsored by Humanities Washington.

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‘Think & Drink’ at Naked City

September 15th, 2011 by Doree

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse is hosting the first “Think & Drink” event by Humanities Washington next Wednesday. The hosted conversation is called “The Politics Behind Your Pint,” and will explore the history of liquor laws.

Speakers include Steve Scher, event moderator and host of KUOW’s “Weekday”; William Rorabaugh, University of Washington professor and author of “The Alcoholic Republic”; and Charles Finkel, founder and president of Pike Brewing Co.

“Think & Drink” starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Naked City, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. It’s free to attend. If you have any questions, you can email Zaki Abdelhamid at zaki@humanities.org, or call 206-682-1770.

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