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We Can’t Wait For Cues and Tattoos

This great event is happening at the Seattle Center April 5-8.

Cues & Tattoos 2018, artwork by Medusa Dollmaker.

 

 

 

We can’t wait–and not just because we’ll be vending!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a lineup of what to look forward to:

Workshops

Mardi Love, Cues & Tattoos Instructor
Mardi Love.

One of the best reasons to attend a belly dance festival is the opportunity to study with your favorite teachers. This year there are some interesting workshops from some of the best instructors in tribal/fusion belly dance:

Performances

Fat Chance Belly Dance performing at Cues & Tattoos.
Fat Chance Belly Dance performing at Cues & Tattoos.

When you get this many talented dancers together in one place, you know there will be some amazing performances. You’ll have five chances to catch some great belly dance.

  • On Friday night at 9, catch The Emerald Vardo Opening Night Party at Vera Project. This show offers dance and live DJ sets in a cool nightclub style setting (which means yes, there are drinks, too)!
  • Saturday night is the Theater Showcase at the Seattle Art Museum, from 8-10:30. This is a beautiful venue with a big stage and production quality.
  • On all three days of Cues, students and aspiring professionals will show off their skills at the Serpents Muse showcases from 12:30-3. This free event happens at The Armory, in the same room as the vending.

Vending

Sakkara Clothing & Costume Booth

Obviously we’ll be there with our collection of eco-friendly, handmade dance and street wear. But this is also a great opportunity to pick up a 25 yard skirt from Magical Fashions or a stunning belt from Fool Proof Studios. Check out the full Vendor List and start saving your pennies now, because you’re going to want to shop.

Food

Don’t you hate it when you’re at a dance intensive and you have to find someplace to eat lunch? Well, The Armory has an entire food court downstairs, with everything from healthy vegan food to burgers with all the fixings. There’s also a few coffee places to get your caffeine fix.

Humor us. The blogger is always hungry. She’s thinking about the mini cheesecakes at The Armory…right now!

This is Your Last Chance!

Sadly, this is the last year of Cues & Tattoos. Let’s show Adrienne and Julia how much we appreciate the hard work they’ve done for the past decade by sending this beloved festival out with a big crowd and lots of love.

Details

When: April 5-8, 2018

Where: Seattle Center

Workshops:  $45-225

Shows: $0-25

Vending:  free and open to the public

Parking: available at lots and garages around Seattle Center

Join Me at JamBallah NW!

JamBallah NW Banner

This weekend is the fabulous JamBallah NW festival in Portland, OR. This celebration of Middle Eastern dance and American fusion is held at the Artists Repertory Theatre, a beautiful venue in downtown Portland. There will be great workshops all weekend, afternoon showcases and evening gala shows, and of course, a stellar vending area!

Silver Gloves by Sakkara Clothing & Costume.
Silver fingerless gloves with button detail. ©2017 Sakkara Clothing & Costume.

I will be there with all of your favorite Sakkara Clothing & Costume wares, including some new items not yet available on the web. My Velvet Ruffle Mini Skirts and Fingerless Gloves are great costume or classroom accessories for the upcoming Fall and Winter season. They’re available in a variety of fun colors, and as always, I’ll have sizes XS-3XL!

Teal velvet mini skirt by Sakkara Clothing & Costume
Teal crushed velvet Ruffle Mini Skirt. ©2017 Sakkara Clothing & Costume.

In addition, I’ll have some gorgeous fabric and costuming supplies from my studio destash! This is the perfect opportunity to pick up a few things if you want to make some costuming to match your ready-made Sakkara Clothing & Costume pieces.

Here are a few of my favorite JamBallah NW tips:

-Parking can be a headache, especially if the Timbers are playing (thankfully it looks like they don’t have a home game that weekend). Give yourself extra time to find a spot if you’re driving!

-The best way to get to the Theatre is to take the MAX Light Rail. Thank you Portland for having great public transportation.

-The Artists Repertory Theatre is air-conditioned! The vending is free and open to the public. The afternoon showcases are only $5, so it’s a good way to cool off, be entertained, and find some nice additions to your closet even if you’re not a belly dancer.

-Don’t miss the evening shows! Show up an hour before the doors open to enjoy a glass of wine and some light snacks at the theatre bar. It’s an elegant evening of top-notch performance by the event’s teachers and professional dancers from around the country.

Black velvet mini skirt by Sakkara Clothing & Costume.
Black velvet Ruffle Mini Skirt with black pinstripe ruffle. ©2017 Sakkara Clothing & Costume.

Will I see you at JamBallah NW this weekend? Let me know in the comments or on social media!