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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

See Us at the Night Market!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve got one more event coming up before the year ends. You’ll find Sakkara Clothing & Costume at the Life:Forms Night Market Holiday Shopping Soiree. This event will be held at Om Culture, a beautiful yoga and event studio just blocks away from Gas Works Park in Seattle.

Be there: December 15th, 8:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Life:Forms Night Market

The Night Market is not your typical arts and craft fair. For one, there’s this awesome thing where it runs until 2 a.m.. There is no getting up early on a Saturday morning to get the best stuff. You can get done with work, enjoy a little dinner, and then finish your holiday shopping.

We’ll be among more than 30 great local vendors. Not only will there be lots of handmade goods, but there’s will also be crystals, tarot readings, tea, and kombucha.  DJs will be creating the perfect soundtrack for your shopping experience. It’s a very Seattle kind of event.

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

If you’ve got some witchy types on your shopping list, this is the place to find the perfect gift from local artists and business owners. How wonderful is that?

Sakkara Clothing & Costume will be bringing a selection of our handmade, eco-friendly clothes, and drawstring dice bags (which make great gifts, or reusable wrapping for other gifts).

Dice Bags from Sakkara Clothing and Costume
Drawstring bags. ©2017 Sakkara Clothing & Costume.

There’s no cover to attend the Night Market, so even if you’re one of those organized people who already has their holiday shopping done, it’s worth just coming out to browse. You never know when you’ll find something perfect for yourself, or discover a new-to-you artisan.

See You at BurlyCon!

BurlyCon X

BurlyCon X is happening in Seattle this weekend, November 9-12. It’s always great to see an amazing event celebrate a milestone anniversary, so a big congratulations to BurlyCon on 10 years! We’re looking forward to celebrating with you.

What can you expect at BurlyCon? First, this is a burlesque education convention. Learn from some of the best performers on the scene who will be covering topics such as The Art of Seduction to Zippers, Snaps, and Hooks, Oh My!  One thing we really love about this event is that it goes beyond dance technique, featuring instruction on the business side of dance, like The Producer’s Tool Kit.

There’s also a lot of opportunity for discussion, with caucuses and panels happening throughout the weekend. Check out the subjects and get your schedule here!

BurlyCon X anniversary poster design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like any good convention, there’s great vending, too! You’ll find Sakkara Clothing & Costume vending this weekend, with ethical fashion pieces for performances, classroom, and street wear.

Ruffle Bootie Shorts
New Ruffle Bootie Shorts! ©2017 Sakkara Clothing & Costume.

These ruffled bootie shorts are fabulously simple, yet super cute. Fully lined and designed with the expert fit we’re known for, these shorts layer great with your favorite leggings! By the way, the gold highlights in the fabric pick up stage lighting perfectly. 😉

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

Cute, fingerless gloves (that won’t break the bank) are a timeless accessory for any dancer. We’ll have them in a variety of materials and colors to match your favorite costumes. Our gloves are also a great gift for your dance friends back home as a souvenir from BurlyCon!

Teal velvet mini skirt by Sakkara Clothing & Costume
Teal crushed velvet ruffle miniskirt. ©2017 Sakkara Clothing & Costume.

Our velvet ruffle mini skirts can go from classroom to stage to nightclub. Teachers, these really help accentuate your bootie, making it easier for your students to follow what you’re doing, especially if you choose a color that contrasts with your pants.

We can’t wait for a fun, powerful weekend at BurlyCon X. We hope to see you there.