Thank You to everyone who made the 1st Annual Northwest Mural Masters a Great Success

Thank You to everyone who made the 1st Annual Northwest Mural Masters a Great Success

This month, we are featuring street artists from around the PNW. To kick off our art walk, the B-Town Beat hosted a new event, Northwest Mural Masters (NWMM) - an all-weekend event where we invited street artists from all around the PNW to repaint our alley. This event was a huge success! 

Here are our featured venues this month. Make sure to check them out and visit the Art Alley! Click on the artist's name for more details:

June 4th's Art Walk is full of Music, Art, and Fun

This month's art walk is music themed and will be featuring musicians at several businesses.

Here's the lineup for this month's art walk - Click "read more" below to find out more:

Tin Room Trio at The Tin Room - Jazz
Tristan Gianola at 909 - Solo guitar
String Shift at Burien Arts Gallery - Acoustic folk trio
Theresa McCormick at Burien Books - Painting
Tracy LeMoine at Three Tree Wellness - Painting
Cole Schuster at Osteria da Primo - Classic solo guitar
Emmanuel del Casal Duo at Kayak Bar and Grill - Funky bass and sax
Squirrel Butter at Maven Mercantile - Appalachian folk music
C-Leb and the Kettle Black at Black Zia Cantina - Blues/rock/funk
Robert van Weezendonk and HHS Students at Page 2 Books
Iris & Peony
Alexis St. John's Studio - Painting
Steve Bailey and Jeff Mason at Town Square Fabric and Yarn - Blues
The Molner Band, Diana Jean Oliphant, and Madraka Festival Art at Burien Press - Jazz and Kenyan painting
Teen Art Group from Navos - Burien Library
Mike Doorman Busking - Island music

Burien's first Farmer's Market of the season is tomorrow, May 7th

This Thursday is full of all kinds of activities! Discover Burien's first Farmer's Market of the season starts tomorrow and continues every Thursday through October. The Farmer's Market includes booths with local flowers, fruits, vegetables, crafts, plants, food, baked goods, and more! 

During this week's market, the Beat will be hosting a booth, reminding everyone about the event. We hope to see you there!

The Farmer's Market is hosted from 11am-6pm at Town Square Park at the intersection of 5th Ave SW and SW 152nd St. 

Guitar soloist, Cole Schuster, will be playing at Maven Mercantile for the May B-Town Beat

This month, Cole Schuster will be playing solo guitar at Maven Mercantile.

A versatile guitar player with virtuosic technique, Cole Schuster has shared the stage with jazz greats including Wycliffe Gordon, the Clayton Brothers, Jeff Hamilton, and Wynton Marsalis. Cole studied at Berklee School of Music, and also co-leads the 200 Trio.  

Maven Mercantile
641 SW 152nd St
May 7th, 2015 6-9pm

Join us for the After-Party at Black Zia featuring music by High Wired NoNet

Photo credit: Highline Historical Society

Photo credit: Highline Historical Society

Join us for the May B-Town Beat after party at Black Zia Cantina! 

High Wired NoNet consists of Ryan Burns (Flight to Mars, Bebop and Destruction) on Hammond organ and keyboards, and Jacques Willis (Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, Star Anna) on drums and vibraphone. HW2N plays groove-oriented originals mixed with TV, movie, and video game themes, and even some jazz standards.

Black Zia Cantina
15212 6th Ave SW
May 7th, 2015 6-9pm

Steve Kim will be playing solo bass at 909 for the May 7th Beat.

Steve Kim will be playing solo bass at 909 for the May 7th Beat.

Bio: Kim has been playing the bass since ‘69 and has toured throughout the US, Canada, and Japan. He credits himself a student of Ray Brown and Gary Peacock, as well as, Charlie Banacos and has been on about 30 records over the past 30 years. 

For more information about Steve, click here to visit his website.

909 Coffee and Wine
909 SW 152nd St
May 7th, 2015 6pm-9pm


New City Dancers and Grupo Folklorico Guadalajara will be performing at Burien Library for the May Beat

For May's student art month, the Burien Library will be hosting two dance groups in the multipurpose room: the New City Dancers and Grupo Folklorico Guadalajara. 

At 6:30pm, New City Dancers will perform. New City Dance studio is located at 408 SW 153rd St. They teach a variety of dance styles including Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Students of all ages attend this studio with classes for ages 3 - adult. 

At 7:30, the Grupo Folklorio Guadalajara will perform. Grupo Folklorio Guadalajara has been performing in Seattle for years. Come visit the library to see traditional Mexican dance.

New City Dance Company and Grupo Folklorio Guadalajara
Burien Library Multipurpose Room
400 SW 152nd St, 6-9pm

Thanks for attending our April Beat! Check out photos from the event on our Flickr.

Thank you all for making April's B-Town Beat a success! We had a really great turnout for the first event of the year. One of our volunteers, Robbie Howell, was out taking pictures of the event all night. Check out her work on our gallery page, or our flickr site!

Our next event is Student Art Month on Thursday, May 7th. Stay tuned for more details!


Good news! Jason Goessl is playing at Primo for the April Beat.

Guitarist Jason Goessl will be performing at Osteria da Primo for the night of the April B-Town Beat. 

About the artist:

Playing only one style of music has never sated Jason's appetite. His move from the midwest to Seattle found him with a telecaster draped over his shoulder, steeping himself in country swells and surf-stylings and coming full circle back to the jazz of the 1950s that fueled his earliest musical drive. 

Today Jason continues to reside in Seattle; a pervasive presence in the the Ballard neighborhood. He can be heard playing guitar several nights a week deftly traversing a musical terrain that moves from country to electronic to jazz to pop and all the spaces in between.

For more information about Jason Goessl, visit his website!

April 2nd, 6-9pm
Osteria da Primo
631 SW 152nd St

In April, Marie White's office will be hosting artist Simone Nolan

Marie White will be hosting artist Simone Nolan for April's B-Town Beat. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Make sure to stop by!

About the artist:

Ms. Nolan found that art allowed her to learn, express her life experiences at the metaphorical level, and receive wisdom and answers. An expert in working with charcoal, she is responsible for working with dreams, daydreams, memories and channeling. She also creates drawings and paintings with charcoal, oil paint, ink and mixed media, and helps other artists explore their spirituality, be themselves, and recognize their potential.
Ms. Nolan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at Cornish Institute (now Cornish College of the Arts). She attributes her success to her love of art and allowing herself to be present in her art. Looking toward the future, Ms. Nolan hopes to step forward as a recognized professional artist and offer her services to the world.

April 2nd 6-9pm
Marie White Attorney at Law
415 SW 152nd St

Page 2 Books will be featuring artist Laura Scheuffle for April's Art Walk

Page 2 Books's April artist is Laura Scheuffle of Revolution Gallery in Issaquah. She paints a variety of subjects using acrylic, watercolor, and pen & ink. Her work will be on display and for sale at Page 2 Books throughout April. She also has greeting cards featuring her art. We are delighted to be able to showcase the talent of Laura at Page 2.

Page 2 has local authors in frequently. In April, they have Blaine Harden, with his book The Great Leader and The Fighter Pilot on the 9th at 7:00pm. Saturday, April 11th is a Day of Mystery at Page 2 with 10 different local mystery authors. Jayne Ann Krentz, writing under the name of Amanda Quick, will be signing copies of her latest book, Garden of Lies, at noon on the 21st. If you are looking for ideas of things to do in the area, Athima Chansanchai will be at Page 2 at 1:30 on April 25th with her book, 100 Things To Do in Seattle Before You Die.

April 2nd, 6-9pm
Page 2 Books
457 SW 152nd St

Burien Library will be hosting a Poetry Booth for April's Beat

Come to the Burien Library and celebrate National Poetry Month by visiting the library’s Poetry Booth in the lobby. Check out poetry books and/or create your own poetry!

A painter, who lived in Great Britain,
Interrupted two girls with their knittin'
He said, with a sigh,
"That park bench--well I
Just painted it, right where you're sittin'."

April 2nd, 6-9pm
Burien Library
400 SW 152nd St

Berkshire Hathaway will be hosting Jazz Pianist, Gregg Robinson

Berkshire Hathaway will be hosting Jazz Pianist, Gregg Robinson

Gregg has played professionally in Chicago and Seattle for over 35 years. In addition to composing and arranging, Gregg has accompanied singers, worked with big bands, and done cabaret and theater work. In Seattle, he also plays with the Jump Ensemble and the Momentum Jazz Quartet, and has worked with Hadley Caliman, Rick Mandyck, Stephanie Porter and Perry Robinson, among others.

Make sure to stop by Berkshire Hathaway in Olde Burien to hear Gregg play!

April 2nd, 6-9pm
Berkshire Hathaway
930 SW 152nd St

For the April Beat, Phoenix Tea will be featuring poetry readings from PoetsWest

Phoenix Tea will be featuring poetry readings from PoetsWest for April 2nd's art walk.

You can learn more about PoetsWest from their website:
"PoetsWest, a Seattle-based nonprofit literary organization, links the poet with readers and listeners in the broader democratic community. Although poets write their poems in solitude, they do take pride in their craft and usually want to share their poems with an audience. PoetsWest coordinates a variety of reading venues, provides a network for poets and poetry, and produces a weekly radio program of poetry, stories and music from the studios of KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, Washington."

April 2nd 6-9pm
Phoenix Tea
902 SW 152nd St