The day after Thanksgiving, myself and a couple other Tamarindos went for a hike at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, affectionately known as ‘Tent Rocks.’ We weren’t the only folks with this idea; there was a line to get up the mountain! Regardless, the hike is beautiful. We climbed to the top of the outcrop […]
The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is one of my favorite places to bird watch in the South Sound area. I never tire of watching the seasons change in this beautiful wetland or awaiting seasonal migrants to appear in the seasonal grasslands and salty tidelands. Here are some of the birds I saw, minus the Northern […]
From Cape Flattery, I drove to the trail head for Shi-Shi (pronounced Shy Shy) beach, also located on the Makah Reservation. For overnight parking, plan to park on the front lawn of a private residence– be warned parking is ten dollars a day. Overnight parking is not permitted at the trail head, which is heavily […]
This month, September, is my last month as Gallery Director with Northern. I’m passing the project into the capable hands of Scott and Alex, local artists and entrepreneurs extraordinaire. After five years of working on the Olympia All Ages Project, from participating on the original board in 2008 to finding and renovating the original space […]
At the beginning of January, Arrington de Dionyso staged a 24 hour drawing performance at Northern. His drawings are totally gorgeous. You should check them out!
On Tuesday, July 3rd, the enigmatic Quintron & Miss Pussycat headlined a show at Northern, with tourmate Dent May and K Recs big shot Calvin Johnson as opening acts. There were easily 90+ people there and Oh! The dancing! Dent May is a new fave – go check out his new album “Do Things” available […]
On Monday, July 30th, Northern hosted the 10 year “bandiversary” tour by Harry and The Potters, with long time friends The Potter Puppet Pals and Hank Green. Nerd rock at its finest, the show sold all 150 presale tickets to eager teenagers and their sometimes-less-than-eager parents. Regardless, it was Northern’s first bona fide sellout in […]