Visiting Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors at Seattle Art Museum 2

As shared in my post last week on Yayoi Kusama, there are no more advanced tickets available for the Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibit in Seattle, but there are always tickets available for the day of your visit if you go there before the museum opens and line up to try getting the first come, first serve tickets at 10 AM. After Seattle, the exhibit goes to The Broad in Los Angeles, and advanced tickets for the exhibit in The Broad go on sale at noon on September 1. If you can’t make it to the exhibit,  hopefully the photos and videos I am sharing in this post from when I was visiting Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors at Seattle Art Museum on August 12 will give you at least an idea of how amazing Kusama is.
Visiting Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors at the Seattle Art Museum - Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever Visiting Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors at the Seattle Art Museum
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Recap of Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors at Seattle Art Museum 1

There are no more advanced tickets available for the Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors exhibit in Seattle, but there are always tickets available for the day of your visit if you go there before the museum opens and line up to try getting the first come, first serve tickets at 10 AM. There are not many museums that will be displaying this incredible exhibition of 65 years of work by Yayoi Kusuma and bringing together the most Infinity Rooms into one place – in the US there are only four major museums. After Seattle the exhibit goes to The Broad in Los Angeles, and then it is off to Toronto Canada, Cleveland, and then Atlanta. The advanced tickets for the exhibit in The Broad go on sale at noon on September 1.
Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors at the Seattle Art Museum Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors at the Seattle Art Museum

After a couple hours fighting the website on the online ticket sale day and their overwhelmed servers, I was able to get ticket for myself and 2 friends to visit the exhibit. So patience does pay off! Here is my Recap of Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors at Seattle Art Museum which I hope may persuade you to make the trip to visit and see for yourself while you can. None of my photos or video really can do this justice – you just have to experience her artwork for yourself, in person. But, if you can’t make it, hopefully the photos give you at least an idea of how amazing Kusama is.
Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors at the Seattle Art Museum Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors at the Seattle Art Museum
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Uncle Nearest Whiskey

You may have seen on my Instagram and Instastories that I and several other lucky people were fortunate to take part in the exciting debut release of Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey in Portland in July. This is a new national whiskey brand inspired by “the best whiskey maker the world never knew, Nathan ‘Nearest’ Green'” and which hopes to help get his name and story to more people. If you’re wondering what this is all about, let me share the story and how you can try it – both as a drink, but also in a few other special Portland collaboration products!
Uncle Nearest Whiskey Uncle Nearest Green- the greatest whiskey maker the world never knew now being honored and getting his name to be known via Uncle Nearest Whiskey

The Story Behind Uncle Nearest

First of all, who is Uncle Nearest?
By the Creek behind the Preacher's house, Nearest Green turned water into Gold. Uncle Nearest Whiskey drink cocktail called Tennessee Gold, with Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey, Honey, Lemon
By the Creek behind the Preacher’s house, Nearest Green turned water into Gold. Uncle Nearest Whiskey drink cocktail called Tennessee Gold, with Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey, Honey, Lemon
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Chefs Week PDX 2017 Hearth Dinner Recap

This is my Chefs Week PDX 2017 Hearth Dinner Recap. As I mentioned at the other Chefs Week PDX Heritage dinner earlier this year that I recapped, this year Chefs Week PDX has scaled back this year to two events instead of being the namesake week long collaboration. This Hearth Dinner included 7 dishes from 7 participating chefs, and this time was hosted at Han Oak’s backyard and open dining area.
Chefs Week PDX Heritage dinner 2017, at Han Oak Chefs Week PDX Heritage dinner 2017, at Han Oak: Craig Thornton, Wolvesmouth dish of Albacore, Dungeness Crab, Green Papaya, Kaffir Lime, Charcoal Chili Broth, Coconut Aracini

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Total Brewclipse Festival this Saturday!

If you haven’t heard the news, it is going to a hot week- possibly record breaking on Wednesday and Thursday. And you’ve also probably heard that in just a couple weeks will be the August 21 Solar Eclipse. But did you know that Portland Monthly is throwing a special party, Total Brewclipse PDX, that takes into account the heat by cooling you down with beers from their recent July Beers of Summer issue highlighting the best Portland brewed suds for hot weather sipping? A portion of the Total Brewclipse festival proceeds will benefit OMSI’s crowdfunding campaign to refurbish 25 year old Planetarium.

Total Brewclipse 2017

The entire event is taking place this Saturday, August 5 at The Redd on Salmon Street from 8 – 11 PM (early admission for VIP ticket holders at 7:30 PM). A ticket grants you unlimited beer tastings and access to everything from food trucks by Olympia Provisions and 1927 Smores, live music, to entertainment like the spacey photo booth and astrological chart readings / fortune-telling.

You can see the full 20 Beers of Summer picks at Portland Monthly’s article, and the 12 beers for the event include

  • Rosenstadt Helles Lager, a beer of German influence with malty, clean golden classic Munich Biergarten flavors.
  • Laurelwood Golden Ale, a crisp river beer (it helpfully comes in a can too to take to the river!).
  • Ex Novo The Most Interesting Lager in the World, a beer that combines Germany and Mexico. If you aren’t already, you should be a big supporter of Ex Novo, a brewery where 100% of profits go to charity and they have been doing so since 2014.
  • Zoiglhaus Zoigl-Kölsch, balanced sessionable beer from a German classic brewery in Lents
  • Gigantic Kölschtastic, light and smooth and a “liquid ode to sunshine”
  • Fat Head’s Goggle Fogger Hefeweizen with wheat and banana flavors
  • Base Camp Pilgrimage Saison, a slightly spiced wheaty beer
  • The Commons Petit Classique is slightly funky and is brewed with pink peppercorns
  • Burnside Sakura Gose, a floral with slightly sour beer that does include cherry blossoms with bit of salt per the gose style
  • Sasquatch Barbarella, a rhubarb ale!
  • Ecliptic Starburst IPA combines Northwest IPA flavors and a name inspired by astronomy (as per all the Ecliptic beers)
  • Great Notion Ripe IPA, a juicy hazy IPA

Guests can also expect a Crispin Cider, Portland Sangria, and Reyka Vodka Moon-inspired cocktail. Tickets are $25 ($35 for VIP tickets that provide swag bags and earlier admission and access to a chic VIP lounge area) and are available now! The event is open to 21 and over. I’ll be there (along with a rare appearance of F with me!).

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