SOU’WESTER EVENTS!

See what’s happening during your next stay or plan a visit around our free live music, workshops, wellness offerings and more!

Oct
7
Sat
Lindsay Clark Live at The Sou’wester @ The Sou'wester
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

LIVE AT THE SOU’WESTER

Lindsay Clark

Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Lindsay Clark finds balance between traditional folk, English folk, country and her own version of experimental folk that seems to come from within. With influences ranging from the Beach Boys, Elizabeth Cotton, Joni Mitchell, Appalachian folk, her classical upbringing and her father’s record collection, she blends many worlds into a uniquely warm sound. She has carved out a unique and vibrant place as an artist with her penchant for poetry, rich harmony and a style of self-taught fingerpicking influenced by Nick Drake, John Fahey, and others.

Originally from the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA, she now resides in Portland, OR. She has shared the stage with musicians such as Alela Diane, Adam Torres, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Jolie Holland, and Michael Hurley. Her sound has been described as “folk with angelic vocals washing over smooth edges” (1859 Magazine), with her recent album Carpe Noctem called “stunning” by NPR Music. The album features William Tyler, Alela Diane, Sage Fisher (Dolphin Midwives), & Andy Rayborn (Paper Gates) and was engineered, co-produced, co-arranged with Jeremy Harris (Fruit Bats / Hand Habits). She has also recently contributed to Michael Hurley’s latest release, Time of the Foxgloves.

Oct
8
Sun
Clay Play @ Ilwaco Artworks
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Clay Play @ Ilwaco Artworks

Sundays 1-4pm – $30/person. Ages 14+ & all experience levels. Learn handbuilding skills to create a finished piece! Clay Play includes a demonstration, clay, glazing & firing .

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*Shipping available for visiting attendees! ($15 S&H)

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Oct
11
Wed
Spektrum Tea Service @ The Sou'wester Lodge
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spektrum Tea Service with Nick Jaina

MUSIC, STORIES, TEA & COLOR IMMERSION

Nick Jaina hosts a special hour of conversation, tea, color immersion, music, and reading from his new book SPEKTRUM. Every session is different because the guests bring their own excitement and hesitation, and the color for each hour is determined by a randomly selected card. If you are interested in giving a scrub to every cell of your body, rearranging your mindset, and connecting to humanity, this is the place you need to be.

The Sou’Wester sessions will take place in a vintage trailer and will be limited to 7 guests per session.

Advance tickets only. $25/person. Available sessions are:

Tea services start promptly on time, so please arrive ten minutes early.

TICKETS

Oct
12
Thu
Spektrum Tea Service @ The Sou'wester Lodge
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spektrum Tea Service with Nick Jaina

MUSIC, STORIES, TEA & COLOR IMMERSION

Nick Jaina hosts a special hour of conversation, tea, color immersion, music, and reading from his new book SPEKTRUM. Every session is different because the guests bring their own excitement and hesitation, and the color for each hour is determined by a randomly selected card. If you are interested in giving a scrub to every cell of your body, rearranging your mindset, and connecting to humanity, this is the place you need to be.

The Sou’Wester sessions will take place in a vintage trailer and will be limited to 7 guests per session.

Advance tickets only. $25/person. Available sessions are:

Tea services start promptly on time, so please arrive ten minutes early.

TICKETS

Oct
13
Fri
Spektrum Tea Service @ The Sou'wester Lodge
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spektrum Tea Service with Nick Jaina

MUSIC, STORIES, TEA & COLOR IMMERSION

Nick Jaina hosts a special hour of conversation, tea, color immersion, music, and reading from his new book SPEKTRUM. Every session is different because the guests bring their own excitement and hesitation, and the color for each hour is determined by a randomly selected card. If you are interested in giving a scrub to every cell of your body, rearranging your mindset, and connecting to humanity, this is the place you need to be.

The Sou’Wester sessions will take place in a vintage trailer and will be limited to 7 guests per session.

Advance tickets only. $25/person. Available sessions are:

Tea services start promptly on time, so please arrive ten minutes early.

TICKETS

Oct
14
Sat
“OFF THE BEACH” – Recycled Art Sculptures @ Long Beach Veterans Field
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join the Long Beach Community and Sou’wester Arts at this years

“OFF THE BEACH” 

Upcycled Art Sculptures Show. October 14th, 10a-4p at the Long Beach Veterans field. There will be so much to see and do including beer garden and live music!

Nick Jaina live at The Sou’wester @ The Sou'wester
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Live at The Sou’wester

Nick Jaina

Presented by Sou’wester Arts

Nick Jaina is a musician and author living with his wife and stepson in Oakland, California. He has published three books, released over a dozen albums, produced several ballets, and composed various film scores. He teaches writing workshops online and in person, and hosts magical tea services that involve music, reading, and color immersion. He was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in 2015. He has collaborated with dancers from the New York City Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theater.

Oct
19
Thu
Lê Almeida Live at The Sou’wester @ The Sou'wester Lodge
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Lê Almeida Live at The Sou’wester

10/19/23 Free & open to the public

Sou’wester Lodge Living Room

Presented by Sou’wester Arts

“Lê Almeida is the mastermind of an unlikely and noisy indie scene that emerged in the suburbs of RIO DE JANEIRO in the early 2000s. A prolific producer, initially labeled _lo-fi_, he was called the ‘Brazilian answer to Robert Pollard’ in a report in _The Guardian_ which makes less sense as his sound has incorporated elements of kraut, free jazz, afrobeat, hip hop and Brazilian music.” Excerpt from the biography available on DATABASE.FM/LEALMEIDA

October 2023 marks the release of I FEEL IN THE SKY, LÊ ALMEIDA’s new solo album. The album was recorded between 2022 and 2023, during the tour of his band ORUÃ, with more than 100 shows in the USA and Europe. The album will be presented at SouWester, during Lê Almeida’s first artistic residency in the United States, which takes place in Seaview, Washington.

His independent label Transfusão Noise Records was born in his bedroom in 2004 in Vilar dos Teles, Baixada Fluminense, and emerged in the center of Rio de Janeiro in 2013 with the creation of Escritório, a space for recording, rehearsals and shows. More than 100 releases have been made since then. Lê played a major role in recording and mixing most of these albums, where many of the visual ideas came from his collages, associating fantastic realism with improbable combinations of environments and colors.

Since 2011 he has dedicated himself to the visual arts, taking part in exhibitions and collage workshops, both individual and collective. His solo albums Paraleloplasmos (2015) and Todas as Brisas (2016) made him travel the art world beyond the usual music scene between tours of Brazil. Both albums were released by IFB Records, a small Atlanta-based label that presses his LPs independently and distributes them throughout the United States.

Oruã, his main band, was created at the end of 2016 and since 2018 he has been traveling extensively, promoting his first albums recorded in the office on old cassette tapes. 2018 was the year Almeida left Brazil for the first time. He went to play drums with Built to Spill in Chile and with Oruã in Uruguay. His story with Built to Spill began in mid-2018 when he joined the band for its first shows in South America and the following year he traveled between the United States and Europe playing more than 130 shows, 60 of them opening for Oruã. He recorded and mixed the latest BtS release, When the Wind Forgets Your Name (2022, SubPop), where he also acted as drummer.

I FEEL IN THE SKY is out on October 6 on the Transfusão Noise Records website

https://on.soundcloud.com/gDnYT

Pic by Melanie Radford (Central Park, 2023)

Oct
20
Fri
Handbuilt Pitcher 3-Day Workshop (FULL) @ Ilwaco Artworks
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm
Handbuilt Pitcher 3-Day Workshop (FULL) @ Ilwaco Artworks

(FULL) Handbuilt Pitcher Workshop:

3-day ceramic workshop

w/ Taylor Stefanski $90

Students will be lead through a series of hand building techniques to create their very own pitchers! We will cover how to create your base, refining forms, making handles. On the last day we will cover decorating with underglaze and adding small adornments.

  • Fri 4-6PM
  • Sat 10-2PM
  • Sun 10-12PM

 

Oct
21
Sat
K Van Petten Live at The Sou’wester @ The Sou'wester
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

LIVE AT THE SOU’WESTER LODGE

K Van Petten

Presented by Sou’wester Arts

K Van Petten is a musician and poet based in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Their current project explores a new genre they call ‘stargaze’ — music for looking at the stars, or that will make you see stars. Their music combines layered strings, soft harmonies, and moving poetry that explore themes of multiplicity, queerness, and nostalgia, drawn from their experience as a queer, non-binary, Gemini, middle-child. Their enchanting melodies and poetic compositions transport listeners to stellar realms, inviting them to revel in the in-between, liminal spaces of sonic possibility. K started their performing as a musician in residence at a harbor bar in Chicago while living on a sailboat. They relocated to Seattle a decade ago, and most recently authored and composed ‘For Someone,’ a cassette tape of music and poetry created during their residency at Centrum in Fort Worden, Port Townsend. The cassette tape is available at Elliott Bay Books, The Vera Project vending machine, Light in the Attic Records at KEXP, and online at Hello America Stereo Cassette. One of their tape pieces was adapted into a film showcased at Northwest Film Forum and selected for SIFF’s NW Folklife Forum in 2023. Previous projects include Baddy Gold, Wet Whitman, and Everyday in February. They currently support Sonic Guild, a local music non-profit. Find out more at instagram.com/kvanpetten or katevanpetten.com.