Summer Spirits Soirée

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The Summer Spirits Soirée is coming up this Saturday. The performances have been set. The menu created. Sound Spirits’ bartenders have been developing their special cocktails.

Have you got your tickets yet? Purchase them now!

Entertainment

Enjoy an oceanic themed burlesque performance by Jesse Belle-Jones and an aerial dance by Tanya Brno.

Photo by John Cornicello.

Photo by John Cornicello.

Tanya has been an influential part of the Seattle circus scene for 10 years, after having trained most of her life at the nation’s top ballet schools including School of American Ballet (NYC), San Francisco Ballet School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, for which she moved here on scholarship at 16. In her aerial career, she has toured in Ireland, instructed the circus staff at Club Med resorts in exotic locales, and has passed auditions for Cirque du Soleil, Dragone Productions, and Cavalia. A newcomer to burlesque, she has appeared with The Atomic Bombshells, collaborated with Verlaine/McCann Productions, and competed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend (2015). She appears at events for corporate clients such as Microsoft and Google regularly, and holds weekly residencies at The Pink Door and Q nightclub. She has worked with local groups The Acrobatic Conundrum, The Aerialistas, and USC Events, and instructs privately at Versatile Arts and SANCA, where her students continually inspire her.

Photo by POC Photo.

Photo by POC Photo.

Jesse Belle-Jones, “The Modern Sexual Intellectual,” is one bluestocking bettie whose edgy antics and sultry grace will leave audiences scratching their heads and panting for more. With her strong dance background and academic approach, Jesse tours as a headliner and produces critically acclaimed burlesque shows across the globe. Her whipsmart acts are packed with tantalizing food for thought served up in a sharp, scintillating style that is guaranteed to keep her on your mind.

Menu

Be sure to eat dinner before arriving for your evening of spirits and cocktail tastings. We will have an array of desserts such as lavender shortbread, chocolate truffles.

To complement the spirit tastings, we invite you to enjoy an amazing array of Cacahuates, Cheddar Straws, Artichoke Truffles, and a cheese board with crackers in between tastings. Cheese nibbles generously donated by Daniel McGlothlen and Craig Williams, the former owners of Hot Dish.

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Bring extra cash to buy raffle tickets to support the Foundation. Dr. Dick Sex Advice has graciously donated over $1000 in sexy toys and treats for our Raffle. Other donors include the Center for Sex Positive Culture, multiple past Seattle Erotic Art Festival artists, and others. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for a bust or inseam measurement. Sophia, the Executive Director, is looking forward to getting your measurements!

Erotic Art for Sale

Art from past Seattle Erotic Art Festivals will be available for purchase. This is your chance to take home a piece of art from the Foundation’s art collection. SEAF alumni such as Visioluxus and John Santerineross, who have generously donated works to the Foundation, will be featured for sale.

Limited tickets available – buy yours now!

FSPC Library News!

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As you may have heard by now, the CSPC and FSPC will be moving out of our current location on September 15, 2016. As packing up the FSPC Library for an organized move is a big undertaking, we will be closing the library to patrons and suspending operations as of August 15, 2016. We are also beginning late fee amnesty as of August 10, 2016 to encourage everyone to please return any materials they still have checked out.

You may continue to return materials during our closure at 1608 15th Avenue West Seattle 98119. You can also mail our books back to the same address through September 9th.

We will be maintaining our current schedule and adding more volunteer shifts – these shifts will be spent preparing the library for the move. We are opening volunteer shifts to everyone, no special training required.

We thank you for your support of the FSPC Library and look forward to seeing you in our new location soon!

Education for the Aug. 12th-14th Weekend

We know summer weekends are full of amazing things to do, so we make sure to only schedule the most interesting workshops. If you are interested in expanding your sexual health knowledge to include gender diversity, learning the fine art of flogging a willing partner, or you want to get started on creating a purposeful and sexy power dynamic in the bedroom, then you will want to carve out some time to spend with us and our knowledgeable educators!

Friday, August 12 — 7:00pm
Sex For Every Body Series, Part 1: Gender (The trans, nonbinary, bi, poly world-wind) ~ Educator: Smitty Buckler
FSPC Studio: $25. Advance: $20 (Solo) $30 (Solo +PIF donation) $35 (Duo) and $55 (Trio)

SmittyBuckler-puppetsMaybe you have a crush and have never been with a trans person. Maybe you like to have all the sex but want to know more about STI prevention and transmission between your many gendered partners. Maybe you are bi-curious and want to explore your queerness more. We can talk about it.

This workshop will be a semi-structured, facilitated dialog with sexpert Smitty Buckler. Bring your questions!

Sunday, August 14 – 12:00pm
The Practical Application of Floggers ~Educator: Russell Harmon
CSPC Main: $40 (solo) Advance: $35 (solo) $65 (duo)

HarmonThis experiential flogging workshop is intended for both beginning and intermediate skill levels– anybody that thinks they’ve got something to learn.  We’ll cover safety, learn and practice basic and non-basic strokes, and discuss scene building and rhythm techniques in depth.  You should come away from this class with new skills and ideas, and all the building blocks you need for some great scenes!

We are very excited that Wian Studios will be in attendance with a variety of floggers available for sale. You are encouraged to try out their wares before, during breaks, and after the workshop! Peruse their selection in their online store.

Sunday, August 14 – 5:00pm
Sock logo without websiteIntroduction to Dominance/Submission Dynamics
Educators: School of Consensual Kink (S.O.C.K.)

CSPC Main Space: $25. Advance: $18 (Solo) $34 (Duo) and $50 (Trio)
($5 off for CSPC Passport members and AYCE cardholders.)

Have you fantasized about submitting to your partner or possibly taking charge in the bedroom? Or perhaps you’ve tried it and want to learn more. We’ll cover both sides of a variety of power-exchange relationships through demos and discussion.

For full workshop descriptions, please visit our calendar. All links above go to the corresponding ticketing page. Remember that ticket prices go up at the door and duo or trio discounts are only available online.