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Monday, July 7, 2008

Salon of Shame + Theater Off Jackson: A Slog Love Story

posted by on July 7 at 14:45 PM

Two months ago, we announced that the Capitol Hill Arts Center was moving from 12th Ave, perhaps against its will, perhaps never to open again.

That Slog post was the first time some CHAC tenants—including the well-loved Salon of Shame—heard about their prospective homelessness. (Good old CHAC, always looking out for its pals and associates.)

Comment #27 on the original post, by SoS leader Ariel Meadow Stallings:

Fuck. Anyone know of a nice 120-person theater with a bar? Sounds like the Salon of Shame will soon be homeless, and going back to the Jewelbox ain’t gonna work…

I’m going to go quietly freak out now.

Posted by Ariel | May 12, 2008 6:26 PM

Comment #32 on the original post, by Theater Off Jackson board member Amanda Slepski:

Ariel @ 27, if you are indeed in need of space, Theatre Off Jackson seats 140 and we have a bar.

Posted by Amanda | May 12, 2008 10:04 PM

After this online introduction, SoS and ToJ met, wooed, and fell in sweet, sweet love. Tomorrow is their big coming-out party: 7 pm, Theater Off Jackson, $8.

(May I suggest you have dinner at Green Leaf beforehand to celebrate?)

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God I hope I will finally get in this time. 3rd time's a charm??

Posted by Non | July 7, 2008 2:54 PM

i want the old site back

Posted by karst | July 7, 2008 2:57 PM

Oh and Weblog wasn't shortened (in vernacular) till 99' to blog

I sorta doubt that "post" is real.

Posted by Non | July 7, 2008 3:02 PM

As somebody who eats at Green Leaf frequently, and who just had a combo vermicelli bowl there the other night, I declare fucking delicious Vietnamese food to be the toast of this post.

PS Eat upstairs, it's not as warm and has these nautical, generously proportioned (hear that, obesity epidemic sufferers?) chairs made from those steering wheels that are like the old timey ones on ships? Like from history times?

Posted by jackie treehorn | July 7, 2008 3:13 PM

Ugh. Sorry. I just Yelped a little bit in my mouth.

Posted by jackie treehorn | July 7, 2008 3:16 PM

nice going Brendan...the Greenleaf is already hard enough to get into to...

(though, to be fair, pretty much every place up the street in Little Saigon has good to excellent food...)

Posted by michael strangeways | July 7, 2008 3:20 PM

This is great news.

Posted by David Schmader | July 7, 2008 3:27 PM

It's true -- it was the Slog thread that got us in touch with TOJ! Thanks, Slog.

Quick note: the show tomorrow is at 8pm (not 7!) although doors open at 6:30 if you want to come early for "Happy Half-Hour" at the TOJ bar.

Warning: hopefully things will run smoothly at the door, but you just never know with a new space. Thanks in advance to everyone who brings exact change and lots of patience!

Posted by Ariel | July 7, 2008 3:30 PM

Best motto EVAR! Show sounds cool, too!! I wanna go!!

Posted by Scottie Yahtzee | July 7, 2008 3:57 PM

I almost thought the show sounded interesting until I saw the young faces on the linked site. Can't you kids just keep putting those things on the internets?

Posted by umvue | July 7, 2008 4:54 PM

Hey, I've read there a couple of times and I'm as old as the hills. I'd say the readers are about one-fifth geezer.

Posted by ratzkywatzky | July 7, 2008 5:12 PM

umvue, we've had readings dating from 1968 to 1998, with the bulk of readers being in their 30s.

Posted by Ariel | July 7, 2008 5:52 PM

@11, @12, Eh? Speak up!



Posted by umvue | July 7, 2008 6:33 PM

hmmm...i'd say the youngest was 27 years old...yeah A? (*cough *

Posted by vievegen | July 8, 2008 3:42 PM

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