In the wake of an unthinkable tragedy the massive outpouring of love for the folks who called the kookiest cafe in North Seattle theirs is a testament to how sometimes a place comes to exist as something more than the sum of its humble parts. Its a place where a midnight round of Scrabble in the back booth is a pasttime, where a lack of any semblance of a stage is no impediment to putting on a killer live rock show. A place where people don’t go to escape but to be be a part of a jovial family.
The chorus of local bands and organizations clamoring to help in what ways they can is impressive, so over the next few weeks there are a bevy of opportunties to come out and show your support as well. A few that caught our eye are happening in the next few days, but you can view a complete list that’s being updated as more shows are added at caferacerlove.org. Can’t make it? It is the future after all so you can also feel free right now to drop a few bucks in the proverbial hat in a futuristic online fashion.
Saturday June 16, 4pm at the Rat and Raven: All Ages Benefit with Blood Orange Paradise, Spinning Whips, Heatwarmer. $7.
Monday June 18th, 8pm at the Uptown Cinema: Best of SIFF showing Welcome to Doe Bay Tickets are $9 for SIFF Members, $11 for the General Public.
Tuesday June 19th, 5pm at the Tractor Tavern at Conor Byrne Innocent When You Dream: A Tribute To The Departed. A Benefit For The Victims Families of The Cafe Racer Tragedy.” Joint cover night, $10 suggested donation.
Thursday June 21st, at the Re-Bar: WXPFL’s Extreme Pencil Fighting Championship, Summer Break Pt I, a Cafe Racer Benefit Fight
Friday June 29th, 8pm at The Neptune Theater: Cafe Racer Benefit Show and Silent Auction with Star Anna, Kasey Anderson, Cathy Sorbo, Kermet Apio, Liam McCormick, The Maldives and host Diva LeDeviant
Saturday June 30th, at the Rat and Raven: A benefit for Cafe Racer w/Hobosexual, The Fabulous Downey Bros, Danny the Street
Sunday July 8th at the Columbia City Theater: A Community and Charity Event Benefitting the Victims of the Cafe Racer Shootings with McTuff, Thaddillac Kimo Muraki and MC Ramon Shiloh