Smack talk? How about a smack drawing Sep 9, 2009

Smack talk is getting more creative - we recently received this outfit rendering from our friends at 4Culture:

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[Art by Sara Edwards and Paige Weinheimer]

Fellow contestants - if you have uniforms and/or official colors, let us know in the comments!


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Start placing your bets Sep 4, 2009

The official Badminton Royale bracket has been made:

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Click on the image to see the full size AND make your own predictions about who will make it all the way.


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A guide to the arts smackdown happening on Sep 22 Aug 31, 2009


We currently have 25 teams signed up to play and have created a tournament bracket of 4 rounds (similar to the NCAA).   As a result of our huge response, we will need to begin our tournament a bit earlier than anticipated and hope this is not an inconvenience. This is what we have proposed:

Round 1 (3:30pm – 5:30pm): Teams will play the best 2 out of 3 games (games to 11).


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Updated - Badminton Royale participants Aug 19, 2009

We've got a new and improved list of all Badminton Royale participants:
5th Avenue
Artist Trust
Central District Forum
Frye Art Museum
Giant Magnet
Henry Art Gallery
Meany Hall
NW Film Forum
Pacific Northwest Ballet
the Rep
Seattle Opera
Seattle Theater Group (The Moore &  The Paramount)
The Stranger
Tacoma Art Museum
Town Hall

Official bracket coming soon!

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Badminton Royale: Arts Smackdown! Jul 29, 2009

As a fun addition to our annual Tailgate Party, OtB invited our peer arts-focused organizations to each submit a team to participate in Badminton Royale, a badminton round-robin tournament.

Well, it seems that the arts community is far from the touchy-feely portrait we have painted in the past and our peers are hard-asses with competitive badminton in their pasts.

Due to the high volume of smack-talking and request by some participants for things like  “rules, ” we have set up this blog to facilitate conversation about this exciting  “community building&

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Are you a NW dancer? Would you like $10,000? Mar 19, 2009

I think the answer is probably "yes." If so, apply now to participate in The A.W.A.R.D. SHOW! 2009: Seattle.   APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 31ST.

AWARD show ad

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Intermission Impossible - Thu morning round up Feb 19, 2009

A couple things landed in my inbox this morning that ought to be shared.

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The Stranger suggests (or would have suggested)... Feb 16, 2009

...that you come to Intermission Impossible this Friday. Here's the SLOG post saying so.

Get your tickets here.

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Watch Art Zone tonight on the Seattle Channel Feb 5, 2009

OtB is getting a little love for Intermission Impossible: A Party Celebrating 30 Years  on this week's episode of Art Zone in Studio. It'll be streaming online tonight starting at 8pm.

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Intermission Impossible | cabaret in pictures Feb 4, 2009

Sometimes words just don't do an event justice. The following folks will all be part of the cabaret happening before the karaoke madness begins:

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