SUNDAY 4th: HOW TO BUILD A DRINK...OLD SCHOOL!
w/ Instructor: Chas Malody
Chas was the regional sales manager for a wine and spirits broker for 10 years, where his job was to promote brands with restaurant accounts - "We had all premium brands: Jack Daniels (I've been to the Holler), Bombay (when it first was introduced in america) Martell, Hennessey, Bols liqueurs, etc. I have also managed restaurants in Seattle and for some years now have been designing bar programs for NW hotel/restaurants. I also have written articles for MSN online - but mostly I really like to drink well." Chas is currently working on his website, but until then he will possibly being doing a series of classes at The Field House, of which this will be the first.
This first class will be a general introduction to drinking, including how to mix a drink properly - and introducing the idea of building around a specific liquor, using the Classic Era as a modeling ground. Most classic drinks were modeled on Gin - given the Martini-ization of the past 10 years, it will be a familiar liquor to begin with. This class will show us how the original flavor profiles were much more complex and drier. Also, how basic pairings of flavors can be enhanced. This will provide a good opportunity to introduce a number of products that were core to Classic drinking but aren't used much today at all.
SUNDAY 11th: MATINEE MOVIE @ THE FIELD HOUSE
Film: Alone in the Wilderness; a documentary.
Come celebrate the life of Dick Proenneke, as The Field House shows its first movie! Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes. The first summer he scouted for the best cabin site, and cut and peeled the logs he would need for his cabin. Dick Proenneke returned the next summer to finish the cabin where he lived for over 30 years. Dick filmed his adventures, and Bob Swerer later turned the film into a video so we can all watch this amazing man build his cabin by hand.
This film is one you don't want to miss. We will be playing the film in the side room at 3 pm. Stop by Blackbird Candy Shoppe and grab some snacks, and snag a Coca Cola from our fridge at The Field House before the show.
TUESDAY 13th @ 6pm: STORM WEATHER SHANTY CHOIR from NORWAY: LIVE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
Special Guest: Storm Weather Shanty Choir (listen: http://www.myspace.com/
This is a real privilege for us at The Field House. All the way from Norway, the Storm Weather Shanty Choir will be playing a small set for us in our store, before they play at the Tractor that same night. They will be in Ballard playing the Nordic Heritage Museum the next day, the 14th. The Field House show will start at 6pm, which gives us all a good chance to get out of work and come enjoy some amazing music.
Storm Weather Shanty Choir consists of six singers and musicians with backgrounds ranging from rock, pop (guitar player from Magnet (N) and William Hut (N), Roald Kaldestad), metal and folk, and for credibility's sake, a sailor/shanty man who has sailed for many seasons aboard the tall ship SS Statsraad Lehmkuhl who also has a masters degree on shanties and sea-songs. We have been together for almost ten years, we claim to be one of the most curious live rock/folk acts in Norway and we always give extraordinary live shows, were songs from the seven seas get mixed from a-capella to full instrumentation, rock n roll style!
SUNDAY 18TH: GET YOUR SPRING/SUMMER GARDEN GOING!
w/Instructor: Amy Pennington
Amy will be gracing us with you garden skills and knowledge for the second time, and giving us all the information we may need to have a successful garden of our own! Amy is just finishing up her book, Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen, so not only will she give us tips on how to have the most amazing tomatoes, but she will also have new ideas for how to use them, and all those wonderful things we have growing in our backyard.
Do not miss out on this class! Recently having a garden of our own at my house, there is rarely a thing more satisfying than watching a field of dirt produce the most beautiful and delicious fruit...a mystery that gives us life to our kitchen again and again.
SUNDAY 25TH: MATINEE MOVIE @ THE FIELD HOUSE
Film: You Can't Take it With You
A Frank Capra classic with an amazing cast, 'You Can't Take it With You' won Best Picture in 1938, and is tells a quirky story of love vs social class and property. This movie is a wonderful reminder of what is most important in life, and we here at The Field House would like to welcome you to join us to be reminded of such things, have some fun, and maybe even grab a style tip or two from the old pros of the silver screen!