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Corner Bar – Friday August 2, starting at 6pm

Enjoy your First Friday dose of freedom! The force of nature comes riding a tornado from Tacoma. His guitar sings the words, his harmonica breathes the life, and his voice calls the spirits. Join the pride of Puyallup, Anthony Duron Estrada, as he brings his special force of nature through the streets of Highland Park and on to the holy dais of Corner Bar. His ensemble provides the chariot on which we all ride. Ron Weinstein‘s fiery organ lights the sky. Johnny Horn keeps the pace as the bass calls the distant thunder. The drums will be thumping to keep up with the magic the man with the guitar is slinging. it’s some hard charging blues.

Bring the family. Bring the fun. We are all here to just get it done!

Countdown to our Centennial, by the decade! This month we like totally celebrate the 80’s! Dress in rad 80’s style, come in character – we’re so sure!!! Borrow gnarlific 80s props, and pose for photos in our excellent booth. Check out the totally bitchin’ August installment of the HPIC Decade Banners – a new graphic design montage on display each month at Corner Bar, to help us get immersed in those righteous bygone times. We’re totally stoked! Thanks to our rockin’ volunteers – Dina Johnson, Kay Kirkpatrick, Michele Witzki and other special contributors – that have put so much effort into documenting our history in such a way.

As always, all ages, food and drink for purchase! Hope to see you this Friday.


Corner Bar – Friday July 5, starting at 6pm

These are special times. Special times deserve music from special people! The wizard of the Hammond B-3, Ron Weinstein, brings you to edge of enchantment, his fingers dazzling and dealing the cosmos. The lord of the drums, Mike Peterson, will take you on a roller coaster throughout the peaks and valleys that percussion can create, and then he will shove you into the abyss. The magic of the two will create others who will join in the insanity.

Unknown dreams are created in the space between the two as they face off and create the very loud jazz that you have always wished for.

Join us the day after we celebrate our glorious independence. Revel in the fury that awaits. Bring your kinfolk and neighbors. Let us all pull together and enjoy the music that has been proclaimed as sensitive jazz for obnoxious so-and-so’s! A delicate mix of jazz standards and original compositions.

All ages! All the time! Food & Drink for purchase!

Celebrating our Centennial by the decade! This month we celebrate the 70’s – so let’s get down, get down, get down, get down, get down tonight baby! Dress in one of the myriad 70’s styles, come in character, borrow colorful 70s props, and pose for photos in our classy booth. Check out the splendid July installment of the HPIC Decade Banners – a new graphic design montage on display each month at Corner Bar, to help us get immersed in those fabulous bygone times. It’s cool to the max! Thanks to our inspired volunteers – Dina Johnson, Kay Kirkpatrick, Michele Witzki and other special contributors – that have put so much effort into documenting our history in such a way.

Corner Bar – Friday June 7, starting at 6pm

Goodness me. Come on down to the monthly party. We’ll all be here. You should join us. Food and drink for purchase. Free admittance. Bring cash to tip the band! Doors are at 6. Band plays around 8. Bring the whole family.

“Robot Sunsets are an ever-tightening performance outfit, featuring the inimitable Lars Larson on drums (he has a kick cowbell, y’all), the embarrassingly talented David Russell on bass (we have more bass solos than guitar solos), the musical mastermind of Jason Puccinelli on guitar and vocals (he’s got more jam than Smuckers’ got jelly), and Jed Dunkerley, singing lead and writhing around (to quote Evan Mosher after our last show: ‘…like a combination of Tom Jones and David Byrne.’) The music of Robot Sunsets will get you laughing and thinking while wanting to dance.

Celebrating our Centennial by the decade! The next installment brings the 60s (1959 – 1968) into (or out of) focus. So dress accordingly, come in character, borrow colorful 60s props, and pose for photos in our classy booth. Check out the splendid June installment of the HPIC Decade Banners – a new graphic design montage on display each month at Corner Bar, to help us get immersed in those fabulous bygone times. It’s the living end! Thanks to our inspired volunteers – Dina Johnson, Kay Kirkpatrick, Julie Schickling, and other special contributors – that have put so much effort into documenting our history in such a way.

Corner Bar – Friday May 3, starting at 6pm

Come join the monthly party in the neighborhood! This month brings us, Los Flacos. They perform a blend of the spiciest traditional sounds of Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. They will delight and amaze and most certainly provide the energy for your dancing feet.

Celebrating our Centennial by the decade! The next installment brings the 50s (1949 – 1958) into the picture, so dress accordingly, come in character, take photos in our booth, and stop in to check out our amazing new installment of the HPIC Banners that will be on display at each Corner Bar, thanks to our amazing volunteers – Dina Johnson, Kay Kirkpatrick, Julie Schickling, and other special contributors – that have put so much effort into documenting our history in such an amazing way.

As always, all ages, food and drink for purchase! Hope to see you this Friday.

HPIC Spring Work Party: Sunday April 14th

10AM to 2PM

Spring is here and we’re calling on all our incredible volunteers!  HPIC is ready to emerge from the dreary winter and freshen up the club!  This is a perfect opportunity to roll up your sleeves and help us prepare the club for warmer weather.  Even an hour of your time is greatly appreciated.

We’ll be cleaning and organizing stuff around the building, repairing a window, gardening, cleaning the table & chairs (with a pressure washer! It’ll be fun!), and will also sport safety vests to do some neighborhood pickup. We have tasks for all ages and abilities, we just appreciate your help. Get HPIC ready for the summer ahead. Students looking for volunteer hours, and families Welcome!  Dress appropriately, bring your garden gloves and any tools you can.

And YES, there will be food!!! We’ll have coffee and donuts in the AM, and will be grilling up some delicious food in the afternoon to feed all your generous souls that come out to help.

Together, we make Highland Park the BEST place to live.

Corner Bar – Friday April 5, starting at 6pm

Our exploration of Corner Bar takes us to the heart of the solar system. Energy crackles, fusion unleashes, galaxies are born and destroyed. A futuristic guitar unlocks the gateway and releases the possibilities the future holds. The man with the keys will be our guide through the quantum wilderness. The drummer will push and pull us across the spectrum of the fourth dimension. Adventure awaits those who cross the threshold.

Make sure your friends and neighbors do not miss the unique opportunity presented this first friday. A tale to be remembered for the ages. Your guides into the mist are Joe Doria (keys), Ari Joshua (guitar), and Brad Gibson (drums). Watch, listen, as they harness the forces of the universe. Believe!

All are welcome. Refreshments and sustenance are available for purchase. Entrance to the cosmos is free!

Celebrating our Centennial by the decade! The next installment brings the 40s (1939 – 1948) into the picture, so dress accordingly, come in character, take photos in our booth, and stop in to check out our amazing new installment of the HPIC Banners that will be on display at each Corner Bar, thanks to our amazing volunteers – Dina Johnson, Kay Kirkpatrick, Julie Schickling, and other special contributors – that have put so much effort into documenting our history in such an amazing way.