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FILSON COMMUNITY EVENTS

We build products to accompany your outdoor pursuits and offer a variety of events in our retail locations to entertain, educate, and support time spent outdoors. From rewaxing workshops to demonstrations with product experts, there are a variety of events that may suit your interests.

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Re-Waxing Workshop

When your Tin Cloth garments are properly waxed, they’ll protect you from brush and rain through season after season of heavy use. Join us for a hands-on tutorial on re-waxing your Tin Cloth gear by our staff at Filson NYC. Beer will be provided. Space is limited, so RSVP to reserve your spot.

New York Store

Jun 29, 2017

7:00-8:00pm

40 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

Writers On The Fly

Join us at the Filson Flagship for an evening with writers from the fly fishing world. Greg Fitz, Paul Moinester, Copi Vojta, Langdon Cook and Jason Rolfe will take the stage to share their poems, essays and stories about fishing and life. Other guests will include the FlyFish Journal and non-profit Our Sound, Our Salmon, who will be on hand to discuss their work. There will also be live music by the fire and refreshments provided.

Seattle Flagship Store

Jun 29, 2017

6:00-8:30pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Atlas Obscura in Seattle: Adventures in Your Backyard

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path areas of the Pacific Northwest, come to Filson for a panel discussion about stargazing, unusual destinations, mountaineering and backcountry hiking spots.

The evening’s panelists include:

Dr. Anand Thirumalai
Astrophysicist and faculty member at the DigiPen Institute. Dr. Thirumalai is an expert on the night sky and celestial objects, and is familiar with the best places near Seattle for stargazing.

Harriet Baskas
Travel expert and published author of several books about the Pacific Northwest. Her radio stories on unusual museums, airports, and other topics aired for more than 20 years on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Peter Potterfield
Writer and adventurer specializing in mountaineering and backcountry hiking. The author of a dozen books, he is also a contributor to publications like National Geographic, Smithsonian, Backpacker, and Outside and an editor for GreatOutdoors.com.

Refreshments provided.

Seattle Flagship Store

Jul 6, 2017

6:00-8:00pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Adventures In Your Backyard with Oregon Wild & Carryology

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path areas outside of Portland, come to Filson for a discussion about Oregon’s wildlands. An expert from Carryology will also be on-hand to talk about the best ways to pack for your next adventure.

Chase Reeves
Creative entrepreneur, bag expert, and contributor to Carryology, Chase will deliver a lively and informative bag packing demonstration.

Oregon Wild
Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon's most precious landscapes.

Beer and other refreshments provided.

Portland Store

Jul 6, 2017

5:00-7:00pm

526 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Atlas Obscura in San Francisco: Adventures in Your Backyard

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path excursions in the Bay Area, come to Filson for a discussion about infrastructure exploration, shoreline foraging, and rock quarry climbing.

Kirk Lombard
Commercial fisherman, writer, musician, raconteur, and champion eel fisherman. He's the author of The Sea Forager's Guide to Northern California, and an advocate of shoreline exploration, foraging, and history.

Tim Hwang
An urban explorer, author of a field guide to shipping containers, and co-founder of the Infrastructure Observatory. To Tim, a long weekend means a chance to climb around rock quarries and dredging operations. We'll hear how the power plants, reservoirs, and satellite dishes you drive past aren't just on the way to your adventure, they are the adventure.

Beer and other refreshments provided.

San Francisco Store

Jul 6, 2017

6:00-8:00pm

722 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Adventures in your Backyard with GearJunkie

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path areas outside of Minneapolis, come to Filson for a discussion with Stephen Regenold, founder and editor-in-chief of GearJunkie, about all things outdoors.

GearJunkie
GearJunkie is a top publication covering outdoor adventure and gear. It reaches millions of readers a month via a blog, videos, and content syndicated to a national audience.

Beer and other refreshments provided.

Minneapolis Store

Jul 6, 2017

6:00-8:00pm

228 Washington Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Pack Your Bag the Right Way with Carryology

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path areas outside of Austin, come to Filson for a discussion with an expert from Carryology about the best ways to pack for your next adventure.

Taylor Welden
Senior Editor at Carryology, a global resource whose mission it is to "discover, discuss and disseminate new and better ways to carry". He full-time bag/pack/gear Industrial Designer with 10+ years’ experience working for various brands around the world.

Beer and other refreshments provided.

Austin Store

Jul 6, 2017

6:00-8:00pm

11700 Domain Blvd, Domain Northside, Austin, TX 78758

Atlas Obscura in New York: Adventures in Your Backyard

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path areas of New York City, come to Filson for a panel discussion about urban exploration, abandoned places, and underground passages.

The evening’s panelists include:

Luke Spencer
Traveler, writer, explorer, and discoverer of abandoned and unusual places. In addition to writing for publications such as Atlas Obscura and Mental Floss, he is an editor of The History Channel’s Pawn Stars and a member of the Society of American Magicians.

Michelle Young
Professor of the Urban Studies Workshop studio at Columbia University, where she instructs on the role of architecture, preservation, and city planning in the creation of modern urban environments.

Moses Gates
Author of Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises: A Memoir of Urban Exploration, a critically-acclaimed account of urban exploration.

Beer and other refreshments provided.

New York Store

Jul 6, 2017

6:00-8:00pm

40 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

Atlas Obscura in DC: Adventures in Your Backyard

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path areas of D.C., come to Filson for a panel discussion about obscure D.C. history, hidden mysteries of the city, and backchannel Potomac kayaking.

Elliot Carter
Atlas Obscura’s “field agent,” with an unparalleled knowledge of obscure D.C. history and a love of discovery. His articles have also appeared in sources like the Washington Post, Vice, Slate, Gizmodo, and DCist, and he is the founder of Architect of the Capitol, a blog on D.C.’s hidden histories.

Judy Lathrop
Founder and owner of Atlantic Kayak, a kayaking company based in the Chesapeake Bay area. An expert on the backchannels of the Potomac, she previously led Atlas Obscura’s “In Search of the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay” event.

The event will be moderated by Matt Blitz, the head of Atlas Obscura Society DC.

Beer and other refreshments provided.

Washington D.C. Store

Jul 6, 2017

6:00-8:00pm

1534 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Adventures in Your Backyard with Photographer Scott Rankin

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path areas of British Columbia, come to Filson for a discussion about local travel destinations and adventure photography.

Scott Rankin
Photo adventurer based in beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada. His photographic style represents his love of the diverse Canadian landscape and how he fits within it. Scott has received international recognition, being named a photographer to follow by Forbes, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and Complex Magazine.

Beer and other refreshments provided.

Vancouver Store

Jul 6, 2017

6:00-8:00pm

47 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B1A1

Filson Summer Music Series: KEXP Audioasis presents Cataldo & LAKE

Come to Filson Flagship and catch a night of live, unplugged music. On each of the last three Thursday nights of July, Filson will host two local acts. There will be giveaways and free refreshments, plus the opportunity to get yourself a limited-edition custom guitar strap made by the Filson Restoration Department. Admission is free with RSVP. Lineup curated by KEXP Audioasis.

Cataldo
Founded 13 years ago by Eric Anderson, this Seattle-based rock band has taken many shapes but has always been rooted in clever, earnest lyricism and catchy melodies. His latest album Keepers features notable local artists including Ben Gibbard, violinist Andrew Joslyn, Danielle Sullivan from Wild Ones and members of Pickwick.

LAKE
An experimental-pop ensemble centered around the songwriting partnership of wife/husband duo Ashley Eriksson and Elijah Moore, signed to K Records, based in Olympia, Washington.

RSVP HERE

Seattle Flagship Store

Jul 13, 2017

6:00-8:30pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Featured Maker: Kevin Blanquies

Visual artist, musician and instrument repair specialist Kevin Blanquies, will be repairing synthesizers and guitar pedals in the Flagship store. Drop by to observe, ask questions and learn about the process.

Seattle Flagship Store

Jul 15, 2017

12:00-4:00pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Emergency Preparedness Demo

Hope for the best. Plan for the worst.

Whether it’s for the big one – a Cascadia earthquake – or just a simple power outage, everyone needs a plan and a well-packed go bag. Former Coast Guard operator and current firefighter Carson Prendergast will give a demonstration on emergency preparedness. Carson and a firefighting comrade will walk you through everything you need to have in your emergency kit.

Portland Store

Jul 15, 2017

7:00-9:00pm

526 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Filson Summer Music Series: Do206 & Capitol Hill Block Party present Plastic Picnic & Spirit Award

Come to Filson Flagship and catch a night of live, unplugged music. On each of the last three Thursday nights of July, Filson will host two local acts. There will be giveaways and free refreshments, plus the opportunity to get yourself a limited-edition custom guitar strap made by the Filson Restoration Department. Admission is free with RSVP.

Enter in-store for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to Capitol Hill Block Party. Lineup curated by Do206, featuring CHBP artists:

Plastic Picnic
Brooklyn based band comprised of four Pacific Northwest transplants plays lyrically forthright indie rock paired with driving 80's rhythms, sweetly spun melodies and atmospheric synth and guitar work.

Spirit Award
A Seattle-based psych-pop trio with sprawling stereo guitars punching through a driving rhythmic foundation.

RSVP HERE

Seattle Flagship Store

Jul 20, 2017

6:00-8:30pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Filson Summer Music Series: Marmoset presents Bryan John Appleby & Tomo Nakayama

Come to Filson Flagship and catch a night of live, unplugged music. On each of the last three Thursday nights of July, Filson will host two local acts. There will be giveaways and free refreshments, plus the opportunity to get yourself a limited-edition custom guitar strap made by the Filson Restoration Department. Admission is free with RSVP. Lineup curated by Marmoset Music, a company that meticulously curates rare, vintage and emerging artists, bands and record labels for music licensing.

Bryan John Appleby 
A Seattle singer-songwriter who creates dreamy, dramatic records, then strips the music to its core at shows, emphasizing a deftness for lyricism and buoyant, pensive melodies, all distinctly his own. 

Tomo Nakayama
A Seattle singer/songwriter whose work both as a solo artist and frontman in chamber folk band Grand Hallway have been praised by NPR, NYTimes, and KEXP. His latest album "Pieces of Sky" is out this September.

RSVP HERE

Seattle Flagship Store

Jul 27, 2017

6:00-8:30pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Featured Maker: Kevin Blanquies

Visual artist, musician and instrument repair specialist Kevin Blanquies, will be repairing synthesizers and guitar pedals in the Flagship store. Drop by to observe, ask questions and learn about the process.

Seattle Flagship Store

Jul 29, 2017

12:00-4:00pm

1741 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Re-Waxing Workshop

When your Tin Cloth garments are properly waxed, they’ll protect you from brush and rain through season after season of heavy use. Join us for a hands-on tutorial on re-waxing your Tin Cloth gear by our staff at Portland staff.

Portland Store

Jul 29, 2017

10:00am-7:00pm

526 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209