• So Bazaar

So Bazaar has concluded for 2016. We hope to see you next year!

Redmond So Bazaar

Start your weekend early at So Bazaar, a pop-up night market held on three Thursday evenings in August. For the third year, the So Bazaar Night Market will fill the streets of Downtown Redmond with music, shopping, and food in other-worldly settings.

This year, the event will explore extraordinary culinary experiences through evenings themed Le Cirque (August 11), Urban Hoedown (August 18), and Global Bazaar (August 25).

Join us on the Redmond Central Connector on August 11, 18, and 25 for this very special free event filled with festival darlings and aerialists, art installations and food trucks, celebrity chef demonstrations and a beer and wine garden.



Thank you to our sponsors & partners!

Schedule

August 11

LE CIRQUE:

Expect the unexpected with circus arts and peculiar (food) pairings

5-10pm

DJ RIZ
Location: Sip Bazaar

6pm

CHEF DEMO:
Executive Chef Ryan Donaldson,
The Stone House, Redmond
(stonehouseredmond.co)
Location: Night Nosh

6:45-7:45pm

THE CABIRI
Dance troupe that features stilt walking, aerialists, juggling and more!
Location: Signals

8:30-9:30pm

MOISTURE FESTIVAL
Comedy/varietè show with acts showcasing comedy and awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity
Location: Moving Art Center Stage

August 18

URBAN HOEDOWN:

Classic hoedown with an urban twist

5-10pm

DJ RIZ
Location: Sip Bazaar

6pm

CHEF DEMO:
Executive Chef Peter Coulter,
Spazzo, Redmond
(schwartzbros.com/spazzo)
Location: Night Nosh

6:30-8pm

THE TRAIL BUDDIES
Traditional square dancing with a live band and caller
Location: Signals

8:30-9:30pm

THE MOONDOGGIES
Alternative country rock music
Location: Moving Art Center Stage

August 25

GLOBAL BAZAAR:

Drawing from the traditions of Middle Eastern bazaars and Asian night markets

5-10pm

DJ RIZ
Location: Sip Bazaar

5-10pm

Rangoli and Mandala Installations
Location: Rangoli and Mandala Installations
Latha Sambamurti (curator),
Sudha Rajasekaran (rangoli artist)
& Annie Penta (mandala artist)

6pm

CHEF DEMO:
Executive Chef Thoa Nguyen,
Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill, Issaquah & Bothell
(chinoisecafe.com)
Location: Night Nosh

6:30-8pm

BALKANARAMA
Traditional music and dance of the Balkans
Location: Signals

8:30-9:30pm

JAFRA DEBKE TEAM
Traditional Palestinian dancing
Location: Moving Art Center Stage

9:30-9:45pm

HENGDA DANCE ACADEMY
Traditional Chinese dance
Location: Signals

Artists

DJ Riz

Featured All Three Nights

DJ Riz mixes Seattle’s best electronic dance grooves on KEXP Radio 90.3. He has no favorite musical styles and will try practically anything that appeals to him viscerally, spiritually, or bootyfully. When he’s not on the air, he feeds the hungry and visits those who are sick and in prison. Learn more...

Janet Zweig

Featured All Three Nights

Janet crossed a local horse trailer with the historic Kalakala ferry boat to create the Redmond Moving Art Center (2015) [pictured], a roving performance space/trailer for the streets of Redmond. Her artwork can be seen in most major US cities, and her awards include the Rome Prize Fellowship, NEA fellowships, and residencies at PS1 Museum and the MacDowell Colony. Learn more...

John Fleming

Featured All Three Nights

John Fleming blurs the boundaries between art, architecture, and the environment. With a start in ceramics and brief careers as a ski instructor and rock climber, he is now an accomplished public artist with commissions throughout the American west that take “Recycle, Reclaim, Reuse” to a whole new level including Redmond’s Erratic (2013), Signals (2014) [pictured], and Sky Painting (2014). Learn more...

The Cabiri

Featured August 11

Timeless tales from eras past are danced on towering stilts and twirling silks, marveling audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest with their visually-striking imagery. This piece is entitled "The Kojiki of Amaterasu" and will feature stilt walking, aerialists, dance, juggling and contemporary dance, accompanied with live music by Japan Creative Arts / The School of Taiko. Learn more...

Moisture Festival

Featured August 11

Moisture Festival high energy comedy/varietè shows feature a rapid succession of acts showcasing comedy alongside awe-inspiring physical and mental dexterity, with poignant moments of strength and delicate beauty to make audiences laugh, wonder, shake their heads in disbelief and truly appreciate how live entertainment can exhilarate and bring real joy. A live show band propels each performance. Learn more...

The Trail Buddies

Featured August 18

The Trail Buddies play old time American string band music - the sound of Appalachian front porches and square dances. All four multi-instrumentalists have been playing for dances for decades. Amy Carroll has been calling dances since 1987. She calls squares, contras and traditional barn dances. She loves sharing old dance traditions with new communities. She is also an elementary school music teacher in Seattle.

The Moondoggies

Featured August 18

Formed in 2005 by Kevin Murphy, Caleb Quick, Carl Dahlen, and Robert Terreberry, the Moondoggies They have been described as "seriously kick-ass" by Rolling Stone, “timeless American music” by Amazon, and their "somber, beautifully melodic NW folk" has been described by The Stranger as the "perfect soundtrack to stroke your beard and ponder the nighttime beach bonfire." They most recently opened for the Lumineers in Seattle, and headlined at Leavenworth’s Timbrrr! Music Festival last year. Learn more...

Balkanarama

Featured August 25

"We've been playing caffeinated Balkan music in Seattle since 1997." Balkanarama is among the leading North American interpreters of contemporary Balkan music, from ancient Romany ballads to modern Bulgarian video hits. Balkanarama gives them a flavor all their own on sax and clarinet with four soulful voices, powered by a nonstop dance beat on synth, bass and drums. They've been introducing Balkan Gypsy party music to audiences at clubs, festivals, weddings and parties throughout the Pacific Northwest. Learn more...

Jafra Debke Team

Featured August 25

Formed originally as the Batiste Dabke Team in honor of Omar Batiste, the Jafra Dabke Team is now comprised of four energetic men who have become quite popular at weddings and parties throughout the Northwest. Their mission is to create an establishment that will promote and preserve the original Arabian culture and traditions through the practice and performance of the Arab folk dance "Dabke". Learn more...

Latha Sambamurti

Featured August 25

Curator of Rangoli (& Flower Mandala) at So Bazaar 2016 - Latha Sambamurti is a Commissioner with ArtsWA (Washington State Arts Commission) and the Artistic Director of several large arts and cultural festivals in the Seattle area, including Ananda Mela and Festival of Color in Redmond. She is also a trained musician in the Carnatic (southern Indian) tradition, and a teacher, lecturer, and singer with a number of solo and ensemble performances. In addition, she has written, directed, and choreographed numerous productions for children based on the heritage and culture of India.

Sudha Rajasekaran

Featured August 25

Rangoli Artist - Sudha Rajasekaran is originally from India and moved to Seattle about 16 years ago. She is very proud of her Indian heritage and culture and tries to impart her love of arts and crafts to the children she teaches. Rangoli, also known as Kolam in southern India, is an art form made with sand and rice flour. Often rangoli are drawn out in front of houses and places of worship. Rangoli also is passed down through generations – Sudha’s mother taught her when she was a young girl and to this day she frequently makes rangoli at her home and at local events whenever she gets an opportunity.

Annie Penta

Featured August 25

Flower mandala artist - Annie Penta has studied the music of India for over 30 years, and since the early 1970s, has been active in the Northwest as a performer with the Leela Dhrupad Singers, as a tabla accompanist and as an educator. Inspired by photos of the Athapoovidal (flower mandalas) of Kerala’s harvest season, Annie now creates mandalas here in the Northwest. Working alongside retired teacher, Anita Bhat, or with other friends and observers of all ages, Annie has helped create numerous mandalas. Her work has been recognized and supported by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture and ArtsWA.

Audubon Art Docents

Featured August 25

The Audubon Art Docents are parent volunteers who offer art classes once a month to kindergarten through 5th-grade students. Since there are no paid art teachers at the school, the docents welcome every opportunity for children to learn from experienced artists. To that end, the Audubon PTSA sponsors a one-month artist in-residence who teaches important skills, like illustration, to all students, and the Bellevue Art Museum/Jr. League Art of Discovery exhibit of Northwest Master artworks in the school library. These efforts expand and enrich Audubon students’ art education.

Nosh, Sip, Shop

Night Nosh

At Sky Painting (Parking Lot)
Last order is at 9:30pm

Expand your culinary horizons with over 10 food trucks to choose from. Trucks change nightly and each offer a Bazaar bite for the chronic nosher. Food Truck line-up brought to you by Mobile Food Rodeo.

  • Seoul Kitchen
    Pork Katsu Burger with Kim Bap: Deep-Fried Pork Cutlet with Carmelized Kimchi and Korean BBQ Sauce Served with Bibmbap-stuffed "Sushi Roll"
  • Athena’s
    So Bazaar Gyros Special
  • Hot Revolution Donuts
    Coffee Cardamom Mini-Donuts
  • Bumbu Truck
    Batavia Chopped Salad
  • Buns on Wheels
    Kimchi Burger: Mouth-watering Sensation Kimchi Burger
  • BeanFish
    Stuffed Waffle with Sweetened Organic Red Bean: Classic Street Food in Japan Since the early 1900's!
  • Anchor End Pretzel Shoppe
    Banh Mi Pretzel: Pickled Daikon, Cucumber andCarrot, Asian-style Pulled Pork, Cilantro Pesto, Sriracha Hoisin Aioli
  • Chick’n Fix
    So Bazaar Dog
  • Tokyo Dog
    Basil Apple Stir Fry
  • My Chef Lynn
    Thai Lamb Slider: Thai Lamb Slider and PersianTomato Cucumber Salad (Shiraz)

Sip Bazaar

Under Signals on the Redmond Central Connector
Last call is at 9:30pm. 21 and over.

Start your weekend early with a cold microbrew, glass of wine, or a signature cocktail in your hand. Did we mention you’ll SIP under a piece of art?

Marketplace

Along the Redmond Central Connector
Until 9:45pm

Make creativity your cause by supporting over 15 local artists and artisans specializing in the culinary arts. Each vendor was handpicked ensuring you'll find unique and high quality culinary-related food and crafts at every price range.

  • Garlic It
  • Shen Zen Tea
  • Blue Streak Chocolates
  • Hernon Crafts LLC
  • Erickson Boards
  • SUSU Ice Cream
  • Stacy Murphy Ceramics
  • Pete's Toffee
  • Salmon Dog Treats
  • Seattle Pickle Company
  • Midori Bakery
  • Firefly Kitchen
  • Garlic It
  • Oly Kraut
  • Bonnie B's Peppers
  • Blue Streak Chocolates
  • Hernon Crafts LLC
  • Blue Cottage Jam
  • SUSU Ice Cream
  • Pete's Toffee
  • Salmon Dog Treats
  • Shen Zen Tea
  • Hernon Crafts LLC
  • Erickson Boards
  • Elle’s Beads
  • Blue Cottage Jam
  • SUSU Ice Cream
  • Chewbebe Fresh Pet Treats
  • Seattle Pickle Company
  • Wow wow Kirkland
  • All About Cookies
  • Simply Kettle Corn
  • Barnana (serve pre-packaged samples only)
  • Fare Start / All In, All Home (non-profit, no food)
  • The Mighty Truffle LLC
  • Hennamontra (Henna)

Visit

Dates

August 11, 18, & 25 (5-10pm)

Location

We are located along and around the Redmond Central Connector, an award winning urban trail, between 161st Avenue Northeast and Leary Way NE.
All activities occur out-of-doors, so please watch the weather and dress appropriately.

Parking

Downtown Redmond features an abundance of street parking. Additional parking can be found two blocks away at nearby Redmond Town Center located at 7525 166th Ave NE.

Interested in volunteering?

Sign up here.
Thank you to BECU for sponsoring our volunteers!

Questions?

Contact Jessica Rubenacker, Cultural Arts Administrator
jarubenacker@redmond.gov
425.556.2367