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Black Drop Coffeehouse Zombie Crew 2013

Thanks to everyone who helped make Save Our City IV: Zombie vs. Survivors a great event. We had a record turnout this year. Over 200 people, 20 teams and everyone had a great time. Beautiful day, beautiful day, beautiful city. We could not have done it without out you. Much [...]

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Steeb Russell: Artist of the Month for April

We are very fortunate this month to have Steeb Russell as our featured artist. Steeb’s art is deceptively whimsical with a darkly humorous thread running through it. The photographs do not do justice to the bright animated colors of the paintings themselves. We encourage everyone to come down and check them out. On display through [...]

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poetrynight at the Black Drop in 42 seconds

Every Monday night, the living Word is performed at the Drop. Starts at 8 p.m.. We stay open late. We serve beautiful coffee. We are looking at the stars. We are listening to poetry. Check it out. Come on down!
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Featured Artist: Charles “Bonesy” Jones and the Codex of Little Hope

Codex of Little Hope: The Bone Dance

Throughout the month of March, the Black Drop Coffee House will be
displaying the Codex of Little Hope by Charles Jones.
The Codex of Little Hope is a degraded variation of the Codex Laud
uncovered by Jones and Jose Garcia Payon at El Tajin in Mexico in
Jones developed a radical thesis that [...]

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Life is Like Coffee

I Feel So Empty
We have this quote by Albert Einstein on the vent hood at the shop: “If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies… It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped [...]

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A Paen to the Black Drop in a Parody of Carl Sandburg’s Chicago

My sister, Shannon, teaches at Sehome. For one of her classes, she asked her students to write a parody of the poem Chicago by Carl Sandburg. One of her students, Forrest Meyer, a very clever and intelligent student in my opinion, chose to write his poem about The Black Drop. It is beautiful. Thanks, Forrest. Give [...]

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Black Drop Coffeehouse Crew at Temple Bar’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

[ November 12, 2012; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
This Monday, November 12th, the Black Drop Crew will be at the Temple Bar’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. We will be setting up living tableaus of Coffeehouses through the ages: The Hipster Coffeehouse, Punk Rock, Hippy and 1950s Nighthawks at the Diner.
No matter what your skill level, if you like to draw, you should come [...]

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Poetry Night Anthology: as much as we have put in

The Black Drop is very happy to have available, “as much as we’ve put in: a poetrynight anthology” edited my Melissa Queen and Robert Huston. This is an amazing collection of poems from Bellingham’s finest poets. $20 with all proceeds going to poetrynight. Yes! More poetry, always.
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The Black Drop Presents: What Do I Want to Drink?

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