The XYZ (8) of Summer 2014

"Un Voyage au Sud Sans La Lune"

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 6:00pm


"Xyz welcomes Sue Truman. Ahoy Sue! and your crankies too! Imagine the tales, of folk and wonder, her moving panoramas live to bestow on boys & girls
What a night to behold them- moonless, on a journey to the south" 


Reserve the Dinner Date for One or Two In honor of Seattle's most talented Sue!

Saturday, July 26th, 2014


6pm - Lounge Opens

6:30pm -Sue Truman's Crankie Demonstration 

8pm - Dinner is served 

9pm - Lonesome Leash

$40 Tickets Available Here

Join the XYZ Coterie in the Nova Tuskhut lounge and performance hall for an soirée hosted by Sue Truman, crankie specialist from the coastal seaport of Seattle. Mrs. Truman will lead us in an elaboration of two of her crankies, "The Lace Maker" and "The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904." 

"The Lace Maker" chronciles the story of a clairvoyant lace maker living in Quebec in the 19th-century. "The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904" is based on William Speirs Bruce's photographs during his time as leader of the 1902 Expedition and the 1907 book "Voyage of The Scotia," written by scientists on board the ship. 

Otherwise known as "moving panoramas," crankies are modern day reinterpretations of the 19th-century form of storytelling now being produced and performed around the country and at festivals like the Northwest Folklife Fest and the Brooklyn Folk Festival. 

Join Mrs. Truman in a full service, French-inspired dinner after the show and feed your hunger for knowledge on crankies and other forms of 19th-century entertainments. XYZ Chefs Jaime Yamishita and Scheherezade Daftary offers apéritifs & repas á la française in the gardens on the evening of the new moon to the delight and savor of the XYZ Club, the fundraising initiative of The Velaslavasay Panorama. 

Afterwards, we welcome Lonesome Leash on stage for a one-man act on accordion, drum, vocals and, of course, dessert. 

The XYZ Club was founded by a merger of various entities in the Greater Los Angeles region of California to "promote the advancement of science, mathematics, history and craft, and to provide a forum for enthusiasts to meet and exchange knowledge in a sociable setting." In the Spring, the decree was extended to include... "Furthermore, to prolong the lifeline of The Velaslavasay Panorama, whose presence is tested by the firm grasp of economics and history."