Seattle Ukulele Players Association (SUPA) is a Washington nonprofit corporation founded in 2003 to promote fellowship, entertainment, performance and education among ukulele enthusiasts in the Puget Sound region.
Upcoming SUPA Events:
- Sunday, December 1: Holiday Potluck, Open Mic, & Song Circle
- Due to scheduling conflicts with PNA, we're starting a week early in December -- the FIRST weekend will be our annual Holiday Potluck, Open Mic, and Song Circle extravaganza! Yes, that's the Sunday after Thanksgiving, so bring your leftovers.
- Join SUPA for our annual Holiday Potluck festivities at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, complete with food, open mic, and song circle, while also celebrating our 11th anniversary (really in January, but we'll mix it all together).
- Potluck - You can come in about 12:30pm to help set up tables, chairs, and food dishes. We don't have kitchen access, but we do have electricity (for crock pots or warmers). Please be "self-sufficient" with your tasty dish (serving spoons/forks, etc.). SUPA will provide cups, plates, dinnerware, and napkins. We suggest you bring your own beverage, for yourself or to share.
- Open Mic - A signup sheet will be at the front door, and you get ONE shot at the stage (whether solo, duet, or backup orchestra) since this is one of our more popular activities. We want to be able to include everyone who wants to participate (which is usually a lot!). We'll start open mic at about 1:00pm, for you to enjoy music while you're eating food, and continue until about 2:30pm or so.
- Song Circle - We'll start the song circle at about 2:40-ish and continue for a couple hours. We need to finish by 5:00pm, break down, and clean up (volunteers?!).
- All this fun for only $3 (to offset room rental).
- Saturday, December 14: AFECT Holiday Cruise
- SUPA has been invited again this year to play holiday music on the cruise supporting charities for those with developmental disabilities. The AFECT (Active Ferry Employees Charitable Trust) Holiday Cruise usually has about 700 passengers and cruises Elliott Bay for about 90 minutes.
- SUPA members should arrive about 12:00 noon to Coleman Dock/Pier 52 (map). When you get to a toll booth, tell them you're with the AFECT Holiday Cruise. They'll direct you to the ferry loading for the AFECT Holiday Cruise ferry. They'll begin loading the ferry about 12:30pm. Once on board, look for other SUPA members on the main passenger deck. The Holiday Cruise, itself, will last approximately 90 minutes. They provide a sack lunch, and we should return to the dock by about 3:30pm.
- If you have some festive holiday attire, please bring that along. In addition, aloha shirts always work well. We'll be inside, so the temperature should be fine, unless the doors are kept open. Please dress in layers just in case (as is always good advice in the Northwest). Please bring the SUPA 2008 Holiday Songbook (PDF download).
- Saturday, December 14: Green Lake Pathway of Lights
- Please note that this is TENTATIVE! The Parks Dept. is trying to solicit local schools to participate this year to help support music programs. We will know whether we'll be needed to "fill in" spots around Thanksgiving. The event is from 5-8pm, and we've traditionally played at about 6:30pm which gives us plenty of time to do both activities (AFECT) on this day. More details will be posted as soon as we know anything.
- Sunday, January 12: SUPA Song Circle
- Join SUPA on our 11th anniversary for our monthly song circle. Start the new year off right! Bring that new ukulele you just got! Win valuable raffle prizes! Doors open at 1:15pm for jams and informal gatherings; Song Circle from 2:30-4:30pm. Only $3.
Ukulele Events in the Puget Sound
- Below is a quick view version of the SUPA calendar of upcoming events: SUPA song circles, events, and sponsored workshops, ukulele-related events and happenings, and workshops and classes. Click on an event for more details or information.
Song Circle Locations
SUPA meets the 2nd Sunday of most months at the Phinney Neighborhood Center. We meet in the Lower Building (6615 Dayton Ave N - map). This is the old brick school on Dayton Avenue and not the wooden blue building on Phinney Ave. Parking is available in the lower lot (east) off 67th Street. Accessible entrance is on the east side of the building on Dayton Avenue.