Show up at Woodland Park Zoo sporting a mohawk and get free admission on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17. Mohawk Day honors the zoo’s new rare and endangered Visayan (vih-SIGH-uhn) warty pigs, which boast spiky head tufts that make them the punk rockers of the pig world.
Don’t have a mohawk? From 10:00 a.m.-noon on June 17, Rudy’s Barbershop will have volunteer clipper experts on site cutting free mohawks, or buzz cuts upon request, for warty pig enthusiasts. Rudy’s haircuts at the zoo also will guarantee free admission to the zoo.
A few local favorites will ably assist Rudy’s stylists including: Caspar Babypants, known to many as Chris Ballew, the lead singer and songwriter for The Presidents of the United States of America; Sheri Hauser, local arts diva and proprietor of Tasty Delectable Collectibles in Seattle’s Phinneywood neighborhood; and Martin Ramirez, a mammal curator at the zoo and an expert on warty pigs.
Plan to show up early. Rudy’s stylists can only shave so many heads in two hours, even with assistants. It will be first-come, first-served. Electric shears will be unplugged promptly at noon. Rudy’s has been part of the community for 19 years, offering expert haircuts and styles at seven barber shops in the Seattle area.