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5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

FareStart Guest Chef Night Every Thursday, the nonprofit FareStart hosts its very special Guest Chef Night. A noteworthy chef from Puget Sound takes to the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival Three stages, 10 theater companies, 16 performances — all over two days, this weekend at Volunteer Park! 14/48 will be presenting…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Goatalympics Last month, a herd of goats was stationed near the I-5 underpass in the U-District, dutifully eating away the overgrown brush. I wasn’t the…

These murals will change the way you look at Tacoma

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Eli Tail paints a wall in Tacoma’s historic Brewery District. An enormous swathe of blue and gold, the wall on…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seu Jorge Not all outdoor concerts are a drive away or a wild festival kind of affair. Hang out on the green at the Woodland…

Hard truths about class and race from those who do the work

It’s quiet in the Greg Kucera Gallery but the silence is thick with stories. Laundry women fed up with brutal plantation owners. Slaves endlessly hoeing…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Barbecue A play about race and class with a story twist so clever -- no spoilers here -- you'll be talking about it all through…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

HONK! Fest West One of my favorite events of the year kicks off this Friday in Georgetown, carrying on in Pioneer Square, downtown’s Waterfront Park…

Jim Henson was more than a puppetmaster

The moment you enter The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at MoPOP, you’re greeted by urUtt the Weaver Mystic, characteristically poised in the familiar crouch…

No one ever knew Chris Cornell, but he knew us

Soundgarden was my first favorite band ever. I know I’m not alone, especially in this city, especially right now. But when I discovered them while…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017 One-part music festival, one-part music conference, I’d say this event is worth a “two things.” In addition to the…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor If you’ve ever wanted to see China’s Terracotta Warriors, now is your chance. Head to the Pacific Science Center…

Talented, brilliant and NFFTY filmmakers

Young filmmakers from across the globe are making their way to Seattle this week for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). The film…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Poetry on Buses Here’s how to get a head start on appreciating all the local poems you’ll soon be reading on Metro buses and Link…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman What we don’t understand, we mock. Birds are perhaps the ultimate example of this; the average person has…

A big win for a tiny local publisher: The Pulitzer

When the staff at Seattle poetry press Wave Books learned they had won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for the book Olio, by Tyehimba Jess,…

Theater blows out the fourth wall for David Byrne’s musical

The other day, somewhere between tech run-through and dress rehearsal at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Braden Abraham was, in his words, “feeling good.” Huge sections of…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Hidden Figures Our local geek haven the Living Computer Museum will be fittingly showing Hidden Figures, the Oscar-nominated film celebrating the true story of three…

Cost-cutting claims Seattle’s theater-magic factory

This story was originally published on KCTS9.org.  The castles are labyrinthine. The dragons breathe fire. The forests are mammoth and equally as magical. For three…

A critical exhibit in this time of Trump

The Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner exhibit opens with a video image of a face — your face. Text below asks the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Moisture Festival The Moisture Festival, now in its fourteenth year, includes magic, music, trapeze and juggling, all performed by people so toned and charismatic that…

How NEA dollars let one artist pay it forward

Ask artists about their inspiration or process and you could be a captive audience for some time. But ask about finances and you are likely…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Director’s Choice Epic, relentless, stunning. Those were some of the words that came to mind at McCaw Hall the other evening when Pacific Northwest Ballet…

Black Like Me: An artist explores the N-word

Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language throughout. The story is about an art piece that looks at the N word, one of the most…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

A Tribe Called Yes You have to appreciate an act that bills itself as an “immersive hip-hop improvisational experience” and calls itself A Tribe Called…