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5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Writers Resist: A Celebration of Free Speech This special night is one in a series of readings happening across the country, where writers will be…

Artists ponder how to avoid Seattle’s own ‘Ghost Ship’

In the aftermath of the tragic “Ghost Ship” fire, which swept through a warehouse-turned-underground-arts-space in Oakland, California, killing 36 people, Seattle’s arts community is wondering if…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival The start of the year is always a good time for anything that pushes the limit because we’re all…

5 things to do this holiday weekend

The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project This has been an especially crappy, crappy year. So how about getting your laugh on with Seattle’s favorite comedian Hari…

Gender and justice in a gentrifying city

When I saw Ela Barton for the first time, she was performing at the Seattle Grand Poetry Slam in 2012 at Town Hall. I was…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

SAM Lights Yes, it’s cold. But with the Seattle cold come gorgeous clear days and crisp nights that are perfect for drinking hot beverages and…

‘Michelle Obama ain’t the only fantastic woman of color’

Alice Metropolis is throwing a conniption fit. A disembodied yell of “No! No! No!” rings out from the gallery. I enter timidly, thinking I might…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker The Land of the Sweets never looked as sumptuous as it does in this production with what has to be the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Mike Rizzo on Washington Beer History For beer lovers and history nuts out there, gone are the days of forced reconciliation — making only beers…

6 things to do this holiday weekend

Native Holiday Gift Fair This weekend, the Duwamish tribe (who’ve been in this area for over 10,000 years!) invites the public to their longhouse in…

Stories from the Pacific’s drowning islands

In conversation with the novelist Aleksandar Hemon, Nigerian-American writer and photographer Teju Cole writes of transatlantic identity: ...Nigeria haunts me in terms of being a…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Brief Fling Pacific Northwest Ballet presents three different works in this program and they are each singular and memorable: the titular “Brief Fling” by Twyla…

How tech is changing Seattle’s art scene

In Seattle today, we tend to think of tech and art as opposing forces. Recent years — and rising rents — have shown that there…

Slam poet Nikkita Oliver on fighting racism with art

Nikkita Oliver was spending the summer in New York City when George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was acquitted. She says that she…

8 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Science of Spirits Head to the Pacific Science Center for one of their special adults-only events, where it’s at last okay to feel like a…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style Even if you’re not the sort to get giddy at the sight of, oh, the September issue of…

Five things to do in Seattle this weekend

The Holler Sessions From a motley radio studio, a DJ named Ray (Frank Boyd) delivers an irreverent, unapologetic love letter to jazz. This one-man show,…

Havana meets Seattle: Artists find common ground, connection

Art and revolution are often said to go hand and hand, so it was fitting that Cuba serve as the destination for the inaugural voyage…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Northwest Tea Festival In college, a couple of friends studied abroad in China while I studied abroad in Italy. While I came back with a…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Bridge Over Mud The performers here include a train — yes, an actual train — on 195-feet of elevated tracks outfitted with mirrors and cameras…

Meet the artist who let a deer loose in a California gangland

Brent Watanabe will be presenting at Crosscut's third Arts Salon, discussing the intersection of art and tech, on Tues., September 20. If you happened to…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

PKN SEA vol. 68: Region of Boom So what does it mean for this region to be living amidst so much growth and change? The…

Ginny Ruffner’s modern alchemy — from glass art to virtual reality

Ginny Ruffner presented at Crosscut's third Arts Salon, discussing the intersection of art and tech, on Tues., September 20. In the mid-1980s, glass was the…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Korean BBQ Cook-Off It doesn’t take much to make me hungry. (All that Trump-related talk last week about taco trucks on every corner got me…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Bumbershoot Is it worth spending more than $100 for just one day of this three-day festival? With more than 180 performers including local favorites (Death…