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The best of Bumbershoot, Gastropod’s last gasp, and art at Rainier Beach: your Weekend List

Bumbershoot This year’s Bumbershoot music festival has arranged its three-day lineup by assigning each day a different genre. It’s not a rigid rule; there is…

The Weekend List: Gay softball drama, a sci-fi pop-up, and outdoor movies

* Events that are $15 or less John Baxter is a Switch Hitter Does one’s sexuality define us? And what does it mean to belong…

Seattle musicians grab Portland idea to seek fair treatment

You’ve heard of fair trade coffee--the idea to promote more equitable business practices for coffee growers in developing countries. Well, in Seattle, what many call…

Robert Hardgrave is both a visual artist and a City Superhero

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: painter…

The Weekend List: A Remix under the stars and a supergroup atop Pike Place Market

* Events that are $15 or less SAM Remix at the Olympic Sculpture Park For the second Friday in a row, SAM makes a compelling…

The Weekend List: Couch Fest, theater inspired by detainees, and tons of music

* Denotes items that are $15 or less Paper Angels * SIS Productions, a Seattle theater group, usually focuses on producing contemporary works that are…

Writer and filmmaker as Superhero: Shaun Scott

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: writer…

The Weekend List: Biblical opera, music outdoors and a garage sale

* Events that are $15 or less Nabucco Verdi’s Biblical opera about war, power and revenge (why yes, they do make operas about such things)…

A curated guide to this weekend’s biggest art fairs

As an independent artist in Seattle, I love going to art shows. I am guaranteed to like only about 10 percent of the art, but…

The Weekend List: Two big art fairs and the poetic sculptures of Leo Saul Berk

* Events that are $15 or less Leo Saul Berk: Structure and Ornament * The Seattle artist pays homage to his childhood home through sculpture…

Must-see: The heroic fight against Japanese internment camps

I suspected I would like Jeanne Sakata’s play Hold These Truths at Seattle’s ACT Theatre. After all, I knew the story well, and Jeanne had…

City Superhero: Julia Massey, musician, mom

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: musician…

The Weekend List: The story of Billy Bolden, an epic Indian film trilogy and the epic Capitol Hill Block Party

* Items that are $15 or less Emboldened: The Rise and Fall of King Bolden the First Have you ever heard of Buddy Bolden? Chances…

Seattle-born director’s play takes Tennessee Williams play to new level

I’ve been to lots of productions in Seattle that got what felt to me like an obligatory standing ovation, bravos for whatever cause a show…

Coming soon: A badass feminist coloring book

What exactly is a feminist coloring book? And why has Ijeoma Oluo, a 34-year-old black Seattleite known for her social justice writing and activist Twitter campaigns, created one? [caption…

Activist as Superhero: Jessica Spear

City Superheroes is a regular column by Jacob Uitti, highlighting the powerful figures walking among us with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: activist…

The Weekend List: Grease, sea chanties and a guy named Elvis

* Events that are $15 or less Grease The 5th Avenue closes its season with what’s arguably the perfect show for the summer. Because what…

Inner States: 3 poems for America

Editor's Note: The three poems excerpted here are from Inner States, the as-yet-unpublished collection of 50 poems — one for each of the United States —…

The Weekend List: African dance, comedy horror improv and an artistic celebration of the Duwamish River

* Events that are $15 or less DanceGarden: A Celebration of World Music & Dance * Not only does this event showcase contemporary and traditional…

City Superheroes: Josh Henderson, bacon jam man

Our biweekly City Superheroes column highlights the powerful figures walking among us — with the help of a (usually local) illustrator. This week’s pairing: chef…

The Fabulous Downey Brothers on aliens, band rules and those crazy costumes

I’m convinced that The Fabulous Downey Brothers are secretly the cast for an upcoming sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s title: Dr. Frankenfurter…

The Weekend List: The funkiest party of Pride Weekend. The animals of painter Gaylen Hansen. Thai Curry Simple’s after-dark Pop Up

* Events that are $15 or less The Westerlies * They’re one of the most innovative quartets — two trombones, two trumpets — producing sweeping,…

Now Showing: “Güeros”, a lovely Mexican road movie

The bracing, beautifully made Mexican film, Güeros, is the kind of unabashed ode to cinema we rarely see on our screens these days (and when…

Revive Seattle’s creative spirit by inciting cultural trouble

Knute Berger’s recent piece in Crosscut about Seattle and creativity raised several good questions, most importantly at the article’s conclusion, when he asks rhetorically whether…

EMP: Chronicler of Seattle’s pop roots

EMP is more or less Seattle’s ultimate package — a chronicler of past rock ‘n’ roll and an encyclopedia of present popular culture, all in…

The best of Bumbershoot, Gastropod’s last gasp, and art at Rainier Beach: your Weekend List

Bumbershoot This year’s Bumbershoot music festival has arranged its three-day lineup by assigning each day a different genre. It’s not a rigid rule; there is…