Scoop Blog Archive / June 2009

Four Father's Day Ideas

After all his hard work – taking out the trash, mowing the lawn and killing the spiders – all year long, every Dad deserves a day of self-indulgence.

PLAYFUL DADS
A Day at the Children’s Museum
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Eye On Style: The Shape of Things

With the popularity of Project Runway, a lot more people are dreaming of careers as the next top clothing designer. After all, they have fabulous imaginations, can whip up a sketch and are always the ones friends consult with when it comes to fashion conundrums.

But is that enough to actually get a foot in the business?

Yesterday morning at Seattle Central Community College's Apparel Design Final Line & Portfolio Show, I got a glimpse of what it really takes to even consider putting a toe in the competitive world of clothing design. Read more »


ACT hits Below the Belt

It seems that sometimes hitting below the belt can be a good thing. ACT Theatre’s Below the Belt by Richard Dresser is currently on stage until June 21 and it’s a timeless take on corporate culture. Anyone who has had to face down a cubicle on a daily basis will appreciate the satire and black humor found in Below the Belt. 
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NW Getaways: Fee-Free Weekend at National Parks

Outdoorsy types, mark your calendars. The National Park Service has announced a new Fee-Free weekend program giving visitors several chances (6/20-6/21; 7/18-7/19; 8-15/8-16) this summer to be one with nature for free.

Here's a list of the National Parks in Washington that are participating in the program:
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park Read more »


A Thousand Clowns at the Intiman

If you suffer from coulrophobia (an exaggerated fear of clowns), that does not mean that you need to avoid Intiman Theatre’s current production of A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner. There aren’t actually 1,000 clowns (much to the relief of the costume department! How many shades of plaid and polka dots can you even find!?). There is one, cardboard cutout of a clown, but you can easily avert your eyes until the danger has passed. The good news is that even without clowns, the play remains laugh-out-loud funny! Read more »