Scoop Blog Archive / April 2010

Screamin

Normally orchestra and Grand Tier tickets to The 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s classic stage musical On the Town, about a group of sailors who spend a night painting The Big Apple red, would run upwards of $80. Not today. Groupon—which offers one-day online deals for various local goods, services and activities—is offering half-off tickets to The 5th Ave show. The deal lasts until midnight tonight for select evening shows. Read more »


Weekly Must List: April 8 - 14

Must See
Saturday (4/10) -
Alice in Wonderbread. S’more and Peace. Huckleberry Flan. No pun is too painful at the fifth annual Edible Book Festival, where bookworms and food geeks unite to reinterpret great literature through gastronomy. As always, the fest asks the public to craft edible takes on books—and then eat them. Got a punny plan? Register online by April 8 to get your entrée on the table! Read more »


Shannon Borg's TASTE WA Wine Picks

If the recession is still raging, it wasn’t apparent at Taste Washington Sunday, March 27 at Qwest Field. Of the 200+ wineries there, there were dozens that have just released their first wines—jumping into the wine business fray with vigor. A few of my new favorites are miniscule, but just as passionate about producing excellent wine with Washington’s premium fruit, as larger and more well-known favorites.

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Anna Peters at SoDo Macrina

I became acquainted with Portland artist Anna Peters after seeing her work in a Seattle show last year. I love her work—pieces of found wood that she festoons with old photos, cartoon images, lots and lots of tiny nails, bits of maps, old linoleum, and the shiny name plates from retro cars (think: Impala, Pinto, New Yorker). Since buying one of her pieces, I've gotten to know her a bit (we hung out with a bunch of kids and dogs on a windy Manzanita beach last summer), which of course makes me love her work even more.
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Keep on Growing

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