Scoop Blog Archive / May 2012

Northwest Folklife Festival: Still Folksy, Still Free

Annie Ford Band performed at the 2012 NW Folklife Preview Party.

It's almost that time again: time to get down at the always free and always folksy Northwest Folklife Festival this weekend (5/25-5/28; 11am-10pm) at Seattle Center. Read more »


Red Carpet Arrivals at SIFF, Featuring Nancy Guppy in a Dog Crate

Nancy Guppy interviews filmmaker Lynn Shelton in her red-carpet video

Check out this video Seattle Channel's Art Zone, in which host Nancy Guppy interviewed Northwest filmmakers featured at SIFF this year on the red carpet during the opening-night gala. Why does Guppy arrive in a dog crate strapped to the top of a car? Because that's how Guppy does it. (Mitt Romney, we're looking at you.) Read more »


SIFF Trailer of the Day: The Do-Deca-Pentathlon

Mark (Steve Zissis) and Jeremy (Mark Kelly) are two brothers competing in Leg Wresting, just one event in The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass.

Warning: There's a pretty gross (but funny) vomit scene in the trailer.

Why: a) Seems funny; b) directed by Jay and Mark Duplass; c) we empathize with the pain and humiliation that is misdirected sibling love; d) we dig laser tag.

When: May 22 at Pacific Place. 4:30 p.m.

More info and tickets at Read more »


Intiman Announces Company Members, Full Summer Festival Lineup

Actress Marya Sea Kaminski

Two weeks from today, you'll be able to do something that, a year ago, few Seattleites thought they would do again: buy tickets to a show at Intiman. And not just one, but four shows, ranging from classic to never-before-seen works that all promise to test the boundaries of our comfort zones (yes, please! Test away!).

The much anticipated Intiman Summer Festival will run July 11-August 26, with preview performances starting July 5. A repertory company of seventeen local actors (listed below) will play more than 40 roles in four plays directed by Allison Narver, Andrew Russell, Valerie Curtis-Newton and Dan Savage. 

2011 subscribers can redeem the free seats promised to them before tickets go on sale to the general public. Information on how former subscribers can redeem those tickets is already in the mail.

Otherwise, tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at or by calling 800.745.3000, starting June 4.

Here's the detailed description of the lineup from the press release:

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Chihuly Garden and Glass is a Pleasant Surprise

Inside the Collections Cafe, showcasing the artist's personal collections of accordions, radios and other kitsch-chic displays embedded in the cafe tables.

It is hard not to feel inspired after visiting the new Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, opening to the public today (!) Monday, May 21.

It is also hard, as a local, not to approach the new exhibit with an air of cynicism – superiority, even. Read more »