Scoop Blog Archive / January 2014

Children’s Film Festival Begins, Dance Performances Galore

The Zigzag Kid plays at the Children's Film Festival

Must Marvel
Children’s Film Festival at the Northwest Film Forum

(1/23 to 2/2, times vary) — A popular event for film-o-philes of all ages, the ninth installment of Children’s Film Festival Seattle boasts its biggest program yet. This year’s event features more than 130 films from 32 countries—including Azerbaijan, Mozambique, Morocco, Indonesia and Iran—which means kids in attendance will gain instant film cred. Read more »


Butch Blum is Moving

Butch Blum, Downtown’s stalwart fashion presence, is moving after nearly 40 years on Fifth Ave—but not far.

On March 1, find this pioneering and iconic Seattle shop in the Two Union Square building (1332 Sixth Ave.), just one block away from their current digs, and right across from the Washington Athletic Club.

Until then, swing by for one last shopping hurrah in the old space and shop their winter sale.


New Locally Made Spirits, Liqueurs and More (Plus One Spirit-Centric Anniversary Party)

A.J. Rathbun

Our local distilleries are always working to deliver a variety of tasty new products--even over the holidays, it seems, as we already have a bunch of fresh bottles to talk about, and the year is young. While it can be hard to keep up with all the Washington-made spirits and liqueurs, this is a delicious problem to have. So remember: drink local, perhaps starting with one of the below. Read more »


New Shop: See Eyewear

The Dexter by Mondo, $269

It takes a lot to get me excited about eyewear or eyewear stores. I’ve had the same pair of spare glasses since the late 90s and while I admire cool glasses on other people, I always figure that people shop for them when they get their eyes checked at the eye doctors.

Well, that’s not necessarily so, now that See Eyewear is open on Fifth Ave. in the old Betsey Johnson space. Read more »


Looking to Up Your Home Smarts? The Phinney Ridge Home Fair is This Sunday

For those planning a minor home fix or a full-scale makeover, a can’t-miss, one-stop resource is the annual Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) Home Design & Remodel Fair. Read more »