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SIFF Opens, Origami at BAM and the Seattle Symphony’s [untitled] Series is Back

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Lucky Them, the latest from Megan Griffiths (The Off Hours, Eden), starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church

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The Seattle International Film Festival Opens

(5/15 to 6/8, times vary) — Seattle’s most famous film festival celebrates its 40th birthday with a sprightly commitment to fresh filmmaking from all over the globe. Put a local twist in your lineup by checking out films such as Lucky Them, Big in Japan and The Breach by Seattle filmmakers. Read more »

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Drink it In! 5 Last Minute Ways to Celebrate Seattle Beer Week

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It's been a busy month of drinking. First, Cinco de Mayo, followed quickly by Seattle Beer Week (which is really 11 days). The heady festivities end Sunday, May 18. Here are 5 ways you can still celebrate, whether you just want a cheap pint or a smorgasbord of bacon to wash it all down with. If you miss out on beer week, you'll have to wait until the next alcohol-fueled holiday: summer. 

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Road Trip! 24 Hours in Vancouver

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Lauren Mang
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I just boarded the BoltBus for my 24-hour media road trip to Vancouver, courtesy of Tourism Vancouver. Read more »

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Breaking News! Interior Designer Brian Paquette Opening Home Decor Shop in Pioneer Square

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Lauren Mang
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The designer photographed for Seattle magazine's March issue in a home he designed
Well hello, Wednesday! We received word this morning that the fantastic designer Brian Paquette of Brian Paquette Interiors is in the process of securing a space in Pioneer Square for a brand-new home shop. Swoon.
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Ethan Stowell’s Latest, Chippy’s Fish & Drink, Now Open in Ballard

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Julien Perry

At long last, Ethan Stowell’s new fish and chips joint, Chippy’s, is open for business on Ballard Avenue.

It’s located directly next door to his other restaurant, Staple & Fancy, in the former Dutch Bike Co. space inside the Kolstrand Building (also home to Walrus and the Carpenter and Barnacle).  Read more »