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UPDATE: Viaduct for Dummies: Viaduct to Reopen Saturday, Ahead of Schedule

Alaskan Way Viaduct

Word just in that the WSDOT will reopen the Alaska Way Viaduct on Saturday morning, two days ahead of schedule. The SoDo southbound offramp will reopen on Monday.

Though north-south travel along the waterfront will once again be possible, it might be so annoyingly slow that some of us will revert to our Viaduct-pocolypse workarounds. Picture yourself and thousands of your friends squeezing onto a 4-lane roadway (two in each direction), weaving through SoDo before rejoining SR99. Picture yourself celebrating when you finally hit 25 miles an hour. Read more »

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Who Were Those Liquor-Loving Ladies? LUPEC, That's Who

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Cody Bay

As Ken Burns recently illuminated for us, women were at the forefront of the two most significant developments in our country's history of drinking: the enactment of Prohibition, and then its repeal. And when ladies' thirst roared in with the '20s, it wasn't pink cosmos they were drinking.  Read more »

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The Must List: Remember Rin Tin Tin, Eat Pasta, and Scream as Loud as You Can

MUST SCREAM
Horror Film Exhibit at EMP
Rest up your vocal cords—EMP’s new exhibit Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film explores the human fascination with scary movies. Indulge in classic film screenings (such as Nosferatu, Bride of Frankenstein and The Exorcist), iconic artifacts (the axe from The Shining and Freddy Krueger’s original glove) and the Scream Booth, which is fairly self-explanatory.
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What's in Store for the Seattle Waterfront? Get a Peek at Designs Thursday Night

Seattle's waterfront concept design

With the Viaduct lying in ruins around our ankles, seems a good time for a look ahead. Want to get a peek at what's cooking for the shiny new, re-imagined Seattle waterfront? There's a cool public event tonight, from 5-9 p.m. at Bell Harbor Conference Center on Pier 66. You'll see a presentation of design ideas from James Corner Field Operations, the guy who's been tasked with making our precious waterfront more stroll-worthy. Read more »

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Where to Trick-or-Treat in Seattle

RedTri.com: Maybe your ’hood doesn’t have great sidewalks for trick or treating, or maybe your neighbors are Boo-Humbug and don’t pass out good Halloween loot, or maybe you just want to do something new and go somewhere different around Seattle to show off your adorable costumed kids. Try these various Seattle venues and neighborhoods for treats, eats and other spooktakular Halloween events.

Ballard Trick or Treating
Treats for costumed kids from participating merchants with orange signs. Read more »

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