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Thursday, 04/03/2014 10:47 PM
what to do this weekend in seattle magazine
Must SeeSeattle Playwright's New World-Premiere Mixes Sex and Politics(4/3 to 4/27, times vary) — In her new, world-premiere play, Tails of Wasps, Stephanie Timm addresses the age-old story of a politician brought down by a sexual scandal. Directed by New Century Theatre Company’s (NCTC) Darragh Kennan, the play explores the human tendency to get stung.
Thursday, 04/03/2014 4:10 PM
best cocktails for national poetry month seattle magazine
While I’m a big believer in being poetic and reading poems all year long (usually with a drink in one hand), April is National Poetry Month, so now more than ever you should be delving into poems. I know it’s hard for some people to get started--which poem should I choose today?--so I have a couple of suggestions. Also, since poems traditionally pair well with a good cocktail, and since reading poems in bars is one of my favorite things, I’m matching up my poem suggestions with specific bars and specific drinks in those bars.
Wednesday, 04/02/2014 9:32 PM
Give your fresh-cut blooms a stylish showcase this spring and summer with a new vase, or two, from NuBe Green (Capitol Hill, 1527 10th Ave.; 206.402.4515). The shop now stocks Material Good's latest line: the Pod ($26), shown above, and the Pebble ($14), below, in a range of compelling hues, Blackboard to Beekeeper.
Wednesday, 04/02/2014 10:00 AM
Lower Queen Anne is getting itself a nice little new food and wine cluster by way of the Expo Building (118 Republican St.), next door to the Seattle Center.
Monday, 03/31/2014 10:40 PM
where to donate to oso mudslide seattle magazine
King 5 posted this extremely helpful roundup today of local organizations that are accepting donations of all kinds--monetary, clothing, gas cards, food, etc.--for the people in Oso, Wash., who were affected by the mudslide.
Monday, 03/31/2014 4:46 PM
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Monday, 03/31/2014 11:00 AM
Another successful Taste Washington is in the books, with lucky attendees treated to some of the best wine in the state over
Saturday, 03/29/2014 11:00 AM
The guys behind Bastille and Von Trapp’s (and Stoneburner and Poquitos) have gotten behind a new vendor management tool called Tate’s List. As boring as they may sound to non-industry goers, it’s actually a pretty brilliant idea.
Friday, 03/28/2014 11:44 PM
Ravenna Gardens outdoor pots
Now is a great time to spruce up your outdoor design. (Laboring now means less schlepping later when the sun really shines.)  Plus, it's the last weekend of Ravenna Gardens' (University Village, 2600 NE University Village; 206.729.7388) container sale, where you can save 30 percent off on the latest delivery of outdoor pots. (FYI: Organic veggie starts—artichokes, beets, kale, leeks and more—and herbs are 20 percent off this weekend.)    
Friday, 03/28/2014 11:00 PM
idle hour whiskey seattle distilling company seattle magazine
Getting to write about our local distillery scene is awesome–and tasty, too. And while I like every distillery and distiller that I’ve encountered so far (each distiller has great stories, and his or her devotion to the craft is fantastic), one of my favorites is the Seattle Distilling Company, and its master distiller Paco Joyce.
Friday, 03/28/2014 4:48 PM
cupcake royale seattle magazine ballard cafe reopening
Cupcake Royale is unveiling its recently remodeled Ballard café with a string of freebies now through Sunday.
Friday, 03/28/2014 2:35 PM
To celebrate its second year in business, Sell Your Sole, a Belltown consignment store filled with chic and gently loved clothing, is throwing an anniversary party on Saturday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Expect champagne, small bites, gracious personal styling advice, racks and racks of high-end designer fashion and a chance to win a $200 gift certificate at this open house, hosted by Sell Your Sole owners Natalia and Brent Wittke.
Thursday, 03/27/2014 10:33 PM
things to do in seattle magazine
Must Nerd-OutEmerald City Comicon Takes Over Seattle(3/28 to 3/30, times vary) — Superheroes, supervillains, comic-book lovers and sci-fi fans don costumes and flock to the Washington State Convention Center for this beloved nerd ball.
Thursday, 03/27/2014 3:17 PM
The weather is changing (though hopefully it settles on “changing for the better” soon) and the local cocktail lover’s landscape is also changing (definitely for the better). While the below isn’t a complete list of recent distillery happenings by any means, these highlights are the type of news that will make any drinker smile.
Thursday, 03/27/2014 8:00 AM
Taste WA is this weekend and if you haven't scored tickets yet, you best hurry. 
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