If my article now out in the November 2010 "Meat" issue of Seattle Magazine on the cyclocross craze sweeping the region tickled your fancy at all, now is your chance to check out the wild and wooly sport in person. This coming Sunday November 14, Seattle-based MFG Cyclocross is putting on its second annual Woodland Park Gran Prix 'cross race. If you are a racer, goto BigeReg.com to pre-register for the race.
I’m feeling a little retrospective today: A year ago, I was still scrambling to find one semi-new shop to cover for our monthly Shopping Around column (see our November edition here). Fast-forward to 2010 and three stellar new shops have opened their doors this week alone. Can we all dance a little jig for a moment?
If you’ve ever doubted Seattle’s status as book-nerd capital, stop by the Silent Reading Party TONIGHT. At this regular (fun!) event, people sit in the Fireside Room, reading books quietly, often with drinks in hand. 6–9 p.m. Free. Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison St.; 206.622.6400; hotelsorrento.com
It's that time of year again, time to put your garden to bed for the winter. But fret not: Seattle Tilth's got your back. And they will hold your hand, especially if you attend their upcoming workshop, "Putting the Garden to Bed." Tilth reports that Fall is a fantastic time to replenish the soil, and will show attendees some inexpensive or free ways to build your soil using materials on hand. A little work now can pay dividends come spring, so don't miss this workshop. Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m.
Happy Halloween weekend, everyone! I’m taking a five-minute break from scraping together my Veronica Corningstone costume (re: Ron Burgundy’s lady love in Anchorman) to bring you my three favorite shopping finds this week:
Must HearSeattle Radio Theatre: DraculaFriday (10/29) - Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre is best know for its 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, but months before freaking people out during that show, it aired a live radio version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Seattle Radio Theatre is reproducing this take on the Gothic tale, live, onstage with plenty of Halloweeny sound effects. 7 p.m. Prices vary. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.; 206.652.4255; townhallseattle.orgMust Dress upFirst Hill Costume Crawl
The folks at University Bookstore emphasize that former President Carter will not be speaking during his appearance today—merely signing his new book We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan that Will Work (2009). But we’re betting he’ll at least say hello, right? And that’s cool enough reason to be there.
Ever wonder what it'd be like to live in one of the city’s tallest building? Last week's New York Times Magazine piece, "Who Lives There?" gave Seattleites and the nation a peek at a family doing exactly that.
If you've ever wondered whether we get enough sunlight here in the soggy Pacific Northwest to make solar power feasible for our homes, check out the demonstration tonight (October 26) by A&R Solar's Reeves Clippard at the Meadowbrook Community Center in Wedgwood. The free event, sponsored by Seattle Parks & Recreation, will take place from 6 - 7:30 pm at the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle 98125.
If we weren’t already excited enough about Picasso Exhibit happening October thru January, SAM has recently decided to extend the hours of the museum to now include Tuesdays and to push closing time from 9 p.m. to midnight on First Thursdays (Nov. 4, Dec. 2, and Jan. 6). Due to the exhibit's immense popularity, we applaud SAM for giving the more nocturnal among us an opportunity to view Picasso’s stunning artistic canon. Want to pre-funk your art viewing? Hit up the new Friday night happy hour in the Brotman Forum from 6-8 p.m.
Photographer Chase Jarvis spent two years crafting his new book, Seattle 100, a photographic zeitgeist of local movers and shakers. Arts editor Brangien Davis wrote about the project in Seattle mag's October issue but it wasn't until earlier today (when I happened to chat with a friend from NYC who is DJing at a book party for Jarvi
Don’t have tickets to see your favorite Scrantonite Dwight Schrute (aka Seattle native Rainn Wilson) tomorrow night at the Paramount? Head over to Kiehl’s grand opening at Bellevue Square Saturday morning for a chance to schmooze with the comedian, sample lotions and get your hands on some giveaways (one pair of tickets to Rainn Wilson and Friends will be raffled and the first 25 customers will receive a complimentary 8.4 oz Crème de Corps).