Mandolin Brassaw, Sara Jones, Dan Raley and Lisa Wogan with Lyra Fontaine, Madeline Lootens and Jennifer Meyers
Maybe it's our fantastic arts and culture scene, or all the top-flight health care, or simply the coffee, but the Emerald City is a great place to rock your 70s, 80s and 90s.
1. Patti WarashinaArtist Patti Warashina is having too good a time to focus on aging
The garden in front of the Eastlake home of Patti Warashina, 75, is packed with plants. Her strategy is simple. “The plants in my garden are pretty dense,” she says. “If there is any space, I fill it with another plant or ground cover.”
Bipartisanship in Seattle usually means a Democrat and a Socialist posing for a selfie, but it used to be different. Seattle used to have Republicans, not only Republicans, but progressive urban reformers—think of city council members like Tim Hill who rode his bike on the campaign trail, Bruce Chapman and John Miller, who launched the city’s neighborhood P-Patch system, Chris Bayley who cleaned-up corruption in the prosecutor’s office.
When she was 7 years old, Meagan Grandall, lead singer and songwriter for the Seattle-based dream pop band Lemolo, would wade into the ocean and push little boats out into the waves. They say what you did when you were young is what you’re meant to do when you’re older, and while it’s true that Grandall doesn’t work with actual boats per se, this adage remains true for the silky-voiced singer who frequently finds herself treading in musical depths and letting her compositions float away.
Tickets for this thing will likely go quick.
Seattle comedian Brett Hamil, who writes for City Arts magazine and hosts a regular politically charged YouTube video series, has amassed a star-studded lineup for the inaugural episode of his new monthly talk show, The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil, debuting October 21 at 8 p.m. at the Northwest Film Forum.
Seattle Superheroes is a regular series on seattlemag.com wherein artists depict standout people in our community as superheroes. While we've taken some artistic license with the narratives, the sentiment behind them is very real.
Lego is NOT just for kids: The 14th Annual BrickCon is this weekend at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday, October 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.). It’s a convention put on by passionate Lego hobbyists featuring hundreds and maybe even thousands of models made of Lego. Still not convinced? Look at this Lego model of the Titanic—it’s incredible.
More secure credit card chip readers are supposed to be installed in stores by Thursday, although only 27 percent of retailers have the new machines, KIRO 7 reports. Cards with chips will no longer be swiped, but dipped into the new readers that provide an added level of security by creating a unique code for every transaction and not transmitting personal information.
At last, October is here. String up the ghost lights, deck your mantle with pumpkins and add faux spider webs to all surfaces with wild abandon because it's time to get in the Halloween spirit.
To kick off the season of tricks and treats, I've compiled 31 days worth of scary movies—old ones, new ones, campy ones, disturbing ones. It should be noted that these are my picks and I tend to leave out films like Hostel, Human Centipede, Hills Have Eyes for obvious reasons. I'm also not super into vampire films, so I only have one representative from the genre.
The Seahawks’ 2015 season will be remembered as their Return of the Jedi year.
Allow us to explain. Two seasons ago was the team’s A New Hope year with young Russell Wilson playing the role of Luke Skywalker and leading the upstart rebel team to a universally surprising victory.
Shaprece, the mononymous singer born and raised in Seattle, has gained acclaim for original songs that blend soul, electronica, strings and trip-hop with gorgeous vocals. Her new album, Coals, comes out this month, and she’s celebrating with a humdinger of a release party—playing the record in its entirety with backup by the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, as part of the Sonic Evolution program (10/29; seattlesymphony.org).LOCATION: Mioposto in Mount Baker
In 1996, a month prior to the first-ever Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law, codifying marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Two decades later, we are celebrating both the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage and the 20th installment of SLGFF.
For Carrie, a Kenmore resident with severe autism, it’s all about the car ride. The 18-year-old loves the journey, says her mom, Lynn Vigo, but once they arrive at their destination, particularly if it is new, it can be quite an ordeal for the 5-foot-tall Vigo to get Carrie—who has a good 8 inches on her mom—out of the car, much less into an unfamiliar building.
So the fact that Carrie now arrives at the Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center without prodding—and without the use of her wheelchair stroller—is cause for celebration.
Define rage. Have you ever experienced pure rage? How did you express it? How was anger expressed in your family? These are the questions longtime local choreographer Pat Graney is asking five female dancers to explore in her new piece, Girl Gods. Even more daringly, she’s requesting that they ask the same questions of their mothers—and record the answers, which will be used in the score (by acclaimed Seattle composer Amy Denio). In early August, 24 weeks into the 32-week rehearsal schedule, none of the dancers had initiated those maternal conversations yet.
Mariners fans go into each season with a renewed hope because the season prior showed promise (think a big, new free agent signing, or the team on the precipice of the playoffs, or a new coach or general manager hire).