Culture Blogs

Thursday, 10/03/2013 6:49 PM
Must SeeThe Metalsmith and the UrnThursday (10/3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) — Lundgren Monuments hosts a new group exhibition of stunning cremation urns crafted by Pacific Northwest metalsmiths. Must AdoptSeattle Animal Shelter Open House EventSaturday (10/5, noon to 6 p.m.) — Fifteen statewide animal shelters open up their cat- and dog-filled doors for an adoption extravaganza.
Monday, 09/30/2013 5:06 PM
Watch Seattle magazine arts and culture editor Brangien Davis as she curates the calendar of must-see arts events for October and November on Nancy Guppy's Art Zone.
Thursday, 09/26/2013 9:11 PM
Must RunwayBellevue Collection Fashion Week(Through 9/29, times vary) — Bellevue Square merchants, Vogue and new this year, GQ, come together for a fashion extravaganza, including a men’s fashion show, a curated-by-Vogue runway show and a hair show from Seven Salon.
Thursday, 09/19/2013 7:28 PM
Must Park ItPARK(ing) DayFriday (9/20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) — Parking spaces throughout the city will morph into lounge-worthy mini-parks chock full of activities, music and more for the city’s annual PARK(ing) Day. We especially recommend the artful approach in front of Seattle Art Museum.
Tuesday, 09/17/2013 8:48 PM
A roundup of all the cute and cuddly cats that Seattle magazine readers snapped and sent to us via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, 09/12/2013 9:46 PM
Must ViewInscape Arts Open HouseSaturday (9/14, noon to 6:00 p.m.) — The former INS building turned artist hive opens its doors this weekend, inviting visitors to see (and buy!) paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry, textiles, metalwork and beyond from more than 50 Seattle artists.
Monday, 09/09/2013 5:28 PM
After several hours worth of teasing on Facebook, Macklemore finally released the video for his song "White Walls." You may remember the frenzy he caused while filming part of the video atop Dick's Drive-In on Capitol Hill. Looks like a few snippets of that footage survived the cutting room floor. 
Thursday, 09/05/2013 9:34 PM
Must PuyallupWashington State Fair(9/6 to 9/22, times vary) — People have been “doing the Puyallup” since 1900, and though this year the name has been changed to the more staid Washington State Fair, more than 1 million visitors are expected to attend the rural extravaganza of blue-ribbon food, breathtaking rides and rodeo broncs.
Thursday, 09/05/2013 9:03 PM
This year marked my 20th Bumbershoot ... in a row! And having attended the festival for two decades I am sure of one thing: It is a terrible place to be a streaker. As I was making my way toward the exit on Monday evening, I noticed a commotion in the crowd at one of those junctions where two giant pathways intersect and festivalgoers try to artfully weave between each other like an Esther Williams routine, but the timing is never right so everybody ends up jostling backpacks and falafel. I zeroed in on a naked young man.
Thursday, 08/29/2013 12:23 AM
Must Rock OutBumbershoot(8/31 to 9/2, times vary) — This end-of-summer arts extravaganza pulls together some of the biggest names in comedy, visual arts, theater and, of course, music. Local bands worth braving the crowds for: Kris Orlowski, Kithkin, The Redwood Plan, Katie Kate, BellaMaine and Allen Stone.
Thursday, 08/22/2013 9:20 PM
Must PicnicShelby Earl at Salish LodgeThursday (8/22, 7:30 p.m.) — For the final installment of Music on the Green, sweet Seattle singer/songwriter Shelby Earl performs on the intimate lawn at Salish Lodge, while Snoqualmie Falls roars majestically in the background.
Friday, 08/16/2013 7:34 PM
At the media preview on Saturday, July 20, Seattle magazine editor in chief Rachel Hart toured Bertha's dig site with photographer Stuart Isett. The 57.5-foot diameter cutterhead can swallow boulders 3 feet in diameter.  
Thursday, 08/15/2013 10:08 PM
Must PicnicAuction of Washington Wines Picnic & Barrel EventThursday (8/15, 4 p.m.) — Behold, the Top 10 tips for making the most of your time at the Auction of Washington Wines Picnic event.Must Fete FashionW Hotel’s Wear Wednesdays
Wednesday, 08/07/2013 11:21 PM
Must Hit the StreetsPhinneyWood Summer Streets FestivalFriday (8/9, 6 to 10 p.m.) — Walkers and wheelers reign supreme during this evening-long closure of Phinney and Greenwood avenues (between 67th and 87th streets). A celebration of the season’s long, warm nights, the temporary pedestrian paradise will be punctuated with art, live music, circus performers—and, of course, street food.
Wednesday, 08/07/2013 5:32 PM
Primary Day is finally over and Seattle has whittled the hefty playing field of nine candidates down to just two contenders for mayor: state Senator Ed Murray and Mayor Mike McGinn. According to Knute Berger over at Crosscut.com, come November we should be prepared for "a fascinating race between a City Hall insider who's happiest as an outsider (the mayor) and a City Hall outsider who's running as an insider (Murray)."