Woo-hoo! SIFF is just around the bend! Check out this sampling from the lineup (which features many local filmmakers, hurrah!) and start blocking off your calendar. The fest starts May 20, so use these remaining weeks to get yourself into tip-top movie watching condition. Hydrate! (Er, but not too much.)
Here's this year's trailer (enjoy it now... because no matter how good it is, you're bound to get sick of seeing it before every SIFF movie!):
Now that Capitol Hill's favorite fish-n-chip spot will be open all day (Sunday - Wednesday 11:30-12 a.m., Thursday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.), you can stop by whenever. But you might want to hurry up and get there tonight when the Fish Fry team will be cookin' free french fries and servin' up $2 New Belgium pints. Need more incentive? Swing by "The Fish Fry Is Now Open All Day Celebration " show at adjoining Neumos and jam to local artists Wet Paint, Haunted Horses and Broken Nobles. Free fries after 7 p.m. and free show at 8 p.m. 925 E Pike St. 206. 329.
Tonight Maria Hines of Tilth Restaurant, one of our current Best Restaurants chefs, competes on Top Chef Masters. And look who she’s cooking for – the cast members and TV crew of the hit TV show “Modern Family.” The theme of this meal is not announced, but NBC told us that the chefs will be making classic dishes current – a reoccurring point of view and one that Maria thrives on. The show airs at 10 pm on Bravo.
Dan Nelson, author of Best Hikes With Dogs in Western Washington, will discuss how to enjoy safe, responsible hikes with dogs, briefly covering canine gear issues, first aid, and fitness training. He will then present a slide show on some of his favorite pooch-friendly hikes in the Cascades and Olympics, followed by a Q&A session.
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It has been a jam-packed week around here: this year's Seamless in Seattle entries blew right past the 2009 contest, trumping last year's record-breaking 27 submissions with 38 new, exciting faces in Seattle fashion. While you have to wait until Monday for the official launch of the page, we will leave a little eye candy to tide you over until then.
Jason Wu is already a fashion icon at only 27 years old. Wu designed the ethereal, silk and chiffon gown worn by First Lady Michelle Obama to the 2009 inaugural balls. His couture creation catapulted him to the fashion forefront and his history-making gown was inducted into the Smithsonian Museum of American History last month. Wu recently visited the downtown Nordstrom store to showcase his spring and fall collections which include shimmering sheath dresses designed with 24-karat gold overlays. Glamour and success, however, have not gone to Wu's head.
Bastyr University is hosting four days of free public activities April 26-29 as part of the fifth annual National HerbDay celebration. HerbDay, celebrated across the country at universities, botanical gardens and parks is highlighted by a series of independently produced educational events designed to raise public awareness about the significance of herbs in our daily lives.
Walking into Momo (located in the International District) is like embarking on an global treasure hunt. Dressers and cabinets welcome shoppers with open drawers overflowing with fashion accessories, cards, candles and goodies from near and afar. The walls are lined with men’s and women’s clothing lines from around the world such as France’s Cop Copine for women (très chic sport-to-street styles) and the classic French St. James sailor shirts for men ($88).
April 22 is the official date of Earth Day but local Seattle groups are kick starting their commune with nature this weekend. Here are five ways you can get involved.
Get Down and Dirty with Seattle TilthWhat to Expect: A down and dirty of edible gardening (tours, classes, a work party and expert q&a) hosted by the expert green thumbs of Seattle Tilth.
Most mere mortals will never have the chance to experience Olympic greatness, but when local Team USA Olympic Speed Skater J.R. Celski (who calls Federal Way home) visits Niketown this Saturday, we can experience the next best thing—seeing the 2010 Bronze medalist up close. The Vancouver Games champ will be on hand to participate in a Q&A and sign autographs.
Local book lovers, breathe a collective sigh of relief: Elliott Bay Book Company has safely relocated to its cozy, new Capitol Hill location. You can swing into the new shop today or show your love for the 36-year-old bibliophile haunt and cruise down to their opening day block party (co-hosted by Everyday Music) this Thursday. In addition to the food, libations and live music, rumor has it the city even plans to block Tenth Avenue (between Pike and Pine) just for the festivities.
Capitol Hill’s the War Room will reopen tonight with a fresh look and a new name. Dubbed HG Lodge, the new space—complete with lots of rock, taxidermy, wood floors and surfaces and a live ivy wall—looks like a hip ski lodge. Like any Capitol Hill bar worth its weight in trendy Northwestern iconography, HG is loaded with outdoorsy Americana decor, including-- yes--taxidermy.