Check out this video Seattle Channel's Art Zone, in which host Nancy Guppy interviewed Northwest filmmakers featured at SIFF this year on the red carpet during the opening-night gala. Why does Guppy arrive in a dog crate strapped to the top of a car? Because that's how Guppy does it. (Mitt Romney, we're looking at you.)
Warning: There's a pretty gross (but funny) vomit scene in the trailer.
Why: a) Seems funny; b) directed by Jay and Mark Duplass; c) we empathize with the pain and humiliation that is misdirected sibling love; d) we dig laser tag.
When: May 22 at Pacific Place. 4:30 p.m.
More info and tickets at siff.net.
Two weeks from today, you'll be able to do something that, a year ago, few Seattleites thought they would do again: buy tickets to a show at Intiman. And not just one, but four shows, ranging from classic to never-before-seen works that all promise to test the boundaries of our comfort zones (yes, please! Test away!).
The much anticipated Intiman Summer Festival will run July 11-August 26, with preview performances starting July 5. A repertory company of seventeen local actors (listed below) will play more than 40 roles in four plays directed by Allison Narver, Andrew Russell, Valerie Curtis-Newton and Dan Savage.
2011 subscribers can redeem the free seats promised to them before tickets go on sale to the general public. Information on how former subscribers can redeem those tickets is already in the mail.
Otherwise, tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.745.3000, starting June 4.
Here's the detailed description of the lineup from the press release:
It is hard not to feel inspired after visiting the new Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, opening to the public today (!) Monday, May 21.
It is also hard, as a local, not to approach the new exhibit with an air of cynicism – superiority, even.
As the 2012 Seamless in Seattle submission deadline approaches (don’t forget, applications are due June 1st), here is a little dose of creative inspiration, courtesy of 2011 winning designer Bri Seeley.
Driver alert: SR 99 will be closed all weekend, to allow crews to reinforce the shorn end of the Viaduct, so it doesn't fall down when they eventually tunnel directly under it. Look for snarly traffic around downtown and Pioneer Square this weekend; the closure will affect the highway between the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge, from 11 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.
A recent article in ESPN's The Mag compares the energy and devotion of Sounders fans to the notorious supporters of English football clubs. The writer also seems surprised that a soccer team is doing so well financially in an American city:
Wouldn't this outfit look great on any chic Oddfellows waitress? Appropriate, since all the models in NuBe Green's Odd Love fashion show on May 4 were employees from the Oddfellows building (Molly Moon's scoopers included). Get a sneak peek at other designs from the show via NuBe Green's Facebook page. They're all from a NuBe Green's intriguing new spring/summer line of women's wear.
Not only do south-end eaters have the just-opened Cafe con Leche (aka, the reinvented Paladar Cubano) serving up Cubano sandwiches, and the slick-looking Sodo Kitchen at Starbucks for new lunch options (not to mention my longtime standbys Maruta Shoten and Hudson Diner), now there's one more place to check out: The Blu
SIFF! Is! Here! So much indie film goodness... it's overwhelming, isn't it? One way to make the SIFFxperience more manageable is to go locavore—plan to see as many of the locally produced films as possible.
MUST SEELauren Weedman’s New ShowOpens Thursday (5/17-5/19) - Hilarious performer (and Almost Live alum) Lauren Weedman presents her new one-woman show, SRO: Single Room Occupancy, a true story about the strange life she once lived in Seattle—involving lawn maintenance, sexual misadventures and horror films.
Ah, spring in Seattle. After all those months of building forts and hitting indoor play areas on cold, rainy days, Puget Sound kids are more than ready to get outside and explore. All around the Emerald City there are green spaces filled with trees and flowers in full bloom. And even though cherry blossoms have peaked, there’s still plenty of time to identify rhododendrons, daffodils, and magnolias.