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Essentials: Seattle's Queer/Pride Fest Returns

Essentials: Seattle’s Queer/Pride Fest Returns

Standalone three-day festival begins June 23

Tickets are on sale for the Pacific Northwest’s largest 21 and over music and arts Pride Festival. The Queer/Pride Festival, held from June 23-25 in the heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, features national and local artists, musicians, drag queens and burlesque dancers. Tier 1 tickets sold out quickly, but single-day tickets are still available….

Reclaiming Seattle's Central District

Reclaiming Seattle’s Central District

Ambitious moves aim to bring the Black population back to an historic neighborhood

When Ms. Helen’s Soul Bistro owner Jessi Henton brings her family’s Southern cooking back to Seattle’s Central District this fall, she’ll be dishing up liver and onions, gumbo, catfish, black-eyed peas, and all the other dishes that her mama Helen was known for. To Henton, the restaurant will stand for good home cooking, community, and…

Fave Five: Sail, Stream,  Donate, Create

Fave Five: Sail, Stream, Donate, Create

Enjoy the sun and find a new hobby

1 DON’T WAIT to sail off into the Puget Sound horizon on a 70-foot yacht. You don’t need your own boat. Just buy a ticket or two online and head down to Pier 56 off Alaskan Way and join a Sailing Seattle Cruise, a company family owned and operated here for 40 years. Bring a…

A New Spot to Sip and Shop 

A New Spot to Sip and Shop 

Fruitsuper boutique opens a tiny tasting room in Pioneer Square

Five years ago — just a few months before the Covid-19 pandemic upended the world as we knew it — local industrial design firm Fruitsuper opened its namesake brick-and-mortar boutique in Pioneer Square…

Mind-Bending Fun

Mind-Bending Fun

Seattle’s newest museum will turn your world upside down

The Museum of Illusions is all about messing with your perception and making you question what’s real. It opens in downtown Seattle on June 28 in a 9,000-square-foot space in the historic eight-story Skinner Building (home to the 5th Avenue Theatre).

These Dumplings Don’t Sleep

These Dumplings Don’t Sleep

Check out this ‘Seattle-style’ dim sum

In a city that very much does sleep, in a not particularly dense neighborhood, David Ponce and Nikki Tran opened an unlikely business in early May: a late-night dumpling shop…

8 Must-See Films at SIFF This Week

8 Must-See Films at SIFF This Week

Movies that will make you laugh, cry, and think

As SIFF continues its celebration of 50 years, we’ve selected some must-sees for this week, from films that will get your heart pounding to those that make you laugh out loud — maybe even a few that’ll reshape how you see the world…

The Wild Sauna of Seattle

The Wild Sauna of Seattle

A taste of Norwegian culture comes to the Pacific Northwest

In the heart of Kirkland, tied up to a public dock, one of the United States’ first floating saunas bobs on Lake Washington, providing a unique experience inspired by sauna culture in Norway. On a recent crisp chilly day, I had the opportunity to visit Von Sauna…

Party on, Seattle!

Party on, Seattle!

The city doesn’t have to fight for its right to party

Who likes to party? I do, and apparently, so do you, because Seattle is ranked among the top party cities in America.

The Therapy Revolution

The Therapy Revolution

 Changing your ability to love, one session at a time

To my mind, some form of counseling or therapy is helpful in preparation for meeting someone, in maintenance of a relationship, in repair when relationships stall or shatter, and in support when you have to start the whole dance over again.

Photo by Glasshouse Images/Getty

Captain America, Lando Calrissian, and Emerald City Comic Con 2024

Captain America, Lando Calrissian, and Emerald City Comic Con 2024

Four-day event kicks off Feb. 29 at Seattle Convention Center

Come meet Lando Calrissian this weekend. Stop by and see Captain Marvel, or Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings.

Reaching New Heights 

Reaching New Heights 

Scaling walls and overcoming fears of indoor climbing 

As I walk into the Momentum Climbing Gym in SoDo, I’m nervous. I look around and think to myself, “Where are the ropes and harnesses?”

Quiet Time

Quiet Time

Silent book clubs pop up across region

What began as a small group of friends in West Seattle has exploded across the Puget Sound region.

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