Food & Culture

Edward Liang’s “The Veil Between Worlds” premiered at Pacific Northwest Ballet during the 2020-21 digitl season and will return in June.

Fall arts: A roundup of arts events around Seattle

Lots to take in

Here’s a quick roundup of major arts events happening this fall. The region’s oldest community orchestra is preparing for perhaps its “most adventurous season to date,” says Music Director Adam Stern. The Seattle Philharmonic is set to perform four widely varying programs comprising more than 20 works from four different centuries and nine countries. The…


Art Off The Chart

Two cities stand out for their art purchases

Bellevue art lovers gravitate toward oil paintings. Those in Seattle tend to favor sea and sky landscapes. Regardless of taste, Bellevue and Seattle residents both rank in the top 10 nationwide for their art-buying proclivities, based on the number of artworks sold per 100,000 residents. Bellevue is No. 4 and Seattle No. 10, according to…

Gilbert T. Small II is dancer and teacher for numerous companies who has worked with zoe | juniper since 2018.

zoe | juniper to premiere ‘The Other Shore’ at Seattle’s On the Boards

Contemporary dance and art group zoe | juniper returns to Seattle with a show that questions the very nature of performance

At the end of July — when Seattleites were scooping up box fans and crowding lakefront beaches to escape the heat of the city’s record-breaking streak of 90-degree days — I spent an early Saturday morning lying on the living room floor of artist Juniper Shuey’s apartment watching choreographer and performing artist Zoe Scofield dance….

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Music By The People, For The People

Cultural Space Agency leads community acquisitions

In what’s been dubbed a blow against gentrification and displacement, the Cultural Space Agency – a “mission-driven, values-based” development company chartered by the city of Seattle – and internet radio station RainierAvenueRadio world have acquired the Columbia City Theater and the connected Bourbon Bar for use as a community-owned cultural space. The $3.2 million acquisition…


Wines with Zip to Sip

From the pool to the campfire, enjoy these warm-weather beverages

During the precious warmer months in Seattle, let’s admit that it’s all a little too easy to flick the tab on a tallboy of Elysian Space Dust IPA when the thirst for an adult beverage strikes. It’s lazy, but not all of us have the air conditioning — or motivation — to put forth much…

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Seattle’s ARTS at King Street Station elevates artists of color

King Street Station showcases BIPOC artists

Enter the ARTS at King Street Station and it’s easy to forget you’re atop Seattle’s busy train terminal. The third-floor space was thoughtfully transformed into a glass and steel showcase by Olson Kundig and Schacht Aslani Architects, with the exclusive purpose of exhibiting the creative works of artists of color. Research confirmed that BIPOC artists…

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Seasonal sipping, fantastic fall colors and vineyard views

It’s time for a wine country road trip! As with any season, you’ll find exceptional Yakima Valley wines where Washington wine was born, but there’s more to the experience this time of year. While you can find tasting rooms in many corners of our state, a fall getaway to wine country is a whole different…

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is unwavering in his tried-and-true approach.

The Pete of the Moment

Pete Carroll is relying on everything he’s learned as he enters a new phase

7:29 a.m.: A Wednesday morning, early June and Pete Carroll sits behind the desk in his second-floor office. To his left, a view of Lake Washington. To his right, three large televisions are mounted on the far wall, tuned to CNN, MSNBC and FOX News. Only the CNN sound is on, and it’s competing with…

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Teen Spirit

Shining the spotlight on girl entrepreneurs

Kate Isler and Susan Gates launched TheWMarketplace with a simple purpose in mind: to support women-owned and “gender-balanced” businesses. It now features products from more than 550 women entrepreneurs. Currently in partnership with The Startup Squad, Seattle-based TheWMarketplace has launched a teen seller collection to fuel the next generation of women entrepreneurs. The initial collection…


Feeding Food Banks

Food banks seek help as inflation soars

As a political junkie closely attuned to current events, Rainier Valley Food Bank CEO Gloria Hatcher-Mays could see it coming. When the pandemic began to abate and inflation took hold, she knew that steep spikes in food costs would have a “long-lasting” effect on those who depended on the food bank for basic necessities. Grocery…

United Way President and CEO Gordon McHenry and event host Doug Baldwin.

Real Society: United Way Bounceback BBQ

United Way’s debut barbecue unites community for good causes

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” – Author unknown. On occasion, “Seattle” magazine will showcase amazing people in the community “doing the work” to improve the lives of others….

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Turning Hate Into Healing

Seattle food entrepreneur launches company to support #VeryAsian movement

Angela Shen turned anti-Asian hate into healing. In doing so, she bolstered an entire community. Shen, the founder of Savor Seattle Food Tours, created DOMO Collective – an online marketplace for foodie jewelry designed by makers in the Asian American Pacific Islander community – shortly after learning that her friend, former KING 5 anchor Michelle…

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Deep Focus

Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…