October 2013

Photographer Holly Andres' The Homecoming at Photo Center NW

Photographer Holly Andres’ The Homecoming at Photo Center NW

Unsolved mysteries at Photo Center NW

Portland photographer Holly Andres creates scenes that are eerily familiar yet just out of reach. With elaborate sets, vintage props, costumes and staging reminiscent of Nancy Drew book covers, her cinematic tableaux resemble stills from a long-forgotten movie that still haunts your subconscious. Her new show, The Homecoming, reveals Andres’ early training as a painter,…

Classic Pieces from Jeweler Kellie Riggs

Classic Pieces from Jeweler Kellie Riggs

Jeweler Kellie Riggs may be a Seattle native, but her heart (and creative spark) thrives in Italy, specifically Florence and Rome, where she has lived off and on since 2010, when she was there for a European honors program through the Rhode Island School of Design. “Italy is beautiful and amazing,” says Rome-based Riggs. “Things…

MOHAI's New Wing

MOHAI’s New Wing

The Bezos Center for Innovation opens on October 12

Thanks to a $10 million donation from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, the new (and extremely improved!) Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is opening a new section devoted to Seattle’s rich history of ingenuity. Spotlighting a huge range of local inventions and patents (from the Sonicare toothbrush to the Space Needle’s rotating restaurant), the Bezos…

All Hallows Art

All Hallows Art

Embrace the spirit of the season with fearful arts outings

Seattle Women’s Chorus: Hallows in the Cathedral A family-friendly mixed bill of classics (“Monster Mash”) and semantic stretches (“Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”) performed in an atmospheric church. Fear factor: Much of the lineup is frivolous fun, but Bach’s beckoning “Come, Soothing Death” is genuinely eerie. 10/18–10/26. Times and prices vary. St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th…

The Ultimate Local Brewery Directory

The Ultimate Local Brewery Directory

Airways Brewing CompanyKent, 6644 S 196th St., T-100; 253.200.1707; airwaysbrewing.com American Brewing CompanyEdmonds, Warehouse 102, 180 W Dayton St.; 425.774.1717; americanbrewing.com Bellevue Brewing CompanyBellevue, 1820 130th Ave. NE, Suite 2; 425.497.8686; bellevuebrewing.com Bale Breaker Brewing CompanyYakima, 1801 Birchfield Road; 509.424.4000; balebreaker.com Black Raven Brewing CompanyRedmond, 14679 NE 95th St.; 425.881.3020; blackravenbrewing.com Brickyard BrewingWoodinville, 5817 238th…

Save the Dates: Upcoming Local Beer Festivals

Save the Dates: Upcoming Local Beer Festivals

Elysian Brewing Company’s Great Pumpkin Beer FestivalOctober 4–6, times varyGeorgetown, 5510 Airport Way S; 206.860.3977; elysianbrewing.com/great-pumpkin-beer-festChoose from more than 60 appropriately autumnal beers or, even better, vie for a pour out of the giant, tapped pumpkin. 21 and older only. Tickets: $25 [ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SUNDAY; TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY] Fresh…

Local Artists Zack and Gala Bent Collect Art Through Trades

Local Artists Zack and Gala Bent Collect Art Through Trades

Seattle artists have a house full of art and artful young boys

“It’s a little rough and tumble,” says artist Gala Bent of the light-filled Ballard abode where she lives with husband and fellow artist Zack Bent and their three boys (Caspar, 4, Solomon, 6, and Ezra, 8). Since moving here in 2006 from Indiana (so Zack could attend the M.F.A. program at the University of Washington),…

Seattle's Disappearing Bookstores

Seattle’s Disappearing Bookstores

A recovering used book clerk laments the steady disappearance of a last great place for meandering

“Do you want any soda with that?” Kris Minta, the owner of Spine and Crown used bookstore on Capitol Hill, asks as he pours three fingers of bourbon into a paper cup. It is a hot June night, and Minta is throwing a going-out-of-business party in the snug Pine Street space he shares with the…

Cafe Pettirosso's a Pleasant Hideaway on Capitol Hill

Cafe Pettirosso’s a Pleasant Hideaway on Capitol Hill

In a dim hideaway tucked just far enough away from the commotion on nearby Pike Street sits this oft-overlooked oasis of good food and easygoing attitudes. New owners Miki and Yuki Sodos, who also run Belltown’s Bang Bang Café, took over Cafe Pettirosso last year and have spiffed her up with trendy light fixtures and…

Oddball Finds at Kassie Keith's Home Decor Shop

Oddball Finds at Kassie Keith’s Home Decor Shop

Capitol Hill–based estate sale and vintage huntress Kassie Keith has parlayed her passion for eclectic home décor into a profession, opening an eponymous store last summer in a former scooter shop smack-dab in the middle of Georgetown. Keith is attracted to “industrial, rustic, odd and unique” curiosities that range from slightly creepy to insanely cool,…

Show Off Your Scream at the EMP

Show Off Your Scream at the EMP

Perfect your shriek at the EMP Museum's Scream Booth

It turns out fake screaming is serious business. The online photo stream from EMP’s popular Scream Booth—where visitors to the ongoing Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film exhibit enter a dark, soundproof chamber and scream for an automatic camera—reveals the faces of thousands of people who have shrieked, to varying effect. While they’re…

The Seattle Man's Fashion Moment

The Seattle Man’s Fashion Moment

Seattle men are dropping fleece in favor of creative license ranging from retro-funky to neo-dandy

I spotted a man on Pine Street the other day wearing an ascot. Just your average Seattle man in weatherproof shoes, coffee in hand, on his way to work. Wearing an ascot. He could have been naked from the waist down carrying an assault rifle, and had a cop interrogated me, I would’ve confessed, “I…