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10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Our pale, fragile blue dot, planet Earth

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The Must List: Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest, Norwescon 40, Free Entry to National Parks

Wassily Kandinksy’s 1924 oil on canvas, ‘Tiefes Braun,’ on view at Pivot Art & Culture

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Seattle Artist Dozfy’s Art à la Carte

Spontaneous scribbler Dozfy leaves surprise gifts of art for restaurant staffs in Seattle and parts beyond

Plenty of people doodle on restaurant menus, but artist Patrick Nguyen—who moved here from Atlanta in 2015—has raised it to an art form. “I would doodle on receipts. My friends would fight over the drawings,” says Nguyen, who goes by the professional name Dozfy (pronounced “dahz-fee”; instagram.com/dozfy). “A friend in the restaurant business mentioned that…

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The Top 25 Shows to See in Seattle This Spring

Zandra Rhodes’ ‘Magic Flute’ costumes, first seen by Seattle audiences in 2011, return in an encore performance by the Seattle Opera. The designer calls them “wearable dreams”

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The Must List: Angel Olsen, A Moveable Feast, The Pajama Game

What to do in Seattle in the weeks ahead

Singer/songwriter Angel Olsen plays the Neptune this Saturday

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A Closer Look at Chuck Close

At a new show, Close’s intense gaze sees more deeply than most—even if it’s hard for him to see himself

“Self Portrait,” by Chuck Close

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Georgetown’s Equinox Studios Gathers and Grows a South End Arts Gang

Equinox Studios is luring big names to Seattle’s latest arts hot spot with innovative deals

Fire art at Equinox

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Jacob Lawrence’s ‘The Migration Series’ Opens at SAM this Saturday

SAM hosts a pivotal early series by local hero Jacob Lawrence

Lawrence’s caption for Migration’s Panel 3: “From every southern town migrants left by the hundreds to travel north”

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A ‘Show of Hands’ for Enduring Seattle Artist, Mark Calderon

Celebrated artist Mark Calderon marks 30 years in Seattle with his 10th solo show at Greg Kucera Gallery

Mark Calderon in his Central District studio

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Seattle’s Short Run Comix and Arts Festival Highlights the Handmade

A celebration of handmade, self-published art books, comics, zines and literary works from around the world

Short Run festival founders Eroyn Franklin (left) and Kelly Froh at Fantagraphics: a $15,000 NEA grant and rising prestige

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Homemade in Seattle: A Book of Wonders

If you already have tickets to SAM Remix, you can get a FREE copy (1 of 50 limited editions) of a beautiful hand-bound, two-sided book fresh “off the presses” from Folio 2011. The book represents a lovely-sounding combination (I haven’t gotten my copy yet) of several “homemade” works by local artists, including musings and graphics…

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The Must List: Remember Rin Tin Tin, Eat Pasta, and Scream as Loud as You Can

MUST SCREAMHorror Film Exhibit at EMPRest up your vocal cords—EMP’s new exhibit Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film explores the human fascination with scary movies. Indulge in classic film screenings (such as Nosferatu, Bride of Frankenstein and The Exorcist), iconic artifacts (the axe from The Shining and Freddy Krueger’s original glove) and the…

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Photography by Alex Cayley.

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…