Monday, May 30, 2016

Category Archives: Culture+Society

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We Heart: Zoe Keller’s Color the Pacific Northwest for Mindfulness
Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. Adult coloring books are everywhere these days. You can find them in gift shops, bookstores, craft stores, and online. Touted for their powers of stress-reduction and mindfulness, coloring books with intricate designs are a welcome reprieve from staring at a screen all day. They help quiet the mind and give us something to do when we’re binging on Netflix. It’s a fun activity to do with friends while catching up at a coffee shop or cafe and makes a thoughtful gift as well.  (more…)
Northwest Folklife is this Weekend May 27 – 30
Seattle’s 45th annual Northwest Folklife Festival, the country’s largest community-powered arts and culture Festival is this weekend! Beginning Friday, Northwest Folklife creates opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest. Northwest Folklife Festival is the non-profit’s signature event, featuring over 5,000 performers from over 65 different cultural communities that help to make up the Northwest’s arts-rich landscape.  (more…)
Photo by Brandon Patoc.
On the Radar: Planning a Visit to the Seattle Symphony
When is the last time you went to the symphony? Benaroya Hall is a beautiful and majestic venue that many of us hardly visit. Native Seattleites might remember when they took a grade school field trip to watch the symphony perform years ago. Those who are newer to the city may have never been, but many state that they’ve “been meaning to go”. The Seattle Symphony has something for everyone, offering a variety of programs, from casual and short to more sophisticated and slightly longer to family friendly. (more…)
Fisherman’s Village Music Festival in Everett this Weekend May 20-22
Over 4,000 people have filled the sidewalks, restaurants and venues of Downtown Everett the last two years to experience Fisherman’s Village Music Festival. Come meet a new city and enjoy a unique weekend full of new faces and new music. There will be a vintage fair, talented (and many local) musicians, and food trucks! (more…)
Photo by Christen Vidanovic for Wanderlust Festival
Culture Dose: May “Musts” + Summertime Prep
Enjoy Seattle-area offerings from wonderful Wanderlust to daring dance performances. So far, we’ve been loving this month, and we’re excited to see what the rest of May has in store. To help fully embrace this delightful pre-summer stretch, we’ve rounded up some suggestions for Seattle-area “musts” that promise to nourish the mind, body and soul (not necessarily in that order). And in some cases—like Wanderlust on May 22—you can attend to all three at once. (more…)
In the Know: The Do’s and Don’ts of the Eastside
The Eastside, particularly Bellevue, has a reputation and it’s not a positive one. Many people think of the Eastside as being cultureless with cookie-cutter chain restaurants and snobby, materialistic people driving Range Rovers and Teslas. However, while it may be true in a small way, that isn’t an entirely accurate or fair description. There’s so much more to the Eastside—don’t let a few stereotypes stop you from visiting! There are several great spots that Seattleites should consider crossing the bridge for (and a few places to avoid), you just need a little “In the Know”. (more…)
Photo courtesy of Collin Stark
Mayer Hawthorne Makes Me Want Love Like That
This man about town hits the stage tonight at the Neptune Theater Photo courtesy of Collin Stark Have you found that perfect song that seems to be three dimensional and fulfill any mood you’re in? The one you blast while cleaning your 600sf closet you call a home, throw on the vinyl to clear the hazy air between friends, or had shazam spinning for so long you bought three pairs of pants at Nordstrom, all different sizes? Chances are that song came from Mayer Hawthorne. It’s like Marvin Gaye and George Clinton had a dapper, funky little love child that came out serenading the nurses. I’ve been lusting after this soulful powerhouse for seven years and counting, and might have grown (more…)
Enter to Win: The Pride Wedding of a Lifetime!
Imagine getting married in front of 450,000 people, at one of the biggest pride parades in the country on Sunday, June 26. Well, now’s your chance, all thanks to Angel Designs Jewelry at Bellevue Rare Coins! All you need to do is submit a 30-second or less video explaining why you and your partner should be chosen! Jewelry at Bellevue Rare Coins in partnership with Seattle Pride are taking submissions from couples who want to win the ultimate wedding package and tie the knot at the Seattle Pride. Click here to enter or for more information. (more…)
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