Friday, April 28, 2017

Category Archives: Culture+Society

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Devour! The World’s Largest Culinary Film Fest Returns to Osoyoos, BC May 5-7
If the combination of Seattle’s infamous rainfall and our country’s current political climate have fueled your need for escapism and wanderlust, Devour! The Film Fest may be just what you need. In 2009, Chef Michael Howell hosted the inaugural event in Nova Scotia to pay tribute to exquisite cuisine, cinema, and viticulture (the science, production, and study of grapes). Its cross-country expansion to Osoyoos (o-soo-ews), British Columbia last year proved wildly successful. For the festival’s second tour of the region’s delectable offerings, this weekend-long excursion will be your best introduction to the Okanagan Valley. (more…)
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Empower Yourself: One Day Self-Defense Workshop at Fighting Chance Seattle
After hearing Kelly Herron’s attack in a Golden Gardens bathroom on a Sunday afternoon last month, I was [once again] reminded that simply being a woman puts me in danger. Being scared and paranoid doesn’t work and neither does living in ignorance or “othering” victims (ie. victim blaming: “Well she shouldn’t have worn that outfit / she shouldn’t have been alone / she shouldn’t have been drinking” etc.). Unfortunately there are never any guarantees, but being prepared, aware, and informed hopefully helps. (more…)
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Culture Dose: Summer’s Coming!
A preview of upcoming concerts, fests + awesome happenings.  If we squint past the dizzying haze of gray, we finally see summer approaching, and we are so stinkin’ ready to welcome it with wide-open, sun-deprived arms. You too? Before we even get there, though, there’s an intriguing lineup of events that has our curiosity piqued. Pull out your iCalendar; it’s time to get plotting. (more…)
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The Residency Show 4/28 | Hosted By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Tickets are on sale now for The Residency | Hosted by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Washington Hall on April 28th with special guest Saul Williams.  (more…)
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Electronic Pop Duo FYOHNA Live @ Chop Suey 4/18
Q + A with Singer Katarina Gleicher  FYOHNA is an electronic pop duo focused on achieving emotional warmth and expansive atmospheres through live performance and powerful, yet tender vocal presence. Since FYOHNA’s inception in the Spring of 2015, vocalist Katarina Gleicher and producer/multi instrumentalist Elliot Glasser maintain a mind towards absolute collaboration. We had the chance to chat with Katarina before their upcoming performance on Tuesday at Chop Suey.  (more…)
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Cirque du Soleil Luzia Opening Day Review: A Magical Mexican Dreamscape
Luzia opened in Seattle on Thursday, March 30th at Marymoor Park for a limited engagement through May 21st. Luzia explores various themes linked to the culture, history and mythology of Mexico, some of which may not seem connected at first glance. The show uses speed, monumentality, rain in all its manifestations, surreal animal life, and a poetic vision of reality in this contemporary mosaic. It awakens and engages your senses and transports you to a place suspended between dreams and reality.  (more…)
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Wellness: 90s yO.G.a at W Seattle 3/26
W Seattle presents 90s yO.G.a, a dynamic yoga class led by the Morgan Zion O’Friel of Live Love Flow Yoga, with a guest DJ spinning the hottest jams from the 90s. Guests will de-stress and re-energize with this one-of-a-kind themed workout followed by fresh-squeezed juices. (more…)
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Pike Brewing’s 6th Annual Beer Benefit for Planned Parenthood
Pike Brewing Company just announced the sixth annual Women In Beer, benefiting Planned Parenthood of The Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands on May 8th. Pike Morning After Pale is the official beer of Women In Beer and you can only get it for a limited time. You’ll be able to find it on draft in May and June and possibly into July—get it while you can! (more…)
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