Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Category Archives: Culture+Society

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In the Know: Magnolia Summerfest August 5-7
Magnolia Summerfest has been a community event, sponsored by the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce, for over 50 years, and a Seafair Community Event since 1985!  The festival includes the annual Art Show, the annual Merchants’ Sidewalk Sale, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, pony rides, inflatable rides, clowns and magicians, and a beer garden. And, of course, the Seafair Parade and Kid’s Parade. (more…)
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Do Good: Sam Bouch’s New Campaign with charity: water, Honoring Her Daughter’s Legacy
“We believe in a world where every single person has clean and safe water”—charity: water charity: water, the nonprofit with the singular mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to the 663 million people who lack access to life’s most basic need. One of the most impactful stories to come from charity: water’s 10 years of fighting the global water crisis is the incredible story of Seattle local Rachel Beckwith, who launched a charity: water birthday campaign for her ninth birthday. She came just short of reaching her fundraising goal and a few months later, died tragically in a car accident. Her friends and family remembered her giving spirit and began (more…)
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Block Party Artist Spotlight: An Interview with ON AN ON
Formed in 2012, ON AN ON is an American experimental-pop band out of Minneapolis, made up of long-time friends and collaborators, Nate Eiesland (vocals, guitar), Ryne Estwing (bass, vocals) and Alissa Ricci (keys, vocals). On July 24, 2015 they released their sophomore album And The Wave Has Two Sides. Be sure to catch ON AN ON at Capitol Hill Block Party this Saturday at the Vera Stage at 7:15pm!   (more…)
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The Official Capitol Hill Block Party Opening Celebration + New Artists Announced
Block Party’s Official 2016 Block Party Opening Celebration will be next Thursday, July 21 at Neumos featuring a special DJ Set by STRFKR! Get your tickets here. (more…)
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Culture Dose: Summer Music Updates
The latest tips to help you savor the season’s sweet sounds. It’s no secret that Seattle’s expanding population has also increased sold-out shows throughout this music-loving town. Especially in summertime, tickets sell like hotcakes to cool venues featuring even cooler performers—from talents on the cusp to already-established legends. We’ve gathered a few helpful hints for scheduling a season full of delicious tunes. (more…)
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TODAY: Sip, Savor, and Learn at PROOF Washington Distillers Festival at Fremont Studios
Want to support Washington state spirits, but don’t know where to start? PROOF is the Washington Distillers Guild’s flagship annual event happening today! It features more than 40 of the state’s distilleries in collaboration with 15 local restaurants and food purveyors for savory bites and sweet treats. Here you will find a sampling of Washington’s up and coming, as well as established, distilleries proudly displayed by the fine crafts folk who made them. If you find something you really like, you’ll be able to purchase it directly from the distillery table! (more…)
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Tom Douglas’ 2016 Lawn Party & Croquet Tournament Event Registration Opens
Tom Douglas and his flagship restaurant Dahlia Lounge are excited to announce that tickets are now available for the 2016 Lawn Party & Croquet Tournament. In its fifth year, this event is open to the public and will be held on Sunday, August 14 at the South Lake Union Discovery Center. A benefit for Food Lifeline, this year’s event looks to surpass last year’s fundraising goal of $100,000. With support from generous sponsors and from croquet teams and spectator tickets, the event hopes to raise over $150,000. (more…)
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Lenticular clouds glow in the sunset in the Picket Range in North Cascades National Park. 
Photo courtesy of Steph Abegg.
First Thursdays: Free Museum Day in Seattle
Every first Thursday of each month all year, Seattle (and the surrounding area) celebrates art and history by offering free admission! Who doesn’t like doing things for free? Here’s a list that you can check out this Thursday, July 7th or next month on Thursday, August 4th, or every month after that. The Museum of Glass in Tacoma (worth the drive) is free the third Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. (more…)
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