Sunday, August 28, 2016

Category Archives: Arts+Entertainment

Photo by Corinne Whiting
Culture Dose: Pickathon 2016 Recap
Summer, don’t go: Reliving one of our favorite parts of a PNW August. The wooded campsites and dusty trails of Pendarvis Farm might have felt a wee bit more packed this year, but who can blame the brand-new converts for joining Pickathon’s crew of longtime, loyal fans? When word gets out about a really, really good thing, it turns out—people listen. (more…)
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Burlesque Boss: A Wild Night at The Can Can With Johnny Boy
Flap your tail feathers with Johnny Boy and the Flamingo cast at the Can Can Photo courtesy of the Can Can As this is not the first time I’ve raved about a Seattle burlesque show,  you might find it surprising that I’ve never made my way over to the Can Can. The ever popular haunt deep in the belly of Pike Place market has always been on my list of Seattle must sees, and I’m happy to report their performance did not disappoint. (more…)
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Parliament Building. Photo by Clipper Vacations.
Planning Your Summer Visit to Victoria, BC
If you’re thinking about visiting Victoria this summer, now is the time! Here are some fun events and activities for the rest of summer! The flowers are in full bloom and the streets are filled with people from all around the world. My favorite way to get there is via the Victoria Clipper, boarding from Pier 69 near Olympic Sculpture Park. Park at the Bell Street Garage for $10/day and walk onto the passenger-only ship for a scenic 2 hour and 45 minute ride. You can make it a day, overnight, or weekend trip.  (more…)
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Photo by Joseph Cultice.
Fitz & The Tantrums at Marymoor Park August 20
Fitz & The Tantrums Get Right Back Summer Tour comes to Seattle Summer is getting outside and enjoying our one-of-a-kind Seattle weather as often as possible. Outdoor music festivals, BBQs, bonfires, and camping and hiking are just a few of our quintessential summer pastimes. This year has gotten off to a slow start, but the 70 to 80 degree weather the past couple of weeks is hands down better than the 90+ degree weather last year. Come celebrate the last month of summer with a concert on the lawn in King County’s largest, oldest, and most popular park! Fitz & The Tantrums are playing a show in Seattle (more specifically, Redmond) on Saturday, August 20th and amazingly, there are still some tickets left! (more…)
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In the Know: SLU Block Party August 12
South Lake Union’s largest neighborhood celebration is back next Friday, August 12th from 11am to 11pm! This year’s (free!) event features a jam-packed lineup including Beat Connection,Hibou, The True Loves, Lemolo, and Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers, the “best burger in SLU” competition, the School of Visual Concepts Steamroller Smackdown, Brave Horse Tavern beer garden and more. (more…)
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Culture Dose: Pink Martini at ZooTunes
Not to be missed this week: Alfresco tunes at Woodland Park Zoo. We can think of no better way to spend an August evening than listening to live tunes under the summer sky. Seeking plans for this week? Well, this suggestion might just be music to your ears. While many ZooTunes shows sold out early, tickets remain for Tuesday and Wednesday (August 2nd and 3rd), and Pink Martini promises to put on a fun and dazzling show. Pack a picnic, and we’ll see you in the field! (more…)
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Pickathon by John Keel
Culture Dose: Countdown to Pickathon
Not-to-be-missed music on an Oregon farm. Summer has begun to accelerate at lightning speed, and we suddenly feel that it’s prime time to soak up every sun-kissed moment of the season. If you’re with us, we’d love to strongly urge you—music lovers in particular—to make a really smart move to further enhance your summer. If you don’t yet have plans for next weekend (August 5-7); grab tickets to Pickathon before they’re gone. This gem of a gathering will forever raise your festival-going bar, and that’s not a promise we make lightly. (more…)
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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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