Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Culture Dose: sports & music calendar updates

As we chug along through February, we wanted to offer updates on a few recent posts. Here’s a bit of info to add to your brain—along with brand-new calendar happenings you’ll want to pencil in for the weeks to come.

To build upon our recent “Happy Things on the Horizon” story that examined the latest buzz with Seattle’s NHL team, here’s an update on what the players’ team name could potentially be, and what their jerseys could look like, too, according to Aaron Gray.

And in additional hockey news, Pacific Science Center, in partnership with NHL Seattle and Oak View Group, is launching a new lecture series – The Science of Sports & Entertainment. The series kicks off on February 26, when experts explore the design of the new arena at Seattle Center, while giving guests a first look at the scope, depth and impact of this massive undertaking.

Photo credit: Seattle Seawolves

In other sports chatter, the Seattle Seawolves rugby season goes global next month with two international games taking place at Starfire Stadium in March. Buy tickets to see USA Rugby versus Uruguay (March 2) and USA Rugby versus Canada (March 8). This will prove a great opportunity for local sports fans to check out the best rugby talent in the world—right here on our home turf.

Darlingside. Photo credit: Gaelle Beri

Finally, on the music side of things, summer concert series have begun announcing their lineups left and right (check out the schedule at popular outdoor venue spots like Chateau Ste. Michelle, for example).

You won’t want to miss Darlingside at Neumos on March 8. Coined by NPR Music as “poetic” and “evocative of feeling,” Darlingside has drawn loyal fans thanks to its “signature, seamless harmonies and skill as multi-instrumentalists over the years.” They recently announced “Look Up & Fly Away,” a new EP that builds on their 2018 critically-acclaimed release “Extralife.”

Frances Cone. Photo credit: Shervin Lainez

Other shows we’re excited about include Los Angeles soul-pop duo FINKEL playing Lo-Fi on March 25, indie-pop group Frances Cone performing at Chop Suey on March 28 (supporting SUSTO) and Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist Makana returning to Benaroya Hall for “The Sunset Tour” on Friday, March 29.



About Corinne Whiting

Corinne, an east coast native who relocated here from the other Washington in 2011, was bit by the travel bug early on. She lived in Strasbourg, France (during her junior year at Georgetown University) and in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a masters degree in Cultural Studies. She feels very grateful to have explored incredible spots on our globe ranging from Bolivia and Egypt to Turkey and China, but there are passport pages yet to fill (and travel tales yet to be written!). After serving as associate editor at Where magazine in D.C. for five years, Corinne has embarked on a new adventure here in the PNW as a freelance writer and photographer, contributing to publications like National Geographic Traveler, the Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine, Amtrak's OnTrak, 1889 Washington, 1859 Oregon, Visit Seattle and so on. She loves exploring this incredible corner of the country while debunking the rain myths, upping her coffee quotient, hearing heaps of live music and finding her Zen near the water as often as possible.
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