UPDATED Culture Dose: Premiere of HBO’s “Camping”


A new series makes its Seattle debut at REI headquarters.

Next Monday, October 8, HBO hosts a Seattle premiere of its latest comedy series CAMPING—at the flagship REI store on Yale Ave N. Here’s what viewers can expect: “Starring Jennifer Garner as the obsessively organized and aggressively controlling Kathryn, this show follows a group of old friends, family members and a free-spirited tag-along as they arrive at the underwhelming Brown Bear Lake campsite to celebrate a landmark birthday.”

Photo courtesy HBO Camping.

After the screening of the show (which premieres on HBO October 14), spectators get treated to a Q+A with Arturo Del Puerto, a series regular who portrays Jennifer Garner’s good friend and Juliette Lewis’s love interest. Arturo is known for roles in Independence Day: Resurgence, Fear the Walking Dead and TNT’s The Last Ship. (*Unfortunately Jenni Konner is no longer able to attend.) Following the discussion, attendees enjoy CAMPING-themed food and drink, while learning new camping hacks and checking out the latest, hippest REI gear.

The premiere is open to the public with advance registration; RSVP here!

Photo courtesy HBO Camping.