Culture Dose: sports & music calendar updates

Darlingside photo by Gaelle Beri

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.