Culture Dose: Moby, More Music + Movie Mania

Moby photo by Jonathan Nesvadba

Spring is full of good news so far—like the fact that we can eat dumplings while watching the Sounders tear up the field at T-Mobile Park and the announcement that Uneeda Burger‘s Chef Scott Staples has two limited-time specials featuring freshly foraged ingredients (that are flying off the menu at lighting speed!). Try your luck at diving into a delicious Elk Burger or Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Sandwich (pictured below) at Fremont’s Uneeda in the weeks to come. Also, brand-new music events seem to be springing up every which way we turn (THING we’re looking at you!), and summer concert series (like Zoo Tunes and those at the Tulalip Amphitheatre) have announced their full lineups. Here are few more happenings to keep your eye on:

Zoo Tunes photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo
  1. On Friday, May 10, Moby launches his new memoir “Then It Fell Apart”  at 7:30 p.m. (doors 6:30 p.m.), as part of Town Hall Seattle’s lecture series. After the talk, held at the First Baptist Church, he’ll play a few acoustic songs in celebration of the 20th anniversary of “Play.”
  2. Perhaps you’ve heard by now that Tacoma has a hot new music mecca, with grand opening events taking place all weekend. The Spanish Ballroom is a 700-capacity live music venue found inside the newly restored McMenamins Elks Temple, a former Elks Lodge turned funky hotel-meets-entertainment complex with three restaurants, multiple small bars and a brewery. We can’t wait to check it out!
  3. We’re thrilled to learn about the 45th annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)‘s Indigenous focus, including a collection of narrative and documentary features made by Indigenous directors, the fifth 4th World Indigenous Media Lab and a kickoff celebration of Indigenous-made short films and filmmakers. On Friday, May 24, a complimentary event at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center includes a screening of Indigenous short films, a panel discussion about media representation with Native filmmakers, a curated art market in partnership with yəhaw̓ and complimentary foods and beverages. (The art market begins at 3 p.m., followed by an honor song at 5 p.m. and free screening at 6 p.m.) Other dates to note: a complimentary screening at Seattle Central Library (Saturday, May 25 with the screening at 12:30 p.m. and a Q&A after) and SIFF’s second Saturday Night Party (May 25 at 6 p.m. at The House Studios), which celebrates the Australian Indigenous feature “Top End Wedding.”
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Uneeda’s Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Sandwich photo by Justin Oba/Uneeda Burger