This weekend, a Kentucky-bred talent & his cello electrify the Tractor Tavern stage
Fans adore cellist, singer-songwriter and composer Ben Sollee for his genre-bending, storytelling, Appalachia-loving ways. He’s shared the stage with, among other musical greats, Bela Fleck and My Morning Jacket, he’s a political activist, and he can often be
Head to the islands to unplug, chill out and get your art on.
Happen to be free October 11 through 14? Feeling the need to get away, relax and tune into your inner artist? Great, then we’ve got an idea for you. Sail away to Doe Bay Resort on gorgeous Orcas Island for a long weekend with new friends at the Art Camp for Big Kids. Seattleite caught up with camp founder Lori Stone of The Joy Guild to get the scoop on the upcoming island retreat.
Free sailboat rides, a floating beer garden and demos of the zany Flyboard.
If you’re anything like me, you’re clinging bare-knuckled to these delicious, blue-skied days, racing down to the water’s edge at every chance. Though we’re optimistic the seasons aren’t ready to change quite yet, it seems prudent to soak up
“Be active, go green, and feel like a local.”
Jose Antonio Tello (or Tonio), the founder of Immersus Tours, knows a thing or two about observing cultures with fresh eyes. In 1990, he moved from his native Peru to Miami and, in
Happy to be in perpetual motion, the talented rocker pauses in the Pacific NW this Friday at Tractor Tavern.
We all have memories of a concert that forever raises the bar. For me: My first time seeing Langhorne Slim perform, back east in Arlington, Virginia. Raw emotion and palpable energy reverberated within the narrow, brick walls of
Tours that explore the best of the Pacific NW (& beyond).
Sometimes the combined words “group” and “tour” conjure frightening images of claustrophobic buses and robotic guides regurgitating facts into a feedback-heavy mic. Thankfully, with EverGreen Escapes, this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Ahoy, mates! Summer in Seattle = boating bonanza. Now you can also join in the fun.
There are times when spontaneity trumps all. Two Thursdays ago was one such night for me (and for my lucky, globetrotting friends, pit-stopping in Seattle during a yearlong, round-the-world honeymoon). A generous sailing invite quickly evolved into a magical evening on Elliott Bay with some
Cozying up for good eats and drinks at the Alexis Hotel’s Bookstore Bar (plus the chance to go glam for a good cause).
Sometimes downtown hotels prove happenin’ spots (and not just for tourists). On a recent 50-degree June day, the Bookstore Bar in the Alexis Hotel became the perfect spot to cozy up for the afternoon. (However, while there I did eye the neglected patio tables out front and vowed to return as soon as the sun makes a consistent appearance!)
Local musicians team up to rock out for a good cause.
This past Saturday morning was not a typical one for me. By 9:30 a.m., I found myself in Rainier Valley, gloved up and making new friends over crates of cabbage, tins of coffee beans and supersize bags of dog food. The motivation for the early weekend wake-up call? To work alongside local musicians, nonprofit do-gooders and regular Rainier Valley Food Bank volunteers in support of the upcoming Gigs4Good concert.
Celebrating marginalized communities at SAM and SIFF.
Some days carry a unifying theme that we don’t register until after the fact. Last Wednesday was one of those for me–a delightfully arts-rich day that began downtown at the Seattle Art Museum and continued at Queen Anne’s SIFF Cinema at the Uptown. The common thread binding these culture pit stops? The celebration and exploration of indigenous communities.