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.

Lace up those running shoes; a treasure hunt for adults is just days away.

Looking for an excuse to channel your inner child and return to days of carefree play? You’re in luck. After a year hiatus, Emerald City Search returns this Saturday, April 21, at 6 a.m., to kick off the first of two citywide treasure hunts taking place this year. (The second hunt happens October 21, and the two searches bookend Seattle Center’s Next Fifty celebration.) Entry to the treasure hunt is free and open to the public.

A vibrant textile exhibition dazzles at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

Whether or not you’re aware, you probably already know a thing or two about ikats. Thanks to a 2005 Oscar de la Renta show that brought these exotic textiles back into the fashion spotlight, clever takes on the ikat technique now reign the racks at popular stores like J. Crew, Anthropologie, West Elm and Pottery Barn.