“I want history to remember me… not as the first black woman to have made a bid for the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and who dared to be herself. I want to be remembered as a catalyst for change in America.” – Shirley Chisholm
Filling February with a Chocofest, concerts, Can Can brunches, rugby matches & other enticing outings.
This Saturday we’ll cross our fingers for good news as the groundhog searches for his shadow. Regardless of which way the light falls, here are some things exciting us about the month ahead. Welcome, February!
Buzz about Seattle’s NHL team, upcoming music wins + ways to beat Viadoom.
Change is hard (and everywhere we look these days…), so we’re aiming to focus on the positive side of progress. Here are some topics giving us hope about what lies ahead.
Wonderful ways to ring in the first month of 2019
As we all ease our way back into routines and deadlines, we’re keeping our eyes on the bright spots of the season. We’ve gathered a few feel-good ways to invest your time and energy in the month ahead.
A critically acclaimed film from the Seattle dream team of film-making
The Cloud Room, a coworking and cultural venue located in bustling Capitol Hill, recently announced that the creative team behind the new film Thin Skin will base their production headquarters in the Cloud Room’s workspace. The Cloud Room has become a cultural hub since its opening 3 years ago and has carefully curated civic and cultural programming to not only augment its business members’ daytime experience but to provide a space for conversations and creativity to happen.
As an avid fan of both cooking at home and exploring Seattle’s vibrant restaurant scene, I was stoked to learn of Julien Perry’s new cookbook, Seattle Cooks. Featuring 80 never-before-published recipes from 40 of the city’s best restaurants, Seattle Cooks opens the door for some of your favorite meals to come home.
Town Hall Seattle is hosting the March for Our Lives Glimmer of Hope Tour that will make its only Seattle appearance on Sunday, October 21st at 7:30pm at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Capitol Hill.
Don’t miss Ursula Rani Sarma’s adaptation of A Thousand Splendid Suns at Seattle Repertory Theater
When I read The Kite Runner for the first time, I was in awe. The story painted a picture of what life might be like for fathers and sons in war-torn Afghanistan and it was of course heartbreaking. But as a writer, I was inspired by author Khaled Hosseini’s character development, and uncanny ability to draw readers in and empathize with the protagonist—even after he stepped aside and allowed his best friend to be raped.
Broaden your horizons at these performances, plays + beyond.
With the disheartening state of the news cycle and a collective unease we can’t help but deeply feel, we’re looking to be uplifted by positive people doing inspiring things. Namely, we’re diving into a season of celebrating the arts—on stages, screens and shelves around town. (Sports feel like a good escape right now, too!)
Football excitment meets Ivar’s Sailgating, while concerts + Oktoberfest fêtes enliven the season.
Our fall calendar is already filling up with spirited sports outings and rocking shows soon to be taking over Seattle stages. Here are a couple ideas to brighten the season.