Living in the PNW sure has its charms, and access to lovely local wines and brews is one of them. With fall on the horizon, I find myself clinging on to the final weeks of summer with lots of outdoor excursions (with the zoo being a favorite!) and refreshing drinks. August is also Washington State wine month, so there are huge wine discounts and fun events that you can check out here.
Here are some of our recommendations for soaking up the rest of the summer.
“Ascend to the city’s highest peak…no hiking boots required. Stretch your imagination, change your outlook, get a new perspective.”, says the official website for the Sky View Observatory, which stands proud on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center. It is not just the tallest public-viewing tower in Seattle, but the whole of the Pacific Northwest.
Murky, thrilling, violent, abusive and psychotic; ‘Sharp Objects’ based on the book by author Gillian Flynn of Gone girl fame is all of this and more. All the typical trappings of a good mystery are there.
Planning ahead for summer fun—locally + globally.
Our favorite PNW season is nearly upon us, so we’re doing all we can get to get properly prepared. This weekend we’re giving you three things to consider—some opportunities happen just on the other side of Lake Washington, others are popping up across a much larger pond.
Planning for a full season of music at the zoo and beyond.
Recently there have been plenty of roster unveilings for exciting events ranging from the Seattle International Film Festival (taking place May 18 to June 11, tickets on sale now) to Timber! Outdoor Music Festival (which returns July 12 through 14). Earlier this week, Bumbershoot also revealed its anticipated lineup; 3-day passes go on sale Friday, May 4, at noon.
WaMu Theater will be transformed for a night of sushi and wrestling on April 28th as three champion sumo wrestlers come to town. An event unlike any other in Seattle, locals will revel in this 1500-year-old Japanese sport as they enjoy sushi and Japanese beverages.
Rock into the year with these promising shows.
Our music calendar is quickly filling up, so we thought we’d share a few highlights before it overflows. In other news brightening our month … on Friday the 26th, Pickathon unveils the lineup for its 20th festival this summer (August 2-5). Stay tuned!