Give back. Get music.

It’s true that good music and good causes bring people together, and it never gets old.  Protosong brought together some of the best local, independent artists to contribute unreleased songs to an exclusive playlist that the public can purchase. For two weeks only, you pick the price and the money goes towards helping provide clean water to people in developing nations.

There’s no better way to celebrate and toast to the year ahead than letting the good libations flow. Seattle’s top mixologists pulled out all the stops and impressed guests with their best cocktail at Seattleite and Google Places’ New Year Libations event on Thurs., Jan. 19 at Pravda Studios in Capitol Hill. Enjoy this video recap from the hottest event with the city’s most luscious libations — cheers!

Hello Seattleites!

Starting today, we’re going to try something new. In order to bring you even more great party pics and keep the ads to a minimum, we will charge a small amount for access to some Seattleite photo galleries — not much, just 25 or 50¢. We’re working with TinyPass to make the payment process quick and painless. It takes just a few clicks to drop a dollar or two into your account, then use that balance to easily access all of the premium photo galleries.

And we’re especially excited about this first gallery of photos from the One Day’s Wages gala last week because Seattleite is donating 100 percent of the proceeds back to ODW — a great organization based here in Seattle that’s working to alleviate global poverty. Click the blue button below to see six more pages of photos.

So enjoy the photos, and thanks for supporting Seattleite and One Day’s Wages!

— Jane Yuan, Chief Seattleite