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West Seattle Summer Fest

Sidewalk sales are what summer in Seattle is all about

In addition to all the fun festival-appropriate activities (street food, bouncy houses for the kids, great music and beer gardens), the West Seattle Summer Fest (July 12-14) also features an amazing sidewalk sale. Local businesses save stuff up all year round to blow out during this three-day long event, and the deals are epic—one year I got seven pairs of shoes from Clementine for $90! Here’s a run down of what I know so far. Trust me, between the stores and the kiosks that fill the street, Summer Fest is awesome shopping. Read more »

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Roads Scholar: Story of the Alaskan Way Tunnel Premieres Tonight

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Lauren Mang

Bertha, the hulking, 7,000-ton earth-drilling machine that's expected to start boring a tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct any day now, is getting loads of attention lately. (During a recent editorial meeting, we all had a good debate on whether or not we'll be able to feel the digging from our SoDo offices. I say yes. We'll keep you posted on that front.) Read more »

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Macklemore's PSA for Lady Washington

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Lauren Mang
Macklemore Lady Washington Seattle video Seattle magazine

We received a fax (really) the other day alerting us to this slightly weird, but pretty hilarious video of Macklemore touting the Lady Washington tall ship, which was where he filmed parts of his Can't Hold Us music video. My fave part? Around 0:45 when he says "I was a baby pirate. A little urban baby pirate doin' my thing up on there." Also, it smells like "salt and dolphins."

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Gilt City Seattle Warehouse Sale

Gilt City's legendary warehouse sale is coming to Seattle!

After a brief absence, Gilt City Seattle is back on the scene with weekly deals and a huge warehouse sale of mythic proportions. On Friday, July 26 at 415 Westlake in South Lake Union, from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., shoppers will save up to 90 percent off Gilt’s top designer brands, including women’s, men’s and kid’s fashion, as well as home goods and more, while sipping on sparkling wine. All for $5 per ticket. What could be better? * Read more »

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David Byrne's New Video with Jherek Bischoff

David Byrne's eyes

I love, love, love this dreamy song by the one and only Jherek Bischoff, the Seattle musician/composer who layered each instrument one-by-one on his richly textured new album, Composed. For this song, "Eyes," Bischoff asked one of his musical heroes, David Byrne, to sing the vocal line and he said yes (!). Just like they say on reality tv: America, dreams really do come true.

 

Here's the just-released video for the song, in which both David and Jherek's peepers make an appearance.

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