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New Bar Alert: War Room Becomes HG Lodge

Capitol Hill’s the War Room will reopen tonight with a fresh look and a new name. Dubbed HG Lodge, the new space—complete with lots of rock, taxidermy, wood floors and surfaces and a live ivy wall—looks like a hip ski lodge. Like any Capitol Hill bar worth its weight in trendy Northwestern iconography, HG is loaded with outdoorsy Americana decor, including-- yes--taxidermy. Read more »


The Bombshells Go To Bellingham...

I swung by The Atomic Bombshells Wednesday night performance of their new show, The Atomic Bombshells Are... Lost in Outer Space. From a sultry version of the Attack of the 50 Foot Woman to a playfully sexy take on Barbarella, the show was filled with fun references to sci-fi and horror classics. Too bad for Seattleites, tonight's show--the show's final scheduled performance in Seattle--is completely sold out. Read more »


SODO Showgirls Invades Seattle Mag's Space

We've known for a long time that the latest incarnation of Showgirls was moving in next door to the Seattle mag offices in SoDo. We've joked about it (conference room full? let's all go next door!) and complained about it (especially when it looked like h(o.o)ters was going to move in right below us... though now that business seems to have taken their "amazing wings" elsewhere). But today Showgirls turned on their gigantic digital signs—and the hilarity has turned to nausea and vague dread. Read more »


Screamin

Normally orchestra and Grand Tier tickets to The 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s classic stage musical On the Town, about a group of sailors who spend a night painting The Big Apple red, would run upwards of $80. Not today. Groupon—which offers one-day online deals for various local goods, services and activities—is offering half-off tickets to The 5th Ave show. The deal lasts until midnight tonight for select evening shows. Read more »


Weekly Must List: April 8 - 14

Must See
Saturday (4/10) -
Alice in Wonderbread. S’more and Peace. Huckleberry Flan. No pun is too painful at the fifth annual Edible Book Festival, where bookworms and food geeks unite to reinterpret great literature through gastronomy. As always, the fest asks the public to craft edible takes on books—and then eat them. Got a punny plan? Register online by April 8 to get your entrée on the table! Read more »