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Port Townsend Film Festival 2010

Today is the first day of fall. The weather is turning colder and rainier and sweater season is upon us. (Okay, I admit that I was bundled in a sweater for most of  “summer,” but that’s not the point!) I’m actually thrilled for autumn’s arrival because there are so many wonderful arts events scheduled. I’m kicking off the season by attending the Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) this weekend, September 24-26.

PTFF is celebrating its 11th season with an impressive slate of programming and guests. Read more »

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Weekly Must List: September 23 -29

Must Dance
Seattle Dance Project: Orpheus
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What makes a Great American Novelist?

Are either of these guys the Great American Novelist? 

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Don't Let Fall Slow You Down

Just because summer has officially ended doesn’t mean you can’t get outdoors and enjoy the early Fall before it gets too cold and rainy. The North Cascades Institute has scheduled more “off-season” programs than ever this year. Some upcoming highlights include: Read more »

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Fashion Friday: Shopping local this weekend

Happy almost weekend shoppers! It has been a busy week between Seattle Shopping Week Out and a truly amazing Fashion First show last night, which raised a record-breaking $50K for Rise n’ Shine kids. Read more »

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The Weekly Must List:

Must Listen
The French project
Thursday-Saturday (9/16-9/18) -
Seattle’s neo-French music group, The French Project, bring their live performance to the Northwest Film Forum. The Collective will combine film and music that ranges from Saint-Saens and Debussy to Francoise Hard and ZZ Top. All of this from a band of people who can barely speak French or hang on to a day job? We can’t wait. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave.; 206.829.7863; nwfilmforum.org
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Fashion First: Tonight!

I just popped into the Showbox SoDo and set-up for tonight's 7th annual Fashion First show was in full swing. The racks were already filling up with amazing fall garments, and the Seamless in Seattle set will be no exception. Read more »

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Wednesday

The Seamless runway looks have been delivered, which can only mean it’s just about showtime, Fashion First is tomorrow. I’ll be backstage with the Seamless in Seattle winners, and will be updating you with behind the scenes tweets throughout the night @kcalamusa. Read more »

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Tuesday

Checking in with great Tuesday deals as we continue to count down to Thursday’s big Fashion First fashion show. I’ve got my hair appointment scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Swink Style Bar (also one of our Shopping Week Out participants, offering 20% discounts on their retail makeup products), but am still looking for that perfect mini skirt to pair with tights and ankle boots for the show. Read more »

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Indulge Yourself in a Tilth Class

Get your gardens and yourselves ready for fall with Seattle Tilth. This innovative Wallingford-based non-profit runs a series of informative and informal classes throughout the year to help would-be organic gardeners stay true to their ideals while growing the best backyard edibles and ornamentals possible. Coming up soon:

Fall and Winter Container Herb Gardening (Sept. 16, 5:30-7:30 pm)

Composting for Apartment Dwellers (Sept. 17, Noon-1 pm)

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