Mobile Chowdown V Re-Cap


DJ Riz spins the beats--the live music at Mobile Chowdown V was a big hit!


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Talking Turkey: Order Your Heritage Turkey Now

A newsletter from Sea Breeze Farms arrived in my inbox today, and along with it the news they're raising turkeys (Bourbon Reds) this year. And I figured a little reminder might be helpful so that you (or, you know, your less organized friends) don't end up doing the last-minute turkey dance that you did last year.
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Seattle mag's Kelly Moore on The Nate Berkus Show

Apparently, Nate Berkus is every bit the sweetheart he is rumored to be.

That comes from our very own Entertaining Editor Kelley Moore, who will be making her debut appearance on Berkus' new talk show tomorrow morning. She'll be sharing her tips for the perfect family reunion, from activities to decor. Watch Kelley on Kong (channel 6) at 5 p.m. tomorrow as she chats up Nate!

Weekly Must List: September 30-October 5

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San Juan Serenity

This past weekend I ushered in Fall with a three day paddle trip in the San Juan Islands with Discovery Sea Kayak, the premiere kayak outfitter on San Juan Island Read more »

Seattle Public Library Flash Mob

Looking to get a little reading in during your lunch break? Seattle Public Library is organizing a flash mob Friday, October 1 at Westlake Center. Details here.

Lynn Shelton Does Mad Men Good

Last summer, Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton was tapped to direct an episode of Mad Men. (Typing "squee!!" here would be an understatement.) Acclaimed for writing and directing the small and lovely—not to mention award-winning—films We Go Way Back, My Effortless Brilliance and Humpday, Shelton is also known for her improvisational techniques. Read more »

Tips for a Port Townsend getaway

I had a whirlwind weekend at the 11th annual Port Townsend Film Festival and it renewed my love for the area. If you need some time away, I recommend a trip to Port Townsend. Visitors can enjoy anything from a world-class film festival to simply taking a stroll along the waterfront. Below are a few suggestions for your stay.  Read more »

Port Townsend Film Festival: The Halfway Mark

The Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) concluded its second day and I’m trying to keep pace with the locals. Today I saw two feature films, seven shorts and attended a presentation with featured guest Dyan Cannon. Nonetheless, my schedule pales in comparison to diehard PTFF fans. I overheard someone proclaim that he saw six films yesterday. Wow! The trick must be to skip meals and subsist on popcorn! Read more »

Port Townsend Film Festival's Opening Day

The Port Townsend Film Festival (PTFF) began its 11th season bright and early this morning, when I quickly realized that I’m amidst truly dedicated film fans. By 8:00 a.m., the PTFF welcome center was abuzz and people were already headed to early-morning screenings. Most impressively, they were fully awake and even cheerful. It’s a Harry Potter level of enthusiasm—for independent films!

The enthusiasm is warranted. My first screening was Welcome at the Uptown Theatre. Read more »

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