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Friday, 02/24/2012 4:01 PM
If you’re a Project Runway fan, you’ll love Seamless in Seattle. We’re combing the city for the best up-and-coming fashion designers hungry to change the face of local fashion. This year, we’re offering the winners big prizes, such as the chance to launch their line at a premier fashion event. Find complete details on the event below: We are no longer accepting submissions. Applications were due Friday, June 1, 2012
Thursday, 02/23/2012 10:16 PM
MUST HEARWintergrass This annual bluegrass music festival is taking over the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for the entire weekend, jam-packing it with back-to-back concerts, workshops and impromptu jam sessions in every nook and cranny of the hotel. You can bring your axe and join in, or just meander through, listening to the sounds of a hundred mandolins strumming. Headliners include Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Tim O’Brien and Greensky Bluegrass. Note: 520 is closed all weekend. Detour appropriately.
Thursday, 02/23/2012 12:04 AM
I fell in love with the contemporary dance piece Cylindrical Shadows  long before it was finished. Choreographed by Colombian/Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, it debuted in Seattle at a Whim W'Him show in January 2011.
Wednesday, 02/22/2012 12:52 AM
Update! We've gotten almost more nominations than we have time to process. Thank you for sending us info about your single friends (and, in some cases, your single selves). We have begun our review process and will soon begin reaching out to nominees we'd like to feature in the magazine (no one will be featured without consent). In the meantime, please don't send any more submissions! Thanks so much for reading. - Seattle mag editors
Tuesday, 02/21/2012 10:25 PM
You don’t have to save a trip to one of Seattle’s best breweries for date night anymore! Lucky for Seattle beer-loving parents, there are plenty of spots around the city to take your little ones and enjoy a brew. A couple of tips for a family-friendly trip to a brewery – order rootbeer for the little ones, it’s typically brewed in-house and very tasty. Also, don’t forget to get a growler of your favorite brew to go – perfect for enjoying once the kiddos are in bed!
Monday, 02/20/2012 10:08 PM
There are two ways to visit the Space Needle: one as a casual observer, mooning over views of Elliott Bay, exploring the checkerboard of Belltown rooftops, and thinking to yourself: Huh. 99 looks really small from up here. The other—and probably the best possible way—is in the company of writer and Seattle history buff Knute Berger. Give him half an hour and your mouth will soon be gaping in dumb shock as he describes from memory the 78th bizarre moment of history that happened in the very carpeted vestibule in which you are standing. “Bill Cosby did what?”  We’ll come back to that.
Monday, 02/20/2012 8:51 AM
 Seattle fans of the PBS show Downton Abbey are pushing it to ever higher ratings. The show is so popular in the Seattle area, KCTS is consistently the No. 1 or No. 2 PBS station in the country for "Abbey" ratings. Last Sunday's two-hour episode was second only to the Grammy Awards in the Seattle market. The brother of Abbey actress Elizabeth McGovern lives in Seattle, and he understands the show's appeal.
Saturday, 02/18/2012 1:16 AM
Seattle Rep is celebrating its 50th anniversary next season (September 2012-May 2013), and the theater has booked a trio of plays to represent a half-century of producing timeless classics, new works and big hits. It will be very interesting to see how they tackle the puppet master magic that made War Horse such a hit on London's West End. Here's the lineup of shows as described in today's press release: Pullman Porter Blues
Thursday, 02/16/2012 10:33 PM
Between New York Fashion Week and the impending Academy Awards, it seems as if everyone has fashion design on the mind. In Seattle, our own renowned designer Luly Yang has her fashion mind in motion as she puts together her next couture collection set to debut at her April 27 show - and we are already abuzz in anticipation.
Thursday, 02/16/2012 6:23 PM
MUST HEARDamien Jurado Friday (2/17) - Beloved local alt-folk crooner Damien Jurado releases his tenth album this month, Maraqopa, which marks a new beginning of sorts, with songs that sound more psychedelic than ever before. It’s just more proof that Jurado’s talent runs deep—and is well worth hearing live. The album is officially released Tuesday, February 21. You can order it online here.
Thursday, 02/16/2012 5:39 PM
Mark your calendars: Sweet West Seattle perfumery Knows is hosting not one, but two, Seattle designers this weekend in conjunction with their own sale.
Wednesday, 02/15/2012 7:52 PM
Try one of RedTri.com's quick and easy, kid-approved breakfast recipes with your your munchkins, and start off the day like a champion.   Morning Pizzas: Here's a healthy, delicious and homemade pizza recipe for a champ's morning kick! Toast English muffin halves, drizzle with olive oil, and layer some tomato slices and hard cooked egg slices, top with some cheese and broil 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
Tuesday, 02/14/2012 6:26 PM
In case the red paper hearts in shop windows, the candy piled around the office or well, a calendar, haven’t alerted you to the fact, it’s Valentine’s Day, the day to show your honey some love with a sweet token. If you have yet to find said token or need a quick pick-up on the way home tonight, here are a few quick and easy gifts guaranteed to please:
Tuesday, 02/14/2012 3:38 PM
By: Cody Bay
Those who lament the lack of all-night dining options in the city will have one more option come spring: Scott Horrell, owner of the 9lb Hammer and Loretta's Northwesterner in South Park is expanding into the space next door to his Georgetown bar to open a 24-hour diner. 
Monday, 02/13/2012 11:39 PM
1. Actually, Reason #1 shouldn’t be spelled out too clearly. Over-explaining it diminishes the palpable explosion of tension that happens in Act I (way to be a killjoy, other media!). A hint: this version of Oklahoma! has more notes from To Kill a Mockingbird  and Shane than it does Howdy Doody and the effect is complicated, confusing and truly compelling. They don’t go “full Deadwood” on the old chestnut.
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