Gear up for some major deals at Horseshoe’s annual Stockroom Sale, happening this year on Thursday, September 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. in a new location next door to Filthy Rich Jewelry at 5404 22nd Ave in Ballard.
This is a serious sale, i.e. cash only, final sale, no holds and no dressing rooms. For safety’s sake, Horseshoe will only allow 25 people (max!) into the sale at one time, which means: Get there early and be prepared to wait your turn!
Summertime, I think, is wine cocktail time. Why? Because they tend to be super refreshing, easy-to-make, flavorful, and a little lighter on their feet than some other drinks. As summer is starting to wind down, I figured that having a few good wine cocktails at the ready over these next few weeks would be a good idea—it never hurts to try and draw summer out as long as possible.
Must Rock OutBumbershoot(8/31 to 9/2, times vary) — This end-of-summer arts extravaganza pulls together some of the biggest names in comedy, visual arts, theater and, of course, music. Local bands worth braving the crowds for: Kris Orlowski, Kithkin, The Redwood Plan, Katie Kate, BellaMaine and Allen Stone.
If you're craving fast food tomorrow, it may just have to wait. Much like the events on May 30, lower wage workers in Seattle (as well as other major cities around the country) are planning to walk out on Thursday, August 29.
Summer may be winding down, but there’s still ample time to trek somewhere fun for a night. Consider an overnight sojourn to this close by stomping ground (and one of CNN’s friendliest cities in the world): Victoria, B.C. Seattle magazine editorial assistant Erika Almanza Brown offers up her picks for when she visits this vibrant place, filled with history, culture, local eateries and breweries.
In addition to the monolith new parking structure with more than 700 new spots, U Village is growing its retail and dining offerings by leaps and bounds this fall. They’ve just announced 12 new spots, including three that are firsts in the Northwest: Amsterdam-based Scotch & Soda (our new favorite), Calypso St.
OK, it’s officially time to talk about Bumbershoot, which, with the addition of Fashiony, an exhibit curated by the imminently fashionable Erika Dalya Massaquoi, really does have something for everyone this year. (But I also just want to mention that since we’re officially talking about Bumbershoot, it means that summer is over.)
Now on to the good news:
There've been some really nice developments happening down in the Rainier Valley lately. At the top of my list is the opening of Tin Umbrella, a sweet coffee shop in the under-served Hillman City neighborhood. Owner Joya Iverson spoke with the Rainier Valley Post about how she came to open the shop, and her story's quite an inspiration.
It’s that time again: Project Runway is casting for season 13. The application deadline is September 9 for what will likely be a complete and total roller coaster of an experience should you be accepted. (Get all the deets here.)
Must PicnicShelby Earl at Salish LodgeThursday (8/22, 7:30 p.m.) — For the final installment of Music on the Green, sweet Seattle singer/songwriter Shelby Earl performs on the intimate lawn at Salish Lodge, while Snoqualmie Falls roars majestically in the background.