"The Valley Fair" as it was formerly called started in the fall of 1900 as a means to help local agricultural and dairy farmers, miners, and manufacturers exhibit and sell their products in a community setting. The first fair took place on October 4th, 1900 and was only a three-day event. Admission for the whole event was just $1 per family! How times have changed.
Seattle Seahawks strong safety #23 Jeron Johnson is now in his fourth season with our Super Bowl-winning team. Johnson had eight tackles this preseason and was mic'd up during the August 16 Seahawks/Broncos game. (Skip to around 1:52 for his sound bites during warm-up and to see the former Boise State player's high energy--not to mention humor--on the field.)
Coming-of-age choreography, sci-fi ceramics, film noir, new memoirs, kinky boots and the great society—pick your poison in one of the categories below for this season's most impressive arts events, plus the new arts venues that are popping up all over town. VISUAL ARTSDANCE
Read all of our picks for fall arts, including music, theater, film and more here. FILM: We first heard the glorious news back in May: SIFF is taking over the lease on the Egyptian Theatre, and will renovate and reopen the historic space as a year-round movie theater. The grand opening is set for October, but don’t miss the one-night-only event on September 18: a screening of Lynn Shelton’s new movie, Laggies. siff.net
They clasp hands, link arms or sometimes lay heads on each other’s shoulders. In a few cases, someone kisses another on the cheek. At first glance, New York photographer Richard Renaldi’s street portraits seem to be of oddly paired friends—people you wouldn’t expect to see hanging out together, who paused on the sidewalk for a spontaneous snapshot. But the subjects in his photos have never met. Since 2007, Renaldi has been traveling the country and asking complete strangers to physically interact for a series of photos called Touching Strangers.
Perhaps the best way to introduce Chinook Fest–a Seattle-grown roots rock festival held in central Washington–is to explain that it currently occupies the desirable groove between fledgling production and overcrowded mobfest.
What’s your favorite current Seattle band? If you have trouble answering (or if you draw a blank after Macklemore), we’re not going to judge. But we are going to suggest it’s time to check in with the city’s thriving indie music scene. New local bands are exploring sounds, blurring genre boundaries (though we’ve wrestled them into categories here) and playing vibrant live shows all over town (see our Live Music Venue guide).