Seattle mag Spotlight Award winner Troy Gua continues to experiment with his most enticing muse: manufactured fame. Inspired by his childhool idol the artist (formerly? currently?) known as Prince, Gua constructed a doll that looks just like the pop star, if he were to land a cameo role on the marionette-puppet TV show Thunderbirds.
MUST LAUGHWin Tickets to See Sandra BernhardFeisty funnywoman Sandra Bernhard presents the Seattle premiere of her new show, I Love Being Me, Don’t You? Backed by a four-piece band, Bernhard (who has also recorded several jazz and blues albums) delivers the snark and satire she’s become known for since kicking off her comedic career in the ’70s. For a chance to win tickets to the Friday show, visit the giveaway page on seattlemag.com.
Check out this goosebumps-inducing video from Matt Harding, a 35-year-old Seattle resident who, by chance, landed a sponsorship deal that allowed him to travel to all corners of the world to....dance badly with people on camera. It's an undeniable feel-good montage.
The BMW's were thick on the ground at McCaw Hall last night at a gathering of Seattle's most revered surgeons, doctors and global-health superstars. Chauffered by sponsor BMW to the event were some of Seattle mag's Top Doctors Hall of Fame inductees--doctors so amazing, they've been chosen by their peers as the very best for ten years in a row.
Arts and culture editor Brangien Davis recommends Maria Semple's new book (along with two others from local authors) in the June issue of Seattle mag. This funny trailer, featuring local book nerds (and Tom Skerritt), is just another good reason to put Where'd You Go, Bernadette? on your summer reading list.
MUST TASTE5 Delicious BLT SandwichesAching for some bacon? Try our five favorite local takes on the classic sandwich, all of which add an extra special something, such as pork belly, fresh baked bread from Macina and even a soft-boiled egg.MUST TIME TRAVELSafety Not Guaranteed
With summer just around the corner, we've got a host of fun things to do, see, and hear around the city to get you in the mood. On our radar: a show with hundreds of games, a carnival with all kinds of entertainment, a celebration along the waterfront, an adventure in the wetlands, a hydroplane kick-off event, and a fun activity with bugs. Plus, go bananas with some of our fav monkeys. That’s right! Recess Monkey is playing this month’s Kids Cove Concert!
Tonight in Seattle, editor at large Knute Berger offers the first in a series of Century 21-related lectures sponsored by Historic Seattle. The talk is titled "From Bobo to the Bubbleator: Seattle Social and Cultural Context in ’62."
Via Nancy Guppy from Seattle Channel's Art Zone:
Two of the people that died in the tragic shootings on May 30th were musicians Drew Keriakedes and Joe Albanese who performed with Circus Contraption. As we collectively grieve this devastating loss, Art Zone host Nancy Guppy shares a wonderful musical moment with Circus Contraption performing in the AZ studio in 2009.
MUST CHEERSounders Women Home OpenerThursday (5/31) - There’s another Sounders team in town that deserves your “scarves-up!” attention: the Sounders Women. After generating off-season buzz by signing national team player (and former Husky star) Hope Solo, the women kick off the home opener against the Colorado Rush tonight. Say it with us: Gooooal! p.s. If you miss home opener, check out one of the many home games in June.
Regarded as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation, Seattle’s love of all things two-wheeled runs deep and wide (like a sharrow). In our city, spirited battles rage over street access, cyclists’ rights and how best to keep pedalers safe, as our streets teem with their growing numbers. Bicycles get us around, but they also define us, refine us and give us a visceral sense of community, whether we’re bike commuters or baby haulers, messengers or mud fanatics—or weekend warriors taking in the sheer joy of a sunny-day spin along the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Ready your jumbo-size shopping carts, Washington State's new liquor privatization law goes into effect on Friday, June 1; and local stores aren't wasting any time preparing their displays.
Looking for a unique recipe to celebrate (or commiserate over) this watershed cultural shift? Regular Seattle mag contributor and spirits expert A.J. Rathbun has excellent recipes for after-dinner and before-dinner cocktails, all on the Seattle mag blog.