Must WatchWoodland Park Zoo Pumpkin Bash(10/24 and 10/25, times vary) From lions and jaguars to wolves, the Pumpkin Bash reveals the ferocious and silly side of the season. Take note: Hippos love to munch pumpkins, and it is good for their gums and teeth.
It’s easy for Cedar Mannan to spell out his chemical love of neon. Introduced to the element in college 20 years ago, Mannan still appreciates the handcrafted process of creating signs with it.
“Neon’s never become a mechanized industry,” he says. “Even the Budweiser sign was bent by hand. Neon pieces are custom in that way.”
Every dog has its day. And that day has finally come for Tillie the setter, a dog that Governor Inslee will present with the Washingtonian of the Day award, KING 5 News reports. Tillie stood ground for a week after her canine friend, Phoebe, fell in an old cistern on Vashon Island. The two pups wandered off from their home in September before Phoebe had her unfortunate fall.
Seattleites love books. As the second most literate city in the country, it's no surprise that our town is filled with eccentric independent bookstores. Everyone is partial to their own faves, but these Instagrammers showcase local bookstores that attract all types of bookworms.
Seattle Superheroes is a regular series on seattlemag.com wherein artists depict standout people in our community as superheroes. While we've taken some artistic license with the narratives, the sentiment behind them is very real.
From a cloud of mist, she arrives. With a whoosh, she arrives. On the back of an eagle, or with two flanking her, she arrives. Superhero singer-songwriter, Mindie Lind (a.k.a. Glide) knows how to make an entrance.
Think of Tom Douglas’ newest downtown hot spot as a steakhouse flipped. At The Carlile Room, kitty-corner from The Paramount Theatre, veggies are the attraction and meats come on the side. It’s a fantastic way to eat, especially since Douglas and executive chef Dezi Bonow (Dahlia Lounge, Palace Kitchen) have dreamed up flavorful (often thanks to yummy animal bits and broths) plant-based dishes.
When the City of Bothell invited McMenamins to consider the city’s landmark 1930s-era Art Deco Anderson School as a site for its first Seattle-area hotel, the Oregon-based family business, led by brothers Mike and Brian McMenamin, was faced with an exciting, and perhaps slightly daunting, challenge. The school would be the largest historic property the hospitality group had ever converted into one of its signature hotel/breweries.
Seattle choreographer and performance innovator KT Niehoff is widely known for her dance theater company Lingo Productions, and for cofounding Velocity Dance Center in 1996. This month she presents A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light, a rollicking spectacle featuring a live band, spooky showgirls, half-dead dancers and an audience free to roam where it may. 10/31–11/14. Times and prices vary. Bullitt Cabaret at ACT Theatre; acttheatre.org
It was a day of firsts for the Seattle Seahawks Sunday – the team got its first interception of the season (Earl Thomas) and first rushing touchdown (Thomas Rawls) and COULD HAVE GOTTEN THEIR FIRST ROAD WIN BECAUSE THEY WERE WINNING 24-7 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. But they lost.
In The Sky Lounge bar of Tokyo’s Prince Park Tower, Rick Seely is winding down the day with a beer and some conversation. A longtime American expat nearing retirement age, Seely looks out at the megacity at dusk, the lights of nearby skyscrapers flickering on, Japan’s Eiffel Tower replica glowing orange. Rick is discussing the chances his son, Bryan, a young ex-Marine and increasingly famous hacker in Seattle, will be murdered.
There is no escaping the modern-day state of South Lake Union. Cars fill every lane, cranes hover high and construction wraps around street corners. When construction is complete, the once low-lying industrial neighborhood will be replaced by skyscrapers en masse, according to a recent Crosscut article. Two 25- and 26-story residential buildings are already approved for construction, with another 11 on the way -- six of which will stand more than 40 stories tall.
Must ListenEarshot Jazz Festival Takes Over the Town(10/9 to 11/18, times vary) This year’s citywide jazz-aganza boasts more than 50 concerts, including the Wayne Shorter Quartet (above) (10/11), starring the Grammy-gobbling saxophonist; Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castañeda (10/16), who plays the instrument in ways you’ve never seen; the Memphis-born, globally influenced Charles Lloyd Quartet (10/17); and Afro-Cuban ensemble Pedrito Martinez Group (10/22).
The Grateful Dead have a way of blending pre-composed songs with improvisation – frontman Jerry Garcia, after all, came to the band with a bluegrass background and bassist Phil Lesh came from a classical and jazz background. And it’s a style that has earned them hundreds of thousands of fans and has spawned almost as many hours of recorded music.
Wayne Horvitz turned 60 this fall, and he’s celebrating the way any jazz musician worth his salt would—by playing an epic ton of gigs. The illustrious composer, pianist, and local jazz booster (he opened The Royal Room in 2011) released a new album in July, called Some Places Are Forever Afternoon.