Editor's note: This week, we're giving you our Weekend Must List a day early so you can nail down the perfect Thanksgiving weekend itinerary.
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The 1st Annual Gregory Awards, presented by Theatre Puget Sound, took place last night in the packed and festive Intiman Theater lobby. This long overdue celebration of local theater started out modestly, with only six awards, plus a "Sustained Achievement Award" for theater photographer Chris Bennion. But the short list of awardees belied the gigantic feeling of camaraderie among this happy gathering of theater geeks.
The new City Arts/Sound hybrid is out—definitely bigger than before and augmented with more music coverage—and guess what else? Their Blog Digest section includes a shout-out to one of my earlier posts, in which my grand ambitions were shot down by a tech glitch. The good news: they felt I "kept it together" during the freakout. The bad news: this sort of attention could be considered postitive reinforcement for blog whining...
When you're a student low on cash (and who isn't), finding entertainment beyond the beer bash in the dorm (or frat) can be challenging. In my student days, I found that a great way to get beyond the party culture was to visit the UW theater culture as it played out in the University's theaters. Now one of them, the Jones Playhouse, is having a grand reopening celebration to mark a recently-completed $10 millon renovation. The theater, once a tile factory and then remodeled as a theater in the 1930s, opens the season on October 25 with The Tempest.
Professional photographers look out -- a new iPhone app makes editing and sharing photos easier than ever “What good is a picture if you don’t share it?” asks Chase Jarvis, a Seattle-based photographer. We at Seattle mag agree. Which is why every Wednesday we'll be featuring a photo of the week here on our Scoop blog.
It’s a pleasure to be writing for Scoop, and I hope to keep readers up-to-date on what’s new and different in the great outdoors and the environment, both in town and beyond. To that end, this coming weekend, on Sunday evening 9/20 from 5-8 pm, is the 10th anniversary party for local non-profit Stewardship Partners.
It's not surprising that our staff loves our local nabes. But which ones are our personal favorites, you ask? Don't even get us started. From waterfront views to downtown shopping, here are a few reasons we love our hoods:
Kirkland: “Living in Kirkland feels like you’re on vacation. I love the downtown for shopping, eating and walking. And I love anywhere I can see water and be near water.” —Sheila Mickool, Seattle magazine research editor
Well, I just wrote a really long, really thoughtful, really excited post about Yellow Terror, the new Roger Shimomura exhibit at Wing Luke, and then suddenly the blog demons devoured it. Perhaps those of you who have experienced this sort of technical difficulty can relate to the particular rage it tends to incite. But instead of rending my garments, I'm just going to say go see the exhibit. It's amazing. Then go upstairs and see Parallel Lines, a show of 8 contemporary Asian American artists. It's amazing too.
The countdown to the grand opening of The Shops at the Bravern is now measured in weeks, instead of months and previews of luxury fashion have begun. Looks from Tory Burch were spotted on roving models all over the city (I spotted a fabulously-clad group at the Fremont Troll on Sunday), with more “mobile” fashion shows to come in the next couple of weeks.
In the chart on page 96 of the August issue of Seattle magazine, Seattle neighborhoods and the surrounding suburbs are ranked separately. However, if we rank all 110 neighborhoods together using this year's criteria--affordability, return on investment, good schools, parks, crime rates and commute--what happens? Turns out, the 'burbs come out on top. In fact, Queen Anne, the top Seattle neighborhood, doesn't even make the combined Top 10--it places 35th, pulled down primarily by affordability and park acreage.