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Monday, 05/05/2014 4:39 PM
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Wednesday, 04/30/2014 9:26 PM
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Must SeeSeattle Opera’s Tales Of Hoffmann Opens(5/3 to 5/17, times vary) — Seattle Opera’s season finale concerns a poet who experiences tragic love with a robot-doll, a soprano of delicate constitution and a devious courtesan—or at least that’s what he tells his drinking buddies. Spoiler alert: This time, it’s poetry that conquers all.
Monday, 04/28/2014 4:35 PM
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Friday, 04/25/2014 9:57 PM
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Defiled by muddy feet, spilled lattes and crushed Cheerios, the car mat doesn’t get much respect. In fact, unless they’re being scrubbed, car mats aren’t given much thought at all. But Seattle-based high-end home furnishings company Curran (curranonline.com) aims to raise footwell fashion to new heights.
Thursday, 04/24/2014 9:01 PM
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Must SeeBethany On Stage at ACT(Through 5/4, times vary) — A middle-class woman hits the financial skids after the economic downturn, forcing her to use whatever means necessary in order to get her daughter out of foster care—including squatting in a foreclosed house occupied by a possibly unhinged man. Laura Marks’ gripping play is in good hands with Seattle director John Langs.
Thursday, 04/24/2014 9:30 PM
survive a tsunami in seattle magazine
Deeply troubled by recent natural disasters in Japan and Indonesia, former Boeing engineer Julian Sharpe saw a need to reimagine tsunami survival. His solution? The Survival Capsule (survival-capsule.com), a brightly colored, buoyant sphere, 4.5 feet in diameter, designed to enclose and protect people in the event of tsunamis—such as the towering wall of water expected to hit Cannon Beach, Oregon, if and when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurs along the Cascadia fault.
Thursday, 04/24/2014 8:42 PM
road trip ideas seattle magazine
Sebastian Simsch made me do it. Well, he didn’t really make me do anything but he definitely lured me onto the open road. While I was catching up with the Seattle Coffee Works owner at his then just-opened Ballard store a couple of years ago, he started telling me about a road trip he had taken with his family to various small towns in eastern Washington. The engaging way Simsch tells stories—his incredible recall for the most minute detail, punctuated with his German accent and dry humor—had me mentally scanning our family calendar to figure out when we could fit this trip in.
Tuesday, 04/22/2014 10:21 PM
Notable Seattleites and professional dancers from Century Ballroom strapped on their dancing shoes on Saturday, March 1 for Seattle Dances!, during which a record of more than $520,000 was raised for Plymouth Housing Group. Seattle magazine’s Ali Brownrigg was one of the celebrity judges, alongside Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur.
Tuesday, 04/22/2014 8:39 PM
siff festival movies in seattle magazine
On a warm afternoon in mid-March, the sun is streaming through the tall windows of the Seattle International Film Festival offices. It’s the kind of miraculous spring day that locals would never consider rebuffing by heading into a movie theater to sit still in the dark. But for the last 40 years, SIFF has wagered that people will do just that—on even warmer, sunnier days in May and June—and the bet has paid off.   Watch the trailer for SIFF 2014:  
Monday, 04/21/2014 5:55 PM
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Women who’ve tried online dating know the drill: spend hours crafting a profile that precisely reflects the individual you are (and the individual you’d like to meet), set it live and get instantly bombarded with requests from men using a scattershot approach (send enough emails and something’s bound to hit!), men who clearly haven’t read your profile at all. It can be a bit demoralizing.
Monday, 04/21/2014 5:48 PM
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This was the year Sasquatch grew a bit too big for its britches. After adding a second full weekend of live shows to the wildly popular music fest at the Gorge Amphitheatre, event promoters had to cancel the bonus round due to weak sales. But never fear, the Northwest offers plenty of ways to get your groove on outdoors.
Monday, 04/21/2014 5:50 PM
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It has become almost routine in Seattle’s public schools: A child with learning challenges—anything from difficulty with a particular subject to deafness to attention deficit disorder—is sent to school armed with a plan tailored by family and specialists. But due to inadequate training, limited resources and/or the lack of a clear policy the plan isn’t fulfilled. The child struggles academically and socially, and falls behind. He or she comes to dread school; new difficulties crop up.
Monday, 04/21/2014 4:20 PM
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Thursday, 04/17/2014 8:40 PM
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Must RunGear Up for Seattle Magazine’s Earth Day RunSaturday (4/19, 9:30 a.m.) — Celebratory pints from West Seattle Brewing Company and sustenance from the Chopstix and Curb Jumper food trucks will be at the ready when you cross the finish line of our fun 5k run along the Alki waterfront. There’s still time to sign up!
Wednesday, 04/16/2014 9:52 PM
sex ed classes for kids seattle magazine
It takes a certain personality to talk about sex and puberty with kids and their parents; someone who combines trustworthiness with the ability to remain unflappable in the face of inevitable giggles and awkward moments. Magnolia dad Greg Smallidge has those qualities in abundance, and puts them to good use during Great Conversations’ “For Boys Only” and “For Girls Only” (greatconversations.com) classes, and coed classes, in which his nuanced approach and dry humor put attendees at ease.