Must ViewMystical Works from Artist Maïmouna Guerresi on Display(3/20 to 5/1, times vary) Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (formerly M.I.A Gallery) celebrates its new name and new space in Pioneer Square with a show of photographs by Italian Muslim artist Maïmouna Guerresi, who stages bold scenes featuring cosmic garment sculptures that blend African and Western iconography and customs.
Ten dollars can buy you a lot of things. This coffee, yogurt and banana (with tip) that I'm currently enjoying, for one. Ten dollars might also soon buy you a trip down I-405 express lanes. A bit steep, eh? According to King 5 News, The Washington State Transportation Commission will hold its final public meeting and vote tonight on what the toll rates and carpool rules should be. "During peak hours, the toll rates may be as high as $10 per trip.
A little more than a year ago, in my Gray Matters column “Seven Slogans of Seattle,” I put forward the idea that Seattle needs a new nickname. We’ve been Queen City, Jet City and since the ’80s, rather lamely I think, The Emerald City. It felt like it was time for a change now that we’re a decade and a half into a new century.
Accessbility is a high priority at the Pacific Science Center. A quick glance at the science and technology museum's website and you'll find a swath of helpful services it offers its visitors: complimentary wheelchairs, free admission for aides accompanying guests with disabilities, a friendly welcome to service animals and more.
Twin Peaks drama: Word surfaced recently that the show's writer-director David Lynch was unclear whether Showtime's reboot of the series would happen saying "there are complications." But, according to Entertainment Weekly, Twin Peaks is moving forward despite Lynch's confusing comments. Phew.
Yesterday was Selection Sunday, when the NCAA selection committee released the 68 men's basketball teams that make up the 2015 tournament. There were surprises; there were snubs (ahem, Temple); and there were obvious choices for top seeds (Kentucky, Duke). Eastern Washington University made the cut. The school is a 13 seed and will take on Georgetown--a four seed--this Thursday.
As their young sons grew up, friends Ana Brown and Kim Edberg encountered a challenge more seasoned parents know all about: what to do with the prodigious artwork created by their budding Picassos. After a short run on a bulletin board or under a refrigerator magnet, all that creativity usually ends up stowed away.
Tech Wars. The University of Washington is planning to expand its technology program in a big way, The Puget Sound Business Journal said yesterday. The Global Innovation Exchange Program (GIX) is set to launch in 2016, and will be the new cornerstone for graduate students studying technology.
The 1920's marked a period of Prohibition in our country, and Seattle was certainly no exception. Although, where there were temperance lobbyists and suffragists, there were also flappers and bootleggers, and the establishments in which they privately reveled. Like many cities throughout the country, Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound region became hubs where speakeasies and secret drinking establishments lived, and The Roaring Twenties swung on.
Must Listen Two Music Greats Play the Paramount Saturday (3/14, 8 p.m.) With 32 Grammy Awards between them, music legends Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea take the stage together in a show that very well may cause fans to spontaneously combust.
After experimenting with adding a second weekend last year to meet heightened demand, this year Sasquatch! is returning to what it does best—four days of non-stop music. "We're going back to the basics," Sasquatch's creator Adam Zacks says, "and we're focusing more than ever on well-considered programming." The 2015 outdoor music fest, now in its 14th year, happens Memorial Day weekend (May 22-25) at The Gorge Amphitheatre.
Prepare for a bit of time travel this month: Sunday, March 8, was the day we sprang forward one hour in the name of longer, lighter evenings. But it’s not all kayaking after work and eating picnic dinners. Assistant professor Christopher Barnes of the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business has been studying the dark side of daylight savings in terms of behavior changes witnessed on the Monday after the time change—sometimes known as Sleepy Monday, or more ominously, Risky Monday.
Yinz ready for a good ole' Irish celebration? Pull out the cable-knit sweater, bury the corned beef in a potato-carrot stew, prepare ye Irish soda bread, play that harp and fiddle through the speakers, and gather 'round the Guinness, because St. Patrick's Day is brewing and celebrations are to be had all over the state. Grab your dearest lads and lassies and join the Irish fun nearest you.
The Seattle Times puts hard data to the trend all of us are feeling: the diminishment of Seattle’s middle class.
The numbers show that half of all new households in King County are poor, and the other half rich—giving truth to the old line about “how the other half lives.” Half of the new households are below the county’s median household income of $35K, half earn roughly double the median at $180K.