The past couple of months, shoppers at the Metropolitan Market on top of Queen Anne have been going through stages of grief: denial, anger, maybe this weekend's getting-ready-to-close sale (50 percent off, July 7-11) will help with acceptance. This store has such a special place in the hearts and bellies of many in the neighborhood, where it's been operating since 1971. It's a delicious throwback to another time when folks shopped at grocery stores, not supermarkets.
MUST RIDEPier 57 Ferris Wheel Opens Friday (6/29) — Pier 57 owner Hal Griffith has allegedly dreamed of building a ferris wheel on the Seattle Waterfront for years. This weekend, that dream comes true. Riding in climate-controlled gondolas, totally protected from the weather, Seattleites can enjoy views of downtown, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains from a fresh vantage point: suspended 175 feet over Elliott Bay!
Donald Byrd and his company Spectrum Dance Theater have gone to great lengths for love this season.
In the fall, the reprisal of Byrd’s earlier work The Beast terrified with too-real visions of domestic violence. In spring, Petruchska admonished against futile obsessions; and in Miraculous Mandarin…whoops! Didn’t see that one.
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."