In 1943, humble farmers were forced to evacuate their homes in eastern Washington’s Hanford–Pasco–White Bluffs region to make way for a secret military project base that would later bring devastation to Japan during World War II. Roughly 40,000 workers were recruited by the DuPont Corporation and traveled miles to participate in the Manhattan Project—of those, 6,000 were African American.
Must ScreamSeattle Symphony to Perform Psycho Score(10/30 to 10/31, 8 p.m.) End the month with a scream as the orchestra performs Bernard Herrmann’s terrifying Psycho score live while the film plays on the big screen.
It’s National Cat Day, and you know what that means: Uber kittens are out in full force. Request an UberKittens delivery today and a few fury friends will show up to hold, love or even adopt. Simply open the app between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., request some kittens and you have 15 minutes to spend with the adorable feline fur balls. There is a $30 fee, which will be used to support the Seattle Humane Society.
REI Encourages Shoppers to #OptOutside: In a bold attemt to reject the consumerist clusterf*ck that is Black Friday, the Seattle-based
outdoor and fitness co-op, REI, will shut its doors this retail holiday.
For Carey Evenson, who shares one car with her husband, Car2Go has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion. But more than a year ago, the car-sharing service, which allows members to rent cars on demand using a per-minute pricing structure, took on an even more important role in her daily life. The Columbia City resident is an avid user of public transportation, such as light rail, which takes her to her job at public relations firm C+C in downtown Seattle.
The fog practically lifts off the pages of Sea and Smoke: Flavors from the Untamed Pacific Northwest (Running Press, $40) by Blaine Wetzel and Joe Ray. Wetzel is the young chef and James Beard darling at the wildly hyperlocal Willows Inn on Lummi Island. There, Wetzel and his loyal staff craft a 10- to 20-course prix fixe (several nights a week) with ingredients farmed, foraged and fished on the island.
For those of you who can’t part with your car, a new company launched last fall promises to make getting around a bit easier. ZIRX (zirx.com), an on-demand valet parking service, works via a smartphone app, much like another popular car service.
Users let ZIRX know when they’re on their way to the office, a concert—you name it. GPS tracks the driver, then a ZIRX agent meets him or her on foot or nonmotorized scooter, and whisks the car away, parking it in one of several contracted lots. Time to go home? Reverse the process.
There have been many artists whose work has made bold claims for the necessity of art in society. Perhaps none in recent memory have done so with more urgency and deftness than New York playwright Anne Washburn, whose 2012 apocalyptic musical drama Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play is currently on stage at ACT Theatre.
Must DrinkGet Your Tickets for Seattle magazine's Brew SeattleFriday (10/23, 6 to 9 p.m.) If you haven't attended Seattle magazine's Brew Seattle the past two years, you're missing out. The annual local-breweries-only tasting bash corrals some of the best beers from more than 20 breweries such as Big Al Brewing and Schooner Exact under one roof and pairs it all with eats aplenty.
Last month, I wrote a blog post about the seeming explosion of demolitions in the city. I cited an article in ARCADE magazine by Schema Design that plotted demolition permits from 2005-2009, and from 2010-2015 (projected). A graphic that ran with the original article, not my story, heightened the dramatic sense of demolition being more common and widespread.
We have a question: Where is cornerback Richard Sherman? We've seen a man with long dreadlocks on the playing field. We've seen him in Domino's and beef jerky commercials. But the man who shut down the NFL's top receivers, picked off Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs and asked the great Tom Brady, "You mad, bro?"-- well, he's been missing.