While other arts groups—ACT, Intiman Theatre, Seattle rep to name a few—are busy exercising their creative muscles to help stay afloat (read more about creative cost-saving measures by local arts groups in our Fall Arts preview out in September), one group, Northwest Film Forum recently made a much more candid request for donations.
"In their modest one-bedroom New York apartment, unassuming couple Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly amassed one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of minimalist and conceptual art." So begins the PR for Herb & Dorothy, a documentary playing at the Northwest Film Forum through Sunday. The film has received wildly positive reviews, in large part because this normal, not wealthy couple exemplifies the much-ballyhooed (but rarely put into practice) idea that art is for everyone—not just rich people and scholars.
On Wednesday morning, I sat down with chef William Belickis (of Belltown’s Mistral, which closed March of 2008) in a 5,000-square-foot concrete space at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Westlake in South Lake Union that, in the span of four months will inevitably be one of the most expensive restaurant openings of the year.
Dude, looking for some inspiration for your next mancation? Seattle mag contributor, Nick Horton, helps you get a head start on your next manly getaway; check out these six vacations straight from the movies:
1. City Slickers (1991) – Can you get any more manly than Jack Palance? Can you get any less manly than Billy Crystal?
In a city bursting with one-of-kind coffee shops, stopping by a cookie-cutter Starbucks location can feel like a caffeinated sin. Starbucks hopes to change all of that with a new neighborhood cafe concept launching tomorrow.
The July 23 through 26 preview performances of Catch Me If You Can have been cancelled, but the show will go on. The folks at The 5th Avenue Theatre will offer two additional performances of the show next week on Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29.
I just took my second spin around Ouch My Eye's excellent Ctrl Alt Design show, curated by JOIN: Design Seattle, and found myself still covetous of all the clever and lovely (and useful!) items exhibited. Observe:
Doorknobs made out of hockey pucks (they feel so great in your hand!).
Sometimes traveling feels more like work than relaxation. Going to an exotic locale halfway around the world looks like fun when I'm at home watching the Travel Channel. In reality, when I journey thousand of miles from home (and have to pack for strange weather, schlep around my baggage, navigate the airport, switch time zones and pay huge amounts of money for the pleasure) I feel more like I'm a contestant on the Survivor T.V. show. It's so stressful that I want to be voted off my own vacation!
I thoroughly enjoyed Thursday’s opening night performance of Bottega ZinZanni, the creative collaboration of two of Seattle’s biggest dreamers; local fashion designer Luly Yang and purveyors of one-of-a-kind dinner theater, Teatro Zinzanni. Encouraging our imaginations to soar, the two joined hands to create the cabaret-style show which tells a beautiful story about the transformative nature of fashion.
The supply of P-Patches is low, so why not start your own?
Last Saturday I attended a celebration of a brand new P-Patch in West Seattle. Over 40 people attended to mark the event–I was amazed that this many people would show up at 9:00a.m. on a chilly June Saturday that was threatening rain. I knew myself to be a nerdy gardening type, preoccupied with powdery mildew and the pH balance of my soil, but I had no idea the density of nerdy gardeners in my neighborhood was so high!