Meet Uxibal (ooh-she-bal), a Guatemalan-based footwear and accessory line created by Seattleite Britini Port. I could swear that I wrote about this company when it hit my radar in September, but I must have let it slip away from me. Let me remedy that.
Must SeePhoto Center NW’s Visual Exploration of Being a Black Male(1/16 to 3/8, times vary) — “What do black men have in common?” In Question Bridge: Black Males, the new video installation at Photo Center Northwest (PCNW), African-American men pose such questions, and African-American men answer, in straight-on, close-up, fascinating video recordings.
I’m not going to lie--I tend to love the majority of bars. Sure, there are those generic spots that everyone should avoid, but outside of those sad places, most bars, lounges, dives and dancehalls are pretty fun, provided you’re in the right mood for the right bar (so, probably no need to visit a high-end cocktail spot if you wanna have a beer and watch the game, and vice versa). But within all the various bars, there’s something extra special about a small bar.
For your information: downtown’s Jack Straw is moving mid-March to the old Peter Miller Bookstore space at 1930 First Ave., right next to Baby & Company, creating a one-two punch of designer shopping for men and women on this little corner of the city.
West Seattle’s Clementine is hosting two events this weekend. First up is the chance to experience the simple luxury of Mere Basic’s cashmere underpinnings during a trunk show from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. If you love cashmere, you won’t regret stopping by to check out this featherweight collection.
Back when the 2013/14 football season was just beginning (ah, memories), we polled our Facebook readers to find out the best spots to watch the Hawks. You can read the full list here; there are tons of great, rowdy places on the list. Now that our team is 13-3 and heading into the second round playoffs against the (12-5) New Orleans Saints, we thought we'd add a few more haunts perfect for watching the big game.
The New Year isn’t yet in full swing, so if you haven’t made your resolutions there is still plenty of time. I’d like to suggest that you not only include normal resolutions (losing a few extra pounds, saving a few extra bucks), but also a few resolutions distinctly related to cocktails and spirits. They tend to be much more fun than the others. Here are a few to get you started.
Must Shiver & ShakeBundle Up for the Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival(1/10 to 1/11, times vary) — Featuring such excellent local bands as Hey Marseilles, Telekinesis, The Lonely Forest, The Moondoggies and Cataldo, the first-ever Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival in Leavenworth is the chillier counterpart to summertime’s Timber! Outdoor Music Festival.
Itching for some new home décor, but wary of your budget? Head to Bellevue on Saturday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and perfect the art of haggling with Haystack Antiques vendors, who will be ready to do business with all who dare to deal.