The Must List, featuring Bluegrass, Pulled-Pork Pizza and Seattle's Best Oscar Party

MUST HEAR
Wintergrass
This annual bluegrass music festival is taking over the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for the entire weekend, jam-packing it with back-to-back concerts, workshops and impromptu jam sessions in every nook and cranny of the hotel. You can bring your axe and join in, or just meander through, listening to the sounds of a hundred mandolins strumming. Headliners include Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Tim O’Brien and Greensky Bluegrass. Note: 520 is closed all weekend. Detour appropriately.
2/23-2/26. Times and prices vary. Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425.462.1234 acousticsound.org 

MUST RED CARPET

Hotel 1000’s An Evening with the Stars
Join Seattle magazine at a real Academy Awards party, featuring red carpet arrivals, specialty Ciroc cocktails, nosh on delicious bites from BOKA Kitchen+Bar and cheer for your favorite nominees with a live telecast of the awards. Dress to impress—there will be awards for best dressed and celebrity look-alikes! Must be 21+ to attend.
2/26 4pm. $75-$125. Hotel 1000, 1000 1st Ave.; 206.957.1000; hotel1000seattle.com.
 

MUST SEE
Chronicle
You really can’t pass up the opportunity to see the Space Needle’s latest cinematic cameo in this sci-fi thriller about three teenagers who mysteriously acquire supernatural powers. From emerging director Josh Trank, the movie improves upon the “first person shooter” method (see: Blair Witch Project) and captures believable, charming teenage chatter. However, don’t go expecting a noble Marvel superhero jaunt, Chronicle is ultimately a darkly compelling story that about the ripple effects of bullying.
Rated PG-13. Now playing at several local movie theaters. Check theaters for times and prices. 

MUST RUNWAY
Buy Tickets for The Forecast  
Watch the looks from our March issue come to life on the runway at The Forecast fashion show at Benaroya Hall. Seattle magazine is combining high style with outerwear to create a unique Seattle style that is chic, fashion forward and best of all, weatherproof.

The Forecast takes place on March 14 at 7pm. Benaroya Hall. Tickets and more info available at: seattlemag.com/the-forecast  

MUST TASTE
Pulled-Pork Pizza
The Flying Squirrel’s pulled-pork pizza is piled high with tender braised pork hunks, sprinkled with fresh cilantro and Cotija cheese, a few ribbons of red onion and then, right before it comes to the table, fresh lime juice for a little lift. It’s the sort of pizza that purists scoff at, roll their eyes about, refuse to order. And then they taste it. The chewy crust, the tender meat, the perfect blend of flavors—lasagna wishes it tasted this good.
Dinner nightly. Multiple locations, including Seward Park, 4920 S Genesee St.; 206.721.7620; flyingsquirrelpizza.com.

 

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