Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows
Ongoing (closes 3/28 ) — The story is nothing short of incredible. A nanny who lived in New York City and Chicago, Vivian Maier was also a devoted shutterbug who took captivating street shots of everyday people—amounting to a roll of film a day from the 1950s through the ’70s. But she kept her hobby private, piling up more than 100,000 negatives in storage units, which went undiscovered until 2007. Her incisive eye is remarkable, and her story is an ode to art for art’s sake.
Ongoing through 3/28. Times vary. Photo Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave.; 206.720.7222; pcnw.org
Michael Moss: Salt, Sugar, Fat
Friday (3/15) — Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Michael Moss was the first to blow the lid off the “pink slime” controversy. Now he’s calling out the convenience food industry for consciously getting Americans hooked on three unhealthy ingredients that make up the title of his new book: Salt, Sugar, Fat. At Town Hall, in conversation with Grist’s Chip Giller, he’ll discuss some of the shocking tactics food companies use to keep us hooked—and suggest strategies for how to stop them. Don’t go expecting a guilt trip about your diet. Moss recently admitted that, as a working parent, he resorts to convenience food too.
3/15. 7:30 p.m. $5. Downstairs at Town Hall (enter on Seneca Street); 888.377.4510 townhallseattle.org
Mountain Sandwich from Delicatus
Food and dining editor Allison Austin Scheff braises her own corned beef every year for St. Patrick’s Day. If that sounds like too much work (it does to us!), she also recommends the aptly named Mountain Sandwich from Delicatus, piled high with corned beef.
Vintage Pop-up at Carmilia’s
Opens Thursday (3/14–3/16) — West Seattle’s most glamorous boutique is hosting a vintage pop-up shop this weekend. Expect vintage clothing and accessories—all at great prices—collected by owner Linda Sabee’s daughter Emmy, who has definitely inherited her mother’s elegant eye.
3/14-31/6. Times vary. Carmilia’s Boutique. 4528 California Ave SW; 206.935.1329; carmilias.com
AIA/Northwest Home Tour
Sunday (3/17) — If you love to drool over masterful home remodels, learn about high-tech eco-friendly updates or just appreciate historical preservation in architecture, you’ll love the bimonthly AIA/Northwest Home tours. This weekend’s installment invites visitors inside a West Seattle home designed by Stephen Bobbitt Architects, who found a way to preserve the structure’s mid-century modern frame, while pretty much overhauling the interior from the ground up. See before and after pictures at nwhomemag.com.
3/17. Noon-3 p.m. Free. West Seattle, 9105 Fauntleroy Way SW. For more information on the tour program, visit aiaseattle.org or call 206.448.4938.