Macefield Music Festival Rocks Ballard
(9/30 to 10/2, times vary) The Macefield Music Festival, named for Edith Macefield, the elderly Ballard resident who gained national notoriety for refusing to sell her modest home to developers and became an icon of resistance, features a slew of local performers including Mindie Lind, Shelby Earl and Industrial Revelation.
SIFF Spotlights French Films
(9/29 to 10/6, times vary) Every autumn, our city’s numerous and diverse film festivals present hundreds of short features and full-length movies to Seattle audiences, opening up views into a wide, diverse spectrum of human experience. On silver screens around town the Seattle International Film Festival delves into European films with French Cinema Now, featuring romances, comedies, documentaries and more.
RIZOM Opens Its Doors
Thursday (9/29, 6 to 9 p.m.) Party down in celebration of Seattle's new designer-owned retail community, which will stock women's clothing and accessories from emerging American designers, ceramics and a rotating gallery of visual art.
Must Say I Do
Seattle Bride Magazine's Urban Unveiled
Sunday (10/2, 5 to 8 p.m.) Brides-to-be (and grooms!) will gather at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel for an evening of elegance wherein they'll meet and mingle with the Urban Unveiled partners who can make their wildest wedding visions a reality. Expect to sip fine wines, nibble on sumptuous cuisine, indulge in to-die-for desserts and witness a fashion show by the legendary designer Luly Yang.
Where to Get the Best Fried, Rotisserie and BBQ Chicken
Long lamented as the lamest choice on the menu, chicken (and not just fried) is finally really, really good. Herewith, we present the best of the best at various restaurants around town.