Tim Burgess 
The city council member and Seattle’s most aggressive panhandling opponent is running for mayor. Just don’t let us catch you trolling for campaign contributions in Westlake Plaza, Tim.

Liz Dunn 
The developer behind Melrose Market has set her sights on the Chophouse building near 11th Avenue and Pike, and she’s thinking office space—finally, something productive in the Pike/Pine playground. 

Matthew Lewis 
The man behind the Where Ya At Matt? food truck has put down brick-and-mortar roots at Roux in Fremont. It’s like Where’s Waldo? becoming a homebody.

Julie Larson-Green 
The longtime Microsoft exec who started in tech support will head up product development for Windows. Maybe now her friends will stop calling when their computers crash.  

Father John Misty 
We’re still hypnotized by the hip-wriggling moves we saw from the former Fleet Foxes drummer at Capitol Hill Block Party. Let’s make his Mick Jagger–meets–cancan girl shtick the hot dance craze of 2013. (Neptune Theatre, Jan 27)

Lady Gaga 
Pop stardom doesn’t get much weirder than her meat dress and fan base of “Little Monsters,” so what will Gaga think of normal ol’ Tacoma? Probably that the Tacoma Dome is some kind of space egg, actually. (Tacoma Dome, Jan 14)


Published: January 2013