Arts & Culture

Culture Fix

Things to Do in Seattle

From exhibits at MOHAI and the Henry Art Gallery to shows at the Tractor Tavern, here's what to do in Seattle this weekend—and for the rest of the summer.

08/11/2022 By Seattle Met Staff and Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Spectacles

All the Razzmatazz at This Year's Seafair

Looking for the lowdown on the Blue Angels, hydroplane races, Log Boom, and Golden Knights during this annual summer event? We've got you.

08/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Ready, Players?

GameWorks Reboots in Downtown Seattle

The Seattle arcade, just off the corner of Seventh and Pike, reboots under new ownership after a Covid closure.

08/03/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Enter the Museum

New Wing Luke Exhibit Showcases the Teachings of Bruce Lee

'Be Water, My Friend' is a new permanent exhibit featuring 2,800 of the famous martial artist and actor's books.

08/03/2022 By Ann Karneus

Jet Ready

Where to Watch the Blue Angels at Seafair This Year

A guide to viewing the U.S. Navy aerobatic team's long-awaited return to Seattle, from Seward Park to Madrona Beach.

07/29/2022 By Ann Karneus

This Month in Seattle Tech

The Museum of Museums Cancels the Amazon vs. Microsoft Exhibit

A social media controversy led founder Greg Lundgren to pull the plug on a show aiming to bridge the Seattle art and tech worlds.

07/29/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

It's Back

How to Get Around the Capitol Hill Block Party

What time does it start? What streets are closed? What's the lineup? Consider this a guide, whether you're planning your personal concert tour or detour.

07/21/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Gotta Catch 'Em All

Pokémon Go Fest Arrives in Seattle

Trainers, ready your phones. This live Pokémon Go event takes over Seattle Center and downtown this weekend.

07/19/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

It's Baaaaack

Guide to the Seattle Art Fair

The city's mega arts event returns to Lumen Field Event Center with new organizer AMP, who took over from Vulcan, after a two-year hiatus.

07/18/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Museum Magic

Pacific Science Center Reopens After a 2-Year Closure

The Seattle Center museum brings back old favorites like the IMAX theater and butterfly house and debuts new exhibits.

07/12/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Mix Master

Who's Behind the Music at the International Fountain?

DJ Whetzel hangs up the headphones after more than two decades crafting iconic mixes at one of Seattle's most recognizable landmarks.

07/05/2022 By Jameson Fink

Blowouts

What to Do in and around Seattle for Fourth of July

From Seafair fireworks to some fittingly progressive Independence Day events, these are the best ways to celebrate the Fourth in Seattle.

06/27/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Bookworm

Blue Kettle Books Brings the Indie Bookstore to New Terrain

Monica LeMoine opened her blue book mobile as a pandemic pivot to bring the love of reading to more communities in the city.

06/24/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Summer Book Report

Pacific Northwest Beach Reads

If a Seattle summer ever materializes, these are the local authors you should bring to the beach, from Angela Garbes to Putsata Reang.

06/22/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Slaying Storytime

How a Seattle Illustrator’s Picture Book Ignited a Pizza Boycott

Levi Hastings's picture book is embroiled in anti-LGBTQ controversy after it was included in Pizza Hut's summer literacy program.

06/17/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Anti-Museum

Banksyland Rejects the Art Gallery Convention

This unauthorized exhibit aims to capture Banksy's anti-establishment ethos in the way it presents the famed street artist's work.

06/15/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Jubilation

How to Celebrate Juneteenth in Seattle

Organizers aim to make the new Juneteenth Royal Ball an annual event, while festivities at Othello Park continue a delicious tradition.

06/13/2022 By Taylor Gerlach

Bay Watch

New Elliott Bay Book Company Owners Hope to Carry on the Legacy

Though Seattle's premiere independent bookseller has changed ownership, not much else will—and your punch cards are still good.

06/10/2022 By Ann Karneus

Day in the Life

A SAM Curator Reframes the Mysterious World of Fine Art

The Seattle Art Museum's first ever curator of South Asian art takes us along for a day of liaising with Christie's and local private collectors.

06/09/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Met Recs

June Pick: A Memoir by Sonic Boom Cofounder Nabil Ayers

The musician and cofounder of one of Seattle's most iconic record stores writes about his relationship with his father, jazz legend Roy Ayers.

06/08/2022 By Sophie Grossman