Culture Fix

What to Do in Seattle This Week

An updating list of the events—safely in person and online—that we're excited about.

12/04/2020 By Seattle Met Staff and Carli Ricker

Winter Flicker

Where to See Holiday Lights in and Near Seattle

From classical glimmer to an illuminated velociraptor.

12/04/2020 By Carli Ricker

Book Review

Ijeoma Oluo's Mediocre Unpacks White Male Supremacy

The writer’s follow-up to 'So You Want to Talk About Race' weaves troubled history into current events.

11/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

Review

HBO’s The Mystery of D.B. Cooper Succumbs to America's Hijacker Obsession

In 1971, Cooper jumped from a plane, likely over Washington, with $200,000 and has never been found—but people keep trying.

11/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Quote Unquote

Irene Dubois Takes Drag to an Otherworldly Level

“Drag is a cathartic release of joy."

11/25/2020 By Allison Williams

Season’s Listings

The Seattle Holiday Events to See in 2020

From a streaming Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme holiday special to a socially distant Snowflake Lane.

11/23/2020 By Stefan Milne and Carli Ricker

Ear Buds

Why Do Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Have a Podcast Together?

The six-episode 'Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions' launched this week.

11/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Re-Bar and the Crocodile Are Moving, and That’s Fine

Neither building is the Showbox, people.

11/17/2020 By Stefan Milne

Better Living Through Poetry

In DMZ Colony, Don Mee Choi Defies Borders

The local writer’s third collection won a National Book Award.

11/17/2020 By Stefan Milne

Review

Emerald Street Examines Seattle's Gem of a Hip-Hop Scene

Daudi Abe's new history book details our local hip-hop culture's identity: intelligent, idiosyncratic, progressive.

11/11/2020 By Stefan Milne

AT YOUR SERVICE

These Seattle-Area Businesses Offer Meals and Deals for Veterans Day

From free fish and chips to a complimentary car wash, here's how local businesses thank vets and military members for their service.

11/11/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Strange Bird

A Seattle Guide to 2020’s Weird Thanksgiving

How to cook for a small group, argue with your relatives, and give back.

10/30/2020 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by Jordan Kay

On View

Seattle, Go See Some Art This November

So many new shows. Museum of Museums! National Nordic Museum! Wa Na Wari! SAM! MadArt!

10/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

Masks on Masks on Masks

You Can Probably Have Your Block “Closed” for Trick or Treating

Seattle announced Trick or Street Blocks.

10/23/2020 By Stefan Milne

Lit Fall

Jess Walter's The Cold Millions Is a Rich, Expansive Page-Turner

The Washington author's latest dives into a row between organized labor and police in 1909 Spokane.

10/22/2020 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

Months After Sounding the Alarm, Local Music Venues Have a New Strategy

Keep Music Live is an attempt for venues to stay around after they’ve stayed closed.

10/21/2020 By Stefan Milne

After School Special

Two Seattle Teenagers Founded an Organization to Support Young Artists of Color

Extracurricular activities include swim team, drama club, and founding the Colorization Collective.

10/20/2020 By Carli Ricker

Culture Fix

What to Stream in Seattle October 16–22

From a Scarecrow telethon to a global cabaret-athon (with a local stop).

10/16/2020 By Carli Ricker

Pivots & Pirouettes

PNB Returns with a Season of Socially Distant Ballet

Choreographer Jessica Lang designed a dance for the moment.

10/15/2020 By Stefan Milne

Streaming Dreams

How the Virtual Movie Theater Is Becoming a Thing

From a group-watching app to festivals finding new life online, Seattleites are rethinking how we watch.

10/14/2020 By Stefan Milne