It's Lit

Where to See Holiday Lights in Seattle

Lights at Point Defiance and Woodland Park, elaborate displays in Redmond, Des Moines, and Leavenworth—bask in the Seattle area's Christmas glow.

11/29/2021 By Malia Alexander

Snow Holds Barred

Events to Get You in the Holiday Spirit (However Reluctantly)

What to do in Seattle this holiday season, from The Nutcracker to Christmas theater productions and Winterfest at Seattle Center.

11/29/2021 By Malia Alexander

Holiday Spirit

Christmas Tree Farms Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Pfaff's Old Time Farm in Auburn, there's no shortage of places to pick out a Christmas tree in Western Washington.

11/26/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Culture Fix

What to Do in Seattle This Week

The stand-up comedy of Liz Miele, the Everett Philharmonic, and a film festival by The Stranger—the best events in Seattle, updated weekly.

11/24/2021 By Malia Alexander and Seattle Met Staff

Bandwagon, ho

A Seattleite's Guide to Being a Gonzaga Men's Basketball Fan

Turns out Washington has the best men's college basketball team in the nation. Here's what you need to know, from Drew Timme to sports bars in Seattle.

11/23/2021 By Allison Williams

Literary Gates-Keeping

Here’s What Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Year

Nonfiction reads and novels, from Walter Isaacson to Kazuo Ishiguro, to gift and get you through the holidays, courtesy one Seattle billionaire.

11/22/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Hoops Heartache

Are the Sonics Really Coming Back This Time?

Recent comments by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, and new ones from mayor Jenny Durkan, should give Seattle hope about the return of the Sonics.

11/22/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tickets to Ride

A New Book Goes Deep on Ski Bums

Seattle writer Heather Hansman set out to chronicle the unique milieu of American skiers and snowboarders

11/22/2021 By Allison Williams

GIVING EVERY DAY

24 Local Organizations Worth Donating To

From trans rights organizations to nonprofits battling homelessness, here are 24 Seattle organizations to consider donating to this holiday season.

11/17/2021 By Malia Alexander

Art for Thought

Angels: Lost and Found Raises Complicated Questions about Homelessness Advocacy

The Angels: Lost and Found multimedia exhibition inspires critical thought about Seattle's housing crisis.

11/15/2021 By Sophie Grossman

GOOOOOAL

OL Reign Take on the Washington Spirit in NWSL Semifinal

Our hometown team already beat the Washington Spirit in the 2014 and 2015 semifinals. Can Megan Rapinoe and gang do it again on November 14?

11/12/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Oeno Files

Newcomer Drink Books Is a Hybrid Bottle Shop and Bookstore

The Phinney Ridge shop pairs natural wine and memorable fiction.

11/11/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Puck Drop

PacSci's Newest Exhibit Is a Crash Course on Hockey

Hockey: Faster Than Ever arrives just in line with the inaugural Seattle Kraken season.

11/10/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Hardball

The Mariners Are Taking Losses without Even Playing

The Atlanta Braves are World Series champions despite having a worse record than Seattle's baseball team. And now two star players might be leaving.

11/08/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Jazz Club

A Legendary Seattle Performance by John Coltrane Comes to Light

Just the second known live recording of the monumental A Love Supreme has made its way to listeners, over half a century later.

11/05/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Sounds Off

Is Brandi Carlile a Pop Singer? She Doesn't Think So.

One of Washington state's most famous musicians holds tight to her Americana roots.

11/02/2021 By Allison Williams

Writ Large

Two New Van Gogh Shows Are a Strange Kind of Art

What happens when classic Impressionist paintings become an "experience"?

11/01/2021 By Allison Williams

Larger than Life

The Lego Awesome Exhibit Comes to Seattle Center

The exhibition of life-size Lego creations, from a Harley Davidson to a NASA rocket, is a great holiday family activity during Winterfest.

10/29/2021 By Sophie Grossman

On View

Packaged Black Bridges the Gap Between Inner and Outer Beauty

The Henry Art Gallery hosts a collaboration between Seattle-based artist Barbara Earl Thomas and Derrick Adams that explores pleasure and identity.

10/26/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Yes, Please

Seattle's Launched a Bid to Host 2026 World Cup Matches

Russell Wilson and Ciara are among the executive committee members for a group aiming to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup matches to the Emerald City.

10/25/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy