Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: August 2017

Experimental memoir and Seattle history intersect at the Frye, KeyArena hosts a million-dollar video game competition, and Kendrick Lamar brings down the Tacoma Dome.

07/25/2017 By Darren Davis

Summer Festivals

Scenes from Capitol Hill Block Party 2017

With another CHBP in the books, here's a brief look back on the big weekend.

07/25/2017 By Darren Davis Photography by Paige Smith

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 24–30

Capitol Hill hosts another block party, Waxahatchee comes to town fresh off an album release, and MadArt has a good kind of insect infestation.

07/24/2017 By Isabel Boutiette

Ditch The Crowds

Some Weekend Alternatives to Capitol Hill Block Party

Skipping the big weekend festival? Here are some other music, art, and outdoor events happening in the city.

07/20/2017 By Darren Davis and Isabel Boutiette

Bachelor Party

Chase the Dream and Audition for 'The Bachelor' at Pacific Place

Ever want to become that special sort of famous? This might be your best shot.

07/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 17–23

Author David Grann reveals disturbing secrets behind the FBI's origins, the Drums drop by Neumos, and the Northwest Film Forum screens Italian director Paolo Virzì's film 'Like Crazy.'

07/17/2017 By Isabel Boutiette

Scene

The Seattle Art Fair Is the City’s Biggest Art Market. Too Bad Not Everyone’s Buying.

A booth at Paul Allen’s party is a big investment for some when patrons are never guaranteed.

07/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Tech Me Out to the Ballgame

In Which We Test Out the New Amazon Echo System at Safeco Field

"Sorry, I didn't get that."

07/14/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 13–16

Take in a Jane Austen musical, queue up for food trucks at the Seattle Street Food Festival, and campout with 'The Hunger.'

07/13/2017 By Darren Davis and Jaime Archer

Art Collabs

Celebrate Emerging Women Filmmakers at the Future of Film Is Feminist Festival

Three major arts nonprofits join forces this week to showcase films by female-identifying artists.

07/12/2017 By Isabel Boutiette

Quote Unquote

David Shields on James Franco, Seattle, and Why Young Novelists Hate Him

“I’m like the problem child, stirring everything up.”

07/11/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 10–16

Get the most out of summer in West Seattle, bounce through an inflatable art exhibit, and celebrate the Vera Project's sweet sixteen.

07/10/2017 By Isabel Boutiette

Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: July 2017

Jennifer Zwick makes the surreal entirely real, artists shed personal pressures at Soil, and Treason Gallery hosts a Northwest coming-of-age story.

07/06/2017 By Darren Davis

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 3–9

Ballard Locks' centennial, a Gramma Poetry reading, and an immersive alternative to 'Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.'

07/03/2017 By Isabel Boutiette

Star-Spangled Day Drinking

Where to Celebrate Independence Day Among the People

A street fair on Bainbridge, live music and sack races at Gas Works, and an evening booze cruise.

06/29/2017 By Kendall Candioglos

Infinite Selfies

Prepare Your Social Media Feeds for 'Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors'

The Infinity Mirror Rooms at Seattle Art Museum's new blockbuster exhibition allow little time for intimate engagement but more than enough for a photo op.

06/29/2017 By Darren Davis

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week: June 26–July 2

A farewell to Town Hall (as we know it), a new beginning for Pike Place Market, and cutting edge hip-hop by Taylar Elizza Beth.

06/26/2017 By Isabel Boutiette

Fiendish Conversation

SassyBlack Is More Than a Throwback

In her new record, "New Black Swing," the prolific Seattle musician steps away from the mysticism of Sun Ra and into the pop songwriting of New Edition and TLC.

06/21/2017 By Darren Davis

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: June 19–25

Charms plays Easy Street in West Seattle, the Bibliophilia Storytelling Festival translates poetry to stage, and Seattle Outdoor Cinema kicks off with 'Rogue One.'

06/20/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: July 2017

Take scissors to art in Cut Up/Cut Out, feel lovesick over a Jane Austen musical, and dance with dragons in the International District.

06/20/2017 By Darren Davis