Paula Clapp

The longtime philanthropy pro joins 10 local activist women to raise funds for the youth-oriented Bridge Program, perhaps in a bid to outcharity the Gates clan.


Philip Eaton


Before stepping down as Seattle Pacific University president after 16 years, he’s inviting Tent City to his campus for two months. The homeless encampment keeps it alcohol-free—who’ll break it to the college kids?


Donald Byrd


Spectrum Dance’s artistic director tackles race and gender in his dances, but how will he make Oklahoma! edgy? Finally expose the screwy sexual politics of “I’m just a girl who cain’t say no”? (5th Avenue, opens Feb 3)


Dave Isay


He’ll pick the best love stories from his oral-history endeavor, StoryCorps, to share with Seattle for Valentine’s Day—it’ll be like Love Actually: Live! (Town Hall, Feb 7)


Robin Held


As chief curator at the Frye Art Museum, she commissioned dark, daring, and multidisciplinary art; now she turns her radical eye to the media nonprofit Reel Grrls.


Ali Tarhouni


The University of Washington business prof returned from his native Libya, having served as finance minister during the revolution. Don’t try telling this teacher you were too busy to do your homework.

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