Summer Festivals

Lorde and Odesza Headline Bumbershoot 2017

The Labor Day Weekend festivities also include Weezer, Haim, Solange, Flume, the Roots, Spoon, and more.

04/25/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Performance

Cirque du Soleil Dreams of Mexico with 'Luzia'

The theatrical circus troupe heads south of the border with its new show at Marymoor Park.

04/19/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Pink Riots

Seattle's Cherry Blossoms Were Late to the Party This Year

The 30 Yoshino cherry trees at UW attract visitors from all over the region and beyond.

04/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Cirque du Soleil's Kelly McDonald

The Seattle native returns home to show off her acrobatic artistry in Cirque du Soleil's Mexican-themed 'Luzia.'

03/29/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Meets Global

Have Yourself a Multicultural March

Seattle is loaded with cultural celebrations this month.

03/03/2017 By Amber Wright

Drinking Games

One Final Round of Smash Putt

With just a month left in Seattle, the mini golf apocalypse keeps it weird and goes out with a bang.

02/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Bargains! Bands! Booze!

Get Ready for 2016's Punk Rock Flea Market

Punk Rock Flea Market Set for December 20—22 in Capitol Hill; expect bands, booze, and lots of last-minute shopping.

12/14/2016 By Colleen Williams

Explainer

Should You Go to GeekGirlCon?

A helpful flowchart for the event that runs October 8 & 9.

09/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Summer Festivals

Bumbershoot 2016: Nothing's In the Right Place

The highs and lows of this year's Labor Day weekend festivities at Seattle Center.

09/07/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Sunday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

09/01/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Saturday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

08/31/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Rori “CauthonLuck” Bryant-Raible

The local professional video game player looks to continue his team's unexpected 'Heroes of the Storm' success at PAX.

08/31/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Friday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

08/30/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

The Music of 'Game of Thrones' Heads to KeyArena

Take a sonic journey through Westeros with 'GoT' composer Ramin Djawadi.

08/08/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Quote Unquote

J. Michael Kelly Just Wants to Run a Clean Race

The hydroplane driver has won two straight Albert Lee Cups at Seafair—and both were controversial.

07/14/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Museums

'Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds' Boldly Goes for Fan Service Over Depth

EMP Museum's celebration of 50 years of Star Trek should satisfy Trekkies, but can't fully engage.

06/29/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Festival Recap

Women Ruled Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016

How Sasquatch! set itself apart with a dominating cavalcade of female voices.

06/01/2016 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Praise for the Messi-ah

Copa América brings some of North and South America’s best national teams to town in June. That includes Argentina and perhaps the greatest living athlete: Lionel Messi. Here’s what makes him transcendent.

05/27/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

5 Problems That Bumbershoot Needs to Address

After AEG's first year in charge of Bumbershoot, there are a few glaring issues that need fixing.

09/10/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Slide Show

Behind the Scenes with the Artists of Bumbershoot 2015

A look at the faces of the festival through portraiture.

09/08/2015 Photography by Amber Zbitnoff