Top Five

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle November 2018

Danez Smith brings vital poetry, Rouault knows the darkness, and Susan Orlean reads about libraries at, well, the library.

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Symphony Du Soleil

Mateo Messina’s Symphonies Are Wild for a Good Cause

For 20 years the composer has put on concerts at Benaroya Hall to support Seattle Children's Hospital.

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Snap Judgment

Should Taxpayers Fund Sports Stadiums?

King County council approved $135 million in taxpayer funds for Safeco Field repairs in September. Does the move put the public first, or the Mariners?

10/16/2018 By Christina Ausley

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work October 15–18

Some dopamine inducing pop, a workshop for aspiring podcasters, and some intelligent alien fiction.

10/15/2018 By Aly Brady

Artist Interview

Naked Giants Talk Millennial Attention Spans and Rush

The garage-rock trio are coming to the end of a whirlwind year, both on their own and as part of Car Seat Headrest.

10/12/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do October 12–14

Pulitzer Prize–winning poetry, a Green Lake–adjacent play, and a Broadway-inspired tale.

10/11/2018 By Gwen Hughes

Lit Life

Our Picks for Lit Crawl 2018

The booze-and-books fest returns tonight with 43 events. We have some recommendations to help you navigate.

10/11/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

For the History Books

Inside Seattle’s Antiquarian Book Fair

Local and national sellers converge at Seattle Center this weekend, offering titles that fetch anywhere from $5 to $100,000.

10/09/2018 By Aly Brady

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work October 8–11

A feminist vampire flick, capitalism destroys America, and two Seattle hip-hop icons release a record.

10/08/2018 By Aly Brady

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do October 5–7

Poetry in a museum, a surrealist paint night, and cinema salon.

10/04/2018 By Gwen Hughes

Poets Talk

A Conversation with Tyehimba Jess and Kaveh Akbar

As a preview for Gramma Reading Series #2, the writers discuss the physicality of poetry.

10/02/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work October 1–4

A talk with Sally Field, a curious seven-year-old, and a pre-Lit Crawl bash.

10/01/2018 By Aly Brady

New Music

Ural Thomas Has Northwest Soul

Today, the 78-year-old Northwest soul singer releases his first LP of all original material.

09/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do September 28–30

Record releases, Friedberger in Columbia City, and cinema du jour at SIFF.

09/27/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ballet Review

Pacific Northwest Ballet Shakes Off the Cobwebs

PNB’s new season opens with Jerome Robbins Festival, a celebration of the famed choreographer that doesn’t exactly celebrate the company’s strengths.

09/26/2018 By Darren Davis

Record Release

Tres Leches Release Their First Album at the Clock-Out Lounge

The punk trio celebrates their eclectic debut record on Friday.

09/25/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work September 24–27

Stranger staffers (former and current) popping up all over, the new generation of Native poets, and Japanese Breakfast at the Neptune.

09/24/2018 By Stefan Milne

Football Fever

What the Heck Is Blue Friday?

Why Seattleites wear jerseys on Fridays.

09/21/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Lit Life

5 Iconic Seattle Books to Read Right Now

Essays, fiction, and graphic novels: Beloved Seattle-based authors have books across the board.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Must-See Movies

A Beginner's Guide to Seattle Film

From '90s flicks to recent additions, these are the Seattle-set movies you need to add to your Netflix queue.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne