Arts & Culture

Seattle in the Movies

Steven Soderbergh’s Kimi Holds a Mirror Up to Seattle

The picture revealed in the HBO Max movie, filmed in Seattle and starring Zoe Kravitz, is one of a dystopian metropolis ruled by evil tech corporations.

02/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Fair Thee Well

Seafair 2022 Is On, and It’s Going to Be Bigger (and Louder) Than Ever

The iconic festival will return with its Lake Union fireworks display, the Boeing Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, and the Torchlight Parade this July.

02/11/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Mixtape

Music Recommendations from Your Favorite Seattle Bands

From Brandi Carlile to Modest Mouse, Washington has birthed some musical greats. We asked Seattle artists to pick their favorite songs by other locals.

02/10/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Game Prep

A Seattleite's Guide to Watching the Super Bowl: Home Edition

From the best Seattle restaurants for takeout to where to outfit yourself in Seahawks gear to who exactly is performing in the halftime show.

02/09/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

On the Right Track

Black Fret’s 2022 Grantees Should Make You Hopeful for the Future of Seattle Music

Local artists including Parisalexa, Beverly Crusher, and the Black Ends will receive funds from the Austin-based music nonprofit.

02/08/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Scene Stealer

Seattle in the Movies

What they got right and oh so wrong.

02/08/2022

Old Kids on the Block

Capitol Hill Block Party Announces 2022 Lineup

Charli XCX, Jai Wolf, and Diplo will headline local acts Enumclaw, the Black Tones, and JusMoni at one of Seattle's iconic summer weekend events.

02/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Well Curated

Seattle's Essential Museums

Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Flight, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Museum of Pop Culture, and other cultural institutions that define the city.

01/31/2022 By Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Benjamin Cassidy, and Allison Williams

Mark Your Calendar

How to Celebrate Black History Month in Seattle

From readings at Elliott Bay Book Company to exhibits at Seattle Center and Museum of History and Industry, these events cap a month of learning.

01/31/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Innovative Arias

Sheila Houlahan of The Little Things Returns Home

The Seattle Opera's Jane Davis Lang Creation Lab provides the opportunity for underrepresented voices to break into a historically insular art form.

01/28/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Mighty Mesozoic

Dinos Alive Comes to Seattle This April

This interactive and immersive exhibit in SoDo, featuring dozens of animatronic dinosaurs, provides a perfect weekend activity for kids and families.

01/26/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Big Top

Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría Somersaults into Marymoor Park

The classic, internationally-renowned circus theater show is in Seattle through March 13, and would make a perfect family outing or date night.

01/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Shooting for the Stars

Bumbershoot Returns to Its Roots in an Effort to Grow

Seattle's iconic urban music festival, which has seen headliners from Tyler the Creator to Blondie, is reimagined with a focus on accessibility.

01/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman

New Moon, New Me

How to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Takeout dumplings are the makings of a Chinese New Year meal at home, while the Seattle Night Market and the Wing Luke Museum offer in-person events.

01/14/2022 By Malia Alexander

52 Weekends

A Year of Family Activities

The best indoor and outdoor family activities around–the Lego Awesome Exhibit, the Museum of Flight, and the best playgrounds, parks, and kids menus.

01/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams Illustrations by Mike Holm

Seattle in the Movies

Sleepless in Seattle Makes Me Deeply Grateful That I Don’t Remember the '90s

The Nora Ephron film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan is one of the most classic romcoms of all time–but does it actually have anything to do with Seatttle?

12/31/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Seattle in the Movies

Harry and the Hendersons: A Seattle Bigfoot Bromance

Is this piece of Sasquatch cinema a true Seattle movie? We investigate.

12/30/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle in the Movies

10 Things I Hate About You Shows Us the Real Seattle

The 1999 movie starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt reminds us what we hate—and love—about our city.

12/30/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Seattle in the Movies

Fifty Shades of Grey: Is It 50 Shades of Terrible?

Can we really trust a movie set in Seattle where half the population seems to use an umbrella?

12/29/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Seattle in the Movies

Why Does Where'd You Go, Bernadette Hate Seattle?

The film version of Maria Semple's blockbuster novel misses its chance to truly skewer the Emerald City.

12/28/2021 By Allison Williams