Woe

Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang Will Leave at the End of This Season

Lang departs after five years to become the general director of the Welsh National Opera.

09/06/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do September 7–9

Independent booksellers get physical, walkin' (before and) after midnight, and jokes with gravitas.

09/06/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Local Talent

Fiendish Conversation with Ruler's Matt Batey

The indie musician talks about why it took seven years to record his first album and the warm reception it's received.

09/05/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work September 4–6

A grammy-winning rock band, a crash course on the Clash, and a party in an urban basecamp.

09/04/2018 By Landon Groves

Home For Orphans

How One Seattle Pirate Radio Station Is Making the Local Scene Think Globally

The DJing couple behind Orphan Radio wanted to bring Seattle music up to speed—and the city is taking notice.

08/31/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Light Moves

Artist Maja Petric Creates a Cosmos at MadArt Studio

A satellite to the Borealis festival, the MadArt Studio installation explores connection in many forms.

08/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 31–September 3

Anniversary parties test your stamina, Brett Hamil makes Seattle funny, and drag goes Björk.

08/30/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Festival Season

10 Artists to See at Bumbershoot 2018

Avant-garde hip-hop, shimmery pop, and Fleet Foxes (duh)—here are the acts we want to see this weekend.

08/29/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Act Local

The New Pleasure of a Band Coming Home

Brandi Carlile, Fleet Foxes, and Foo Fighters all play Seattle this weekend. The shows will be sentimental. Deal with it.

08/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 27–30

A rap show, a literary magazine reading, and a look into the life of an Oscar-winning costume designer.

08/27/2018 By Landon Groves

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 24–26

Strange women read strange things, questions about psychedelic anthropomorphism get answered, and Linda's gets loud.

08/24/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Local Legends

Why You Should See the Sonics in Tacoma

The garage rock legends are playing their hometown for the first time in six years.

08/23/2018 By Stefan Milne

Mt. Sigh

The First North Bend Film Festival Is This Weekend

Ignore the Twin Peaks nostalgia—the festival itself looks solid.

08/22/2018 By Stefan Milne

Party Art

Celebrate 10 Years of SAM Remix

The intermittent arts bash celebrates an anniversary at Olympic Sculpture Park.

08/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 20–23

2001 in IMAX, free screenprinting, and one of the Band of Horses goes solo.

08/20/2018 By Landon Groves

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 17–19

Hit one of the last summer block parties, or get fired up about the midterms and crafting at the same time.

08/17/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Opera and "Opera"

How Two Seattle Shows Offer Dramatically Different Takes on Theater Stalwarts

Contexts (and some fireworks) separate Porgy and Bess and The Phantom of the Opera.

08/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Album Review

Death Cab for Cutie’s Thank You for Today Is Pleasant and Underwhelming

Seattle indie royalty return for a ninth album—slick, nostalgic, and lacking.

08/15/2018 By Stefan Milne

Artist Interview

In His Frye Museum Installation, Quenton Baker Finds Lost Voices

The Seattle poet retells the story of a slave ship revolt through erasure poems.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Patrick deWitt's New Novel Pokes Playfully at High Society

And a wine loving doctor, clairvoyant, and potentially possessed cat make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne