Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do July 26–28

Othello throws a hip-hop heavy block party, the Shambles breaks down butchery basics, and Gay City showcases femme magic.

07/26/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Seattle Sounds

Scott McCaughey Had a Stroke. Then He Wrote an Album in the ICU.

The Northwest icon and his band the Minus 5 play the Tractor Tavern, supporting 'Stroke Manor.'

07/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

Seattle Art Fair 2019 Aims to Be a Room of Wonder

An earthquake simulator, an Instagram star who smashes her face into bread…

07/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Freakout Festival Announces Another Intriguing Lineup

Ballard’s scrappy autumn festival returns with a globe-trotting slate of bands.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Body Slam Poetry

Defy Is Changing Everything About Wrestling in Seattle

Seattle’s wrestling landscape sat barren for years. Now the independent professional circuit is coming back into the ring.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

O Say Can You Rock

Jimi Hendrix's “Star-Spangled Banner” Turns 50

At Woodstock, Seattle’s iconic guitarist changed the national anthem—and maybe music—forever.

07/23/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Quote Unquote

Film Director Lynn Shelton Will Always Pick Seattle Over Hollywood

"I love Seattle so much. I much prefer the green here, the gray, the skies, the clouds, the water, a new vista. Seattle sort of ruined me for anywhere else."

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This August

SAM parties in the park, George Clinton embarks on his final tour, and 'Rigoletto' kicks off the opera season.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This August

Two jazz luminaries unite, this Thing hits Port Townsend, and half of SNL’s Weekend Update comes to the Triple Door.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lush Lives

The Bar Plays Turn Washington Hall into a Small Dive

The Williams Project stages two plays that explore drinking culture—its community, its troubles—in a working bar.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

School of Thought

A Small-Town Schoolhouse Gets New Life as a Creative Arts Center

Artists and writers use vintage classrooms to uncover a new side of Rainier.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Good as Hell

Didn't Catch Lizzo at Block Party? She's Playing Bumbershoot Too.

The festival just announced the rapper is one of its major acts.

07/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 22–25

Contemporary Native writers take the spotlight, Hari Kondabolu tests new material, and a play set in the International District lands in Pioneer Square.

07/22/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do July 19–21

Hyper-local funk fusion, a one-woman show on plastic surgery, and 10 courses of summery goodness.

07/19/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Work Hard, Play Hard

Local Essentials: An Intern's Guide to Seattle

Skip the Space Needle and live like a Seattleite with this roundup of our favorite off-the-clock spots.

07/18/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

24-Hour Party People

Seattle Can Hear the Mueller Report in Full at a 24-Hour Marathon Reading

This weekend at Town Hall Seattle, nearly 100 locals will utter each word of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

07/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lit Life

Here Are the Washington Book Award Finalists for Your Summer Reading Needs

The Washington Center for the Book picked 39 local titles across eight categories.

07/17/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

15 Artists to See at Capitol Hill Block Party 2019

Besides Lizzo. Because you already know about Lizzo.

07/17/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 15–18

Two takes on the Bay Area (one historical, one musical), a drag remake of 'The Golden Girls,' and a benefit show at Neumos.

07/15/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do July 12–14

A blues chanteuse, Costa Rica's best coffee beans, and a West African quintet that marries tradition and funk.

07/12/2019 By Sam Jones and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol