52 Great Weekends

An adventure for every week of the year An adventure for every week of the year

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Idol Chatter

American Idol’s Most Memorable Seattle Contestants

As the singing competition begins its 15th and final season in January, we look back.

01/05/2016 By Matthew Halverson

The Sporting Life

The Coolest Kid on the Diamond

Why Ken Griffey Jr. should be a unanimous Hall of Famer.

01/05/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: January 2016

Sunil Yapa crafts WTO fiction, SIFF dissects ‘Blade Runner,’ and BAM showcases the art of Louis Kahn’s architecture.

12/28/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Quote Unquote

Anna Ivarra Will Roll Right Over You

Ivarra—aka Punkin’ Pie—and the Rat City Rollergirls start their new season this January.

12/28/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Top of the Charts

Power Ranking the Jacksons

With Janet Jackson headed to KeyArena in January (rescheduled to July), we assess the whole family.

12/28/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Eat & Drink

Comfort Zone

Restaurant Reviews: Heyday and Super Six

Two seasoned restaurant teams bring crispy, melty, intelligent dishes to the ’hood.

01/08/2016 By Kathryn Robinson


Ballard's Hyperlocal Beer Bars

Ballard’s brewery boom spawns the Ballard-focused beer bar.

01/06/2016 By Allecia Vermillion


Orfeo Descending

The tourists will eat there, but should you?

01/06/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Putting a Face on Homelessness

Rex Hohlbein’s methods have made a difference in the lives of individuals, but they’re also an inspiration in another way.

01/05/2016 By James Ross Gardner

Health & Wellness

Top Dentists 2016

Just Another Day at the Office

Three stories that prove a dentist's life isn't all fillings and flossing.

01/04/2016 By Aoife Reilly, Karin Vandraiss, and Greg Young

News & City Life

Back Fence

Zen and the Art of Tidying

The real reason so many people love Marie Kondo.

01/08/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Open Letter

Dear Jeff Bezos:

Congratulations on Long Now!



The Anatomy of a Crisis

The one night count in King County.

12/29/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Photo Essay

Generous Exposure

Photographer Rex Hohlbein is capturing the region’s homelessness crisis, one portrait at a time.

12/29/2015 Photography by Rex Hohlbein


Can Seattle Make Homelessness Rare?

Declaring an emergency is one thing. Doing something about it is another.

12/29/2015 By Josh Feit

Snap Judgment

No More Cars at SAM

After nearly nine years greeting visitors in the entryway of Seattle Art Museum, Cai Guo Qiang’s 'Inopportune: Stage One'—aka the one with the flying, exploding cars—will be removed in January. Pump the brakes or hit the gas?

12/28/2015 By Joanna Sappenfield

Guns and Ammo

The Fight Over a Tax That Could Curb Gun Violence

It all began with groundbreaking research from doctors at Harborview.

12/28/2015 By Jessica Voelker

Style & Shopping

How I Got Here

Evrnu Is Saving the Planet One T-Shirt at a Time

How the CEO of a cotton recycling startup went from manufacturing fabric for billion-dollar companies to recycling fabric for a sustainable future.

01/05/2016 By Darren Davis

Travel & Outdoors

Seasonal Send-offs

Winter Weekend Travel Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest travel ideas worth the search: truffles, snowbound mountain huts, and Kurt Cobain's favorite spot in Aberdeen.

12/17/2021 By Allison Williams

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Summer Weekends

Work up an appetite for the year's best feast with cowboys, boats, and beaches.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

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Spring Weekend Trips and Getaways

Get outside for Shakespeare, a whitewater rafting festival, or the wildest parade this side of the Cascades.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

Get Out

52 Great Weekends

Travel for every weekend of 2016: hotels, festivals, adventures, retreats, and staycations.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams

52 Weekends

Fall Weekend Road Trips and Getaways

Cider on Hood Canal, leaf peeping on an Oregon mountain pass, and Halloween on a whole new level.

12/30/2015 By Allison Williams