Lou Piniella

The Mariners are enshrining the famously fiery skipper in their hall of fame and immortalizing him with a bobblehead. Be gentle with it, though; it might head-butt you. (Safeco Field, Aug 9)

Ericka Burke

The Volunteer Park Cafe owner is opening a restaurant and a sandwich shop (both in Capitol Hill) and a gen- eral store (in Portage Bay). We hear a butcher shop, hookah bar, and winery are up next.

Kate Joncas

In June the former head of the Downtown Seattle Association became the first female deputy mayor in nearly 20 years. Maybe she’ll look into the city’s pay gap for women…

Jon Meis

The Seattle Pacific engineering student graduated just nine days after tackling a shooter who killed one and injured two more on campus. Not a bad thing to have on your resume.

Lauren Mayberry

As summer concert season winds down, Mayberry and her band, Chvrches, bring their ’80s-inspired, synthpop back to Seattle. Consider us pvmped. (Showbox SoDo, Aug 7)

Robert Schenkkan

Thanks in part to a star turn from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, local playwright Schenkkan won a Tony for his LBJ drama, All the Way. He is the one who rocks.