Associate Editor

Darren Davis is the arts and culture editor at Seattle Met. He also edits Habitat, the design and architecture department.

A Southern California native, Darren received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. His essays on technology and video game culture appear online and in print across various journals and magazines. His tweets can be found at @_darrencdavis.

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: September 21–24

A new season of Pacific Northwest Ballet kicks off with 'Jewels,' an unmissable exhibition from Humaira Abid opens at the Bellevue Arts Museum, and sea otters take over the Seattle Aquarium.

09/21/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Make Your Home Smarter

Save time, energy, and your bank account with a few tech purchases—or go big and automate everything.

09/21/2017 By Darren Davis

Iambic Ambassadorships

Seattle, Say Hello to Your New Civic Poet

Anastacia-Reneé caps off a big year with a literary arts ambassadorship.

09/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Scene

Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Booze and Butter

Pie and Whiskey distills the rowdiest literary event in Spokane into a book—just in time for its first iteration in Seattle.

09/18/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: September 14–17

Hacktivists take over Washington Ensemble Theatre's new production, Zaria Forman stuns with her large-scale drawings of frozen landscapes, and Velocity Dance Center kicks off a new season.

09/14/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

A Song of Satire and Real Life Pain in Sara Porkalob's 'Dragon Lady'

In her musical one-actor show, Sara Porkalob channels multiple generations of family history with charisma and brute force.

09/14/2017 By Darren Davis

Fiendish Conversation

Jen Kirkman Talks Trump, Mental Health, and Overthinking Comedy

The comedian, writer, and podcast host stops by Seattle this week on her All New Material Girl tour.

09/06/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: August 31–September 3

PAX West weekend means a flood of nerd-centric activities in the city, from an independent video game showcase to a boozy cosplay contest. Also, Bumbershoot.

08/31/2017 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: September 2017

Chris Rock’s return to stand-up, a modern take on ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ and Antarctica in Seattle.

08/31/2017 By Darren Davis

Raised Voices

Fall Arts 2017: Who and What to See This Season

Get ready for a season of diverse performances, challenging ideas, and personal stories.

08/30/2017 By Darren Davis

Ticket Alert

Hillary Clinton Goes Live at Paramount Theatre This December

Secretary Clinton visits Seattle to promote her new memoir, 'What Happened.'

08/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Take (Decorative) Risks in the Bedroom

The personal sanctuary may be the best place in your home to make ambitious design decisions.

08/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Street View

Field of Screams

Without the pageantry of football, where would Seattle let its freak flag fly?

08/22/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: August 17–20

An evening food festival at the revamped Pike Place Market, a not-so-mini block party in Capitol Hill, and a whole lot of tattooed people around Seattle Center.

08/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Art Blitz

X Y Z Is the Collective Arts Space Seattle Needs Right Now

Homegrown collaboration behind the new gallery, event space, and literary center marks something fresh and exciting for the Seattle arts scene.

08/03/2017 By Darren Davis

Art Blitz

Out of Sight Leads the Fight for Northwest Artists

In its third year, the Art Fair–adjacent show remains the best event in the city to experience and support local art.

08/01/2017 By Darren Davis

Art Blitz

It's the Biggest Week of the Year for Art in Seattle. Don't Stay Home.

The Seattle Art Fair is the biggest ticket in town this week. But its arrival also sparks new, exciting, and vital arts events throughout the city. Here's where to start.

07/31/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 27–30

Collaborate with Seattle performers at Velocity Dance Center, heckle bad movies alongside the 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' crew, and spend two nights of funk with George Clinton.

07/27/2017 By Darren Davis and Jaime Archer

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: August 2017

Experimental memoir and Seattle history intersect at the Frye, KeyArena hosts a million-dollar video game competition, and Kendrick Lamar brings down the Tacoma Dome.

07/25/2017 By Darren Davis

Summer Festivals

Scenes from Capitol Hill Block Party 2017

With another CHBP in the books, here's a brief look back on the big weekend.

07/25/2017 By Darren Davis Photography by Paige Smith