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 @_davisdarren

Bar Store Dispatch

The Bar Bazaar Is the Stuff of Bartenders' Dreams—and It's Open on Western Ave

When she's not running three of Seattle's coolest bars, Anu Elford is inside her new shop located on the outskirts of Pike Place Market.

03/23/2018 By Rosin Saez

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Behold! Safeco Field's New Food Offerings

Din Tai Fung and Jack's BBQ headline a new lineup of grub options to pair with Mariners baseball. Please don't try to eat these photos.

03/22/2018 By Darren Davis

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: March 21–27

The week in which: Taste Washington and the Washington Cask Beer Fest come to town, Plate of Nations returns, and Cow By Bear brings humor to the popup.

03/21/2018 By Trevor Keaton Pogue

Sponsored Content

Eat Like A Local: 10 Places Worth the Trip to Victoria, B.C.

Embark on a food-filled adventure to this Canadian capital city.

03/16/2018

Festival Season

Upstream Music Fest and Summit 2018 Announces Full Lineup

The second annual Pioneer Square festival features Miguel, the Flaming Lips, and a reunited Jawbreaker along with hundreds of other acts.

03/15/2018 By Darren Davis

Homecoming

Ichiro's Back! Celebrate by Watching These Highlight Clips

It's official: The Seattle Mariners signed star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year deal, bringing the 44 year old back home to close out his career. Roll the footage!

03/07/2018 By Darren Davis

Party People

Father John Misty to Headline Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

The partial lineup announcement for the 22nd annual Block Party also includes Dillon Francis, Brockhampton, Dude York and many more.

03/06/2018 By Darren Davis

Oeno Files

Marc Papineau Announces Cantina Sauvage Wine Series

The former Bar Ferdinand owner will host a series of natural wine nights.

03/06/2018 By Stefan Milne

Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint! Seattle

Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpoint! Seattle Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala

Friends, patrons and alumni celebrated the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle in style at their Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala on March 3 at the Seattle Design Center.

03/03/2018

Come Home Russ

Watch Russell Wilson Strike Out in His First At-Bat as a Yankee

The sight of our Seahawks quarterback in a New York Yankees uniform during spring training is confusing.

03/02/2018 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 1–4

Pulitzer Prize–winner Tyehimba Jess talks poetry, Emerald City Comic Con fills downtown Seattle with cosplayers, and the legendary Herbie Hancock brings down the house at McCaw Hall.

03/01/2018 By Darren Davis

Right on 'cue

Seattle Barbecue: Actually Kind of a Thing

Northwest barbecue may not be a style, per se, but some newcomers are at least giving it a persona.

02/28/2018 By Rosin Saez

Dark Horse Dancer

After Years Orbiting the Spotlight, Choreographer Kim Lusk Prepares for Her First Full-Length Show

“When she’s creating a performance, she knows it’s completed by and with the people watching.”

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Top Neighborhoods 2018

Seattle Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Here’s what a hot real estate market looks like, including our top 25 neighborhoods and beyond.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Hidden Seattle

The Case of Capitol Hill's Mystery Soda Machine

And more tales of things hiding in plain sight.

02/27/2018 By Allison Williams and Hayat Norimine

Major League Malaise

The Mariners Have the Longest Playoff Drought Across All Professional Sports in the U.S.

Seattle fans should own it with pride.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle: Spring 2018

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix, be it a packed Pink show at KeyArena or a new take on Macbeth at Seattle Rep.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Where to Live Now

The Top 25 Neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 Edition

From Greenwood to Beacon Hill, here are the places Seattleites want to live most.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

Top Things to Do This Weekend: February 22–25

Seattle Asian American Film Festival kicks off, Vif Oyster Fest shucks some briny Hama Hama bivalves, and AJnC Dance Theater dreams of Broadway at Velocity Dance Center.

02/22/2018 By Darren Davis

Culture Fix

Things to Do After Work: February 19–23

Artist Marilyn Montufar transcends identity, Northwest Film Forum questions capitalism with Kshama Sawant, and author Ruth Ozeki meditates on craft.

02/19/2018 By Kaelan Hicks