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

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

Ditch The Crowds

Some Weekend Alternatives to Capitol Hill Block Party

Skipping the big weekend festival? Here are some other music, art, and outdoor events happening in the city.

07/20/2017 By Darren Davis and Isabel Boutiette

Bachelor Party

Chase the Dream and Audition for 'The Bachelor' at Pacific Place

Ever want to become that special sort of famous? This might be your best shot.

07/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

This Lake Washington Home Belongs on the Mediterranean

How Tuscany—and Pinterest—inspired a Laurelhurst transformation.

07/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Scene

The Seattle Art Fair Is the City’s Biggest Art Market. Too Bad Not Everyone’s Buying.

A booth at Paul Allen’s party is a big investment for some when patrons are never guaranteed.

07/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Tech Me Out to the Ballgame

In Which We Test Out the New Amazon Echo System at Safeco Field

"Sorry, I didn't get that."

07/14/2017 By Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 13–16

Take in a Jane Austen musical, queue up for food trucks at the Seattle Street Food Festival, and campout with 'The Hunger.'

07/13/2017 By Darren Davis and Jaime Archer

Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: July 2017

Jennifer Zwick makes the surreal entirely real, artists shed personal pressures at Soil, and Treason Gallery hosts a Northwest coming-of-age story.

07/06/2017 By Darren Davis

Infinite Selfies

Prepare Your Social Media Feeds for 'Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors'

The Infinity Mirror Rooms at Seattle Art Museum's new blockbuster exhibition allow little time for intimate engagement but more than enough for a photo op.

06/29/2017 By Darren Davis

Fiendish Conversation

SassyBlack Is More Than a Throwback

In her new record, "New Black Swing," the prolific Seattle musician steps away from the mysticism of Sun Ra and into the pop songwriting of New Edition and TLC.

06/21/2017 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

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

Take scissors to art in Cut Up/Cut Out, feel lovesick over a Jane Austen musical, and dance with dragons in the International District.

06/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Business Woman Special

'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion' Should Have Been a Musical All Along

5th Avenue Theatre's world premier adaptation is a huge party that improves on the source material in almost every way.

06/16/2017 By Darren Davis

The Shade Index

The 7 People You See at Seattle Music Festivals

Keep an eye out for these local wonders in their natural habitat this season.

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis

Seattle Summer

Backyard Inspiration: 4 Gorgeous Pacific Northwest Patios

These outdoor spaces will inspire you to host a patio soiree, cultivate a vegetable garden, and take every meal outside this summer.

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis

Neighborhoods

Property Developers Are Starting to Eye the International District

Will an onslaught of development overrun one of Seattle’s most historic and diverse neighborhoods?

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis

Local Legends

After 22 Years, Carrie Imler Says Goodbye to Pacific Northwest Ballet

Days before her final performance, the longest-tenured principal dancer at PNB reflects on her storied career and what it means to retire so young.

06/07/2017 By Darren Davis