City Sounds

Seattle Outdoor Concert Guide 2022

From ZooTunes to the Gorge, Dave Matthews to Brandi Carlile, Seattle is primed to spend this summer outdoors.

05/23/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Serious Business

Jon Mooallem’s New Book Finds Beauty in Being Ugly

In Serious Face, the Bainbridge Island–based writer revisits some of the most meaningful pieces from his career as a New York Times Magazine writer.

05/20/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Summer Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest Draws Luminaries from the Puget Sound and Beyond

Seattle authors Nicola Griffith and Timothy Egan headline as panelists at this literary arts festival in the San Juans, which also includes a book fair.

05/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Met Recs

May Pick: Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water at SAM

If you're wondering what to do in Seattle this May, we recommend checking out Seattle Art Museum's special exhibition on climate.

05/05/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Space to Dream

Gallery 4Culture Reopens to the Public

The free gallery near Pioneer Square maintained by King County's agency for cultural funding reopens for in-person visitors and First Thursdays.

05/04/2022 By Sophie Grossman

On the Page

Kim Fu Conjures Metaphorical Monsters

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century uses the power of metaphor to more accurately portray lived experience.

04/29/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Make Believe

What’s New at Seattle Children’s Museum?

The museum in Seattle Center has reopened to kids and families after a two-year closure, with refreshed exhibits including a vet clinic.

04/26/2022 By Sophie Grossman

For the record

A Guide to Seattle Record Store Day 2022

Stores like Light in the Attic Record Shop and Easy Street are providing special release titles and hosting live music for Record Store Day on April 23.

04/22/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Ticket Alert

Brady Williams Announces a Tomo Dinner Series with His Chef Pals

The culinary event stars Brady Ishiwata Williams and collabs with his chef friends, including Carlo Mirarchi of Roberta's and Blanca.

04/11/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Festival Planner

A Guide to Fairs, Fetes, and Fests

Which music festivals, neighborhood street fairs, and Pride celebrations are on this year in Seattle?

04/08/2022 By Sophie Grossman

On the Page

Jane Wong Reads Between the Lines in How to Not Be Afraid of Everything

In How to Not Be Afraid of Everything, the Western Washington professor unearths buried memories and unspoken truths about China's Great Leap Forward.

04/04/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Getting Warmer

A Guide to Seattle-Area Record Stores

Here's where to buy vintage and new vinyl, cassettes, and CDs in a Seattle, Bellevue, Lynnwood, and Bainbridge Island.

04/01/2022 By Stefan Milne and Sophie Grossman

This Month in Seattle Music

Washingtonians Gear Up for the Grammys and Fans Mourn Taylor Hawkins

The Grammy nominations are studded with local names, including Brandi Carlile, Fleet Foxes, and the Foo Fighters, who recently lost their drummer.

04/01/2022 By Sophie Grossman

A Day in the Life

Seattle Drag Queen Cookie Couture Spills the Tea

Local drag performer Cookie Couture dishes on everything from her favorite foundation to the snacks she brings along to live shows.

03/28/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Ticket Alert

Tickets for the Seattle Production of Hamilton On Sale March 28

Where can you buy tickets to the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lin Manuel Miranda musical, running August 3–September 11 at the Paramount Theatre.

03/25/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Trivial Pursuit

The Seattleite's Guide to Bar Trivia

Trivia night is on all across the city, mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Ballard to Capitol Hill and beyond.

03/23/2022 Edited by Sophie Grossman With Jaime Archer

Save the Date

Queer/Pride Festival and Cuff Festival Announce 2022 Lineup

Iggy Azalea, Kim Petras, and Princess Nokia will perform at one of Seattle's biggest summer Pride events this year.

03/22/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Brick Head

Tickets for Brick Fest Live On Sale Today

The exhibition of life-size Lego creations comes through Puyallup the first weekend of August and is a great summer activity for kids and families.

03/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Moving the Needle

Two Generations of Female Tattoo Artists Propel the Industry Forward

Madame Lazonga and Lolli Morlock are two of the many artists carving a new path for women and queer people in a once male-dominated field.

03/21/2022 By Sophie Grossman Photography by Daniel Berman

Arts and Minds

In The Public Eye: A Look at Seattle Through Art Installations

From Rachel the Pig at Pike Place to the BLM mural, Seattle is connected by a thread of new and historic artworks that tell the story of our city.

03/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman Photography by Chona Kasinger