Stefan Milne is the arts and culture editor for Seattle Met. He’s a Washington native and earned an M.A. in English from Central Washington University. He’s published journalism, fiction, and poetry in Gargoyle Magazine, The Stranger, and others. You can likely find him reading or cooking vegetables from his garden.

First Thursday

5 Art Shows to See This November

From a digital group show to Ko Kirk Yamahira's deconstructed canvases.

11/06/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Dave Matthews, David Bazan, and Some Grunge Musicians Announce a Show at the Moore

SMASH, a benefit for musicians' health care, will see the artists and many others covering Neil Young songs.

10/30/2019 By Stefan Milne

Better Living Through Poetry

Poetry Northwest Celebrates 60 Years

The local poetry-only journal hosts a reading at the local poetry-only shop, Open Books.

10/30/2019 By Stefan Milne

Staged In Vein

ACT Theatre Tweaks Dracula for 2019

Steven Dietz’s new script focuses on Mina, the Count’s bride-to-be.

10/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Side Bar

Greenwood Gets Lucky with Draft Punk Beer Bar

The space is spartan, but the beer is good.

10/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Monthly Planner

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This November

The Godmother of Rock and Roll gets a musical, the Henry makes the invisible seen, and a sitar goes electric.

10/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Toil and Trouble

Lindy West's The Witches Are Coming Grapples with the Tumultuous Present

The Seattleite's second book of essays takes on dark topics, but leavens them with wit and hope.

10/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

The Big Chill

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival Announces Its 2020 Lineup

Pedro the Lion and Bully headline, along with some of Seattle's best live bands.

10/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Arts Notice

SAM’s Flesh and Blood Is Radiantly Weird

The 39 paintings from Italy’s Capodimonte Museum are fine reminders of the variety in classical art.

10/17/2019 By Stefan Milne

Day Tripper

To the Woods—It’s Wild Mushroom Season

Want to try foraging for fungi? Now’s the time to do it.

10/16/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lauded Locals

Dave Matthews Band and Soundgarden Nab Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

And for Dave that might actually mean something.

10/15/2019 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

3 Local Albums to Listen to This October

New releases from Lisa Prank, Lemolo, and Great Grandpa.

10/10/2019 By Stefan Milne

Hear Here

Earshot Jazz Festival Is Stacked with Talent This Year

The annual month of jazz brings in local and national luminaries.

10/08/2019 By Stefan Milne

First Thursday

5 Art Shows to See in Seattle This October

From a femme glassblower show to a new gallery's group exhibition.

10/03/2019 By Stefan Milne

Opening Dispatch

J. Rinehart Gallery Arrives in Pioneer Square

The new art gallery displays an eclectic mix of local artists, all devoted to process.

10/02/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Billie Eilish Announces Tacoma Dome Show

The pop wunderkind hits the arena in April.

09/27/2019 By Stefan Milne

Art Review

The Frye’s Arbus Bonus Explodes How We See Diane Arbus

The show surveys Arbus’s extensive magazine work, as well as reproductions and appropriations of it.

09/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Side Bar

Erik Hakkinen’s Roquette Tempers the Tropics

The Belltown cocktail den balances cognac cocktails with moody flourishes.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Sacred Spaces

Do Churches Need More Support to Help the Homeless?

Seattle congregations provide sweeping services to those in need, but for some the stress is piling up.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Genius Loves Company

Perfume Genius and Kate Wallich Join Forces in The Sun Still Burns Here

The dance piece, a collaboration between the indie band and choreographer, sees its world premiere at the Moore Theatre.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne