Culture Fix

Things to Do in Seattle

From exhibits at MOHAI and the Henry Gallery to free live music, here's what to do in Seattle this weekend—and for the rest of the summer.

08/04/2022 By Seattle Met Staff and Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Planner

What to Do in Washington in August

Summer adventures near Seattle begin on a boat, bike, or horse—or simply on a sunny wine picnic.

08/03/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Coronavirus Chronicles

Symptoms and More on the Covid BA.5 Subvariant in Seattle

The new omicron subvariant has familiar calling cards—cough, runny nose, sore throat—but a wildly different response to vaccines.

08/02/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Dial Up

New 988 Mental Health Hotline Opens July 16

The new number supplements existing suicide hotlines, with local Washington mental health organizations like Crisis Connections fielding local callers.

07/08/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Blanket Improvement

It’s Finally Showtime for the New Volunteer Park Amphitheater

Years in the making, an outdoor arts venue debuts in Capitol Hill with a free summer concert series.

07/01/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Planner

What to Do in Washington State in July

Berries and bluegrass take center stage for relief from the impending summer heat. Here's what to do this week and this weekend in Washington.

07/01/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Bookworm

Blue Kettle Books Brings the Indie Bookstore to New Terrain

Monica LeMoine opened her blue book mobile as a pandemic pivot to bring the love of reading to more communities in the city.

06/24/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Summer Book Report

Pacific Northwest Beach Reads

If a Seattle summer ever materializes, these are the local authors you should bring to the beach, from Angela Garbes to Putsata Reang.

06/22/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Coronavirus Chronicles

Relief at Last: First Kids Under 5 Get Their Covid Shots

At Seattle Children's, a handful of children in the age group received their first Covid shots from Pfizer and Moderna.

06/21/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Slaying Storytime

How a Seattle Illustrator’s Picture Book Ignited a Pizza Boycott

Levi Hastings's picture book is embroiled in anti-LGBTQ controversy after it was included in Pizza Hut's summer literacy program.

06/17/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Paw-some parks

A Guide to Seattle’s Dog Parks

Outdoor recreation options abound for the city’s most beloved residents at dog parks in Seattle, Redmond, Edmonds, and SeaTac.

06/16/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Anti-Museum

Banksyland Rejects the Art Gallery Convention

This unauthorized exhibit aims to capture Banksy's anti-establishment ethos in the way it presents the famed street artist's work.

06/15/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

CANINE TO FIVE

Who Has the Best Shop Pets in the World? We Do! We Do!

From the feline queen of Capitol Hill's Pretty Parlor to the gentle giant of a dog at Mike and Mike's Guitar Bar in Fremont.

06/15/2022 By Zoe Sayler

On Belay

Outdoor Rock Climbing Near Seattle

Break out the ropes and racks to climb Washington’s natural crags. Plus: The dirt behind the storyteller who created climbing's biggest podcast.

06/15/2022 By Allison Williams

Choppy Start

The Weather's Not the Only Thing Raining on Seattle Beach Season

It's not just our chilly spring. A crackdown on crime and a lifeguard shortage are also cramping dreams of a sandy summer at Alki and Golden Gardens.

06/14/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Say Cheese

How to Take a Night Sky Photo in Washington

Where to get a jaw-dropping starry night picture while camping in the Pacific Northwest, and all the photography equipment you'll need for Milky Way magic.

06/08/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Out and About

Your Guide to Seattle Pride

All over the city this June, parties, parades, drag brunches, and fundraisers are popping up in celebration of the LGBTQ community.

06/06/2022 By Sophie Grossman, Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, and Ann Karneus

Planner

What to Do in Washington State in June

June brings us summer days, so race toward them in a soap box car or atop a queen mattress with the month's best and oddest festivals.

06/03/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Roll Up

Trailhead Direct Restarts Bus Service to Hiking Trails

Forget parking: The peaks just off I-90 become much more accessible with seasonal public transportation.

05/24/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Trailblazing

How One Tiny Mountain Town Welcomes PCT Hikers

Long-distance thru-hikers find welcome (and hot showers) in White Pass, one of Central Washington smallest communities.

05/16/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach