Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do July 13–15

Spend the whole weekend outside, don't recycle your milk cartons yet, and would ya look at all that free stuff.

07/13/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Festival Season

The Rise of TUFFEST

The third annual high-summer arts festival upends limited ideas about DJing.

07/12/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Festival Season

Upstream 2018 Photo Recap

Artists big and small convened in Pioneer Square for the festival's second year.

06/05/2018 Photography by Victoria Holt Edited by Stefan Milne

Festival Prep

Your Guide to Sasquatch 2018

Advice and thoughts for navigating that lineup poster, from big font to small.

05/24/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Festival Season

Get Ready for the 47th Annual Northwest Folklife

This weekend the year’s freest festival takes over Seattle Center.

05/22/2018 By Stefan Milne

Festival Guide

SIFF Tickets Go On Sale Thursday May 3

Programmers announced the sprawling schedule today. Here's how to navigate.

05/02/2018 By Stefan Milne

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: October 25–31

The week in which: Woodinville Whiskey comes to Trace, Town Hall holds a cookbook double-header, and the witching hour descends on Seattle for Halloween.

10/25/2017 By Jaime Archer

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: May

Make time for outdoor music festivals, traditional canoe races, and maypole dancing.

05/03/2017 By Liz Weber

Hot Take

Panels That Should Probably Exist at Upstream Music Fest and Summit

Sure, Paul Allen’s inaugural Upstream Fest brings more than 100 local acts and a slew of music industry panels to town this month, but here are a few talks we wish were on the roster.

04/20/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: April

The start of spring brings bulbs, brews, and blossoms.

04/11/2017 By Liz Weber

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Bolsters Its Lineup

The full slate now includes Dinosaur Jr., the Thermals, the Long Winters, Jay Park, Metz, and over 300 total acts for the fest's three-day premiere.

04/06/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Run the Jewels, Diplo, and Lord Huron Headline Capitol Hill Block Party 2017

The urban summer music festival's lineup also features Angel Olsen, Thundercat, Wolf Parade, and Perfume Genius.

03/07/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: March

Hey, it's spring! Almost! We've got seafood to eat and bird-watching to do.

02/24/2017 By Jack Russillo

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Reveals Its Debut Lineup

The first year of Paul Allen's answer to SXSW features Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge, Shabazz Palaces, and a glut of local bands.

02/23/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Festival Season

Frank Ocean and Chance the Rapper Headline Sasquatch! 2017

The Memorial Day excursion at the Gorge also features Twenty One Pilots, the Head and the Heart, MGMT, and the Shins.

01/23/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: January

Break in the New Year with mountain movies, drinks, and chocolate that benefits Mother Nature.

01/06/2017 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: December

Party through the season with a music festival, a Lego-building contest, or the world's biggest light maze.

12/02/2016 By Jack Russillo

Summer Festivals

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Death Cab for Cutie Headline Bumbershoot 2016

Festival passes for the loaded lineup (Tame Impala, Run the Jewels, Father John Misty, KYGO, Billy Idol, and more) go on sale this Friday.

04/26/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Odesza and Chvrches Headline Capitol Hill Block Party 2016

The festival also celebrates its 20th anniversary with Crystal Castles, MØ, Thundercat, and the Joy Formidable.

02/16/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Festival Season

Sasquatch! Festival 2016 Lineup Announced

Headliners include the Cure, Florence and the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, A$AP Rocky, and Disclosure.

01/12/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld