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Washington’s oldest indie bookstore serves both the greater Seattle area and UW students and continues a legacy of constant innovation and community focus.

03/23/2020

ARTS PREVIEW

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This Spring

Nikki Glaser talks sex, Spectrum Dance Theater tackles race and climate change, and Bill Nye erupts onto the scene.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

Rick Barot Explores the Colonial Past and Present

The Tacoma-based poet’s new collection, 'The Galleons,' delves into the histories of his own family and of Spanish conquest.

02/25/2020 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

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do October 25–27

A roller rink disco night, Canadian comedy in the U District, and fall in Fauntleroy.

10/25/2019 By Ryan Phelan and Courtney Cummings

Clean, Well-Lighted Places

Our Picks for Lit Crawl Seattle 2019

This Thursday nearly 50 readings pop up in venues across the city. We narrow the list a little.

10/22/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Monthly Planner

11 Seattle Events to Catch This October

Big Thief touches down with an intergalactic album, 'Dracula' gets a new adaptation, and femme glass artists take over CoCA.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Better Living Through Poetry

Three Poetry Books from Local Presses Made the National Book Awards Longlist

Jericho Brown's 'The Tradition,' Arthur Sze's 'Sight Lines,' and Mary Ruefle's 'Dunce' are all up for the honor.

09/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do August 30–September 2

The Fair returns, Chuck's Hop Shop plays arcade games, and a film pioneer gets her due.

08/30/2019 By Stefan Milne and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 26–29

An experiment in LARPing, an Oregon senator’s war against Trump, and an artist's reimagining of the modern world.

08/26/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

AUTUMN HAPPENINGS

A Guide to Seattle’s Arts Scene This Fall

From a trio of new directors to a self-reflexive musical’s take on Jane Austen, autumn is for the arts.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 19–22

A Ballard butcher shop sneak peek, a behind-the-scenes look at 1960s drag pageants, and the story of a 20th century female sculptor.

08/19/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 5–8

An ex-Mormon makes bedroom music, restaurants celebrate RBG, and SIFF screens a documentary for feline fanatics.

08/05/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 29–August 1

An exhibition honors a Seattle civil rights leader, an author turns Obama and Biden into crime-solving sleuths, and an Appalachian folk band plays the Crocod...

07/29/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This August

Two jazz luminaries unite, this Thing hits Port Townsend, and half of SNL’s Weekend Update comes to the Triple Door.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 22–25

Contemporary Native writers take the spotlight, Hari Kondabolu tests new material, and a play set in the International District lands in Pioneer Square.

07/22/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

24-Hour Party People

Seattle Can Hear the Mueller Report in Full at a 24-Hour Marathon Reading

This weekend at Town Hall Seattle, nearly 100 locals will utter each word of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

07/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 15–18

Two takes on the Bay Area (one historical, one musical), a drag remake of 'The Golden Girls,' and a benefit show at Neumos.

07/15/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 8–11

An antiques enthusiast talks Prohibition in the PNW, Addo transforms into a fish and chips dive, and SAM celebrates summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park.

07/08/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 1–3

Southern soul, stand-up at Lowercase Brewing, and an ex-felon who values education.

07/01/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol