Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do April 26–28

World-class jazz, City of the Sun, and erotic art, this weekend, in Seattle.

04/26/2019 By Gennette Cordova

Explainer

The Space Needle Unveils Its New Look

It was born as a napkin sketch, but 56 years later our city's most iconic landmark got a major, year-long facelift.

10/16/2018 By Jaime Archer

Editor's Note

When Seattle Restaurants Shutter

It’s more than just the loss of beloved menu items.

10/16/2018 By James Ross Gardner

For the History Books

Inside Seattle’s Antiquarian Book Fair

Local and national sellers converge at Seattle Center this weekend, offering titles that fetch anywhere from $5 to $100,000.

10/09/2018 By Aly Brady

Festival Season

10 Artists to See at Bumbershoot 2018

Avant-garde hip-hop, shimmery pop, and Fleet Foxes (duh)—here are the acts we want to see this weekend.

08/29/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Snap Judgment

Is the Monorail Worth Renovating?

The World’s Fair relic might receive $23 million in upgrades, but will it ever be more than a tourist trap?

07/17/2018 By Jaime Archer

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

Strings Attached

Inside the World of Competitive Yo-Yo

Relive last weekend's Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Championships and meet the competitors who made it spin.

02/28/2018 By Trevor Keaton Pogue

Summer Festivals

Lorde and Odesza Headline Bumbershoot 2017

The Labor Day Weekend festivities also include Weezer, Haim, Solange, Flume, the Roots, Spoon, and more.

04/25/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Slide Show

Bumbershoot 2016 Photo Recap

The sights of another arts-filled Labor Day weekend at Seattle Center.

09/06/2016 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: August 1–7

A 'Hamilton' star gets his rap group back together, Seattle Art Fair returns for year two, and SAM hosts a Bike Night at Olympic Sculpture Park.

08/01/2016 By Kyle Kuhn Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 26–31

Strictly Seattle showcases the city's best choreographers, Wooden O brings Shakespeare to Seattle Center, and Movies at the Mural opens with 'The Princess Bride.'

07/26/2016 By Kyle Kuhn Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Cornish College of the Arts

Slide Show: Cornish College Commencement Ceremony

Cornish College of the Arts held the 2016 Commencement ceremonies at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center.

05/15/2016

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

United Way

Slide Show: United Way Day of Caring

Last month, Russell Wilson joined 650 United Way supporters at Seattle Center to celebrate two wins for the community.

09/16/2015

Summer Festivals

5 Problems That Bumbershoot Needs to Address

After AEG's first year in charge of Bumbershoot, there are a few glaring issues that need fixing.

09/10/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Festivals

This Is the End of One Reel as We Know It

After producing Bumbershoot for 35 years, the nonprofit promoter has become a shell of its former self.

08/28/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festival Season

Bumbershoot 2015 Adds 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers, Sherman Alexie, Jess Walter, and the A.V. Club

The fest announces its Comedy and Words and Ideas lineups.

06/24/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Festival Season

Bumbershoot 2015 Features Ellie Goulding, Faith No More, and the Weeknd

The Labor Day weekend fest also includes Hozier, Chance the Rapper, Fitz and the Tantrums, Social Distortion, Brand New, and Neko Case. Tickets on sale now.

04/29/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Quote Unquote

Robert Nellams and KeyArena Prep for the NCAA Tournament

After more than a decade, March Madness is finally returning to Seattle. And Seattle Center’s director couldn’t be happier.

03/02/2015 By Matthew Halverson