And speaking of markets…
We’ve got three weeks ‘til the holidays, and Seattle is crawling with popups, art fairs, and markets where you can find all kinds of awesome gifts made by your most talented and creative neighbors.
Want a comprehensive guide to a whole lot of them? Check out this handy calendar at SeattlePopUpMarkets.com. For an arts-focused list, bookmark this CityArts roundup. And if you want to support indigenous populations and vendors of color, browse this roundup from South Seattle Emerald.
Can we go down in the rankings now? Seattle rental prices have been climbing for years, and now we’re in the top five priciest cities to rent a place in the whole country.
Guess the median amount our 331,000 Seattle renters paid per month last year.
Scroll down and see if you’re right. (The Seattle Times)
Happy birthday, legal weed. Five years ago yesterday, growing, selling and buying marijuana became a-OK in Washington state. We saw some surreal things that year, like Seattle police handing out 1,000 bags of Doritos at HempFest, our big annual cannabis culture bash. As of November 1, the cannabis lifestyle and industry has boomed to the tune of more than $1.1 billion in sales statewide. (Seattle Weekly)
Give a high-five to these heroes. “Squidding” or “squid jigging” is another name for squid fishing — which is what the chef and staff of Capitol Hill’s Adana restaurant were doing along our waterfront when they heard a woman splashing in the water and went to the rescue. “I’m the luckiest bastard to be surrounded by these people who won’t think twice to help someone,” Chef Shota Nakajima wrote on Instagram. No word on whether they caught any squid. ❤️ (Capitol Hill Seattle)
We tripled our women mayors. Jenny Durkan just became our first female mayor since the 1920s. Everett and Vancouver will both see their first-ever female mayors take office in January. All told, we’re tripling the number of female mayors in the state — though women still hold just a fifth of elected seats. Want a primer on the history of female mayors nationwide? Check out this fun video from Seattle’s Spark Public. (Crosscut)
If you love physics and football… You’ll dig what epic astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted about a play in our Seahawks’ win against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday. Quarterback Russell Wilson pitched a ball backwards to running back Mike Davis. But the ball moved so fast, it looked like he pitched it forwards, which would break the rules. Coach Pete Carroll asked Neil to weigh in, and he did, calling the move a “legit Galilean transformation.” Here’s what that means. 🏈 (GeekWire)
🎁 A Conscious Holiday Bazaar With the holidays quickly approaching, join us to shop local at The Riveter Capitol Hill for our first holiday bazaar!
🐶 Take your dog to this big howliday party (Pioneer Square)
✨ Visit the Green Lake Pathway of Lights (Green Lake)
🎹 Get music & comics at the DIY Holiday Fair (Queen Anne)
⭐️ Take the kids to the Star Wars Holiday 5k (Ravenna)
🎵 Pair great food with African rhythms (Central District)
Send us a pic or tag #theevergrey! See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.
The median amount: A whopping $1,448 per month. That’s up $92 from 2015, and lower than the most expensive rental market in America — San Jose renters shell out $1,919. 😳 Thanks to FYI Guy Gene Balk for crunching the numbers.
See you all tomorrow. — The Evergrey