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And speaking of that exhibit, how’s an Infinity Mirrors-inspired party sound? Awesome? We think so. That party’s on Friday, and there’s lots of other great stuff happening all week long.
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16 THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE THIS WEEK ⛵
Make medicine. Learn how to make three staples of herbal medicine: Teas, tinctures, and vinegars (you’ll get to bring the stuff you make home with you). Bring an apron! And if it’s sold out, don’t despair: There’s another class next Monday. (Capitol Hill)
Dunn dun. Dunn dun. Dundundundundundun. Recognize that theme music? Go watch the classic movie Jaws and learn about sharks from a wildlife expert. If Tuesday’s sold out by the time you read this, no worries, there’s another showtime on Wednesday. 🦈 (Central District)
How do you feel about gentrification? If you’re not a fan, there’s a group that’s meeting to talk about ways to take action against it. (Central District)
Get fresh air & fresh art. This year’s SAM Remix party is inspired by the insanely popular Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit. Explore new art in the Olympic Sculpture Park, get a guided tour from a local creative, and do some creating yourself. P.S.: Wanna get in for free? Be one of the first 50 partygoers to show up wearing all polka dots. (Belltown)
Eat a fresh gyro. Foodie phenom The Halal Guys started out as a food cart in NYC and is now making its way all over the world. Celebrate the grand opening of its first Seattle spot, complete with chances to get free swag and free food. (Pioneer Square)
So, about Seattle transportation… It’s a big issue right now, and you can get in on the conversation at Transportation Camp, where people will share their opinions, debate issues, and talk solutions. (Downtown)
Happy retirement, #11! The Mariners are retiring Edgar Martinez’s jersey number at a special ceremony before the game, and 45,000 fans get a cool plaque to remember it by. (Psst… you can get a replica jersey at Sunday’s game). (SoDo)
Hear spooky stories on the water. Sail across Lake Union as you sing songs and listen to tales of sea monsters. (Lake Union)
CALLING ALL AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS 🌛
If you haven’t already heard, the first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years is coming up on August 21, and people are going wild for it.
Want to be your friends’ go-to source of eclipse info? The Seattle Public Library is hosting a whole bunch of events to help you prep for the big day. They even have a limited supply of free glasses. Check out what they’ve got in store and, for the love of retinas, please protect your eyes.
Stay starry-eyed. — The Evergrey