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18 THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE THIS WEEK

TUESDAY
Take epic skyline pics. A professional portrait photog will help you capture Seattle’s skyline while the sun sets. Want to take it to the next level? Bring flashlights or glow sticks to make “Light Paintings.” (West Seattle … psst, if you go, tag #theevergrey in your pics.)

Stitch something. Learn the basics of hand-stitching and embroidering, then bring home all the supplies to do it yourself. (Ballard)

WEDNESDAY
Learn how to be a creative in Seattle
. Our chat with world-renowned photog and creative powerhouse Chase Jarvis is finally here! We’re psyched to learn how he managed to make his mark and thrive in Seattle’s creative scene. There’s still a few tickets left and we’d love to see you there. (Pioneer Square)

Judge young scientists. Have a drink and watch three researchers present their science projects “in a clear and entertaining way,” then use your applauds to decide which project wins. (Capitol Hill)

Get educated on youth homelessness. This monthly workshop focuses on the causes and realities of youth homelessness and suggests ways you can engage and help out. Thanks Shemaiah Gonzalez for the tip! (Queen Anne)

THURSDAY
Listen to legendary authors
. Local storyteller Sherman Alexie and Daniel Handler (A.K.A. Lemony Snicket) are chatting about male adolescence, specifically “when the lens of sex tilted the world.” (Capitol Hill)

Celebrate Native American artists. There’s a gallery opening and a documentary screening at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center. Chow down on some Indian tacos and enjoy! Thanks for the tip, Megan Martinko. (Discovery Park)

FRIDAY
Say ‘saluti!’
The San Gennaro Festival is the perfect time to cheers your fellow Seattleites and celebrate all things Italy. (Georgetown)

Think about music in a new way. KEXP’s Riz Rollins is chatting with NPR music critic Ann Powers about how we talk about sex and race through popular tunes. (Capitol Hill)

Check out this warehouse ASAP. Artists covered the entire inside of a Seattle warehouse with art and it’s scheduled to be torn down this fall. Check out its opening night with live music and drinks. (Beacon Hill)

SATURDAY
Follow our meal plan
. Fuel up at Bacon Eggs and Kegs in the morning, hit up all the dairy at the Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival and end your night in Chinatown with some delicious eats. You’re welcome.

Go to a Seattle comedian’s last show. Native Seattleite John Keister hosted a sketch comedy show for 15 years, and now he’s doing one last standup. “Natives, Newcomers and anyone else trying to make sense of this town” are invited for a last laugh. Here’s more on him from The Seattle Times. (Downtown)

Kick off the Seattle Design Festival. The whole fest is two weeks long, but its super-fun opening block party only goes through the weekend. Bring the fam to see cool design installations and performances. (Downtown)

SUNDAY
Enjoy a Sunday sundae
. Seattle’s top 20 ice cream shops are invading the Fremont Market and bringing all the frozen treats with them — there’s even a truck serving gelato made for dogs. (Fremont)

Explore Hawaiian culture. Our region has strong ties to Hawaii, and Live Aloha is hosting a day of hula performances, a lei making workshop and other fun activities. (Queen Anne)

Bounce down to Tacoma. Head south of Seattle to the “Biggest Bounce House in the WORLD.” We hope it can fit 27,000 people because that’s how many are interested in it on Facebook. (Tacoma)

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CARPE DIEM, ART LOVERS

PSA: The last day to see Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors is this Sunday, September 10. The Seattle Art Museum is extending its hours for the crazy popular exhibit and Vanguard Seattle has some tips for ensuring you get into those mirrored rooms. Not sure what all the fuss is about? Crosscut attempts to explain.

Have fun out there. — The Evergrey


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