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18 THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE THIS WEEK
Stitch something. Learn the basics of hand-stitching and embroidering, then bring home all the supplies to do it yourself. (Ballard)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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