What do you need to know to know Seattle? Mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan sent us their top ten lists. Both mentioned critical points in our history, like Japanese internment, and the local legacy of the Duwamish tribe.
Cary gave a nod to grunge music, salmon, and knowing what to do in an earthquake. Jenny called out the Sonics, the waterfront tunnel, and a classic TV ad in which she just so happened to star as a large bottle of Seattle’s Rainier Beer. This is not a joke. 🍻
See Cary’s and Jenny’s full lists here. What do you think all Seattleites should know to really get their city? Hit reply and tell us. We’ll be sharing back your ideas on Friday.
Happening right meow. Seattle will soon be home to not one, not two, but three cat cafes. What are those, you ask? They’re spots where you can sip a latte while cuddling with a bunch of adoptable little furballs. Meowtropolitan in Wallingford was Seattle’s first such establishment. Now Neko Cat Cafe is just “a whisker away from opening” on Capitol Hill. (Eater Seattle)
This rent, though. We’re still paying a lot to get a place around here. And the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment just hit $2,000 for the first time ever. But there’s good news, too: Rents are rising more slowly, probably because supply is up. More new apartments have hit the market in the last five years here than in the previous 25 years combined. Yikes. (The Seattle Times)
How our city is spending its money. Mayor Tim Burgess put out a proposed city budget yesterday, and the big things to know, courtesy of Seattle Met, are:
Dive into this drama. It’s not every day we catch you up on high school drama (the theater kind, not the OMG kind). But what Ballard High’s theater program is doing to kick off its year is something else. “Patrons in the first few rows are advised to be prepared to get a little wet!” the students said about their production of “Metamorphoses.” They’ll be going in and out of a big pool onstage. Go see ‘em starting Oct. 12. (MyBallard)
Meanwhile, on TV and online… Dave Crosby, a singer/songwriter from Bothell known for viral YouTube duets with his adorable 4-year-old daughter, just advanced on Season 13 of The Voice. (The Seattle Times) And if you haven’t seen the web show Dragula, tune in to Season 2. Seattle drag queens James Majesty and Monikkie Shame are both starring. (The Stranger)
🏔 9/27: Introduction to Hiking
♻️ 9/30: ZeroLandfill Seattle 2017
🎃 9/29-30: 13th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
🙋 9/30-10/1: GeekGirlCon
🍵 9/30-10/1: Northwest Tea Festival
🇷🇺 9/30-10/1: Taste of Russia
♞ 10/1: ELS Medieval Festival 2017
Learn more about these events in our weekly roundup.
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It’s gonna be hot this week. Might even top 80 tomorrow.
See you then. — The Evergrey