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The Evergrey Turns One! is happening at The Riveter on Capitol Hill on November 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There’ll be food, drinks, activities, and toasts to all the amazing things we’ve done together over the last year. We’ve also got special prizes and giveaways from local partners Yelp Seattle, Molly Moon’s, Sasquatch Books, and more.
Dig what your Evergrey community’s been doing? RSVP (for free!) right now and invite your friends! Don’t worry, we’ll wait. 🙂
All signed up? Great. We’ll have more details on event partners and activities soon. Now, let’s catch you up…
There’s something ‘unseemly’ about these Amazon bids. The numbers are in, and a whopping 238 cities in all but seven states have put in bids to host Amazon’s second big headquarters. Amazon’s promising 50,000 jobs to the lucky city, so it’s no surprise it’s been a frenzy. But has the desperation crossed a line? The contest is a “flurry of embarrassing promo efforts by North American cities groveling to serve,” wrote Crosscut’s Knute Berger. And Seattleite Tim Egan put out a warning to hopeful cities in The New York Times. “You think you can shape Amazon? Not a chance,” he wrote. “It will shape you.”
And then there was the plane… Did you see it? The city of Little Rock, Arkansas, flew a plane over downtown Seattle yesterday with a banner that read, “Hey Amazon. It’s not you. It’s us.” Why? Little Rock decided not to bid for HQ2 after all, and used the “breakup” to launch a campaign encouraging people to… move to Little Rock? Yeah, it’s a head-scratcher for us too. 🤔 (MyNorthwest)
It’s sweater season, y’all. And if you want to update your wardrobe with some Seattle-made threads, check out this list of 28 great clothing stores and boutiques in the city. (Seattle Met)
Speaking of things made locally… Did you know Cinnabon started in Seattle? Did we just make you crave that gooey, million-calorie cinnamon roll icing? Yeah. Well. Join the club. (Seattle Met)
Help out your local media. The South Seattle Emerald and Capitol Hill Seattle — two awesome neighborhood community news sites — are looking for support to keep doing what they’re doing. We’re big fans of everyone who works hard to help us all understand our city, and these folks are no exception. Check ‘em out.
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💥 Ampersand Live! An evening of edgy & nerdy unrehearsed stories & performances about the Pacific Northwest by all-local artists, writers, musicians, & more!
📰 10/24: Think & Drink: The Divided Library
🌍 10/24: SVP Fast Pitch
🐘 10/24: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
😺 10/25: Pumpkin Carving With Cats
🏙 10/25: Tenant Rights Bootcamp
📹 10/26-11/2: Hump! Film Festival
💀 10/26: Zombie Crawl 2017
🛍 10/27: Urban Craft Uprising Fall Market
🎼 10/27: Halloween Organ Concert
👻 10/27: 2017 FreakNight Festival
🐠 10/28: Aquarium Halloween
😈 10/28: Haunt at MoPOP
🐶 10/28: Dog-O-Ween 2017
🎃 10/28: Pumpkinfest Catapult Contest
😱 10/29: The Museum of Fright
🐯 10/29: Zoo Pumpkin Bash and Trick-or-Treating
🏃 10/29: Run Scared 5k / 10k
See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.
Our election’s two weeks away and our two mayoral candidates, Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan, are talking shop tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. You can watch live on KING 5 or GeekWire.com, or listen in on KUOW. Want to ask the candidates a question? Submit it here.
Have a good one, all. — The Evergrey