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On Thursday, March 15, just a few days before the start of spring, we want to celebrate what we hope will become an annual Evergrey tradition: Saying goodbye to winter and welcoming a new season.

Now all we need is the perfect invented holiday name for this event. We’re thinking along the lines of Friendsgiving, Festivus and Galentine’s Day. Got suggestions? Great! Drop ‘em in a comment on our event page. There are already some pretty great ideas rolling in.

Whoever suggests the winning name will get some free drinks for you and your friends at our party, an Evergrey t-shirt and eternal bragging rights. You’re welcome. 🍻

NOW HERE’S WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR CITY 🎟

The state of Seattle. How’s your city doing these days? Mayor Jenny Durkan is going to sum it up — from her point of view — in her annual State of the City address this morning. She’ll be talking about how she thinks we could make Seattle “more affordable, inclusive, and vibrant.” Free at 11 a.m.? Tune in live here, and follow the conversation on the #SotSEA2018 hashtag.

Don’t sing along at ‘Hamilton.’ If you’re lucky enough to see this crazy famous musical while it’s at the Paramount Theatre (either by ponying up for pricey tickets or winning this $10 lottery), Rachel Hart at Seattle Magazine has a few do’s and don’ts for you. You don’t want to be the weirdo singing along, she says, but you should feel free to “hoot and holler” when the cast starts in on tunes you love. “Most popular song on the applause-o-meter last night,” Rachel wrote, “was the Cabinet Battle #1.” (Seattle Magazine)

‘Just do it already.’ Even if you’ve been driving one forever, the thought has probably crossed your mind: What if I just got rid of my car? Seattleite Elisabeth Kramer gave up her 2007 Kia, and even though she’s a “red-blooded, suburbia-raised American who’s never lived without a car,” she writes, she’s into it. Granted, she’s spending about the same as she used to to get around — what with all the Ubers, Lyfts, ReachNow rentals, and transit fees. But she does not miss having to stress about parking and traffic. “A whole trunk full of worries rolled away with my car,” she wrote. Car ownership is hardly plummeting in Seattle, but it is dipping. In fact, Seattle saw a bigger drop in the number of car owners under age 35 than any other major city in the country. 🚗 (Curbed Seattle)

Fresher grub, coming up. Believe it or not, people who run food trucks in Washington state can’t legally prepare their food inside their trucks. They have to do it in licensed kitchens in brick and mortar buildings, then wheel the food around to sell it. A new state bill could change that, and lead to lower prices and yummier eats. 🍴 (KING 5)

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP 📅

OUR EVENTS / PARTNER EVENTS
AROUND TOWN
TONIGHT

🍻  Visit ‘dark beer nirvana’ (Northgate)
🗣  Talk with City Hall about our housing crisis (Downtown)
💪  Finish that writing project (Roosevelt)

TOMORROW

💪  Meditate with cats (Capitol Hill)
👋  Meet young pros and their dogs (Downtown)

THURSDAY

🎈  Wind down at this Bluegrass Festival (Bellevue)
🍴  Fill up on the city’s best comfort food and brews (SoDo)
🗣  Catch a storytelling showdown (Downtown)

FRIDAY

🎟  Watch shadow puppets struggle in Seattle (International District)
🎈  Play with Muppets (Queen Anne)

SATURDAY

🎈  Hang out with octopuses (Downtown)
💡  Find the meaning of life (First Hill)
🍻  Sip craft brews at this open house (All over)

SUNDAY

👋  Swap seeds with green-thumbed neighbors (West Seattle)
🚴🏽  Do the Chilly Hilly, one of the best bike rides around (Bainbridge Island)
🚴🏽  …Or the Willy Nilly, a local spin-off (get it?) (Vashon Island)

Going to one of these?

Send us a pic or tag #theevergrey. See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY 👍

We’ll see you tomorrow.


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