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(📸: Mónica Guzmán and Luis Antezana)

We’re stoked that so many of you got to meet your neighbors and chat it up. Where should we head to next? Hit reply or email [email protected] to let us know.

 

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

Free apartment, anyone? Reader Julie Pham pointed us to this essay contest run by a company called Walls Property Management. Whoever wins it gets to live in a one-bedroom Seattle apartment rent free for a whole year. Walls has been running the contest annually since 2015. One past winner, Pamela Green, worked part-time at two homeless shelters and was homeless herself before she won the apartment in 2016. Want to enter the contest? Just write a 350-word-or-less answer to this question: “How would a free apartment for one year change your life?” And hurry. These essays are due tomorrow. (Walls Property Management)

No guns in class. Our governor made national headlines yesterday when he confronted our president about an idea he’s not too crazy about — giving guns to teachers. Trump thinks that if some teachers could be trained to carry guns in class, they could protect kids from people who want to walk in and start shooting. That’s what happened in a high school in Parkland, Florida, two weeks ago, when a former student killed 17 people with an AR-15 assault rifle. “I have listened to first-grade teachers, and they don’t want to be pistol-packing first-grade teachers,” Governor Jay Inslee told Trump at a meeting of the country’s governors in the White House. “I just suggest we need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening. Let’s just take that off the table and move forward.” Here’s a clip of the whole convo. (The Seattle Times)

Still glamorous. Some old murals have turned up inside a building in the International District, and they’re really something. The building used to be a hotel back in the day, and — by the looks of it — an underground jazz club. The murals show men and women all glammed up with top hats, furs, and cigars. They’re looking a bit dusty (check the story for the pics), but if the family that owns the building gets the grants they’re after, a restoration could make ‘em look good as new. (Crosscut)

Green it up. You know what really brightens up a Seattle home in winter? Houseplants. Especially the cute, trendy kind. A local service called Urban Sprouts sends out one little houseplant a month to all its subscribers. Air plants away. 🌱 (Curbed Seattle)

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP 📅

PARTNER EVENTS

📼 March 9: 90s Afterschool Special (Pioneer Square)

OUR EVENTS

🌧 March 15: Say goodbye to winter (Central District)

AROUND TOWN
» TODAY

🗣  Know the story of our jazzy Black & Tan Hall (South Lake Union):
👋  Grab a drink and network with other young pros (Belltown)
💡  Understand hippie food (West Seattle) — neighborhood corrected
🗣  Learn everyday steps to stop sexual violence (Capitol Hill)

» TOMORROW

🎨  Hear from the guy who put this giant tree in our art museum (Pioneer Square)

» THURSDAY

🗣  Hear amazing 5-minute talks at Ignite (Capitol Hill)
🎟  Catch a drag queen extravaganza (Belltown)
👋  Kick off a new era for the beloved Cafe Racer — all weekend (Ravenna)

» FRIDAY

🍿  Meet everyone’s favorite “science guy” (Capitol Hill)
🎲  Get your board game on in Seattle’s tallest building (Downtown)
🎨  Check out young locals’ art around mass incarceration (Downtown)
🎈  Teach the kids about polar science — all weekend (PacSci)

» SATURDAY

🎈  Get hued for Holi, the festival of colors (Bellevue)
🎶  Wear white to this colorful Holi / Bollywood bash (Belltown)
🏞  Run around the lake in your kookiest socks (Green Lake)
🎶  Hear a show from Guitars 4 Vets (West Seattle)
🍴  Savor seafood at this mega MusselFest — all weekend (Coupeville)

» SUNDAY

💡  Hear from CNN’s Anderson Cooper — few tix left! (Queen Anne)
🍿  Get gussied up to watch the Oscars (Capitol Hill)
🏞  Gear up at the Seattle Bike Show — all weekend (SoDo)
👾  Two words: Comic Con — all weekend (Downtown)

Going to one of these?

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

CELEBRATE THE SEATTLE BLOOM 🌻

Give a warm, springtime welcome to Greybreak, our new, unofficial Seattle holiday helping us bid our city’s greyest season adieu. (Big thanks to reader Catherine Calvert for the creative name!)

Greybreak’s also celebrating all the hard work and fun our 500 Embrace the Grey Facebook group members put into making the most of Seattle’s winter. Whether you’ve been in working on your winter love all month or just want to hang out with your Evergrey community, join us on March 15 at The Neighbor Lady in the Central District for drinks and games.

Have a good one, all. — The Evergrey


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