Immerse yourself at the 2018 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, April 27-29. Three days of sexy visual, literary, performance art--- and MORE! Learn More ».
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Today’s the second Thursday of the month, but on First Thursdays, the city gets extra creative with a series of arts and culture events. And when reader Pamela Glass went to Seattle’s legendary First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square last week, she saw something pretty … hard to see.
“I LOVE TINY THINGS,” she wrote on Instagram. This is one of a series of tiny paintings by local artist Brandon Vosika. The painting, above, was already sold, but Pamela’s friend bought her another one. “I can’t wait until we can pick it up and hang it on our wall!”
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‘The whisper network around him existed for years.’ Earlier this week, NPR published the stories of three Native American women writers, who publicly accused local author Sherman Alexie of sexual harassment. (Another eight women who wished to remain anonymous made similar allegations off-the-record, NPR noted.) KUOW interviewed Seattleite Elissa Washuta who said many of the women didn’t speak out about his actions because Sherman is so highly regarded in the literary community, and the publishing industry “enabled him to act as sort of a gatekeeper for other Native writers.”
After the allegations went viral on social media last week, Alexie said he was sorry for his past behavior. But he hasn’t responded yet to the latest round of allegations. Calina Lawrence, a member of the Suquamish Tribe said, “I think it’s really difficult because we’re just so eager to have representation that sometimes we’re willing to sacrifice the imperfections just so that we’re at least seen and heard.” (NPR, KUOW, The Seattle Times)
No stomach. Local book critic Paul Constant has interacted with and admired Sherman Alexie for years. And even as people in and outside the literary community rush to his defense, Paul says he believes the women who’ve accused Alexie of sexual harassment. “The distance between the personal story presented in his writing and the stories I’ve heard is too far. I can’t read those words anymore without thinking about all the pain they’re printed over,” he wrote. (Seattle Review of Books)
Legion of Gloom. News broke Tuesday that our beloved Moses Bread, aka Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. Bennett shared a heartfelt thank you to the 12s in an Instagram post while some on Twitter lamented not just his loss to the team, but to the Seattle community for his social justice work. THEN we learned that Richard Sherman doesn’t plan to play for the Seahawks next season either. Here’s one take on what all this could mean for our hometown team. And here’s how we’re left feeling about it. (ESPN, NFL.com, Sports Illustrated)
In other sports news… famed baseball player Ichiro Suzuki, who played for the Seattle Mariners from 2001 to 2012, has just rejoined the team. When he played for the Mariners, the team set an American League record with 116 victories and Ichiro was named the American League Most Valuable Player. Wanna see him in action? The Mariners will open the season against the Cleveland Indians on Mar. 29 at Safeco Field. (The Seattle Times)
Growing, growing, gone. Construction is slowing down between South Lake Union and SoDo. In mid-2017, there were 74 active construction projects in the central part of downtown. Just six months later, that number dropped to 57 projects — the biggest six-month drop since the downtown association started tracking these numbers in 2005.
Meanwhile, Amazon is planning to expand from more than 10 million square feet to nearly 14 million. How? By “leasing all of the office space planned for a downtown skyscraper called Rainier Square, most of the Macy’s building, and two mid-sized buildings in South Lake Union” and other spaces undergoing construction. Whoa. (The Seattle Times)
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📼 March 9: 90s Afterschool Special (Pioneer Square)
🌧 3/15: Say goodbye to winter with us at Greybreak (Central District)
💡 Get inspired to work for equality (Downtown)
🍻 Drink a beer to support women-owned businesses (University District)
👋 Hang out with people making a difference (Queen Anne)
💡 Ask how our political tribes can hurt us (Ravenna)
🎶 Bring back the ‘90s at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)
🎟 Give it up for elegant black dandy fashion (Central District)
🍿 Go see A Wrinkle in Time on opening night (All over)
🎈 Check out awesome animated shorts — through next Thursday (Queen Anne)
🎶 Hear the music of women composers (Downtown)
🎨 Get sensual at this “poetry brothel” (Belltown)
💪 Learn to dance traditional Indian bhangra (Capitol Hill)
🎈 Take the kids to Seattle’s big dog show — all weekend (SoDo)
Going to one of these? Send us a pic or tag #theevergrey. See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.
We’re just one week away from celebrating Greybreak, our unofficial holiday to help Seattleites say goodbye to winter and welcome the new season. Join us at The Neighbor Lady in the Central District on March 15 for games, rain- and sun-themed tunes, and a specially-made Greybreak cocktail.
Want to win some free drinks for you and your friends? Submit your best photo here that you’ve taken this winter season in Washington.
See you tomorrow, party people. — The Evergrey