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Superheroes need to kick back with some beer and bingo too, ya know. (📸: @offdutycap)
Whether you’re up for eating tasty treats, marching with city youth, gettin’ down on the dance floor, or partying with your neighbors, let’s help you make some plans.
25 THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE THIS WEEK 📅
💡 Hear from human rights photographer Greg Constantine (Pioneer Square — thanks readers Soumita Bhattacharya and Angela Finney for the rec!)
🎈 Take your kids to learn about women scientists (White Center)
💡 Hear how Seattle scientists are helping the world (Queen Anne — thanks for the rec, Tina Vlasaty!)
🗣 Learn about the history of redlining and gentrification (South Lake Union)
🎈 Show your daughters how math can help them realize their dreams (Queen Anne)
🎟 See a play about a Persian love story – only a few tickets left! (U-District)
🍻 Geek out about black holes and anti-magnets (Capitol Hill)
👋 Say bye to winter & welcome spring with The Evergrey (Central District)
💡 Learn what’s behind the hashtag #EducationSoWhite – moderated by our own Anika Anand (Downtown)
🎨 See local students’ fashion designs (SoDo)
💡 Watch a film about resilience and learn about ‘the biology of hope’ (Downtown)
🎟 Get cheeky at the Moisture burlesque festival – through 4/8 (Ballard)
🍽 Whip up some tasty truffles (Downtown)
🍿 Watch the classic film, Metropolis (Columbia City)
👋 Hit the dance floor with fellow queer & trans POC (Downtown)
💪 Learn how to make vegan tamales (Beacon Hill)
🍿 Watch a film about a pioneering mountaineer (Rainier Valley)
💡 Tune in for hip-hop revelations with a Wu-Tang Clan founder (Central District)
🍽 Hone your tastebuds with a local chef and author (Fremont)
🎉 Celebrate Nowruz (Persian New Year) at City Hall (Pioneer Square — thanks for the tip, Cathia Geller)
🍽 Eat a doughnut & take photos of our city (Belltown)
🎨 Learn about the history of Filipino American migration through photos (Chinatown-International District)
UPCOMING EVERGREY EVENTS
🌧 3/15: Celebrate spring with us at The Neighbor Lady (Central District)
Going to one of these? Send us a pic or tag #theevergrey. See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.
HOW YOU VOTED ON THE AMAZON QUESTION
On Friday, we told you about last week’s KUOW debate event over this question: Is Amazon good or bad for Seattle?
First, a correction: We said that before the event began, 56 percent of the audience voted that Amazon was good for the city while 46 percent disagreed. But that doesn’t add up – 44, not 46, percent of the audience said Amazon was bad for the Seattle. Sorry about that #mathfail. 😣 (Thanks to reader Mariel Montuori for catching that.)
Second, we asked YOU to vote on the question by choosing either A: Um, duh, they brought 40K jobs here! or B: No way – have you heard about their fulfillment centers? About 37 percent of you voted A, and 62 percent of you voted B. And Reader Daiga Galins e-mailed to ask for some more context on the fulfillment centers. Here’s more on that:
According to an Amazon company page, it has more than 75 fulfillment centers in the U.S. and Canada, and three of those are in Western Washington. Those centers have generated lots of jobs, but some critics say the warehouses also rely heavily on automated technology that could eventually phase out human labor and that the centers take advantage of low-wage workers in poorer cities. The more you know.💡
JOIN US NEXT WEEK IN SOUTH LAKE UNION 🍽
It’s almost time for another Evergrey reader meetup — this time at Maslow’s, a restaurant in South Lake Union. But Maslow’s isn’t just any restaurant. It’s run by Farestart, a nonprofit that trains disadvantaged locals for jobs in the food industry. We’ll be there on March 19 from 7 to 9 p.m., and we hope you’ll join us and the rest of The Evergrey community. RSVP here.
We’ll see you tomorrow. — The Evergrey