Kudos to the Neighbor Lady for letting us huddle up in such a warm, cozy space, and to everyone who came out to the Central District to join in.
And congrats to readers Jordan Lyon and Rachel Ciprotti! They kicked all our butts in our weather-themed music trivia bingo, and naming those tunes we mist was quite the trickle. 😉
Speaking of seasons… the Fremont Solstice Parade is exactly three months away, and organizers are looking for some badass poster art. The annual parade is basically Seattle’s summer kickoff party, and it puts all kinds of wild, wacky things on display — like our famous naked cyclists. If you’re the creative type, this is a hell of a good chance to put your mark on one of Seattle’s favorite events. Plus, reader Darcy Joan Gabriele reminded us, “this is the *30th* anniversary, so it’s a big deal!” Want to give it a shot or know someone who should? Get those poster proposals in by Monday. (Fremont Arts Council)
Displaced. It’s not every day that we read such a candid and powerful essay from one of the (too) many people struggling to get by in this booming city of ours. Elizabeth Brico was born here, grew up here, and lived with her husband and two little girls in a poorly managed apartment building in Capitol Hill they could barely afford or tolerate. They left Seattle in February — they had to — and their story is heartbreaking. “Disabled, married with two kids, Latin-American, and on food stamps, I no longer fit into my home,” Elizabeth writes. “But I really, really wanted to.” (Curbed Seattle)
Here’s who’s coming to Upstream. When a brand new music festival named Upstream launched last June in Pioneer Square, it “felt delightfully integrated into the city itself,” according to writer Darren Davis. This year’s Upstream Music Fest and Summit just announced its full lineup: lots of local and regional acts, plus big names like The Flaming Lips and Jawbreaker. And oh yes, tickets are already on sale. 👄 (Seattle Met)
New noms. We dare you not to crave what’s coming in this list of Seattle’s 10 most anticipated new restaurants. We’ve got a hankering for Raised Doughnuts’ gluten-free treats and chef Hiro Tawara’s take on dining in the elegant Japanese kaiseki style. Plus, there’s the imminent Seattle arrival of the East Coast “cult burger chain” known as Shake Shack. 🍔 (Eater Seattle)
It’s local? Here’s a fun fact for you: “Rick and Morty,” the sci-fi-ish cartoon show and “No. 1 TV comedy among millennials,” takes place here — “in Washington state- outside of Seattle” — according to co-creator Justin Roiland. Making the rounds on Reddit this week: These screenshots from Season 3 Episode 2, where the Space Needle and Pike Place Market fall prey to post-apocalyptic catastrophe.
💡 3/26: Cheer on some amazing local entrepreneurs — many of them women and people of color — at InnoVentures, a small business pitch contest (Ballard)
🧀 3/28: Learn about fruitcake, the world’s oldest noodles, and other unusual eats with Atlas Obscura Society Seattle at The London Plane (Pioneer Square) — use the promo code “EVERGREY” for a special discount!
👋 3/19: Join us for our next Evergrey meetup (South Lake Union)
🎟 Get cheeky at the Moisture 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)
🍽 Eat a doughnut & take photos of our city (Belltown)
🎨 Learn about the history of Filipino American migration through photos (International 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.
We’re heading to South Lake Union on Monday for our next reader meetup, and we’d love to see you there. Just stop by Maslow’s from 7 to 9 p.m. and look for The Evergrey sign (and don’t forget to RSVP!)
Maslow’s is one of several Seattle restaurants run by FareStart, a nonprofit that trains people struggling with poverty or homelessness for jobs in the local food industry. It’s also one of the five new spots FareStart opened in South Lake Union last year, after Amazon donated the space.
Maslow’s is offering Evergrey readers a 10 percent discount on food — plus a free drink to the first five of you who show — so come hungry, and early. 🍴
We’ll see you next week. — The Evergrey