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Nice work, team. And thanks for tagging #theevergrey, Kat! 🙌 (📸: @katdejpanah)

“This was the first time anyone from my team participated,” reader Katayoon Dej-Panah wrote us. Kat and her team — Jessie Hanna, Bekka Spetz, and Jim Spetz started the 24-hour race Friday night and finished on Saturday. “We got about three hours of sleep,” Kat said.

Among Questival’s challenges? Buy someone’s groceries, pick up 50 pieces of trash, stand in front of the Space Needle with peanut butter on your noses, create a Mentos commercial at the Skagit Valley tulip fields, and ask someone what they love about Seattle.

“We talked to a gentleman who was originally from the Midwest and he moved to Seattle 1 year ago,” Kat wrote. “He said he loved the community and how nice people are. He said Seattle folks have been kind and welcoming.”

Way to go, city. Kat and crew finished the race in the top 25 percent of teams and were pretty stoked about that. Just look at those medal-holding grins. ☝ Check out pics from more of your Questival adventures here.

Up for a wild week or something more mellow? Whatever you’re up for, let’s help you make some plans…

26 GREAT THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE THIS WEEK 📅

TODAY

🍴  Eat up at Seattle Restaurant Week (All over)
🗣  Hear the backstory of Capitol Hill (Capitol Hill)
🎈  Give the kids a free tour of the Ballard locks (Ballard)

TUESDAY

💡  Hear from someone who’s covered conflict in Syria (Columbia City)
💡  Check in with the head of the ACLU (Belltown)
🎙  Hear from the local company that makes the TASER at this Evergrey partner event (South Lake Union)

WEDNESDAY

🎟  Go see some glittery drag (Georgetown)
🍻  Drink some beer and take home your glass (Ballard)
🍿  See some wild and scenic flicks (Queen Anne)

THURSDAY

🎟  Laugh away your parenting woes (University District)
🎶  Do a girl group/boy band sing along (Central District)
🍴  Fill up on this happy hour food walk (International District)
🗣  Hear the stories of Seattle’s first people at this Evergrey partner event (Queen Anne)

FRIDAY

🎶  Get your swing on at the Hep Cat Ball (South Lake Union)
🎟  Let actors turn your bio into a literary epic (Belltown)
🎶  Watch a massive hip hop dance-off — through Saturday (Central District)
👋  Check out the one and only Specialty Coffee Expo — through Sunday (Downtown) — thanks for the rec, Ace!

SATURDAY

🏈  Meet the 2018 Huskies at this big spring fan fest (University District)
🛍  Shop the Handmade & Homegrown market (Georgetown)
🏞  Run for Earth Day and get a tree (Sand Point)
🍿  Watch flicks at the African American Film Festival — through Sunday (Central District)
🗣  Hear from locals using art as ‘creative resistance’ (Hillman City) — thanks, Amy Piñon!

SUNDAY

🏞  Hike a trail on Earth Day (All over)
👋  Volunteer with fellow LGBTQ+ folks (All over)
🎈  Take the fam to the opening of a Universe of Super Heroes (Queen Anne)
🎈  Celebrate cherry blossoms and Japanese culture (Queen Anne) — thanks, Tina Vlasaty!

HEADS UP ON WHAT'S COMING UP 👀

PARTNER EVENTS

🎙  April 17: Visit The Collective for an interview with the CEO of Axon, the company that makes the TASER, at Dent:Live (South Lake Union)

🗣  April 19: Explore the living history of Seattle’s first people at the second edition of Seattle Live (Queen Anne)

💻👩  April 23-27: Connect with inspiring mentors, peers, and resources at the weeklong Women in Tech Regatta (South Lake Union)

🎙 April 24: Boost your small business and meet peers in your industry at the inaugural Elevate NW Conference (Queen Anne)

Want to partner with us? Here’s how.

AROUND TOWN

💄  April 27-29: Get tantalized at the Erotic Art Festival (Queen Anne)
🇺🇸  April 28: Hear a sermon for shared civic purpose at Civic Saturday (Central District)
🎨  April 28: Check out the Pancakes and Booze underground art show (Eastlake)
🏐  May 19 (expected): Visit the actual Amazon Spheres (not just the visitor center!) on select Saturdays — book starting April 19 (South Lake Union)
🎞  June 18: Hear from Viola Davis, the most Academy Award-nominated black actress in history (Queen Anne)

GOING TO ONE OF THESE EVENTS?

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If you’re going out to these or any other fun events around the city, let us know how it goes! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag us on our social channels or with #theevergrey.

Have fun out there, all. — The Evergrey