🐧 Desert penguins and bare-skinned cyclists

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING: Reader Annie Kuo oooh’d and aaaah’d at the performances and the gorgeous ceilings at the Paramount Theatre last week at the opening night of the classic Les Misérables.
(📸: @annie.kuo)

Reader Annie Kuo caught the latest tour of Les Misérables with her friend (and KING 5 anchor) Michelle Li last Thursday. And Annie even modeled her friend’s glasses for us. 🤓

“The Paramount has nice ceilings & Les Miz was 👌,” Annie wrote.

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🗣  Tune into a debate about Seattle’s contentious youth jail (Rainier Beach)
💡  Learn how Darwin’s theories shaped the evolution of beauty (Downtown)
🗣  Hear from one of the first transgender political appointees in the U.S. (Queen Anne)


🏞  Sip sake in Seattle’s Japanese Garden (Montlake)
🍿  Watch a movie about Bill Nye’s fight against anti-scientific thinking (Beacon Hill)
💡  Dive into a fictitious dystopian future for women’s reproductive rights (Hillman City)
👋  Design a more inclusive workplace at this Evergrey partner event (Downtown)


💡  Peek into the world of coffee roasting (Pioneer Square)
🎨  Check out a new literary anthology and live poetry (Columbia City)
💡  Learn who you are as a leader at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)
🎨  See a legendary Central District photog’s pics — through June 17 (South Lake Union)


👋  Share golden year goals with fellow seniors (Green Lake)
💡  Learn about penguins who live in the desert (
West Seattle)
🗣  Hear women’s experiences being homeless in Seattle (Capitol Hill)
👋  Bring your transpo nerd A-game to transit-themed trivia (Pioneer Square)
🗣  Hear from the bishop who gave the sermon at the royal wedding (Capitol Hill)


🎟  Cheer on Rocky Horror-themed roller derby (White Center)
👋  Test your Seattle knowledge at Crosscut’s trivia night (Ballard)
🎟  Party with dancers at this Evergrey partner event (Queen Anne)
🍿  See the Seattle International Film Festival’s best flicks (All over)


🎈  Watch The Goonies under the stars (South Lake Union)
🏞  Explore some of North Seattle’s secret gardens (Lake Forest Park)
🎈  See some live music and handmade art — through June 17 (Edmonds)
🎈  Kick -off summer with the Solstice Festival’s naked bike riders (


🎈  Take a drive to gorge on strawberries (Marysville)
🎈  Celebrate black art, fashion, and culture with live music (Queen Anne)
🍺  Crack open a beer with dad at the Washington Brewers Festival (Redmond)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theevergrey on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with an Evergrey membership.


👋  TOMORROW: Get tips on how to build an inclusive creative workplace at AIGA Seattle’s Diversity & Inclusion Workshop (Downtown)

🏆  Wednesday: Learn who you are as a leader at the next Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

💃  Friday: Watch amazing Northwest dancers do their thing at Pacific Northwest Ballet’s NEXT STEP: OUTSIDE/IN performance and party (Queen Anne)

💪  Wednesday, June 20: When do you keep pushing, and when do you call it a day? Learn how to tell the difference at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

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