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HAWAII YA DOING? Wait, this was taken in Seattle?? Holy moly, summer. 😎 Thanks for tagging #theevergrey, Kelsey! (📸: @spacingout_)

“Seattle is now wearing her summer dress,” Kelsey wrote on Instagram just three days after our city’s unofficial/official summer kickoff, a.k.a. July 5. 🎉

And where better to bask in the sun than at Agua Verde Café & Paddle Club? It’s one of many local spots Kelsey’s featured on her Instagram account, @spacingout_, which rounds up her favorite places around town.

Getting hangry, but want to stay cool? You can take care of both cravings at Agua Verde, where you can grab some tacos and then paddle it out in a rented kayak.

Want some more inspo to hop in a boat? 🌊 Here’s a few ideas:

  • Take a kayaking class or, if you’ve already got the hang of it, rent a boat at the Northwest Outdoors Center in South Lake Union.
  • Head northwest to Ballard Kayak to enjoy the sun from Shilshole Bay Marina.
  • To take in a gorgeous (and different) view of the Seattle skyline, head to West Seattle and pick up a kayak at Alki Kayak Tours to paddle out on Alki Beach

Water you waiting for? Now let’s help you make some plans…

24 THINGS TO DO AROUND SEATTLE THIS WEEK

MONDAY

🍿  See a bunch of films made in 48 hours — through July 25 (Queen Anne)
🗣  Hear about rebellious college students at the library (Downtown)

TUESDAY

💡  Learn about Japan’s supernatural cats at a cat café (Wallingford)
🎨  Put on your walking shoes to tour the SoDo Track murals (SoDo)
💃  Bring your best zydeco moves to Westlake Park (Downtown)
🗣  Soak up “tales of adolescent woe” at the Salon of Shame (International District)

WEDNESDAY

🎈  Say arrrrr to the Seafair pirates (Greenwood)
🍿  Embrace your inner film nerd and see The Shining on celluloid (University District)
💪  Create an awesome story-driven content marketing plan at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)

THURSDAY

💪  Learn how to identify fake news (Downtown)
🎟  Watch a drag competition over drinks (Beacon Hill)
🍿  Hear a filmmaker’s take on veganism’s African roots (University District)

FRIDAY

🍷  Sip on award-winning wines and beers (Queen Anne)
🎈  Stroll to a community playdate with your little ones (White Center)
🍹  Dance and learn the science behind cocktails at this Evergrey partner event (Queen Anne)
👋  Try not to get spooked at this cemetery tour (Capitol Hill)

SATURDAY

🎈  Take the fam to the Torchlight Parade (Downtown)
👋  Honor the work of two black women community leaders (Central District)
🎈  Check out art, food trucks, and bands on the beach (West Seattle)
💃  Cheer on Latin, Brazilian, and Caribbean performers (Columbia City)
🍴 Get the scoop at an ice cream social (South Lake Union)

SUNDAY

🎈  Peruse local art on Alki Beach (West Seattle)
☕️  Unleash your inner caffeine fiend at CoffeeCon (Fremont)
👋  Learn about Filipino culture and food at Pista sa Nayon festival (Seward Park)

 

COMING UP

🏖  August 11: Join this beach bash for Sub Pop’s 30th Birthday (West Seattle)
🖋  August 17-19: See awesome ink at the Seattle Tattoo Expo (Queen Anne)
🎙  October 2-3 Swoon at Hamilton star Leslie Odom at the symphony (Downtown)

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. Is an event sold out? Hit reply to let us know and we’ll update the listing in tomorrow’s newsletter.

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CHECK OUT OUR PARTNER EVENTS

💰  Wednesday: Get the basics on bookkeeping, local tax deadlines, and more at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

🍸  Friday: Dance, drink, and discover at Theory, Pacific Science Center’s big summer bash. (Queen Anne)

💪  Wednesday, Aug. 1: Workshop your perfect content marketing plan at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

Last week, we helped answer a common reader question about homelessness in Seattle: “Does Seattle get an influx of homeless people from outside areas attracted to better services?” We dove into the data in Part 1 and the reasons folks might be coming here in Part 2.

Got thoughts on what we dug up? Hit reply or email us at [email protected].

Have more Q’s about homelessness in Seattle? Send ‘em in here by noon today and they might be answered by The Evergrey or any of our any of the awesome local news orgs we’re partnering with to report out what you really want to know — Crosscut, GeekWire, KUOW, ParentMap, Patch, Real Change, and Seattlepi.com.

Have a good one, all. — The Evergrey