FAMOUS FOR: Signing Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney for record deals at the start of the 1990s grunge explosion. The label’s bands are credited with shaping the sound of the Seattle music scene.
INFAMOUS FOR: Duping The New York Times into publishing a bogus column all about “grunge speak.”
STILL SPINNING: Sub Pop is home to some of today’s big names in rock and indie, including Iron & Wine, Shabazz Palaces, Beach House, and Flight of the Conchords.
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The Space Needle just got terrifying. Want to do something
fun kinda frightening this weekend? The Space Needle’s brand new glass floor, arguably the neatest feature of our iconic attraction’s $100 million renovation, opens to the public today at 8 a.m. KING 5 reports that it’s the “world’s first and only revolving glass floor.” Not afraid of heights? Grab tickets here. For our acrophobic friends: We hear the International Fountain is pretty cool? 😅 (KING 5)
Nine days. That’s how long Tahlequah, a mother orca native to the Puget Sound, has been carrying her dead calf. But is she grieving? Kaeli Swift, a doctoral candidate at University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, told The Seattle Times that we should be careful about assigning human emotions to other creatures. “The sad part of this story should not be that she is sad,” she told the Times. “It should be that our critically endangered pod of whales lost another calf… My hope would be that we wouldn’t require animals to experience the world like we do to have compassion for them and to want to protect them.” 😔 (The Seattle Times)
‘One whale mom did all our crying for us.’ The dispatches about Tahlequah have moved so many of us. It even inspired poet Paul E. Nelson to pen an elegy for Tahlequah’s “un-named & un-numbered” baby and to remind us of the devastating impacts of climate change. “These are the stories the children of our / children will tell if there are storytellers / in their time. How we slept at the switch / ignored the clear signs of doom,” Paul wrote. (Cascadia Magazine)
Two more BBQ joints to check out. Yesterday, we told you about Jeff’s Texas BBQ, a Seahawks-beloved Marysville joint that Food & Wine Magazine named Washington State’s best barbecue. While that’s cool and all, there were two more places the magazine shouted out: Jack’s BBQ near SoDo and Emma’s BBQ in Hillman City. Reader Jody Pineda recommended Emma’s ribs and brisket. And one more pro-tip from Jody: The neighboring Hill City Tap House & Bottle Shop will let you bring in your BBQ to enjoy over beers. 🍽
💪 Wednesday, August 8: Learn how to spark your team’s creative potential at the next Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)
🤔 Wednesday, August 15: Should you spend time on that, or money? Learn to navigate this tricky trade-off at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)
🎶 Rock out to Tacocat and other local bands by the Space Needle (Queen Anne)
🎨 Oooh and aaah at the Seattle Art Fair — through August 5 (SoDo)
🎈 Take the fam to celebrate African-American food, culture, and music — through August 5 (Central District)
🎶 Bring the kiddos to a Hamilton sing-along (Downtown)
😸 Hang out with cats at Cal Anderson Park (Capitol Hill)
🏞 Align your chakras at the Olympic Sculpture Park (Belltown)
🤓 Unleash your anime nerdiness on Sailor Moon-themed crafts and cosplay (Bellevue)
🎈 Cheer on parades of kids, dogs, and floats (Lake City)
🏞 Check out “living sculpture” bonsai trees in a famous house (Lakewood)
💪 Learn how to turn your art into a business (Downtown)
✈︎ See the Blue Angels at Seafair (Rainier Valley) 🆕
🐶 Cheer on your furriends at a corgi race (Auburn)
🎈 Peruse handmade goods and see a kids parade (Magnolia)
🎶 Hear young musicians perform operatic arias and more (Downtown)
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