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Erin invited all of us to watch her artsy cousin, John Osgood, at work in the Bartells’ parking lot in Queen Anne. And it looks like she swung by, too. 🎨

“My cousin took all the artistic genes in the family and used them to make our city even more awesome,” she wrote on Instagram. 😍

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🛍  Head to the Children’s Business Fair to shop from kid-led startups (Bellevue)
💃  Get your body moving at this dance fitness class (Central District)
📚  Go to adult storytime to hear a “curious tale of domestic malice” (Downtown)


💃  Get dipped at a tango dance in the park (Downtown)
🗣  Tell the world why you want to #SaveTheShowbox with a pic (Queen Anne)
🎈  Take the kids to see Lego-fied replicas of U.S. landmarks — through August 19 (Bellevue)


💡  Learn the legacy of “the Forrest Gump of the Northwest” (South Lake Union)
🎟  Hear the music of the night at Phantom of the Opera — through August 19 (Downtown)
💡  Learn how to navigate time and money tradeoffs at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)
💪  Get dillighted at a Pickling 101 class at this Evergrey partner event (Belltown)


🍸  Sip all kinds of craft gin (Bellevue)
🎟  Learn what the moon wishes for at a cabaret performance (University District)
🍴  Make prints, eat tacos, and hear a band called Terror/Cactus (Belltown)
🍷  Meet winemakers and bid on giant wine barrels (Woodinville)
🎈  Check out drag and a sex positive workshop for NW Black Pride – through August 19 (All over)


👋  Light one up to celebrate global cannabis culture at Hempfest (Queen Anne)
🎨  Peruse street murals drawn in chalk by international artists (Redmond)
🎨  See awesome ink at the Seattle Tattoo Expo – through August 19 (Queen Anne)


🎶  Head to the Ballard locks to hear Microsoft’s Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra (Ballard)
🎈  Take the fam to kayak tours and noms at the Duwamish River Festival (South Park)
🍴  Taco your time eating your way through a Taco Takeover (Queen Anne)
🍺  Sample tasty brews and BBQ at the Washington Beer BBQ (South Lake Union)
🗣  Check out an arty weaving installation while talk about the homelessness crisis (Belltown)
🍴  Get heated (in a fun way) at Hot Sauce Fest, an Evergrey partner event (Ballard)


👋  Live your nosy neighbor dreams at this neighborhood garage sale (Capitol Hill)
🎈  Hang out with “tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders” at the Mini Maker Faire (Queen Anne)
🎈  Get the whole fam covered in mud at the Kids Obstacle Challenge (Issaquah)

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🤔  Wednesday: Should you spend time on that, or money? Learn to navigate this tricky trade-off at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

👨‍🍳  Wednesday: Make your kitchen a big dill at Foundation’s and MAKERS’ Pickling 101 class. (Belltown)

🌶  Saturday, August 18: Spice up your weekend with fellow heat-seekers at Hot Sauce Fest (Ballard)

🖋  Wednesday, August 22: Get tips to take charge of your content strategy at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn. (Pioneer Square)

🍺  Wednesday, August 22: How do you make gluten free beer? Watch and learn at Ghostfish Brewing — and make new friends in the process — at this fun Foundation event. (SoDo)

(📸: @rileyaj)


☝️ We couldn’t resist showing you one more Pearl Jam-y thing. Last week, the legendary local band rocked to crowds 45,000 strong during their Home Shows concerts at Safeco Field. And a big campaign around the shows has raised more than $11 million to fight homelessness in our region.

It was a big week for Seattle music history and for putting the spotlight on a big local issue. We geeked out with Museum of Pop Culture senior curator Jacob McMurray at the “Pearl Jam: Home and Away” exhibit at the and caught up with Aaron Hill, a formerly homeless artist, who designed a Pearl Jam poster with local nonprofit Path With Art.

Rock on. — The Evergrey

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