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🎮 Painting with cats, video game geekery, and a "mass mind-reading"

NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES. Even for just a bit before the (non-smoky) grey rolls back in. Thanks for tagging #theevergrey, Morgan!

As we all collectively grumble about the last bits of summer being stolen from us by these smoky grey skies, we appreciated this bit advice from reader Morgan Sullivan.

“What to do when the world and your place in it seem uncertain? When the status quo crumbles and shakes…” Morgan wrote on Instagram. “Breathe. First and foremost. Then remember that all things are made to change. We are but ships on unsteady waters, sailing forever on. 🌀”

Let’s all take a deep breath (hopefully a less smoky one 🤞) and take on this week.

Now let’s help you make some plans …

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🍴  Nom on squid ceviche, pork belly, and other Filipino pulutan bites (Fremont)
🎈  Take the kids to play with bubbles and sail tin foil boats to bid summer adieu (West Seattle)


🏀  Cheer on Seattle Storm at the playoffs (Queen Anne)
🍺  Ask a scientist your questions about climate change over beers (Ballard)
💡  Learn how Afghan girls’ schools are helping prevent early marriage (Downtown)
💡  Hear from local researchers how they’re changing access to healthcare (Queen Anne)


🎟  Be part of a “mass mind-reading” and meet a mentalist (Belltown)
🎨  Bring the kids to splatter paint on a canvas while hanging out with cats (Wallingford)
💪  Learn how to make your work calendar your friend at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)
💡  Hear your neighbors’ poetry, essays, and prose at the social justice library (Beacon Hill)


🎨  Cheer on local makers at the Mayor Jenny Durkan’s arts awards (Queen Anne)
🎮  Play unreleased games and meet their developers ahead of PAX West (Redmond)
👋  Meet up with fellow young LGBTQ+ professionals (Belltown)


🍴  Make a picnic out of fruit harvested from all across Seattle (Othello)
🎟  Cheer on performers at a video game-themed drag night (Belltown)
🎶  Practice your head-banging at Bumbershoot — through Sept. 2 (Queen Anne)
🎨  Watch breakdancing and hear spoken word at a youth arts block party (West Seattle)
🎮  Hear from a puzzlemaster and play board games on top of Columbia Tower (Downtown)


🍿  Watch short films, documentaries, and audience-favored flicks — through Sept. 2 (Queen Anne)
🎶  Sway to music by Seattle’s Totally Relaxed Ukulele Musicians at the locks (Ballard)
🏞  We aren’t kitten you — bring your cats to the park (Capitol Hill)


🎈  Take the kids — big and little — to play indie games (Downtown)
💃  Hit the dance floor in honor of Queen Beyoncé’s birthday (Capitol Hill)
🎶  Hum along to Baroque, classical, and contemporary flute tunes (Ballard)
🍿  Bring the fam to a super film festival of Marvel movies — through Sept. 6 (Queen Anne)
🍴  Nom on pie and see local art at the Blackberry Festival — through Sept. 3 (Bremerton)

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.


🍷  TOMORROW: Learn the tasty differences between wines from the Evergreen State and Mexico’s wine country at the MEXAM Northwest Festival (Capitol Hill)

📅  Wednesday: Learn to master your calendar — and master your business — at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

✊  Wednesday, Sept. 5: Hear some real talk about confidence building from a queer woman of color in tech at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

🎉  Saturday, Sept. 8 – Sunday, Sept. 9: See large-scale art installations, peruse a street fair, and learn how design affects our lives at Seattle Design Fest (Pioneer Square)



On Friday, we mentioned that the über-popular 85ºC Bakery Café chain — a.k.a. the ‘Starbucks of Taiwan’ — is coming to Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in the fall.

If you want to get a preview, you can check out its nearby cafés in Tukwila, Federal Way, and Lynnwood. You won’t, however, find one of their bakeries in Renton, as we told you last week while visions of tartlets and brioche buns danced in our heads. 😣 Thanks to our friend K for the catch!

We’ll see you tomorrow. — The Evergrey

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