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Ahhh, home. Thanks for tagging #theevergrey, Kavya Sukumar!
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While we’ll miss summer swimming and frolicking in the sun, we’re not mad about welcoming back Seattle’s gorgeous grey — and neither is Kavya.

“These are the true colors; not desaturated,” she wrote last week on Instagram after we had a long run of smoke-filled skies. “It’s funny how this, the clouds not the smoke, has become my ideal weather – A warm cloudy Pacific Northwest summer day.”

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Last week, we shared Curbed Seattle’s guide to taking the bus to Puyallup to check out the kick-off of the Washington State Fair — except we called it the Evergreen State Fair. In our defense, there are so many fairs. But still, our bad. 😑

Thanks to Cassandra Schwartz, Abby Vincent, Meghan Jordan, and Kevin for catching our error.

Now let’s help you make some plans…



💪  Test your ‘90s Disney movie knowledge (Capitol Hill)
🎶  Sway to the sounds of a Latin jazz ensemble (Columbia City)


🗣  Hear from an Obama staffer, a UW scientist, and The Evergrey’s own Mónica Guzmán (Capitol Hill)
🎟  See a “sizzling burlesque tribute” to infamous spy Mata Hari (Downtown)
💡  Learn to build up your confidence from a queer woman of color in tech at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)


🎶  Visit Game of Thrones’ Westeros with an orchestra (Queen Anne)
🎟  Check out a mash-up of magic, comedy, and acrobatics — through Sept. 8 (Fremont)
🗣  Hear what your neighbors “gleaned from teachers or the streets” (Fremont)


👋  Mingle with the witchcraft community at this night market (Ballard)
🎶  Hear tributes to Erykah Badu and Sade (Capitol Hill)
🍴  Bring your stretchy pants to an Italian food festival — through Sept. 9 (Georgetown)
🎶  Honor Aretha Franklin with KEXP’s DJ Riz (Beacon Hill)
💪  “Make friends, then fight them” at Swordsquatch — through Sept. 9 (Georgetown)


🎈  Peruse antiques, vintage clothes, and home decor at a flea market (SoDo)
🎨  Take the fam to one of Seattle’s biggest, most creative block parties at this Evergrey partner event — through Sept. 9 (Pioneer Square)
🎨  See ‘em pour molten bronze at this open house (Central District)
💡  Tour the city’s “hostile architecture” — through Sept. 9 (Pioneer Square)
🍴  Grab snacks and check out local crafts at a night market (International District)
🎟  Watch a drag tribute to anime director Hayao Miyazaki (Belltown)
🎈  Bring the fam to make glowy lanterns and see bendy acrobats (Burien)
🍷  Take your dog on a winery walk (Woodinville)


🎈  Learn to hula and munch on shave ice (Queen Anne)
💪  Check out a yoga class to “center and celebrate fat bodies” (Capitol Hill)
🏞  Sip mimosas, eat brownies … then run a 5K or 10K (Green Lake)
🐶  Grab a beer and let your dog cool off at a puppy pool party (Greenwood)

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

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

📣 Tuesday Sept. 11: Write up some epic anecdotes with help from a storytelling and podcasting pro (Pioneer Square)

🏡  Wednesday, Sept. 12: Learn how to buy a home with a little help from your friends at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)


Last week, KIRO Nights radio host Zak Burns called the Seattle Dog — a hot dog with cream cheese and grilled onions — “the shame of this city.” As devoted Seattle Dog lovers, Evergrey cofounder Mónica Guzmán and storytelling producer Ana Sofia Knauf were horrified.

So we asked you where you land on this Very Important Local Debate. With more than 200 of your votes in on Friday, here’s what you said…

  • What!? They’re the best! — 68.7%
  • Ew, gross. — 31.3%

Take that, haters! 😉 — The Evergrey

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