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😴 This one's for you early birds

BECAUSE MORNINGS ARE WORTH IT. “Glad I was able to get a run in later in the morning or I wouldn’t have seen this sunrise and this heron up early just like me, rested and wondering what the rest of the day would hold.” Thanks for tagging #theevergrey, Shemaiah!


In yesterday’s newsletter, we introduced you to Roberto Dondisch, the head of Seattle’s Mexican consulate and an advocate for Latino people and culture in the city. “We can’t let anyone else define us,” Roberto told us in our interview. “DAMN TOOTIN’!!” reader Tim Hay emailed us in response. With the all-caps.

Because so many of the locals Roberto works for speak Spanish, and because Mónica, the Evergrey’s director, can (with a little editing help from her dad, Bernardo) write in it, we went ahead and wrote a Spanish language version of our story that you can find here. Know someone who’d dig it? Send it their way.

In Spanish, “We can’t let anyone else define us” becomes “No podemos dejar que nadie nos defina.”

Damn tootin’ indeed. 😉

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Landmarks can’t get demolished … right? Wrong. The minutiae of landmarks designation became a lot more interesting ever since we first heard that the Showbox — one of the city’s fave music venues — could be torn down (a possibility the city’s put on hold… for now). But just because a building gets labeled a landmark doesn’t mean it escapes the wrecking ball. What could tear things up? This handy 1:30 video breaks it down. 🚧 (Crosscut)

‘I am a Seattle police officer.’ An anonymous Seattle cop answered locals’ Q’s on a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” this week, and the conversation got pretty interesting — especially if you’ve got concerns about about property crime, de-escalation training, and how the city’s many agencies are and are not working well together. “Without saying anything about the [city] council, I do think that morale is generally low, and a lot of people are frustrated by the policies and administrative procedures we have right now,” the officer wrote. (Reddit)

When you live in Seattle and you make $240k. Refinery29 publishes a fascinating series called Money Diaries, where people from around the country talk candidly about the money they spend in their day-to-day lives. This recent edition — about a 29-year-old woman in Seattle tech with a quarter-million-dollar salary — got some attention. “I make a lot of money, but I try to live like I don’t,” wrote the woman, who remained nameless. Over at The Stranger, writer Nathalie Graham isn’t buying it. And all over the city, these tensions around money are getting higher and higher. 💸 (Refinery29)

And then there were three. If you want to rent physical videos from a physical store somewhere in Seattle, the Netflix revolution has left you with three options, all north of the Ship Canal: Reckless Video in Maple Leaf, Scarecrow Video in the University District, and Video Isle in Fremont. What keeps them holding on? Grit, neighborhood love, and, in the case of Scarecrow, some creative community fundraising. Can it last? “I don’t want to be the last one,” said Reckless owner Mike Kelley. (The Seattle Times)

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Things to do

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😳 A wickedly funny show about an ugly emotion Rachel Mars’ Our Carnal Hearts (Sep 13-16, On the Boards) gleefully celebrates envy, competitive spirits, and all the times we screw each other over.


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

🍸  TOMORROW: Be a mezcal master and sample the goods at this mixology event from the MEX AM Northwest Festival (Capitol Hill)

🚚  Saturday: Make buddies while painting your very own trucker hat at this Foundation mixer (Fremont)

🤔  Wednesday, Sept. 19: Push or pull? Get tips on when to lead and when to manage at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn. (Pioneer Square)

😋  Wednesday, Sept. 19: Make your own delicious batch of kombucha at this Foundation event. (Belltown) 🆕

🗣️  Thursday, Sept. 20: Sit in on this MEX AM Northwest conversation about Mexico’s past, present, and future (Capitol Hill)

💃  Friday, Sept. 21: Eat, drink, and dance at this party with fellow do-gooders. Evergrey readers get 50% off a ticket with code YPSeattle. (SoDo)

🍿  Friday, Sept. 21 – Sept. 29: Be a local film boss at the Local Sightings Film Festival, which features films and filmmakers making moves around the Northwest. (Capitol Hill) 🆕



💡  Dig into Earth-sized planets and stressed out brains at a science slam (Capitol Hill)
🍴  Eat banh mis, learn about sustainability, and sip “green drinks” (Downtown)
💡  Get the lowdown on how to buy a home with your buds at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)


🗣  Dish on the week in news with local writers Ijeoma Oluo, Monica Nickelsburg, and C.R. Douglas (University District)
🎈  Catch the last Magnuson Park Night Market of the season (Sand Point)
💡  See a bike-powered cell phone charger and more designs for global good (Queen Anne)🍸  Sip mezcal and celebrate Mexican mixology at this Evergrey partner event (Capitol Hill)


🗣  Say hey to R.L. Stein, a.k.a. the author of Goosebumps (Burien)
🎟  Do yoga and join a morning dance party on a boat (Downtown)
🎈  Make a playdate for the kids to eat moon cakes and welcome fall (International District)
💃  Sway and get dipped at a tango festival — through Sept. 17 (South Lake Union)


🍴  Make like a mouse and nibble on lots of cheese (Georgetown)
🍴  Nibble on spanakopita, roast lamb, and baklava at a Greek festival — through Sept. 16 (Montlake)
🎈  Check out a boat show and go for a ride — through Sept. 16 (South Lake Union)
🤓  Get wowed by cosplayers and embrace your comics nerdiness — through Sept. 16 (Renton)
🍴  Nom on food truck grub and sip local brews outside (South Lake Union)
🎨  Paint a hat and make friends at this Evergrey partner event (Fremont)


🏞  Learn about the Native connection to plants and medicine-making (Beacon Hill)
💡  Hear from a seriously badass group of local artists/writers: Ahamefule Oluo and writers Ijeoma Oluo, Lindy West, and Charles Mudede (Central District)
🎈  Take the fam to a celebration of our local feathered friends (Edmonds)

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.


Our Seattle Storm is up 2-0 heading into Game 3 of the WNBA finals tonight here at home, and if you’re like reader Tiffany S. Campbell, you want to watch ‘em clinch that title with a sea of Storm fans. Up for it? The team’s official watch party is at Ozzie’s in Queen Anne. Staying home? Tip-off’s at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.

Enjoy that rain, all. You know you want to. — The Evergrey

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