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AUTUMN AWESOME. “Hi Fall, I’m so happy you’re here… You were nothing short of spectacular today with your rain, rushing rivers, and fog in the mountains.” Thanks for tagging #theevergrey, Jenna! (📸: @jenennap)
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You might’ve heard that ours is a pretty geeky city. And whether you’re into films, fantasy novels, food, or football, there’s one hobby that brings all of us together: trivia. The nightly brainy showdowns have become such a part of Seattle culture that there’s several awesome trivia nights happening somewhere every night of the week. (Between Geeks Who Drink’s trivia network and QuizNight.net directory, we seem pretty covered.)
Not sure which one you should check out? Here are some particularly fun ones we’ve found…
» queer/bar in Capitol Hill
» Clock Out Lounge in Beacon Hill
» Talarico’s Pizzeria, West Seattle
» Kate’s Pub, Wallingford
» The Runaway, Capitol Hill
Don’t see your favorite trivia night up here? Hit reply or email [email protected] to tell us what makes it awesome.
NOW HERE'S WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON IN YOUR CITY
Our median income is what now? Brace yourselves for these new stats, ‘cause they’re really something: The median income for a Seattle family is $121,000 — 22 percent more than it was in 2010, when adjusted for inflation. Yes, we’re considered a pretty darn rich city these days, and no, that wealth is not evenly distributed. A full quarter of all Seattle families make $200,000 or more, and they now outnumber the families making $50,000 or less. Only two other major cities have a skew like that — San Francisco and San Jose. 😳 (The Seattle Times)
99 problems. We were supposed to say goodbye to our decades-old Alaskan Way Viaduct some time this fall, now that the tunnel to replace it is just about ready. Instead, we’ll get to ride that particular stretch of concrete jungle ‘til January. Why the delay? Rain’s gonna push ramp paving back toward the holidays. And no one wants intense downtown construction to grace us with its presents. 🎅 (The Seattle Times)
Delicioso. “I need a really good excuse to try amazing Mexican/Cuban/South American food,” said no one ever. Still: It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, and this list of 42 Latino-owned restaurants in town is quite the handy roundup. Bonus: It’s grouped by neighborhood and tells you which ones are owned by families, women, and LGBTQ+ folks. (Intentionalist)
Not taking no for an answer. A nonprofit in Detroit promised $10,000 scholarships to 10 black Seattle students a couple years ago — then never delivered. 😡 Families had to scramble. The students had to change their college plans. Now a group of black Seattle professionals is saying, “Enough.” They’re stepping up to raise the money anyway — from right here at home. (The Seattle Times)
HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP
🤔 TOMORROW: Going through a new transition? Join this mini-playshop and turn uncertainty into empowerment at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn. (Pioneer Square) — Updated topic 🆕
😋 TOMORROW: Make your own delicious batch of kombucha at this Foundation event. (Belltown)
🗣️ Thursday: Sit in on this MEX AM Northwest conversation about Mexico’s past, present, and future (Capitol Hill)
💃 Friday: 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)
✊ Wednesday, Sept. 26: Brush up on the history of civil rights and how it’s playing out in your world today at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)
☕ Thursday, Sept. 27: Venture into the mystical world of tea at this Foundation tea party. (Ballard)
TODAY ~ BEGINNING OF YOM KIPPUR
💡 Hear politics and pop culture mix with KUOW, Melanie McFarland, and Evergrey friend Mellina White Cusack (Queen Anne)
🎟 Clap along the catwalk at Bellevue Fashion Week — through Sept. 22 (Bellevue)
👋 Watch parking spaces turn into pop-up parks (All over)
SATURDAY ~ THE FIRST DAY OF FALL 🍂
🏞 Lace up your hiking boots to check out state parks and national parks for free (All over)
🎶 Hear cello and “explore folk tunes and ancient Chinese music from a millennia ago” (Bellevue)
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.
THE GUM WALL NEEDS YOU(R SALIVA)
So get chewing, Seattle. Your city’s counting on you. — The Evergrey