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*Clears throat*

SCRAPPY LOCAL NEWSLETTER seeks BADASS VIDEO MASTER to tell brilliant and beautiful visual stories about our city. Location: All over Seattle. Object: media matrimony. Apply within.

*Clears throat again*

So, yeah. We’re hiring a video producer. And we’re pretty excited about that. Know anyone who’d be up for joining this feisty team of upstarts? Someone who’s talented, proactive, learns on the go, and is relentlessly curious? Please please please pass on this job post. And the personal ad. If, you know, they’re looking for something serious. 😉

‘Cause hey. They would get to work with some pretty cool people, like WhereBy.Us storytelling director and Evergrey cofounder Anika Anand, who just dropped some “daring women” wisdom in Seattle Business Magazine.

Got questions on the gig? Check in with Seattle’s own Ken Christensen, video editor at WhereBy.US (our parent company), at [email protected]. Talk soon.


Greedy vs. generous. Allow us to take you back to the spring, when our city passed, then killed, a super controversial head tax on big local businesses. The purpose of the tax? To raise lots of money fast for affordable housing. The people who most wanted it gone? Companies like Vulcan and Amazon, which each gave $25,000 to bring it down. Now back to the present: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is starting a huge $2 billion fund to support homeless families and pre-k education nationwide, and Vulcan founder Paul Allen gave $30 million to a new housing and resource center going up right here in Mount Baker. The hope from Mayor Jenny Durkan: that we can “remove some of the fights and get to solutions.” (GeekWire)

Sun your buns all you want. KUOW has done the incredible: They got the green light from a completely naked local to run a pic of his high-contrast tan lines on their site. And above it, this headline: “It’s legal to be naked (anywhere) in Seattle.” It’s legit: Nudists are an active and under-covered (lol) group in the city. And as long as they’re not creepy about it, they and any of us can legally be naked just about anywhere we want — particularly at popular nudist beaches like Howell Park in Madrona. “Going to a nude beach, participating in a parade, swimming naked — no big deal,” says Seattle police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. Less certain: Whether your boss will think this article is NSFW. 😊 (KUOW)

Crazy enough. If you can watch the blockbuster new Nike ad featuring NFL star/protester Colin Kaepernick without tearing up, we’re impressed. But you know what’s more impressive? The athlete from Gig Harbor who shows up at 0:27. Her name is Megan Blunk, she’s played wheelchair basketball for the USA Paralympic Team, and she thought the invite to star in the ad “sounded like spam.” Also making a cameo: Soccer star Megan Rapinoe of the Seattle Reign at 1:27. 🏆 (KING 5)

‘No one ever gives up a place in line.’ The price of your average Seattle lunch downtown has jumped 50 percent in the last decade. So the fact that you can take a date to Artusi on Capitol Hill and get a pair of outstanding pasta entrées plus a bottle of wine for $35 is kind of magical. Artusi was kind of a secret for a while. Now: “All across the city, patrons plan their weekend schedule around it,” Tan Vinh writes in the Times. (The Seattle Times)

Partner Events

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

💃  TOMORROW: 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)

🏠  Wednesday, Oct. 3: Get top tips on how to navigate our housing market at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

Around Town


🎟  Clap along the catwalk at Bellevue Fashion Week — through Sept. 22 (Bellevue)
👋  Get help or volunteer at the big Seattle/King County health clinic — through Sept. 23 (Queen Anne)
🍻  Sip a pint and wander around a garden of glass pumpkins (Everett)
💡  Hear an author’s take on how rich do-gooders might be doing us harm (Columbia City)
🎨  Learn about Mexico’s cultural history at this Evergrey partner event (Capitol Hill)


👋  Watch parking spaces turn into pop-up parks (All over)
🎟  Laugh out loud at Seattle Sketchfest comedy shows — through Sept. 29 (Downtown)
🗣  Honor the dead baby whale whose mom, Tahlequah, shared the plight of our orcas with the world (Pioneer Square)
😱  Scream in Halloween at the Georgetown Morgue haunted house’s opening night (Georgetown)
🍿  Watch movies made my Northwest filmmakers at this Evergrey partner event — through Sept. 29 (Capitol Hill)
🎟  Hit the dance floor with folks working to make Seattle better at this Evergrey partner event — and don’t forget to use code VPSeattle to get 50% off your ticket! (SoDo)


🏞  Lace up your hiking boots to check out state parks and national parks for free (All over)
🎈  Take the fam to art and dance workshops at the Seattle Children’s Festival (Queen Anne)
🎟  Peer into virtual reality and see stunning art installations at Kremfest — through Sept. 23 (Belltown)
🍿  Watch adorable kitties at the Cat Film Festival — through Sept. 23 (Queen Anne)
🎈  Let the kids welcome fall with glowy lanterns at Luminata (Green Lake)
🍴  Celebrate harvest season with moon cakes and beers (Ballard)
🎟  Walk right in to any of 24 museums on Free Museum Day (All over) — thanks to reader Ashley Mandel for the tip! 🆕


🎶  Hear cello and “explore folk tunes and ancient Chinese music from a millennia ago” (Bellevue)
🍻  Say “Prost!” at Seattle’s biggest fall beer fest (Fremont)
🍿  Learn about the “hero’s journey” in film through Star Wars (Belltown)

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.


It’ll be at the big Night Out for Caring bash at Safeco Field tomorrow night, and so should you. Want to party it up for good for free? We’re giving away a pair of VIP tix (a $200 value), and all you gotta do to enter to win is get one buddy to sign up to The Evergrey using this, your unique referral link → https://theevergrey.com/invitation/*|UNIQID|*

We’ll draw a winner at 3 p.m. today.

And we’ll see you all tomorrow. — The Evergrey

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