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THEY’RE DINO-MITE. We can’t guarantee the next Ignite will feature adorable, inflatable T. rexes, but we can guarantee that there’ll be uproarious applause that leaves locals’ spirits sauring. 😉 Thanks for tagging #theevergrey in this pic from Pike Place Market, Danny! (📸: @dannyngan)
SO WHAT’LL IT BE?
Usually, one upcoming Ignite talk is picked at the live event in a kinda unscientific way: whichever subject gets the loudest round of applause. However! Our partnering up with Ignite has a pretty rad bonus: It gives readers like you the chance to pick one of the talks that’ll run for an upcoming event. 😯
Below are the titles of three fascinating talks that could make it to Ignite #38 on February 28, 2019 — but their fates are up to you. Click ONE talk title below to cast your vote.
» *|SURVEY: Secrets of the Himalayan Giant: Life Lessons from Seattle’s Urban Blackberry Harvest|* (click to vote)
Stay tuned and we’ll let you know in an upcoming newsletter which one made the cut. Can’t wait for the next Ignite? Check out some of the awesome talks from Ignite #37 here.
Ignite Seattle’s next show is February 28, 2019. Want to check it out? Here’s where to grab tickets.
NOW HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON IN YOUR CITY
Boos and booze for Brett. It was real hard for a lot of locals in our largely liberal city to sit and watch while Congress confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday. So hundreds of ‘em got up and got out, protesting at Westlake Plaza in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and other women who’ve accused the judge of sexual assault. It was a very different scene at Shultzy’s in the University District, where a small group of locals celebrated the confirmation at a “Beers 4 Brett” event. “I think showing how far people on the left will go to defame someone has united the right,” one UW senior told Crosscut. (The Seattle Times, Crosscut)
Supply, supply, supply. Rents have jumped a whopping 69 percent all over our region this decade, pricing a lot of people out of the city. But all those price hikes are finally hitting the brakes: Seattle just went from being one of the hottest rental markets around to one of the coolest, according to new data — and that’s thanks to the record number of new apartments opening up around the city. One sign of the slowdown? About 7.7 percent of all our region’s apartments are sitting empty, and we haven’t matched that since 2010. Keep in mind, though — rents are still pretty high around here. Check the chart partway down to look ‘em up in your neighborhood. (The Seattle Times)
Your move, governments. Back in 2015, the countries behind the groundbreaking Paris Agreement gave a big, U.N.-sponsored group of scientists some homework: Study what’s ahead for our climate so we can address it responsibly. Well, the scientists just turned in their report, and catastrophic changes are coming quicker than we thought. Meanwhile, our Northwest national parks warming up twice as fast as the rest of the country, and scientists aren’t the only ones speaking out. “We absolutely need to be talking about climate change in relation to the impacts we are seeing,” Evergrey reader Summer Montacute wrote us during this summer’s wildfires. “Not doing so, and not doing everything we can to address this right now, should be considered criminal when looking at the likely devastating impacts to ours and future generations.” (Grist, Crosscut)
New playground alert. There’s a new spot to take your kids to at Gas Works Park. It’s got all the good playground fixin’s, plus a pretty rad-looking metal slide. Worried about burning tushies? Fear not. “The metal slides face north,” a staffer commented more than once on a parks department Facebook thread. “The matte finish should reduce heat and we’ll have warning signs stating they can get hot.” 🔥 (Seattle Parks and Rec)
HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP
🍸 TODAY: Learn all about gin at this Foundation workshop where tickets get you light snacks, an aperitif, the classic cocktails, and a digestif. (Phinney Ridge)
🍽 TODAY: Eat good food and meet good people while you honor and celebrate local agriculture at this Futurewise Feast with Friends. (Downtown)
👍 TOMORROW: Decode your leadership style at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)
🗣️ TOMORROW: Hear from CNN’s Van Jones at Seattle Arts & Lecture’s three part series shining a spotlight on journalism and journalists (Downtown)
🎙 Wednesday, Oct. 17: Join us as we co-host Seattle’s Fuck Up Nights at the Seattle Interactive Conference and learn — in good fun! — from people’s failure. (Downtown)
❤️ Wednesday, Oct. 17: Learn how tapping into your emotions can help you at work at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)
🔭 Friday, Oct. 19: Look up and learn at Foundation’s Science for Curious Simpletons: Astronomy in the Planetarium (Queen Anne)
🍸 Friday, Oct. 19: Follow up the astronomy adventure above with a look at the science of distilling at Pacific Science Center (Queen Anne)
💡 Watch how gelato for dogs, cured meats, and more get made — through Oct. 11(Capitol Hill)
💪 Learn how to farm and forage for mushrooms (Rainier Valley)
🎟 Belly laugh with techies as they get roasted by local stand-up comedians (University District)
🎨 See glowy art at the U.S.’s first international video projection mapping competition — through Oct. 14 (South Lake Union)
🍴 Bring the fam to munch on Chinese crepes and sip boba teas at a night market (Northgate)
🍿 Get geeky about Wonder Woman’s cinematic evolution (Queen Anne)
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.
NO MORE 666?
Nirvana fans have stopped for years at this one spot on State Route 8 between McCleary and Elma, Washington, to recreate this iconic pic of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain covering up mile numbers to leave only “666.” Last week, KXRO reported, our state department of transportation put a stop to that — by changing the 26 miles it takes to Aberdeen to 27.
In their defense, the actual distance is 26.6 miles, so they could’ve always rounded up. Still. What lamestains. 🙄
Stay cheeky, Seattle. – The Evergrey