There’s a lot going on in the world right now, between our country’s current political moment and all the wonderful-frustrating-complex-innovative stuff happening right here in Seattle.
So this week, whether you celebrate Thursday’s holiday or not, we want to take a step back with you to reflect on the things you’re grateful for right here in Seattle. And then we want you to tell us about it for our Thanksgiving newsletter. 💌
Maybe you want to thank…
» A rad neighbor who makes it awesome to live on your block
» The local bakery who makes those mouth-watering croissants
» A supportive parent group that reassures you that you’re gonna be okay
» That weird/delightful sculpture you pass by that makes you smile (or scratch your head)
» A neighborhood you’re proud to live in
» A rad teacher who made you curious about the world around you
Have someone in mind? Hit reply (or comment in this Facebook thread) to tell us about the local people, creatures, and places that make your heart swell. Your write-up might just get shared out in our newsletter later this week. 😉
Speaking of gratitude, we’re grateful for everyone — lookin’ at you! — who gives back to Seattle and makes it a better place. We can’t wait to celebrate y’all at our 2nd birthday party next week. Get your RSVP in here.
🎟 Cheer on cabaret by Seattle’s “most sensible” queer artists (Downtown)
🎟 Laugh (and cry) at this comedy festival about grief (Greenwood)
🍿 Munch on popcorn at the Children’s Film Festival with your kiddos (Capitol Hill)
💡 Embrace your inner Blanche at Golden Girls trivia (Beacon Hill)
🎈 Take your little ones to see a Dr. Seuss-inspired gingerbread village — through Jan. 1 (Downtown)
❤️ Gather to remember lives cut short at the Trans Day of Remembrance (Central District)
🎨 Support kids in foster care and paint a holiday ornament at this Evergrey partner event (Fremont)
🎟 Belly laugh at a stand up show featuring comedians of color (Central District)
🍴 Bring a dish to celebrate Friendsgiving with your neighbors (Capitol Hill)
🍴 Eat dinner with your chosen family and LGBTQ+ community (SoDo)
THURSDAY ~ THANKSGIVING
🍴 Celebrate Thanksgiving with your neighbors at this community potluck (Hillman City)
🏞 Put on your coolest sweatband and run a 5K to Golden Gardens (Ballard)
🎈 Take your tots for a run before you feast (Montlake)
🎟 Go watch Annie at the 5th Avenue Theatre — through Dec. 30 (Downtown)
🎈 See Santa and lots of floats at the Macy’s Day parade (Downtown)
🍴 Grab a po’boy and sip sangria at Seattle’s social justice library (Beacon Hill)
🎈 Watch the big downtown Christmas trees light up (Downtown and Bellevue)
🎶 Rock out to this live tribute to The Last Waltz (University District)
🎈 Get dazzled at this giant holiday maze and market (SoDo)
🎈 Take the fam to decorate cookies at Pike Place (Downtown)
👋 Take a deep breath at this forest therapy walk with fellow LGBTQ+ Seattleites (Montlake)
🎈 Shop small at this market and virtual reality pop-up (Beacon Hill)
🍴 Nibble on happy hour bites at this holiday food walk (International District)
💃 Dance it out to Britney Spears and your other fave pop hits (Capitol Hill)
👋 Find a gift for your favorite nerds at this geeky market — through Sunday (Sand Point)
🎟 Embrace the supernatural at Twilight Zone LIVE — through Dec. 15 (Belltown)
🎨 Get your holiday shopping done early at this Native arts fair (West Seattle)
🎟 Head to the theatre for a film noir-inspired holiday thriller — through Dec. 24 (Green Lake)
Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theevergrey on Instagram. Learn what our emojis mean here, 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.
🎨 TOMORROW: Paint your own holiday ornaments while supporting kids in foster care at this Foundation workshop. (Fremont)
♥️ Wednesday Nov. 28: Fine tune your emotional intelligence at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square) 🆕
🍸 Wednesday, Nov. 28: Listen to our mayor, Jenny Durkan, reflect on her first year in office at Seattle CityClub’s final Civic Cocktail of the year (Belltown) 🆕
🎉 Thursday, Nov. 29: Celebrate The Evergrey’s second birthday with food, drinks, activities, and loads of love for the 206. (Capitol Hill) — Don’t miss it!
👔 Thursday, Nov. 29: Look good and feel good at this Men’s Fashion Workshop with Foundation and Seattle Gents (Downtown)
Want to take stock of the local orgs and causes you’re passionate about helping? For the latest part of our Evergrey Giving Guide, we want to give you an audit. No worries, it’s the good kind. 😅
We’re teaming up with three rad locals — Ben Reuler of Seattle Works, Burke Stansbury of Social Justice Fund NW, and Frank Nam of the Seattle Foundation — who’ll help you figure out the best ways for you to donate your dollars or volunteer hours to give back to Seattle, even if you have limited time or money to give.
Interested? Apply to be part of our Seattle giving audit by filling out this quick form by 4 p.m. on today. We’ll let you know by end of day tomorrow if you were picked.
See ya tomorrow, Seattle. — The Evergrey
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