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There’s a shooting range by the Space Needle? Yep. And that’s because decades ago, the family friendly, festival filled community hub we lovingly call the Seattle Center Armory was an actual military armory, complete with tank storage and a basement shooting range that’s closed to the public but still there. Read up on the building’s whole fascinating history on Curbed Seattle. And next time you’re chowing down on Skillet fries, give a salute. 🇺🇸 (Curbed Seattle)

‘People do have prejudices.’ And one that might have gotten a Seattle University senior kicked out of a light rail station this August cost Sound Transit security $2,800. Mahogany Montgomery is 25 and black. She was waiting for a train at the University of Washington light rail station when security guards told her she had to leave, walked her to the elevator, and wouldn’t answer any questions. She filed a complaint with Sound Transit, showed up for several meetings, and got a $2,800 settlement. What happened? Sound Transit says the guards were looking for a suspected vandal — who was white. Mahogany told David Kroman of Crosscut that she felt racially profiled. “I want to see more people advocate for themselves,” she said. (Crosscut)

New restaurant alert. It’s called Archipelago and it’ll be serving up 10-12 course Filipino meals made using only Washington-grown ingredients from its new spot in Hillman City. Their service is a little different: You’ll have to pay to make reservations — and it’s on you if you can’t make ‘em. Why? So restaurant owners Aaron Verzosa and Amber Manuguid don’t waste food that won’t get eaten. Be sure to clean your plates, all. (Eater Seattle)

Pike Place Market, Gas Works, and Kerry Park. Those are just a few of the Seattle tourist destinations that y’all told us were worth braving the crowds. Not a fan of long waits? Here’s some advice from reader Dawn Perry: “You can see crowds anywhere — but if you are in Seattle, look to be shoulder to shoulder with mountains and water instead.” Have a favorite quintessentially Seattle café, museum, landmark, or view? Tell us about it in our Facebook thread here. ➡️ (Facebook)

Partner Events

🌎  TODAY: Tackle global challenges and learn how you can help build a more equitable world at the annual Global Washington Conference (Downtown)

🇺🇸  TODAY: Join the conversation about reforming the places we live and building an equitable future for urban America with Evergrey cofounder Mónica Guzmán and Town Hall Seattle. (Capitol Hill)

🎄 Saturday: Celebrate the season of giving with Foundation and Seattle Works’ holiday party (Ballard)

💛 Thursday, Dec. 13: Hang with the Foundation gang to simply chill and catch up. (Belltown)

Around Town

🗣  Learn all about the upcoming closure of SR-99 (Columbia City)
🛍  Support local artists and makers at this socially conscious market (Pioneer Square)
👋  Play to win at this drag bingo night at Bush Gardens (International District)
🍸  Sip this famous Seattle eggnog at a pop-up bar (Ballard)
🎈  Bring your little ones to a magical night at the zoo (Phinney Ridge)
💡  Learn how to build an equitable global community at this Evergrey partner event (Downtown)
💡  Hear how cities can grow smarter at this Evergrey partner event — featuring Evergrey cofounder Mónica Guzmán (Capitol Hill)

🎟  Ring in the holiday season with this theatrical sequel to Pride and Prejudice (Greenwood)
🍴  Grab a po’boy and sip sangria at Seattle’s social justice library (Beacon Hill)
🍺  Taste beers and check out this artsy Short Run market — through Saturday (Sand Point)
🎶  Check out Seattle’s biggest caroling competition (Downtown)

🎈  Take the fam to dance along to silly tunes by Caspar Babypants — through Sunday (Capitol Hill and West Seattle)
🛍  Munch on food truck grub at this handmade holiday market (SoDo)
🛍  Give the gift of local experiences at this holiday market (Yesler Terrace)
🛍  Shop small at the first-ever Northwest African American Museum holiday market (Central District)
🛍  Jazz up your space with art that’s less than $100 (SoDo)
🎈  Deck your fam in glowy lights for a walk around the lake (Green Lake)

🎟  Hear your neighbors’ “unconventional holiday tales” with KUOW (Greenwood)
❄️  Dress warm to check out this iconic holiday lights festival (Leavenworth)
🎈  Bring your dogs to the park and drink hot cocoa (Pioneer Square)
🎈  Take the fam to a KEXP dance party on the waterfront (Downtown) 🆕

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