🍔 Seattle’s unspoken rules
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🍔 Seattle’s unspoken rules

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What Seattle is talking about

Amazon is doubling down — and then some — on its investment in this year’s city council races.

The tech giant confirmed earlier this week that it donated an additional $1.05 million to a political action committee affiliated with the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. That brings Amazon’s total election spending to $1.45 million, with all of it going to Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy (CASE).

As the Stranger notes, all of the candidates supported by CASE have come out against last year’s head tax proposal. And the PAC hasn’t been shy about its disdain for the current city council:

“We have a dysfunctional, toxic environment and employers, including our city’s largest private employer, want a return to good government,” CASE director Markham McIntyre said in a statement.

In other news…

Beauty’s glamorous and exploitative sides are both on display in a new exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum. Called “Where Beauty Lies,” the collection of art, poetry, and photography examines beauty standards and stereotypes in the Asian Pacific American community. (Crosscut)

Plug your ears, music connoisseurs, because the Emerald City might have to start claiming Dave Matthews Band as one of our hometown music acts. DMB and Soundgarden are among the 2020 nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, despite every Seattleite being way too cool to admit to maybe sorta liking “Crash Into Me” back in the day. (Associated Press)

And speaking of annoyingly infectious ’90s music, you may have recognized some familiar dance moves in the end zone during Sunday’s Seahawks game. Even *NSYNC offered their approval of the throwback celebration dance. (The Seattle Times)

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Maybe "Don't ever admit to liking Dave Matthews" should be No. 7.
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You said it

As citizens of Seattle, there are a lot of laws we are supposed to follow. But what if there was a completely separate list of rules that all Seattleites should know about — and what if they weren’t actually written down anywhere?

Sounds crazy, but our Facebook friends came up with plenty of unspoken rules that keep Seattle in line. We figured it was about time to write ’em down. Along with the ones featured above, here are a few favorite responses:

“Never follow up on invitations to get together in person. I mean, really, what are you — an extrovert or something?” Heidi Miller

“Don’t ever say anything bad about Dick’s burgers even if they’re not anywhere near the best.” —Ralph MacDonald

“If someone is about to walk by you on the sidewalk, avert your gaze.” —Tyler Wall

Did we miss any? Pop over to Instagram and tell us in the comments about the Seattle rule you live by.

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Things to do

Our partner events

🍎 Tomorrow: Celebrate the harvest and taste local ciders for a good cause (South Lake Union)

💀 Wednesday, October 30: Dive into Dia De Los Muertos at this sugar skull decorating event (Pioneer Square)

Around town


🍽️ Set the table with us and get a crash course in the upcoming election (Belltown)

🌅 Wake up and get down at this morning dance party (Capitol Hill)

🧘 Look inward at this music and meditation experience (South Lake Union)

🎙️ Belt out a tune and discover a new book at libraryoke (Columbia City)  


😅 Get fit with new friends at this young professionals “networkout”  (South Lake Union)

🎉 Enjoy an after-hours party at the Gates Foundation (Lower Queen Anne)

💃 Dance to salsa, cha cha, and merengue at Royal Room (Columbia City)

🧠 Flex your brain with friends at trivia (U District)


👻 Hear a bunch of spooky stories at St. Mark's (Capitol Hill)

🕺 Experience a dance commentary piece at Velocity (Capitol Hill)

👻 Taste some brews with a side of boos (Lower Queen Anne)


⚽ Cheer on the Sounders in the MLS playoffs (SoDo)

🍷 Sip on local vintages at this neighborhood wine walk (Ballard)

🎭 Check out performances from a host of local choreographers (Downtown)

👖 Shop 'til you drop at an underground punk flea market (Mount Baker)

🔦 Enjoy a light show and dance party at a plant conservatory (Capitol Hill)


📽️ Catch closing night of the Seattle Queer Film Festival (Multiple locations)

🖼️ Listen to Cuban jazz at the Frye Art Museum (Central District)

🎃 Dress the pup to impress for the Halloween Pet Parade (Capitol Hill)

🎂 Check out this neighborhood staple’s 5th anniversary party (Columbia City)

That's all for today

See you tonight at Setting the Table, or in your inbox tomorrow morning. 👋

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