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You’ve seen them hanging at Sea-Tac airport, tempting tourists as they hustle between security and their departure gates. But does anyone in the Emerald City actually own a “Sleepless in Seattle” nightshirt? The answer is yes, even 27 years after the rom-com first hit the silver screen. Been awhile since you watched Meg Ryan take Tom Hanks’ hand atop the Empire State Building? “Sleepless” is playing at Central Cinema today through next Wednesday. (MyNorthwest)
And in other airport mysteries, Concourse A at Sea-Tac is now home to a new “Capitol Hill Food Hall.” The problem? Only a couple of the seven vendors in the space actually have locations on Capitol Hill. Still, it’s hard to complain about more choices in an airport where the most noteworthy “local” option used to be Ivar’s. (Capitol Hill Seattle)
The frequent rainfall we’ve experienced this winter might be annoying, but it’s also really, really good news for our water supply. The wet weather has brought lots of snowfall to the Cascades and Olympics, putting snowpack above 100 percent of normal in most places. What’s more, the city’s reservoir storage is currently as high as it usually is during the peak period in May and June. (Cliff Mass Weather Blog)
And you thought you loved trees. A group of musical tree-huggers testified in front of city council this week about the city’s tree protection ordinance, saying (technically, singing) that developers are taking advantage of the loose rules. It’s a concern that’s been voiced before, and one that some of the newest council members have vowed to take up this year. (The Stranger)
How about a little smackdown with your vodka soda? White Center is about to get its own wrestling-themed bar, and the owners plan to do more than just hang up a couple of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin posters. Expect a food menu filled with concession-stand favorites, and a mini ring for musical performances and live commentary on TV matches. (Eater)
Evergrey membership costs only $8 a month. What are you missing? Members get access to exclusive content, discounts to Evergrey events, and free tickets to happenings around Seattle.
This month, we’re offering members $10 off tickets to our next Crafting Libations class and $5 off the upcoming Pitch-Your-Friend event. If you start a membership today and go to both of these events (why wouldn’t you?), you’ll basically be *making* $7 in the process. 💸
Of course, all of that is on top of the good feeling you get from supporting the small-but-mighty Evergrey team. See you out there!
We certainly can! And we’re not just talking about romantic love. Here are a couple snippets from the 100-word love stories you sent us:
“Taste of India on Roosevelt. That’s where it started a year ago, this love story. I’m 72; he’s 74. … Before I met Nick, I never imagined that someone might love all the things I am and do, without trying.” —Jane S.
“If our love story was a fairytale it would resemble Snow White — Sleepy, the nightshift nurse, Doc the yogi/environmental advocate and me, Dopey, the silly grad student. … Through sickness and heartbreak, on good days and especially on the bad ones, my dear roommates write my love story.” —Tess H.
“After hanging out every day that summer, we had fallen hard in love and couldn’t end things as we headed off to universities on opposite sides of the country. We journeyed into adulthood together, always have each other’s backs as we continue learning about love and life, and we’re still going strong 13+ years later.” —Emily H.
Head over to our Instagram page to read all the stories. And thanks to everyone who shared a piece of their heart with us this V-Day. ❤️
😘 Celebrate the silly side of romance with Twisted Cabaret (Ballard)
👠 Fall in love "head over heels" at this '80s throwback concert (Fremont)
💫 Feeling the love? Or not? Either way, Pac Sci has a laser show for you (Lower Queen Anne)
🌙 Wrap up the Lunar New Year celebrations with a night market (NE Seattle)
🎬 Get your film noir on at this weeklong festival (Capitol Hill) —through Feb. 20
👸 Bring the kids to watch "Frozen" come to life on stage (Downtown) —through March 1
😋 Slurp it up at the annual Alki Oyster Fest (West Seattle)
🤓 Explore the historical linguistics of gender pronouns at this Town Hall lecture (First Hill)
🍳 Join Intentionalist for a special Black History Month brunch at Jerk Shack (Belltown)
👊 Try your hand at boxing at this pop-up class (South Lake Union)
💸 Get lucky at bingo night with Floating Bridge Brewing (U District)
🍹 Explore zero-proof deliciousness with us at The Evergrey's next Crafting Libations class (South Lake Union) (Partner)
💗 Find out how you can help address women's homelessness (Eastside)
📽 Hear the stories of Seattle Women Black Panthers at this special film event (Capitol Hill)
👶 Learn about the dangers of over-"sharenting" with author Leah Plunkett (First Hill)
🚆 Share your thoughts on fare enforcement with Sound Transit (Beacon Hill)
🎥 Get inspired by women who rock at this climbing film screening (Fremont)
🚫 Learn how to call BS on fake news with the Seattle Public Library (Downtown)
🗣️ Learn how Blacks are making history today at this free storytelling event (Skyway)
February isn’t just about Valentine’s Day, of course. Black History Month continues in Seattle this weekend with a full slate of events and performances.
Another thing you can do to celebrate: Support a local Black-owned business. Our friends at Intentionalist have a robust biz directory to help you get started, and this month they’re offering gift cards and other fun incentives to encourage folks to get out there and explore. 🛍️