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Will we or won’t we…? Reopening is the question on everyone’s mind as the calendar inches closer and closer to June 1.
We already know what’s set to open in Phase 2; how we get there is tougher to figure out. State officials say it’s unlikely that all Washington counties will move out of Phase 1 by the end of the month, and it’s still anyone’s guess as to whether King County will end up in the “yes” or “no” column.
But some interesting data has surfaced in the past few days that could prove illuminating:
In other news…
Attacks against Asian-Americans are continuing to surface in our community, including three separate incidents in Ballard that police say could be tied to the same person. (The Seattle Times)
What’s Pride without a parade? This Crosscut guest column makes a case for taking this year’s disruptions as an opportunity to rethink the annual celebration. (Crosscut)
Viva Caffe Vita: The local coffee chain is among a fresh batch of restaurants that are now open for takeout and delivery. ☕ (Eater)
💁 Know a high-school senior who’s missing out on prom this year? Local photographers Zoë Burchard and Deepak Saini are offering free 15-minute, social-distanced photo shoots as part of an initiative they’re calling the Senior Prom Portrait Project. Thanks to Katie B. for letting us know!
💉 Live in West Seattle and want to donate blood? Bloodworks Northwest is hosting two pop-up drives in the neighborhood this week.
🎭 Calling all jugglers and stilt walkers: The Fremont Arts Council wants you to contribute to the virtual Fremont Solstice Parade. All types of performing arts acts are welcome, although it made us chuckle to read that “any nudity will be blurred.” 🙃
Know of something else we should include here? Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “bulletin board” and we’ll add it to a future newsletter.
🚀 Blast off to outer space with the Pacific Science Center (Online)
🗣️ Join a conversation about anti-Blackness in communities of color (Online)
🍔 Show off your Bob's Burgers knowledge at this trivia night (Online)
🏠 Learn how COVID-19 has affected Seattle's homeless community (Online)
🎓 Engage local experts on climate justice addressing critical issues in Seattle and the Puget Sound region. RSVP today (Sponsor)
🎬 Tune in to the Stranger's first-ever Confinement Film Festival (Online)
🎷 Take a musical staycation with the Royal Room (Online)
🌲 Find adventure through this virtual theater + trails event (Online)
😋 Join chef Matt Lewis for a DIY crawfish boil (Online)
A quick correction: Yesterday we told you about a Garfield High School teacher who’s on “Jeopardy!” this week, and we mistakenly referred to her by her son’s name, Sam. The teacher’s name is Lauren Schneider Lipton. Thanks to Kaeli G. for the heads up!
Enjoy the sunshine. We’ll see you back here tomorrow. 🌞