Former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best joins KING 5 as a contributing analyst. Best made her debut as KING 5’s law enforcement analyst on Monday. Critics of the announcement pointed out the proximity between journalists covering SPD and the news outlet’s decision to hire the former chief of police. (KING 5)
Participate in a Capitol Hill public safety survey. The annual survey is run by Seattle University’s Crime & Justice Research Center and aims to gather information on the neighborhood’s perceptions of public safety. SPD uses the information to help direct its Micro-Community Policing Plans. The survey is open through Nov. 30. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)
Welcome news for the Seattle arts community. Late art patrons, Jane Lang Davis and Richard Lang’s estate announced a total of $9 million to be given to nine different arts organizations. These include the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Opera, the Henry Art Gallery, the Seattle Symphony, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. (KUOW)
An organization supporting young artists of color founded by two teens. Anya Shukla and Kathryn Lau started The Colorization Collective after hearing artist and activist Sara Porkalob speak. The Collective is both an online blog and mentorship program, where students are matched with artists who work in the same medium. The goal is to ultimately help foster more diversity in the arts scene by reaching out to young artists of color. (Seattle Met)
Seattle breweries win big. Thousands of breweries participate in the Great American Beer Festival, and this year Seattle was well-represented among the winners of the competition. Medalists included Burke Gilman Brewing Company, Cloudburst Brewing, The Good Society Brewery, Reuben’s, and Lowercase Brewing. (Seattle PI)
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🍸 Get schooled on gin with Dave Broom, author of "Gin and How to Drink it." (Online)
🦋 Learn about the moths of the PNW with David Droppers and the Seattle Audubon Society. (Online)
🗒 Join Crosscut for their twice-monthly virtual discussions with their newsroom's reporters. This Inside the Newsroom will look at "Law & Order." (Online)
🎃 Get your very own glass pumpkin from Avalon Glassworks before Halloween. Stop by Friday thru Sunday. (West Seattle)
🎬 Support Seattle's young filmmakers by tuning in for NFFTY. Over 200 short films from folks under the age of 24 will be available to stream thru Nov. 1. (Online)
🌟 Attend Mary's Place 2nd SHINE Gala which will be live streamed from the Microsoft Studios. The event aims to raise money for their Popsicle Place program for families with critically ill children who are experiencing homelessness. (Online)
🌭 Grab some brats at Heyday Market as they celebrate their first annual Bratoberfest. (Bainbridge Island)
✊ Powerful Voices is hosting their 25th annual luncheon virtually this year. The organization works to empower young Black and brown girls in the Seattle-area. (Online)
🍎 Test your trivia mastery with Quiz Master and Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings! Taste local ciders and celebrate City Fruit's annual harvest. Get your tickets. (Sponsored)
As the days become shorter and mornings, darker, it’s becoming that much harder to wake up. Which is why we’re recommending you check out Eater Seattle’s list of breakfast sandwiches worth getting up for.
Thanks for reading to the end. Catch you tomorrow!