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Review of “The Beams Are Creaking” at Taproot Theatre

Review of “The Beams Are Creaking” at Taproot Theatre March 27, 2011 | Events | Read More
My husband and I have rather different viewpoints on historical war movies. While we both feel they’re important, he enjoys them and I simply can’t. It’s not that I’m that squeamish about gore, but more so that those movies focus so much on showing the physical suffering (along...

Skagit Tulip Festival 2011

Skagit Tulip Festival 2011 March 20, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly | Read More
When I first heard about the tulip festival, I pictured something like a Christmas tree lot, only with tulips. Then a friend showed me a picture on his phone from last years’ event and proved that mental image false. I used to live in Texas, and heading out to take pictures in fields of bluebonnets...

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical Coming to Seattle

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical Coming to Seattle March 16, 2011 | Events | Read More
The 5th Avenue Theatre will be featuring the musical version of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, starring Dee Hoty, Diana DeGarmo and Mamie Parris, from April 5th through the 24th, 2011. The title tune of the original 1980s blockbuster movie is featured in the musical version, along with over a dozen...

Review: “Next to Normal” at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Review: “Next to Normal” at the 5th Avenue Theatre February 27, 2011 | Events | Read More
The Seattle production of Next to Normal made its premiere Thursday, February 24 at the 5th Avenue Theatre, and I experienced this renowned, pop-rock, wickedly funny, and emotionally wrenching musical for the first time. Even before the show began, I admired the set; a three level structure that incorporated...

Seattle Snapshot: Chinese New Year

Seattle Snapshot: Chinese New Year February 26, 2011 | Events | Read More
This snapshot is courtesy of Joe Mabel, taken right in front of the pagoda in Seattle’s Chinatown on January 29th, 2011. I missed out on the festivities this year – I’ll have to remedy that next Chinese New Year! Looks like an awesome celebration. [feature photo by bitmask]

Pacific Northwest Travel Writers Conference Near Seattle

Pacific Northwest Travel Writers Conference Near Seattle February 18, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Are you a writer, journalist, editor or tourism industry professional looking to network with others in the Pacific Northwest? This May, 2011, the Pacific NW Travel Writers Conference, “Travel & Words,” will be held in Woodinville, Washington – just 20 minutes from downtown Seattle. The...

Review: 3 Screams, a Man Alone Productions Play

Review: 3 Screams, a Man Alone Productions Play February 7, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
I read lots of types of books, and I enjoy lots of types of movies. Sometimes I want a mindless laugh. Sometimes I want to see stuff blow up. Sometimes I want to think and learn. Occasionally, I read a book that I know within seconds of turning the last page that I will be reading again, or I see a movie...

Hawaii Weekend in Seattle

Hawaii Weekend in Seattle January 30, 2011 | Events | Read More
The skies might be overcast in Seattle this weekend, but the mood was decidedly sunny. How could it be any other way during Hawaii Weekend? The Pacific Science Center was the site for all the Hawaiian action last weekend. Guests enjoyed fun and educational activities involving Polynesian voyaging, wayfinding,...

Glow Show in Fremont

Glow Show in Fremont January 28, 2011 | Events | Read More
Every weekend, Seattleites have dozens of choices when it comes to seeing live music. But when it comes to seeing live music at a fluorescent-lit, 80′s style, glow-in-the-dark party, there’s only one choice. The 2nd Annual Glow Show is Saturday night, February 5th at the High Dive in Fremont....

Special Olympics Polar Plunge in West Seattle

Special Olympics Polar Plunge in West Seattle January 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
Alki Beach is home to many parties, festivals and occasional pirate fights – and next Saturday, the site of many a blue-lipped, teeth-chatterin’ Special Olympics supporter! The Polar Plunge, a fundraiser organized by Washington state law enforcement agencies to benefit Special Olympics, is an...
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