Seattle Outdoor Movies: Your Summer 2013 Guide

Wash your park blankets and pack your picnic baskets, Seattleites, it’s outdoor movie season! Seattle has plenty to offer when it comes to enjoying a film in the great outdoors, the perfect end to a long summer day when dusk doesn’t start until 9…

Passing on Siegfried’s Sword at Seattle Opera

These are very big shoes to fill. Speight Jenkins, general director of Seattle Opera, retires at the end of the 2013-2014 Season, after a 30-year tenure in which which Seattle Opera has become one of the world’s major opera companies.
Aidan Lang,…

Monsoon Season across the Country

Julia’s was packed Monday night with friends and fans of Seattle’s very own Jinkx Monsoon, who, in case you haven’t heard, just won Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The audience was treated to a viewing of Jinkx’s audition tape for the show and a few…

Wrestlemania at LTD Gallery

Macho Kiss by Jonathan CooperWhat makes a working artist? Is it the romantic ideal, the artist who exists outside the consensus reality of “a job” and “paying rent” and “contributing to society” in order to produce an esoteric work of…

Artist Trust Awards Party at EMP

Last Thursday night, local artists and donors to the arts community gathered at EMP as local non-profit, Artist Trust celebrated not only all of the artists who received awards from them in 2012, but 25 years of providing those awards and access to…

Gotta Get Out

In the early ’80s, a group of young punks living in Spokane moved into a handful of apartments perched on top of the Smith Funeral Home—a partially defunct old Victorian on Division Street where bodies were sometimes stored before cremation….

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Don’t Run

Installations and performances along a five-kilometer path create another type of art walk.
The NEPO 5K “Don’t Run” was an informal parade. On a hot, clear Saturday in September, several hundred people checked in at the starting line in…

Around Town: Can You Pass the Mushroom Test?

Through the mind’s eye with Fungal Abyss
For four Wednesdays in August, the Comet Tavern hosted Fungal Abyss, a four-piece psych-rock side project by the members of Seattle metal band Lesbian. Guests from the city’s bubbling lysergic scene sat in…

Madhouse

A block commits itself to large-scale installations
Mad Homes, the third public installation project by MadArt Seattle, opened July 16 at the corner of Bellevue and Roy streets on Capitol Hill. The exhibition, on view through Aug. 7, uses four…