Bumberfunds

Bumbershooters gave generously to hurricane relief at donation stations set up around festival grounds over the long weekend—but maybe not as generously as they could have. Close to $30,000 was raised at last count; that's an average of about 18 cents per attendee, if One Reel's attendance estimates of 170,000 are right. Maybe everyone was too busy partying. Or maybe the $28 Bumbershoot ticket price left the crowd feeling less than flush . . . ? In any case, revelers who are feeling contrite after four days of Bumbershooting can go to www.seattleweekly.com/resources/katrina.php to find a long list of arts- and food-related benefits for the cause. Among the businesses and organizations planning events are the Big Picture, Tulalip Amphitheatre, Music Aid Northwest, and a bunch of local restaurants, including Ray's, Sazerac, and Stumbling Goat Bistro. LYNN JACOBSON

ROCK WALK

It's hard to imagine a time when jazz was suspected of "tear[ing] down the moral fiber," but this historical tidbit—compliments of Seattle's Musical Arts Society, 1921—is one of many in the Mayor's Office of Film & Music's new Music Map. The foldout brochure chronicles the growth of Seattle's Jackson Street jazz scene, Sonics-era garage, psychedelic rock, punk, and grunge with a timeline that's careful to include everything from Heart's "Dreamboat Annie" to Bruce Pavitt's 1979 zine, Subterranean Pop, along with lesser-known factoids and images like a flyer for KCMU's first hip-hop show, DJ Nasty Nes' Rap Attack (circa 1988). Tourists will love the neighborhood guides, which highlight significant institutions like the Coryell apartments on Capitol Hill where Cameron Crowe's Singles characters lived, and the U District's Blue Moon Tavern, where beatnik and hippie culture once converged. The guide was distributed at Bumbershoot, and now can be found in music and coffee shops around town. RACHEL SHIMP

THE HEGGIE AFFAIR

Single tickets went on sale Tuesday, Sept. 6, for Seattle Opera's 2005–06 season. Of the four productions slated, the most hotly anticipated may be the first: Jake Heggie's newly revised The End of the Affair (Oct. 15–29), based on Graham Greene's wartime novel. Heggie—known for his controversial operatic adaptation of Dead Man Walking—is one of the country's most in-demand young vocal composers. Also on the lineup: Mozart's Così fan tutte; Johann Strauss Jr.'s Die Fledermaus; and a new production of Verdi's Macbeth, directed by Bernard Uzan and designed by Robert Israel. Single ticket prices are $41–$141, and the opera has added a new discounted subscription deal for students. For details, call 206-389-7676 or go to www.seattleopera.org. LYNN JACOBSON AND GAVIN BORCHERT

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