Arts & Culture Newsletter

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

If you’re cool like that, catch Digable Planets, a Seattle award winning film by way of Russia, and more.

Six Years Later, Seattle Still Loves Fleet Foxes

The band’s long-awaited return at the Showbox was met with a rapt, adoring crowd.

A Bookish Movie Buff’s Guide to SIFF

All the SIFF films with literary pedigrees your heart could ever desire.

Au Collective Invites Everyone Into the Dance World

With the credo “You can’t be what you can’t see,” the group is taking on Eurocentrism via accessibility.

Barfin’ With Garf

Garf’s gotten sloppy again and had a few too many.

Maybe She’s Born With It, Maybe It’s Unpaid Reproductive Labor

Satpreet Kahlon’s curatorial debut inspects the devaluation of handicraft and motherhood.

Seattle Cemetery

Even in death, municipal pride shines through.

Sifting Through SIFF

The best of the upcoming enormous film fest.

The Latest Issue of ‘PageBoy’ Invites Writers to Write About Writers They Love

Writing about writing can be tedious, but here the exercise is invigorating.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

See the Opera’s fancy new costumes, celebrate Hardly Art’s 10th birthday, and more.

Upstream, the Neoliberal Bumbershoot

Paul Allen’s new music festival was fun, but like the system that enables it, weird.

‘Rising Up’ Blends Fact and Fiction in Hopes of Transformation

Ebo Barton and Sarah Rosenblatt’s queer social-justice play invited the cast to shape its story.

Affordable Housing Now! (And Somewhere Else!)

When will someone do something (elsewhere) about this crisis!

Ahoy! GIFs From the Opening of Seattle Boat Season

Stately seafairing vessels paraded down Montlake Cut for the occassion.

Before You Upstream, Know Your Local Scenes

The 300-artist lineup is one of the most locally focused in the region—here’s who’s representing.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’ Is a $47.7 Million Detriment to Mexican Artists

Meant to showcase Mexican culture to the world, ‘Luzia’ fails its premise from beginning to end.

Dakota Gearhart Dips Into the Love and Fear of Aquascapes

An exhibition about hypnotherapy and other water sports.

Drip Tips

A thrifty illustrated guide to Seattle’s cheapest 16 oz. cups of coffee.

King Arthur and the Bros of the Round Table

Guy Ritchie’s take on Camelot is a joyless medieval sausage fest.

Local Writers Remember Joan Swift

Open Books will hold a memorial service to the late Northwest poetry legend.