December 8, 2021

#MUSTDO

Today
  • Policy Matters Summit: The Future of Work | Wed., Dec. 8 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $25+ | Seattle Airport Marriott | Former Gov. Gary Locke and other luminaries talk about how recent changes to work impacts transportation, economic development + higher education.
Thursday
  • The Harlem Nutcracker (Workshop 3) | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Seattle Children’s Theatre | $10+ | Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s “Nutcracker Suite” accompanies the story of an African-American family living in Harlem on Christmas Eve. 🎹
  • Noah Kahan | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 8 p.m. | Crystal Ballroom | $22+ | This singer-songwriter brings his vivid lyrics + quippy humor to Seattle. 
Friday
  • Belltown Art Walk | Fri., Dec. 10 | 6-9 p.m. | Corner of First and Bell Streets | Free | Tour local galleries, art exhibits + shops while meeting the artists behind the works. 🖼️
  • Holiday Croquembouche | Fri., Dec. 10 | 6-9 p.m. | The Pastry Project, 165 South Main St. | $125 | Learn how to make a delectable + eye-catching cream puff tower from start to finish, with all the baking tools you’ll need. 
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NEWS NOTES

Weather
  • 45º | Morning showers | 55% chance of rain
Sunrise + Sunset
  • Rise: 7:45 a.m.
  • Set: 4:17 p.m.
Traffic
  • It’s getting a bit stuffy here. Seattle traffic congestion was somewhat worse this year compared to 2020. The average driver spent about 30 hours in traffic this year, which is up from the 25 hours in 2020 — but nowhere near the 74 hours estimated in 2019. 🚗 (Seattle Times)
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Biz
  • Swedish Health Services recently announced that it will aim for its four-million sqft. First Hill campus to be carbon negative by 2030. To reach the goal, Swedish intends to make significant changes to its recycling program and invest in new heat ventilation technology. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
Closing
  • Capitol Hill’s Star Fusion and Bar will be closing next week after a year and a half of business. The restaurant opened just a week before the pandemic started in 2020 and has had a rough time recovering from the limited serving opportunities. (Capitol Hill Blog)
Coming Soon
  • White Center is getting a new Latino fusion restaurant potentially as early as next month. Que Chevere, opening in Taradise Cafe’s old spot, will serve lunch and dinner with a few cocktail options. (White Center Now)
Finance
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