The Wing Luke Museum’s celebration also includes a wide variety of family activities. | Photo by Sunita Martini
Sunday, Jan. 22 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, an East Asian holiday celebrated by thousands of Seattle residents every year.
2023 is the Year of the Rabbit (or the Year of the Cat if you’re Vietnamese), an animal representing kindness, vigilance, and virtue. In fact, Rabbit years are said to be a time of relaxtion, quietness, and contemplation.
Sea-Tac Lunar New Year Celebration | Wednesday, Jan. 18 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Sea-Tac Airport terminals | Free | Travelers will get to see a surprise lion dance performance from the Mak Fai Kung Fu Dragon and Lion Dance Association.
Lunar New Year Night Market | Saturday, Feb. 11 | 5-11 p.m. | Magnuson Park Hangar 30 | $10+ | This 21+ market will showcase local Asian American Pacific Islander-owned businesses and showcase lion dance performances, Chinese zodiac tarot readings, and a special sparkler experience.
Into the Light: Works on Paper | Wednesday, Jan. 18-Tuesday, Oct. 17 | Times vary | Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle | Free | Gaze at stunning portraits from artists like Leon Schulman Gaspard, Alice Neel, and Andrew Wyeth.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Wintery Sip and Paint | Thursday, Jan. 19 | 6 p.m. | Locust Cidery First Hill, 500 Terry Ave., Seattle | $45 | Grab a pint of cider and get creative with a step-by-step painting class.
Friday, Jan. 20
The Moth StorySLAM: Juggle | Friday, Jan. 20 | 8 p.m. | Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle | $15 | Prepare a five-minute story about people, responsibilities, or tasks you had to balance — or listen to someone else’s tale.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Landscaping for Wildlife | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Brightwater Center, 22505 WA-9, Woodinville | Free | Learn how to plant flowers and other green things that help out the neighborhood’s birds, bees, and butterflies.
Out in Tech: Cool Skate, Hot Cocoa | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 1-3 p.m. | Kraken Community Iceplex, 10601 Fifth Ave. NE, Seattle | Free | Connect with LGBTQ+ tech workers through a fun activity.
Friday, Feb. 3
Public Opening: “Thick as Mud” | Friday, Feb. 3 | 7-9 p.m. | Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave. NE & 41st St., Seattle | Free | Celebrate the opening of “Thick as Mud,” the Henry’s latest exhibition, with music, drinks, and conversation (RSVPs encouraged).*
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We’re a bit “Hung Up” on this news — Madonna has listed Climate Pledge Arena as a stop on her 2023 “Celebration Tour.” The pop legend will be in Seattle on Tuesday, July 18 — tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 20.
There will soon be more opportunities to choo-choo on up to Vancouver after Amtrak announced it would be reinstating a second round trip from Seattle starting Tuesday, March 7. Amtrak said it would also increase service between Seattle and Portland from four to six daily trips this fall. 💺 (Seattle Times)
Washington’s state senate may soon authorize a new license plate that honorsPickleball, an increasingly popular sport that was created on Bainbridge Island in 1965. The bill for the new designs will have a hearing before April. 🥒(KING 5)
This one hurts a little — according to the most recent Consumer Price Index data, Seattle has the third highest inflation rate in the US at 8.4%. This number puts us behind Miami at the No. 1 spot with a rate of 9.9% and Phoenix with a 9.5% rate. 💸 (Axios Seattle)
We all mourn for ice cream. After 12 years of business, Full Tilt‘s Ballard locationwill close at the end of January. One of the ice cream shop’s employees said the landlord had chosen not to renew Full Tilt’s lease at 5453 Leary Ave. Full Tilt still has two other locations and a retail business.🍦 (MyBallard)
Bellevue’s got a new restaurant called Legion on the way to Lincoln Square. No timeline was given on an opening for the spot at 700 Bellevue Way NE, but the space has been empty since Pearl Seafood and Oyster Bar closed in 2020. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
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We’ve seen Bruce Harrell drop for push-ups at an event, so we don’t think a cartwheel is off the table. | Graphic by SEAtoday Staff
Alright, Seattle — at the beginning of the month we asked you for predictions for local headlines we might read in the coming year so we could make a 2023 Bingo card.
We got a couple of pretty funny responses that have been added to a few of our own thoughts. With that, we’re ready for Seattle to really bring out its weird.
We’ll update you all whenever a space has been filled and let you know which one of your fellow readers made the prediction in case you want to ask them about lottery numbers or something.
Let’s have some fun.
(If you’re having trouble reading our bingo card, click the image above for a larger version on our website.)
Today’s issue was written by Alina.
Editor’s pick: Ok, wow. You all are the best. In Monday’s newsletter, I asked for some help with my err... aptitude for killing plants unintentionally and I got back a great rec. I thought I’d share in case anyone else is struggling as much as I am.
Anyways, Lilly E. said she took a really great comprehensive organic gardening class with Tilith Alliance, where’s there’s also year-round gardening, dried floral wreath making, and small fruit tree care lessons.
My thumb feels a bit greener already — thank you all. 💚
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