Recommendation: Take a stroll in Marina Park at sunset and marvel over your city’s beauty.
♉️ Taurus (April 20-May 20): West Seattle
West Seattle is one of those parts of town that has everything it really needs in one place, accommodating comfort-seeking Taurus personalities. There are great restaurants and plenty of activities — it even has a beach.
Recommendation: Stop by the West Seattle Farmers Market for some fresh ingredients which you can then use to make a comfy, home-cooked meal.
♊️ Gemini (May 21-June 20): South Lake Union
A lot of people may think that Geminis are a little scattered, but they’re really just intensely multi-faceted. Similarly, South Lake Union has a little bit of everything — nightlife, nature, shopping, business offices, and some of the best views in town.
Recommendation: Rent a hot tub boat for a cruise around Lake Union before heading to a fancy dinner at Daniel’s Broiler — a vibe switch is like a breath of fresh air to Geminis.
“Every Brilliant Thing” | Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Allen Theatre at ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle | $39-$74 | The immersive performance uses improv to help tell the story of a man with mental illness finding life’s little joys.
International Gem and Jewelry Show | Friday, Mar. 17-Sunday, Mar. 19 | Times vary | Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St., Seattle | $6 | Buy yourself something sparkly directly from wholesalers and manufacturers.
Saturday, March 18
The Rising Star Project | Friday, Mar. 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | Times vary | Fifth Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle | $9 | See students from the theater’s tuition-free program strut their stuff on stage.
“Boundless” | Friday, March 17-Sunday, March 26 | Times vary | McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle | $30-$190 | The Pacific Northwest Ballet invites back some its favorite collaborators from 2020.
Seattle’s French Fest | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle | Free | In this celebration of all French-speaking cultures, attendees can expect wine and chocolate tastings, cooking classes, and crafts for the kids.
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Last night, the Bellevue School Board voted to consolidate Eastgate and Wilburton elementary schools. Beginning next school year, Wilburton students will be split between Clyde Hill and Entai schools; Eastgate students will go to Spiritridge Elementary. The decision was made to help address declining enrollment rates. (Seattle Times)
After King County Metroupdates its bus schedules this weekend, the transit agency will run 11,000 more weekday trips across the county. Major changes include upgrading route 120 — which goes to and from Burien — introducing the RapidRide H Line, and adding more trips to 18 other routes. 🚌
This is quite the combo. A funky new sneaker shop/Italian cafe is headed to London Plane’s former location in Pioneer Square. The new business — owned by restauranteur Marcus Lalario and footwear designer Ben Kirschner — will feature pasta and sandwiches from Lalario’s restaurant Mezzanote alongside clothes for sale. (Seattle Met)
A new traffic study from Commute Seattle shows that workers have returned downtown — just not every day of the week. Seattleites work from home the most on Mondays and Fridays and filter into the city more mid-week. Downtown retailers like Top Pot Doughnuts found that the biggest sales boost comes on Wednesdays. 🚗 (Seattle Times)
According to a report by Realtor.com, the best time to sell a home in Seattle starts Sunday, April 2. The site used factors like the amount of people viewing homes and average changes in listing prices to determine the date.
Spring is beginning to spring — the University of Washington has said that its cherry blossoms are on track for an early April peak bloom. A late cold snap delayed the buds, but the campus arborist said she doesn’t suspect any damage. 🌸
This is going to start getting to our head. Airport review company Skytraxrecently ranked Sea-Tac as the No. 1 airport in North America for its traveler experience — the second year in a row it earned the top spot. Sea-Tac is also No. 18 out of the org’s list of Top 20 airports in the world. ✈️ (Puget Sound Business Journal)
Local author David Schmader recently finished watching 187 movies and 15 TV shows filmed in the PNW for his new book “Filmlandia!: A Movie Lover’s Guide to the Films and Television of Seattle, Portland, and the Great Northwest.” The book, which will be released on Tuesday, April 18, summarizes how our corner of the world has been represented in media. (The Stranger)
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Belltown P-Patch, Elliot Avenue and Vine Street | Bunnies bouncing between the bushes are a familiar sight.
UpGarden, 300 Mercer St. | This garden is a bit of a hidden secret, tucked away on top of a parking garage near the Seattle Center — take your date for a romantic kiss.
Beacon Food Forest, South Dakota Street and 16th Avenue South | It’s one of the biggest community gardens in the US.
Today’s issue was written by Alina.
Editor’s pick: Anyone have any cool plans for the weekend? I’ll be hitting up two new restaurants — Sushi by Scratch, known for the Michelin star its California location earned, later today and Rasai in Fremont, which is launching a new menu on Sunday. I’m in foodie paradise, honestly.
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