Can AI Power Up Progress? | Thursday, May 25 | 6 p.m. | Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle | $5-$20 | Economist Simon Johnson examines ways in which new tech like ChatGPT might impact prosperity gaps.
Nordics in Hollywood: “Notorious” | Thursday, May 25 | 8:30-10:15 p.m. | National Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St., Seattle | Free | The Nordic Museum’s summer-long outdoor film fest kicks off with a Hitchcock classic starring Ingrid Bergman — bring your own chairs.
Friday, May 26
“Les Misérables” | Friday, May 26 | 7:30 p.m. | The Fifth Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle | $50-$150 | “Do you hear the people sing?” It’s the iconic, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical touring in Seattle.
Fruit Bats | Friday, May 26 | 8 p.m. | The Showbox, 1426 First Ave., Seattle | $30 | Former Shins member Eric D. Johnson fronts this influential indie band that is now eight LPs deep.
Saturday, May 27
Ikat: A World of Compelling Cloth | Saturday, May 27-Sunday, May 28 | 1:15-2:15 p.m. | Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle | Free with admission | This docent-led tour will teach you about the global textile made through resist dyeing.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. New York Red Bulls | Saturday, May 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle | $32-$445 | It’s a big matchup as the Sounders jockey for position at the top of the Western Conference standings.
Sunday, May 28
Mountain Dog Meetup | Sunday, May 28 | 9-10 a.m. | Dog Yard Bar, 1546 Leary Way NW, Seattle | $16 | Bring your Bernese, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, or similar breeds (including mixes) to meet other big fur babies.
Roxhill Cleanup | Sunday, May 28 | 1-3 p.m. | Roxhill Park, 850 SW Roxbury St., Seattle | Free | Get your hands dirty at a restoration work party in West Seattle.
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Ceremony | Monday, May 29 | 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle | Free with admission | After a performance of the Boeing Employee Concert Band, US Marine veteran Michael Reagan will deliver a keynote address about his Fallen Hero Portrait Project.
We’re beaking out — the Commodore Park heron colony now has 73 nests, continuing a decade-long growth trend. Heron Habitat Helpers is hosting a Heron Chick Birthday Celebration on Saturday, June 3 that is free and open to the public — it will have telescopes. (My Ballard)
Hunters Capital is gearing up to build a residential development on the 400 block of 15th Avenue East in Capitol Hill. Plans call for a five-story mixed-use building with ~150 apartments and 116 underground parking spots on a lot shared by a Rudy’s Barbershop and a ShopRite. (Capitol Hill Blog)
Longtime comfort food favorite Skillet Diner is opening a new location at Pike Place. The restaurant, located at 1301 Post Alley, will be the biggest of Skillet’s five locations with a bar, dining room, and patio. It will also have a takeout window designed like an Airstream trailer.
77,000. That’s how many workers were downtown per day during the first week of May when Amazon started bringing some of its employees back to the office. That number is double what it was in 2021, but still well below the pre-pandemic peak of 220,000 daily workers in January 2018. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
Seattle restaurateur Gary Snyder — who co-owned beloved Columbia City restaurant Geraldine’s Counter — died at the age of 57 from lymphoma. A celebration of life for Gary will take place on Thursday, July 6 at Geraldine’s Counter.
Ready for some football? The Seahawks announced their 2023 preseason schedule, which begins at Lumen Field against Minnesota on Thursday, Aug. 10. They’ll also be at home against Dallas on Saturday, Aug. 19 and at Green Bay on Saturday, August 26.
The Seattle Department of Transportation has made improvements in South Park to address the neighborhood’s chronic flooding issues. Workers have repaved 1.63 miles of roads, added new sidewalks, installed drainage infrastructure, and planted new trees.
Local filmmaker Lady Scribe earned a $40,000 grant to helm the second season of Crosscut Origins. The filmmaker will tell the story of Black artists, entrepreneurs, and elders getting priced out of Seattle in her five-part docu-series broadcasted and streamed by Cascade Public Media. (Crosscut)
Looking to change up your commute, Seattle? Vanpooling is an affordable rideshare option that saves time and money. Use King County’s Fare Schedule calculator to see how vanpooling’s cost-saving services really can make the commute better.*
Pop quiz: What’s the body’s most abundant protein? The answer: Collagen. NativePath’s Certified Grass-Fed Collagen Powder is made from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows and contains 18 grams of protein per serving. Start incorporating it daily to support skin elasticity, joint health, bone strength, and muscle growth and maintenance.*
On Monday, we were eating a giant bowl of JuliO’s — the cereal from Mariners star Julio Rodríguez — and wanted to know which Seattle athlete should get a breakfast item next. The leading vote-getter was Megan Rapinoe of the OL Reign. We suggest the Megan Frappaccino or Rapin-oats.