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Today’s Forecast

73º | 10% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 5:38 a.m. | Sunset 8:33 p.m. | High tide 7:52 p.m. | Low tide 12:24 p.m. | Full Weather Report | Traffic Report

😎 Soak up some sun, that’s an order
Duke’s also has six other locations throughout the area. | Photo via Duke’s Seafood
Today through Saturday, Seattle is getting some serious sun + temps in the mid to upper 70s — and no, we won’t shut up about it.

Looking for a rooftop, a waterfront location, or just something outside? We’ve got you covered with 35 spots to snack and sip in the sunshine.

🌊 Near water

Duke’s Seafood | 1111 Fairview Ave. N.
Peep the lakefront views and a direct line of sight on the Space Needle, plus stop by on Mondays for half-priced bottles of wine. We’ll cheers to that.

Ray’s Boathouse | 6049 Seaview Ave. NW
Pro tip: Book your reservation an hour before sunset and try to snag a table near the westward-facing windows. You’ll thank us later.

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The camera’s facing the wrong way, but we promise the beach is just on the other side of this lens.


Photo by Kathryn Barnard, via Driftwood

🌇 Rooftop spots

mbar | 400 Fairview Ave. N., Floor 14
This swanky downtown spot’s rooftop views are perfect for a good photo op.

Altitude Sky Lounge | 300 Terry Ave. N.
You know what they say — the higher the elevation, the better the charcuterie boards. Okay maybe we just came up with that, but there’s real potential for a case study there.


Grab your honey for an excellent sunset view at SLU’s mbar.


Photo by SEAtoday

⛱️ Patios

Tim’s Tavern | 9655 16th Ave. SW
This patio with live music has one main rule — no bozos allowed. Not that any of our readers would fit that bill anyways.

Paseo | 1760 First Ave. S.
Memories of your first sandwich bite at this Caribbean joint will haunt your dreams for many nights to come.
6AM City Giving Campaign
Thursday, May 9
  • Capitol Hill Art Walk | Thursday, May 9 | 5 p.m. | Capitol Hill Neighborhood, Seattle | Free | Check out what this walk has in store for you + find a few others up your alley.
  • Noah Gundersen & His Band | Thursday, May 9 | 8 p.m. | The Crocodile, 2505 First Ave., Seattle | $27 | This Seattle-born artist’s incredible lyricism and slow, sleepy guitar-work is really something notable.
Friday, May 10
  • Cuppa and Chat | Friday, May 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sunflower Cafe, 14020 SE Petrovitsky Rd., Renton | Free | Meet other Aussie and Kiwi women for a quick chat and good community.
  • Twerk Up a Sweat | Friday, May 10 | 6 p.m. | Inside, 1313 Fourth Ave., Seattle | $25 | The founders of the Tacoma-based dance studio are teaching an all-experience level class for those who want to sweat while grooving to hip-hop, Afrobeats, and other high BPM hits.
  • Indie-Prov | Friday, May 10 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Jet City Improv, 5510 University Way, Seattle | $7.50-$15 | Several of our local improv teams are coming together for one big, silly night — all ages are welcome.
Saturday, May 11
  • Beacon Arts Street Fair | Saturday, May 11 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | South Roberto Maestas Festival Street, Seattle | Free | Enjoy live music, free seeds, food, and an art market under the sun.
  • No Strings Attached | Saturday, May 11 | 6-7 p.m. | Unexpected Productions, 1428 Post Alley, Seattle | $15-$20 | You’ll wanna leave the kids at home for this improvised puppet show — things are gonna get a little weird.
  • BAM in Bloom | Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue | $0-$20 | This museum is showcasing the beauty of nature in honor of Mother’s Day.
  • Bellydance 101 Dance Workshop | Saturday, May 11 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Balance Studio, 418 N. 35th St., Seattle | $30 | Show off your stuff at this guided bellydancing class — no experience necessary.
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News Notes
  • President Joe Biden will be in Seattle this Friday, May 10 + Saturday, May 11 for two campaign events. While the president’s exact route through town remains undisclosed, freeway users should expect potential closures and increased traffic. (KING 5)
  • Recent data shows Link ridership jumped 25% between February and March of this year, growing from 1.68 million (the year’s lowest mark) to 2.61 million boardings. The most notable spike in March’s ridership turnout occurred over the weekend, specifically on Sundays which saw a 191% increase over February.
  • Washington scientists recently discovered bark beetles even further north than previously reported — now migrating as far as Bothell. These “tree killers” are typically attracted to pines damaged by drought or fire. If you see trees with red needles near the top, you can report it to local foresters. (KING 5)
Real Estate
  • Employee-owned grocery chain WinCo recently closed on a Renton property at 800 Garden Ave. N. for its latest expansion. The company purchased the 11.5-acre property formerly occupied by Fry’s Electronics for $24.5 million. Construction started on Tuesday, but a projected opening date has not been confirmed. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
  • Seattle Theatre Group is celebrating a social media milestone by giving away five pairs of tickets to a concert of your choice happening between June 1-Sept. 30. To enter, follow the Instagram account + tag a friend (like us @ourseatoday) in the comments before Monday, May 13.
  • Carbon Robotics just landed an investment from NVentures. The Seattle-based agriculture tech startup didn’t disclose the sum, but the investment will help Carbon Robotics in its “LaserWeeder” robot production, a machine that uses lasers to kill 5,000 weeds per minute according to the company. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
  • Live Nation’s Concert Week started yesterday and continues through Tuesday, May 14. Snag tickets for as low as $25 to select concerts and shows at venues across the Seattle area, including Missy Elliott, Cage the Elephant, and Two Door Cinema Club.
  • $1,500. That’s how much we’re looking to raise to support our staff and mission here at SEAtoday — and our fundraising ends tomorrow. If you love the free community resource you’re reading right now (we sure do), support us today with a one-time donation. See how close we are to our goal.
🎶 Let’s get tactical
A dual-sided metal skate ramp with a pipe across the top is covered in yellow, white, and red graffiti at a skate park in Capitol Hill.
Summit Slope Park in Capitol Hill has a small corner park for skaters that want to brush up on some tricks. | Photo by SEAtoday staff
Skate shop Tactics recently opened in Ballard at 5209 Ballard Ave. NW — its first location in Seattle.

What started as a storefront in Eugene, OR, quickly expanded into a popular online destination for boarding equipment. To celebrate its grand opening, Tactics is hosting three days of festivities with refreshments and prizes Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12.

What’s on the schedule:
  • Friday, May 10, 5-8 p.m. — Raffle prizes from popular skate brands (ticket proceeds benefit Ballard Food Bank), T-shirt customizing, refreshments, and a pop-up for snowboard binding repairs
  • Saturday, May 11, 12-2 p.m. — Open skate sesh at the skate bowl in Ballard Commons Park with Tactics staff + pro skater Greyson Fletcher
  • Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Waffles and coffee for brunch, with Vans Skateboarding gift bags for the first 25 customers (and just a few steps away from Ballard Farmers Market)
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