Hunt down the best gas prices by using an app like GasBuddy or Google Maps. Split the bill by starting a carpool with your coworkers + get the perks of riding in the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes. DYK? Bellevue has its own carpooling program called “Choose Your Way.”
The cheapest gas in Seattle on Sunday was $4.35 per gallon. | Screenshot via Proxi
Where have you spotted the cheapest gas? Take a look at the above map for a few spots we found — and then contribute your own by clicking on “add a point” in the website version.
Mariners vs. Philadelphia Phillies | Tues., May 10 | 6:40 p.m. | T-Mobile Park | $16+ | In a rare interleague matchup against the Phils, the M’s hope to build some May momentum. ⚾
Seattle Restored: Poems in Transit | Tues., May 10 | Anytime | 217 Yesler Way | Free | One of the pop-ups for Seattle’s new storefront initiative highlights verses from local artist Arami Walker.
“Marvelous and the Black Hole” | Wed., May 11 | 7:30 p.m. | The Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St. | $5+ | This quirky, coming-of-age tale stars Miya Cech as a teen delinquent who befriends a surly magician played by Rhea Perlman. 🎥
Dinos Alive | Wed., May 11 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | 1750 Occidental Ave. S. | $17+ | Live out all your “Jurassic Park” fantasies with this family-friendly, interactive exhibit featuring more than 80 life-sized dinosaurs + VR experiences. 🦖
Baby Goats + Brews | Thurs., May 12 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Reuben’s Brews, 5010 14th Ave. NW | Donations encouraged | You can drink beer while petting adorable animals + helping the Puget Sound Goat Rescue — need we say more? 🐐
Celebrate the Market | Thurs., May 12 | 7-8 p.m. | Market Pavillion + virtual | $150 | This special meal at Pike Place includes dinner from Chef Traci Calderon of Atrium Kitchen — or a cook-at-home package option. 🍽️
“Insomnia” | Fri., May 13 | 8 p.m. | Emerald City Music, 415 Westlake Ave. | $55 | Enjoy a relaxing evening with a string trio playing Bach — attendees are even encouraged to bring sleeping bags + pillows. 🎻
Superfine Art Fair | Fri., May 13 | 4-10 p.m. | Block 41, 115 Bell St. | $25+ | Support local + global independent creatives — or connect with a professional network, if you’re an artist yourself.
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
We’ll drink to this — weeks after the Sloop Tavern building was purchased, it now appears that the 69-year-old bar will be staying put. The Sloop’s owner said he’s negotiating a five-year lease with the company that bought the property,which plans on making upgrades to the space. 🍻 (My Ballard)
Native carvers are embarking on a trek across the PNW called “Spirit of the Waters” to urge the removal of Lower Snake River dams. Along the way, tribal reps will present a special totem pole and speak to the importance of rebuilding salmon runs. They’ll be in Seattle on Thurs., May 19. (Seattle Times)
Let’s tackle some reunion talk.Former Seahawks linebackerKJ Wright has discussed the possibility of returning to the team after playing for the Las Vegas Raiders last year. Coach Pete Carroll said he connected with Wright about his “future,” although didn’t go into further detail. KJ spent his first 10 seasons in Seattle. 🏈 (ESPN)
Over on the Eastside, a massive mixed-use building will be constructed at 112th Ave. NE in Bellevue, according to a recent application to the city. The proposal is for a 24-story office tower that includes 450,000 sqft of office space and up to 8,000 sqft of retail businesses. 🏗️ (Downtown Bellevue Network)
Say cheese.Chef Tom Douglas’s popular mini chain Serious Pie will soon expand to Kirkland’s Village at Totem Lake, with a mid-June debut in the works. This will be the third location for the pizza place, joining outposts in Ballard + downtown Seattle. 🍕 (Puget Sound Business Journal)
Yup, it’s mating season in Seattle. New episodes of Netflix’s reality dating show “Love Is Blind” have been recently filmed around town — with crews making appearances at Capitol Hill hot spots like Rapport and Fogon. The Seattle episodes will likely air after the Dallas-based ones debut later this year. ❤️ (Capitol Hill Blog)
The Pacific Science Center + the Amazon Future Engineer program are collaborating on an effort to bring more STEM initiatives to underserved communities. Amazon’s recent $1 million grant aims to boost programs in K-8 Title I schools where 40% or more of the student body are from low-income families. 🔬 (GeekWire)
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Er, wait, did we miss a stop? One Reddit user recently spotted a Sound Transit train on the back of a flatbed truck alllll the way out in Nebraska. But, no, it didn’t get lost — the cars are actually manufactured in other parts of the country, then shipped out here when they’re ready to ride.
A spokesperson for Sound Transit said it looks like this is a new Tacoma Link vehicle making the cross-country trip. That’s some serious mileage.
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Editor’s pick:Nettle + asparagus soup, anyone? If you haven’t checked out Off Alley in Columbia City yet, I’d highly recommend putting it on your list. The restaurant always brings in the most seasonal ingredients, with small shareable plates + great natural wines. If you get there early, try to score one of the small patio tables outside (inside is a bit tight).
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