“This Much I Know to Be True” | Wed., May 11 | 7:30 p.m. | SIFF Cinema Uptown | $13+ | This documentary follows Nick Cave + Warren Ellis and their creative process for new albums “Ghosteen” and “Carnage.” 📽️
King Youngblood Album Release Party | Wed., May 11 | 7 p.m. | Madame Lou’s at the Crocodile | $16 | The Seattle alt-rock band, which works to eliminate the stigma around youth mental health, celebrates the release of its new album with several special guests.
Be Bold Now 2022 | Wed., May 11 | 5:30 p.m. | Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. | Free | Nonprofit Be Bold Now invites local activists to speak on their work reducing domestic violence and helping formerly incarcerated women rebuild their lives.
Can Can’s “Lola” | Thurs., May 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Can Can Culinary Cabaret, 95 Pine St. | $49 | In this tropical performance inspired by Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana,” famed showgirl and bartender Lola gets into some flirtatious relationship troubles. Get her a piña colada, stat.🍹
Belltown Art Walk | Fri., May 13 | 6-9 p.m. | Belltown Neighborhood, 2307 1st Ave. | Free | Get a look at Belltown’s newest gallery exhibits and meet the artists behind the works. 🎨
Burien UFO Festival and Metaphysical Fair | Sat., May 14 | 5-11 p.m. | Burien Town Square Park | Free | Making a return after a long hiatus, this festival features costume contests, flying saucers, films + music. 🛸
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Hey, nice crown. The Seattle Seahawks announced yesterday that they’ve entered a new multi-year partnership with KING 5 to become the team’s local television partner, starting with the 2022 season. Through the partnership, KING 5 will have exclusive broadcasting rights to preseason games + weekly shows. 📺 (KING 5)
Groovy noodles, man.Ronette’s Psychedelic Sock Hop, a pasta restaurant + bar, is now open in the former Ballard location of Drunky Two Shoe BBQ(yes, these names are real and we love them) at 4105 Leary Way NW. The new spot also has quite a few DJ and dance nights on the books. 🍝 (MyBallard)
A new, free summer block party series is headed to downtown Seattle. Love, Seatown will feature live musical performances, beer gardens, special guest appearances, and food and drink specials in three different locations Wed., May 18-Fri., May 20.
Alright, shortstack. The Ballard Light Rail extension may hit a bit of a hiccup due to the U.S. Coast Guard’s new height restriction for bridges. The current extension plan proposes a fixed bridge over Salmon Bay at 136 feet tall — but the Coast Guard’s new restriction requires bridges to have a vertical clearance of at least 205 ft. (MyBallard)
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced that Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles on scheduled weekends this summer for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. SDOT is also seeking public feedback for this area to help build a framework for future decisions on street usage. 🚲
Young Tea, a Chinatown-International District favorite, will be closing in late June due to a lease termination. The owner of the popular bubble tea shop said she has mixed feelings about the move — her store has been broken into several times, but she will miss the growth and prosperity of the district. 🧋 (International Examiner)
We’ve finally got the name of the replacement biz that’s taking over the former space of Capitol Hill’s 46-year-old pub The Canterbury. Meliora will feature modern European cuisine from the owner of Fremont’s Rasai Indian restaurant. It’s slated to open in June or July. (Capitol Hill Blog)
A former Seahawk is working in the real estate industry, developing a 300-unit apartment complex in Tacoma. Derrick Fenner — a running back during the 80s + 90s — has been involved with several Puget Sound projects, but the Tacoma 300 will be the first one he’s led. (Puget Sound Business Journal)
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In a social media sneak peak, Sports Illustrated announced that five WNBA players would be featured in its upcoming Swimsuit Edition — including our own Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird from the Storm. With the issue hitting stands on Thurs., May 19, each player talks about what the WNBA has meant to them when it comes to societal change and representation.
“This is who we are; this is the makeup of our league,” Sue told SI. “We represent a variety of things: of course women, women of color, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community and much more…”
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