September 25 2022
Happy August, Seattle. 🫐
If you’re anything like us, you’re ecstatic about the outdoor concerts, blueberry picking, and kayaking trips on the horizon — and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in the Emerald City.
Yep... time to soundproof your home — the Blue Angels are on their way back. | Photo via US Navy
Seafair Weekend Festival | Fri., Aug. 5-Sun., Aug. 7 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Genesee Park | Prices vary | Travel to Lake Washington for this iconic PNW summer tradition, featuring a boating event, air show, + family-friendly festival all in one. ✈️
Mamma Mia! | Mon., Aug. 1-Sun., Aug. 7 | Times vary | Village Theatre, Everett | $44+ | Take a trip to Greece with this feel-good jukebox musical, featuring a ton of ABBA’s greatest hits. 🌊
Sue Bird’s Final Seattle Storm Home Game | Sun., Aug. 7 | 12 p.m. | Tickets are sold out, but it’s streaming on ABC | Free | It’s the GOAT’s last game — expect lots of fanfare + tears. 🏀
Day in Day Out Festival | Fri., Aug. 12-Sun., Aug. 14 | 2-11 p.m. | Fischer Green Pavillon | $84.99+ | This mixtape-inspired musical festival features top-chart artists like Mitski, Mac Demarco + The National. 🎶
Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market | Fri., Aug. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Pike Place Market | $195+ | Immerse yourself in the best flavors of the PNW + dance along the market cobblestones in this one-night event. 🌇
The B-52s Farewell Tour | Mon., Aug. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | McCaw Hall | $200+ | It’s your last chance to take a trip to the “Love Shack” live before the band retires.
Scooped! All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival | Sat., Aug. 27 | 12-10 p.m. | Fisher Green Pavilion, Seattle Center | $15+ | There will be both local and national ice cream brands here — participants can sign up for two hours of unlimited gorging. 🍦
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Professional Knife Skills Cooking Class | Mon., Aug. 1 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Location revealed over email | $85+ | Learn how to wield your blade correctly and enjoy the four-course meal you make during the class. 🔪
- Zine Making | Wed., Aug. 3 | 7-9 p.m. | North End Makerspace, 12317 15th Ave. NE | Free | Get started on your own indie publication with all the tools of the “zine” trade, including collage materials, paint + glue. ✂️
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- 89º | Partly cloudy | 8% chance of rain
What a scorcher. On Sunday, Seattle broke its record for the most consecutive days with temperatures above 90º at six in a row. Temps should be in the high 80s today, then get cooler as the week goes on. ☀️ (Seattle Times)
Sunrise + Sunset
- Rise: 5:36 a.m.
- Set: 8:36 p.m.
Huge score. Over the weekend, the Mariners acquired All-Star starting pitcher Luis Castillo from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for four young players, including Seattle's No. 1 prospect Noelvi Marte. Castillo was considered the best pitcher available in this year’s trade market and will help lead the M's rotation. ⚾
Let’s hear some thunderous applause. On Saturday, the Storm clinched a spot in the WNBA playoffs — their 18th appearance in franchise history — with a win against the Washington Mystics. The postseason is due to begin Wed., Aug. 17 — home court advantage has yet to be decided. 🏀 (Seattle Times)
- Ouchie. Seahawks player Jamal Adams broke his middle finger during the first practice of the team’s training camp, however he is expected to be back on the field in the next couple of weeks. 🏈 (Seattle Times)
In other painful news, the Mariners had to put Julio Rodríguez on the injured list on Sunday. The star rookie was hit on the hand with a pitch in Houston on Saturday night — X-rays were negative. Seattle recalled outfielder Jarred Kelenic from the Minor Leagues to take J-Rod's place. (Lookout Landing)
According to a new report by Bentobox, Seattle is the third best city in the U.S. to be a restaurant worker — falling just behind Phoenix + Jacksonville respectively. The study used factors such as year-over-year trends in wage growth, job availability, and cost of living to make its determinations.
Yes, there are a lot of rabbits running around Seattle these days. A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist says that this is likely because predators are less likely to hunt in developed areas + city parks make for the perfect salad bowls. 🐇 (Pacific NW Magazine)
Put down that rake. A Seattle startup's new service plans to offer neighborhood contractor deals through text. The platform would alert residents about upcoming opportunities to have chores like yard work or window washing done for them the next day. 🧹 (GeekWire)
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We’re still feeling a little sloshy after all of that #DrinkUpWeek fun, but we had a blast bouncing around and getting to meet both current and new SEAtoday readers while trying out some absolutely phenomenal drinks.
For the readers that came out and said hi, it was a pleasure to finally meet you. For the new readers that signed up during our events, hey there — welcome to the club. And for all of our 43 business participants, thanks for helping us create a really fun week and for supporting our local food banks.
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Editor's pick: If you're going to ask me what my favorite type of dessert is, the answer is going to be ice cream hands down. But one of my weird character quirks is that it takes me nearly forever to finish a cone. My friends and family love to make fun of me for it — but I know they're just jealous because I get to enjoy my treat longer than they do.
This is all just to say, the All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival happening on Sat., Aug. 27 has definitely caught my eye. 👀
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