The NFL announced its 18-week, 272-game regular-season schedule for 2024, which kicks off on Thursday night, September 5, in Kansas City and concludes with 16 division games in Week 18 – two on Saturday, January 4, and 14 on Sunday, January 5. The 2024 NFL schedule, powered by AWS, willContinue Reading

Desert Vibes, Beach Sandwiches, and Free Burgers by EverOut Staff Ease into Memorial Day weekend with our roundup of the latest happenings in the local food and drink world, from Capitol Hill’s new desert-themed bar The Wash to the Golden Gardens sandwich emporium The Kite Cafe and from free burgersContinue Reading

Midpak bring precocious skills and charisma to Seattle’s funk scene. by Dave Segal Under a bridge in that nebulous zone where SoDo bleeds into Georgetown, Seattle quartet Midpak are making all ages of freaks freak out at a benefit show for Palestinians. In the cramped confines of Belltown’s Jupiter Bar,Continue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Nathalie Graham Top UN Court says stop: The United Nation’s International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to immediately stop its military actions in Rafah, the southern Gaza enclave where over one million Palestinians have sought refuge. Israel will likely ignore this order. TheContinue Reading

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Evil Does Not Exist Is a Surprising, Spooky Ecological Parable by Chase Hutchinson There is nothing quite like the thrill of seeing a filmmaker gain widespread acclaim for a movie and then following that project up with something completely different in almost every way. Just when you thinkContinue Reading

Welcome to our weird little corner of the country. by Stranger Staff Here’s something you might not expect to read in an alt-newspaper run by cynical assholes: many of Seattle’s well-known attractions are worth visiting. Pike Place Market, the Seattle Center, Smith Tower, the Seattle Underground… sure, they’re often crawlingContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Hannah Krieg First things first: Today, in my humble opinion, will be fucking awesome. According to the National Weather Service, Seattle can expect a little cloud cover in the morning, but once that clears up, we’ll get a sunny afternoon with a high temperatureContinue Reading

The inconsiderate, arrogant boss-man fired me the day I had to put down my dog. by Anonymous This past winter I got a job at a somewhat well-known waterfront restaurant along the edge of Lake Washington. This place is highly disorganized, but I stuck around because they were open for theContinue Reading

From punk shows at roller rinks to trivia nights hosted by Jeopardy! champs. by Stranger Staff Seattle has long been known for its fruitful music scene. But we’re more than grunge. Today’s music scene is exciting and vibrant, and there is an abundance of venues across the city regularly showcasingContinue Reading

The best side of Seattle is waiting for you at the hot dog cart. by Stranger Staff It’s true that Seattleites can come off as shy at best and emotionally unavailable to a clinical degree at worst. The Cascadia subduction zone has taunted us all our lives, reminding us thatContinue Reading

The best side of Seattle is waiting for you at the hot dog cart. by Stranger Staff It’s true that Seattleites can come off as shy at best and emotionally unavailable to a clinical degree at worst. The Cascadia subduction zone has taunted us all our lives, reminding us thatContinue Reading

Only in Seattle can you scream in a museum and dance to Robyn at church. by Stranger Staff Amazon. Grunge. Weed. Coffee. Visual art is probably pretty low on the list of things for which Seattle is known. And what a shame. Because Seattle’s art scene isn’t under a spotlightContinue Reading

Only in Seattle can you scream in a museum and dance to Robyn at church. by Stranger Staff Amazon. Grunge. Weed. Coffee. Visual art is probably pretty low on the list of things for which Seattle is known. And what a shame. Because Seattle’s art scene isn’t under a spotlightContinue Reading

Welcome to Seattle! We’re all going to die. by Megan Seling Welcome to Seattle! We’re all going to die. At least, that’s what they tell me. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been hearing about “the Big One” my whole life. I was born two weeks after Mount St.Continue Reading

Welcome to Seattle! We’re all going to die. by Megan Seling Welcome to Seattle! We’re all going to die. At least, that’s what they tell me. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been hearing about “the Big One” my whole life. I was born two weeks after Mount St.Continue Reading

Download your free 99 Things to Do in Seattle checklist here! by Stranger Staff To ensure you experience the best possible version of Seattle, The Stranger’s writers compiled this list of 99 things you need to do to truly “get” Seattle. Whether you’re here for a weekend or a lifetime,Continue Reading

Download your free 99 Things to Do in Seattle checklist here! by Stranger Staff To ensure you experience the best possible version of Seattle, The Stranger’s writers compiled this list of 99 things you need to do to truly “get” Seattle. Whether you’re here for a weekend or a lifetime,Continue Reading

Adventures that require a bit more time, money, and/or a willing Grindr date. by Stranger Staff Oh, hi! You’re done already? You’ve completed all 95 tasks that precede this section and now you’re looking for even more to do? Look at you, you little overachiever! The fun doesn’t have toContinue Reading

Adventures that require a bit more time, money, and/or a willing Grindr date. by Stranger Staff Oh, hi! You’re done already? You’ve completed all 95 tasks that precede this section and now you’re looking for even more to do? Look at you, you little overachiever! The fun doesn’t have toContinue Reading

Because you can’t take it with you. by Stranger Staff You can’t take it with you, so why not spend a bunch of your money at all of Seattle’s delightful local businesses? You kind of owe us, tbh. How much money have you given Amazon for air fryers and paperContinue Reading

Because you can’t take it with you. by Stranger Staff You can’t take it with you, so why not spend a bunch of your money at all of Seattle’s delightful local businesses? You kind of owe us, tbh. How much money have you given Amazon for air fryers and paperContinue Reading

Sure, the view is beautiful, but it’s gonna kill us all. by Stranger Staff If you love nature, you’ll love Seattle. We have 6,480 acres of parks, 4,563 miles of trails, more than 4 million trees, and stunning mountain ranges in every direction. Even a quick run to the drugstoreContinue Reading

Sure, the view is beautiful, but it’s gonna kill us all. by Stranger Staff If you love nature, you’ll love Seattle. We have 6,480 acres of parks, 4,563 miles of trails, more than 4 million trees, and stunning mountain ranges in every direction. Even a quick run to the drugstoreContinue Reading

From punk shows at roller rinks to trivia nights hosted by Jeopardy! champs. by Stranger Staff Seattle has long been known for its fruitful music scene. But we’re more than grunge. Today’s music scene is exciting and vibrant, and there is an abundance of venues across the city regularly showcasingContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Vivian McCall Seattle Gay News editor buys the paper: Three months ago, Renee Raketty took over SGN as editor. Now she’s the publisher, and she owns it. In a text, Raketty said she bought the paper from Mike Schultz after he decided to relocateContinue Reading

We begin with euphoria and end in a depression. by Charles Mudede What a difference time makes. And yet, the story is always the same. We begin with euphoria and end in depression. In 1998, the Seattle Times celebrated (though with some reservations—it feared the 1997 Asian Financial crisis wouldContinue Reading

On the Magnum: Comedian Rachel Feinstein by The Stranger A lesbian has befriended a married lesbian couple. She thinks they’re both hot, and in various light-hearted conversations they said they were open to group sex. But were they serious? Should the caller proposition them? When a woman was 17, sheContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Ashley Nerbovig Drizzle, drizzle: Good morning, and hoods up. The National Weather Service predicts 100% chance of precipitation. Plus it’s going to be a little windy today, with gusts of up to 22 miles per hour.   New lawsuit launched against Seattle Police Department: Another SPDContinue Reading

The City of Lacey used federal housing dollars and local transportation dollars to build a massive police training facility. The place is much smaller than Atlanta’s cop city—more of a cop village, I guess—but protests broke out in February, and locals remain concerned about transparency and priorities. by Kylin BrownContinue Reading

Bumbershoot’s full music lineup is finally here! by Megan Seling It’s finally here. This morning Bumbershoot organizers announced this year’s long-awaited music lineup and headliners include beloved indie rockers Pavement, Beyoncé bestie James Blake, electronic music goofball Marc Rebillet, Australian rock and roller Courtney Barnett, and the best part ofContinue Reading

When book distributor Small Press Distribution closed suddenly in March, Seattle’s Asterism Books stepped in to help. by Josh Fomon Seattle prides itself as a bookish, well-read city with a storied literary heritage of Pulitzer- and National Book Award-winning writers and publishers. Seattle’s literary culture is so vibrant and richContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Nathalie Graham Iran’s president dies in helicopter crash: On Sunday, Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister, the governor of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province, and all of their bodyguards were killed. The first reports stated the helicopter “went missing.” Then, after hours of looking,Continue Reading

Vegan Donuts, Lebanese Tacos, and Oysters Galore by EverOut Staff Oysters reign supreme in the Seattle food scene this week, as local culinary heavyweights Tom Douglas and Brendan McGill debut new oyster bars and the L’Oursin sibling Bar Bayonne introduces a daily oyster happy hour. Plus, Dough Joy and SituContinue Reading

Let’s fight for reliable funding mechanisms to support arts education in schools. by Nicole Stankovic While it has only been a month since I wrote about the lack of financial support for public music instruction, the landscape of education in Seattle has dramatically shifted. The announcement that Seattle Public SchoolsContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Hannah Krieg Weather: Today won’t be quite as summer-y as yesterday, according to the National Weather Service. Expect highs in the mid 60s, mostly cloudy skies, and even some showers. Friday will dry up, but it might be a while before it gets backContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Hannah Krieg Weather: Today won’t be quite as summer-y as yesterday, according to the National Weather Service. Expect highs in the mid 60s, mostly cloudy skies, and even some showers. Friday will dry up, but it might be a while before it gets backContinue Reading

Harrell’s meetings raise questions about just how anonymous this anonymous donor really was, and they underscore whose voices the mayor privileges in initial conversations about public spaces. by Vivian McCall Mayor Bruce Harrell’s office maintains that the mayor did not know the identity of the donor who offered to fundContinue Reading

I’ve finally accepted that I have feelings for you. by Anonymous I’ve finally accepted that I have feelings for you. My favorite part about coming into that bar is to see you. I love when there’s a lull in the rush and you come over to me to talk. I’veContinue Reading

I-137 can help get social housing like Sonnwendviertel in Vienna off the ground here in Seattle; let’s not allow misleading critiques to stop our city from achieving a beautiful, low-carbon future. by Akiksha Chatterji Can you imagine a Seattle with dense, green, affordable housing in every neighborhood? Housing interwoven withContinue Reading

I-137 can help get social housing like Sonnwendviertel in Vienna off the ground here in Seattle; let’s not allow misleading critiques to stop our city from achieving a beautiful, low-carbon future. by Akiksha Chatterji Can you imagine a Seattle with dense, green, affordable housing in every neighborhood? Housing interwoven withContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Vivian McCall STEEERIKE: Six thousand academic student employees (ASEs, aka teaching assistants) hit the picket line yesterday, the day after their union, United Auto Workers (UAW) 4121, announced the unanimous strike vote. That meant that until the University met their demands for better pay,Continue Reading

The adults who don’t feel the pain of Palestinians today are the same as the adults who did not feel the pain of Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War. by Charles Mudede I want to open with an observation concerning America’s reception of Israel’s current war in the Gaza StripContinue Reading

Laraaji will perform at Seattle First Baptist Church on Saturday, May 18. by Lindsay Costello If you’re acquainted with avant-garde music history, you might already know the story. One day in 1979, Brian Eno happened upon Laraaji meditatively busking with an electric zither in Washington Square Park and scrawled aContinue Reading

Let’s look at some of the latest responses to SPD officer misconduct under the disciplinary system that is dictated by the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) contract. by Ashley Nerbovig The Seattle City Council plans to vote today on an expensive new contract between the City and the Seattle PoliceContinue Reading

A new episode of Savage Love. by The Stranger Her man used to enjoy chewing tobacco, and it messed up his teeth. He has quit at her behest, but now he really needs to see a dentist. She doesn’t want to shame him for his nasty mouth, but she alsoContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Ashley Nerbovig Morning! Sunny day today, with temperatures expected to reach 68 degrees (so close).  The gays ate garlic bread: On Monday night, about 100 people showed up at Meridian Park in Wallingford to eat garlic bread in a gathering of the gays. I chattedContinue Reading

The coolest 40-year-olds you know were there, their mullets loose, their tattoos on display. by Nathalie Graham Fog coiled above the stage of Benaroya Hall as the Seattle Symphony played the beginning notes of “Misty Morning,” the more than eight-minute-long witchy epic from Thunderpussy’s new album West. The band, cladContinue Reading

Local right-wingers agitated for a big confrontation. They got an uneventful, 10-minute standoff. by Hannah Krieg Right-wing commentators vastly overhyped the threat to the pro-Palestine encampment on UW’s quad posed by Pursuit Church’s “March for Israel.” The Sunday action that journalist-turned-agitator Jonathan Choe said would “buzzsaw” through the United FrontContinue Reading

Celeste Barber, The Rolling Stones, and More by EverOut Staff Buckle up, buttercups. This week is another wild ride, with event highlights from the Rolling Stones to the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival and from Celeste Barber to the Seattle International Film Festival. MONDAY LIVE MUSIC WarpaintAfter a six-year hiatus, CaliforniaContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Nathalie Graham Nightmare threesome: On Friday, two people named Bob Ferguson filed to run for governor as Democrats. In case you weren’t aware, Washington’s Attorney General and the current Democratic front-runner in that race is also named Bob Ferguson. Unlike Bob Ferguson #2 (aContinue Reading

A Cheese-Centric Restaurant, Kimbap, and Pizza by EverOut Staff Stock up on Lactaid, because you’re going to want to snag some creamy offerings from the Cheese Room on Capitol Hill and Strega Pizzeria in Ballard. Plus, read about a new food court and find out where Top Pot Doughnuts plansContinue Reading

On Saturday Whistle N Wag hosts the first furry-centric voyage and fundraiser for the SS Virginia V. by Vivian McCall There’s something endearingly Seattle about a steamboat cruise for furries. Whistle N Wag is the first furry-centric voyage and fundraiser for the SS Virginia V, the last surviving vessel inContinue Reading

Plus, John Summit & Dom Dolla and More Event Updates for May 9 by EverOut Staff Nu-disco phenom Sophie Ellis-Bextor will embark on her first-ever headlining North American tour following the resurgence of her early-aughts bop “Murder on the Dancefloor.” Genre-defying electronic duo Sofi Tukker has announced the Bread tour, supportingContinue Reading

God forbid you delete the old pictures of you and him. by Anonymous As much as I wish I were referring to one of my favorite Faye Webster songs, the reference is actually about you. You won’t go away.  Why is it that you, my partner’s ex, seem to beContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Hannah Krieg Weather: According to the good people at the National Weather Service, Seattle can expect a beautiful, sunny day with temperatures in the low 70s. See you bitches (celebratory) outside! All eyes on Rafah: President Joe Biden shifted his tone on Israel’s genocideContinue Reading

Shrub Cocktails, Edible Roses, and More for May 12 and Beyond by EverOut Staff Your mother figure deserves only the best, so we’ve hand-picked the finest ways to honor her. Whether you want to bestow brunch and cocktails from Mioposto upon her or head to the 16th Annual Flower FestivalContinue Reading

One really great thing to do every day of the week. by Audrey Vann WEDNESDAY 5/8   Hourglass Lying Down (VISUAL ARTS) Sophia Arnold might be one of my favorite contemporary artists—her oil, acrylic, and watercolor compositions of surreal scenes are intoxicating, lush, and seemingly full of secrets, reminiscent of ElizabethContinue Reading

The Stranger reviewed dozens of SIFF films! Here’s what we loved and what we hated. by Stranger Staff Spring is in the air and Allegra and Zyrtec are sold out at drug stores across Seattle—that can only mean one thing. It’s time for the Seattle International Film Festival!  This yearContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Vivian McCall Police barricades at UW: Yesterday, Hannah reported that UW placed police-guarded barricades at all entrances of the Quad, representing the first crackdown on student protesters in six days of peaceful camping. A spokesperson told Hannah the barricades were temporary, but did notContinue Reading

Protesters say cops don’t keep them safe, “We keep us safe.” by Hannah Krieg This afternoon the University of Washington propped up police-guarded barricades at all entrances of the Quad. This marks the UW’s first crackdown on student protesters after six days of peaceful camping. While a UW spokesperson toldContinue Reading

The Stranger’s morning news roundup. by Ashley Nerbovig Morning! Low chance of rain this morning before 2 pm, and the National Weather Service expected today to start cloudy and then turn sunny, with a nigh near 57. Looking outside right now, just appears to start sunny. Grab some sunscreen and hitContinue Reading

This year’s fest featured haka, rad rock songs about sex, and mesmerizing avant-garde experimentation. by Brittne Lunniss Belltown Bloom is the passion project of sisters Valerie and Veronica Topacio, and the annual music festival has blossomed quite a bit over the years. You might recognize their names—you’ve likely seen themContinue Reading

Thunderpussy play Benaroya Hall Friday, May 10, with the Seattle Symphony. by Nathalie Graham Thunderpussy almost didn’t make it. The future looked bright for the band when they released their debut full-length Thunderpussy in 2018. They earned critical acclaim for their riff-filled brand of ’70s-inspired rock, got featured in RollingContinue Reading

Seattle International Film Festival, Thunderpussy with the Seattle Symphony, and More by EverOut Staff Happy Monday! Start your week off right with our roundup of all the best things to do, from the kick-off of the 2024 Seattle International Film Festival to Thunderpussy with the Seattle Symphony and from MichelleContinue Reading