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Get out and have fun!

There are lots of fun events coming your way! Get out and explore all this beautiful city has to offer! Enjoy! (..and let me know if you get to any of these events!)


Amazon Symphony Orchestra of Seattle Halloween Spooktacular – 2018
10/19
As the leaves fall and the air cools, join the ASO for a symphonic scare! We invites all ghosts, skeletons and ghouls for a frightfully fun concert featuring sinister selections like Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre and the mystical music of Harry Potter! Come adorned in your most impressive Halloween costume; prizes await the attendees with the most dazzling digs! We promise we won’t trick you – it’s sure to be a treat! Register


Night out for Caring 
9/21 Looking for a fun way to give back? Want to meet other people who care about doing good in the community? Shocked to hear that Washington state is 42nd in high school graduation rates (i.e., nearly last!)? Come to the biggest, best party of the year. The Seattle Mariners and United Way of King County care about kids’ education and want to see you at Night Out for Caring on Friday, Sept. 21, at Safeco Field. You’ll enjoy food, drinks, music and fun with a few thousand do-gooders who like to have a good time. Meet some local celebrities, have plenty of instagrammable moments (like singing karaoke in Macklemore’s Cadillac) and celebrate all the awesome things going on in our community—thanks to the help of caring people like you. Plus explore Safeco Field like never before! #SeattlesNightOut 
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT  Safeco Field Get Tickets Here.


Smart Kitchen Summit 
10/8-9
Smart Kitchen Summit is the industry’s leading event about the future of food, cooking and the kitchen. Benaroya Hall  Times and prices vary.  Get Tickets Here! 

Karin Stevens Dance
10/11–14
Two collaborations with composer Kaley Lane Eaton and music both acoustic and electronic: first, a remount of their disconcertingly lovely 2017 opera Lily; then the premiere of Lung, exploring the main aspect of performance musicians and dancers share: breath. Times and prices vary. Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, Capitol Hill, 1524 Harvard Ave.; 206.329.1050; karinstevensdance.com

Seattle Latino Film Festival
10/5–13
From the dark surrealism of Buñuel to the flamboyant camp dramedy of Almodóvar, Spain’s filmmakers have been some of Europe’s most celebrated. Each year since 2009, the SLFF has focused on a different Hispanic nation, and this year Spain is showcased in its packed schedule of shorts and features. Times, prices and venues vary. 971.704.5849

A Thousand Splendid Suns
10/5–11/10
“I wanted to get beneath that kind of iconic picture of a woman in a burka walking on the street,” said The Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini in the years right after 9/11, which led to this 2007 novel, the story of two Afghanistan women of different classes and generations whose friendship grows as the Taliban rises in power. Here, it is adapted for the stage by Irish-Indian playwright Ursula Rani Sarma. Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222

Ampersand Live
10/25
Land conservancy organization Forterra is sponsoring a night of readings, music, photography and dance—sort of a stage-show version of its periodical Ampersand, or, as the nonprofit puts it, “an evening of storytelling….about nature, cities, community and critters.” Brass quartet The Westerlies, dance artist Zoe Scofield, wildlife photographer David Moskowitz and 2017 Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver are among those scheduled to appear. 7:30 p.m. $15. The Moore Theatre, downtown, 1932 Second Ave.; 206.682.1414


Earshot Jazz Festival
10/7–11/4
Earshot sponsors performances year around, but it really piles it on for a month every autumn. Once again, organizers have planned more than 60 concerts, featuring several dozen solo musicians and ensembles, from acclaimed high school bands to free improvisers. For this iteration, there’s a special focus on women in jazz (including award-winning jazz violinist Regina Carter, Seattle composer Dawn Clement and R&B hip-hop guru SassyBlack) and on this year’s festival resident artist, pianist Jovino Santos Neto. Times, prices and venues vary. earshot.org

Urban Unveiled 
10/7/18
The annual Urban Unveiled event, held this year at the sophisticated and storied Fairmont Olympic Hotel, is more than a wedding show; it is a celebration, a cocktail party for nearly-weds and the regions most creative wedding vendors, ready to make dreams come true. This evening of elegance is a chance for brides and grooms to meet and mingle with the Urban Unveiled partners who can make nuptial visions a reality, while guests enjoy fine wines, nibble on sumptuous cuisine, indulge in to-die-for desserts. The evening ends with an amazing raffle and an awe-inspiring fashion show by the legendary Luly Yang. Times, prices and venues vary. Get Tickets Here.

Saturday June 24th FREE boat rides ALL Day!

Saturday June 24th FREE boat rides ALL Day!

boats Saturday June 24th FREE boat rides ALL Day!

Info from the: Boats Afloat Show Website 

Download the FREE get out and boat calendar!

Get Out & Boat Fest Splashes onto South Lake Union June 24th FREE Boat Rides, Hands-On Clinics, Seminars, Plus Live Music, Kids’ Zone, Info Booths and Food at

2nd Annual SLU Event

Get Out & Boat Calendar

SEATTLE – The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association is excited to host the second round of their Get Out & Boat Fest, to be held in Chandler’s Cove on

Saturday, June 24th from 11 AM  – 3 PM

This event was so popular last year the fleet has nearly doubled, offering 50 boat rides throughout the day.

Completely FREE to the public, the Fest aims to demonstrate the joy and feasibility of boating by getting people out on the water.

Attendees of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to ‘Seas the Day – Get Out & Boat!’ at this South Lake Union event. Fest-goers can experience the thrill of gliding across the water by taking a 45-minute boat ride around Lake Union.

Sailboats, power boats under 30’, cruisers and fishing trawlers will be available for rides, allowing attendees to tryout which boat best suits their lifestyle. Participants can learn new skills at hands-on docking, anchoring, technology, rigging and knot tying clinics with the guidance of industry professionals.

Boating seminars offered by marine experts will cover topics such as how to buy a boat, insider tips on boating safety, chartering a boat and salmon fishing in the San Juan Islands. Fest attendees can stroll the docks and visit booths that provide information on what it takes to get into boating, whether it be obtaining a WA State Boaters Card, learning how to finance and insure a boat, or the ins-and-outs of chartering and boat share.

This family-friendly event will also include a fun kids’ zone with toy boat building offered by the Center for Wooden Boats.

Enjoy live music provided by local musician and Jimmy Buffet-cover artist Dave Calhoun while grabbing a snack from a number of food carts. The second annual Get Out & Boat Fest aims to increase public awareness of boating by offering opportunities for people to get out on the water, experience boating firsthand, and educate and inform non-boaters so they can learn all about the boating lifestyle.

Contact: Kirsten Berg May 30, 2017 Northwest Yacht Brokers Association kirsten@nwyachtbrokers.com (206) 748-0012 www.boatsafloatshow.com

 

Exploring Seattle Neighborhoods: Queen Anne

Exploring-Queen-Anne Exploring Seattle Neighborhoods: Queen Anne


Exploring: Queen Anne

Seattle Center

Depending on the time of year you are looking at, you may be able to attend one of the many outdoor festivals held at Seattle Center including: Bumbershoot, Folklife Festival, and Bite of Seattle.

The local radio station KEXP also hold free concerts at the mural amphitheater in the summer months. Stop by and watch them broadcast from the new La Marzocco Cafe, with a viewing window directly into the DJ Booth!

Go up 605 feet into the Space Needle! If you haven’t done it, you are obligated, it is absolutely the best view of the entire city and the sound. Opt to have dinner in the restaurant if you don’t want to come down just yet. If you don’t go up at least go to Kerry Park on Highland Drive,  and have a look at the needle from afar. It’s an excellent place to take in the sunset!

MoPop! (Formerly EMP)  Museum of Pop Culture 

Rotating exhibits at the MoPop! From music and art to sci-fi, fantasy, and the indie game revolution. This place is so cool! Even if you don’t go inside be sure to stop by and check out the architecture and walk the grounds. The building was designed by Frank O. Gehry, and the building appears to change color from different angles. MoPop  museum is a non profit interested in empowering it’s visitors, and contributing to art education.

Grab a Bite! 

From coffee shops to restaurants, from lower Queen Anne to the top of the hill, there are so many options for food and drink…The following is no where near a complete list, just a place to start:

Mezcaleria Oaxaca: Bustling stop for Mexican classics

Crow: New American comfort food in hip setting

Via Tribunali: Neopolitan pizzeria and bar

Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge: Hip Cajun-Creole sport with a cozy, New Orleans- influenced dining room, and & optional fixed-price menu. Pro tip: to sample more of the menu check out the happy hour specials!

How to Cook a Wolf: An Ethan Stole Restaurant, specializing in Italian Mediterranean cuisine.

 

This is by no means a complete list of things to do or places to eat in Queen Anne, you’re going to have to check it out for yourself! Go Explore!

Exploring Seattle’s Neighborhoods: Ballard!

exploring-ballard Exploring Seattle's Neighborhoods: Ballard!

What to do in Ballard


Shop Till You Drop!

Ballard Reuse: Funky Reused Building materials and items, with a focus on architectural salvage…Just up on Market St. Bop Street Records for the music junkie with heaps and heaps of vinyl! Check out Stores like: Horseshoe, Trove Vintage, Space Oddity, Dutch Bike Co, Re-Soul, second ascent.

 Eat Eat Eat! 

There is no shortage of delicious eats in Ballard! Some of my favorites are La Isla: Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine. Senior Moose is a local favorite, with some of the best Mexican food in town! Stop in and have a Top Pot Donut, or try the famous oysters at Walrus and Carpenter.

Farmer’s Market! 

Every Sunday Old Ballard Ave closes it’s streets to cars and opens for the local farmer’s market. Do your shopping local and pick up a variety of local goods and organic, fresh local fruits and vegetables! Who doesn’t want to shake hands with the person that grew their food? Check out items such as local fresh seafood, local honey, and more. Pick up a growler of local beer, a fresh pie, some soda, mustard, jam, or ice cream. Not to mention the booths of local artists and craftsmen! This is not to be missed!

The Locks 

Here, the fresh waters of Lake Washington and Lake Union drop 22ft into saltwater Puget Sound.  100,000 boats pass through the canal and locks annually. Go when the salmon are spawning and see fish-ladder activity through underwater windows, stroll through the gardens and visit the museum.

Golden Gardens 

Have a bonfire and watch the sunset over the Olympic Mountains! The park features two wetlands and a short trail. Enjoy activities from sunbathing to fishing to stand up paddle boarding. The parking can be a struggle during the summer months. Walk down to Un Bien, a colorful shack offering Caribbean sandwiches made with roast pork & served on Macrina bread. Wed-Sat: 11-9, Sun: 11-8

Uwajimaya is coming to South Lake Union with Kai Market

2016-09-02_12-12-30-1024x813 Uwajimaya is coming to South Lake Union with Kai Market

Looks like South Lake Union is going to get a new market! Uwajimaya is going to open a smaller market, that will focus on fresh seafood and authentic Asian flavors!

This boutique specialty food store will feature local and international products, as well as graband-go bites inspired by the sea. The store will boast a live tank teeming with crab, lobster and oysters, in addition to a master fishmonger to assist with the selection of the perfect fillet or sashimi cut. Construction on Kai Market at 400 Fairview is scheduled to begin this fall and is expected to be open to the public in early 2017.

“Kai Market is about options. The lunch crowd can stop in for a hand-crafted bento box in the dining area, while the after-work crowd can take home fresh seafood and a carefully curated selection of quality Asian products for which Uwajimaya is known,” said Denise Moriguchi, President of Uwajimaya Inc. “We were excited to try something new and loved the idea of a store with a smaller, more intimate footprint in a growing, vibrant neighborhood like South Lake Union.”

 

 

Outdoor Movies to Enjoy Around the Sound!

Are you looking for something fun to do with the family, or maybe on a date night?  Check out all *Denotes free screenings.

Fremont Outdoor Cinema

July 16 Deadpool (Farewell screening)

Seattle Outdoor Cinema (SLU Discovery Center Lawn)

July 23 Pretty Woman
July 30
Mad Max: Fury Road
Aug 6 Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Aug 19 The Big Lebowski (Dude Fest, 21+)

Movies at Marymoor

July 6 Back to the Future
July 13 Jurassic World
July 20 Inside Out
July 27 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Aug 3 Aladdin
Aug 10 Singin’ in the Rain
Aug 17 Zootopia
Aug 24 The Princess Bride

Movies at the Mural (Seattle Center)*

July 30 The Princess Bride (Quote-along)
Aug 6 Mad Max: Fury Road
Aug 13 Galaxy Quest
Aug 20 West Side Story
Aug 27 Life of Pi

Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema: The Fierce Awakens (Cal Anderson Park)*

Aug 5 Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
Aug 14 Spaceballs
Aug 21 Barbarella
Aug 28 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Seattle Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park

July 7 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
July 14 Labyrinth
July 21 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
July 28 The Incredibles
Aug 4 Guardians of the Galaxy
Aug 11 Zootopia
Aug 18 The Sandlot
Aug 25 The Goonies

Moonlight Cinema at Redhook Brewery

July 7 Super Troopers (18+)
July 14 Big Trouble in Little China
July 21 Zombieland (18+)
July 28 Labyrinth
Aug 4 Deadpool (18+)
Aug 11 Tropic Thunder (18+)
Aug 18 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Aug 25 Zootopia

West Seattle Outdoor Movies*

July 16 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
July 23 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
July 30 School of Rock
Aug 6 Skyfall
Aug 13 The Lego Movie
Aug 20 The Princess Bride

Crossroads Movies at the Park*

Aug 4 Inside Out
Aug 11 Minions
Aug 18 The Good Dinosaur
Aug 25 Pan

Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights

July 9 Minions
July 23 Inside Out
Aug 6 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Aug 20 Spectre

Auburn’s Summer Sounds and Cinema*

July 29 The Good Dinosaur
Aug 5
Minions
Aug 12 Zootopia

LeMay Car Museum’s Drive-In Movie Series*

June 25 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
July 16
Frozen
Aug 6
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sept 1 TBA

Movies at the Marina (Shilshole Bay Marina)*

Aug 5 The Lego Movie
Aug 12 Pan

Center City Cinema*

May 27 Pan (Cascade Playground)
Aug 28 TBA (Bell Street Park)
Sept 4 TBA (Cascade Playground)
May 27 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Bell Street Park)
Aug 28 TBA (Cascade Playground)
Sept 4 Resolution (Freeway Park)
May 27 TBA (Bell Street Park)

Movies in the Park: Occidental Park*

Aug 12 The Good Dinosaur
Aug 26 Labyrinth
Sept 2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Movies in the Park: Westlake Park*

July 15 Inside Out
July 22 The Goonies
Aug 5 Jurassic World

Summer Nights in the North Plaza at CenturyLink Field

June 24 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
July 8 Jurassic World
Aug 19 Raiders of the Lost Ark
Sept 16 Frozen (sing-along)

Outdoor Movies at Jefferson Park*

July 8 The Princess Bride
July 22 Labyrinth
Aug 5 The Muppet Movie
Aug 19 Despicable Me
Sept 2 Despicable Me 2

MOHAI’s Movie Night at Lake Union Park*

Aug 20 Toy Story

Bite of Seattle (Seattle Center)*

July 15 Jurassic World

Skyway Outdoor Cinema*

Aug 5 Inside Out
Aug 12 Labyrinth
Aug 19
Jurassic World
Aug 25
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Movies at King’s Hardware’s Patio*

June 5 Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
June 12 The Sandlot
June 19 Stand By Me
June 26 Wayne’s World

Park Ridge Films in the Field (Bothell)*

July 13 Star Trek Into Darkness
July 20 Zootopia
July 27
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Aug 3 Inside Out
Aug 10 Heaven is For Real
Aug 17
Napoleon Dynamite

 

Pickford Film Center’s Rootop Cinema (Bellingham)*

July 22 The Last Waltz
Aug 5 Little Miss Sunshine
Aug 19
West Side Story

Laurie Announces | Wedgwood Classic | 7517 32nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115

7517_32nd_ave_ne_02-1024x680 Laurie Announces | Wedgwood Classic | 7517 32nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115

Want to live in Wedgwood? Better move quick to this 1950’s charmer!

Mid-century brick classic in one of Seattle’s most coveted neighborhoods… Wedgwood! Room for all with three separate living areas… rare family room off kitchen, huge living room and an oversized rec room with cozy wood-burning fireplaces. Incredibly maintained with original features intact including original hardwood floors, built-ins and vintage tile. Quiet, friendly neighborhood yet close to all the restaurants, coffee shops, parks, and groceries! And Wedgwood Swim Club is only four blocks away! Quick hop to UW, University Village, Children’s Hospital and downtown!

  • Offered at $585,000
  • Built: 1954
  • 1,640 Square feet
  • 3 Bedrooms / 1.75 Baths
  • Rasperries and Apples in the backyard
  • Covered back deck is perfect to relax on in the afternoon.
  • Basement storage area
  • Wood Burning Fireplaces both upstairs and downstairs
  • Walking distance to the Middle School just 2 blocks away!
  • Just minutes to the Dahl Playfield!
  • Walk Score of 80 and Bike Score of 76 “Very Bikeable!”
7517_32nd_ave_ne_05-1024x680 Laurie Announces | Wedgwood Classic | 7517 32nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
Oversized living room with cozy wood-burning fireplace. Dining Room right off of kitchen and living room is perfect for entertaining!
7517_32nd_ave_ne_13-1024x680 Laurie Announces | Wedgwood Classic | 7517 32nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
Good-sized master bedroom with lots of closet space.

7517_32nd_ave_ne_22-1024x684 Laurie Announces | Wedgwood Classic | 7517 32nd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115

Imagine yourself entertaining or relaxing on this large deck that is partially covered so you can use throughout the seasons. Your privacy in the backyard is protected with lots of greenery including a ton of raspberries and even an apple tree.

For more information about this listing, or to request a private showing, please click here.