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December 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM
If you’re looking for something warmer to do, here are a few suggestions. Clue other readers into your favorite cozy spots in the comments thread.
FIREPLACE BARS: When nothing but live flame will do, head to a bar or restaurant with fireplaces, such as Bastille in Ballard or The Sorrento’s Fireside Room on First Hill. For a little extra fun, the Sorrento hosts a set of vintage and tropical jazz on Friday night, featuring Hawaiian jazz vocalist Nikki Dee.
STEAM ROOM: How about a trip to the South Lake Union spa Banya 5, where $40 buys you unlimited use of the Turkish steam room, tepid and hot pools, a tea lounge and more. Afterward, stop by Venik for a hot drink.
December 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM
Do you deck your halls for the holidays? The Seattle Times invites you to share a photo of your home in its seasonal glory. Our editors will choose a favorite or two to publish in the paper, and our no. 1 pick will also receive a $100 Starbucks gift card.
Complete contest rules are here; please read them prior to submitting. Deadline: 5 p.m. Dec. 18.
November 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM
When it comes to movies and entertainment, this is one of the busiest weekends of the year. If you need a little guidance to plan your outings, we’ve got you covered.
Our list of 250-plus holiday festivals and arts events will give you the lay of the land.
Then we have an array of articles on holiday happenings taking place this week: offbeat plays and musicals; Seattle Symphony’s holiday pops programs; the Deck the Hall Ball and Seattle Men’s Chorus. And we’ve got the nuts-and-bolts details on downtown Seattle holiday attractions, Seattle Center Winterfest and Bellevue’s Magic Season.
Finally, you can find this week’s major movie reviews (“Philomena,” “Black Nativity,” “The Armstrong Lie,” “Frozen”) on our movies page. And don’t forget to pick up Sunday’s paper or check back on seattletimes.com on Sunday for a long list of hotly anticipated movie openings between now and Christmas (stay classy, Ron Burgundy!).
Want more? Click here to view a video weekend preview, highlighting “Nutcracker,” “A Christmas Carol” and more, taped this morning at KING 5 TV.
November 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Last chance to have fun before the friends and relatives descend on you next week — or before you have to pack up, brave the travel crowds and descend on someone else. So get out there and amuse yourself.
Our list of weekend entertainment suggestions, as always, just skims the top of what the Puget Sound area has to offer. Feel free to add your weekend suggestions for fellow readers in the comments thread.
November 18, 2013 at 2:25 PM
When Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch heard of the recent death of Nobel laureate Doris Lessing, he pulled out of his files a 1992 interview he undertook with her when she was visiting Seattle to speak at Seattle Arts & Lectures. He remembered the influential author as one of the more interesting people he has had the pleasure to meet.
The interview took place at the Sorrento Hotel. Read it here.
November 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Some big names anchor ArtsPage’s entertainment suggestions this week, from stand-up comic Margaret Cho to Canadian crooner Michael Buble to the most famous (fictional) resident of London’s Baker Street. But we’ve thrown in a few more obscure pursuits as well.
As usual, we invite you to tell us who (or what) you’re excited to see this weekend, whether it’s on our list or not. And wherever you go, whatever you do … have fun out there.
November 7, 2013 at 8:28 PM
It’s Veteran’s Day on Monday, which means a chance to honor those who serve — and for some, an extra day off to enjoy the weekend. We have some ideas, below, for both.
If you have other plans or events to recommend, we’d love to see them added to the comments thread.
November 6, 2013 at 4:50 AM
The 2013 Seattle Goodwill Glitter Sale takes place this Saturday and Sunday at the Dearborn Street Goodwill. We can’t wait to see what you find there.
Read Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald’s tips on how to navigate this popular shopping event. Then share your purchases with other readers by uploading a photo below.
November 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM
Fantagraphics, the Seattle-based, world-renowned publisher of comics and graphic novels, has posted a plea on its website for Kickstarter funds to support its spring 2014 releases.
The publisher, always a lean operation, hit hard times this year when co-publisher Kim Thompson died of lung cancer. Many of the projects Thompson was working on at the time were put on hold, according to Fantagraphics’ announcement, and the company is now seeking $150,000 to get back on track. More than $30,000 had been pledged toward that total at the time of this report.
Fantagraphics, which has its roots in the underground comix movement of the ’60s, has published works by many of the great cartoonists of the age, including Peter Bagge, Daniel Clowes, Charles Schulz and Hal Foster. It has a retail outpost in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood and sells books worldwide via its website.
October 31, 2013 at 4:11 PM
Expecting rain, we’re leading this week’s edition of the weekend preview with movies. Note that there are about a million other indoor entertainments around the Puget Sound this weekend, so our list is not meant to be exhaustive. We invite you to share your weekend recommendations with other readers on the comments thread.
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