The Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s opening night gala raised $1.75 million for the 2022/2023 season on Sept. 16 at the Benaroya Hall. About 200 guests attended including its CEO Krishna Thiagarajan.
Almost 100 residents from the Chinatown-International District (CID), attended a King County Council meeting that took place on Sept. 27 to protest a homeless shelter expansion. They shared stories of break-ins, assaults, harassment, property destruction, and other personal violence.
The 2022/2023 season marks Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB)’s 50th year on stage in Seattle. The Weekly spoke with co-founders and former artistic directors, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, as well as principal dancer, Angelica Generosa, about the season opener, “Carmina Burana,” and its famous set designer, Ming Cho Lee.
Bellingham, Washington, population 92,000. Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta), India, population almost 4.5 million. A study in contrasts. But poet Sati Mookherjee, who spent school years in the former and summers in the latter, finds some surprising similarities.
In its upcoming October issue, Food & Wine is showcasing their Best New Chefs 2022, a list of 11 chefs who are emerging talents in the U.S. today. Among the small group is Seattle’s own Melissa Miranda, owner and chef of Musang. The issue is currently available on newsstands. “This one’s for our global Filipinx […]
On Sept. 17, the Wing Luke Museum held its annual House Party, a 21+ after-hours event, the first in-person one since the pandemic. This year’s theme was Multiversal Magic, inspired by the movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and featured the People’s Catwalk, a writer’s slam, film screenings, special performances, drag, live interactive art, signature […]
The Bruce Lee mural at Tai Tung Restaurant’s storefront has been repainted. The iconic image of Bruce Lee and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar together (symbolizing the unity between Asians and Blacks) was installed in 2020, but was tampered with on Sept. 10. That day, the portrait of Lee suddenly vanished. The original mural was painted by Patrick […]
Lawrence Matsuda released a new book of poetry, “Shape Shifter: A Minidoka Concentration Camp Legacy.” Autographed copies can exclusively be found at Kobo Seattle in the International District or on their website. “Shape Shifter” expresses the reverberating trauma of the Matsuda family’s imprisonment in the Minidoka Concentration Camp during WWII. The family was among 120,000 […]
The board of directors of International Community Health Services (ICHS) announced on Sept. 15 the selection of Kelli Nomura, as the health center’s CEO. She will begin the role effective Nov. 7.
On Thursday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m., a man was fatally shot in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID) at the intersection of 13th Avenue and South Lane Street, at an encampment near Goodwill. KING 5 reported that the man was 31 years old. The shooter fled the scene.