Plus, 25 places to see in Washington before you die and Bumbershoot returns with a whole new direction.

📽️ Four must-try activities on Seattle’s weekend to-do list

Plus, 25 places to see in Washington before you die and Bumbershoot returns with a whole new direction. 

By Hannah Myrick

Welcome to Friday, Seattle!

We have lots of good stuff to share today, including a weekend guide for members and non-members alike. There’s no time like the present, so let’s get right into it!

But first, scroll on down for the local headlines you don’t want to miss…


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What Seattle is talking about 

🌳Last week we shared Evergrey readers’ Seattle bucket lists for 2022 along with a Washington bucket list of our own. Thanks to the SeattlePI, there’s now 25 more must-see places to add to those lists. You can hike a mountain on Orcas Island, go fishing at Ilwaco, sip wine in Walla Walla, and so much more. Whether you're more of a museum wanderer or an outdoor explorer, there’s something new to try for every Washingtonian. (SeattlePI)

🎸 Longrunning Seattle music festival Bumbershoot has a new organizer. Neumos co-owner Steven Severin, artist/entrepreneur Greg Lundgren, and longtime concert promoter Joe Paganelli will now be running the show. The group, also known under the name New Rising Sun, is hoping to bring Bumbershoot back in full force come 2023. There’s also plans to extend the brand with festivities set throughout the year rather than just a three-day event. The new owners are also hoping to make tickets cheaper, which we have all our fingers and toes crossed for. (Seattle Times)

📄 Recent analysis of a State Patrol report shows that instances of disproportionate bias by state troopers hasn’t changed much since 2019. A study was originally conducted by State Patrol and Washington State University researchers in 2019, but new analysis shows that many of the “disturbing” results from the initial findings still persist. State troopers are still more likely to search Black, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander drivers, although white drivers are more often found with contraband like weapons and drugs. WSU says they will conduct focus groups around Washington to better understand the disparities shown in the report. (Crosscut)

🏠 Seattle’s eviction moratorium has been extended until Feb. 14. On Wednesday, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the new end date as a 30-day extension from the previous Jan. 15 deadline. Harrell cited the uncertainty caused by the surge in Omicron cases as a primary motivator for the extension. Local organizations have urged officials to ditch the repeated periods of short extensions that have been enacted throughout the pandemic and permanently extend the moratorium locally and statewide. (The Urbanist)

🎉 You’re all winners today


You’re in luck: this week we’re sharing our guide for the weekend with both members and non-members! We know Seattle is a great place to live all year round, so we’re celebrating that fact by sharing some places to watch movies, eat bagels, appreciate music, and drink IPAs all around town. Cheers to another great weekend!

If you end up liking our guide, there’s a way you can have one every Friday. 😉 Sign up as an Evergrey member today for $8/month or $80/year to help us continue doing what we do far into 2022. 💫

Now let's take a look at what's in store for the great weekend ahead… 👇

🍺 Drink: If you’re a true Seattleite, your blood type is IPA+. OK, just kidding, we love you no matter your drink of choice, but this event is for the IPA drinkers. From Friday to Saturday you can enjoy the 7 Summits Imperial IPA Event at Summit Brewing in Snohomish. For $20 you’ll receive seven 4oz pours and a 16oz specialty glass. 

📽️ Watch: One of the awesome things about our city is the films you can see on any random Saturday. You’ll find everything from Saturday Secret Matinees at the Grand Illusion Cinema to a series of banned films at SIFF. But if you’re looking for a classic and heartwarming way to spend your Friday night, go watch Kiki’s Delivery Service at the Central Cinema, a favorite by director Hayao Miyazaki.

📕 Read: How Seattle’s music scene always stands the test of time. We know the city has changed through firsthand experience, but this piece provides an expansive overview of why that’s happened and what it’s meant for Seattle’s music scene. This list of artists from Anacortes to Olympia shows you that no matter what , Washington’s spectacular sounds aren’t going anywhere. 

🍴Eat: Saturday is National Bagel Day, and I have a few places in mind you can celebrate. My personal favorite is Zylberschtein’s, a bakery and deli in the Pinehurst neighborhood of North Seattle. They have an incredible selection of goodies, but their bagels are especially delicious. And if you join their bagel club, you can get a weekly, biweekly or monthly delivery of both bagels and cream cheese, saving time and money along the way. If one bagel location is simply not enough, make sure to check out this list of top bagel spots from Eater.

Things to do


🎸 Celebrate the legacy of Johnny Cash with music from renowned cover band Cash’d Out at the Tractor Tavern (Ballard

🖼️ Soak in Seattle’s art scene at the Belltown art walk, happening across multiple venues (Belltown)

✂️ Don’t miss the opening weekend of Seattle’s NFT Museum, where you can meet your icons and learn more about NFT trends (Downtown)


🍻 Take a roadtrip to Ellensburg’s 18th annual Brewfest, featuring craft beer from over 25 local breweries (Ellensburg

🎬 Enjoy the film series "Daredevils of the Red Circle" and another secret classic feature at the Grand Illusion Cinema (University District)


💃 Discover the fun and basic steps of the original swing dance —Lindy Hop (Capitol Hill)

Monday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

🎤 Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with host Jamaar Smiley at The Royal Room (Columbia City)

📔 Tackle your first drafts at a Works in Progress Open Mic at Hugo House (Online)

📺 Show off your knowledge at "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Trivia Night at The Crocodile (Belltown)

📢 Join the march and rally hosted by the MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition, both beginning at Garfield high school (Central District)


 🎤 Start warming up your voice because the all ages open mic is back at Cafe Racer (Capitol Hill)

🖌️ Gather with other miniature painters and terrain builders and talk about your work with the North End Makers Group (Northgate)


📖 Join award winning author Jess Walters and locally renowned librarian Sheri Boggs in an interview to discuss Walters’ book “The Cold Millions” (Online)

 🎤 Laugh and then cry from all your laughter at the live improv open mic hosted by Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater (Downtown)

One more thing….

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Plan on getting up to something good you’d like to share? Tag us or use #theevergrey in your photos and we may use it in an upcoming newsletter. 😊 

Thanks for a great week! We’ll see you all on Tuesday. 👋

Hannah at The Evergrey

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