Plus: Restaurants can increase indoor dining to 50% starting next week.
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Plus: Restaurants can increase indoor dining to 50% starting next week.

Hi there, it’s Tuesday.

First, let’s address one of last week’s headlines. On Friday I shared with you news that a Van Gogh exhibit was coming to Seattle — you may also have seen one of the many ads for this on social media. 

New information suggests that this exhibit is different from the popular “Immersive Van Gogh” one that is also on tour across the country. The one that was put into Friday’s newsletter was “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” and the company that is organizing it has a pretty shoddy history of customer service and the BBB is urging caution for those buying tickets.

All that to say, we regret sharing that information about the exhibit without the knowledge we now have. 

Okay now that we’ve discussed that let’s get on with things. Scroll on for a story on mutual aid efforts, Canlis’s latest pivot, another round of I Spy for Evergrey Extra members, plus a giveaway!

What Seattle is talking about

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Mayor Jenny Durkan extends the eviction moratorium to June 30. The City Council was set to vote on whether tenants facing eviction had the right to an attorney but instead pushed the decision back until March 29. The statewide moratorium on evictions is still set to expire at the end of this month. (David Kroman (Crosscut) / Twitter)

Just Homies Helping Homies. Mutual aid efforts have been filling in gaps in the city’s outreach efforts to the houseless community. Homies Helping Homies started this past holiday season and since then have raised about $15,000 worth of donations. Last year saw a 5% increase in those living unhoused in King County despite a statewide moratorium on rent-base evictions, job loss has proven a top factor in the spike. (KUOW)

“The Racial Wealth Divide in Seattle” is a new report from the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Prosperity Now. Among its findings were the statistics that a median white household income in Seattle is more than two times that of Black residents. Additionally, the value of white-owned businesses is about 12 times the value of those that are Black-owned. (The Seattle Times)

Canlis is at it again. The much-acclaimed restaurant announced their plans for a summer camp sort of experience with what they hope will be their last pivot from traditional fine-dining service. You can mark your calendars for April 14, when they’ll start taking reservations for the experience, which will open May 3. (Seattle Met)

  • Related: Starting next Monday, restaurants and bars can increase their indoor capacity to 50% across the state. This also means that the Mariners will be able to welcome fans to their Opening Day game on April 1. (Eater Seattle)

🎉 A giveaway for you

Photo credit: Melissa Galbraith of M Creative J.

This week we have a giveaway to get your creative juices flowing. Enter here for your chance to win a ticket to an online embroidery basics workshop with fiber artist Melissa Galbraith of MCreativeJ

This two-hour, hands-on workshop covers a variety of beginner-friendly embroidery stitches and each attendee will receive a full kit. Kits are mailed to you and include everything needed to make your masterpiece.

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☕️ Grab a cup of coffee and hear about the new collaboration between Lighthouse Roasters and Washington Wild (Online)

🎥 Stream movies from the annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival (Online) — through Thursday, March 18

🇮🇪 Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by tuning in for one of the several Irish Week events. (Online) — Through Wednesday, March 17

🏥 Join Crosscut for a conversation with Dr. Ben Danielson about equity and access in healthcare (Online)


🎭 Watch the play "The Great Inconvenience," which is a part of the Seattle Public theater (Online) — through Sunday, March 21

🥃 Raise a glass of Jameson whiskey and follow along as you learn how to make three craft cocktails (Online)


🎵 Listen to The Calidore Quartet perform works by Schumann and Shostakovich (Online)

❓ Test your knowledge with the Burke Museum's virtual trivia night (Online)


🏠 Find out how you can help address our region's housing crisis (Online)


🖼 Catch Wa Na Wari's latest opening art exhibition reception. (Online)


🧘 Cultivating Creativity, an Online Yoga and Meditation Retreat (Online)


🥃 Get the lowdown on brandy with the Seattle Cocktail Club (Online)

🐦 Who’s calling, please? Learn how to listen to the birds (Online )

One more thing …

As we’ve been reminded everywhere, it was around this time, a year ago that the world seemed to stop. The Seattle Times put together a comprehensive look back at the past year and life during the pandemic. It’s been a wild 12 months and while the light at the end of the tunnel is finally revealing itself, there’s still a lot to reflect on. 

And because I’m curious — how many of you are still making sourdough? Is anyone still playing Animal Crossing? And have we decided that sweat pants are an acceptable outfit out now? Let me know. 

See ya tomorrow! 👋

— Grace at The Evergrey

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