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Plus: Have a drink with MOHAI’s Leonard Garfield.
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💦 Nuns with water guns

Plus: Have a drink with MOHAI’s Leonard Garfield.

It is now Friday.

And we’re still riding a high after Wednesday’s news that everyone 16 and older in WA state will be eligible for a COVID vaccine on April 15. 

That said, even though we’re getting closer to the end, we’re still not there yet. Recent spikes in cases have officials urging caution as the state loosens restrictions. So please, keep wearing that mask. Don’t be like this Oregon runner, be better — be a Husky. 

What Seattle is talking about

Cherry blossom season couldn't have come sooner. 🌸 | Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @lalatinita19

The recall campaign against Kshama Sawant now has 180 days to collect more than 10,000 signatures. The state Supreme Court made the unanimous decision that the charges leveraged against Sawant were sufficient to move forward with recall procedures. If the recall campaign gets enough signatures from residents of Sawant’s Council District then a recall election would likely be held in August or November. (The Seattle Times)

Seattle ranks first for tech office space leases. This marks the first time the city has beaten the Bay Area since 2013. Fourteen big leases from tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Facebook are largely responsible for the rise in rankings. (GeekWire)

What is Seattle pizza anyways? Bill Radke sits down with Seattle Met editor-in-chief and food editor Allecia Vermillion and discusses the question of what a “Seattle-style” pizza looks like. Get Allecia’s hot takes on the matter and maybe a craving for pizza. (KUOW)

Carmelo’s Tacos is expanding and we are amped. The counter-service business located in Capitol Hill’s Hillcrest Market has won over a number of fans with its homemade tortillas and delicious fillings since opening in 2018. The full-fledged restaurant will be located at 1223 East Cherry Street and is set to open on April 5. (Eater Seattle)

Have a drink with MOHAI's Leonard Garfield

(Photo courtesy of Leonard Garfield)

If you tuned in yesterday for our IG Live then you'll know we had some technical difficulties. BUT that's okay because we asked Leonard some questions ahead of time to get to know him better.

MOHAI is open to the public starting today at 10 a.m. Masks are required for those over the age of two as are timed tickets that you can reserve here.

Know someone or an organization you think we should have a drink with? Send their name to hello@theevergrey.com!

Tell us briefly what you do.

I am the Executive Director of MOHAI — so I get to have fun at a big history museum.

What's your favorite part about your job?

Meeting fascinating people —many of them history makers — and learning about the city from many perspectives.

What's your favorite hidden gem in Seattle?

The city's many "pea-patch" community gardens.

Where are two places you'd take an out-of-town guest?

It's too hard to choose, but I would start with two essentials — a ferry ride to Bainbridge, and then a stop at Bloedel Reserve, to get a real sense of the natural beauty of this amazing region.

If you were to give a piece of advice to a newcomer to Seattle, what would it be?

Explore our neighborhoods — we are a city of neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive character.

If you could change anything about Seattle, what would it be?

I'll get political here — maybe a stronger sense of civic leadership. 

Who or what are 4 Seattle people or organizations more people should know about?

The Central District Forum, FareStart, AIDS Memorial Pathway (The AMP), and Densho.

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Today

🎭 Stream "The Volcano," Macha Theatre Work's latest show from their series "17 Minute Stories." (Online)

🍷 Listen to Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew talk about their new book on understanding and drinking wine. (Online)

Tomorrow

✂️ Learn a therapeutic craft and create something beautiful at Mia's Handwovens' Circular Weaving Workshop! (Online)

👩‍🎨 Get artsy and head over to Seattle Pottery Supply to glaze and fire a piece of your own. (SODO)

Monday

🌎 Celebrate Earth Month By Taking The Eco-Life Challenge. People can sign up now challenge starts 4/5 and goes until 4/30. (Online.)

Tuesday

👐 Learn how to recognize warning signs and improve active listening in this class on the basics of suicide intervention and prevention (Online)

🌎 Explore how business and government can come together and fight climate change at this virtual conference (Online)

One more thing …

This Saturday, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are asking folks to come scream and vent their frustrations of this past year to them. That is of course, outside, masked, and socially distanced. The sisters will be there cleansing your fears and suffering with water guns. If this sounds like fun and something you’re comfortable with, you’ll be able to find them outside the Wildrose Bar at 5:30 p.m. 

Thanks for sticking around till the end, enjoy your weekend.

— Grace at The Evergrey

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