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Plus: King County Metro buses are sporting a new look.
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💔 It’s not you...it’s the pandemic (probably)

Plus: King County Metro buses are sporting a new look.

We’re back, which means it’s Tuesday!

Have you been enjoying the blossoming cherry trees? As a UW alum, seeing cherry blossoms around campus was a sign that warm, sun-filled days were to come. There was an air of utter joy and excitement as tourists flocked to the quad to see the famed cherry blossoms for themselves. This year, the UW is asking for folks to stay home and take in the cherry trees via their live stream

Hopefully, everyone will be able to go to the UW campus and see the magic for themselves next year. If you’re curious about the UW’s cherry trees, check out this article from our archives that gives some historical (and horticultural) background. 

Keep on reading for a local dating/relationship expert’s take on dating during the pandemic, the new look King County Metro buses are sporting, and for Evergrey Extra members — a round of trivia.

What Seattle is talking about

Cherry blossoms at night. 😍 | Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @rebecca.peterson.photography

King County Metro buses are sporting a new look. Hundreds of buses around the county now feature artwork inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, which was designed by three KCM employees. You can check out the artwork on the King County Metro blog. (King 5)

Having a tough time dating? You’re not alone. Cora Boyd, a local dating and relationship expert says you shouldn’t feel bad — no one knows how to date in a pandemic. Hear all of Boyd’s thoughts and advice on dating during a pandemic. (KUOW)

Back to school...spring edition. Yesterday marked the first day that Seattle-area elementary-school students returned to school. However, many kids will not return at all and instead continue remote learning due to logistical and safety reasons. When middle school and high school students will return to in-person learning is a work in progress. (The Seattle Times)

A "new" Nirvana song. Yesterday marked 27 years since Kurt Cobain passed away. The project, Lost Tapes of the 27 Club, uses AI to write and perform songs in the style of musicians who died at the age of 27. To commemorate the marking of Cobain’s death, the Club released “Drowned in the Sun,” their tribute to the Seattle grunge icon. (GeekWire)

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Today

👐 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)

💉 Learn more about the data-driven, vaccine-related decisions being made, and how technology plays a critical role. (Online)

Tomorrow

📽️ Explore the counter-narratives of Black filmmakers in this class on the African-American experience through film (Online)

🍽 Join Kamala Saxton from Marination and Brooke Fox from MOVin 92.5 for cocktails and appetizers as they talk about the United Way of King County's work (Online)

👫🏽 Crosscut talks with Eric Liu about the possibility of post-pandemic community unity (Online)

Thursday

🌭 Join KCTS 9 and take a look at the foods that made Seattle with the people who know them best (Online)

⚰️ Explore the practical aspects of death, from legal human decomposition services to end of life planning (Online)

Friday

🚲 Tune into the 20th Anniversary of the Bicycle Film Festival which is coming to Seattle through April 18. (Online)

Saturday

😲 Learn how to talk to folks on the "other" side of politics by discovering your own biases via the Depolarizing Within the workshop, hosted by the Western Washington Braver Angels Alliance and Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Kirkland (Online)

✨ Sparkles Join NARAL WA's Self-Care Saturday to support womxn and BIPOC owned businesses while investing in reproductive freedom! (Online)

Sunday

💻 Watch ALL THOSE SMALL THINGS Live Q&A with Cast & Crew at SIFF (Online)

Monday

📚 Find your poetic voice with Poetry for Ananya! (Online)

One more thing …

Local chef Shota Nakajima made his debut on Top Chef last week and he’ll be back for another after making a soy-braised duck breast with squash and white miso puree that impressed the judges. The new season takes place in Portland with new episodes airing every Thursday. 

Catch you all tomorrow!

— Grace at The Evergrey

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