Plus, happenings from this year’s MLK Day march and rally.
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Plus, happenings from this year’s MLK Day march and rally.

By Hannah Myrick

Welcome to Wednesday!

Did you hear about the tsunami warning over the weekend? The warning emanated from an underwater volcano eruption in the Pacific Ocean which you could see from space! Although it didn’t seem to cause any destruction for Washington, it did send an 820 mph shockwave across the U.S. that cleared up Seattle’s Saturday fog by covering nearly 6,000 miles in a few hours. What wild weekend happenings!

Now, let’s move out of this weekend’s fog and into the rest of today’s news...


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What Seattle is Talking About

🌮 Just when you think it can’t get any better, Seattle’s restaurant scene has one-upped itself yet again. If you’re looking to try some new eateries this year, check out Eater’s list of 38 essential restaurants for winter 2022. From Bothell down to White Center you’ll find a new bagel place, tastes of South Indian cuisine, the best new taco truck in town, and much more. (Eater)

💸 Washington's Fair Start for Kids Act expands the accessibility of affordable childcare across the state by lowering copays and increasing subsidy rates to certain providers. Without state assistance, child care costs for three kids can cost $2,900 per month. But with Fair Start, which was signed into law last year, families can receive state assistance that brings costs down to a fraction of the full amount. As the impact of the act continues to be felt, families, lawmakers, and others are still endeavoring to secure as much funding and support as possible to keep its benefits intact. (Crosscut)

📣 The Seattle MLK Jr. Coalition’s march and rally on Martin Luther King Day is always an inspirational gathering that calls attention to the power of collective action. This year’s event focused on the importance of truth and education and was led by community activists, educators, and longtime community members. Stops at King County Youth Jail and QFC centered the march around jobs for young people, support for union workers, and countering mass incarceration. You can check out photos and learn more about what happened during the event at the following link. ➡️ (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)

📈 COVID-19 cases have been surging among people held in King County Jails, prompting the president of the King County Correction Guild to urge for an immediate shut down of jail operations. This includes restricting arrests to violent crimes or crimes requiring mandatory arrest and possibly expanding the number of people who could be moved onto electronic home detention. Of the 1,363 inmates in custody, nearly 34 percent have tested positive or are observing quarantine protocols. (Seattle Times)

🍽️ The “Eggrolls” are not just a popular dish at Little Saigon’s ChuMinh Tofu deli, but also the name of a volunteer group serving up free meals in the neighborhood every Sunday. The group comprises of friends, mutual aid activists, neighbors and customers of the restaurant. Their goal is to supply good food to those who need it and to support unhoused people in the Little Saigon neighborhood. (Eater)

Things to do


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

 🎤 Laugh out loud during the live improv open mic hosted by Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater (Downtown)

👑 Study up on your noble families, alliances, plots and more for “Game of Thrones” Trivia Night at Lowercase Brewing (Georgetown)

❄️  Learn how to play safely in the mountains this winter and practice using avalanche safety gear with Gearhouse Events (SLU)


🎶 Listen, dance, workshop and jam out at the Bellingham Folk Festival, through Sunday, Jan. 23 (Bellingham)

 🎤 Get your singing voice ready for a Totally ‘70s Sing Along at Central Cinema, complete with 30 subtitled music videos/live performances (Central District)

Macrame your way to a fancy mason jar lantern and learn basic knotting techniques for all levels (Ballard)


🎼 Listen to the the Seattle Symphony’s legacy of Aretha Franklin featuringa powerhouse vocalist and full symphony orchestra through Sunday, Jan. 23 (Downtown)

💦 Join the fun of Punk Rock Aerobics for all bodies and fitness levels, hosted by Cafe Racer (Capitol Hill)


💄 Enjoy one night of a seven-part drag show series at Queer/Bar, featuring performer Eureka O’Hara (Capitol Hill)

💃 Dance the night away at The Crocodile’s Soul Music Dance Party, where they’ll be playing 100% vintage vinyl (Belltown)

🏃 ​​Swing on by for free parkour lessons at Pier 62, family-friendly fun, train or shine even if it rains (Downtown)


🎲 Bring out your best game face for board game night at Mox Boarding House (Ballard)

✨ Go pinball-ing at the Ice Box’s Split Flipper Sundays for $5 per two person team (Fremont)

🎹 Join New York City organist/pianist, Brian Charette for an evening of Jazz at the Royal Room (Columbia City)

👋 Get schooled in all things gnocchi with Chef Ethan Stowell and have a hand at making it with friends over light refreshments (Downtown)Monday

📕 Join author Bernadine Evaristo as she talks about her latest book “Girl, Woman, Other” and her upcoming memoir “Manifesto” (Online)


🍸 Learn about Seattle's dive bars, taverns and psychedelic experiences of the past with author Brad Holden (Downtown)

One more thing….

If you’re a Seattle biker, you know the risks that can come with biking through the city streets. Fortunately, there’s a way to indulge your biking interests from home by checking out this year’s virtual Bicycle Film Festival, screening through Jan. 30. The festival features over 40 films and filmmakers from more than a dozen countries.

You can buy a pass to see all of the films or stick to any of the four short film programs, each with a different focus. Some of the categories include Oscar nominated and award-winning shorts, stories that celebrate advocates and activists championing bike culture,, as well as stories of city-dwelling cyclists from around the world.

Tickets are available for purchase on a sliding scale from $10 to $20 per program. 

Thanks for tuning in, everybody! We’ll see ya tomorrow.

— Hannah at The Evergrey

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