🌹Schitt’s Creek comes to Seattle
Plus: Evergrey Extra members get 5 more last-minute gift ideas.
Hello, it’s Wednesday.
I just discovered that there is a mini Schitt’s Creek Rosebud Motel in my neighborhood, and I cannot express to you how happy it makes me. I may have to change up my morning running route to include this block...whether or not my legs and lungs agree is another question.
Before I launch into my love for Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (please watch the movie “Best in Show”), let’s get to the news…
Downtown lights make nights a little brighter. 🌃 | Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @ashclicks09)
What Seattle is talking about
Seattle’s Fresh Bucks expands. The program helps low-income households get fresh fruits and vegetables. Since the pandemic is still causing widespread food insecurity, the program will enroll an additional 3,100 people who will start receiving vouchers this month. (Seattle PI) Take action: Check out this map of food banks in Seattle, and consider making a donation.
An app to enforce mask-wearing. Despite most local businesses requiring customers to wear masks, there is little they can do to enforce the request. Enter MaskCheck: a free app from Seattle-based RealNetworks that’s designed to be placed near an entrance or check-out register and encourage proper mask-wearing with visual and audio feedback. (The Seattle Times)
This Seattle artist is making glass houses. In the latest profile of artists from Crosscut, Fumi Amano talks about her new exhibit in downtown Auburn. Fumi uses old windows to create pieces that explore Japanese internment, racial identity, and cultural expectations placed on women. (Crosscut)
Some very Seattle Christmas songs. Well, since you’re (hopefully) not going anywhere for the holidays, lean into being at home in Seattle with this excellently curated playlist of holiday songs from local artists. There’s even a “Local Music Lowdown” musician on there — hey Tomo! (Seattle Met)
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Today, members are getting five extra last-minute gift ideas. Join now and get half off membership until Dec. 24 by using the code HALFOFF, that’s $4/month, or $40 for a whole year!
Things to do
💉 Join Crosscut for a conversation about the latest COVID-related science (Online)
🎹 Hear local jazz musicians perform "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (Online)
🌎 How does Seattle create a welcoming and inclusive community for people from all backgrounds? Hosted by The Evergrey and Civic Commons at 6 p.m. Register (Sponsored)
🎅 Get your caffeine fix and check out a festive holiday pop-up (U District) —through Dec. 24
🎶 Get in the spirit by listening to the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band perform songs from Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite (Downtown)
🛍️ Support Black-owned businesses at the Peace Peloton Holiday Market (Columbia City)
🌠 Ponder the Winter Solstice night sky in an online planetarium show with Gathering Ground (Online)
One more thing …
It’s roughly 35 days until Inauguration Day (not that we’re counting down or anything). Wondering what the change in national leadership might mean for refugees, immigrants, and other marginalized folks in the Seattle area?
Join us *tomorrow,* Dec. 17, for a special conversation about moving forward from hate and building a more welcoming and inclusive community in 2021 and beyond. Details and registration here.
Catch ya tomorrow. ✌️
— The Evergrey