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Plus: A little throwback Thursday for you about Seattle Civil Rights.
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👽 Turns out we’re kinda obsessed with UFOs?

Plus: A little throwback Thursday for you about Seattle Civil Rights.

It’s Thursday.

Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying our U District coverage. We’ve been enjoying writing it. Got some feedback for us? Let us know by replying to this email. And if you haven’t yet, here’s your friendly reminder to fill out this short Google Form — we’re using it to compile a guide to the neighborhood at the end of the month.

Also, we’re chatting with Rick McLaughlin from Big Time Brewery today at 4 p.m. about what he’s drinking and how Big Time has been weathering the pandemic. You can head over to our Instagram page to tune in AND while you’re there, you should enter our giveaway with the Neighborhood Farmers Market!

Now that we’ve kept the house, let’s get to the news.

4 things Seattle is talking about

Wooden boats for the win. ⛵️| Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @merrillimages

📈The verdict is out, we’re NOT going back to Phase 2...at least for now. Gov. Inslee announced the decision on Tuesday that all regions would remain where they are for at least another two weeks. King County has exceeded the number of COVID-19 cases in order to keep them in Phase 3. (KUOW)

🍽It’s like Airbnb but for food. The startup, Shef, offers home-cooked meals from chefs that work out of local commercial kitchens and then drop off their food at designated places. Their primary location is in Capitol Hill where the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute used to be. Food offerings range from homemade Indian, Mexican, and vegetarian-friendly meals. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)

🍎Mutual aid for the win. The residents of the South Park neighborhood have come together over the past year to assist their own community members during the pandemic. From providing hot meals to raising money to help folks pay their bills to offering pantry supplies, residents have really stepped up. South Park was considered Seattle’s most diverse neighborhood according to 2010 census data. Way to go, South Park. (YES! Magazine)

🛰Anyone see that weird “string of pearls” over the city the other night? No, they weren’t extraterrestrial visitors but instead a few friendly SpaceX satellites. Fun fact: An old survey from Asgardia, a society devoted to the cultivation of life in space, found that Washington residents have reported more UFO sightings than any other state. (The Seattle Times)

Throwback Thursday

Fifth Annual Malcolm X Festival poster, Seattle, 1975

Today's TBT is a poster promoting the 5th annual Malcolm X Festival at the UW. The event was sponsored by the Black Student Union which originally formed in 1968. This particular poster is from 1975. That year political activist and comedian Dick Gregory gave the keynote speech. 

You can read more about the BSU and its history on the Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project's website.

Thanks to MOHAI for providing TBT's artifacts!

Today

🎵Jazz up your lunch break with ArtsFund's Digital Celebration of the Arts Event.(Online)

🎭Join us for an in-person comedy show and dinner on The Collective's Patio in South Lake Union(South Lake Union)

Tomorrow

❤️Stream the shows "140 LBS" and the sequel "OVER 140 LBS" this Mother's Day weekend(Online)

Saturday

🌮Stop by Jimi Hendrix Park for a Cinco de Mayo celebration that brings fashion and tacos together(Central District)

Sunday

🖌️Create a talisman that represents the future you want to live into(Online)

Tuesday

🏡Join Sustainable Seattle for May Think Tank: Home for Good - Alternative Housing(Online)

Thursday, May 13

🍻Celebrate women in beer at Optimism' GRL PWR Beer Fest(Capitol Hill)

Promotion from Compass Housing Alliance

😙 100 years of serving the community

Our 100th Birthday Bash on May 16 features a keynote from RICK STEVES, inspiring stories, and swag from amazing local artists!

Don't miss the party! RSVP!

One more thing …

A Reddit user shared their “fantasy Seattle subway” in the style of the NYC subway system and dare we say, this photo is NSFW. Getting from Magnolia to West Seattle via public transit? Yes, please.

Be back tomorrow. ✌️

— Grace at The Evergrey

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