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😀 What makes Seattle happy?

Plus: Nikkita Oliver announces their run for City Council.

Thanks for joining us this Thursday.

Some interesting news for you today. Apparently, Seattle made Thrillist’s list of “Happiest Cities in America Right Now.” Now, mind you, we were 20th on the list of 20 but the ranking surprised me nevertheless. 

For a city that seems to suffer a collective set of blues for nine months out of the 12, I wouldn’t have pegged us as “happy.” But then again with this pandemic, our inclination to not socialize may be contributing to our secret joy that Thrillist has picked up on. 

Have thoughts? Agree? Disagree? Shoot me a reply and vent. 

Now on to the news. 

What Seattle is talking about

Hands up if you've ever been personally victimized by a seagull. 👋 | Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @stevebanfield

You can now own the original file to the “Kitty Cat Dance.” For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, take 90 seconds and find out. The creator of the viral video, which he made at the age of 17, is now auctioning off the original digital file in hopes of cashing in on the creation that’s been viewed over 18 million times on YouTube alone. (GeekWire)

Nikkita Oliver enters the race for a citywide position on City Council. Oliver made the announcement in a spoken word video posted on Twitter. The position is open after Lorena González announced her campaign for mayor. Oliver will participate in the Democracy Vouchers program. Currently, they are teaching a class on police and prison abolition for Seattle University and the syllabus can be accessed for free. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)

Lumen Field Event Center’s mass vaccination clinic opens this Saturday. The city announced they plan to vaccinate 2,100 people on its first day. Only those eligible under state guidelines will be able to sign up for an appointment. Take a look at how the clinic plans to be able to vaccinate 22,000 people a day when doses become more readily available. (The Seattle Times)

A look into the data the city’s been collecting from your cell phone. In an effort to analyze traffic patterns, the city has installed devices on top of utility boxes to collect data. The company that’s collecting the data has privacy advocates worried. Read on to find out why. 👉 (KUOW

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🐦 Join KNKX and BirdNote for a presentation about winter migrating birds in the Skagit Valley (Online)

🌲 Learn the secrets of Seattle’s botanical past with David B. Williams (Online )

🥧 Join KCTS 9 for a discussion on all things pie — sweet AND savory (Online)

🐛 Forking Moths! Fix 'em good by embroidering their likeness over the pesky holes they leave in wool (Ballard/Online)

✈️ Satisfy your travel bug with a virtual trip around the world at this trivia night (Online)


📖 Hear local authors share their writing at this SPL event (Online)


🗳️ Learn about ranked-choice voting at this webinar with FairVote Washington (Online)


🏥 Join Crosscut for a conversation with Dr. Ben Danielson about equity and access in healthcare (Online)

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One more thing …

The Seattle Art Museum is showing the exhibit “Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle” which depicts the country’s early years through the perspective and experiences of Black people. Jasmyne Keimig offers her thoughts on the relevance of the series today, in this article. The exhibit is on display until May 23. 

Last reminder to tune into our Instagram page for our chat with Ravenna Brewing Co.’s head brewer today at 4:30 p.m.!

That’s all we got, we’ll be back tomorrow.

— Grace at The Evergrey

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