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Plus: It’s Asian Pacific Heritage Month and we have recs on how to celebrate.
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🍽  How a TikTok dance sealed the deal 

Plus: It’s Asian Pacific Heritage Month and we have recs on how to celebrate.

Happy hump day, folks.

This past weekend marked the beginning of Asian Pacific Heritage Month and we wanted to share this list from KEXP of local organizations working with the AAPI community to support and also this list of Asian-owned businesses from Intentionalist to visit this month, and every month.

Given the rise in hate crimes and violence against Asians and Asian Americans in the last year, this month of awareness seems particularly timely and important. One aspect of the Asian American identity is that the label does not discern between the vastness of the region that its name hails from.

When we think of Asian representation, we tend to only think of East Asians. But that leaves out South Asians and Pacific Islanders. It’s a harmful way of thinking considering the huge disparities within the Asian community in terms of wealth, education, and other measures of success. 

I say all of this to remind folks to keep educating themselves and to consider what’s happening in India right now. The former British colony, like so many other places that were victims of Western imperialism, has been plagued with issues stemming from this. Here’s an article from KUOW about local efforts to help India and a list of crowdsourced organizations to support.

Read on for a vaccination update, the announcement of Canlis’ new head chef, and how to enter our Instagram giveaway with the Neighborhood Farmers Market (you’re gonna have to read to the bottom for that one).

4 things Seattle is talking about

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💉COVID-19 vaccinations are available, no appointment needed. But they’re still recommended. Since the city still has way more doses of the vaccines than appointments booked, officials announced people can walk-up at three municipal-run vaccination sites — Rainier Beach, West Seattle, and Lumen Field. If you or someone you know still needs to be vaccinated, this resource from the city of Seattle will be of great use. (KING 5)

🗳 The battle to recall council member Kshama Sawant has begun. The campaign Recall Sawant has 180 days to gather over 10,000 signatures to put the recall on November’s ballot. The campaign spent a total of $8,511 in March on postage to get their message out. The Kshama Solidarity campaign is working simultaneously to gather support for Sawant. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)

📺What’s next for local writer Lindy West. The show follows Aidy Bryant — a fictional version of West — who works at a fake alt-weekly in Portland which stands in for The Stranger. The final season of “Shrill,” which is based on West’s book by the same name, is set to air this Friday. But that won’t be the last of West’s screen time, she’s currently working with her husband Ahamefule J. Oluo on a script for Shonda Rimes’ upcoming Netflix anthology. (The Seattle Times)

🍽Canlis announced their new executive chef. How they reached a decision is a little unorthodox. What do we mean? Well, owner Mark Canlis says that it was a TikTok dance that sealed the deal. Chef Aisha Ibrahim has never eaten at the restaurant and has only visited Seattle once, but her experience in respected kitchens around the world on top of passing the Canlis brothers’ unique application process with flying colors won her the job. (Seattle Met)

Correction: In yesterday’s section on the U District’s past, we incorrectly stated that the neighborhood is on land that belongs to the Lushootseed people. Lushootseed is actually the language of Coast Salish peoples, who previously occupied the area. We regret the error.

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Today

💍Use found materials to make stunning jewelry in this online class(Online)

🤝Join Mary's Place for their dream BIG luncheon which will be live streamed for free(Online)

Tomorrow

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

Friday

❤️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)

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One more thing …

If you don’t already follow our Instagram account, what are you waiting on? Head over there now, because we’ve got a giveaway going with the Neighborhood Farmers Market and you could win a U District tote bag along with $10 in farm bucks. Make haste — we’ll announce a winner on Friday.

And if you’re interested (or even if you’re not!), here’s what I’ve been up to this past week:

🍴 Cooking: Dumplings, lots and lots of dumplings. (Here’s my favorite recipe I recommend most to people.)

 📺Watching: Feel Good (Highly recommend!)

 🎧Song on repeat: St. Vincent — “The Melting Of The Sun”

— Grace at The Evergrey

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