Every Sunday, I bring you a conversation with a local who is doing something great, or a great who is doing something local: media personalities, big thinkers, visiting artists, colorful characters and doers of all kinds. On Tuesdays, I tell you about my travels through some of the week's social and philanthropic events — not just the ones for the swells, but those for work-a-day folks who care about making this region move and improve.
Nicole Brodeur drops in on the Auction of Washington Wines Weekend and the Soiree Blanc.
For Walk Score founder Matt Lerner, the key to urban sanity is affordable housing and nonmotorized transport. As co-chair of this year’s Seattle Design Festival, he’s hoping to showcase both.
After 31 years, Speight Jenkins is honored as he departs Seattle Opera; Brooks honors inspiring running coaches from around the country; and the Obliteride returns with its annual effort to roll over cancer.
The Butch Blum store turns 40 — fashionably. And the Seafair Ball raises money for the USO.
Seattle ice-cream queen and proud former Girl Scout Molly Moon Neitzel is heading a fundraising glamping trip to support her childhood haven.
Stewardship Partners’ Feast on the Farm gets rained on, but raises $75,000 for aquatic habitats; and punker-turned-music business guru Martin Atkins stops by the Tractor Tavern for a lecture.
Thirty years after photographer Mary Ellen Mark and her husband, filmmaker Martin Bell, made the landmark documentary “Streetwise” about homeless Seattle teens, the pair returns to revisit the subjects of the film.
Ted Kennedy Watson classes up the Met Market; the fashionably repurposed jackboots you’ve been waiting for; Bremerton’s Swiffer celebs; and Lena Dunham is coming.
KEXP begins its public fundraising push for its planned new home at Seattle Center, and the Woodland Park Zoo throws its annual fundraiser.
Five months into her tenure, Kate Becker, longtime booster of the local arts and music scene, reflects on her new post as head of Seattle’s Office of Film and Music. And of course, we asked her about James Keblas.
After 28 years at KUOW, popular “Weekday” host Steve Scher abruptly quit on June 6. Nicole Brodeur sits down to find out what drove him away and what’s up next.