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Wine in glasses

Wine, weed, tattoos, tacos, baseball -- there's your weekend around the Sound

So much to do! It's going to be a beautiful weekend for baseball, which is why it's great that the Ms and the Rainiers are both home this weekend. But look what else is going on! Seattle Mariners vs the L.A. Dodgers Friday – Sunday at Safeco Field. Friday and Saturday game time is 7:10pm and Sunday...
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Singer and microphone

Here's your big chance: American Idol auditions are coming to Seattle

American Idol is looking for fresh talent, and they're coming to the Pacific Northwest to find it. They're getting ready for Season 2 of the rebooted singing competition, and if you or someone you know is a budding star, it's time to pick a song and practice it before they hold auditions at the end...
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Mom and child in a kayak

Let's get out on the water! Where to kayak in and around the Sound

In case you haven't noticed, we have a lot of water around here. We're surrounded by lakes, rivers, Puget Sound, ponds . . . you know what I'm talking about. It's why we're glad we live here instead of Kansas. (Well, that may not be the only reason, but it's one.) Anyway, one of the best ways to...
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Concert crowd

Around the Sound this weekend: Music, food, festivals and fun in every direction

This incredible August weekend around the Sound includes a second epic benefit concert by Seattle's own Pearl Jam, and a celebration of the Northwest's iconic and influential record label, SubPop. And a reminder for you -- if you happening to be heading to Key Arena on Saturday for that Hall &...
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Parade marching band

Art, beer, wine, music and a BIG parade: Around the Sound this weekend

​Who likes music, wine, art or a parade? You? This is your weekend then! Here's what's happening around the Sound on this hot July weekend: White River Amphitheatre concerts Friday7pm. Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. Marymoor Park Concerts Saturday at 3pm. Sublime...
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Small rock club

Is the end near for Seattle's legendary Showbox at the Market concert venue?

A developer wants to demolish Seattle's legendary Showbox at the Market and build a 442-unit highrise apartment tower. The Showbox has been there since 1930s. Some of the biggest names in music, from the jazz and big-band era through Grunge in the 1990s, have been on that stage: Duke Ellington,...
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Food festival

Bite, Block Party, Baseball, Berries & Boxers: Around the Sound this weekend

Let's find something to do outdoors on this beautiful Puget Sound summer weekend. Shouldn't be too hard! Seattle Mariners at home against the White Sox . Friday’s game is at 7:10pm and it’s Pearl Jam Fireworks Night after the game. Saturday gametime is at 7:10pm and it’s Dee Gordon Bobblehead Nigh...
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rock star

The Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" is auditioning rock singers around the Sound

We all secretly (or not so secretly) think we could be rock stars if we just had the chance, right? Or maybe more of a showbiz fantasy? Like appearing on the Broadway stage? Well here’s your chance to tick off both boxes. There’s a Broadway musical called Rock Of Ages that’s about a small town girl...
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traffic

Is driving in Seattle a hassle? Survey says yes

Guess what? Seattle is one of the worst cities in the country to drive in. This may not be a big news flash to you if you drive to and from work around the Sound every day, or ferry the kids to school and camps and soccer games. But now it's official: The survey of 2018's Best & Worst Cities to...
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waterfall

Where to hike and see a waterfall around the Sound

What's better than a hike in the PNW? A hike to a waterfall. We're in the heart of the summer outdoor recreation season around the Sound, so chances are you're going to be out there somehow, somewhere, sometime. If you're having a hard time persuading the family to put on the trail shoes and head...
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