Getting ready to toss yee sang aka yu sheng. (Photo from Flickr by C.K. Koay)

Forget Pike Place, there’s a better reason to toss fish this Lunar New Year

Yee sang, a Chinese/Southeast Asian dish assembled through a high-flying Lunar New Year "prosperity toss" proves surprisingly hard to find in Seattle.
Jan 28, 2017
Indigenous DJ trio A Tribe Called Red. (Courtesy photo by Falling Tree Photography)

A Tribe Called Red’s “Electric Pow Wow” comes to Seattle

First Nations DJ trio A Tribe Called Red’s rising star as musicians has put them on the forefront of indigenous activism.
Nov 14, 2016
Bomba Estéreo perform in Barcelona last summer. The band has toured in over 40 countries. (Photo from Flickr by scannerFM)

Seattle’s love affair with Colombian indie band Bomba Estéreo

Thanks to early recognition by KEXP DJs, Seattle helped launch Colombian party band Bomba Estéreo to global acclaim. They're in town Wednesday.
Sep 13, 2016
Seattle resident and reggae legend Winston "Flames" Jarrett, immortalized in art for the forthcoming film "True Born African." (Courtesy Nicholas John Nakis)

A rare local show from Seattle’s resident reggae pioneer

Septuagenarian Rastafarian Winston “Flame” Jarrett, one of the creators of reggae music, now lives in Seattle, and is putting on a free show Thursday.
Aug 16, 2016
Orcas Island artist Anthony Howe's olympic cauldron is lit at the opening ceremony on Friday. (Photo from Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

Orcas Island artist steals the show at Rio Olympics opening

That kinetic sculpture that wowed the world at the Olympics opening ceremony was designed by Washington's own Anthony Howe.
Aug 9, 2016
The Muzio family drove down from Kamloops to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi. Copa America action continues Thursaday at CenturyLink with U.S. vs. Ecuador. (Photo by Yiting Lim)

Pan-American soccer fanatics converge on Seattle for Copa America

The whole tournament may be a bit of a gimmick, but Copa America is giving Seattle a chance to prove we're one of the best soccer cities in the hemisphere.
Jun 15, 2016
Grey Filastine, right, with Indonesian rapper Nova. The experimental activist electronic music duo are playing at an undisclosed warehouse location Saturday night. (Courtesy photo by Miguel Edwards)

Veteran anti-capitalist noisemaker Filastine is back in Seattle for a secret show

Activist musician Grey Filastine, who cut his teeth raising a ruckus during the WTO riots, returns to Seattle this weekend.
May 17, 2016
Brushy One String (Courtesy photo by Agustin Dusserre)

World music powerhouse globalFEST touches down in Seattle

Bringing world music to American stages isn’t easy. That’s what makes the globalFEST tour in town this week so special.
Apr 12, 2016

Seattle artists bring Afrofuturism to Black Future Month

Performances at Gay City Arts, Chop Suey and Nectar Lounge emphasized "future" in Black Future Month.
Feb 26, 2016
Stic.Man of Dead Prez performs in Sweden in 2009. (Photo from Flickr by Henrik Isaksson)

Dead Prez show apt to shake up a gentrifying city

Don’t be surprised if the next big Seattle rap classic isn’t about big butts or thrift stores, but gentrification and community displacement.
Feb 17, 2016
Last year's Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. If you go out dressed like this in Seattle, people might stare. (Photo from Flickr by NateClicks)

The partier’s guide to Carnival Seattle 2016

Who says we don't celebrate Carnival in Seattle? Here's your weekend schedule packed with Lenten events to keep you Catholics partying.
Feb 5, 2016
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. (Photo from Flickr by Ted Eytan)

Free Holocaust Remembrance Day concert at Benaroya Hall

Art from the Ashes, a Holocaust Remembrance Day concert Wednesday evening features works by composers who were killed by the Nazis.
Jan 26, 2016

Seattle shines at COP21 — despite mayor’s absence

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray skipped COP21, but the city still had plenty of representation and leadership at the Paris climate talks.
Dec 11, 2015