THINGS TO DO NEAR ME (Seattle, WA)

Best Ways to Explore Seattle

Seattle has a myriad of entertainment to offer starting from the Pike Place Market to the Space Needle and Sound. It is a lovely journey filled with fun, frolic, and laughter, which will always be etched into your memory.

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do in Seattle, WA. check out some of these awesome attractions

If you’re looking for for live events, such as concerts, art, comedy, music, theater, etc.. check out our local events calendar. But if you’re looking for other date ideas, or fun things to do in Seattle, WA. check out some of these awesome attractions

Pike Place Market

Take a bunch of small-time businesses and sprinkle them liberally around a waterside strip amid crowds of old-school bohemians, new wave restaurateurs, tree-huggers, students, artists, buskers and tourists, and you get the Pike Place Market! It is a cornucopia of noise, smells, personalities, banter and urban theater. You will find produce stalls, vintage shops, handmade crafts, souvenir kitsch and funky eateries. In operation since 1907, Pike Place is a wonderfully ‘local’ experience that highlights the city for what it really is: all-embracing, eclectic and proudly singular.

Grand Illusion Cinema

A unique experience for sure! Far from being a reincarnated gilded-age movie house, the Grand Illusion sits in an old dentist’s office. Run by volunteers and passionately not-for-profit, it has a cherished national reputation among independent movie guerrillas for its director retrospectives and other cool, under-the-radar series. It also hosts its own film festival, facetiously called STIFF or Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival.

Fonda la Catrina

When you see the skeleton engravings, you know you have arrived at one of Georgetown’s newest innovations, a creative but studiously authentic Mexican restaurant in a city where there has long been a dearth of them. While the skeletons provide the art, beef-tongue tacos and chunky tamales make up the delicious cuisine.The tortillas are made in-house in full view of the tables, and the nutty mole sauce spread over chicken is absolutely delectable.

Seattle Boeing Factory Tour

Do you like flying? Now you can tour the factory where they build and test the famous Boeing aircraft, the world’s number one aerospace company. This amazing 1.5-hour small-group tour showcases magnificent airplanes in various stages of flight test and manufacture, along with imparting quirky and interesting facts about the Pacific Northwest.

Bar Sajor

Resembling a bright open-plan French country kitchen and claiming to serve Portuguese-inspired food created from the raw ingredients of Seattle’s hinterland, Bar Sajor is another project from Matt Dillon, owner of Capitol Hill’s hugely popular Sitka & Spruce. Both the atmosphere and the food such as homemade bread, cheese and salami selections, and genuinely mouth-watering vegetable plates will have you living vicariously.

Ready for a grand tour of Seattle? Book your tickets without further delay.

KidLitCon 2015 | The Hyatt Place (Baltimore)

The KidLitCon 2015 is Here!

We come across so many gatherings, seminars, and conferences when it comes to book launches and promotions for adults, but the scope for children’s books is severely limited. People are gradually warming to the idea, but more needs to be done. KidLitCon strives to make a difference by hosting a meet comprising bloggers who talk about kids’ and young adult books with numerous librarians, authors, teachers, parents, booksellers, publishers, and readers joining in.

What is KidLitCon?

This event deals exclusively with books of a particular genre. The attendees, despite loving children’s’ books, are also heavily involved in promoting the right books for young minds. Common topics of discussion might include the dynamic between publishers and bloggers, pros and cons of penning critical reviews, and combating blogger burnout. It is a fantastic platform to network with like-minded indviduals who share their love for children’s literature.

What can you expect this year?

According to a notice sent to publishers, the focus this year will be on the criteria of a good children’s book, professional blogging tips, career development sessions, celebrating authors and illustrators who are attendees, and talk to judges involved in different award programs. Keeping in line with the theme of 2014, diversity will occupy a significant portion of the conference. Sheila Ruth and Paula Willey of Wands and Worlds and unadulterated.us respectively, are the co-organizers for 2015. Even though the main events are on Saturday, some sessions will be conducted on Friday too, and since the dates clash with Columbus Day weekend, a tour day is being planned on Sunday for those who can stay back. It is a great opportunity to visit this wonderful city and check out historic landmarks, including some that will pique your literary interest. The Cybil Awards are also turning a decade old, so there might be some sort of celebration for that as well.

The Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor has garnered a lot of praise as a top-class hotel with amazing facilities. The Kidlitcon 2015 is being held there because of amenities like built-in AV in meeting rooms, spacious guest rooms with ample scope for sharing, Wi-Fi, and so on. The prices are quite reasonable and if you are lucky, you might get a significant discount too!

So what are you waiting for? Reserve your spots today!

Cash Cash and Tritonal |The Showbox Sodo (Seattle, WA)

Music has the ability to accomplish unlimited objectives. For instance, music has the ability to put you in a good mood when you are down, help you relax after a long hectic day, provide entertainment, and a host of other good stuff. So when you get the chance to witness iconic names in the world of music sharing a single stage, it is one spectacle you should definitely not miss out on!

Meet the Titans

What could be better than some of the best DJs, belting out fantastic tunes and music? Fall is approaching soon, and October 9th will be a remarkable day at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle, when Cash Cash and Tritonal turn up to give one of the most versatile and dynamic performances you have ever seen. They are known as an Untouchable set of dance-music destroyers due to their talent of combining talent and skills from vastly different perspectives and mixing it to create something unique and beautiful. Cash Cash has been in the news thanks to its brotherly trio and infectious, energetic hooks, while Tritonal carved its own niche as a hype-drawing duo with an unquenchable thirst for dance music. Their show is bound to be an event that you won’t forget for a long time, especially due to an overly positive vibe that practically radiates off them!

Untouchable and More…

Cash and Tritonal’s collaboration, “Untouchable” has generated tremendous response and garnered praise from thousands of dedicated fans. If you haven’t listened to it yet, you don’t know what you are missing! Untouchable is the result of fusing the talent of these big league names that feature amazing male vocals and bright progressive house drop. Tritonal has hits like “Anchor” and “Now or Never” under its belt, while Cash Cash is known for “Surrender” and “Take Me Home.” This North American Tour by them is to celebrate the resounding success of Untouchable. It begins in New Orleans this September, and covers major spots in US & Canada, all of which haven’t been divulged. Party Favor, gladiator, and Yogi will also join them sometime during the two-month long tour.

You are certainly lucky this fall – book your tickets right away to avoid disappointment, as the show is going to be choc-a-block with eager fans. Getting the tickets in advance is all the more important if you plan on attending in a large group. For more details about dates and places covered, you can go to their Click Here to See Tour Dates

Or click here, to purchase tickets.