Living Cultures exhibit at the Seattle Central Library explores native cultures in photos through April 30

Featured image by photographer Sharon Grainger, whose work is on display at the Living Cultures exhibit at the Seattle Central Library until April 30 More than 20 Northwest organizations and tribes are celebrating Edward S. Curtis' 150th birthday in 2018 by using his photographs to initiate conversations about art, culture, and place. As part of … Continue reading Living Cultures exhibit at the Seattle Central Library explores native cultures in photos through April 30

First annual Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini-Fest unites US, Mexico in dance February 3-10

Featured image credit: Seattle International Dance Festival When choreographers Alejandro Chavez from Ciudad Interior Danza Contempor├ínea and Cyrus Khambatta from the Khambatta Dance Company in Seattle began talking about working together, they couldn't forget about the suffering from the earthquakes in Mexico and the strained political relations between the US and Mexico. They wanted to … Continue reading First annual Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini-Fest unites US, Mexico in dance February 3-10

SESSIONS music, improv series returns February 9 to a new theater at the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, WA

Featured image credit: Chateau Ste. Michelle There's a new theater at the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery's Visitor Center in Woodinville, Washington, and it's opening on Friday, February 9, for SESSIONS. SESSIONS features intimate nights of entertainment with local musicians and comedy improv. Food and wine will be sold before and during each show. These are … Continue reading SESSIONS music, improv series returns February 9 to a new theater at the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, WA

The future of farming in the West topic of Winter Fishtrap 2018 in Joseph, OR

Featured image credit: Fishtrap, Inc. Has farming and ranching changed during the past three decades? What are the barriers to anyone starting a new farm? Who's interested in becoming farmers? How do we preserve farming as a way of life? All of these questions and more will be discussed during Winter Fishtrap 2018: The New … Continue reading The future of farming in the West topic of Winter Fishtrap 2018 in Joseph, OR

Lambertville * New Hope Winter Festival shares love of art, culture, food, and fun on opposite shores of the Delaware River, January 20-28

Featured image: An inquisitive dog sniffs an Eskimo ice sculpture during a previous Lambertville * New Hope Winter Festival. (photo credit: Lambertville * New Hope Winter Festival) Lambertville, New Jersey, and New Hope, Pennsylvania, are on opposite sides of the Delaware River, connected by a toll bridge short enough to walk across. In addition to … Continue reading Lambertville * New Hope Winter Festival shares love of art, culture, food, and fun on opposite shores of the Delaware River, January 20-28

Chill at ice bars in the Adirondaks January and February

Featured image: The Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York (photo credit: The Sagamore) When winter arrives in the Adirondaks in upstate New York, ice bars start popping up in Saratoga Springs and Lake George. Some are open for a day or few; others stay for the winter. Some … Continue reading Chill at ice bars in the Adirondaks January and February

Taproom open at one of America’s oldest working farms in New England

Featured image courtesy Creative Commons In 1651, Belkin Family Lookout Farm opened in Natick, Massachusetts, and everyone has been hard at work there ever since. It's among the nation's oldest working farms, and a popular place to buy fresh produce and pick your own fruit in season. The farm has an 180-acre orchard with more … Continue reading Taproom open at one of America’s oldest working farms in New England

Catch fish in Maine to help Meals on Wheels in Waterville February 18

Featured image: Entries from a previous Ice Fishing Derby in Waterville, Maine (photo credit: Spectrum Generations) Fish for a cause in Maine on Sunday, February 18! The 20th annual Gene and Lucille Letourneau Ice Fishing Derby in Waterville is a major fundraiser for the Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels Program at the Muskie Center, which … Continue reading Catch fish in Maine to help Meals on Wheels in Waterville February 18

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker flawlessly pushes the boundaries of dance

Featured image: The stage for the Moscow Ballet's performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Moscow Ballet probably has the most aggressive schedule of any touring ballet company. In two months in 2017, it performed the Great Russian Nutcracker 130 times in cities … Continue reading Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker flawlessly pushes the boundaries of dance