Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you

The Royal Room is closed because of the coronavirus, but that isn't stopping this venue in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood from bringing live music to the world. Throughout 2020, they're hosting The Staycation Online Festival with the help of The South Hudson Music Project and Live Concerts Stream. These free shows are livestreamed from The … Continue reading Royal Room Staycation Festival brings the music to you

Watch classic stage performances from home courtesy The Little Theatre of Walla Walla

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Watch free recorded live stage performances of classic works from the comfort of your home at the Little Theatre of Walla Walla's Live Performances from the Vault page. Currently 10 performances are available, such as Rent, West Side Story, Les Miserables, and The Hunchback … Continue reading Watch classic stage performances from home courtesy The Little Theatre of Walla Walla

Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

The view of the curtain at a previous performance of The Nutcracker by the Eugene Ballet in the Silva Concert Hall at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Eugene Ballet, founded in 1978, is the largest touring ballet company in the nation. During the holidays, they … Continue reading Eugene Ballet shortens 2020-2021 season, cancels touring

Take a self-guided architectural driving tour in Pasadena

Photo by Cheryl Landes Pasadena is best known for the Rose Bowl, but most people aren't aware that the city has some of the best preserved architecture in California. Los Angeles Times contributor Sharon Boorstin created a guide to 16 sites, ranging from public buildings to mansions, with brief descriptions and directions. She plotted the … Continue reading Take a self-guided architectural driving tour in Pasadena

Zoolights returns to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium November 27

The entrance to Zoolights at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) One of the Pacific Northwest's longest running holiday light displays returns to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma Friday, November 27, through Sunday, January 3. This year's Zoolights features more than 700,000 LED lights. Favorite … Continue reading Zoolights returns to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium November 27

Venice Electric Light Parade shines on every Sunday night

For five years on Sunday night, visitors to Venice Beach in southern California see a show like no other. Riders bring their bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and anything else with wheels that's human-powered decorated in LED lights for a parade along the beach. Marcus Gladney founded the parade to promote bicycle safety at night and to … Continue reading Venice Electric Light Parade shines on every Sunday night

Trick-or-treating banned in some Massachusetts cities and towns due to COVID-19

Photo by Cheryl Landes Updated October 27, 2020 The Boston Globe reported today that Worcester, the second largest city in Massachusetts, added its name to a growing list of cities and towns in the commonwealth that are banning trick-or-treating this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The other three cities and towns are Springfield, Haverhill, … Continue reading Trick-or-treating banned in some Massachusetts cities and towns due to COVID-19

The Couve’s North Bank Beer Week goes virtual October 1-4

Photo by Cheryl Landes Trivia games, bowling, fun runs, scavenger hunts, beer can car races, and discounts on pub grub are among the many activities on tap for the North Bank Beer Week in Vancouver, Washington October 1-4. Take a look at the full schedule at northbankbeerweek.com/dates and select your favorites to attend online. North … Continue reading The Couve’s North Bank Beer Week goes virtual October 1-4

Pugs on parade at Oregon Humane Society’s Pugtoberfest in October

Do you have a pug or pug mix? Dress up your friend, take a picture, and enter it in the Oregon Humane Society's Costume Contest by Monday, October 5. The Humane Society will select 100 entries to be featured in a video for the Parade of Pugs, part of Pugtoberfest 2020. The parade includes the … Continue reading Pugs on parade at Oregon Humane Society’s Pugtoberfest in October

Chef in Your Garden tells stories through crafted food

Photo by Cheryl Landes For 17 years, Chef in My Garden brought people together to support Growing Gardens' mission of using "the experience of growing food in schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy, equitable communities." During this annual dinner, top local chefs created delicious multi-course meals served in a beautiful home garden in … Continue reading Chef in Your Garden tells stories through crafted food