The Blue Angels are arriving tomorrow for their scheduled Seafair performances. They’re also going to be in the skies around Seattle (and Queen Anne) tomorrow, Monday, July 28th.
According to KIRO, the Blue Angels will be flying over Seattle tomorrow afternoon. They’re scheduled to pass the Space Needle around 12:30pm – a photo opportunity for the media, fans, and both professional and amateur photographers. Expect views similar to this Queen Anne View photo from 2011, taken from Kerry Park:
The Blue Angels Seafair schedule is as follows (reminder: I-90 closed)
Practice and I-90 Closures: Thursday 9:45 a.m. to noon; 1:15 to 2:40pm
Practice and I-90 Closures: Friday 12:15 to 2:40pm
Performances and I-90 Closures: Saturday & Sunday 12:15pm to 2:40pm
Consumer research company Nielsen has been using PRIZM since the 1990s to categorize US consumers. PRIZM segments US consumers into 66 different types based on demographics and behaviors.
Today, the Seattle Times published an interactive map of the city that you can hover over to see how Seattle neighborhoods fall into of Nielsen’s segmentation.
According to Nielsen’s data, Queen Anne is home to 3 types:
Bohemian Mix (blue): A collection of young, mobile urbanites, Bohemian Mix represents the nation’s most liberal lifestyles. Its residents are a progressive mix of young singles and couples, students and professionals, Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans and whites. In their funky rowhouses and apartments, Bohemian Mixers are the early adopters who are quick to check out the latest movie, nightclub, laptop and microbrew.
Young Digerati (violet): Young Digerati are the nation’s tech-savvy singles and couples living in fashionable neighborhoods on the urban fringe. Affluent, highly educated and ethnically mixed, Young Digerati communities are typically filled with trendy apartments and condos, fitness clubs and clothing boutiques, casual restaurants and all types of bars-from juice to coffee to microbrew.
Money & Brains (tan): The residents of Money & Brains seem to have it all: high incomes, advanced degrees and sophisticated tastes to match their credentials. Many of these citydwellers, predominantly white with a high concentration of Asian Americans, are married couples with few children who live in fashionable homes on small, manicured lots.
Check out the interactive map by clicking on the image below:
On Fridays we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Wednesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.
Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet.
Updates on previous pets: Zack (black and tan Chihuahua) – adopted! Dove Family (Bubbles, Promise & Picasso) – available for adoption Archimedes (red-eared slider turtle) – available for adoption Bella (dilute torti kitty with loads of personality) – available for adoption Bunnies (Bella, Luna & Roscoe) – available for adoption Mama (lap cat) – available for adoption Chinchillas – six currently available for adoption Angie & Ninja – update: Ninja recently passed away and Angie is missing her best friend and looking for her forever home Cosmo (yellow lab mix) – available for adoption Pounce (silky grey cat) – adopted! Elsa (white kitty) – available for adoption
Meet Ace and Usa!
It’s kitten season and the Shelter has a number of kittens available for adoption, like Ace and Usa. These two are looking for a home together – because the only thing better than one new kitten is TWO new kittens (and they make great companions and playmates for each other)!
Usa is an outgoing and affectionate girl who purrs as soon as you pick her up. She’s playful and fun with her toys, and loves chasing a feather on a string. She’s got the most adorable little short, kinked tail. With her spotted coat and short tail, we’ve been calling her Usa (Japanese for bunny) and she’s just as fast as one!
Ace is a little smaller than his sister, and the shyer of the two, but he loves to play and be petted. He’s most confident when he has his sister around, so that’s another reason they’re looking for a home together. Both are healthy, faithfully use the litter box, and aren’t in the least bit picky about their food.
Ace and Usa (SAS ID #14-018596-3 & 4) are playing hide and seek in a foster home, they are not at the Shelter. If you would to meet them, please call the Foster Care Hotline at (206) 684-0685 to arrange a meeting. Thank you!
Seattle’s famous sky-high tourist attraction is still standing after police received reports of a drone crash Tuesday at the Space Needle.
Space Needle security called police just before 8:30 PM after several guests reported seeing a small drone buzz the top of the Needle, and possibly crash into an observation Deck window. Witnesses then saw the drone—described as a white, quad-propeller unmanned aerial vehicle, equipped with a camera—glide to a hotel two blocks east of the Needle, where it landed inside a fifth floor room.
Police found no signs of damage to the top of the Space Needle.
Security staff pointed out the fifth floor hotel room where the drone had landed, and officers went and contacted a man inside. The man told police he’d just flown his drone past the Needle, but disputed he’d struck anything.
He then showed officers video he’d captured during the drone’s flight, which showed it hovering over the Space Needle’s observation deck as tourists waved. Nothing on the video indicated the drone had hit the Needle.
The man told police he was an Amazon.com employee visiting from out of state, and had recently purchased the drone at a hobby shop. Officers then gave the man a crash course on some of Seattle’s recent drone-relatedcontroversies, and he agreed not to fly his drone in public while in town.
The video footage the drone captured was posted to YouTube, but has since been removed. However, many images still hit online articles and Buzzfeed has short video images embedded in their site. You can see people on the observation deck waving to the camera, as well as shots of the city and the Seattle Center:
Saturday looks to be a very busy day around the Seattle Center as several Seafair events take place at, or start from, the Seattle Center grounds. It’s also the first Movies at the Mural weekend, which kicks off with Princess Bride. And, if Shakespeare’s your thing, check out the family-friendly Backyard Bard double-feature at Rodgers Park on Saturday or the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s two shows on Sunday.
If you have anything to submit to the Weekend Roundup, email us. You can also add your event to our calendar.
99/Viaduct: northbound lanes of the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed Saturday from 5:30 pm to approximately 7:45pm for the Seafair Torchlight Run.
EDIT: I spoke/wrote too soon… it’s raining. But, it’s not pouring and the Queen Anne Farmers Market goes on, rain or shine! Plus, and update to the live music – rather fittingly, Right as Rain is performing from 5pm-7pm.
It may still be grey outside, but it’s not raining – so head over to Crockett St for the Queen Anne Farmers Market! Here’s today’s lineup, courtesy of the QAFM:
Live Music, Picnic Lawn
3:00-4:30 – Seattle Suzuki Cello:Peter Williams & his talented cello students perform their favorite music.
5:00-7:00 – Right as Rain: Band that features two Queen Anne residents!
Event Tent: Michael Gifford, How to Cook a Wolf 5:30pm - We’re so fortunate in Seattle to have such a rich food & wine culture. Among the restaurants putting the city on the map is How to Cook A Wolf. Please join Chef, Michael Gifford, for a great cooking demonstration that will elevate your experience with fresh market produce.
At 10:05am today a fire broke out at Seattle City Light’s Broad Street substation. The fire knocked out power in areas around the Seattle Center. 325 customers are without power due to the fire, including the Space Needle, EMP, Key Arena and Seattle Center.
According to Seattle City Light: “Fire happened in a capacitor bank, which regulates the quality of power flow.”
Nothing says summer like Shakespeare in the park – or, even better, Shakespeare in a Queen Anne park!
Green Stage’s Backyard Bard performances brought Shakespeare comedies to David Rodgers Park last summer, playing to a full lawn of adults, kids, and even dogs. This year, they’re back with two plays at Rodgers Park.
The theatrical spectacle begins this Saturday with a double feature of All’s Well That Ends Well and The Comedy of Errors. Then, on Saturday, August 9th, the troupe returns for an encore performance of The Comedy of Errors. Each performance is about 45 minutes long and four actors perform all the roles. Hilarity ensues!
Green Stage is performing across Seattle through August 16th. Last year’s performances were a lot of fun, so grab a blanket or chair, a picnic or snacks, and head to Rodgers park this Saturday or August 9th.
Performances begin at 7pm both dates and are free to all!
Earlier this week, the City of Seattle and King County Parks launched Pianos in the Parks, a summer campaign that runs from July 17 to August 17. Twenty pianos that were nearing the end of their lives have been refurbished and made into works of art by the Gage Academy of Art faculty, students and friends.
Seattle Center piano, courtesy of Pianos in the Parks
Fifteen Seattle parks and public locations each got a piano as part of the program.
According to Mayor Ed Murray, “We are delighted to host the pianos at 13 city parks, Seattle Center and City Hall plaza. Pianos in the Parks will enliven our parks and engage communities through the power of art and music.”
Each piano is open to the public and play is encouraged! Plus, to invigorate a sense of competition, KEXP has joined in to sweeten the pot with a Facebook contest. All you have to do is play the Seattle Center piano (or any of the other pianos outside of our neighborhood), upload your performance to the Facebook page, and wait for the “likes” to pour in.
Your music selection must be original music or a piece from the public domain, and you have to be ready to perform! The 5 most-liked videos will be judged by a community panel and the winner will have a feature performance at the August 22nd Concerts at the Mural event.
At the end of the summer program, the pianos featured in the parks will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Proceeds will benefit Seattle Parks and Recreation, King County Parks, Seattle Symphony, KEXP and Gage Academy of Art.
We first posted about the old Emmer & Rye building becoming a new family Mexican restaurant back in May.
There’s been a lot of work done to the building’s exterior – paint, building décor, and a giant rooster in the courtyard. Now, there’s a sign for Nana’s, a family Mexican restaurant.
According to a Craigslist posting for jobs (they’re hiring from front of house to kitchen), the restaurant hit a few delays and is now set to open August 6th.
The previous May listing for open positions described the restaurant as “traditional Mexican food with accents of American fare. We will be working with family handed down recipes and new food concepts.”
The restaurant will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-9pm with breakfast service on the weekends. Assuming no more unexpected delays, we’ll be able to welcome a new restaurant to the long-vacant Emmer & Rye building at 1825 Queen Anne Ave N next month.
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