Have an event? Post it to our events calendar!

You may have noticed that our site underwent a facelift a couple of months ago. Along with a fancy new look and feel, we also have a new event calendar – and we need your help to get it up and running!

The calendar is under the “events” link on the top menu, and it’s designed to feature local events from readers, organizations, and businesses. The events that hit the calendar may also be featured in blog posts, so contributions from Queen Anne View readers helps make the blog even more relevant for your neighbors.

To add an event, you first need a username and password, then you add an event for approval. You can find the link to request calendar credentials on the events page.

Thanks in advance to future event contributors!

FOUND: Seeking owner of silver VW damaged in parallel parking accident

[Update: FOUND] An honest reader is seeking the owner of a car she accidentally hit last night, Wednesday, February 4th. She left a note on the car, but last night’s downpour may have demolished it.

“I hit a car last night as I was pulling out of a parallel parking situation on Crockett next to Safeway and did some very noticeable damage.  The cars is a Sliver VW (maybe a Jetta) with California License plates. I left a note but because of the rain, i’m worried it was just mush by the time they got it. I also learned from my insurance carrier that California is one of the states that won’t share vehicle owner info with insurance companies attempting to follow up on these claims.”

If your car was damaged last night and matches the license plate the reader made note of, please contact us at tips@queenanneview.com and we’ll connect you.

Join the Queen Anne Art Walk this Saturday and play the Stamp Challenge

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, and that means it’s time for the Queen Anne Art Walk. The Art Walk will run from 4pm to 7pm this Saturday, February 6th at participating businesses on Upper Queen Anne.

DreamscapesJoin the Art Walk to see great local art and play the Art Walk Stamp Challenge too. Just pick up a map at any of the Art Walk businesses and get it stamped at every stop along your route. Not only will it help direct you to the art displays, but it’ll also garner you a prize if you fill the map with stamps.

Completed stamp maps can be exchanged for either a $5 gift certificate for Idunn Salon and Spa or BOGO coffee from El Diablo.

Participating businesses that will serve as gallery spaces this Saturday include Idunn Salon and Spa, Castillo’s Custom Upholstery, Beverly Hunnicutt Studio, El Diablo Coffee, Queen Anne Olive Oil, and Caffe Ladro.

The Fountainhead Gallery is also participating in the Art Walk. It’s latest show featuring Uyen Tran Gjerde’s ‘Dreamscapes’ paintings is a must-see. (Photo from The Fountainhead’s show)

Get out this Saturday to support local artists and keep the Queen Anne Art Walk a regular first-Saturday event!

Seattle Immersive Theatre moving into old Silver Platters building


Silver PlattersAfter sitting vacant for two and a half years, the Silver Platters/Tower Records spot on the corner of 5th Ave N and Roy St is the new home of Seattle Immersive Theatre. The theatre has signed a one-year lease for the location, with an option to extend their stay on Queen Anne.

As reported in June, the building at 701 5th Ave N and the adjacent parking lot are slotted for a 5-story, 97 unit development, and according to the development company, the project is still “in progress” – but with a tenant secured for the building and no activity since the Land Use application in May 2015, the project may be slow in breaking ground.

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet, Seattle Immersive Theatre

Meanwhile, Seattle Immersive Theatre is moving in and opening its 2016 run with Romeo & Juliet, opening February 18th – coincidentally, the same classic story that Pacific Northwest Ballet performs at McCaw Hall starting February 5th through the 14th.

Seattle Immersive Theatre has an interactive approach to theatre, with the audience participating in the performance. Romeo & Juliet is a “new, edgier interpretation that invites our guests to take part in the Capulet’s masquerade ball as both revelers and witnesses to the tragedy.”

Seattle Immersive Theatre describes their approach as follows:

“An immersive theatre experience is a play where an audience member can hang a hat on the fourth wall. You might be assuming the role of a student receiving a lecture on the paranormal, or a tourist being guided through a steam power plant. Throughout the course of a production, you might converse directly with cast members, handle props, or even have to wonder where the play ends and reality begins. There are no spotlights to tell you what you’re supposed to be looking at, no musical cues to tell you what to feel, and no dimming lights to tell you when the play has started; your individual experience will be a wholly unique thing.”

Seattle Immersive Theatre plans to stage 2-3 shows in their new Queen Anne home in 2016. You can read more about the company here and buy your tickets for Romeo & Juliet here. The first few weekend performances are already sold out, and to preserve the intimacy of the performance, only 40 tickets are available for each show.

According to Seattle Immersive Theatre’s Arts & Media Liaison, the company plans “to become a destination spot for the neighborhood.” Get ready to welcome another performing arts organization to the neighborhood!

Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Magpie & Rooster

Magpie Rooster 2Meet Magpie and Rooster! Magpie (8 year-old male) and Rooster (1 year-old female) are a bonded pair of leopard geckos. After being surrendered to the shelter, this pretty pair is looking for a solid forever home.

Leopard geckos are inquisitive lizards that are relatively easy reptiles to keep. However, potential adopters should do extensive research on the proper care and feeding of leopard geckos prior to adopting (a good starting place is here), and the primary caregiver must be a responsible adult.

Magpie Rooster 3With good care and lots of love, geckos can live 10 to 15 years or longer. Your geckos will need regular vet checks with an exotic vet.

There is a low fee to adopt a gecko from the Seattle Animal Shelter; however, you are expected to make a lifetime commitment to your adopted reptiles, and your reptile should be treated as an integral part of the family.

If you think you can offer Magpie and Rooster the home they deserve, come into the Seattle Animal Shelter and meet these two today. They are SAS ID#29211821 and 29211982.

Updates on previously featured pets:

Mia (tiny, young Chihuahua) – adoption pending
Vinnie (high energy mini poodle) – available for adoption
Abigail (playful middle aged kitty) – available for adoption
Jude (active white kitty) – available for adoption
Mama (dedicated lap cat) – available for adoption – new photos on Petfinder
Iggy Azalea (snuggly iguana) – available for adoption
Walter & Jesse (friendly pair of rats) – available for adoption
Pence & Penny (wonderful grey bunnies) – available for adoption

Disclaimer: 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. Happy adopting!

Newest Queen Anne restaurant, Grappa, opens February 1st

Grappa clamsIt’s been a couple of months since we posted on the new restaurant, Grappa, moving into the old La Luna space on the corner of Boston and Queen Anne Ave N. The owners have been hard at work on “an extensive remodel” and are set to open this Monday, February 1st. (thanks to Adrian for the tip!)

According to Grappa’s Facebook page, the restaurant will open February 1st. It’ll be open 7 days a week, and will serve lunch and dinner, with a happy hour featuring Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails.

UPDATE: per Grappa, the first week of service will be dinner only, then lunch and happy hour kick off on February 8th. Happy hour will 4pm-6pm and 9pm-close.

Grappa dishGrappa’s hours will be 11am-10pm Sunday-Wednesday and 11am-1am Thursday-Saturday. Photos in this post are dishes highlighted on Grappa’s Facebook page.

Stop by to check out their dishes and welcome them to Queen Anne!

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