Calling all brides and grooms to be AND their friends!
Seattle Met Bride & Groom is throwing an “intimate and immersive” bridal show & party! ROCKED will be held on April 8 at the Canvas Event Space.
Check out some of Seattle’s best wedding vendors in action (food, music, lighting, and beyond) and you get ideas for the big day!
A few highlights:
Get inspired by four Seattle wedding designers that will be creating vignettes to inspire brides and grooms for their big day! Vignettes include a ceremony space, an outdoor lounge, a reception space, and a groom’s room.
This event’s fashion show will be done in a nontraditional manner: models will rotate through small stages throughout the event so that brides and grooms can get up close to see what they’re wearing and all the fun hair and makeup details
This event partners with Brides for a Cause, a nonprofit organization that collects and resells wedding dresses to support local and national women’s focused charities. This is the organization I got my wedding dress from! Drink tickets and raffle tickets will benefit them and their mission, with raffle prizes you can use on your wedding day.
Want to enter to win two tickets to Rocked? Enter via our giveaway app here: http://gvwy.io/9dey39m.
Giveaway ends 3/25/17 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
UPDATE: Giveaway has ended (571 entries!)—congrats to Nicole L, who was chosen using random.org. Here’s a special offer for all: use promo code pockets2016 to purchase up to 2 VIP tickets at the general admission price. Offer valid while supplies last. Hope to see you there!
Paseo. My Sweet Li’l Cakes. Rumba. Capitol Cider. Café Campagne. Shug’s Soda Fountain. Dot’s Butcher & Deli. Barrio. Ciudad. Naka. Chihuly Garden and Glass’ Collections Café. RN74. Bluebird Ice Cream. What do all these restaurants have in common? They are just some of the 35+ restaurants that will be serving up delicious bites at the Seattle Weekly’s 8th annual Voracious Tasting & Awards.
My stomach is already growling, thinking about one of my favorite food events of the year. Mark your calendar for October 6 and get your tickets now, because this event is as popular as it is tasty.
For drinks, I’m excited to try Heritage Distillery’s brown sugar bourbon and wine from Beresan Winery and Wildridge Winery. There will be craft cocktails, wine, and beer poured, but the star of this show is the food. The event is presented by the Washington State Beef Commission, so be sure to bring your carnivore friends. Love to take food photos? Enter their #SWbestbeefbite contest now to enter to win tickets to the event. (Keep reading to find out how to enter to win tickets through Seattle Pockets.)
I’m particularly fond of the fact that this year’s event benefits the Pike Place Market Foundation, which supports housing and services for low-income Seattleites. They feed the hungry, care for the sick, educate kids, and find homes for those without. But of course they can’t do it without our support and this is one way to support them, while treating yourself and a friend or date to a huge foodtastic event. This is the same organization that I raised money for in past years as part of the Carole Brunettes during their Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. Love the work they do!
Ready to enter to win tickets?
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The Black Cat Bash returns October 22nd for its third year! This incredibly fun event (one of my favorite dance parties of the year) is a benefit for the Seattle Humane Society. NOW is your chance to get tickets. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets below.
It’s the weekend before the main halloween party weekend, so it gives all of us costume enthusiasts a great reason to get dressed up again! Plus, friends with kids will have a much easier time finding a sitter so they can come out and boogie.
If you love pop, classic alternative, and 80s/90s/00s/today guilty pleasures like I do, the music will get you moving on the dance floor all night long. Kitty Valentine (my friend Kate) started these parties to help raise money for a great cause and to offer a fun dance experience for those of us looking for alternatives outside the electronic music scene. Shindig Events (my favorite Seattle party planner) is also a part of this event to help add special extra touches to the experience.
I’m thrilled to host a giveaway for two tickets to the event!
That’s it! You can enter on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or all three. Winner will be notified on Saturday, Sept 24.
As my friends know, I love planning ahead. Here are some fun events on my radar I thought you all might want to know about.
May 19 & 20: Very Special Episode at Jet City Improv
“Very Special Episode” is an incredibly clever improv show at Jet City Improv in the U District that has its closing weekend this Thursday and Friday, May 19 & 20. Inspired by 80s and 90s sitcom episodes that took a moment to provide us with “teachable moments,” the direction of this show is superb and the cast is incredibly talented. I know it seems like it takes a lot of effort to turn off Netflix and get off your couch, but the laughter you’ll enjoy is SO worth it, people. Also, they serve popcorn. Prepare yourself: you will probably leave the show with a crush on at least two actors. BONUS: Your ticket purchase goes to support some seriously incredible youth outreach programs. (Insert “The More You Know” music).
May 27-29: Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center