UPDATE: I got word they added Fremont and Ballard uberREMIX zones today!
Yeah, you already know I’m a big fan of Uber. I was one of the first people who got to try the app before it launched in Seattle back in the day and was instantly hooked. I love their customer service and have been really enjoying their new uberPOOL service.
The folks at Uber let me know of a fun promotion happening in the 425 (Eastside!) and Fremont and Ballard this weekend. It’s pretty swanky. Not only do you get a chance to take a ride in a sports car, VW bus (What?! YES PLEASE!) or other unique vehicle, your ride will be FREE! You’ve never ridden in an uber like these.
Uber’s teamed up with Hershey’s TAKE5 bar to provide you with these fun rides (and of course you can enjoy one of these chocolate bars during the ride). Yup, free rides (up to 20 minutes in the Eastside, Ballard, or Fremont uberREMIX zones) PLUS CHOCOLATE. Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25 from 2-8 pm in the uberREMIX zones.
A few of the cars you might get a chance to ride in:
Seriously, how rad would it be to pull up in this?
Can I take a nap in the back? 😉
Riding in style!
Uber explains it all (including how to request a special #MyTake5 uberREMIX ride) on their blog. Have a blast and take photos!
Disclosure: I was provided compensation for this post. Seattle Pocket readers know I only share content I’m actually interested in! If you know me personally, you know how much I rely on uber and how thrilled I am with their customer service and experience. Happy to have spread this word about this fun experience. (Seriously, if you get to ride in that van, I want to see a photo!)
Here are five “pockets” that I thought y’all might appreciate this week!
Swink Style Bar & Susan Grace Skincare free event + giveaway
My client Swink Style Bar is co-hosting a free event with Susan Grace Skincare on June 2 + they’ve launched a giveaway for a free blowout and a trio of skincare products to celebrate. You can enter to win via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or all three.
My Mom, Dad, and fiancé had an incredible tasting with caterer Blue Ribbon Culinary Center this week. We’re going to try some more potential caterers for our wedding in Seattle, but this place really impressed us and is definitely on our list. The port-infused goat cheese and fig bruschetta was one of our favorites.
“Tonight You Belong to Me”
I rediscovered this gem on youtube this week of a dad and daughter singing a duet. Still one of the cutest things on the internet:
This is one of my favorite google chrome extensions. One of my bad online habits is having too many tabs open at once. With a click of a button, OneTab collects all your tabs onto one page for you to easily delete what you no longer need to view and keep the rest on the list to reference later.Total game changer!
Everytown for Gun Safety
The “Inside Amy Schumer” show introduced me to an organization called “Everytown” an organization focused on bringing together Americans to end gun violence and build safer communities. Every day, 91 Americans are killed by gun violence. Let’s work together to educate the masses and make a change.
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
I’m so grateful for my diverse, interesting, fun, and thoughtful group of friends and followers on Facebook! Here’s some insight on some lighthearted questions.
Like your favorite or add a new one if it hasn’t already been mentioned:
Wide variety of favorite podcasts.
Favorite romantic comedies.
All time favorite movies.
What’s one thing you would do and one place you would eat in Seattle with out of town guests?
And then a question for my mom: best places in the Seattle area for chile rellenos. (I couldn’t find an appetizing photo of chile rellenos, so here’s a photo of a margarita).
UPDATE: Giveaway has ended and winner has been contacted. Thanks to all who entered.
Full details on the Uber blog. You’ll be entered to win great #VisitIdaho prizes. Meanwhile, Visit Idaho has sponsored a giveaway here on Seattle Pockets!
- Two round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines (from Seatac to Spokane International Airport)!
- A two-night stay at The Selkirk Lodge, compliments of Schweitzer Mountain Resort!
- Four Schweitzer Mountain Resort lift tickets!
UPDATE: Giveaway has ended and winner has been contacted. Thanks to all who entered. // Disclosure: A BIG thank you to Visit Idaho for sponsoring this post and giveaway! I received compensation and the prize package that will be gifted to a reader from Visit Idaho in exchange for promoting this campaign. As always, I only promote experiences that I truly believe in. Entries will be received through 11:59pm Pacific Time on 1/22/16. Idaho Uber Takeover Day is 1/20/16. Visit giveaway app for full terms and conditions.
Tomorrow, I’m appearing on New Day Northwest (King 5/NBC) to chat with Margaret Larson about five great Seattle businesses you should visit this year. In the coming weeks, I’ll be hosting some great giveaways from some of the businesses I talk about on the show. Stay tuned! You won’t want to miss these giveaways.
PLUS: I can’t reveal all the fun details yet, but later this month, I’ll be hosting a giveaway that includes two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines! I’m so excited to gift one of my readers with this fabulous prize.
Be one of the first to hear about these giveaways when they go live: if you’re reading this on your computer or tablet, you can sign up on the right side under “Follow This Blog” to receive emails when new blog posts are posted.
Current giveaway on now: Enter to win tickets to see “Foreverland” at Showbox in the Market.
Question: If YOU were appearing on TV this week, what Seattle businesses would you talk about? Post in the comments below or tell me on Facebook.
Images via Alaska Airlines and New Day Northwest
The work of one of my favorite Seattle visual artists will be on view at Urban Light Studios starting this Friday.
Katie Kurkjy’s show “Reverb” will be on display at Urban Light Studios. The opening reception is Friday, January 8 from 6–10 pm (with live music from 7–9 pm). RSVP for the free Opening Reception for this show, here.
Combining her interest in design and love of music, Katie Kurkjy creates one-of-a-kind sculptural assemblages using discarded instruments. Some of my favorite are her works with cymbals, where the golden instruments look like they’ve been thrown into the wall.
“Taking an instrument that has been broken, discarded,
or smashed, and transforming it is the driving force behind
what I do. This challenges the brain’s perception of the object while at the same time breathing new life into something that has been cast aside.”
View more works on the artist’s website.
The opening reception will feature live music by Wonder and Kelsey Sprague. The January 8th event will also be the closing reception for prolific Seattle artist Ryan Henry Ward. I love this anecdote Katie wrote about a recent interaction between Henry and a fan.
Artwork: “The Crash” “Dangerous Attraction” and “Double Vision” by Katie Kurkjy. Photos via KatieKurkjy.com
Two fun events support those in need this holiday season:
First, bring the family to see The Sound of Music on Friday, November 27 at The 5th Avenue Theatre. With this link you’ll be able to purchase discounted tickets ($35+fees) and $20 of each ticket going directly to The Fund for the Needy Drive. The Fund for the Needy goes to 12 nonprofit community agencies that help children, seniors, and families.
Then, mark your calendar for December 9 to visit Musicquarium Lounge in downtown Seattle for The Whiteout Party! This free night of holiday cheer includes entertainment, a photo booth, prizes for best holiday themed attire, and a charity drive. Plan on bringing non-perishable food, clothing, and hygiene items. This event is free and 21+. RSVP here and invite friends. Hashtag: #MQwhiteout. Hope to see you there! Now to decide on my costume: Mrs Santa, an elf, a reindeer, or ?