Century Ballroom is organizing a blood drive with Bloodworks Northwest. Join us and support others in the community on May 1.
Schedule your appointment here:
You can donate every 56 days. The donation part of your appointment only takes about 10-15 minutes. I donated in February and will donate at Century Ballroom again on May 1. I was surprised how easy it was to do and the impact is huge.
Be sure to hydrate and eat food before you donate.
Please sign up to donate: here: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=468A.
After signing up, RSVP to the Facebook event page and invite friends to help spread the word! FB event page: http://bit.ly/cbbdmay.
Reasons to donate blood:
Each donation can save up to 3 lives.
You or someone you know will need blood. Pay it forward.
To give one pint of blood takes only 10 minutes (you’ll be scheduled for approximately one hour, to do the paperwork, etc.).
You’ll have your own reasons – mine was knowing I could be of use.
What to Expect:
Donating blood is safe and easy
Takes 45-60 minutes (ONLY 10-15 of that is giving a pint of blood)
Most healthy people can donate: https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility#conditions
How to prepare:
Eat a good meal
Drink plenty of fluids
Make sure you are feeling healthy
Bring photo ID
To make sure you can donate, visit:
Questions about eligibility? Contact the clinical specialists at Bloodworks Northwest: ClinicalP@BloodWorksNW.org or call (206) 292-2543.
More info on Century Ballroom’s website: http://www.centuryballroom.com/home/events/blood-drive
Bloodworks Northwest is the chosen and sole provider of the blood used in 90+ local hospitals in the Pacific Northwest including the following Western Washington hospitals and clinics: UW Medical Centers, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Swedish Medical Centers, Kaiser Permanente, and more!
Another August Pocket Potpourri!
Here are a few things that have come to my attention lately that I wanted to be sure to share with you.
The Seattle Tattoo Expo returns August 18-20! Over 200 invite-only tattoo artists will be at Seattle Center during the expo. Enjoy live music and burlesque (including a performance by one of my favorites, Ruby Mimosa!), a beer garden, “Drawing Heads and Hands” workshop, and more. SeattleTattooExpo.com
Circus arts in action!
Don’t miss SANCA (School of Acrobatic & New Circus Arts)’s Staff Show “Summer on the Cirque Riviera” August 18-20 at Broadway Performance Hall. “Catch some rays poolside with buff babes and saucy sailors, but beware of pool sharks! Or just relax and beat the heat with a glass of wine, or perhaps something stronger at Cirkuski Kafić where you may even catch a glimpse of the Green Fairy.” Tickets here.
Enjoy the tastes of Pike Place
Pike Place Market celebrates their 110th anniversary this week and their popular “Sunset Supper” event is this Friday! Celebrate Pike Place Market’s 110th birthday with the party of the summer, Sunset Supper, featuring Seattle’s top chefs, artisan purveyors, breweries and Washington’s favorite wineries and distilleries. This delicious event benefits the Pike Place Market Foundation
which supports the Pike Place Senior Center, Food Bank, and so much more. Tickets here.
Crisis Text Line
If you are in crisis or know someone who is, text 741741 for free to talk with a Crisis Counselor 24/7. Save this number in your phone now so you can use it if you find yourself in a time of crisis or want to pass it along to someone else. Learn more
Here’s an early-August edition of “Pocket Potpourri” My way of sharing a bunch of fun tidbits with you in one fun blog post.
Here are some pockets of fun you might like:
The Guac Stop August 9 – 13
What’s better than guacamole? FREE Guacamole! The folks at Wholly Guacamole are going to be at Seattle Center this Wednesday – Sunday with a pop-up “Guac Stop.”
There will be a free guac bar where you can customize your guac with mix in flavors plus some fun activities such as live music, macramé classes, hula hooping, avocado facials, and more. The Guac Stop opens at 11am daily and ends at 7pm Wednesday & Thursday, 8pmFriday and Saturday, and 6pm on Sunday at The Next 50 Plaza in Seattle Center (between the Armory and Memorial Stadium). eatwholly.com/guac-stop
#SAMRemix – August 11
This late-night event happens only a few times a year—and only once a year at Olympic Sculpture Park! Advance tickets are sold out but a limited number will be available at the door. I’m excited to dance and take part in art activities led by local artists Tariqa Waters, Eve Sanford, Sensebellum, Neon Salt Water, and Lion’s Main Art Collective. visitsam.org/remix
Lusio: A Night to Awaken – August 12
Walk through Volunteer Park after dark to witness fun light and sound installations during this free, family friendly event. Be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp as the ground is uneven and wasn’t well lit last year. The art is delightful, plus you’ll be able to shop for fun LED costume pieces from locally owned Bright Costumes! facebook.com/events/291152831301300
Comedian Jen Kirkman – September 8
I was first introduced to Jen Kirkman through her stand up on Netflix. I was reading her book I Can Barely Take Care of Myself
last week when I heard she’s back on tour this year, with all new material. Her show “All New Material, Girl” about “her year of seeing fraudulent spiritual healers, holidays without family, being accused of not being “woke” by young people, and tales of when she was a young obnoxious third party voter, and pretentious hater of pop culture” comes to the Neptune Theatre September 8. jenkirkman.com/tour-dates
Planning on attending one or more of these events? Let me know in the comments or message me on Facebook
Here are five “pockets” that I thought you all might enjoy:
South Lake Union Block Party
Save the date for the South Lake Union Block party on Friday, August 12! Enjoy live music, “best burger in SLU” competition, Brave Horse Tavern beer garden and more. Facebook event page here
Fashion trend: Geometric Jewelry!
Jewelry by bonnyrabbitboutique on etsy
We still have plenty of summer to enjoy, but fall fashion trends
are coming out. I’m excited to see more geometric jewelry around—a look I can’t get enough of. Fashion trend forecasts expect to see more 80s comebacks, silvers and golds, and nautical overcoats (that reminds me, I need to find a good fall coat).
Chef Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok Vietnamese Wing Happy Hour
Legendary Portland chef (and two-time James Beard award winner) Andy Ricker (who I first was introduced to at Matt’s in the Market “Planes, Trains & Traveling Chefs” dinner) will be at Whole Foods in South Lake Union on August 5 from 5–7 pm. Enjoy Pok Pok’s sticky-sweet jumbo wings at $6 per order of three wings (first 250 orders will receive a free Pok Pok Som Soda.)
Summer beach playlist
This summer is all about beach days for me (mostly Madison Park Beach and Alki). Check out some great beach tunes here
and add your own!
I thoroughly enjoyed “Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders,” a novel told from the perspective of different women in three generations of one family. What great books have you read lately? Check out my latest reads on Goodreads
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.
Check out all the details on their blog, here.
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.
(For a bigger version of this infographic, click here).
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
This donation-only festival is one of the best in the region. Enjoy a wide variety of music and performances at the Northwest Folklife Festival
at Seattle Center May 27 – 30. I love the poster artwork this year. Absolutely stunning!
May 31-June 12: Motown The Musical at The Paramount in downtown Seattle
Motown The Musical
will tour onstage The Paramount Theatre in downtown May 31–June 12! This show celebrates the stories and songs of one of my favorite times in music history. Stay tuned for a future post on this show!
June 4: Parke Diem at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill
is a free day of DJ’ed music on June 4 at Volunteer Park. Bring your hula hoops and dance in the grass.
Have a Seattle event you think Seattle Pockets readers would like? Send me details and link via my contact form