Today's side deal gets you one-day admission to the Seattle Bug Safari on Western Avenue for $4 (an $8 value). Feel your deep-seated phobias for multi-legged exoskeletons evaporate after making the acquaintance of 54 fascinating, exotic insectoid species—from behind the safety of thick glass, of course. Check the site or call ahead before dropping in, as Seattle Bug Safari is closed to the public during Groupon-exempt field trips.
Northwest Harvest took root more than four decades ago when a group of community leaders got together to empower underserved people. The group learned that hunger was one of the largest causes for concern in Seattle and beyond. As the years passed, Northwest Harvest's leaders found that it was more than the underserved populations who experienced food insecurity, and in fact many out-of-work middle-class families were in the same situation. So they worked to establish a partnership network of more than 325 food banks and meal programs to help extend their reach and supply nutritious food to people across the state.
Today Northwest Harvest focuses on delivering healthful meals and teaching families about nutrition while reducing overall hunger in a way that respects individual dignity. With the organization's partnership network, thousands of volunteers prepare more than 1.6 million healthful meals every month with adequate servings of fruit and vegetables. Furthermore, the distribution centers are spaced across the region to ensure rural and urban communities have an equal access to food.
One glimpse of the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall tells patrons where the $127 million in renovations went. A marriage of architectural adventurousness, landscaping, and functionality, the structure smacks of elegance apropos for the grandiose home of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera. Before guests enter the spacious lobby, lined by glass walls that reach to five stories high, they saunter through the Kreielsheimer Promenade–a 17,800-square-foot public plaza of striking symmetry. Here, a warm kaleidoscope of fluctuating colors constantly changes the shades of the space, bathing attendees in a variety of chromatic moods. Artwork from a variety of practitioners spans McCaw’s corridors, from a suspended sculpture of found objects by Sarah Sze on the north end to the Japanese imagery of Roger Shimomura on the south end. Inside Susan Brotman Auditorium, 2,900 plush green seats make for prime viewing of the impressive stage, where musical acts such as Michael Bublé, R.E.M., and Bill Clinton have sent notes soaring across the acoustically sound structure.
The Little Gym fosters the healthy growth of children by allowing them to progress at their own pace in a nonthreatening, nurturing environment. As wee ones from 4 months to 12 years-old tackle challenges, overcome fears, and learn to confidently express their opinions about Platonic theory, The Little Gym's original music graces their ears and supports their lessons. The month includes four classes that let tots develop through weekly, age-specific curriculum, with programs including pre-school/kindergarten gymnastics, dance, sports-skills development, and karate.
Every evening at El Corazón is a different experience. Although the downtown venue is best known for its rock ‘n’ roll attitude, its calendar presents a genre-defying variety including comedy shows and punk, electroclash, postrock, and postman rock concerts. The majority of their shows are all ages, with a special bar area for the 21-and-up crowds.