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  • Uptown Glass Works
    Within the century-old confines of Uptown Glassworks' warehouse, furnaces melt handfuls of kaleidoscopic frit into malleable shapes manipulated by a team of professional glass blowers. But these tradesmen don't just create works for the gallery; they also share their secrets with students in a variety of activities, from introductory courses on making beads and paperweights to advanced instruction that can be applied toward college credit or used to fix the pockmarked walls of glass houses. During the shop's Blow-Your-Own sessions, participants apply color to clear, molten glass that has recently emerged from a 2,000-degree furnace, then blow their mixture into 1 of 20 different shapes. The next day, patrons can pick up their cooled and packaged creations, comparing their handiwork to the gallery's collection of products, which are made by more than 90 local and regional glass artists.
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    3200 Airport Way S
    Seattle, WA US
  • Paramount Theatre
    In the 74 years between the Paramount Theatre's opening night, when people used to line up to see “talkies” for 50 cents, and 2002, when it was voted Best Mainstage Theatre in a Seattle Weekly Reader's Poll, the palatial venue faded and decayed alongside its Roaring Twenties brethren throughout America. Luckily, former Microsoft Vice President Ida Cole saved it from the rubble heap in the mid-‘90s when she established the Seattle Landmark Association and vowed to render the Paramount "kissable" once again. Over the course of seven months, the renovation crew expanded the size of the stage wings to accommodate more ambitious live productions. They also cleared decades of grime from the french baroque plaster reliefs, uncovering long-forgotten designs and causing only one long-dormant horror to snap open its eyes dramatically. They also replaced the gold leaf in the floral designs of the wall medallions, repainted all the surfaces in their original 16 colors, and scrubbed each of the 1.6 million crystal beads in the chandelier by hand with a toothbrush. The original Knabe Ampico player piano was returned to its spot on the four-tiered lobby's lush carpeting, and a 21st-century sound system now shares sonic space with the thundering, luminous sonority of the Paramount's fully restored Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Though the Paramount's calendar runs the gamut from rock concerts to standup comedy to Broadway musicals on the scale of Wicked, its decadent Beaux Arts trappings transport audiences to the days when reality was still black and white.
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    911 Pine St.
    Seattle, WA US
  • Rendezvous
    Build your own burger at Rendezvous — this restaurant serves all-American food. None of the fare at Rendezvous is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. The bar at Rendezvous is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Perfect for after-work outings, Rendezvous' happy hour is hard to beat. The patio seating at Rendezvous is perfect for those warm summer days. The live music and dance floor at Rendezvous are perfect for those who want to boogie the night away. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed. Wear what you like when you dine at Rendezvous — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining. Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's 2nd Ave location offers nearby street parking. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Rendezvous.
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    2322 2nd Ave
    Seattle, WA US
  • Parks and Recreation Department, Bicycle Maps
    Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Parks and Recreation Department, Bicycle Maps will do the trick. Long guest list? Not a problem at Parks and Recreation Department, Bicycle Maps, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Parks and Recreation Department, Bicycle Maps diners who prefer their meals al fresco. The coffee shop also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Parks and Recreation Department, Bicycle Maps to your next party or event. You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking. Chow down at Parks and Recreation Department, Bicycle Maps without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15. It's strictly cash-only at Parks and Recreation Department, Bicycle Maps, so make a trip to the ATM first.
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    600 5th Ave
    Seattle, WA US
  • IndieFlix
    Founded by movie-industry veterans Scilla Andreen and Carlo Scandiuzzi, IndieFlix culls a massive collection of independent and festival-selected films from across the globe into a convenient online streaming-video library. Filmmakers can submit their comedic, dramatic, or documentary masterpieces to the site, which fairly distributes movies of all genres and lengths, with artists fully retaining their films' rights and action-figure tie-ins. Audiences delve further into IndieFlix’s arsenal of cinema gems with Film Festival in a Box game—lauded by the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Seattle magazine—which allows cineastes to display their knowledge without having to stroll through the local megaplex with a megaphone.
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    4111 e madison, suite 310
    seattle, WA US
  • Benaroya Hall
    For over a century, the Seattle Symphony has built its audience and enraged Rumpelstilskins with an ever-growing collection of accolades and golden awards. Two Emmy-winning television specials stand out among a list of credentials that also includes 12 Grammy nominations and upward of 140 recordings. The orchestra continues to live up to its esteemed reputation thanks to new principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik who has been hailed, "Among the best pops conductors in America,” by Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. He has also been recognized as an innovative conductor through his startling arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. The symphony is also well known for performing classical juggernauts such as The Rite of Spring as well as more whimsical nights of jazz standards.
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    200 University St.
    Seattle, WA US
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