Entertainment and Events
In the early 1990s Seattle gained a reputation as a center for alternative/grunge music, with local bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Foo Fighters achieving an international following. Seattle’s music scene continues to change, and by the time you read this it will be off in yet another direction.
The best entertainment guides are the several free weekly papers available at stores and in newspaper boxes throughout the city. The Seattle Weekly has articles on politics and Seattle goings-on, plus concert information, club dates, restaurant reviews, movie, lecture, sports, dance, and theater listings. Find the same information online at www.seattleweekly.com. Another freebie, The Stranger (www.thestranger.com), has a youthful edge and is the best source for upcoming music.
The mainstream Seattle Times (www.seattletimes.com) Thursday edition and Seattle Post-Intelligencer Friday edition (www.seattlep-i.com) have entertainment sections packed with details on dance, dining, theater, movies, and literary events.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition