South Lake Union
Events Calendar

August 4 Events

May 6 - September 2, SLU Discovery Center

SLU Saturday Market

Welcome to Seattle’s favorite Saturday market, South Lake Union Saturday Market. A refreshing European-style all food market place offering over 60 food booths for locals and tourists, and deservedly so.

SLU Saturday Market is kicking off their third season in the heart of South Lake Union starting May 6th! South Lake Union is quickly becoming the culinary heart of Seattle, where you can snack and shop local on Saturdays.

Discover what’s local featuring some of Seattle’s finest farms, chef demonstrations, purveyors, as well as a delicious selection of street food vendors curbside every Saturday.

April 15 - August 6,

Color & Pattern

Color & Pattern opens on April 15, 2017 and runs through July 23, 2017 and will present paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics.

Drawing from the extensive Paul G. Allen Family Collection, Color & Pattern explores the compositional elements of mark making to create pattern, color to compose, and abstraction to organize. The exhibition includes works that are representational, like those by David Hockney and Philip Taaffe where the viewer can easily recognize the subject matter, and works by abstract artists such as Agnes Martin and Mark Rothko, whose paintings draw little reference from our natural world.

Highlights from the show include modernist works by Robert Delaunay and Wassily Kandinsky, who responded to the growing impact of science and technology by developing a new visual language. Mid-century painters Sam Francis and Roman Opalka pursued form and emotional connection through abstract expressionism, while Squeak Carnwath and Jasper Johns embrace the sensibility of pop culture. Works by Damien Hirst and Frank Stella challenge perceptions of the picture plane itself, and Spencer Finch, Guillermo Kuitca, and Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula deal with the passage of time. The exhibition also includes selected works by Tomory Dodge, Anish Kapoor, Adam McEwen, Robert Natkin, Elmer Schooley, and Robert Sperry.

During Color & Pattern, visitors will also have opportunities to engage with regional artists through a wide-ranging program of tours, talks and events. More information on exhibit programming will be on the Pivot Art + Culture website closer to the opening date.

November 19 - September 12, Museum of History and Industry

Edible City: A Delicious Journey

Experience Seattle’s culinary history from raw ingredients to polished plates. Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how Seattleites eat in their city and how urban palates have developed over the years. Discover the secret history of Seattle’s favorite foods and devour the stories that helped the city grow into one of America’s best places to eat. Curated by James Beard Award winner Rebekah Denn, Edible City will be a main course on the city’s cultural buffet. The following is the menu for this delicious journey.

Raw Ingredients

For the first course, take a look at the raw ingredients—what is a “Seattle” food, and why? Visually dine on both imported and native foods that are the building blocks of Seattle’s cuisine.

Processing and Prepping

Dive into the second course of the industries that shaped a savory Seattle, from canneries to coffee roasters.

To Market, To Market

Sample the places where Seattleites go to the market for the third course. Learn about the outlets that help define the city, from co-ops to farmers markets to ethnic markets, big and small.

Bringing It Home

Enjoy the fourth course and look at the region’s home cooking through a real, preserved Seattle kitchen. Learn about the history of food justice in the area through P-Patches, community gardens, and other efforts to bring homegrown food to diverse communities.

Cooking Tech-niques

See how Seattle high-tech jobs have made its residents look at cooking in a whole new way in the fifth course. Sniff out some of the area’s groundbreaking food-tech endeavors.

Serving It Up

For final course, survey the rich banquet of restaurants that have been around almost as long as there have been city dwellers here to support them. Meet the farm-to-table chefs who have made Seattle a national dining destination, and savor the way they developed a modern Northwest cuisine.

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A History Lesson: How a major 1900's engineering project transformed the Seattle landscape & set the stage for today’s development in SLU. >>link in bio
An excellent recap of night time dining in SLU.  Night Moves: Shift your dining focus to dinner in South Lake Union. http://bit.ly/2xSerMT
Dinner Destination: SLU newcomer 2120 is fast becoming a lunchtime staple in the neighborhood, but aims to make its mark as one of the city’s premier dinner spots.
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August has arrived, and with it comes one of the SLU’s largest events. Don’t miss the SLU Block Party on 8.11.17 from noon to 11pm at the corner of Denny Way and Westlake Ave N.
Function Meets Art: SVC is more than just letterpress & Steamroller Smackdowns. Check it out here http://bit.ly/2tt2jlP
Appetizer Crawl! Build your own meal with small-plate bites at stops throughout South Lake Union. http://bit.ly/2sVCpHF
Lasting Legacies: Integral to SLU’s past, these organizations define SLU today and will continue sculpting its character into the future.  http://bit.ly/2rWnuMb
Engaging art, live music, and delicious food are coming to SLU 8/11! #SLUBP2017 is shaping to be the best yet. More here: https://goo.gl/5iU0Mi

Bluebill

Boeing’s first plane flies from Lake Union in 1916