South Lake Union
Events Calendar

August 26 Events

August 26, 5:00 pm, South Lake Union

SLU Design Soirée - Veer Lofts

What is it like living in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the country? Join Stacy Segal, SAF’s Executive Director and her husband, Jim Goodspeed (architect and SAF tour guide) on a curated walk around SLU, where they’ve been residents for the past 7 years. See the buildings and spaces that they most enjoy and hear about their hopes for the future of the neighborhood. After the tour, join them in their urban SLU condo for cocktails and light fare.

Their home in Veer Lofts was designed in 2008 by Johnson Architects. The custom artwork was designed by Goodspeed.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2fMD6O9

The Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) invites you behind the scenes with Seattle designers to experience Seattle’s most unique architectural spaces! From August through October, enjoy exclusive events with designers in some of Seattle’s most interesting homes, design studios and a range of commonly inaccessible spaces. Each festive event includes food, drinks and activities curated by each host — architects, engineers, contractors, artists and more.

While enjoying yourself among colleagues, friends and new acquaintances, feel good knowing you are helping Seattle Architecture Foundation connect thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to the architecture, design and history of Seattle. Funds raised through these events support the various programs offered by SAF, including exhibits, tours, talks and programs that teach youth how design addresses social issues. SAF reaches more than 6,000 people a year through its programs, events and outreach activities.

August 26, 11:00 am, Museum of History and Industry

Maker Day: Woodworking

Learn the basics of woodworking from the skilled educators at Kids Carpentry Seattle, from the types of materials and tools that woodworkers use to important safety skills to practice at home or in the shop. Visitors will have the opportunity to play with wooden toys made by Kids Carpentry and even make their own wooden toy to take home.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Included with museum admission

August 26, 1:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

A Bite-Size History of Pike Place Market

While Seattle is a relatively young city, we boast one of the nation’s oldest continuously operated markets. Created as a place for farmers to sell their food direct to customers, the Market’s long-time focus on locally-grown and locally-made products has endured. During this 30-minute edible journey sample six unique flavors of the Market, each one illuminating a moment in Pike Place Market history and highlighting the complexity, diversity, and innovative spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

Just for members! Register in advance online until the program date. Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis on day of event.

Location: Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion at MOHAI

Cost: $5

Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis on day of event.

August 26, 3:00 pm, Museum of History and Industry

A Bite-Size History of Pike Place Market

While Seattle is a relatively young city, we boast one of the nation’s oldest continuously operated markets. Created as a place for farmers to sell their food direct to customers, the Market’s long-time focus on locally-grown and locally-made products has endured. During this 30-minute edible journey sample six unique flavors of the Market, each one illuminating a moment in Pike Place Market history and highlighting the complexity, diversity, and innovative spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

Just for members! Register in advance online until the program date. Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis on day of event.

Location: Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion at MOHAI

Cost: $5

Program registration open to the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis on day of event.

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.

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.
http://bit.ly/2irum0J
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

20 million gallons

of water from Lake Union used to level Denny Hill