Sip, sup, and be moved.
What: Matt Janke (founder and previous owner of Matt’s in the Market) launches a sleek, new restaurant on Harbor Steps, outfitted with African mahogany tables, faux suede banquettes, and an open kitchen.
Why: Dine on Catalan-style fish stew with shrimp, clams, mussels, and halibut; an aioli-drizzled sardine sandwich on walnut bread; or a stuffed suckling pig.
When: Opens Tues., 4 p.m. Daily, 3-10 p.m., bar open until 2 a.m.
Where: 89 University St. (206-623-2101).
Seattle Dance Project: Project Orpheus
What: Choreography veterans Wade Madsen (Cornish), Olivier Wevers (PNB, Whim W’Him) and Eva Stone (Stone Dance Collective) team up to take on the tale of Eurydice and Orpheus.
Why: Gorgeous moves reinterpret the Greek myth, peppered with snakes, furies, and other underworld creatures.
When: Thru Sept. 25.
Where: ACT Theatre, 700 Union St. (206-292-7676). Tickets ($15-$25) online at acttheatre.org.
What: Designer Jesslyn Blake’s buttery soft purses come in a rainbow of colors and are finished with details like sassy fringe and patchwork.
Why: No guilt here. They’re made from recycled, vintage, and remnant leathers — and they’re up to 50 percent off.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Cork House Opens
What: Long-time friends and wine negotiants Travis Scarborough (O’Shea Scarborough Winery) and Josh Fletcher are behind the new Capitol Hill winery and vino boutique.
Why: Fine vintages from the winery itself, as well as small-lot producers, at reasonable prices.
When: Sun. & Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 1421 10th Ave. (206-323-2675).
Woodinville Whiskey Co. Opens
What: The newest hooch factory to the burbs opens under the oversight of former Maker’s Mark master distiller David Pickerell.
Why: The eponymous bourbon may still be in the barrels, but you can sample and purchase a younger, colorless version (Headlong) and a vodka by the name of Peabody Jones.
When: Wed.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 16110 Woodinville Redmond Rd. NE, ste. 3, Woodinville (425-486-1199).
Start Small, Go Big Contest
What: Meet the twelve finalists and tell us who you think should win $10,000 for their small businesses and a trip to NYC to attend DailyCandy Academy.
Why: While you’re there, you can enter for a chance to win an Editors’ Handbag packed with some of our favorite products.
When: You can vote for one business, once a day, thru Sept. 29.
Where: On Facebook. Log in, then rock the vote.
Photo: Paul Hastings