It’s a hoot.
It Is Happening Again
What: Pocket-size The Living Room’s inaugural art show is a cheeky nod to the taxidermy-in-hipster-bars trend.
Why: More than 30 papier-mache owls (plus a deer trophy) from local artist/blogger/writer Joey Veltkamp.
When: Thru Aug. 31. Opening reception, Wed., 6-9 p.m. Bar hours, daily, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 1355 E. Olive Way (206-708-6021). Admission is free.
What: Casual, white-tiled spot with loft seating from chef Matt Dillon (Sitka & Spruce), wine expert Jared Baily, and The Corson Building sommelier Marc Papineau.
Why: Small-production, family-owned, and single-estate wines from around the globe.
When: Opens Tues. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 1531 Melrose Ave., ste. 3 (206-682-1333).
What: Up to 55 percent off the line’s bold, print-happy tops.
Why: The heathered jersey tank with gold studs (reg. $255, now $119) will make your jorts look good.
When: You need some jazzy basics.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop
What: Locally sourced deliciousness is now available at the second location inside gourmand haven Melrose Market.
Why: The Reuben Revised with red wine kraut and Beecher’s Flagship cheddar.
When: Opens Mon. Daily, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1531 Melrose Ave. (206-682-0935).
What: Francophiles convene for an afternoon party with performances by Caspar Babypants (a.k.a. Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States of America), accordionist Jason Webley, Mad Rad’s DJ Darwin, and illusionist Andrew Evans.
Why: Oysters, stews, and pastis, plus chicken races and petanque.
When: Wed., 3 p.m.-midnight.
Where: The Corson Building, 5609 Corson Ave. S. (206-762-3330). Tickets ($35, includes three drinks) at the door.
Photo: Courtesy of Joey Veltkamp