About Norelle Done

Reading, writing, and content of all shapes and sizes are both profession and passion for Norelle Done. As the Director of Content Marketing for Marketeering Group in Seattle, she aids in the development and creation of editorial and social content for small local businesses. Norelle has also managed the Seattle author blog, seattlewrote.com for several years, where she features local authors and writers and their works.

Lake Union Events: Things to Do in May

Get ready to enjoy some fun, food and music events this May in South Lake Union!

All May: Chandler’s Crabfest
Get your fill of crab this month at Chandler’s Crabhouse in South Lake Union! The restaurant’s crabfest lasts all May, with 10 different menu items priced $40 and under. There are five different types of crab, with 12 different preparations – enjoy and explore!

Throughout May: Pasta Classes at Cuoco
6:30pm – 9pm | Cuoco
Learn pasta making technique, recipes and more at Cuoco throughout May, with three fun pasta classes! After instruction and hands-on demonstration, enjoy a 3-course family dinner, plus wine and a take-home portion of your pasta. The cost is $65 per person. For more information, please contact Scott Whited or call 206.971.0710. Classes are on May 2nd, May 9th, and May 16th.

May 4: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, May 4th, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

May 11: Family Reunion: Chuckanut and Pfreim Brewery Dinner
6:30pm – 9pm | Brave Horse Tavern
Brave Horse Tavern’s annual Seattle Beer Week dinner is reuniting Pfreim Family Brewers and Chuckanut Brewing for a delicious brewery dinner on May 11th! Brave Horse’s Chef Brian is working up a menu to compliment the beers from these two great breweries. The cost is $60 per person. Call 206-971-0717 to reserve your spot!

May 13: Seattle Makers Market
11am – 5pm | 400 Fairview Avenue
Visit the ground floor of the Market Hall at 400 Fairview on Saturday, May 13th for the monthly Seattle Makers Market series! This free event features handmade goods from crafters, artists, makers and artisans in the Seattle area.

May 14: Mother’s Day Brunch
10am – 3pm | Chandler’s Crabhouse
Happy Mother’s Day! Head to Chandler’s Crabhouse on Mother’s Day to enjoy a complete brunch. For $39 per person, the prix-fixe brunch includes your choice of a starter and entree. Add-ons are available, such as a Crab Cocktail Trio, USDA Filet Mignon, or Alaskan King Crab. Chandler’s also offers a couple of kid-friendly options.

May 18: Third Thursday Lecture Series: Exploring Big Ideas – Health
7pm – 9pm | SLU Discovery Center
First Church of Christ, Scientist Michelle Nanouche will be doing a talk for the Third-Thursday Lecture Series: Exploring Big Ideas – Health A Talk, titled “Finding God, Finding Health.”

May 20: Herbs & Spirits Class at Cicchetti
1pm – 3pm | Cicchetti
Cicchetti is hosting a fun workshop on May 20th, featuring herbs and spirits for liqueurs, liquors, and more. You’ll learn how to capture the essence of garden herbs as you make four cocktails – each paired with delicious dishes. The cost is $80 per person, not including tax or gratuity. Reservations are required: 206-323-0807.

May 26: Back to Bach by Emerald City Music
8pm – 11pm | 415 Westlake
This music event, Back to Bach, examines Bach’s influence on Western music, from percussion to piano and everything in between. Musicians from Lincoln Center, the Curtis Institute and other groups will be performing in a relaxed atmosphere. The cost is $45 (students only $10 admission), and includes an open bar.

Lake Union Events: Things to Do in April

There’s lots happening with food and fun throughout April in Lake Union! Check out these Lake Union events…

All April: Edible City Month
MOHAI celebrates the culture of food with Edible City Month in April. Experience a month of culinary exploration in this city-wide salute to Seattle’s innovative urban palate. Unique culinary events and programs will take place across the city April 1-30, including book signings, a live broadcast of KIRO radio’s Seattle Kitchen with Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau, a food science fair, and more. In addition, diners are invited to collect receipts from participating restaurants and establishments to unlock special museum pricing to see Edible City: A Delicious Journey.

April 6: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, April 6th, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

April 8: Seattle Makers Market
11am – 5pm | 400 Fairview Ave N
Seattle-area artists, crafters, makers, and artisans will display their work for sale from 11am until 5pm on Saturday, April 8th. The Seattle Makers Market is a not-for-profit arts group dedicated to providing space and opportunity for local artists, artisans, and makers to showcase and sell their work, and to create and encourage a thriving and diverse community of artists and makers in the Puget Sound area and beyond.

April 9: Cast Off! Free Public Sail
10am – 5pm | Center for Wooden Boats
Take a sail in classic wooden boats during this free event! The Center for Wooden Boats is hosting a free public sail on Sunday, April 9th. Rides last approximately 45 minutes and can be reserved throughout the day. Space is limited and rides fill quickly, so arrive early to sign up.

April 13: Seattle Kitchen Live at MOHAI
7pm – 8:30pm | Museum of History and Industry
Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau, two esteemed Seattle chefs, bring their long-running Seattle Kitchen radio show to MOHAI. See their conversation in action, as they discuss, argue, and laugh about a broad range of topics connected to the city’s food scene. Cost: $15 MOHAI members / $20 public.

April 16: Easter Brunch at Serafina
9:30am – 2:30pm | Serafina
Serafina is hosting a two-course brunch menu in celebration of Easter! Look for seasonal offerings including rhubarb, fava beans and local cherries. Patio seating will be offered if the weather is agreeable. The brunch is $35 per person (not including gratuity or tax), plus a kids menu for $12/child. Make your reservation: 206-323-0807.

April 22: Edible City Science Fair
10am – 4pm | Museum of History and Industry
Celebrate Earth Day at MOHAI by investigating the science behind food, farming, and sustainability at the Edible City Science Fair. Enjoy hands-on displays, demonstrations, as well as activities with community groups and organizations from across Washington State. Discover some of the latest innovations in food science! The science fair is open to visitors (and exhibitors!) of all ages. Free for members; included with museum admission.

April 29: Tequila – Not Just Salt & Lime Cocktail Class
1pm – 3pm | Serafina
Explore the history of tequila from Mexican tradition, through Spanish distillation techniques and methods for aging in this fun class from Serafina and Cicchetti. You’ll learn how fine agave spirits are made, styles available and cocktail-crafting tips. Four cocktails will be paired with dishes. Cost is $80 per person (not including gratuity or tax). Reservations required.

Lake Union Events: Things to Do in March

From museum happenings to food and drink events, there’s lots to do next month around the neighborhood…

March 2: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, March 2nd, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

March 3: Salish Sea Expeditions, 20 Years of Discovery Seafood Bash
6:30pm – 10pm | Museum of History and Industry
Celebrate 20 years of learning expeditions with Salish Sea Expeditions in a seafood bash on March 3rd. Food is provided by Herban Feast, with libations from local bars, crab races, dessert dash and FUNdraiser in support of 2017 programs. Tickets are $150/person.

March 4: Form Over Function – Ceramic Sculptures Opening Reception
4pm – 7pm | Winston Wachter
Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is proud to announce Form Over Function: Ceramic Sculptures by Andrew Casto, Steve Young Lee, Jeffry Mitchell, Zemer Peled, Kim Simonsson and Dirk Staschke. The opening reception is on Saturday, March 4th, 4 – 7 pm. Artists Jeffry Mitchell and Dirk Staschke will be in attendance.

March 7: Taste of Place at MOHAI
7pm – 8:30pm | Museum of History and Industry
With some of the most productive growing regions in the whole world, Washington is one of the best spots for artisanal food and drink. Visit MOHAI on March 7th for a panel discussion, called Taste of Place, to explore the ways that natural phenomena contribute to some of the most specific aromas and flavors from our state. Tickets are $20 for the public, and $15 for MOHAI members. There’s a members-only pre-event happy hour at 5:30 p.m. with door prizes, light hors d’oeuvres, and a no-host bar for an additional fee.

March 17: REI Pinnacle and Pints
6:30pm | South Lake Union REI
Spend an evening of climbing, followed by a pint of beer for REI Pinnacle and Pints night! Start at the Climbing Pinnacle, gear-up (provided), and get some coaching from an REI host/belayer. Close the evening with a short walk to a local bar and REI will pay for the first round of pints and shared appetizers.

March 25: Maker Day – Upcycled Engineering
11am – 2pm | Museum of History and Industry
Bring the family to MOHAI on March 25th for Maker Day: Upcycled Engineering to learn how to use recycled goods to make fun, creative toys with Seattle ReCreative. Ballard Reuse has also made a giant interactive maze from reclaimed building materials to enjoy.

Delta Dental Leases Last Available Space in New South Lake Union Building

One of the newest commercial buildings in the neighborhood, 400 Fairview, has been filling up quickly with Seattle-area companies who are relocating from outlying areas to flock to the growing hub in South Lake Union. The latest to join is Delta Dental, who announced on Wednesday this week that they had leased the last available space in the building.

Delta Dental has leased 61,000 square feet in the 14-story, which will be designed by architecture firm NBBJ and built out by Foushee & Associates. The company will move in this summer, from their current headquarters location in Northgate.

According to Delta’s CEO Jim Dwyer, the company was drawn to South Lake Union as a leading innovation district in the U.S.

Delta Dental was founded in 1954 here in Seattle, and currently provides dental insurance coverage to more than 2.6 million people around the country. The company also works to expand access to dental care with the Washington Dental Service Foundation.

Lake Union Events: Things to Do in February

From the Seattle Boat Show to events featuring spirits and/or art, there’s lots to look forward to in Lake Union this month!

January 27 – February 4: Seattle Boat Show
6pm | South Lake Union
The annual Seattle Boat Show is on through February 4th in South Lake Union. It features more than a thousand recreational watercraft, plus booths with accessories to purchase, free boating and/or fishing seminars, and the latest gear. Buy your tickets online for free kayak, bike or skate rentals and other goodies.

February 2: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, February 2nd, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

February 4: Macallan Scotch Dinner
6:30pm | Daniel’s Broiler
The National Brand Ambassador for Macallan, Kieron Elliott, will be at Daniel’s Broiler at South Lake Union on February 4th for a special scotch dinner. Learn about the distillery and it’s amazing scotches, and sample Macallan 12-year, 25-year, Rare Cask and 1st Edition scotch alongside a deliciously prepared 4-course dinner. The cost is $100/person plus tax and service.

February 4: A Closer Look Walkthrough with Marsha Burns
2pm | Pivot
As part of Pivot’s series, A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, join a special experience with an informal walkthrough of the exhibition. It will be led by Marsha Burns, painter turned photographer. A Closer Look continues through February 26th.

February 10: Strings Attached
8pm | 415 Westlake Avenue
Enjoy the highest caliber chamber musicians at 415 Westlake in South Lake Union on February 10th for the next event from Emerald City Music. “Strings Attached” has four unique combinations of stringed instruments from top-tier classical musicians: Ani Kavafian, Tessa Lark, Kristin Lee (violins), Robreto Diaz, Yura Lee (violas), Ani Aznavoorian, and David Requiro (cellos). Tickets are $45m and includes the open bar.

February 12: Arte & Vino at Caffe Torino
2pm | Caffe Torino
Caffe Torino’s monthly art and wine event features “Yarns & Noble: Yarn & Nail Yardsale” for February, from artist Geofrey Redd. The artist crafts one-of-its-kind artwork from hand-hammered nails and yarn.

February 21: MOHAI Community Conversation: Immigrant Journeys
7pm | Museum of History and Industry
Engage in a conversation about the personal experiences of immigrants and refugees to the King County area on February 21st, in an important discussion at MOHAI. Enrique Cerna will moderate, with three additional panelists. Event is free with pre-registration.

February 23: FOOD: Four Short Talks
6:30pm | 415 Westlake Avenue
Food is about so much more than simply nourishment! Community and culture are important aspects of how we approach food, and you can explore this topic at 415 Westlake in a special talk on February 23rd. Panelists include five professionals, from restaurateurs to tastemakers, with social entrepreneur Veena Prasad moderating. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members (includes one drink ticket).