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  • Land use permit applications and decisions for Madison Park and the surrounding neighborhoods.  
  • FOOD MATTERS | Opening up in Madison Park
    On these crisp, fall days, Madison Park is one of the loveliest places in Seattle — in particular, the great swath of green at the very end of Madison Street, where you can sit on a bench and look out over the water. 
  • Authentic Vietnamese food comes to Madison Park
    In early October, Tani Phan and her business partner, Elena Vo, opened Bella Viet Café (4021 E. Madison St.) in the former location of Mad Pizza. The small space has been completed gutted, and the kitchen is equipped with all new appliances. 
  • “The Blue Room” is a tense, twisty, little thriller that certainly keeps you on your toes for the duration of its running time. However, it can also feel narratively constricted and underdeveloped in some areas. 
  • Sea Dub Enterprises L.L.C., a restaurant selling beer and wine, at Philadelphia Fever, 2332 E. Madison St, has applied for a liquor license. 
  • In Hossein Amini’s thriller “The Two Faces of January,” things start off so simple and pedestrian that you wait eagerly on the edge of your seat for the trouble to start.  
  • Marine Area 7, a grocery store selling beer and wine; and beer and wine tasting, at 2814 E. Madison St., has applied for a liquor license.  
  • The Central Area Senior Center will present “Celebrate and Renew: A Benefit Concert” on Oct. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. 
  • Author Joseph W. Scott will discuss his co-authored history of Seattle’s Ethiopian community 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Douglass-Truth Library (2300 E. Yesler Way). Admission is free. 
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center (440 Fifth Ave. N.) is giving curious Seattlelites a behind-the-scenes look at some of the unique solutions our city is responsible for.  
  • On paper, “Tracks” should have been great, but in execution, it simply fails to be engrossing or inspirational. 
  • FOOD MATTERS | Parco goes dark; Beachhouse broiler, pho on the way
    First, the sad news: Celinda Norton has given up on Café Parco (1807 42nd Ave. E.), after three years in Madison Park. It’s not that Norton didn’t try: She cooked every meal herself, seven days a week. 
  • Book aims to keep Kurt Cobain’s legacy alive
    On April 8, 1994, electrician Gary Smith arrived at Kurt Cobain’s Denny-Blaine estate to install a security system and found the singer/songwriter/guitarist/icon lying dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 
  • Opening the greenway
    Bicyclists of all ages were ready for the formal opening of the 4.5-block McGilvra Greenway on Sept. 21. The greenway stretches from 37th Avenue East and East Madison Street to McGilvra Elementary School (1617 38th Ave. E.). 
  • Take in the sight of maple trees ablaze in fall color at the Seattle Japanese Garden (1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E.) on Sunday, Oct. 12, when the garden hosts its annual Maple Viewing Festival. 
  • Children are invited to get creative with Lego bricks and build something super-fantastic at local libraries this fall. 
     
  • “Hector and the Search for Happiness” is an uplifting, life-affirming travel comedy in a similar vein to Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” from last year. Both revolve around men who live tidy but unsatisfying lives and want a little more excitement.  
  • At the start of “The Equalizer,” when we see Denzel Washington pushing around sacks of concrete at a home repair store, we know something’s not quite right.  
  • The Seattle Public Library is planning a special celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Douglass-Truth branch (2300 E. Yesler Way). 
  • Experience traditional Noh theater in a performance at the Seattle Japanese Garden (1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E.) on Thursday, Sept. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The garden will open for twilight viewing at 5:30 p.m. 
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