Evan Thompson

Alt-rockers Switchfoot kick off Monroe fair’s concert series

The band, which sold millions of records in the early 2000s, is back on the road after a hiatus.

Indie-pop singer’s new album comes from an honest place

Alec Shaw will perform songs from his record “Thinking Place” on Aug. 23 at Black Lab Gallery in Everett.

Stanwood’s Hannah Mac embarks on a new musical direction

The singer-songwriter formerly known as Hannah Michelle Weeks has traded country twang for indie-pop emoting.

Fundraiser to help 4-year-old Marysville girl fighting cancer

The Sheldon family’s friends have organized Sadie’s Night on Aug. 27, with small bites from 8 chefs.

Eight can’t-miss attractions at the Evergreen State Fair

From monster trucks to livestock raised by local youth, this is some of the best stuff at this year’s event.

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

Jason Castro loves to explain the history behind the drinks at Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse in Snohomish.

EDM artist raising money to fight the ailment she overcame

Alexis Hammann, whose stage name is Alexis Donn, will perform Aug. 17 at Cafe Zippy in Everett.

App lets you tour the Mountain Loop Highway with your phone

A new app has everything you need to know when you’re on the scenic byway — no cell service required.

Festival de tacos: Celebrate the Mexican street food Saturday

Everybody loves tacos — and now they get their own festival at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett.

Those awkward family moments provide grist for his comedy mill

Gabriel Rutledge will headline the monthly Everett Comedy Night show Aug. 11 at Emory’s on Silver Lake.

Special surprise at 30th Festival of the River: free parking

Lee Brice and Boz Scaggs are the headliners at this year’s event, set for Aug. 10-11 in Arlington.

The 10 best places in Snohomish County for watching wildlife

It may be tempting to want to see creatures up close, but stay at least 50 yards away and keep dogs at home.

The top 5 moments from the first day of Summer Meltdown

Musical wizardry, trippy art and a new ceremony were among the opening day highlights.

A woman will headline the Summer Meltdown for the first time

French electronic musician CloZee says the Darrington location will inspire her.

Lynnwood Thai restaurant is hard to find, easy to return to

The owner of Charm Gai near Alderwood Mall learned to cook in her mom’s kitchen back in Thailand.

Revived Sky River Rock Festival relives 1960s hippie dreams

The event, which was Washington’s Woodstock 51 years ago, takes place Aug. 3 in Snohomish.

Treasure trek: In search of the oldest geocache in the state

Near the Mount Margaret trail is a trinket-filled box that’s beckoned geocachers for nearly 20 years.

Want a home that’s a joy to live in? Keep it (elegantly) simple

Decluttering is essential for comfortable interior spaces, say design experts John and Sherri Monte of Camano Island.

Cave Swallows performs Friday night during The Garden Series in Everett on June 28, 2019. The monthly music event host local bands to an intimate free backyard venue. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Back to the garden: Everett band’s summer house parties bloom

Narrow Tarot host the shows in the back yard of two members’ Riverside home.

Cave Swallows performs Friday night during The Garden Series in Everett on June 28, 2019. The monthly music event host local bands to an intimate free backyard venue. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

With their new show, Outcast Players making a ‘Habit’ of farces

“Exit the Body” is the community theater’s latest farce, debuting tonight at Historic Everett Theatre.