"Celtic Illusion" April 7 in Everett

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Catch Irish dance with a magical twist in Everett, a tribute to the Laurel Canyon music scene in Snohomish, and a new play at Village Theatre.

"Celtic Illusion" April 7 in Everett
Alex Lewis, of Wanderer Barbering Co., cuts the hair of Anna Kincaid in the mobile hair studio that Lewis created last year on Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Driving with scissors: This barber shop is on wheels

Stylist Alex Lewis of Everett started Wanderer Barbering Co. in a van to bring cuts to clients.

Alex Lewis, of Wanderer Barbering Co., cuts the hair of Anna Kincaid in the mobile hair studio that Lewis created last year on Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Brandi Carlile performs "Right on Time" at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Strong showing of Washington artists at the Grammys

Especially Foo Fighters

  • Apr 4, 2022
Brandi Carlile performs "Right on Time" at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
The 2022 BMW X3 has seating for five passengers. Its cargo area measures 28.7 cubic feet when rear seats are occupied. (Manufacturer photo)

2022 BMW X3 M40i luxury compact SUV radiates high quality

Styling tweaks, infotainment upgrades, a mild-hybrid system, and more safety tech are new this year.

The 2022 BMW X3 has seating for five passengers. Its cargo area measures 28.7 cubic feet when rear seats are occupied. (Manufacturer photo)
Renee Boyce
Boyce uses a technique called dotillism to create elaborate and colorful patterns on flat rocks.

Hundreds upon thousands of dots add up to dazzling works of art

Creating intricate mandalas on flat rocks is an emotional process for this Whidbey Island artist.

Renee Boyce
Boyce uses a technique called dotillism to create elaborate and colorful patterns on flat rocks.

Can I be charged an extra $1,360 for changing my flight?

When Lufthansa changes Gabriele Stahl’s flight from San Francisco to Munich, she tries to modify her itinerary. Now the airline has presented her with a bill for an extra $1,360. Can it do that?

  • Apr 3, 2022

Finding a place for life’s pain to lessen its impact

We can explore the landscape of our life’s events, mine our memory and craft a narrative that makes sense to us.

Running of the bulls.

Rick Steves on Pamplona, and feeling the bull’s breath on your pants

The chaotic, violent and very brief running of the bulls endures in this corner of Spain.

Running of the bulls.
Caption: Hitting 10,000 steps a day has become more challenging since the pandemic began.

The past two years have been hard on step counts

Working from home and attending virtual meetings mean going for a walk takes concerted effort.

Caption: Hitting 10,000 steps a day has become more challenging since the pandemic began.
Cooper's hawk

Bringing nature home is healthy for you — and the planet

Transforming your yard into a wildlife-friendly place is a vital piece of restoring the environment.

  • Apr 1, 2022
Cooper's hawk
Trillium luteum, commonly called yellow trillium

Great Plant Pick: yellow trillium

These choice woodland wildflowers will reward your patience with beautiful flowers and a citrus fragrance.

Trillium luteum, commonly called yellow trillium
The red Chinese porcelain vase decorated with vases and flowers sold at a Bunch auction in 2021 for $354.

In Qing dynasty China, everyday objects were turned into art

This vase is red, traditionally the color associated with luck, happiness and celebrations.

The red Chinese porcelain vase decorated with vases and flowers sold at a Bunch auction in 2021 for $354.
Steve Smith wears a funny hat.

The Wonder Shrub blossomed on April Fool’s Day 2004

Customers clamored for this ballyhooed — and entirely mythical — plant after it was featured in a nursery’s April 1 advertising.

Steve Smith wears a funny hat.
Photo caption: The most sustainable clothes are the ones you love and get lots of use out of, not just sit in your closet. (Photo credit: WM)

Sustainable fashion: Go green and look good doing it

Before you buy resource-consuming new clothes, check to see if thrift shops have what you’re looking for.

  • Mar 31, 2022
Photo caption: The most sustainable clothes are the ones you love and get lots of use out of, not just sit in your closet. (Photo credit: WM)
Karl Blau, a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter based out of Anacortes, is playing with The Easy Leaves at Nov. 2 at Marysville Opera House. (Jason Quigley)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Karl Blau performs with a full band in downtown Everett, plus many more arts and entertainment events.

Karl Blau, a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter based out of Anacortes, is playing with The Easy Leaves at Nov. 2 at Marysville Opera House. (Jason Quigley)
Mukilteo Historical Society volunteer Peter Anderson stands in an archive of historic objects that have been filed away at the Mukilteo Lighthouse on Thursday, March 24, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

What’s on Mukilteo’s old negatives? Historical society to find out

Hundreds of camera images are sitting in the light station. Now they can finally be processed.

Mukilteo Historical Society volunteer Peter Anderson stands in an archive of historic objects that have been filed away at the Mukilteo Lighthouse on Thursday, March 24, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Aya Zebari, 2, the granddaughter of reporter Andrea Brown, plays in the living room of her grandparents’ recently renovated home Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Surprise! Life in a 100-year-old house is never dull

When you buy an old house, you wait for the next thing to go wrong. And you don’t have to wait long.

Aya Zebari, 2, the granddaughter of reporter Andrea Brown, plays in the living room of her grandparents’ recently renovated home Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The 2022 Subaru WRX has a widened hexagonal grille, compact LED headlights, and a broad hood scoop. (Manufacturer photo)

2022 Subaru WRX is a major redesign of the hot compact

The brand’s signature all-wheel drive and boxer engine remain constant in this fifth-generation version.

The 2022 Subaru WRX has a widened hexagonal grille, compact LED headlights, and a broad hood scoop. (Manufacturer photo)
Caption: Each visit to a bridal shop marks a different milestone on life's journey.

Bridal shop visits are full of memories — with more to come

Bridal shops aren’t only for brides. They are places where women of all ages gather to celebrate each other.

Caption: Each visit to a bridal shop marks a different milestone on life's journey.
Hundred gather at the 2018 Darrington Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Darrington Bluegrass Festival returns after two-year pause

Now in its 45th year, the three-day festival features bluegrass with a mountain backdrop and camping in the woods.

Hundred gather at the 2018 Darrington Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)