I.C.Y.M.I.: Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, Macklemore, Ben Gibbard + More on 'All In WA’ Virtual COVID-19 Relief Concert Lineup
Greetings, fellow pop culture aficionados, and welcome to week 16 of ourI.C.Y.M.I.(In Case You Missed It) blog series. Our museum may betemporarily closedto visitorsbased on guidance from public health officials to slow the spread of coronavirus, but we're still here to recap a handful of trending tidbits from the past week(s) in popular culture, in case you missed them.
This past week, a coordinated relief effort called All In WA was introduced statewide, as nonprofits, community leaders, businesses, and philanthropists joined forces to support workers and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governed by an advisory board, the inititiave aims to "fill the gaps in funding across the state," kicking off with $20 million in commitments towards an overall $65 million goal.
In addition to calling on Washingtonians for support, All In WA has plans to celebrate the state's strength with a concert for the cause. At 7 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 24, All In WA will broadcast a virtual benefit featuring prominent artists with Seattle roots, including Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, Macklemore, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, and more. Interested? You can stream the show at allinwa.org, on Amazon Music's Twitch channel, or find it on your Seattle-area NBC affiliate.
Space Force Launches on Netflix
Steve Carrell is starring in another workplace sitcom. In the new series Space Force, which debuted on Netflix Friday, The Officestandout plays Gen. Mark Naird, head of the United States Space Force branch who's tasked by an unamed U.S. president to put "boots on the moon" by 2024. The show contains a full cast of recognizable comedians and actors, including John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Kaitlin Olson, Patrick Warburton, and the late Fred Willard, whom the first episode is dedicated to. All 10 episodes are now available on the streaming service for your viewing pleasure.
Now that we've filled you in on a few things, what do you feel we failed to mention? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up with a suggestion on Twitter@MoPOPSeattle. We'll look to include your ideas in our next edition ofI.C.Y.M.I.