The Adult Spelling Bee Championships @ The Skylark

Who will be the queen bee? 🐝

Published September 23, 2022

Spelldown After Dark poster with a bee holding a cocktail glass
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Ever find yourself reminiscing over the tenseness of grade school competitions? Tetherball, anyone? If you’ve been missing that kind of grit, then I present Skylark’s adult spelling bee competition. (Leave the kids because, again, it’s an adult spelling bee.). This bee has been spelling every Friday this month, and it’s culminating in a Spelldown After Dark Finale on Friday the 30th. Call it The Final Spelldown

Touted as a live gameshow with drinks, contestants have been playing all month. The winning “Spelldowner” (that’s what they’re calling competitors) of this four-week-long competition will get chosen right as the calendar flips to October. Do do do dooooo… Who will get crowned the queen (or king) bee? There’s a cash prize on the line! (The fine print says they’re using Merriam-Webster and American spellings only.)

Pro tip: If you love meat popsicles, Skylark recently released a new menu that includes dry rubbed smoked ribs. And empanadas! And a Mexican street corn salad! OH MY!!! What a good way to celebrate the reopening of West Seattle. 

📸: Skylark Cafe & Club

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Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, pansexual, polyamorous poet (so many Ps) living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she'd do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they're silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.

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