As Kelly O puts it, every Tuesday Wildrose "serves delicious tacos for a buck apiece in a bar full of hot lezzies." Plus DJs!
A weekly evening of liberals drinking, almost always including the great Goldy of horsesass.org, at the great Roanoke Tavern. Free.
If you want organ-centric jazz for free (no free jazz, though), you can't do much better than Seattle's McTuff Trio. Led by Hammond organ maestro Joe Doria, McTuff also contain one of the region's most dexterous guitarists, Andy Coe, drummer Tarik Abouzied, and, sometimes, wild-card saxophonist Skerik. Along with Afrocop but in a bit more of straight-ahead manner than that younger group, McTuff Trio write alluringly malleable tunes, redolent of soul, ablaze with technical virtuosity, and often... more » free.
A popular spot for new comedians and experienced comedians working on new material. Free.
Competitive poetry and open mic with featured readers. $5.
Comedy that occurs below the earth's surface. $6-$20.
Seattle's oldest non-profit gallery is always recruiting. Artists who pay the monthly hanging fee may display their work in this non-juried, all-volunteer space.
Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom venture into affordable resales from local collectors, with an ever-changing lineup of works. It's always neat to see what's hiding in there, waiting for its next home. Free.
Geeks Who Drink is a company that hosts trivia quizzes at different bars every damn day of the week, here in Seattle and all over creation, usually free (except for bar owners, who pay a "reasonable" rate).
Overlooked historical regional artists. Free.
A nine-acre campus with a four-story facility housing gleaming displays of cars, trucks, and motorcycles, from a red-and-cream 1906 Cadillac Model M buggy to the leafy, no-door custom sedan used in the 1994 movie The Flintstones. $14.
A promenade of rooms, an outdoor garden, and a cafe chronicling Dale Chihuly’s series and packages over the years. It’s not the best-ever Chihuly experience, despite the sales pitch, but there are highlights, like the Macchia Forest, and the cafe, where the artist reveals himself as a master hoarder of Americana. $19.