Light Reign, James Turrell’s “skyspace," is on always-and-forever display at the Henry, but it's always and forever changing. It’s an outdoor room with an opening in the ceiling so you can sit and watch the sky go by. $10 suggested.
Gone are the days when drinking cocktails in the middle of your workday was considered acceptable—except every Friday at Vito’s, where imbibing is encouraged with $7 martinis.
European Vine Selections, aka "the wine shop on 15th," has been an unintimidating resource for good wine (with lots of bottles under $10) on Capitol Hill for 25 years, and every Friday they host a free wine tasting from a different region. One person you may find pouring is EVS partner Doug Nufer, who is a civic treasure of both friendly, low-key wine knowledge and experimental writing. Free.
$5 after 11:30 pm.
Permanent Collections: African, Asian, Native American, early American, European, modernism, decorative arts, and contemporary art. $15 suggested.
Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom venture into 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.
An open mic with featured readers Free.
"Amp, microphone and turntables provided" at this open mic. Free.
The Can Can Castaways, as we've often said in The Stranger, are like a gateway drug for modern dance. People show up at the subterranean, red-lit bar, order a few drinks, and expect to see some hardbodies dancing—they get that. But what they also get is an imaginative team of dancers and designers (often the dancers are the designers), who create dreamscapes from the Moulin Rouge to a bondage club in Tokyo. $10-$45.
DJs spinning a "mix of contemporary and old-school dance music, hip-hop, R&B, and electronic beats." free.
The goal of Biscuit Bitch is "to bring fresh, homemade food with attitude to the partying masses of Downtown Seattle" on Friday and Saturday nights. They do this with biscuits and gravy/jam/etc. served in various bitchy incarnations for prices ranging between $5 and $13.
Jet City Improv has been performing audience-participation comedy in Seattle for 22 years. $8-$10.