This Friday The Stranger hosts the annual Genius Awards Party at the Moore Theatre, where we honor five movers and shakers in Seattle's arts and literary scenes and give 'em $5,000 for being so wonderful. This year's Geniuses are Stacey Lavine, Zia Mohajeriasbi, Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Cody Rivers Show, and Jeffry Mitchell.

Friday's party is open to the public and there will be drinks and well-dressed people and music from Throw Me the Statue, They Live!, U.S.F. (Universal Studios Florida), and Emerald City Soul Club. It starts at 9 pm and costs only $5 at the door—it'll be a classy, classy evening.

But what will be even more amazing is the pre-Genius VIP party! And the only way to get into that party is to a) be a Genius, b) be invited, c) win tickets this week on Line Out. Today through Thursday we'll be giving away VIP passes, where you'll enjoy free food and drinks and hob nob with local rockstars and artists.


To enter to win, just e-mail your first and last name to with VIP Genius in the subject line.

Good luck! And start picking out your outfit now.