MON
OCT 20, 2014


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Ease Your Hangover

Why: My 30th birthday was last night, the Stranger Genius Awards were the night before, and WHOA am I hungover! What to do? Here’s what I suggest: Wake up and drink water. Then, beg your bestie to bring you a cinnamon roll from the Hi Spot Cafe—they are gigantic and have always beenmy go-to for when my life hurts. Go back to sleep. Get out of bed by 5 p.m. so you can make it to Central Cinema by 7 p.m. forGhostbusters, which is also celebrating its 30th this year. Order the curry popcorn and a bottle of wine (because being 30 means wine), get a little teary-eyed because you feel nostalgic about Ghostbusters, then go home and go back to sleep. (Hi Spot Cafe, 1410 34th Ave, hispotcafe.com; Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave, central-cinema.com, 7 pm, $7, through Oct 21)

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TUE
OCT 21, 2014


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‘Arturo Artorez: Drawing Numbers’

Why: You can’t make drawings like these on lottery tickets anymore; the tickets are printed on thermal paper now. But back in 1988, Mexico City–born, Seattle-based Arturo Artorez collected each of his losing tickets and turned every one into art. In his early life, he’d escaped wars, uprisings, and coups, but here in Seattle, he stood quietly as a museum guard by day while by night he made these worldly and radiant little gems, portraits of surreal animals, lovers, or chimeric creatures. Ninety-six of them are here—so many chances to win. (Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave, vermillionseattle.com, 4 pm–midnight, free, through Nov 2)

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WED
OCT 22, 2014


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Bridget Everett

Why: The Village Voice calls Bridget Everett “the most exciting performer in New York City,” the New York Times hails her “big voice, big body, and mighty capacity for testing boundaries,” and New York magazine says “she’s a one-woman liberation movement for anyone with genitals.” Tonight, Everett—powerhouse chanteuse, filthy storyteller, and fearlessly confrontational lady of the stage—lands at the Rendezvous, and anyone with an appreciation for glorious singing, itchy comedy, and/or in-your-face fuckery shouldn’t miss it. (Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave, strangertickets.com, 8 pm, $20, Oct 22–23)

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THU
OCT 23, 2014


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Lit Crawl

Why: People sometimes ask why Seattle doesn’t have a huge literary festival anymore. The answer is Seattle, with its truly impressive readings schedule, is home to a mini-lit-festival every goddamned night of the year. But those of you who need a festival to enjoy books will get that itch scratched tonight, when more than 60 local authors read at 22 locations all over Capitol and First Hills. Literature is always more fun when enjoyed with booze, among big crowds of people, and in nontraditional venues, so Lit Crawl is a highlight of our (packed, vibrant) literary year. (Find schedule and locations at litcrawl.org/seattle, free/$5 after-party)



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Jaime Lerner

Why: Back in the 1970s, the architect Jaime Lerner initiated in the Brazilian city of Curitiba a form of urbanism that is still with us today. Bogotá, for example, owes much of its current success (which basically comes down to a rejection of car modernization) to Lerner and the policies he pushed and implemented while mayor of Curitiba. For him, public transportation, parks, cultural richness, and walkability (the streets) are what make a city a city. After his talk tonight, I will host a discussion about his talk as part of Town Hall’s Civic Roundtable Series. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, townhallseattle.org, 7:30 pm, $5)

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FRI
OCT 24, 2014


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Jose Antonio Vargas

Why: Jose Antonio Vargas is an American who is not legally an American. He does not have papers. He came to the US from the Philippines as a boy, was raised here, went to college, became a famous journalist, and then in 2011 revealed his true status to the public. In 2013, he released a documentary, Documented, about his undocumented life and political challenges. This year, he was arrested and (amazingly) released by immigration officers in Texas. Tonight, he is a guest speaker at the Social Justice Film Festival. If you want to see what an American hero really looks like, go to the screening and the talk that follows. (University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, socialjusticefilmfestival.org, 5 pm, $10)

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SAT
OCT 25, 2014


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‘Sexcula’

Why: I haven’t seen Sexcula. But then, that’s kind of the point: Not many people in the world have seen Sexcula. Luckily, we have the Grand Illusion to deliver little-viewed wonders like this 1974 Canadian porno. A mad scientist—Dr. Fallatingstein!—is distraught that the monster he created turned out to be impotent. Countess Sexcula is called in to help Frank embonerfy, and a caged gorilla and a hunchback named Orgie get involved, too. Sure, Canuxploitation.com refers to Sexcula as “a bit of a mess,” but as far as dirty pre-Halloween kicks go, you’ll get your money’s worth. (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St, grandillusioncinema.org, 10:30 pm, $9)

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SUN
OCT 26, 2014


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‘Pan Gongkai: Withered Lotus Cast in Iron’

Why: Pan Gongkai is bigger than he seems at the Frye. He’s a legend in China, an ink painter who also creates installations including video (as at the Venice Biennale in 2011)—and he’s a state functionary, heading up Beijing’s biggest art school. (His father, also, was an ink painting legend.) We see Pan in tight focus, in just a handful of mounted ink paintings ranging from window-size to architectural and made just for the Frye. The blooms of ink are unsketched and must be made all at once in a frenzy of focus, which freezes on the paper. (Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, fryemuseum.org, 11 am–5 pm, free, through Jan 18)

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