Victoria Holt

• Folks who stopped by the Mandarin Gate in the International District on Thanksgiving night were treated to a karaoke rendition of "Stairway to Heaven." The man who signed up for the ambitious number mostly just stood on the stage, occasionally saying, "I'm really drunk, y'all." We prefer his version to the original.

• Seattle psych-rock sextet Midday Veil have been accepted into 2013's South by Southwest festival. It's about freakin' time. Speaking of Midday Veil, their guitarist, Timm Mason, is now a full-fledged member of 2012 Stranger Genius Award contenders Master Musicians of Bukkake. Mason—who plays bass and synthesizer with MMOB—is being fitted for his medieval monk's robe as we type.

• Last week, Andrew "getting weirder by the second" W.K. told the internet that he had been invited to be a cultural ambassador to the Middle East, saying, "This is a tremendous invitation. I'm very thankful to the Department of State for giving me the opportunity... I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!" This week, however, the Huffington Post reported that a spokesperson for the State Department announced the invitation had been rescinded, calling it "a mistake and not appropriate." Aww, party on, Andrew.

Reignwolf rocked everyone's faces off at the sold-out Neptune show on Saturday. Word is he played a blazing version of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" and refused to take his overcoat off for the first three songs, even though he was drenched in sweat.

• The only cure for winter: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater will be happening in Kent on December 13. In the promotional video, a CAT walks on its hind legs (like a people!) pushing a DOG in a wagon! Are you kidding me? THAT IS THE BEST. And every pet performer (that's 15 cats and 10 dogs) was once a stray, rescued from shelters all over the country. The event will take place at the Kentwood Performing Arts Center (though adding "wood" after "Kent" doesn't make it more sophisticated).

Chris Brown is still the worst. Just. The. Worst.

• The Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Seattle celebrated Jimi Hendrix's 70th birthday on November 27, the event proceeds benefiting Seattle's Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation. For his birthday, Jimi Hendrix has requested people stop copping ridiculous poses next to his statue on Broadway. He also hates leis and sunglasses shaped like shamrocks. recommended