For a while, it seemed like the crumbling old brick building on 14th Avenue and Fir Street, just down from the juvie jail, was going down. It had holes in the ceiling, a thick patina of pigeon shit, and squatters and piles of trash and the stink of decay in its labyrinthine recesses. But Historic Seattle saved the day—they bought it, fixed it, and today's the big party. Come rebaptize the historic hall (W. E. B. DuBois and MLK spoke there, Billie Holiday and Jimi Hendrix played there) with MC Felicia Loud, DJ Vitamin D, and a long list of great local dancers and musicians. (Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, www.wash 7 pm, free.)