Our arts critics have already recommended 68 great things to do this week, our music critics have picked the 39 best concerts, and we've rounded up all of the events happening for 4/20, Earth Day, and Record Store Day, but there are still, surprising as it may be, hundreds more events happening. To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary ones from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from uniquely themed burlesque shows (women in STEM and Game of Thrones fan fiction) to massive tours of the city (Taco Crawl and BunnyCon) to festivals celebrating ska and radio theater. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.
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1. Nerd Nite
Nerd Nite Seattle is known for bringing fun, geeky science and tech events into bars. Every lineup is different, and every time they tackle a stimulating new topic. As they say: "be there and be square." The April edition, titled "Apples to Antidotes," will feature talks from Arti Patel of the Washington Poison Center and tabletop game designer David Fooden (who created Yukon Salon, a game that was featured in this year's PAX South Indie Showcase), who will discuss the pros and cons of game design for fun and profit and some basics of crowdfunding. Other related draws: board games during happy hour and a poison prevention poster drawing contest, for which they'll provide the supplies.
2. James H. Osborne
James H. Osborne suffered a terrible cycling accident that left him with a serious disability. He will discuss the story of his injury and persistence in the autobiographical Will Your Way Back: How One Man Overcame Tragedy with a Winning Mindset.
3. Jeff Guinn: The Road to Jonestown
Jeff Guinn seems to have a penchant for investigating horrifying cults. He wrote the bestselling biography Manson, and now he'll present his history of the Jonestown tragedy, in which the seemingly anti-racist preacher Jim Jones led hundreds of his racially diverse, progressive followers into the Guyanese jungle, where he eventually forced them to commit suicide.
4. PNW Materiality ｜ Materials of the Future
Learn about new materials and technologies for building—and whether Seattle is doing enough to be and remain at the forefront. From 3D printing to ecologically friendly replacements for steel, innovations will change the way buildings are assembled.
5. Seattle Opera Lecture Series
Seattle Opera, in a monthly series, will present an interactive multimedia experience designed to make you comprehend and appreciate the art of opera in new ways, with a premium placed on the cultural and historical contexts of opera, and the processing of current events through an operatic lens. Tonight, learn about The Magic Flute, opening on May 6.
6. Brewing Resistance: Building Community Around Climate Change
350 Seattle (a nonprofit climate action/environmental organization whose activists have protested Shell's arctic drilling rig and attempted to shut down tar sands pipelines in North Dakota, among many other campaigns) will host this informal pub night, open to all. Learn about the organization and how you can get involved.
7. Meditation & Art
Structure your meditation around the manically colorful interactive exhibit WE at MadArt. The meditative part of the evening lasts for an hour, during which you'll get acquainted with the art; afterwards, socialize and ask questions over snacks.
8. Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters
Mike Capozzola will use his lauded cartooning skills (he's published in Mad Magazine, McSweeney's, and more) to sharpen his mockery of sci-fi and superhero franchises.
9. Homelessness Advocacy 101 Workshops
Get information on advocating for homelessness services at the federal level—that is, targeting the Housing and Urban Development department's budget decisions. As a reminder, HUD is now run by Ben Carson, who believes that poor people should hoist themselves out of poverty by their own unspecified bootstraps. Anyway, gather tools to influence the outcome of legislation in Olympia at this workshop by the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness.
10. Blood, Sweat & Beer: A Documentary
Follow four scrappy entrepreneurs as they navigate the world of remaining authentic (and remaining open) in the competitive world of craft beer. The film takes place in Braddock, PA, a once-prosperous steel town that has seen much better days. The protagonists wish to save their town from hardship and restore it to its former glory through their brewery ventures. However, they soon realize that doing so will be anything but easy. This screening (apparently the first in a Washington State bar or restaurant), will be hosted by Beardslee Public House Head Brewer Drew Cluley, four Beardslee craft beers will be on tap, and specials will include $3 pints and $3 pretzels with gouda.
11. Wild and Scenic Film Festival
See environmental and adventure films with the theme of "At The Edge" at this festival that will benefit the Washington Water Trust.
12. MovieCat Trivia Night: Hosted by the Crusty Jugglers
Show off your screen smarts with some quality "meowvie" nerd company, plus "cats drawn into movie scenes."
13. Seattle Science Slam
Before you head to the March for Science this weekend, remind yourself of the stakes and hear about exciting developments in research from the scientists themselves. The speakers this round are all from UW: Ian Haydon, a doctoral student at the Institute for Protein Design, will tell you about gene writing; aeronautics post-doctoral fellow Paul Davidson will share his research on composite materials; and Brett Morris, PhD student in astronomy and astrobiology, will explain how he uses telescopes on the ground and in space to look for extraterrestrial life.
Joining together the not so different worlds of Grateful Dead fandoms and bluegrass aficionados, Deadgrass will perform a wide array of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia solo material, including later collaborative projects.
15. James V, Roy Rodgers, Ghost Soda
Experimental psych-popper James V. defines their own work as "an oblong dreamy stew of psych and funk with elements of Reichian minimalism. tl;dr Morrissey jizz," so hopefully that will help you decide whether to show up and see them along with Roy Rodgers and Ghost Soda.
16. Lady Rizo
Amelia Zirin-Brown, aka Lady Rizo, has won the Time Out London and Soho Theatre Award and the 2013 London Cabaret Award in addition to her Grammy for a collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma, and she sounds a bit like Judy Garland on vocal steroids. She'll bring her brassy one-woman performance art and music cabaret to Seattle.
17. Laser C895 with Jimni Cricket
C89.5, a radio station run by professionals with public school student participation, will be throwing a laser show/party driven by dance beats. Hear sets by DJ Blacklight from Vortex and the delightful popmistress Jimni Cricket.
18. Project Trio: Peter & The Wolf
Project Trio aims to bust the dull stereotypes of chamber music with a fresh rock-tinged perspective that lends a certain energy to the music created by their flute, cello, and bass configuration. They'll recreate Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with their signature improvisational storytelling style.
19. African American Writers' Alliance Reading
Hear voices of Seattle's African diaspora with the African-American Writers' Alliance, which supports new and seasoned writers and publishes anthologies. Several members will read from their poetry and prose.
This is much darker than Disney. Bryony Lavery's Frozen focuses on the stories of three people: a researcher, a serial killer, and a grieving mother. The researcher is building a case for her thesis ("Serial Killing—A Forgivable Act?") and ends up bringing together a woman who lost her 10-year-old daughter, and that daughter's murderer. The play is said to be a bit simplistic/contrived in its psychological assertions, but offers the chance for a few actors to really show their skills, from dramatic breakdowns to the titular emotional frigidity.
A dark, queer adaptation of "Little Red Riding Hood" in a modern urban setting, Wolves starts with a man bringing a stranger to his ex-boyfriend's apartment and builds to explosive violence. This "predatory fairy tale" explores sexual paranoia and illustrates "the dangers of a handy axe."
22. Ballard Night Out
On the third Thursday of every month, take an evening stroll around Ballard to enjoy free artwork, performances, and other cultural events in local galleries, studios, restaurants, and shops. Draws on April 20 include the WTFeREE! Society's first Show N Tell Night (featuring eight exhibits and presenters telling stories about their "quirky wonders"), the opening of Push/Pull's poetry-themed Stanza exhibit (with poetry readings and live music), and a Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop show featuring Alex Gotay and J Cost that "challenges the viewer to see organs as beautiful, cute and whimsical."
23. Celebrate Our National Parks with Seeing Nature
It's National Park Week. See art that contemplates the beauty of nature and our parks with Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, an exhibition of artwork from a wide span of centuries and countries. Park rangers and nature organization volunteers will lead special tours throughout the gallery and answer your questions.
24. Do What You Love Comedy
Duane Goad (Oddball Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot), Jason Goad (Seattle International Comedy Festival), and Jamal Harrington (KZOK) will do stand-up routines. There'll be free beer to get you into the groove.
25. Schilling Cider House Anniversary
Local cidery Schilling Cider House is turning four years old this month, and they want to celebrate with you! To ring in the milestone, Schilling Cider will offer up sour concoctions, limited edition pours, and a special vertical tasting from select barrels. But wait, there's even more—there will also be a lumberjack-themed contest, in which guests can compete for who most closely resembles the bearded muse behind the cider's Rhubarb-Pear cider. Props are welcome, but please, leave the real axes at home.
26. Thirsty Thursday with GeekWire
Join Geekwire nerds over happy hour for cheap drinks and giant Jenga, Connect Four, and more. Be one of the first 50 to arrive and get a special surprise.
27. Gaming Grrls' Night!
Your new go-to game night for womxn and non-binary people. Bond over board games, DnD, pinball, or anything else from the Raygun's game library.
28. BUTT DAY (Soft Opening)
BUTT DAY, or the soft opening anyway, is the announcement to an upcoming free Thursday evening patio party starting in May. The night will be a space to let out all your weekday woes, with plenty of room to dance in the summer warmth to rotating musical styles of residents and new guests each week. The kick-off will feature sets by Riff-Raff (Night Crush) and Gag Reflex (Bar Queen), with visuals by Nina Nasty Head and Rio Abundez.
29. Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Magpies, Chrome Lakes, Medicine Bows
Big Sky Brewing presents a monthly showcase intended to be a humble brag for the offerings of the great state of Montana. This month features live sets by ex-Whore Moans group Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Magpies, Chrome Lakes, and Medicine Bows.
30. Keep On Singing!
Keep On Singing! is the regional competition for the Karaoke World Championship USA 2017. Since they've aimed to make this year bigger and better than ever, the organization has launched an eight-week process in which every Thursday serves as a qualifying round.
31. Live in the Laser Dome with Søltree
"Cosmic Star-sisters" and electro-pop creators Evie B and Jazmarae, performing together as Søltree, will release their new album Stardust in the glittering annals of the laser dome on the most high holiday, 4/20.
32. Sadafrican, Anime Creek, The Sun Machine, Basement Surfers, Tiny Room
Noise rap collective Sadafrican takes over the stage for a night of mixing genres, including twee punks Anime Creek, the buzzy psych-rock of the Sun Machine, "deep sea bozos" Basement Surfers, and the loud and colorful Tiny Room.
33. Special Blends: Timbaland vs The Neptunes
Special Blends is a recurring dance night in which you can shimmy around to fresh mash-ups and remixes of your favorite songs. This month, however, is a different kind of beast, with DJs throwing down a competition between the mega-hits of Timbaland and The Neptunes.
34. STG & Starbucks Up Next: Limanjaya
STG and Starbucks have partnered for Up Next, a new series aimed at presenting live music from "rising stars," with a special spotlight on young artists from More Music @ The Moore and STG’s Songwriters Lab. This iteration features an hour-long live set by up-and-coming electronica and hiphop producer Limanjaya.
35. The Economics of LGBT Inclusivity
Is it really surprising that by enacting laws that discriminate against queer people, North Carolina and Indiana have shot themselves in the foot, economically speaking? This is just one example of governments' and companies' bottom-line need to mind LGBT+ rights that GreenRubino and the World Trade Center Seattle will discuss. At this breakfast panel, four businesspeople will talk about "how LGBT inclusion and outreach has helped their companies," from retaining loyal queer customers to improving relationships with employees.
36. ARCADE Issue 35.1 Launch Party + Community Celebration
It's time for the release of Northwest design magazine ARCADE's spring issue, called ARCADE 35.1, "Generation Anthropocene", and the publication will be partying at the former movie palace Harvard Exit. Shell out $20 for the nonprofit and get a copy of the issue, a tour of the historic building, some food and drink, and an evening of music.
37. Brown Bag Lunch: Other People with David Shields and Claire Dederer
David Shields will discuss his new work Other People: Takes and Mistakes with author Claire Dederer. The book is all about the "Other"—the erotics of the impossibility of really knowing another person.
38. Margin Shift Presents: Paul E. Nelson, Carletta Carrington Wilson, Jekeva Phillips, Samantha Siciliano
Hear work from Paul Nelson, founder of the Seattle Poetics LAB and Cascadia Poetry Festival; Carletta Carrington Wilson, whose poetry has been published in the Seattle Review, Raven Chronicles, and more; Jekeva Wilson, editor-in-chief of Word Lit Zine; and Samantha Siciliano, an MFA student working on a nascent queer poetry press called Pork Pie.
39. Donnell Rawlings
Donnell Rawlings (also known as Ashy Larry) is known for his appearances on Chappelle's Show and his stand-up comedy, including his one-hour Comedy Central special Ashy to Classy.
40. Is It Just Me? One Man's Journey from Closeted Pentecostal to Three-Dollar-Bill Atheist
Eric Lane Barnes will dramatize his struggle free from fundamentalist Christianity and emergence from the closet, with the help of some friends, puppets, and music.
THURSDAY-SUNDAYFOOD & DRINK
41. Global Specialty Coffee Expo
Everyone and their mother identifies as a coffee connoisseur, but this expo is for the true devotees: they'll have hundreds of exhibitors showing off their coffee and coffee-related goods, plus classes, social events, and even a special coffee championship. Coffee shop owners and espresso professionals will be coming from all over the world to attend, but general "enthusiast" tickets are also available for Sunday only.
42. The Clown Show
Clowning has a long and rich history, somewhat unfairly tarnished by popular horror tropes (and, no doubt, the low-rent moonlighter clown at your fifth birthday party). The Cornish Juniors will continue this tradition and debut lazzi or commedia dell'arte clown routines based on personae they've been developing over the year.
43. Craftstravaganza: Tiny Bell Jar
Maybe you read Sylvia Plath at an impressionable age and this event sounds sinister to you. Don't worry! All you'll do is make an adorable little display piece for your own personal museum. Sure, the Push/Pull artist included a rat skull in his, but you can stick to moss and mushrooms if that's more your speed. They provide all supplies.
44. The Rice Stuff
Discover Chinatown-ID history and culture on a one-mile walking tour combined with a variety of tastes of savory, sweet, sticky, and crispy rice dishes.
45. SCA Salt & Straw Ice Cream Floats
Much-drooled-over ice cream chain Salt & Straw will be teaming up with Smith Teamaker and Slate Coffee to serve affogatos (with sea salt caramel ribbon ice cream) and sparkling tea floats (with double-folded vanilla) that sound pretty damn scrumptious, available for $6.
46. Daybreaker SEA // Bring on the Purple Rain
Instead of waking and baking, try waking and shaking... your... booty? Okay, not our best effort, but give us a break. We're not fresh morning daisies like you. Start off the day with an hour of yoga led by Zakkry Endicott and fitness with Rachel Felix , then pay a whole-body tribute to the music of Prince at this early morning dance party. Grab some free coffee, juice, and snacks, and look forward to live surprise performances. You'll wanna wear purple for this, or "if you dare, dress up as the Prince himself."
47. Dub Diaspora
Equally dance night and history lesson, Dub Diaspora takes on the spread of dub through the ages and regions, detailing its effects on post-punk, techno, and all genres of dance music, electronica, and hiphop. DJs Goo Goo, slow, and Weird Charles will open the Timbre Room patio up for the summer season with classic tracks and experimental cuts of the Dub Diaspora.
48. Kalimba: The Spirit of Earth, Wind, and Fire
Come out to see the unbridled energy of Kalimba, an Earth, Wind, and Fire tribute experience. This ten-piece group will be performing with a full horn section.
49. Lux Fridays: Lemonade with J. Holiday
Lux Fridays are about to get even lux-ier with J. Holiday in the guest host slot, serving up a night of R&B hits and deep cuts, with support from Mr. Eye and DJ KIDD.
50. Prince: A Memorial Celebration
Now that all our heroes are dead, MVP, a Seattle band that plays both the music of Michael Jackson and Prince, will be bringing all the hits for a Prince memorial show.
51. Prince Tribute Show
Celebrate the man, the myth, and the legend of Prince with local groups covering his music as a fundraiser for the behavioral health department of Seamar Clinic.
52. Seattle Psy Ops: Psymatic
Psy Ops, in its iteration as Psymatic, provides psychedelic dance music from top artists and DJs for what promises to be an otherworldly experience, with featured sets from S-Range, Triceradrops, Dronoid, Neuronaut, DJ Lara, Technohippy, Capt Tripps, and Erik Braziunas.
53. SSR Presents: Prince Tribute Skating Party!
KEXP's Morgan and DJ Mclovin will be spinning Price tunes all night as you pay homage to the genderfucking rock god through one of his favorite activities: Skating. Your entry fee will help sponsor junior skaters. Bring your own skates.
54. Storm Rider, Chris Mess, Mainstreet Struggleville
Bowie meets The Doors with "Light My Plastic Soul," a night featuring sets by Doors tribute group Storm Rider, with support from Chris Mess and Mainstream Struggleville.
55. Backstage Bash at Pacific Northwest Ballet
Party 1920s-style in the wings—and onstage—with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and fellow dance enthusiasts.
56. Peerless Revue: A Burlesque Tribute to Women in STEM
Women in STEM will act out a sexy history of lady scientists from "ancient Alexandria to today's STEM workplace to Mars and beyond." With Chaos X. Machina, Miz Melancholy, Pixie Parcelle, and other hard science vixens.
57. Jessamyn Stanley with Nicole Tsong
Yoga teacher and body acceptance advocate Jessamyn Stanley will present her debut book, Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body.
58. Orbit, poetics, dance, sound
Poets, dancers, audio magicians, and various other odd, creative people (including Markeith Wiley) will pay tribute to Carl Sagan and the universe as they launch James Nolan's Orbit, a book from WANT Press.
59. Paul Hawken
Author and environmentalist Paul Hawken (who wrote books including Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution and Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World) will share Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming, a book he edited featuring proposals and analyses of 100 potential solutions to environmental disaster.
60. Jon Dore
Canadian comedian Jon Dore (Canadian Idol, Funny As Hell, How I Met Your Mother) will perform four shows at Laughs.
61. Living Nonviolence: A Workshop of Philosophy and Practice
The 2016 Gandhi International Humanitarian Award winner, Bernard Lafayette Jr., will lead a workshop on nonviolence in the streets, in legislators' offices, and at home. The workshop lasts two days, but feel free to drop in if you can't come for the whole time.
62. The 3rd Annual Seattle Boylesque Festival
Male and genderqueer burlesque dancers from across the country (and from Yokohama and Mexico) will blast gender norms apart with the aid of titillating moves and generously bared skin. The two nights have a different lineup: Ernie Von Schmaltz will host the first, and Mexican Elvis impersonator El Vez will take over on Saturday.
63. Fire & Tassles
See your favorite Game of Thrones fan theories acted out by indecently clad burlesque sorcerers. If the event's poster of the Iron Throne made out of naked legs is anything to go by, it'll be sexy and a little disconcerting.
64. Martian Follies
Welcome a group of alien, robot, and human vaudevillians from Jazz Age-era Mars, brought to you by Chimera Dance Theater.
Alex Crozier's dance piece Millennials dissects the intersection of pop and minority cultures to question "whether something is appropriate or simply appropriation."
66. Improvathon: 50 Hours of Improv Comedy
The Unexpected Productions players have set themselves—and the audience—a monumental task: 50 hours of improv with only five-minute breaks. If you get through the whole thing, you'll receive a lifetime pass to any Unexpected Productions show. Of course, you can leave and come back if you're not made of iron (or caffeine).
67. REPS Showcase
Radio theater may seem archaic, but listen to the right Bob and Ray skit and you'll realize that the oldies were into some avant-garde stuff. Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound (REPS) will pay tribute to this creative era with star appearances, live reenactments, a banquet, and more.
68. 8th Annual Isis Women Arts Festival
Support and honor women/womxn in greater Seattle's arts scene with performances by cis and trans artists. (The name goes back almost a decade and refers to the Egyptian goddess "head boss lady of everything, like nature, death, motherhood, fertility.")
69. The Life, Times & Comics of Rube Goldberg
Rube Goldberg might be most famous for the concept of his eponymous "machine," any absurdly complicated system of interlocking simple machines that accomplish a mundane and generally very easy task, like opening a door. But Goldberg's influence isn't limited to this enduringly silly trope. He was also a comics artist with a 62-year career that spanned Sunday funnies and Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoons. In conjunction with the MoPOP exhibit, learn more about this important American original from Paul C. Tumey, who's done extensive research on Goldberg and his 50,000+ works of comics art.
70. Furious Thoughts Live
The aptly monikered Kid Fury firehoses everything from Donald Trump's wiretapping claims to "flat tummy tea" with vitriol. The Miami-born YouTuber and blogger will swing by Seattle on his national tour with a mouthful of brash, nervy comedy.
71. Outer Rim: An Improvised Space Western
Improv artists will take you on a long-form trip through deep space. No two performances will be the same, but every night the crew will have to employ all their hyperdrive and wiles to survive as they hop from planet to planet "on the fringes of civilization."
72. Best Friends Fest
Dog parades! Dog frisbee-catching contests! Tennis ball hunts! Let the pooches show off their beauty and athleticism as you wolf down a hot dog lunch and lounge around in your new Best Friends Fest t-shirt. Feel free to dribble mustard down your chin—we guarantee no one will be looking when you've got dogs sailing through the air after frisbees.
73. The Fifth Annual Seattle World's Fair Event
Hark back to the World's Fair of 1962, Seattle's "most successful event ever," with a mid-century hair and fashion show by CUTZ Meridian Hair & Art and music by Icelandic Idol star Haffi Haff. They suggest coming in 1960s garb, so start winding that beehive now.
74. BunnyCon: The Bunny Bar Hop
Six days after Easter, the Bunnies invade. Grazing. Humping. Not stopping until they've drained every downtown bar dry. Join the inexorable throng for BunnyCon, a free bar crawl starting downtown. Wear your ingenious disguise of, at minimum, a pair of bunny ears, or something else springtime-themed. Bring cash. And please don't actually do any public humping.
75. Pints & Puppies
Bring your pupper to meet new friends/sniff new butts as you drink cheap beer (the first is included in your ticket price). Socialize, enjoy specials, take photobooth pictures with your dog, and support dog rescue organizations.
76. Taco Crawl
If you're inclined to eat almost every taco available in Capitol Hill, Downtown, Belltown, Fremont, and Ballard, this event is for you. Explore every little maizey meat pocket from Marination Station to El Camion. Well, realistically, that's impossible, but aim high and you can probably try five or six taco joints. Stop along the way for group photos and finish up at Red Star's beer garden to irrigate your taco-busted belly.
77. Seattle Obscura Society - Exploring Historic Fort Lawton
The now-peaceful Discovery Park hides a sometimes violent military history—an outpost and then an important launching point in World War II's Pacific Theater, Fort Lawton also was the site of a riot of Italian prisoners of war, one of whom was lynched. The ensuing trial and court-martial was an example of racial bias and scapegoating of black American soldiers. Learn much, much more about the site from Jared Steed, then finish the tour with a cocktail in former officer quarters.
Anti-Show bills itself as "a show about being other-than what may be expected," with live performances from experimental artists Wynne Greenwood, Christopher Jones, and Paul Hiraga.
79. Big Blues Blowout
Join local diva Lady A and IMN2BLUES.com for a night of blues, Southern soul, and funk with live performances by Grammy winner Bobby Rush, Chicago artist Nellie Tiger Travis, and Deep Rush Records artist Dexter Allen.
Terrarium will be transformed into a series of immersive plant-based environments with art and music for Bloom!, a night of "aural environments" created by Somatoast and DrrtyWulvz, and live painting by Moksha Marquardt, Burgandy Viscosi, and Deana Nguyen.
81. The Definitive Pearl Jam Tribute: Washed In Black with Stargazer
Do you miss grunge? So do these guys. "Definitive" Pearl Jam tribute group Washed in Black are back to pay homage to the music of Pearl Jam, with support from Stargazer, the only Mother Love Bone cover band in town.
82. GlamCocks Present FOMOHOMO: TRADE with DJ Riz and Bottom 40
This interdisciplinary dance party celebration of the power of clothing swaps features special performances, art, and music from Riz, Bottom Forty, and Jason of Shindig within the zone of trade-happy empowerment. As the organizers say, "All we're asking is that you end the night with nothing on that you arrived in. We'll let you figure out how best to do it."
83. The Petting Zoo 7: PANDAMONIUM
Experience Seattle's own Zootopia at The Petting Zoo 7: PANDAMONIUM with special live DJ sets by David Turner, Trinitron, Macksimal, CAKE FVCKER, and Kyle Douglas, and visuals by VJ Eyesauce. Go party with every species out there.
84. Warsaw Poland Bros., Skablins, Bad Habit, Nation Underdog
The Warsaw Poland Brothers, the "stars of Slavic Ska," are celebrating their 25th year as a band at the Local Chaos Ska Fest, a show tribute to the resurgence of the fourth wave of ska music. They'll be joined by Skablins, Bad Habit, and Nation Underdog.
85. Missing Mayor Murder Mystery
Journey back to rough and scandal-ridden Old Seattle (1895, to be exact) and work with other audience members to find out who killed the mayor in an interactive murder mystery based on true characters.
Roma women and their lives, histories, and culture will be honored in modern flamenco dancer Belén Maya's dance work. Entitled Romnia, this piece will be presented by the Latin arts association Espacio de Arte. They say that Romnia "is a celebration of Gypsyness, without victimization, but with a sometimes compassionate, sometimes joyful look at the plight of women."
87. S.C.U.B.A. - Super Cool Underwater Blacklight Adventure
Doctor Nautilus, oh, Doctor Nautilus! Take us on a magical blacklit puppet journey to the bottom of the sea. We shall see jellies! And squids! And elegant coral reefs! This show is good for kids ages four and up, but frankly, there's enough trippy artistry here for adults to get psyched about too.
88. Closet Ball
Dress in your finest drag to impress the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle (a royal court/LGBT fundraiser) at this year's Closet Ball and show. Hosted by Nick and Merry.
89. Elysian Brewing Superfuzz Bikini Downhill
Race down the mountain in nothing but a bikini/one-piece/speedo/pair of board shorts for a chance to win a 2017/2018 Season Pass to Crystal Mountain's Golden Hills.
90. The Seattle Urban Trek
This six- or seven-mile adventure race will cover downtown and surrounding areas. Compete in teams of three or four; no bikes, cars, or roller skates allowed. They promise physical puzzles as well as challenges that require brainpower; thoroughly explore the city while competing your pants off.
In Kairos Theatre Company's production, a family of three brilliant women engage in intergenerational battles that seem to involve "spelling bees and flying attempts."
92. My Vhite House Christmas Spashial vith Melania
The think pieces keep rolling in: Who is Melania? A frightened prisoner of a tyrannical husband? A complicit vixen enjoying the golden toilet ride while she can? At last, here is Melania in her own words... as written by local playwright Jacques Lamarre. "First Lady of Great-Again America" Melania will dish out on her life with "Prasident Hasbund" in an early Christmas special.
93. Nerd Grinder
Trade your old nerd stuff (toys, comics, movies on DVD or VHS, music, collectibles, etc.) for someone else's treasures or buy weird esoteric and pop culture items from Push/Pull.
94. One Laugh at a Time: Sober Comedy
This evening of laughs features a lineup of comedians who are either sober or in recovery, including Kevin Good (Bremerton), Julia Ramos (Portland), Mike Lindsey (Salem), Ryan Bunnell (Olympia), and Jim Stewart Allen (Tacoma).
95. Cosmik Kids Runway to Freedom Benefit Party
Do yoga with your kid(s), let them show off their personal style in the "do your own" fashion show, dance to KEXP's DJ Sharlese MetCalf's tunes, snack, and know that half your ticket price (and your gifts of bedding, apparel, diapers, and other in-kind donations) will benefit Mary's Place, a local organization for homeless women.
96. Bakelite 78 with Snake Suspenderz
Bakelite 78 bill themselves as "Gothic Jazz-Americana," but really swing, Dixieland, blue, proto-country, and cabaret can all be expected from them, with bill support from Snake Suspenderz.
97. Club Kid Cabaret & Strangeways
Billed as Seattle's only night for club kids (and the revival of such), Club Kid Cabaret kicks it off with a parade of freaks giving their all to drag, burlesque, and performance art, with hostess Autumn Weinstein. Immediately following will be Strangeways, a DJ night that allows you to journey back into the days of queer '80s club kid culture thanks to the sets of DJs Jades and Crowley.
98. Mostly Nordic 2017: Finland's Musical Centennial
Marking 100 years of Finland's independence, clarinetist Sean Osborn will play alongside equally prolific chamber musicians cellist Eric Han and pianist Jessica Choe in a program that highlights the musical innovation and beauty accessed by Finnish chamber music of the last century.
99. Storywallahs: Belonging
Indian and South Asian community members are invited to tell five-minute stories based on the theme of "belonging."
100. Direct Action Training - Shutting Things Down to Open Things Up
Learn effective direct action/civil disobedience strategies from environmentalist organization 350 Seattle (the group behind the kayaktivists and many other anti-fossil fuel pipeline actions) and the Greater Seattle Neighborhood Action Coalition.