Our arts critics have already recommended 64 great things to do this week, our music critics have picked the 30 best concerts, we've outlined all of the cheap & easy events that happen every week, and we've compiled the full SIFF schedule, but there are still hundreds more things happening this week. To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary events from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from the Wanderlust yoga festival to the Cannabis Grand Cru, from the orchestra and DJ night SPARK to the US Air Guitar 2017 Qualifier, and from the Triwizard Tournament bar crawl to Bike Everywhere Day. See them all below, and, for even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.
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1. Juxtaposed Aesthetix: Films by Ben Popp
The nicely named experimental Portland filmmaker Ben Popp, member of the Grand Detour group and co-founder of the EFF experimental film festival, explores juxtaposition and superimposition through animation, abstraction, and collage with crazy soundtracks. See what he can do with an antique Bolex camera and a record collection. Presented by EXcinema.
2. Mamma Mia! Sing and Heckle Along
Heckle this Meryl Streep-driven musical version of the ABBA musical by sending your snarky text to Central Cinema's big screen.
3. Dead On Cue, Blue Hour, Whiting Tennis
Vermillion breaks out their most eclectic line-up yet this year, with Dead On Cue, Blue Hour, and Whiting Tennis performing swampwave, Americana, electronica, and performance art between them.
4. Low Alternative '90s Rock Night
Rustle up your inner music nerd for this alternative-music-soundtracked DJ night presented by Fort George Brewery. MC Hoyt will be throwing out the greatest hits of the '90s alt and grunge days, with all drink specials sponsored by Fort George.
5. Opera on Tap
This week, the professional singers of Opera On Tap will bring classic operas to one of Fremont's busiest venues, highlighting the talents of local performers, with Glenda Williams on piano.
6. A Beautiful Planet 3D with Astronaut Nicholas Patrick
See NASA footage and shots from astronauts on the International Space Station in A Beautiful Planet 3D. Catch a view of our world while there's still some green on it. Former spacewalker and astronaut Dr. Nicholas Patrick will present the film.
7. Hala Alyan: Salt Houses
Poet, clinical psychologist, and author Hala Alyan's debut novel is about "a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home."
8. Joan Swift Memorial Celebration and Reading
Poet Joan Swift, who published several full-length books of poetry, received the Washington State Governors Award twice, and was featured in many prestigious magazines, passed away in Edmonds this past weekend, and those who knew and admired her will gather to read her poems and stories and remember her life. Participants will include Tess Gallagher, Holly Hughes, Esther Altshul Helfgott, and Doug Johnson of Cave Moon Press as MC.
9. North vs South ｜ Neighborhoods Matter ｜ Columbia City
A panel of urban planners will discuss what makes outskirts neighborhoods vital and livable: Namely, main streets where local business can thrive and easy access to public transport. Come early for a light reception.
10. Brewing Resistance: Party for Pull Together
The environmental activist groups 350 Seattle and the Sierra Club invite you to drink a toast to climate justice with 10% of beer proceeds benefitting the anti-Kinder Morgan Pipeline campaign. They write, "Pull Together is a campaign to support the First Nations' legal fight against the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline and tankers and to protect the Salish Sea from tar sands oil." If you're fond of the Salish and its fragile ecosystems, go check it out.
11. Don’t Kill The President: A Satire
Beka Barry's stand-up often comprises her own stories of parenting and being parented, including "a tale of being raised by felons, poorly." Here, she'll go into political commentary mode.
Before Claire Kiechel's play Pilgrims premieres in Chicago, Seattle will get the first look as part of Forward Flux's Studio 45 workshop series. There are only five public performances, so don't miss your chance to see a soldier, a teenage girl, and an outdated robot stuck in a spaceship's cabin as they travel to colonize a new planet. This production will star Rachel Guyer-Mafune, Ian Bond, and Alaji Marie, and will be directed by Emily Penick.
13. Meet the Artist: Margarita Bali
A Mellon Creative Fellow in dance at UW, Margarita Bali has toured around the world with her Argentine troupe Nucleodanza and explored the possibilities of video and installations. Learn about her multi-discipline artistry and career.
14. Chris Fleming
Comedian Chris Fleming, creator of the popular web series Gayle, makes videos in between sketch and stand-up that highlight his self-proclaimed "flaccid social anxiety," skewer his family (and everyone else's), and investigate ideas of masculinity. From one of his videos: "Can I consider myself a man if, in a pinch, I can dry myself off with a hand towel?"
15. Russell Howard
English comedian Russell Howard (from BBC Radio Series The Milk Run, BBC2's Mock the Week, and BBC3's Russell Howard's Good News) will entertain in Seattle for just one night. The West Sussex County Times called his humor "rude, rough, and riveting."
16. 16th Annual Symposium of Native and Indigenous Scholarship
Native scholars will present articles on the theme "'Stories of Resistance from Indigenous People" to this conference sponsored by the Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars (NOIS).
17. 17th of May Festival
The 17th of May (Syttende Mai) marks Norwegian independence and is the occasion for people to don national dress and march through Ballard. The parade, which is apparently the third largest in the world after Bergen and Oslo, starts at 6, but you can enjoy free admission to the Nordic Heritage Museum all day.
18. Syttende Mai / Norwegian Constitution Day
To mark Ballard's longstanding tradition of celebrating Norwegian Constitution Day, the Old Ballard Liquor Co. will serve a prix fixe early menu with dishes like nettle pie with herring roe cream, lamb with sorrel, and rhubarb pavlova. Eat and get out in time for the parade.
19. Map Theatre Presents: Twin Peaks Trivia Night
It is happening again. Trivia at Central Cinema, that is! Quick, re-watch all 20-something hours of the original series plus Fire Walk With Me until you know as much about the residents and mysterious forces around Twin Peaks as a certain adorably dapper FBI agent.
20. Mercer x Summit Block Party Lineup Announcement Show
Founded this year, Mercer X Summit Block Party intends to be a free all-ages music festival held at the intersection of Summit and Mercer on the north end of Capitol Hill. The line-up for this new summer fest will be announced tonight, to great fanfare, with a live set from DJ Evie.
21. Piano Starts Here: The Music of Earl Hines & Mary Lou Williams
Piano Starts Here as a series showcases the work of musical icons who contributed to the knowledge and appreciation of the instrument. This iteration celebrates Earl Hines and Mary Lou Williams, both vast contributors to the American canon of jazz composition and performance. Musicians for the evening, playing on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano, include Ray Skjelbred, Michael Owcharuk, and Alex Guilbert.
22. "Welcome to Gloucester's": An Evening of Cabaret
It's a Roaring '20s cabaret with talent from the REBATEnsemble and friends, raising money for their mainstage performance of Richard III. See show-stoppers by diverse actors and dancers, plus a staging of Ray Bradbury's terrifying Kaleidoscope, directed by Beverly Poole.
23. Biomedical Applications of 3D Printing
This all-evening town hall focuses on innovations in STEM fields like 3D printing using stem cells—not only the technological details, but the sociological ramifications. The event includes a STEM presentation for students, the talk itself, and Q&A.
24. Cornelia Nixon
Well-regarded Berkeley/Puget Sound author Cornelia Nixon will read from her new book from Counterpoint Press, The Use of Fame, a novel in two perspectives from a faltering marriage.
25. Designing on our National Treasure: The National Museum of African American History and Culture
Zena Howard, the senior project manager for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will give a very special talk on this brand-new institution (it finally opened in September 2016 after years of advocacy) and her team's role in shaping the cultural experience it is meant to provide.
26. Matthew Rohrer: Poetry is Not a Symbol
Hugo House and the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry co-present a lecture by poet and NYU instructor Matthew Rohrer entitled “Poetry is Not a Symbol,” followed by a performance by authors Joshua Beckman and Rachel Kessler of a scene from Rohrer's novel The Others, about a publishing assistant's eerie encounters.
27. Michael Werner: The Making of Mystery Sharks
The mysterious sixgill shark, normally a deep dweller, sometimes swims close to the surface in the Puget Sound and in British Columbian waters. Michael Werner, an Emmy-winning filmmaker and journalist, will join Seattle Aquarium scientific staff for a look at this great-white-sized undersea denizen, based on the KCTS documentary Mystery Sharks. Sadly, these impressive creatures face environmental challenges, like others in local bodies of water.
28. Science in the City: Total Solar Eclipse 101
Don't forget that in August, the United States will witness the first total solar eclipse visible from its hemisphere since 1991. Find out how to view the eclipse without damaging your eyes and learn why eclipses take place from astronomy teacher Dennis Schatz.
29. Jill Dougherty: Putin's Diplomatic Poker Game
Confused by Russia's endgame? So are we, and so is the US President, no doubt. Jill Dougherty, once a foreign CNN correspondent and chief of the Moscow Bureau, now a member of the World Affairs Council and visiting practitioner at UW, will try to shed some light.
30. Think and Drink Seattle: A Beginner's Guide to Populism
Populism: Everybody's new favorite word, tagged to everyone from Elizabeth Warren to Marine Le Pen (to Trump, needless to say). But what is it really, is it similar on the left and right, and where does it come from? Try to make sense of it with the help of Cornell Clayton, director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University and Nick Barr Clingan from UW's Comparative History of Ideas Program. KUOW's Ross Reynolds will moderate.
31. Jazz Innovations, Part I
Led by trumpeter Cuong Vu, pianist Mark Seales, saxophonist/composer Greg Sinibaldi, and drummer Ted Poor, UW students will tackle new and innovative works in orchestral jazz.
32. Busman’s Honeymoon
Busman's Honeymoon is adapted from the novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, the last one in her mystery series starring Lord Peter Wimsey. A "busman's holiday" is when a vacation parallels real life (i.e., when a bus driver takes a pleasure trip by bus) and in this case, refers to the protagonists discovering a dead body (oh, their humdrum line of work) while taking some time off from solving murders.
33. Hearing Nature: Nat Evans
As part of a music series inspired by the landscape exhibit Seeing Nature and John Grade's monumental tree sculpture Middle Fork, Nat Evans will perform his avant-garde sound artistry.
34. Jaleh Mansoor: Marshall Plan Modernism
Jaleh Mansoor will examine post-WWII Italian modernist painting and sculpture by Burri, Fontana, and Manzoni as a reaction against the Marshall Plan and American domination at this Red May event.
35. Comedy Dive
The self-billed "Best Comedy Show in North Seattle" will take the stand-up plunge at Tim's.
36. Stephen Lynch
Stephen Lynch (Comedy Central, Broadway's The Wedding Singer) is touring with his oddball "musical-based" comedy. Catch him as he passes through Seattle to perform his "My Old Heart" routine.
37. Jet City Improv 25th Anniversary Presentation and Party
Jet City Improv's super-talented players will whoop it up to celebrate 25 years of bringing spontaneous comedy to the masses. Not a show; just a chance to drink and laugh with your favorite comedians.
38. May Social & Discussion: Have Renters Been Friend-zoned
The Capitol Hill Community Council asks, "When does zoning actually work against the interests of our cities most marginalized and does it create an economic wall between renters and homeowners?" Zoning may not seem like the most heart-racing of topics, but it certainly affects you and your possibilities of finding a damn apartment. Have some drinks with the Community Council and learn what kinds of messed-up the housing situation is and what can be done.
39. Populuxe Brewing Dog Party
For the first dog-centric bar party of the week, gather at Populuxe and drink aplenty—$1 of each pint will benefit the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation. Bring the pups and kids!
40. Rebel Rebel: Velocity's Spring Bash 2017
Support Velocity's artist programs and in return enjoy artistry by "rebels" like Molly Sides of Thunderpussy, experimentalist Alice Gosti and the Beaconettes, and choreographer Kate Wallich and YC2. They write that "rebel wear" is encouraged.
41. Till Tonight
Till (the writer's residency for the people) will host a special edition of this friendly, inclusive writing session at the Factory, where scribblers can immerse themselves in the art of Borough Body, an exhibit by Till co-founder Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and artist Douglas Degges. Drink, cuddle up, and get some work done.
42. No Man's Land Film Festival
Outdoor Women's Alliance will host No Man's Land Film Festival, a series of "radical films featuring female adventurers." See bike riders, climbers, sailors, and other intrepid women explore stupendous natural environments.
43. Rosé & Cheese Pairing Workshop
Join E. Smith Mercantile for a workshop focused on "the delicate yet complicated palette of Rosé wines from around the world expertly paired with cheeses from each region." You'll be able to talk wine with other enology-minded guests and may even emerge from the mercantile's caliginous space a seasoned sommelier.
The event promises a tasting of between four and six wines, and if the wine really likes you, you can purchase a bottle (or a case) to bring home with you.
44. A Cappella Night: Girl Band, Mix Tape, Cascade
Get your a cappella fix with GIRL BAND, a local contemporary a cappella pop group looking to make some noise with Mix Tape.
45. Meltdown Showdown 2017
Local bands compete to win a spot on the Summer Meltdown festival lineup for this year. The 2017 contenders include Buzz Brump, The Mondegreens, Bunk Foss, Coaster, and Onion The Man.
46. Mi Casa Es Tu Casa
EntreMundos Quarteto, Todo Es, and the Simon Henneman/Wayne Horvitz Quintet covering Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos will jam against housing insecurity, thanks to your admission ticket dollars. The proceeds will be given to the Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness, and the music will make you samba and salsa your woes away.
47. Puget Sound Live
Du4Self and Loud Mouf Musik (representing Vancouver, BC) once again bring together independent local and regional artists for this edition of Puget Sound Live, with performances from Mr GMG, LOUIEisKING, DL Murrey, MotoMouth Jones, Abom, Astral Bodiez, Ike Watson, King Butch, Black Royalty, J Mar Da Sik, and JD Smoove, with DJ Sean Malik spinning local cuts all night.
48. Triple Threat: Three Piano Jazz
Well-regarded Northwest jazz pianists Bill Anschell, Eric Verlinde, and Dawn Clement will show you what they can do with six hands.
49. Ignite Seattle
Ignite Seattle is back with their fast-paced take on public speaking and education. At this event, each presenter is allotted five minutes and twenty Powerpoint slides (each 15 seconds long) to make a point about a topic of their choosing.
50. Margin Shift Presents: Sand, Cobb, Swift, Bates and Littlefield
The Margin Shift poetry reading series unites Portland poets Kaia Sand and Alison Cobb with Open Books' Gabrielle Bates, Billie Swift, and Kym Littlefield.
51. Tax the Rich! Town Hall with Kshama Sawant & Trump-Proof Seattle
The Trump-Proof Seattle campaign to impose levies on the city's very rich barrels on, joined by Councilmember Kshama Sawant, to consider a city ordinance to tax the wealthy.
52. Sugar Sammy
Spend an evening with popular Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy (also known as Sam Khullar), who's known for incorporating improvisation into his routines and delivering comedy in English, French, Punjabi, and Hindi.
53. Au Collective Presents: From SEA
The queer and womxn artists of Au Collective memorialize their heritages in dance.
54. Vocalpoint! Seattle: Addicted to Love
Experience the many forms love takes through the popular music of icons like The Beach Boys, Whitney Houston, Queen, and more within Vocalpoint's Addicted to Love production.
55. Maker p(ART)y
Fete the makers in our lives—artists, artisans, and others—with performances, demonstrations, and crafts. Makah artist Aaron Parker and Chris Cunningham will present ƛ’ix̌aq: animal skin, an act based on the Burke's collection of Makah masks; Zer Vue and Blia Xiong will show the art of Hmong textile-making; Sven Haakanson, Curator of Native American Anthropology, will show you how to make a small Alaskan carved paddle. You'll also see collections of adzes, rice cake molds, and other cultural artifacts.
56. Shrinky Drink
Revert to childhood as you experience the magic of Shrinky Dinks. Entry cost covers a full sheet of Shrink Film, coloring supplies, and snack/refreshments (but BYOB). Buy more sheets for $5 and go crazy. They'll have a toaster oven handy, so you can walk out with some artistic masterpieces or a brand new box of very classy jewelry.
57. Kyle Cease: Evolving Out Loud
Kyle Cease began his comedy career as a preteen in Bothell—you might recognize him as Bogey Lowenstein in 10 Things I Hate About You (the poor sap who gets his house trashed at the big party). He became a successful stand-up comedian, and now he's touring as a "keynote speaker" offering a "unique blend of comedy and transformation."
58. '80s Prom
Puff up your hair and pad your shoulders, it's '80s prom time! The McMenamins Anderson School is importing this event, which features '80s music tributes from Radical Revolution, from its Portland home. It'll be like the last three decades never happened.
59. Triwizard Tournament
A bar crawl with a Yule Ball—dress in your best wizard robes and teeter on your magic broomstick to Unicorn, Grim's, Comet, and finally Neumos. Your ticket and Potter finery will net you $5 drink specials and let you enter the costume contest. Plus coloring, games, photobooth, and more.
60. Band It LIVE
Substation will host the big Band It monthly show with a variety of genre and artist tribute performances. Three bands throughout the night will play selections originally by Bob Marley, Journey, and Buddy Holly.
61. The Dudley Manlove Quartet: "DMQ22!"
They play songs that suck ("Seattle" by Perry Como) and pay homage to singers who suck (Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, and, of course, Perry Como), but they do it in an upbeat, tight show that surprisingly doesn't suck at all. Sure, there are plenty of people who despise DMQ's glibness, but there's really nothing wrong with trying to make Seattle music fun again. NATHAN THORNBURGH
62. The Everyone Orchestra
The Everyone Orchestra is a jam band of rotating members creating a supergroup-like gaggle that plays together and feeds off each other in live performances. The current iteration contains members of Moe., Dopapod, The Werks, The Motet, Tea Leaf Green, MarchFourth, Emancipator Ensemble, and Dirty Revival.
63. Gothem, Current, LAGO, Biz Myke, Dagz
One half of the duo Sweekends, Mount Vernon-bred EDM DJ Gothem headlines a night of bass-heavy grooves with support sets by Current, LAGO, Biz Myke, and Dagz, all under the guise of a "Bass Ninjas Pizza Party."
64. Party Against Patriarchy #5: Boyfriends, yr parents, WIGS
The Itchy B's, an intersectional feminist club out of The Center School, are throwing an all ages show featuring Boyfriends, yr parents, and WIGS, along with poetry, art, zines, merch and more. The proceeds for this evening will go to New Beginnings Women's Shelter, and if you bring an unopened package of pads, tampons, or diapers to donate to Noel House (another great local shelter), you'll get $4 off your admission.
65. Reggae Fever - Benefit for Luke
Lucky Liquor community member Luke was shot in a Portland hate crime in 2010, and was paralyzed in the attack. He is now raising money for a surgery that may improve his mobility. This evening will include live DJ sets from El Pan Pan, Jay Hanson, El Chrietzbergo, Django, and DJ Slimrock.
66. The Soliloquies of Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
This evening will serve to celebrate the legendary musical collaboration of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (1945-1979), who recorded a duet album entitled Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway in 1972. Their expressive work will be revisited by local musicians Joe Doria, Hans Teuber, Jeff Fielder, D'Vonne Lewis, Skerik, and Ahamefule J. Oluo, along with a cadre of local singers.
67. US Air Guitar 2017 Qualifier
Do you excel at not playing the guitar? Or rather, playing the not-guitar? Strive to qualify for the upcoming round of semifinals, whose winners advance to the finals in DC. Let's see you thrash your way to stardom.
68. BRUTALESQUE: The Epic Cabaret
Variety performance will get tough and loud at this heavy metal burlesque extravaganza.
69. Gwyneth Paltrow
It's not exactly a book by Gwyneth Paltrow: Goop Clean Beauty is credited to the editors of goop, the actor's lifestyle brand, which offers items like $400 swimsuits and articles with subheadings like "Working with a jade egg is more than just putting a stone up your vagina." But she did write the foreword and she'll be happy to sign your copy in the Nordstrom pop-in goop store.
70. Community Convergence
Seattle Womxn Marching Forward—the current incarnation of the Seattle's Womxn's March—will hold a workshop with community leader talks and planning sessions focused on local resistance actions.
71. Bike Everywhere Day
Bike to work, bike to market, bike for the hell of it, bike for the first time! Cascade Bicycle Club and friends will set up "celebration stations" for you to stop by and pick up swag and free treats, have your velocipede checked and tuned up, and more. Participants are as diverse as the Nature Conservancy offices, Sub Pop, Seattle University, Patagonia, and the EPA. The goal is to "generate political momentum for safe and bike-able streets. The annual increase in cyclists on F5 Bike Everywhere Day shows transportation planners and politicians that we need a network of bicycle trails, lanes, boulevards, signage, and new innovative facilities."
72. Derek Sheen
Tragic-eyed comedian-about-town Derek Sheen will perform a set, perhaps explaining in what way he's "a good guy who makes bad decisions." Because: "My point is, everyone's done stuff that they don't want to talk about. When one person admits to it, it takes the weight off everyone else's shoulders and makes their problems seem okay. I make your horrific mistakes seem okay!"
73. Balancing Mind, Body and Digital Devices
Are you addicted to the device you're reading this on? Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Dr. David Levy, Julie Jacobs, RPT, and Dr. Hilarie Cash will guide your through some mental and physical exercises to help you stay balanced and overcome technology-induced stress and dependence.
74. Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret Seattle
These misfits fit together pretty well, led by San Franciscan Kat Robichaud (The Voice) in a reboot of Weimar-style debauchery and song. See aerial performances, drag, burlesque, and more, featuring Brendan Getzell, Eve Diamond, Paris Original, Peter Pitofsy, Tipsy Rose Lee, and Stephanie Anne Johnson.
75. Viking Fest
A rowdy way to celebrate Syttende mai (Norwegian Constitution Day), Poulsbo's Viking Fest boasts carousers in national dress, a rock concert lineup, paddle boards, racing, a clog dance, a Miss Viking Fest Princess, a strongman competition, a carnival, and two eating contests, one appetizing (doughnuts) and one less so (lutefisk).
76. Broadway Rocks with the Seattle Men's Chorus
In a landmark event, Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Men’s Chorus will team up to perform massive rock and pop hits and the contemporary classics of Broadway, with conductor Steven Reineke and a trio of Broadway singers on a journey through songs from The Lion King, Wicked, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, and many more.
A gender-neutral cast of eight will tackle all 26 roles of Shakespeare's Macbeth, which, as you no doubt know, is a tightly paced and suspenseful dramatization of the problems of free will, guilt, and power. Join the Fern Shakespeare Company as they embody witches, an ambitious thane, his bloodthirsty wife, and all the unfortunates who get in their way.
78. The Northwest Balboa Festival
Never heard of Balboa dance? It's a type of swing that's been around since the 1920s and it looks hella perky and fun. Learn the steps to music by Slipped Disc in venues like the Russian Community Center, China Harbor, and Century Ballroom.
79. truTV Impractical Jokers
TruTV's Impractical Jokers is a hidden-camera series in which a group of friends from Staten Island must complete challenging/embarrassing/bizarre public dares. You'll have to attend to see what they have up their sleeve for this live performance.
80. Vera Workshop: Marketing & the Internet
Did you lack the dough to attend Upstream Summit's workshops on data and music? Vera Project's got you covered with free panels on marketing, licensing, streaming, branding, and more, featuring some of the same speakers from the festival's talks: SassyBlack and Taylar Elizza Beth, plus Erik Metzger of Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Jason Baxter of Hardly Art, Emily Cripe of Youryoungbody, and many others.
Do you love dogs? Cats? Horses? Racing pigs? This pet party is for your and your furry/bristly pals. Start off with a 3K/5K Dog Trot, then check out the K9 Kings High Flying Dog Show, Mud Bay's Northwest Pet Contest, and other overwhelmingly cute showcases of animal talent and beauty. Shop vendors' goods, eat, and play with your (leashed) pets.
82. Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair 2017
At this student-run fair, local entrepreneurs and experts in health, wellness, farm-to-table food, and natural medicine will offer wisdom and hands-on learning activities, plus talks from the likes of locavorist Mark Musick and dietician Vesanto Melina.
83. Paine Field Aviation Day
Antique aircraft from the Flying Heritage collection will soar through the spring sky. They will probably refrain from shedding parts that will tumble down and smush you into the ground Monty Python foot-style. At other times, in celebration of aviation, you can run a 5k, take an up-close look at planes on the ground, meet pilots, and get up in the air yourself. There are free flights (first-come, first-served) for kids aged eight to 17.
84. Bothell Block Party and BrewFest 2017
Sure, you already know and love the Capitol Hill Block Party, but what about Bothell's? This event features live music, local breweries and a bevy of food trucks. The event is a partnership between the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce and UW Bothell, and is open to the public.
85. Captains, Casks, & Cocktails
Join Mischief Distillery for an afternoon of live music, barbecue, whisky, and fundraising for four different causes (ALS Therapy Institute, Cornelia Marie Cares, the Destination Fund and the Sea Scouts). This unique event will give you the opportunity to meet real, live captains as they load un-aged whisky barrels on their ships that will eventually end up in Alaska and the Bering Sea in June. You can sign your name on the barrels and even track the barrels later to see how the whisky is holding up. Food will include corn on the cob with sea salt and butter, Bavarian beer brats with caramelized onions, mixed spring greens with apple and toasted walnuts, and whisky ice cream floats. There will also be live music from R&B/funk group Septimus.
86. SpaceFest 2017: The Lunar Legacy
Revisit an age of cosmic optimism at this year's SpaceFest, which focuses on the moon and our explorations of it, on the day that the Museum of Flight's Apollo exhibit opens. There'll be history presentations, kids' activities, a screening of clips from movies about the moon, tours of the new Apollo F-1 engine exhibit, an in-depth tech panel on restoration, and more. In the evening, those 21 and older are beckoned to the Earthrise: An Evening with Apollo 8 party ($35), where they can drink Elysian SpaceDust IPAs and cocktails, listen to music by the Georgetown Orbits, and stay for a discussion of Jeffrey Kluger's new book Apollo 8. Plus, see special guest Bill Anders, a real live Apollo 8 astronaut!
87. Duo Fest
Get wild in the Slim's backlot with Duo Fest, a night of country-fried rock 'n' roll with live sets from The Chris & Tad Show, Less Than Equals, Dead Man, Second Hand Suits, and Qual Cups.
88. Life in Color: X
Life in Color is celebrating their 10th year of spreading PLURish joy from arena to arena across the globe. Their 2017 X Tour will be revving up this spring, with featured headliners like RL Grime, 3Lau, What So Not, and many more.
89. Mambo Cadillac Salsa Dance Party
My World Dance Studio will host a salsa dance party (and free salsa lesson beforehand), led by the smooth vocals of Carlos Cascante and Mambo Cadillac, with instrumental help from Mexican pianist Julio Jauregui, percussionist Tor Dietrichson, bassist Dean Schmidt, and premiere Cuban guitarist Kiki Valera.
90. Parama Swara: A Dhrupad Vocal Concert By Padmashri Gundecha Brothers
The Indian classical art form of "dhrupad" is known for its deep and structured exploration of music, which the Gundecha Brothers will utilize in a multi-sectioned concert with renderings of meditative alaps (improvisations building up a raga), jod and jhalas (rhythmic improvisations of the raga), and performances of original compositions.
91. Ronald McFondle's Birthday Party
Ronald McFondle's Birthday Party will be a unique amalgamation of four freaky circus babes (Lydia Wilts, Bizarre Bryn, Olive-It Thee Clowne, and Scarlet Checkers) performing, contorting, and entertaining their way through the Funhouse, with live sets from Trannysaurus Rox, Billy The Fridge, and more.
92. Sound of Late
Modernist composer Missy Mazzoli expands her piece "Music with Everyday Objects" with items like a phone, a stapler, or even footwear, in an evening of electroacoustic chamber works with alternative orchestral group Sound of Late, using found objects, electronics, and acoustic instruments.
93. SPARK. 1 — Orchestra + DJ Club Night
SMCO presents the premier event of their new series, SPARK, a culmination of cross-genre collaborations with DJs, producers, and visual artists. The series launch will treat curious audiences to two bars, two floors of dancing, a live set by DJ Suttikeeree blended with improvisation play by SMCO musicians, and an orchestral performance featuring SMCO favorite the Skylark Quartet.
94. Ivan Amodei: Intimate Illusions
Illusionist Ivan Amodei will blow your mind with illusions and brain games; they warn that he might "manipulate time" and "discover a spectator's destiny." Don't sit up front if you don't want to know your future.
95. Living Voices: Journey from the Dust
An American story from the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression will be given a second life by Living Voices, which combines theater and archival footage. In this production, a young man endures poverty and homelessness in his migration from Oklahoma to the Grand Coulee Dam.
96. Stars on Ice 2017 Tour
See champion skaters—including Olympic gold medalists like Meryl Davis and Charlie White—whisk over the ice in dazzling costumes.
97. House of Cards: Has the U.S. Economy Recovered?
A flock of libertarians will question whether the economy has truly bounced back from the 2008 crash. Austrian School economist Dr. Walter Block (who notoriously called slavery "not so bad"—"You could pick cotton, sing songs, be fed nice gruel, etc.") and friends will give talks.
98. Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson: An Entertaining Lesson in Particle Physics
Curious about the universe, but don't have a theoretical physics degree under your belt? Join particle physicist Daniel Whiteson and PHD Comics cartoonist Jorge Cham for a look at their new book We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe. Learn why it's so hard to understand the universe in the first place, even for some of the smartest people in the world. Plus, they'll address the sexy stuff like black holes, gravitational waves, and quarks.
99. Terry McDermott
This "pregame reading" features Terry McDermott, author and former Seattle Times and Los Angeles Times columnist. His new book Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception is about a piece of prized local sports history, "the day Felix Hernandez pitched a perfect game."
100. Cannabis Grand Cru
In 2014, stakeholders in cannabiz decided to fill a niche in the industry and hold a day of networking and sharing knowledge among growers, owners, customers, pro-legalization lawyers, activists, and others. This year, join them for sessions on fundraising for cannabusiness, federal law and the Trump administration, the importance of hemp for the economy and the planet, and more, plus a culinary demo and tips on environmentally friendly cultivation.
101. The Green Show
Come to the Atlas Theatre in "high spirits" (no smoking or vaping allowed inside) to enjoy this 21+ improv comedy show by, about, and for people who are thoroughly stoned.
102. Seattle Mineral Market
Shop otherworldly rocks, gems, fossils, and minerals from nearly 40 vendors, many of them based in the Northwest, but some selling rocks from around the world.
103. Sushi Making + Sake Tasting
Learn to roll five different types of sushi at this tasting event with Chiso Sushi owner Hirohiko Kirita. You'll also get three different sake tastes, a full pour of your favorite one, a prize if you're on the best sushi maker team, and a take-home sushi-making guide.
104. Gutenberg! The Musical!
This satirical musical is a "historical fiction" take on the life of printing press inventor Johannes Gutenberg, using minimal props and lots of role-switching, and developed at the Upright Citizens Brigade by Scott Brown and Anthony King. This production will be directed by Pauls Macs with music direction by Julia Thornton, and will star Kate Jaeger and Matt Giles.
105. Black Eyed Blonde: An Improvised Film Noir
Unexpected Productions has a tagline worthy of the most hard-boiled B-studio trailer: "Murder Isn't Always Premeditated...Sometimes It's Improvised!" Your suggestions will shape this pulpy tale of double-crossers, cold-hearted dames, and two-bit crooks.
106. Dogs of Peddler Party
For one night, your pooch can run free in Peddler's pop-up off-leash park as you drink beer—$1 of which will benefit the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation. Shop products from CycleDog, Mud Bay, and the Seattle Barkery, pick up a Peddler Dog bandana, and marvel at the diversity of happy canines around you.
Do you know a child that loves trucks? Then you can imagine how much they'll love this event, featuring working trucks of all types (including construction trucks and emergency vehicles) and the people who work with them. There will also be face painting, coloring activities, giveaways, and an ice cream truck.
108. Twin Peaks Premiere Celebration
If you're a fan of the original Twin Peaks series, you've probably been woozy with anticipation for the past few months and you don't need to be told that THE SHOW IS RETURNING ON SUNDAY! After 26 years, will your crush on everyone's favorite possessed FBI agent endure? Probably. Is Nadine as strong as ever? Will we ever discover the mysteries of Laura? Before the screening of the season opener, there will be festivities with drag queen RainBowGore Cake.
109. Twin Peaks Season 3 Premiere Viewing Party
We predict large, becostumed crowds (anybody wanna bet on the number of Log Ladies?) at Linda's screening of the Twin Peaks season 3 premiere. Dressed-up folks get $1 PBR specials.
110. Twin Peaks Season Three Premiere Viewing Party
Reenter the twisted world of Twin Peaks as its long awaited third season premieres this Sunday. The Timbre Room will provide a projection screen, 6 HD televisions, seating, a full bar, and coffee, with an opening Twin Peaks-themed burlesque number from Shanghai Pearl prior to the airing of the show.
111. Second Annual Taste Oregon
Try sips from 35 wineries in our lovely neighboring state and raise money for OAASIS, an abuse survivors' advocacy group. Where Ya At Matt food truck will stand by with provisions.
112. Vegan Cambodian Food Pop-Up
Don't fret if you missed out on Kirirom's popular Cambodian food pop-up last time—it's back again and taking place in Columbia City.
113. #IMOMSOHARD Live
Momweb stars Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley will make mimosa-fueled jokes about parenting and such.
114. Lost and Found in Love
Tales of the Alchemysts Theatre, which exists to bring Jewish literature to the stage, will act out three stories by the giant of Yiddish writing, Isaac Bashevis Singer. "The Pocket Remembered," "Grandfather and Grandson," and "One Night In Brazil" span Jewish society, folk, and diaspora from Russia to Brazil. Each staged reading features live music and a post-performance conversation.
115. Jeffrey Kluger
Journalist and author Jeffrey Kluger (Time magazine, The Sibling Effect) will read from the topical Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon, which concerns both the space mission and the turmoil of its international context—the Vietnam War, assassinations, and a bitter election at home.
116. Red Planets: The Left Turn in Science Fiction
Nisi Shawl, author of the much-admired novel Everfair, and panelists Thomas Foster, Jason Read, and Jason Adams will discuss how science fiction and radical leftist theories intersect; for example, in "extrapolation, cognitive estrangement, the ability to unearth the fragment of the future in the present or the past alternative that the capitalist present killed."
117. Scott Hartley: The Fuzzy-Techie Collaboration
Did you major in the humanities or anything other than computer science and STEM fields? Congratulations, you're a "fuzzy." According to Scott Hartley, venture capitalist and startup adviser, fuzzies play an undersung role in innovation while techies get all the credit. He'll present his new book The Fuzzy and the Techie, an appreciation of the "soft skills" fuzzies possess, like identifying problems to be solved and managing ethics. Come, non-techies, for a gratifying talk in this increasingly brogrammer-dominated city.
118. The Second Annual Erotic Poetry Slam
Afrodisiac presents their second annual Erotic Poetry Slam, which will feature more than poetry—they also promise dance, vocal performance, and visual art.
119. 35th Annual Beat The Bridge
At this 8K race and fundraiser for diabetes research, you'll have to run fast over the University Bridge before it's raised at 8:50 am, or you'll get stuck on the other side and have to wait for the bridge to come back down. But don't worry—there will be a live band and entertainment while you wait, and there will be a post-race celebration on the field that also includes an awards ceremony and a Diaper Derby for toddlers. There's also a wheelchair race, 3-mile walk, and 1-mile fun run as part of the day's events.
It's kind of like Coachella for yoga. Start the day with a 5K and segue into yoga and meditation, then head to your chosen class in aerial exercise, photography, essential-oils-making, more yoga, or another New Age-y activity. Buddhist teachers and inspirational speakers will make appearances.