1) See the looming, literary, and local author David Shields @ Elliott Bay Book Company.

2) Get scrappy, angsty, and/or lovelorn at Garage Fest @ Lo-Fi.

3) Or walk 15 feet and see who's playing at Garage Fest @ Victory Lounge.

4) If you're into jammy bluegrass, you've probably already got your tickets to String Cheese Incident @ Paramount Theatre.

5) Witness the charmer/conductor Itzhak Perlman @ Benaroya Hall.

Plus at least 23 other things that are, at the very least, worthy of your attention.