The Time of Your Life

(THEATER) The sprightly staging of this seldom-performed Pulitzer prize-winning play set in the last, dark days of 1939 is dazzling. The courageous performances of Brandon Whitehead (as a pickled philanthropist with a guilty conscience) and Peggy Gannon (as a whore with a broken heart) anchor the large and capable cast, allowing them to slowly build the gentler pleasures of flirting, philosophizing, and imbibing to a moving crescendo of loss and redemption. (Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 324-5801.) TAMARA PARIS


Graceland Prom

(CLASSY AFFAIR) If you thought you'd never have a reason to dress up for Graceland, the club is setting out to prove you wrong. Their third annual prom will be held twice tonight. The kiddies' prom starts at 6:00 p.m., with DJ Selector Dub Narcotic (Calvin Johnson) and performances by C.O.C.O. and Milemarker. The drinkers' prom starts at 10:00 p.m., with Milemarker, DJs, and other "surprise guests." Both proms include a puppet show by Milemarker's Roby Newton. (Graceland, 109 Eastlake Ave E, 262-0482, $8 if you're dressed up, $10 if you're not.) JENNIFER MAERZ



(FINAL SHOW) Botch fans everywhere shed a tear on February 2, the day the band first announced their end. The band did, however, paint a silver lining on that gray cloud, adding that they would be playing a handful of shows in the months to follow. Now, not quite five months later, that handful of shows has dripped down to its last drop--after tonight's show, one of Seattle's hardcore staples will be no more. We watched Botch bring down RKCNDY (anyone who was there probably still hasn't forgotten), and now we can watch Botch bring down Botch. (Botch w/Harkonen, the Blood Brothers, and Playing Enemy, the Showbox, $10 adv, doors at 6 pm, all ages.) MEGAN SELING


SIFF Closing Night Gala

(FILM) Passionada, SIFF's closing night film, is billed as a "cheeky comedy," which sounds like something I could really get behind. Turns out it's not that kind of movie. Still, it looks to be good. Director Dan Ireland tells the story of three generations of Portuguese women in a small Massachusetts fishing town. It stars Sofia Milos, the hottie guest star from Tony Soprano's trip to Italy. This also means that SIFF is over. I feel empty. (Cinerama, 6:30 pm, $30.) NATE LIPPENS


Have a Party

(CELEBRATE) As Andrew W. K. says: "Partying means saying yes to everything." With this in mind, we encourage you to throw a gala, be it intimate or outright unlawful. Need a reason to celebrate? How about the creation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which was founded on this date in 1933? Or how about the birth of actress Sonia Braga (1951)? Or the premiere of Ghostbusters 2 (1989)? Hell, you could even celebrate the acquittal of New York Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz (1987), though you're an enormous asshole if you do. BRADLEY STEINBACHER


Blair Wilson

(ART) Blair Wilson's is a very tight, precise world. It's populated by characters permanently contorted in spasms of their own grotesqueness, and all of it is constructed, with the utmost care and control, out of tiny, perfect painted dots, which he applies by hand despite a wealth of technologies that could do it for him. His new works seem to be moving off into a more abstract land, an interesting choice for one so specific. (Roq la Rue, 2224 Second Ave, 374-8977; opening reception Fri June 14, 6-10 pm; gallery is open Tues-Sat; show runs through July 5.) EMILY HALL


Toots and the Maytals

(MUSIC) 'Nuff respect due to Toots and the Maytals, the greatest band the island of Jamaica has ever produced. Here's a small list of the band's many--indeed too many--great songs: "Funky Kingston" (an homage to James Brown), "Take Me Home Country Roads" (an earthy cover of John Denver's song), "Got To Be There" (a wailing gospel song), "Pressure Drop" (which was covered by the Clash), "Louie Louie" (the best cover of the most covered song in the history of pop), and my personal favorite, "Time Tough." The Beatles are phony; Toots is for real. (EMP, 770-2702, 8 pm, $18 members/$20 general, all ages, bar with ID.) CHARLES MUDEDE