Courtesy of Platform Gallery

'Semele'

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(OPERA) Through March 7, McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St)

Lavish costumes! People painted blue! Sensual fabric everywhere! Greek mythology is so fucking awesome! In Handel's operatic version of events, Semele (the mother of Dionysus) is a human woman who has an affair with the god Jupiter. This is a terrible idea, because Jupiter's hot-tempered badass of a wife, Juno, will have her revenge.

Nearby snack: Get a Thai iced coffee and the Spinach Delight over at the cheerful blue house that is Thai Heaven (352 Roy St).

THEESatisfaction, Gifted Gab

(MUSIC) Thurs Feb 26, Neumos (925 E Pike St)

YES, this show is mentioned in every nook and cranny of the paper this week, but the release of EarthEE, the second Sub Pop record for cosmic hiphop goddesses THEESatisfaction, is a reason for celebration and a few hits off your finest vaporizer pen. Gifted Gab is also on the bill, a super talented rapper who can burn one down with the best of 'em (and has not one, but two album covers depicting her French-inhalation skills with what I'm guessing isn't tobacco smoke).

Nearby Snack: Kaisho (1121 E Pike St) is Boom Noodle's replacement, serving Asian American (I believe they call it "fusion") food. You can't go wrong with any noodle decision on the menu, and their happy hour actually means it (snacks range from $2 to $6, booze from $1 to $5). Get the $3 pink wine! Obviously!

Thomas Albdorf: 'Former Writer: Colour on Surface'

(ART) Wed–Sat Feb 26–March 28, Platform Gallery (114 Third Ave S)

I think you will enjoy staring at the inexplicably satisfying sculptures made by Thomas Albdorf—objects like open cardboard boxes, crumbled chain-link fence, stacks of bricks, and balancing sawhorses decorated with minimalistic graffiti and then photographed. Arts calendar editor Krishanu Ray described the pieces as looking like "odd construction site miracles."

Nearby snack: If you can find it (it's small and hidden, and that's how you know it's good), Pizza Gabbiano (240 Second Ave S) sells gourmet pizza by the ounce (hey, like weed!). The menu rotates, but you can expect some creative topping options, like pistachios. Pistachios are the most creative nut.

Kim Gordon

(MUSIC/BOOKS/COOL) Mon March 2, Neptune Theatre (1303 NE 45th St)

Support The Stranger

Look, I don't necessarily care if you get stoned for this or not, because you should go no matter what. I'm just saying it could help take the edge off of being in the same building as Sonic Youth's Kim fucking Gordon. Gordon will be discussing her new memoir, Girl in a Band, with the second coolest person in the room, Sub Pop cofounder Bruce Pavitt. Try not to do anything stupid, okay?

Nearby snack: Flowers (4247 University Way NE) is a staple for non-snobby vegan and vegetarian food and drink, PLUS there's a mirrored ceiling for bloodshot selfies!

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