• Even though it snowed in Seattle on Saturday evening, people still made it out to Neumos for the ninth incarnation of Dancing on the Valentine—an annual benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year paid tribute to the work of Madonna—whose music people still love, even though Madge herself is now known to show up at awards ceremonies looking like she's paying her own tribute to the late Colonel Sanders. Oh, and "Like a Prayer" included a full orchestra.

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker is Back Onstage at McCaw Hall! Tickets start at $27.
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• After nine years, James Keblas was not reappointed as the director of Seattle's Office of Film + Music. Keblas is an awesome person who has done an immense amount of great work for Seattle's music community, most notably cofounding the ever-important Vera Project. Keblas's replacement also happens to be an awesome person: Kate Becker, founder of the Old Fire House teen hangout/all-ages concert venue in Redmond, who helped strike down Seattle's Teen Dance Ordinance.

• Did you know it snowed in Seattle on Saturday? It snowed here! We can't have it snowing here! No one knows how to use cars, only Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to tell people about the cars. And the snow.

• Speaking of the snow in Seattle (always), new electronic-music club Kremwerk held a soft opening Saturday, but the weather made for a disappointing turnout. Nevertheless, the small, dimly lit, low-ceilinged basement space on Minor Avenue near Re-bar has potential. Owner Austin Stone modeled the spot on venues he frequented while living in Berlin. The place has superb feng shui, with plenty of nooks and crannies and seating for intimate conversations and a display case holding dozens of bottles of milk ("Kremwerk" is German for "milk factory"). Stone has big plans for his club, and strong bookings for its opening weekend suggest that Kremwerk will become an essential cog in the city's thriving electronic-music scene.

• The fucking DMX vs. George Zimmerman "celebrity" boxing match was called off, with fight organizer Damon Feldman citing "people's feelings" as his rationale. Thank god for feelings, you stupid asshole!

• Musicians on Seattle stages looking for easy access to audience goodwill typically go for shout-outs to weed. But in the aftermath of our football team's Super Bowl victory, said musicians have another easy (too easy) go-to pandering move: SEAHAWKS! Enjoy it while it lasts (or not), people.

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• We're excited for the second year of 'Mo-Wave, Seattle's three-day queer music and arts festival, taking place April 11 through 13! Stay tuned for the lineup announcement on thestranger.com/lineout this Friday, February 14♥.

• It looks like the snow that was on the ground because it snowed in Seattle on Saturday has melted. recommended