Every year, The Stranger gives the five best artists in Seattle a cheap QFC sheet cake, a $5,000 check, and a crazy-big party thrown in their honor. This year's winners: Lynn Shelton (film), Paul Mullin (theater), Sherman Alexie (literature), Wynne Greenwood (visual art), and Implied Violence (organization, loosely defined). The location: the gorgeous, crumbling, 100-year-old Moore Theatre, where you'll be able to wander with your drink up to the dark corners of the highest balcony. The entertainment: dancing with the Emerald City Soul Club, live music by Dyme Def, Daedelus, and James Pants. And oh yeah—it's free. (Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave, www.thestranger.com/genius. 9 pm, free, 21+.)