The Woodland Park Zoo will celebrate Chinta, one of their beloved orangutans and their oldest resident, at her 50th birthday party on Saturday. Watch as she and her friends are showered with streamers, flowers, birthday cake, and Chinta's favorite treats. Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo
Our arts critics have already recommended 71 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 27 best concerts, but there are still hundreds more events happening. To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary ones from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from CannaCon to a book signing with Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer, and from a Trolley Bar Crawl on the Jameson Jitney to the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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TUESDAY

COMMUNITY

1. Westminster Dog Show Viewing
At a live screening of the Westminster Dog Show, watch prize pups glide across a manicured course while you sip dog-themed drinks like "Pink Poodles" and "Salty Dogs." Come early to fill out a bracket.

FOOD & DRINK

2. A Night of Rare Beer with Little Beast Brewing
Named for the yeasty little creatures (microflora) that ferment our beer, Portland's new brewery Little Beast specializes in rare, "craveable" craft beers, like rustic, wild, and sour ales. Be the first to try them at their Seattle launch night, where they'll have their brews on draft and in bottles.

3. Mardi Gras: A Valentine's Cabaret
At this combination Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day event, dine on three courses with choices like crab avocado crostini, filet mignon, vegetarian jambalaya, and bread pudding while taking in a burlesque cabaret show hosted by ringmaster Armitage Shanks.

GEEK & GAMING

4. Scuttlebutt and KEXP Trivia
Scuttlebutt is releasing a "Transistor IPA Song” for KEXP on a collectible 5” record. Do your best in a round of trivia for a chance to win one for yourself, and sip Scuttlebutt's Transistor IPA to support the station.

5. Tuesday Trivia: Stranger Things
Brush up on both seasons of Stranger Things so your brain will be fresh with factoids.

MUSIC

6. Beatwalk Fat Tuesday 2018
Multiple venues in Columbia City will have live music and drink specials for Mardi Gras, in addition to a second-line parade led by Jazz Night School.

7. Poly Gras: A Mardi Gras Celebration
The controlled tempest that is the Polyrhythmics brings the funk for Mardi Gras, supported by Ten Man Brass Band and DJ Abe Beeson for an all-out dance party.

READINGS & TALKS

8. The Great Soul of Russia
For this installment of the Great Soul of Russia dramatic reading series, see director Gavin Reub's interpretation of Soviet sci-fi short fiction in Cosmonaut Dreams.

9. Janet Buttenwieser with Stephanie Barbé Hammer
Local writer (and Hugo House instructor) Janet Buttenweiser will celebrate the release of her memoir, Guts, about her struggles with a rare intestinal illness.

10. Salon of Shame
Writing that makes you cringe ("middle school diaries, high school poetry, unsent letters") is read aloud with unapologetic hilarity at the Salon of Shame.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY

ART

11. Laurel Cleveland: Glitra
This glittery abstract painting series from Laurel Cleveland explores "principles of excess and lack of control" using unusual and stereotyped materials. Among the paint is nail polish, powdered pigment, gel, perfume, and more.
Closing Thursday

COMMUNITY

12. West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Open House
Ballard, West Seattle, and downtown are expecting Link light rail stations (!!), and Sound Transit is seeking public input on alignment and station location alternatives as part of early scoping, which precedes formal environmental review of the West Seattle and Ballard project. Be a part of the early stages at open houses on Tuesday (in West Seattle), Thursday (in Ballard), and next Tuesday (in the Chinatown-International District).

TUESDAY-FRIDAY

ART

13. Jen Elek: Visual Fun
Glass artist Jen Elek combines steel, glass, and neon to create a playful environment.
Craft night on Friday

TUESDAY-SATURDAY

FOOD & DRINK

14. Full Tilt Flavor Contest Semi Finals
Full Tilt will be debuting four different flavors at four of their stores, and the first empty tub at each store will go on to compete in a "city-wide smackdown." Flavors range from the elegant (Tea Party, earl grey and lavender with a honey swirl) to the downright wacky (chicken-flavored ramen).

MUSIC

15. 33rd Seattle Improvised Music Festival
Following the format of last year's event, visiting artists—including saxophonist Logan Hone (Los Angeles), bassist Evan Lipson (Chattanooga), cellist Tomeka Reid (Chicago/NYC), flutist Jane Rigler (Colorado Springs), bassist Carmen Rothwell (NYC), guitarist Davey Williams (Birmingham), and saxophonist Jack Wright (Philadelphia)—and various Northwest improvisers will meet over the course of the week in multiple duo, trio, and quartet configurations curated by the Nonsequitur crew.

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

ART

16. The Heartbreak Science Fair
Cheer up your post-Valentine's heart with high-tech art by visual artist Destiny Vesper, circuit-art-builder Dominique Nick, collagist Julie Louise, self-described "experimental mess" Krista Lee Wolfe, and sculptor Theresa Oborn. The art will be up until March 31, but the main event on February 13 will treat you to music and performances, so that's the best time to go.

WEDNESDAY

ART

17. Chance Fashion's 2018 Spring & Summer Wear Edition
The sun doesn't set until 5:30 these days, and that means it's time to bust out the spring and summer wear. See work by local designers that beckons warmer days at this fashion show.

COMEDY

18. A Funny Valentine's Date Night
After the family friendly version, catch Emmett Montgomery, Robert Pidde, and Maddie Downes in a stand-up comedy performance with your valentine.

COMMUNITY

19. Valentine's Day at the Aquarium
Throughout the day, learn about the unique courtship and mating behaviors of animals at the Aquarium. Plus, see creatures receive Valentine’s Day treats. Then, in the evening, come for an after-hours, adults-only party where you can drink drinks, dance to DJs, and discover the intriguing courtship behaviors of deep-sea creatures like octopi, anemones, sea stars, and sea slugs.

20. Valentine's Day at the Conservatory
Stop and smell the roses (and many other plants), sample sparkling wine and spirits, sip romantic cocktails from Copperworks Distilling, hear hammered dulcimer music by Mary Sparks, and eat chocolate.

FILM

21. The Princess Bride Remixed
This local Valentine's Day tradition takes the beloved and much-quoted classic Princess Bride and supplants its sound with a synchronized soundtrack whose lyrics help tell the tale in a new way (including a classic country tune about torture and the Freddy Krueger theme song).

22. Valentine's Day with Bride of Chucky
Take your sweetie to the most romantic possible evening: a screening of Bride of Chucky. See two evil dolls on a blood-soaked honeymoon—you'll even receive candy hearts made with quotes from the flick.

FOOD & DRINK

23. Canon Valentine's Day Massacre
Besotted lovebirds, this one's not for you: Canon's seventh annual Valentine's Day (featuring $4 shots of Fernet Branco, a bitter amaro for bitter hearts) is strictly singles only, and any PDA-exhibiting violators on the premises risk being "gunned down in cold blood" with one of 24 water pistols that will be distributed throughout the building. Don't say we didn't warn you.

24. Death at the Disco
Mix things up on Valentine's Day by joining Murder for Sale (and Duo's Catering) for a night of boogying, polyester, platform boots, and deadly mysteries.

25. Galentine's Day
In the tradition of Leslie Knope, this day for "ladies celebrating ladies" features scoops on pink waffle cones, a selfie station with props, an exclusive ice cream flavor for the occasion, and treats like chocolate boxes, pastries, cakes, espresso, and more.

26. Love Stinks
Love stinks, and so do the ripe, odiferous cheeses featured in every dish of this six-course meal with beverage pairings and demonstrations.

27. My Bloody Valentine
Whether you're looking to "drown some heartbreak" or "celebrate your independence," Elysian suggests that you forget your troubles with their new Raspy Whisper (a Chocolate Raspberry Gose) and Bitter Patter, a Triple IPA "as bitter as your heart." Jet City Improv will provide the comic relief, and Bloodworks Northwest will be on hand to sign guests up for blood donations.

28. Valentine's Boozy Hot Chocolate Bar
Customize your own spirituous hot cocoa from indi chocolate with a selection of OOLA's vodka, gin, and whiskey, and top with add-ons like toasted marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, and caramel sauce.

29. Valentine's Ice Cream Social
The Greenwood vegan bakery and ice cream shop's V-Day mixer includes a warm cookie sundae/"pizookie" ("a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie baked up in an individual pie tin, topped with two scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, whip cream, sprinkles, and two cherries"), new rotating flavors, Valentine's Day Mad Libs, a photo booth, candlelight treats, and board games. Wear red, pink, or hearts to enter a raffle for $25 at Cookie Counter. 15% of all proceeds will go to Luvable Dog Rescue, and guests are encouraged to bring donations.

MUSIC

30. Hit Explosion's Love Train
Get real down (like, all the way down) to the sounds of the '70s and '80s, with the most influential dance hits of those decades played live and loud thanks to local funk-slingers Hit Explosion.

31. Laser Loves Me / Laser Loves Me Not
Choose between a pro-Valentine's laser show with a lovey dovey playlist, or opt for the later show for an anti-Valentine's show full of "strong-willed and independent" tracks.

32. Show Your Love For Folklife
Show your support for Seattle's favorite hippie fest with this benefit show for Northwest Folklife, with local musicians like Gabriel Wolfchild & The Northern Light, Kristin Chambers, Manybest, and Sandi Fernandez gathering in support of our arts community.

PERFORMANCE

33. Hard Love: Valentine's Day with Stripped Screw Burlesque and Mod Carousel
Get toasty with the lightly-clothed ladies of Stripped Screw—Violet Tendencies, Stella D'Letto, Seraphina Fiero, and Kutie La Bootie—plus the avant-garde boylesque artists of Mod Carousel for a twisted Valentine's Day evening.

34. Undead Cabaret: My Bloody Valentine
Make this special day musical, comedic, and horrific with spooky acts. Join them early to get tarot and rune readings.

READINGS & TALKS

35. Born to Cuddle
Celebrate the release of a new zine about platonic cuddling and its power to "overthrow the heteropatriarchy." Listen to readings by zine contributors Tara Hardy, Eddy Sandoval, Emmett Stanfield, and Ann Luetzow while you snuggle up in the designated "cuddle corner."

36. Janel Kolby: Winterfolk
Janel Kolby's debut children's book follows a young girl named Rain who lives among the "Winterfolk," a homeless community outside Seattle. When she discovers that the city plans to sweep the camp, she convinces her friend King to help her.

37. Lorraine House Frederick Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon
In conjunction with the Smithsonian Transcription Center, Colored Conventions Project, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, bring your laptop and help transcribe Freedmen's Bureau Records (which help African Americans discover their ancestors and help historians to better understand the years following the Civil War) in honor of Frederick Douglass's 200th birthday.

SPORTS & RECREATION

38. Daybreaker: Love Lockdown
Roll out of bed, slip into danceable pink and red clothing, and start your day at Daybreaker's Valentine's Day dance party. Show up first thing for a yoga session with Zak Endicott, or get there a little later (7 am) to dance to lovey dovey tunes from DJ Subset.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY

MUSIC

39. Jazz Innovations, Parts I & II
Led by a mentoring faculty team of professional musicians, UW student jazz ensembles will pay homage to the many varied icons of jazz and tackle new and progressive orchestral jazz compositions.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

COMEDY

40. Seattle Festival of Improv Theater
Improvisors from all over will come to Seattle to participate in the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater over five days. Come for parties, master classes, workshops, and of course, lots of hilarious theater.

FOOD & DRINK

41. Yaaaas, Queen: 2nd Annual Lady Yum Galentine's Day
Come dressed as a queen and celebrate the Galentines in your life with bottomless champagne, macarons, snacks, drink specials, and special prizes.

THURSDAY

ART

42. Artists, Immigration, and Activism: Panel & Community Talk
Join talented local artists Zhi LIN, Tatiana Garmendia, Humaira Abid, and Fulgencio Lazo for a discussion on the relationship between art and social justice (particularly immigrant rights).

43. Sampada Aranke: Blackouts and Other Visual Escapes
In parallel with a future exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston that will critique systemic racism in the American justice system, academic Sampada Aranke will give a talk on surveillance and criminalization of black life.

COMMUNITY

44. Not F*ing Around
Join Jeff Leisawitz, author of Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground, for a series of workshops meant to "help point you in the right direction to move boldly towards your creative dreams."

FILM

45. Dream Date Sing-Along
Feeling any post-Valentine's Day letdown? Order a cocktail and some snacks from the friendly and quiet servers inside the cinema and let filmic incarnations of a multi-generational plethora of babes from Elvis to Bruno Mars lead you in romantic songs.

MUSIC

46. Anti-Valentine's: Trigger Words, Queen Shmooquan
Dramatic poptronica duo Triggerwords will be joined by Queen Shmooquan for an anti-Valentine's Day show.

47. Classic Albums Live Presents Supertramp — Breakfast in America
Classic Albums Live is comprised of a rotating crew of professional session musicians who play, you guessed it, "the world's greatest classic rock albums live on stage." This time around they'll devote their expertise to Supertramp's Breakfast in America.

READINGS & TALKS

48. The History of Cloud Seeding to Enhance Precipitation
Bart Geerts, a meteorology professor at UW, will give a talk on the history of cloud seeding (the process of enhancing precipitation).

49. NOTIS: Translation for the Opera
Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean will share his experience translating texts for the stage.

50. Of Politics and Pussyhats
In Seattle and across the country, the Womxn's March and the Womxn's March 2.0 saw a sea of pink pussyhats atop the heads of protesters. Join a conversation about the criticism of the hats, where the backlash is coming from, and whether or not debates over the hats are "distracting from more pressing concerns over fighting far-right misogynists."

51. The Open Mind Open Mic #1
Three local readers—Sharon Williams, Patrick Starks, and Colin Corpe—will share their recent work and get feedback from you, the audience.

52. The Punany Poets' Valentine's Day Show
Revel in female sexuality with this romantic (and explicit) show featuring erotic poetry, sexy dance, acrobatics, and vignettes.

53. Transient/Transcendent: An Artist Talk and Discussion with Beatriz Rodriguez, Tram Bui, and Luke Armistead
This panel brings together current Rockland artist-in-residence Beatriz Rodriguez and Seattle-based artists Tram Bui and Luke Armistead to discuss how their environmental surroundings, "visible and invisible," influence their work.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

COMEDY

54. Brad Williams
Brad Williams (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Legit) does observational comedy about awkward situations, including those that arise from his life as a man with achondroplastic dwarfism in a world where people find dwarves strange or adorable.

PERFORMANCE

55. One Man, Two Wheels
In this solo show, Henry James Walker will perform a physical theater piece inspired by the lanes of Seattle and Copenhagen, fueled by clown, mime, and Pixar shorts.

WEED

56. CannaCon
Learn about the cannabis industry and meet professionals in the trade at CannaCon, a three-day long conference that offers seminars (including "Grow Path," "Industry Path," and "Science Path") and networking opportunities for cannabis entrepreneurs. Governor Jay Inslee is this year's keynote speaker.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

ART

57. Julia Wald Solo
Visi this Ballard pub for the opening of Julia Wald Solo's art show, which boasts everything "from intricate googly eyed things and tiny monsters drawn on index cards to detailed 'flat' cityscapes and large mixed media collages."
Opening Thursday

QUEER

58. A Rainbow of Clues: Seattle Coronation 2018
The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle, a queer charitable organization, invites you to party beerily at a coronation festival.

FRIDAY

COMEDY

59. A Once in a Lifetime Lunar Experience!
Head to the "Lunar Lounge" to luxuriate in an evening of sketch comedy with Minnie Starlight.

60. Mom, Dad, Don't Read This
Listen and cringe as adults read the fan fiction they wrote as adolescents.

COMMUNITY

61. '80s Winter Olympics Party
Winter sports and '80s garb practically exist for each other. Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics with your dog, and enjoy drink specials, costume contests, and '80s hits.

62. Fifty Shades of Eye Candy
Join the men of stripping revue Chocolate Drizzle for a sexy post-Valentine's Day soiree.

FOOD & DRINK

63. The Long Dark
Billing itself as "a month of infusions to get you through the hardest month in Seattle," Flying Bike's "The Long Dark" is a series of liquid-sunshine beer releases specifically designed to lift your spirits through the dreary doldrums of February. This week, try the "Not-So-Lonely Hearts Club" (made with chocolate and raspberry) and the heavily fruited "Care Package."

GEEK & GAMING

64. The Fellowship of Convenience
Watch five comedians play an epic game of Dungeons and Dragons, with music and sound effects by DJ Ducket Shilling Gold Piece.

MUSIC

65. Beyonce vs. Rihanna Tribute Party
No remixes, mash-ups, or biters here, this tribute night is all about pitting together the original hits from two of pop music's greats, Beyonce and Rihanna.

66. Locals Only! A Benefit for Seattle Music Partners
Indulge in some local pride by hearing Seattle bands cover songs by Seattle artists of the past. Performers include Church of the Cat, Sean Morse, Visceral Candy, and a surprise guest. Proceeds benefit Seattle Music Partners.

67. Sound Off! Semi-Finals #2
For the 17th year, MoPOP's Sound Off! pits local, under-21 bands against each other in this concert series that rewards the first-place winner with a performance slot at Bumbershoot. The semifinals will feature the winning band from each of the previous weeks' competitions, including Micaiah Sawyer, NËSTRÄ, Sam Foster, and Step Dads.

68. TobyMac, Guests
For this year's Hits Deep tour, "Christian hiphop artist" TobyMac will be joined by Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson, and Finding Favour.

69. TRL Total Request Live Night: Ryan Cabrera Live
Seattle's "only tribute boy band" #ALL4DORAS will perform, and DJs Pryme and Lo Knows will spin TRL tunes in the vein of this edition's theme: RYAN CABRERA (who will also be there performing a live set of his early '00s classics).

READINGS & TALKS

70. Astronomy on Tap Presents: Cosmic Explorers
Drink a beer and listen to Dr. Jen Sobeck talk about the Harvard Computers, a group a women who mapped the sky. Afterward, Dr. Elizabeth Tasker will talk about alternative livable planets, or "Earth 2.0."

71. Hot Box
Settle in for an evening of storytelling, music, and poetry from Red Light Lit Collective (whose readers include Kelsey Kundera, Nathan Langston, Jennifer Lewis, Olivia Pepper, and Sheba Queen). Afterward, stick around for a panel discussion on sex and cannabis with Van der Pop.

72. Re:Acclimating: Music and Words
In conjunction with Re:Acclimating, Paul Cheoketen Wagner will tell stories and play Native flute. He'll also converse with executive director Kelly Dylla about art and activism.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

FESTIVALS

73. Everett Film Festival
When it was created in 1997, the Everett Women’s Film Festival was dedicated to "highlighting the strength, humor, and creativity of women through provocative and entertaining films." Over the years, the festival has expanded its vision by presenting films not only made by women, but also those that shed light on the lives of women from various cultures, times, and experiences.

PERFORMANCE

74. Morgan McMichaels
Morgan McMichaels, seen in pop music videos by the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga as well as RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, will put on a colorful show at this Capitol Hill venue.

75. Woody Shticks's Maniac
Woody Shticks' new show (after Schlong Song) will trace the enticing tale of Butch Woods, an exercise maniac with dreams to become a VHS star. But will he stay sane enough to pull off his ambition?

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

ART

76. Ko Kirk Yamahira
Seattle artist (by way of London, Tokyo, and LA) Ko Kirk Yamahira delicately dissects canvas in a play on the distinctions between two- and three-dimensional art forms and an exploration of color and texture. See his work at the Frye's new show.
Opening Friday

77. MishMash
One artist will create a background and the other will paint a foreground in this collaborative show.
Opening Friday

PERFORMANCE

78. Afterwords
In this dramatic musical, a war reporter goes through her mentor's diaries after he's killed on the job and discovers a mysterious love affair that leads her to find two artist sisters.

79. Next to Normal
An architect dad, a stay-at-home mom, and two wise-cracking teens make up a seemingly "perfect" American family. But that isn't so, since the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal explores the perspectives of each character, "presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart."

80. Young Manic / I Wanted To Be On Broadway
Amy J Lambert's production promises "Cunningham-style modern dance, a few show tunes, and a glitzy light installation" in a dance dramatization of childhood dreams and adult disappointment and perseverance.

SATURDAY

ART

81. Bob Ross Night
Maybe stream a few Boss Ross episodes to build your artistic confidence and tranquility, then participate in a painting contest to win prizes for best, worst, and funniest "happy trees."

82. Saturday University: Racism, Vulgar and Polite
This talk, subtitled "The Discriminatory Inclusion of Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during WWII," will be given by Takashi Fujitani from the University of Toronto.

COMEDY

83. It's Totally Not Me, It's You.
Partake in an evening of musical comedy by Carly OMFG if you're "intrigued by the world of online dating, want to cry at misogynistic YouTube comments, and/or practice intersectional feminism."

84. Jo Koy
Comic Jo Koy, who you may recognize as a round-table regular on Chelsea Lately, will stop in Seattle on his Break the Mold tour.

85. Relationship Status
Play a round of Dating Profile Bingo, watch comedians drunk dial their exes, and go on "blind dates" with other members of the audience.

COMMUNITY

86. 206 Zulu 14th Anniversary Party
Local nonprofit 206 Zulu will celebrate their 14th year as a Seattle community pillar with a B-Boy/B-Girl competition and live performances by The High Children and the NW Portablists. Whoever wins tonight will be awarded cash prizes and a chance to advance to the bracket for the NW Sweet 16 XI Seattle Championships hosted by Outshine Productions and 206 Zulu later in March.

87. Orangutan 50th Birthday Party
The Zoo's oldest resident, beloved orangutan Chinta, is turning 50 years old. Watch as she and her fellow orangutans are showered with gift-wrapped presents full of streamers, flowers, birthday cake, and Chinta's favorite treats. Plus, for humans, there will be complimentary cake pops, a meet and greet with animal care staff, opportunities to learn "fascinating biofacts," and free collectible Chinta cards.

88. State of Africatown 2018
The fifth annual State of Africatown will cover the accomplishments of the year, as well as the challenges facing the African American and African Diaspora community in 2018 and beyond.

89. We Are History Keepers: A Workshop on Preserving the Cultural and Historical Record of Our Community
Learn how to preserve historical records (including photographs, papers, and oral histories) in this day of workshops.

FESTIVALS

90. FIUTS CulturalFest Performance Showcase
University of Washington students from all over will dance, sing, and show off more talents in celebration of the international diversity of the student body. This event is part of CulturalFest, a Foundation for International Understand Through Students initiative, which aims to foster global connections and culture.

FOOD & DRINK

91. BBQ Boot Camp: Brisket and Booze
Learn how to master the art of brisket-smoking at home from Rudy Ramirez and Tyler Allwine. Participants will trim and season Oregon-raised Painted Hills briskets, learn proper smoking techniques, and find out what to do with leftover meat and trim. There will be plenty of meaty snacks to graze on during the workshop, including chili, freshly ground brisket burgers, and smoked brisket hash, along with libations.

92. Inaugural Anderson School Winter Beer Festival
The inaugural winter version of McMenamin's summer beer fest includes 50 handcrafted ales and ciders from McMenamins and other local producers and live music from the Industrials, the Rusty Neils Duo, and Falcon Heart.

93. Trolley Bar Crawl
Gear up for Saint Paddy's Day by hitting up three different pubs by way of the Jameson Jitney trolley. Passengers will receive a Jameson visor and mason jar, a formal tasting at the first stop led by "Seattle's one and only Jameson specialist," three drink tokens, admission to an after party, and more.

94. Truffle Dinner with Noses for Nonprofits
Truffles are incorporated into every dish in this seven-course dinner benefiting Noses For Nonprofits, which uses trained dogs to sniff out rare truffles in order to support charitable causes.

GEEK & GAMING

95. DigITal Archaeology Day
Discover historical relics (from a sunken airplane found in the ocean to the U.S.S. Indianapolis) through virtual reality tools used by archeologists. Then, apply what you've learned to GIS mapping and 3D modeling exercises before watching a screening of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

MUSIC

96. Brazilian Carnaval 2018: Mardi Gras!
Eduardo and Ana Paula Mendonça present this Seattle-based celebration of Brazilian Carnaval (an annual festival with parades, dancing, singing, and celebration that happens before Lent begins) that will take into account issues of power, racial exclusion, and social inequality. Attendees will get to experience a wide variety of region- and culture-specific Brazilian music and dance.

97. Prom Date Mixtape: Valentine's Day Special
Let '80s new wave and synth-pop tribute group Prom Date Mixtape take you back a few decades for their very special Valentine's Day edition show.

98. Wonderland: Queen of Twisted Hearts
Give into revelry and kookiness at this mad-tea-party-esque post-Valentine's dance party.

PERFORMANCE

99. Academy of Burlesque: Burlesque 101 Graduation Recital
Miss Indigo has diligently trained a group of burlesque hopefuls for six weeks, and now they're ready for their debut, some of them "for the very first time onstage!" Come applaud the fledgling sexpots at two performances.

READINGS & TALKS

100. Bryant Johnson: The RGB Workout
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, will give a signing of his book The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too! before offering a short demonstration of the fitness programs he designed for the Supreme Court icon.

101. Nancy Lord: pH
Join writer, naturalist, and historian Nancy Lord as she shares her latest book, pH: A Novel, and describes the phenomenon of ocean acidification.

102. PNA Book Exchange
Trade your gently used books for ones you want more. Acceptable genres include mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, childrens', and cookbooks.

SPORTS & RECREATION

103. Just Can't Hit Enough
The Rainier Roller Girls will take on Overbeaters Anonymous in an '80s-themed bout. Show up donning big hair and vibrant polyester to cheer on your team.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

104. Gold, Gem, and Mineral Show
The Washington Prospectors Mining Association presents a rock collector's dream at this gold, gem, and mineral show. The festival features presentations covering a variety of prospecting subjects (the first stage of geological analysis), plus prospecting equipment dealing, gold, rock and gem dealers, product displays, and more.

105. Seattle Home Show
See hundreds of displays of home and garden products, attend “Meet the Experts” seminars, learn about the latest trends in building products and materials, taste wine, and make some arts and crafts for your home.

SUNDAY

ART

106. Carol Rashawnna Williams: Redefining Black Art
Artist Carol Rashawnna Williams and writer Beverly Aarons will host a conversation on black art amidst Williams's paintings.

COMMUNITY

107. Rope Bondage for Lovers
Babeland sex educators will show the ropes of beginner bondage techniques.

FILM

108. Hempfest Night at the Movies!
Hempfest will screen a documentary called No Prison for Pot, about Americans incarcerated during the ongoing struggle for weed legalization. There will be a raffle to support a prisoner, Jimmy Romans.

MUSIC

109. The Neil Youngs and the Harvest Moon Band
Feel that Dust Bowl spirit with an evening of classic rock from the Pacific Northwest’s premier Neil Young tribute show, The Neil Youngs & the Harvest Moon Band, comprised of seven seasoned professional musicians.

110. R&B LIVE: Seattle Edition with Love & Hiphop New York's Lil' Mo
Touring music event series R&B Live will kick off their Seattle edition with a feature by Love & Hiphop New York star Lil' Mo and live performances of her hit singles "Superwoman," "4 Ever," "30 Minutes," and more.

111. Super Big Ego Karaoke
Stow away any modesty you may possess to sing your heart out for the chance to win trophies.

112. Translating Music into People Power
At a free show with local funk band Lettuce, attendees can sign a petition that urges government officials to end the cash bail system.

PERFORMANCE

113. Jose Amador: Ague
In a workshop of a new solo play by José Amador, an uninsured man pays a visit to a hospital that takes in emergency patients who are down on their luck.

114. Tails from the Morgue: A Love Macabre
Join hostess Morgue Anne for a burlesque show that explores "dark loves and terrifying romances." Performers include Maggie McMuffin, Whisper DeCorvo, Tawdry Quirks, Little Bear, Katya Starin, Cybele Leon, Scandal From Bohemia, and Vincent Milay.