Party decadently at the 11th annual Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball this weekend, which will feature belly dancers, contortionists, aerial acts from Duo Rêves (pictured), a costume contest, and a lush dessert bar. Venice is Sinking via Facebook
Our arts critics have already recommended 65 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 40 best music shows, 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 a '90s TV happy hour to Live Nerd Dancers, and from the Victorian Heritage Festival in Port Townsend to the yoga- and arts-focused SAMSARAFEST in Enumclaw. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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TUESDAY

COMEDY

1. An Evening with Kevin Smith
Enjoy an evening of slacker entertainment from Kevin Smith, director of Clerks I and II, Dogma, and other movies for stoned people.

FOOD & DRINK

2. Ivar's 113th Birthday & Photo Contest
On this day, come into any Ivar’s Seafood Bar, Ivar’s Acres of Clams, Ivar’s Salmon House or Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing to wish the legendary local chain's "iconic flounder" Ivar Haglund a happy 113th birthday by saying "Happy birthday, Ivar!" and receive a second entree for $1.13.

3. PDX Dinner with Breakside Brewery
Take a tour of the food truck scene of Portlandia minus the trek with this beer dinner created by Brave Horse Tavern's Chef Bradley Layfield to complement the eclectic beers of Portland's Breakside Brewery, featuring delightfully weird pairings like spiral fried pickles with pimento cheese ranch, bulgogi tacos with collard green kimchi, and fermented butternut tartine with shaved Mexican chocolate.

4. Wolf and Woman 4 Course Dinner
Chef Kaci Goff (formerly of Hitchcock and Navy Strength) and chef Brandon Waddell are behind this new pop-up series, which unites locally sourced food, artwork, and influences from fine dining, Malaysian, and Spanish cuisines.

GEEK & GAMING

5. Nerd Nite
Nerd Nite Seattle is known for bringing fun, geeky science and tech events into bars. Every lineup is different, and every time they tackle a stimulating new topic. As they put it: "be there and be square." Tonight's theme is "Ga(y)me On!," and will feature a panel of "local Game Masters who will discuss running inclusive games that are queer, trans and non-binary friendly." Outsider Comics will also host a pop-up shop, so bring cash.

MUSIC

6. Spring Equinox Sound Salon
Expect an evening of dovetailing experimental sound and noise acts, like House Red, Rectrix, A Light Among Many, Pink Void, Kole Galbraith, and OKA amnesia, just in time for the vernal equinox.

PERFORMANCE

7. Tent Talk: Charly Castors
Moisture Festival acrobat Charly Castors will speak about the history and international varieties of the circus.

READINGS & TALKS

8. Built to Last: How Companies Endure
For this book, 12 authors each researched one long-lived company to extract lessons on resilience. Folio member Richard Pelletier, one of the contributors, will discuss his findings with branding expert Ted Leonhardt.

9. Dr. Carl Haber: Seeing Voices: Using Light to Restore and Preserve Early Recorded Sound
Before magnetic tape recording became popular in the 1950s, most recordings were made on mechanical media such as wax, foil, shellac, lacquer, and plastic. Join Dr. Carl Haber as he talks about how light (or "non-contact optical metrology") can be used to restore the audio content of these old materials.

10. Global Reading Challenge
Between November and early February, nine teams of fourth- and fifth-graders from Seattle Public Schools each read 10 books, which they were quizzed on. Join them as they compete for the top spot in the citywide final of the 23rd annual Global Reading Challenge.

11. Joe Riis: BeWild Speaker Series
Count on wildlife filmmaker and photographer Joe Riis, a Photography Fellow at National Geographic, for beautiful images of animals crossing the continents. He'll be signing his photo book Yellowstone Migrations, published by the "conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books," Braided River.

12. Leonard Mlodinow: Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change
Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow will lecture on human neurological adaptability to new sources of information and new technologies, sharing research from his book Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change.

13. Till Tonight
Till (the writer's residency for the people) will host a special edition of this friendly, inclusive writing session at Mount Analogue, where you can take inspiration from the current exhibition Museum of the Irrational Self.

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE

14. Ride the Cyclone
In this macabre musical comedy, a teenage chamber choir is trapped in fairground purgatory after a roller coaster accident kills them all. Rachel Rockwell will direct this 5th Ave/ACT co-production, which the New York Times called "a delightfully weird and just plain delightful show."

WEDNESDAY

FOOD & DRINK

15. Trap Kitchen Cookout Tour: Seattle
Malachi, a.k.a. "Chef Spank," and his best friend Roberto, a.k.a. "Sous Chef News," members of rival gangs (Crips and Bloods, respectively), decided to partner up to create the "underground culinary sensation" Trap Kitchen, a wildly popular Compton-based pop-up and catering company that counts Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, and SZA among its fans. Now, they're making a stop in Seattle. Cool Nutz will host and DJ Fatboy will provide the soundtrack.

16. A Vodka Tasting, an Art Gallery & a Book Launch in a Distillery
Join author Laura Hartema (who will read from her new memoir, Bering Sea Strong: How I Found Solid Ground on Open Ocean), artist Lindsey Malo (who will present her first public art series, Siren), and artisan distiller Ian MacNeil for a night of literature, art, libations, and food from 13 Coins.

MUSIC

17. Dio Disciples
Exactly what the name implies, Dio Disciples are disciples and ex-bandmates of hard rock and metal legend Ronnie James Dio. They'll play cover tracks that will shake the rafters.

18. Electric Equinox
Celebrate the official coming of spring at this electronic dance party. Local artists include Kylmyys, Your City Sleeps, Extraordinary Pigeons, Tubbs & Oats, Rahikka, and Uglyhead.

19. F*MS
Benefitting the National MS Society, this show with local rock groups Bruiser Brody, Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage, and Woodshed will raise money and awareness for the fight against multiple sclerosis.

20. Piano Starts Here: The Music of Geri Allen & Muhal Richard Abrams
Piano Starts Here as a series showcases the work of musical icons who contributed to the knowledge and appreciation of the instrument. This iteration celebrates Geri Allen and Muhal Richard Abrams, both vast contributors to the American canon of modern piano composition and performance and leaders of the avant-garde. Musicians for the evening will be playing on the Royal Room's Steinway B grand piano.

PERFORMANCE

21. Arcadia Seattle Grand Opening
Celebrate the opening of the new arts space Arcadia (and the spring equinox) by touring the studio, taking in aerial performances, hearing live Kurdish drum music, and more.

22. Galileo Dialogues
This annual "rediscovery" of Galileo's story highlights the Italian polymath's influence on science and culture. The program also includes a staged reading of Time and Time Again, a new play by Natalie Copeland.

READINGS & TALKS

23. A.I. and Automation in the Workforce of Tomorrow
Artificial Intelligence and automation are becoming more prevalent in our lives all the time, and people have a lot of questions. A big one: How will these machines affect the labor market? Get some answers from Artefact Group's Rob Girling, Microsoft researcher Ece Kamar, Google researcher Dan Liebling, Avanade Innovation Labs' Aaron Reich, Uber public affairs manager Caleb Weaver, and angel investor Cesar Keller.

24. Aminatta Forna
Novelist Aminatta Forna, Scottish-born author of The Hired Man and the memoir The Devil That Danced on Water, will read from Happiness, a story about an American scientist studying urban foxes in London and her growing friendship with a Ghanaian psychiatrist who's in the same city to deliver a lecture on trauma.

25. Gravel: A Reading Series
This casual monthly reading series will feature both local and out-of-town writers and poets. For the inaugural reading, hear from Amber Nelson, Becky Mandelbaum, and Jerrod E. Bohn.

SPORTS & RECREATION

26. Spring Equinox Singing Bowl Yoga Sound Bath
Indulge in the healing sound of Tibetan Singing Bowls with special poses and techniques that "coincide with the energy of the spring season."

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

PERFORMANCE

27. Crowns
In Regina Taylor's Crowns, a young woman finds community in a group of women who "transcend place and time to infuse her with stories of faith, fortitude and pride."

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

MUSIC

28. Bach in the Subways 2018
Every year for Bach’s birthday, a worldwide community of classical musicians gathers at a variety of spaces to share their love of the composer's music and appreciation for the art form. In Seattle, there will be performances at venues like the Central Library and Beacon Hill Station.

THURSDAY

ART

29. Beb Reynol
Join photojournalist Beb Reynol, who uses his art to spread awareness of armed conflicts and other issues underreported by the media around the world, for a lecture. He has headed programs to train photographers in an anti-child-labor campaign, worked with Afghan photojournalists to cover local stories, and contributed to the Afghanistan Development & Peace Research Organization.

30. Nordic Ventures: Danish Modern Design
Learn the history of Danish architecture and furniture design and its influence on modern Northwest spaces.

COMMUNITY

31. Women's History Panel
This discussion focused on gender equality in the workplace will feature King County sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, Customs & Border Patrol officer Renee Archer, U.S. Coast Gaurd CDR Shallip, and others.

FILM

32. After Dark Happy Hour: Must See (90s) TV
For a shameless night of '90s television binging, take in episodes of your favorite TV shows of the recent past, from Friends to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to X Files. The evening doubles as a happy hour for your snacking and sipping pleasure. Oh, and don't forget to dress as your favorite character.

33. Frankenstein: Page to Screen
To mark the bicentennial of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein (published in 1818), join an in-depth analysis of the novel and the film, TV, and art that it inspired. SIFF programmer and self-proclaimed Frankenstein fanatic Dan Doody will lead the page-to-screen discussion.

34. The Totally 90s Sing-Along
Quit playin' games with my heart; say you'll be there. Sing along with vintage music videos and order some food from "the most fun movie theater in Seattle."

FOOD & DRINK

35. Author Talk: Eats of Eden by Tabitha Blankenbiller
Seattle native Tabitha Blankenbiller will discuss her debut book, a "foodoir" about "a year of attempting to write a novel, and the daily life, occasional revelations and passions that feed, distract, complicate, and enrich that process—in the author's case, constant detours into the kitchen," stuffed with essays and recipes. Blankenbiller will read from her book, answer questions, and sign copies.

36. Pine Box Sixth Anniversary Party
The mortuary turned watering hole celebrates turning six with the release of its sixth annual "Nail in the Coffin" anniversary beer, a fruit sour brewed and blended by pFriem Family Brewers, available by the bottle and on draft. Plus, they'll bring back past Nails in the Coffin brews from anniversaries past and pluck other special surprises from the depths of their cellar.

MUSIC

37. Astrol Waters, Nauticult, Astro King Phoenix
Astrol Waters is a psych-jazz collective that never performs the same music twice. They'll seek to pull you into their orbit with additional hiphop guests Nauticult and Astro King Phoenix.

38. Grateful Dead: Europe '72 with Andy Coe, Keith Lowe, Guests
Musicians from the Golden Road, including Andy Coe, Colin Higgins, Keith Lowe, Wayne Horvitz, Paul Moore, and Eric Eagle, will recreate the Grateful Dead experience of their live album Europe '72.

39. Kathy Moore and Alex Guy play Kate Bush's Hounds of Love
Local guitarist Kathy Moore and chamber-pop composer Alex Guy will lead a group of musicians in a tribute to Kate Bush's iconic 1985 album Hounds of Love.

40. Peter Nelson-King: The Magpie's Shadow
Multi-instrumentalist Peter Nelson-King will premiere his new work, The Magpie's Shadow, an expansive cycle of miniatures composed for piano and inspired by Yvor Winter's poem sequence of the same name.

PERFORMANCE

41. Lonely Together
Seattle's "semi-beloved" comedian Emmett Montgomery will preside over a combination dating game/talent show, not exclusive to those looking for romance. Whether you're hoping to find a new love or a new artistic collaborator, or just want to hang out, there will be a space for you.

42. NT Live: Julius Caesar
See a recording of a National Theatre performance of Julius Caesar, starring wonderful actors like Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), David Calder (The Lost City of Z), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), and Ben Whishaw (the new James Bond movies).

READINGS & TALKS

43. Peter Levitt with Shin Yu Pai: Sacred in the Everyday
Alongside writer Shin Yu Pai, a Town Hall Neighborhood Resident this year, Zen teacher Peter Levitt will share poems and speak on human relationships.

44. The Source: Waterfront History with Jennifer Ott of HistoryLink
See a presentation on the history of recreation on the Seattle waterfront by HistoryLink director Jennifer Ott.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

PERFORMANCE

45. We Should Be Women
Women actors from around Seattle will examine the thorny question of Shakespeare's female roles in theater today.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

COMEDY

46. Jason Cheny: Uproar Comedy Recording
Taiwan-born World Series of Comedy winner Jason Cheny draws from his dual heritage to riff on "family, culture, and society" in a set that promises more optimism and cheer than most stand-up.

47. Shane Mauss
Wisconsinite comedian Shane Mauss, host of the science podcast Here We Are, will do a set.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

48. SAMSARAFEST
This four-day festival features a yoga village, healing huts, nature immersion, live music, outdoor activities, workshops, talks, fire circles, and more for anyone in need of a reboot.

GEEK & GAMING

49. Northwest Astrological Conference
If your horoscope is your favorite part of your day, this three-day conference is for you. Learn the basics of astrology, how to navigate lunar charts, how to get published as an astrological writer, and much more.

PERFORMANCE

50. The Darker Side Of The Rainbow
Six queer black artists will create their own myth, free of the stereotypes and expectations imposed on them, in this performance piece with "music, poetry, dancing and singing."

51. Everything in the Garden
This play by Giles Cooper, adapted by Edward Albee, is an extremely dark comedy about a couple trying to keep up with the neighbors.

52. Kayfabe: Scenes from a Squared Ring
After a tragic in-ring accident leaves their father dead, the estranged children of professional wrestler Antaeus gather to hash out his legacy in this family dramedy loosely based on the Labours of Hercules.

53. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience
The theater will adapt Caldecott medalist Mo Willems's book about Wilbur, a naked mole rat who's also a dandy.

54. Visiting Cezanne
After visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016, an unknown artist named Nora Baker is transported to the southern France studio of Paul Cézanne in 1900.

FRIDAY

COMMUNITY

55. Evolving Masculinity: A #MeToo Era Conversation and Workshop
Join local feminist martial arts dojo Jordan Giarratano for a discussion of toxic masculinity and how to challenge it.

56. A Night at the Tony Awards
In anticipation of the June 10 Tony Awards, here's your chance to stroll down the red carpet and revel in 75 years of Broadway's best.

FOOD & DRINK

57. Boots, Barrels and Brews Fundraiser
The fifth annual edition of this brewfest includes beer, wine, spirits, live music from the Honky Tonkers, line dancing, barbecue, and more.

58. Capitol Hill Series Release
Be the first to taste Elysian's Capitol Hill Series release, Salt & Seed (the second of five to be released this year), while dancing to a live set by local peppy rockers Dude York.

MUSIC

59. 1999 Throwback Techno and House Night
Take it all the way back to 1999 with this night of tech and house jams from featured guest masters Riz Rollins and Erin O'Connor-Drew, with resident selectors David Lowe, Julie Herrera, and Trinitron playing vinyl-only gems.

60. A Brief History of The String Quartet
The San Francisco-based Sylvestris Quartet will perform a witty and educational program detailing the many enduring qualities of the string quartet throughout classical music history, armed only with two violins, a viola, and a cello.

PERFORMANCE

61. An Evening with Groucho
Frank Ferrante's portrayal of Groucho Marx features the comedy legend's famous one-liners, anecdotes, and songs (including “Hooray for Captain Spalding” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady") accompanied by an onstage pianist. Expect plenty of audience participation.

SPORTS & RECREATION

62. An Evening with Gerard Vroomen
Seattle cycling fanatics: Don't miss your chance to meet Gerard Vroomen, co-founder of Cervélo, OPEN Cycles, and overall aero road bike innovator. After a happy hour and presentation, Vroomen will take your questions.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

COMEDY

63. Toxic Shock: Erotic Intuition
Titillate your queer tastes at this "erotic thriller sketch comedy show" incorporating dance, video, and tropes from sexy '90s crime movies.

PERFORMANCE

64. Smoke & Dust
Meet the scandalous Barbara Strozzi, whose ambition and musical talent make her chafe against the sexist strictures of the 17th century. In this play, Strozzi's life and body of musical work parallels a modern story about a woman similarly facing down a society that wants to hem her in.

65. Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd ranks up there with the very darkest musicals, but you can't deny the addictive gleefulness of songs like "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Worst Pies in London," and "God That's Good." A mad barber returns to smoggy Victorian London after a prison spell, and—with the help of an enterprising meat pie-shop owner—converts his annihilating rage at humanity into a lucrative and tasty business.

READINGS & TALKS

66. Yoni Ki Baat
Watch South Asian actors present Yoni Ki Baat, a take on The Vagina Monologues, an annual event that this year is directed by Uma Rao. They say: "Yoni is a complex word: it is used to refer to the vagina or vulva. In Sanskrit it can also mean 'sacred space' and serve as a symbol for divine creative energy." The event is inclusive and acknowledges the complexity of gender.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

67. 3rd Annual $10 Sale
Add to your vintage collection (with 8+ racks of dresses, tops, outerwear, underwear, shoes, purses, velvet, lace, leather, denim, and more, in sizes from 2 to 24) at this three-day super sale.

68. Uniqlo Southcenter Grand Opening
The affordable Japanese clothing retailer is opening a store in the Southcenter mall. Stop by to be the first to peep their fresh merchandise.

FESTIVALS

69. Victorian Heritage Festival
This annual festival in Port Townsend celebrates the quaint Northwest seaport's Victorian roots. From tea and shortbread to the speculation of Jules Verne, the festival commemorates the spirit of the town as it was in the 1980s. This year's theme is "Victorian Dreams."

FILM

70. SIXR Cinematic VR Challenge #6
Budding directors, choreographers, actors, programmers, artists, musicians, and anyone else are invited to contribute to a 48-hour experimental reality installation. Participants will split into teams and create five minutes of 360 and immersive film.

PERFORMANCE

71. The Boys from Syracuse
Delight to sprightly songs (many of which have entered the canon) from Rogers and Hart's screwball musical adaptation of Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors, courtesy of Showtunes Theatre.

72. Diastole/Systole
A quartet of dancers will maintain a sense of urgency while experimenting with ideas of "space, contraction and expansion" in front of a projected background, taking off from a sculpture by Polina Lutzenco.

73. Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter and the Starcatcher is a Tony Award-winning play about Peter Pan's backstory—written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker, and based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Kids and adults can enjoy the story of little orphan Peter, the "Starcatcher" Molly, a trunk full of magic starstuff, and an evil pirate.

SATURDAY

ART

74. Black Arts Love Mixer and Marketplace
Celebrate black arts and culture by shopping for goods from local makers (including Adika Bell Artwork, Avon & African Bracelets by Tiji Murphy, Catrice, Dibble Dabble Art by Jess, Em Dog, and Headwraps by Kim) and grazing on food while a live DJ spins.

75. Diamonds & Gold Tour: The Art Deco Skyscraper Northwest Style
Learn the history behind the gorgeous local post-war architecture of the 1920s, when architects began fusing "modern structural advances with beautiful, lively, organic designs" to create the Art Deco style. The tour will visit lush lobbies and ornate commercial buildings like the Exchange Building, the Seattle Tower, and the Washington Athletic Club.

76. Seattle Center Arena Design Open House
Learn about the ongoing design process of the new Seattle Center Arena and share your own ideas at this open house.

COMEDY

77. Sinbad
Sinbad will, presumably, continue sharing tales of everyday life.

COMMUNITY

78. Decolonizing Our Activism
Idle No More Washington will host a day-long workshop series that focuses on bringing environmental education, awareness, and activism to a larger and more diverse demographic by presenting it through the work of indigenous community members and aiming to decentralize the traditionally white-centering work of this particular narrative. This four-part series will include "The History of Colonization" (Native American colonization), "Healing Historical Trauma," "Spiritual Activism," and "The 7th Fire" (lessons in allyship). There will be also be a potluck lunch, so bring some food or beverages to share.

79. Navruz
Feast on Central Asian cuisine and enjoy dancing and a fashion show in celebration of the Persian New Year. Dessert is served potluck-style, so bring sweets or fruit to share.

80. Polish Spring Bazaar
Poland is no stranger to fine pottery, dinnerware, and linens. Peruse these and more Polish goods (like crystal bowls and vases, amber and silver jewelry, crafts, books, and Easter eggs) while you enjoy traditional Polish dishes served by waiters in Polish folk costumes. Polish choir Vivat Musica will sing all the while.

81. Tartan Ball
Raise a pint to Scottish song and dance at the 55th annual Tartan Ball, featuring live music by the Clan Gordon, Clan Macleay, and Keith Highlanders pipe bands.

82. Teen Action Fair
Are you a teen? Find out how you can make a difference in local and global issues you care about (such as youth homelessness, the refugee crisis, and clean water) through hands-on activities, live performances, exhibits, and youth-related organizations.

83. Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2018
The word "decadence" comes from the Latin root meaning "to fall," which sort of explains why it refers both to decay and the surrender to ultimate, immoral luxury. So keep the image of Venice falling into its own beautiful, dirty canals and party away with belly dancers, contortionists, opera singer José Iñiguez, shibari riggers, Gansango African dancers and drummers, Luminous Pariah the boylesque artist—and of course, lots of lush dessert from Lady Yum and gelato from Gelatiamo at the Marie Antoinette Dessert Bar (not sure what she had to do with Venice, but why not). There's also a costume contest limited to 75 participants and extra perks for VIP ticket-holders, including a raffle, macarons, a pasta bar, and a free photoshoot. Note: YOU MUST wear a mask.

FOOD & DRINK

84. addo Ballard: Smørrebrød
Besides being known for the hygge phenomenon and being one of the happiest countries in the world, Denmark is also known for its smørrebrød, open-faced sandwiches on dense rye bread with toppings or spreads. At this pop-up, addo chef Eric Rivera, who fell in love with smørrebrød while living in Copenhagen, will present a five-course tasting menu of Northwest ingredients on homemade rye.

85. Butchery 103: Pork Quarters and Lunch
If you've ever wanted to learn how to butcher like a pro, here's your chance. Butcher and chef Kristina Glinoga (Matt's in the Market, Bateau) will demonstrate basic butchery techniques and explain everything from sustainable sourcing to cooking techniques. You'll get to enjoy snacks, coffee, and "belly-warming lunch" made from the animal butchered in class and go home with a few pounds of meat and a recipe booklet.

86. Trolley Bar Crawl
Keep the St. Patrick's Day merriment going 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.

MUSIC

87. Cuff's 25th Anniversary with Danny Verde
Iconic gay bar Cuff will celebrate its 25th year of operations on Capitol Hill this weekend with a night of selections by Miami Beach-based DJ and producer Danny Verde.

88. Decks Out For Harambe 2: Spin Break
Taking inspiration from a problematic meme from several years ago, Decks Out For Harambe 2: Spin Break promises a "one of a kind fusion night," with trap, hiphop, and electronic music spun across the main and side stages.

89. Highway 99 IPA Release Party with Left Hand Smoke and Buckets of Rain
Sip the new small batch Highway 99 Blues Club IPA (brewed by John Sleight and Four Generals Brewing) while tapping your feet to blues and country with Left Hand Smoke and Buckets of Rain.

90. Honk! Spring Fling Fundraiser
To raise funds for this summer's Honk! Fest West (a free festival that features live fanfare performances), join local bands Actionesse, the Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, Butt Dial, Neon Brass Party, Filthy Femcorps, Rise Up! Action Band, and Noise Assault for a rowdy show.

91. John Paul Sharp: Stories and Songs of Love and Healing
Singer-songwriter John Paul Sharp will perform 10 original love songs with support from guest vocalists Saya Jean and Jason Dooley. Before that, Stephany Hazelrigg and her daughter Malayla Amada will play music, Leila Marie Ali will recite slam poetry, and visual artist Andee Taylor will premiere a collection of her recent photographs.

92. Metalachi, El Steiner, The Falcons of Fine Dining, Ghenes
Metalachi make high-flying, virtuosic, bare-chested metal incorporating traditional mariachi tunes and instruments like trumpet, guitarrón, and violin. They'll be joined by El Steiner, the Falcons of Fine Dining, and Ghenes.

93. Petra and the Wolf
Inspired by Clyde Geronimi's 1946 fairytale Peter and the Wolf, Lionheart Youth Theatre will be joined by Universal recording artist Mother Falcon and the puppeteers of Glass Half Full Theatre for their own version: Petra and the Wolf.

PERFORMANCE

94. Kristina Dillard: The Literary Dances
Choreographer Kristina Dillard uses spoken word and movement to create audio-visual vignettes of literary excerpts. As the dancers' movements change, so do their voices.

95. Make America Glitter Again
Local cabaret performer Carlotta Shakin is turning 35 years old, which means she's old enough to run for president. Join her, Lulu LaLune, Tawdry Quirks, Nip Slip Cheerio, Little Bear, and others for the sparkly campaign party of your dreams. VIP ticket-holders get birthday cake.

96. Snow White
Bruce Wells's choreography and Oskar Nedbal's music retell the story of Snow White, her small-statured friends, the poison apple, and the reviving kiss in ballet. Students of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School will perform this hour-long, narrated version.

97. Spitoonshine by Drop The Root Beer & Run
Saddle up for an evening of "absurdist Americana lore." The comics will explore everything from "the mysteries of a horse's mind" to "the truth about snake oil."

QUEER

98. Bi Women Past & Present
For Women's History Month, learn the stories of influential bisexual women and talk about bisexual women's issues through presentations, workshops, and open discussions.

READINGS & TALKS

99. Takami Nieda
In Takami Nieda's GO, Sugihara is a Korean student in a Japanese high school who learns to defend himself against bullies. Things change when he meets and falls in love with another student named Sakurai, who shares Sugihara's love of classical music. Join the author for a reading.

100. The United States of Rome
Poets Rebecca Hoogs, David D. Horowitz, and Rebecca Meredith will read recent work, focusing on Ancient Rome and its relationship to the contemporary United States. Afterwards, stick around for trivia and a discussion of Roman history with David.

RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY

101. March For Our Lives
Have we finally reached the tipping point for halting appalling gun violence against children in America? The increasingly fed-up younger generation thinks so, and in Seattle, high school students and supporters will protest en masse against the lack of legislative action taken against gun violence. Join March For Our Lives to show solidarity with the survivors of the Parkland shooting and declare that safety in schools is more important than the NRA's interpretation of the Second Amendment. The March will begin in Cal Anderson Park and culminate in a rally at KeyArena.

SPORTS & RECREATION

102. Tacoma Mud Run
Run along the trails and city streets, jump over obstacles, and get muddy at this family friendly two-mile event.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

103. Best of the Northwest
This annual spring art and fine craft show features work from over 100 Northwest artists and artisans, from jewelry and clothing to glassware and chocolates. For the 30th annual edition, Sally Simmons and Linda Thorson are the featured artists.

FOOD & DRINK

104. Free Ramen at Uniqlo
The first 100 customers to buy a Ramen UT tee will get a free bowl of Hokkaido Santouka ramen.

SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

105. The Landing Party
To celebrate the release of their new album Lost Time, Close Encounter will throw a (mini) music festival in Georgetown featuring their local psych pop, dream pop, soul, funk, and rock band buddies.

106. Seattle French Fest
Celebrate French-speaking cultures at this annual festival, featuring presentations, food, and activities from British Columbia to Belgium to Senegal.

FILM

107. All Things Must Pass
In All Things Must Pass, actor/filmmaker Colin Hanks explores the rise and fall of Sacramento-based music retailer Tower Records. While you watch, sip a $5 bloody Mary, mimosa, or beer.

108. Cine City
Jeffrey Robert, the Gay Uncle, will preside over this screening of local short films. Plus, there will be comedy and trivia.

109. Now Is the Time—Health Care for Everybody
See a screening of Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody to learn about healthcare equality in the U.S. After the film, Physicians for a National Health Program of Western Washington's Dana Iorio and Rich Lague will lead a discussion.

FOOD & DRINK

110. Author Talk "Shaya" with Alon Shaya
The cookbook/memoir Shaya tells the serpentine story of how chef Alon Shaya went from Israel to Philadelphia to Italy to Israel again and ended up in New Orleans, and how the Creole-influenced Israeli cuisine he cooks at his restaurants Shaya, Domenica, and Pizza Domenica came to be. At this talk, he'll discuss his culinary influences and the effect cooking has had on his life and sign copies of his book. A recipe from his first book will also be served.

111. Polish Spring Market
At this spring market, load up on Polish crafts and treats, from pączki to pierogi.

112. Sunday Brunch Pop-Up: Waffles, Doughnuts, and Beer Cocktails
Lowercase Brewing and Side Hustle Coffee & Doughnuts team up for this brunch pop-up featuring waffles and doughnuts that incorporate spent grain, maple syrup with Lowercase's eSB ale, and specialty beer cocktails.

113. Tanqueray No. Ten Presents: Ramos Gin Fizz-Off
Eight of the best bartenders in Washington will vie to be crowned the best Ramos Gin Fizz-maker around. There'll also be Tanqueray No. 10 specials, food specials, giant Jenga, and corn hole.

114. Whiskey & Waffles
This waffle bar will feature boozier-than-usual toppings (including lemon-raspberry prosecco sauce and bourbon-soaked peaches) in honor of Waffle Day.

GEEK & GAMING

115. Live Nerd Dancers
Annie Position, Beau Briefs, Dinah Saur, Mercy Stackhouse, Momo La vein, Morgue Anne, Scandal from Bohemia, and other performers promise to dazzle even the nerdiest of audience members with acts that tackle "a myriad of fandoms."

116. Pokemon Go Community Day
Calling all Pokemon trainers: Legions of Bulbasaur will be spawning and Cafe Racer will have three Poke stops in range. While you're there, enjoy food and drink specials while throw your Poke balls around.

MUSIC

117. Bach and Pancakes
Join marimba player Erin Jorgensen as she performs a Bach suite, followed by a pancake breakfast.

PERFORMANCE

118. Community Ritual
This is a companion event to Alice Gosti's Material Deviance in Contemporary American Culture, in which visitors are invited to bring items they want to discard.

119. Drunken Owl Theatre
For this round of Drunken Owl Theatre, hear live music, stand-up comedy, and readings of four short plays by local playwrights. This month's plays include "Office Hours” by Bryan Harnetiaux, "Dudes of Summer” by Peter Adum, “Half Moon Inn” by John Ruoff, and “The School Conference” by Kevin Haring.

SPORTS & RECREATION

120. Big Climb
Do some squats in preparation for this annual climb, where thousands of participants hike up the Columbia Tower's 69 flights of stairs (1,311 steps). Proceeds benefit blood cancer research.

121. Cannabis + Yoga
Take a low-key yoga class (no experience necessary) and learn about pairing cannabis with the practice. You'll be offered a beverage of your choice after the class, as well as free sample of un-infused Mr. Moxey's Mints edibles.

122. Seattle Gaels Open Field Day
Try your hand at Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie—an ancient Irish contact sport—at this free field day.