Check out work from over 100 Northwest artists and artisans and grab food from food trucks at the 30th annual Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday. Karen Watson

Panicking because you haven't yet made plans for the weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry—below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from March For Our Lives to the Hing Hay Park Celebration, and from Orval Day to the Polish Spring Bazaar. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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FRIDAY

FOOD & DRINK

1. 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. Proceeds will benefit Seattle Humane.
(Capitol Hill, free)

2. Free Oyster Fridays
As part of Pearl's March Oyster Madness, get your fill of complimentary oysters while they last, along with paired drink specials from Stella Artois, Casamigos, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and sparkling wines and champagnes.
(Bellevue, free)

3. Molly Moon's Ice Cream Pop-Up
Molly Moon's will hand out free samples of their Optimism Fudge Porter, a malted fudge ice cream made with Optimism Brewing's vanilla- and cocoa- infused Shift porter.
(Capitol Hill, free)

GEEK & GAMING

4. Beer & Board Games
Play tabletop games and sip four-ounce beer samples from Idaho's Payette Brewing Co.
(Queen Anne, $5)

MUSIC

5. Beverly Crusher, Mud On My Bra, The Ram Rams, Rat Queen
High energy riff-lovers Beverly Crusher will tear apart the bar with support sets from Mud On My Bra (who will be releasing their new tape), the Ram Rams, and Rat Queen.
(University District, $7)

6. Bürien, The Heels, DJ Brian Damage
Garage rockers Bürien will instill some '70s vibes into this southside show, with local support by the Heels and DJ Brian Damage.
(Tukwila, $7)

7. The Debaucherauntes
Local five-piece the Debaucherauntes will play their Klezmer fusion with support from El Duo Calentano.
(University District, $8)

8. Ghost Soda, Jake Laundry, Paisley Devil, Lada Laika
Get ready for a night of vaporwave with Ghost Soda, Jake Laundry, paisley devil, Lada Laika, and Darien Shields. Chris Spencer-Cooke will provide the visuals.
(Eastlake, $10)

9. Mind Beams, Skullbot, Kid Leather, The Ludovico Treatment
Seattle groovers Mind Beams make "explosive psychedelic prog magic," and they'll be joined by equally brain-stretching groups Skullbot, Kid Leather, and the Ludovico Treatment.
(Ballard, $8)

10. Nosretep, Fraktal Phantom, Webb/Henneman/McInnis
Hard-driving local trio Nosretep will headline out in the U-District with opening sets from Fraktal Phantom and Webb/Henneman/McInnis.
(University District, $8)

11. Racoma, New Felts
Fairly new indie alt rock group Racoma will headline out in West Seattle with opening support from New Felts.
(West Seattle, $8)

12. Roselit Bone, Hillside '77, Guests
Southern Gothic-style country-gaze band Roselit Bone describe themselves as “Like Marty Robbins meets The Cramps, or a Goblin soundtrack to a spaghetti western, ranchero fantasy meets greased up country in a magical reality." They'll be joined by Hillside '77 and additional guests.
(Pioneer Square, $7/$10)

13. Runaway Symphony, Jason Sees Band, Brian Stai
Hailing from Idaho, Runaway Symphony will play their orchestral folk music for your harmony-craving self.
(Ballard, $10)

14. Trumpet Meditations: Music & Musicians from the Norwegian Arctic
Composer Edvard Grieg is credited with bringing Norwegian music to the world, and so this concert will honor his legacy with a showcase of meditations on the sounds of the Norwegian Arctic, with guest artists Ingrid Eliassen on the trumpet and Ekaterina Isayevskaya on the piano performing both familiar and obscure works by Norwegian composers.
(Ballard, $10 suggested donation)

15. Vendetta Red, SOR Issaquah, Ida Bay
Vendetta Red were Seattle’s entry to the post-At the Drive-In screamo scene; bands that took their frenetic, kicking-and-screaming live show and gave it a studio buffing, imbued with enough emotion and melody for radio appeal. They did indeed have a minor national hit, “Shatterday,” from 2003’s Between the Never and the Now, and they were definitely entertaining live. I recall singer (and only remaining original member) Zach Davidson yelling non sequiturs like “this song’s about huffing glue with god!” between each song at 2005’s Endfest. Periodic reunions with shuffled lineups have yielded little new music, but the “Record Release” billing of this show should pique the curiosity of fans. TODD HAMM
(Belltown, $10)

READINGS & TALKS

16. Dr. Nina Brochmann & Ellen Stokken Dahl: The Wonder Down Under
You may think you know a lot about vaginas, but medical students and sex educators Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl will no doubt have new things to teach you in their book The Wonder Down Under. They add, "More than a user's manual, this book is demystification, and tribute to the vagina that we have been waiting for."
(Rainier Valley, free)

17. Evolving Masculinity: A #MeToo Era Conversation and Workshop
Join Jordan Giarratano, founder of the local feminist martial arts dojo Fighting Chance Seattle, for a discussion of toxic masculinity and how to challenge it.
(Capitol Hill, free)

18. Jennifer Natalya Fink and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Queer local writer Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore will read alongside Jennifer Natalya Fink, whose novel Bhopal Dance won the 2017 Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize.
(Capitol Hill, free)

19. Tess Gallagher and Lawrence Matsuda
Port Angeles writer Tess Gallagher's 12th volume of poetry, Is, Is Not, will be published by Graywolf Press in America in 2019, but you can hear her now at this reading of her graceful, often narrative poetry. Lawrence Mitsuda, a poet and graphic novelist born in the Minidoka concentration camp and preoccupied with Japanese American memory, has collaborated with Gallagher as well as with the artist Roger Shimamura. He is also definitely worth a listen.
(Wallingford, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

20. 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.
(Capitol Hill, free)

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

ART

21. Atari Pains and Eternal Counting
Iraqi American Hiba Jameel has painted "mental Polaroids" of her memories of the Gulf War and interrogates acceptance of military intervention. She'll show work alongside Don Wesley, a veteran who depicts crows representing victims of war.
(Seattle Center, free)
Closing Saturday

22. Erin Armstrong, Carlos Donjuan, and Julia Lambright: Portraiture
These three artists take divergent—and non-literal—approaches to the portrait, eliciting themes of "cultural identity, societal acceptance and self-definition."
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

23. FASD Awareness Through Art
Celebrate the lives and talents of people with FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders) and others with atypical cognition at this art exhibition.
(Seattle Center, free)
Closing Saturday

24. Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination
Ginny Ruffner, with help from new media artist Grant Kirkpatrick, has created a glass and bronze sculpture forest depicting natural and creative regeneration, including "unusually evolved flowers" which spring virtually in handheld devices from glass logs. The spirit of environmental sci-fi optimism is as welcome in visual art as it is in Black Panther. Ruffner has been called "the most irrepressible spirit in Seattle art" by former Stranger art critic Jen Graves; you can also see one of Ruffner's pieces in the Olympic Sculpture Park. JOULE ZELMAN
(South Lake Union, free)
Closing Saturday

25. Maja Petrić
Who knew that there were so many awards for light art? Maja Petrić knows, because she's either won or been nominated for a number of them. A PhD in DXARTS (digital art and experimental media) from University of Washington, she's now the artist in residence of Redmond. Her light boxes collect data through artificial intelligence and transform them into "unstable environments" that evoke the fragmentation and anxiety of her childhood in wartime Yugoslavia. In her hands, light can mirror human movement, the workings of the mind, and even cosmic phenomena. Explore Winston Wächter's back gallery for proof of her artistry. JOULE ZELMAN
(South Lake Union, free)
Closing Saturday

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

ART

26. Melissa Kagerer: Museum of the Irrational Self
Photographer Melissa Kagerer's self-portraits are colorful, dramatic, and odd. In one image, her face is covered with tiny scorpion tattoos and her mouth is stuffed with a yellow plastic chain. In another, she's positioned in front of a leopard print background wearing an ill-fitting wig and braces. Kagerer's work deals with the ambiguity of self-curation. By choosing what we decide to display and what we keep hidden, we are constantly creating and presenting cultivated images that only tell part of the story. The Museum of the Irrational Self invites the viewer into Kagerer's world of fantasy and awkwardness—braces and all. EMILY POTHAST
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Sunday

COMMUNITY

27. Third 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 3-day super sale.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)

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.
(Across Seattle, free)

SATURDAY

ART

29. 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.
(Central District, free admission)

30. 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.
(Seattle Center, free)

31. Womxn's Night
Cornish will showcase work by womxn.
(Belltown, free)

COMMUNITY

32. 43rd District Democratic Caucus
Join the 2018 Democratic Caucus as delegates are elected into the Washington State Democratic Convention.
(University District, free)

33. Balanced Breakfast
At this Seattle music industry meetup, learn how to give an "exceptionally memorable" live performance. The morning will start off with an educational video of live performance coach Tom Jackson before transitioning into an open discussion.
(Seattle Center, free)

34. Community Discussions
Join Seattle Indian Health Board CEO Esther Lucero for an open discussion about the organization.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

35. Emerald Spiral Spring Expo
This "new age fair" features spiritual and metaphysical authors, demonstrations, information on alternative medicine and quantum physics, and plenty of wisdom.
(Kent, free)

36. Eritrean Women’s Day Celebration
The annual Eritrean Women’s Day Celebration will provide free services like dental, Hep C testing, and children's check-ups. There will also be a keynote speaker, a performance by Eritrean Youth Dance Group of Seattle, visual art, and more.
(Central District, free)

37. 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, Easter eggs) while you enjoy traditional Polish dishes served by waiters in Polish folk costumes. Polish choir Vivat Musica will sing all the while.
(Capitol Hill, free)

38. 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.
(Seattle Center, free)

39. A Very Vintage Market
Find antiques, vintage clothing, linens, housewares, furniture, jewelry, and more at this market. There will also be tarot and numerology readings for $20.
(Shoreline, $3)

FESTIVALS

40. Festival of Color
Enjoy music, dancing, food, and lots of powdered colors at this slightly late Holi bash in the park.
(Redmond, free)

FILM

41. Saturday Secret Matinees
Grand Illusion and the Sprocket Society will continue their tradition of pairing an adventure serial with a different secret matinee movie every week. This year, the serial is Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and the theme of the feature film will change every fortnight (maybe they stole the idea from the Stranger's new printing schedule. Though probably not). These themes include "Alien Invasion!," "Swashbuckling Heroes!," "Very Bad Deals," "Twisted Intrigues," "Atomic Monsters," and "Widescreen Thrills." The coolest part, from a film buff point of view? Everything will be presented on 16mm.
(University District, $9)

FOOD & DRINK

42. Orval Day
Orval Day was created by Seattle specialty beer importer Merchant du Vin in honor of the famed 1000-plus-year-old Orval Trappist Ale brewed within the walls of Notre Dame d'Orval Monastery. Merchant du Vin aims to donate $1,000,000 of direct benefit to nonprofit MAP International, which provides humanitarian assistance and relief aid to those in need during disasters, and every glass of Orval sold in March will go towards that goal. Over a dozen Seattle locations will have the beer on tap today, including Brouwer's Cafe (who will also celebrate their 13th anniversary), Full Throttle Bottles (as part of their Pedal to the Metal Fest), and Toronado (who will have a special brunch).
(Various locations, no cover)

MUSIC

43. '90s Music Party with Marina Christopher
Jazz soloist Marina Christopher (who sings and plays bass) will share the stage with Seattle percussionist Chris Patin on drums, and Jeremy Bacon on keys. Wear your '90s garb.
(Columbia City, free)

44. Anjali and The Incredible Kid
After their set at Marymoor Park, Portland Bollywood musicians Anjali and the Incredible Kid will welcome spring with a dance party DJ set on the rooftop patio.
(South Lake Union, free)

45. 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.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

46. 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.
(Sodo, $5/$10)

47. Devils Hunt Me Down, Hundred Loud, Jericho Hill, Upwell
Devils Hunt Me Down, "raised on a diet of psychedelic mushrooms and bear fat," will strive to be the loudest dirt-rockers in Cascadia, but they'll have competition from howling rock forces Hundred Loud, Jericho Hill, and Upwell.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

48. DL Murray, Lyric Divine, Astral Bodiez, Seven Da Pantha, GunsGodsGhosts, Diveyede
If you love Seattle and Olympia hiphop artists equally, catch a Northwest mashup show with DL Murray, Lyric Divine, Astral Bodiez, Seven Da Pantha, GunsGodsGhosts, and Diveyede.
(Tukwila, $5/$8)

49. Favx, Thee Unsound, Baywitch, Mark Brainard
New Spanish noise poppers Favx will celebrate their latest EP, Welfare with local support from Thee Unsound, Baywitch, and Mark Brainard.
(Pioneer Square, $8)

50. Gus Clark & the Least Of His Problems
Crooner Gus Clark and his band will break your heart with their covers of honky-tonk classics by American singer-songwriters.
(Pioneer Square, free)

51. Haute Sauce: Doozy, Gradeay, LouRawk, Swervewon
Get down at this hiphop and dance music DJ night, feauturing DJs Doozy, Gradeay, LouRawk, and Swervewon.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

52. 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.
(Ballard, $10)

53. 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.
(Capitol Hill, free)

54. Launch Party for the Cathedral
Celebrate the launch of the Cathedral, a new event space that donates all of its proceeds to charity, by touring the space, eating and drinking, and hearing from the founders.
(Ballard, free)

55. Parkland Benefit Show
After March For Our Lives, head to a benefit show to show support for the victims of the Parkland shooting and their families. Performers include Ryan Anthony Brooks, Jessie Branch, Kat Alexandra, and William Bird.
(Central District, by donation)

56. Pinkys Out, Chimp, Thee Deception
Seattle group Pinkys Out describe themselves as "just a bunch of little punks," and they'll headline this show of mixed alt rock and high energy punk with Chimp and Thee Deception.
(Shoreline, $10)

57. Season of Strangers, Blurred Out, Blue Sky Black, The Late Style
Seattle-based shoegazers Season of Strangers showcase their brand of dream pop on a U-District stage with Blurred Out, Blue Sky Black, and The Late Style.
(University District, $8)

58. Shining: A Songwriter Showcase + Clothing Drive
Bring new socks, underwear, gloves, and menstrual products to donate to the homeless at this eclectic singer-songwriter showcase. Local performers include Carlarans, Momma Nikki, Sheila Cherese, ATHR, and Devin Harris.
(Rainier Valley, pay what you can)

59. Silver Torches, Maltby, Heatmaps
Silver Torches (a.k.a. Seattle-based songwriter Erik Walters) will be joined by Maltby and Heatmaps for a night of solo project work.
(University District, $10)

60. Stereo Creeps, Suitcase, Electric NoNo
Stereo Creeps will provide the scuzzy rock for the evening, and join psych-out forces with Suitcase and Electric NoNo.
(Georgetown, $10)

PERFORMANCE

61. Hing Hay Park Celebration
See colorful lion dances, a demonstration by Northwest Kung Fu & Fitness, and a performance by the Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team while you graze on food at this free celebration of the park's recent expansion.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

62. 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.
(Edmonds, $10)

QUEER

63. 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.
(Capitol Hill, free)

READINGS & TALKS

64. Michael David Lukas: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo
This novel follows the winding history of a literature student in search of his past, which involves a Muslim family whose men serve as watchmen to a synagogue in Cairo. The young man's Jewish-Muslim heritage is also tied to the story of two British sisters from the turn of the century, who were on a quest for sacred texts.
(Capitol Hill, free)

65. Moorea Seal: The 52 Lists for Happiness
Moorea Seal, the Seattle author, designer, and retailer behind mooreaseal.com, will sign copies of The 52 Lists Project, a journal meant to inspire a year's worth of productive list-making.
(Downtown, free)

66. 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.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

67. 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.
(Kirkland, free)

RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY

68. Columbia City Rally for Gun Sense
If you can't make it to March For Our Lives, protest gun violence and honor the Parkland victims with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America at their rally.
(Columbia City, free)

69. 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.
(Capitol Hill, free)

70. Prep Rally: March For Our Lives
If you find yourself without a sign on the day of March For Our Lives, stop by the Capitol Hill diner to make one. While you're there, fuel up with free Caffe Vita coffee and snacks.
(Capitol Hill, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

71. 80s Dodgeball FUN-Raiser
Enter a dodgeball tournament in your stretchy '80s garb (or opt for a non-competitive series of games) at this fundraiser for Building Leaders for Change. They also promise free food, a halftime show, and a photo booth.
(Beacon Hill, donation)

72. Rainier Roller Girls S7B3: Mortal ComBout
The Rainier Rollergirls will take on Rat City's Sockit Wenche in the Mortal ComBout. They suggest you wear your favorite Kitana suit.
(White Center, $10)

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

73. 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. There will also be food trucks.
(Sand Point, $8)

SUNDAY

ART

74. Spring Photowalk
The cherry blossom trees in the UW quad are officially in bloom, which means spring is in session. Bring your camera on a guided walk to snap photos of these and other pretty flowers on campus.
(University District, free)

COMEDY

75. Extra Credit Improv Series: Roberta Maguire
For the debut of Unexpected Productions' new educational series, Extra Credit, Seattle improv "godmother" Roberta Maguire will be interviewed by UP Improv’s artistic director, Randy Dixon about her personal journey as an artist. The night will end with a Q&A.
(Downtown, free)

FESTIVALS

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

FILM

77. Cine City
Jeffrey Robert, the Gay Uncle, will preside over this screening of local short films. Plus, there will be comedy and trivia.
(Greenwood, $8)

78. 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.
(Ballard, $5)

FOOD & DRINK

79. 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, and a recipe from his first book will be served.
(Fremont, free)

80. Polish Spring Market
At this spring market, load up on Polish crafts and treats, from pączki to pierogi.
(Eastlake, free admission)

GEEK & GAMING

81. Pokemon Go Community Day
Calling all Pokemon trainers: Legions of Bulbasaur will be spawning and Cafe Racer will have three Poke stops in range. Enjoy food and drink specials while you throw your Poke balls around.
(University District, free)

MUSIC

82. Bach and Pancakes
Join marimba player Erin Jorgensen as she performs a Bach suite, followed by a pancake breakfast.
(Capitol Hill, $5 suggested donation)

83. Deceptive Cadence—Celebrating Paul Taub’s 38 Years at Cornish
Flutist and faculty member Paul Taub will be honored by this tribute concert and celebration of his 38 years of service as he is joined by his colleagues from the New Performance Group, Seattle Chamber Players, IWO Flute Quartet, and others, in a program of modern music. Proceeds from the concert will go towards Cornish Music student scholarships.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

84. Eldren, Shark Legs, Colorworks
Denver psychedelic space pop outfit Eldren will perform with local support from Shark Legs and Colorworks.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

85. Eric Blu & The Soul Revue, The Freams, Spicy Tunas
Eric Blu's sound is a return to classic soul with an emphasis on heavy bass lines, a turn at clever storytelling, and a full set of horns, flutes, strings, and percussion to back up his work. He'll be joined by his Soul Revue, the Freams, and Spicy Tunas.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

86. FCON, Anti-Vision, Tigerhawk, Cujo
Southside hardcore punks FCON will bring their heat to the University District, with Anti-Vision, Tigerhawk, and Cujo.
(University District, $7)

87. GODSANDKINGSX, Smooth Richard, Aromatics, Amber Lights
Hard rockers GODSANDKINGSX promise to "stimulate your body as well as your mind" at their live set.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

88. Human Agony, Rohit, Putrid Temple
Bestial black metal group Human Agony will take over Broadway for a dark night of savagery with Rohit and Putrid Temple.
(Capitol Hill, $8)

89. 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.
(Georgetown, $6)

90. Marina & The Dreamboats
Lady bassist-fronted and Seattle-based soul band Marina & the Dreamboats will bring some funk to this week with a double set.
(Shoreline, $5)

91. Mint Field, Guests
Mexican shoegaze duo Mint Field engage with the concept of post-genre music, blending angelic vocals in classical and dream pop styles with fuzzed out post-rock and post-punk instrumentation in an effort to project sentiments of sorrow, nostalgia, and beauty.
(Seattle Center, $8/$10)

92. The Racket
An all-ages, multi-genre open mic for performers of all genres. Note that kids are welcome, but there's no censorship.
(Wallingford, free)

93. Sine Nomine Renaissance Choir: 10th Anniversary Celebration
In celebration of their 10th anniversary, the Sine Nomine Renaissance Choir will perform much older music, with a program of European compositions spanning the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries.
(Downtown, by donation)

PERFORMANCE

94. 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.
(Queen Anne, free)

95. 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.
(West Seattle, free)

96. Live Girls! Cupcake Spring Readings
Eat a cupcake while you hear readings of three new plays by the young writers from ACT's Young Playwrights program.
(Greenwood, free)

97. PFP's 20th Birthday Party
Pork Filled Productions, a local theater company that highlights Asian American stories, is turning 20 years old. To celebrate, they'll share their latest secrets (including a new mission statement, new producers, and new productions).
(Chinatown-International District, free)

READINGS & TALKS

98. Amy Lawless, Jeff Alessandrelli, Angela Veronica Wong, Anastacia-Reneé
Traveling writers Amy Lawless, Jeff Alessandrelli, and Angela Veronica Wong will stop in Seattle to read from their new books. Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee will join them for local support.
(Pioneer Square, free)

99. Katrina Shawver: Henry
Katrina Shawver's book is composed of conversations with Henry Zguda, an 85-year-old Polish WWII survivor who spent three years imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. It looks notable for Henry's "gallows humor" and perspicacity.
(Ravenna, free)

100. King-Snohomish County Regional Spelling Bee
There’s nothing cuter than young dorks. For proof, look no further than the regional spelling bee, which brings 90 of the area’s most linguistically astute middle-schoolers to compete in a contest that is both a celebration of language and of adorable youth. This year’s competition will be moderated by Seattle Radio Theatre founder and KIRO host Feliks Banel, but the stars, as ever, will be the kids. The final speller standing advances to the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, so come, pick out your favorites, and support these young spellers as they battle it out. What could be more eudaemonic than that? KATIE HERZOG
(Ravenna, free)

101. Kory Stamper: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
For decades, there has been a war going on between dictionaries. As David Foster Wallace points out in Authority and American Usage, the battle is between two parties: descriptivists and prescriptivists. Their battlefields lie in the introductions of dictionaries and the pages of grammar books. Descriptivists are the cool liberals who think dictionaries should function as a record of language and its inevitable changes. Prescriptivists are the grammar scolds who think words mean something, damn it, and fight to preserve their sense. In Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, lexicographer Kory Stamper mixes in some of this history with her own as she weighs in on the many word skirmishes playing out in newsrooms, English classes, and even grocery stores. ("10 items or less?" Are you fucking kidding me?) RICH SMITH
(First Hill, $5)

102. Origin Stories: Richard Chiem, Jekeva Phillips, Anca Szilagyi
Three very interesting Seattle writers/performers—poet Richard Chiem, improviser/actor/poet/budding novelist Jekeva Phillips, and novelist Anca Szilagyi—will read work investigating their own literary origins. Jessica Mooney will host.
(Capitol Hill, free)

103. Rebecca Eland and Natalie Eilbert
Ballet dancer and poet Rebecca Eland, who's performed at prestigious venues in Scotland and in the States, will be joined by Natalie Eilbert (Indictus).
(Wallingford, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

104. Free Weekend Walks
Every Sunday in March, take a free tour of the UW Botanic Gardens to discover native plants you might not notice on your own.
(Madison Park, free)

105. Seattle Gaels Open Field Day
Try your hand at Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie—ancient Irish contact sports—at this free field day.
(Sand Point, free)