Head to the free Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend for live performances, taiko drumming, artisan demonstrations, and more. Shutterstock / Poo Collins

We've already rounded up all the ways to celebrate Earth Day, 4/20, and Record Store Day this weekend, but there are plenty of other entertainment options, many of which are very budget-friendly. Below, find all of your options for other last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from the Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival to the Manifesto v. 5 Book Launch Celebration, and from the opening of All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party to a Kinski concert. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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1. Komedy Fight Club Recipe Show Show Show
Members of the audience will be paired with a professional improviser on stage in this comedy open mic.
(Greenwood, $5/$7)


2. Doggie Bingo
Play five rounds of blackout bingo to support the Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation.
(Burien, $1/$5)


3. Pints & Public Lands Film Fest
Hang out in Peddler's covered beer garden and watch nature short films, knowing that $1 from each pint will benefit Washington Wild.
(Ballard, free)

4. Pints & Public Lands Film Fest
Hang out in the covered beer garden and watch nature short films, knowing that $1 from each pint will benefit Washington Wild.
(Ballard, free)


5. NW Peaks First Anniversary Party
Help the nano-brewery celebrate their first anniversary of opening their taproom in Hillman City with cornhole, raffle prizes, food from El Cabrito Oaxaca food truck, and a new Whiskey Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine brewed just for the occasion. Plus, check out their new sidewalk patio, which will be unveiled for the first time.
(Hillman City, free)

6. Porkchop & Co. Four Year Anniversary Biscuit Throwdown
The tasty, homey New American cafe will celebrate four years with a biscuit-eating contest: House as many flaky, butter-and-jam-slathered delights as you can in five minutes flat and you could be the lucky recipient of "a $50 gift certificate, a firm handshake, and a new sense of self respect."
(Ballard, $5)


7. Beer & Board Games
Enjoy three four-ounce tastes of beers from an as-yet-announced local brewery while you play classic tabletop games.
(Queen Anne, $5)


8. 2018 Next Stage Showcase: “The Stories We Tell”
Through live music, dancing, painting, and film, this multi-genre collaboration will encourage audience members to identify their role in "the larger narrative of life." Local artists include painter Suzi Spooner; solo acoustic musician Jake Haber; poet, visual artist, and filmmaker Allison Morton; singer-songwriter Luke Martin; illustrator Lynn Le; and others.
(Fremont, $5-$10)

9. Bart & The Bedazzled, The Knast, Headband
Local alt rock trio the Knast, psych rockers Head Band, and "soft-rock troubadour" Bart Davenport will bring their tunes to Ballard.
(Ballard, $10)

10. Champagne Sunday
Join indie rock duo Champagne Sunday, who describe their sound as "Pearl Jam meets Bette Midler," for a free show.
(Columbia City, free)

11. Charlie Stager
Enjoy wine and bites from Elsom Cellar's new spring menu during a live acoustic set from Charlie Stager.
(Sodo, free)

12. Colonels of Truth
The Seattle Colonels will play a free, family-friendly bluegrass show.
(Ballard, free)

13. Destroy All Gondolas, GŪTARA KYŌ, Thee Deception, Communist Eyes
Italian surf punk band Destroy All Gondolas will bring their beach goth vibes to town, with support from GŪTARA KYŌ, Thee Deception, and Communist Eyes.
(Eastlake, $6/$8)

14. A Disarming Evening With Phil Ochs: Ending the Gun Violence
Celebrate the life of folk singer-songwriter Phil Ochs, who wrote many well-known anti-war songs during the '60s and '70s, including "I Ain't Marching Anymore." This tribute show will feature Eric Apoe, Greg Deer, Maristela Diaz, Erika Lundahl, Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm, and the Whateverly Brothers, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Alliance for Gun Responsibility.
(Ballard, $10 suggested donation)

15. Four Lights, Junebugs, Bobby's Oar, Drew Smith
Indie rock group Four Lights will play tracks from their latest release Death to False Posi with support from Junebugs, Bobby's Oar, and Drew Smith.
(University District, $7)

16. Hotel Ten Eyes, Todd Albright
Tennessee rock and rollers Hotel Ten Eyes will share a bill with Detroit country-blues tawnger Todd Albright.
(Ballard, $10)

17. Jim Page and Timothy Hull
"Seattle's Bard" Jim Page will share the stage with his friend Timothy Hull, who will play "Busker pop" songs.
(Greenwood, free)

18. Megan Larson and Friends
Seattle singer-songwriter Megan Larson will invite her musical buddies to join her on stage.
(Downtown, free)

19. Question? No Answer, Variations, 2KLIX
Despite the enigmatic name, Question? No Answer stick securely to the genres of pop punk and garage rock. They'll be joined by Variations and 2KLIX.
(West Seattle, $8)

20. Rat City Brass
Enjoy a free show from Rat City Brass on the anniversary of the Apollo 16 moon landing.
(Lake City, free)

21. RVIVR, Sashay, Line of Flight
Olympia pop-punk lifers RVIVR are finally back in town for their debut, with support sets by hometown heroes Sashay and Line of Flight.
(Beacon Hill, $10)

22. Sammy Steele & The Spades
Local honky tonk band Sammy Steele and the Spades will supply your weekend twang fix.
(Green Lake, free)

23. The Sharp Teeth, Greenriver Thrillers, The Deadrones
For a night of fuzzy local rock, dance to live sets from the Sharp Teeth, and the Deadrones.
(Eastlake, $8)

24. The Stockings, XOfenders, Russell James & Eventide
The Stockings describe their sound as "good ol' fashion music that kills fascists, inspired by The Clash and many others..." They'll be joined by XOfenders and Russell James & Eventide.
(Greenwood, $7)

25. Wimps, Woolen Men, Versing, Xurs
Before typing out this blurb, I wondered if I really needed to bump this show, ’cause like, I reckon all the hip kids are prolly already planning on spending this evening with America’s most favorite and fabulous SUPER-fun-pop-punk-sing-along-let’s-everybody-hug-we’re-so-happy band, Wimps. Right? Like, going to see Wimps live is a total no-brainer. MIKE NIPPER
(Tukwila, $8)

26. Xoth, GHOSTBLOOD, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand
Seattle space-shredders Xoth make "Cosmic Blackened Death Metal," with previous members of Phalgeron, Lecherous Nocturne, and Warbringer. They'll be joined by GHOSTBLOOD, Oxygen Destroyer, and Kömmand at this show that will double as GHOSTBLOOD's album release party.
(Pioneer Square, $7/$10)


27. Trust Issues Podcast Live
Stranger journalist duo Heidi Groover and Sydney Brownstone (with the collaboration of The Stranger's Ryan Sparks) delve into rumors, urban legends, fake news, and other peculiarly stubborn falsehoods that frequently invade our brains. Past subjects have included Satanic Panic, human-animal hybrids, crisis actors, coffee enemas, and Jewish weed plots.
(Central District, $5)


28. Celebrating Our Earth: An Evening of Stories with Eva Abram and Billie Barnes
Environmental storyteller Eva Abram and poet/dancer/beader Billie L Barnes will share tales to remind us of the interconnectedness of life on Earth. Nosh, listen, and read something of your own at the open mic.
(Haller Lake, donations)

29. Eric Baus, Noah Eli Gordon & Andrea Rexilius
Hear readings by Denver-associated poets Eric Baus (The Tranquilized Tongue, published by City Lights), Noah Eli Gordon (Is That the Sound of a Piano Coming from Several Houses Down?), and Andrea Rexilius (New Organism: Essais).
(Wallingford, free)

30. A Morsel of Bread, A Knife: Poetry Book Release by Roberta Feins
Local poet Roberta Feins will celebrate the release of her third collection, A Morsel of Bread, A Knife, with a reading. The book, whose poems focus on visual art, includes several collages "based on the Old-World masterpieces that the poet traveled to see in France."
(Pioneer Square, free)

31. Sloane Crosley: Look Alive Out There
Sloane Crosley, author of the very popular and funny self-revealing essay collections I Was Told There'd Be Cake (a Thurber Award finalist) and How Did You Get This Number, has written another shrewd book about quotidian yet bizarre encounters in her home of Manhattan, with characters like "a feral teenage neighbor" and "the British grifter who is holding her digital identity hostage."
(Capitol Hill, free)

32. Writers of the Future vol. 34
Authors and illustrators Diana Hart, Janey Bell, Bruce Brenneise, and Echo Chernik will gather for a discussion and signing of their new science fiction and fantasy collection, Writers of the Future vol. 34.
(University District, free)



33. Chase Langford: Calcadia
Chase Langford's art incorporates cartography, abstraction, and texture to create non-existent landscapes of the West Coast.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

34. Evan Nesbit: Ever Dissonant Futures
Evan Nesbit dissects the photographic process by printing images on a vinyl matrix, then forcing pigment through the reverse of the substrate. The result is a pulsingly neon, anxious collage.
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

35. Graduation Exhibition: Painting and Drawing
Check out the work of UW BFA students before they hit the big time.
(University District, free)
Closing Saturday

36. Khadija Tarver: A circle made by walking
This performance artist encourages viewer interaction with the artwork in a piece about "personal loss and grief." The exhibition is also a "practice space for a future larger performance in the artist's paternal home of Bermuda."
(Pioneer Square, free)
Opening Friday

37. Susanna Bluhm: Mississippi & Arizona
Many of us reacted to the 2016 election by crying, binge drinking, and unfriending family members on Facebook. Susanna Bluhm vowed to visit as many so-called "red states" as possible over the next four years to have firsthand experiences in places she only knew through the media. "I'm not trying to have the quintessential experience of each state," says Bluhm, but she's also "not observing from a distance." Mississippi & Arizona is what happens when a queer, white mother who happens to be one of the most sensuous and thoughtful oil painters in the Pacific Northwest seeks out intimate experiences in two places very different from her own. EMILY POTHAST
(Queen Anne, free)
Closing Saturday



38. All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party
This exhibition of photographs, from Michelle Dunn Marsh and Negarra A. Kudumu's 2016 book of the same title, undermines the popular idea that the Black Panther aesthetic was limited to "gun-toting, well-dressed black men with berets and gun-toting, well-dressed women with Afros." Contemporary photographers and visual artists—including locals like Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Christopher Paul Jordan, as well as nationally celebrated figures like Endia Beal and Carrie Mae Weems—flesh out themes of black identity, anti-racist resistance, and cultural, spiritual, and intellectual iconographies that reach far beyond surface-level militant chic. Through art, the curators hope to turn our focus to the Black Panther Party's cultural and societal ambitions and demands: freedom, justice, shelter, education, employment, and safety from police violence. Gain a more cogent appreciation of how aesthetic beauty can strengthen the art of protest. JOULE ZELMAN
(Capitol Hill, free)
Opening Friday


39. Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival
In appreciation of the 1,000 cherry trees gifted to Seattle by Prime Minister Takeo Miki 40 years ago, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Japanese culture. It's the oldest in the Seattle Center Festál series, featuring live performances, Taiko drumming and artisan demonstrations, food, and more.
(Seattle Center, free)


40. IPA Daze
Get dazed and confused at this three-day extravaganza celebrating all things hoppy. Brewlab will feature over 32 IPAs on tap, over half of them special guest and collaboration brews from Washington breweries. Plus, there'll be tunes from KEXP DJs, "special munchies" from Tim's Cascade Chips, a baby goat petting zoo (!) on the patio, and representatives from the Seattle chapter of Surfrider, a nonprofit that works to protect oceans, waves, and beaches.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)


41. Cornish Clown Show
Witness Cornish Junior students transform into their "red-nosed clown personas" at several evenings of physical comedy and commedia dell'arte.
(Seattle Center, free)

42. Much Ado about Nothing
Everything ends well in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, but not before gossip and malice nearly ruin some innocent lives. Annie Lareau of Seattle Public Theatre will direct.
(Seattle Center, free)

43. The Penelopiad
Margaret Atwood's retelling of the myth known as The Odyssey examines the women, considered unimportant, left behind by the heroes. This UW Undergraduate Theatre Society production will be directed by Grecia Leal.
(University District, $10)


44. Redhawks vs. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The Seattle University Redhawks will play the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in baseball.
(Bellevue, $10)



45. Sara Osebold and Valerie Brennan
Check out this new gallery with work by Cyprus-based Valerie Brennan and Seattle artist Sara Osebold.
(Columbia City, free)
Opening Saturday

46. The 1962 Seattle World's Fair
This annual fashion and hair show, featuring DJ Haffi Haff, Iona Trailer, and Miss Tylah May Jackson, harkens back to the 1962 Seattle World's Fair on its anniversary.
(Ballard, $7)

47. Gray Sky Gallery Spring Art Show
Laura Van Horne (who recently had a show at TASTE), Julie Devine, Anna Mihkels, Terry Richardson, Jen Chambers, Elizabeth Hester, Dani McDonough, and Magdalena Cooney will all show art in celebration of the coming of spring.
(Queen Anne, free)

48. Latinx Art Share
This event will be devoted to Latinx arts, poetry, and crafts, with readings by Maiah Alicia Merino and Raul Sanchez, ArtMaranth MobileLearn's Aztec printmaking workshop, and an exhibition curated by Tatiana Garmendia and featuring art by Tracy Carrera, Juan Franco, Gabriel Marquez, Rene Julio, Ettie Wahl, Ulises Mariscal, Xavier Lopez, Hugo Moro, and Kristen T. Ramirez.
(Burien, free)

49. Michael Birawer Print Signing & Happy Hour
Painter of quirky landscapes Michael Birawer will show off his new "3-D Seattle painting" and sign prints while you drink.
(Pioneer Square, free)


50. Handmade & Homegrown Market & Plant Sale
Stay dry on your Saturday afternoon by browsing over 50 local artists, crafters, food and drink purveyors, and plant vendors at this indoor market.
(Beacon Hill, free)

51. Party for the Puppies
Support the sheltered dogs at Pasado's Safe Haven by accompanying your own dog to a fundraising party. Your pooch can get its portraits done (in either photo or illustration form) by local artists while you enjoy drinks and snacks and dance to a live DJ.
(Downtown, free admission)

53. A Public Forum on Homelessness
Bring your questions about Seattle's homelessness epidemic to a forum with Seattle Department of Human Services, Plymouth House, Mockingbird Society, and SPD-Southwest Precinct representatives.
(West Seattle, free)

54. Sound Transit West Seattle to Ballard Link Extensions Chinatown-International District Neighborhood Forum
Share your insights into Sound Transit's proposed West Seattle to Ballard Link Extensions at this community forum.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

55. Tentwood's Open House
The Tentwood traveling barn is a pop-up market featuring all-mobile vendors. This time, shop from Lipstick and Lattes Event Design, Shutter Bus Co., Sweet Buffet Lady, Kurly's Kart, and others.
(Snohomish, free)

56. Wildlife Festival
Celebrate Earth Day early by learning how to protect urban wildlife from local environmental advocacy organizations like Otter Spotters, Save Our Wild Salmon, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Audubon, and others.
(Magnolia, free)


56. Maker Summit
Head this annual summit to take in the fruits of local talent. Community members were invited to submit art projects (including drawings, paintings, and ceramic, glass, or fabric pieces), handmade electronic gizmos, and short films and music videos. There will also be an open mic and research presentations.
(University District, free)


57. Saturday Morning Kung Fu Theater
Start off your Saturday with a screening of 1984 martial arts action comedy Wheels on Meals, wherein three food truck operators (Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, and Kam Bo Hung, who directs) get caught up in a high-stakes kidnapping plot. There will be coffee, bananas, and doughnuts.
(Ballard, free)


58. Costa Rica Cocktail Party
Pretend you're in a delightfully balmy Costa Rica town instead of cold and rainy Seattle at this cocktail party. Beer, wine, food, live music, and Costa Rican coffee will await.
(Georgetown, free admission)

59. Kingston Deadbeats Road Tour with Roark
Wanderlust-y clothing brand Roark will serve up Jamaican jerk chicken, play reggae tunes in their custom van, and present a slideshow of photos from their most recent adventure. Anchorhead Coffee will also offer tastings of their Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.
(Downtown, free)

60. Locus Wines Spring Party 2018
Local winery Locus will release two new wines, their "more-fragrant-than-it-has-a-right-to-be" 2017 Locus Rosé and their 2016 Locus Modo Red, which they dub "the Official Red Wine of Summer." They'll also pour current releases and provide food pairings for each wine.
(Madrona, $5)


61. Board Games and Booze
Play geeky games like Dungeons & Dragons and Settlers of Catan while you sip your drink of choice.
(Capitol Hill, free)

62. Trivia-thon for Northwest Abortion Access Fund
Support the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (who provide a free hotline, help patients pay for abortion care, and provide free transportation to clinics) by signing up for one of two multi-topic trivia sessions.
(Central District, donation)


63. 4 Ever Prince
If you're one among many whose dance nights require a plethora of Prince jams, DJ Retina Burn will fulfill your wishes with an all-Prince DJ set.
(Capitol Hill, free)

64. Breaks and Swells, Future Shock, Heron
Seven-piece Seattle band Breaks & Swells have been described by us as "soulful, classy, expressive, percussive." For this performance, they'll be joined by Future Shock and Heron.
(University District, $10)

65. Buff Muff, Finger Guns, Ball Bag, The Nightmares, Joey & Sunny Pepin
For a night of grunge, punk rockers Buff Muff will play a show with Finger Guns, Ball Bag, the Nightmares, and Joey & Sunny Pepin.
(Georgetown, $7)

66. Celestial Navigation
Local alt-jazz fusion band Cosmic Navigation will celebrate the release of their new album, Comic Journey, with a live set full of moody violin solos.
(Columbia City, free)

67. Charlie Stager
Sip some vino while enjoying a live set from Seattle acoustic pop/soul artist Charlie Stager.
(Capitol Hill, free)

68. Danny Cash & The Gallows
Tap your boots and hang your head as Johnny Cash tribute band Danny Cash & the Gallows churn out over 60 covers by the country legend.
(Pioneer Square, free)

69. Dr. Crüe, Ratts
Mötley Crüe tribute band Dr. Crüe will pay tribute to the '80s heavy metal band by playing their favorite hits, with support from Ratt tribute band Ratts.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

70. English Gardens, The Morning After, Mordecai, Flying Fish Cove
Local femme punk band claim to draw inspiration from the Raconteurs, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Bikini Kill. They'll share the bill with English Gardens, Mordecai, and Flying Fish Cove.
(Pioneer Square, $10)

71. Farnell Newton & 700 Funk
Enjoy live funk and soul from Portland's Farnell Newton and the Othership Connection and Prince tribute band 700 FUNK.
(Wallingford, $10)

72. Frames in Motion, Sabbatical Year, Mikey Gervais
Indie rock trio will play their bedroom pop sounds with support from Sabbatical Year and Mikey Gervais.
(West Seattle, $8)

73. The Fresh Prince of Capitol Hill: A '90s HipHop Dance Party
Get inspired by Will Smith's outfits from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and head to Capitol Hill to dance freely to '90s hiphop.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

74. Gradients. PDX TAKEOVER
Hear sub-genres of house music you might not otherwise know about, this time from Portland's Jason Burns, A Fox, Streeter, and &ROSES.
(Downtown, $10)

75. Kinski, Sugar Sugar Sugar, White Tears
After nearly 20 years as a band, Seattle’s Kinski continue to deliver groovy, kraut-tinged grunge riffs. Their vast psychedelic sprawl recalls early/mid-1990s Sonic Youth’s noise-rock dirges, sometimes peppered with prog flourishes or what I like to call “long-form flute breakdowns.” BRITTNIE FULLER
(Beacon Hill, $7/$10)

76. Little Sara & the Night Owls
Join local trio Little Sara & the Night Owls for a night of jazz standards.
(Greenwood, free)

77. The Naked Sessions #19: Jason McCue
For this installment of the acoustic Naked Sessions, alternative folk artist Jason McCue will play a live set, and he'll donate proceeds to Facing Homelessness.
(Greenwood, $10)

78. Palatine Trio, La Magistral, Garbeau
Alt prog-rockers Palatine Trio will headline this evening out in Ballard, with support from La Magistral and Garbeau.
(Ballard, $8)

79. Paula Boggs Band
Politically, Paula Boggs knew and felt enough to resign from Trump’s President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, late last summer (which of course seems like ancient history, now). Musically, she weaves soul and bluegrass into what she rightfully terms “soulgrass.” The banjo keeps the time, the piano surfaces to make ripples, and Boggs, sounding like a slightly battered Joan Armatrading, sucks us in by just sticking around. Simple phrases build into more complex ones. Simple actions crossfade into cutting revelations. ANDREW HAMLIN
(Sodo, free)

80. Pink Triangles, Tarah Who?, Dry Can, The Ram Rams
Local Weezer cover band Pink Triangles will play all your middle-school self's favorite alt rock jams, with support from Tarah Who?, Dry Can, and the Ram Rams.
(Greenwood, $7)

81. Platinum Spandex ROCKS
Leather, hot pants, and animal print will abound as outrageous local hair metal outfit Platinum Spandex take the stage.
(Pioneer Square, $5)

82. Princeology & Shake It Up!
Pay tribute to your favorite '80s music people by grooving/crying to live sets by Prince tribute band Princeology and Cars tribute band Shake It Up.
(Kirkland, free)

83. Sciencefiction, Secret Superpower, Sunset Flip, Spencer Carlson
Enjoy an evening of garage and alt rock in the back room with sets by Sciencefiction, Secret Superpower, Sunset Flip, and Spencer Carlson.
(Ballard, $8)

84. Shelf Nunny, IG88, WMD, Lostodyssey
The music KEXP DJ Alex Ruder puts out on Hush Hush, his electronic label, tends to be inward-facing—the stuff of “headphone sessions, late-night travels, and intimate encounters,” as the label’s Bandcamp tidily puts it. This show offers the relatively rare chance to hear these Pacific Northwest bedroom beats live. Hush Hush artist Shelf Nunny and local producer IG88 specialize in lush slo-mo beat work, both instrumental and with vocalists. The other half of the bill, Bellingham’s WMD and Eugene’s Lostodyssey, are up-and-coming producers who dedicate themselves to similar vibes. Expect an evening of dreamy—and extremely chill—down-tempo electronica. ANDREW GOSPE
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

85. Stereo Creeps, KLAW, Uncle Lord, STAHV
Stereo Creeps will provide the scuzzy rock for the evening, and join psych-out forces with KLAW, Uncle Lord, and STAHV.
(Ballard, $10)

86. Tekla Waterfield, Lenore., Heather Thomas
Roots honey-voiced singer Tekla Waterfield blends country, Americana, folk and soul. She'll be joined by Lenore. and Heather Thomas.
(Ballard, $10)

87. Tripwires, Sir Coyler
Venerable local "big beat" band the Tripwires heads a night of pop, rock, and Americana, with input from psych-inflected rock group Sir Coyler.
(Tukwila, $7)

88. Upbeat on Jackson Concert Series
Enjoy a free dinner and live performances by local and regional artists across genres at the Low Income Housing Institute's new monthly concert series. Tonight, hear from Jim Page and Orville Johnson, along with the Seattle Raging Grannies.
(Central District, free)

89. Usman Khan Sitar Concert
Join sitar player Usman Khan, of the Access to Ustads Project, and tabla player Ravi Albright for an evening of Hindustani music.
(University District, free)


90. ECA Saturday Matinee: Tetris
Dutch dance company Arch8 will put on a dance event based on the frustrating computer game, intended for "the kids who can't sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls, and for those who can imagine further than they can see!"
(Edmonds, $10)

91. Open Studio #40
Danielle Evelena Doell, Ariel Burke and Jessica Jobaris, Christine Longé, and AVID will perform their dance works-in-progress.
(Queen Anne, $5)

92. Spec Script: Grey's Anatomy
At this live taping of Spec Script, a podcast that records table reads of TV show episodes written by people who have never seen the show they've written for, hear the script of a Grey's Anatomy episode written by Douglas Gale & Ryan Casey.
(Capitol Hill, free)


93. Authors in Conversation: Little Women
Louisa May Alcott's beloved Civil War-set novel Little Women was released 150 years ago. In celebration, authors Elise Hooper (The Other Alcott) and Kit Bakke (Miss Alcott's E-mail) will discuss the impact of the story and will touch on "the real lives of Louisa and May Alcott."
(Burien, free)

94. the empty season
Party with poets Catherine Bresner, Noah Eli Gordon, and Rae Armantrout on the occasion of the publication of Bresner's the empty season collection from Diode Books.
(Pioneer Square, free)

95. Gregg Sapp: Fresh News Straight From Heaven
Sapp's novel is all about Johnny Appleseed, who brought what he called "Fresh News Straight from Heaven" as he journeyed through Ohio and the Indiana Territory.
(Bothell, free)

96. Lynn Brunelle: Turn This Book Into a Beehive
Lynn Brunelle's Turn This Book Into a Beehive! includes lots of hands-on experiments and activities for kids to learn about the non-aggressive, super-pollinator mason bee.
(Seward Park, free)

97. Masatsugu Ono: Lion Cross Point
One of contemporary Japan's most important novelists, Masatsugu Ono, is also a professor and translator of Francophone literature. This winner of the Akutagawa Award—the most major literary prize in Japan—will discuss his work Lion Cross Point, a gentle ghost story about a boy recovering from trauma in his village hometown.
(Capitol Hill, free)


98. All Gender Public Swim
Celebrate this rare bout of sunny weather by swimming around in the Central District pool for two bucks.
(Ballard, $2)

99. Free Monthly Beginner & Community Jam
Imagine if that person lithely skimming down railings and jumping over parking meters were you; learn the basics of parkour at this beginner-friendly "jam session."
(Downtown, free)

100. UW Spring Preview and Fan Fest
Meet your 2018 Washington Huskies at the at UW's Football Spring Preview and Fan Fest.
(University District, free)



101. Lauren Iida: 100 Aspects of the Moon
Lauren Iida's paper collage exhibition features 100 hand-cut works inspired by Japanese woodblock artist Yoshitoshi's 1890s series of the same name. The pieces are also inspired by the artist's home in Cambodia and her Japanese American family's vintage photo archive.
(West Seattle, free)
Opening Saturday

102. Leonardo Kaplan: Your Whole Real Life
Leonardo Kaplan's series of canvases, which are manipulated with household cleaning materials, over-the-counter hair products, and other chemicals, "replicate institutional forms, applications for services, and official notices from the city of Chicago."
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Sunday



103. Royally Goth: A PRIDE Fashion Show Fundraiser
Gothic Pride Seattle's current and past royalty will conjugate for a Hot Topic-worthy fashion show, with musical performances by Devoleb and DJ Daemon Chadeau, prizes and raffles, and more in support of Seattle PrideFest.
(Capitol Hill, $10)


104. Comedy Night with Craig Stewart, Rachel Laurendeau, & Max Delsohn
LAF Tech NW, headed by Marcelle Allen and Brian Trendler, will present a night of comedy with Craig Stewart, Rachel Laurendeau, and Max Delsohn. After the stand-up, you can participate in some improv, but it's not obligatory.
(Bothell, $10)

105. Musical: Stephen Sondheim Improvised
Using audience suggestions, the cast will improvise a brand-new musical based on the work of Stephen Sondheim, the genius responsible for Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Company, Sunday in the Park with George, and more. It's an almost insanely ambitious concept to try to match Sondheim off-the-cuff, so check out UP performers using every ounce of their wits and skills.
(Downtown, $10)


106. ANZAC Day Dawn Service
The Australian New Zealand America Society will celebrate ANZAC Day, which honors the countries' armed forces, on the 103rd anniversary of WWI. The memorial will start at dawn, followed by a reception.
(South Lake Union, free)

107. Celebrate Israel at 70
Celebrate the 70th Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) with Israeli food, dancing, art, games, and a live performance by Israeli band Capa’im.
(Sand Point, $10)

108. State Park Free Days
For Earth Day, get outside and take advantage of free admission to Washington State parks.
(Various locations, free)

109. #TrumpPenceMustGo
Join Refuse Fascism Seattle in protesting the actions of the Trump regime and in planning how to make things better locally.
(Capitol Hill, free)


110. Bad Saint, Martian Cult, Quiet, Prize Fighters
Bad Saint, headed by Tess Freedel and rounded out by members of Sunder Heed, Fox and the Law, and A Clockwork Tragedy, will bang out haunted, surfy garage rock at this show. They'll be joined by Martian Cult, Quiet, and Prize Fighters.
(Ballard, $8)

111. Izaak Opatz, Double Country, Caitlin Sherman
Groove to "jazz-, punk-, and soul-inflected country tunes" from Izaak Opatz, plus support sets from Double Country and Caitlin Sherman.
(Ballard, $10)

112. Mike Refuzor Memorial Rock Show
Celebrate the life of Seattle punk rock legend Mike Refuzor at this tribute show, knowing that proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood.
(Eastlake, $5/$7)

113. My Real Job, Garrett & The Sheriffs
Sway to the warm acoustic noises of duo My Real Job (aka Susan Denini and Jack Bradbury) and Garrett and the Sheriffs.
(West Seattle, $5)

114. Record Store Day
It's time again for hardcore collectors, casual enthusiasts, and curious newbies of vinyl to flock to local shops for Record Store Day. Find all the places where you can places to snag deals, flip through limited-edition releases, and see live performances here.
(Various locations, free)

115. Steel Grit, Side Effects
Dance to a live set from seasoned country rockers Steel Grit, plus another from Side Effects.
(Greenwood, $5)


116. Manifesto v. 5 Book Launch Celebration
See dramatically acted excerpts of the play anthology Manifesto v. 5, featuring six plays by the contemporary playwright Lauren Yee. Pamala Mijatov, formerly artistic director of Annex Theatre, will direct. The plays are Terra Incognita by Benjamin Benne, Nadeshiko by Keiko Green, Roz and Ray by Karen Hartman, Bo-Nita by Elizabeth Heffron, Sound by Don X. Nguyen, and Do It For Umma by Seayoung Yim.
(Seattle Center, free)

117. SHITSHOW! with Maggie McMuffin & Spooky Boop!
Locally notorious "sex clown" Maggie McMuffin and "dread-filled harlequin vamp" Spooky Boop will host a retro show, complete with deluxe photobooth and face-painting.
(Capitol Hill, $5/$10)


118. All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party - International Impact
Hear a talk by artists Yadesa Bojia, Ayana V. Jackson, and Robert V. Wade about the international impact of Black Panther messages and aesthetics, moderated by Negarra A. Kudumu, the co-curator of All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party.
(First Hill, free)

119. Bushwick Book Club: Katherine Dunn's Geek Love
Local artists and musicians will perform original music inspired by and based on Katherine Dunn's cult classic Geek Love.
(Ballard, $10)

120. Lucy Cooke: The Truth About Animals
Discover the intricacies and surprises of animal behavior worldwide with filmmaker/author Lucy Cooke, whose book The Unexpected Truth About Animals documents the strange lives of creatures and the practices of humans who work with them, such as "Colombian hippo castrators and Chinese panda porn peddlers."
(West Seattle, $5)

121. 'Poetry of Place' Class
Laura Da', a teacher and creative writer, will lead a class on using nature imagery in your poetry.
(Downtown, free)

122. Poetry y traducción: A Bilingual Reading
Bilingual poets Eugenia Toledo (who fled the Chilean dictatorship in the 1970s) and Francisco Aragón (a San Francisco-born activist and CantoMundo fellow) will give a joint poetry reading followed by a discussion on Spanish translation. Carolyne Wright of Hugo House will moderate.
(Wallingford, free)