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2. Bike to a Movie
Hop on a bike and head to the video store for BMX Bandits, a heist movie starring Nicole Kidman as a friend of some BMX bikers who gets entangled with a group of bank robbers.
3. Bikepacking Movie Night: El Silencio Cycling the Peruvian Andes
Jay Ritchey's short film El Silencio: Cycling The Peruvian Andes follows four cyclists as they traverse the Peru Divide bikepacking route.
4. Gentrification in the Central District: Affordable Housing Week
As part of Affordable Housing Week, watch a screening of the documentary Central Division: A Documentary Exploring Gentrification of the Central District, created by three students from the Seattle University Project on Family Homelessness.
5. Mary Janes: The Women of Weed
In her film Mary Janes: The Women of Weed, director Windy Borman explores gender parity, social justice, and environmental sustainability in the cannabis industry, highlighting its women leaders.
6. Can You Handle My Randall!?
Try 12 infused Washington beers designed specifically to prompt the question, "What the f*** did you put in my beer? Answers to the question may include candied figs, orange peel, "crazy fruit," or Ethiopian coffee.
7. Tap That!: Ladies in Litres and Lyrics
Altstadt will host "Opera on Tap," an all-female-composed show, as well as four female-brewed beers from Dru Bru, Atwood Ales, Stoup, Two Beers, and Pike Brewing, and German fare from female chef/owner Lex Petras of Altstadt. $1 of every beer or flight purchased will benefit the Pink Boots Society to "support all the badass women in beer."
8. Tuesday Trivia: '90s Nickelodeon
If "nick-nick-nick-ne-nick-nick-nick-nick-e-lo-deon" rings a bell, take this trivia night as an opportunity to dig deep in your brain's limbic system for factoids about the kids' channel's '90s programming.
9. Byrne-thday Party with Little Creatures
New Wave icon, terrific dancer, and all-around prince David Byrne is celebrating another year on Earth. Observe his birthday by grooving to classics from Talking Heads tribute band Little Creatures.
10. Black Silk
Shay Simone and Sinnah Bee will strut their seductive stuff over an evening of "burlesque, hip hop and a few styles in between"—with the support of Keke Volt, Apollo Dior Black, TAQUEET$!, and host Caela Bailey.
11. Girls Night Out
This Vegas-esque sausage fest of a show is for anyone who delights in ripped bods.
12. Affordable Housing Presentation and Happy Hour
Environmental Works will present a talk by Evelyn Allen from the Black Community Impact Alliance on how to maintain a black community in the face of Seattle's gentrification, and what needs to be done in terms of affordable housing. Mull over new information and enjoy free snacks and drinks.
13. David Lindow: The History of the Rose Engine from Kings to Craftsmen
Join David Lindow, the creator of "one of the world’s most versatile turning lathes," as he discusses the history and development of the Rose Engine, which can make flower patterns in wood and metal.
14. What's Dirt Got to Do With It?
While agricultural production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, new research suggests that certain food production approaches can contribute to climate change solutions. Join soil scientist Doug Collins, geologist David Montgomery, and farmer Beth Wheat for a discussion of the topic over beers.
A sci-fi play about "a soldier, a girl, and a robot" from a moribund society who are shut away while on a mission to colonize a planet.
No performance on Thursday
16. (DIS)place: This Place
This year's Annual Symposium of Native and Indigenous Scholarship will focus on place: its significance for indigenous peoples, the primacy of origin stories, "peer-to-peer recognition of indigeneity," and acknowledgement of animals as kin. They're also providing refreshments.
17. Holocaust Survivor Carla Peperzak: Lunch-and-Learn
When Nazis invaded her home in Amsterdam, Carla Peperzak's Jewish father was able to provide papers to prove that Carla and her sisters were born of a Catholic mother, saving them from incarceration. Carla joined the Dutch resistance, saving 40 Jews by providing food and shelter and helping to falsify IDs. Hear the Spokane resident's inspiring story in person.
18. Human-Machine Interfaces and the Future of Interaction
Tech experts will discuss how new machines, and the increased role of technology in our society in general, has affected and will affect humans' daily lives.
19. Elysian's 22nd Anniversary
A uniform of "flannels, ripped jeans, and Doc Martens" is encouraged at this '90s throwback event, which will include the release of Loki Lager, original 1996 pint prices of $2.75 all day long, and '90s-themed karaoke, all at Elysian's original Capitol Hill pub.
20. Black Lodge Anniversary Series Kickoff with Hollow Earth Radio
For a night of pure variety, support independent artists by: Sharing your ideal radio show on a live video projector; hearing a presentation on Duwamish land from Stephanie Reidi and a talk on "ham radio, analog internets, and how to get the best reception when talking to aliens" from Garrett Kelly; and perusing some old Black Lodge show posters.
21. Nordra, Skerik, Spider Trio, Pink Void
Swirl around the dance floor to performances by one-woman industrial noise project Nordra, prolific experimental saxophonist Skerik, Spider Trio, and Pink Void.
22. Young Playwrights Festival
See four plays by four young writers, with plots like "a love affair between a snail and a giraffe" and "a fist fight in an Olive Garden parking lot."
23. Dambisa Moyo: Edge of Chaos
In her book Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth, and How to Fix It, economist Dambisa Moyo makes the argument that liberal democracy is losing its place as a "leading engine for growth and prosperity."
24. Devin Naar: Jewish Salonica
Dr. Devin Naar, a professor of Sephardic studies at UW, will give a lecture on the history of deportation faced by Sephardic Jews in America.
25. Joy Passanante: Through a Long Absence
Based on his letters to his wife, Joy Passanante's Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father's Wars tells the story of a man, the son of Sicilian immigrants, who comes of age as a surgeon during World War II.
26. Observing the Observers: Klara Glosova Casts a Fresh Eye
Local painter Klara Glosova, who was nominated for a Stranger Genius Award, will share her observances of Seattle's local rituals, clothing, and practices that she explores through her paintings.
27. U.S. Military Power in the Pacific: New Challenges, New Opportunities
Lieutenant General Stephen Lanza, who served as commanding general, I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord until he retired last year, will talk about the role the U.S. military plays in maintaining stability in the Pacific region.
28. UW Printmaking Association Art Sale
Buy prints from alumni and students of the UW program. There will also be live printmaking demos, if you're curious about the process.
29. Lady Windermere's Fan
A wife suspects her husband of cheating in Oscar Wilde's comedy about scandal, trust, gossip, and love.
The three Fates of Greek mythology spin, measure, and cut the threads of each life—until one of them falls in love on contemporary Earth and threatens the order of the cosmos.
31. Dog Fest 2018
Downtown Dog Lounge and First Tech will present an epic doggie fashion show and costume contest for their third annual Dog Fest, made extra special by the fact that 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Pups can also get pampered with salon and spa services, swim in pools, get their minds read by an animal psychic, and more.
32. Feminists of Color Speak Out
Join Sarah Scott for a discussion of two manifestos by women of color: Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists, and socialist feminist organizer Nancy Reiko Kato's Women of Color: Frontrunners for Freedom.
33. Nordic Nights' Syttende Mai Post-Parade Afterparty
Swing by the museum after Ballard's daytime Syttende Mai festivities to enjoy extended gallery hours, a Norway-inspired fashion show from local Norwegian American designer Madison Leiren, and live music.
34. Syttende Gay
At this unofficial Syttende Mai after-party, Video DJ Andy will project Nordic-inspired visuals set to a festive set list, Miss Iona Trailer will give a drag performance, Mister Norwegian Space Needle 2018 will be crowned, and Cash Court (a star on season eight of Norwegian reality show Alt for Nordge) will make a special appearance.
35. Eastern Promise (addo:Incubator)
At this pop-up from addo's incubator program, Ingrid Lyublinsky, Chef Ana Kasparova, and Chef Michalina Pawluskiewicz will provide "a night of Russian food and other great Eastern European goods," inspired by their families' recipes and the food and music they grew up with.
36. Taste Around the Globe Pop-up Dinner Featuring Sherehe Kenyan Kitchen
Explore the cuisine of Kenya with this pop-up dinner from the Food Innovation Network's culinary incubator program, which helps entrepreneurs launch food businesses by providing training and mentorship.
37. Dash Berlin
Dutch electronic group Dash Berlin will lay down their classic Euro EDM tracks as they pass through Seattle on their Legend of the Feels tour.
38. Deva Premal & Miten with Manose
Bask in the otherworldly fascination of Buddhist chant as Deva Premal and Miten sing mantras with bansuri maestro Manose, with accompaniment by Joby Baker on bass and Rishi on drums. They promise you'll sink into "luminous pools of deep celebration."
40. Peter Nelson-King
"Modern music rabble-rouser" Peter Nelson-King will present a program of individualist piano music from the 1980s, a time of "unprecedented pluralism and freedom in classical music." Hear works by Robert Beaser, George Benjamin, Fulvio Caldini, David Chaitkin, Edmund Rubbra, Peter Sculthorpe, John Tavener, Augusta Read Thomas, and Charles Wuorinen.
41. The Totally Emo Sing Along
Stock up on black eyeliner and exasperated sighs for this night of emo and sad pop punk music videos. Expect classics from Taking Back Sunday, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Brand New, Blink 182, the Used, and more of your favorites.
42. VIP Music Video Showcase
Be the first to see unreleased music videos by the Brodcast Gypsy Temple, and John Strayer. Guests will be treated to red carpet treatment (and are encouraged to dress up) with fresh popcorn, a full bar, and Q&A opportunities with the artists.
43. Black History Through Dolls and Dioramas
Hear a talk from Calvin West, the manager of the collection of Sasarine "Dixie" LaCroix, an African American woman from the Central District who had a talent for making dolls and dioramas.
44. Fascism and Neoliberalism in the Age of Secession
Authors Eva Cherniavsky (Neocitizenship), Shane Burley (Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It), and Alexander Reid Ross (Against the Fascist Creep), will talk secession—its benefits, its downfalls, and how it's received in various ideologies.
45. Jimmy O. Yang Book Signing
Get a copy of comedian Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley, Crazy Rich Asians)'s book How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents at the Nest Bedding store, an eccentric but by no means unacceptable venue for a book signing.
46. Made at Hugo House Fellowship Mid-Year Reading
The 2017-18 Made at Hugo House Fellows will read from the projects they’ve been working on. Hear new work from Holly DeBevoise, Max Delsohn, Nia Dickens, Kym Littlefield, Erin Lynch, and D.A. Navoti.
47. My Africa Moment: Stories from the Field
Celebrate African diaspora culture by hearing stories about the continent, tasting traditional foods, and dancing to African beats by DJ Sureal, Caleb Cunningham & PLH, Yirim Seck, Otieno Terry, and Thione Diop.
48. Seattle Boldly Went
This Moth-style podcast invites randomly selected audience members to get on stage and tell their stories of mountain climbing, treacherous hiking, sky diving, and other adventures. Plus, there will be beer.
49. Misfit Cabaret: Cinephilia
This variety show will pay homage to A Clockwork Orange, Edward Scissorhands, Pulp Fiction, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, The Shining, and other cult classics.
Silhouette, an a cappella musical with a cast of 10 women, imagines what happens when an astronaut is rescued by the seemingly primitive inhabitants of a planet, who in fact are capable of magic. When a rescue mission arrives from her home planet, this magic follows her onto the ship and starts causing disturbances in the technologically advanced society.
51. What's Missing
What's Missing by eminent choreographers Beth Corning and Donald Byrd, which debuted in Pittsburgh for a series featuring dancers over 40, will present the same, repeated solos and duets from varied perspectives.
52. 'Tales of the Tropical Gothic' Book Club Art Show
After several months spent discussing Tales of the Tropical Gothic and The Woman Who Had Two Navels by Nick Joaquin, Push/Pull artists Maxx Follis-Goodkind, Vladimir Verano, David Lasky, Seth Goodkind, Dillon Lacey, and John Werner created a fanciful art show.
53. Blanket of Fear
This play by the Tribes Project Alumni Ensemble, first performed two years after 9/11, attacks the paranoid fear that can overtake society and fuel civil rights abuses. A white schoolteacher and her Persian and African American husband are arrested for alleged terrorist conspiracy. An Afro-Cuban public defender takes on her case and is embroiled in the political tangle.
54. Don't Call it A Riot!
In 1968, Reed, a member of Seattle's Black Panther Party, juggles a new marriage and pregnancy, and the antics of her best friend, Marti. All the while, outside forces threaten both the party and her home life.
See sustainable clothing designs from second-hand sources by Seattle University's Fashion Club. They bill it as not only a fashion show but also "on society's flaws today, focusing on our forgotten society." This event benefits the Dress for Success professional dress charity.
56. Hard In The Paint: Trap & Paint, Art Show, and Party
Get down and dirty in a two-hour freestyle painting session (complete with art supplies and a glass of wine), or just show up for the art show to see work by live painters and featured artists, dance to live trap DJs, and win raffle prizes.
57. Sight Unseen with Diagraf
This light art show will feature 3D projection, VR, timelapses, GIF art, live digital painting, kinetic and sound responsive, analog, projection mapping, and more, set to ambient noises from DJ Manos.
58. Burke NiteLife: Offspring Fling
Welcome spring by hanging out with baby animals, drinking cocktails, and learning about the various ways plants and animals procreate and care for their young.
59. An Evening with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche: Can Fear and Confusion Become Our Friends?
The teacher, founder of Nalandabodhi Buddhist centers, and author of Emotional Rescue and Rebel Buddha will give a talk on negative emotions.
60. Capitol Hill Series
Join Elysian for a ceremonial tapping of their new release Schwartz the Beer, the third of five special beers to be released in 2018, as well as a toast from Capitol Hill Lead Brewer, Hiawatha Rhyans. KEXP DJ Morgan will host, and the Moondoggies will perform. All proceeds from Schwartz the Beer sold during the event will go to KEXP.
61. Distilled 2018
At this fundraiser for Town Hall, in which the venue will "boil down the essence" of their organization into one concentrated evening, hobnob with bigwigs like Grist CEO Brady Piñero Walkinshaw and executive Greenpeace USA director Annie Leonard. Distillery Sound Spirits will serve libations alongside hors d’oeuvres while guests enjoy games and conversation.
62. Seattle Beer Week: Beets by Dexter Brewhouse
Accompanied by the '90s beats of a DJ, Dexter Brewhouse will release the "Beet Down," a wild ale made with beets and aged in wine barrels, paired with a dish of salt-roasted baby beets, crushed Marcona almonds, orange supremes, smoked yogurt, and sherry-orange vinaigrette from chef Jon Langley.
63. MarQueen of Cups
Join Atlas Obscura Society Seattle and tarot readers Siolo Thompson and Jane Hodges at the historic hotel for a mystical evening of fortune telling.
64. Disco Prom
Groove to disco, motown, and soul jams all night long from DJ Dana Dub. Show up an hour early for a Hustle lesson, or just show up for the dance.
65. An Evening with BowieVision and Purple Mane
The local tribute group Bowievision—featuring members of Dudley Manlove Quartet and Purr Gato, plus saxophonist Brian Bermudez—replicate as faithfully as they can the chameleonic British singer/songwriter’s hits, with a light show and video backdrops for bonus dazzlement. DAVE SEGAL
66. Fleetmac Wood
A no holds barred dance party devoted entirely to the Fleetwood Mac discography — ready yourself for hella remixes and all kinds of disco-ing.
67. Franks & Deans, Monkey, Ten Minutes Down, Poorsport
Tribute band Franks & Deans will croon your Rat Pack favorites with support from Monkey, Ten Minutes Down, and Poorsport.
68. The High Council, OSO, Caveman Ego
Ultimate Phish-head reggae-rock weed-centric jam band the High Council will take over Ballard for a double set with support from OSO and Caveman Ego.
69. Lip Sync For Love
Fans of Jimmy Kimmel's Lip Sync Battle and RuPaul's Drag Race will enjoy seeing local celebs compete for who can best mouth their favorite songs.
70. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
Celebrate the King of Pop at this Michael Jackson tribute concert starring Danny Dash Andrew. See the Moonwalk and other classic dance moves, sing along to the hits, and marvel at the sparkly costumes.
71. The Weepies
Married whimsical folk-pop duo the Weepies will bring a theatrical performance to Tacoma.
72. 8Bit Drag with the 8Bit Queens
Indika Haze, Irene Dubois, and SHE, along with special guests, will pay a drag tribute to those venerable 8bit games.
73. La Vie
A rotating cast of kinky performers will show off their butts and slinky moves in a quirky, intimate setting.
74. Ehud Barak: My Country, My Life
The former Israeli Prime Minister and Labor Party leader Ehud Barak will talk about his life in politics as documented in his book My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel, Fighting for Peace.
75. Kimberly Harrington: Amateur Hour
Copywriter and creative director Kimberly Harrington, who has worked with Nike, Planned Parenthood, and Seventh Generation, is also the cofounder and editor of the parenting site RAZED. Hear her talk about motherhood and social media in her book Amateur Hour.
76. 3-2-1 Battle! All Deeyocks Go To Heaven
This weirdo wresting match will feature "wrestling genius" Daniel Makabe versus Alex Zayne; Pitfall Jones versus Rook Kelly; and Allan Jepsen and Sage versus the Hall Sisters.
77. Bike Everywhere Day
A crown jewel of Bike Everywhere Month is F5's Bike Everywhere Day, where hordes of cyclists—last year's event saw upwards of 20,000—peddle to various "celebration stations" across the Puget Sound.
78. Folio's May Moving Sale
The private library will open to the public for one day of shopping, with books as well as library furnishings for sale.
79. Mekki Leeper
LA-based stand-up comedian Mekki Leeper wrote jokes for the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner hosted by Hasan Minhaj, as well as for the Lovett or Leave It podcast. You can also catch him on the upcoming episode of New Girl.
80. Eric & Encarnación's Flamenco de Raiz with Manuel Gutierrez and Jesús Montoya
Celebrate the latest single "Tortura de Amor" and enjoy live performances of flamenco dance and music by Eric & Encarnación with special guests Manuel Gutierrez and Jesús Montoya.
81. The Mama-logues
This comedy/variety show about motherhood is for "anyone who is a mom, has a mom, or knows a mom." See theatrical adaptations of mommy blogs, books, and articles, plus song and dance pieces.
82. The Tennessee Tease
Revel in complex family dynamics and bourbon at this burlesque play inspired by the work of playwright and gay icon Tennessee Williams.
83. Everfree Northwest
This annual My Little Pony extravaganza for young and old fans alike features a live music concert ("Ponystock"), game rooms, a cosplay contest, karaoke, art for sale, a "fancy-pants dance," and more plastic equine merriment.
84. Viking Fest
Experience three days of the Norse seafarers and their ways with an artwork competition, a battle of the bands showcase, a carnival, a donut- and lutefisk-eating contest, a street fair, a parade, and more.
85. Church & State
In Jason Odell Williams' political dramedy, Charles Whitmore is three days away from his Senate reelection. This time around, he's decided to tell the public the unfiltered version of what's on his mind regarding faith, politics, gun control, and Twitter. Sound familiar?
86. Daniel Roberts: Temporary Landscapes
Daniel Roberts, formerly of the famous Merce Cunningham Dance Company, will lead a troupe in a performance of Night Cloud, co-created with Sangjun Yoo, as well as other pieces.
87. The Magic Flute
Mozart's final opera tells the story of a prince and his lovelorn bird catcher friend who set out to rescue the Queen of the Nights' daughter.
No performance on Saturday
88. The Pajama Game
Prepare to have songs about business woes, dizzy romance, and workplace drama fill your ears in this production of the classic '50s musical.
89. Relay Dance Collective Encore
Relay Dance Collective will perform a collection of their most beloved pieces, including "Farewell Shikata ga nai," which combines dance, Asian American theater, and live music by Kokon Taiko.
90. 50th Anniversary Photo Exhibit
Check out photos of the Southcenter Mall from throughout its days. Plus, enjoy snacks, drinks, and raffles.
91. Exterminator City 9
Browse the wares of local underground comics artists, plus other "publishers, zinesters, cartoonists and creators."
92. Frida Kahlo Night
Make art inspired by the great Mexican surrealist (supplies are provided) and participate in a contest.
93. Lusio Fundraiser
Enjoy one last party in the soon-to-be-demolished Dozer's Warehouse mural wonderland and raise money for the free Lusio Lights event. Montreal light artist Diagraf will be a special guest, and many other projection mappers and glow fiends will illuminate the space.
94. Adult Pirate Party Cruise
Fill a water bottle with beer or wine (hard alcohol is not allowed) and climb aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge ship to hang out with rowdy pirates.
95. Animal Communications Workshop (Domestic Animals)
Ever wonder what's going on inside your cat's mind? This workshop will help pet owners explore their furry companions' past lives and chakra systems.
96. Around the Table with Au Collective
Seattle dance troupe the Au Collective will discuss their mission to represent marginalized communities in their work, moderated by writer Imani Sims. They encourage guests to wear "colorful pastels."
97. Bird Focus: Spring Migration
In honor of Migratory Bird Day, join naturalist Ed Dominguez to learn about the winged vertebrates (many of them tropical) that fly all over the world.
98. The Great Unknown Challenge
Participants in this Lupus Foundation of America fundraiser will be split into groups and transported to five undisclosed locations, where they will complete an unknown challenge.
99. Pink Prom
Prom season is no longer reserved for teens. Here's a chance to dance the night away, watch movies, get a tarot reading, and sip punch with your date.
100. Rooted In Power: Celebrating Ten Years of Got Green
Got Green—which aims to "organize and empower communities of color and low income communities in Seattle and King County to win equity and opportunity in the green economy"—will celebrate its 10th anniversary with storytelling, live music, appetizers, and libations.
101. Second Annual Hug-A-Rooster
Roosters get a bad rap—spend a day showing your love for the "dumped boys of the chicken world" by hanging out, feeding, and hugging a sensitive gobbling creature.
This pet-centric event kicks off with a Dog Trot 3K and 5K Fun Run. After that, watch happenings on an "animal-related" entertainment stage, see FlyDog and agility demos, ride ponies, cheer on pig races, look into pet adoption, and more.
103. Spring Fairy Festival
Nothing says "spring" like a day devoted to mythical fairies. This annual Tacoma affair features art, music, and performances.
104. Saturday Morning Kung Fu Theater
Kick off your weekend with a screening of Chang Sun's 1978 classic kung foo drama The Avenging Eagle. Admission is free, and coffee and donuts will be provided.
105. Happierhour Pop-Up with Happy Camper Cocktails
Sip "garden-to-glass" cocktails inside a vintage 1966 camper, and take tours and enjoy a full bar at award-winning distillery Batch 206.
106. Mighty-O Tour de Donut
The local fried dough chain and Bike Benefits are joining forces for a self-guided bike tour fueled by delicious donuts. Starting in Ballard, participants will ride to each Mighty-O location for special treats.
107. Seattle World Whiskey Day
Over a dozen Washington craft distilleries will showcase their brown liquors, including whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes. Plus, listen to music, nosh on food truck fare, and browse items from other vendors. The event will support Havens Community Connections, a nonprofit "dedicated to helping build exit strategies from abusive relationships."
108. Sonido from the South
At agave-focused cocktail lounge and fish taco purveyor El Sirenito, learn some new moves and shake it to salsa and cumbia music from Fania All Stars, Ruben Blades, La Sonora Santanera, and others. Donations benefit Casa Latina and Play Your Part.
109. Tequila: Not Just Lime & Salt
Explore the origins, history, culture, and lore of the agave-derived distilled beverage "from the most rural Mezcals to the opulent richness of a well-aged Añejo," while sipping cocktails that feature it over lunch.
110. Paine Field Aviation Day
Feast your eyes on aircrafts of all shapes and sizes from the Flying Heritage Museum, the Historic Flight Foundation, and Cascade Warbirds. The event will also include a 5K run/walk, food vedors, and activities.
111. Red Bull Conquest
Represent Seattle gamers' ability to kick virtual ass in this fighting game circuit tournament.
112. 20 Years of Viva Recordings
Choose between three rooms in which to dedicate your dance moves: The Loft, the Rooftop, or the Gallery. Resident DJs Justin Collins, Kyle Douglas, Tony H, Nikolay Cloud, Jon Lemmon, and others will be joined by special guests Joeski, Rick Wade, Rick Preston, Futurewife, Jon Lee, TOKITA, and Sparatik.
113. Anybody Killa (ABK)
ABK, also known as Anybody Killa, also known as the Hatchet Warrior, will take over the stage for a Juggalo-fueled rap set with additional guests.
114. DEAL: Celebrating the Grateful Dead
Enjoy the bluesy Americana jams of the Grateful Dead back catalog, thoughtfully brought back to life by cover group DEAL.
115. Juicy-Fruit J-Fashion Strawberry Lemonade Renegade
Overwhelm your senses with a super sweet, kawaii-inspired summer kickoff party. Expect live DJs (including S.K.I.M., Astro, 4Lung, Graz, and X-Fadid), a kawaii fashion meet-up, giveaways, a photo booth, and lots of free treats like toast, lemon cake, strawberries, juicy fruit, and lemonade.
116. Mushroomhead, Vyces, Gabriel And the Apocalypse, Ventana, Align The Tide Returns, One Gun Shy
Alt metal group Mushroomhead use wild theatrical visuals and handmade masks to expand their work on stage for a more immersive atmospheric metal experience. They'll be joined by Vyces, Gabriel And the Apocalypse, Ventana, Align The Tide Returns, and One Gun Shy.
117. Seattle Tap Jam
Jessie Sawyers invites tap dancers and fans alike to join her for a no-pressure night of click-clacking. No experience necessary.
118. Dance for a Cure
STG Presents and Mo-dazz for the Arts will present this fundraiser for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Watch young dancers aged 7–18, and know your money will go to an excellent cause.
119. Sex and the City: The Drag Show
Experience the highs and lows of the Manolo-wearing NYC friend group in drag form.
120. All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party - National Impact
Listen in on a discussion about the "aesthetic legacies" of the Black Panther Party with artists and activists Endia Beal, Royal Alley-Barnes, Yadesa Bojia, Ayana V. Jackson, Robert Wade, and councilman Larry Gossett.
121. Florence Noiville: A Cage In Search of a Bird
French novelist Florence Noiville will visit Seattle for the first time to share her recent book of "literary conversations," Literary Miniatures.
122. Inspired Seattle: Axon - Chyna McRae + Kevin Shah
For this edition of a series that highlights inspiring local leaders, hear from Chyna McRae, a product manager at Axon who's working on "the future of body cameras for police," and computer/electrical engineer Kevin Shah, a first-generation immigrant from India who also works at Axon, where he develops products to improve public safety.
123. Red May: Marx-a-thon 3
It's the third weekend of Red May's Marx-a-thons, a series of talks across Capitol Hill. Hear Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly on "The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon" at Hedreen Gallery; Radhika Desai on "The Hidden Abode of Production" at Northwest Film Forum; and Aaron Benanav on "Virtual Poverty in the Grundrisse" at Gay City.
124. Reframe: Five Photographers on the Power of the Everyday
Peter DiCampo—co-founder of Everyday Africa and Town Hall’s Inside/Out Resident representing the University District and Ravenna neighborhoods—will lead a panel discussion with Everyday Africa project founders to discuss "the changing world of journalism and the power of photography to reframe narratives about communities."
125. Taso G. Lagos: American Zeus
UW professor of International Studies Taso G. Lagos explores the life and work of theater pioneer Alexander Pantages in his book American Zeus.
126. Dodge For a Cause
Anyone can participate in this LGBTQ+ dodgeball tournament, regardless of experience. And, all proceeds will benefit Lambert House.
127. Stars on Ice
U.S. National Champion Nathan Chen was the first figure skater to land five different quadruple jumps in a single competition program, having finished in fifth at the 2018 Winter Olympics. He'll be the centerpiece of this showcase, joined by other gliding beauties.
128. Walk For Water 5K
In solidarity with the 41 percent of people in Kenya who don't have access to clean water, walk a 5K course to help Kenyan women purchase rainwater catchment tanks for their homes. After the race, enjoy live music from the Lynnwood Community Jazz Band, African cuisine from Safari Njema, a marketplace, and face painting.
129. Wanderlust 108
The "world's only mindfulness triathlon" combines a 5K run/walk, a "DJ-powered" yoga session, and a guided meditation class. After that, participants can engage in mindful activities of their choosing, peruse goods from local artisans at a Kula market, grab a bite at Wanderlust’s True North Cafe, and dance to live DJs.
130. South Sound Green Tour
Travel around Olympia and Tacoma on this free, self-guided tour to see some prime examples of modern, sustainable living. You might be inspired to make some environmentally friendly lifestyle changes.
131. Flyover Country
Get a unique view of the history of the West through composer/storyteller Nat Evans's family's experiences from 1710 to 1940, with a focus on the Westward Expansion's decimation of the environment and indigenous cultures. Evans's words and music will be woven in with images, drawings, and text.
132. #EverydaySeattle: A Photowalk and Workshop with Everyday Africa's co-founder Peter DiCampo
Peter DiCampo—co-founder of activism photography project Everyday Africa and Town Hall’s Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident for the University District and Ravenna—will lead a photo walk, along with four other founders of Everyday projects, meant to capture daily life in the U-District.
133. The Museum of Capitalism
The Museum of Capitalism, devoted to cataloguing the history of the system's "ideology, history, and legacy," will present a talk on its own "pre-history," covering the period before its first exhibition in Oakland, 2017.
134. Bow Wow Bingo
Drag bingo queen Sylvia O'Stayformore will host this round in support of Ginger's Pet Rescue, featuring stuffed puppy adoptions and drag performances.
Celebrate women entrepreneurs and support Powerful Voices at this dance, fashion, graphic art, and live music showcase, culminating in a DJ dance party. Plus, local women-owned businesses will raffle off goods.
136. Mushroom MAYnia
Fungi fanatics can learn about non-poisonous mushroom cultivation, compare hunting and harvesting methods, go on nature walks, attend lectures, eat truffle popcorn, and make fungi crafts with the Puget Sound Mycological Society.
137. Seattle Season Opener
Piston Packin Mamas (a motorcycle club) and Rat Patrol (a motorcycle and car club) present their annual Georgetown wheel fest and Treehouse benefit. Check out dozens of cars, motorcycles, and bicycles, dance to live sets from local bands, enter a raffle, and shop from vendors.
Explore trucks of all kinds—such as construction trucks, emergency vehicles, and vintage trucks—by checking out displays, meeting people who know a lot about trucks, playing truck-related games, and more.
139. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Abacus was the only US bank to face criminal charges for mortgage fraud after the 2008 financial crisis—and it wasn't a national behemoth but a small institution owned by the Sung family in New York. This documentary follows the course of the immigrant clan's legal fight over five years and has been praised by the New York Times as "a classic underdog tale."
140. VOYEUR Presents: The Driver's Seat
The VOYEUR outré cinema club presents The Driver's Seat, fabled to be "one of the worst films of Elizabeth Taylor's career," based on the Muriel Spark story about a middle-aged woman trying to find a man who'll murder her. With quotes like "A macrobiotic diet keeps the spirit young and the sex sexy!" and "Ah, do you carry a revolver? Because if you did, you could shoot me" and "But ORGASMS are YANG!" this turkey's bound to elicit some communal horrified laughter.
141. Foraging Trips with Charlotte Glaves (addo:Incubator)
If you've ever wanted to learn to forage for edible items, here's your chance: chef Charlotte Glaves of addo will lead a three-hour expedition into the mountains near Snoqualmie and explain how to search for and gather for safe-to-eat items in the wild.
142. Civic Trivia - An Enlightening Brunch Event
Get quizzed on your knowledge of immigration law and issues of equity and diversity in Seattle. Your host is Stephanie Thorpe, who's the program manager at Seattle's Office for Civil Rights.
143. Body Party
Celebrate beautiful bods (i.e. all bods) at a wellness-focused dance party. Bring your yoga mat.
144. T-Rox, Cartoon Chaos Cabaret, Transient Vultures
Billing itself as a "gender-fluid-adult-musical-nightmare," T-Rox will share a bill with Cartoon Chaos Cabaret and Transient Vultures.
145. Bricolage Issue #36 Release Party
UW's student-run poetry, prose, and visual art journal Bricolage will celebrate the release of its 36th issue with live readings.
146. The Seattle Poetry Slam 25th Annual Grand Slam
Slammers will compete to be among the four poets to represent Seattle in Chicago's finals this August. Anastacia Reneé, Seattle's Civic Poet, will preside.
147. Beat the Bridge
Walk or run in Nordstrom's 36th annual Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes. Choose between an 8K run, a 3K walk, or a 1K fun run.
148. Strikes with Sounders
Sounders FC players wish to impress you with their aptitude for bowling. The team members will rotate among groups throughout the night, so you'll get the chance to knock down some pins with Seattle's finest soccer players. Plus, you'll get the chance to win cool prizes.