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1. Unladylike with Erin Ingle
Five popular local performers, including hosts Erin Ingle and Alyssa Yeoman, will riff on ladylike behavior, "whatever that means."
2. Rise Up Winter Masquerade Ball
Don your favorite mask and party with Belltown residents, artists, and performers, plus Seattle politicians. Play free pinball, eat food, get a tattoo, and more.
3. 19¢ Cheeseburgers & Hamburgers
To celebrate 65 years of slinging their cult-favorite burgers, all Dick's Drive-In locations will offer 19-cent hamburgers and cheeseburgers (which is what they charged when they opened 1954) all day long.
4. Rock N Roll Trivia Punk Rock Edition
How much do you know about punk rock? Enough to win cool prizes? Find out at this music-themed trivia night.
5. Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver: Everybody is Somebody
In the final installment of Henry Winkler (yeah, the actor from Happy Days) and Lin Oliver's children's book series, Hank and his two best friends get the chance to introduce the plot of a book by a guest author at their school assembly. Little do his peers know, Henry doesn't yet know how to read. Hear the authors read live.
6. Pub Night Talk: The Olmsted Landscape Legacy Across America and the Pacific Northwest
What do New York's Central Park and Capitol Hill's Volunteer Park have in common, other than grass and trees and picnic benches? They were both designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Learn more by joining Portland-based historian Laurence Cotton for a screening of the PBS documentary he worked on, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America.
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7. Seattle Squeeze Happy Hour
Find refuge from the Seattle Squeeze in Goldfinch Tavern's extended happy hour, seven days a week, with luxe bites like $2 oysters, fried oyster sliders, Dungeness crab toast, and black truffle angel hair pasta.
8. Dan Paz: the sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building
Paz uses a variety of media, including high-resolution video, sculpture, photogram, and dance, to explore the spaces of youth detention centers and sports and recreation areas.
9. The Machines Are Taking Our Jobs, So I’ll Take One Of Theirs
Dylan Eakin's new exhibition The Machines Are Taking Our Jobs, So I'll Take One Of Theirs features photorealistic drawings of the artist, which "[require assimilation] into automata."
10. Seattle Boat Show
The Seattle Boat Show is a feast for the eyes of maritime enthusiasts and professionals alike, with vessels lining the harbors along CenturyLink Field, South Lake Union, and Bell Harbor Marina, in addition to indoor displays.
11. Museum of Flight Remembers Fallen Astronauts
Exploring outer space is a dangerous job, and many astronauts have died on their missions. The Museum of Flight will honor the memory of those who lost their lives while working with Apollo 1 and shuttle missions STS-51-L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia through special videos and exhibits.
12. Save The Showbox Advocacy Update
If you still don't get why people are so adamant about the #SaveTheShowbox movement in Seattle, here's your chance to learn about the historic venue's cultural significance and how you can get involved in protecting it.
13. Science and a Movie: Real Genius
Laser beams are everywhere in science fiction, from the kind that cut through metal to the kind that can transfer information between extreme distances. Join scientist Maria Viitaniemi for a discussion of these luminous sticks, then stick around to see a screening of the '80s film Real Genius, in which lasers abound (and so does Val Kilmer).
14. More Than You Ever Really Wanted to Know About Coffee
Ada's owner Jeff Waiste will talk coffee: its history, science, and industry.
15. Stoked Spoke Adventure Series Presents: Women, Trans and Femme Riders in Early Cycling History
For Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Lecturer Tessa Hulls, a bicycle is both a means of transportation and a tool for social liberation. In this talk, Hulls will use a combination of historical photographs and hand-drawn illustrations to explore the feminist history of cycling, highlighting a group of cyclists who used their two-wheelers to subvert gender barriers in the late 1800s.
16. Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
Arwen Curry's documentary Ursula K. Le Guin explores the life and legacy of the late feminist author, featuring insights and interviews with writers like Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and others. Bring your favorite Le Guin excerpt or poem to read before each screening.
17. All's Well That Ends Well
This Shakespeare play may have the spoiler-iest title, but it's a bit of a hybrid. It also boasts a conniving heroine that later shocked the Victorians and pleased George Bernard Shaw with her sexy machinations. Victor Pappas will direct, and the cast includes wonderful players like Keiko Green and Suzanne Bouchard.
18. Rutherford and Son
UW Drama will revive a 1912 London smash hit about family treachery and big business. According to press materials, UW will be only the third company to stage Githa Sowerby's feminist one-hit-wonder in the US.
The Storynauts present sketches and songs based on stories written by the young authors at the Bureau of Fearless Ideas.
20. POWER UP! to End Sexual Violence
Join King County Sexual Assault Resource Center to hear about their survivor-empowering approach to ending sexual violence and to find out how to "bust myths and educate others." Coffee will be provided.
21. Movie Night: Movies So Bad They’re Good!
Indulge in your favorite horribly good B movies, including Dick Powell's 1956 comedy/historical drama The Conqueror, screening tonight.
22. Drink Up For Town Hall: Optimism Brewing Company
Support the talks and events put on by Town Hall Seattle by drinking beer—one dollar from every pint will be donated to the arts organization.
23. Populuxe's Birthday Bingo With Betty Wetter
The co-owner of Populuxe is turning 45, and the glamorous local queen Betty Wetter is helping her celebrate with a night of bingo and prizes, plus a special birthday rosé and sour beer brewed with hibiscus and sweet cherries. You're invited, too.
Dance to an array of electronic musicians in honor of the first year of HEAT.wav. Olivia Computer will provide "Mesmerizing Glitch Art."
25. The Horse in Motion is Turning 5!
Help local theater company the Horse in Motion celebrate five years of existence by partying with DJ play__pranks, burlesque artist LoLo Ramone, and others.
26. Boldly Went: Live Outdoor Adventure Storytelling Show and Podcast
If you've got a crowd-pleasing story about an outdoor adventure, be it sailing, climbing, scuba diving, or something along those lines, tell it to fellow fresh-air enthusiasts at this Moth-style live podcast.
27. Papeachu Review Release Party
Celebrate the inaugural issue of Papeachu Review, a new bi-annual literary journal highlighting female and non-binary writers. At this event, local contributors will read their featured work.
28. Deborah Curtiss: Women (& Men) Out of Line
Curtiss sets up her canvases in an unusual manner: They have four sides of different lengths, making an unstable-looking medium for her portraits.
29. Seattle CannaCon
CannaCon's flagship expo takes place in Seattle, where people love weed very much. Hundreds of exhibitors and cannabis professionals gather for three days full of educational talks, shopping opportunities, and networking. There will be a lot of talk on what the future cannabis market has to offer for 2019 and beyond.
30. Darrell's Double Down: Two Piece Fest
The phrase "two is better than one" applies directly to this mini-fest featuring seven Seattle-based musical duos. Rock out to Werthless, Bugs, Of the Heavy Sun, KLEINE, Laser Beam, Programmes, and Phood.
31. Laser Tool: Aenima Premiere
If you're a fan of late-'90s metal, enjoy the "claustrophobic" sounds heard on Tool's seminal album Ænima as its played in it's entirety to laser art.
32. Masters of Scottish Arts
Experience the sights and sounds of Scotland with this ode to all things tartan and brogued, an evening of traditional dance and music through piping, drumming, and fiddling.
33. Cirque du SPIN
Contortionists, acrobats, tarot readers, professional ping pong players, and others will dazzle you with mystical spectacles while you dance and drink champagne.
34. Copious Grand Opening Party
Welcome the production company Copious Love to their new digs underground at this celebration.
35. Lost in Translation: Live in Kirkland
Fernando Rocha, founder of the Group Sonhus Theater Ritual in Brazil, will present a night of dance, mime, musical comedy, and special guests focusing on the themes of lost meaning and misunderstanding.
36. Bluffett - Jimmy Buffett Tribute
Sing along to "Margaritaville" with Jimmy Buffett tribute band Bluffett as they rock out onstage in "authentic costumes."
As Mark Rothko desperately strives to finish a huge commission, a series of murals for the Four Seasons restaurant, his assistant Ken becomes a rival and contender. This erudite play was written by John Logan.
38. Rock of Ages
The hair metal musical punctuates a romantic story with noisy tunes by Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and others.
39. Seattle Museum Month
Visiting Seattle? For the entire month of February, get half-off admission to 40 local museums, including MoPOP, the Nordic Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum, the Seattle Aquarium, others. When you check into a participating downtown Seattle hotel, ask for a Museum Month packet for a map of participating museums and a guest pass. If you're local, you can still enjoy special membership deals happening for out-of-towners, or you can pretend you're a tourist by booking a staycation.
40. Foolscap 2019
Sci-fi writers, artists, and general fans can gather for a weekend of conversation and guest talks, including with Seattle author Nancy Kress.
41. Seattle Yiddish Fest
This three-day intensive workshop includes classes, jam sessions, and live performances led by experts in traditional Yiddish song and dance. In addition to learning vocal and instrumental techniques, you'll get to see Lebedik, "a story of songs told in songs" about the Yiddish traditions brought to New York from Eastern Europe, and sit in on a discussion of Yiddish culture and music over a potluck dinner.
42. Civic Saturday
Eric Liu will host Civic Saturday, described as "a civic analogue to church": a service that celebrates the American civic tradition through readings, songs, silent reflection, and a sermon by Liu himself.
43. Lunar New Year Fair
After witnessing a lion dance, take a "passport journey" through the Wing Luke Museum to make crafts with local artists, learn about the Asian zodiac, win prizes, and discover all the different ways the Lunar New Year is celebrated around the world.
44. Snohomish Groundfrog Day
Maybe we've been placing too much trust in the annual prognostication of a certain Pennsylvanian groundhog—the residents of Snohomish certainly think so, which is why they allow a clairvoyant amphibian, Snohomish Slew, to tell us all whether we'll have an early spring or a prolonged winter. The day also features crafts, music, photo opportunities with Slew, and more family fun.
45. Cinema Dissection: 'Groundhog Day' with Malory Graham
Lovers of meticulous film analysis can participate in a six-hour, scene-by-scene, and sometimes shot-by-shot deconstruction of a featured film. This time, it's Harold Ramis's Groundhog Day, because everyone loves Bill Murray and Punxsutawney Phil! Watch the film beforehand so you can pick it apart with Malory Graham, founder of Reel Grrls.
46. National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Break out your comfiest sleepwear to observe Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Full Tilt, who'll be scooping up limited-edition breakfast-themed flavors and serving coffee and waffles a la mode for the occasion.
47. National Tater Tot Day - Adobo Totchos
In honor of the holiday dedicated to crispy, squishy, cylindrical potatoes, nosh on a Filipino take with tater tots, adobo, cheese sauce, sour cream, and green onions.
Root Pie Day
There's a fun bit of Belltown lore behind this unusual event: Years ago, the owners of the Belltown Café would provide food in exchange for art from hungry artists, which resulted in the creation of the Belltown Pan, a bell-shaped copper pan that could be used as a sign outside the cafe as well as a baking tray in a commercial oven. Each year on Groundhog Day, it would be taken inside to be washed, stuffed with tons of hearty root veggies and baked for a "root pie" feast, before it was returned to its usual place outside the door for the rest of the year. Now, the tradition symbolizing nourishment and community coming together to feed one another in the darkest part of winter lives on, as new reproductions of the original Belltown Pan go into circulation among local restaurants. Grab a free root pie pass under the canopy in Bell Street Park between 2nd and 3rd Ave to try root pies created by ten different restaurants, each with their individual interpretation.
48. Zylberschtein's Jewish Deli Food Truck: "Menu Preview #2"
Be among the first to try pastrami, soup, pickled items, and more Jewish fare from Standard Bakery owner Josh Grunig's upcoming Jewish deli and bakery Zylberschtein's before it opens, along with kosher brews from Brooklyn-based Schmaltz Brewing Company.
49. Groundhog Day Rawk Fest with Stucky Jackson & the Boys, Nordus, Niote Negra, Always Naked
Celebrate either an impending spring or a continuing winter with this night of sets by local rock groups like Stucky Jackson & the Boys, Nordus, Niote Negra, and Always Naked.
50. Groundhog Day with the Squirrels, Geoff Berner, Juliana Brandon
While Punxsutawney Phil is busy reporting the presence or absence of his intuitive shadow, enjoy a live set by Squirrels Group, some "political comedy weirdness" from Geoff Berner, and shadow puppetry from Juliana Brandon.
51. Laser Jay-Z Premiere
Journey through Jay-Z's 20-plus year hiphop career while laser beams shoot about.
52. Operation Timebomb, The Dee Dees, Idiots Rule
The members of Seattle's short-lived Operation Ivy tribute band Risen from the Ashes are now called Operation Timebomb. They're prepared to bring you a "double whammy" of Berkeley hardcore rock groups: Operation Ivy and Rancid.
53. Opulent Temple: Seattle's Wonderland — Lucky 7's
Jump down the rabbit hole and dance to live sets from DJs Dan, Brian Peek, Ian Powers, Chris Tower, and MZ Artiz.
55. Smackout Pack and Swinson & the Expedition Present The Deep Freeze
Local indie rock bands Smackout Pack and Swinson & the Expedition will team up for an appropriately named winter concert called "the Deep Freeze."
56. But I Am a Cool Mom
Drag and burlesque artists Tink le Belle, La Saveona Hunt, Solana Solstice, Kitty Glitter, and Melissa Fint will embody your favorite TV and movie moms.
57. The I Hate Children Children's Show
Because who doesn't? Naw, we kid. Named "Best Children's Show" at the Edinburgh Festival, this spectacle invites every child to participate in a fun trick (even if you buy your little angel the cheapest ticket available). There will be free champagne for moms and a bar for exhausted parents.
58. America's Largest Antique & Collectible Show
The "largest antique and collectible show in the Puget Sound" boasts 400 booths of all-vintage items, from clothing to estate jewelry to furniture to art deco.
59. Seattle Gift Show
If you're a store owner looking to stock new goods by local makers, stop by this annual showcase to check out work by over 30 artisans from Urban Craft Uprising.
60. An Improvised Man: Ray Bradbury Improvised
At this Ray Bradbury-inspired improv night, the players will use stories offered up by the audience (that's you) to create three stories drenched in the style of the anti-government, anti-robot dystopian fiction writer. Should be weird.
61. Cheating Lying Stealing
Marimbist/producer Erin Jorgensen (of Bach and Pancakes fame) will team up with cellist Rose Bellini for a "witchy sonic experience" of post-minimalism and pop music, also featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, Bang on a Can co-founder David Lang, NYC avant-garde rocker Marc Mellits, "sonic maverick" Carla Kihlstedt, and "electro-acoustic expert" Anna Clyne. Plus, "neon-art wizard" Tania Kupcak will provide dreamy blacklight visuals.
62. DJ Nicfit & Substation Present The Dark Crystal
Seattle's own DJ NicFit will reimagine the 1982 Jim Henson cult classic The Dark Crystal with an eclectic playlist performed live on two turntables and fully synchronized to the film.
63. Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show
It's a raunchy cabaret-cum-cooking show set to soul music and rich chocolatey cooking smells. Yes, you get to taste the goodies at the end. The chocolate goodies, that is.
64. The Griot
The Griot show is based on West African storytelling tradition and melds music and words in cultural expression.
65. Women of Wakanda
Revel in queer POC glamour at this family-friendly fundraiser for POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network), thrown by the Imperial Sovereign Court of Tacoma and Gay Washington. Enjoy games, raffles, and lots more fun.