The theme of this year's Northwest Flower & Garden Festival is "Gardens of the World." Wander through mini-landscapes representing the botanical wonders of Pakistan, Tuscany, Ireland, and more through Sunday. Northwest Flower & Garden Festival via Facebook
Our arts critics have already recommended 51 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 31 best music shows, but there are still hundreds more events happening. To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary ones from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from Loop Fest to the Fremont Vintage Mall's 11th Birthday Party, and from Love in the Market to the Big Plunge. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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TUESDAY

COMMUNITY

1. A Conversation Behind Sanctuary: Design for Belonging
Join the competition winners and judges of the exhibition Sanctuary: Design for Belonging for a discussion about creating safe spaces and resources for refugees and immigrants.

2. Instead of a Jail? An Evening of Art & Imagination
Creative Justice will lead a discussion about ways to repurpose Seattle's youth jail into a space for art, creativity, and growth. 

FILM

3. Curtis Comes Back to Seattle
Catch the premiere of Vaun S. Raymond's film Curtis Comes Back to Seattle: Re-discovering Edward Sherriff Curtis & Native American Culture, which introduces you to the famous white photographer's descendants as they explore his American Indian project and the cultures he sought to portray. 

FOOD & DRINK

4. 5th Annual Black & Brew: Imperial Stout Celebration
Each year, Watershed Pub & Kitchen taps 15 of the "most delicious, decadent, and eclectic imperial stouts" they can get their hands on at once. This year, they promise to take guests to the "maltiest, darkest reaches of the craft beer universe," paired with suitably hearty comfort food.

5. Unlikely Pairings: A Chocolate and Beer Journey
Chocolate and beer may make an odd couple, but this tasting will show you just how well they complement each other with four limited edition beers inspired by Seattle Chocolate’s seasonal chocolate truffle bars, along with pub snacks. Take home a bag full of Seattle Chocolate’s Valentine’s Day bars and Pyramid’s Unlikely Pairings Oatmeal Pale Ale.

GEEK

6. The Golden Girls Trivia Night Round Two!
In addition to questions about the show, this Golden Girls trivia night will include theme-song sing-alongs, prizes, clips from the series, and a special performance by Betty Wetter. 

PERFORMANCE

7. Mother's Tongue: Un Show En No Inglés
No English at all at this queer performance night hosted by local drag performers One and Butylene O'Kipple.

READINGS & TALKS

8. Kristi Coulter: Nothing Good Can Come from This
In her "hilarious and heartrending" debut book of essays, Nothing Good Can Come From This, Kristi Coulter shares how she dealt with feelings of emptiness after quitting drinking. Sip mocktails with the author and hear her read. 

9. Whitney Davis: Pictorial Art and Global Psychological Modernity
How did pictorial art emerge, and how did/does it benefit humans? Whitney Davis, a professor of history and theory of ancient and modern art at UC Berkeley, will explore these questions in this lecture. 

SPORTS & RECREATION

10. Yoga & Cats in the Evening
"Find your inner feline" at this all-levels gentle hatha yoga class, then curl up on your mat for a guided meditation and quality time with kitty cats. 

TUESDAY-FRIDAY

VISUAL ART

11. Patricia Halsell
This painter depicts river rocks, crows, and other evocative natural objects.
Closing Friday

TUESDAY-SATURDAY

VISUAL ART

12. Piano Drop
Here's a piece of local history you might not know about: In 1968, KRAB FM—which was founded and run by the Jack Straw Foundation—dropped an upright piano from a helicopter into the lap of a farm in Duvall, Washington. See the remains of the instrument, hear recordings of new music composed and performed on it, and check out old video footage on the 50th anniversary of the event.
Live concert Saturday

13. Salmon School Ambassadors
Artist Joseph Rossano has been working to bring attention to the diminishing salmon population, specifically in the Skagit River. The project he spearheaded, School: The Joseph Rossano Salmon Project, casts a light on the issue through work by artists from around the globe. It features a life-size school of mirrored salmon sculpted from molten glass by participating glassmakers, as well as first-hand video accounts from renowned scientists.
Closing Saturday

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

14. Octopus Week
Show some love for the one and only eight-limbed, big-brained mollusk at this week-long octopus fest complete with special feeding demos, hands-on kids' activities, and educational talks.

PERFORMANCE

15. Rock of Ages
The hair metal musical punctuates a romantic story with noisy tunes by Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and others.

WEDNESDAY

ART

16. Drinks, Drawing & DJs - Exquisite Corpse Night Returns!
Bring your favorite drawing tools and play a round of a collective drawing game created by 20th-century artists in Parisian cafes. There'll also be food, drinks, and music provided by live DJs. 

17. The Feels 3
Join local artists, performers, and DJs of color for a night of fun in support of LoveCityLove's kids' education program taught by local artists.

COMEDY

18. Chris Fleming
The web comedian, embodier of Gayle Waters-Waters in his own series Gayle, has been invading real life with his solo piece Showpig. Given that Huffington Post has called his work "the best thing on the internet," maybe you should go to his stand-up set.

COMMUNITY

19. Candlelight Meditation with Cats!
Survive the dark winter days with a candlelit guided meditation surrounded by kitties.

GEEK

20. Astronomy on Tap: Where No Moon Has Gone Before
Dr. Michael Wong will dive into the science of Star Trek and UW graduate student Tyler Gordon will talk about the hunt for exomoons and why you should care.

READINGS & TALKS

21. Ayesha Harruna Attah: The Hundred Wells of Salaga
Hear Ghana-born author Ayesha Harruna Attah read from The Hundred Wells of Salaga, her new novel set in pre-colonial Ghana from the perspectives of two women from starkly different backgrounds. 

22. Wendy Willis and David Biespiel
In her book of essays These Are Strange Times, My Dear, Wendy Willis explores personal resistance, the rise of political podcasts, "civic loneliness," the exploitation of personal data, and more timely topics related to big data. She'll read alongside poet David Biespiel, who combines "a love poem with a historical narrative" in his book Republic Café

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

PERFORMANCE

23. Fantastic.Z's Seventh Annual New Works Festival
The LGBTQ theater group will present Caroline Prugh's It's Only Kickball, Stupid, about a woman who returns to her hometown and reconnects with her sixth-grade crush and onetime kickball teammate. This main show will be accompanied by alternating short plays (aka "B-Sides"), including Joe Breen's Or Forever Hold Your Peace, J. Stephen Brantley's Shiny Pair of Complications, Suzanne Bailie's Mysterious Wonderland, Greg Lam's Interventions, and John Bavoso's Plus One.

VISUAL ART

24. Tara Tamaribuchi: Ephemeral Panoramas
Tamaribuchi, who had her debut exhibition only last year, presents three works: "a mirrored burial suit for her former 90s raver self, informed by the jade burial suits of Han Dynasty ancestors"; the view from a bullet train; and a stage installation for Noelle Chun's dance piece, Ma.
Closing Saturday

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

25. Northwest Flower & Garden Festival
Think of this festival as a vast bouquet for the senses, with a floral arrangement competition and 20 display gardens representing this year's theme, "Gardens of the World." You're invited to wander through mini-landscapes representing the botanical wonders of Pakistan, Tuscany, Ireland, and more. Sign up for free seminars, shop the marketplace for new plant friends to take home, and escape winter blues by immersing yourself in a haven of green wholesomeness.

THURSDAY

ART

26. Adrienne Bell-Koch: Where Optics & Art Meet
Get a lesson in still-life drawing from artist Adrienne Bell-Koch, who will also give a lecture on the intersection between the "biology of sight" and art. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 

27. Art & Activism with Chris Bauer
Wildlife photographer Chris Bauer will share photos he's taken on his adventures in the Pacific Northwest wilderness. Washington Wild will also be hanging around to tell you how to protect wild spaces in Washington State.

28. Boozy Terrarium Making!
You'll get a pint of cold beer when you arrive at this terrarium-building class, where you'll make a layered plant decoration using succulents, soil, rocks, and other natural adornments.

29. Dozer's Warehouse Presents: 3 Queens
See artwork by Cady Bogart, Hoa Hong, and Angelina Villalobos. The three artists will also be collaborating on a mural inside the Dozer's Warehouse space.

30. Rhonda Malcolm Warren
Check out new figurative paintings by Warren and hang out with artsy queer folks.

COMEDY

31. Have A Slice w/ IMNDC & Special Guests!
One lucky audience member will not only get a free slice of pizza, but also see their life transformed into improv comedy onstage. It's a "slice of life," get it?

32. Ryan and Jason Present “Space Capitalism”
In this sketch comedy performance that sounds both existential and silly, Ryan and Jason will play two dudes on a journey of self-exploration in a capitalist colony in outer space. 

FOOD & DRINK

33. Coffee & CBD: Wellness Meet-Up
After participating in a group mindfulness exercise, suspend your relaxed state by sipping CBD beverages by Youngstown Coffee Co. 

34. Stupid Cupid: Singles Unite!
Drink cocktails, get started on a new dating app for animal lovers, get an energy reading, and flirt with singles at this new amorous pop-up.

GEEK & GAMING

35. Bingo with Sylvia O'Stayformore
Seattle's delightful and tireless drag queen Sylvia O'Stayformore will host her favorite game, bingo.

PARTIES

36. Seattle Kink and Fetish Fashion Show: Fetiche
Oggle kinky wearable creations by local fashion designers while DJs Dave Lowe and Trinitron spin.

PERFORMANCE

37. Catharsis
Drag and mixed-media artists Lilith, Britt Brutality, Angel Baby Kill Kill Kill, Stasia Coup, and the Drama Tops dance troupe will explore "the messy and vulnerable reality of being human" through eight-minute performances.

38. The Woman in Red
Iranian-born dancer Parmida Ziaei melds Latin and Persian forms in this performance about the concept of home. 

READINGS & TALKS

39. Bad Date Storytelling: Valentine Schmalentine
For every gooey Valentine's Day story, there are twice as many tales of courtships gone awry. Escape the commercialized romance of the season to hear people tell stories of their bad V-Day dates, or get on stage to tell your own.

40. Lauren E. Oakes: In Search of the Canary Tree
Ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to hunt for a dying tree—the yellow-cedar—and to "chronicle how plants and people could cope with their changing world." Hear about her adventures as she reads from her book In Search of the Canary Tree. 

41. Short Talks: Love
Four UW alums will share their stories of love, change, and community. Hear Selma Al-Aswad, Helen "Hel" Gebreamlak, Jaimée Marsh, and Casey Wynecoop on queerness, activism, and affection. 

RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY

42. Oceania Rising: Peace Pivot to the Pacific Tour
As part of the "Oceania Rising: Peace Pivot to the Pacific" tour, three Indigenous women speakers from Okinawa, Guam, and Hawaii will discuss rising movements against U.S. military bases, and for a "demilitarized, nuclear-free, and independent Pacific."

SPORTS & RECREATION

43. Yachtcon: Nights
Calling all pro soccer fans: Sit in on panel discussions with players and coaches from Seattle Sounders and Reign and bid on cool items in a silent auction. All proceeds will be donated to the Seattle Children's Autism Center.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

44. Wintergrass Festival
Bluegrass artists from near and far will gather to play their twangy, resonant music at this annual festival. The lineup features Billy Strings, Steep Canyon Rangers, Della Mae, Sideline, Bill & the Belles, and many others.

PERFORMANCE

45. Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida
Thrill to Elton John's Tony- and Grammy-winning pop reinterpretation of Verdi's monumental opera about a beautiful Nubian slave princess and the Egyptian soldier who falls in love with her.

VISUAL ART

46. Uyen Tran Gjerde and Frank Renlie
Uyen Tran Gjerde shows paintings that explore female expressions of nature alongside Frank Renlie's quirky series Just For the Fun.
Closing Saturday

FRIDAY

COMMUNITY

47. Fremont Vintage Mall 11th Birthday Party
Where would you go to get lost among cases of kitschy spoons, racks of vintage wool sweaters, and tables of weird lamps if the Fremont Vintage Mall weren't around? Wear your party hat and celebrate the basement emporium's 11th birthday with music, treats, and special deals.

48. Inside Bardahl: A Guided Tour
Tour the Bardahl Headquarters—a company that's been making car oil additives and lubricants for race cars since 1939—with the Atlas Obscura Society. You'll get to sit in a car, take photos, and take home a signed collectible GreenLight toy replica of pro drag racer Al Young's championship Dodge Challenger. 

FILM

49. Scarecrow Video and Lance Rhoades Present Oscar Preview Night
Scarecrow Video and film historian Lance Rhoades will continue their tradition of pregaming the Academy Awards with an Oscar preview show, where Rhoades will resurrect highlights and controversies from previous Academy Awards ceremonies and share his predictions for this year's winners. 

FOOD & DRINK

50. Author Talk: One-Hour Dairy-Free Cheese by Claudia Lucero
Author Claudia Lucero will demonstrate a recipe from her new cookbook One-Hour Dairy-Free Cheese, which explains how to make over 25 quick and easy plant-based cheeses, ranging from a cashew brie to Swiss made with cauliflower, tahini paste, and tapioca.

MUSIC

51. Nirvana Night II: Kurt Cobain Birthday Tribute
Nirvana tribute bands Nevermind and Lithium will play extra-special sets of hits and deep cuts in honor of the late Pisces prince Kurt Cobain's would-be birthday.

PERFORMANCE

52. The Panel Jumper
The multimedia Panel Jumper series takes you deep into the art of comic books and graphic novels. This iteration promises music by Brittany Allyson, Matt Smith's play Witness Touched for the Very First Time, a talk by artist Kelly Froh, and a podcast recording by Bound Podcast

53. A Pyrate's Life: Anne Bonny
Cornish grad Alexandra Varriano will play the infamous female pirate Anne Bonny and 12 other characters in this show full of thievery, debauchery, and scandalous women. 

READINGS & TALKS

54. Latinx in the Pacific Northwest
Celebrate the publication of poet Casandra Lopez's Brother Bullet along with readings of work by other Latinx fiction and essay writers, namely Kathleen Alcalá (The Deepest Roots) and Isabel Quintero (Gabi, A Girl in Pieces). 

55. Tara Conklin: The Last Romantics
Join author Tara Conklin for a reading of her new novel about an American family, The Last Romantics

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

PERFORMANCE

56. 2019 Cornish Winter New Works Festival
The Cornish Winter New Works Festival returns with three original short plays from fourth-year playwrights. The final play is Anu Brown's "The Pigs in Trenchcoats," which follows two girls who make a suicide pact sparked by the Y2K conspiracy.

57. Clue: A Burlesque Whodunit
This game of Clue promises to involve more bare asses than most—specifically those of Maggie McMuffin, Paris Original, Ramona Rhapsody, Chandler Svelte, Nip Slip Cheerio, Rocky Orbody, Beau Briefs, and Gigi Top. 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

FILM

58. Destiny City Film Festival 2019
Head to Tacoma to see short and feature-length independent films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

PERFORMANCE

59. It Could Be Any One of Us
This whodunnit by Alan Ayckbourn has multiple endings: The actors will play a game onstage whose outcome secretly determines who the murderer is that night.

60. The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Don't be alarmed: It's a zany whodunnit full of goofy characters and outlandish shenanigans.

61. Once on This Island
Twelfth Night Productions will present the Olivier Award-winning musical Once on This Island (from the Tony Award-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty), a Caribbean adaptation of The Little Mermaid, in which a peasant girl named Ti Moune rescues and falls in love with a wealthy boy, Daniel, from the other side of the island.

62. Tint Dance Festival 2019
This annual dance festival celebrates dancers and choreographers of color. This year's featured artists include Jenny Boissiere, Alicia Mullikin, PRICEarts, Ayako Shapiro, Ron Smith, Laura Ann Smyth, and Warren Woo.

63. The Woman in Black
A young lawyer named Arthur Kipps discovers a ghastly supernatural mystery around the missing children of Crythin Gifford in the stage version of Susan Hill's gothic novel.

SATURDAY

COMEDY

64. Academy of Burlesque 101
Time to welcome another class of fledgling sexpot dancers from Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque, as well as a showcase of the Bump&Grind students' skills.

65. Comedy Roast Battle: Seattle Vs Tacoma
Do the funniest and meanest comedians come out of Tacoma or Seattle? Find out as four comics from the South Sound and four comics from the Emerald City dish out the deepest of burns at this roast. 

66. End Times: A TrIO/Prepared with Ted and Alice Show
The funny and down-to-earth Tri0 and the presumably apocalyptic Prepared with Ted and Alice will do improv sets separately and together.

COMMUNITY & CIVICS

67. Build It Sammamish LEGO Event
Kids and adults alike can stop by to build towers, dinosaurs, or an entire LEGO city. 

68. The Masquerade at Copious
Hide your face behind a mask of your choice and immerse yourself in decadent elegance, with drag, burlesque, and variety performances popping up around you. 

FESTIVALS

69. Loop Fest
The solo performers and producers at this mini-fest all make music with pedals and loopers. Swirl around and around to sets by St. Sisyphus, Ground Water, Lavers, Loud in the Morning, GLITCHLETTE, Nacion de Humo, ARTEM/S, Sweet Creature, Power Strip, and Velvet Q Stripped. 

FILM

70. Cinema Eclectica
This month's theme of Cinema Eclectica—a film series that highlights "alt and awesome films"—is "Love / Struggles," featuring films about the challenges of seeking love and acceptance.

71. Saturday Morning Cartoons: Kirikou and the Sorceress
The monthly international animated film club is a great way to introduce kids to the Seventh Art, but the films are usually compelling for adults, too. All screenings are followed by a discussion with donuts and coffee. This month's movie is Michel Ocelot's Kirikou and the Sorceress, a trippy French/Belgian animated hit about a magical talking baby and an unpleasant witch.

FOOD & DRINK

72. Irish Soda Bread Cooking Exhibition and Class
Looking to master your Irish soda bread recipe before St. Patrick's Day? Bring your mixing bowl, your measuring spoons, and your apron to learn how to make a simple one with flour, soda, salt, and buttermilk. 

GEEK

73. Hamlet Choose-Your-Path Adult Pajama Party Storytime
Make yourself comfy for an indecisive night of adventures inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet. The storyteller, Davey, will read a prompt from Ryan North's choose-your-path book, which will inform the choices made by you, the audience. Hot drinks will be provided (bring a mug).

74. Pacific Northwest Regional Yo-Yo Championship
Swivel your yo-yo with the determination and skill of a bored tween in the year 1999 at this regional championship. Or, just show up to be a spectator. 

MUSIC

75. The Best 80s Party Ever! (So Far) with Nite Wave
Get your fix of '80s New Wave by way of Duran Duran, INXS, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Cure, Prince, Depeche Mode, and others from cover band Nite Wave. 

76. Folsom Prism - Johnny Cash Tribute
Folsom Prism will perform all your favorite Johnny Cash ballads and boot-stompers. 

77. Hot Girl Sings
Musical satirist Carly Martin (formerly known as Carly OMFG) composes heartbreaking ditties for YouTube like "Dave Beck Won't Add Me Back On Facebook," about an unrequited social media crush on a 98.1 Classical King FM host. See the youthful pianist/comedian in the flesh.

78. Spellbound: Mardi Goth Masquerade
If you wish Mardis Gras were a little more goth, here's a treat for you: This New Orleans-inspired dance party will have all the old-school goth and industrial punk and death-rock your heart desires. There will also be drink specials. 

PARTIES

79. A Black Tie Affair
Rev up for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival at this fundraiser and preview party, featuring sexy performances and interaction, art to pre-purchase, and fancy snacks. Dress formally, sluttily, or fetishistically.

80. Viva Vera Gala 2019
Celebrate and support all-ages music and arts with the Vera Project and Sub Pop Records at this fundraising party. Your ticket includes OOLA Distillery cocktails, access to silent and live auctions, a family-style sinner from Golas Kitchen, and a live performance from local hiphop up-and-comer NËSTRÄ.

PERFORMANCE

81. Drag Ring Tagteam
Drag and wrestling will form an unlikely bond in these three rounds of tag-teaming, where queens will switch off in the middle of performances to body-slam their opponents. Think of the fabulous costumes. 

82. FeelingsVariations
Christopher Petersen and Maia Veague will collaborate on "a performance about feelings," complete with dancing in silence, "feeling in stillness," dancing with voiced feelings, a list of feelings, a projection, and a conversation. 

83. Sylvia and Her Player Piano Sing-a-long
Choose from more than 150 songs to sing with drag queen Sylvia O'Stayformore.

READINGS & TALKS

84. Bill Fletcher: The Man Who Fell From the Sky
When someone is murdered in the sleepy Cape Cod town of Osterville in 1970, a young reporter for the Cape & Islands Gazette covers the story with the hope of getting recognized by a major paper. Hear more as Bill Fletcher reads from The Man Who Fell From the Sky

85. Conversation with Carolina Caycedo and Joshua Reid
Visiting artist Caroline Caycedo will be joined by UW Associate Professor Joshua Reid for a discussion on water entities, bodies, geopolitics, and the convergence of Indigenous activism in both Caycedo’s ongoing Be Dammed project and the activities of the Pacific Northwest.

86. Lecture & Artist Panel Discussion: Glass Art & Community
What makes glass art in the Pacific Northwest unique? Join Museum of Glass Curator Katie Buckingham for a short lecture on the origins of glass-making, followed by a panel discussion with BAM! Glasstastic artists April Surgent, Etsuko Ichikawa, and Dante Marioni. 

87. Mary Fleener: Billie the Bee
Celebrate the release of legendary alternative cartoonist Mary Fleener's debut graphic novel, Billie the Bee, with the artist herself. Refreshments will be free. 

88. Megan Griswold: The Book of Help
Megan Griswold's memoir The Book of Help "traces one woman's life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind," spanning four decades. 

SHOPPING

89. 42nd Annual Green River Glass Show & Sale
Shop glassware and get your glass pieces identified by experts.

90. Love in the Market
Take your valentine to Pike Place for "sweetheart bingo," cookie decorating, and photo ops with V-day-themed pop-up installations. You can also fill up on local tamales, shop for handmade cards, watch tie-dye demonstrations, and shop for gifts.

SPORTS & RECREATION

91. The Big Plunge
You don't have to wait until next New Year's Day to jump into the chilly waters of the Puget Sound with reckless abandon. The organizers of this event want you to help break the Guinness World Record for "the biggest polar plunge." You'll be rewarded with food and winter brews, music, and more. Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Washington athletes.  

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

FOOD & DRINK

92. 17th Annual HardLiver Barleywine Festival
Put your wintery beverages aside and summon an early spring by choosing a barleywine ("the hop and malt disguising itself as beer") from a sizeable draft list.

MUSIC

93. Pergolesi's Stabat Mater
Enjoy a joint performance by Seattle contemporary dance company Whim W’Him and the Early Music Seattle Orchestra as they present Pergolesi’s masterpiece Stabat Mater, an ancient hymn regarding Mary during Jesus's crucifixion.

PERFORMANCE

94. 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.

SUNDAY

COMEDY

95. Marine mammal PUNdamonium
Calling all marine mammal enthusiasts: SR3 Sealife Response, Rehab and Research, will host this installment of Pun Slam to help fund "Washington's first dedicated marine animal hospital" for the recovery of Southern Resident creatures. It otter be a fun time (pun intended—we're making typos on porpoise). 

96. Rory Scovel
Actor and comedian Scovel was in I Feel Pretty, The House, and Those Who Can't. See him perform his weird, unfocused patter (as seen on his Netflix special, Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time) live.

97. Socially Inept: A Roast of the Seattle Tech Scene
If you're a tech bro and you're not prepared to get roasted, be warned: This night of comedy will poke fun at coders, programmers, and the mega corps they work for, courtesy of five local comics.

FOOD & DRINK

98. A Bevy of Bitter Beverages at Barnacle Bar
At this "bar mashup with a purpose" brought to you by Barnacle Bar, Malfy Gin, and Templeton Rye, Olympia-based Dillinger's Cocktails & Kitchen will present some elegant bitter libations.

99. Gung Haggis Fat Choy Seattle
This annual cultural mishmash event celebrates both the Lunar New Year and the birthday of the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Lion dancers will perform to the music of bagpipes, Gung Haggis Fat Choy will give a formal presentation of the haggis while he recites Burns' famous poem "Address to the Haggis," and then the unique feast will ensue.

100. Sunday Brunch: Waffles & Beer Cocktails at Lowercase Brewing
Have a lazy Sunday and leave the breakfast cooking to Lowercase Brewing, who'll supply you with waffles made from spent grain, plus maple syrup made with their English-style eSB (extra-special bitter), bacon, cold brew, beer, Side Hustle Doughnuts, and micheladas and mimosas made with their beer.

MUSIC

101. Jayme Stone's Folklife
Jayme Stone’s Folklife will play "Appalachian dance tunes for contemporary listeners." 

102. La Juan D'Arienzo Tango Orchestra
Hear tango music "as it was performed in the golden age" from 10-piece orchestra La Juan D'Arienzo.

103. Mama's Thirsty: A Queer Valentine's Day Afterparty
For this installment of a series highlighting womxn- and queer-fronted music acts in Seattle, enjoy live sets by duo Creature Hole and dynamic dancer TAQUEET$, with burlesque by "2018 Queen of Oregon" Nox Falls, lap dances by "the gorgeous Kiki and friends," plus DJ sets by Big Ugly and hosted by Caela Bailey as always.

PERFORMANCE

104. Get Your Nerd On!
Burlesque performers like EmpeROAR Fabulous, Clara Rose, Jesus La Pinga, Bristol Kvernenes, Tawdry Quirks, Vera Vice, and others will "nerd out to some of their favorite things" in a sexy manner. Lullaby League will provide live music.

READINGS & TALKS

105. James B. Moore: Poetry Reading and Book Release
Join poet James B. Moore for the hardcover release of his second collection, Open Heart Chronicles. The book features narrative poems that explore various points in the author's life, including his struggle with cardiac illness.

106. Jasper Fforde: Early Riser
Fantasy mischief-maker Fforde returns with a new standalone novel about hibernating humans, a spreading virus of dreams, and rampaging predators called Villains.

107. Lecture: The Queen's Gardener
Plant expert John Anderson—the Keeper of the Gardens at Windsor Castle and Saville Gardens in England—will talk about what it's like working for the Royal Family, as well as his experience harvesting plant groups found in the Pacific Northwest. 

108. National Geographic Live — Untamed
Come face-to-face with snakes, lions, jaguars, whales, hawk moths, and other magnificent creatures as Filipe DeAndrade (of National Geographic's online series Untamed) treats you to amazing photos and tells stories of nature and the purpose-filled life.

SPORTS & RECREATION

109. Chilly Hilly
Show winter that you're a force to be reckoned with by hopping the ferry to Bainbridge Island to bike a 33-mile bike route.

110. Willy Nilly Bicycle Ride
Bicycle races don't get more lackadaisical than Willy Nilly, a 10- to 60-mile route ("your pace, your style") that goes from West Seattle to Vashon Island and back again. Riders are encouraged to stop for food and drinks at establishments along the way.

VISUAL ART

111. Tanner Wendell Stewart: The People of Turkana, an Exhibition
Seattle-based photographer Tanner Wendell Stewart will show a series of photos he took while working with the nonprofit One Child Matters in Turkana, an isolated region of northern Kenya. The artist will give a short lecture, and prints will be available for purchase.