Our arts critics have already recommended 58 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 34 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 the DaffoLips Festival to She's All That: A '90s Prom Party, and from the Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2019 to Inflatacon. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.
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- Celebrating French Cinema: Selections from Scarecrow's Wishlist Collection
Scarecrow Video is far from lacking in a diverse collection of titles from across the globe, but they still have a list of highly-lauded but seldom-seen films they wish they had in stock. Thanks to their quarterly spotlight Wishlist Collection, you can see essential touchstones of cinema (in this case, French cinema) you may not have seen before, including tonight's screening of Claude Sautet's 1978 Une Histoire Simple. Afterward, stay on for a discussion with the Alliance Française de Seattle. FOOD & DRINK
- Le Coin and Dru Beer Spring Beer Dinner
Inspired by the recent spring solstice, Le Coin executive chef Joshua Delgado and Dru Bru brewery founder and head brewer Dru Ernst will come together to create a farm-to-table dinner with four seasonal courses and beer pairings. PERFORMANCE
- Bread Crumbs
On MAP Theatre's off-night, Jasmine Joshua will perform a one-person work-in-progress show about "everything from traversing transgender discovery to puking and peeing your pants in front of VIPs."
- Return to Butt Club Planet
See sci-fi- and animal-themed acts by Little Bear, Eve Gunn, Dorine DeLuscious, Tea and Crumpets, Tawdry Quirks, Daddy Issues, and other local burlesque artists. They'll donate all proceeds to the Doney Memorial Animal Clinic. READINGS & TALKS
- Charlie J. Eskew: Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark
Meet the Columbus, Ohio-based author of a satire of superhero stories called Tales Of The Astonishing Black Spark, which marries a wry outlook on race and ethics with a genuine love of the genre.
- George Divoky: Friends of Cooper Island
George Divoky will speak about the black guillemot water bird population in the Arctic and how the species is being affected by climate change.
- Jean Godden with David Brewster
Former Seattle P-I and Seattle Times journalist and three-time Seattle city council member Godden will dish on the city she knows so well, with Crosscut's David Brewster as interviewer. There'll be free wine!
- Julia K. Parrish: Marine Birds and a Warming Ocean
UW professor Parrish will explain how seabird populations have taken a dive (sorry) in recent years, and how citizen scientists can help monitor and preserve these beautiful creatures.
- UW Bothell Pub Night Talk: 'Quasars: Supermassive Black Holes and Galaxies Far, Far Away…'
Our galaxy may be vast, but it doesn't make up the entire universe. According to Paola Rodríguez Hidalgo, an Assistant Professor at the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, we can learn a lot about ourselves and our planet by examining quasi-stellar objects, or "quasars," in distant galaxies. Grab a beer and tune in to this talk.
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAYGEEK & GAMING
Paizo Publishing, a Redmond-based adventure gaming company that specializes in spin-offs of the classic role-playing games Pathfinder and Starfinder, hosts this annual convention filled with panels, workshops, special guests, and, of course, chances to try out games for yourself. VISUAL ART
- Sarah Butler: Guest House
LA-based dancer and artist Butler displays mixed-media constructions of photos, embroidery, and poetry in a study of "memory, heartbreak, and impermanence."
- Amanda Sciullo
Abstract painter Sciullo, who hails from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, seeks to portray the fragility of the natural world and our obligation to protect it.
- Calvin Ma: Blend In: Flight
Ma sculpts funny little robot people with houses for heads, often with jaunty chimneys poking out of their craniums like oddly shaped hats. These figures' poses look inquisitive, vulnerable, and playful, yet their eyes are disconcertingly empty. According Abmeyer + Wood, Ma's work is pervaded by his feelings of social anxiety, and the figures are adaptations of the childhood toys he found less stressful than other children.
- Eric Nelsen: New Works
See works by Northwest abstract potter Eric Nelsen, who's influenced by Japanese ceramics, European painting, and American mass culture. In this show, he takes inspiration from The Object Transformed, a 1966 Museum of Modern Art exhibition curated by Mildred Constantine. That exhibition featured objects taken out of context to create new associations and evocations.
- Lynne Woods Turner: analog
Texas-born Lynne Woods Turner won the 2016 Bonnie Bronson Fellow Award and has pieces in many museums' permanent collections. Her style is tranquil, simple, and canvas-filling, filling dun-brown canvases with gentle colors and patterns.
- Observing Nature
Melissa Cole, HiiH Lights, Tu Duy, Hai Duc Le and Thanh Ngoc Le, Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong, and Bui Cong Khanh present works as diverse as paper flowers, acrylics on wood, and icon-like lacquer images in celebration of nature.
- Sarah Fansler Lavin: Periphery
Core Gallery describes these sculptures as "disjunctive" reflections on the increasing loss of values in today's America, which the artist believes is "alienating and dystopic."
- Visual Legacy: A Group Exhibition
Five Seattle-area painters of African descent—Filmon Adelehey, pop-influenced Robert Horton, multidisciplinary artist Barry Johnson, self-taught Byron Stewart, and energetic bebop-in-color artist Jazz Brown—hang work. The Onyx Arts Collective has co-sponsored this art show.
- Anne Morris and Kathleen Faulkner
Anne Morris's handcrafted vessels are crafted from natural materials found near her home by the Salish Sea.
- David French: Arena
Through an organic, evolving process, French shapes wooden, painted sculpture. This exhibition marks his shift to focusing on painting rather than sculpting.
- Jennifer Ament
Stock & Pantry displays abstract, celestial- and nature-themed encaustics by local artist Jennifer Ament, who's been featured at Phylogeny and many other venues about town.
- Pinch, Throw, & Roll: Four Emerging Ceramics Artists
See the work of four emerging international artists who work in clay: Myra Kaha from the US, Yoonjee Kwak from Korea, Norleen Nosri from Malaysia, and Tzyy Yi Young from China. They create a variety of forms including bottles, jars, and boats.
- Splendor in Spring II
Stonington Gallery promises a springy-fresh exhibition full of small 2-D and 3-D pieces, including jewelry, sculpture, prints, and paintings, by creators from the Northwest coast.
- Engauge Presents: A 16mm Monument to Mekas
Engauge Experimental Film Festival plus EXcinema will present some of the avant-garde films of the New York underground titan Jonas Mekas (1922-2019), founder of Film Culture, the Filmmakers Co-op, and the Anthology Film Archive. The films offer glimpses of the Velvet Underground, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsburg, Mick and Jade Jagger, and many other mid-century luminaries. All will be screened on 16mm. FOOD & DRINK
- Hot Ramen Challenge
Want to put your spicy food tolerance to the test? Inspired by the recent "Nuclear Fire Noodle Challenge" trend on social media, in which heat-seeking masochists slurp a popular instant ramen that clocks in at 8,706 Scoville units (for comparison, jalapeno peppers range from 350,000–570,000 units), the Seattle Noodle Gang (self-described as "purveyors of beats and noodles") will host a hot ramen challenge complete with their own face-meltingly hot house-made ramen, accompanied by $5 Tsingtao beer specials and DJ sets by Ca$h Bandicoot and Kraymergdot.
- iichiko Saiten Launch
The white spirit shochu is known for being the national spirit of Japan. At this event, you can learn about iichiko Saiten, a new barley shochu created with cocktails in mind, as you sip it and snack on refreshments from chef Shota Nakajima and the Adana team.
- Salute the Sun Pale Ale Release Party
Dress in your Devo-inspired best and dance to '80s jams by KEXP DJ Atticus for this New Wave-themed party celebrating the release of Elysian Brewing's "slightly tart, highly citrusy, super chill" summer seasonal brew Salute the Sun. Plus, screenprint your own shirt, snap pics at a photo booth, and get a glass and raffle ticket for every purchase of a pint of Salute the Sun. GEEK & GAMING
- Mario Kart 64 Tournament
Win prizes in the form of cash, drinks, and "random" baubles for your coveted Mario Kart 64 skills.
- MovieCat Trivia Night!
Show off your screen smarts with some quality movie nerd company, plus "cats drawn into movie scenes."
- Used Board Game Auction
Blue Highway will auction off a good portion of its board game library to make way for fresh new inventory. Grab tabletop gems at a discount. MUSIC
- Just One More Thing x Hollow Earth Radio
This installment of the monthly listening party/chill sesh Just One More Thing will highlight artists associated with the independent DIY station Hollow Earth Radio.
- Wo’ Pop on KEXP Presents: Festival of Colors with Red Baraat & Vidya Vox
This late celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, will feature live music by Brooklyn-formed band Red Baraat (who have performed at the White House and closed the 2012 Paralympic Games) and YouTube-famous singer Vidya Vox, plus plenty of gulal to throw around.
- Zimbabwe Night
Dance to Zimbabwean marimba music with local bands Yaamba, Zambuko, and Vawachi II. READINGS & TALKS
- Astronomy on Tap: AoT SEA's Fourth Anniversary!
Celebrate four years of accessible science education and beer drinking at Astronomy on Tap's birthday party. Organizer and co-founder Brett Morris will be there to say some nice words before Dr. Baptiste Journaux delves into the intersection of astrophysics, geology, lasers, and diamonds.
- David Stoesz: 17 Resentment Court
Join a Seattle writer for a radio-play-style reading of his raunchy new PNW-set crime novel, 17 Resentment Court. According to the event description, "Everyone who purchases 17 Resentment Court at this event will receive a free copy of 61 Stories, the author's zine-length collection of extremely short fiction."
- The Every Other
Rich Smith called Amber Nelson's poetry collection The Sexiest Man Alive "funny and tragic." She'll read new work alongside fellow poet Doug Nufer and musicians Bob Rees and Wally Shoup.
- Karl Eikenberry: Preventing the Rise of the Next Taliban
What if the most effective way to stop terrorism is not military, but development and diplomacy? Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry will talk about his work in the United States Institute of Peace's Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States at this Town Hall event featuring Mercy Corps.
- YES! Presents: Beautiful Dirt
Bainbridge Island-based magazine YES! ("Journalism for people building a better world") will celebrate the launch of its latest dirt- and gardening-themed issue with a panel discussion with Christine Hanna, Anne Biklé, and Forterra's Ilays Aden and Susannah Hale.
- Divebar Filmfest Vol. 3
Check out "envelope-pushing" short films by filmmakers around the world, including films by local directors Calvin Lee Reeder and Justin Jerome, a premiere from New Zealand's Sam Kristofski, and one from Australia's Oliver Ridge.
- Kate Harkins: Motherlode
Kate Harkins, who usually favors abstracted forms, brings her signature bold colors to portraits of strong women.
Enid Smith Becker, Dan Hawkins, and Robin Siegl evoke sights and sounds they've experienced during journeys.
- Mia Dungeon
See dark, witchy, cute paintings by this BC artist.
- Laugh For the Ladies
Amy Miller (Last Comic Standing) will head this charity show benefitting Dignity for Divas, which helps women enduring homelessness. COMMUNITY
- Free Avalanche Awareness Class from NWAC & Patagonia
If you're an outdoorsperson gearing up for a backcountry adventure, it's important to be prepared. In this workshop with the Northwest Avalanche Center, you'll learn some essential safety tips before embarking on your mountain trek. FILM
- Meaningful Movies: Paris to Pittsburgh
Join Meaningful Movies for a documentary about how cities around the world are grappling with the problem of climate change in the wake of Trump's decision to leave the Paris agreement. Hear a brief talk on the Green New Deal by a young representative of the Sunrise youth climate movement.
- NHK Japan's Documentary New Wave of American Politics
Northwest Film Forum will screen a documentary, made by NHK TV from Japan, on three progressive campaigns in the US, including that of Sarah Smith against Adam Smith for Representative of Washington's District 9. The event will also include a Q&A with Smith and political comic Brett Hamil. Bring canned foods for a food bank drive. FOOD & DRINK
- Barleywine Bacchanal: The Sequel
In case you missed the first one, this follow-up to Beveridge Place Pub's annual hedonistic festival celebrating the "biggest, boldest brews born between Bellingham and Belgium" will supply 18 barleywines (a style of strong ale of between 6-11% or 8-12% alcohol by volume) on tap, including vintage, fresh, and barrel-aged brews and traditional, English, and American varieties.
- Going Under the Knife Night
Prior to undergoing brain surgery to remove a tumor, Ounces owner Laurel is throwing a fundraiser along with 18 local breweries and two cideries to raise funds for the American Brain Tumor Association. Head to a participating location and drink a featured beer or cider on tap—$1 from every pint goes to the cause.
- An Insect Feast
David George Gordon (aka the "Bug Chef") will whip up a creepy crawly feast of seasoned crickets, locusts, and Chinese medicinal ants, waxworms, and grasshoppers. MUSIC
- Battle of the Bands Mash-Up
Local artists will compete for a chance to perform in front of "top music industry executives" at Hard Rock Cafe New York, plus a $15,000 cash prize.
- KEXP + SCCA Proton Therapy Center Present BowieVision
Join KEXP and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center for an evening of inspiring music with local visual-heavy David Bowie cover band Bowie Vision.
- Steve'n'Seagulls, Sweet Lou's Sourmash
The Finnish musicians of Steve 'N' Seagulls claim to have gone viral after releasing a 2014 video of themselves performing a "hillbillified" version of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" in a barn. They'll bring their high-energy country metal to Seattle with support from local bluegrass string band Sweet Lou's Sourmash. PERFORMANCE
- The Colours of Her Heart
Dancer and choreographer Mallika Sarabhai and singer/composer Samia Malik will team up for a multidisciplinary concert in both Urdu and English that highlights the diversity of women's experiences around the world.
- Tiara Town with the Trinkettes
Bathe in the kitschy-hot aesthetic of burlesque group the Trinkettes, complete with Missy Chastity Svelte, Nitara Ashling, Icyy London, Ramona Rhapsody, guest artists Smiley Peur and Jacqueline Hyde, "Rhinestone Wrangler" Ginger Elixir, and "femcee" Grace, Darling in "big hair, rhinestones, and enough Aqua-net to asphyxiate on." READINGS & TALKS
- Ally Condie: The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
A teenage mining ship captain whose crew collects gold from the Serpentine River schemes to take revenge on the "river raiders" who murdered her lover two years prior. Hear more from Ally Condie's young adult novel The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe at this reading.
- James S.A. Corey: Tiamat's Wrath
James S.A. Corey (aka Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham), the writers behind the excellent horrors-of-space-capitalism series The Expanse, will read from and sign the latest installment in the novels on which the series is based.
- James Vlahos: Talk to Me
Vlahos, a contributor to New York Times Magazine, Popular Science, Scientific American, the Atlantic, and other prestigious outlets, will read from his book Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think.
- Mallory O'Meara: The Lady of the Black Lagoon
Milicent Patrick—one of Disney's first female animators and the creator of the monster in Creature from the Black Lagoon—is the subject of screenwriter and filmmaker Mallory O'Meara's book, The Lady of the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick. The author will be joined in conversation by Seattle Times staffer Moira Macdonald.
- Stephanie Land: Maid
The author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, a single mother, eked out a living cleaning houses while she attended college. She'll share her autobiography in an effort to destigmatize women who face the same challenges she did. SPORTS & RECREATION
- Hike the Pacific Crest Trail! A Conversation with Kathleen Neves
Thinking about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail just like Reese Witherspoon in Wild? Get tips on planning, permits, gear and essential items, safety, local resources, and how best to access the trail in Washington.
- John Reep
Former news TV director and current stand-up comedian John Reep will come to Seattle to tell jokes.
- Twisted Flicks
Based on audience suggestions, Jet City improvisers will add their own dialogue, music, and sound effects to crappy movies, like this month's promisingly titled Teenagers from Outer Space . FESTIVALS
- La Conner Daffodil Festival
The fifth annual La Conner Daffodil Festival (not to be confused with the Pierce County Daffodil Festival) welcomes spring with all sorts of fun events, including a time capsule opening at the Skagit County Historical Museum (Thurs), and the Skagit Farm to Pint Fest (Sat). GEEK
- Arrested: Escape Fort Nisqually
Go back in time to a bygone era set in Fort Nisqually, when one John McLeod has been arrested by the Washington territorial governor for "aiding the enemy," putting Hudson's Bay Company secrets out in the open. Your job in this escape room is to help recover the secrets before they fall into the wrong hands. PERFORMANCE
This MAP Theatre production of Nick Jones's black comedy pits the human "mother" of a chimpanzee named Trevor against—well, everybody else.
- Young Playwrights Festival
Support youth in theater and see new, professionally produced plays by writers aged 13 to 18. VISUAL ART
- Object, Space, Action
Four New York-based artists, Charles Sommer, Paige Silverman, Francesca Simonite, and Rachel Bussieres, create or evoke objects bereft of utilitarian or referential characteristics.
- Pamela Beer: Elemental Abstractions
Beer depicts the four classical elements—earth, wind, water, and fire—in abstraction, renaming them "Sloppy Wet Kiss - Sylvan Zephyr - Time Bound - Soul Quencher."
- Solids + Voids | An exploration of boundaries by Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent
Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent are the founders of fruitsuper, a design company offering simple, pretty, ludic household goods and decorations. This exhibition, in collaboration with Gabriel Stromberg of the firm Civilization, features architectural, abstract sculptures and 2-D works.
- Kristin Key with Rodger Lizaola
Self-described "preacher's kid" Key (ohh, you know they always turn out naughty) was one of the youngest contests ever on Last Comic Standing. Now, she combines music and comedy in Los Angeles clubs. Catch her as she visits up north. PERFORMANCE
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The local theater company Fern Shakespeare will stage one of the bard's most beloved comedies, a pagan whirlwind of love spells, fools' antics, and assorted misunderstandings.
- Returning the Bones
In this Book-It solo show adaptation, a young black woman (played by Gin Hammond) is torn between starting a new life in Paris and staying in the United States to continue the civil rights struggle. SPORTS & RECREATION
- Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox
The Mariners will play the Red Sox for their first home games of the season. Friday's game is college night and Sunday's game is kids' opening day.
- Double Feature: Fur Baby & Mixer Upper
Have you ever wondered what your pet would be like if it were a human? For example, maybe your Goldendoodle is a "preteen gymnast with Olympic sized dreams." The improv performers of Fur Baby will riff on your relationship with your non-human companion. After that, Mixer Upper will take the stage with their "designing and remodeling" improv. FOOD & DRINK
- Brexit Party
Fremont's George & Dragon Pub will offer a special food and cocktail menu in light of Britain's secession from the European Union. The organizers add: "No matter your point of view, it is a truly good reason to head out to the pub on a Friday night."
- Spanish Tapas Dinner
This edition of Delicatus's Friday dinner series will explore the flavors of Spain and its excellent bar snacks with a multi-course dinner of tapas. MUSIC
- Butterfly Dance IV - Once More Without Snow
Emerge out of your chrysalis for a night of darkwave, synthpop, and industrial music by artists like Diary of Dreams, Dead Can Dance, Die Form, Delerium, and Cocteau Twins.
- Ice Age Gospel: Vinyl Release Show + Art Premiere
The 10-song "dream sequence" Ice Age Gospel is woven with voices, synths, electric guitars, and chamber strings. Celebrate the album's release with a night of dance, visual art, poetry, and snacks.
- Poor Man's Whiskey, Buzz Brump
Get down to some high-energy bluegrass with "outlaw music bards" Poor Man's Whiskey, who will be paying tribute to Allman Brothers Band with support from Buzz Brump.
- Second Sting - Scorpions Tribute
Sing along to "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and other Scorpions hits with tribute band Second Sting. PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE
- The Great Roaring 20s | Live Speakeasy Performance
Confidently mutter the not-very-secret password "Old Sport" at the door of this '20s-themed speakeasy party to enjoy all the glamour of the Prohibition era (like era-appropriate cocktails, bites, and music) with none of the illegal activities. PERFORMANCE
Watch fiery flamenco by José and Amelia with live accompaniment by renowned guitarist Paco de Lucía, singer-songwriter Jose del Faro, and others.
- Getting Wild in Washington 2: The Music Edition
This burlesque show will showcase iconic Washington State musical artists like Acherontia Styx, Carmen Caliente, Karmen Sutra, Lavish Leone, and many others.
- Stripped Screw Burlesque presents: Disney After Dark & Walt's Dungeon
Disney gets down and dirty in this burlesque show about a jilted princess who's overly fond of the bottle and her journey back to the Magic Kingdom. READINGS & TALKS
- David Wade and Heather Dundas: Simeon Wade's 'Foucault in California'
This book by the late Simeon Wade tells of his own psychedelic drug trip with French philosopher Michel Foucault and Michael Stoneman in Claremont, CA in 1975. The book will be presented by Wade's brother David and novelist Heather Dundas, who wrote the introduction. VISUAL ART
- SAM Remix
SAM Remix is a recurring and ever-changing art party that includes performances, tours, and dancing, all inspired by their current special exhibit. This time, you can explore Jeffrey Gibson's Like a Hammer, and in SAM's words, the happenings will delve into "how we find commonality through our complex personal identities."
- Cabaret Month 2019
March is "Cabaret Month" at Egan's, with everything from jazz and blues to Beatles tributes and movie soundtracks performed with a little extra zazz. Performers this year include Faye B. Summers, John Engerman, Valerie Piacenti, Jeannette D'Armand, John Patrick Lowrie, Gabrielle Nicole, and many more. PERFORMANCE
- Sam Ahmed: Love Letters
Access Velocity—a curated production support program that provides subsidized affordable and flexible rental packages to financially vulnerable artists—will present a night of spoken word and dance about "giving love, ending love, using love to disguise harm, wanting love but not knowing how to receive it." SHOPPING
- A.Oei Spring Trunk Show
Join local women's clothing brand A.Oei Studio for a trunk show featuring "playful minimalist black and white prints and graphic color blocking" pieces from their spring collection.
- Mamma Mia!
Seattle's appetite for the ABBA-filled musical seems not to have waned. After a wide-release film and a splashy stage production in 2018, the romantic comedy about uncertain parentage is back at a different venue, the Seattle Musical Theatre. SHOPPING
- Salvaged Plant Sale
Shop for plants salvaged from the estate of Kent Slaven, a recently deceased horticulturalist who named Seattle Audubon and Kruckeberg Botanic Garden as charitable beneficiaries of his estate in his will.
- Fashion Is ART
As the title of the exhibition clearly implies, this fashion show will feature artistic innovation in clothing form.
- Intro to Insect Pinning & Preservation
Learn basic entomology and insect preservation techniques from Roman Leal of Odditorium Obscura, an online bazaar "into the odd and malformed." All materials are provided, so you'll leave with your very own framed crawly critter. FESTIVALS
- DaffoLips Festival
Starting at the Museum of History and Industry and ending at Pike Place Market, you'll see a total of 16,000 daffodil bulbs on this springtime walk. Live bands and food trucks will be scattered along the way, so feel free to take as leisurely a stroll as possible. FILM
- Saturday Morning Cartoons: Window Horses
Young Canadian poet Rosie Ming gets nervous before her trip to Shiraz, Iran, in this children’s film. Free doughnuts at the screening! MUSIC
- Bass Therapy presents Bass Cave
Pioneer Square dubstep grotto Bass Cave promises two stages of mystery performers, artists, and vendors from the Pacific Northwest. You'll have to go to see the lineup.
- Cyberpunk Night 4.0
Swipe on some iridescent lipstick and slip into some mesh for the fourth installment of Cyberpunk Night, featuring music by synth-y jazz group Ancient Mariner, Bellingham witch rockers Sweet Creature, and Options Open.
- Daft Punk vs Basement Jaxx Dance Party
DJs Kadeejah Streets, Nathan Detroit, and Ben Tactic will spin a rivalrous electronic mix of Daft Punk and Basement Jaxx.
- Holi: Festival of Colors!
To celebrate the beginning of spring, Holi Hai, the Indian festival of color, will have a party session of Bollywood dance lessons and a special Holi dance performance, for which color packets of gulal will be provided for you to toss around on your white clothing.
- Lagunitas Brewing Presents: Cheap Date Night!
Billing itself as a "cheap date night," this event promises beer, chocolate, and an eclectic lineup of live bands like rockers the Salmonberries, singer-songwriter Heather Edgley, indie folksters Sandi Fernandez & the Beacon Hill-Billies, and soul group gothic country outfit Sojourn Soul.
- Mana Tribute with Revolver Rock
Revolver Rock and DJs Marco and Pollo will pay tribute to Mexican rock band Maná.
- Original Music Inspired by Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas's popular young adult novel The Hate U Give will serve as inspiration for an evening of live music with the Bushwick Book Club.
- SEA: What is a Lofi? Ft. Kero One, Arbour
Producer and rapper Kero One, a so-called "chill-hop ambassador" of the early 2000s, will headline this lo-fi hiphop tour with a DJ set, with support from DJ arbour.
- Seattle Composers Alliance Presents: Seattle Video Game Orchestra and Choir
The Seattle Video Game Orchestra and Choir will bridge the divide between classical music and beep-beep-boop noises.
- She's All That: A '90s Prom Party
If you're sad your high school prom didn't resemble the one in 10 Things I Hate About You or She's All That, here's your chance to get redemption by wearing your best '90s formal attire and dancing the night away to live music by "Seattle's only boy band tribute band" #All4Doras and DJs Moyneletric and Lo Knows.
- Start Making Sense
The frontman of seven-piece Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense, Jon Braun, will "burn down the house" with his "once in a lifetime" David Byrne impression.
- Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience
Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience will play songs by synth-heavy hit-makers Depeche Mode (you guessed it) in the good company of fellow '80s music enthusiasts Love Vigilantes (New Order), Rusholme Ruffians (the Smiths and Johnny Marr), and DJ Shannon.
- ZERO, Steel Beans
Comedy-rock ensemble ZERO will perform their ukelele renditions of Frank Zappa songs after an opening set from Everett's Steel Beans. PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE
- Venice is Sinking Masquerade Ball 2019
The Seattle Design Center's annual masquerade ball inspired by the Venetian palaces along the Grand Canal is straight-up majestic, featuring a variety of circus acts, musicians, and actors working tirelessly to set a dreamy mood. In addition to taking in performances, you can try your hand at (faux) gambling in the Salotto dei Giochi Classici room, feast on decadent confections in the Marie Antoinette dessert room, enter a costume contest (prepare your powdered wigs), and more. PERFORMANCE
- Burlesque 202 Graduation Recital
Academy of Burlesque graduations are always great occasions to admire the stage names up-and-coming dancers choose. This lot includes Anya Knees, Dulce D'Jour, Hollie Hellion, Penny Veronica, and Smokey Brown the Slutty Clown. Well done. Watch the students of Waxie Moon show off their newfound skills in shakin' it.
- A Decade of Gritty Glam: Celebrating 10 Years!
Stripped Screw Burlesque, founded in 2009, is throwing in the corset. Join them and their friends for one last hurrah, featuring Kutie LaBootie, Seraphina Fiero, Stella D'Letto, and Violet Tendencies, plus "Screw Alumni" Lady Drew Blood and Isabella Bloom, "Kissing Cousins" Paris Original and Trojan Original, and other special guests.
- New Works
See new ballet by Nicole and Jason Cisler, Olympic Ballet Theatre directors Mara Vinson and Oleg Gorboulev, and PNB soloist Kyle Davis.
- The Titillation Sinsations Present Greatest Hits
The Titillation Sinsations troupe—Chaos X. Machina, Polly Esther, Smokey Brown, and Katherine Kent—will invite illustrious local burlesque guests for a night of favorite acts. READINGS & TALKS
- Amy Zhao: Pia the Pinena Fairy
Fifth-grade author Amy Zhao will return with her third middle-grade book, which recounts the adventures of Pia as she battles the evil Slate of Chaos and navigates the coral maze. She'll go far, this wee writer.
- Mai'a Williams: This Is How We Survive
Drawing on her experiences in war zones and marginalized communities in Palestine, Egypt, Chiapas, Berlin, and the US, Mai'a Williams will read from This Is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the 21st Century, in which she makes a connection between motherhood and revolution. SHOPPING
- Powered By Womxn | An Ambassador Stories Marketplace
Browse goods from local womxn of color-owned small businesses, see three short documentary films, and sit in on a panel discussion with some of the owners.
SATURDAY-SUNDAYFOOD & DRINK
This festival dedicated to all things herbivorous will feature vegetarian food samples, chef demonstrations, nutrition information, free health screenings, books and cookbooks, and a kids' section with clowns and games. PERFORMANCE
- The Homefront
Village Theatre's Beta Series of original musicals continues with an advance staged reading of Sam Salmond and Jenny Stafford's piece about a feminist factory workers uprising at the end of World War II.
- Transgender Day of Visibility
Join Ingersoll Gender Center and TRANSform Washington on Transgender Day of Visibility for refreshments, a panel discussion, and an open mic for community members to share "what visibility means to them." FESTIVALS
- Inflatacon 2019
Bounce on a house, ride on a mechanical bull, race through obstacle courses, slide down a zip line, and meet princesses and superhero characters at this annual family-friendly event. Proceeds benefit Mary's Place. FILM
- Rough Cut Film Festival
Foundry10 will screen films by young moviemakers age 21 and younger.
- SJFF Film & Author: Jamie Bernstein
The oldest daughter of revered composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein shares stories about her family in her memoir Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein. She'll be interviewed live before a Seattle Jewish Film Festival screening of Leonard Bernstein: Larger Than Life, followed by a signing. FOOD & DRINK
- KHO Guest Chef Dinner Series: Good Nite Dinners
At the inaugural edition of Good Day Donuts' new "Good Nite Dinners" series of evening pop-ups, chef Chris Morgan of Westward will highlight kho, a Vietnamese cooking technique of braising and simmering he learned in his mother's kitchen in Vietnam. Options will include yellow curry with chicken or tofu or beef stew with baguettes and lemongrass peanuts.
- Two Step Wings & Urban Family Beer Pairing
Pair a flight of four Urban Family Brewing beers with eight crispy wings from Two Step Wings, with sauce options ranging from the classic (buffalo) to the offbeat ("beeriyaki" made with Urban Family's Dark Hymn sour ale). GEEK
- Bingo for Fools
Ring in April Fools' Day with bingo, prizes, live music, lots of pranks, and a costume contest (for which you're invited to "dress like you're playing a prank on yourself"). MUSIC
- Lucifer's Lounge
Boogie to your favorite electro-swing bands and crooners at this dance party dedicated to the music of the '20s-'40s.
- Uli Jon Roth - Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Electric Sun and Tokyo Tapes
Uli Jon Roth is a former member of not one but two well-known, '70s-steeped hard rock bands: Electric Sun and Scorpions. He'll play two sets of hits by both groups. PERFORMANCE
- GenderF!_!kt does DISCO
Get down to disco at this especially sparkly edition of the monthly queer/trans/non-binary variety show GenderF!_!kt, which will feature a DJ set from Joy Ma, drag from Saira Barbaric and Cody James, cabaret and dance by Neve Be, and live music by Jazz Goldman and Carlarans.
- Lucrezia Borgia
The Puget Sound Concert Opera, dedicated to putting on affordable productions with high-quality musicians, will tackle Lucrezia Borgia, Gaetano Donizetti's tale of a wicked medieval poisoner and her son.
- My Name is Asher Lev
Seattle Jewish Theater Company presents an adaptation by Aaron Posner of the beloved Chaim Potok novel about a lonely, talented Hasidic boy and his dream of being an artist, which leads him to clash with his family and faith.
- Terpsichore's Landing 2019
See performances by students from the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts. READINGS & TALKS
- Literary Friendship: Erica Jong and Kim Dower
Famed poet and novelist Erica Jong and equally renowned poet Kim Dower will share some of the poems they've sent each other by email over the years, plus some new material.
- Mieke Eerkens: All Ships Follow Me
Mieke Eerkens delves into her parents' heartbreaking childhoods during WWII. In the Dutch East Indies, her father, 10, was interned in a Japanese hard labor camp for three years before being released in the midst of a civil war. In Holland, Eerkens's mother, seven, was left in the streets when her Nazi-sympathizing parents were taken to prison. The book shows how these traumas overshadow the younger generations. SHOPPING
- GIFC Seattle
Flip through works on paper for $30 each by over 500 artists at the traveling group show Got It for Cheap.
- Northwest Record Show
Go spend your life savings at the annual record show, where you can browse thousands of classic records, music memorabilia, and compact discs (if those are more your speed). SPORTS & RECREATION
- Let's Get Lucky Yoga
Sweat out any residual St. Patrick's Day booze from your body at this Irish-themed yoga class with resident instructor Morgan Zion O’Friel. You'll get a complimentary cocktail after the class.
- UW Cherry Blossom Run
Run from the UW Center For Urban Horticulture to Red Square—you're sure to get an eyeful of the campus's famous cherry blossom trees along the way.