Take pleasure in the simple things in life by making giant rainbow globules in Gas Works Park at the Northwest Bubble Gathering this weekend. Bubblemancy via Facebook

Our arts critics have already recommended 74 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 41 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 intergalactic dance party Yuri's Night to Game of Thrones watch parties and trivia nights, from the Puyallup Spring Fair to the Mimosa Me Crazy 5K, and from Art Battle Seattle to Science Night: An Evening of Drunken Experiments. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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    TUESDAY

    COMMUNITY

  1. Blue Moon Tavern Day Celebration & 85th Birthday Party!
    "Seattle's most infamous bar" is getting some major local acclaim for its 85th birthday: Mayor Jenny Durkan has proclaimed Tuesday, April 9 Blue Moon Tavern Day. Celebrate with cheaper-than-usual beverages and live music from local groups Sundae & Mr. Goessl and the 350's.

    FILM

  2. Film & Touring Exhibit: 'Refusenik' and "Power of Protest"
    Settle in for a screening of Refusenik, a documentary about the 30-year human rights campaign that liberated Soviet Jews from the Iron Curtain, before exploring the National Museum of American Jewish History's new touring exhibition Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews

  3. Meaningful Movies: This Living Salish Sea
    Discover the gorgeous—and threatened—treasures of the Salish Sea and learn how you can fight for their welfare at this screening. 

    FOOD & DRINK

  4. Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day
    Your scoops and cones of Cherry Garcia and Chubby Hubby (and any other favorite flavors) are gratis today at all Ben & Jerry's locations, thanks to the Vermont ice cream company's Free Cone Day (a tradition they've been observing since 1979).

  5. Plum Bistro Pop-Up Dinner
    Revel in plant-based delights like cauliflower and yam soup, spinach and cherry tomato salad, springtime pesto fettuccine, and blueberry pie and lemon cashew ice cream from Plum Bistro. Proceeds benefit Coyote Central's culinary youth program, which aims to "give all kids respect for fresh food and the know-how to prepare it well."

    GEEK

  6. HP Trivia: Chapter 9
    School your opponents on your knowledge of all seven Harry Potter books (not the movies!) in pursuit of prizes.

    MUSIC

  7. 50th! Great Records of 1969– Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline
    Darren Loucas, Keith Lowe, Wayne Horvitz, and Aaron O'Neil will pay tribute to Bob Dylan's 1969 seminal country album Nashville Skyline—featuring such hits as "Lay, Lady Lay"—on its 50th anniversary.

    PERFORMANCE

  8. Morgue Anne's Birthday Boylesque Bash
    For her birthday, macabre hottie Morgue Anne invites boylesque performers (and others) to put on a show for her and you. Enjoy some "equal (and consensual) objectification" of Masquelyn Monroe, Lazarus Rise, Tony Tapatio, and others.

    READINGS & TALKS

  9. The Alpine Flowers of Mt. Rainier
    Photographer and wildflower enthusiast Donovan Tracy will give a presentation on the colorful plants that grow on Mount Rainier.

  10. Eradicating Malaria: The Big Fight Against Little Mosquitos
    Malaria is a treatable and preventable disease in some parts of the world, but it continues to pose a major threat in areas with limited resources, like Uganda and Mozambique. Representatives form Pilgrim Africa, an organization that works to find ways to fight the mosquito-bred infection in Africa's poorest countries, will talk about their efforts and research.

  11. J.A. Jance: The A List
    In prolific local author J.A. Jance's new mystery novel The A List, the successful owner of a cybersecurity business gets tracked down by an evil doctor she busted for murder back when she was a reporter. Hear the author read. 

  12. Jacqueline Winspear: The American Agent
    Jacqueline Winspear's latest entry in the Maisie Dobbs series follows the post-WWI-era detective as she investigates the death of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz. Join her for a reading.

  13. Kevin Ticen: When It Mattered Most
    In 1917, the Seattle Metropolitans became the first American team to win the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup. Hear Kevin Ticen read from When It Mattered Most, which tells the story of the local championship team's impressive feat.

    TUESDAY-SATURDAY

    VISUAL ART

  14. Femme Fatale
    Peruse "feminist psychedelia" by Taylor Aurora and Feminist Fatal.
    Closing Saturday

    TUESDAY-SUNDAY

    COMMUNITY

  15. Marine Mammal Mania
    Nothing says "spring" like the sound of seals barking on giant rocks in the sunshine. That's why the Aquarium is celebrating the new season with a whole week dedicated to marine mammals, featuring diver shows, live science demonstrations, mammal meet-and-greets, special feedings and enrichments, and more.

    WEDNESDAY

    COMMUNITY

  16. Spring Fling 2019
    Help raise money for the dance company Whim W'him. Enter a raffle for a Steve Jensen artwork, hear about the upcoming season, bid on items in an auction, and more.

    FOOD & DRINK

  17. Author Talk: The Newlywed Table by Maria Zizka
    Newly betrothed couples can glean some kitchen wisdom, including how to stock a pantry, set a table, cook basic meals, repurpose leftovers, plan a dinner party, create a signature cocktail, and more, from cookbook author Maria Zizka, who has been featured on Forbes's list of 30 most influential people under 30.

    GEEK

  18. Seattle Science Slam #18
    For the 18th installment of Science Slam, Celia Bisbach will tell you about how the photoreceptor cells in our eyes can help us understand cancer cells; Amy Zamora will talk about new possible pathways to fighting and preventing tuberculosis; and Michael J. Metzger will talk about contagious cancer cells among bivalves. The presenter who receives the most riotous claps will win.

  19. The Simpsons Trivia Night
    Map Theatre presents an opportunity to make use of your obsession with The Simpsons—a trivia competition focused on seasons 1-7. (Warm-up: what drink does Bart have to make Fat Tony in "Bart the Murderer"?)

    PERFORMANCE

  20. The Midweek Wink: A Weekday Revue
    Hurdle over your hump day with pep at this lively mid-week variety show with Beau Briefs, D'Monica Leone, Irish Lashes, Polly Esther, and other local performers. 

    READINGS & TALKS

  21. Charles Froelick: The Life and Legacy of Rick Bartow
    Charles Froelick, who worked as the primary gallerist for the late artist Rick Bartow—whose works are currently on view at Stonington Gallery—will speak on the late artist's life and work.

  22. Susan Choi: Trust Exercise
    Susan Choi presents us with the story of two high school drama students who develop intense feelings for each other, under the eye of their charismatic but creepy teacher. But the second part of the book by this Pulitzer-nominated author calls into question everything we've read. Join the author for a reading.

  23. Two-Hour Transport: Works in Progress
    Two-Hour Transport, a fantasy/sci-fi reading night, is experimenting with a new recurring open mic for works in progress, with post-reading discussion and optional feedback. If you want to participate, you'll have five to 10 minutes to present your piece.

    WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

    PERFORMANCE

  24. 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.

  25. She Stoops to Conquer
    Oliver Goldsmith's 1773 comedy of errors—performed here by Seattle Shakespeare—is about a wealthy countrywoman who poses as a maid to seduce an upper-class man who prefers lower-class women.

    THURSDAY

    COMEDY

  26. Picante Punchlines
    Gutter Twink Productions will present a new comedy night hosted by Ian Vasbinder. Comedians get three minutes to start a set, but must endure eating an ultra-spicy tater tot to continue. Experience some schadenfreude lite courtesy of Kris Anderson, Levi Manis, Timmy Booth, Claire Webber, Erin Ingle, and Robert Pidde.

  27. The Real Nerds of Comedy
    There's no shame in being a nerd anymore, but these comics find plenty to laugh about. Derek Sheen will headline this geeky show, supported by Timmy Booth, Sally Jordan, Taylor Bonzer, Lucy Tollefson, Andrew Frank, and Adi Naidu. Silas Lindenstein, founder of Real Nerds of Comedy, will host.

    GEEK

  28. Game of Thrones Pub Quiz
    Wear your Game of Thrones-iest costume for maximum geek points at this themed trivia night.

  29. Science for Curious Simpletons: A Trip to Pluto
    Maybe you have a firm stance on whether or not Pluto is a bonafide planet, or maybe you know very little about the Kuiper belt's celestial snowball. Join the Pacific Science Center's Planetarium Maestro Dave Cuomo for an evening dedicated to the history of the "lost planet," which will include a virtual reality trip to outer space.

    MUSIC

  30. To End It All + Vanessa Skantze, Zvi, Xiphoid Dementia, Lye Feast
    In this mishmash of traditional Japanese art and death metal, Butoh artist Vanessa Skantze will perform to live music by Zvi, Xiphoid Dementia, and Lye Feast.

    READINGS & TALKS

  31. Kurt Armbruster: Pacific Coast, Seattle's Own Railroad
    Seattle historian Kurt Armbruster writes about Seattle's Pacific Coast Railroad—which the city built after the Northwest Pacific Railroad decided to set up shop in Tacoma instead—in Pacific Coast, Seattle's Own Railroad.

  32. PNB Conversations with Larae Theige Hascall
    Learn about costume design from Pacific Northwest Ballet costume shop manager Larae Theige Hascall, who has spent 35 years at this Seattle institution. Your ticket will include admission to the dress rehearsal of A Midsummer Night's Dream, so this is a great deal for you budget-conscious ballet-goers. 

  33. Scandinavian 30: Olivia Gunn
    UW Scandinavian Studies Professor Olivia Gunn will give a 30-minute talk on sexuality in 21st-century Scandinavia and how—if at all—attitudes toward sex have changed in the lands of fjords and universal health care. 

    SHOPPING

  34. Grand Opening!
    Stop by the opening of a new DIY vintage market and cafe to see new photography by Raincitydevil, dance to live music by local guitarist Chris Macron, and shop for vintage clothes from Sleepover, the boutique located inside the shop. 

    VISUAL ART

  35. Art Battle Seattle
    Twelve local painters will compete to snag the prize at this 20-minute-long competition. The paintings will be available afterward for a silent auction.

    THURSDAY-FRIDAY

    PERFORMANCE

  36. Paradise Motel: Writings of Sam Shepard
    Hear dramatic readings and musical renditions of writings about the American West by the late playwright and actor Sam Shepard.

    THURSDAY-SATURDAY

    PERFORMANCE

  37. cherubin
    Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth's play gives a leading role to one of Shakespeare's most overlooked characters—The Tempest's Miranda.

    THURSDAY-SUNDAY

    FESTIVALS

  38. Bidi Bidi Bom Bash
    This inaugural four-day bash is dedicated to Selena, the late Mexican American entertainer often called "the Queen of Tejano music." Look forward to a screening of a documentary about the artist's life, sing her songs in karaoke, witness burlesque shows, shop at a pop-up market, and more.

  39. Puyallup Spring Fair
    After a long and historically snowy winter in Washington, welcome springtime by riding roller coasters, playing carnival games, watching pig races, taking in free music and comedy shows, seeing monster trucks in Motorsport Mayhem races, checking out garden displays, and more. There's also a "Fun on the Farm" area where kids can pet baby animals and learn about agriculture. And if you love watching canines perform feats of agility, don't miss Dock Dogs.

  40. Vashon Lit Con
    Exult in the local literary scene at this new festival, featuring a Friday lit crawl, a mini-con for children and teens, performances, and more.

    PERFORMANCE

  41. Dry Land
    Two female high school Floridians try to find a solution to one girl's unexpected pregnancy in this topical play by Ruby Rae Spiegel. Anita Montgomery will direct.

  42. 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.

    VISUAL ART

  43. Alisa Sikelianos-Carter
    Using imagery incorporating African and African American hairstyles, Sikelianos-Carter invents a mythos of "a speculative Afro-Futuristic dimension where Blackness represents both a breaking open of nothingness and a densely lustrous opportunity for the genesis of a new world." 
    Opening Thursday

  44. Grant Rehnberg: Lessons From My Divorce
    Portland-based artist Rehnberg promises a show of installations, short films, and collages "drenched in high faggotry."
    Opening reception Thursday

    FRIDAY

    GEEK

  45. Science Night: An Evening of Drunken Experiments
    Get drunk and have fun with liquid nitrogen, levitate metal, make mini explosions, craft a handmade lightbulb, create an impenetrable bubble, and much more.

    MUSIC

  46. Asylum
    Show off your fanciest and/or kinkiest attire and dance yourself into the wee hours at this night of EBM, synth, and futurepop with DJs Spazmatik and Jades. 

  47. The Best 80's Party Ever! (So Far) with Nite Wave
    High-energy '80s tribute band Nite Wave will bring you renditions of your favorite big-hair hits by Duran Duran, the Cure, Prince, Depeche Mode, and the like.

  48. Bootie Seattle: Ariana vs. Everybody
    It's Ariana Grande versus the world at this mashup dance party with DJs King of Pants and Skiddle.

  49. Butterflies of Death, Truck Bed Boys, TMKG, Sanatorium Hill
    "Doomgrass" outfit Butterflies of Death will headline with bill support from three other hardcore country bands: Truck Bed Boys, TMKG, and Sanatorium Hill.

  50. Grateful Shred
    LA's Grateful Shred promise to liberate you from your Grateful Dead tribute band skepticism with a night of "wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, choogling beats," and plenty of face-melting solos.

  51. Mantra, Deal, Midnight Radio Revival
    If you need some Carlos Santana in your life, Northwest tribute band Mantra has your ticket. They'll be joined by Seattle-based Grateful Dead cover band Deal and '60s/'70s rock purists Midnight Radio Revival. 

  52. Pigs on the Wing - A Tribute to Pink Floyd
    Portland-based Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing will perform the legendary psych band's seminal 1977 album Animals in its entirety.

  53. You Died!, Tree Cathedral, Bit Graves
    Hear experimental electronic group You Died!'s synth-y new album I Went Through the Wilderness at this listening party, then stick around for a live performance from the band, plus Tree Cathedral and Bit Graves.

    PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE

  54. Yuri's Night
    Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in space on April 12, 1961. Express your appreciation for this historic spaceflight by joining an electronic dance party in the style of an intergalactic nightclub for the second year in a row.

    PERFORMANCE

  55. Loser's Club
    "Seattle's Loserest Drag Queens"—hosts SHE and Baby Guuurl, with One, Voodoo Nightshade, and Miss Texas 1988—will revive their least successful acts and give them a second go at this night celebrating failure.

  56. Whisper: Prohibition Party
    Prohibition-era speakeasy culture will get a resurrection at this '20s-themed party. Wear your flapper dresses, seersucker suits, or another such era-appropriate ensemble for an evening of live DJs and themed food and drinks.

    READINGS & TALKS

  57. An Evening with Neuroscience 2019
    Grey Matters journal will once again host a night of conversation about brains between neuroscience experts and science-loving laypeople. Submit your questions in advance or wait until the end for an open floor.

  58. Meet and Greet with Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
    Before his reading, don't miss a chance to meet Kenyan genius author and playwright Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o as he's interviewed live for One Vibe Africa's Diaspora Connect podcast.

  59. Narratives of Pain
    In this supportive showcase geared toward "community-centered healing," five storytellers will share about their personal struggles with pain.

    VISUAL ART

  60. Ascension
    See work that explores transcendence and growth by resident artists Jessica Coulson, Marina Hudgens, Shelley Irish, Sarah Leever, and Jessie Beans. You'll also have the opportunity to make your own art inspired by the theme.

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY

    COMEDY

  61. Hunter Hill: Gentle Giant
    If you missed Hunter Hill on Iliza Shlesinger’s international Elder Millennial Tour, catch him tonight.

    PERFORMANCE

  62. Adventure! Marvelous Tales of the Baron Munchausen
    Noveltease Theatre will open its inaugural season of literary burlesque with a twist on Rudolph Erich Raspe's 1785 series of fairytales Baron Munchausen’s Narrative of His Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. Expect a weird and titillating combination of dramatic readings and dancing. 

  63. Three Tall Women
    A wealthy old woman reflects on her life—including her husband's affairs and the events that led to her son's estrangement—as she lays on her death bed in Edward Albee's play Three Tall Women, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. Twelfth Night Productions will offer up their own version. 

    FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    PERFORMANCE

  64. Bishop Blanchet High School's 'Working'
    If you think these high-school theater performers are amateurs, think again. In this production of a musical written by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso—featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Taylor, and others—talented student performers will tackle multiple roles from a cross-section of American lives and backgrounds, from teachers to students to truck drivers to corporate executives.

  65. Wormwood: Alex Kronz
    Kronz plays a young mother filled with paranoia about "processed sugar, vaccines, and homosexuality-inducing hormones the FDA injects into her chicken" in this solo show, part of Springshot.

    SATURDAY

    COMEDY

  66. Bawdy Storytelling's 'Group-On' Extravaganza
    Storytellers, porn stars, sex educators, and others gush over their sexual escapades live at this raunchy monthly event. Think The Moth but dirtier. This edition is devoted to group sex stories.

  67. Best of the Best: The Core Ensemble
    The Core Ensemble will pick their favorite pieces out of 400 performed over the past year and a half to recreate at Springshot Festival.

  68. Christine Gambito: HappySlip
    Filipino American YouTube personality and stand-up comic Christine Gambito—aka HappySlip—will bring her one-woman show to a live Seattle audience.

  69. Dear Olive Garden & Text-astrophe
    Text-astrophe will take a volunteer audience member's texts as inspiration for improv. Dear Olive Garden will read an online review of a chain restaurant and therefrom derive characters and scenarios.

    COMMUNITY

  70. Making Video Poetry
    Catherine Bresner will lead a video poetry workshop for teens. The results will be screened on the last night of the Cadence Video Poetry Festival.

    FESTIVALS

  71. Polish Spring Bazaar
    Discover Polish traditions at the Polish Women’s Club's annual Spring Bazaar, where you can fill up on pierogi (dumplings) and barszcz (Polish beet soup), see folk-dance performances by Polish Home Association's youth dance group, hear music from a choir, make crafts, and more.

    FILM

  72. BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest
    This one-day blood ‘n’ chuckles festival boasts indie horror comedy films from American, European, and British directors, plus music and prizes.

  73. Cinema Dissection: 'King Kong' with Robert Cumbow
    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 the notorious King Kong. Watch the film beforehand so you can pick it apart with frequent Cinema Dissection teacher Robert Cumbow.

  74. We Are Still Here: An Evening of Indigenous Filmmaking
    The Duwamish Longhouse will celebrate turning 10 years old with a screening of Princess Angeline—a documentary about the daughter of Chief Seattle—followed by two short films. Stay on for a discussion with the organizers. 

    FOOD & DRINK

  75. Through the Years: A Time Travel Tasting Menu
    Travel through the ages with this 20-course tasting menu, which will impart "important food stories and history" through food. 

  76. Westman's Bagel Pop-Up
    Partake in B.E.C.s (bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches on a soft roll), bagels and schmears, challah, and drink specials like egg creams, celery syrup cocktails, and beer and wine from New York-style bagel shop Westman's Bagel and Coffee.

    MUSIC

  77. Festival of Friends Bandmixers
    At this cover band extravaganza, rock out to bangers written by classic bands and performed by special guests, including Audioslave by Damon Curtis, Rick Boe, Heather Reynosa, Tom Larsen, and Patrick O'Connor and classic British metal by Alec Carnovale, Dave Giamalis, Bruce Harden, Bruce Hogarth, and Chris Cullen. The Retromancers will take things home with an "eclectic" set of classic rock.

  78. Laser Opera
    A handful of Italian arias will get the laser-art treatment with narration from Seattle Opera's General Director, Aidan Lang. 

  79. Other Truckers, Maywood Mailmen, Fentons
    Strap on your steel-toe boots for a night of country with Drive-By Truckers tribute band the Other Truckers, John Prine tribute band Maywood Mailmen, and all-original twangers the Fentons. 

  80. Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: Cubana Be Cubana Bop with Ignacio Berroa
    Feel the dynamic variety of Latin rhythms with this performance by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra alongside internationally acclaimed Latin percussionist Ignacio Berroa of traditional Cuban music and big band standards.

    PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE

  81. Spring Break Yacht Party
    Get in that spring break party mood as DJs spin Top 40, hiphop, old school, reggae, and Latin beats on the Islander Yacht.

    PERFORMANCE

  82. Beyond the G: a Bi and Pan Burlesque Revue
    Celebrate the "forgotten letters" of the LGBTQ+ spectrum—in this case, namely bisexuals and pansexuals—in this burlesque variety show.    

  83. Christopher Petersen: Beasts (The Last Dream of the Beast)
    In this electronic music-filled drama, a half-man-half-beast believes that dying in the middle of a dream makes that dream eternal. When he finds himself on the verge of death, he fantasizes about a blind and armless "beast woman" who falls in love with him. 

  84. Informal Performance: Runs the Gamut
    To help celebrate the centennial of Washington-born dance god Merce Cunningham, the UW Dance Department invites the community to a free showcase of their own dance works-in-progress "generated using Cunningham's tools of chance procedures and indeterminacy."

  85. Kicking it with Kris and Karlos
    Comic duo Kris and Karlos are "black, gay, married, and funny as fuck!" Join the hosts of the YouTube comedy series Cut for a live taping of their podcast.

  86. The More You Look: An Experimental Baby Opera
    Thingyverse Productions' concept of children's programming involves energetic, high-end artistic work—in this case, a "baby opera" full of "peekaboo holes and playful hats, babbles and snorts, melody and movement." 

    READINGS & TALKS

  87. American Fireplace Mosaics Lecture
    At the turn of the 20th century, progressive American architects staring treating fireplaces as more than just functional heat chambers. Artisan Theodore Ellison will give a talk on some famous mosaics.

  88. Bad Poetry Night 11
    Prepare to be surprised at this catch-all night of readings. Past events have featured PowerPoint presentations, dramatic readings, puns, and plenty of blue humor.

  89. Jenny Odell: How To Do Nothing
    What does it mean to do absolutely nothing in the digital age, and how has our definition of productivity been changed by Facebook, Twitter, and other data-gathering social media platforms? Jenny Odell addresses all this and more in her book How To Do Nothing.

  90. The Source Spring Speaker Series
    The Friends of Waterfront will host a series of community events, like tonight's performance and interactive art show with the creative Native American art movement yəhaw̓.

  91. Susan Holmes McKagan: Velvet Rose
    A painter/model falls in with a rock star in this novel by, probably not coincidentally, a former model and current spouse of Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses (who'll accompany her at this event).

    SHOPPING

  92. Hatstravaganza Spring 2019
    Freshen your collection of chapeaus at the Millinery Artisan Guild Pacific NW's spring and summer show, featuring hats by Izzie Lewis, Daria Wheatley, Belle McClusky, Carol Campbell, and other designers. 

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  93. Dance Day
    Learn nine different dance styles in a single day with these 30-minute workshops ranging from tap dancing to shim sham, no experience required.

    SATURDAY-SUNDAY

    COMMUNITY

  94. Northwest Bubble Gathering
    Put your idle bubble soaps and wands to good use at this inaugural gathering for enthusiasts of shiny rainbow globules. 

    GEEK

  95. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission
    This special exhibit focuses on the historic Apollo 11 spaceflight of 1969, which landed the first two astronauts on the surface of the Moon, with a display of original Apollo 11-flown objects and artifacts from the "Space Race." 

    PERFORMANCE

  96. Animal Farm
    Watch Cornish students act out an adaptation of George Orwell's grim satirical allegory Animal Farm, a critique of totalitarianism and a cautionary tale for how revolutions can go wrong. Arlene Martínez-Vázquez (Native Gardens, Proof Porch Project, Juan Palmiere, The Sins of Sor Juana) will direct.

  97. Expand Upon
    Mirror Stage continues its yearly tradition of commissioning two plays, presented on the same night, responding to a single theme, and using the same diverse cast. This year, Sophie Franco and Celeste Mari Wiliams wrote on the theme of immigration. Franco's The Seas of Forgotten Encounters and Williams' BeaverTown will be directed by Suzanne M. Cohen. Stay on for a discussion.

    SHOPPING

  98. Best of the Northwest
    See and shop work by more than 100 local artists and artisans at this annual market, which will also have food trucks.

    VISUAL ART

  99. Charles Glaubitz: Starseeds
    See original artwork from Starseeds, Glaubitz's mystical graphic novel about two "Starseed" children striving to wrest control of the cosmos from the Illuminati. Glaubitz will appear at the opening reception with Leela Corman, who wrote the graphic novel Unterzakhn and the short story collection We All Wish for Deadly Force. 
    Opening Saturday

    SUNDAY

    FILM

  100. Speciesism: The Movie
    This documentary explores speciesism—the assumption that humans are superior to other animals—and how it influences humans' interactions with non-human creatures.

    GEEK

  101. Game of Thrones: Season 8 Premiere Viewing Party
    Track down your dragons and fly to this viewing party to see the premiere of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. If you need a refresher, get there early for a screening of the previous season's finale.

    MUSIC

  102. The Chaplin Variety Show
    You can have it all at this variety night—if by "all" you mean punk rock, stand-up, and "Dark Ambient Avant Garde Disco Comedy." Laugh at Erin Ingle and Floyd Bishop, rock out to Mangy, and do whatever you do to Jabon.

  103. Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series: Norway
    Seattle Philharmonic Strings, along with soprano Laura Loge and pianist Knut Erik Jensen, will continue the Mostly Nordic Chamber Music Series with a program of ancient stevtoner (Norwegian folk songs) joined with modern harmonies, including Klaus Egge's Piano Concerto No. 2 and works by Johan Kvandal and David Monrad Johansen.

  104. Mythological Horses, Howardian, Ryan Henry Ward
    Olympia alt-rock band Mythological Horses will be joined by NYC art rock group Howardian for a live set, supported by a talk and Q&A with visual artist Ryan Henry Ward, known for his large, cartoonish animal murals placed throughout Seattle.

    PERFORMANCE

  105. Greenstage: The Tempest
    Watch (or participate in!) an informal staged reading of Shakespeare's magical final masterpiece, The Tempest, as you drink. 

  106. Performance and Screening: The Migration Dance Film Project with Sandy Silva
    Body percussionist Sandy Silva will perform with violinist Ruthie Dornfeld before Silva presents five short films and other sneak peeks from her Migration Dance Film Project. She'll also lead a body music workshop.

    READINGS & TALKS

  107. National Geographic Live — Wild Seas, Secret Shores
    Shark-obsessed photographer and scientist Thomas Peschak will show photos of great whites, manta rays, whale sharks, and other amazing fish in this special talk and presentation.

    SHOPPING

  108. We Are Witchy: Basement Bazaar
    Shop local handmade goods while you snack on slices, drink beer, and boogie to live music in the basement of the beloved pizza joint Dino's.  

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  109. Bark at the Park
    Your dog can join you while you watch the Seattle Mariners play the Houston Astros. Tickets also include a postgame walk around the bases and giveaways.

  110. Mimosa Me Crazy 5K
    Want an incentive to run a 5K? You can stroll into a mimosa garden complete with a live DJ at the finish line of this annual spring race. You're also invited to dress "as crazy as possible" for the chance to win a costume contest and to send your kids on a free egg hunt.

  111. Street Scramble Alki
    This treasure hunt is aimed at helping you discover as much of the Alki waterfront neighborhood as possible in a short time, by finding checkpoints until the time runs out. You'll be looking for murals, views, shops, and oddities amidst this pretty corner of West Seattle.