If you've read the reflections from Stranger writers on Prince's influence in their lives and you're left wanting to go out and mourn him in public, Stranger Things To Do has you covered. Here are all of the karaoke sessions, cover nights, and film screenings happening in Seattle this week and throughout the coming months.
1. A Karaoke Tribute to Prince
Hula Hula, typically your #1 destination for island-vibe-infused karaoke nights, is throwing a Prince tribute night, complete with half-off rum specials and a healthy spirit of mourning-derived competition. The whole night is dedicated to The Purple One, with a $100 gift certificate going to the best Prince karaoke performance of the evening.
2. Let's Go Crazy: Prince Songs
To honor the recent loss of The Purple One, members of local bands, including the Harborrats, Rani Weatherby, Screens, James Apollo, and Jon Rooney, will be playing an impromptu memorial show tonight at the Musicquarium. This evening isn't about playing exact covers, but rather instilling a hometown spirit into one man's discography that had an immeasurable emotional impact on all of us.
3. A Prince Tribute and Karaoke Night
Stone Lounge in Bellevue hosts the "Ultimate Karaoke Night" in honor of our fallen leader. Hosted by KJ Mythikal, tonight's proceedings involve all the hits of His Purple Reign, with full bar and kitchen offerings, open dance floor, and $5 Purple Rain Martinis all night long.
4. ICON: Prince Tribute Night
The emotional and musical legacy of Prince remains unmeasurable, but up to the task of sharing how his talents have affected their work include DJs Paro, Envymatic, Rion, Alex Bosi, and Kidone, who will be at Q Nightclub tonight.
5. The Prince and Michael Experience with DJ Dave Paul
The ultimate tribute dance party for the angels among us, Prince and Michael Jackson. Nectar will have music by DJ Dave Paul, all the way from San Francisco.
6. The Purple Afterlife with DJ Dave Paul
Thanks to extreme demand, DJ Dave Paul is putting on another night of all Prince, all the time, in honor of our fallen angel. Show up in your best purple and cry-dance the night away.
7. Purple Rain: Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Prince
The Grand Cinema presents four screenings of Purple Rain, the film that gave Dan Savage his last wet dream, to celebrate the life of the late, great Prince.
8. Laser Tribute to Prince
The Pacific Science Center will have live tribute show to Prince, choreographed to his music, next Friday. It's already sold out, but there are still tickets available for the memorial shows on Prince's birthday, June 7.
Also today: Nothing Compares 2 U: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Prince on KEXP.
9. Erotic City: A Prince Tribute
Erotic City, a professional Prince tribute band, will be firing at all cylinders for their posthumous celebration of The Purple One at Jazzbones this May.
10. MVP: Michael Jackson vs. Prince
Now that all our heroes are dead, MVP, a Seattle band that plays both the music of Michael Jackson and Prince, will be bringing all the hits from two of the biggest icons in music history to the Hard Rock.