128 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: April 24-29, 2018

The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, Tacoma Wayzgoose, Capitol Hill Street Scramble, and More Unusual Events
April 24, 2018
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Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann will reimagine Lewis Carroll's classic story in Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland. If you need more burlesque spins on pop culture, also consider Burl-X-Men: Days of Future Ass. (POC Photo)
Our arts critics have already recommended 84 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 34 best concerts, 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 World Rhythm Festival to a BarkHappy Spring Bar Crawl, and from International Tabletop Day to Green Lake's Top Pot Doughnut Dash. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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TUESDAY

FILM

1. Not-So-Silent Films with Dave Keenan & Nova Devonie
Commissioned by the Northwest Film Forum, David Keen and Nova Devonie have created scores to three classic silent films: The Adventures of Prince Achmed, a silhouette animation of a fairy tale by Lotte Reiniger; Buster Keaton's hilarious Steamboat Bill Jr.; and Lotte Reiniger's Fairy Tale Series. The musicians will perform on accordion, guitar, banjo, viola, glockenspiel, and percussion.

FOOD & DRINK

2. Seattle Flight Club Round 1: Jester King
There are no rules at the Masonry's new Flight Club series, which presents options for beer flights alongside wood-fired pizza. For the first edition, they'll showcase eight beers from Austin-based farmhouse brewery Jester King. Pick any four for a flight for $20, or get a flight and a margherita pie for $30.

MUSIC

3. Peelander-Z, Falcons of Fine Dining
Childhood nostalgia plays a big role in the manic blitzkrieg that is a Peelander-Z show. To be reductive, the Japanese group plays the kind of simple pop-punk that tends to come out of high-school practice rooms. Their stage gimmick reaches back to puberty, as well. The band performs as a color-coordinated Sentai-style superhero team—Power Rangers is the most common example of this trope in the United States. But Peelander-Z’s live show is no joke. In addition to choreographed theatrics, they play with reckless abandon, sometimes hurting themselves while jumping from amplifiers or second-story balconies. JOSEPH SCHAFER

4. Surfbort, The Fabulous Downey Brothers, POW!
Defining themselves as "freak music," Surfbort will headline out in Ballard with help from the Fabulous Downey Brothers and POW!

PERFORMANCE

5. Neit/her He nor They/r
Evan Price will direct this show of monologues by trans and non-binary performers in this version of K. Woodzick's Non-Binary Monologue Project.

READINGS & TALKS

6. Nina Collins: What Would Virginia Woolf Do
Nina Collins will read from a book based on her Facebook group What Would Virginia Woolf Do?, where many women gather for feminist and personal conversations.

7. Richard Powers with Brangien Davis: The Overstory
Richard Powers' latest novel, The Overstory, combines three narratives—that of a Vietnam War Air Force loadmaster, an artist, and a hearing- and speech-impaired scientist—whose lives are affected by trees. Join the author in conversation with Brangien Davis.

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

FOOD & DRINK

8. Celebrate Bird Beers
The Beer Junction will celebrate Bird Week by pouring their favorite bird-inspired beers. The draft list includes a few from Pelican Brewery; Aslan's Space Eagle Brett IPA; Bainbridge Brewing's Eagle Harbor IPA; Wander Brewing's Early Bird Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout; Spoetzl Brewing's Shiner: Ruby Red Bird Ale; and Sea Cider's Birds & Bees Cyser.

SPORTS & RECREATION

9. Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
The Clipper Race gives 11 non-professional sailing teams the opportunity to circumnavigate the globe by way of its seven seas, stopping in various ports along the way. Since Seattle is part of the globe, you can witness some of the fleet's milestones from the shore on the West Coast leg of their tour. This week, they'll host a public talk on Friday and tours until Friday, before their official departure ceremony on Sunday, after which they'll begin the US coast-to-coast leg of their journey.

WEDNESDAY

ART

10. SLU Storefronts Artwalk
Check out storefront installations by local artists—including Alexander Keyes Minh Carrico, Jennifer Zwick, Robin Green, Ko Kirk Yamahira, Randi Ganulin, Scott Gibson, and Ed McCarthy—on this guided South Lake Union art walk.

COMMUNITY

11. Ladies Get Paid Seattle: Negotiate Like A Pro
Join Ladies Get Paid in learning how to negotiate for a raise and get your voice heard at work.

FOOD & DRINK

12. Hellbent + TanakaSan Beer Dinner
The crew at Tom Douglas's Asian American bar and restaurant TanakaSan has created a special menu to complement the tropical flavors of Lake City microbrewery Hellbent.

13. Texas Meets Tokyo :: Japanese Whiskies Tasting
Jack's BBQ's "Orcas representative and Japanese Whiskey expert" Yuji Mora will lead a tasting of four Japanese whiskeys: Mars Iwai, White Oak Akashi Blend, Kaiyo mizunara, and Ichiro's Grain and Malt, plus a Mars Iwai blend cocktail. To complement it, Jack's will serve a delicious-sounding spread that includes Gold Grade Wagyu Brisket with sushi, pickled plums, edamame, nuts, cheeses, and dessert.

14. Wolf and Woman 4 Course Dinner
Chef Kaci Goff (formerly of Hitchcock and Navy Strength) and chef Brandon Waddell are behind this new pop-up series, which unites locally sourced food; influences from fine dining, Malaysian, and Spanish cuisines; and artwork.

GEEK & GAMING

15. Family Trivia Night with Hot Dogs and Ice Cream
Harness the brain power of your favorite relatives at this family trivia night, where Chavoya's Hot Dogs will provide dinner and SÜSU will serve up ice cream.

16. Seattle Science Slam
Han-Wei Shih will talk about how plants can feel touch; Andrew Fando will discuss the role of signaling in controlling pathogen replication in the context of latent tuberculosis; and Megan Morrison will dive into how auxiliary devices could help humans retrieve memories. Listen intently to the scientists and clap the loudest for your favorite.

MUSIC

17. Cry Your Heart Out
You don't have to be a teen to be filled with angst. This dance night encourages you to paint your fingernails black and cry while you sway to sad songs of your youth.

18. DJ in the Dome
This new laser series puts a local DJ in the booth and accompanies their beats with a live laser show. DJ Nervosa will kick things off.

19. Just One More Thing: Distinction Music Mgmt Listening Party
For this installment of a listening party series that introduces new local artists, discover women-led label Distinction Music Management, who represent Strawberry Mountain, Raven Matthews, the City Hall, Lady Krishna, Monsterwatch, Weep Wave, Seacats, Perry Porter, and others.

PERFORMANCE

20. Multiamory Podcast
Discuss non-traditional, non-monogamous relationships with these podcasters. Stay on for drinks and probably some flirting afterwards.

21. Talking Drag
Heavy Scene Macaque and Irene Dubois (allegedly subbing for "Mr. Dr. Professor MD") will host an episode of "the 6th rated drag-focused late-night talk show in the Pacific Northwest!" wherein they will conduct interviews, play games, present drag performances, and air "commercials."

READINGS & TALKS

22. Astronomy on Tap: Science Fact Vs. Science Fiction
If discussing hard fact vs. sci-fi with like-minded folks sounds interesting to you, read on. If discussing it with a beer in your hand sounds even better, you'll probably enjoy this event. Astronomy on Tap events strive to be "accessible and engaging," and typically include non-boring science presentations on topics ranging from the beginning of the universe as we know it to black holes. This time, researcher Nicholas Saunders will talk about what sci-fi gets right, and his fellow undergrad Locke Patton will discuss the "worst-named telescope."

23. Beyond Good and Evil: The Future of Cybercrime with Allan Liska
The stoner-friendly education program will present a talk on espionage, cybercrime, and security with "ethical hacker" Allan Liska. Fortify yourself for this probably scary talk with non-infused Goodship goodies.

24. Broken Broadside Reading
Discover work by Leanne Dunic, Elaina Ellis, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Shin Yu Pai, Holly Wren Spaulding, and others while you explore an installation of Expedition Press's Broken Broadside series accompanied by abstract paintings.

25. Bryan Brayboy: A Hairstory of Violence
This talk by the Arizona State University professor, subtitled "How lawful terror connects Indigenous peoples, land, and race," will concern how legal and extralegal control of Native hair—through scalping, mandatory cutting, and dress codes—has served to intimidate indigenous people.

26. Christian Davenport with Alan Boyle: The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
Other than gaining their fortunes from tech companies, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Paul Allen have another thing in common: They're obsessed with outer space. The four billionaires—who refer to themselves as the "Space Barons"—are investing their dollars into the resurrection of the American space program. Here to talk about it is Washington Post staff writer Christian Davenport, who will share his book The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, with onstage company from science writer and editor Alan Boyle.

27. Local Voices
Seattle Arts & Lectures presents this iteration of Local Voices, featuring Seattle writers and educators in their Writers in the Schools program reading their original works.

28. Norman Solomon: Autopsy
Journalist Norman Solomon, co-author of the report "Autopsy: The Democratic Party in Crisis," will discuss "where the Democratic Party went wrong in the 2016 election" and what it needs to do to win a progressive majority.

29. Rain City Grand Slam Championship
Ten local spoken word poets will compete in Rain City Slam's Grand Slam Championship, headlined by Poetry Slam, Inc. founder Christopher Michael.

30. Serious Fun: It's About Time
Classics professor Catherine Connors, photo media professor Rebecca Cummins, and physics professor Miguel Morales—all from UW—will share their perspectives on how we experience and measure the passage of time.

31. Stefan G. Bucher’s LetterHeads: An Eccentric Alphabet
Bucher, of the Daily Monster series on YouTube, will talk about his new project, an animated alphabet, as well as the artist life and the design biz. You can also pick up a copy of his book, 100 Days of Monsters.

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY

ART

32. Myrna Keliher: On Edge
This solo show features the work of Myrna Keliher, the owner of Expedition Press, a small Kingston-based publisher with an emphasis on poetry and beautiful typography. Many poets included in the volumes will read on Wednesday evening.
Closing Saturday

33. Sara Everett: Mending Place
Sara Everett's mixed media pieces comment on the "legislative futility" of trying to restore ruined natural habitats. She paints "endangered landscapes, then stitches them back together, recreated but profoundly changed.
Closing Saturday

34. Seattle ReCreative: Earthwise Art
See eco-friendly art and design to inspire you to re-create and respect the earth.
Closing Saturday

PERFORMANCE

35. Crowns
In Regina Taylor's Crowns, a young woman finds community in a group of women who "transcend place and time to infuse her with stories of faith, fortitude and pride."

THURSDAY

COMEDY

36. Levi Manis with Andy Miller
Viral video comedian Levi Manis (Bumbershoot, Devil Cup, and Mutiny Radio festivals) will do a set with support by Andy Miller and Shannon Koyanno.

COMMUNITY

37. Dismantling Fatphobia
Leland Chazen, co-creator of the Sick Womxn & Queers Show, will lead a workshop that explores and dismantles weight stigma, diet culture, and fatphobia through an intersectional lens.

FILM

38. The Nightmare Emporium
The Emporium is made up of 13 short horror films by mostly local filmmakers, each based on an artifact from the "Shopkeeper's" collection.

FOOD & DRINK

39. addo:Incubator AbbaShack
At this fast-casual pop-up dinner from addo's culinary incubator program, munch on chef Erik Abdelbari's "rustic and robustly marinated and potato battered fried chicken," using Algerian spices and techniques.

40. Bellevue Farmers Market Kick Off
Kick off Bellevue Farmers Market's 15th season with oyster shucking demos, an extended happy hour, free raffle drawings, and treats from vendors.

41. Bells Pastries Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich Class
Learn how to bake donut macarons and craft delicious ice cream sammies featuring Central District Ice Cream. You'll get to snack on ready-made sandwiches while your macarons bake and go home with a half-dozen cookies and instructions for recreating the magic at home.

42. Georgetown Mega-Brewer's Night & Anniversary Party
On the eve of Beveridge Place Pub's 10th anniversary of moving into their current space, they're turning over all 16 front taps to Georgetown Brewing beers like Manny's Pale, Roger's Pilsner, Bodhizafa IPA, and more. Plus, there'll be a special Anniversary IPA from Beveridge Place.

43. New Belgium Hemperor HPA Release Party
Get hoppy with New Belgium's dank new "HPA," an IPA that recreates hemp terpene flavors to mimic the flavors and aromas of cannabis, complemented by hemp hearts and hops. (No, it doesn't contain THC.)

44. Oatly Hour at Ada's
For one hour, all drinks made with Oatly, the increasingly trendy dairy-free milk made from oats, will be on the house. Get lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, and more.

45. Spring Winemaker Dinner
Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen of WT Vintners will provide wine pairings for a dinner created by James Beard award-nominated chef Edouardo Jordan of Salare and Junebaby.

MUSIC

46. Exquisite Corpse Night
DJs Marvelette, Mamma Casserole, and Eye will spin garage, psych, soul, and funk while teams of three to five play a Pictionary-esque drawing game that was allegedly popular among surrealists who hung out in Parisian cafes in the early 20th century.

47. Feldman: Crippled Symmetry
Listen to the second of three works by the late New York Jewish composer Morton Feldman, performed by Paul Taub on flute, Matthew Kocmieroski on percussion, and Roger Nelson on piano.

48. Mythical Vigilante, Michael Weber, goawaysun, Darien Shields, Blacklight District
Mythical Vigilante, Michael Weber, goawaysun, Darien Shields, and Blacklight District will bring you a night of synth and vapor wave, accompanied by Chris Spencer-Cooke's visuals.

49. A Night of Hiphop Fashion
Frequent Chance Fashion contributor TRASH BY TONY will lead a fashion show while the High Children, Takeshia Seward, DJ Neebor, and the Folks Collective dance crew, and other provide live beats and dance performances.

50. UpNext | Starbucks Coffee Company
Starbucks and Seattle Theater Group's series UpNext highlights up-and-coming artists. Head to the fancy roastery to catch a set from R&B singer Jayza Duhon.

READINGS & TALKS

51. The Flyfish Journal Issue Release
The Flyfish Journal will mark the release of their new issue with a night of storytelling, a screening of Karlie Roland's film Not a Silver Spoon Experience, free beer and food, and a raffle featuring outdoor goods.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

ART

52. Creativity Persists
This year, CoCA's annual member show highlights the necessity of art and creativity in this growing, changing city. Jody Bento of SAM Gallery acts as the guest curator of these sound, performance, visual, and literary pieces.
Opening Thursday

COMEDY

53. Carlos Mencia
Love him or hate him, Carlos Mencia is an incredibly famous comedian (best known for his Comedy Central TV show Mind of Mencia) and now he's on tour. Come to Bellevue for political commentary and humor.

FOOD & DRINK

54. Senses from Japan
At this three-day showcase "dedicated to sharing Japan’s rich traditions of exquisite craftsmanship and artistry," take part in traditional tea ceremonies, participate in hands-on tea making activities, create Ikebana floral installations, and peruse a lacquerware shop by Heiando America.

PERFORMANCE

55. Burl-X-Men: Days of Future Ass
At this comic book-inspired performance, a slew of local burlesque artists, including Apollo VĂ­dra, Bolt Action, Fosse Jack, Jacob Farley, Jacqueline Boxx, Jesus la Pinga, and many others, will parade around as various mutants.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

ART

56. Rik Garrett: Wonders of the Unseen World
Rik Garrett's surrealist photography takes inspiration from a 1970s pornographic film, witchcraft, scientific and pseudo-scientific esoterica, and the concept of the Hollow Earth.
Closing Sunday

FESTIVALS

57. Apple Blossom Festival
This annual festival, which started in 1919, showcases the beautiful blooms of Wenatchee Valley. It includes a carnival, a golf tournament, a food fair, multiple parades, and more.

PERFORMANCE

58. The 10-Minute Play Festival
Brand-new, super-short plays will see the light at this night of premieres written and produced by third-year Cornish students.

59. The Producers
This play adapts the wicked Mel Brooks satire about two unscrupulous producers who set out to make their fortune by financing a flop, and accidentally create a hit musical about Hitler.

60. Sister Kate Dance Company Presents 'Big Top Follies: A Carnival Chorus Line!'
Look forward to "pink elephants, strong women, and tattooed ladies" at this tribute to circus shenanigans featuring a score of songs from the '20s–'50s.

61. The Taming of the Shrew
Watching a sharp-tempered wife being bullied into submission by her husband is no longer the stuff of uproarious comedy, but you can bet that this production of the Shakespeare play will bear that in mind.

62. Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland
The producers of The Burlesque Nutcracker, Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann, will once again re-imagine Lewis Carroll's classic story as Alice visits Wonderland's hottest nightclub, the Looking Glass.

FRIDAY

ART

63. Clay and Cocktails
At this adults-only gathering, sculpt your own cup out of clay while sipping cocktails.

64. Glow Yo! Yoga in Blacklight
Work on your deep breathing and intentional movement in a flow yoga class after snacking on bites and getting creative with black light body paint. A "nostalgic soundtrack" will play in the background as you do your stretches.

COMEDY

65. Unseen Scenes of Words Unspoken
Improv trio Taylor Edwards, Jeremy Robkin and Patrick Skelly will explore "the stories at borders of social norms and psyches" with the help of the audience.

COMMUNITY

66. The Not-Creepy Gathering
This date night, like many date nights, is for "people who are single and want to fall in love." Unlike many date nights, however, the event will include group chats and writing exercises.

FOOD & DRINK

67. Maui Brewing Beer and Bacon Pairing
Partake in the inimitable pairing of crispy, salty pork and cold brews. Maui Brewing Co. founder Garrett Marrero will be on hand with five beers like Pineapple Mana Wheat and Imperial Coconut Porter to match up with five house-made bacons.

68. Rise To The Berry Tart Recipe Contest
Taste samples of Pyramid's top three Berry Tart IPA recipes at the judges table, and take note of your favorite.

MUSIC

69. Inverted Space Ensemble
An ensemble of Inverted Space's former Cornish Residency students will perform four new works by Charles Corey, Yigit Kolat, Luke Fitzpatrick, and Ben Levin.

70. Stayin' Alive Charity Disco
Boogie between two rooms of disco supplied by DJs Cat Clawm Houski, aJaX, Josh Verse, and others in support of foster youth education program Treehouse.

71. WARNING DANGER, Teddy Bear Orchestra, Dry T-Shirt Contest, World Extreme Pencil Fighting League
Safety-themed punk group WARNING DANGER takes their audiences on a ride of potentially problematic scenarios of life-endangerment. They'll be joined by the Teddy Bear Orchestra and Dry T-Shirt Contest, as well as the World Extreme Pencil Fighting League for a night of live music plus professional pencil fighting battles, whatever that is.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

ART

72. The Everett Quilt Show
Check out a series of classes, book-signings, and presentations all about the art of quilting.

COMEDY

73. Langston Kerman
Failed NBA ball-boy Langston Kerman (Adam Devine's House Party, Problematic with Moshe Kasher, Insecure) will make jokes.

FESTIVALS

74. Olympia Arts Walk
At this semi-annual community festival, downtown businesses and sidewalks transform their spaces into venues for art, demonstrations, and performances. In addition, don't miss Earthbound Productions' procession parades, where you can march down the street with luminous decorations in celebration of "community through nature," on both Friday and Saturday.

PERFORMANCE

75. Full Tilt
Watch collaborations between new and recognized choreographers, including Marlo Ariz, Jeremy Cline, Tyra Kopf, Melissa Sanderson, and Hayley Shannon.

76. Ma
Ma is a self-contemplative work by Noelle Chun that explores the "ephemerality of the nature of dance" and the urge to make temporary art. The performers will be Vanessa DeWolf, Linsyanne Owen, and Hendri Walujo, with art by Tara Tamaribuchi.

77. Silhouette
Silhouette, an a cappella musical with a cast of 10 women, imagines what happens when an astronaut is rescued by the seemingly primitive inhabitants of a planet, who in fact are capable of magic. When a rescue mission arrives from her home planet, this magic follows her onto the ship and starts causing disturbances in the technologically advanced society.

READINGS & TALKS

78. PreserveIT! 2018: Analog vs. Digital
If you're staunchly on the side of either analog or digital media preservation, or if you want to learn more about both, join a discussion about which is safer and more efficient.

SPORTS & RECREATION

79. Emerald Cup
Bodybuilders will flaunt their impressive physiques in a series of challenges, many of which include lifting heavy objects.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

80. World Rhythm Festival
Seattle World Percussion Society's annual music, drum, and dance festival strives for "community-building through rhythm" by showcasing music traditions from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, India, Brazil, North America, and other countries across the globe.

PERFORMANCE

81. Church & State
In Jason Odell Williams' political dramedy, Charles Whitmore is three days away from his Senate re-election. This time around, he's decided to tell the public the unfiltered version of what's on his mind regarding faith, politics, gun control, and Twitter. Sound familiar?

82. Much Ado about Nothing
Everything ends well in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, but not before gossip and malice nearly ruin some innocent lives. Annie Lareau of Seattle Public Theatre will direct.

83. String
The three Fates of Greek mythology spin, measure, and cut the threads of each life—until one of them falls in love on contemporary Earth and threatens the order of the cosmos.

SATURDAY

ART

84. Revealing Women's History Through Fashion
Join Green River College professor Michelle Marshman for a visual tour of women's history in the 20th century as illustrated by changing women's fashions. She'll focus on how political and social change, times of economic boom and bust, and changing ideas about women's roles have informed mainstream fashion of the past and present.

COMEDY

85. Stand Up for Healing Laughter
Local comedic stars Brett Hamil (who runs the Seattle Process), Bill Robison, Linda Severt and Sarah Liane Foster, and Peter Pitofsky will perform vaudeville, clowning, and stand-up to benefit Room Circus Medical Clowning.

86. Teachers Only Comedy Tour
Eddie B.'s "comedy on steroids" will help you understand the harried hubbub of a teacher's life.

COMMUNITY

87. BarkHappy Spring Bar Crawl
You must be a dog lover to participate in this bar crawl, which will feature a fun rack-style treat eating contest, giveaways (such as a free mini cupcake for your pupper), and more. Proceeds benefit Seattle Humane.

88. Chinatown-International District Spring Clean
Volunteer to make Chinatown-International District look its best at this spring clean.

89. Civic Saturday
Citizen University CEO Eric Liu will offer a "sermon" before a morning of poetry, songs, civic scripture, and conversation centered around the new season.

90. Pioneer Square Spring Clean
Help pick up litter, remove graffiti, and garden to make "Seattle's original neighborhood" clean and shiny for spring.

FILM

91. Creative Commons Film Night
This series of animation, documentary, experimental, educational, and narrative short films from around the world were all released with a Creative Commons or another open license. Filmmakers include Molly Manning Walker, Daniel Martinez Lara, Bruce and Katharine Cornwell, Centron Films, the Blender Foundation, and others.

FOOD & DRINK

92. Hello Kitty Cafe Truck
Pick up some sweet treats and other goodies from the Hello Kitty cafe truck, which will visit Southcenter for one day only.

93. Lucky Envelope Brewing's 3rd Anniversary Celebration
To ring in their third year, Lucky Envelope will release a hazy anniversary double IPA bursting with "tropical fruit and citrus juiciness," alongside other tasty brews like Blackberry Milkshake IPA and Barrel-Aged Hazelnut Coffee Imperial Porter and gastropub nosh from Bread and Circuses food truck.

GEEK & GAMING

94. Tabletop Day
Video games are great, but for everyone who wants to sit around a table with friends while playing, there's Tabletop Day. Head to your local game store to check out events and sales dedicated to dice, card, and board games.

MUSIC

95. The 80s Love Song Sing Along
Allow your heart to be totally eclipsed by watching classic cheesy music videos by Madonna, Prince, George Michael, Pat Benatar, the Cure, and other crooners of '80s love songs.

96. Bad Decision Disco
Discover what's in store for Critical NW—our region's version of Burning Man—with the Rat City Roller Girls at this disco party. Bring your instruments to participate in a jam session, dance to funky tunes from live DJs, and eat pizza.

97. International Jazz Day Concert!
Celebrate jazz and all who love it at this concert for International Jazz Day with performances by genre legends Overton Berry and Julian Priester, and band support from singer-songwriter Eugenie Jones, bassist Bruce Phares, and D'Vonne Lewis on drums.

98. MDC: AIR
Sway to ambient, synth, and field recording sounds inspired by water, air, earth, and fire.

99. REENTRY: Michael Manahan, Guests
Zone out to space, funk, and house beats with DJs Michael Manahan, Lady Auds, and Meistro.

100. Seattle Steel, Past Curfew
Enjoy a night of throwbacks with Seattle Steel, "Seattle's very own Tribute to Judas Priest!" and "ultimate rock hits" group Past Curfew.

101. The Great White North: A Canuck Cabaret
Bust out your maple syrup and friendly demeanor for a night of Canadian music by Northern legends Neil Young, Holly Cole, k.d.lang, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, and others. Your performers are singer Heather Ward, pianist Jeremy Dupea, drummer Tom Dostal, and bassist Shaina Ward.

102. Tight and Shiny, Blood Drugs, Demon Hammer
Jesus Lizard tribute group Tight and Shiny will headline this night out on Beacon Hill with support sets by Blood Drugs and Demon Hammer.

PERFORMANCE

103. 28 problems with Dayna Hanson
Choreographer Dayna Hanson and dancers Madison Haines and Julia Sloane will explore the "vocabulary and logic" of Hanson’s dance "28 problems," which is made up of 40 discrete movements based on a sheet of handwritten calculus equations.

104. Academy of Burlesque: Burlesque 101 Graduation Recital
Miss Indigo has diligently trained a group of burlesque hopefuls for six weeks, and now they're ready for their debut, some of them "for the very first time onstage!" Come applaud the fledgling sexpots at two performances.

READINGS & TALKS

105. From Shooter to Friend
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Seattle will host a talk with Ted Hakey Jr., an American man who shot at a mosque in 2015 in the wake of the news of the Paris Islamic terror shooting. After his sentencing for the crime, Hakey apologized to mosque leaders and began to reconcile with the community. Now, Hakey advocates for a better understanding of Islam.

106. The Griot Party Experience Anniversary
A reprise of last year's Griot Party, based on West Africa's tradition of traveling storytellers, this event will feature Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, an activist whose brother was killed by police in Tulsa in 2016.

107. John Dee and the Empire of Angels with Jason Louv
Join author Jason Louv for the launch of his new book, Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of the Modern World, which examines the life of mathematician, occult philosopher, and adviser to Elizabeth I, John Dee.

108. Taylor Renee Aldridge Black Embodiments Studio Talk
Curator and arts writer Taylor Renee Aldridge will give a talk entitled "Performing Interior Pleasure: The Somatic Work of Jennifer Harge," which will put the "pleasure work" of dancer Jennifer Harge in conversation with black feminist theories of "erotics, freak technique, and ecstasy."

109. Writing in the Wild Workshop
Local writer Tony Robinson will lead an outdoor writing workshop to help writers 14 and over put their feelings toward spring foliage into words.

SPORTS & RECREATION

110. Run Like the Wind
Run or walk a 5K, 10K, or half marathon at the Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center, all of which promise equally gorgeous views. Post-race, enjoy live music, food, beer from Iron Horse Brewery, and free tours of the wind turbines.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

111. Northwest Green Home Tour
Interested in building, remodeling, or buying an environmentally sustainable home that is not necessarily a tiny house? This self-guided tour features green homes of all shapes and sizes.

FESTIVALS

112. Tacoma Wayzgoose
This Tacoma-wide letterpress and book arts extravaganza offers the chance to meet local printers and check out their wares, make paper, and bind books. A highlight of the weekend is steamroller printing, where local artists carve three-by-three-foot sheets of linoleum and print on giant paper.

GEEK & GAMING

113. West Seattle Rock and Gem Show
Add to your collection of precious geodes at this annual rock and gem show filled with vendors, displays, silent auctions, and activities.

PERFORMANCE

114. BOB: A Student-Produced Multimedia Showcase by Ashlyn Fletcher
Ashlyn Fletcher, a Cornish and filmmaker/dancer, explores Raoul Martinez's critique of the notion of choice. Her nine dancers, clothed only in underclothes and body paint, will "make abrupt and disjointed shifts of expressions and moods."

115. Contemporary Moves 2018
The Cornish Preparatory Dance Company and notable guest choreographers Mary Reardon, Sam Picart, and Mary Tisa, along with faculty members Amelia Bolyard, Leigh-Ann Hafford Cohen, and Vanesa Wylie, have collaborated on this spring showcase.

116. What Fresh Hell is This?
Together with Book-It's co-artistic director Myra Platt, UW undergrad drama students will take on the "wit, wisdom, and loathing of one of literature’s greatest cynics," Dorothy Parker.

SUNDAY

ART

117. 9th Annual Nubian Pride King and Queen Pageant
In this pageant, which honors Queen Freedom Rights, LGBTQ+ people of color will compete in a talent show, showcase their best formalwear and streetwear, and participate in a Q&A segment for the chance to win a cash prize and the title of Nubian King or Queen.

118. Overlooked Art Tour and Printmaking
There are plenty of well-known public art pieces in Seattle, but lesser-noticed hidden gems can be found on hatch covers, grates, and in "industrial design elements" of Pioneer Square. Take a tour of some of the city's "overlooked art" and create your own paper prints, courtesy of the Field Trip Society.

FOOD & DRINK

119. Comadre PanaderĂ­a x Dorothea Coffee April Pop-Up
At baker Mariela Camacho's pop-up, pick up some delicious pan-dulce treats like conchas and alfajores to eat with a cup of warm horchata or coffee from Dorothea Coffee.

120. Three Sacks Full Pop-Up
This mostly grain and vegetable-focused pop-up (with some fish and meat) from Michael Tsai of Goose and Gander Farm and sommelier Matthew Curtis will feature "honest and humble cookery from a chef who splits his time between the kitchen and the field" and wine pairings from smaller producers and family-run wineries. Dishes will include black-eyed pea dumplings; a mushroom, wild ramp, and fiddlehead fern ragout; and rhubarb and poppyseed buckle cake with whipped cream. Frankie & Jo's plant-based ice cream will be available for dessert.

MUSIC

121. Hidden Gems for Our Furry Friends
Music for your ears and dollars for furry pals! John Hammond will host a night of singer-songwriters including Dexter Carlson, Jeffrey Carolus, Sheri Roberts Greimes, Joe Carolus, and Grammy winner Lara Lavi. Each artist will also talk about their writing process. Proceeds will benefit homeless animals at Seattle Humane.

122. Lake City Record Show
Go nuts at this annual sale featuring over 50 tables of records, CDs, and "other music-related stuff."

PERFORMANCE

123. Full Moon Party (Pink Moon)
Seattle queen Kyler Archer will host a party in honor of the full "pink" moon that will grace the sky on Sunday. Enter a roulette karaoke contest at midnight, and sip tasty drinks made by drag bartender Papaya High (wear pink to get two bucks off your libations).

READINGS & TALKS

124. Body Memory: An Exploration of How Our Physical Selves Are Imprinted With Our Life Experiences
Poet Imani Sims, film director Tani Ikeda, and author Jordan Alam will present works on how experiences leave traces on and in the body.

125. Family Folktales featuring Danielle K.L. Gregoire
Hear stories about family (including non-biological) by Liz MacGahan, Dan Pike, Debbie Sacharoff, Chris Harnois, plus, of course, Danielle Gregoire, who founded Comedy Nest and other events.

SPORTS & RECREATION

126. Bendy & Boujee Yoga
This self-proclaimed bourgeois yoga class led by Morgan Zion O’Friel promises champagne, "posh bites," and stretching.

127. Capitol Hill Street Scramble
For this urban relay race, runners, walkers, and cyclists will be tasked with visiting as many checkpoints around Capitol Hill (provided beforehand on a map) as they can in either a 90-minute or three-hour session.

128. Top Pot Doughnut Dash
Run or walk a 5K along Green Lake, then replenish your body with fresh doughnuts from Top Pot.