Last-Minute Plans: 125 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: March 29-31, 2019

Georgetown Bites, the Northwest Record Show, and More $10-and-Under Events
March 29, 2019
Discover under-the-radar culinary gems at the annual spring food walk Georgetown Bites on Saturday. (Courtesy of Georgetown Merchants Association)

Panicking because you don’t know what to do this weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry—below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from the Robyn-themed dance party Dancing on My Own 2.0 to the Northwest Record Show, and from a Lagunitas Brewing Presents: Cheap Date Night! to the DaffoLips Festival. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar and our list of cheap & easy things to do in Seattle all year long.

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  1. 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. 
    (Fremont, $10)
  2. Natalie's B-Day Bash
    It's comedian Natalie Holt's birthday, and you're invited! Hear laugh lines and music by members of the local comedy scene, including Alyssa Yeoman, Rachel Walls, Matt Valdespino, and others.
    (Belltown, $7)

  4. Brexit Party
    The 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."
    (Fremont, free)
  5. Kai Dog Amber Ale Release with Seattle Humane
    Ghostfish will bring you their Kai Dog Amber Ale to raise money for Seattle Humane. You can also visit onsite with a few dogs and cats looking for new homes.
    (Sodo, free)
  6. GEEK

  7. Gay Bingo
    Win prizes and gift certificates for your luck at this bingo night. 
    (White Center, free)
  8. MUSIC

  9. 2KLIX, Prying Free, Malevolent Breed, Groundfeeder, The Mischief Committee
    Seattle punk and metal bands 2KLIX, Prying Free, Malevolent Breed, Groundfeeder, and the Mischief Committee have your ticket for a night of brutally hardcore thrashing.
    (Eastlake, $7/$10)
  10. Bug Hunter, Elena Loper
    Local indie folk-pop-rock band Bug Hunter will play an all-ages show to kick off their next tour, with an opening set from singer-songwriter Elena Loper.
    (Wallingford, free)
  11. Electropika 2.0
    Electropika, "Seattle's number-one global bass party," will return for a spring edition with resident duo BacanoVolta bringing cumbia, tropical bass, baile funk, salsa, and dembow, followed by more psychedelic cumbia from special guest Terror/Cactus. After that, KEXP's DJ Chilly will wrap up the night with more tunes.
    (Belltown, free)
  12. FCON, Meece, Rat City Ruckus, City of Industry
    Thrash around with the hardest punks in town, thanks to sets by FCON, Rat City Ruckus, Meece, and City of Industry.
    (University District, $7)
  13. Happy Orchestra 4tet
    Earshot Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year nominee Tarik Abouzied leads this ensemble of jazz and funk musicians.
    (Downtown, free)
  14. Jock Tears, Apollo Ghost, iji, Outdoor Voices
    Jock Tears are a riotous good time. The Vancouver-based punk band, who self-identify as “sensitive, sporty, and sassy,” write from a feminist perspective. On their latest release, Bad Boys, the quartet says fuck you to misogyny in “Boys with Bruises,” disavows pet names in “Not Yr Sweetheart,” and imagines the internal life of a jock in “Jock Tears.” Most of their songs clock in under two minutes, which is, obviously, punk as fuck. I’ve heard that the band is super smiley onstage, preferring not to be “detached and cool,” but to bring everyone in the fun. Go forth and sweat your face off in the pit. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Eastlake, $6)
  15. Max Hay
    "Cult-classic road machine" Max Hay promises a truly diverse array of genres in one set, including "reggae, Irish, country, and blues rhythms mixed with soulful bass vocals and sailing harmonica leads."
    (Downtown, free)
  16. Molasses, Roxbury Pound, Ryan Barber & The Riches, Julius Caesar V
    Seattle funk band Molasses describe themselves as "a horny, funk, dance, soul, rock band that held its own during the days of Seattle Grunge." They'll be joined this evening by Roxbury Pound, Ryan Barber & the Riches, and Julius Caesar V.
    (Fremont, $8/$10)
  17. Natalie Wouldn't, The Bandulus, The Drove
    Eight-piece ska band Natalie Wouldn't will perform with support from genre mutuals the Bandulus and the Drove. 
    (West Seattle, $8)
  18. Pop Secret: Vincent & Madnap
    Twenty-three-year-old Canadian electronic artist Robert Hughes will bring his blend of trap and future bass to Seattle.
    (Capitol Hill, $10)
  19. RGK + the Alternative Facts, Dark Smith, Sunset Flip, Mirror Ferrari
    Experimental rockers RGK and the Alternative Facts will celebrate the release of their debut EP The Way by turning Lo-Fi into a "total experience venue" with additional performances by Dark Smith and Sunset Flip, plus live visuals by Blazinspace.
    (Eastlake, $10)
  20. Snowday, Guests
    Local rockers Snowday will share a bill with Kirkland R&B/soul group Soulevard.
    (University District, $8)
  21. Social Dance Party 2019
    DJ Lady Dee will bring you a night of salsa, bachata, and kizomba. 
    (Bellevue, $8)
  22. Stingshark
    Seamonster regulars Stingshark play "original reggae with hiphop elements." 
    (Wallingford, $10)
  23. Welcome Strangers, Bucket of Honey, Painting by Orion
    Enjoy live sets from local acoustic pop bands Welcome Strangers and Bucket of Honey while Orion does live painting.
    (West Seattle, $8)

  25. B Cubed Press Authors: After the Orange
    B Cubed Press—who pride themselves on "raising the words of truth, unbound by ideology"—will host a night of readings with some of its contributors, including Louise Marley, Megan Bee, Bruce Taylor, John A. Pitts, Stephanie Weippert, Deborah Godfrey, Charles Wallbridge, and Cobalt Jade. They'll share work from the three newest anthologies in the Alternative Truths series, which examine American politics and culture through the lens of speculative fiction.
    (University District, free)
  26. 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, California, in 1975. The book will be presented by Wade's brother David and novelist Heather Dundas, who wrote the introduction.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  27. Somali Book Launch
    Somali community members will launch a new bilingual version of their alphabet book, Baro Af-Soomaali, a collaboration by five families.
    (Rainier Valley, free)
  28. Thomas Bird: Can You Help Me?
    Hear stories about people coping with Huntington disease from longtime neurogeneticist Dr. Thomas Bird.
    (Lake Forest Park, free)


  30. Watershed Five Year Anniversary Party
    Help Maple Leaf's Watershed Pub celebrate five years of life with funfetti cake, special IPAs and Pilsners from Cloudburst Brewing, and live music by psych-rock quartet Andy Coe, organ keyboardist Joe Doria, and Scott Goodwin.
    (Maple Leaf, free)

  32. Young Playwrights Festival
    Support youth in theater and see new, professionally produced plays by writers aged 13 to 18.
    (Downtown, $10)

  34. Amanda Knowles: Views + Spatial Extensions
    The G. Gibson Gallery welcomes Amanda Knowles, whose mixed-media works focus on architectural structure, ropelike forms, and Delaunay-like patterns.
    (Queen Anne, free)
    Artist talk Saturday
  35. 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.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday
  36. Anna Dawson: Captured and Re-captured
    Anna Dawson gives old portrait photographs a second life in mixed-media functional sculptures and furniture, like a creepily grinning ceiling lamp.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  37. 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 to the gallery, 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.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday
  38. Celeste Cooning: Offerings
    This Seattle-based artist is known for her impressively large-scale paper cut-out art installations in parks and public spaces as well as on the stage. They look like gorgeous plants from an alien version of the Pacific Northwest.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday
  39. Dion Zwirner: The Edge of Seeing
    Looking at Dion Zwirner’s paintings is like looking at a breathtaking landscape through a looking glass covered in rainwater—beautiful, emotional, and wet. Zwirner’s abstract approach to documenting the natural world is refreshing and deeply dewy. The colors she uses drip and bleed into one another, marrying horizons, seas, trees, clouds, and earth in a way that almost reminds you of a place you’ve been to in a dream. Completely, plausibly real—and wet. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  40. Drie Chapek: In the Quiet
    If there are gods, I think they may be hiding inside Drie Chapek’s paintings. There's an energy at the center of them. Corners of the works are recognizable—maybe a pomegranate or some bones—but then they open up to an epiphany. They summon the unknown. If you've ever been turned off by abstract paintings, visit these. They'll make you feel things. CHASE BURNS
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  41. 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.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday
  42. Kate Harkins: Motherlode
    Kate Harkins, who usually favors abstracted forms, brings her signature bold colors to portraits of strong women.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  43. 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.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  44. Mya Kerner
    Artist and landscape designer Kerner makes art about ecology and landforms, particularly inspired by her family's history as Eastern European foresters.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  45. 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.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  46. 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."
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  47. Paolo Lattaioli: Drawing the Italian City
    Courtesy of the Seattle Perugia Sister City Association, the Civita Institute, and Peter Miller Books, Paolo Lattaoli shows his hand-drawn city studies, which have practical and artistic functions. Publicity materials say he's worked on projects for "Perugia, Roma, Todi, Città della Pieve, San Miniato, Agrigento, Milano, Sarajevo, Assisi, Popola, and Washington DC."
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday
  48. Patti Bowman
    See Patti Bowman's encaustic depictions of bodies of water and urban life, encountered through a haze of rain.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  49. Peggy Murphy: Uprising
    Peggy Murphy’s lush and scrawling works on paper, based on “observations on an unruly garden," are helpful things to meditate on as we straddle the line between winter’s darkness and spring’s grayness. A garden, like a painting, is more than just something to be looked at. It communicates and gives. Murphy's paintings are of a similar nature. View them and think of the sun. CHASE BURNS
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  50. Personal View
    See new work by gallery member artists Christine Lee, Tara McDermott, and Annie Moorehouse.
    (Columbia City, free)
    Closing Sunday
  51. Richard Morhous: The Color of Light
    Light-obsessed painter Richard Morhous, a Seattle fixture, dramatizes the play of beams and colors in acrylics.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday
  52. 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."
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  53. Shay Bredimus and Sarah Abramson: Dark Room
    Tattoo artist, scholar of Japanese tattoo art, and figurative painter Shay Bredimus shows a striking series of nudes and exterior scenes composed with drippy tattoo ink and wax crayon on drafting film. Their deep blacks and blown-out whites imitate overcontrasted photography. Alongside these images, which somehow give the impression of flickering, Sarah Abramson hangs unsettling photos of nudes and clothed subjects outdoors.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  54. Shigeki Tomura: Retrospective
    It’s almost hard to believe that Shigeki Tomura’s prints aren’t photographs. Or some sort of physical representation of a feeling of being in a place. But they’re neither photos nor feelings. The drawings, watercolors, and engravings of nature by the Japanese artist really capture the essence of what it’s like to bear witness to a ripple of water across a lake, the shade provided by a dense crop of trees, snow on a field. Davidson Galleries will be showing a retrospective looking back at Tomura’s career, including work from the late 1980s all the way to present. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  55. 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.
    (Georgetown, free)
    Closing Saturday
  56. 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.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday


  58. Belgian & Sour Beer Fest
    Try over 20 types of Belgian, Belgian-style, and sour beers on tap.
    (West Seattle, free)

  60. 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.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Sunday
  61. Journeys
    Enid Smith Becker, Dan Hawkins, and Robin Siegl evoke sights and sounds they've experienced during journeys.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Sunday
  62. Mi Vida En Colores: Ayer y Hoy
    The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery has teamed up with the queer organization Entre Hermanos to present this collection of photos revealing the vitality of LGBTQ Latinx people in this city.
    (White Center, free)
    Closing Sunday
  63. Mia Dungeon
    See dark, witchy, cute paintings by this BC artist.
    (West Seattle, free)
    Closing Sunday
  64. Phil Eidenberg-Noppe: Transcend-Dance
    These photographs, which the artist calls "both 'documentary' and 'impressionist,'" celebrate the beauty and exaltation of cultural dance in the Pacific Northwest.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Sunday
  65. 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.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Sunday
  66. Splendor in Spring II
    The 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.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Sunday
  67. Two Seattle Icons: Bertha Pitts Campbell and Mona Humphries Bailey
    This exhibition celebrates two African American community activists: Pitts Campbell founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1913, and Mona Humphries Bailey was the organization's 17th president.
    (Atlantic, $7)
    Closing Sunday
  68. Women's Work
    This 10-person show curated by Priscilla Dobler invites you to re-evaluate "women’s domestic labor and craft." The contributors and their work exemplify the diverse cultures of our region: indigenous artists Asia Tail and Paige Pettibon, Dominican Republic-born Carmen Lizardo, and many others.
    (Columbia City, free)
    Closing Sunday

  70. 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.
    (Shoreline, free)


  72. Comedy Roast Battle
    Eight comics will do their best to insult each other in a manner that is both mean and funny.
    (Hillman City, $5)

  74. Kitsap Aware Forum Series. Jump In! Volunteering in Kitsap County
    Learn about volunteer opportunities in Kitsap County, including at Fishline, Foul Weather Bluff Nature Conservancy, Giving Garden, Kitsap Humane Society, Martha & Mary, North Kitsap School District, Sharenet, Stillwaters, Suquamish Community Kitchen, and the Village Green Community Center.
    (Hillman City, free)

  76. 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.
    (Across Seattle, free)
  77. FILM

  78. 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!
    (Queen Anne, $10)
  79. FOOD & DRINK

  80. Georgetown Bites
    Known for being Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, industrial-gritty Georgetown is quietly becoming a culinary destination, with a high concentration of underrated under-the-radar gems. Consider: the cask-aged beer of Machine House Brewery, the fiery hot chicken of Sisters and Brothers, and the beer-battered, deep-fried tacos of El Sirenito, to name a few. At this annual spring food walk, you can scoop up all those and other offerings from more than 30 different vendors, like the artful cakes of Deep Sea Sugar and Salt and the upscale vegetarian pub fare of Georgetown Liquor Company. JULIANNE BELL
    (Georgetown, $5)
  81. GEEK

  82. Teen Science Cafe: Red Stars, Blue Stars, Old Stars, New Stars!
    University of Washington Astronomy Professor Dr. Julie Lutz will lead teens on an exploration of the stars in our solar system—the old ones, the new ones, and how each one is unique. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 
    (Seattle Center, free)
  83. MUSIC

  84. 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. 
    (Ballard, $10)
  85. Before Our Time, Guests
    Enjoy alt-rock covers and a few originals from Before Our Time. 
    (Belltown, $10)
  86. Biscuit's Birthday Bash with Dead Sonics, The Brodcast, Galaxik
    Celebrate the birth of a person (we assume?) named Biscuit with genre-bending hiphop groups Dead Sonics, the Brodcast, and Galaxik.
    (Pioneer Square, $8)
  87. 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.
    (Downtown, $7)
  88. Dancing on My Own 2.0
    At this rambunctious dance party, dance on your own or with your friends and lovers as resident venue DJs play the best tracks from Swedish pop star Robyn's 2018 album Honey, as well as her classic hits like "Call Your Girlfriend," "With Every Heart Beat," "Hang with Me," and the titular smash "Dancing on My Own."
    (Capitol Hill, $5)
  89. Death Coach, Pill Brigade, 2 Libras
    Electro-rockers Death Coach promise to "wreck your face and shake your soul." They'll be joined by darkwave trio 2 Libras and electro-industrial outfit Pill Brigade. 
    (Downtown, $8/$10)
  90. Dreadful Children, Secnd Best, Phantom Racer, Everything Sux
    Join local punks Dreadful Children, Secnd Best, Phantom Racer, and Everything Sux for an evening of loud noises.
    (University District, $7)
  91. Familiars, Camp Crush, Red Ribbon
    Eighties new wave-inspired band Familiars will bring their "aggressively upbeat art performance" to Ballard after sets from fellow synth-pop enthusiasts Camp Crush and Seattle rockers Red Ribbon. 
    (Ballard, $10)
  92. FAVX, Advertisement
    Spanish post-punk group FAVX will journey from Madrid to Seattle for an Eastlake show with local rockers Advertisement.
    (Eastlake, $6/$8)
  93. Haute Sauce: Hard in the Paint One Year Anniversary
    This installment of Seattle's weekly hiphop dance party will welcome sets from DJs Marvelous, Itstr3Nt, Swervewon, and Famous. 
    (Capitol Hill, $10)
  94. 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.
    (Fremont, $6/$12)
  95. Lovely Colours, The Stockings, Clothing Optional
    Dance to Lovely Colours' brand of early 2010s-inspired indie-rock after sets from alt-country/Britpop band the Stockings and Everett surf-rockers Clothing Optional.
    (University District, $8)
  96. Lowlands, Sons of Guns, Dearheart
    Local rockers Lowlands, Sons of Guns, and Dearheart will take over Ballard Ave.
    (Ballard, $8)
  97. Naomi Punk, Big Bite, Hotline TNT
    “‘Rock’ and ‘punk’ have become so conservative that they are rendering themselves obsolete.” That weighty statement accompanies Naomi Punk’s third album, Yellow, a 25-track double LP released August 4, 2017 on Captured Tracks. Such a harsh assessment of its genre is perhaps unsurprising for a band whose feverish, fractured DIY punk has always hinted at deconstruction and interrogation. The Olympia trio’s songs are discordant and jagged, often playing out like a sparring match between guitars and drums—even their name reads like meta-commentary on their music. Whether you call it introspection or navel-gazing, it’s punk music that takes a hard look at itself and sounds all the more vital for it. ANDREW GOSPE
    (Central District)
  98. 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.
    (Capitol Hill, $10)
  99. Paolo Chacolla
    Bolivian Mexican artist Paolo Chacolla will bring their "therapeutic collage of sound" to Seattle. 
    (Wallingford, $10)
  100. RickyRombo Presents Parachute
    Sway to melodic electronic music in the form of future bass, "Melbourne bounce," house, and trance. 
    (Downtown, $7/$10)
  101. 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.
    (Downtown, free-$10)
  102. Sleepover Club, Bad Optics, Yuvees, The Carols
    Sign up for a night out with "post-twee clown dingers" Sleepover Club, "cube-dimension goth rippers" Bad Optics, "pointy neon cyber shredders" Yuvees, and "candy-coated cutie killers" the Carols.
    (Central District, $6-$10)
  103. Terror/Cactus, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
    Terror/Cactus are hypnotic, psychedelic electro-cumbia influenced by Tropicalia and science fiction—they are complex and engaging, and will keep you dancing and thinking about all the ways music can be a million amazing things at once. KIM SELLING
    (Eastlake, $8)
  104. Todo Es
    Latin jazz group Todo Es draw from many influences, from Brazilian samba to bossa nova.
    (Downtown, free)
  105. Twang Junkies
    As their name suggests, Twang Junkies will bring you string-filled boot-tapping bluegrass. 
    (Pioneer Square, free)

  107. 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.
    (Lake Forest Park, free)
  108. 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.
    (Downtown, free)
  109. Peter Bagge, James Sturm
    Two new political books from two veteran comics artists! Peter Bagge, who started out his career skewering pop culture in Hate and Neat Stuff, is out with his third biography of a (currently) relatively unknown feminist trailblazer. In Credo: The Rose Wilder Lane Story, Bagge sketches out the life of Lane, who was Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter, as well as an early proponent of the libertarian movement. James Sturm's new book, Off Season, tells the story of a married couple whose separation parallels the country's split in 2016. I was about to make a joke about Rose Wilder Lane discovering free-market solutions for divorce, but it seems like she actually had one—she was against the institution of marriage. RICH SMITH
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  110. Roger McNamee: Zucked
    Investor and author Roger McNamee (Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe) will make the case for the "malignant" influence of Facebook in our Trumpian times.
    (Capitol Hill, $5)

  112. 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.
    (Central District, free)
  113. SODO Flea Market
    Grab some food and coffee from local trucks while you peruse over 50 local vendors selling antiques, vintage clothing, and handmade goods. 
    (Central District, free)

  115. Seattle Art Run
    Take in public artwork in Seattle on this four-mile run. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos. Bring your dog!
    (Pioneer Square, $10)


  117. 5 Year Anniversary Weekend!
    The Lynnwood game pub Around the Table will celebrate five years of business with a "smorgasbord" of events, including a board game tournament centered around  Days of Wonder's game Ticket to Ride, a novice round of Dungeons & Dragons, and more geeky fun.
    (Lynnwood, free)

  119. Ryna Frankel: There's No Place Like Home
    Coziness-focused artist Ryna Frankel delves into ideas of home as both an abstract and concrete concept.
    (Magnolia, free)
    Opening Saturday
  120. SUNDAY


  121. 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."
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  122. FILM

  123. Rough Cut Film Festival
    Foundry10 will screen films by young moviemakers age 21 and younger.
    (University District, free)
  124. FOOD & DRINK

  125. Wild Mild Party
    Take it easy and sip some mild brews—like the Yorkshire Mild, which tastes like "dried fig, black tea, fruit cake, and bready yeast."
    (Georgetown, free)
  126. GEEK

  127. 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").
    (Downtown, $10)
  128. MUSIC

  129. Backseat Vinyl, The Six Sevens, Surething, Never Better
    Formerly a metal band, Seattle duo Backseat Vinyl have significantly chilled out their sound. They'll be headlining this show with support from Santa Barbara's the Six Sevens, Houston funk/soul group Surething, and pop-punks Never Better. 
    (Eastlake, $6/$8)
  130. Dark Smith, Velvet Q, Rat Queen, Bad Saint
    Queercore dreampunks Dark Smith will headline with support sets from local rockers Velvet Q, Rat Queen, and Bad Saint.
    (Capitol Hill, $8/$10)
  131. Eric McFadden Trio
    Join Eric McFadden, "virtuoso of the six-string" who has toured with funk legend George Clinton and rock legend Eric Burdon, in Seattle with his band.
    (Wallingford, $10)
  132. Gabi Jr, Glacon Garcon, Snail Polish, Heavenly Bother
    Enjoy some "sensitive rock" from Arizona band Gabi Jr, with guest support sets by Glacon Garcon, Snail Polish, and Heavenly Bother.
    (Belltown, $8)
  133. Hot Rod, Mike Votava & The Ding Dongs, Stranger Scott
    Enjoy a "folky funk salad" from Hot Rod, plus additional sets from Mike Votava & the Ding Dongs and Stranger Scott.
    (Fremont, $5/$8)
  134. JusMoni, Rell Be Free, Intylekt, Miss Broadway
    Beacon Hill native JusMoni (aka Moni Tep) is bringing her dreamy, R&B-inflected tunes back to her home turf. On 2018’s Sweet to Me, her voice—sweet and ethereal—transports you to other dimensions on spacey, bass-heavy “Linked In,” much different from the corporate hellscape that its named for. “Got It on Tape” features the one and only Stas THEE Boss, where JusMoni’s voice floats like smoke over tight electric guitar and Stas raps deftly over the retro beat. This date celebrates JusMoni’s new three-song EP release, Ease & Mercy. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Beacon Hill, free)
  135. Low Hums, Bodies On The Beach, Killer Whale
    Space out to fuzzy garage rock inspired by "multiple eras" with Low Hums, plus more psych-inflected rock from Bodies On the Beach and Killer Whale.
    (Ballard, $8)
  136. Lucifer's Lounge
    Boogie to your favorite electro-swing bands and crooners at this dance party dedicated to the music of the '20s-'40s.
    (Capitol Hill, $5)
  137. Old Salt Union, Danny Barnes
    Rootsy bluegrass string band Old Salt Union will take the stage after an opening set from banjo player Danny Barnes.
    (Ballard, $10)
  138. Seattle JazzED New Works Ensemble
    Seattle JazzEd is a local non-profit that empowers students through music education. The current students and alumni of the JazzED program will be gathering for performances as new works ensembles.
    (Columbia City, free)
  139. Swish Blade, Braids, DJ Mister Sister
    Experimental electronic artist Swish Blade will take over this dance party with support from Braids and DJ Mister Sister.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  140. Tissue, Preening, Supposably
    Seattle DIY folksters Tissue will be joined by Oakland punk trio Preening and lo-fi poppers Supposably.
    (Tukwila, $7)

  142. 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.
    (Capitol Hill, $10 suggested donation)
  143. Terpsichore's Landing 2019
    See performances by students from the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  145. African-American Writers' Alliance
    The African-American Writers' Alliance will present new works written in response to the interactive Henry Art Gallery exhibition Edgar Arceneaux: Library of Black Lies.
    (University District, free)
  146. Briallen Hopper: Hard to Love
    Briallen Hopper examines love and relationships outside of the monogamous couple—not only "alternative" family structures, but also siblinghood, friendship, and caretaking. She covers real life, pop culture, and literature.
    (Rainier Valley, free)
  147. The Everett Creative Writers Group: From Lullabies to Love Songs and Funeral Dirges
    Hear selections from a new anthology of love stories by the Everett Creative Writers Group.
    (Lake Forest Park, free)
  148. 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.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  149. 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.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  151. GIFC Seattle
    Flip through works on paper for $30 each by over 500 artists at the traveling group show Got It for Cheap.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
  152. 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).
    (Seattle Center, $3)

  154. 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.
    (Downtown, $10)

  156. Blake Blanco: Conditions of life, soundness in death
    Blake Blanco, whose paintings of Andy Warhol impressed Stranger critic Jasmyne Keimig last month, will show serene portraits of the living and the dead.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
    Closing Sunday
  157. Ian "Bub" Davis: Adventures in the Sinking City
    See surreal charcoal drawings incorporating horror pop culture, eccentric personalities, and phantasmagoric landscapes. At the closing reception, drink something and "get your booty shook by the baroness of funk DJ Coffin Birth."
    Closing Sunday