Last-Minute Plans: 97 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: May 10-12, 2019

A Mega PhinneyWood Art Walk, Legendary Children, and More $10-and-Under Events
May 9, 2019
At this weekend's mega version of Art Up PhinneyWood, be sure to check out quirky and extravagant garments by Janelle Abbot, one half of local fashion duo FEMAIL. (Courtesy of the artist)

Panicking because you don‚Äôt know what to do this weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry‚ÄĒbelow, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from Legendary Children at the Seattle Art Museum to the Downstream Music Festival, and from the UW Night Market 2019 to West Seattle Community Garage Sale. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar, our list of cheap & easy things to do in Seattle all year long, and our roundup of affordable and last-minute Mother's Day events.

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  1. Big Queer Comedy Show Featuring Mary Jane French
    LA's Mary Jane French will headline a night of gay laughs with Pacific Northwest favorites Max Delsohn, Val Nigro, Monisa Brown, Khadija Hassan, Andy Iwancio, and Clara Puton.
    (University District, $7‚Äď$10)

  3. Converge Rising
    Take in an evening of performances from the Guild Dance Company, Noelle Price/PRICE Arts, Tiffana, Fraggle Rock Crew, and surprise guest artists while you sip drink specials from Georgetown Brewing Company and Oola Distillery.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  4. Wendy Gorton: 50 Hikes with Kids
    Wendy Gorton will lead activities and give tips on helping kids have fun in the outdoors, based on her new book.
    (Ravenna, free)
  5. FILM

  6. Meaningful Movies: Digital Disconnect
    This Meaningful Movies screening will explore how fake news and social media affect our democracy, tracing the evolution of the internet as a publicly funded project in the late 1960s to the behemoth it is today.
    (Wedgwood, free)

  8. Elysian Brewing Capitol Hill Grand Opening
    The Capitol Hill location of Elysian has churned out some updates, including a fancy new brew system. Cheers with them on their 23rd anniversary by partying like it's 1996 (with $2.75 beer prices to match) with Ayron Jones.
    (Capitol Hill)
  9. Rosé Festival / Tasting
    Savor eight blush-pink wines and try fare from Gourmand's Food Truck.
    (West Seattle, $10)
  10. MUSIC

  11. 3x3 | 1x3: Trio with Sean Hamilton, Neil Welch, James Falzone
    Sean Hamilton, Neil Welch, and James Falzone will perform three "intersecting" solo sets followed by a collective jam session.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  12. Beast Folk, The Weird Kids, Sunflower Sutra, Reality Check
    Beast Folk will lay down their punk, prog, and psychedelia jams to town after sets from locals the Weird Kids, Sunflower Sutra, and Reality Check.
    (Greenwood, $7)
  13. Bootie Seattle: ’00s Mashup Night
    Seattle's only all-mashup dance party will throw down for an all-out decade battle by paying tribute to the first 10 years of this weird century with all the '00s club bangers you could hope to remember from junior high (or however old you were then).
    (Downtown, $10)
  14. Correo Aereo
    Latin music duo Correo Aereo will perform traditional songs from Venezuela, Argentina, and Mexico, plus some of their own originals. 
    (Downtown, free)
  15. Dead Bars, Ramona, Camarones Orquestra Guitarrística, Three Fingers
    Seattle pop-punks Dead Bars will share a bill with Philly "sad sloppy poppy indie punk" band Ramona, surf-rock outfit Camarones Orquestra Guitarrística, and melodic punks Three Fingers.
    (University District, $8)
  16. Kareem Kandi Band
    Local tenor saxophone legend Kareem Kandi brings a blend of jazz, blues, classical, and funk to the stage.
    (Downtown, free)
  17. L80, Lady Krishna's Cosmic Panties, The Loungettes
    Indulge in some Bowie worship with local duo L80 as they celebrate their new EP Sensational|Lies. They'll be joined by the Loungettes cabaret and Lady Krishna's Cosmic Panties (featuring Lelah of Tacocat and Tess of Bad Saint).
    (Capitol Hill, $10)
  18. Lavender Country, The Secret Emchy Society, Aaron J. Shay, DJ Marvelette
    Stranger contributor Matt Baume has written that Lavender Country's lead singer and guitarist Patrick Haggerty "is a phenomenal entertainer and storyteller, and his decades of adventures as an activist have further enriched his performances with meaning." The iconic gay country band will headline with support from Oakland folk-punk band the Secret Emchy Society, Seattle banjo wielder Aaron J. Shay, and DJ Marvelette.
    (Tukwila, $10)
  19. Lavoy, Service Animal, Stay Prix
    Modern alt-pop and '80s synths will coalesce at this dance party with Lavoy, who will be welcomed with warm-up sets from indie-poppers Service Animal and Stay Prix. 
    (Pioneer Square, $5/$10)
  20. Naral Concert For Choice
    Support reproductive rights with NARAL Pro-Choice Washington by dancing to live sets from local bands Snaccs, SmackTalk, and Avestra. 
    (University District, $5/$8)
  21. Queens of Pop Dance Party with DJ Baby Van Beezly
    DJ Baby Van Beezly will dish out bangers by Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Robyn, Britney Spears, and many more female pop legends (plus a few '80s throwbacks).
    (Ballard, $10)
  22. UW Chamber Orchestra with Tekla Cunningham, Violin: Mozart Soirée
    Violinist and UW faculty artist-in-residence Tekla Cunningham, along with David Alexander Rahbee, will join together with the UW Chamber Orchestra to play Mozart‚Äôs Serenade No. 7 in D Major, K. 250, ‚ÄúHaffner.‚ÄĚ
    (University District, free)
  23. Victor Horky & His Silk Road Swing
    Victor Horky and his band will play compositions by Django Reinhardt as well as jazz standards.
    (Downtown, free)
  24. VLLY, VANDORDRECHT, The Regrets
    Shoegaze-y punks VLLY will go hard on the reverb pedal after opening sets from VANDORDRECHT and the Regrets.
    (University District, $8)
  25. W Music Spotlight: La Fonda
    Join local indie dream-pop sextet La Fonda for some dreamy jams full of '60s "surf-esque" guitars and swoony synths.
    (Downtown, free)
  26. William Bloom Live at The Lab
    Indie-pop songwriter William Bloom will play "quirky/introspective songs" and spoken-word pieces. 
    (Capitol Hill, $10)

  28. Kelli Russell Agodon, Mary Peelen, Susan Rich
    Washington State Book Awards finalist Kelli Russell Agodon, Mary Peelen, and PEN USA Poetry Award-winner Susan Rich will give a group reading.
    (Wallingford, free)
  29. Red May: Nancy Fraser and Bhaskar Sunkara‚ÄĒThe Old Is Dying and the New Cannot Be Born
    Political theorist Nancy Fraser will talk with Jacobin publisher Bhaskar Sunkara about neoliberalism’s current crisis.
    (First Hill, $5)
  30. Tim Dee: Landfill
    Tim Dee uses the habits of seagulls to teach about the vast amount of waste humans produce in The Running Sky and Four Fields.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  32. Legendary Children
    Presented in partnership with Seattle Public Library, SAM’s Legendary Children is one of Seattle's best cultural events. The night is free (although you should RSVP because it sells out) and features great performances, DJs, and art from Seattle’s QTPOC communities. The upcoming Legendary Children will be programmed around SAM's buzzy new exhibition, Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer, which will be open and free during the event. CHASE BURNS
    (Downtown, free)
  33. Multi-Chromatic Zine Publication Party
    Eat pizza and flip through the queer-focused comics in the zine Multi-Chromatic.
    (Ballard, free)


  35. Northwest Paddling Festival
    Find canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, paddling equipment, accessories, and gear for purchase, take a tour down Issaquah Creek, learn about new water sports in seminars, and more.
    (Issaquah, free)

  37. The BIG One: PhinneyWood Art Walk
    It's the mega-version of the regular romp through the charming neighborhoods of Phinney Ridge and Greenwood! In addition to art, there will be concerts and tasty refreshments. Bring the fam.
    (Phinney, free)
  38. Jim Holl and Michael Howard: Two Solo Exhibitions
    See elegant new abstracts by Seattle-based Michael Howard and New York's Jim Holl.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday
  39. Meghan E. Jones: SAHM
    Photojournalist Jones has had images featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Seattle PI, and more. Here, she'll show work that deals with loneliness and longing. 
    (Belltown, free)
    Opening Friday


  41. Downstream 3
    Substation promoter/festival organizer Tim Basaraba originally created Downstream Music Festival with the plucky intention of supporting local outlier artists without the high ticket costs, big corporate backing, and structure of the Paul Allen‚Äďsponsored festival Upstream. Now that Allen is dead and Upstream no longer exists, Downstream has lessened their contrarian rhetoric a bit and moved to Darrell's Tavern with three days of live sets by varied local artists like DoNormaal, Wet Temple, and Maklak.
    (Shoreline, $10)

  43. Kirkland Arts Center Open House
    Stop by the new Kirkland Arts Center for demos, kids' activities, figure drawing, a pottery competition, and more family-friendly activities.
    (Kirkland, free)
  44. Northwest Fine Arts Competition
    Forty-six artworks by 27 artists were chosen for this juried competition. Check out the winners, including Jurors' Choice awardee Kelly Johnston, and enjoy music by the Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra.
    (Phinney, free)
    Opening Friday
  45. Such Is Life
    See works by Columbia City Gallery members Jacqui Beck, Joanne Bohannon, and Shari Kaufman, now joined by stone sculptor Kenji Kotaro.
    (Columbia City, free)
    Closing Sunday


  47. NW Peaks Comedy Night
    Enjoy a night of "comedy club-level comedy" with headliner Monica Nevi, feature Chris Mejia, and special guest Alfred Carcieri.
    (Hillman City, $10)

  49. CandiDating: Candidate Speed Dating
    You can't spell "candidate" without "date," which is why this meetup with 16 democratic candidates from across districts (including Debora Juarez, John Lombard, Melissa Hall, Daniella Eng, and Jeanne Kohl-Welles) will take the form of a platonic and informative speed-dating event.
    (Ballard, $5-$10 suggested donation)
  50. Family Saturday: Koi Day
    Learn about Koi fish and watch the fluorescent orange creatures swimming in a pond. Plus, enjoy free Koi-themed food and stop by a kite-making station.
    (Madison Park, $6)
  51. Pollinators & Beneficial Insects Class + Community Plant Swap!
    The experts from Garden Hotline will answer all your plant-related questions and teach you about the insects that you should not be shooing away from your precious greenery. Plus, bring in some plants you don't want anymore to swap for ones you do.
    (Beacon Hill, free)
  52. Rad Power Bikes' Grand Opening
    Rad Power Bikes will celebrate their new e-bike showroom with games, food, a scavenger hunt, and an e-bike giveaway. The first 100 guests will receive a free Rad Power Bikes trucker hat.
    (Ballard, free)
  53. World Migratory Bird Day Bash
    Flock to Bellevue on World Migratory Bird Day to browse for winged creatures on a ranger-led hike. Plus, make bird-themed crafts! 
    (Bellevue, free)

  55. Seattle Maritime Festival Family Fun Day
    Get an education on boats of all kinds, take a free tour of the Argosy Ship Canal, try your hand at welding, and build your own little boat at this Seattle Maritime Festival highlight.
    (Ballard, free)
  56. FILM

  57. Black Radical Imagination: Fugitive Trajectories
    See experimental short films that highlight contemporary stories within the African diaspora community.
    (First Hill, free)
  58. Scarecrow Academy 1959: The Greatest Year in Film History
    The video rental library Scarecrow's new series contends that 1959 was the best year in film history ever. It saw "a high point of Hollywood studio filmmaking, the rise of new independent cinema, the great flowering of international movies, and the beginning of the French New Wave." Film critic Robert Horton will delve into Roger Corman's horror A Bucket of Blood at this final installment.
    (University District, free)
  59. Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival
    See films about the Duwamish Valley made on Super 8 film by denizens of Seattle.
    (Georgetown, free)
  60. FOOD & DRINK

  61. 8th Annual Pine Box Beer Can Derby
    Participate in an old-fashioned Cub Scout-style derby race with cars fashioned from beer cans. Build your car on the spot and try your luck.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  62. 45th Anniversary Party
    The Eastlake Zoo Tavern has been slinging pizza and beer in a no-fuss atmosphere for 45 years. Help them celebrate their birthday with $2 Rainiers, $5 pints of "most beers," $15 pitchers, and free pizza.
    (Eastlake, free)
  63. Baby Goats are Coming
    If you've visited Fainting Goat Gelato and were disappointed at the lack of actual goats, head to their 10th-anniversary party to eat scoops of Italian ice cream and hang out with real-life goats.
    (Wallingford, free)
  64. Food Truck Round-Up XXVIII
    Work up an appetite by playing lawn games and dancing to a live DJ, then fill your belly with offerings from local trucks like the Seattle Barkery, the Cheese Pit, Frelard Tamales, Piroshky Piroshky, and many more.
    (South Lake Union, free)
  65. Throwback Beer Tap Takeover
    Hark your tastebuds back to some tried-and-true Lucky Envelope Brewing favorites like the Cherry Stout, a PainKiller Hazy IPA Cocktail, and the Year Of the Monkey Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter.
    (Ballard, free)
  66. UW Night Market 2019
    Celebrate Taiwanese and other pan-Asian cultures with live music, games, and over 30 food vendors.
    (University District, free)
  67. MUSIC

  68. Bach & Pancakes
    Marimba player Erin Jorgensen will prove that Bach's music needn't be contained to symphony halls at this brunch-y concert series, where she'll play two cello suites by the famous composer complete with pancake breaks. 
    (Wallingford, $10)
  69. Festival of Friends Events Presents: Sounds of Summer!
    Enjoy a 20-song set of hits by iconic artists performed by bands who aren't allowed to rehearse beforehand. The theme this time is "Decades of Rock/Sounds of Summer," so expect lots of Beastie Boys and Guns-N-Roses.
    (Downtown, $8)
  70. The Foghorns, Doug Hood & the Wholly Heathens, Virgin of the Birds
    Seattle folk-punks the Foghorns will play rowdy jams after sets from Doug Hood & the Wholly Heathens and Virgin of the Birds.
    (Ballard, $8)
  71. Karaoke and Cask
    Need some liquid courage to sing your heart out in front of strangers? You'll find plenty of top-notch cask ales here.
    (Georgetown, free)
  72. Make Out Party Four Year Anniversary with Bottom Forty & Vancouver Takeover
    Make Out Party will celebrate four years of doling out Jell-O shots and bringing crushes' faces together with a special performance from South East and Venus and sexy bar-top go-go dancer Strongjaws, plus party beats from DJs Bottom Forty and NARK, per usual.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  73. Marina Christopher
    Seattle jazz bassist and vocalist Marina Christopher will perform live.
    (Downtown, free)
  74. Mud On My Bra, Lipstitch, Dead Obvious, Sweet Creature
    Local punk stalwarts Mud On My Bra will rock a night out with Lipstitch, Dead Obvious, and Sweet Creature.
    (University District, $8)
  75. Name That Tune
    Study up on the Billboard Hot 100 and win prizes for your musical aptitude with host Betty Wetter at this Beer Week event.
    (Ballard, free)
  76. One Step From Everywhere, XOfenders, 5 Shots Gone
    Dance or play pinball to live sets from local rockers One Step From Everywhere, XOfenders, and Five Shots Gone.
    (Tukwila, $7)
  77. Pinned Red, Despairer, Solicitor
    Get your heavy metal fix from Pinned Red, Despairer, and Solicitor.
    (Greenwood, $7)
  78. Programmes, Zenitram Jr, The Ruffians
    Synth-lovin' power-pop duo Programmes will headline with Montana dance poppers Zenitram Jr. and surf punks the Ruffians.
    (Eastlake, $6)
  79. Saturday Family Concert: Recess Monkey
    Kid-friendly rock trio Recess Monkey, nominated for a Grammy for Best Children’s Album, will play a concert for families. 
    (West Seattle, $5)
  80. Seattle Monthly Handsome Ladies Showcase
    Get ready for another all-inclusive bluegrass jam with JaCaMa, Anne Phalen, and Phriends.
    (University District, $5)
  81. Sixgun, Guests
    Join local group Sixgun for blues and punk rock.
    (University District, $8)
  82. The Velveteins, La Fille
    The new Michael Benjamin Lerner‚Äďcoproduced album by Seattle‚Äôs La Fille,¬†Alright Already, abounds with accomplished power-pop songs polished to an immaculate gleam. Guitarist Jay Louis sings dulcetly and as if his skinny tie is pinching his vocal cords, a not uncommon trait among power-pop vocalists (see: the Shoes, King Tuff‚Äôs Kyle Thomas). La Fille‚Äôs songs go down easily and pleasurably, melodic sucrose that‚Äôs surprisingly nutritious. Alberta trio the Velveteins create a naive, delicate strain of throwback rock that seems nearly unaffected by the sexual and psychedelic revolutions of the 1960s. DAVE SEGAL
    (Seattle Center, $8/$10)
  83. A Very Choral Springtime with Rutter's "Requiem"
    Let the enmeshed voices of the Northwest Chorale wash over you in a delirium of springtime feelings, with a featured performance of John Rutter's "Requiem" among others.
    (Queen Anne, free)
  84. W DJ: Mike Illvester, Chocolate Chuck
    Mike Illvester (aka Action Jackson) will continue his local legacy of laying out the dancefloor with a night of hiphop and R&B with support from fellow beat-maker Chocolate Chuck.
    (Downtown, free)
  85. Westsound Reunion
    Eat tacos from a truck and help soul band the Funkaways celebrate their West Coast return.
    (West Seattle, $10)
  86. Youryoungbody, Zah, Webdriver Torso, DJ Sharlese
    Youryoungbody like it dark‚ÄĒreal dark. The Seattle-based duo deals in heavy, synthy darkwave that is both danceable and spooky as hell. Their most recent track, ‚Äú4ever,‚ÄĚ is lush and otherworldly with Killian Brom masterfully holding down the beats and Duh Cripe‚Äôs voice soaring over and around the music. Youryoungbody will be joined by multidisciplinary artist and genius Zah, and the postapocalyptic Webdriver Torso, which take their name from a creepy Google-generated YouTube account. DJ Sharlese throws down in between. This is a stacked lineup of talent. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Belltown, $10)

  88. Give Up the Ghost
    There comes a time of night when the mind turns to ghosts. It’s approximately 10 p.m., the hour when you let in the unknown, and shades reveal themselves, and possibilities open. Give Up the Ghost is a late-night storytelling event where a nonfiction writer, fiction writer, poet, journalist, or artist tells a ghost story. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE
    (Belltown, free)
    Tonight's special guest will be Garrett Kelly of Liminal Seattle
  89. Joyce Rosario
    Joyce Rosario, the Interim Artistic Director at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver, BC., will give a lecture as part of On the Boards' 18/19 speaker series.
    (Queen Anne, $10)
  90. Michael Collier and Matthew Nienow
    Michael Collier has been publishing poetry for three decades, including in The Clasp and Other Poems, The Ledge (a National Book Critics Circle finalist), and Dark Wild Realm. Matthew Nienow is a Port Townsender who's been published in many prestigious poetry journals and received many fellowships.
    (Wallingford, free)
  91. Paul Constant: 'The Wrong Earth' and 'Planet of the Nerds'
    Former Stranger books editor and cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books Paul Constant has two new series from AHOY Comics! In Planet of the Nerds, cryogenically frozen outcasts from the '80s are defrosted in 2019, only to find that their nerdy brethren have taken over the world. With fittingly retro art by Alan Robinson, Randy Elliott, and David Nakayama. In The Wrong Earth, Dragonflyman and his sidekick stinger hunt "criminal parasites."
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  92. The Return of Capitalism
    Nancy Fraser will break down what capitalism is and how she thinks we should critique it. 
    (University District, free)
  93. The Return of the Strike: Red State Revolt
    Students', teachers', and workers' strikes are seeing a surge in participation. Eric Blanc, Kate Doyle Griffiths, and Wayne Au will talk about this new "landscape of solidarity" at this Red May reading.
    (University District, free)
  94. Sarah de Leeuw: Outside, America
    Canadian poet and cultural scholar Sarah de Leeuw will bring her new book of poems, Outside America, to Seattle.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  95. What the Fremont Bridge Has Seen
    Matthew Donahue‚ÄĒwho¬†manages the bridge group for the Seattle Department of Transportation and¬†has worked as an underwater bridge inspector‚ÄĒwill let you in on the history of the brightly colored and pedestrian-friendly Fremont Bridge.
    (Fremont, free)

  97. Backyard Wildlife Festival
    See presentations from local experts, visit education booths, peruse arts and crafts, and shop for native plants at this wildlife extravaganza.
    (Tukwila, free)
  98. Spring Plant Sale
    Get ready for consistently sunny days by scooping up some new houseplants and tropicals, plus cute pots and plant-grooming tools to match. If you're new to plant parenting, experts will be on hand to help you decide on the best options for your living space.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  99. Spring Sidewalk Sale
    Take a Ballard stroll and shop for blown-glass art and other gifts from Glass Eye Studio artists.
    (Ballard, free)
  100. West Seattle Community Garage Sale
    "One person's trash is another person's treasure" may be a cliche, but it rings truer than ever at West Seattle's annual community garage sale event. Pick up a map of participating houses and wander around the neighborhood until something catches your eye.
    (West Seattle, free)

  102. Art Studio Open House
    This semi-annual open house sale and show features jewelry, glass art, and prints by local artists.
    (Ballard, free)
  103. Georgetown Art Attack
    Once a month, the art scene of the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown ATTACKS all passersby. In more literal terms, it's the day of art openings and street wonderment. If the westerly locations are too far, there's a free Art Ride! Check out our critics' picks for this month here.
    (Georgetown, free)
  104. WEED

  105. How To Do The Pot: A Conversation With April Pride
    In honor of Mother's Day, cannabis lifestyle brand leader April Pride (who is "hooked on helping women discover health and happiness via the crown jewel of the Cannabaceae family") will talk about the most recent research on the effects of alcohol on developing brains, stats on teen cannabis use, and more.
    (Capitol Hill, $10)


  107. Bonsai Fest
    This two-day festival over Mother's Day weekend celebrates the Japanese art of bonsai (small contained trees that mimic the shape and scale of large trees) with special exhibits (like a retrospective of work by landscape artist Dan Robinson), demonstrations, art activities, shopping, and more.
    (Federal Way, free)

  109. Chingonas
    This "all-Mujeres" art exhibition focusing on Latina identity is curated by Angelina Villalobos, Judy Avitia-Gonzalez, Cecelia Deleon, and Raquel Garcia.
    (White Center, free)
    Opening Saturday
  110. Tripper Dungan
    Marvel at this Portland artist's 3-D creations.
    (Ballard, free)
    Opening Saturday
  111. SUNDAY


  112. Food Truck Round-Up
    This free, family-friendly gathering of deliciousness on wheels happens the second Sunday of each month and features local food trucks, food booths, and over 75 different handmade and vintage shops.
    (Fremont, free)
  113. MUSIC

  114. Public Pool, Watership, Modern Day Astronaut
    Public Pool ("indie-rock for those who love to swim") will be joined by Watership (also indie-rock, also water-related) and psych-pop band Modern Day Astronaut.
    (Fremont, $5/$8)
  115. Shagnasty, Del Vox, Guests
    Get your local '70s-inspired punk rock from Shagnasty and Del Vox.
    (Ballard, $10)
  116. Snaccs, Cherry, i///u, Rowan Katz
    Groovy soul/R&B group Snaccs will play an all-ages show with Cherry, neo-soul band i///u, and alt-folk artist Rowan Katz. 
    (Seattle Center, $8/$10)

  118. By the Fire: Sami Folktales and Legends
    Author and translator Barbara Sjoholm will discuss and sign copies of her translation of Emilie Demant Hatt’s By the Fire: Sami Folktales and Legends, a collection of stories that chronicle the late Danish story writer's travels in the early 20th century among the nomadic Sami in Swedish Sápmi.
    (Ballard, free)
  119. Red May X-Files: The Secret History of Marxist Alien Hunters
    How are Marxism and aliens related? Andy Gittlitz sheds light on Argentine Trotskyist, J. Posadas, and other figures who sought to "reconcile flying saucers, the science of matter and energy, the revolutionary and working-class struggle and the socialist future of mankind."
    (Capitol Hill, free)
  120. Thomas Walton and Paul Nelson: Make It True Meets Medusario
    Cuban Neobarroco poet José Kozer and Cascadia Poetry Festival founder Paul E Nelson will share their collaborative anthology celebrating poetry and bioregionalism.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  122. Matthew Offenbacher
    Matthew Offenbacher made news a few years ago when, after receiving the $25,000 Neddy Award, he and his partner used it to buy works by queer and women artists and donate them to the Seattle Art Museum. In addition to being an asset to society, Offenbacher is a zine and book publisher and an artist favoring inviting pastel colors, fauna, and eye-boggling patterns.
    (Georgetown, free)
    Opening Sunday
  123. 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)