Non-Valentine's Day Seattle events under $10 for Feb 10-12, 2017.

by Stranger Things To Do Staff

In addition to the last-minute Valentine's Day celebrations, pop-up gift markets, and anti-Valentine's Day events happening this weekend, there are also plenty of options for last-minute entertainment that have nothing at all to do with the holiday. See below for options that won't cost more than $10 across a wide variety of genres: arts (including the Georgetown Art Attack, the Kijiji Festival, and a Speakeasy Series event featuring KT Niehoff), music (including Kinski, Records, Pancakes & Bach, and a DoNormaal performance at the What's Your Sign? exhibit), resistance (including the LGBTQ Solidarity Rally, a benefit for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Blue Moon Tavern's Ticklemania benefit for Planned Parenthood), and many more. See our complete Things To Do calendar for even more options, including the best movies to see this weekend.

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1. American Visionaries: Immigration. Innovation & Freedom

What does a country lose when it stops accepting immigrants? A roster of prominent immigrant speakers will give you some idea by sharing personal stories of their work in society. They include Luis Ortega of Storytellers for Change, public servant MyTam Nguyen, Yurij Rudensky of Columbia Legal Services, Ardo Hersi of RadioActive Youth Media, Rekha Kuver at the Seattle Public Library, Scott Kurashige of the University of Washington, Nataly Morales from the office of Senator Patty Murray, youth organizer Andrea Lopez-Diaz, and Shankar Narayan, the ACLU's Technology and Liberty Director.
(Downtown, free)

2. Art Up PhinneyWood

Walk around charming Greenwood/Phinney (just north of the zoo) and take in art from dozens of venues, from galleries to restaurants to bookshops, including Couth Buzzard Books, Naked City Brewery, and Push/Pull Gallery.
(First Hill, free)

3. Belltown Art Walk

Wander around Belltown and check out their hyperlocal art scene amidst the waves of drinkers and clubbers. Convene at the Belltown Community Center to pick up a map (and maybe some snacks/goodies), then head out to explore nearby galleries while taking advantage of all the artists' exhibitions (and provided refreshments). This month, check out the opening of Alexander Codd's Stenciling Isn't Art exhibit.
(Belltown, free)

4. Benefit for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Support immigrants in your region by indulging in beer and rock, with performances by charismatic folk singer Gus Clark and his band the Disappointed, plus Michael Wohl, Aaron Semer, and Levoneh. There will be prizes from Georgetown institutions like Fantagraphics, Hitchcock Deli, the Masonry, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project.
(Georgetown, $7 suggested donation)

5. Bravo! Laser Opera

Seattle Opera takes over the Pacific Science Center Laser Dome for one night only in a TRON-esque preview of the upcoming season. This annual BRAVO! tradition features a live laser show choreographed by Pacific Science Center Laser Dome resident artists to a soundtrack of operatic favorites, with track-by-track commentary from Seattle Opera staff. BYOPillows and blankets if you really want to enter that extra comfort zone.
(Queen Anne, $10)

6. Bushwick Book Club: Original Music Inspired by Americanah

Performers including JR Rhodes, Goodsteph, Nottingham/Wicks, and Shontina Vernon will perform music based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, a book about which, in August 2013, Paul Constant wrote, "This isn't the kind of book that Barnes & Noble's marketing staff would sell as a 'summer read.' But I can't imagine a more perfect book for this summer, when George Zimmerman walked free and in so doing revealed all the maggoty harm hiding just beneath the surface of America."
(Capitol Hill, $10)

7. Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Hear '60s-'70s soul as played by Hammond B3 Organ master Delvon Lamarr, Jimmy James on guitar, and David McGraw on drums.
(Ballard, $8)

8. A Family Affair

Get real dancey over your Valentine's weekend with A Family Affair, an evening collection of Seattle resident DJs coming together at Substation, featuring B2B sets with Wesley Holmes and Julie Herrera, Griffingrrl and Ramiro, Everett Leftside and BBecks, and live visuals by KV2 Sound.
(Ballard, $5/$10)

9. The Fellowship of Convenience

Hapless comedians will play live, goofy D&D before your eyes. Dungeon master Daniel Isherwood (Improlympia) will guide your heroes (Nam L. Huynh, Jason Goad, Daniel Gray) through the perilous First Edition Island as you drink and DJ Andy Miller spins. Move along to Murphy's Pub afterwards for a post-adventure party.
(University District, $10)

10. Framing Pictures

Once again, Scarecrow Video has selected a group of experienced critics to lead a meandering conversation about film.
(University District, free)

11. Global Radiosity Release Party

DJ James Coddington, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, Electrosect, and DJ Slobek will fete the CLKWRK label's first record.
(Pioneer Square, $5)

12. Guitar Studio Recital: Students of Michael Partington: Remembering Roland

Classical guitarist Partington has received many accolades over the years; to quote a reviewer from Soundboard, he plays with "great dynamic breadth, variety of timbre, and deft phrasing." At this recital, a tribute to Roland Dyens (1956-2016), you can hear what UW students have learned from the master musician.
(University District, free)

13. Jean Chalant, Ever Ending Kicks, Spooky Action

Melodic art-pop musician Jean Chalant takes over the Blue Moon, with support from Ever Ending Kicks and Spooky Action.
(University District, $5)

14. Nancy Jo Sales: American Girls Gone Wild

Nancy Jo Sales of Vanity Fair spoke to over 200 girls to research social media and its effects on today's maturing young women. Her findings, which she will present in American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, are not wholly uplifting: she witnessed "ever-more-extreme social and sexual norms" and "a self-undermining notion of feminist empowerment." Hear more in this exposé of online culture.
(First Hill, $5)

15. Piston Ready, Zero Down, Acid Teeth, The Stuntmen

Steel yourself for a night of good old rock and roll from Piston Ready, Zero Down, Acid Teeth, and The Stuntmen.
(Eastlake, $7/$10)

16. POD BLOTZ, Bloom Offering, Cruel Diagonals

Tonight’s bill is loaded with intriguing electronic music that aims to subtly disturb your complacent sense of well-being. Pod Blotz (aka Los Angeles visual artist/musician Suzy Poling) put on a stunning performance at last year’s Trip Metal festival in Detroit with her surreal, sinister productions that dispense with industrial and minimal wave’s hokey signifiers and expose the essence of terror and alienation. If you’ve always found the Liquid Sky soundtrack to be too cheerful, you’ll love Pod Blotz. Similarly, Seattle’s Bloom Offering (Nicole Carr) summons distortion-heavy, industrial wastelands in her finely wrought compositions, evoking the poignancy of collapsing buildings and psyches at the end of their tether. DAVE SEGAL
(Wallingford, $5-$15)

17. Seattle Playwrights Salon: Not Around Gordie

Jorj Savage's Not Around Gordie, written in 1961, dramatizes the generational clash between a couple of Santa Monica teenagers and their father, a businessman hoping to take advantage of the influx of new residents. Come for a historical glimpse into the trends that have shaped Southern California.
(Georgetown, free)

18. Standing Together: African Americans and the Fight Against HIV

Dr. Cespedes will share the latest on the fight against AIDS in Seattle's black community. Find out what you need to know about PrEP, safe sex, and more as you share free food.
(Central District, free)

19. Vintage Poster Show with Zach Caldwell

Beats and Bohos will host a special art show that highlights original vintage psych rock posters from the '60s and '70s, with gems from The Velvet Underground, the Charlatans, Bo Diddly, The Doors, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and more. Singer-songwriter Zach Caldwell will be on hand to play a live set.
(Greenwood, free)

20. What's Your Sign?

The Vera Project will display signs from the Womxn's March in their art gallery. Come by tonight for a party with other marchers, plus performances by DoNormaal and DJ Andy Iwancio. Some signs will be for sale, with 20% of proceeds sent to the ACLU.
(Seattle Center, free)

21. Your Cousins Fall in Love

Sketch comedians will make fun of love. Join them on February 10th for
a co-performance with Crackfics Live! (reading terrible fanfic from the internet).
(Greenwood, $10/$14)

22. Zoolab, NAVVI, DoNormaal

Zoolab (Seattle producer Terence Ankeny) is part of Seattle's recent wave of young producers working in the hazy realm where hiphop entwines with nightbus, that vaporous, downcast strain of bass music birthed from Burial's fertile imagination. Zoolab's music makes you nod your head while befogging it with gray clouds of synth, although ebullient rays sometimes shoot through the mist. DAVE SEGAL
(Capitol Hill, $8)


23. Counterbalance 2nd Anniversary

Georgetown's Counterbalance Brewing will fete its second year with the release of Big Bad Wolf Dark Strong Ale, brewed with cascara coffee cherries from Caffe Ladro. Tour the brewery and feast on takeout from Nacho Mama’s Food Truck (Friday) or Woodshop BBQ.
(Georgetown, free)


In this goofy show, author Jack loses control over the characters that populate his adventure series. What do you do when imaginary people prove to be as strong-willed as you are? The producers promise "Stage combat! Silly accents! Characters running amok! And, a catsuit."
(Greenwood, $10/$14)


25. Black History Month Cultural Xpressions

Presented by the Sundiata African American Cultural Association, this festival highlighting local artists will feature a fashion art show and reception on Friday and performances all Saturday and Sunday. African diaspora musicians, dancers, and groups like Kalimba (an Earth, Wind, and Fire tribute), Evelyn Champagne King, Northwest Tap, and Carmen Saizonou will lend their talents to this celebration. On Sunday, the festival will also screen All Our Sons, a 2004 documentary about the 12 black firefighters who died on 9/11.
(Central District, free)

26. Six Degrees of Separation

John Guare's thoughtful Six Degrees of Separation, nominated for a Pulitzer in 1990, tells the story of an injured young black man who convinces an older, rich New York couple that he is Sidney Poitier's son—but what is he really up to?
(Downtown, pay what you will)


27. Artifact ID Day

Antiques Roadshow for artifacts! But instead of giving appraisals, they'll explain the cultural and evolutionary significance of your item. They can help identify "Native American, Asia and Pacific Islands cultural objects, artifacts, rocks, feathers, shells and fossils."
(University District, $10)

28. Bad Art Contest

Whether you're a sorta-mediocre artist, a good artist who's willing to experiment with the dark side, or a genuinely impressively awful artist, gather at the Maple Valley Library to make some horrible paintings. Your work will be shown for the next month, and your un-expertise may win you a $25 Amazon gift card and a Certificate of Terribleness. Drop in whenever; you don't need to bring supplies.
(Maple Valley, free)

29. Black Health: What Makes Us Sick and What Can We Do About It?

Dr. Michele Andrasik will clarify the "psychosocial and structural factors" that lead to higher rates of HIV and STIs in underserved communities. Take advantage of free health screenings, information about preventing HIV, free food from That Brown Girl Cooks, and free admission to the Northwest African American Museum. There's even complimentary childcare for those who need it.
(Central District, free)

30. Cosmic Quest

In Pocket Theater's interactive show, a smooth ride on an experimental spacecraft will turn into a challenging quest to right your ship and explore the universe with your fellow "cadets" from space academy.
(Greenwood, $10/$14)

31. Food Entrepreneur Marketplace

Local food businesspersons will offer free samples of food and drink—try out their stuff, then boost the circular economy and return often to their shops and restaurants.
(North Seattle, free)

32. Free at The Frye: Marc Teicholz

In this free and all-ages ongoing series at the Frye, award-winning guitarist Marc Teicholz, described by Gramophone as "arguably the best of the new young guitarists to have emerged," presents a program that focuses on his own work on different models of historic guitar constructions specific to certain time periods.
(First Hill, free)

33. Georgetown Art Attack

Once a month, the art that resides in the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown ATTACKS all passersby. In more literal terms, it's the day of art openings and street wonderment. This month, check out CoCA Lab: Kin·der·gar·ten of Light, Hey Lady #7 Release Party, and Put the Hammer Down for Love.
(Georgetown, free)

34. H I G H L I G H T E R // P A R T 2

Discover works by artists from historically underrepresented backgrounds at the pop-up H I G H L I G H T E R art show, curated by Rachel Robillard and Kristine Helgager. This event will raise money for DIY event spaces as part of Seattle DIY month, and will also benefit sex worker support organizations.

35. Jamal Elias

Jamal Elias, professor in the Humanities, Religious Studies, and South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Aisha's Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice in Islam, will lecture on "Images and Emotion: Society and Art Practices in the Islamic World" as part of a series on Islam in Asia.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

36. Kijiji Festival

The Seattle Art Museum and One Vibe Africa (a local nonprofit that aims to educate the general public about African culture and promote social welfare and economic empowerment) present this free festival that's name means "village" in Swahili. There will be traditional music performances, an African market, and a screening of Madaraka The Documentary.
(Downtown, free)

37. Kinski, Dreamsalon, Pink Parts

After nearly 20 years as a band, Seattle’s Kinski continue to deliver groovy, kraut-tinged grunge riffs. Their vast psychedelic sprawl recalls early/mid-1990s Sonic Youth’s noise-rock dirges, sometimes peppered with prog flourishes or what I like to call “long-form flute breakdowns.” At its best, Dreamsalon’s scrappy, garage post-punk sounds like a more toned-down, Flying Nun Records version of the Birthday Party. Armed with swampy, ramshackle guitar and sinister bass lines, Dreamsalon’s ghoulish Morricone-in-space grooves always prove worthwhile. Rounding out this solid bill of locals, newish band Pink Parts churn out direct and powerful feminist-punk/hardcore jams. Their demo is forcefully dynamic, and a video of a recent show points to 1990s riot-grrrl/queercore bands like Team Dresch or Tribe 8. BRITTNIE FULLER
(Ballard, $10)

38. Last Call

Three long-form improv teams will deliver the end-of-week spontaneous comedy you need. Drinks are pay-what-you-wish.
(Greenwood, $10/$14)

39. LGBTQ Solidarity Rally Seattle

Queer Seattle folks and their allies intend to show the current US administration that "an injury to one is an injury to all" by protesting the "attack on marginalized and oppressed people across the broad spectrum of humanity," including water protectors and Muslims, at this rally at Cal Anderson Park.
(Capitol Hill, free)

40. Magic by Alaka-Sam!

Alaka-Sam will welcome volunteers to the stage to help him perform classic magic acts like transformations, mind-reading, perversions of physics, and harmless decapitation. If you are brave enough to join him onstage, he will "craft you a thank-you balloon sculpture that you get to keep!"
(Greenwood, $10/$14)

41. Matt Eisenbrandt: Assassination of a Saint

In 1980, the outspoken, anti-torture Archbishop of San Salvador, Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez, was assassinated. Matt Eisenbrandt, onetime Legal Director for the Center for Justice & Accountability, helped bring a case against former Captain Álvaro Saravia for playing a role in the murder. Eisenbrandt will present his book Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Oscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice in an event co-presented by the University of Washington Center for Human Rights.
(Capitol Hill, free)

42. MirrorGloss, Creature Hole, 52Kings

Mirrorgloss's brassy vocals and punchy electronic backing earned them "Best New Band of 2014" from Tacoma Weekly. See them with "disturbing yet catchy" Creature Hole and UK alt-rockers 52Kings.
(West Seattle, $7)

43. Neighbor Day

Be nice to your neighbors: you'll be relying on them when the Big One hits! More optimistically, Neighbor Day, founded in 1995 by a Phinney Ridge activist and made official by Mayor Norm Rice, is your chance to show your community that you aren't a dumb jerk and you care about the people around you. Organize a potluck, take a new local friend for coffee, offer a favor.... it's up to you.
(Across Seattle)

44. New Year Celebration: Guam

This Lunar New Year celebration by Tacoma's Asia Pacific Cultural Center promises 70 booths for food, arts, shopping, cultural demos, and more. The theme of this year is the vibrant Pacific Island territory of Guam.
(Tacoma, free)

45. Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Another training day in the Pledge of Resistance series, this class will be held by 350 Seattle, an environmental organization. They will go over "how to plan an action efficiently, what roles might be needed, deescalation skills, practice working through possible scenarios, types of blockades, and role play practice."
(Columbia City, free)

46. Pachanga Alert!

Enjoy delicious Latin American music—"cumbia, salsa, vallenato, polka and nueva cancion"—as well as exciting arrangements of the American songbook from Pachanga Alert!
(First Hill, free)

47. Queer Prom & AzuQar Latinx Dance Night

Seattle Dyke March brings you a night of dance (and Sizzle Pie pizza and cupcakes and goody bags) for all genders and orientations. Take your honey to a Winter Wonderland prom at 7 p.m.; at ten, AzuQar! DJs Cristina Ortiz and Julie Herrera will take over and spin Latin tunes.
(Downtown, $5-$10)

48. Rapture

Oh sure, you've been to more than your share of drag shows with lip-synching and wigs and princess gloves. But where are the fringed monsters, the viscous fluids, and the couture that you initially mistake for a pile of abandoned construction equipment? Kick-start your weird Saturday with Rapture, hosted by unidentified frocking object Arson Nicki. Expect to see the avantest of the avant-garde creatures, peculiar performances, and a runway that may double as a portal to the Negaverse. You will be unable to forget any of what you see—or to make anyone believe that it happened. MATT BAUME
(Downtown, $8)

49. Rhein Haus Seattle Fourth Anniversary Party

It's a free party with bocce, brats, Bier, and the knickerbockered Bavarian Village Band's German and Czech tunes.
(Capitol Hill, free)

50. Show Your Love For Folklife

Show your support for Seattle's favorite hippie fest with this benefit show for Northwest Folklife, with local musicians like Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind, Katie Kuffel, Smith & Whitaker with Jones, and Sleeping Lessons gathering in support of our arts community.
(Ballard, $10)

51. Skating Polly, The Lower 48, Cedar Teeth

Peyton and Kelli of Skating Polly will oscillate between rowdy punk and sarcastic, shiny pop.
(Fremont, $10/$12)

52. Slim Cessna's Auto Club, The Bad Things, Sterling Serpent

Slim Cessna, formerly of the Denver Gentlemen, has a new outfit: Slim Cessna's Auto Club plays faintly foreboding Americana. Check out some Old Testament-flavored tunes from this Mile High City band.
(Eastlake, $10/$12)

53. Stop Trump! Boycott Wells Fargo, NoDAPL!

Following Seattle City Council's vote to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo, students and protestors plan to come out full force to celebrate their success and encourage other cities to do the same. Attendees will include Kshama Sawant, Matt Remle, 350.org representatives, and the Defund DAPL Seattle Action Coalition.
(Capitol Hill, free)

54. Storyville Rising: The Few Clothes Cabaret

After the Storyville Rising immersive theater show finishes, swing by for a special burlesque/cocktail party with a five-piece jazz band and performances by a lightly garbed dancing troupe.
(Queen Anne, $10)

55. The Tom Price Desert Classic and The Gallow Swings

Since Tom Price, a masterful minimalist, was never part of Seattle’s pop,-metal, or grunge scenes, it’s easy to take him for granted, but that would be a mistake. From the U-Men to Gas Huffer to Monkeywrench, the singer-guitarist has stayed true to his garage-punk roots: no sellout moves, no major-label deals. If age hasn’t diminished his fire, Parkinson’s disease has put a dent in his productivity, but the Tom Price Desert Classic isn’t a job; it’s the culmination of a lifelong passion, and the band has only released one album in eight years (2014’s Hell). With Joe Kilbourne (bass), Martin Bland (drums), and Don Blackstone (guitar), they also bring it live. As their Facebook page proclaims: “pretty loud, w/yelling.” KATHY FENNESSY
(Columbia City, free)

56. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah: Muslim Roots in America

Muslims have lived and worked in the USA for ages. Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, author of A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb, will share his research on this history and its effect on contemporary Muslim Americans as well as the wider culture.
(First Hill, $5)

57. Withering Blooms, Retrospecter, Timberfoot

Northwest six-piece band Withering Blooms will fill the Blue Moon with wholehearted, only slightly nostalgic rock.
(University District, $6)

58. Womxn Who Rock: Water is Life Unconference

Womxn Who Rock are supporting the Water Is Life movement with a multimedia happening featuring a "30 min. musical by Gabriela Seattle," reports from the ground at Standing Rock, a panel and workshops on local organizing, children's storytime, self-defense lessons, and a "mini-fandango/bombazo."
(Central District, free)


59. Cascadia Rising February Meetup

Cascadia Rising, dedicated to progressive causes in the region, will meet to discuss "a scalable, sustainable, coordinated effort" to obstruct Trump's agenda.
(Capitol Hill, free)

60. Chastity Belt, French Vanilla, Strange Ranger

I can’t seem to get any of my friends interested in Chastity Belt, so we’re lucky the whole world minus my friends is already into Chastity Belt! Watch for a new album soon, although this new one came from a Portland studio and not a deconsecrated church with an amp in a confessional booth. French Vanilla are a Los Angeles quartet, two males and two females with a sax so flat it sounds like a trumpet, and no guitar some of the time, and a song about “Carrie” from Carrie that has monster-movie noises made by the singer. Off to a great start! Strange Ranger, three dudes, half-asleep indie-rock, occasional organ. Give us more organ! ANDREW HAMLIN
(Eastlake, $5-$10)

61. Elan Mastai

Screenwriter Elan Mastai (who wrote the Irish-Canadian romantic comedy The F Word) will read from his debut novel, All Our Wrong Todays, about a time traveler who comes from a future utopia and finds himself in our current moment.
(Downtown, free)

62. Food Truck Round-Up #11

Come out to dear, weird Fremont and pick up some delightful tchotchkes at the flea market. Food trucks and food booths present will include BeanFish, Lumpia World, Hot Revolution Donuts, NOSH, Veraci Pizza, Soda Jerk Soda, Tandoozy, and others.
(Fremont, free)

63. Irata and Freedom Hawk

Greensboro rockers Irata share their special strain of stoner metal with the Funhouse crowd, with an opening set by Freedom Hawk.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

64. Jazz Police

Jazz Police, much beloved by Earshot Jazz Magazine, will perform a set of genre standards and original compositions in a diverse range of styles, from Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz to funk fusion.
(Downtown, $5)

65. Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, which was formed in 2004 and meets on Sundays at Tula's, mostly performs compositions by locally known and unknown musicians. Do not underestimate the importance of this. It not only helps to keep the works of local artists in circulation—works that might be overlooked or never see the light of the public—but it provides our regional tradition with a sense of seriousness and legitimacy. When your composition is performed by JCJO, it's validated by the authority of 15 or so professional musicians. JCJO also performs classics by the great Stan Kenton and the greater Gil Evans. CHARLES MUDEDE
(Downtown, $10)

66. Meeting with Legislators 101: Climate Political Action

Political newbies and experienced lobbyers can pick up new tools to meet with legislators about climate change issues. Discover how to engage in civic action for the planet with the help of the environmental organization 350 Seattle.
(Capitol Hill, free)

67. Mira Shimabukuro and Bob Shimabukuro

Learn about the history of Japanese American experiences in the United States from a father-daughter duo. Bob Shimabukuro is the author of Born in Seattle: The Campaign for Japanese American Redress, and Mira Shimabukuro's new book is titled Relocating Authority: Japanese Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration.
(Capitol Hill, free)

68. Mixed Media: Women in the Arts

Liz Donahue will host an interdisciplinary show highlighting women's musical and comedic talent. Catch comedy by Erin Ingle, Mary Lou Gamba, and Unexpected Productions cast as well as music by Audra Tapia.
(Downtown, $10)

69. Noisy Kids

Take your children (or just yourself) for an afternoon of electrosonic experimentation on "kid friendly modulars, minimoogs and more." Jonathon Womack will do a light show to complement your little Eno's stylings. Snacks provided.
(Beacon Hill, $5 adults/under 12 free)

70. Open Space Edition 14

A brief evening interlude of laying on the floor to contemplative music by candlelight, thanks to the dulcet tones of different local musicians each month. This month will bring us the explorations of experimental pianist Aura Ruddell. BYOCushionsPillows&Blankets, doors are at 8pm, and be sure to silence your phones, shut your mouths, and take off those loud shoes you're always wearing.
(Fremont, free)

71. Phrenelith, Necrot, Fetid, Cerebral Rot

Denmark death metalheads Phrenelith tour through Seattle in support of last year's split EP, with Necrot, Fetid, and Cerebral Rot.
(Capitol Hill, $10/$13)

72. Planned Parenthood Fundraiser: "Keep Your Hands Off Our Pils!"

Drink for a good cause at this Planned Parenthood benefit night in conjunction with the Blue Moon, wherein $1 from each pour of the ten beers on tap goes to PP. Even better news, the tasting room is both dog- and kid-friendly.
(University District, free)

73. Records, Pancakes, & Bach

A Bach concerto in the OtB lobby first thing Sunday morning might appeal to the bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, early birds among us, but it may sound a bit ambitious to those waking after a long Saturday night of "self care." That's the genius of the marimba. The instrument softens Bach's hard edges, making his songs sound like chill sunrises. Erin Jorgensen, master marimbist and chillest of the chill, plays the Baroque composer's most famous suites and serves up some mighty fine pancakes alongside. It's a bold, beautiful way to brunch. RICH SMITH
(Queen Anne, $5-$10 Suggested Donation)

74. Seattle Bike Swap

Rendez-vous with the Cascade Bicycle Club and other velocipede enthusiasts for a "huge garage sale" (bring cash; nearly everything is cash-only!). Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Project for youth bicycling.
(North Seattle, $7)

75. Send Love: Send a Political Valentine

Optimism Brewing will supply more than 5000 postcards and postage, contact information, key message ideas, and other craft supplies you might need to send valentines to legislators and politicians. Kids and dogs are welcome, the Silverspoon food truck will provide sustenance, and, of course, there will be beer. You're also encouraged to bring other craft supplies.
(Capitol Hill, free)

76. Shriek! A Women of Horror Film Class

The Shriek! series is dedicated to critically thinking about women in horror films. For this edition, watch and discuss the Joss Whedon-produced wicked deconstruction of teen slashers, The Cabin in the Woods (2012).
(Greenwood, $10)

77. Small Lion

A participatory one-woman show about privilege and "the nature of passion." Stay for a Q&A afterwards to give feedback and help the performer shape the play.
(Greenwood, free)

78. Speakeasy Series: KT Niehoff

Next month, Velocity Dance Center will present a new show called Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds, in which KT Niehoff asks extraordinary people, "What does it feel like to be in your body?" Niehoff and two of the individuals from the piece—astronaut and first Korean woman to go into space Soyeon Yi and professional in-line speed skater Maurice Hall—will engage in conversation as part of Velocity's Speakeasy Series, which aims to "encourage cross-disciplinary dialogue, promote civic engagement, create meaningful links between artists and communities, and support initiatives at the cutting edge of change."
(Capitol Hill, free)

79. Ticklemania I: A Planned Parenthood Benefit

Get weird at this body-focused benefit show for Planned Parenthood, featuring music from SCIENCE FICTION and competitive tickle fighting for some reason. Next door, Floating Bridge Brewing will be donating $1 from every beer poured from 1pm-9pm, so go lush up for a good cause.
(University District, $10)

80. Timberfoot, The Breaking, Guests

I know there are a ton of local bands around, like these groups, yet even with the now-obligatory, easy-to-access internet presence, and with some solid gigs, they still end up always being peripheral. Well, if you get the chance, make tracks to Fremont hot spot High Dive and dig their action. Timberfoot produce some slightly dreamy, sometimes noisy, but very songwriterly indie-rock clatter. MIKE NIPPER
(Fremont, $6/$8)

81. UW Music 2016-17 Scholarship Recital

Hear outstanding UW School of Music students, including the 2016-17 Brechemin Foundation Scholars, play a joint recital of classical music standards.
(University District, free)

82. Yesler, Goldie Wilson, Wait And Shackle

Brand new indie rockers Yesler (the band, not the street) take on Substation in anticipation of their upcoming album, with support from Goldie Wilson and Wait And Shackle.
(Ballard, $8)

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