Quirky, offbeat, and unusual events for Feb 28-March 5, 2017.

by Stranger Things To Do Staff

Our arts critics have already recommended 67 great things to do this week, our music critics have picked the 39 best concerts, and we've compiled all of the Mardi Gras celebrations and geeky Emerald City Comicon-related events that don't require an ECCC badge this weekend—but there are still hundreds more events happening. To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary ones from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from MoPOP's Science Fiction and Fantasy Celebration to a Ms. Pak-Man comedy show, and from a festival of horror films made by female directors to the Make America Create Again art festival. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

Get all this and more on the free Stranger Things To Do mobile app—available now on the App Store and Google Play.



1. Dark Heron Pint Night

In collaboration with Fremont Brewing, Emerald City Comicon has debuted its official beer, Dark Heron IPA, graced with an illustration of a butt-kicking, winged action heroine. The Raygun Lounge will be pouring it and letting you take home the commemorative glass. If you're very lucky and very creative, you might even win an ECCC pass in the Costume Contest.

2. Literary Happy Hour

Capitol Cider will start inviting poets and authors to read their work to a happy hour audience ($1 off drafts before 6). In February, readers will be Peter Mountford, Eli Briskin, and Amanda Baker-Patterson.


3. Hardly Art DJ Nite with Peter of Dude York

Hardly Art's guest DJ Mikey Nike (aka Peter from Dude York) will play a set at Nacho Borracho. Tip him well, for all the money you give will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

4. Stop Biting

Stop Biting has been a blazing hive of hiphop activity since June 2004. Every Tuesday at Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, b-boys and b-girls gather for what has become a major talent magnet in Seattle's hiphop ecology. Head to the back room and marvel as dancers twirl, headspin, giant step, shuffle, glide, spasm, uprock, pop, lock, and commit dozens of other athleticisms while DJs drop nonstop gems to inspire the action. Now organized by Mathew "Introcut" Moroni, MC Suntonio "Asun" Bandanaz, and DJ Absolute Madman, Stop Biting has become one of the most entertaining and straight-up awesome (in the truest sense of the word) music events in Seattle. This week's iteration of Stop Biting gives tribute to Jon "Gash" Sanders, a longtime fixture in our music and nightlife community who passed last March 6, with a performance by Bishop I.


5. Bonnie Rochman in Conversation with Julie Metzger

Award-winning journalist Bonnie Rochman (a former health and medicine columnist for Time magazine) will tell you about her new book, The Gene Machine, which delves into the "frontiers of gene technology" and its effect on future parents and children. Meet Rochman and fete the book's birthday with food and wine.

6. One Pathogen at a Time

Charlie Corredor, the co-founder of Phoresa, a company that develops low-cost medical tools, will give you the latest on nanotechnology and its potential to help diagnose diseases ultra-rapidly.

7. Seattle Opera Lecture Series

Seattle Opera, in a monthly series, will present an interactive multi-media experience designed to make you comprehend and appreciate the art of opera in new ways, with a premium placed on the cultural and historical contexts of opera, and the processing of current events through an operatic lens.

8. Till Tonight

Till (the writer's residency for the people) will host this friendly, inclusive writing session at Speckled & Drake, where you can drink and scribble while surrounded by vintage decor in a dive bar atmosphere. Till emphasizes that this event is open to all, regardless of goals or experience.


9. Magpie and Marita

Two teens, Amina and Paul, like to role-play respectively as Magpie (a big-spending playboy) and Marita ("the type of woman to wear a double strand of pearls"). But what's always been a gender-bending game suddenly becomes a little too complicated in this new play by Hannah Merrill.

10. Out of Time

In this play by Rachel Atkins, women a century apart cope with tragedy and disaster—the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which killed 146 garment workers, and 9/11. This is a Distillery production, part of a series of new staged readings by Macha Monkey.



11. I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying: 50 Years of Political TV Satire

Everyone’s talking about how Saturday Night Live is supposedly primed with viewers and material now that we’ve got reality TV-level drama playing out in the White House (with a former reality star as the commander-in-chief). How do politics and political comedy interact? Explore the question by watching satire from the past 50 years with host Claire Buss (The Future is 0) and hear from panelists including Stephen Groening (Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema, and Media at UW), writer and performer Elicia Sanchez, and comedian Bettina McKelvey.


12. Trivia Night with the Rainier Roller Girls

Show off your general trivia knowledge (music, pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy, "maybe cats," and more) at this event with local derby league the Rainier Roller Girls. Buy-in is $5—your dollars will go towards prizes for the first and second place teams, as well as the sixth season of the Rainier Roller Girls.


13. TBASA's Lo-Fi All Stars #87

Allegedly Seattle's longest running acoustic music showcase, All Stars is a night of lo-fi musicians hand-picked by TBASA of Substation, featuring Josh Mundell, Norm Bowler, Allison Preisinger, Irene Peña, and Georgics.

14. Vacation Dance Party (Hawaii Edition)

Let Central Saloon and the Kona Brewing Company take you on a tour of the Big Island with hot tracks to put your brain at ease and your body on vacation. Enjoy drink specials all night courtesy of KBC, like $3 Longboard Lager, $3 Wailua Wheat, $3 Castaway IPA, and $2 well drinks from 10pm to 12am.


15. Braden Abraham in Conversation With Kristin Leahey and Scott Magelssen

Learn about Lisa Kron's Well ("a darkly comic, socially engaged, meta-theatrical 'solo show with people in it,' as Kron describes it") from Seattle Rep artistic director Braden Abraham, in conversation with Seattle Rep literary director Kristin Leahey and UW School of Drama associate professor Scott Magelssen. They will speak about "Kron's literary canon, [Abraham's] work directing the production, Kron's theatrical ventures, and where this comedy fits within Seattle Rep's 2016-17 season."

16. Intersectionality Talk: We're Stronger Together

A representative from Got Green will join Jaqui Patterson (director of the NAACP environmental and climate justice program) for a talk about intersectionality: how environmental and social issues are inextricably linked, and how we should use that knowledge moving forward.

17. Nuclear Weapons on Exhibit: Dagwood to Detonation

How did the government present and, to some degree, "sell" nuclear weaponry and power to the public? This lecture will go over some of the major exhibitions that formed public perception of nukes and issues like proliferation, the Cold War, and energy.

18. Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

In an effort to increase your understanding of post-inauguration America while keeping your sanity intact, the Seattle Review of Books will host its reading club. This time, the featured work is Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild, a book on the American political divide. You don't need to buy it, but if you want to, it'll be 20% off.

19. Queen Anne Book Company Birthday

Treat yourself to cake and free books (ARCs or advanced reading copies from the publisher) at this bookstore's fourth birthday party.



20. Milk Like Sugar

Kirsten Greenidge's Milk Like Sugar (winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Playwriting) is a chatty, breezy, sociological take on teenage life, teenage pregnancy, and multigenerational poverty.



21. Ice Cream Thursdae Vol. 3: Art & Action

Check out the new, cheerily lit Central District Ice Cream Company for a night of activism, art, and spoken word, with Yasmin L. Queen and Jake Prendez bringing visual art, Troy Osaki and Christian Paige throwing down poetry, and DJ Supreme La Rock supplying music. $1 from each ice cream you buy will benefit the Powerful Voices association for women and girls.

22. Stay Happy: Handmade Seattle with INVICTVS, Kreea, The Brodcast, Porky $coop

Stay Happy Collective features a new group of artists every month at their Handmade Seattle event, which also includes a craft market to wander through. This month showcases music contributions from hiphop acts INVICTVS, The Brodcast, Kreea, and Porky $coop.

23. Vignettes: Eutopos / Utopos

The world is harsh and frightening—so let art take you somewhere else. This one-night-only exhibition by Andrew "Lamb" Schultz aims to cultivate a soft space through painting, drawing, printmaking, sewing, and looping .gifs...representing "both the good place and the place that cannot be."


24. Harold

A mere word suggested by the audience fuels a series of comedic games, monologues, and scenes, according to improv master Del Close's method known as the Harold. Let Improv Anonymous enact your stories through free association, ingenuity, and silliness.


25. Beers with Burnside

Whitney Burnside (a brewer at 10 Barrel's Portland Brew house) will present five of her beers at this special brewer's night, presented in honor of Women's History Month and women in beer. Featured beers include a Pearl IPA, Grapefruit Tartlette Gose, Glen Coco Coconut Stout, A.W.D. Belgian Dark Strong, XS Session IPA, and Alton Bruin Belgian Dark Strong.

26. Sarah Britton: Dinner Celebration

Share a meal with author Sarah Britton and feast on vegetarian dishes from her recipe collection, Naturally Nourished, prepared by Tallulah's chef Will Richey. The books will be available for purchase, and Sarah will sign them.

27. Watch Party: "Beat Bobby Flay" Featuring Chef Daniel Cox

Watch local chef Daniel Cox of the confusingly named Quality Athletics eatery battle celebrity Bobby Flay at this watch party for the Food Network TV show. Honor Cox by ordering his steak-frites, the same dish he's cooking to vanquish Bobby.


28. Alt-Country Showdown: A Benefit for MusiCares

Raise money for youth music education fund MusiCares while enjoying a wild night of music from alt-country artists Annie Ford, Massy Ferguson, Alex of Cumulus, Fredd Luongo of the Swearengens, Vicious Petals, Barb Hunter, Shasta Bree, Jackrabbit, Long Dark Moon, and Sam Russell.

29. Anomaly Music Collective Listeners Appreciation Party

Anomaly Music Collective and Kremwerk have joined forces for the Anomaly Music Collective Listeners Appreciation Party, which features a raffle for production gear as a gift to the community, open decks, pizza, and a music critique session for producers of all genres.

30. MarchFourth! and Pimps of Joytime

Big band explosion MarchFourth consists of a brassy foundation of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, a drum and percussion corps, and a wireless electric bass. Their live musical theatrics are physically matched by an assemblage of stilt-walkers, acrobats, fire-spinners, and dancers performing original routines inspired by Bollywood, burlesque, cheerleading, hiphop, jazz, and ballroom dance traditions. They got their name from the date of their first show (March 4, 2003), when they put together a marching band for a Mardi Gras party, and they'll celebrate their 14th anniversary with a week of shows on the West Coast, including this one in Seattle where they'll be joined by the Pimps of Joytime.

31. Radio Concuss Premiere Party

Celebrate the premiere of Concuss Radio's first episode with a night of sets by local talents. Concuss Radio is a new YouTube channel designed to promote the raw talent of underground stars in the region, and they'll be kicking things off with live performances from Stranger Genius nominee Silas Blak, SPECSWIZARD, Diogenes, Chisme, and Pryor Prism, with live painting by Dumperfoo Adam of Drunken Immortals, and catered soul food to keep everybody happy.

32. Secret Chamber Music: Carlin Ma & Daniel Stein

Enjoy a very Eyes Wide Shut-style evening with pianist Carlin Ma and flutist Daniel Stein as a part of SMCO's Secret Chamber Music, a series in which you buy a ticket that gets you on a list for a night of classical music at a secret location. This evening's treats include selections from Debussy, Bach, Chopin, and more.


33. Lynda Mapes: Rescuing Rialto—Conservation and Compassion

Author and Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes will tell the story of Rialto the sea otter, who was found starving on Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park (and was rescued and looked after by the Seattle Aquarium, before heading up to the Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia).

34. Marek Wieczorek: Archipenko in the Crosshairs of the European Avant-Garde

Marek Wieczorek (Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Washington) will explore the philosophical and cultural underpinnings of the work of Alexander Archipenko, including its relation to the Dutch avant-garde movement De Stijl.

35. Min Jin Lee: Pachinko

Min Jin Lee (author of celebrated novel Free Food for Millionares) will speak with Gina Hadley (co-founder of organization The Second Shift) about Lee's novel Pachinko, which tells the story of one Korean family over the course of generations.

36. What Causes War: What Do We Know?

Dr. Greg Cashman, professor emeritus of political science from Salisbury University, will discuss the risk factors for outbreaks of war and how to reduce the chance of violence.


37. Pillow Talk (Nerdy To Me)

Help bring Pillow (Klingon-speaking "nerdstantial and nerdpressive living legend of burlesque") to Norwescon 2017 by attending this performance and fundraiser. Featuring "nerdlicious burlesque" with performers including Whisper De Corvo, Mercy Stackhouse, Miss Violet DeVille, Tawdry Quirks, and Taryn Luce; hosted by Lilith Van Dyke.



38. Séance

At each performance, 12 audience members will take part in this intimate and immersive production created and performed by Peter Antoniou. Prepare to communicate with the dead.



39. 2017 Members' Show: Make America Create Again

In this perilous political moment, CoCA's three-day art festival will feature video, sound, and performance that celebrates artistic vision and talent. Elysian Brewing will provide the beverages. On March 2, celebrate the opening at First Thursday art walk. On March 3, spend the whole day focusing on video and film arts, and on March 4, enjoy video and performance.


40. Ms. Pak-Man: On My Last Heart

Ms. Pak-Man is a bright yellow disaster portrayed by local comedy hero Scott Shoemaker (Ian Bell's Brown Derby Series and Homo for the Holidays). Her pill-popping, slurring, gigantic pink bow-wearing antics by are on full display in her new public service announcement about the dangers of drugs. "Popping pills can cause a lot of problems—like you're having fun with your friends, and then they want you to share your pills. And you're like, 'Fat chance, Whitney. Do you know what I had to go through to get these?' And then suddenly you're the bad guy!"


41. Cabaret Month 2017
March is "Cabaret Month" at Egan's, with everything from jazz, blues, and Beatles tributes, to singer-songwriters and movie soundtracks performed with a little extra zazz. This weekend's shows include Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse and Gretchen Rumbaugh, Angie Louise & The Sirens of Swing and Charles Crowley and Heather Gonio, Kate Loitz and John Engerman.



42. Seattle Annual Sex Work Symposium

Sex workers—i.e., those making a living in escorting, domination, phone sex, erotic dancing, etc.—will gather for events ranging from sexy to serious: conferences, parties, panels, and talks pertaining to rights and representation.


43. An Oak Tree

The role of a grieving father is played every night by a different actor—who's seeing the play for the first time—in this two-person experimental piece by Tim Crouch. Watch as the play producer transforms each actor into the character through stage direction couched as hypnotic suggestion.



44. Sight Unseen

This new regular happening asserts that VJs and light show artists deserve their place in the sun (well, the darkened room), not merely to be treated as accessories to rock shows and dance parties. This month, Brendan Eller ("the Liquid Light Wizard") will improvise with "analog overhead projectors, clock glass, water, mineral oil, candle dyes, watercolors, food coloring, isopropyl, and imagination," and Marcell Marias (of Lusio) will VJ upstairs. Your donations will benefit the artists.



Sketch group BEEF! (Brian Borra, Samantha Demboski, Raul Lezcano) will reveal what happens when Marvel superheroes confront the annoyances of everyday life and the weirdness of modern politics.


46. Puget Soundtrack: Your City Sleeps present Enemy Mine

Puget Soundtrack, presented by Northwest Film Forum, invites musicians to create a live score for a film of their own choosing. This time, ambient musician Your City Sleeps (a.k.a. Miles Kazemian) will create a live soundtrack for Wolfgang Petersen’s 1985 drama Enemy Mine. Kazemian writes, “Enemy Mine is a tale that I feel will always be relevant; a story of mortal enemies settling their differences and realizing how similar they are. It is about finding who you truly are. This is a story that anyone can relate to. It is a gift. It is heart-wrenching and timeless.”


47. Bud Green's Stay Lifted Show

Immerse yourself in the subtleties of weed-referencing hiphop and EDM with live sets by rappers and DJs Bud Green, Qreepz, Rocket, and Eshe Nkiru.

48. Electric Circus: Sly Sun Sivad

Electric Circus remixes the timeless classics of Sly & The Family Stone, Sun Ra, and Miles Davis for a night of blues, funk, and good old rock n' soul, replete with mashed-up psychedelia and light projections.

49. EPIC with DJ Three

Florida underground electronica DJ Three is at the helm of this month's EPIC, which gives a single DJ control of the dance floor for an entire night. Visuals for this iteration of EPIC are by Pixelflip, and stage design by Celeste Cooning.

50. Voices of Spring

Experience the world of Persian masterworks with Voices of Spring, a showcase of music based on the classical poetry of Rumi, Hâfez and Attâr. Translating the ancients will be Hossein Omoumi on ney and vocals, Amir Koushkani on tar and setar, Jessika Kenney on vocals, and Hamin Honari on tombak and daf.


51. Christopher Howell: Love's Last Number

Celebrate the release of poet and educator Christopher Howell's 10th collection, Love’s Last Number, described as "a series of musings on time’s arrow: on both the relentless march that divides each moment into past, present, and future—before and after—and the ultimately porous and recursive nature of time itself."

52. The Harms of Prostitution: Voices From the Sex Trade

In a column from August 2016, Dan Savage wrote, "The current line from prohibitionists—people who want sex work to remain illegal—is that all women who sell sex are victims and all men who buy sex are monsters. But talk to actual sex workers and you hear about considerate, regular clients who are kind, respectful, and sometimes personally helpful in unexpected ways. You also hear about clients who are threatening or violent—and how laws against sex work make it impossible for sex workers to go to the police, making them more vulnerable to violence, exploitation, and abuse, not less."
Learn about the ways in which sex workers are made less safe by laws and law enforcement (and even well-meaning anti-trafficking organizations) at this panel featuring Ceyenne Doroshow (a former escort and author of Cooking in Heels), Elene Lam (founder of Butterfly—Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network), Tobi Hill-Meyer (an educator and public speaker on sexuality and LGBTQ issues), and Emi Koyama (an activist and writer).


53. Miss Effie DuBois' Den of Indecency: A Night of Vintage Burlesque

Watch the Devil's Advocates burlesque troupe break taboos, jazz-age style, at this 21+ show.

54. Passion Project

Participants in the Passion Project have just 12 minutes to convince the audience to care about their hobbyhorse or most precious experience, whatever that may be—"60s horror films, a perfectly toasted marshmallow, that one amazing date [they] had, organizing horrible messes," or whatever really gets them going. Speakers this time will be Jeffrey Nickels, Tootsie Spangles, Lisa Tuininga, and Genevieve Walker.

55. She is Fierce: Fake It Til You Make It

Eight femme/female storytellers, collaborating with artist Alyssa Griskiewicz and She Is Fierce's creative consultants, will share life experiences on the theme of "faking it."



56. 5 Fifths: Ztar Warz

Those marvelous Star Wars flicks—plus the prequels—will be re-interpreted live at the Pocket in chapters like "R2D2 and C3PO Are Dead."


57. Disney After Dark

See Disney and fairytale characters take on dark and sexy personas that you can't find in the animated children's movies. This show, following the exploits of a drunken Princess Aurora, will feature performances by Stripped Screw Burlesque stars including Kutie La Bootie Seraphina Fiero, Stella D'Letto and Violet Tendencies, with special guests including Bella Bijoux, Iva Handfull, Lady Drew Blood, Paris Original, Trojan Original, Jesus La Pinga, Miss Elaine Yes and Kiki Mustang.

58. March Dragness

Meet Alabama-born drag queen Trinity Taylor and fellow RuPaul's Drag Race star Robbie Turner, who will head a cast of Lashes' luscious local talent. Buy the VIP ticket to sit in the first five rows and get your picture taken with Trinity and Robbie.



59. XX

Four female directors—one of whom is St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark)—have each spun a weird and creepy short tale for this horror compendium. There's Clark's "The Birthday Party," about a housewife's sinister secret; Jovanka Vuckovic's "The Box," in which a mysterious package causes a family to stop eating; "Don't Fall" by Roxanne Benjamin, in which a camping trip goes wrong; and Karyn Kusama's "Her Only Living Son" pits a pregnant woman against a cult and her own family.


60. Polar Science Weekend

Kids will find out what makes the Arctic and Antarctic so special with workshops with representatives from Pacific Science Center, UW's Polar Science Center, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and College of the Environment’s Future of Ice Initiative. Fill your weekend with new facts about "ice sheets and sea ice, polar bears and penguins, scientific instruments and polar expeditions."


61. Becky's New Car

Becky suffers from "middle age, middle management," and "middling marriage" until she meets an awkward and upset millionaire at her car dealership. Will she dare to hit the road? This Steven Dietz comedy will be put up by Twelfth Night Production.



62. Spend the Night with Billy Crystal

Film actor, nine-time Academy Awards host, author, and stand-up comedian Billy Crystal will come to Seattle as part of his Spend the Night with Billy Crystal tour. He promises an eclectic and flexible mixture of stand-up comedy, "sit down" storytelling, film clips, and anecdotes. "You look mah-velous!"


63. Chicken Shorts for the Soul

Check out this weird off-Hollywood animated noir adventure, directed by Mark Kirkland, animated by Will Kistler (Jurassic World, Life of Pi), and written by frequent Pocket staple Libby Ward.

64. Screenings & Performances: International Day for Women and Trans People

Northwest Film Forum and the students and faculty at University of Washington Bothell present this day-long celebration of the International Day for Women and Trans People, featuring film screenings, performances, visual art installations, and conversations.


65. A Parisian Evening

If you can't flee to Europe like Dan Savage, you can at least fill your evening with French wine (from J Wines), French treats (from La Parisienne), and music by classical singer Victoria Robertson that we're guessing will be French-themed.

66. Seattle Beagle Rescue 3rd Annual Wine Fundraiser

Raise money for the Seattle Beagle Rescue while sipping on wine, munching on appetizers, and petting lots of adorable beagles (and "beagle wannabes.") Bring your own pup—as long as they're well-behaved—and know that $15 of your $20 will go towards SBR.

67. Whiskeyrocks NW

General admission to this whiskey/music fest gets you ten tastes of the good stuff (out of the hundred or so on offer) and an evening of live music performances from straight-shooting classic rockers Spike and the Impalers, pop-country local boy Aaron Crawford, and five-piece cover band Rosie's Boyfriend.

68. Wine Tasting on Lake Union

Good wine + good boat = good weekend. Taste local wines while sailing on Lake Union. Each Saturday in March will feature a different viticulturer, starting with Drumheller Wines.


69. Science Fiction and Fantasy Celebration

Celebrate the opening of MoPOP's Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame at this party featuring famous guests (like actor Aaron Douglas, actress Wende Doohan, Myst co-creator Robyn Miller, and Dungeons & Dragons lead designer Rob Heinsoo), live performances (by Roladex, DJ Kate, and the Filthy FemCorps), a Star Trek panel, sci-fi and fantasy trivia, a costume parade, gaming, activities, food, drink, and more. Your tickets include admission to four exhibits: the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, and Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction.


70. Balkan Night Northwest

Celebrate Balkan arts and culture as well as the recently departed Mardi Gras at this festival featuring music ("from Dionysian zournas to fusion dance bands"), dance, immense platters of food from a variety of regions, and more. You might even spot a Kukeri ("the friendlier cousins of the Krampus") adorned with bells. Featured performers include Dragi Spasovski, Dromeno, the m9, Eurodanceparty USA, The Fetatones, Chris Bajmakovich, and Vlado Pupinoski. If you still can't get enough Balkan flavor, head to the afterparty at Sarajevo Lounge.

71. Bounce Brunch

Get extra helpings of bacon at Bounce Brunch, a daytime opportunity to groove to the beats of Viva Recordings artist Rennie Foster, plus special guest BGeezy, Hector, and Blueyedsoul while munching breakfast treats and slurping Bloody Marys. Bring your dog!

72. Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs & Ham

Explore the unique culinary curiosities from Dr. Seuss' imagination in this orchestral production of Green Eggs & Ham, with the Seattle Symphony and vaudeville-inspired troupe Really Inventive Stuff. The whole family is encouraged to attend this show designed for kids 12 and under, and pre-concert activities include crafts and an instrument petting zoo.

73. From Page to Stage

The Sound Ensemble takes on the age-old tradition of long standing collaborations in the arts between music and literature with a concert focusing on just that. Each piece to be performed this evening was inspired by texts from a variety of authors.

74. Hot Lava and The Abbagraphs

Relive the days of avant disco with cover band Hot Lava, self-proclaimed as the "Seattle B-52s experience," and The ABBAgraphs, a (what else?) tribute group to Swedish lounge pop legends ABBA.

75. Passport Approved Live

Passport Approved is an independent syndicated radio show that prides itself on international taste-making, and so they've collected artists from around the world for a live show of their work in an effort to keep pushing the envelope. The musicians performing this evening include Finnish chanteuse Katéa, Indonesian soul-rockers Speaker First, New Zealand singer-songwriter Ben Hazlewood, and aspiring American pop star MADYX.

76. Seattle Rock Orchestra Social Club

Seattle Rock Orchestra's volunteer community ensemble (the SRO Social Club), with guest vocalists Zach Davidson and Melissa Montalto, will perform rock and pop filtered through an orchestral lens.

77. SIN: Masked March

This recurring DJ night at Kremwerk has fetish performances, drink specials, and dancing. SIN on March 4 will feature the talents of DJs Shane and Eyktan, spinning the best of EBM and Industrial, plus gogo-ing and fetish performances.

78. Superblack Industrial Club: March of the Pigs

The Mercury wants to take you back to the days when industrial music was "punk as fuck" with crunchy D.I.Y. tones fueled by whisky and cigarettes. SVPERBLACK will take you back to these times with a selection of lusty grinders and classic stompers, with a dress code blacker than black. This evening's theme is "March of the Pigs," a tribute to all things Nine Inch Nails.


79. Barefoot Resistance: An Evening of Poetry, Art and Conversation

Kick back, relax, and take off your shoes to fully enjoy this evening of poetry, art, conversation, and music, all of which will stand against Trump in an act of creative resistance. They'll have zines for sale (including the first edition of their own publication, AAT: Vol. 1) as well as some light refreshments.

80. Kevin Emerson: Last Day on Mars

The Bureau of Fearless Ideas (known for a deep commitment to creative writing, excellent tutoring programs, and a baffling/amusing Space Travel Supply Store) will host this space-themed celebration of Kevin Emerson's new book, Last Day on Mars. They promise space-travel stories from BFI students, science experiments, prizes, and a reading by Kevin Emerson himself.

81. Saturday University: Islam Across Asia

This series of talks aims to offer a diverse picture of Islam in Asia—as they point out, a majority of the world's Muslim population lives in Asia. Expect to learn about politics, history, and culture, all through the context of the arts.

82. Sister Spit

Before the free celebration of the International Day for Women and Trans People at Northwest Film Forum, check out this special ticketed event—an open mic (hosted by Sister Spit, an all-girl "poetry roadshow") that welcomes artists of all genders, as long as they "mesh with the tour's historic vibe of feminism, queerness, humor and provocation."


83. deHUMANization
deHUMANization is the BFA Dance and Film performance by Cornish student Margaret Johnson. The production promises a "quick shifting collage" of multimedia performance, set to the music of Animal Collective.

84. Time Unwinding

Frederick Falk will work mentalist feats on the Pocket's audience in a show the creators describe as a "uniquely vintage" mix of magic and storytelling. The LA-based Falk has been featured on Penn & Teller and performed at Hollywood Fringe Festival.



85. Seattle Miniature Show

The world is big and frightening, and no one will blame you for taking an interest in tiny, pretty, manageable mini-houses. Enter your own dollhouse and earn free admission (and possibly prize money)—there's even a youth division for under-16s. You can also sign up separately for workshops on crafting tiny lamps or poppies for your tiny people. Otherwise, buy miniatures for your collection from vendors of little vases, furniture, tablewares, quilts, and even dinosaurs for that Victorian-terrorized-by-velociraptors scene you've always wanted to make.


86. Seattle Bike Show

125 vendors and exhibitors will show you the best bikes and equipment the've got. Save your ticket, outsidey types: it'll get you in free to the Travel • Adventure • Gear Expo and the Seattle Golf & Travel Show.



87. March Metaphysical Market

Reiki practitioners, essential oils purveyors, and energy readers will be eager to enrich your metaphysical life at this monthly parapsychological gathering. Plus, hear talks about "Men's Divine Mysteries" and the "Emotional Alchemy of Tarot."

88. Unfinished Country

Guy Merrill, Ben Hirschkoff, and possibly a few other artists will add to SOIL's exhibit about the "obscenity of the jungle" with an audio-based performance that will incorporate samples from Werner Herzog movies.


89. Off-Nights Series: Trespass with Jet City Improv

See a full-length production with "everything but the script": Jet City's improvisers will take a couple of audience suggestions and riff off the stage set of Bright Half Life to create a spontaneous show.

90. Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery

On the first Sunday of each month, comedy, variety, and "a parade of wonder and awkward sharing" are hosted by the self-proclaimed "mustache wizard" Emmett Montgomery.


91. Campout Cinema: The Princess Bride

Campout Cinema brings the "outdoor movie experience" indoors—remember blankets, pillows, and sleeping bags, and they'll provide the food, themed drinks, and "other surprises." This edition will feature an all-ages screening of the delightful and hilarious comedy The Princess Bride (worth it just for the dramatic full-body roll down a hill).


92. Intersections: Music, Words, and Pictures

In this iteration of Intersections, a quarterly series that highlights music inspired by great works of literature, UW piano professor Robin McCabe will produce a program spotlighting top UW music students and special guests.

93. Mostly Nordic 2017: Northern Exposure — Rediscovered Gems of the Scandinavian Baroque

In an exploration of rarely-heard instrumental music from the courts and salons of 18th century Scandinavia, performers from Early Music Underground, including baroque flautist Joshua Romatowski, baroque violinist Tekla Cunningham, and harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky, will showcase chamber music by Johan Helmich Roman, violinist Johan Henrik Freithoff, and Danish child prodigy Johann Palschau.

94. Salish Sea Early Music Festival: Hannover Baroque — Trio Sonatas

In the first event of The Salish Sea Early Music Festival, artists will pay tribute to the early music scene of Hannover, Germany, with a program of baroque trio sonatas performed by harpsichordist Bernward Lohr, baroque violinist Anne Röhrig, and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan.


95. Glitterbeast: Yellow Submarine, The Psychedelic Beatles Show

Revisit the psychedelic classic Yellow Submarine through the critical lens of drag, with the Haus of Glitterbeast hosting a viewing of the film along with commentary, live singing, and stage work by host Abbey Roads, and fellow queens Arson Nicki and Apollo Vidra.


96. Poetry in Conversation: Diaries of Exile

Poet and Hugo House instructor Bill Carty will lead a discussion of Greek poet Yannis Ritsos’s Diaries of Exile, written between 1948 and 1950 when Ritsos became a political prisoner of the Papadopoulos dictatorship after his involvement in the Greek Resistance.

97. Shane Koyczan

Canadian author and spoken word poet Shane Koyczan (best known for his viral poem "To This Day," about his and others' experiences being bullied, as well as his poetry collection Visiting Hours) will visit Seattle to read his work. He's known for dealing with topics including "bullying, cancer, death, and eating disorders."


98. Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Seattle

Wake up, like, so freaking early for one last winter run, a 5k at 6:45 or a 15k at 7:45. (There will be inflatable bouncy things for the kids to play on if you want to bring the fam.) Then, gorge on chocolate at the after-party. Or maybe don't gorge, because that sounds like a recipe for a huge headache. Still, after 15 kilometers in this weird Seattle season, you'll definitely deserve a treat.


99. D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks

Learn about communicating with people who have late-stage dementia at this puppet-filled performance presented by Sandglass Theater, created using "a collective story-making method called TimeSlips" (created by MacArthur Genius Dr. Anne Basting). The production will include an original score as well as animated video segments, and promises a poignant and funny take on how dementia affects patients, caregivers, and family members.

100. Sunday Night Shuga Shaq

The players of "the only monthly ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR Burlesque Revue in Seattle," including host Ms. Briq House, will strut their stuff at the progressive Theatre Off Jackson. No nudity, but lots of titillation.

101. Villains and Heroes

The Avengers will face off against the Villians in this burlesque battle for the Earth and all its inhabitants, presented by W.S. and Co. Come to gauge your true feelings on good vs evil.

Get all this and more on the free Stranger Things To Do mobile app—available now on the App Store and Google Play.

Show more