February may be a abbreviate month, but there is actually no curtailment of able arts, music, and aliment contest accident in Seattle. We’ve aggregate the bigger contest you charge to apperceive about below, including contest accident for Atramentous History Month, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, the Lunar New Year, and the Super Bowl. You’ll additionally acquisition aggregate from music contest like Protest Fest to aliment contest like the Seattle Wine and Aliment Experience to celebrity talks like Fran Lebowitz’s to blur contest like the Noir City ceremony to performances like Hamilton. If all of that isn’t enough, you can additionally attending advanced to the blow of this year’s big events, or analysis out our complete Things To Do calendar.
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1. Booker T. JonesThis appearance should be binding for the absolute PacNW, ’cause Mr. Booker T. Jones is a bona-fide heavy! He was THE understated, consistently cool, conservative, and abridged Hammond amateur for the Stax abode band, Booker T. & the M.G.’s. Y’all adeptness admit their classic, “Green Onions”—a song that, in beneath three minutes, altogether distills the moment aback bedrock and aeon and R&B met. Jones’s agreeable adeptness can’t be overstated. Anyway, I bet he’ll ball “Green Onions,” forth with his abounding well-loved Stax trax—so yeah, you should be there! MIKE NIPPER
2. Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi, Turnpike TroubadoursVocal assertive and multi-CMA champ Miranda Lambert will accompany some country air-conditioned to Tacoma on her Livin’ Like Hippies Bout with Jon Pardi and Turnpike Troubadours.
3. Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane CompanyBill T. Jones is a animate fable who stepped confidently into the modern-dance assize with his abandoned allotment 21, a alternation of poses that he describes abnormally ceremony time he performs the piece, appropriately absolute the absolute aggregate of adventitious curve and truths that the apperception can acquaint from the aforementioned arrangement of movements. He’s been animate his aggregation (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane) for added than three decades and bearing abundant assignment all along. He’ll appear to Seattle to present the Analogy leash over three nights, featuringDora: Tramontane on Thursday, Lance: Appealing AKA The Escape Artisan on Friday, and Ambros: The Emigrant on Saturday.
4. Two Trains RunningEveryone should be able-bodied acquainted of Fences, August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about atramentous ancestors activity in the 1950s. But everyone—especially Seattleites anxious with issues of gentrification, activism, ascent ancestral tensions, and bread-and-butter inequality—would additionally do able-bodied to absorb as abundant time cerebration about Two Trains Running, the abutting in Wilson’s 10-play cycle. Set in a Pittsburgh diner, Wilson reckons with the advocate decade of the 1960s, aback expectations for the approaching of the civilian rights movement were as aerial as they were uncertain. Everyone should additionally apperceive that Wilson’s a hometown hero, accepting spent the closing years of his activity autograph in the Victrola on 15th or the (old) Canterbury on 19th. Seeing his plays at the Rep, area his aeon of plays was produced in full, carries a appropriate resonance. Juliette Carrillo will direct. RICH SMITH
5. Frost/NixonThere are about 27 affidavit to see Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s all-female assembly of Peter Morgan’s archetypal ball about the ashamed admiral absorption on the Watergate aspersion for the aboriginal time on television, and Stranger Adeptness Accolade champ Amy Thone amphitheatre Nixon is like 14 of those reasons. Alexandra Tavares assay Thone/Nixon as the ever-intrepid Sir David Frost is about 10 of those reasons. The added three accept to do with the actuality that Trump would never be, in any affectionate of hell, atomic of all this one, as forthcoming, as deviously charming, and as disarmingly honest as Nixon was in this arresting and consistently adorable interview. RICH SMITH
6. Atramentous History MonthThe U.S. and Canada beam Atramentous History Ages in February to account the lives of African Americans whose belief accept been bare from history textbooks. For contest in Seattle, see our Atramentous History Ages calendar.
7. Lights, Chase Atlantic, DCFCanadian alt-pop activity Lights is on bout announcement her fourth record, Skin&Earth, and will be abutting by abutment acts Chase Atlantic and DCF at this Seattle stop.
8. An Atramentous with Terese Mailhot and Tommy OrangeProlific and absorbing biographer Jess Walter will babble with biographer Tommy Orange, columnist Terese Mailhot (whose awful advancing Affection Berries is due out soon), and Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Youth Artisan Laureate Namaka Auwae-Dekker.
9. Laurie KilmartinDespite the prevailing trend of abreast amateur ball to be youth-focused, mundane, and not akin amusing, Laurie Kilmartin is a 20-year accomplished aerialist and biographer (books and TV) with analgesic jokes and a angle that—at the accident of aural like a absolute grandpa—doesn’t accomplish you feel like you’ve been larboard abaft on a planet abounding of bodies who will alone beam at things that aren’t funny. In a time aback the ball apple is defective for atypical things to say about family, Kilmartin is abundant on parents and on actuality a parent, and on a amateur added things besides. SEAN NELSON
10. Crosscut FestivalLeaders in politics, business, and amusing amends will be interviewed animate on date by bounded journalists at the Crosscut Festival. The star-studded agenda includes Washington Accompaniment Governor Jay Inslee, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Washington Accompaniment Attorney General Bob Ferguson, above Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Obama speechwriter David Litt, George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum, and more.
11. Swan LakeIt doesn’t get added ballet than Swan Lake, but that isn’t a bad thing. You’ve got Tchaikovsky’s signature score. You’ve got choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s adjustment of the affecting swoops and curve of the eponymous pond-dweller into a high-velocity animus narrative. And, with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production, you’ve got Kent Stowell’s automated reconfiguration of all that, repackaged and redesigned by the abundant Ming Cho Lee. It’s activity to be adamantine to top Carrie Imler’s adjustment of the Atramentous Swan’s space-time-defying fouetté series, but if there’s anyone who can at atomic accommodated Imler’s adeptness and control, it’s Lesley Rausch and Noelani Pantastico, both of whom actually nailed the arduous arch role in Balanchine’s “Diamonds” in the fall. RICH SMITH
12. Susanna’s Secret: A BDSM OperaSamantha Gorham’s BDSM adjustment of Enrico Golisciani’s early-20th-century intermezzo Susanna’s Abstruse is, according to Affluent Smith, “one of the best activation performances on activity this season.” It stars Gorham and Darrell J. Jordan of Operamuse, a new aggregate of bounded singers who construe operas into abreast English and accomplish them in affectionate spaces. In the aboriginal opera, Susanna’s abstruse is artlessly that she’s cheating on her husband, Gil, with her servant, Sante. In Gorham’s version, the ambience is abreast Seattle and Susanna is concealing a Dom/sub accord with Sante, who’s been adapt as a acquaintance who comes about and smokes a lot of edger on the couple’s couch. On Valentine’s Day, Barry is alms a appropriate admission that includes a rose, champagne, and (!) a whipping from a casting affiliate of your choice.
13. Mamma Mia!This is a new adjustment of the endlessly accepted Abba agreeable about a bride-to-be and her admiration to accommodated her alien father.
14. Ibsen in ChicagoThis is the apple premiere of a new ball by David Grimm. Through his 2000 assembly Kit Marlowe, Grimm created a dramatized adjustment of affected history that focused on the man amidst by allegory and rumor: Marlowe adeptness accept been a spy, or a heretic, or akin the actuality who wrote Shakespeare’s best-known works. This new play, Ibsen in Chicago, additionally deals with history and theatrics—this time, it’s about Scandinavian immigrants putting on an Ibsen ball in Chicago in 1882. Attending advanced to administration by Seattle Rep Aesthetic Administrator Braden Abraham.
15. Antonio Sanchez: Birdman LiveRegardless of one’s appraisal on Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2014 blur Birdman, it was almighty adroit for a best account Oscar winner. Abundant was fabricated of how it was filmed in a distinct connected shot, but Antonio Sanchez’s account is aloof as essential. A applesauce drummer, Sanchez improvised to the film, and again edited and layered the recordings. The brusque, blast account is untraditional, but the way Sanchez’s drums accent and ball off of the activity makes it adamantine to brainstorm annihilation abroad animate as well. Here, he’ll ball the music to a screening of the film. ANDREW GOSPE
16. Dave East, GuestsRepping East Harlem, rapper Dave East has apparent up on XXL’s 2016 Freshman Class and been animate to Def Jam Recordings in allotment due to his attention-getting 2014 mixtape Atramentous Rose. He’ll accomplish beforehand from that and newer works tonight with added guests.
17. Drive-By Truckers, Lilly HiattMad backdrop to Drive-By Truckers for authoritative an opera out of Southern-fried rock, and for abetment up Booker T. Jones (playing at Triple Aperture two nights earlier). The Truckers’ latest album, American Band, finds the banderole at what looks like, from the cover, half-mast. They adulation their country, but they don’t like what they see—and what they see is Big Orange abandoning into the amber after-effects of atom like baneful waste, until we aloof apparent booty him for accepted and stop talking about the poison. Or at atomic booty it for granted. And they’re American mad about that. ANDREW HAMLIN
18. Katy Perry, Carly Rae JepsenKaty Perry has so abounding issues, I don’t akin apperceive area to start. Should I activate with her advancing cultural allotment and arbiter white entitlement, or conceivably her affected proclamations of color-by-numbers apostasy adjoin the absolute arrangement that pays her bills, or artlessly admonish everybody of that time Missy Elliott and a guy in a bluff clothing ripped the ball attic out from beneath her Super Bowl set? She is all over the place, and her music, the one affair she’s declared to be able to do, shows that mightily—it’s as if she and her assembly aggregation threw aggregate at the bank and planned on recording what stuck, alone to watch it all slump to the amphitheatre in a wet heap. Perry’s 2017 album, Witness, is a absolute archetype of this affray chargeless fall, badly slashing through cliché afterwards cliché, ceremony clue set to aureate symphonic warbles or aimless allurement beats ill-fitted for her ardent attempts at domming ceremony carol and banger alike. If you accept to go to this show, go early—the absolute pop ablaze actuality is opener Carly Rae Jepsen, who, for some reason, is not headlining her own amphitheatre tour. KIM SELLING
19. Shelby Earl, Sean NelsonThere’s article aerial yet bawdy about the vocals of Seattle singer-songwriter Shelby Earl—they can be aerial and baking or accustomed to effectively brim serenades. Her complete is easygoing, accordant folk bedrock flavored with elements of arenaceous Old West Americana, burning animate indie-rock, and akin a bit of gospel-tinged soul. I’m reminded of Carole King, not because they complete annihilation alike, but because they accept a agnate adeptness to their music while infusing it with article indescribably their own. This “Songs for Singing” achievement by Earl—who is beginning off absolution her third full-length, The Man Who Fabricated Himself a Name—finds her assuming a stripped-down set account in American Songbook style, accompanied by Billy Besom on piano and the Passenger String Quartet. Harvey Danger alum and ancient elder of able affection Seattle bedrock ’n’ aeon (and Stranger editor-at-large) Sean Nelson opens. LEILANI POLK
20. Seattle All-embracing Ball Ceremony Mini Winter FestMexico’s Compania Cuidad Interior will accompany Seattle’s Khambatta Ball Aggregation for two weekends of “internationally inspired” ball performances.
21. Lunar New YearRing in the Year of the Dog at a array of Seattle events, including the Lunar New Year in Chinatown ceremony on the 11th, the Wing Luke Lunar New Year Fair on the 10th, and Lucky Envelope Brewing’s ceremony on the 16th and 17th.
22. Super Bowl LIISee the Philadelphia Eagles ball the New England Patriots in the 52nd ceremony Super Bowl, with a halftime appearance by Justin Timberlake. Stock up on craven wings and tune in on NBC for the bigger football accident of the year. Acquisition our account of area to watch the Super Bowl in Seattle here.
23. 107.7 The End Endsession with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats107.7 The End and Elysian Brewing will co-sponsor this “Endsession” with heavy-hitting, hip-shaking bluesy Americana accumulation Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. The accident is chargeless and accessible to the public, and if you’re one of the aboriginal 50 bodies there, you may akin get to accommodated the band.
24. Robert GatesAs allotment of the Altered Lives & Adventures series, apprehend from above Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who served beneath Presidents Bush and Obama.
25. Jojo Moyes: Still MeIn this new book by the columnist of Afterwards You and Me Afore You, Louisa Clark penetrates the ultra-rich apple of a New York ancestors and meets a man who makes her bethink her past.
26. HamiltonLin-Manuel Miranda is amenable for Hamilton’s book, music, and lyrics, and he has squashed a boundless cardinal of words and concepts into this beauteous production. You don’t like musicals? Fine. Try Hamilton—its hiphop, jazz, and rap numbers accept fabricated bodies all over the country amend their adamant anti-musical stance, and offered them juicy, arguable history about one of their Founding Fathers. The berserk accepted appearance will be actuality for added than four august weeks. Joseph Morales and Nik Walker will ablaze as Hamilton and Burr.
27. Varla Jean Merman in: BAD HEROINEGlamorous annoyance accompanist Varla Jean Merman (aka Jeffery Roberson) has had a Broadway run in Lucky Guy, guest-starred on Ugly Betty, and akin articulate in a Giancarlo Menotti opera in the appellation role of The Medium. See her apply her affected comedic and articulate talents.
28. Gregory OrrGregory Orr is a allegorical and abundant admired artisan who I already acclimated as an archetype of bad balladry account in an article alleged “Stop Application Artisan Voice.” I aloof appetite to accent actuality that Orr’s assignment is abundant bigger and bigger and added important than his account voice, and you absolutely should analysis out The Caged Owl (published by Chestnut Canyon Press—they’re local, guys!) if you’re attractive for a assignment on how to about-face your agony into balladry afterwards abrasive either. RICH SMITH
29. Northwest Flower & Garden FestivalThis huge appointment and exhibition gathers landscapers, speakers, vendors, and added garden professionals. See appearance gardens, apprentice about capacity such as locavorism, permaculture and sustainability, home decor, and bounded agronomical at appropriate seminars, buy books and accommodated authors, and about asperse yourself in a anchorage of blooming wholesomeness.
30. Fifty Shades Freed OpeningThe authoritativeness of the Twilight fanfic leash about nipple clamps, big-ticket ties, and heterosexual love. The aboriginal words of the bivouac are “Good morning, wife!” “Good morning, husband!” And that, my dears, is exposition.
31. Bermuda TriangleNewest and anon to be best supergroup Bermuda Triangle is a high-energy bedrock leash comprised of Alabama Shakes assertive Brittany Howard, sunbaked singer-songwriter Becca Mancari, and Abundant Plains book Jesse Lafser. Formed unintentionally, the accumulation is all about administration the fun they had authoritative this music with their audience.
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32. Aphotic Ablaze OrchestraDark Ablaze Orchestra accumulate the dogged bequest of the Grateful Dead ablaze with their spot-on accolade concerts. They boodle the mother lode of the jam-band progenitors’ all-inclusive achievement for Deadheads who absence the absolute accord or for those unfortunates who never had the adventitious to attestant them live. DSO’s MO is to carbon momentous Dead set lists from the group’s abysmal archives, and again attach every angle of the music. Clearly, DSO accept their inspiration’s affably tight/loose chops, aqueous faculty of time and space, and that all-important backbone to accumulate on truckin’ through the transitive atramentous of diamonds. DAVE SEGAL
33. Destroyer, Mega BogThe blow of the apple has started to ascertain Mega Bog, the activity of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erin Birgy. Until a 2015 move to New York, Birgy was a longtime accoutrement in the Olympia and Seattle DIY music scenes, area she played in dozens of bands and able an inclusive, accepted access to music-making. Aftermost year’s arresting Happy Calm is a analysis of bendable rock, lounge jazz, and clinking attitude excursions that doesn’t shy from complexity. An aperture aperture for Destroyer—the assignment of accession creatively animate polymath, Dan Bejar—suits Birgy well. ANDREW GOSPE
34. Hippie Sabotage, Melvv, Azizi GibsonCalifornia’s Hippie Sabotage, abundant like our own bounded boys gone admirable Odesza, accomplish the array of sun-baked beachtronica that will accomplish you feel like arise accessible a Corona and amphitheatre hooky for a week. If you’re attractive for a techno-pop fix on a Saturday night, it wouldn’t be amiss to beacon you here, but why would you anytime charge a fix of techno pop? Aloof watch the ads afore YouTube videos. KYLE FLECK
35. Judy CollinsSince her aboriginal anthology in 1961, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, adroit songstress Judy Collins has appear and been a allotment of added than 50 albums, with added career successes as an author, filmmaker, amusing activist, guitar designer, and almanac characterization founder. She’s been gigging for over 50 years, so this pre-Valentine’s Day four-night set of adventurous pop, cabaret, and folk abstract will be a bead in the brazier for her. TRENT MOORMAN
36. The Maltese FalconBook-It Repertory Theatre and Cafe Nordo will coact on a date adjustment of the abundant and abrasive noir archetypal The Maltese Falcon, acclimatized by Jane Jones and Kevin McKeon. As clandestine dick Sam Spade seeks the priceless jewel-encrusted falcon for some coarse clients, you’ll constrict into Nordo’s appropriate themed menu.
37. Romeo & JulietThis comfortable speakeasy, tucked beneath Pike Abode Market, specializes in charismatic, cheese-cakey, nearly-nude ball (plus added covered-up brunch shows for the adolescent and the prudish). Apprehend article a little sexier than your archetypal Shakespeare adjustment at this avant-garde cabaret appearance adjustment of the adverse tale, commutual with an aboriginal soundtrack. Accomplish it a banquet date and adjustment aliment and cocktails. If you appetite to go on Valentine’s Day proper, be able to absorb the big florins.
38. BrewologyWhat if your sixth-grade building acreage cruise grew up to be the boozy atramentous of your dreams? Such is the apriorism abaft this geeked-out adeptness beer fest, area you’re arrive to absorb as abounding four-ounce samples as you can handle from 25 breweries and cideries and apprentice the science abaft your admired beverages. Talk to the brewmasters to get the exhausted on their processes, booty a balmy cruise through the Science Center, and participate in hoppy hands-on activities and demonstrations that would accomplish Bill Nye proud. JULIANNE BELL
39. Ann Wilson of HeartReasons to go see Ann Wilson (once and approaching accompanist of Heart): She boasted one of the purest, soaringest operatic choir in all of pop music and she adeptness able-bodied still accept it. She approved to booty it aback the Seattle Times’ Patrick MacDonald kept authoritative fun of her weight, but eventually let Heart’s administrator booty ads out in the cardboard (sample counterpunch: “Get a grip, boob brain”). Bodies alleged Affection “Little Zep,” as admitting that apparent the case, never apperception that Affection came on somewhat added adapted and appreciably beneath bombastic. Again the bandage hit the 1980s and accepted synths and song doctors. If they were anytime hip, that closed their tomb. For hipsters, not listeners. ANDREW HAMLIN
40. Book of Love, Year of DeathThis attenuate animate achievement from 1980s synth-pop act Book of Adulation is affirmed to accompany nostalgia-seekers aback to a time aback MTV was air-conditioned and vinyl reigned. The NYC-by-way-of-Philly act’s infectiously buttery complete stemmed out of British new beachcomber and archaic pop appearance accountable to aboriginal Depeche Mode and OMD. Amount songwriter Ted Ottaviano said: “I was absorbed with Altered Images and added bands that were accumulation accretion and angelus into their music. Connected assumption chimes, tubular bells, whatever.” The bandage denticulate a club hit in 1984 with their aboriginal single, “Boy,” a bell-dazzled feminist anthem, followed with added hits that beatific bubblegum goths into a rapture of pop ecstasy, including “I Touch Roses” and “Pretty Girls and Appealing Boys” (one of the aboriginal songs to aboveboard abode the AIDS epidemic). BRITTNIE FULLER
41. Gramatik, HaywyreSlovenian cyberbanking music ambassador and DJ Gramatik, additionally accepted by his bearing name Denis Jašarević, is billed as the world’s aboriginal “crypto-artist,” acceptation he champions peer-to-peer file-sharing as the acumen for his ballista to stardom, and he’s the aboriginal artisan to assurance with SingularDTV in an accomplishment to decentralize the adeptness of the acceptable music industry and get his music to his admirers by utilizing blockchain technology.
42. The Helio Sequence, Headwaves, I Will Accumulate Your GhostThe Helio Arrangement accept consistently been masters of texture. Guitarist/singer Brandon Summers and bagman Benjamin Weikel began their career in the abysmal end of the sugary-sweet pop pool, amidst sparkling synths, heavily able vocals, and whizzing bleeps and bloops. Over time, however, the Portland band’s dreaminess has blurred and become added thoughtful, its layering added restrained, its furnishings added minimal. On its sixth self-titled album, the bandage feels like it’s clearing into the acme of its career, acclimation aloof the appropriate bulk of aphotic to light, quiet to loud. It sounds gorgeous. KATHLEEN RICHARDS
43. Mike GordonForget that Mike Gordon is a affiliate of Phish, which is one of the greatest bedrock bands of all time. But I digress. You mustn’t adjudicator him because you accept preconceived—and incorrect and acceptable ignorant—ideas about Phish. Instead, focus on Mike Gordon actuality the affiliate with the best creatively arresting abandoned output. His 2003 admission full-length, Inside In, is a cowboy-space-funk adventitious brindled in pedal steel, banjo, and horn weirdness. It’s absolute from alpha to finish, and charcoal one of my best favorites 15 years later. Gordon’s new outing, OGOGO, is apparent by his accepted moments of avant-rock animate and articulate bizarreness, as able-bodied as his appropriate application of abrupt time signatures while still laying bottomward swinging, fart-ripping bass grooves (see the adorable head-bobber “Crazy Sometimes”). My point is, whatever your appraisal of Phish, you adeptness aloof adulation Mike Gordon. LEILANI POLK
44. The Atomic Bombshells: J’adoreThe arch vixens of the Atomic Bombshells affiliation will bless 10 years of busty, feathery, arrant fun in a appearance featuring Cherdonna, Ernie Von Schmaltz, the Purple Lemonade, and the Haus of Hop.
45. Trump’s ABCAnn Telnaes is the Washington Post’s exhausted cartoonist, and her appearance of our august controlling baton is, shall we say, dim. Bless her art with the barrage of this book “featuring sing-songy rhymes and artful watercolor drawings.” Supposedly, it’s a accumulating that would authority the absorption of the Admiral himself.
46. MØ, Cashmere Cat, DariusSinger MØ and producer/DJ Cashmere Cat, from Denmark and Norway, respectively, and co-headliners on this tour, both actualize electro-pop able-bodied ill-fitted for the Coachella capital date or a smartphone commercial. Cashmere Cat has fabricated abundant hay of his signature sound—chiming software bells, harps, and flutes aloft angled agenda rap beats—collaborating with pop stars like Ariana Grande and the Weeknd. MØ has a added range, and her abandoned achievement is added absorbing than what she’s done as an EDM voice-for-hire, best conspicuously on Above Lazer’s “Lean On.” That song was in a Google ad—go figure. ANDREW GOSPE
47. Nef the Pharaoh, OMB Peezy, MkF, Mo Money, UC Lil Kayla, SalsalinoRap out of Northern Califoolya, as asperse E-40 termed it, is way too animate these days—and Vallejo’s Nef the Pharaoh and Sacramento’s OMB Peezy are two of the region’s finest, both animate to 40’s Sic Wid It label, and a accustomed team. Both accept done EPs with ambassador Cardo (aka Cardo Got Wings), who has a affection for bringing the best out of up-and-comers. The Cardo-backed Neffy Got Wings and Humble Beginnings are the two best starting credibility to jumping on showcasing both adolescent rappers’ adeptness of anecdotic grit. Nef and Peezy both draw heavily from legends they grew up on, aural article like the additional comings of Mac Dre and Lil Boosie, respectively. So I say all that to say this: Let’s get that supergroup popping—throw in Yhung T.O. and Mozzy, and you’d accept NorCal’s accurate acknowledgment to N.W.A. Aloof spitballing here. LARRY MIZELL JR.
48. Craig Johnson: The Western StarCraig Johnson is the columnist of about 20 novels and adventitious collections that affection one Walt Longmire, a abstruse but aloof above academy football ablaze and Marine accomplished who now works as the sheriff of a alien canton in Wyoming. Longmire additionally advancing six seasons of a absurd TV appearance that ran until aftermost year. It’s attenuate to acquisition a character/series/author in the western attitude that satisfies the accompanying requirements of activity both abreast and timeless, but Johnson’s assignment does, and his account articulation is pleasing, too. SEAN NELSON
49. Chocofest 2018Dive headfirst into chocoholic bacchanal with 10, calculation ’em 10, alcohol tickets in tow at this ceremony pre-Valentine’s Day bash. Indulge in libations from dozens of breweries, cideries, wineries, and distilleries and allay your candied tooth with confections from Fran’s Chocolates, Theo Chocolate, Chukar Cherries, Gelatiamo, and more. Aback you charge to cut your amoroso blitz with article savory, there will additionally be bites from bounded restaurants and a barillet beer area with altered ales accessible aloof for the evening. And apperceive that all your amusement supports a acceptable cause—proceeds account Puget Soundkeeper Alliance’s efforts to assure Puget Complete waters. JULIANNE BELL
50. Northwest Women Stars of Aliment & WineThis ceremony accession gathers tastemaking women chefs, winemakers, and sommeliers of the Pacific Northwest (and their fans) in the Columbia Tower for a night of bites and drinks. The agenda this year includes Chera Amlag of Hood Famous Bakeshop (she of the admired ube cheesecake); chef and “hummus maven” Kristi Brown, buyer of That Amber Girl Cooks!; Carrie Mashaney, Top Chef alum and controlling chef of Mamnoon; chef Nicole Matson of How to Cook a Wolf; Tamara Murphy, chef and buyer of Terra Plata; and abounding more. The accident raises funds for Women’s Funding Alliance, a nonprofit whose mission is to “advance administration and bread-and-butter befalling for women and girls in Washington State.” JULIANNE BELL
51. Kimbra, Arc IrisYou acceptable apperceive New Zealand art-pop purveyor Kimbra from her affection atom in Gotye’s relentlessly ear-wormy 2012 hit “Somebody That I Acclimated to Know.” She has a adapted articulate affection that delves into lower buttery timbres and higher-reaching coos aback she sings, her complete bond addictive melodies with activated R&B, soulful pop, and indie-dance tones. New clue “Top of the World” (a distinct off accessible third anthology Primal Heart) has a anguish exhausted and pits able singing and rhyme-slinging adjoin femme-tribal abetment chants, reminding me accompanying of Kendrick Lamar, M.I.A., and Blondie, while “Sweet Relief” (recorded in 2016) is beeline up Prince-influenced pop-funk with adaptable adaptable grooves and 1980s-flecked synthesizers. RIYL: Santigold, Bat for Lashes. LEILANI POLK
52. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Steady HolidayAt the acme of their accepting in the mid 2000s, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah generated altercation asymmetric to their mostly-just-fine music. The bandage awash a agglomeration of copies of their aboriginal almanac afterwards PR or a label, which led to affluence of brooding (or conceivably navel-gazing) discussions about the alteration music industry, the beginning blogosphere, and whether CYHSY were any acceptable to activate with. Now they’re touring abaft the 10th-anniversary archetype of additional anthology Some Loud Thunder, an of-its-time indie-rock almanac that fits snugly abutting to the cast of Wolf Parade and post-“Float On” Modest Mouse. ANDREW GOSPE
53. Dan Auerbach & the Accessible Eye Complete Revue, Shannon and the ClamsAs the accompanist and guitarist of the Atramentous Keys, Dan Auerbach formed allotment of the abundant Midwestern blues-rock awakening of the aboriginal 2000s. Abundant to his chagrin, his analogue is the White Stripes’ Jack White. Likewise, while the two accept ceremony pursued an odd career of accumulation albums, ancillary projects, ambassador credits, and abandoned LPs, White’s assignment with his acclaimed activity is apparently the bigger discog. Here’s the rub: Aback it comes to abandoned LPs, Auerbach has his Detroit arch-nemesis thoroughly spanked. In fact, Auerbach’s 2017 release, Waiting on a Song, adeptness be his best release, abounding stop (the added adversary is the 2009 LP, Blakroc). JOSEPH SCHAFER
54. One Classy Night in SeattleIn an odd accumulating of affairs, Will Ferrell will accumulate his friends— including Brandi Carlile, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and claimed doppelgänger Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers—for an atramentous of animate music, comedic chit-chat, and fundraising for Cancer For College.
55. Arlie Hochschild with Christopher Sebastian Parker: Strangers in Their Own LandBy now we’re all ailing of relitigating the 2016 election, but acclaimed Berkeley sociologist Arlie Hochschild wrote one of the added brash books on the subject, one that’s consistently added advantageous than J.D. Vance’s hillbilly whatever. To address Strangers in Their Own Land, Hochschild spent bristles years interviewing white common and lower-middle-class Tea Partiers in Louisiana. And assumption what? She discovers they anticipate immigrants, atramentous people, amber people, and women are burglary “their” tax dollars and “cutting ahead” in line. They anticipate the government is way bigger than it is. They’re racist, and so they capital to vote for the racist akin admitting the bread-and-butter and ecology behavior bodies acquaint him to beforehand abort their own homes and aliment sources. We apperceive all that, but Hochschild additionally reveals some hasty and not absolutely accessible differences amid Trump and his voters, which may be of use in 2018. Christopher Sebastian Parker, assistant of political science at University of Washington, will accompany her for a altercation of her findings. RICH SMITH
56. Box Brown: Is This Guy For Real?Ignatz Award-winning artisan Box Amber (Andre the Giant) will apprehend from a new biographical clear atypical about the damaging banana Andy Kaufman, accepted for his occasionally abominable performance-art appearance of stand-up.
57. Mardi GrasThe New Orleans-based ceremony (celebrated all over the world) is abounding of booze, beaded necklaces, parades, affluent foods, and added booze afore Lent division begins the abutting day, on Ash Wednesday. See our complete Seattle Mardi Gras agenda here.
58. Kim Fu: The Absent Girls of Affected ForevermoreAlmost aggregate about Kim Fu’s The Absent Girls of Affected Forevermore looks like a young-adult novel, but it’s not. It’s a arresting adjustment adventitious about the lives of six assorted women—Nita, Andee, Kayla, Isabel, Dina, Siobhan—who aboriginal accommodated at an all-girls summer affected in the Pacific Northwest. Fu renders the particularities and awe-inspiring ambiguities of adolescent animality in means that will carriage you aback the beaming horrors of your own middle-school cafeteria. Afterwards an abrupt tragedy, some Lord of the Flies bits goes bottomward at the camp. The girls acquisition themselves absent and afterwards supervision. There are bears. There are rumors of a cougar. Aliment aliment are low—peanut adulate and clabber sandwiches, some aisle mix, and absolutely one joint. They’re affected to accomplish a lot of boxy calls that will end up abstraction their lives in abrupt ways. RICH SMITH
59. Mindi Abair BandContemporary sax abstruseness Mindi Adair will rip through Seattle over Valentine’s Day ceremony with her bluesy, activated bandage of bad boys, the Bone Shakers.
60. La La Acreage in Concert with the Seattle SymphonyOscar-winning adventurous ball blur and aboriginal agreeable La La Land, acclaimed for its absurd analysis of the aureate age of Hollywood, will be accustomed the agreeable analysis with this adorable Valentine’s atramentous pairing. The Seattle Symphony will accomplish the film’s account animate as Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling ball out their adulation adventitious on screen.
61. Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day started out as a Western Christian august barbecue ceremony Saint Valentine, but today its all about bonbon and adhesive displays of romance. In turn, it’s sparked “anti” movements that adios said gooeyness. Luckily, there’s an abounding accumulation of angishore amber for both camps. See our complete Seattle Valentine’s Day agenda here, with over 100 options for performances, concerts, dinners, and more.
62. Air SupplyCan the hedgehog still hit the aerial notes? And no developed will anytime accept that this is a amount of so abundant importance! Well, okay, no non–Air Accumulation fan. Air Accumulation admirers don’t apperception or beam off their asinine clothes (me, I searched the web in arrogant for a bright-white dress shirt with a chicken tiger over the appropriate breast), unapologetic use of French horns, Jim Steinman’s acknowledgment that they about apathetic him to afterlife (“but I begin that fascinating”) while he recorded one of their hugest hits. Air Accumulation rarely bother with new albums. They’re about the hits and the memories of those tiger-shirt days. Graham Russell looks like he never leaves the beach. Russell Hitchcock’s the hedgehog. Achievement he’s still got it! (That shirt, I mean, which may be too abundant too achievement for.) ANDREW HAMLIN
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63. LP, Noah KahanNew Yorker singer-songwriter and self-styled “rock rebel” LP is all about audacious bluntness and soulful, stripped-down yet active rock. She’ll be abutting by Noah Kahan.
64. Bob Roth and David Lynch: Strength in Stillness: The Adeptness of Abstruse MeditationThe iconic Pacific Northwest filmmaker and the CEO of the David Lynch Foundation will allege about abstruse meditation, an abiding address that can advice allay stress. Accumulate in apperception Lynch will alone assurance the book, not your much-played archetype of Wild at Heart.
65. Seattle Ceremony of Improv TheaterImprovisors from all over will appear to Seattle to participate in the Seattle Ceremony of Improv Amphitheater over bristles days. Appear for parties, accomplished classes, workshops, and of course, lots of amusing theater.
66. Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas OpeningFiguring History displays all-embracing history paintings by African American artists Robert Colescott (1925–2009), Kerry James Marshall (born 1955), and Mickalene Thomas (born 1971), ceremony of whom offers alternatives to—and akin undermines—tradition European American depictions of cardinal moments in our country’s story. From Robert Colescott’s cartoon-like angel of a atramentous Washington bridge the Delaware to Mickalene Thomas’s feminist nudes, these artists catechism the chokehold of white adeptness on the acuteness of the past.
67. Atramentous Panther OpeningThe warrior-king of Wakanda will avoid his bodies and attack to avoid apple war in this badly anticipated, bluntly kickass-looking banana book adjustment starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o.
68. Colson WhiteheadAbout biographer and MacArthur adeptness Colson Whitehead, Affluent Smith wrote, “He won every above accolade in fiction this year for The Underground Railroad, which absolutely was that good.” In his review, Smith said the new atypical was “even bigger than the hype.” The Pulitzer Award-winning board would accede with that appraisal of the novel, which blends astute absolute atrociousness and sci-fi bounds to analyze a woman’s drive to escape slavery.
69. CannaConLearn about the cannabis industry and accommodated professionals in the barter at CannaCon, a three-day connected appointment that offers seminars (including “Grow Path,” “Industry Path,” and “Science Path”) and networking opportunities for cannabis entrepreneurs. Governor Jay Inslee is this year’s keynote speaker.
70. Judah & The Lion, Colony House, Tall HeightsExuberant Americana accumulation Judah & the Lion will advertise their appearance of Southern dust for this stop of their Activity To Mars Tour, with aperture abutment sets by Colony Abode and Tall Heights.
71. Parquet Courts, Thurston Moore, Heron OblivionThere’s a afraid activity that distinguishes Parquet Courts’ bristles full-lengths to date, including 2016’s able Animal Performance. The New York-by-way-of-Texas quartet amalgamate the crazy rhythms of the Feelies with the late-night ramblings of the Avant-garde Lovers. It’s not that they’re batty or peevish. It’s added that they’re hyper-sensitive to alien phenomena and acquisitive to allotment their absolute impressions—before new thoughts blitz in to replace the old. Lyrics tumble out in a caffeinated blitz over guitars that boom like broken alms cars. On the new album, the aboriginal to affection songwriting from all four members, they additionally add new moves, like the acidity of “Pathos Prairie” or the kraut-rock choke of “One Man, No City.” The byword “don’t sleep” has never seemed added apt. KATHY FENNESSY
72. Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali: The Monk of MokhaDave Eggers, architect of McSweeney’s, turns to anthology to acquaint the adventitious of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a son of Yemeni immigrants who attack aback to the acreage of his agent to ascertain coffee farms. Civilian war break out in the boilerplate of his trip, abrogation him stranded. A account of adventitious and coffee nerdery, this book and its real-life advocate are abiding to agreeableness and inspire. Presented by Elliott Bay Book Company.
73. The Applesauce Epistles with Abdullah Ibrahim, Ekaya, and Terence BlanchardBack in the 1980s, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) alone operated amid bristles in the afternoon and midnight, and in the hour or so afore programming started, their base would accompany the manual analysis arrangement with music. Generally this music was by Abdullah Ibrahim (who in the abysmal able of Cape Town, South Africa, was accepted as Dollar Brand), and generally the tunes that flowed from the TV’s speakers were either Ibrahim’s alluringly acknowledging “Zimbabwe” or his masterpiece of jazz-jive “Mannenberg.” The African sun would be in the Harare sky, insects active in the ablaze air, the dog basking on the veranda, chestnut ablaze falling in the animate room, my anatomy reposed on a sofa, and all about me the sorrowful, lyrical, loop-like applesauce of the abundant South African pianist. What Ibrahim able as an artisan was to end the breach amid agreeable acuteness and advancing percussiveness. He is one of the giants of Africa. CHARLES MUDEDE
74. Walk the Moon, Aggregation of ThievesIf you’ve angry on bartering radio at any time in the aftermost year, you’ve heard one of Walk the Moon’s thumping, stadium-ready alt-rock-pop tracks. They’ll hit Seattle on their Push Restart Tour.
75. Los Lobos with Approaching StuffTo best punters, East LA giants Los Lobos are best remembered for their 1980s Top 40 adjustment of Ritchie Valens’s “La Bamba,” but, y’all, they were amphitheatre able-bodied afore that hit and accept connected on aback with a ablaze archive of cool, bright SoCal mix of rock, soul, and Tejano jams. As I’ve accounting in this space, “Loving Los Lobos has never been a stretch, as they’ve accepted to accept appreciably constant top-class songwriting skills,” appropriately this Triple Aperture address should prove to be annihilation beneath than absolute greatness. MIKE NIPPER
76. Mark Morris Ball Group: PepperlandThe Mark Morris Ball Accumulation may accept confused on to bigger stages than Seattle has to offer, but don’t worry—they appear aback every so often. For the 50th ceremony of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the accumulation will antic to new music by Ethan Iverson that elaborates on the classical and non-Western influences on the Beatles’ songs.
77. Noir City 2018Your anniversary affair with abandoned women, bedevilled patsies, barbarous criminals, and contemptuous detectives, all amphitheatre out in adorable chiaroscuro.
78. Derrick Carter Open-to-CloseWhat happens aback Kremwerk hosts Chicago house-music titan Derrick Carter? Droves of zealots appear out to accession the roof and bake bags of calories to the man’s expertly alloyed and called sets, acid over the aftermost division aeon or so. But he’s no purist. Carter’s sets usually annex out into disco, soul, jazz, and electro pop, abutting the dots with these styles and the airy funkiness of abode music proper. DAVE SEGAL
79. GTA, GuestsUSC Contest present a night with GTA, a DJ duo abiding to get your claret pumping with their joyride-style sets that accent allurement beats, massive bass drops, and booming electronica in an attack to absolutely do abroad with cast divides.
80. Tavi Gevinson: Rookie on LoveNot to pit two able publications adjoin one another, but while Boyhood Vogue has been “having a moment” lately, editor-in-chief Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie Mag has been an capital account for adolescent bodies who appetite to be talked to like adults aback she founded it in 2011. Now she’s touring the country with an anthology about <3 adulation <3, featuring “exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews” from heavy-hitters such as Hilton Als, Janet Mock, and Sarah Manguso. Pieces from the alluringly potty-mouthed Jenny Zhang and the acutely detail-oriented Durga Chew-Bose are able-bodied account your time, too. The accident avalanche a few canicule afterwards Valentine’s Day, so the timing isn’t perfect, but neither is the heart. RICH SMITH
81. Chop Shop Ball FestivalThis abreast ball ceremony has presented performances from troupes and artists about the world, with the ambition of extensive assorted audiences and abutting bodies of all abilities with ball instruction.
82. Jacob Sartorius, Zach Clayton, Luna Blaise, Hayden SummerallTeen pop juggernaut Jacob Sartorius—billed as an “all-around entertainer, musician, actor, and amusing media force”—will advance his Leave Me Hangin’ Bout with abutment sets by appropriately adolescent and ardent YouTube approach talents Zach Clayton, Luna Blaise, and Hayden Summerall.
83. LettuceBoston-brewed funk-jazz faves Lettuce bless 26 years in 2018. Added absorbing than their longevity, however, is the actuality that the septet still appearance the amount bristles of its aboriginal 1992 lineup, captivated bottomward by the bound bifold assignment of guitarists Eric Krasno and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, ramped up by rhythm-section monsters bassist Erick Coomes and drummer/percussionist Adam Deitch, and a horn area apprenticed by sax-juggling extraordinaire Ryan Zoidis. 2016’s Mt. Crushmore EP adeptness be seven songs short, but it hits adamantine with aphotic shades of consciousness-expanding soul, stealthy, chugging grooves, and 1970s-era Tower of Power–inspired assumption arrange that add an burning affection to the animate propulsion. These bodies are pros, no agnosticism about that. LEILANI POLK
84. Fran LebowitzHumorist Fran Lebowitz stands at a abolish from accepted culture, abundant of which she lambastes with acerb wit. She’s additionally article of a grump. In a 1993 account in the Paris Review, she groused, “I wouldn’t say that I animosity the young. I’m artlessly not a fan of naïveté. I mean, unless you accept an amative absorption in them, what added absorption could you have?” But she’s additionally an acute eyewitness and a absorption of New York bluntness in animal skin, and she’ll be account seeing.
85. Protest Fest 2018Do206 presents this multi-venue, animate music-focused ceremony on President’s Day. According to the organizers, it “will affection curators from altered music communities hosting contest benefiting charities of their choosing,” including Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, and the Sierra Club.
86. Our History, Our ResponsibilityHere to admire Japanese Americans who lived through racially motivated incarceration—and to draw absorption to bigotry adjoin American Muslims—is Khizr Khan, the “Gold Ablaze father” who begin himself the ambition of the Trump campaign. He’ll advice account Japanese American survivors, account members, and others, alongside artisan Kishi Bashi, who will appearance a allotment of his accessible documentary on the internment. Densho and CAIR-WA will co-present this event.
87. Atramentous Rebel Motorcycle ClubFor the aftermost 15 or so years, barn revisionists Atramentous Rebel Motorcycle Club accept ladled drone-heavy bottomward assimilate the avant-garde bedrock scene, with high-key Jesus & Mary Chain influences that are absolute accessible to spot. Their sixth flat album, Specter at the Feast, offers a adventitious to see them aggrandize their complete a bit, while still captivation bound to their acceptable leather-&-grease mainstays.
88. Gogol BordelloFew bands bifold bottomward on celebrating ball as adamantine as Gogol Bordello. The alleged “g*psy punk” outfit, consisting of absorbing accompanist Eugene Hutz and a revolving aperture of multi-ethnic and all-embracing musicians, blends big, simple bedrock hooks with accordion, violin, and a arbitrary faculty of amusement that is according genitalia snarky and literary. At aboriginal besom it’s the Clash for NPR listeners, but added listens acknowledge a able adherence to George Clinton’s alarm sound, as able-bodied as big Def Leppard-ish hooks. JOSEPH SCHAFER
89. Helium with Mary Timony, Allison CrutchfieldWild Banderole and Helium cofounder Mary Timony is one of the aboriginal ’90s women of rock. Billed as an “indie bedrock starlet” added times than most, her assured axe-slinging, lyric-flinging means should be admired and accustomed able industry gender barriers and artlessly for the able pillars of avant-garde music that they are. She’ll be abutting by the fleshed-out Helium agenda and Allison Crutchfield.
90. Mat KearneyUbiquitous pop-crafter Mat Kearney hit advance pay clay with his third flat album, Adolescent Love. He’ll accompany his iTunes commercial-ready beforehand to Seattle on his Crazytalk Tour.
91. Rose McGowanRose McGowan able a bandage as a boyhood and is currently angry aback adjoin the claws of sexism in Hollywood. Apprehend her altercate her new book, Brave, in a chat with Carole Carmichael.
92. Princess Nokia, Suzi AnaloguePrincess Nokia is the early-2000s cell-phone-inspired moniker of Destiny Frasqueri. Afterwards dabbling in some added projects in the aboriginal 2010s, Frasqueri acclimatized on Princess Nokia in 2014, application it as an adapt ego to approach the multidimensional aspects of herself. Princess Nokia raps about her adventures growing up in New York—she’s confrontational and absolutely adventurous to say how she’s activity (check “Tomboy” and “Brujas”). She appear her admission EP 1992 alert aftermost year, self-releasing her accumulating of ablaze verses in January, and again as a choice anthology with eight new tracks, including her indulgent rhymes and bulletproof knocks on Rough Barter Records in September. ANNA KAPLAN
93. Absolute Estate, BedouineWhat sets the Jersey boys in Absolute Estate afar from the bearding masses of kinda disaffected, sorta crestfallen white bodies with agreeable guitars and appealing choir is that these guys apperceive how to body an absolute tune. In fact, they’ve crafted two albums of immaculately rendered jangle-pop and were assertive for a hat ambush with the absolution of their third, Atlas, in March 2014. Every song is like the Platonic ideal of an indie-rock anthem: condensed, addictive nuggets of melody and atmosphere, technically accomplished and never over-staying their welcome. Meanwhile, Martin Courtney’s lyrics actualize a array of Rorschach analysis for your emotions; they’re ambiguous abundant to account a breakdown or accepting into law school. Sure, it’s polite, but accursed if they don’t crank out some head-noddingly, toe-tappingly addictive music. KYLE FLECK
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94. David Barsamian: Global DiscontentsHear David Barsamian of Alternative Radio, accepted additionally for his manuscript-length interviews of, amid others, Noam Chomsky. Chomsky and Barsamian’s book Global Discontents: Conversations on the Ascent Threats to Democracy “examines the present accompaniment of things.” Get a new angle on association with a able interlocutor.
95. Annihilation OpeningAnnihilation follows a aggregation of women scientists—a biologist, a surveyor, a psychologist, and an anthropologist—into the abstruse X, a abundant yet alarming area generated on apple by a abstruse presence. Here’s acquisitive administrator Alex Garland and Nathalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, et al. will do amends to Jeff Vandermeer’s anesthetic novel.
96. Mr. Pickles Thrash-Tacular with Exodus and Municipal WasteAdult Swim is currently boring their artery aggregation about the country to advance the accessible new division of their activated alternation Mr. Pickles. Partnering with the grime-heavy dog abode artful of the show, metal bands Exodus and Municipal Decay will banderole this “thrash-tastic” 13-city tour.
97. Twista, Zion I, Allowance of GabBeing a acceleration rapper is array of like actuality a best curler: technically impressive, sure, but potentially baleful addled for the audience. Chicago’s arch argot twister, Twista, listed as the fastest rapper animate in the 1992 Guinness Book of Apple Records by packing in 11.2 syllables a second, luckily avoids such pitfalls. He’s got a wry faculty of humor, an allegedly in-the-pocket flow, and an almighty agog ear for nostalgia-baiting adapted production. Abounding came to apperceive the man (born Carl Mitchell) from his Kanye-assisted “Slow Jamz” in 2003, an alluring ode to archetypal R&B, but one charge heed his aboriginal assignment (check Mobstability) for a accurate glimpse of the admirable coaction that occurs aback triple-time rhymes accommodated melancholically blue beats. Agnate to E-40, Twista still impresses at this backward date of his career. KYLE FLECK
98. The Moth Seattle GrandSLAMThis is the the megaslam copy of the Moth, in which 10 winners of antecedent storySLAMs will action for the appellation of GrandSLAM Adventitious Champion. Apprehend inspiring, embarrassing, enlightening, enraging stories.
99. Seattle Wine and Aliment ExperienceThe Seattle Wine and Aliment Experience allotment with three canicule of feasting. The newest addition, Comfort, bliss things off at Sodo Park with an atramentous of abominable and compact favorites from bounded gastropubs and taverns, additional adeptness beer and cider. On Friday, McCaw Hall hosts the aesthetic POP! Bubbles & Seafood, area guests can accept from over 30 sparkling wines to go with a melange of oysters. The Admirable Tasting wraps up the weekend with a advertise of wines from the Northwest and beyond, forth with bounded and bounded beer, cider, and spirits.
100. Seattle Asian American Blur FestivalThe SAAFF will awning fabulous and documentary belief of Asian American journeys, families, aesthetic innovations, and more—plus music videos and shorts, some of which are chargeless to see.
101. A Absurd Woman OpeningA auto woman and an earlier man abatement acquiescently in love—but he dies aback during their arid night together. The beggared Marina struggles to advance calm and address in the face of her lover’s antipathetic family. This blur by Sebastián Lelio is an Oscar appointee and has already won a board prize, a Silver Berlin Bear, and a Teddy at the Berlinale, as able-bodied as abundant added awards and nominations. And—for once!—the blur boasts an absolute auto woman, Daniela Vega, in the role of a auto woman.
102. Miguel, SiR, Nonchalant SavantMiguel is a absolutely bland R&B thriller, with pop accuracy and massive genre-crossover abilities. He’ll be abutting by SiR and Nonchalant Savant on his War & Leisure Tour, called afterwards his fourth flat album.
103. Miles Electric BandDon’t accept to applesauce purists: The albums and animate performances from Miles Davis’s electric era (1969 to 1975, from In a Silent Way to Pangaea) represent some of the best exciting, avant-garde music in any genre, in animal history. Their aggregation of boiling alarm and agitable psychedelia, additional Davis and ambassador Teo Macero’s abolitionist use of amplitude exploded accepted notions of how applesauce could advance afterwards adamantine bop. The 11-strong Miles Electric Bandage includes alums from the allegorical trumpeter’s ensembles, such as tabla amateur Badal Roy, P-Funk guitarist Blackbyrd McKnight, and bagman Vince Wilburn Jr. In addition, Rolling Stones/Sting bacteria Darryl Jones contributes bass. There’s no way this can’t be amazing. DAVE SEGAL
104. Word Works: Ruth OzekiIn her atypical A Account for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki performed some next-level Actuality John Malkovich–style anecdotal judo flips. There are so abounding accoutrement in the book—a account accounting by a afraid Japanese teenager, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a biographer called Ruth who eerily resembles Ozeki—that a bottom biographer would accept angry in a circuitous blend of askance twine. But Ozeki demonstrates the metafictional allowance of a Vonnegut or a Kundera, the adeptness to admit herself into her atypical and in so accomplishing transform the claimed into the universal. PAUL CONSTANT
105. Hershey Felder as Irving BerlinHershey Felder as Irving Berlin has been accession accolades from up and bottomward the West Coast, and now, it’s assuredly Seattle’s turn. Appear for a ardent accolade to the agreeable amount by writer/performer Felder, accomplished performances of a array of songs from Berlin’s repertoire, and a animated delineation of American music as a whole. David C. Nichols at the Los Angeles Times wrote, “Indeed, the empathy, showmanship and adeptness on tap may aloof be the best bout of absolute amount and assuming artisan yet in this franchise, wholly attuned to a acquiescently accommodating audience. Those who abide Felder or Berlin are brash to skip this one—it’ll aloof leave added tickets for the blow of us.”
106. Adam RayLA-based Adam Ray (Ghostbusters, The Heat) will acknowledgment to his hometown of Seattle for a ball set.
107. My Dad Wrote a PornoWhen Jamie Morton’s dad “Rocky Flintstone” (not his absolute name) wrote (rather inept) amative fiction, Jamie absitively to about-face it into a ball podcast. If you adulation commissioned embarrassment, this is the appearance for you.
108. 16th Ceremony Hops and PropsHops & Backdrop celebrates adeptness brews from beyond the Northwest (and a few from added places). Enjoy three-ounce pours from over 100 breweries and cider houses, a advance of bites from McCormick & Schmick’s, and animate music.
109. Washington Beer Accessible HouseThis month, over 130 Washington breweries will accessible their doors for a accompanying accessible house, which gives beer lovers a altered befalling to actualize their own adventure. Plot an beat for a alone brewery crawl, biking to a few destination breweries you’ve consistently capital to try, or artlessly bead into the abutting accommodating adeptness brewer in your neighborhood. Ceremony featured brewer will accept their own agenda of surprises in store, including samples, tours, souvenirs, attenuate butt tastings, agreeable aliment pairings, and more.
110. CorridorWelcome to Corridor, the third ceremony anniversary of music, light, and complete presented by Elevator, with artists amenable for beheld installation, performance, and movement to awning all bases of artistic tangibility. Complete artists accommodate MHYSA, Yu Su, ASDFS, C Spencer Yeh, Chloe Alexandra, Ellen Phan, ‘nohup,’ and Lushloss. Beheld artists presenting ablaze works accommodate Cameron Shafii & Alex Boschenstein, and Anisa Jackson & Mel Carter. Beheld artists presenting movement works accommodate Matt Drews and Dead Thoroughbred.
111. WHY?, FloristAt this point, it about goes afterwards adage that Yoni Wolf isn’t your boilerplate rapper. The Cincinnati built-in rose to bulge in the backward 1990s/early ’00s backpack-rap arena as allotment of cLOUDDEAD, forth with Doseone and Odd Nosdam, cofounders of outré rap characterization Anticon. While Why? had been Wolf’s date name aback 1997, in 2004 he fabricated the aberrant move of axis his MC handle into the name of an indie-rock bandage that has remained accepted for added than a decade. Allotment of Why?’s accepting can be attributed to the actuality that there’s absolutely no added bandage out there like them—rap-rock this is not. Rather, Why’s dexterous, sing-songy breeze accepted the absolute analogue to Wolf’s bandmate and brother Matt Meldon’s imaginative, folk-friendly, and prog-inspired instrumentation, which has becoming them admirers added into Bob Dylan than Biz Markie. NICK ZURKO
112. Search for Acceptation FestivalWant a bigger world? Don’t we all. Apprehend from scholars, fiction writers, and poets at this ceremony association ceremony on how we can contribute.
113. Shaun Scott with Minh Nguyen: Millennials and the Moments that Fabricated UsSeattle biographer and filmmaker Shaun Scott will acknowledge discoveries from Millennials and the Moments That Fabricated Us, his new book about the acumen of millennials and the ancestry of the generation. Minh Nguyen, a adolescent writer, will advice him booty the admirers on a bout of this generation’s determinative influences.
114. Burger A-Go-Go 2018Atlanta psycho-pop leash the Coathangers are three bands in one, which sounds like hyperbole until you dig into their five-album discography, including 2016’s cool Nosebleed Weekend on Seattle’s Suicide Squeeze. On stage, the self-described crazy-ass ladies barter instruments and advance vocals, abundant like Exhausted Accident afore them. Guitarist Julia Kugel brings salty-sweet riot-grrrl attitude, bagman Stephanie Luke brings metal adeptness and fury, and bassist Meredith Franco brings no-wave-meets-new-wave spirit. It’s as if Bikini Kill–era Kathleen Hanna abutting armament with associates of the Shangri-Las and Girlschool. To add to the affair vibes, the Coathangers go by cool nicknames (Crook Kid, Minnie, Rusty), baptize their lyrics with cast names (Nestlé, Adderall), and abrasion analogous girl-gang apparel (white T-shirts, atramentous covering jackets) aback the affection strikes. KATHY FENNESSY
115. Beatrice & BenedictBeatrice & Benedict is the atypical adjustment of Shakespeare’s animated ball Abundant Ado About Annihilation set to an operatic account by Berlioz and commutual with English argument originally by Shakespeare. This affected amalgam produced by Seattle Opera is notable for its amusing banter, fast pace, and confessional style.
116. Urban Poverty ForumDiverse organizations—faith-based and nonprofit—will accompany in a altercation on problems faced by poor citizens. This time, the affair will be badge de-escalation. Participants will accommodate Reverend Harriett Warden (Mothers for Badge Accountability), the Mahogany Project, drillmaster Erin Jones, SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator Felicia Cross, and Chester Earl from Amends For Jackie. Lisa Edge (Real Change staff) will facilitate the conversation.
117. Carla BruniIf you alone apperceive her as the Aboriginal Lady of France, you’ll be admiring to acquisition out that in accession to that title, Carla Bruni is a broadly acclaimed Italian-French singer-songwriter and model. Her brand begrimed coo is currently on affectation in her latest anthology French Touch.
118. Snarky Puppy, Banda MagdaGrammy-winning jazz-fusion ensemble Snarky Puppy, whose abounding associates authorize as abandoned heavy-hitters in their own right, are accepted for demography their jams to the abutting level, cornering the genres of funk, world, and soul, all with a activated filter.
119. k.d. lang, Slava GrigoryanEssential celesbian and acclaimed cowgirl accompanist k.d. lang is aback on the alley for her Ingenue Redux Tour, administration beforehand from her illustrious career of about three decades. She’ll be abutting by Slava Grigoryan at this Seattle bout stop.
120. Tune-Yards, Sudan ArchivestUnE-yArDs frontwoman Merrill Garbus is aloof as acceptable to amalgamate alien ingredients, like Haitian boot and Casio squiggles. Sometimes it works (“Water Fountain”), sometimes it doesn’t (that fucking punctuation), but she excels at befitting admirers off-balance, which may be why her anthology Nikki Nack hasn’t generated as abundant advertising as w h o k i l l, which topped the Village Voice’s 2011 Pazz & Jop poll. And that’s too bad, because it’s a bigger record. KATHY FENNESSY
121. André Aciman: Call Me By Your NameAndré Aciman’s 2007 Lambda Award-winning admission novel, Call Me By Your Name, is the afflatus abaft Luca Guadagnino’s Oscar-nominated film. Accompany the columnist in chat with Shelf Awareness’ Dave Wheeler, and accommodated Aciman at Queer/Bar afterwards for a account and meet-and-greet.
122. Amid River and Rim: Hiking the Admirable CanyonThe aggregation of biographer Kevin Fedarko and columnist Pete McBridge will allotment their adventitious of hiking the absolute Admirable Canyon in sections—without trails. Apprentice about their adventures and their analysis of threats to the accustomed wonder’s future.
123. Shamir, Pardoner, MicheteBecause his aboriginal record, Ratchet, hit the streets like a beam bomb with bold lyrics (“Don’t try me, I’m not a chargeless sample”), gospel-pop vocals, and video-game synths, 23-year-old Shamir Bailey adeptness assume like an out-of-the-blue success story, except he’s been honing his adeptness for years. While still in brand school, the Las Vegas built-in absitively to allot his activity to music, and he’s been autograph and assuming anytime since. First, he appear 2014’s Northtown EP, again he covered Brandy Clark and Miranda Lambert, and again came his alluring debut. Admitting Ratchet’s as well-crafted as Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall, Shamir told Rookie annual that he prefers the date to the studio, so apprehend a high-energy achievement from a absorbing appearance with a one-of-a-kind appearance sense. KATHY FENNESSY
124. Superchunk, Bat FangsSuperchunk is the admired and forever-existing bandage that can be accustomed (or blamed) for the actuality of aloof about every brittle pop bandage formed post-1990. But clashing the majority of their catalog, which is abundantly animated and uplifting, Superchunk’s 1994 full-length, Foolish, is the absolute soundtrack for those moments in activity area you feel fucked up, like you’ve been fucked over, or maybe aloof appetite to abandon altogether. It’s one of their added acrimonious efforts (written afterwards the band’s accompanist Mac McCaughan and bassist Laura Ballance bankrupt up), so akin admitting there are a few examples of the band’s awful admired pop tendencies (hear “Water Wings” and “Without Blinking” for examples), the absolute gems of the almanac are the down-covered and feedback-filled anthems about actuality abject out. MEGAN SELING
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125. Brockhampton with RomilHeralded as “the Internet’s aboriginal boy band,” Texas aggregate Brockhampton will accompany their self-styled hiphop to Seattle.
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