this week’s highlights

3 Jan

SUGGESTED PICKS FOR THIS WEEK!

also make sure to check the THIS WEEK page (in the calendar) for more activities/events happening this week besides the ones highlighted here!

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MONDAY 01/03:

word up! scrabble tournament for charity! 7:15pm.

the skylark lounge. 3803 delridge way sw.

$5/person. 21+. three 45 min rounds, prizes for highest score and runners up, raffle (tickets for sale). 7pm registration, game starts at 7:15pm. benefits team tracy.

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TUESDAY 01/04:

science on tap. 7:30pm.

t.s. mchugh’s irish pub. 21 mercer st. queen anne.

free. 21+. “make it, break it, make it better: new materials for cars and spacecraft,” brian flinn (dept. of materials science & engineering, uw).

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WEDNESDAY 01/05:

silent reading. 6-9pm.

fireside room, sorrento hotel. 900 madison st.

free. 21+. bring a book for the silent reading party! there will be special guest readers jason finn (presidents of the usa), sean nelson (harvey danger),  susanna welborne (the intelligence), dave hernandez (the shins), live music by kyle o’quin (wild orchid children, kay kay and his weathered underground), and happy hour discounts (including $4 manhattans).

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THURSDAY 01/06:

many museums are free today, including the wing luke museum:

vera ing dim sum reading. 6pm.

free. all ages. lifelong seattle resident vera ing will read from her memoir dim sum: the seattle abc (american born chinese) dream.

also:

best of the northwest volume 2. doors 7pm, show 8pm.

neumos. 925 e. pike st.

$10 adv/$12 door. all ages. a benefit for teen feed featuring school of rock students performing music by northwest bands/artists.

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FRIDAY 01/07:

fremont art walk. 6-9pm.

free. all ages. participating businesses have opening receptions with special sales/discounts and free live musical performances (fremont abbey arts center, 509 winery and tasting room, etc.)

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SATURDAY 01/08:

14th annual seattle elvis invitationals. doors 7:45pm.

club motor. 1950 1st ave s.

$12 adv/$15 door. 21+. show 8:30pm, contest 9:30pm. featuring the kentucky rain band, special guest robert washington, hosted by jim dever.

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SUNDAY 01/09:

beard and stache fest contestant picture party. 1-4pm.

the high dive. 513 n. 36th st.

free. bring your facial hair for this great opportunity to support local non-profit treehouse! there will be goodies and prizes too! get your photo taken; participating facial hair will be displayed on donation cans.

also:

seminar on censorship. 2-4pm.

henry art gallery. 4100 15th ave ne.

free. all ages. panel discussion (with artists, journalists, activists, and more) about the controversy surrounding the smithsonian’s removal of david wajnarowicz’s “a fire in my belly” from the national portrait gallery.

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