1/31-2/6

MONDAY 1/31:

last day for discounted karaoke promotion. open-9pm.

rock box. 1603 nagle place.

$2 karaoke (per person, per hour), this is a special promotion for facebook friends (it’s normally $7), just tell your server when you get there and they’ll give you the discount!

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5th ave theatre tour. noon.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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cafe lago free cooking class! 5-6:30pm.

free, rsvp required (at 206-329-8005). space is limited so call asap!

cafe lago. 2305 24th ave e.

class will be on stuffed red peppers and fettuccine with meatballs.

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the hood hunt #5: mill creek (not seattle, but close!) 5:30pm.

meet in the parking lot of jackson high school. 1508 136th st. se.

free. all ages. social at mcmenamins (13300 bothell-everett highway).

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michael sandel. 7pm.

temple de hirsch sinai. 1441 16th ave.

free. all ages. harvard professor sandel will discuss his justice: what’s the right thing to do?

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“science cafe.” 7pm.

third place pub, third place books ravenna location. 6504 20th ave ne.

free. 21+. stan fields “inside the genetic revolution: real life stories, explaining our personal dna codes; how a few differences make us unique; and how they influence our appearance, our behavior, and our risk for disease.” an opportunity for anyone to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere…and drink a beer.

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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 books to prisoners. get there early for happy hour discounts (3-7pm. $1 off beer/wells/wine and $2-$4 food).

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TUESDAY 2/1:

“the war on cars. discuss.” 7pm.

liberty bar. 517 15th ave e.

free. 21+. hosted by publicola, moderated by c.r. douglas and erica c. barnett. both sides of the car debate will be represented.

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“science on tap.” 7:30pm.

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

free. 21+. alex b. berezow “genetic modification-an innovation for good?” an opportunity for anyone to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere…and drink a beer.

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“all star karaoke.” 8-9pm.

nectar. 412 n. 36th.

free. 21+. karaoke and specials; $1 pizza slices, $2 pbr & highlife, $3 wells.

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“cakearokee.” 9pm-cl.

highline bar. 210 broadway e.

free. 21+. karaoke and (rotating vegan) cake specials.

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WEDNESDAY 2/2:

vfa’s lunar new year tet celebration. 6-8pm.

new holly gathering hall. 7054 32nd ave s.

free. all ages. vietnamese friendship association (vfa)’s celebration will include games, food, activities, and more!

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“silent reading party.” 6-9pm.

fireside room, sorrento hotel. 900 madison st.

free. 21+. bring a book for the silent reading party! live music (for the first hour) by kyle o’quin (wild orchid children, kay kay and his weathered underground), happy hour discounts and $4 perfect manahattan, and special guests lynn shelton (filmmaker), megan griffiths (filmmaker), lindy west (film editor, stranger).

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wallingford art walk. 6-9pm.

free. all ages.

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“rebuilding haiti.” 6:15-7:45pm.

seattle public library, ballard branch.

free. teens +. this is the second in the “great decisions 2011” lecture series. featuring herve bijou and jesse hagopian.

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“rethinking seattle’s community centers.” 6:30-8:30pm.

miller community center. 330 19th ave e.

free. all ages. public meeting/forum.

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indieflix’s film festival in a box. 7pm.

roy street coffee and tea (starbucks). 700 broadway e.

free. all ages. interactive screenings; participants use their cell phones to vote for the best short.

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craft night. 7:30pm.

neptune coffee. 8415 greenwood ave n.

“stitch and b*word night” every wednesday: $1 off all glasses of wine, join knitters, crocheters, etc.

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THURSDAY 2/3:

chinese new year (year of the rabbit).

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first thursday! hours vary.

many museums have no admission fee for first thursday.

like:

wing luke museum of the asian pacific american experience.

celebrate chinese new year at wing luke! they have special hours for first thur; open until 8pm!

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art in the park and galleries walk. noon-8pm.

occiental park and businesses throughout pioneer square.

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pick up tickets for the sasquatch! launch party (feb 6).

must pick up tickets at downtown, northgate mall, bellevue square verizon store for the feb 6 sasquatch! launch party hosted by todd barry, featuring musical performances by the thermals, das racist, mad rad and dj darwin. limit two per person. 21+.

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celebrate the year of the rabbit at chungee’s.

chungee’s drink ‘n eat. 1830 12th ave.

free. all ages. free traditional treats and red bags.

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“the premiere of deathcake royale.” 4-6pm.

cupcake royale, capitol hill location. 1111 e. pike st.

(and bellevue; 21 bellevue way ne)

free. all ages. deathcake tastings with stumptown coffee pairings, meet head baker julie vehorn, stumptown coffee experts, frosting demonstrations.

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“two books enter, one book leaves.” 5:30pm.

richard hugo house. 1634 11th ave.

free. all ages. bring two books, and leave with a new one! drink specials available. all leftover books will be donated to friends of the library.

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celebrate black history month with dr. goodloe-johnson. 6pm.

rainier vista boys & girls club. 4600 38th ave s.

free (rsvp to info@firsthursdayseattle.org). all ages. meeting presented by first thursday seattle, there will also be entertainment.

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fremont art walk. 6-9pm.

free. all ages. there are several special opening receptions.

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winona laduke. 6:30pm.

room 130, kane hall, uw.

free, registration required. all ages. winona laduke (program director, honor the earth fund) “the next energy economy: grassroots strategies to mitigate global climate change and how we move ahead.”

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“karen abbot and friends.” 7pm.

west hall, 2nd floor, oddfellows building.

$5. all ages. abbot (american rose: a nation laid bare: the life and times of gyspy rose lee) will give a talk and presentation, followed by a special performance from members of miss indigo blue’s academy of burlesque.

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“where do we go from here” police accountability forum. 7-9pm.

city hall. 600 4th ave.

free. all ages. presented by the stranger. featuring john diaz (seattle police chief), mike mcginn (mayor), anne levinson (spd office of professional accountability auditor), tim burgess (seattle  city council public safety chair), richard o’neill (seattle police officers guild president), nicole gaines (loren miller bar association president), jennifer shaw (aclu of wa deputy director), moderated by c.r. douglas (seattle channel).

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ffok. 8-11pm.

vermillion gallery. 1508 11th ave.

free. “frances farmer organ karoake” is like normal karoke, but better! choose a song to sing from the song book and you will be accompanied by someone playing an organ!

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tea cozies show. doors 9pm, show 10pm.

sunset tavern. 5433 ballard ave nw.

$7. 21+. tea cozies, finn riggins and world’s greatest ghosts.

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FRIDAY 2/4:

national wear red day, seattle.

puget sound goes red.

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50% off all dozens! feb 4. 3-7pm.

top pot doughnuts, downtown location. 2124 5th ave.

50% off all dozens of doughnuts! (while they last!)

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douglas brinkley. 7pm.

seattle public library, central location. 1000 4th ave.

free. all ages. historian and professor brinkley will discuss his the quiet world: saving alaska’s wilderness kingdom, 1879-1960.

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“friday night at the meaningful movies.” 7-9:30pm.

keystone congregational united church of christ. 5019 keystone place n.

free (donations welcome). all ages. it’s bring your neighbor night, they’ll be showing “the end of poverty?”

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live musical performances. 7-9:30pm.

free. all ages. rotating musicians. alley upstairs room, cafe allegro. 4214 university way ne.

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jazz night. 7:30pm.

couth buzzard books/espresso buono cafe. 8310 greenwood ave n.

free. all ages. monthly concert with kenny mandell and don berman, also a special guest.

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vegan happy hour. 8-10pm.

highline bar. 210 broadway e.

free (entry). 21+. social networking, raffle prizes, and drinks!

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orca team show. 9:30pm.

sunset tavern. 5433 ballard ave nw.

$7.21+. orca team, your heart breaks, pwrfl power.

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spin the bottle. 11pm.

annex theatre. 1100 e. pike st.

$10 general/$5 student. all ages. variety show with theater, music, and more!

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SATURDAY 2/5:

world nutella day!

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aaahrp 2011 black history conference.

northwest african american museum. 2300 s. massachuesetts st.

rsvp online. all ages. this year’s theme is “black history at home and abroad: uncovering the past.” there are a number of notable participants, including king county councilmember larry gossett and tacoma mayor marilyn strickland.

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breakfast at molly moon’s. 9am-2pm.

molly moons, capitol hill and wallingford locations.

celebrate international eat ice cream for breakfast day with molly moon’s homemade waffle or hot bowl of oatmeal, with a scoop of ice cream and yummy toppings (fruit, nuts, chocolate, and more!).

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search for meaning: pacific northwest spirituality book festival. 9am-5pm.

pigott building, seattle university. 901 12th ave.

free, rsvp encouraged. all ages. special presentations, speakers, book signings, and more.

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free paramount theatre tour. 10am.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 90 min.

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traditional lunar new year lion dance. 2pm.

wing luke museum of the asian pacific american experience.

$13 general/$10 student & senior. all ages. lunar new year blessing, lion dance performance, and more!

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spokespeople bike ride. 2pm.

wallingford playfield. 4219 wallingford ave n.

free. all ages. 2-4pm everyone is welcome to participate! south end of wallingford playfield —> greenlake pcc and back again!

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“donnie’s big luau.” doors 8pm, show 9pm.

the rendezvous. 2322 2nd ave.

$10 adv/$12 door. 21+. drink specials, raffle, 7 bands, and more! proceeds go to the children’s response center.

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grand hallway show. doors 8pm.

chop suey. 1325 e. madision st.

$8 adv/$10 door. 21+. grand hallway, birds and batteries, kimo muraki.

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kexp audioasis benefit show. 8:30pm.

sunset tavern. 5433 ballard ave nw.

$7 adv/$8 door. hosted by hannah levin, featuring hallways, jen wood, mal de mer.

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SUNDAY 2/6: SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

23rd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. 8am-noon.

hiawatha community center. 2700 california ave sw.

$6 (13+, less for kids and seniors). all ages. all-you-can-eat pancakes, cofffee, and juice! there will also be some ham, sausage, bagels, and fruit.

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west seattle farmers market. 10-2pm.

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ballard street market. 10-3pm.

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fremont street market. 10-5pm.

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international ice cream for breakfast day at full tilt. 10:30am-1pm.

full tilt ice cream, columbia city location. 5041 rainier ave s.

celebrate ice cream for breakfast day (feb 5) at full tilt!

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super bowlbecue fundraiser. 1-8pm.

porterhouse pub. 2329 california ave sw.

free (entry). indoor/outdoor super bowl watching party with barbecue with people from diamond knot brewing and port townsend brewing, food (by donation), a portion of proceeds from diamond knot, port townsend, and georgetown brewing beer will also be donated. benefits west seattle ymca’s after-school programs.

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el corazon’s 6th anniversary party. doors 7pm, show 8pm.

el corazon. 101 eastlake ave e.

$18 adv/$20 door. all ages. featuring eyehategod, bison b.c., brothers of the sonic cloth, samothrace, owen hart.

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sasquatch! launch party. 7pm.

showbox market. 1426 1st ave.

free (must pick up tickets at a verizon store-downtown, northgate mall, bellevue square-starting feb 3). 21+. they’ll announce the lineup for this year’s sasquatch! prize packages. hosted by todd barry, featuring musical performances by the thermals, das racist, mad rad and dj darwin.

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songs of love and laments. 7:30pm.

arabica lounge. 1550 e. olive way.

free. all ages. an operatic performance by tricia rose (soprano) and claudia claudeitzzia (piano).

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celebrate nutella day at faire. 9pm.

faire gallery cafe/bar. 1351 e. olive way.

free (entry). 21+. nutella-inspired food and drinks! live jazz music too.

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