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MONDAY 2/21:

“thrilling tales.” doors 11:45am.

microsoft auditorium, level 1, central library.

free. all ages. lunch hour story time for adults 12:05-12:55pm.

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free chips at baguette box.

baguette box. 1203 pine st.

free house made potato chips with any sandwich purchase.

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monsoon’s 12th birthday.

monsoon. 615 19th ave e.

complementary glass of champagne with lunch or dinner. also $12 food specials.

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“the hood hunt #6: fremont peak” 5:30pm.

meet at ross playground. 4320 4th ave nw.

free. all ages. map-based scavenger hunt (don’t forget to print a map!), social afterward hale’s ales (4301 leary way nw).

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

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beard & stache fest: “sprint your stache off.” 9pm.

brouwer’s cafe. 400 n 35th st.

free. 21+. an indoor bicycle race! there will be beard & stache fest swag and prizes! registration 8:30pm, race 9-11pm.

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TUESDAY 2/22:

beard & stache fest: “taco tuesday.” 5-8pm.

elysian fields. 542 1st ave s.

free (entry). 21+. free giveaways from the beard & stache fest team!

taco tuesday with $4 negra modelo pints, food specials (tacos, tamales, chile rellenos, etc.) and happy hour (4-6pm) with $1 off elysian pints, $2-$6 food specials (quesadillas, fries, thai fish cakes, etc.),

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free cave singers show. 7pm.

easy street records, queen anne location. 20 mercer st.

free. all ages. cave singers in-store musical performance/release party for their new album no witch.

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dylan (earth) show. 7pm.

sonic boom, ballard location. 2209 nw market st.

free. all ages. cd release/in-store musical performance by dylan (earth).

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pecha kucha event: young architects and their projects. 7-8:30pm.

free. adults. microsoft auditorium, central library. 1000 4th ave.

the fifth in the six-part series “design in depth: solving problems with design.” pecha kucha (japanese for “chit-chat”); a way of making presentations. young architects will show 20 slides of their work for 20 seconds.

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sws forum: west seattle’s transportation future. 7-9pm.

senior center of west seattle. 4217 sw oregon st.

free. all ages. sustainable west seattle’s community forum featuring facilitator tom rasmussen, chris arkills, brice maryman, martin duke, peter hahn.

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susan jacoby: “new myths about old age.” 7:30-9pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. jacoby is the author of never say die. this is part of town hall’s “future of health” lecture series.

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michael scheuer: “bin laden’s enduring threat.” 7:30-9pm.

public room, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. scheuer is the former head of the cia’s bin laden unit and and author of osama bin laden.

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“cakearokee.” 9pm-cl.

highline bar. 210 broadway e.

free. 21+. karaoke and (rotating vegan) cake specials; tonight is the “heat is on,” a spicy mexican chocolate cake.

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beard & stache fest: “mustache music.” 9pm.

tractor tavern. 5213 ballard ave nw.

$7. 21+. live music by legendary oaks and the monday mornings, and free giveaways!

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WEDNESDAY 2/23:

northwest flower & garden show. today-feb 27.

convention  center. 800 convention place.

$10+. all ages. many local and national companies will be showing at this annual event. there will be a number of display gardens, competitions, and a lot of tools, accessories, etc. to purchase.

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urban waite. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. local writer waite is the author of the terror of living, a new thriller that takes place in the pacific northwest.

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beard & stache fest: high-rolling for foster kids. 7pm.

king’s hardware. 5225 ballard ave nw.

21+. 7pm skee ball warm-ups, 8pm registration, 8:30-10:30pm games.

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hollow earth radio show. 7pm.

hollow earth radio studio. 2018 e. union st.

free, donations encouraged. all ages. featuring musical performances by kikiilimikilii and nathan wheeler.

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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 2/24:

eddie spaghetti (supersuckers) show. 6pm.

sonic boom, ballard location. 2209 nw market st.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance by eddie spaghetti.

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“gimme shelter” benefit for desc. doors 6:30pm.

showbox market. 1426 1st ave.

$15 (plus $7 fees). 21+. show 7:30pm. featuring the dusty 45s, kasey anderson & the honkies, star anna, tom bennett & the rolling blackouts, massy ferguson, rachel flotard & rusty willoughby, vince mira, zoe muth, mark pickerel and kristen ward.

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2011 asuw “every body fashion show.” 7pm.

room 130, kane hall. university of washington.

free. all ages. doors 6:30pm, first 100 people get free goodie bags! over 160 student models wearing clothing from local designers and stores.

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“kcts: an evening with tavis smiley.” 7-8:30pm.

great hall, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$10. all ages. this is part of a five-city “changing the world 1 conversation at a time” tour. smiley, of the pbs “tavis smiley” and the pri “tavis smiley show,” was one of time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2009.

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FRIDAY 2/25:

free truffle fryday. 11-4pm.

in front of boka kitchen + bar. 1010 1st ave.

free. all ages. every friday this month, boka will be handing out their truffle fries for free!

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girl scout cookies go on sale today!

find out where to get them near you.

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genki sushi special! today-feb 27.

genki sushi usa, capitol hill location. 1620 broadway suite h.

all sushi items $1.00 per plate! menu items only, dine-in only, can’t be combined with other discounts/promotions.

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rainbow bingo mardi gras! doors 6pm, bingo 7pm.

senior center of west seattle. 4217 sw oregon st.

$15, pre-registration encouraged. all ages. bingo fundraiser, also red beans, rice, sausages, hamburgers, hot dogs.

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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. showing “wikileaks: the documentary.”

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edward glaeser: “the splendor of our cities.” 7:30-8:30pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. glaeser is the author of triumph of the city: how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier.

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“rawk paper scissors tournament/championships.” 8pm.

highline bar. 210 broadway e.

$7. 21+. there will be some local musicians participating as guest competitors, prizes (including free drinks, clothing, ice cream, and more!), and the winner gets $150 of local swag! some of the proceeds go to community lunch of capitol hill and the drew grows benefit fund.

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the brain cooks show. 8:30-11pm.

arabica lounge. 1550 e. olive way.

free. all ages. free musical performance by the brain cooks.

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SATURDAY 2/26:

free sewing class. 11am-1pm.

goods for the planet. 525 dexter ave n. south lake union.

all ages and all levels (including beginners) welcome. registration required. bring your own articles, equipment and supplies (or use what they have). this month’s class topic is dolls.

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“forever young(stown)” youngstown cultural center’s 5th birthday bash. 4:30pm-1am.

youngstown cultural center. 4408 delridge way sw.

free. all ages (except for open mic/dance party).

4:30-6pm (theatre) film series kick-off with screening of “exit through the gift shop” with popcorn, followed by art-making in the hallway.

6-8pm (upstairs) potluck with food provided by residents and available throughout the building.

8pm-1am (movement studio) open mic and dance party! beer available.

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1st annual chili cook off. 6pm.

brickyard bbq. 2308 california ave.

$5 (to eat/judge the chili!). there will also be music and drink specials! call ahead if you want to enter your chili!

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10th annual sound off! semifinals #3. doors 7pm.

experience music project (emp), seattle center.

$10 general/$7 students & members. all ages. show 8pm. featuring kids and animals, land of pines, micah b, the oh wells.

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century ballroom’s 14th anniversary celebration. 7pm.

century ballroom (2nd floor of oddfellows building). 915 e. pine st.

free. 21+. there is a ton of music/dancing packed into the night, including country western/waltz, salsa, swing, tango, and a number of performances too! also karaoke in the west hall 9pm.

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SUNDAY 2/27:

last day of the northwest flower & garden show.

convention  center. 800 convention place.

$10+. all ages. many local and national companies will be showing at this annual event. there will be a number of display gardens, competitions, and a lot of tools, accessories, etc. to purchase.

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west seattle farmers market. 10-2pm.

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ballard street market. 10-3pm.

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oscar brunch at linda’s. 10-3pm.

linda’s tavern. 707 e. pine st.

free (entry). 21+. celebrate the academy awards at lindas; dress up as your favorite nominee or past winner, they’ll be dressed up too! there will be food and drink specials.

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fremont street market. 10-5pm.

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adult pick-up soccer game. 10:30am.

hiawatha playfield. 2700 california ave sw.

free. all ages and skill levels, men and women. this happens every sunday!

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“around the market in 80 minutes” scavenger hunt. 11am-4pm.

check in under the market clock, pike place market.

free. all ages. an adventure game that will have you exploring the market! there are prizes too!

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“oscar party.” doors 3:30pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

free (with purchase of $10 food/beverage voucher). all ages. red carpet coverage 3:30pm, academy awards 5pm. oscar trivia and food and drink specials!

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african american writers alliance group reading. 4pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. annual reading to celebrate african american history month.

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6th annual academy awards party. doors 4:30pm.

seattle cinerama. 2100 4th ave.

$25 general. all ages. watch the academy awards on the big screen, complimentary popcorn and soda, there will be a red carpet, and hors d’oeuvres available too! benefits three dollar bill cinema and gay city health project.

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the oscars at chapel. doors 5pm.

chapel bar. 1600 melrose ave.

free (entry). 21+. celebrate the academy awards with special drinks, prizes, and more! also happy hour is 5-7pm and 10-cl.

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“1st annual blue jeans and boas academy award viewing party.” 5pm.

fox sports grill. 1522 6th ave.

free (entry). 21+. oscar themed drinks, balloons, first 100 people get free feather boa, prizes and movie swag too!

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michel navedo. 7pm.

bourbon bar, columbia city theater. 4916 rainier ave s.

free. 21+. free musical performance by trumpet player michel navedo.

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