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MONDAY 2/28:

free 5th ave theatre tour. noon.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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nancy pearl. 6pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. pearl was named “librarian of the year.” her most recent book is book lust. pearl will talk and there will be complimentary wine and appetizers will be available.

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“science cafe.” 7pm.

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

free. 21+. mark moore (director, northwest avalanche and weather center), “understanding avalanches: every snowpack tells a story.”

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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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“dr. strangelove” screening. 9:30pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

$6 adv/$8 door. 21+. also showing on wednesday at 9:30pm.

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TUESDAY 3/1:

free pancakes! 7am-10pm.

ihop, multiple locations.

free. all ages. celebrate national pancake day with one (per guest) complimentary short stack. donations are encouraged (and go to children’s miracle network hospitals and seattle children’s hospital).

also miss washington 2010 will be at the 178 sw campus dr. (federal way) location 8-10am.

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pie special. open-close.

pie. 3515 fremont ave n. suite b.

celebrate toy story 3′s oscar win (with renee steen co-owner of pie/former film editor at pixar) with three mini pies for $3!

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“dine around seattle.” today-march 31.

various locations. sunday-thursday.

participating businesses are offering prix-fixe menus; $15 lunch and $30 dinner. several restaurants include chandler’s crabhouse, palomino, toulouse petit, 35th street bistro, barrio, monsoon.

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“smokin neighborhood night.” 4-11pm.

lobby bar, pan pacific hotel. 2125 terry ave.

free (entry). 21+. celebrate the launch of “smokin neighborhood night (every tuesday through the end of summer)” with drink specials (including smoked whiskey margaritas, smoked salmon sushi rolls, complimentary smoked chipotle popcorn) and extended happy hour 4-8pm.

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“blind like me: john howard griffin, disability, and the fluidity of identity in modern america.” 6-7pm.

room 220, odegaard library, university of washington.

free. all ages. jeffrey brune (assistant professor of history, gallaudet univeristy) will discuss the intersections of disability, race, gender, and sexuality in the life and work of john howard griffin (author of black like me). this is part of the “unspeakable lecture series.”

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“science on tap.” 7:30pm.

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

free. 21+. thea cooper (c0-author of breakthrough: elizabeth hughes, the discover of insulin, and the making of a medical miracle), “the discovery of insulin: lifting the death sentence of diabetes.”

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“cakearokee.” 9pm-cl.

highline bar. 210 broadway e.

free. 21+. karaoke and (rotating vegan) cake specials, tonight’s special is the “chainsaw massacre,” a vegan red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.

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WEDNESDAY 3/2:

wallingford art walk. 6-9pm.

free. all ages. various businesses in wallingford neighborhood.

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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 (7pm) by kyle o’quin (wild orchid children, kay kay and his weathered underground), $4 manhattans and happy hour discounts, and special guests rebecca brown (novelist, essayist) and heather mchugh (poet, novelist).

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matthew inman. 7pm.

university bookstore. 4326 university way ne.

free. all ages. inman’s new book is 5 very good reasons to punch a dolphin in the mouth (and other useful guides) and he also runs the oatmeal website.

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broken records show. 7pm.

sonic boom, ballard location. 2209 nw market st.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance by broken records.

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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 3/3:

first thursday of the month=free museums!

also:

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

occiental park and businesses throughout pioneer square.

free. all ages. there are a number of opening receptions (mostly around 5:30/6pm-8pm), many of which will have snacks, beverages, live music, and the artists!

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free bacon maple whiskey cupcake! today-march 6.

cupcake royale, multiple locations.

print off the coupon from cupcake royale’s facebook page or show it to them on your phone; when you purchase a coffee, you’ll receive a bacon maple whiskey cupcake for free!

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sxsw kick-off: party & musician’s bazaar. 5pm.

crocodile. 2200 2nd ave.

bazaar: free, all ages. 5-8pm. including the young evils, tea cozies, the redwood plan, campfire ok, ravenna woods, and more!

show: $8 adv/$12 door, 21+. doors 8pm. featuring live musical performances by d. black, wild orchid children, sota, tea cozies.

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5th annual hunger banquet. 5pm.

hillel uw. 4745 17th ave ne.

$2 or donation of 2 cans of food. all ages. this year’s theme is “poverty and food.” social justice fair 5-6pm, banquet 6-8pm. also a meal will be provided. there will be speakers from the gates foundation and the community alliance for global justice.

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“a letter from my father: the john calhoun story” video and presentation. 6-8pm.

room 220, odegaard library, university of washington.

free. all ages. calhoun will introduce the documentary about the impact of being institutionalized at a young age and the transition back to his community, and end with a letter from his father. this is part of the “unspeakable lecture series.”

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“prince among slaves” documentary screening. 7pm.

pigott hall, seattle university. 901 12th ave.

free, online rsvp required. all ages. ilyasah shabazz (daughter of malcolm and author of growing up x), will introduce the documentary, there will be a q&a session afterward too.

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dr. barbara j. love: “bending the arc of the universe.” 7pm.

community room, the bush school. 3400 e. harrison st.

free. all ages. dr. barbara j. love, professor of social justice education, university of massachusetts, “bending the arc of the universe: how young people change the world.” this is part of the diversity speaker series.

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the lonely forest show. doors 7:30pm.

vera project, seattle center.

$10 general. all ages. featuring the lonely forest, the oregon donor, the violins.

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atlas stringband show. 7:30-10pm.

pike brewery co. 1415 1st ave.

free. all ages. musical performance by atlas stringband (old time southern music).

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“80s heart throbs sing along.” 8pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

$9 adv/$11 door. all ages. with subtitles to help you sing along!

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people eating people show. doors 8pm.

chop suey. 1325 e. madison st.

$7. 21+. featuring musical performances by people eating people, like lightning gavin guss, garret van der spek.

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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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FRIDAY 3/4:

hollow earth radio’s magma festival starts today.

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9th annual emerald city comicon. today-march 6.

washington state convention center. 800 convention place.

$15+. all ages. special guests, comics booths, auction, musical performances, celebrity photo ops, and more!

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23rd annual northwest women’s show. today-march 6.

quest field. 800 occidental ave s.

$15. all ages. fashion show, prizes, authors, demos, and more! schedule and details on the northwest women’s show site.

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“friday night bites.” 4-6pm.

whole foods, westlake location. 2210 westlake ave.

$5 sugg. donation (benefits the whole planet foundation). all ages. enjoy yummy treats from each department, and you’ll be entered to win a bouquet of roses.

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“tastes from around the world passport.” 5-7pm.

whole foods, roosevelt square location. 1026 ne 64th st.

$6 (proceeds go to the whole planet foundation). all ages. each department will create a special dish and you’ll get to try them all!

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fremont art walk. 6-9pm.

free. all ages. various businesses throughout fremont neighborhood.

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“friday night at the meaningful movies.” 6:30-9:30pm.

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

free (donations welcome). all ages. showing “transition towns revisited” at 7pm.

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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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“stormy weather” screening. doors 7:30pm.

west hall, 2nd floor, century ballroom. 915 east pine st.

free (entry). all ages. food/bar service available at 7:30pm, movie at 8pm.

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“spin the bottle.” 11pm.

annex theatre. 1100 e. pike st.

$10 general/$5 students. 21+. a late night variety show with comedy, musical performances, and more!

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SATURDAY 3/5:

free paramount theatre tour. 10am.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 90 min.

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free day at the seattle asian art museum. 10-5pm.

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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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word up! scrabble tournament for charity! 3:30pm.

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). benefits community harvest.

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traveling light rail show. 5:30pm.

starts at international district station.

free (with light rail fare). all ages. featuring over ten artists/bands. after party at radar hair + records at 7:30pm.

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10th annual sound off! finals. doors 7pm.

experience music project (emp), seattle center.

$10 general/$7 students, members. all ages. show 8pm. featuring short documentary films celebrating their anniversary, and musical performances by the winning bands from the previous shows: northern departure (renton), fit for hounds (seattle), the oh wells (surrey, british columbia), tomten (seattle).

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devotchka show. 7:30pm.

paramount theatre. 911 pine st.

$26.50 (plus $13 fees). all ages. musical performance by devotchka.

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yann tiersen show. doors 8pm.

neumos. 925 e. pike st.

$17.50 adv. 21+. featuring musical performances by yann tiersen, breathe owl breathe.

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greg attonito (of bouncing souls) show. 8pm.

porchlight coffee. 1515 14th ave.

free. all ages. art show and musical performance by greg attonitio.

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live musical performance. 8pm.

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

free. 21+. featuring sean neil and stella maxwell (dynamite boy, cruiserweight).

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grand hallway show. 9pm.

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

$10 adv/$12. 21+. featuring grand hallway, youth rescue mission (cd release), heatwarmer.

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SUNDAY 3/6:

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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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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beard and stache fest awards gala. 7:30pm.

nectar. 412 n. 36th st.

free. 2nd annual bearded lady competition, live music from bearded rhythm, and awards to the winners of the beard & stache fest!

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