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MONDAY 4/11:

5th ave theatre tour. noon.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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50% off all dozens! 3pm.

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

just mention the facebook post (that says 50% off all mixed dozens), and receive the discount (while they last)!

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seattle restaurant week (today-thur this week) until april 21.

participating businesses (like joule, poppy, canlis, golden beetle, the corson building, and more!) will have a $28 three course meal, many also have $15 three course lunches too!

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“cineoke!” 7pm.

jewelbox theater. the rendezvous. 2322 2nd ave.

$5. doors 6:30pm. like karaoke, but to your favorite movie musicals.

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TUESDAY 4/12:

free lonely forest show. 6pm.

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

free. all ages. in-store musical performance by the lonely forest.

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“the round 71.” doors 7pm, show 8pm.

fremont abbey. 4272 fremont ave n.

$7 adv/$8-10 door. all ages. featuring musical performances by shelby earl, ok sweatheart, kasey anderson, live pottery by eric newman, live sculpture by malia sleight, youthspeaks slam poets, and more!

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WEDNESDAY 4/13:

“do it with a view at the seattle waterfront.” 5-7:30pm.

ivars acres of clams, pier 54. 1001 alaskan way.

free, rsvp required. 21+. free appetizers, happy hour specials, raffle prizes, and more!

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lori gruen reading & signing. 6pm.

university bookstore. 4326 university way ne.

free. all ages. gruen is the author of ethics and animals.

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“cakearokee.” 9pm-cl.

highline bar. 210 broadway e.

free. 21+. karaoke and (rotating vegan) cake specials, tonight’s special is a chocolate orange cake with a dark bittersweet chocolate mousse frosting.

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“rosehips at rosebud.” 9:30pm.

rosebud restaurant & bar. 719 e. pike st.

free. 21+. belly dancing exhibition. themed drinks.

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THURSDAY 4/14:

elliott bay book co’s 1st anniversary in capitol hill.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

celebrate their first year in capitol hill with 15% off your purchase! chs has the coupon and it’s good today-april 20th.

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free day at the northwest african american museum. 11-7pm.

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opening reception “in his own words: the life and work of cesar chavez.” 4-5pm.

lobby, allen library, university of washington.

free. all ages. this exhibition documents the life and career of cesar chavez with photographs, excerpts from speeches, interviews, and more! there will be a short introduction by uw communication professor hammerback, tours of the exhibition, and refreshments will be available.

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capitol hill blitz. 5-8pm.

art walk throughout capitol hill neighborhood.

free. all ages. many businesses have special opening receptions with the artist, special discounts, food, music, and more!

including free ice cream & cheap beer at porchlight, free treats at cakespy, eco-sexy trivia night at babeland, 9pm blitz afterparty-1 year anniversary-at unicorn with 10% of sales going to red cross, boom noodle will have all night happy hour and silent auction with 100% of proceeds going to red cross for relief effort in japan, film screening at roy st. coffee & tea, etc.

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free day at the seattle asian art museum. 5-9pm with capitol hill blitz.

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“the hood hunt #10: alki.” 6pm.

start at the log house museum. 3003 61st ave sw.

free. all ages. a map-based neighborhood scavenger hunt (with 20 checkpoints), don’t forget to print off the map! following the “hunt” there will be a social in the area (location tba)!

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west seattle art walk. 6-9pm.

art walk throughout the west seattle neighborhood.

free. all ages. many businesses will have special opening receptions with the artist, music, special discounts, and more!

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movie night at bauhaus. 8pm.

bauhaus books & coffee. 301 e. pine st.

free. all ages. “the fountain” will be shown without sound, while a guest dj will create a new soundtrack. music starts 8pm, film 8:30pm.

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twif bingo. 8pm.

auto battery. 1009 e. union st.

$10 donation. 21+. multi-challenge games (trivia, bingo, and more!) and prizes!

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5th annual solo performance festival (spf) starts tonight! 8pm.

theatre off jackson. 409 7th ave s.

$12 +; prices vary (also $100 full festival pass available). there are a number of different types of performances, check out the website to find out more! spf goes until may 7.

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FRIDAY 4/15:

87th annual seattle children’s garden sale. noon-6pm.

6901 sand point way ne.

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easter egg hunts start today!

check out the free/cheap egg hunts open to the public happening around seattle!

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“free fry friday.” 5-7pm.

pike street fish fry. 925 e. pike st. capitol hill.

free french fries, $2 new belgium beer.

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university district art walk. 6-9pm.

art walk in the university district, mostly around university way ne (the ave).

free. all ages. many businesses will have special opening receptions with the artist, live music, and more!

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denis wood. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. woods is the author of everything sings: maps for a narrative atlas, which has many unusual, nontraditional maps!

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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 “gasland.”

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the maldives show. doors 8pm.

neumos. 925 e. pike st.

$12 adv. 21+. featuring musical performances by the maldives, the horde and the harem, lemolo.

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“let my bunnies go! a passover & easter extravaganza.” 8-10pm.

west hall, century ballroom, oddfellows building. 915 e. pine st.

$15 general/$25 vip. 21+. doors 7:30pm. miss indigo blue and heidi von haught present this burlesque show featuring new york’s “dangerous curves ahead.”

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“queers in space” a dance party for queers & their allies. 8-11pm.

vera project. seattle center.

$5 sugg. donation (fundraiser for queer youth space). all ages. dance party featuring dj mathematix and dj dewey decimal.

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live music. 9:30pm-cl.

talerico’s pizzeria. 4718 california ave sw.

free. 21+. featuring jonny smokes. also late night happy hour discounts on food 11pm-1am.

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10th annual re-store trash fashion show. 7pm & 9:30pm.

the new york fashion academy. 5201 ballard ave nw.

$15 general/$25 vip. all ages (9:30 21+). professional and amateur designers will create pieces with (a minimum of 90%) reclaimed materials! beer/wine garden open before the fashion show.

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SATURDAY 4/16:

book sale. 9am-5pm.

hanger building 30, magnuson park. 7400 sand point way ne.

free. all ages. friends of the seattle public library present this weekend book sale!

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87th annual seattle children’s garden sale. 9am-5pm.

6901 sand point way ne.

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“duamish alive!” 10am.

multiple sites in seattle.

free, rsvp required. all ages. the nature consortium presents this annual restoration project and festival! join other volunteers help restore the watershed of the duamish river; work parties are 10am-2pm and include snacks, tools, and gloves, followed by a festival at pathfinder school (1901 sw genesse st.) with free food, music, and activities!

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free day at the wing luke museum. 10-8pm.

free. all ages. there will be a special family fun day activity 1-3pm; creating animal parts inspired by the chinese zodiac (out of recycled materials) that you can wear!

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18th annual “april pools day.”

40 facilities in washington state.

free. all ages. a number of seattle parks and recreation swimming pool locations will be hosting free events to learn more about water safety and activities. there will also be a drawing for prizes, like a free lifejacket.

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“tax-free day 2011.”

multiple businesses in the junction, west seattle.

enjoy a tax-free day of shopping, eating, and drinking in the junction! there are 37 businesses participating (including great harvest bread co, shoofly pie, the beer junction, edie’s, etc.), just look for the red balloon outside, and many of them will also have other specials/discounts today!

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4th annual record store day.

special (free, all ages) performances and discounts to celebrate!

*peter buck (rem) signing. noon.

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

*the moondoggies in-store musical performance. 1pm.

sonic boom, capitol hill location. 1525 melrose ave.

*duff mckagan’s loaded. 2pm.

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

*the head and the heart in-store musical performance. 3pm.

sonic boom records, ballard location. 2209 nw market st.

*grieves & bruno signing. 3pm.

easy street records, west seattle location. 4559 california ave sw.

*telekinesis in-store musical performance. 5pm.

sonic boom, capitol hill location. 1525 melrose ave.

*the head and the heart in-store musical performance. 7pm.

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

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“seattle’s architectural history, part 2: 1945-present.” 1-3pm.

central library. 1000 4th ave.

free. all ages. this is the second in a three part series. jeffrey karl ochsner (university of washington) will discuss seattle’s architectural and urban history.

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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 aarf.

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genki sushi special!

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. this promotion will continue for every saturday and sunday this month.

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seattle small press festival closing party. 7pm.

arabica lounge. 1550 e. olive way.

free. celebrate the small press festival’s ending.

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SUNDAY 4/17:

87th annual seattle children’s garden sale. 10-2pm.

6901 sand point way ne.

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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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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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book sale. 11am-4pm.

hanger building 30, magnuson park. 7400 sand point way ne.

free. all ages. friends of the seattle public library present this weekend book sale!

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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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2nd annual cupcake camp seattle. noon-4pm.

the canal. 5300 34th ave nw.

$8 adv/$10 door. all ages. ticket includes 6 mini cupcake tastings or 3 standard size cupcakes. there will be plenty of cupcake related activities to enjoy/participate in! proceeds go to the hope heart institute.

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genki sushi special!

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. this promotion will continue for every saturday and sunday this month.

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wing luke museum of the asian pacific american experience. 10-8pm.

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