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MONDAY 4/25:

wild rye cafe bakery grand opening! 7-3pm.

wild rye cafe bakery. 806 pike st.

celebrate the opening with free almond and coconut macaroons!

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5th ave theatre tour. noon.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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fireside chat: seattle art museum. 6-9pm.

fireside room, sorrento hotel. 900 madison st.

free. 21+. featuring sandra jackson-dumont (deputy director of education and public programs, sam), donald byrd (artistic director, spectrum dance theater), and roy mcmakin. they will be discussing dance, art, and sam’s current exhibition: “nick cave: meet me at the center of the earth.”

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“science cafe.” 7pm.

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

free. 21+. featuring andy mcshea (chief operating officer and chief scientist, theo chocolate), “this year in chocolate: science and current events from the crazy world of cocoa.”

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TUESDAY 4/26:

cross bones style. 9pm.

arabica lounge. 1550 e. olive way.

free. all ages. “sad sad music night.”

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“cakearokee.” 9pm-cl.

highline bar. 210 broadway e.

free. 21+. karaoke and (rotating vegan) cake specials, tonight’s special is “it’s always sunny in seattle,” a vanilla lemon cake with whipped vanilla frosting! there will be a special guest host tonight too!

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WEDNESDAY 4/27:

columbia city farmers market starts today! 3-7pm.

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mike watt show. 6pm.

sonic boom, capitol hill location. 1525 melrose ave.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance by mike watt.

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the hood hunt: south lake union. 6pm.

start at lake union park, 860 terry ave n.

free. all ages. a map-based scavenger hunt, don’t forget to print the map! followed by a social at jillian’s (731 westlake ave n.)

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“31 cents scoop night.” 5-1opm.

baskin robbins, multiple locations.

get a scoop of ice cream for 31 cents (plus tax)! proceeds benefit the national fallen firefighters foundation.

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“food network challenge: donut champions” viewing party. 5:30-7:30pm.

mighty-0 donuts. 2110 n 55th st.

free. all ages. watch the episode and celebrate mighty-o’s win with free doughnuts and coffee!

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THURSDAY 4/28:

dining out for life.

a great excuse to eat out tonight! check out the participating restaurants that will be donating to a great cause!

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nffty starts today! til may 1.

multiple locations, seattle.

the national film festival for talented youth starts today! check out the website to see the scheduled screenings and celebrations!

tonight’s opening celebration will be at cinerama. *UPDATE: SOLD OUT*

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kim barker reading. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. a former seattle times writer, barker (who now lives in new york), will read and discuss her the taliban shuffle: strange days in the afghanistan and pakistan.

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“cheap wine and poetry.” 7pm.

richard hugo house. 1634 11th ave.

free. all ages. featuring roberto ascalon, elizabeth austen, paul nelson, katharine ogle, and cheap wine for purchase!

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5th annual beers for birds. 7-9pm.

wedgwood alehouse. 8515 35th ave.

$3. 21+. trivia night hosted by the seattle audubon society! $5 raffle tickets available too!

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FRIDAY 4/29:

celebrate the royal wedding. 10-3pm.

the george & dragon pub. 206 n. 36th st.

free. 21+. for those of you not watching the live broadcast of the royal wedding at 3am, you can watch a tapped version at the george & dragon. wedding attire-including those fancy hats for ladies and suits for men-are encouraged and there will be special royal wedding-themed menu items available for purchase.

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celebrate the royal wedding at crackerjack.

crackerjack contemporary crafts, wallingford center. 1815 n. 45th st.

free. all ages. celebrate the royal wedding with 10% off all hats, wear a fancy hat and get 10% of your entire purchase, and there will be free cake and sparkling cider too!

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the head and the heart show.

showbox market. *UPDATE: SOLD OUT*

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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 “reel injun-on the trail of the hollywood indian.”

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live musical performance. 9-midnight.

talerico’s pizzeria. 4718 california ave sw.

free. 21+. featuring heather banker & the nearly homeless blues band. also late night happy hour discounts on food 11pm-1am.

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“trouble.” 10pm.

fred wildlife refuge. 127 e. boylston.

$10. 21+. featuring dj hops, dj f.i.t.s., dj disco, aerialists, and more!

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SATURDAY 4/30:

univeristy district farmers market. 9-2pm.

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9th annual white center cambodian new year festival. 10:30-5pm.

sw 98th street between 15th & 16th ave sw, white center.

free. all ages. there will be performances, music, and more!

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free sewing class. 11-1pm.

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

free. 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 theme is aprons!

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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.

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heather shouse and food truck party! noon-2pm.

richard hugo house. 1634 11th ave.

free. all ages. to celebrate shouse’s food trucks: dispatches and recipes from the best kitchens on wheels, food trucks maximus minimus, skillet, hallava faladel, and streettreats will be in hugo house’s parking lot selling lunch!

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taco truck challenge. noon.

south lake union. 101 westlake ave.

free ($5 beer garden admission). all ages. presented by 1077.7 the end. there will be a number of taco trucks (cash only), and other activities like karaoke (with prizes), taco voting at 5:30pm.

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scenic drive indoor market. noon-7pm.

scenic drive e. pike factory. 611 e. pike st.

free (entry). all ages. the market will have a number of local vendors (designers, artists, etc.) selling unique items!

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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 books for prisoners.

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throw me the statue show. 8pm.

comet tavern. 922 e. pike st.

$8. 21+. featuring musical performances by throw me the statue, boat, boy eats drum machine, wonderful.

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the head and the heart show.

moore theatre. *UPDATE: SOLD OUT*

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SUNDAY 5/1:

2nd annual top pot doughnut dash 5k run & walk. 9am.

green lake.

$30 adv (before april 30)/$40 day of. all ages (kids event is free). registration fee includes top pot doughnut dash t-shirt. there will be a live musical performance by casper babypants after the awards ceremony!

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rock riot run & walk. 10am.

university of washington.

donation (benefits eastside domestic violence program). all ages. registration fee includes a rock riot t-shirt, food, beverages, and chance at prizes! 5k walk/run through uw campus to spread awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence.

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west seattle farmers market. 10-2pm.

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ballard street market. 10-3pm.

there will be special may day celebrations today at the market; a local group of morris dancers will be dressed up and performing 11:30-12:15pm.

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fremont street market. 10-5pm.

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dedication party for summit slope park. noon.

summit slope park. 200 summit ave.

free. all ages. there will be free snacks and refreshments provided by starbucks and umpqua bank, music, a seattle tilth master composer, and council members on hand to celebrate the park!

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asian-pacific islander heritage month celebration. noon-5pm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. celebrate api heritage month with music, art, performances (girls drill team, taiko, step team, martial arts, etc.), and more!

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2nd annual may day music marathon! noon-1opm.

great hall, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. check out the full schedule to learn more about this marathon of music!

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david sedaris. 7pm. *UPDATE: SOLD OUT*

benaroya hall. 200 university st.

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