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MONDAY 4/4:

“thrilling tales.” doors 11:45am.

microsoft auditorium, level 1, central library. 1000 4th ave.

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

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5th ave theatre tour. noon.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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trader joe’s silent movie mondays: i love new york. 7pm.

moore theatre. 1932 2nd ave.

$12 (plus fees). all ages. showing 1927’s “it.” the film will be accompanied by live music by organist jim riggs.

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“the rumble seattle.” 9pm.

havana social club. 1010 e. pike st.

free, rsvp encouraged. 21+. featuring different musicians/bands and drink specials.

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TUESDAY 4/5:

ballet preview. noon-1pm.

central library. 1000 4th ave.

free. all ages. preview the pacific northwest ballet’s “a midsummer night’s dream.” doug fullington, (education programs manager, pnb) will discuss the ballet.

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jackson holtz. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. holtz, who writes for the evertt herald, will be reading from his new book fly, colton, fly: the true story of the barefoot bandit, about colton harris-moore the “barefoot bandit.”

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“always beginning” national poetry month reading. 7-8:30pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$25 general/$10 students. all ages. celebrate poetry month with four poets from the washington-based nonprofit publisher copper canyon press; chris abani, chase twichell, lucia perillo, and jean valentine. proceeds go to copper canyon press.

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“science on tap.” 7:30pm.

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

free. 21+. featuring kim woodrow (department of bioengineering, university of washington), “nanomaterials for hiv prevention.”

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japan benefit. 8-11pm.

arabica lounge. 1550 e. olive way.

all ages. starts 9pm. featuring mamiffer, eyvind kang/jessika kenney, house of low culture.

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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 “black velvet” blueberry chocolate cobbler.

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WEDNESDAY 4/6:

wallingford art walk. 6-9pm.

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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 by darrius willrich, happy hour discounts, and special guests cary moon and lead pencil studio! this month’s theme is jazz and urbanity.

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“off hours” literary series. 7pm.

sole repair. 1001 e. pike st.

featuring charity burns, paullette gaudet, ed skoog, urban waite, hosted by peter mountford.

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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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“doug saunders: the new urban migration.” 7:30-9pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. saunders is the author of arrival city.

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THURSDAY 4/7:

first thursday!

there are a number of seattle musuems that are free today!

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

free. all ages. occiental park and businesses throughout pioneer square.

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the saint’s 3rd birthday. 5pm.

the saint social club. 1416 e. olive way.

celebrate with a live mariachi music and all-night happy hour!

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now urbanism “next eco-cities.” 6:30pm.

room 120, kane hall. university of washington.

free. all ages. “next eco-cities: imaginations and futures” featuring kongjian yu (turenscape, beijing, china), karen seto (school of forestry & environmental studies, yale university), pierre belanger (harvard university), moderated by daniel s. friedman (dean, college of built environments, university of washington).

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“john perkins: 2012 prophesy: radical global change.” 7:30-9pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. perkins is the author of confessions of an economic hit man and hoodwinked.

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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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ravenna woods show. doors 8pm.

neumos. 925 e. pike st.

$10. 21+. featuring musical performances by ravenna woods, drew grow and the pastors’ wives, big sur.

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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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simon kornelis and katie goddard show. doors 8pm, show 9pm.

columbia city theater. 4916 rainier ave s.

$5. 21+. featuring simon kornelis, katie goddard, squirrel butter, acoustic zoo, and live painting by zak alexander.

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FRIDAY 4/8:

art up greenwood-phinney. 6-9pm.

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ghost gallery’s 1 year anniversary. all day!

ghost gallery. 504 e. denny way.

champagne and music while you shop, special discounts, and 25% of all jewelry/mini art/vintage sales will be donated to the red cross!

also: “why are you a triangle?” exhibition and trunk show. 7-10pm.

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“worn out” stranger’s fashion show. doors 7pm.

a contemporary theatre. 700 union st.

$20. show 8pm. the stranger’s first fashion show with a number of local designers, including stella love, like a rockstar, alex hancock, and more!

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“maroon: a literary mixer.” 7pm.

k.r. trigger building bar. 3201 1st ave.

free, rsvp required. free drinks, part of the seattle small press festival!

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henning mankell. 7-8:30pm.

central library. 1000 4th ave.

free. all ages. swedish author mankell will read from the troubled man, the tenth book in the kurt wallander series.

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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 “cascadia: the hidden fire,” the topic is local emergency preparedness and there will be a community discussion with mark howard (seattle office of emergency management) and mary heim (north-end comunication hubs), and others following the film.

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live musical performances. 7-9:30pm.

alley upstairs room, cafe allegro. 4214 university way ne.

free. all ages. rotating musicians.

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brite futures show. doors 7:30pm.

vera project. seattle center.

$9. all ages. featuring musical performances by brite futures (formally natalie portman’s shaved head), los gentlemen, unibroz.

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miss rose and her rhythm percolators show. 7:30-10:30pm.

fireside room, sorrento hotel. 900 madison st.

free musical performance by miss rose and her rhythm percolators.

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“seattle for japan: an earthquake and tsunami benefit” show. 8pm.

chop suey. 1325 e. madison st.

$10 sugg. donation. 21+. featuring musical performances by grand hallway, the first times, kimo muraki, grant olsen (arthur & yu), lincoln barr (red jacket mine), like lightning, joshua morrison.

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sarah silverman. 10pm.

moore theatre. 1932 2nd ave.

$30 (plus fees). comedian/actress sarah silverman.

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SATURDAY 4/9:

moore theatre tour. 10am.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 90 min.

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historic seattle renovation fair. 10am-4pm.

washington hall. 153 14th ave.

$5 general. all ages. this is the first ever renovation fair, there will be thirty exhibitors.

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“seattle’s architectural history, part 1: 1880-1941.” 1-3pm.

central library. 1000 4th ave.

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

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macklemore and ryan lewis signing. 2pm.

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

free. all ages. meet macklemore and ryan lewis! cd and merch signing.

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2011 strike out hunger. 2-4:30pm.

west seattle bowl. 4505 39th ave sw.

april 1 deadline to sign up (individuals or teams of 4-6 people). benefits solid ground’s food security for children program.

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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 a different charity every week.

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ballard art walk. 6-9pm.

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georgetown art attack. 6-9pm.

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nikki decaires show. 7:30-10:30pm.

fireside room, sorrento hotel. 900 madison st.

free musical performance by jazz vocalist nikki declaires.

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“seattle for japan: an earthquake and tsunami benefit” show. 8pm.

chop suey. 1325 e. madison st.

$10 sugg. donation. 21+. featuring musical performances by people eating people, irukandji, young evils, ponyhomie, the torn acls, the quit, and more!

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SUNDAY 4/10:

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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macklemore and ryan lewis signing. 4pm.

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

free. all ages. meet macklemore and ryan lewis! cd and merch signing.

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seattle restaurant week starts today!

participating businesses will have a $28 3 course meal, many also have $15 3 course lunches too!

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