5/16-5/22

MONDAY 5/16:

“thrilling tales.” doors 11:45am.

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

free. all ages. lunch hour story time for adults 12:05-12:45pm. featuring stanley ellin’s the specialty of the house.

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5th ave theatre tour. noon.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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granta group reading. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. celebrating granta: the best of young spanish language novelists, featuring andres barba, javier montes, and alberto olmos. moderated by (bainbridge island) novelist david guterson.

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husky film night. 7pm.

walker-ames room, 2nd floor, kane hall. university of washington.

free. all ages. presented by uwtv and siff, this is an opportunity to preview some of the films in this year’s seattle international film festival! there will be special guests, chances to win free siff passes, and more!

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TUESDAY 5/17:

mccaw hall tour. noon-1pm.

free, pre-registration required. all ages.

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oyster happy hour. 6-8pm.

westlake whole foods. 2210 westlake ave.

69 cent oysters on the half-shell, and beer and wine available for purchase!

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jim shepard reading. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. shepard is the author of you think that’s bad, a collection of short stories.

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uw jackson school: the changing middle east. 7:30-9pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. featuring dr. hussein m. elkhafaifi, resat kasaba, frederick lorenz, marwa maziad, hind m. ahmed zaki, joel s. migdal, jawed zouari, and moderated by anand yang.

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“cakearokee.” 9pm-cl.

highline bar. 210 broadway e.

free. 21+. karaoke and (rotating vegan) cake specials, tonight there will be the summer lovin’ cake: coconut cake with mandarin orange slices and creamy coconut frosting and shredded coconut.

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WEDNESDAY 5/18:

capitol hill block party (july 22-24) 3-day passes go on sale today!

for $75 (plus fees). all ages. single day tickets go on sale june 3.

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assistant professor ralina joseph. 3:30-5pm.

room 126, communications building. university of washington.

free. all ages. “the first lady speaks back: reading michelle obama’s post-identity performance and resistance.”

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“female faces of war” film screening. 5pm.

allen library auditorium, university of washington.

free. all ages. this film screening coincides with tomorrow’s “veterans of intercommunal violence” lecture.

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hood hunt #12: green lake. 6pm.

meet at the baseball diamonds, green lake park.

free. all ages. map-based scavenger hunt (don’t forget to print a map!), social afterward at latona pub (6423 latona ave ne).

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globes show. 6pm.

sonic boom, ballard location. 2209 nw market st.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance by globes.

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teresa gowan. 7pm.

microsoft auditorium, central library. 1000 4th ave.

free. teens+. gowan is the author of hobos, hustlers, backsliders. she will discuss her book and five years of field work with homeless men in san francisco.

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“ignite.” doors 7pm.

king cat theater. 2130 6th ave.

$5. 21+. talks begin at 8pm. speakers will have 20 slides and five minutes to discuss their topic of choice. tonight’s topics include the tunnel, how to go to kindergarten, how social games about farms ruin your life, and more!

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norman myers: population break down or break through? 7:30-9pm.

great hall, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

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dodgeball. 9pm.

tennis courts, cal anderson park. 1635 11th ave.

free. all ages. seattle street dodgeball presents dodgeball in the park every week and open to everyone; all ages and skills welcome!

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THURSDAY 5/19:

seattle beer week starts today! til may 29.

today’s events include a lot of kick-off celebrations with food specials and special menus/dinners, special beers on tap, and more!

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sliders happy hour. 5-7pm.

westlake whole foods. 2210 westlake ave.

$3 sliders, or three for $8. four varieties, including miso glazed pork shoulder with cucumber/daikon/wasabi relish and pickled giner aioli, also ground lamb and feta with a mint/cucumber/tomato relish and a pepperonini tapenade.

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seattle international film festival starts today! til june 12.

special opening night events tonight!

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sasquatch! poster and print show/toy release. 5-8pm.

velocity art & design. 251 yale ave.

free. all ages. celebrate the 10th anniversary of sasquatch! with refreshments, music, toys, prints, and more! salvatore the sasquatch and his sidekick george will be there too!

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“veterans of intercommunal violence” lecture. 6pm.

room 120, kane hall, university of washington.

free. all ages. this is the 5th annual “veterans of intercommunal violence” lecture, featuring susan avila-smith (founder and director of vetwow), “conduct unbecoming: sexual abuse in the military.” followed by q&a, and refreshments in the walker-ames room.

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5th annual dino-wine-oh! 6-9pm.

pacific science center, seattle center.

$25 general/$30 general with 5:30pm presentation by sommelier david leclaire. 21+. admission includes first three tastes. there will be activities (create your own dinosaur wine charm), music (dj wd4d), hors d’oeuvres, and a lot of wine!

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the taste of west seattle. 6-9pm.

the hall at fauntleroy. 9131 california ave sw.

$40 adv. all ages. well it’s not cheap, but it benefits a great cause; west seattle helpline. sample food and beverages from a number of great west seattle businesses (including cupcake royale, salty’s on alki, full tilt ice cream, west 5, elliott bay brewery, great harvest bread co, duke’s chowder house, etc.)

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belltown art walk. 6-cl.

free. all ages. many participating businesses will have special opening receptions.

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toward a great waterfront. 6:30-8:30pm.

bell harbor conference center. 2211 alaskan way.

free, rsvp encouraged; email rsvp@waterfrontseattle.org. all ages. 5-6:30pm food (food trucks with items available for purchase) and music on the pier, 6:30pm james corner and team will present initial design directions for the waterfront, followed by q&a.

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history cafe. 7pm.

roy street coffee and tea (starbucks). 700 broadway e.

free, rsvp encouraged. all ages. different topic and expert speakers month!

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“folk dancing for all.” 7-1opm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. participatory folk dancing open to everyone! presented by northwest folk dancers incorporated, teaching 7:45-8:15pm.

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“the office” season finale. 8pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

$5 food/beverage voucher. all ages. watch the season finale of “the office,” followed by “parks and recreation.”

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the very last 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! this is the last ffok, so come celebrate its life/mourn its end.

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FRIDAY 5/20:

kexp hood to hood challenge winner: ballard. 6am-9pm.

throughout the ballard neighborhood.

free. all ages. there will be a number of great live musical performances, including david bazan, joan as policewoman, shabazz palaces, jason dodson (the maldives), eric elbogen (say hi), boat, and much more!

also evening shows and celebrations (some free, some $).

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bike to work day!

there will be commute stations with free giveaways, a rally 7:45-8:30am, and the bike to work after party 4-7pm.

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free cookie for bike commuters!

sugar bakery. 1014 madison st.

to celebrate bike to work day, sugar bakery is giving out free frosted sugar cookies to bike commuters! just stop in and mention that you biked! while supplies last, so make sure you stop in before work!

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the woman’s century club annual may breakfast. noon-1:30pm.

harvard exit theatre. 807 e. roy st.

free, rvsp encouraged by “attending” their facebook event page or email president@womanscenturyclub.org. all ages. the woman’s century club and reel grrls are joining to celebrate the suffragists! there will be a screening of the short documentary “the fifth star” and q&a following the film. light refreshments will be provided.

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seattle beer week.

food specials, beer discounts, special beers on tap, and more!

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madrona farmers market. 3-7pm.

this is the first madrona farmers market of the season!

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seattle international film festival. today-june 12.

check out today’s schedule for a better idea of what’s showing.

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seattle erotic art festival. today-may 22.

fremont studios. 155 n. 35th st.

$10-$30/day, $55 3-day pass. 18+ (21+ after 6pm fri/sat). this year’s theme is “red light district,” there will be performances, films, (visual, literary, installation) art, and more!

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free siff tickets! starting at 3pm.

starbucks, multiple locations.

free. all ages. starbucks will be giving away free tickets every friday after 3pm (starting today-june 17) to different seattle events/venues!

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f5 bike to work day street party. 4-7pm.

bergen place park. 2200 nw market st.

free. all ages. presented by the cascade bicycle club, this annual bike to work day after party is a great community way to celebrate biking and the neighborhood!

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union station’s 100th anniversary celebration. 2-7pm.

throughout pioneer square and union station. 401 s. jackson st.

free. all ages. a community open house and celebration of union station’s 100 years and the launch of the “trail to treasure.” there will be a number of different tours, activities, live music, drinks, cake and cupcakes, and more!

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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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sasquatch! posters. 6-9pm.

vermillion. 1508 11th ave.

free. 21+. an exhibition of screen-printed posters designed for 2011′s sasquatch!

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university district art walk. 6-9pm.

free. all ages. many participating businesses will have special opening receptions.

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rainbow fiesta bingo night! doors 6pm, bingo 7pm.

senior center of west seattle. 4217 oregon st.

$15 adv/$20 door. all ages. bingo fundraiser hosted by slyvia stayformore and the sisters of perpetual indulgence.

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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 “on the edge.”

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the found footage festival. 7 & 10pm.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

$11. all ages (21+ 10pm showing).

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dodgeball. 9pm.

tennis courts, cal anderson park. 1635 11th ave.

free. all ages. seattle street dodgeball presents dodgeball in the park every week and open to everyone; all ages and skills welcome!

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live musical performance. 9:30-close.

talerico’s pizzeria. 4718 california ave sw.

free. 21+. featuring jonny smokes (rock, blues, hip hop). also late night happy hour discounts on food 11pm-1am.

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SATURDAY 5/21:

18th annual greenwood garage sale day. 9-3pm.

throughout the greenwood neighborhood.

there will be over 100 sales! get out and meet neighbors, enjoy the neighborhood, and find some great deals!

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girls on the run 5k. 10am.

seward park.

$20+ depending on type of registration ($15 youth). all ages. all participants will be entered into the raffle. the theme is “super heros” and everyone is encouraged to dress up! there will be a festival (with games, face painting, and more!) after the run/walk to celebrate completing the 5k!

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georgetown farmers and flea market. 10-3pm.

this is the first georgetown market of the season!

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seattle works day. noon.

join a team! there will be projects throughout seattle. noon-3:30pm.

after party at seattle center. there will be food, drinks, and entertainment!

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seattle beer week.

food specials, beer discounts, special beers on tap, and more!

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42nd annual university district street fair. 10-7pm.

university way ne (the “ave”), 41st-5oth st.

free. all ages. there will be a number of vendors selling food, crafts, and other items and live performances (dance, comedy, music, etc.), and more!

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green festival. 10-7pm.

quest field. 800 ocidental ave.

$10 one day/$15 festival pass. all ages. live music, workshops, booths, speakers, and more!

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

free. all ages. join local artist mia yoshihara-bradshaw in the community hall, where you can make your own book art! 1-3pm.

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“a glimpse of china” chinese culture and arts festival. 11-6pm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. there will be dance, music, and other types of performances, activities, displays, and more!

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“people-powered park parade” bike/walk parade and celebration. 11:30am.

jefferson park & lewis park, beacon hill.

free. all ages. parade leaves jefferson park playground at noon —> lewis park 1pm. party at lewis park 1-5pm. celebrate the future bike boulevard with free food, entertainment, tours, and more!

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seattle international film festival. today-june 12.

check out today’s schedule for a better idea of what’s showing.

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4-on-4 dodgeball tournament. noon.

cal anderson park. 1635 11th ave.

$20/team (up to 5 people, registration fee benefits seattle street dodgeball). all ages. MUST REGISTER BY MAY 14. prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

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“walk, talk, taste tour.” 2-3:30pm.

west seattle pcc. 2749 california ave sw.

free, registration required. all ages. informative tour/class to get you more familiar with the store and your shopping options. everyone will receive a $10 coupon for store merchandise.

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seattle erotic art festival. today-may 22.

fremont studios. 155 n. 35th st.

$10-$30/day. 18+ (21+ after 6pm). this year’s theme is “red light district,” there will be performances, films, (visual, literary, installation) art, and more!

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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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the big dig record show. 3-8pm.

vermillion. 1508 11th ave.

$3 general. 18 west coast record dealers will be selling records!

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del the funky homosapien show. 3:30pm.

sonic boom, capitol hill location. 1525 melrose ave.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance by del the funky homosapien.

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jamfest 2011 starts today! 6:30-9:30pm.

throughout the international district neighborhood.

$8 general. all ages. celebrate the first jamfest of the year! there will be live musical performances, dance in hing hay park, special discounts, special gifts (first 25 at wing luke will recieve jamfest gift bags), and more!

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elizabeth austen reading. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. austen is a seattle poet and teacher, her latest work every dress a decision, is her first full-length collection.

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seattle rock orchestra performs queen. 8pm.

moore theatre. 1932 2nd ave.

$18 (plus fees). all ages. the seattle rock orchestra will be performing some of your favorite queen songs!

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SUNDAY 5/22:

3rd annual west seattle 5k run/walk. 9am.

along alki ave s.w., west seattle.

$30 early registration (ENDS MAY 5). all ages. benefits west seattle high school. run starts at 9:25am, walk at 9:30am.

also: seattle summer streets. til 5pm.

alki ave s.w. will be closed (to cars, and open to people!) for the west seattle 5k and to celebrate seattle summer streets! there will be fun activities, entertainment, and more!

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42nd annual university district street fair. 10-6pm.

university way ne (the “ave”), 41st-5oth st.

free. all ages. there will be a number of vendors selling food, crafts, and other items and live performances (dance, comedy, music, etc.), and more!

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green festival. 11-6pm.

quest field. 800 ocidental ave.

$10 one day/$15 festival pass. all ages. live music, workshops, booths, speakers, and more!

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seattle beer week.

food specials, beer discounts, special beers on tap, and more!

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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 international film festival. today-june 12.

check out today’s schedule for a better idea of what’s showing.

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last day of the seattle erotic art festival.

fremont studios. 155 n. 35th st.

$10 sugg. donation. 18+. this year’s theme is “red light district,” there will be performances, films, (visual, literary, installation) art, and more!

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sun liquor’s 5th anniversary celebration. 5pm.

sun liquor. 607 summit ave e.

celebrate sun liquor’s birthday with a bbq and drink specials!

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silent auction. 7:30pm.

vermillion. 1508 11th ave.

free (entry). 21+. there will be a silent auction (with work from a number of notable local artists) and donations will also be collected to go toward legal and medical expenses for local artists cait willis and amber anderson (who were hit by an uninsured drunk driver). there will be drink specials, live performances, and more.

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the bushwick book club seattle. 8pm.

chop suey. 1325 madison st.

$10 general. 21+. “the bushwick book club seattle presents: original music inspired by surely you’re joking mr. feynman (adventures of a curious character).” there will be over ten artists performing!

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