5/2-5/8

MONDAY 5/2:

8th annual langston hughes african american film festival. til may 8.

multiple locations, mostly central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

check out the website or central cinema for the schedule and more information. there are a number of great films being shown!

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bumbershoot’s “artist a day in may.” all month

to get you excited for 2011’s bumbershoot festival, they will be revealing one bumbershoot artist every day this month!

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“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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junip show. doors 8pm.

neumos. 925 e. pike st.

$15 adv. 21+. featuring musical performances by junip (elias araya, jose gonzalez, tobias winterkorn) and acrylics.

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“the rumble seattle.” 8pm.

the high dive. 513 n. 36th st.

free. 21+. featuring musical performances by the fling, black whale, deep sea diver, and pbr drink specials.

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prom at linda’s. 9pm-cl.

linda’s tavern. 707 e. pine st.

free (entry). 21+. there will be photographers taking prom pictures, prizes/awards for best outfits, djs, dancing, and more!

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fleet foxes show. 7:3opm.

moore theatre. *UPDATE: SOLD OUT*

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TUESDAY 5/3:

“find it on first: first tuesday urban scavenger hunt.”

boka, fonte, japonessa, taste, and pike brewing co; all on 1st ave.

free. all ages. pick up a “find it on first” stamp card at one of the participating businesses, visit all five and answer trivia or find hidden treasures to get a stamp. if you collect stamps from all locations, you’ll receive a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entree (after 6pm). there will also be a monthly drawing for a grand prize!

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brandi carlile. 4pm.

cupcake royale, capitol hill location. 1111 e. pike st.

free. all ages. in-store musical performance by carlile, she’ll also be signing cds (her “live at benaroya” will be available for purchase).

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brandi carlile. 7-8pm.

molly moon’s, capitol hill location. 917 e. pine st.

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

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“science on tap.” 7:30pm.

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

free. 21+. featuring blaise aguera y arcas (bing mobile and bing maps, microsoft), “building a collective digital world.”

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fleet foxes show. 7:3opm.

moore theatre. *UPDATE: SOLD OUT*

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“all star karaoke.” 8-9pm.

nectar. 412 n. 36th.

free. 21+. karaoke and specials; $1 pizza slices, $2 pbr & highlife, $3 wells.

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jessica lea mayfield. 9pm.

tractor tavern. 5213 ballard ave nw.

$12. 21+. featuring musical performances by jessica lea mayfield and nathaniel rateliff.

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“cakearokee.” 9pm-cl.

highline bar. 210 broadway e.

free. 21+. karaoke and (rotating vegan) cake specials.

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brandi carlile performance. 10pm.

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

free (with purchase of her new “live at benaroya hall” cd). all ages. in-store musical performance by brandi carlile.

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WEDNESDAY 5/4:

seattle fashion week. today-may 15.

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othello public market. 10-6pm.

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columbia city farmers market. 3-7pm.

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launch of hotel angeline: a novel in 36 voices. 5pm.

richard hugo house. 1634 11th ave.

free. all ages. this is a launch party for the collaborative novel that was created during october’s “the novel: live” marathon. there will be snacks, t-shirts and posters to win, drinks available for purchase, and more!

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hood hunt #11: magnolia. 6pm.

meet at magnolia presbyterian church. 3051 25th ave w.

free. all ages. map-based scavenger hunt (don’t forget to print a map!), social afterward at mulleady’s irish pub (3055 21st ave w.).

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bike month kick-off potluck. 6-8pm.

community hall, phinney neighborhood association. 6532 phinney ave s.

free. all ages. celebrate bike month with a potluck! everyone is welcome!

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“silent reading party.” 6-9pm.

fireside room, sorrento hotel. 900 madison st.

free. bring a book for the silent reading party! there will be live music (for the first hour) by kyle o’quin (wild orchid children, kay kay and his weathered underground), special (comic-themed) guests ellen forney and derek erdman, and a $4 manhattan drink special.

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wallingford art walk. 6-9pm.

throughout the wallingford neighborhood.

free. all ages. just look for the new art walk sandwich boards to find participating businesses! there will be a number of opening receptions with the artists, specials, live music at the wallingford center 6-7pm, rain sushi 6:30pm, seamonster lounge 7-8pm, and more!

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rahul bhattacharya and yan lianke. 7pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. sherman alexie will host bhattacharya (the sly company of people who care) and lianke (dream of ding village).

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“sweet crude” screening. 7-8:30pm.

microsoft auditorium, central library. 1000 4th ave.

free. teens+. this award-winning documentary examines the devastation caused by 50 years of oil extraction in nigeria’s niger delta.

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“susan freinkel: plastic, plastic everywhere.” 7:30-9pm.

downstairs, town hall. 1119 8th ave.

$5. all ages. freinkel is a journalist and the author of plastic.

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THURSDAY 5/5:

othello public market. 10-6pm.

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first thursday=free musuem day!

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50% off zoo admision. today & may 6.

woodland park zoo. 601 n. 59th st.

wear green and receive 50% off admission!

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rosalinda guillen. noon-1pm.

research commons, allen library, university of washington.

free. all ages. the labor and social justice leader and activist will be talking about “cesar chavez’s legacy, the efforts around the organization of farm workers, and how women and agricultural workers are at the core of the struggles for food sovereignty.

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

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

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south park bridge groundbreaking & cinco de mayo celebration. 1:30-9pm.

south end of the south park bridge, 14th ave s. & dallas st.

free. all ages. join the community and elected officials (including king county executive dow constantine) in celebrating the start of construction! there will be a 20-foot pinata of the bridge (filled with candy and awesome prizes!) to celebrate! also the party continues into the evening with cinco de mayo celebrations with live performances, food, art, music, activities, and more!

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cinco de mayo at el mestizo. 3:30pm.

el mestizo. 526 broadway.

celebrate cinco de mayo with 50% off appetizers, specialty margaritas, and live mariachi music at 8pm!

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cinco de mayo mask making. 4-6pm.

douglass-truth library. 2300 e. yesler way.

free. all ages. celebrate cinco de mayo and the new “masks…looking in, looking out” display by making a mask with teaching artist amaranta ibarra-sandys.

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“national mom’s nite out” at northgate mall. 5-7pm.

multiple businesses, northgate mall. 401 ne northgate way.

free. all ages. featuring free samples from california pizza kitchen, complimentary bang trims and brow arching from gene juarez salon and spa, an in-store fashion show in macy’s, and more!

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6th annual cinco de mayo celebration. 5:30-8:30pm.

el centro de la raza. 2524 16th ave.

featuring dance and musical performances, traditional mexican food for sale, local vendors will be selling items, activities, and more!

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“march to the center of the earth: community night out” 5:30-9pm.

seattle art museum. 1300 1st ave.

free. all ages. bring a crafty costume (or show up early and create one in sam’s studio) and join the 5:30pm procession along 1st ave (and businesses on 1st are getting in on the fun; boka will be handing out bags of gourmet salted carmel kettle corn, pala pala dress boutique will be handing out coupons, sandylew will be handing maracas made out of recycled materials, etc.). there will be music, tours, soundsuit performances, activities, and more!

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first thursday adventure run. 6pm.

meet at road runner sports’ parking lot. 7020 woodland ave ne.

free, sign up begins at 5pm. all ages. there will be a map with a number of checkpoints and you must run/walk to as many of them as you can! you will receive a raffle ticket at each checkpoint. raffle (and beer garden opens! if you rsvp online you will receive a free beer from deschutes too!) at 7pm. after party at turnpike pizza.

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now urbanism “social justice, inequality and cities.” 6:30pm.

room 120, kane hall. university of washington.

free. all ages. featuring laura pulido (professor of american studies and ethnicity/geography, university of southern california), nik heynen (geography, university of georgia), marilyn watkins (executive director, economic opportunity institute), and moderate by ana m. cauce (dean, college of arts & sciences, university of washington).

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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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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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bimbos cantina’s 16th anniversary celebration!

bimbos cantina/cha cha lounge. 1013 e. pike st.

free. 21+. celebrate their birthday and cinco de mayo!

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FRIDAY 5/6:

othello public market. 10-6pm.

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50% off zoo admision.

woodland park zoo. 601 n. 59th st.

wear green and receive 50% off admission!

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free pistachio lemon cupcake! today-may 8.

cupcake royale, all locations.

visit cupcake royale’s fb page to get the coupon (free pistachio lemon cupcake with a coffee purchase), then print it (or show it on your mobile device) and present it to get the cupcake!

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may flowers luncheon and fashion show. noon.

greenwood senior center. 525 n. 85th st.

$3 + a can of food, rsvp encouraged. all ages. lunch and a fashion show, what more could you ask for?!

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fremont art walk. 6-9pm.

free. all ages. there are a number of businesses that will be hosting special opening receptions with the artists, drinks and snacks, music, special discounts, and more!

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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 “returning fire-interventions in video game culture.”

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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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vivian girls show. doors 7:30pm.

vera project, seattle center.

$11. all ages. featuring musical performances by vivian girls, no joy, unnatural helper, witch gardens.

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henry open house. 8-11pm.

henry art gallery, university of washington.

$8 students & seniors/$12 general. all ages. celebrate the opening of “the talent show” with food, live musical performances, dancing, reality tv star costume contest (awards/prizes at 9:15pm), and more!

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ravenna woods ep release party. 9pm.

columbia city theater. 4916 rainier ave s.

$8 adv/$1o door. featuring musical performances by ravenna woods, weinland, and fort union.

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live musical performances. 9-midnight.

talerico’s pizzeria. 4718 california ave sw.

free. 21+. rotating musicians and types of music. also late night happy hour discounts on food 11pm-1am.

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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 5/7:

univeristy district farmers market. 9-2pm.

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paramount theatre tour. 10am.

free. all ages. tour lasts approximately 90 min.

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flower fest. today & may 8.

pike place market. 1531 western ave.

free. all ages. there will be a number of great local/regional vendors to explore, this is a great place to pick up flowers for mom!

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“bake for hope” bake sale for breast cancer research. 10am.

ghost gallery. 504 e. denny way.

free (entry). all ages. this is a nationwide bake sale benefiting the susan g. komen foundation. there will be several local businesses (including cakespy, mighty-o donuts, grand central bakery, high 5 pie, etc.) selling items.

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

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othello public market. 10-6pm.

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today is free comic book day!

comics dungeon (250 ne 45th st.) is celebrating 10-8pm.

free. all ages. celebrate with special guests, free comics, special discounts, and more!

or you could go to: zanadu comics or the dreaming or arcane

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etsyrain spring handmade craft show. 11-5pm.

intiman theatre, seattle center. 201 mercer st.

free (entry). all ages. first 50 in line get free swag bags! there will be a number of (local and regional) artists selling their handmade items!

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pierogi fest. 11:30-4pm.

dom polskiego/the polish home. 1714 18th ave.

$16 general. all ages. all-you-can-eat pierogi extravaganza! there will also be performances, demonstrations, workshops and more!

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georgetown trailer park market of curiosities. noon-5pm.

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spirit of west africa festival. noon-8pm.

center house, seattle center.

free. all ages. celebrate with performances, music, workshops, films and more!

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3rd annual upper fremont festival. 1-5pm.

fremont abbey arts center. 4272 fremont ave n.

free. all ages. neighborhood festival with food demos, music, art, activities, giveaways, and more!

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4th annual “run for the roses derby party.” 2pm.

bottleneck lounge. 2328 e. madison st.

free (entry). 21+. the kentucky derby is going on today, and you can celebrate at bottleneck! formal attire is encouraged and they’ll have prizes for best outfit and best hat (at 4pm)! there will be drink specials and discounts too!

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spokespeople bike ride. 2-4pm.

wallingford playfield. 4219 wallingford ave n.

free. all ages. everyone is welcome to participate! south end of wallingford playfield —> greenlake pcc and back again!

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kentucky derby at tavern law. 3pm.

tavern law. 1406 12th ave.

free (entry). 21+. live broadcast of the races, prize for best dressed, this party is sponsored by maker’s mark bourbon so there will maker’s mark drink specials too!

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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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“claws out northwest.” doors 4pm, show 5pm.

republiq. 2946 1st ave s.

$15 general. all ages. claws out is “an urban dance event.” there will be seattle, portland, and vancouver dancers competing. if you are interested in competing you can sign up at the door (there are cash and other prizes).

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7th annual audioasis benefit show. 9:30pm.

the sunset. 5433 ballard ave nw.

$7 adv/$8 door. 21+. doors 8:30pm. featuring musical performances by lemolo, the golden blondes, stag. benefits the nature consortium.

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radio8ball show with the young evils. 8-11pm.

skylark cafe and club. 3803 delridge way sw.

$8 adv/$12 door. 21+. hosted by andras jones.

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thao and mirah show. doors 8pm.

the crocodile. 2200 2nd ave.

$16 adv. 21+. featuring musical performances by thao and mirah, led to sea, marissa anderson.

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SUNDAY 5/8:

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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flower fest.

pike place market. 1531 western ave.

free. all ages. there will be a number of great local/regional vendors to explore, this is a great place to pick up flowers for mom!

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othello public market.10-6pm.

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the first broadway farmers market of the season! 11-3pm.

new location; seattle central community college. 1701 broadway.

free. all ages. celebrate the first day and new location by supporting some local vendors! there will be opening day celebrations, including live musical performances, free snacks, and free plant starts and seeds!

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today is the last day of the langston hughes african american film festival.

central cinema. 1411 21st ave.

check out the website or central cinema for the schedule and more information. there are a number of great films being shown!

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lambda literary award nominees. 5pm.

elliott bay book co. 1521 10th ave.

free. all ages. a group reading hosted by nicola griffith.

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