The collective subconscious of the neighborhood is leaning toward France this weekend: a kids French craft class Petits Bricoleurs, a movie titled Francine, an art show entitled Premières nus Féminins, and a French jazz band Porqoui Pas. ça déchire!
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Thursday, Jan 3rd
- DemocracyLab Seattle is the local manifestation of a national non-profit org which, as far as we can tell, has a rallying cry of “Let’s build and use new technology to improve democracy and politics.” Go to their meetup and tell us we’re right. Stumbling Monk (1635 E Olive Way), 6p.
- Open mic night for musicians to perform their original work or covers, with hosts Dustin and Zac. Happens weekly! Scratch Deli (1718 12th Ave) 8 – 10p.
Friday, January 4th
- Punchline Friday comedy show returns to Jai Thai on Broadway with headliner Rick Taylor. Will he work a haiku or two into the act? 9p.
- Memoirist Charles Rowan Beye reads from My Husband and My Wives: a Gay Man’s Odyssey, sharing reflections on his adolescent years in 1940′s in Iowa through two marriages, four children, and his life with his husband of 20 years. 7p at Elliott Bay.
- The Seattle Alternative Boardgamers meet at Elliott Bay Book Company Cafe. We’re not sure what an alternative game is (travel counter-clockwise on the Monopoly board?), but you can bring a board game or just go to play something new. 7p.
- Francine, an indie fiction film which “speaks far more eloquently than poverty statistics” opens Friday and continues through Thur Jan 10 at Northwest Film Forum. 7p and 9p.
- Jalopies, a one man play by Mark Cherniack, opens at Richard Hugo House and continues Fri and Saturday nights through January 19th. 7:30p.
Saturday, January 5th
- Celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the Broadway Pagliaccia with 1983 prices.
- The Zapp zine archives crew at Richard Hugo House have started up a regular Saturday Zapp Drawing Group. Bring your drawing materials, bring your zine for the archives (if you have an extra print), and hang out with other ziners. Upstairs at Richard Hugo House, 3p.
- Kids can craft the French way during the French Petits Bricoleurs class at Paris Eastside (816 E Pike) 4 – 5p.
- The current art exhibit “Premières nus Féminins” by Andie deRoux closes out its run with a happy hour reception at Ghost Gallery, 5 – 7p.
- Pourquoi Pas performs French jazz and Gypsy swing: “sexy, cosmopolitan or simply sympathique.” It could also get you laid. Sorrento Hotel Fireside Room, 7:30 – 10:30p.
- OMG It’s Ultimate Frisbee! at Cal Anderson Park, 11a
- The Art Ache Market features art, vintage wear, accessories, and more. followed by an after-show of live music at Vermillion. Market hours 3 – 8p.
- Be the first to hear a professional reading of Lily’s Daughter, a new play by Catherine Cole Rogers at Elliott Bay Book Company. 6p.