On the List | Linda’s Tavern turns 25, CatVideoFest, Seattle Cocktail Week

Firefighters at Fire Fridays, feline fun and fungi: the first days of March fulfill all alliteration needs. Celebrate Linda’s 25th birthday this Wednesday evening and find more things to do below and on the CHS Calendar.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27: Pike/Pine constant Linda’s Tavern turns 25 with 1994 prices and DJ sets from “Linda’s finest” — Lisa Prank and Bree McKenna of Tacocat. Five years ago, CHS talked with Linda Derschang about the tavern’s birth: Linda’s opened its doors February 16th, 1994. The intention wasn’t to open a dive bar, necessarily. As Derschang noted, “a bar has to grow into its diveyness.” Happy 25th birthday to Linda’s. Many more. Linda’s Tavern, 9 PM – 2 AM (21+)

Linda’s Tavern 25th Anniversary Party

THURSDAY, Feb. 28: It’s safe to say The Writing Workshop of Glamorous Refusal with Anastacia-Renee is no ordinary workshop. For one, it is led by local poetry powerhouse/educator/community-builder Anastacia-Renée. Plus, students are asked to dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or pillow. The workshop is organized by The Magazine of Glamorous Refusal, a print magazine, Capitol Hill pop-up, and series of events centered on the exploration of saying no. In this workshop, writers will explore “NO-ing” through “chants, yelling and physical body movement” and work with writing prompts related to refusal. All attendees will get a copy of Issue 01 of The Magazine of Glamorous Refusal. Lovecitylove, 9PM – 2AM (21+)

FRIDAY, March 1: There are probably not enough fire emojis (🔥) in the world to contain the excitement around MX Presents: Fire Fridays at Queer/Bar. Or, specifically, the firefighters who’ll be joining the cast of MX, queer/bar’s weekly drag variety show. To raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Everett Firefighters participate in challenges and weekly lip-sync competition, take donations, pictures, and “serve up shot specials.” 🔥🔥🔥 Queer/Bar, 9-11PM

SATURDAY, March 2 – SUNDAY, March 3: These days, there’s almost no way of maintaining somewhat of an online presence while also avoiding any type of contact with cat videos. If you’re the person that actively enjoys this type of “content,” CatVideoFest will surely be your jam. The cat video festival has curated a “compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses.” We promise you it’s real (and that it also raises money for cats in need). Also: the first day of the festival coincides with this year’s first First Caturday Seattle at Cal Anderson Park, an unofficial social gathering for “furbabies” and “feline friends.” SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 2PM (Sunday: extra screening at 5 PM)

SUNDAY, March 3: Among the things you might know about fungi: they are eukaryotic organisms. Yeasts and molds are other examples of fungi besides mushrooms. And then, something amateur horticulturalists will know: sometimes these fungi really mess with your beloved houseplants. Gardeners can learn more about these and what to do against them during The Fungus Among Us: Houseplant Fungi Workshop this Saturday, where participants can have mushroom specimens identified as well as make their own Friendly-Fungal Plant spray, which is less vicious than industrial fungicides. Volunteer Park Conservatory, 10-11.30 AM (Must register online. Registration closes March 2 at 4pm)

SUNDAY, March 3 (Through SUNDAY, March 10): To be honest: on Capitol Hill, every week can feel like cocktail week. That doesn’t mean that Seattle Cocktail Week, which kicks off this Sunday and runs until March 10th, won’t be worth it. Local bars and restaurants across the city (though bar one, none south of Capitol Hill) will offer special deals and cocktails. On the Hill, participating businesses include Trove, Añejo, Corvus and Company and many more. Over at Barrio, “Tequila Brand Champion” Holden Ching will be leading a tasting of Herradura Tequila this Sunday. SUNDAY, March 3 @ Barrio, 2-4 PM

TUESDAY, March 5: The LA Times recently included Richard Chiem in a list of 2019’s authors to watch. The Seattle writer’s made waves with his short stories, bundled in his 2012 short story collection You Private Person, which a reviewer called “a stranger, sharper, more localized version of Sam Shepard’s Motel Chronicles set in the Pacific Northwest.” Chiem’s highly anticipated first novel, King of Joy, (Soft Skull Press) will be published this month. Chiem will talk to poet and The Stranger writer Rich Smith about his work. The Elliott Bay Book Company, 7PM

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Mar 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores issues related to visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Working primarily in drawing, she demonstrates a preoccupation with mundane yet cinematically-inflected moments that retain the fascination of a time diffuse … Continue reading
Mar 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
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Mar 20 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Frye Art Museum
Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive … Continue reading
Mar 20 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chophouse Row
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