Local beer geeks and hop heads would probably argue every week is Seattle beer week, but this Thursday, the actual Seattle Beer Week rolls around for its 11th annual “event for the beer traveler.” On the Hill, the event overlaps with Elysian’s grand re-opening (which features 1996 beer prices), beers on wheels at the Pine Box (see below) a ”Belgian Beer Dinner” at Quinn’s with beers from Lindemans, Orval, Westmalle and Trappist Rochefort, and Hopvine’s Beer Week trivia with Two Beers beers and tacos.
Some other highlights of the week include a discussion about food, film and feminism at co-working space The Riveter; the CD’s Coyote Central’s art sale benefiting artists and its youth scholarship fund; a poetry and music-filled Nina Simone tribute benefiting Young Women Empowered (Y-WE); a Mother’s Day floral arranging workshop; husband-and-wife live comedy sketch performance; and, last but not least: An info session on student loan repayment at Seattle U.
Find more not-to-miss events on the CHS Calendar.
WEDNESDAY, May 8: Linda’s is 25, but still loves going to prom. Or better, hosting it. Linda’s Tavern, a Pike/Pine constant for 25 years, is hosting its 9th Annual Prom — the perfect occasion to flaunt the finest outfits, drink spiked punch and fall in love a couple times. DJ Pretty Please brings the beats. Stay until midnight for the King and Queen crowning and bring your best prom photo smile. Linda’s, 9 PM
If you have somewhat of an opinion, niche and working vocal cords, it seems like you also have to have a podcast these days. The Pacific Northwest, home to a tech construction and now podcast boom, is no exception, with new podcasts seemingly born every other day. For those curious about joining the fray, the Podcast Network of Washington will start offering a range of services to podcasters, including recording studios and branding, and Seattle Podcasters Guild offers monthly meet-ups and support. For those not knowing where to start at all, Ada’s is hosting an intro Intro to Podcasting Workshop, with a focus on audio fiction. The Lab at Ada’s, 6 PM (21+)
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THURSDAY, May 9: Animals will be roaming this month’s Capitol Hill Art Walk. Ghost Gallery presents “The Mammals of Washington,” an exhibition of Seattle artist Michael Alm, who spent two years painting all 141 mammals residing in WA state. For more animal-related art and fun, head over to The Cloud Room for work by Alex Connelly, and Aria Salon, for acrylic paintings of animals and landscapes by street artist Starboy.
This month’s art walk also sees the return of Scream for Queer Art!, a pop-up gallery/market at Scream Salon featuring artwork and hand-crafted wares by local queer creatives. Goethe Pop Up celebrates Europe Day with a selection of French and German comics and short films, and artist and curator Ben Beres has curated his 100th show at Joe Bar. This best-of exhibit includes work by Amanda Manitach, Jeffry Mitchell, Robert Yoder, Nikita Ares, Kelly Bjork and many more. Various locations
THURSDAY, May 9 through SUNDAY, May 12: “Neve [Mazique-Bianco]is an artist for today and the future, weaving together mediums and magic in ways that I’ve never seen before,” says Sara Porkalob, the award-winning director of Velocity’s newest dance performance Neve Mazique-Bianco: Lover of Low Creatures. In it, Mazique-Bianco — a self-described “Black punk disabled queer fairy beast” — blends punk, Vogueing, and Zār, an ecstatic, exorcizing trance ritual dance from the Horn of Africa, into a genre-bending musical dance piece. Velocity, 7.30 PM
FRIDAY, May 10: Unless you’re a Moby fan, “Then It Fell Apart,” the musician’s new memoir (ahem, the second volume of his memoir) sounds like a pretty bleak affair. And to be honest, even if you are a Moby fan, the name of the book as well as a Town Hall talk featuring Moby himself and KUOW’s Ross Reynolds, might not spark much joy. At Seattle First Baptist Church, expect tales of taking ecstasy for breakfast and hanging out with Bowie before it all fell apart; and mostly an honest look at the “nature of stardom” and an “unforgiving look at the banality of fame.” Seattle First Baptist Church, 7.30 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 11: The Pine Box Beer Can Derby is upon us again, and the mortuary-turned-bar-turned-beer-hall venue is not taking it lightly. All cars, fashioned out of beer cans built on site, must pass inspection based on rules such as “the can weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces” and “the can must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body,” as well as looser directives such as “the can may be shaped any way that is desired.” For spectators: Race time is 4 PM. Pine Box, 2-6 PM
SUNDAY, MAY 12: Call your mother.