The Weekly Must List: May 6 - 12

Must Strike a Pose
Thaw Spring Fashion Show
Thursday (5/6) -
Refresh your style at Seattle’s annual Thaw Spring Fashion Show, an evening of funky fun in SoDo benefiting the Northwest chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Founded four years ago by Liz Weber (whose family has a history of battling the disease), Thaw highlights local designers such as Michael Cepress and Jill Lindsey, and past winners of Seattle mag’s Seamless in Seattle competition. 6 p.m. $75–$250. 66 S Hanford St.; thawfashionshow.com

Must Taste
Luc Opening Night
Thursday (5/6) -
Be among the first to sample eats from Luc, Chef Thierry Rautureau's much-anticipated 60-seat Moroccan-inspired bistro. Unlike Rovers, Rautureau's famed fine dining restaurant, Luc is rooted in affordability: Platters of $30 share plates, large enough to feed 2-4, will be on offer. Stroll in on any given night, and you might find braised beef tongue with greens, boiled potatoes and sauces as the special, perhaps roast chicken in a salt crust the next. You’ll also find burgers with harissa aioli and caramelized onions, and rustic plates of lamb sausages spiced with cumin and coriander, served on two kinds of braised cabbage—one slightly sweet and flecked with mustard grain seeds, the other tossed with a little vinegar for punch. There’ll be one pizza from the brick oven, and appetizers like big pieces of toasted bread served with various dipping sauces—tomato jam, or lemon confit, for example. A special of the week, like roasted leg of lamb with flageolet bean stew, will sate those in search for a hearty meal. And for washing all this good food down: 10 oz carafes of local wine for $9.75 in addition to a full bar. Luc, 2800 E. Madison Street in Madison Valley. 206.325.7442. luc-seattle.com

Must Sniff
Willy Wonk Smell-o-vision
Friday (5/7) -
Long before Tim Burton updated Willy Wonka, the 1971 version starring Gene Wilder charmed us with its oversized lollipops and Oompa Loompas. Now you can experience the classic film the way it surely was meant to be experienced: in Smell-O-Vision. Courtesy of kooky film-enhancement team The Action Pack (based in Boston), the treats on screen leap to life in the form of goodie bags filled with aromatic, edible sweets, while an audience script encourages live sing-a-longs and shout-outs (à la The Rocky Horror Picture Show). Golden ticket not required. 7 and 9:30 p.m. $8–$10. SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St.; 206.324.9996; siff.net

Must See
RoboPop
Thursday - Monday (5/6-5/10) -
Seattle's Washington Ensemble Theatre brings another cutting-edge, beautifully developed pieces to Seattle audiences in their latest show, RoboPop. A live-action music video, RoboPop explores the treacherous relationship between man and robot in a 80-minute, dialogue-free musical performance. $10–$18. 7:30 p.m. Little Theatre, 608 19th Ave. E; 206.325.5105; washingtonensemble.org