The Must List, featuring the Compost Cupcake, Funboy Watches and Jonah Lehrer
In honor of Earth Day, Cupcake Royale’s special flavor of the month is the odd, but delicious, Compost Cupcake. The chocolate cupcake comes with a capricious mix of extras thrown in, including coconut, coffee grounds, oats and Tim’s Original potato chips. Amazingly, the frosting really looks like compost, but the taste is much more pleasant. Bonus: stop into the Capitol Hill Cupcake Royale for the opening of the 5th annual Hello Poster Show (April 5; 6 p.m.) where you can buy limited editions of bold screen-printed posters crafted under the theme “forces of nature.”
Cupcake Royale. Multiple locations, including Capitol Hill. 1111 E Pike St.; 206.883.7656; cupcakeroyale.com
Seattle Rock Orchestra’s Poetry Apocalypse
The Mayans predicted we’ll all be goners this year, but we’re hoping the end of the world can wait until after the Poetry Apocalypse, a Seattle Rock Orchestra performance featuring original music inspired and accompanied by the work of seven local poets, including Seattle magazine Spotlight award winner Karen Finneyfrock.
4/6; 8 p.m. $10-$18. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.; 206.652.4255; townhallseattle.org
Fashion editor Kate Calamusa is really excited about new Seattle-and-Los Angeles brand Funboy. Launched by two locally-raised brothers, the company’s colorful mix-and-match silicon watch faces and bands are interchangeable so you can craft one in your own style (sound familiar “Gen X”-ers?). At $29 each, you could collect a few looks for daily rotation.
Our Favorite Local Omelettes
For many Seattleites this weekend is rife with spiritual significance and family celebration--both of which beg for a good brunch spot. We recommend any of the local restaurants named in our April “Cravings” column. From house-smoked salmon, fresh herbs and, yes, even truffle oil, these spots know how to dress up a delicious omelette just enough to complement your Sunday best.
A journalist for Wired and The New Yorker known for bridging the gap between science and humanities in books such as Proust Was a Neuroscientist and How We Decide. He’ll read from his brand-new title, Imagine: How Creativity Works, which explains, among many other things, why brainstorming sessions are a waste of time.
4/9; 7:30 p.m. $5. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.; 206.652.4255; townhallseattle.org