Must List: International Clash Day, Jack's BBQ SLU Anniversary, Westerlies Fest

Your weekly guide to Seattle's hottest events
| Updated: February 7, 2020
 
 
Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of The Clash in 1982

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MUST CLASH WITH AUTHORITY

International Clash Day
(2/7)
In 2013, KEXP DJ John Richards declared February 7 “International Clash Day” in honor of the legendary rock band; now, radio stations around the world devote the day to Clash-related tributes. KEXP will be broadcasting music and interviews all day that relate to the rebellious spirit of Joe Strummer and The Clash. That evening, they’ll host a Clash cover night in the KEXP Gathering Space, with performances by local groups like Tres Leches and Naked Giants. Times and prices vary. KEXP, Lower Queen Anne; kexp.org

MUST GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Westerlies Fest
(2/6-9)
 Brooklyn-based brass quartet the Westerlies invite the Seattle area to a multi-day music festival filled with workshops and performances. The Seattle-bred group will perform with different guests and in different locations each night, as way of giving back to the musical community that brought them together. Times, prices and locations vary; westerliesfest.org

MUST TRY 'GATOR

Jack’s BBQ South Lake Union First Anniversary  
(2/8)
To celebrate the first anniversary of their South Lake Union location, Jack’s BBQ will be handing out free samples of house-smoked alligator, an off-menu delicacy they only pull out for special occasions. Diners can get half-off the price of beverages all day as well. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Jack’s BBQ, South Lake Union;
Facebook: ‘Jack’s BBQ’

MUST GROW UP

Lowbrow Opera Collective: #Adulting
(Through 2/9)
“What can we do to make sure that new operas are written, performed and experienced by all sorts of people?” asks this group of young singers. Find out in #adulting (music by John Ervin Brooks, libretto by Natalie Stewart Elder), a comedy of four millennials, a shared apartment and a suboptimal couch. Times and prices vary. 18th & Union, Capitol Hill;
18thandunion.org

MUST DO IT YOURSELF

Solo Fest
(2/6-2/16)
 ACTLab brings together four highly touted performances under one roof in its inaugural installation of Solo Fest. The festival, headlined by Susan Lieu’s Over 140 LBS, includes four one-person plays, differing in their perspectives but all addressing contemporary issues in our society. Times and prices vary. ACT Theatre, downtown; acttheatre.org

MUST PICK A SIDE

Goodwitch/Badwitch (POSTPONED, DATE TBD)
(2/7-4/26)
Artist and bruja Bri Luna, who offers “everyday magic for the modern mystic” on her website (thehoodwitch.com), has been tapped to curate the very first group show at the modestly named Museum of Museumswhich itself is the result of a sort of magical act, the transformation of a former Swedish Health Services building by art provocateur Greg Lundgren. Museum of Museums, First Hill;
museumofmuseums.com

Coming up: 
These events are weeks away but are bound to sell out—get your tickets now. 

MUST OCTOPI YOUR MIND

PacSci Science in the City: Octopus Intelligence
(2/18)
As part of their Science in the City series, Pacific Science Center is taking a deeper look at the intelligence and behavior of the octopus. Dr. David Gire explains how new technology and research is changing what we know about the way octopuses think. 7 p.m. $5. Pacific Science Center, Lower Queen Anne; pacificsciencecenter.org

MUST DINE IN AWE

Scott Silven
(3/3-3/15)
A sensory experience that weaves together the past, present and future, this illusionist combines fine dining, whisky tasting and other tricks into an inexplicable evening you won’t forget. Using illusion and mentalism, Silven draws connections between people, time and places. Times and prices vary. The Ruins, Lower Queen Anne;
stgpresents.org

MUST ENJOY PI

Pi Day Dash
(3/14)
Benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this themed run honors pi with a 3.14-mile racecourse and a slice of pie at the end. Join in the run, or just the post-race festivities. Unlike Pi, this 3.14-mile racecourse isn’t infinite.
9:30 a.m. $35. Magnuson Park, Sandpoint; therewillbepie.com

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