Must List: Prince from Minneapolis, Worst Day of the Year Run, Wine Tasting

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| Updated: January 4, 2020
 
 

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MUST HONOR THE PRINCE

Prince from Minneapolis
(Through 1/5) 
It’s your last chance to experience this exhibit, highlighting four Minneapolis photographers who helped Prince create the iconic and theatrical image he left behind. The exhibit features nearly 50 artifacts, including 25 photographs of Prince, a Prince guitar and two outfits from the film Purple Rain. Times and prices vary. MoPOP, Seattle Center; mopop.org

MUST RUN DESPITE RAIN

Worst Day of the Year Run
(1/4)
Historically the coldest and wettest day in Washington, McMenamin’s Anderson School invites runners and beer drinkers to slip on that old Halloween costume and go for a run on the first Saturday of the year. The 5K/10K event is followed by an after-race extravaganza complete with fire pits, homemade soup and a free beer for those in costume. 10 a.m. Prices vary. McMenamin’s Anderson School, Bothell; worstdayrun.com

MUST HEAR THE MAGIC

E.J. Koh with Rich Smith
(1/7)
Join local poet E.J. Koh as she welcomes the release of her second book, The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir, with a conversation with The Stranger’s Rich Smith and a book signing. Poetically portraying the relationship between mothers and daughters over four generations, Koh deals with themes of trauma, forgiveness and reconciliation. 7 p.m. Free. Elliott Bay Book Company, Capitol Hill; elliottbaybook.com

MUST TRANSFORM YOUR WARDROBE

New Year, Still You
(1/2)
Local artist Janelle Abbott offers you the chance to create a second life for your clothing, in the spirit of starting fresh this new year. Bring a garment to Abbott’s Wardrobe Therapy and she’ll interview you about your stylistic preferences before transforming your old garment into a new clothing item, which will be presented to you at a closing party at the end of the month. Her labor is entirely donation based, and you’ll receive a ‘new’ clothing item for the new year. 5 p.m. Free. Party Hat, Pioneer Square; Facebook: ‘New Year, Still You’

MUST SEE OTHERS DO

Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery (CANCELLED AS OF 1/4)
(1/5)
Seattle transplant and comedian Emmett Montgomery takes the stage to discuss and celebrate the strange and the talented. Promising prizes, singing and friendship, Montgomery brings a night of people doing things outside of their comfort zone, as well as people just doing things they’re really good at. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Annex Theatre, Capitol Hill; annextheatre.org

MUST TASTE THE SAVINGS

Wine Tasting at Champion Wine Cellars
(1/4)
Kick off the new year with a tasting at Seattle’s oldest independent wine shop. The theme for the occasion is “Fresh and Affordable,” where five different French wines, all under $20 will be showcased. From sparkling to red, it’s all there, fresh and affordable. 11 a.m. $5. Champion Wine Cellars, Greenwood; championwinecellars.com

Coming up:

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

MUST LEARN FRON THE BEST

Adam Davidson
(1/22)
Economics and business journalist Adam Davidson stops by Seattle for a night to give a lecture as part of the Seattle Arts & Lectures circuit. The founder of NPR’s Planet Money podcast and staff writer for The New Yorker will share expertise on journalism, undoubtedly some of which have won him a Peabody Award. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Benaroya Hall, downtown; lectures.org

MUST LIVE OUT LOUD

Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Liz Phair
(6/3)
Don’t miss this spunky and brutally honest trio of acts on their one-night stop in our state. These ‘90s sensations promise to bring their honest, hard-cutting lyrics, while making you move in the process. 7 p.m. Prices vary. White River Amphitheatre, Auburn; alanis.com

MUST EAT LIKE A JEDI

Focus Menu: Star Wars
(5/4)
Celebrate Star Wars Day with chef Eric Rivera as he takes you through a 12-course tasting menu inspired by the Star Wars movie series. Come dressed up in your best Star Wars-inspired costume to celebrate the cosmic saga and you’ll receive an additional free course. 6 p.m. $125. addo:incubator, Ballard; exploretock.com

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