A weekly roundup of the best things to do in the best city in the country, and Brooklyn. There’s nothing to do anywhere else.
MONDAY NIGHT KARAOKE – Best karaoke night in Seattle, cause it’s around the corner from my house. See you there, mofos! Monday @ The Atlantic Crossing, 6508 Roosevelt Way NE, ALL NITE LONG, $TIP THE KJ
JOYCE MANOR, TOYS THAT KILL, and OUR FIRST BRAINS – Joyce Manor put out a really good record this year called “Never Hungover Again,” which is not what you’ll be after karaoke at the AC, but that’s cool, cause Joyce Manor is cool with anything. These OC punks are what every Latino teen in LA listens to (and this show is all ages), so they’re probs what you should listen to as well. Monday @ The Vera Project, Republican St. & Warren Ave. N., 7:00, $13/$15
CARY ELWES – The Aussie who played Westley in “The Princess Bride” did nothing else but star in the first “Saw” movie. Naturally, he’s gone and written a book about the making of “Bride,” and will be reading from it. Admittance costs your sixth finger. Tuesday @ University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE., 7:00, $FREE
A TRIBUTE TO THE NATIONAL – I’m not really sure the National need a tribute show yet, given that they are still very much active and could probably play their own tribute show pretty well. That said, I am a huge fan, and it’d be pretty sweet to be surrounded by a bunch of other huge fans tributing them. Thursday @ The Crocodile, 2200 2nd Ave., 8:00, $12
X w/THE BLASTERS – Um. It’s X. I know they’re old now but, like. X. And they’re playing two nights in a row, so you really have no excuse, unless you’re like me and work both nights. Friday & Saturday @ El Corazón, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 8:00, $25/$30
“THE LOWEST ARC” – I don’t know much about this other than that it is a site-specific sound installation by local artist Nat Evans, and that it is solstice-oriented. That should be enough. Sunday @ All Rise Site, 1250 Denney Way, 4-5:30, $FREE