OKAY WEEK | 12/15/14

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.


SEATTLE [gallons]

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


BROOKLYN [bartleby]

PEACE & LOVE HOLIDAY BALL w/ THE BUDOS BAND, THE CITIZENS BAND, JONATHAN TOUBIN & A VERY SPECIAL GUEST– Psychedelic rock/soul holiday dance party with proceeds benefiting the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund at the David Lynch Foundation, which teaches transcendental meditation to at-risk youth. Goddamn, I love Brooklyn. – Wednesday @ Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, 7:00 – $10-$40 suggested donation
ADVENTURE[S] PRESENTS: #RIPGLASSLANDS / #GLASSLANDS4EVER – Beloved Williamsburg venue Glasslands is closing after New Years. This is one of many goodbye parties. A collective homage to Adventure[s]’ previous events at the venue including Dad Jams, MySpace Party, and Robyn Party. Friday @ Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave., 11:30 – $5
WHAT THE DICKENS? FIFTH ANNUAL A CHRISTMAS CAROL MARATHON READING. – Presented by Penguin Classics™©. All books in the store 10% off! – Saturday @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St. (not in Brooklyn), 1:00-4:30 – $FREE
THE LE SIGH VOL. II ZINE LAUNCH PARTY – Womyn-centric zine The Le Sigh is celebrating their new issue, the theme of which is “the occult.” So down with this feminist witch trend. Performances by Adult Mom, Free Cake for Every Creature, Manor, & Jawbreaker Reunion. Sunday @ Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave., 8:00 – $8
TWIN CITIES [b’tb’t]

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