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The Weekly Must List: October 14 - 20
Black Ball Line Opening
Thursday (10/14) • The Facebook page of this mysterious new furniture shop describes itself as "a beautifully curated collection of amazing objects". Owned by Barney's employee Tessa Clements and her father, this 5,000 square-foot space located near the Alaskan Way Viaduct (I hop and skip down the Four Seasons ferry staircase) promises to be filled with unique vintage and Midcentury furniture. Get a sneak peek at the space and find out details on its opening (the store will be open by private appointment and on select weekends only) this evening. Black Ball Line, 1400 Alaska Way (across from the Seattle Aquarium). For more info, visit the shop's Facebook page.
Friday- Sunday (10/15-10/17) • The mad scientist in us loves this pop-up "mini golf apocolypse" housed on the third floor of the old US Immigration Naturalization building in SoDo. Organized by a collective of local artists, Smashputt turns the normally subdued sport of mini golf on its head, allowing players to shoot golf balls from compressed air canons, motorized ramps, robots and other fantabulous obstacles--all while sipping $4 mixed drinks. Wanna try the course for yourself? Grab a group of your craziest friends and head play around this weekend, your final chance to go unleash your inner golf demons. Smashputt, 815 Airport Way; smashputt.com.
Richard Hugo House Literary Series
10/15 • The Richard Hugo House’s popular literary series is back, asking prominent writers to pen new work along a predetermined theme. October’s assignment is “Under the Influence,” which will be tackled by writer Nancy Rawles (My Jim), local poet Ed Skoog (Mister Skylight), and novelist Jess Walter (The Financial Lives of Poets), and Seattle band The Board of Education. Come see who passes the Breathalyzer. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave.; 206.322.7030; hugohouse.org.
Cherdonna and Lou: It's a Salon!
Through 10/16 • Winners of a 2010 Seattle magazine Spotlight Award, Cherdonna and Lou (known offstage as Jody Kuehner and Ricki Mason, respectively) gained acclaim for last year's cring-worthy yet charming cabaret act, The Cherdonna and Lou Show, which combined modern dance, celebrity impressions and assorted oddness. Now, the gender-bending performers are back, with a new, more intimate show that will once again have you laughing-- even when you don't exactly know why. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Century Ballroom, East Hall, 915 E Pine St.; 206.324.7263; centuryballroom.com.