The Weekly Must List: April 29 - May 5

Must Watch: NFFTY
Thursday – Sunday (4/29-5/2)
What began in 2007 as the brainchild of local filmmaker Jesse Harris (then 19 years old) has blossomed into the multi-day, mondo-fun National Film Festival for Talented Youth, screening upwards of 130 films—covering a range of topics, from social justice to sports to autobiography to music videos—made by filmmakers ages 22 and younger (some as young as 7!) from all over the world. Don’t miss the free “Best of NFFTY” screening (Friday, April 30, at 8 p.m. at Seattle Center House). 4/29–5/2. NFFTY 2010. Times and prices vary. nffty.org

MUST PLANT
Seattle Tilth's Edible Plant Sale
Saturday – Sunday (5/1-5/2)
Dig in and start your own veggie garden with organic vegetable starts and rare native plants from Seattle Tilth’s Edible Plant Sale. Thumb through the sales extensive offerings like over 50 varieties of tomatoes, 20 varieties of peppers, herbs, edible plants and flowers, all handpicked for our local climate by Tilth’s garden experts. And don’t forget to check out the free gardening presentations and chat with the Tilth garden educators! Plan to arrive early at this wildly popular edible plants sale, the lines are sure to grow. Free 9a.m. – 3 p.m. 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Presale is $25 on Friday, April 30

MUST WELCOME
Washington Hall Grand Re-Opening
Saturday & Sunday (5/1- 5/2)
The Central District’s historic Washington Hall reopens to the public this weekend following a major renovation project. Celebrate the rebirth of a historic haunt with food, drink and jazz at a venue that was the center stage for African-American performers such as Ella Fitzgerald and James Brown when they weren’t allowed to play elsewhere in the city. If the walls of the 1908 property could talk, we have a feeling they’d be singing. Saturday, 7-11 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave. washingtonhall.org

Must Experience
Lauren Weedman “No…You Shut Up!”
Daily (Through 5/8) •
The hilarious and harrowing Lauren Weedman (of “Almost Live” and “Bust” fame) returns to Seattle for a solo show based on her attempts to navigate the adoption process. Along the way, we hear Weedman exorcises a demon and seeks comfort by communing with fellow aging outsiders including a pair of harassed lesbian moms, widowers and foster parents. 8 p.m. $20. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. 206.322.7030. www.laurenweedman.net.

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