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The Weekend Must List: November 27-29
Editor's note: This week, we're giving you our Weekend Must List a day early so you can nail down the perfect Thanksgiving weekend itinerary.
FRIDAY, NOVMEBER 27
Spaced Out: The Final Frontier in Album Covers
Culled from albums released from 1940–1969 (from the collection of Rhino Entertainment executive Cheryl Pawelski), these 117 records—representing all genres of music, including Rocket Age Polkas—celebrate the dawn of the Space Age with then-mod, now-kind-of-hilarious graphic design (see especially Mel Tormé’s Swingin’ on the Moon). The EMP Science Fiction Museum's exhibit also offers the chance to play a Theremin (often used to make UFO sounds in 1950s movies), so visitors can view covers and listen to tracks from these spacey takes, and also create their own moon music. Through 1/3/2010;10 a.m.–7 p.m. daily. Prices vary. EMP/SFM, 325 Fifth Ave. N; 206.770.2700
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
design and shopping
Jump start your holiday shopping at JOIN Design Seattle’s one-night pop-up shop, featuring unique items by local artists and designers. Jewelry, housewares, clothing, accessories and more. Sale 7-11 p.m., silent auction 7-9 p.m. Cash only. Vermillion, 1508 11th Avenue, Capitol Hill. designseattle.blogspot.com
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29
The Yes Men Fix the World
Yes Men, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, pose as executives at some of their most despised corporations (Exxon Mobil, Dow Chemical, Halliburton) and represent them at conferences and events around the globe. And by “represent” we mean pull off outrageous pranks that reveal the consequences of letting the free market, and all of its shortcomings, be the guiding force in our society. 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.; $12-$15. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue, Capitol Hill. Tickets: 800.838.3006
Compiled by Brangien Davis, Karen Johnson and Renee Schurtz