The Weekly Must List: March 11 - 17

Cheap Beer and Prose
Thursday (3/11)
• Tired of stodgy lit readings? Grab a $1 beer and hear fresh work by local writers--including the phenomenal Bret Fetzer and Stacey Levine--at the new spin-off series by the folks who brought you Cheap Wine and Poetry. It was standing room only at the last event, so get there early! 7 p.m. Free. Richard Hugo House

Mobile Chowdown III: Seattle vs. Portland!
Saturday (3/13)
• What’s better than Seattle’s best mobile food vendors in one spot? Adding Portland’s legendary street eats to the mix. Join sponsors Seattle magazine and Suzuki+Chou Communimedia Saturday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in our new sodo location for the ultimate chowdown! Sample great eats from Marination Mobile, El Camión, Skillet Street Foods, Portland’s Koi Fusion and more. Plus: The Seattle Mariners join the party—single game tickets go on sale that day. Find more information about Mobile Chowdown III on our events page.

Moisture Festival
Through (4/4)
• The Moisture Festival—now in its seventh year—is Seattle’s springtime grab bag of circus arts, and kids are encouraged to join the kooky fun! The festy kicks off Thursday with a spectacular spectacle of vaudevillian clowns, comedians, dancing bears (well, not the real kind) and other funky performing artists. Adult audiences should check out the accompanying burlesque shows (3/12-3/13 and 4/1-4/2), an annual sell-out for obvious reasons. Times and prices vary. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St.; 206.292.7676;


Shelli Markee’s Wire Birds
Through (4/30)
• Stop in at Cupcake Royal and feast your eyes on local artisan Shelli Markee’s flock of handcrafted wire birds. Her biggest showing yet, the installation features 100 birds forged, hammered and wrought by hand and will be on display through April. Also known for her line of silver jewelry, Markee is expanding and flirting with her presentation of these beautiful wire formations. Find more information at Free. Cupcake Royale, 1111 E. Pike St., Capitol Hill. 206.382.6544

Editorial assistant Hailey Petway contributed to this post