From Cheap Beer and Prose to a Seward Park Owl Prowl, Our Top To-dos for the Week

Bite into Ballard's Take 5 Urban Market Meatloaf Burger

Cheap Beer and Prose

Thursday (1/20) - Cheap Beer and Prose (an offshoot of the popular Cheap Wine and Poetry Series), this time featuring local writers David Schmader, Emily White, Jeremy Richards and Suzanne Morrison. 7 p.m. Free. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave.

Seward Park Owl Prowl
Saturday (1/22) - This monthly gathering of all things owl begins with nature facts for kids, children’s book readings and what every party needs: owl pellet dissections. A two-mile guided night hike through the forest follows, during which participants use newfound hooting skills to call down barred owls. 1/22. Times vary. $4. Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; 206.652.2444, ext. 103;

Steampunk Exhibition Ball MOHAI
Saturday (1/22) -
Steampunk bands, a beard/moustache competition, a “fabulous hat” competition, and the Seattle Clockwork Quadrille (for all dance levels), which combines 19th century ballroom dance with punk. 8pm. $30-$35. Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E.

Meatloaf Burger at Take 5

The best meatloaf sandwich in town is more than just a sammie—it’s a mile-high meatloaf burger. Leave it to the guys at Take 5 Urban Market in Ballard to griddle a thick but delicately textured slice of its tasty beef and pork meatloaf, then pile on sweet and jammy caramelized onions, melted cheese, crisp lettuce and tomato on a mayo-smeared, toasted Grand Central Bakery roll. This saucy, messy meal is one you’ll have to squish down to eat, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a jaw that unhinges. Take 5 Urban Market, 6757 Eighth Ave. NW. 206.420.8104.