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Five Ways to Entertain Yourself This Weekend
Entertainment for People
Friday (6/24) - “Entertainment for People,” the hilarious and oh-so Pacific Northwest variety show is back, offering up bite-sized music and comedy performances from Portlanders and Seattleites including Jose Bold of AWESOME. This Friday, head to the ID, grab a drink, sit down and prepare to laugh. 8 p.m. The Theater Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave. S. Tickets and more information available at http://seattlee4p.eventbrite.com/
Seattle Men’s Chorus: Heatthrobs
Friday & Saturday (6/24 & 6/25) - You’ll go weak at the knees with this ode to six decades of boy bands. From the Jonas Brothers to the Beatles to the Bee Gees, Seattle Men’s Chorus will have something for pop lovers of any age. 8 p.m. Prices vary. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St.;206.441.2424. For more information visit http://www.flyinghouse.org/
Greenwood Car Show
Saturday (6/25) - The Greenwood Car Show on Greenwood Avenue North includes live music, food vendors and, of course, blocks and blocks of vintage cars from all eras. Even if you don’t know your exhaust from your axle, this seriously neighborly celebration will start your engine. Free. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. From North 67th Street to North 90th St. and Greenwood Avenue North. For more information visit http://www.greenwoodcarshow.com/?nav=5
Four years after opening Skillet, a food truck focused on good food without all the fuss and ritual of creating an “experience,” Josh Henderson is serving his brand of rib-sticking comfort fare from a brick and mortar restaurant. Skillet, the restaurant’s Capitol Hill location Americana has allowed Henderson to bring his menu outside the confines of his teeny Airstream kitchen, which means more creativity and experimentation. While the food at the diner doesn't depart far from the homey and hearty style of the trailer offerings (you can get the bacon jam burger and fabulous poutine here, too), there's a lot more: salads, including a fantastically textured kale caesar ($7); and sandwiches like “the ultimate grilled cheese” with brie, cheddar and American cheeses on brioche ($9), or grilled peanut butter and jelly with optional bananas ($5 and $7, respectively). Hearty dinner entrees include the likes of chicken pot pie with braised free-range chicken ($12); mad hatcher rabbit with fava bean ragout, corona beans, fine herbs, citrus and picholine olives ($18); and a lighter roasted ling cod with sauteed pea vines, leeks, sweet 100 tomatoes, golden beet pearls and fingerling potatoes ($19). 7 a.m. - 12 a.m. Skillet Diner, 1400 East Union St., Capitol Hill.
Saturday & Sunday (6/25 & 6/26) - Tick Tock Dance, our favorite aerial trio, brings trapeze to new heights in this performance at Fred Wildlife Refuge. The group combines theater, dance and circus to explore the idea of "home" and where we find it. 6/25 performance begins at 7:30 p.m. 6/26 performance begins at 7 p.m. Fred Wildlife Refuge, 98 Belmont Ave. E. For tickets and more information visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/177142.