Elliott Bay Book Company Official Opening
Thursday (4/15) • Local book lovers, breathe a collective sigh of relief: Elliott Bay Book Company has safely relocated to its cozy, new Capitol Hill location. Show your love for 36-year-old bibliophile haunt and cruise down to their opening day block party (co-hosted by Everyday Music) tonight. In addition to the food, libations and live music, rumor has it the city even plans to block Tenth Avenue (between Pike and Pine) just for the festivities. Don't miss this chance to help make Store Owner Peter Aaron's gamble for smaller (20,000 feet), quieter, but more accessible location pay off. Free. 4 - 7 p.m. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave.
Washington State Barbecue Championships
4/18 (Sunday) • Pike Place Market will turn into a veritable hog heaven this Sunday when it hosts the 2010 Washington State BBQ Championship. From pork, to chicken, to ribs, to brisket, meat lovers can purchase sandwiches from the over 30 teams competing for shot a spot in national contests around the country. At home grillers, be sure to come with your burning barbecue questions. Contestants will be available to give insider tips. Note: Market Street will be closed to vehicles for the all-day event, so consider taking public transportation (or just hoof it). 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Pike Place Market, Downtown.
Sunday (4/18) • It seems like yesterday that Norah Jones first asked us to “come away with her,” so it’s hard to believe that she just released her fourth studio album. Despite the breezy voice, the Grammy Award winner continues to be a music-industry heavyweight. While jazz remains her mainstay, she keeps surprising us with her versatility, most recently by incorporating country and pop influences on her latest album, The Fall. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St.; 206.682.1414
Werner Herzog: My Son, My Son what have you done?
Through 4/22 • Willem Dafoe and Chloë Sevigny team up to star in Werner Herzog’s (Grizzly Man, 2005) latest film about a young San Diego student who ignites a residential hostage crisis after killing his mother with a saber. If you’re a fan of Herzog’s too-crazy-to-be-true narratives, you’re in luck. Thanks to David Lynch, producer and a creative collaborator on the film, My Son, My Son what have you done? is sure to leave you even more likely to be weirdly amazed and intrigued by this film. Times and prices vary. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. 206.829.7863
Lisa Eilerston and Hailey Petway contributed to this post