Live Tunes at Conor Byrne
Ditch the green beer and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Seattle style with a drink live music at Ballard's Conor Byrne. Local vocalist Erin Mcmanee takes the stage from 3-7 p.m. and the alt-country tunes of Seattle boys, the Whisky Swillers from 9 p.m.-midnight. $10. 5140 Ballard Ave NW. conorbyrnepub.com.
Free Molly Moon’s in Madrona & Queen Anne
Saturday (3/19) - After putting a call out via social media for votes on where the third Molly Moon’s Ice Cream shop should open (and drumming up an impressive amount of neighborhood enthusiasm in the process), Molly Moon Neitzel has decided to open not one but two new shops, one in each of the top vote-getting ‘hoods. First to open will be the Madrona “micro-shop,” which will share space with the retro cute Madrona Laundromat (1408 34th Ave.), opening in May. It’ll be a littler version of the full-scale shops but worry not: it will still have pints, ice cream sandwiches and of course scoops. Queen Anne, the neighborhood with the most votes, will get a standalone Molly Moon’s this July. The location is still being finalized. To celebrate the new shops, Molly Moon's Ice Cream truck will be dishing out free kid size scoops this weekend: Saturday in Madrona (from noon 'til 2pm in front of Buggy) and Sunday on Queen Anne (noon 'til 2pm at 2231 Queen Anne Ave N.).
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Through 3/20 – Some events are so extensive that a single day isn’t long enough for all the fun. For these super-sized occasions, a festival is needed. The Seattle Jewish Film Festival is one of those events. With everything from the wry romantic comedy, He’s My Girl, to a glimpse at the Vichy regime's imprisonment of 13,000 Parisian Jews in 1942 in The Round Up. Times, prices and venues vary seattlejewishfilmfestival.org
Through 4/10 - Since 2004, this spring extravaganza has been delighting audiences with a bountiful array of strange and wondrous talent, including aerialists, jugglers, clowns, comedians and, this year, a 4-year-old trapeze artist (training since the age of 1 and back with a new, advanced routine). As always, the festival features the (family-friendly) Grand Varietè comedy/vaudeville show, and the racy (ages 18 and older) Libertease Burlesque show. Venues, times and prices vary. 206.297.1405; moisturefestival.org
Nick Cave Pop Up Shop
Through 6/5 - Crocheted potholders, vintage tin tops, stripey wool sweaters, pipe cleaners, sequins, hooked rugs, porcelain birds, god's eyes, Beanie Babies, synthetic hair, candy wrapper chains, unfurled cassette tapes and a million white pearl buttons. Such are the materials of Nick Cave's delicious madness, on view starting today at SAM in the stunning exhibit. But wait, there’s more. Inspired by his years in retail display and fashion design, Cave has brought items from his online store, Soundsuitshop.com to SAM. Check out (and buy) designed objects, paper goods and wearables inspired by Cave’s work. Our favorites: the soundsuit punching bags and colorful leggings. Times and prices vary. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave.; 206.654.3100; seattleartmuseum.org