Erin Jorgensen and Steve Fisk
Opens Thursday (1/26-1/28) — Weird and wonderful local marimba player Erin Jorgensen (shown above) makes the gigantically heavy instrument sound like its floating on air. “Redemption,” her latest work, features her haunting music and stories, orchestrated by Seattle producer Steve Fisk (known for his work with Nirvana and Mudhoney). Jorgensen has toured with the popular band Built to Spill and has a beautiful album songs she sings mostly in French.
1/26–1/28. 8 p.m. $20. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St.; 206.217.9888; ontheboards.org
Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman: Reading and Book Signing
Friday (1/27) — The man also known as Lemony Snicket has written a novel (illustrated by Maira Kalman) allegedly for young adults, but which appeals to anyone who remembers high school heartbreak. Titled Why We Broke Up, the gorgeous book traces the demise of a relationship as a girl packs up a box of love’s detritus. If you buy a $22 ticket in advance, a copy of the book will be waiting for you at the reading, which was recently moved to Seattle Public Library's Central Branch.
1/27, 7:30p.m. $5. (Free with purchase of book at University Bookstore). Seattle Central Library; 1000 Fourth Ave., 206.545.4363; Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
Sustalux Trunk Show
Saturday (1/28-1/29) — Dana Guyton (above), the talented thriftier and stylist behind Sustalux Sustainable Vintage, is holding a pop-up style trunk show at Clementine in West Settle this Saturday and Sunday. An invaluable resource for great vintage wear, Guyton will be selling off her excess stock of clothes and accessories (read: good deals on luxe items like the clutch pictured above), and Clementine will be offering 20% off their merchandise as well.
Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Clementine Shoes, 4447 California Ave. SW Seattle; 206.935.9400; clementines.com
Phad Thai at Little Uncle
Our favorite pop-up restaurant of 2011 has put down roots at a recently opened takeout shop in Capitol Hill. We can’t resist PK’s phad thai—the classic comfort dish is revitalized here with fresh flavors. More adventurous diners should try one of the daily specials, which change regularly.
Lunch and early dinner, Tuesday through Friday; 11am-7pm. 1509 East Madison. 206-329-1503; littleuncleseattle.com
Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3D
Ongoing (Through 2/2) — A film that combines the witty brooding of filmmaker Werner Herzog (of Grizzly Man) with unprecedented use of 3D film technology is not one to miss. Head to SIFF Cinema at The Uptown and follow Herzog into the depths of France’s Chauvet caves to behold drawings created by humans over 32,000 years ago. No doubt Herzog has an idea of what the ancient markings say about humans living today.
SIFF Cinema at The Uptown. Times and prices vary. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N, 206.324.9996, siff.net
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