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This Weekend's Musts: New Music, Locally-Made Movie, Killer Sample Sale
5 Delicious BLT Sandwiches
Aching for some bacon? Try our five favorite local takes on the classic sandwich, all of which add an extra special something, such as pork belly, fresh baked bread from Macina and even a soft-boiled egg.
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Safety Not Guaranteed
If you missed its local debut at SIFF, you have another chance to see this charming romantic comedy starring Mark Duplass and Aubrey Plaza, opening Friday. The story follows a Seattle magazine intern (you read that right) who stumbles into the strange world of a man who is attempting to go back in time. Bonus: it was filmed in Washington state, with some scenes shot right here in our SoDo offices.
6/8. Check listings for showtimes at Regal Meridian, Lincoln Square and Sundance Cinemas. safetynotguaranteedmovie.com
Crystalyn Kae Studio Sample Sale
Local designer Crystalyn Kae has been in business handcrafting popular Vegan and recycled leather handbags, purses and clutches for 11 years. Her wares are for sale at boutiques across the city and now even at the new Chihuly Garden and Glass gift shop. But if you visit her Phinney Ridge studio this weekend, you could score bag designs not found anywhere else and samples at 50-70 percent off.
6/9, 10:00am-4:00pm. 5611 B Phinney Ave N; facebook.com/crystalynkae
NW New Works Fest 2012
On the Boards’ annual festival of experimental Northwest dance, music and theatre is back with two weekends boasting seventeen new performances, each under 20 minutes long. Revisit local favorite choreographers KT Niehoff, Catherine Cabeen, Zoe Scofield and drag performer Waxie Moon - among several new faces exploring a wild mix of themes, from playing with cardboard to something called the “Walt Whitman experience.”
6/8-6/17; Times vary. $14-$30. 100 West Roy St. 206.217.9888; ontheboards.org
Shannon Stephens & Her Fabulous Friends
The local singer/songwriter resurfaces with a release of her third album, Pull It Together, replete with soft and sultry tunes that showcase her lovely voice. Her record release show at the Sunset Tavern tomorrow features special surprise guest and album collaborator Bonnie Prince Billy. Preview the single here:
6/8, 9pm. $8 in advance. The Sunset, 5433 Ballard Ave NW; 206.784.4880; sunsettavern.com