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Must List: April 4-10

A breakdance showdown, Jo Koy, and the Boot Scootin' Boogie

By Seattle Mag April 4, 2024

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Whether you’re celebrating your favorite movies and TV shows around the globe with friends, diving into culinary depths with local internet chef and food writer J. Kenji López-Alt, or exploring the unique vibes of Edmonds, Woodinville, Kirkland, Maple Leaf, and Georgetown, these stories are not to be missed. They offer a glimpse into the experiences, places, and people that shape our community.

And this week, don’t miss bestselling author Brianna Madia discussing her latest memoir, and comedian Jo Koy cracking jokes live in Seattle. There’s an iconic breakdancing battle taking place at WAMU Theater, a film festival in Everett, and a very special Emerald City Hoedown.




Thursday, April 4

7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Company, Free

Author Brianna Madia discusses her latest memoir, Never Leave the Dogs Behind, at Elliott Bay Books. Plan for an intimate conversation about independence, isolation, and starting fresh in the Southwest desert with her four dogs. This is a free event, but RSVPs are encouraged.



Friday, April 5

7 p.m., Climate Pledge Arena, $48

Comedian Jo Koy comes to Seattle with his latest tour. Known for his infectious energy and hilarious anecdotes, Koy’s live shows promise an evening of laughter. Don’t miss the chance to catch this powerhouse in action.


Two dancers perform dynamic breakdance moves against an urban backdrop collage, featured on April 4-10 Must List.


Saturday, April 6

7 p.m., WAMU Theater, $50+

Red Bull Lords of the Floor returns after 20 years, showcasing 16 international duos in a thrilling and historic breakdancing showdown. Hosted by Jo Koy and featuring Common, the event brings top breakers to Seattle.



Saturday, April 6

1 p.m., Everett Performing Arts Center, $40+

Celebrating 25-years, the Everett Film Festival has a lineup of 11 films with unique perspectives on the lives of women. From documentaries about nature’s wonders to compelling dramas, there’s something for every cinephile. Hang with industry experts after screenings. Eat complimentary popcorn all day.


2024 Emerald City Hoedown event poster, must list April 4-10, featuring a silhouette of a cowboy on a horse, city skyline, and mountain backdrop.


April 4-7

Renaissance Hotel, $15+

Dust off your boots and get ready to swing. With four days of country and western dancing, and more than 35 workshops, it’s the perfect opportunity to let loose and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun on the dance floor.


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