Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This Weekend

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  • In The Black: Lewis Black at the Paramount

    The lord of the zings is in town performing “The Rant Is Due,” an angry analysis of the last Presidential election.

    Mock the vote: Black’s last album is up for a Grammy this year, so he’s riding high.

    Fri 7p. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Downtown (206-292-2787). $36-62 here.

    Nearby: Knee High Stocking Co; HoneyHole; Alibi Room

  • Deep Brews: Belgianfest

    Thirty Washington breweries bring out their best Belgian-style ales for this epic event.

    Double down: There are two sessions at this year’s fest – one from noon-4p and one from 5:30-9:30p, but the first is sold out so sadly you can only do one.

    Sat starting at noon. Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Downtown (206-341-0112). $35 here.

    Nearby: AQUA; Shiro's; Marché

  • Deja Deja Vu: Double Groundhog Day at SIFF

    What’s better than watching the Bill Murray classic? Watching it twice in a row.

    Familiar face: NPR favorite Stephen Tobolowsky – who plays Ned Ryerson in the flick – will be there to answer questions.

    Sat 7p. SIFF Film Center, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Queen Anne (206-464-5830). $15 here.

    Nearby: Toulouse Petit; Sully's; Mecca Café

  • High Style: Sapeurs by Baudouin Mouanda at M.I.A. Gallery

    This just-opened exhibition of fancily dressed dandies in the Congo has drawn raves for its exuberance and charm.

    Dress tips: The Congolese “sapeurs” have a strict three-colors-per-suit policy, but those colors sure don’t include gray, black, or navy.

    Fri 11a-6p, Sat 12-5p. M.I.A. Gallery, 1203 A 2nd Ave, Downtown (206-467-4927). Free.

    Nearby: Salumi, Beecher's Handmade Cheeses; White Horse Trading

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