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