Green Light: Gatsby's Beautiful Little Fools
If you're inspired by Leo's turn as Jay Gatsby, step back to the '20s at Seattle's newest speakeasy.
Old money: This is one event where you'll want to spring for the VIP as it comes with swag — including a flask and a hand-rolled cigar.
Tonight 7-11p. Aston Manor, 2946 1st Avenue S, SoDo (206-382-7866). $25-55 here.
Nearby: Radar Hair & Records; Hooverville; Epic Ales
Holy Torture: Paradisiacal Rites
Performance troupe St. Genet pushes every envelope there is by fusing ballet, cults and on-stage application of leeches.
Speak in tongues: Their newest show, Paradisiacal Rites, promises equal parts insanity and transcendence.
Tonight-Sun 8p. On The Boards, 100 W Roy St, Queen Anne (206-217-9886). $20 here.
Nearby: Ten Mercer; The Great Nabob; Tini Big's
Give Back: Seattle Works Day
If all this non-stop hedonism is getting you down, take the opportunity to participate in Seattle's biggest day of service.
Big blowoff: Of course, it ends with a party just for volunteers at Fisher Pavilion so you can get back to having fun.
Sat Noon-3:30p. Various locations, (206-324-0808 ext. 6). Free.
Deep Drone: Boris
Japanese cult heroes Boris produce music of incredible intensity and power, and their live show is brain-rattling.
Double dose: The band is at the Crocodile for two nights, but Sunday is the pick hit as they'll play their epic 2000 album Flood in its entirety.
Sat & Sun 8p. Crocodile, 2200 2nd Ave., Belltown (206-441-4618). $15-25 here.
Nearby: Shorty's; Bathtub Gin & Co; Rob Roy