Soul Man: Shuggie Otis at Neumos
The son of soul legend Johnny Otis, Shuggie has been a blues guitar master since the age of 13.
Lost treasure: Otis's 1974 album Inspiration Information tanked when it was released but is now regarded as a neo-soul classic.
Tonight 8p. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St, Capitol Hill (206-341-0112). $25 here.
Nearby: The Old Sage; Canon; Capitol Cider
Wax On: Tracing Skylines World Premiere
As summer comes to an end, get inspired for the slopes with this insane new ski adventure documentary.
Off the grid: Five pro skiers chase downhill thrills on the trip of a lifetime through backcountry Alaska — and Detroit.
Fri 8p. Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St., University District (206-682-1414). $16 here.
Nearby: Blue Moon; Lucid; Village Sushi
Curd Cobain: Free Cheese
Free cheese, free wine, and French people to explain everything you're eating? How can you refuse?
Whey out: There are even local chefs demoing fromage-oriented recipes just to put things over the top.
Sat 11a-7p. The Piranha Shop, 1022 First Ave S, SoDo (206-641-0914). Free.
Nearby: Sake Nomi; Henry's Tavern; Medina
In the Hunt: Scavenger Dash
Work your brain and your legs as you tear around Seattle solving devious puzzles to win prizes.
Bro down: You need to bring one partner, Amazing Race-style. Time to make some tough friend decisions.
Sat Noon. Fuel, 164 S. Washington St, SoDo. $120 here.
Nearby: Assembly Hall; Von's 1000 Spirits; Frolik