Thursday, July 24, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Mad Men Style: Pour Back Benefit

    Re-live the '50s with high-end cocktails, cupcakes, and a "photo time machine."

    Take it home: Bid at the silent auction for one-of-a-kind works from Pacific Northwest designers.

    Tonight 6p. Teague, 110 Union St #500, Downtown (206-838-4200). $10-15 here.

    Nearby: Shorty's; Clever Bottle; Von's

  • Bold as Love: Axis Dance Company

    Axis (as seen on So You Think You Can Dance) blends dancers on crutches and in wheelchairs with traditionally-abled hoofers.

    Poetry in motion: Not sold? Click here and prepare to be amazed.

    Tonight-Sat 8p. Meany Hall, 3901 University Way NE, University District (206-685-2742). $39-44 here.

    Nearby: College Inn; Blue Moon; Flowers

  • Gray And Sweet: Depressed Cake Shop

    The weirdest bake sale you'll ever find sells colorless pastries to raise money for mental health.

    Feeling gray: Consider these brownies, macaroons, and cupcakes a tastier version of those sad Abilify TV ads.

    Sat 10a-4p. Sole Repair, 1001 E Pike St (206-226-2010). Free.

    Nearby: The Old Sage; Canon; The Hideout

  • Bang Heads: Rocktoberfest

    Pinch us, we're dreaming about heavy metal polka and lots of great pours, plus all proceeds going to Children's Hospital.

    Bargain brats: Your ticket includes two gratis beers, but bring cash for more and some epic Dante's Inferno sausages.

    Sat 6p-10p. Georgetown Brewery, 5200 Denver Avenue South, Georgetown (206-838-4333). $15 here.

    Nearby: 9 Lb Hammer; Smarty Pants; Marco Polo

  • Brazil Smooth: Vinicius Cantuaria

    Rio-based guitar player Vinicius Cantuaria makes music guaranteed to get hips moving.

    Classics illustrated: Cantuaria's songbook includes tunes by Brazilian legends Jobim and Gil.

    Sun 7:30p. The Triple Door, 216 Union St, Downtown (206-838-4333). $22 here.

    Nearby: Bathtub Gin & Co; Radiator Whiskey; Frolik

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