Monday, January 26, 2015

This Holiday Weekend

  • Meow: Cat Power

    Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power) has transformed from a painfully shy indie-folkster into a dynamic, haunting stage presence.

    Pie to go: Finish Thanksgiving dinner early, the Green Room opens for drinks at 7p.

    Thu 9p. Showbox SoDo, 1700 1st Ave S, SoDo (604-935-5579). $35 here.

    Nearby: Needle And Thread; The Hideout; Canon

  • Foul line: Lenny Cooke

    In 2001, Lenny Cooke was one of the top-rated high school basketball players in the country, ahead of Melo and LeBron. And then?

    Wish I was a baller: Learn why Cooke never played a single minute in the NBA, here's the trailer.

    Fri-Sun 7p & 9p. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Capitol Hill (206-329-2629). $11 here.

    Nearby: Needle And Thread; The Hideout; Canon

  • American Beauty: Days Of Heaven

    After Black Friday shopping, unwind with Terrence Malick's gorgeous 1978 tragedy starring Richard Gere and Brooke Adams.

    Film grain: When Roger Ebert calls something "one of the most beautiful films ever made" you know it's the real deal.

    Fri & Sun 7p & 9p. Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St., University District (206-523-3935). $8.

    Nearby: Blue Moon Tavern; The District Lounge; Korean Tofu House

  • Now That's Paper: Short Run Festival

    Zines, comics, art books, indie records, and more fill up Washington Hall for this quirky, epic day-long festival.

    Inky fingers: There's plenty of cutting-edge talent on the brink of the big leagues here, so keep your eyes open.

    Sat 11a-6p. Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Central District (206-316-7613). Free.

    Nearby: Maekawa; Ba Bar; Von Trapp's

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