Cask And You Shall Receive: Bigwood At Brouwer's
This Fremont alehouse hosts a weekend-long celebration of barrel-aged beers that will blow you away.
Early riser: Show up on opening day if you can. When these drafts are gone, they're not coming back..
Thu-Sun. Brouwer's Cafe, 400 N 35th St, Fremont (206-267-2437). Free.
Nearby: Add-A-Ball; Quoin; The Sixgill
Pop And Lock: Reign Supreme
16 of the Pacific Northwest's best breakdancing crews compete in a night-long battle for supremacy.
Join in: If you get inspired, several of the dancers are holding clinics the next day to show you the ropes.
Sat 7p. UW Hub Ballroom, 4001 East Stevens Way NE, University District (206-267-2437). $12 here.
Nearby: Flowers; College Inn; Trabant
Strong Arms: The Dismemberment Plan
After a decade off, the Washington, DC-based indie band is back in fighting form.
Mountain high: Their new album Uncanny Valley might be their best in 20 years.
Sat 8p. 1303 NE 45th St., University District (206-682-1414). $26.50 here.
Nearby: Blue Moon; Lucid; Village Sushi
Human Candelabra: St. Lucia Fest
One of the oddest (and most dangerous) holiday traditions, where nubile Swedish girls wear crowns of burning candles.
Holiday spirit: This yearly event fills up fast, so show up early to snag a good seat by the fire extinguisher.
Sun 3p. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Queen Anne (206-283-1090). $3.
Nearby: A Terrible Beauty; Feierabend; Mecca Cafe