Jerry Seinfeld

We hear good things about this up-and-coming comedian, whose acerbic wit makes even topics like Grape-Nuts and the location of buttons on a dress shirt funny. Catch him before he gets big! Paramount Theatre, Feb 7

Rachael Vaughn

The Microsoft attorney’s team won the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen, which included a Japanese tea ceremony in an elevator and nuns on rope swings. We don’t get it, but…yay!

Adam Silver

With David Stern’s tenure as NBA commissioner coming to an end February 1, Silver will take the reins and hopefully pave the way for pro hoops’ return to Seattle. Adam, you’re golden in our book.

Mary Lambert

Her vocals on Mackle-more’s “Same Love” still give us chills, even after 847 listens. Now she’s coming home for a solo concert after the biggest year of her fledgling career. Goose bumps commencing now. Showbox at the Market, Feb 1

Paul Allen

The eclectic billionaire is sinking $7 million into an aerial census of Africa’s elephants that will contribute to a larger effort to curb pachyderm poaching. If we had trunks, we’d raise them in salute.

Beth Gunn

The Queen Anne resident stepped in front of a Metro bus when she spotted her stolen bike sitting on the bus’s bike rack—proving that there’s lying down in front of a bus, and then there’s lying down in front of a bus.