Kate Wallich explores social media's impact via dance in Splurge Land. (Not pictured: dancing.)

Thru Apr 12
Plate of Nations
Looking for a chance to explore what grub Rainier Valley has to offer? The fifth annual Plate of Nations is a two-week-long food fest serving up local Ethiopian, Eritrean, Laotian, Middle Eastern, Somali, Thai, Vietnamese dishes at reasonable prices. Indulge in some South Seattle cuisine. Various Locations, $15-$25

Wed, Apr 1
The Sonics: Sonic Boom In-Store
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Seattle garage band’s influential debut album, Here Are the Sonics, the Sonics got back together to record a new album, This Is the Sonics. Catch the group's in-store warm-up at Sonic Boom Records before it heads to the Moore on Thursday evening. It'll be a blast from the past, as the Sonics plays its trademark blend of noisy rock and saxophone wailing (plus fans can pick up a limited edition "Sonics at the Boom" T-shirt). Sonic Boom Records, Free

Apr 2–5
Kate Wallich/The YC: Splurge Land
Seattle choreographer Kate Wallich can make “modern dance” seem like an outdated term. Splurge Land, her first evening-length piece at On the Boards, combines detached movements, Johnny Goss’s electronica music, and the slacker visual art of JD Banke in a display of post-postmodernism that reflects on a generation that grew up with the Internet. On the Boards, $12–$23 

Apr 2–May 16
Buster Simpson: Double Bound
The man who helped create Seattle’s eco-art movement heads to Greg Kucera Gallery to present his latest collection of sculptures. Whether crafting pieces from salvaged wood or creating unusual material studies out of ceramic glazes and wire mesh, Simpson always strives for work that’s simultaneously challenging and interesting. Greg Kucera Gallery, Free 

Apr 2–Aug 23
American Spirits
MOHAI beckons visitors back to the tumultuous times of the roaring ’20s with American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. The exhibits boast more than 100 artifacts—from copies of the 18th and 21st Amendments and Al Capone’s guilty verdict to moonshining equipment and flapper fashion—that capture the illicit underground spirit of the era. Museum of History and Industry, $17 

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