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Australia's the Living End brings its blistering punkabilly sound to Neumos.

Thru Feb 26
Terratopia: The Chinese Landscape in Painting and Film
Mediums change, but some subjects remain the same. Asian Art Museum’s Terratopia looks at the tradition of Chinese landscape art by comparing paintings (some dating back to the third century) with the cinematic majesty of the countryside in Yang Fudong’s films. By placing these works side by side, the scenes showcase the unspoiled natural beauty of China’s mountains, streams, and gardens and their aesthetically timeless themes. Asian Art Museum, $9

Thur, Aug 25
Suicide Squeeze 20th Anniversary
Seattle indie record label Suicide Squeeze has always been content operating under the radar as the unassuming cool kid, dating back to its early seven-inches by acts like Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse, and Pedro the Lion. In addition to reissuing some of its most beloved releases, Suicide Squeeze celebrates turning 20 with two nights of concerts. The Thursday show at Nuemos features a riotous lineup of the Coathangers, Childbirth, Guantanamo Baywatch, and Audacity. Neumos, $13

Sat, Aug 27
LeMay America's Car Museum’s Drive-In Movies: Jurassic World
While summer outdoor summer movie series have become all the rage in recent years, that classic drive-in movie experience is all but extinct. Tacoma's LeMay America’s Car Museum keeps the tradition alive with its annual drive-in movie slate. The museum’s screening season comes to an end with a showing of Jurassic World, starring Seattle’s own Chris Pratt and (spoiler alert) a bunch of dinosaurs. Be sure to show up early to claim a spot (parking starts at 4:30, though the film doesn’t begin until around 9). LeMay America's Car Museum, Free

Sun, Aug 28
The Living End
Genres don’t get much more niche than punkabilly (the fusion of punk and rockabilly, for the compound word impaired), but Australian trio the Living End transcends any pigeonholing by simply being one of the best live bands on the planet. Prepare for an energetic night of hot lick shredding, acrobatic upright bass slapping, beer bottle sliding, rabblerousing (and occasionally anthemic) mayhem when the band hits the States in support of its seventh studio LP, Shift. Neumos, $10

Sun, Aug 28
Vibrations Festival
While Capitol Hill boutique/venue Cario may be no more, the summer festival it spawned soldiers on for another year. The fifth edition of Vibrations Festival brings together some of the coolest local indie bands (Posse, Jenn Champion, DoNormaal, Lilac, Hoop, etc.) for a day of free music at Volunteer Park. Additional local culture can be soaked in via visual art displays and small vendor booths from businesses like Spin Cycle, PRISM, and Rachel's Ginger Beer. Volunteer Park, Free

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