The Maldives pile in for the Tractor’s 15th anniversary. (photo courtesy Kyle Johnson)

The Tractor celebrates its 15th anniversary with a trio of shows by The Maldives, the always entertaining roots-rockers whose Listen to the Thunder album hits stores next month. The Moondoggies kick off a changing roster of supporting guest spots.

Seattle’s Harvey Danger, meanwhile, salute the end of their 15 years with a final performance at the Crocodile on Saturday. (Danger’s Sean Nelson should be alright—he’s already kept himself busy working with local filmmaker Lynn Shelton as a lead in her award-winning My Effortless Brilliance.)

Chateau Ste. Michelle should be feeling groovy and then some on Friday when John Legend shows up with Indie.Arie. Spread out a blanket and soak up the soul.

Seattle Art Museum’s Target Practice wraps up its run soon and, really, the major wank factor of modern art is kind of a kick. I loved the exhibit but kept imagining my dubious Dad walking next to me grumbling, “Steven, that’s just a piece of wood with nails in it.”

As for movies, if you don’t want to go inside to watch Nazis get scalped, perhaps you’d prefer seeing Nazis melt during the famous climax of Raiders of the Lost Ark at Fremont Outdoor Cinema on Saturday.

You might also want to head out to Monroe for the Evergreen State Fair. Fun, frolic, and no Third Reich, as far as I know—although the scheduled gig by Queensrÿche, who did Bellevue proud back in the early ’90s, might be good and scary.

In the meantime, plan your Fall Arts fun with our guide—and be sure to watch the Petite Mort video. Stunning stuff. But roam around the guide to check out the various videos. Stephen Sondheim shares his nomination for Most Overrated Movie.

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