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Met Picks: Louis CK, SAM Remix, and 5 Concerts We Won’t Miss

The 10 best things to do this weekend.

By Laura Dannen November 11, 2010

Ghostland Observatory

Looking for a great concert this weekend? How about five:

Nov 12 & 13 So what if Pitchfork just panned their latest album? The Texas electro-rock duo Ghostland Observatory still puts on a crazy live show. They’re at Showbox SoDo.

Nov 13 Barefoot and shaggy, Keller Williams seems the archetype of a one-man jam band from Virginia. Except he beat boxes. Didn’t see that coming. He’s at Neumos.

Nov 13 The Seattle Rock Orchestra starts off a new three-show series at the Moore with a symphonic arrangement of the Beach Boys’ 1966 Pet Sounds. Wall. o’. Sound.

Nov 14 Here’s the thing about Brandon Flowers going solo—his music still sounds like the Killers. Flowers is the Killers. And he’s at Showbox SoDo, touring behind his brand-new album.

Nov 14 & 15 Dar Williams believes in the three Js—Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and Judy Collins. We believe in Dar. The singer-songwriter plays the Triple Door.

COMEDY Louis CK —star of FX show Louie and the funniest gruff, balding, middle-aged man alive—brings his stand-up to the Moore on Friday. Tickets are long gone, but there’s always StubHub. Nov 12.

BENEFIT The not-so-twin cities Seattle and New Orleans join forces this weekend for Bilocal, a showcase of music, art, film, and poetry at Town Hall, with proceeds going to muckraking in the Gulf. Nov 12 & 13.

ART PARTY There’s something a little too perfect about having an absinthe cocktail and exploring the Pablo Picasso exhibit at Seattle Art Museum. We think he would have approved. SAM Remix returns with extended hours. Nov 13, 7pm-1am.

THEATER If you can stomach the blood and guts, don’t miss ACT’s fiery black comedy The Lieutenant of Inishmore about an Irish terrorist who swears vengeance for his cat’s death. It’s in its final weekend. Thru Nov 14.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY Remember Stomp? That garbage can-bangin’ live show you first saw, oh, 17 years ago? It’s still going strong. It has more lives than Cats. No one in the 11-member troupe—dancers, actors, and drummers who are all muscle—says a word, but they do more with dust pans and brooms than the average janitor. There’s a folding-chair quintet…a drum circle that becomes a flying drum circle. They do this thing with Zippos in the dark that makes the Guitar Hero kid (see below) look lame. It may not be new, or news, but it’s the best family show in town this weekend. Paramount Theatre, thru Nov 14.

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