Garfunkel and Oates
No, they’re not a remix of music’s most famous male duos; they’re two lady comics singing tunes such as “Pregnant Women Are Smug” and “This Party Took a Turn for the Douche.” (Neptune, Nov 1)

David Sedaris 
His Northwest years were fictionalized in the recent film C.O.G.; now the humorist comes in person to set the record straight—or maybe he’ll just complain about pregnant women too. (Benaroya Hall, Nov 11)

Kshama Sawant 
As the socialist and Seattle Central prof sets her sights on Richard Conlin’s long-held city council seat, she proves the rest of the country right: Yeah, sometimes we Seattleites are reeeaaally liberal.

Kurt Huffman
First the restaurateur helped Portland’s Pok Pok become a mini empire, and now he’s pairing with Seattle’s Jason Wilson for a steak house. We won’t make him cook, but we’ll let him design the menu.

Jesse Sykes 
She and her band the Sweet Hereafter take to the Tractor stage as part of Barsuk Records’ 15-year anniversary in the music biz; that’s like five decades in normal-person years. (Tractor Tavern, Nov 10)

Tom Nissley 
In a bid to outpace Ken Jennings as Seattle’s coolest ex-Jeopardy! champ, he’s releasing a book chronicling 365 days of literary events, some fictional; fortunately the book itself is real enough. (Elliott Bay Book Company, Nov 4)


This article appeared in the November 2013 issue of Seattle Met.