On The Boards hosts Tere O'Connor and his NYC dancers for a week long residency, culminating in Sunday's performance of Sister.

Wed, Nov 19
Pie and Plenty with Kate Lebo and Molly Wizenberg
The Worldwest Literary Series presents Kate Lebo (affectionately labeled the "pie poet," due to her published meditations on baking and the success of her traveling Pie School), and New York Times best selling author and Delancey/Essex co-owner Molly Wizenberg (Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage). Hear both local authors read from their work and enjoy a selection of donated baked goods. All proceeds benefit The West Seattle Food Bank. C & P Coffee Company, free.

Thur, Nov 20
Seattle Arts & Lectures: Ruth Ozeki
Novelist, essayist, filmmaker, Zen Buddhist priest, Ruth Ozeki is a dynamic artist and personality. Her most recent book, A Tale of the Time-Being, was short listed for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Hear her speak about writing, meditation, and her many works. Town Hall, $5–$50.

Fri, Nov 21
San Francisco's Deerhoof brings their noise, punk, pop fusion to Neumos, accompanied by Busdriver and Go Dark. Deerhoof has now been making music for two decades now, and released its twelfth studio album, La Isla Bonita, earlier this year. The band's shows tend to be pretty straight forward: just loud, manic frenzy. Neumos, $15.

Sat, Nov 22
Laura Jane Grace

Laura Jane Grace has had quite the year. The singer-songwriter for the punk band Against Me! became a transgender trailblazer when she went public in 2012, but 2014 saw the release of the first album dealing with those themes, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (one of the best records of the year). She's also furthered transgender discussion with her AOL webseries True Trans. LJG comes to the Husky Union Building at UW to speak and perform an acoustic set. Husky Union Building at UW, $15.

Sun, Nov 23
Tere O'Connor: Sister
New York choreographer Tere O’Connor plans to make the most of his company’s first Seattle visit. The modern dance events include performances of the three-part composition Bleed, a show of shorter works Poem and Secret Mary, and a weekend workshop. On Sunday, the company will perform Sister, a piece that a critic from Indy Week said "ebbed and flowed through sounds and silences with a sense of infinite invention." Velocity Dance Center, $13.