This is not the venue where Cloud Nothings will play the latest Little Big Show.

Mon, May 11
Douglas Cleaveland

At the fingertips of Olympia’s own Douglas Cleveland, the pipes of an organ truly sing. His skills have led him to a residency at UW and the music director position at Plymouth Church in downtown Seattle. Shake off the Monday doldrums and witness one of the country’s finest organists work his magic and fill Benaroya Hall with brilliant billowing air. Benaroya Hall, $20–$31

Mon, May 11
Wage Slaves: Tales from the Grind

Hugo House brings together a collection of award-winning poets, novelists, and authors like Elizabeth Austen, Jonathan Evision, Daemond Arrindell, and Jennifer Longo to read poetry and story excerpts on the subject of the "labors of love and commerce—from cubicles and classrooms to cemetaries and correctional centers." Poet and Alaska fishing enthusiast Sierra Golden and freelance journalist and writer Michelle Goodman moderate. Hugo House, Free

May 14–17
Peter Heller

Best-selling author Peter Heller’s latest novel, The Painter, follows a seemingly peaceful artist attempting to outrun his dark past—and men set on retribution—across the arid New Mexico landscape. As part of Seattle Public Library’s Seattle Reads program, Heller will discuss his book’s themes of violence and revenge at seven branches strewn across the city. Various Seattle Public Library branches, Free

Thu, May 14
Little Big Show: Cloud Nothings

With ripping guitar, tight drums, and Dylan Baldi's raspy and angst-filled vocals, Cleveland Ohio's Cloud Nothings evokes memories of overcrowded house shows, sweaty mosh pits, trashed Converse sneakers, and revelry in spasming youthful energy. For Seattle Theatre Group's latest Little Big Show, the group takes the stage with Tacocat and Chastity Belt to raise money for TeenTix, which helps give teenagers inexpensive access to the arts. Neptune Theatre, $15

Sat, May 16
Emily Heller

Standup comedian and writer Emily Heller—or "Hell Bone" as she states as her preferred nickname on her Tumblr—peddles in awkward quirk with a cynical, cutting edge, which she's showcased on Conan, @Midnight, and Ground Floor. She brings her perceptive flogging of misogyny to Seattle for two shows on Saturday night. Eclectic Theater, $18–$20

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