Ivan and Alyosha returns to release its new album It's All Just Pretend at Neumos.

Tue, May 5
Terrance Hayes
Terrence Hayes has authored five books of poetry, including an upcoming 2015 work, How to be Drawn. His most previous work, Lighthead won the National Book Award for poetry, and he has also received prestigious honors such the Guggenheim fellowship. The Pittsburgh poet reads at Chihuly Garden and Glass as part of the Seattle Arts and Lectures Poetry Series. Chihuly Garden and Glass, $5–$50 

Wed, May 6
Red Bull Sound Select: Deerhoof
Deerhoof always embraces its inner-weirdo in its avant-punk music, but there's an efficiency to its oddball ways. Since 1997, the San Franscico act has put out 13 albums including 2014's La Isla Bonita. Catch Deerhoof's always raucous live show (along with Killer Ghost and Summer Cannibals) as part of the thrifty Red Bull Sound Select series. The Crocodile, $3 (with RSVP)

Thur, May 7
Ivan and Alyosha: It's All Just Pretend Release Show
Seattle may seem already over-saturated with folk pop's smooth and soulful male harmonies and lively accoustic guitar backing, but Ivan and Alyosha do it right. The five-man group heads to Neumos to release its second album—It's All Just Pretend—which features more of its spirited, yearnful, bittersweet, and compelling melodies. Neumos, $15

May 7–10
Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival

Between Amazon’s Golden Globe–winningTransparent and the critically acclaimed punk of Against Me!’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues, 2014 was a huge year for transgender art recognition. Now in its 10th year, Seattle’s Translations Film Festival continues to champion the cause by offering up positive visual representations of the trans community. Northwest Film Forum, $10

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