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Kris Orlowski and crew double up at the Sunset.

Tue, Feb 2
Groundhog Day

It wouldn't quite be Groundhog Day without an annual screening of the Bill Murray classic of the same name. Directed by Harold Ramis and also starring the fantastic Andie MacDowell, this hilarious and, ultimately, touching tale follows a weatherman who repeats the same day over and over and over... The "timeless" romp even ranks among AFI's top 10 fantasy films of all-time. If you've never witnessed this wonderful film, what better day to finally do so than the titular holiday itself? Central Cinema, $8

Wed, Feb 3
Eli Sanders and Jennifer Hopper with Marcie Sillman

One of the most powerful pieces of local journalism in the last decade, “The Bravest Woman in Seattle” written by The Stranger writer Eli Sanders earned a Pulitzer Prize for its tale of murder and bravery. Examining that horrible night and its awful crime in even deeper detail, Sanders’ first book, While the City Slept, digs into the justice and mental health systems that allowed for such a tragedy to occur. Sanders—along with the event's survivor, Jennifer Hopper—will discuss the book in conversation with Marcie Sillman of KUOW. Town Hall, $5

Feb 4–March 12
Fabrice Monteiro: Maroons

Belgian-Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro’s pictures pack a punch. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the 100 Global Thinkers of 2015 for his series The Prophecy, which depicted people as monsters of future environmental destruction. With his new collection, Maroons, Monteiro photographs Beninese men wearing replicas of the torture devices used by French slavers in the seventeenth century. Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Free

Thu & Fri, Feb 4 & 5
Kris Orlowski
Seattle musician Kris Orlowski wants music to be a gateway to the soul. With more thought-provoking lyrics than most modern rock, Orlowski sometimes comes off as an American Coldplay with catchy tunes, soulful words, and a touch of nostalgia. While his band's new album Often in the Pause doesn't drop until April, there's bound to be plenty of new tunes on the set lists for this two-night stand at the Sunset. Sunset Tavern, $15

Sat, Feb 6
Suzanne M. Wolfe

Before laying the groundwork for the Christian Church, St. Augustine was in love. Seattle Pacific University writer-in-residence Suzanne M. Wolfe crafts historical fiction out of Augustine of Hippo’s true-life romance with the woman (whose name history has forgotten) who bore his child. It’s a story of passion suppressed by Augustine’s ambition and the era’s rigid class system. Elliott Bay Book Company, Free

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