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What to Do After Work January 27–30

A musical therapy session, a sci-fi nerd's literary dream, and Seattle's year in photos.

By Nicole Pasia January 27, 2020

Radical Face's new album follows his journey of stabilizing his musical career.

Image: Courtesy STG

Mon, Jan 27
Pasta Making from Scratch
Looking to take your pasta expertise level from Chef Boyardee to Italian grandmother? Chef Katie Bearfield will pass along the secret to fettuccine straight from her culinary classrooms in Sienna, Italy. Included with the pasta dinner made in class are a salad, fresh bread, and a glass of wine. Joyce’s Market and Cafe, $80

Tue, Jan 28
Science Fiction Writers of America Reader Series
Hop into a Tardis, or a DeLorean, or whatever suits your sci-fi fancy and marvel over the latest literary releases. Portland author Daniel H. Wilson will teach you how to survive a robot apocalypse, New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente guides you through a mythical forest, and computer science-slash-creative writing expert Django Wexler works on his latest fantasy-adventure. Wilde Rover, free registration

Wed, Jan 29
Radical Face
Ben Cooper blends melodic strings and guitar with laid back, almost conversational vocals to grapple with his internal battles, both emotionally and professionally. After conversing with a professional and finding new strength, Cooper aptly named his latest album Therapy, with uplifting lines like “Hello, Hope, it’s been a while,” in his song “Dead Ends.” Neptune Theatre, $26

Wed, Jan 29
Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker: A Very Stable Genius
In the midst of impeachment hearings, a modern-day Woodward and Bernstein pair tracks every move in Donald Trump’s presidency. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post investigative reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker speak about their new book, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America. Broadway Performance Hall, $7, $35 with book copy

Wed, Jan 29
Lunch Club: Boston Breakfast
Rather than avoiding co-workers in the breakroom during lunch, Jim McCarthy at the Hot Stove Society has a better idea of how to spend your precious hour of free time: a proper Boston meal with baked beans, thick-cut bacon, and peanut butter toast with homemade marshmallows. Hotel Andra, $30 

Thu, Jan 30
Seattle Times Presents Pictures of the Year
An emotional farewell to our beloved viaduct, a catastrophic crane collapse, people experiencing homelessness. These are some of the moments that defined Seattle in 2019, captured by Seattle Times photographers. Bettina Hansen, Ken Lambert, Mike Siegel, and others present their most powerful images and share their experience of life behind the camera. Central Library, free

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