Celebrate the pairing of beers, ciders, wines, and chocolates at Pike Brewing Company on Sunday.

Fri, Feb 7
Drake Bell
A one-time child actor, Drake Bell made his bones acting in the Nickelodeon stable, both on The Amanda Show and most prominently in Drake and Josh. Now, when he isn’t voicing cartoon Spider-Man, he tours as a pop rock singer. His latest single “All Alone at The Disco” feels out of time, incorporating retro rhythm with horns and Bell’s anthemic vocals. Seattle Center, $17

Fri, Feb 7
Lisa Koch
Seattle’s Lisa Koch balances wit and goofy sincerity in her one-woman show, which combines sketch performance and comedic songwriting. After confronting the aging process in performances like “I’m a Middle-Aged Woman” and “Midlife Medley,” Koch is celebrating her special day with a “Big Ass Birthday Bash,” featuring Texas comedian Vickie Shaw, singer-songwriter Alicia Healey, and other friends and family to turn the one-woman show into a real party. Triple Door, $25

Fri, Feb 7
Freakout Records Presents: Sessa
Seattle label Freakout Records hosts this 2020 kickoff show featuring two local bands, Low Hums and Fronds, as well as Sessa, a psych-folk musician from São Paulo, whose music is like getting lost in a warm, rich dream, punched up with choral backing vocals and a horn section. Conor Byrne, $10 –Stefan Milne

Sat, Feb 8
Jack’s BBQ First Anniversary
We named it one of Seattle’s 100 best restaurants in September, and the grilling hasn’t stopped for the former Microsoft employee turned barbecue aficionado Jack Timmons. Jack’s is celebrating the first anniversary of its South Lake Union spot by smoking a whole alligator to be shared and dipped amongst the masses. Beverages are half-price, including the Swamp Cooler and Bog Marsh cocktails made just for the occasion. Jack’s BBQ, A la carte

Sat, Feb 8
The Tuba Thieves
Alison O’Daniel’s multi-part video installation explores the connection between silence and sounds, informed by her own hearing loss and a number of real-life instrument robberies in Southern California. O’Daniel embraces non-linear storytelling based from commissioned musical scores, chronicling instances of the hearing-impaired experience. Henry Art Gallery, Free

Sun, Feb 9
Chocofest 2020
Pike Brewing’s Chocofest pairs local brews, ciders, and wines with a mix of Seattle chocolate makers, with proceeds benefitting Long Live the Kings and wild salmon restoration. Admission includes 10 drink tickets from Pike, Sidetrack, and Copperworks. If you prefer something of substance before getting into dessert, Honest Biscuits and Tankard and Tun are opening up their menus for attendees. Pike Brewing Company, $55

All weekend (thru Mar 15)
The Children
In the aftermath of an environmental disaster in England, two retired nuclear physicists are thrown into disarray when an old friend shows up at their coastal cottage. Lucy Kirkwood’s 2018 Tony Award-nominated drama opens in Seattle this weekend. Seattle Rep, $48–$72

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