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What to Do After Work February 10–13

A jazz-pop mashup, the battle against hospital segregation, and a horse that inspired a memoir.

By Nicole Pasia February 10, 2020

It's okay to go out Monday nights, says Biali.

Mon, Feb 10
The Wind + Wave Presents: The Feelings Club
Some music is so relatable it feels like the artist is speaking to you. Alt rock duo the Wind + Wave opens a literal conversation with “The Feelings Club,” where fans can submit questions that will be answered throughout the show. The band will perform intimate, stripped-back renditions of emotional hits like “Happiness Is Not a Place” and “Let’s Forget That I Was Ever Even Here.” Fremont Abbey Arts Center, $18

Tue, Feb 11
Laila Biali
Infusing her velvet voice into jazz-R&B fusion, Canadian artist Laila Biali updates classic Motown with Christina Aguilera–level sass. You might end up grooving to songs like “We Go” from her 2018 self-titled album, which embodies the bustling night life of a city. The Triple Door, $18

Tue, Feb 11
Power to Heal
To celebrate Black History Month, Power to Heal delves into the Civil Rights Movement with a new, uncovered angle: segregation in medical institutions. African-Americans were denied admission into many U.S. hospitals and discriminated against even when they were admitted. The film follows the narrative of underserved citizens and the introduction of Medicare, which allowed civil rights activists to work with the government on the desegregation of hospitals. Centilia Cultural Center, free 

Wed, Feb 12
The Good Weird
Born from front man PJ Covello’s love for grunge and R&B, Federal Way’s the Good Weird brings bright, Weezer-esque vocal and melodic guitar riffs. The band’s debut EP Multiverse led the group to win fourth place at MoPOP’s Sound Off! in 2017. In Covello’s lyrics, self-analysis is everywhere: “Don’t know why I’m so lonely / I’m too critical of me.” El Corazon, $8–$10 

Thu, Feb 13
Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones
Scores of celebrities have trod the path of fame and gotten lost in its maze. This Danny Garcia film documents for the first time the (short) life of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones. Dubbed “the face” of Bohemian London in the 1960s, he lived an extravagant lifestyle that led ultimately to his death in 1969. Are there ruminations on a murder conspiracy? Of course there are. Ark Lodge Cinemas, $13 

Thu, Feb 13
Christine Hemp: Wild Ride Home
Dogs might be man’s best friend, but Christine Hemp’s debut memoir about raising an Arabian horse named Buddy might just be the next pet-lover’s favorite. The Port Townsend poet provides an intimate view into her family’s love and heartbreak—cancer, lost pregnancies, second chances—all framed in an unlikely friendship between man and horse. Hugo House, free

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