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What to Do After Work March 2–5

A week-long booze fest, the true story of an Indigenous detective, and a film class about falling for monsters.

By Nicole Pasia March 2, 2020

Here's to a Prohibition-free decade.

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Seattle Cocktail Week
The annual city-wide mixed-drink fest boasts live jazz performances, spirit launch parties, cocktail classes, and happy hours (53 events, to be exact). Monday features a quirky robot-themed soiree at Rhumba (tinman costumes encouraged). Later in the week, director Steven Soderbergh (Oceans 11, Logan Lucky) screens a film at Central Cinema and hangs out for a happy hour to show off the Singani 63 (basically Bolivian brandy) he imports. Various locations, Free 

Mon, Mar 2
Reggae rhythms and rap-singing are signatures for the American-Nigerian Davido’s dance-pop music. Collaborating with the likes of Chris Brown and Sean Kingston, it’s no surprises his tracks like “Blow My Mind” and “Peace of Mind” transport us back to the early 2000s music scene. Neptune Theatre, $39

Tue, Mar 3
Pretty Strong
This documentary follows climbers as they surmount boulders in Colorado and sport climbs in Mexico. Helmed by an all-women production team, Pretty Strong features female climbers including Nina Williams, Katie Lambert, and Dalia Ojeda. Proceeds from the bar will benefit local climbing organizations. The Mountaineers, $15                                                    

Tue, Mar 3
Saint Motel
Saint Motel entered the 2010s indie pop scene with catchy, brass-heavy hits like 2014’s “My Type.” The band’s newest album, The Original Motion Picture Show, seamlessly blends touches of jazz and ragtime with heavy synths and rock beats. Showbox, $26

Tue, Mar 3
Sierra Crane Murdoch
Pacific Northwest–based journalist Sierra Crane Murdoch discusses her new book Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country. It’s a true story of amateur detective Lissa Yellow Bird of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation and how she solved the case of an oil debacle and the death of an Indigenous woman. Elliott Bay Book Company, Free 

Thu, Mar 5
Monstrous Marriages Film Class
What do King Kong, Jane Eyre, and Twilight have in common? While only one is a bane to Forks natives, they all stem from the long-standing, macabre trope of monster romance. A four-week class from the Seattle International Film Festival explores the social commentary on relationships and the anxiety that manifests in these monster matches. SIFF Film Center, $60

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