Fri, May 15
Solitude Social Club: A Bookish Happy Hour
Hugo House hosts its weekly authorial happy hour to remotely connect writers and readers with the outside world—including a special guest. This week’s guest is TaraShea Nesbit, author of The Wives of Los Alamos and Beheld, a juicy piece of historical fiction about the burgeoning years of Plymouth (the colony). RSVP to join the group over Zoom (with post-convo breakout sessions to follow), or stream it live.  5pm

Sat, May 16
Nectar Lounge has moved the stage of its Fremont venue onto the web, at least for now. As part of the Nectar Virtual Concert series, Willdabeast streams a fusion of brass, bass, and beats to get you up from your desk (or couch) to dance in your living room. Pay what you can for tickets. Proceeds go the performing artists and venue staff who aren’t working right now. 8pm

Sun, May 17
Les Boys
Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound and the University District’s Scarecrow Video join forces for an afternoon virtual herstory lesson (for the children, darling). The archival nonprofits band together to livestream the 1970s-era drag show Les Boys, a glittering amalgam of Garland and Streisand (Hello, Dolly!) impersonations and lots of spilled tea. The event is free, brought to you by the now-vintage troupe of queens known as the Gay Girls Riding Club. Donations go to support the Northwest Film Forum. 4:30pm

Mon, May 18
Good Planets Are Hard to Find
Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture is celebrating 50 years of Earth Day with its film series Good Planets Are Hard to Find (like the Steve Forbert song). The collection includes futuristic and speculative films mostly about ecological collapse: perfect! Take a break from Covid-19 coverage and spend an evening on a desert planet 8000 years in the future with Dune, David Lynch’s gloriously bad 1984 sci-fi film. 6pm

Tue, May 19
Samantha Irby
Town Hall Seattle livestreams what promises to be a spirited conversation between Chicago writer and comedian Samantha Irby and Seattle’s Angela Garbes (Like a Mother). Based on Irby’s jam-packed resume, including her recent book of essays, Wow, No Thank You, and her blog, Bitches Gotta Eat, you’ll likely find the laughs you need at the moment. 6pm

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