Illustrations by Charlie Powell

Ariana Grande  On the (platform) heels of singing the national anthem at the Hawks’ 2014 home opener, the pop pixie returns to kick off the spring concert season. (April 14, KeyArena)

George R. R. Martın  Don’t expect Game of Thrones spoilers when he appears at the sci-fi and fantasy convention Norwescon, but maybe he’ll help with your Dothraki pronunciation? (April 2–5)

Jenny Boucek  
The Storm hope to bounce back from a lousy 2014 with new coach Boucek and the first overall pick in this April’s draft. Fingers crossed they find the next Sue Bird.

Jesús Aguirre  
Mayor Murray’s pick to head the parks department will inherit the new taxing authority voters approved last fall. With great power comes great mulching responsibility.

Amanda Knox  
The West Seattle Herald’s most famous writer faces another appeal in her Italian murder case this spring. (Update: she's freeeee!)  But in happier news…she’s engaged! Expect a domestic honeymoon.

Dara Khosrowshahi  
Expedia, under CEO Khosrowshahi’s leadership, bought online travel booking competitors Travelocity and Orbitz this winter. Two steps closer to world domination.