This is our dream party.

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Image: Jane Sherman

 

Min Jin Lee 

Your family drama seems petty next to Pachinko, the author’s multigenerational epic and National Book Award finalist that chronicles a Korean family’s persistence in twentieth-century Japan. She'll be at Benaroya Hall on March 17.

 

  

  

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Christian Meinig 

The Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory engineering director co-authored a paper on a glider that recorded ocean sounds along the Washington coast. Talk about some deep cuts for your playlist.

 

 

 

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Patti Smith

Though she’s quite the acclaimed memoirist, releasing Year of the Monkey most recently, the night belongs to the Godmother of Punk’s voice when she performs at the Paramount on March 11.

 

 

 

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Mike Hopkins

The third-year University of Washington men’s basketball coach hopes his cherished 2-3 zone will have the Huskies dancing for a second straight March Madness. Sliiiiide to the left, guards.

 

 

 

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Averie Swanson

This Master Cicerone (like a hoppier Master Sommelier) will partner with bar czars Chris and Anu Elford for a waterfront brewpub, Here Today. Which also describes our whereabouts the moment it opens.