HONKUPY: On Saturday, local HONK musicians will gather at Seattle Central Community College to give our local movement a beat. You are encouraged to join, as a player, a protester, a participant. Bring an instrument (acoustic and mobile, naturally) and some all-weather gear. The season is turning, and the more people show, so too will public opinion.
Saturday NOON // Seattle Central Community College // FREE
GET TANKED: Tonight, the Triple Door Musiquarium has a sweet twofer for those with strong constitutions and/or their own wetsuit. First, starting at 4:30, Vaudeville Etiquette will make a dinghy flotilla of Depression Era jazz, folk, Americana, and rock, with kazoo sails and a pedal steel rudder. You could cruise the castle ruins for hours, or until 7:30 p.m., when the band will gracefully dock and make their way to the bar. At that point, Theoretics, all fiberglass hulls and slinky profiles, will cut wakes with their jazz-flecked beats and dueling MCs. Don’t be a sucker fish, it might be free but you should bring some fins.
Today 4:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. // The Triple Door Musiquarium Lounge // FREE
TRAVELING MUSIC: From the Triple Door to a terrific triple bill: also tonight (yes, you will have to make some choices), The Russian Cultural Center hosts Bonaca, Orkestar Zirkonium, and Sazerac Orchestra. Each pursues Balkan and Eastern European folk music in their own fashion, which is to say: furiously, boisterously, and volcanically. Respectively.
Today 8:00 p.m. // The Russian Center // $12 admission for adults, $6 for students aged 14-20, and $20 for families of three or more. Children 13 and under get in free.
TRUST US: It’s the third Saturday of the month, and you know what that means: time to shake scalp to soul. The Baltic Room is throwing TRUST, the dance party that tells you what to do right in its name. This time around, KEXP’s Kid Hops, Suntzu Sound, and Flammable’s Brian Lyons will hold down the mix to set you loose.
Saturday 9:00 p.m. // Baltic Room // $10 (21+)