Three Imaginary Girls Recommend: The Grandest of Grand Openings and Sean Nelson Reading Rainbow

photo by Thomas Hawk

Put away the earplugs and get out your vintage librarian glasses, Seattle is ripe with literary and museum-type good times.

Saturday, 5/5-Sunday 5/6: Seattle Art Musuem Grand Opening
photo by Carol ChenYou are obviously cultured, KEXP blog reader. We know this about you. And we also know that while your friends are out on Saturday drinking margaritas and wearing silly hats that you will be enjoying 35 straight hours of the Grand Opening of the Seattle Art Museum. It’s a marathon, so pack your vitamin water, power bars, sunblock and ear plugs. There are outdoor activities, live music, DJs, refreshments, and a photo op with the museum mascot, Sammy the Camel. Did I mention this is all free? The schedule looks a little daunting, but some highlights we suggest are Central Services and Andrea Wittgens on Saturday at 8pm , fire dancing by Pyrosutra at 9pm, and a set of KidHops DJing from 10pm until the wee hours. Also, super-rad dance group, FANKICK are will be making a “special appearance.” Special indeed! You really don’t have a reason to stay home. You should even drag a couple of your pina colada-stuffed friends.

Thursday, 5/10: “Rock Crit” with Sean Nelson at the Sonic Boom Records General Store
Next Thursday, May 10th Renaissance guy Sean Nelson is flexing both his clever showman side and his smarty-pants literate mind. On the heels of a couple well-received 33 1/3 book readings, Sonic Boom Records has put together a “Rock Crit” night which will feature local writers and musicians reading a bit from their favorite music literature. We are elated that the worlds of music and literature have once again combined to give us an evening geek out session in the comfort of the Sonic Boom General Store. We aren’t sure who is reading or what is on the reading list… but we’re hoping for a reading from the Mötley Crüe autobiography by Charles from the Math and Physics Club. Is that too much to ask?

Stay up all night with a good book,
three imaginary girls

In high iPod rotation:
Speaker Speaker
Bon Savants

(Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest and beyond to music lovers worldwide. We post a Seattle live show calendar to help you fill your day-planner with loads of great shows, as well as record reviews, live show reviews, and an imagi-blog to entertain you throughout the day.)

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