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Guitar Wolf Rocks the Sunset, ‘Last Men in Aleppo,’ Brunch with the COLLECT Bus, Naomi Klein at the Neptune

'Last Men in Aleppo'

Tuesday,  June 20

Andrew Evans

Bradt and National Geographic travel writer Andrew Evans reads from his book The Black Penguin, which is part of the University of Wisconsin Press’ Living Out series of gay and lesbian memoirs. The book explores the origins of his love for travel, which provided childhood escape from stifling religious and social activities and later turned into a fulfilling career. —Sarah Galvin
Elliott Bay Book Company


Wednesday, June 21

Guitar Wolf, Isaac Rother and the Phantoms, Mommy Long Legs

Guitar Wolf is, categorically, the greatest live rock band I’ve ever seen in my life. Sort of an anime version of the Ramones, they play deafening, bobcat’s-snarl garage punk with outsized theatricality and the kind of balls-out energy shared only by the truest of believers. Take Thursday off: Their mythic live shows typically run two hours-plus. —Tony Kay
Sunset Tavern


Wednesday, June 21

Hero Worship: Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder

It was just a matter of time until the Hero Worship crew worked their way to the timeless pairing of disco diva Donna Summer and synth/sex uber-producer Giorgio Moroder, and this installment features particularly stunning musical collabs. Transcendent songbirds Okanomodé and Adé will be paired with sonic polymaths TV Coahran and Jayson Kochan, respectively, for a night of shimmery bliss. Dan Paulus
Pony


Wednesday, June 21

Solomon Georgio

A proud city welcomes back one of the best comedians to leave here in the past decade. Georgio is currently tearing it up in LA with appearances on Conan, Last Call with Carson Daly and Lance Bang’s Flophouse documentary series for Vice. He has also written for Spongebob Squarepants, which is probably the coolest credit it’s possible to get as a standup comedian. —Brett Hamil
Chop Suey


Wednesday, June 21 – Thursday, June 22

Last Men in Aleppo

Director Feras Fayyad took the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Documentary Prize for helming this doc about the all-volunteer White Helmets—ordinary folk rushing headlong to the rescue during some of Syria’s most horrific military strikes and attacks. It’s being touted as powerful, brilliant stuff, delivered with on-the-street urgency. —Tony Kay
Northwest Film Forum


Thursday, June 22

Resisting Trump’s Shock Doctrine with Naomi Klein

We were all sick of this nightmare, yet here we are still. Join journalist Naomi Klein for a discussion of the dangerous global trends that resulted in Trump’s rise to power and her new book No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need which outlines a mass movement to counter rising militarism, nationalism and corporatism. —Sarah Galvin
Neptune Theatre


Thursday, June 22 – Sunday, June 25

The Realistic Joneses

This may not be the summer fluff you’re looking for, but Will Eno’s quietly weird, bizarrely funny human drama about two couples, both named Jones, living in a small mountain town is worth your time. New Century Theatre Company delivers a thoughtful, well-acted production. The Realistic Joneses runs through July 1. —Gemma Wilson
12th Avenue Arts


Saturday, June 24

COLLECT: Brunch!

COLLECT, the brilliant party bus art tour that takes the work out of gallery hopping, is offering a special mimosa-fueled brunch edition this week. The itinerary is punctuated by some show stoppers like Adrien Leavitt’s Queer Feelings at Vermillion, Christopher Buening's gritty, gorgeous Guerrilla Ceramica and a private studio visit with kinetic sculptor extraordinaire Casey Curran. —Amanda Manitach
Departs from Vermillion Art Gallery