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Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina, horror season at MoPop, Moses Sumney at the Crocodile, WET’s play about ‘Teh Internet’ and more.

Maria Alyokhina in Burning Days. Photo by Alex Brenner.

Monday, Sept. 25

Hype! 20th-Anniversary Screening

Hometown bias be damned: Doug Pray’s hilarious chronicle of the grunge-era Northwest music scene remains one of the best rock docs around. This 20th-anniversary screening is bookended by the musical stylings of the Schmidtheads (an offshoot of pre-grunge miscreants the Thrown-Ups) and a post-film Q&A with several of the scene’s key players.  —Tony Kay
SIFF Cinema Egyptian


Monday, Sept. 25 & Thursday Sept. 28 – Sunday, Oct. 1

Teh Internet is Serious Business

Tim Price’s frenetic play takes place in the wilds of the Internet, populated by memes, trolls and names without faces, and dips into reality to introduce the real people behind Anonymous and Lulzsec, the hacker/hactivist groups (depending who you ask) that banded together to take down websites like the Church of Scientology, Westboro Baptist Church and more in the late 2000s. —Gemma Wilson
12th Avenue Arts 


Wednesday, Sept. 27

Crybaby Studios Monthly w/Sashay, Haunted Horses, Slow Elk

Some of Seatown’s most compelling skin-pounders take the stage tonight, but the highlight for me is Myke Pelly of Haunted Horses. Occupying both ends of the primitive/precise spectrum, Pelly beats his minimal setup with a disciplined fury that will leave your scalp dangling like a mullet. See ya, eardrums. We had a good run. —Dan Paulus
Timbre Room


Thursday, Sept. 28

Moses Sumney

With Moses Sumney it's all about the voice, that uniquely human instrument that the Southern California native carves into fantastical shapes. As heard on his full-length debut Aromanticism, out this month, his minimalist soul music slots alongside Bjork, Nina Simone and Sampha—vocal stylists who use their singular voice to achieve singular sounds.  —Jonathan Zwickel
Crocodile


Friday, Sept. 29

Fashionably Undead: Scared to Death Exhibit Launch Party

If there’s a love of horror anywhere in your little black heart, catching MoPOP’s horror exhibit is flat-out essential. This launch party includes a Q&A with filmmaker Roxanne Benjamin (one of the guest curators), horror-themed hair and makeup by VAIN and a costume contest with choice swag up for grabs. —Tony Kay
Museum of Pop Culture


Friday, Sept. 29 – Saturday, Sept. 30

Jackie Kashian

Sometimes it’s refreshing to just have a funny observer of human nature talk to you like an adult. Jackie Kashian is one such comic, a genial Midwesterner with a nerdy streak and a comedy veteran’s finely tuned ear for interior dialogue. Her standup act is refreshingly free of pandering or hype. —Brett Hamil
Laughs Comedy Club


Saturday, Sept. 30

Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot

Break out your balaklava! In conjunction with Belarus Free Theatre’s production of Burning Doors at On the Boards this weekend, Maria Alyokhina, a founding member of Pussy Riot and BFT collaborator and performer, will read from her book Riot Days, chronicling the band’s performances, actions and persecution. —Sarah Galvin
Elliott Bay Book Company


Sunday, Oct. 1

UW Bothell Fall Convergence Reading

It’s UW Bothell’s annual multi-Bothell-writer “Convergence Reading,” this year, on the theme of speculation—specifically, speculative literary forms in a uniquely speculative moment in history. Featuring Christian Bök, whose book of experimental literature, Eunoia, won the Griffin prize for Poetic excellence, writer and multimedia artist Joe Milutis and writer Jo Cook. —Sarah Galvin
Open Books