Jen Graves: "I’m just back from a week’s vacation and there are some pieces I need to re-see before they close. One is the painting at Greg Kucera Gallery that Margie Livingston made after the recent deaths of both her mother and her father. It’s a mottled green-and-black abstract, you could say, but it’s also a version of the knotty-pine playroom walls from her childhood home, and it does feel to me like it pulses with memory. Maybe that’s because I remember those walls myself, from my own musty upstate New York basement. I also want to see Stranger Genius Rodrigo Valenzuela’s newest film work, Maria TV, which combines documentary footage of Spanish-speaking maids with footage of them on Spanish-language soap operas. It’s playing at 8:30 Saturday night at Northwest Film Forum."
David Schmader: "I am going to fag out hard at Thursday's Big Gay Singalong at Central Cinema, before which I will be limbering up and after which I hope to attend the Prince Hero Worship night at Pony."
Dave Segal: "Tonight I’m going to the Royal Room to hear convulsive Norwegian jazz-rock trio Bushman’s Revenge. Tuesday I’m DJing ambient and new age music at Q’s Rare Air event with DJ Explorateur and Love and the cosmic-music duo Hair and Space Museum. Thursday I’m spinning weird techno at the first Disco Droppings night at Kremwerk with the excellent Seattle DJ/producer blogger Jimi Jaxon, Greyspot, and Mascara. All of which means I'll be looking frightfully tired come Friday."