Kelly O: "Duuuuude. This week is all about The Dog. I may have seen a pre-screener, and I may have to say it's one of the best documentaries of the year. Screens at Grand Illusion."

David Schmader: "Rehearsing, rehearsing, doing laundry, rehearsing."

Dave Segal: "Only a fool would miss Mike Nipper’s Name of the Game DJ night, this Tuesday at Speckled & Drake. It’s like Emerald City Soul Club, but with just Nipper and the intimate upstairs space of a Capitol Hill bar. The record-nerd banter’s almost as great as the soul 45s he spins. Wednesday the highly skilled musicians of the Table and Chairs crew invade Vermillion for a new monthly devoted to live music that’s avanting the garde with zeal. Some of the city’s top jazz and prog-rock players will be moving the air around in the gallery/bar like champs. Thursday DJ Chrispo, the man responsible for booking Bumbershoot and organizing the quarterly spectacle known as Studio 66 at Lo-Fi, will launch DIG IT!, a night of 'new and vintage garage rock, psychedelic, soul, and mod sounds' at Revolver Bar. From there I’ll probably head to Barboza to check out Zoolab’s release party for this Trestles EP on Jimi Jaxon’s 7 Deadly label."

Paul Constant: "It's a big week for books! Tonight, I'm helping Elliott Bay Book Company celebrate their Murakami Midnight Madness sale from ten pm to midnight. There will be Murakami-themed events and a chance for some late-night browsing. Tomorrow night, Sherman Alexie is appearing in conversation with Edan Lepucki about her novel California at the library downtown. I liked California, and I'm eager to hear what the pair have to say about life in the post-Colbert bump. And Thursday is the launch party for local author Elissa Washuta's first book, a memoir titled My Body Is a Book of Rules. Few book events are as fun as a first-time author's debut party, and Washuta is a prominent member of the local literary community, so this should be a great chance to hang out with all the local book people."

Dan Savage: "I'm going to LA this week. Against my will, under duress, and after lodging a protest. Also, too, DICKSLAP this Friday at The Eagle."

SOON, THIS THING WILL NO LONGER EXIST except as dust and rubble.
  • Courtesy of Suyama Space
  • SOON, THIS THING WILL NO LONGER EXIST except as dust and rubble.

Jen Graves: "I'll look (and listen) into 'electro-dynamic drawing' at the Henry. I'd also like to figure out whether it was worth it for Curtis Erlinger to 'borrow' objects from the Seattle Art Museum in order to replicate them for his show at PUNCH. And I'll cap it all off by trying to steer clear of the dust at the demolition of Cascade at Suyama Space on Sunday."

Christopher Frizzelle: "I can't wait to see opening night of Angels in America at Intiman. I've never seen or read the play. But the cast is amazing. Charles Leggett? Quinn Franzen? Marya Sea Kaminski? Those are three of the best actors in the city."

Emily Nokes: "Anything could happen tonight or tomorrow. On Wednesday, Chop Suey's Dragon Lounge is doing a new BYOV (bring your own vinyl) night, which sounds pretty fun! (If YV doesn't suck.) Ummm. UMMM. Then my band is playing the Paramount on Friday with HAIM, and then on Saturday at Pizza Fest at the Highline, and then on Sunday at a Music Fest NW thing in Portland. These are just the facts about what I'm doing. I hope this doesn't upset you. How about this: If I wasn't playing these shows, my alternate universe might include seeing the Murder City Devils on Friday at the Showbox, Fucked Up on Saturday at Neumos, and then nothing on Sunday."

Charles Mudede: "I'm going to cook game hens and drink lots of white wine."