THURSDAY

MUSIC

PRINCESS SUPERSTAR, ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Brooklyn's nastiest, campiest, blond beat-mistress treated Chop Suey to a delicious late-night mash-up and originals set last September. Although

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Music, Poetry, and More

THURSDAY

MUSIC

PRINCESS SUPERSTAR, ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Brooklyn's nastiest, campiest, blond beat-mistress treated Chop Suey to a delicious late-night mash-up and originals set last September. Although Princess will tag team with Technique (her touring scratch DJ) on four turntables tonight, hopefully the bad baby-sitter will take time out to grab a mike and remind us that "This pussy got four stars in Zagat . . . attack it." Princess will also treat the Ben Sherman section ('60s mod menswear) at Bon fucking Marché to her lipstick lightning for a 5 p.m. in-store, which is as call-off-work-early- worthy an event as Game 7 of the Series at the Safe. Suburbanites, sophisticates, and soccer moms, beware. 9 p.m. Thurs., July 17. $9. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St., 206-625-4444. ANDREW BONAZELLI

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

POETRY

DAVID WAGONER, LINDA BIERDS

Poetry Northwest may be pushing up daisies, but David Wagoner, the erstwhile editor of that august journal and head muthafucka-in-charge of Northwest Poetry (and, for decades, the Academy of American Poets), is still writing strongabout Thoreau, a Haida psycho, sensory-deprivation experimenters, a kid nodding off in a poetry workshop, outdoorsmen facing death. He's even got a poem to please fans of America's Next Top Model. Though Linda Bierds stops collecting her $320,000 from the MacArthurs this year, her genius endures. Her lesson for poets: Cork the confession and find subjects more fascinating than yourselfthe Last Castrato, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Brady's plates installed in a greenhouse. Hear the giants read at the UW Summer Arts Fest. Wagoner: 2 p.m. Thurs., July 17. Bierds: 2 p.m. Fri., July 18. Free. Suzzallo Library, Room 101. TIM APPELO

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

DANCE

LIGHT MOTION

Wheelchair dancer Charlene Curtiss well illustrates the distinction between "disabled" and "differently abled" as she cuts a series of scalloping turns across the stage, using the even glide of her chair to highlight the clarity of her pathway. She plays with momentum like an ice skater, and in her work with "stand-up" dancer Joanne Petroff in the two-person company Light Motion, she extends the definition of dancing past old limitations. Light Motion shares the evening with Seattle favorite Bill Evans and his ensemble, collaborating on a suite of dances to music by the late Michael Cava, former music director for the UW Dance department. 8 p.m. Fri., July 18Sat., July 19. $12.50-$17. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway Ave., 206-325-6500. SANDRA KURTZ

TUESDAY

HOOLIGANISM

MAN U VS. CELTIC

Even if you don't have tickets to the sold- out international "friendly" between English Premier League legend Manchester United and the current Scottish Premier League champion Glasgow Celtic, there are plenty of other ways to get in the spirit of the biggest soccer event in Seattle history: Just show up at any pub in town. Kell's, for instance, is blocking off Post Alley between Stewart and Virginia for several nights of open-air entertainment, including on game day. And the organizers of a pregame party at the Stadium Exhibition Center are promising the "BIGGEST BEER GARDEN IN SEATTLE" with live music by the Haggis Brothers, among others. (Admission is $10, no game tickets required.) The British consulate is expecting 2,000-3,000 U.K. fans to arrive for the match, bringing their particular brand of sports appreciation. And there's nothing these Brits like better than a little rough-and-tumble rivalry. Join the fun! 1 p.m. onward, Tues., July 22. MARK D. FEFER

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

FILM

STAN BRAKHAGE RETROSPECTIVE

The most famous, and still one of the most beautiful, of Brakhage's short films1963's three-minute Mothlightwas made without a movie camera: Brakhage famously glued insect wings to 16mm film leader. Their colorful transparency corresponds to the film medium itself, which the visionary avant-gardist (who died in March) continually bent and manipulated to often startling effect. He's being honored at the UW Summer Arts Festival, with the screening of a baker's dozen of his short films made from 1955 onward (including Mothlight), as well as the 1999 documentary Brakhage, which details his methods and includes tributes from fellow filmmakers. Shorts: 3:15 p.m. Thurs., July 17, and 12:30 p.m. Sat., July 19. Documentary: 3:15 p.m. Fri., July 18, and Sat., July 19. $6-$8. UW HUB Auditorium, 206-685-6696. BRIAN MILLER

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