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THURSDAY: Holy Ghost Revival and a bunch of snakes.

Culinary

Snake Feeding

What does an 18-foot, 140-pound, 8-inch-diameter, 20-year-old female reticulated python like to eat? Find out as the Woodland Park Zoo's python gets her monthly feeding, open to the public. The unnamed snake (thank you, you're the 12 millionth person who's suggested Monty) prefers rabbits, which the zoo's Diane Yoshimi purchases frozen and then thaws and offers the python on the last Thursday of each month. Yum! "The snake likes to constrict it even though it's dead," says Yoshimi, and the swallowing is of course a gradual process, so the whole maneuver may take about 90 minutes. Assuming, of course, she's hungry: Yoshimi reports that the snake hasn't eaten in a couple months ("she's a little svelte"), but on the other hand, she's getting ready to shed (her skin's a bit dull and her eyes have gotten milky), which lowers her appetite. Stop by and see if she's feeling finicky. Woodland Park Zoo, North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North (south entrance) or North 55th Street and Phinney Avenue North (west entrance), www.zoo.org. Free with zoo admission ($7.50–$10.50). 11:30 a.m. GAVIN BORCHERT

Club Pop

Holy Ghost Revival

I once asked Conor Kiley, singer of the Holy Ghost Revival, why it took them so bloody long to get out their first full-length record, Bleeding Light—a good four years into their existence—and he told me it was because their favorite bands are those rare gems you find in the thrift shop bin or in somebody's free pile. The obscure stuff that died before it ever had a chance to live—purity and obscurity rolled into one. That's fitting for a Seattle wild card who crash Victoriana whimsy into metal anthems. Proudly, these boys finally seem to have gotten their act together: signing with a label, records made, big fuck-off European tour planned. And now, thankfully, it looks like you have one last chance to see 'em before they go. To put it in the undying words of Oscar Wilde: "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." With the Pharmacy, Scissors for Lefty, and DJs Glitterpants, Colby B, and Paco. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8000, www.chopsuey.com. $6 before 10:30 p.m./$8. 18 and over. 9 p.m. ERIK NEUMANN

 
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