The “First Lady” of Detroit techno, K-Hand, will make appearances at this year’s TUF Fest and afterparty. Photo by Marie Staggat

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Garage Sales, TUF Fest, Thrilling Tales and More of the Week’s Best Events

Your calendar for the days ahead.

August 23, Wednesday

Actress Since the early 2000s, this English producer’s outsider take on techno has fused an unclassifiable experimental streak with a deeply introspective, reflective mood. Within one record, you’ll find yourself climbing through dense thickets of alien aural architecture, and the next moment grooving languidly to calming rhythmic waters. Tonight he is joined by transportive locals AS_DFS, Raica, and Bardo:Basho. Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave., kremwerk.com. $18–$20. 21 and over. 9 p.m. KELTON SEARS

August 24, Thursday

The Singing Earth Reading Seattle musician Barrett Martin (Skin Yard, Screaming Trees, Mad Season) is about to publish a new book, The Singing Earth, which comes with an overstuffed CD. It’s about his time-traveling the world and exploring “14 musical regions.” Today he appears in conversation with Seattle treasure DJ Kevin Cole. KEXP Studios and Gathering Place, 421 First Ave., 520-5800, kexp.org. Free. All ages. 6:30 p.m. PAUL CONSTANT

August 25, Friday

Gender Odyssey Now that we’ve got an orange hate machine as president, it’s more important than ever for cisgender folks to ally themselves with the trans community. Maybe the best way is to attend Gender Odyssey, a long-running (in its 16th year!) celebration of gender diversity. Authors and booksellers will be on hand to keep things nice and literary. Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St., 694-5000, genderodyssey.org/seattle. $150. All ages. 9 a.m. PC

FIDLAR When I first saw these guys at Bumbershoot in 2013, I didn’t know what their acronym stood for, so I misunderstood lead singer Zac Carper as saying “Fuck a dog, life’s a risk” over and over again (it’s actually “Fuck it, dog, life’s a risk”). Malaprop though it was, the phrase aligned well with the band’s scumbag punk (one music video of theirs memorably has Nick Offerman pissing on an assortment of things for two straight minutes). They return to Seattle Friday, dog-fucky and pissy as ever. The Showbox, 1426 First Ave., showbox presents.com. $20. All ages. 9 p.m. DANIEL PERSON

Puget Soundtrack: Holy Mountain The latest edition of Northwest Film Forum’s local-band-live-scores-a-film series is a doozy. Psychomagician Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 hallucinatory classic Holy Mountain will get the Puget Soundtrack treatment from Seattle’s most hallucinatory band, Zen Mother. The duo’s epic, psychedelic compositions should fit the mood perfectly; just try not to get sucked into a vortex if you attend. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., nwfilmforum.com. $16. All ages. 8 p.m. KS

Outdoor Cinema: Juno was a candid and refreshingly nuanced take on teen pregnancy wrapped in disarmingly goofy comedy. It is also perhaps the only time a hamburger phone has appeared on film. If “You’re a part-time lover and a full-time friend…” immediately triggers something deep within your sing-along subconscious, Seattle’s own Kimya Dawson will attend this outdoor screening, where she will almost definitely perform the earworm of a song that made the movie famous, “Anyone Else But You.” Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave. Free. All ages. 7 p.m. KS

The Bridge Project Ever wondered what kind of thinking goes into choreography? This weekend you can find out exactly what happens when some of Seattle’s best choreographers are given only three weeks to create dance pieces. This edition of The Bridge Project will feature work from Cameo Lethem (who studied neuroscience and might be able to shed some extra light on the psychology of the creative process), Anna Krupp, and Ethan Rome. Velocity Founders Theater, 1621 12th Ave., velocitydancecenter.org. $18–$25. All ages. 7:30 p.m. Fri.–Sun. CHRISTY CARLEY

August 26, Saturday

Linda’s Fest Easily Seattle’s best music festival in a parking lot, Linda’s Fest is returning for its eighth year. This go-around, Chastity Belt headlines, with performances from Bread & Butter, Scott Yoder, DoNormaal, Guayaba, and Ex Licks. Linda’s Tavern, 707 E. Pine St., lindastavern.com. Free. 21 and over. 5–10 p.m. KS

TUF FEST Seattle’s femme-centric electronic-art collective is hosting its second annual festival—a free community affair full of excellent, informative workshops that range from the technical (how to set up live sound) to the social (how to break down the “insidious myth of female competition”) and the spiritual (guided meditations). And of course good music and visual art overfloweth—this year features talented locals like Nordra and Taylar Elizza Beth alongside some high-profile out-of-towners like Detroit techno legend K-Hand (who will play the also-legendary TUF FEST ’Til Dawn afterparty). Judkins Park, 2150 S. Norman St., tuf-seattle.com. Free (after-party $25). All ages. Noon–10 p.m. (Afterparty 11 p.m.–6 a.m.). KS

HimeHime Release Show

Seattle electronic producer HimeHime (Japanese for “princess princess”) turns 8-bit tones, delicate, warped rhythms, and wistful guitars into emotionally astute tunes that conjure images of rainy days and glowing television screens. The artist’s latest record, Bath Texts, out on Hush Hush, is also their best—and tonight they debut it to the world. Orphan Radio, 1406 Pike St. Free. All ages. 8 p.m.–1 a.m. KS

August 27, Sunday

Streets and Beets Bike Tour and Fundraising Hootenanny Join the Alleycat Acres Urban Farming Collective for a self-guided bike tour of their agricultures from Myrtle Edwards Park to Columbia City, then grab pizza and beer at a silent raffle. From Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way, to Humble Pie, 525 Rainier Ave. S., alleycat-acres.org. $10. All ages. Ride starts at noon; hootenanny at Humble Pie 3–7 p.m. CASEY JAYWORK

Two Poets Ana-Maurine Lara, Ph.D., is the author, most recently, of Kohnjehr Woman, a narrative poetry book about race and the South. She’s also working on setting her original poetry to music and visual art. Today she appears with poet Claudia F. Savage, whom you may know better as half of the poetry performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey. Open Books, 2414 N. 45th St., 633-0811, openpoetrybooks.com. Free. All ages. 4:30 p.m. PC

Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day Ready to resell those eclipse glasses or welding masks you bought last week? Enjoy reading other people’s old postcards or adorning your yard with neon knickknacks? Capitol Hill Garage Sale Day is for you. Sales are happening all over the hill (there’s a map and preview on the website), but will be concentrated at Cal Anderson Park. Cash recommended. Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave., capitolhill garagesale.com. Free. All ages. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. CC

August 28, Monday

Thrilling Tales A couple of times a month, librarians at the downtown library spend their lunchtimes reading a short story aloud to adults. Today’s is “The Great Pretender” by Stanley Ellin. It’s about an old woman who is trying to protect her comely granddaughter from lascivious men who want to do terrible things to her. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 386-4636, spl.org. Free. All ages. 12:05 p.m. PC

August 29, Tuesday

This Impossible Light Reading Ravenna author Lily Myers celebrates the release of her newest book, a young-adult novel about a young woman struggling with an eating disorder. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the book is that it’s written in verse, which is a trend in YA books I wholeheartedly endorse. Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave. N.E., 525-2347, thirdplacebooks.com. Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PC

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