The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Avant-jazz, Thanksgiving with the homeless, great local women cartoonists and more.

Seattle Weekly contributor Marie Hausauer will be selling her morbid new comic book “Raccoon” at Push/Pull this weekend alongside other talented women cartoonists. Courtesy Marie Hausauer

November 23, Wednesday

The Little Mermaid Before Moana takes over the minds of America’s children and their parents’ car stereos, Seattle families will have a chance to revisit another Disney classic, in which a mermaid named Ariel dreams of losing her tail and falling in love with a prince. Yes, it’s a little retrograde, but this Broadway affair is purportedly a delightful jaunt under the sea. 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., 625-1900. $70–$121. Ends Dec. 31. MARK BAUMGARTEN

Industrial Revelation The avant-jazz fusion quartet Industrial Revelation—composed of four Seattle-based virtuosos known for their technical majesty on trumpet, piano, drums, and bass—promises a soothing, electrifying, and totally transporting pre-Thanksgiving performance. Joining them are vocalists Phinehas M Nyang’Oro and Okanomode Soulchilde, drummer D’vonne Lewis’ Limited Edition, and the Nick Drummond band. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, $10. 21 and over. 8 p.m. SARA BERNARD

Cream Cream is one last blast before the juggernaut that is the holiday-show season—the cream of the crop of drag and burlesque. BenDeLaCreme hosts a saucy collection of artists, including local sensations Cherdonna, Kitten N’ Lou, the Atomic Bombshells, and special guest Violet Chachki, fresh from her win on RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s a luscious night out at the theater. The Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetriple $30–$45. All ages. 7 & 10 p.m. SANDRA KURTZ

November 24, Thursday

Thanksgiving With the Homeless Earlier this year, city and state workers cleared hundreds of people out from underneath I-5. Today, as the frigid rains of late autumn descend upon us, about 100 of those economic refugees huddle together in tents and shanties in a wet, crowded field at Airport Way and Royal Brougham. If you’re tired of “giving thanks” by overdosing on turkey and football, consider instead bringing your favorite potluck dish (and/or tables and chairs) for a shared meal with some of your poorest neighbors. Airport Way South and Royal Brougham Way. Contact or on FB @STSSeattle. Free. All ages. 3–6 p.m. CASEY JAYWORK

November 25, Friday

A Christmas Carol A quick reminder: This Charles Dickens classic is about a cranky and cowardly old man whose greed warps everything around him, except for the hearts of some regular working folks who still believe in the good of humanity. He is visited by three spirits that show him his painful past, his corrupt present, and his dismal future. In the end, he awakens to the reality that life is best lived with an open heart and a giving spirit, reminding us all that there is hope for everyone. Right? ACT, 700 Union St., 292-7676. $22–$110. Ends Dec. 28. MB

Thee Oh Sees These San Francisco psych-rockers continue to release music at a furious clip. An Odd Entrances, dropped last week, is their 16th studio album. Chugging guitars, synth, and droning vocals mark the new record, producing trance-inducing grooves that never tire the ear. With Alex Cameron and Mommy Long Legs. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, $16. All ages. 8 p.m. DANIEL PERSON

Black Lives Matter Friday Join thousands of Seattleites at Westlake Park for the third annual march to support black lives, not Black Friday sales. In a post-election world, the numbers are likely to swell even more than last year, and this event will be one of many across the country. As hosts Black Freedom Front Seattle put it: “#BlackLivesMatterFriday 3.0: The Revolution Begins.” Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., LiberationFrontSea. Free. All ages. 1–8 p.m. SB

November 26, Saturday

Treasure Island The story of Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins is brought to vivid life onstage in this telling of one of the greatest pirate stories ever committed to page. This production of the Robert Louis Stevenson favorite will feature a lot of adventure, but perhaps a little bit too much swashbuckling for kids younger than 12. Book-It Repertory Theatre, 305 Harrison St., 216-0833. $25–$50. Ends Dec. 24. MB

Car Seat Headrest Nowadays, Ambien and the words “indie rock” run neck and neck in the race for the world’s most effective sleep-induction method, but Seattle’s Will Toledo has woken up the latter with the undeniable songwriting chops of his band Car Seat Headrest. His two latest records, Teens of Denial and Teens of Style, are full of unexpected song structures, legitimately brilliant lyrical turns of phrase, and, most important, some very palpable soul. With the Domestics. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., $15 adv./$16.50 DOS. All ages. 8 p.m. KELTON SEARS

November 27, Sunday

Women’s Work Seattle is blessed with an abundance of incredibly talented cartoonists, some of whom are men. But tonight, comics gallery Push/Pull is all about the ladies, showcasing the work of intrepid Seattle Weekly contributor Marie Hausauer; the perverse, Garfield-appropriating wonders of Amy Beardemphl; Myra Lara’s experimental stylizations; and Risograph master Jessica Hoffman of Paper Press Punch. Push/Pull, 5484 Shilshole Ave. N.W., pushpull Free (comics and screenprints for sale). All ages. 6–10 p.m. KS

November 28, Monday

LOUD IDIOTS Reading Baltimore poet and short-story writer Sarah Jean Alexander reads in Seattle for the very first time to celebrate her new book, LOUD IDIOTS. She’s joined by two of the guiding lights of the soon-to-be-nonexistent APRIL Festival, Frances Chiem and Willie Fitzgerald, along with Seattle-area writer Richard Chiem. Vermillion, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400, Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PAUL CONSTANT

November 29, Tuesday

Two Sarahs Read Poetry Sarah Riggs has written five books of poetry, and she’s also also directed films, including Six Lives: A Cinepoem. Riggs has come all the way from New York City to celebrate the latest book of poetry by Seattle author Sarah Mangold, the excellently titled Giraffes of Devotion. Open Books, 2414 N. 45th St., 633-0811, Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PC

Kristin Hersh Hersh’s greatest attribute is consistency; her new single “Soma Gone Slapstick,” off her new double album Wyatt at the Coyote Palace, follows much the same formula as the best early-’90s Throwing Muses: groovy and harmonic and understated. Why mess with a good thing? The Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, $20. 21 and over. 7:30 p.m. DP

Who’s Watching the Watchers? Prisoners in the United States are at least four times more likely to have a disability than the general population, according to a recent federal study. Disability Rights Washington aims to address this issue locally through a variety of advocacy projects, including documentary film. Tuesday’s screening will include On the Outs, a mini-feature that follows three inmates with disabilities during and after their release, as well as three short docs about sub-par conditions for inmates with disabilities in Washington’s jails and prisons. A post-film discussion will be moderated by KOMO News investigative reporter Jon Humbert. SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., 324-9996, $10. All ages. 7 p.m. SB

Science and a Movie: Pulp Fiction Grab your Royale with cheese and wax nostalgic at a screening of Pulp Fiction, complete with an exploration of the forensic science behind the film’s gruesome crime scenes. Two local investigators with special expertise in blood-splatter and firearm marks and one local “autopsy wizard” will tell true tales between the fictional ones. Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave., 686-6684, $10. All ages. 7 p.m.; also Wed., Nov. 30. SB

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