So Pitted is coming to the laserdome this week, but here they are at the library. Photo by Connor Lyons

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

Catch local music at the Laserdome, welcome Reggie Watts back to Seattle and more.

April 5, Wednesday

SSDD Homecoming Show Short for “Steal Shit Do Drugs,” local band SSDD throws back to the proto-punk and glam punk of the ’70s, ripping through riffs that are equal parts snarl and shimmy. The group is celebrating its return from a European tour tonight with fellow local punx Nail Polish. Timbre Room, 1809 Minor Ave., timbreroom.com. $5-10. 21 and up. 7-10 p.m. KELTON SEARS

April 6, Thursday

American Junkie Reading Tom Hansen’s grunge-era Seattle memoir American Junkie is finally being reissued. It’s a story about drugs and punk rock and a city on the precipice of something bigger. To celebrate his book’s second chance on life, Hansen’s being joined by Seattle authors Sean Beaudoin and Joshua Mohr for a group reading and a moderated discussion. Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE, 525-2347, thirdplacebooks.com. Free. All ages. Noon. PAUL CONSTANT

So Pitted and DoNormaal at the Laserdome One of the best decisions Seattle has made in recent memory is deciding to host performances by local bands in the Laserdome. This latest bill in the series is especially suited for trippy light-based visuals—Sub Pop signees So Pitted play a caustic, acid-washed brand of punk that should lend itself to a proper laser blasting, and DoNormaal’s particularly dreamlike hip-hop is already pretty otherworldly. Don’t miss this one. Pacific Science Center Laserdome, 200 2nd Ave. N, pacificsciencecenter.org. $17. All ages. 8 p.m. KS

April 7, Friday

Hugo Literary Series: Betrayal Hugo House brings three writers and a musician together to produce new work on a theme. The final event of the 2016s–2017 season is “Betrayal.” Readers include poet Anis Mojgani, celebrated slam poet Kaitlyn Greenidge and poet Rick Barot, along with musician Maiah Manser. Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Belmont Ave. E., 322-7030. hugohouse.org. $10-25. All ages. 7:30 p.m. PC

Youth Speaks Seattle Grand Slam Words sometimes fail us—until they spew with fire and passion and grit from the mouths and minds of some of the most crazy-talented young people around. Then, they tend to find their power again. Emceed by poet, activist and mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver, the grand slam will feature two local musicians and 10 of the city’s raddest young writer-performers. Their goal? To be “hella loud,” “unapologetically infinite” and to compete for five slots at an international poetry slam festival in San Francisco this summer. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 652-4255, $10 youth, $20 adults. All ages. 7 p.m. SARA BERNARD

Reggie Watts Before he became the bandleader on The Late Late Show, and even before he ever beatboxed on Comedy Bang Bang, Reggie Watts spent his nights schlepping between Seattle rock clubs—most notably with the poly-genre R&B-esque outfit Maktub. What the improvisational comedian is going to do at the Moore is anyone’s guess—but there will definitely bring some deep Seattle knowledge and also beatboxing. The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave., 467-5510. $22.50-32.50. All ages. 8 p.m. MARK BAUMGARTEN

April 8, Saturday

Le1f DJ Set Darqness, Seattle’s premier QTPOC dance party, is bringing in a heavy hitter tonight: New York’s LE1F. The long-limbed experimental rapper’s tunes are so good, Macklemore ripped one off—“Wut”—for his breakthrough hit “Thrift Shop.” LE1F gets his revenge tonight with a DJ set that is sure to set Seattle on fire. The Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainer Ave S., facebook.com/darqnessseattle. $12. 21 and up. 10 p.m. KS

The Songs of Trees Reading So it turns out that trees are a lot weirder than we ever guessed. They communicate using bizarre fungus webs, and they cultivate “bacterial communities” that serve all kinds of functions that we’re only just now learning about. In his newest book, David Haskell discusses the cutting edge of tree research, which should probably be known as “treesearch.” Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., 652-4255, townhallseattle.org. $5. All ages. 7:30 p.m. PC

Wire As far as post-punk groups go, there is none better than Wire, a quartet of Brits who, with their first three albums, continued to push the boundaries of acceptable rock music while never sounding like shit—which is a difficult thing to do. That was a long time ago, but those old songs still kick, and while 2017’s Silver/Lead is a relatively relaxed affair (call it Dad Post-Punk), it still doesn’t sound like shit. Crocodile, 2200 2nd Ave., 441-4618. $20 adv. 8 p.m. All ages. MB

Radiohead As everyone knew it would, Radiohead’s return to KeyArena fell prey to the brutal secondary market. Tickets got snatched up within an hour of going on sale and are now available only through StubHub. Yet with continually strong releases, including last year’s satisfying A Moon Shaped Pool, paired with the strongest catalog of their generation, Radiohead at $140—or whatever price you can get from scalpers—may be worth the price. KeyArena, 305 Harrison Street, 684-7200. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. DANIEL PERSON

April 9, Sunday

Truth Be Told Reading Julene Tripp Weaver is a Seattle poet who worked in AIDS services for over two decades. Subtitled Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS, her latest collection continues the themes of her work. This afternoon, she debuts her book with nine local poets and AIDS educators in a reading hosted by local writer David Schmader. Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St., 322-7030, hugohouse.org. Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PC

Weezer A few weeks ago, I wrote that Surfer Blood picks up where Weezer left off. But where does that leave Weezer? Well, that’s the question, isn’t it? Patient fans have looked on as the band has tried to regain its early pop-rock glory, and many have expressed some satisfaction with the latest product, Weezer (also known as The White Album), on which River Cuomo’s knack for luscious hooks is on repeated display. With Dude York. The Showbox, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151. 8 p.m. $60. DP

Seattle Butoh Festival Butoh’s roots are in Japan, and still reflect some of that aesthetic heritage, but as performers around the world experiment with this kinetically intense practice, it has become a lens to focus on multiple cultures. This year’s festival has a “tricontinental” perspecitve, with performers from North and South America as well as Asia. Seattle host Daipan Butoh performs alongside Compañía Ruta de la Memoria from Chile on Friday and Saturday – Sunday features Ken Mai and Kaoru Okumura, both originally from Japan. Shoreline Community College/Little Theater, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., 546-6904, daipanbutoh.com. $15-$20. 8 p.m. Fri. April 7-Sat. April 8. Also 3 p.m. Sun. April 9. SANDRA KURTZ

April 10, Monday

Ask the Oracle Canadian poet Jordan Scott joins Seattle experimental writer Doug Nufer and prolific Seattle poet Megan Snyder-Camp as part of Hugo House’s divination-based reading series. Authors will answer audience questions using their texts. All three writers are great, but Nufer in particular could be a standout; he does lots of routines and should be especially devoted to the shtick. Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison St., 622-6400, hotelsorrento.com. Free. 21 and over. 7 p.m. PC

April 11, Tuesday

Ghosts of Seattle Past Reading The long-awaited atlas of lost Seattle places debuts with a reading featuring Hollis Wong-Wear, Sara Brickman, Chuck Wolfe, Anisa Jackson and Davey Oil. After this reading/signing session, the whole party rolls downhill to Belltown for a big afterparty at the Rendezvous. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, elliottbaybook.com . Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PC

Benjamin Verdoes Former Seattleite Benjamin Verdoes is transfixing as a solo artist, his work delicately and powerfully dissecting a complicated, difficult life. Tonight, he returns to town to take the stage with friends. Expect chills. With Grace Love. Triple Door, 216 Union Street, 838-4333. $13 adv/$20 DOS. All ages. 7:30 p.m. (dinner service begins 90 minutes prior to show). MB

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