Sleeping Pixie - If you caught the somnambulistic performance of The Pixies on Conan last week and already have your tickets for one of this weekend's shows, apologies. Seattle concertgoers, you'll have to step out of your shells to holler, stomp and dance to help wake Frank Black and jump-start this show. Get your liquid enthusiasm early at Six Arms (300 E. Pike St.), where $13 gets you half way through the happy hour menu (3:00-6:00 p.m., again at 10:00 p.m. to midnight).
Jaden Hair, author of The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook and popular blog of the same name, is in town for a bevy of book signings. Her post illustrating no-knead bread with the aid of her four year old son is s adorable as it is invaluable. She's also ridiculously charming. Her cookbook is a collection of 101 simple Asian recipes for the home cook. She'll be signing at the West Seattle Metropolitan Market today from 4:30-6:00 p.m., then the University Book Store at 7:00 p.m. You can sign up for tomorrow's book signing and class at the Kirkland Sur La Table HERE.