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Scream for Zines, Scream for SZA, Scream for Dreamers, and More of the Week’s Best Events

Your calendar for the days ahead.

September 13, Wednesday

The Hope of Another Spring Reading Art historian Barbara Johns’ latest book puts the life of Takuichi Fujii, who passed away in 1964, into context, reviving a little-known Seattle artist whose remarkable life includes a stint in the Japanese internment during World War II. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 386-4636, spl.org. Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PAUL CONSTANT

September 14, Thursday

Scream for Zines! Mini Pop-Up Zine Show As part of the Capitol Hill Art Walk, a collection of Seattle-area zine and minicomics greats are selling their work. Featured artists include Eroyn Franklin, Jazzlyn Stone, Emily Denton, and Michael Heck. Plus, the invite says something about enjoying “a complimentary drink,” so make of that what you will. Scream, 819 E. Thomas St., 861-8468, screamseattle.com. Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PC

Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness Shrooms, shrooms, the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you… become one with the fabric of the universe. Mycologist Paul Stamets will present a lecture tonight on the psychoactive compound in shrooms, psilocybin; the benefits of tripping (most recently heralded by trauma and addiction specialists); and the “Stoned Ape Theory” of human evolution, i.e., that human brains got to where we are because our ancestors tripped balls. Melrose Market Studios, 1532 Minor Ave., thegoodship.com/higher-education. $20. 21 and over. 7–10 p.m. KELTON SEARS

September 15, Friday

Hugo Literary Series Hugo House’s crown-jewel reading series, in which a mix of local and national writers make new work on a theme, kicks off for the 2017–18 season. Readers include the downright brilliant Meghan Daum, gifted poet Solmaz Sharif, and underappreciated Seattle author Sonora Jha. They will all read new work based on the theme “Sequels.” Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Belmont Ave. E., 322-7030, hugohouse.org. $10–$25. All ages. 7:30 p.m. PC

Forest Restoration Work Party Want more nice parks in South Seattle? Make one happen: Help revitalize the southwest portion of Westcrest Park in the Highland Park neighborhood with the Duwamish Infrastructure Restoration Training (DIRT) Corps, a group founded in 2015 to promote “green infrastructure careers through on-the-job training.” After a brief workshop on how to identify weeds, work alongside other volunteers clearing invasive plants in preparation for planting later this year. Remember to bring water and dress weather-appropriately. Westcrest Park, 9000 Eighth Ave. S.W., facebook.com/theDIRTcorps. Free. All ages. 9:30 a.m–2:30 p.m.CASEY JAYWORK

Seattle Dance City Most of the dance year it’s pretty clear who’s in the audience and who’s in the cast, but here’s a chance to mix it up across the divide and raise some cash for the community. The smart women who run Velocity, On the Boards, and the Century Ballroom put their heads together and created this dance-athon to support their crucial programs. Join a team if you’re a team-joining person, or swagger in all on your own—come shake your groove thing so others can shake theirs as well. Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., 324-7263, seattledancecity.causevox. $20. 8:30 p.m. SANDRA KURTZ

Ivan & Alyosha Since Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary started their act as a folk duo in the late aughts, the band has grown into a powerful five-piece pop outfit that has flashes of U2 grandiosity and can sound downright Beatlesy while singing about friends, family, and faith. Rumor has it they are prepping their third full-length, and will play some of that new material tonight. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 682-1414. $13.50. All ages. 9 p.m. MARK BAUMGARTEN

September 16, Saturday

Love and Other Consolation Prizes Reading Jamie Ford, the Seattle author who wrote a celebrated novel about the International District, returns with one about Seattle’s 1909 World’s Fair. It’s the story of a boy who is raffled off to a supposedly “good home” that turns out to be a brothel. Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., 366-3333, thirdplacebooks.com. Free. All ages. 4 p.m. PC

Fall Kick-Off Velocity Dance Center is the hub for much of the contemporary-dance community in Seattle. Almost everyone you see here has either performed or presented their work in this auto showroom converted into a theater, when they aren’t taking a class or rehearsing. It’s an odd weekend when the venue isn’t on the dance calendar, so this annual smorgasbord of dance talent has become the unofficial start of the dance season. Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave., 325-8773, velocitydance center.org. $20–$25. 7:30 p.m. Also Sun., Sept. 17. SK

Deerhoof Some 23 years after its founding, Deerhoof’s freak-rock enterprise is still as engrossingly bizarre as ever. The band’s latest album, Mountain Moves, is even more collaged than usual, tossing together its classic avant noise rock with rap, funk, jazz, R&B, and even some Latin folk. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., thecrocodile.com. $17. All ages. 8 p.m. KS

September 17, Sunday

The Great Book Larder Bake OffThis event is sold out, but there is a standby list, so there’s a chance you might get in. It’s a baking competition loosely based on the hit TV show The Great British Bake Off. Today’s event is themed around savory baked goods, and the winner receives a $50 gift certificate to the Larder. Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Ave. N. 397-4271, booklarder.com. Free. All ages. 4:15 p.m. PC

SZA Before SZA dropped CTRL in June, fans only had a string of promising but incomplete EPs to go off of. The R&B singer’s debut LP, however, officially delivered on all that promise and more—a fully realized, gorgeously produced meditation on the concept of control, replete with sexy jams, incredible vocal runs, and impressively expansive songwriting. Live, her seriously formidable pipes will probably make you lose control. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., stgpresents.org. $28.50. All ages. 8 p.m. KS

September 18, Monday

The Twelve-Mile Straight Reading In case you weren’t already aware, the South is deeply fucked up. Aside from being badly beaten in the Civil War and never really getting over it, a roots-deep racism infects everything. Eleanor Henderson’s second novel is set in rural Georgia in 1930, an especially fucked-up time. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave., 624-6600, elliottbaybook.com. Free. All ages. 7 p.m. PC

Educator Forum on DACA President Trump recently announced he’s ending DACA, an Obama program that grants temporary amnesty to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. If you’re a teacher, join the Washington Dream Coalition, Colectiva Legal del Pueblo, and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to learn what exactly is happening to DACA and how you can best support students who immigrated without permission. Cleveland High School, 5511 15th Ave. S., facebook.com/WADREAMers. Free. All ages. 5–7 p.m. CJ

September 19, Tuesday

Martha Wainwright One of America’s greatest and most troubled musical families has come back into focus with the recent publication of Liner Notes, a cleverly self-effacing memoir by father Loudon Wainwright III. But there is already a record of the patriarch’s considerable shortcomings, as well as the gifts he bestowed on his children, in the form of biting songs. The most powerful of these is daughter Martha’s “Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole,” a song that kicked off her now decade-long career, which stands on its own without any help from dad. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880. $17. 21 and over. 8 p.m. MB

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