Out with the old.
The Elliott Bay Book Company’s Opening Block Party
What: After 37 years in Pioneer Square, the legendary bookstore moves to Capitol Hill.
Why: Celebrate with tunes from indie pop rockers Let’s Get Lost; New Belgium beer; and snacks from Quinn’s, Pike Street Fish Fry, and Cupcake Royale.
When: Party, Thurs., 4-7 p.m. Regular hours, Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1521 Tenth Ave. (206-624-6600).
The Chocolate Shoe Box Opens
What: Greenwood’s new vegan shop specializes in animal-free confections and footwear.
Why: Stylish, reasonably priced lines like Neuaura, Charmoné, and Qupid, plus sweets from Chocolate Inspirations, Missionary Chocolates, and Rescue Chocolate.
When: Opens Sat. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 7410 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-659-0062).
Your Tax Refund
What: Our ideas on how to spend your IRS bonus, whether it was big or small.
Why: Partial yacht ownership, budget spa getaways, and cheap sake (to drown your financial woes).
When: The check arrives.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
HG Lodge Opens
What: Former hipster haven The War Room gets a new name, a cozier look, and DJ nights. (Weekday hours and rooftop bar to come.)
Why: Tall-backed booths, ivy-covered walls, and mounted deer heads scattered throughout.
When: Fri. & Sat., 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 722 E. Pike St. (206-328-7666).
The Essential Baking Company’s Georgetown Cafe Opens
What: The newest version of the organic bakery serves drool-inducing pastries and artisanal breads, as well as crepes, sandwiches, focaccia-crust pizza, and cakes.
Why: Brown-bag goodies from next door for your midnight fix.
When: Mon.-Fri., 6:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Where: 5601 First Ave. S. (206-876-3746).