Let the graduation speech cliches go out into the real world.
Sad Shop Greeting Cards
What: No self-respecting grad wants a cheesy Hallmark sentiment. Hook her up with a quirky card on recycled paper from local designer Katie Davis.
Why: Our picks? “Amazeballs,” “I do not like jobs,” and “Now you are old.”
When: Ask for expedited shipping to get your order in a jiffy.
Where: Available at ilikeyouandnaps.com.
NW New Works Festival
What: The annual cutting-edge arts fest features established and up-and-coming Seattle-area artists.
Why: Thespians, musicians, and dancers, including Zoe Scofield and KT Niehoff/Lingo Productions.
When: Thru June 17.
Where: On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St. (206-217-9888). Tickets ($14-$30) at ontheboards.org.
Trash Fashion Futures
What: A runway presentation of trash turned couture explores waste and fashion trends from the last 50 years (as part of Seattle Center’s 50th anniversary celebration) and predicts what the next 50 will look like.
Why: Twenty-six designers show looks on a set designed by local environmental sculptor Barbara De Pirro.
When: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Intiman Theatre, 201 Mercer St. Tickets ($25) at ticketmaster.com.
What: The alt-country crooner plays songs from his newest record, Television of Saints, which he self-released thanks to Kickstarter.
Why: His mellow vocals shine on the stripped-down acoustic tracks.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Neumos, 925 E. Pike St. (206-709-9467). Tickets ($13) at neumos.com.
What: Visit the new absinthe-themed happy hour at Daisley Gordon’s Marché.
Why: Pommes frites, cheese boards, and other small plates accompany potent green cocktails such as the Cugat Congo (absinthe, rum, lime, and house-made grenadine).
When: Daily, 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: 86 Pine St. (206-728-2800).
Photo: Courtesy of Sad Shop