Everybody’s working for the weekend. But this weekend’s working for you.
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band CD Release
What: Enjoy the eruptive sounds of indie songsters at the premiere of their self-titled debut album.
Why: Magma hot rock.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Neumos, 925 E. Pike St. (206-709-9442). Tickets online at ticketswest.com.
Sweet Dreams: the Music of Patsy Cline
What: Local songbirds Rachel Flotard, Kim Virant, Star Anna, and others croon the legend’s tunes on the anniversary of her death.
Why: You’ll fall to pieces.
When: Thurs., 8 p.m.
Where: Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. (206-723-0088). Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.
O’Shea Scarborough Wine Tasting
What: Seattle winemakers Darryn O’Shea and Travis Scarborough pour their acclaimed 2007 vinos to celebrate Washington Wine Month.
Why: They’re the toast of the town.
When: Fri., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Picnic, 6801 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-453-5867).
Brunch at Olivar
What: Chef Philippe cedes to neighborhood demand and finally opens his beloved French/Spanish bistro for that critical weekend meal.
Why: Patatas a lo pobre, ensaimadas, and tortilla manchega in the beautiful Loveless Building.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 806 E. Roy St. (206-322-0409).
Sit + Sip
What: Take in at least three used home accessories you want to trade for fresh decor. Snacks from Table 219 and Geraldine’s Counter and brewskies from Fat Tire will help you make choices.
Why: Treasure another’s trash.
When: Sat., 2-5 p.m.
Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW (206-935-2999). Info at 206-660-0995.
Paper Delights First Birthday Party
What: Take 20 percent off every item in the store, make tissue paper flowers for spring, and snack on cupcakes.
Why: It’s in the cards.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 2205 N. 45th St. (206-547-1002).
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