Live in the present.
Eclectic Magic Opening
What: Celebrate Cairo’s temporary retail installation showcasing vintage wear, artwork, and other merch by Seattle designers with music by Wild Orchid Children, Alaskas, and Stephanie.
Why: Gifts from the art.
When: Thru Jan. 3. Opening, Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: 507 E. Mercer St. (206-617-0560).
Beauty Blowout Bash
What: A grand-opening party and holiday fete with freebies, gift bags, champs, snacks, raffles, $10 psychic readings, and DJs, plus the chance to win a $1,000 gift basket.
Why: Pretty fun, huh?
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Shimmer Beauty Bar, 5402 22nd Ave. NW (206-706-8188); Duque Salon + Spa + Boutique, 5348 Ballard Ave. NW (206-706-7177).
Lightbank Studio Holiday Art Sale
What: Shop baglets and accessories from Victoria Simons, Jasna Sokolovic jewelry, Frida Clements’s screen-prints, Steven Dewall photos, and other works from Northwest artists.
Why: They’re gifted and talented.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 2200 North Pacific St., ste. a (206-903-1242).
Sunday Supper at Oddfellows
What: Sit down for the first in a series of intimate, communal weekend dinners. The upcoming menu consists of potato leek soup with duck confit, Berkshire pork, Molly Moon’s ice cream, and vino.
Why: Show off your family style.
When: Sun., 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1525 Tenth Ave. (206-325-0807). Call for reservations.
Give Benefit Concert
What: Grand Archives, D.Black, Grant Olsen, Kinski, Gabriel Mintz, and Tea Cozies perform with Tilson of The Saturday Knights as MC.
Why: Proceeds benefit Arts Corps, Ballard Food Bank, Rainier Valley Food Bank, University District Food Bank, and West Seattle Food Bank.
When: Thurs., 8 p.m.
Where: The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave. (206-441-7416).
Photo: Courtesy 0f Stacey Rozich