Make some jazzy hands.
Jewelry by Matt
What: Handmade cloth, bead, and stone bracelets on suede backing are colorful, crafty, and quirky.
Why: They’re worth the wrist.
When: You go off the cuff.
Where: Totokaelo, 913 Western Ave. (206-623-3582).
Marilyn’s Nut Butters
What: Made in Seattle, the organic sweet and savory spreads come in fun combos like pistachio fennel, hazelnut walnut spice, and cinnamon walnut pecan.
Why: Some toppings are butter than others.
When: You’re feeling nutty.
Where: Picnic, 6801 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-453-5867); The Swinery, 3207 California Ave. SW (206-932-4211).
Wink Cupcakes Opens
What: The new brick-and-mortar shop on Queen Anne serves uniquely flavored (champagne, Guinness) and seasonal treats, as well as Whidbey Island Ice Cream.
Why: Finally, something to bat a lash at.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1817 Queen Anne Ave. N. (206-856-1600).
Hellacious Square Dance
What: Local band The Tallboys lay down plucky tunes while you do-si-do your partner and swing yourself around.
Why: Caller back.
When: Mon., 8 p.m.
Where: Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. NW (206-789-3599).
The Night Kitchen
What: The new insomniac-friendly restaurant offers Pacific Northwest comfort food, coffee, and Wi-Fi in a cozy downtown alcove.
Why: Don’t get left out in the dark.
When: Tues.-Sun., 6 p.m.-9 a.m.
Where: 216 Stewart St. (206-448-8810).
Photo: Courtesy of Jewelry by Matt