What: Chow down on a boxed dinner from Cafe Presse while watching Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno.
Why: Assistant directors had to complete the late French director’s film, which follows a hotelier’s jealousy-fueled descent into madness (echoing that of Clouzot himself).
When: Thurs., 7 & 9 p.m.
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. (206-829-7863). Movie tickets ($9) online at brownpapertickets.com; order dinner ($7-$14.50) online at nwfilmforum.org.
What: Inspired by top-notch Malaysian recipes from a beloved aunt, two buddies launch this street-food spot.
Why: The mee goreng (yakisoba tossed with fried tofu, yu choy, fermented black beans, and a hit of hot sauce).
When: Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 1711 N. 45th St. (206-547-0597).
Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe Opens
What: The Montreal-style hand-rolled breakfast staples are boiled in honey-infused water and finished in an apple wood-fired oven.
Why: Doughy morsels that are unevenly shaped, a bit charred, and possess the perfect chewy density.
When: Daily, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1538 12th Ave. (206-724-0660).
The Best Bottles to Give
What: You’re on your way to another holiday party — empty-handed. Stop. Drop some cash. And roll in with a nice gift of wine, rum, whiskey, or cognac. You’ll be everyone’s best-loved guest.
Why: It’s as easy as flashing your ID.
When: You have zero time.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Sacred Music by Duke Ellington
What: A gospel choir, jazz band, solo vocalists, and special guest tap dancer take on the iconic jazz man’s prayerful composition.
Why: It’s swinging, soulful, and reverent all at once.
When: Sun., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave. Info at 206-547-6763. Tickets ($15-$34) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Northwest Film Forum