The Lumineers play folk-pop at the Crystal Ballroom on 12/2.
Portland's pinball masters go head to head in a battle of quick fingers v. stiff drinks. A benefit for David Hassenpflug, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, the tournament has a $20 entry fee. The battle royale will take place on the greasy pinball machines at the epic dive, My Father's Place. Machine themes include AC/DC, Batman, Iron Man, Transformers and X-Men. My Father's Place. 12 p.m.
saturday 1-sunday 2
41st Annual Lewis & Clark Cat Show
Kitties! More than 200 of them! Two days of cats featuring 30 different breeds from long hair to short hair, and even those weird looking cats with no hair at all. These meowmers compete for awards and ribbons dispensed by professional cat judges. Hosted by the The Cat Fanciers Association, a real non-profit established in 1970, donations of food will be accepted for Cat Adoption Team's food bank and adorable, fluffy, hairball vomiting kitties will be for sale. Doubletree Hotel. 9 a.m.
I'm going to be honest; I first heard this band in a cell phone commercial. I guess it just goes to show how catchy and mainstream-friendly their folk-pop is. The Denver band released their first album in April, but had already secured their spot in the indie-folk canon with their uber-likable song "Ho, Hey," which ultimately peaked at #11 on the Billboard top 200. The group has toured with Old Crow Medicine Show, played several large music festivals, and has announced a tour opening for Dave Matthews Band in December—an impressive resume for up-and-comers. Expect stomp-folk greatness from this three piece. Crystal Ballroom. 8 p.m.
through sunday 2
The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee William's classic play is brought to life by the Seattle Repertory Theater, and no, it's not the one with Stella. An aging Southern Bell longs for her youth and a better life for her children as she schemes to marry off her painfully shy daughter. Her boozing, movie-loving and poetic son, Tom, narrates the ensuing debacle involving a glass unicorn. Seattle Repertory Theatre. 7:30 p.m.