No Depression Night
What: KEXP’s Concerts at the Mural kicks off with Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Shovels & Rope, Legendary Oaks, and Fly Moon Royalty.
Why: Go early for a set by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard’s band, Brad.
When: Fri., 5:30 p.m.
Where: Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. (206-684-7200).
99 Layoffs: Love in the Time of Pink Slips
What: The new comedic drama by local playwright Vincent Delaney debuts as part of ACT’s Central Heating Lab.
Why: Orson and Louella, two “wannabe artists and serial job seekers,” wade through interviews, the daily grind, layoffs, and other fun stuff.
When: Thru Aug. 25.
Where: ACT Theatre, 700 Union St. (206-292-7676). Tickets ($5-$25) at acttheatre.org.
What: Small-batch treats complement whichever wine you happen to prefer that day.
Why: Red blend? Try the coffee, orange, and cocoa nib cookies. White night? Opt for pear, thyme, and pink peppercorn shortbreads.
When: Hunger strikes.
Where: Available at cookieboxseattle.com.
Christopher Martin Hoff
What: A memorial exhibition showcasing photo-realist works by the late local plein air artist.
Why: See the beauty in graffitied walls, industrial warehouses, and power lines against a gray sky.
When: Opens today. Tues.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave. (206-624-3034).
Photo: Redferns / Getty Images