Isaac Layman – Paradise
What: Layman’s debut museum exhibition examines the perfection in ordinary household objects.
Why: Mundane items like dirty dishes, paper towels, and clothes hangers absolutely dazzle.
When: Sat.-Jan. 22, 2012.
Where: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave. (206-622-9250).
What: The “1234” singer returns after an iPod commercial-induced hiatus with songs from her new album, Metals.
Why: Catchy tunes and sincere guitar ballads.
When: Today, 8 p.m.
Where: The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave. (206-682-1414). Tickets online ($33) at stgpresents.org or at the door ($38).
While You Were Sleeping
What: Prominent local authors explore what happens in the dead of night as part of the Hugo Literary Series.
Why: Hear from National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie, poet and memoirist Nicole Hardy, and Portland author and publisher Kevin Sampsell. Plus, original music by Visqueen’s Rachel Flotard.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. (206-322-7030).
Woodinville Whiskey Co.
What: The microdistiller releases two limited-edition American whiskeys ($40 each), including the largest bourbon release in the state since Prohibition.
Why: Get there early to snag your bottles (two per person) and have them signed in the tasting room by WWC mentor and whiskey icon David Pickerell. Stick around for a 4 p.m. distillery tour to cap off the booze-filled day.
When: Sat., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 16110 Woodinville Redmond Rd. NE (425-486-1199).
Photo: Isaac Layman, Untitled, 2011 / Courtesy of Frye Art Museum, Seattle