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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin' April 29 to May 1

Welcome to the Weekend Report, where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend — new and fun things to do, see and try. We're guaranteed to miss some, so email us at if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, April 29

Russ. This Atlanta native is bringing his hip-hop/R&B to Seattle.

  • 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $135; purchase online
  • WAMU Theater

Friday to Sunday, April 29 to May 1

Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Experience some of the finest erotic art — from poetry readings to acrobatic displays — in the world over the course of this three-day festival.

  • 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to 2 a.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
  • $148 for a festival pass, other day and VIP options available; purchase online
  • Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

Saturday, April 30

Seattle Boba Fest. I mean, this is a fest we can get behind — pick up a map at the U District Station and go on an epic tour of all the best boba in the area. Now that's a way to celebrate National Bubble Tea Day!

  • Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Price varies by shop
  • Various locations in the U District

Sunday, May 1

Buckets For Ukraine. Food for a good cause! Chef Shota Nakajima of Taku and Brian Chandler of Cookie's Country Chicken will be selling buckets filled with Taku's signature karaage and Cookie's classic southern fried chicken (with a variety of sauces). $20 from each bucket will be donated to World Central Kitchen, which is providing fresh meals to refugees and people in the country.

Only 100 will be available! So get there early.

  • 3 to 5 p.m. or until sellout
  • $60 per bucket (feeds 4-6 people)
  • Taku's takeout window for to-go only

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Kick the month off at this event celebrating the cultures, traditions, and history of Asian Pacific Islanders.

  • Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Free
  • Armory Food & Events Hall.