See It This Week

Prom Queen at Cafe Nordo, Ron Funches at Tacoma Comedy Club, Taylor Mac at UW

Allen Miller, Skye Edwards and Bridget McKevitt in 'The Walk Across America for Mother Earth. Photo by Mike Hipple

Wednesday, Feb. 24
Convening the final Wednesday of every month at the newly expanded Seamonster Lounge, Westsound Deep Funk Club is an ongoing exploration of all things funky. Bandleader/trumpeter/philosopher Joel Ricci marshals a rotating all-star cast of some of the city’s finest musicians, including members of Polyrhythmics, Lucky Brown and Unsinkable Heavies, for long-form jams that honor the roots of funk and expand the form to far-flung, dance-mad horizons. As always, music at the Seamonster is totally free. –Jonathan Zwickel
Seamonster Lounge

Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Sunday, Feb. 28
Washington Ensemble Theatre and the University of Washington School of Drama are joining forces on a workshop production of Taylor Mac’s activist-play-meets-drag-show The Walk Across America for Mother Earth. It’s the story of two friends who leave their suburban homes to join a protest march to Nevada, but as told by Mac, with music by Ellen Maddow, the piece blends commedia dell’arte elements with song, dance and Mac’s inimitable mad, glittery genius. –Gemma Wilson
Penthouse Theatre

Thursday, Feb. 25 – Saturday, Feb. 27
Former Oregonian Ron Funches has blown up big time in the past couple years, appearing on modern comedy staples like Drunk History, Bob’s Burgers and Kroll Show, writing for movies like Get Hard and starring on NBC’s Undateable, a sitcom that made waves in primetime by switching over to live episodes last fall. It’s strange to see Funches, once a regular on alt-shows all over Portland and Seattle, make the ascension to bankable on-screen talent. But it’s no surprise. Hollywood discovered what we knew all along: the dude’s a one-of-a-kind messenger of joy. –Brett Hamil
Tacoma Comedy Club

Thursday, Feb. 25 – Saturday, Feb. 27
Cafe Nordo tends to serve up top-notch, immersive experiences, and A Night to Remember: Corsages, Cakes, and Cabaret sounds like yet another winner. Equal parts dinner theater, burlesque cabaret and dance party, it’s set at a high-school prom in the 1950s with all the trimmings and a menu promising the expected Nordo awesomeness. The proverbial icing on the cake: Incomparably cool Seattle retro-pop act Prom Queen is the house band. It runs through March 7. –Tony Kay
Cafe Nordo

Thursday, Feb. 25 – Sunday Feb. 28
The 2016 Seattle Fringe Festival begins on Thursday, which means you’ll have plenty of chances during the next two jammed weekends to broaden your theatrical horizons—which you should do. Among the offerings are Sara Porkalob’s one-woman show Dragon Lady: I’m Going to Kill You, The Libertinis “love letter and ransom note to your favorite Russian” Uncle Seagull, SIS Productions’ Paper Angels, a play by Genny Lim play about Chinese immigration in 1915 and Danielle K.L. Gregoire’s A Necessary Sadness, a variety show inspired by the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, to name just a few. Full lineup is here; the festival runs through March 5. –Gemma Wilson
Various locations

Friday, Feb. 26
When Seattle’s ass-kickingest rock stalwarts, the Supersuckers, show up for a country show, it’s a fair bet it’ll be a hard-drinking, take-no-prisoners affair that’ll grow hair on your chest—whether you want it or not. –Tony Kay
Tractor Tavern