Black Lives Matter in Hip-Hop event Friday at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave. Seattle. A panel discussion and performances by local artists will explore the gentrification of Seattle hip-hop and the local Black Lives Matter movement. Admission is $5 for the 7:30 p.m. event and is available at townhallseattle.org/event-listings
Poetry Night at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Season’s Readings Local features local voices and places with five poets. It is 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday and is free to the public. For more information, call 360-701-2030.
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Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen an evening of unscripted and uncensored of conversation at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. The two longtime friends interview each other and take questions from the audience in a look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show Saturday are $60-$102 and are available by phone or online; 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org
Elvis Birthday Bash at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Robert Washington, the World Champion Elvis Impersonator, will perform, and there will be a screening of the film “Almost Elvis, “ an Elvis trivia challenge, art show, costume contest and refreshments. Also appearing are the Kentucky Rain band and TUSH Burlesque (family friendly). The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15, $12 OFM members. For more information, go to elvisbirthdaybash.com.
Saturday — Jan. 24
“Junie B. Jones” the musical stage performance opens Saturday and continues through Jan. 24. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $12-$15. 253-565-6867, tmp.org/index.php/tmp-family-theater