Soil, Franz ferdinand, and Allah Made Me Funny


Ten years ago, the Seattle art scene needed a shot in the arm, and SOIL Gallery was there with the needle. The adventurous artist-run venue celebrates its anniversary with an auction and commemorative-book release party. 7 p.m.–midnight Fri., Sept. 30. $12–$20. Western Bridge, 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-264-8061, LYNN JACOBSON


Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album doesn't thrill outside the single "Do You Want To," but the glam-rock band still merits attention for its fabulously clever songwriting and energetic live shows. 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 1–Sun., Oct. 2. $30. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., 206-628-0888,, MICHAELANGELO MATOS


Religion and politics are two subjects you don't bring up in polite company, so don't expect Allah Made Me Funny, a touring group of Muslim stand-up comics, to be polite. 3 and 6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 2. $25. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue, 425-241-7870,, NEAL SCHINDLER

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