Garfield High School Jazz: Jam with Alumni Most people want to forget high school as soon as they receive their diploma. These monthly jam sessions (tonight’s led by GHS alumni/alto sax player Jacob Zimmerman), on the other hand, give former Bulldogs a chance to relive their band days alongside current students in the award-winning program. The Royal Room. 5:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Note: The third annual “Home for the Holidays” jazz concert follows at 8 p.m. $12 adv./$15 DOS. ACP
We Got Now Hip-Hop Showcase aims to let the world know that Mack and Ryan aren’t the only hip-hop artists repping Seattle. Hosted by KUBE 93’s Spaceman and Dirty Harry, and featuring DJ S. Malik and a performance by hometown favorite Grynch, this showcase will put more than a dozen of the area’s most talented rappers in the spotlight. With Fatal Lucciauno, Dolce Drako, Young Fast, Rush, Seattle Doe, Jamesupopo, Bari Bux, Yellow Linez, King Butch, Jesse James, Mega EvErs, Tay Billions, M.O.E.T., KSneak, Sean Kidd, Six Scratch, Trel Fitted, DJ S. Malik on the 1’s and 2’s. Studio Seven. 8:30 p.m. $10 adv./$15 DOS. All ages. ACP
Tuesday, Dec. 31
See New Year’s Eve Listings here. And hurry up already! Tickets are selling out left and right. If you miss out or prefer to spend a quieter night at home, Seattle Weekly recommends a bottle of local Treveri sparkling wine and the music of any one of these bands, Seattle’s best of 2013. Whatever you do (we will be drinking), have a safe and Happy New Year!