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HELLO, SAILOR!—Last year Fleet Week was cancelled because the Republicans hate America and our military (AKA the not-so-great federal sequester of 2013). But this year? Those sexy, sexy sailors are back! Head down to the Waterfront to visit the impressive US, Canadian, and Coast Guard ships, or simply stand around looking helpful downtown. (Sexy sailors always need "directions" —wink, wink!) WSH
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, NW Couch & Naito, through Mon June 9, FREE (to flirt and gawk)

MUSIC—The cannon-blast art-rock of Seattle trio Helms Alee should be enough to get your volume-loving head in the door, but when the bill is sweetened with the thundersludge of San Fran's Kowloon Walled City and two of Portland's best and heaviest—Gaytheist's honeybear metal and Rabbits' catastrophic noise—you know you can't stay home. There's no comfort for you there. NL
East End, 203 SE Grand, 9:30 pm, $10