• Joshua Cobos/The Bold Italic
Some of you might remember the lovely Jennifer Maerz. She was Music Editor here at the Stranger, once upon a time. Now she works for an excellent place called The Bold Italic in San Francisco—a publication and website "that encourages locals to get off their butts and do something awesome."

Well, The Bold Italic is indeed doing something awesome this week. Something called "Bold Rush"—a three-city tour (Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle) bringing with them, live music, art, and ping pong.

And not just ANY ping pong—this is American Tripps Berlin-style ping-pong. I mean, just look at it. Is it ping pong or it musical chairs? I hear it's crazy-fun, and I can't wait to try it.

The event is 100% free, starts at 10 pm at Neumos, and you should RSVP here. Party-starters Don't Talk To The Cops, and the Maxines play, along with some hot-shot DJs from Hardly Art Records. Stranger will be there too, with our corn-hole, I mean PORN-hole beanbag toss game.

If all this wasn't enough, during the day, the Bold Rush team will host a pop-up shop at Artache Market at Vermillion Art Gallery: Saturday Oct 6, 2-6 pm, and Sunday Oct 7, 3-8 pm. Read an interview with Seattle Artache curator Marz.

Lastly, check out a photo essay I did for Bold Italic where I admit to the whole world that PONY is my most favorite bar in Seattle. There, I said it.