Believe it or not, there are things to do today besides Volume (or, at least, before, after and around Volume), and you can find them in our event listings and Staff Picks.
Here are a few highlights I found for Friday, May 29:
FESTIVAL | It's the 30th edition of ArtFest, going down Friday through Sunday in Browne's Addition and hosted by the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Here's our preview story about this year's version of the long-running community favorite.
COMMUNITY | The Otaku Prom 2015 is an opportunity for all ages of geek culture to get together and throw down. This is the fourth such event hosted by KuroNekoCon, and will include anime music, various Asian pop tunes, snacks, drinks and a photo booth to capture your cosplay display.
COMEDY | The Blue Door Theatre hosts After Dark at 10 pm, an adult-oriented version of the regular Friday night show.
MUSIC | And have we mentioned Volume lately? The 98-band, two-day festival kicks off early tonight. There are several places to find everything you need to know, like here and here.