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The Top 54 Events in Seattle This Week: June 20-26, 2022

Pride Events, SAM Night Live, and More Top Picks
June 20, 2022
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Catch local queen Issa Man at Queer/Pride Festival on Capitol Hill this weekend. (Scotty Kirby)
Welcome to Pride Week, Seattle! Whether you're celebrating or not, there's plenty of revelry to be had this week, from PrideFest Seattle Center to Queer/Pride Festival, from Bill Burr to Fleet Foxes, and from SAM Night Live to recent Women's Prize winner Ruth Ozeki.


Although
Washington’s statewide mask mandate has been lifted, venues may have their own health guidelines in place. We advise directly checking the specific protocols for an event before heading out.


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MONDAY

LIVE MUSIC

Jesse McCartney: The "New Stage" Tour Add to a List
Those born in the mid-late '90s will remember child actor-turned-singer Jesse McCartney as the dreamy Tiger Beat centerfold with blonde highlights who hit the Radio Disney airwaves with his 2004 debut single "Beautiful Soul." Since then, he’s gone on to voice characters in a handful of family-friendly blockbusters as well as placing runner-up on season three of The Masked Singer. He’ll hit the stage in support of his introspective new album, New Stage, but our fingers are crossed that he’ll dust off some of his old stuff, too.
(The Showbox, Downtown)

READINGS & TALKS

Solstice Celebration: Creative Convergence Add to a List
Spotlighting the work of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and designers from other marginalized communities, this free discussion will consider how diversity can be centered and encouraged in design communities. Hosted by AIA Seattle’s Diversity Roundtable, Seattle Architecture Foundation, and the Seattle Design Festival, the event celebrates the Center for Architecture and Design's fresh, forward-thinking Diversity by Design Add to a List exhibition.
(Center for Architecture & Design, Seattle Waterfront)

TUESDAY

LIVE MUSIC

Vibe Check Add to a List
This one-night-only summer Solstice-inspired performance will consist of a four-hour session of ethereal dream-inducing sounds. Musician/vocalist Erin Jorgensen will lead the evening on five-octave marimba alongside an ensemble supplying Hardanger fiddle, flute, percussion, sound manipulation, and field recordings.
(Chapel Performance Space, Wallingford)

READINGS & TALKS

Ruth Ozeki Add to a List
You've probably already seen the bright red cover of author, filmmaker, Zen Buddhist priest, and 2022 Women's Prize for Fiction winner Ruth Ozeki's newest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, stacked on the shelves of your fave bookstore. Blending everything from jazz music to climate change in one luminous plot, the hardcover release of the book was a quick hit, beloved by fellow authors like Matt Haig and David Mitchell. Now, Ozeki will return to Seattle for the release of the paperback edition of her novel, sharing a little more about her work for new readers and diehard fans alike.
(Hugo House, Capitol Hill)

Yanyi and Luther Hughes Add to a List
Visiting poet Yanyi and Seattle-based wordsmith Luther Hughes come together in this evening of soothing, expressive poetry. Yanyi's 2018 collection The Year of Blue Water won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, and his new book, Dreams of the Divided Field, is a selection of poems that Poets & Writers describes as "written with great tenderness and intimacy." Luther Hughes's much-anticipated debut collection, A Shiver in the Leaves, is forthcoming.
(Virtual via Elliott Bay Book Company)

WEDNESDAY

FILM

Scarecrow Academy: International Treasure: The Massive Talent of Nicolas Cage Add to a List
Nicolas Cage's offbeat, zany maximalism is so intense that you've just gotta roll with it. Just in time for the convention-defying actor's new appearance in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, film critic Robert Horton will lead attendees on a journey through Cage's career, which has definitely had its share of ups and downs. Whatever your opinion of the actor, he clearly loves what he does, and his recent parts in under-the-radar arthouse flicks like Mandy and Pig suggest that he's not turning down weird, wonderful roles anytime soon.
(Scarecrow Video, University District)

LIVE MUSIC

Ricky Hil Add to a List
At first glance, you might not expect that rapper Ricky Hil, with his leather jacket, acid-green hair, and ink-covered skin is, in fact, the offspring of the preppy fashion mogul, Tommy Hilfiger. He will support his latest album, Suicidal Hil, which explores somber themes through controversial one-liners and emo-tinged hooks.
(Madame Lou's at the Crocodile, Belltown)

PL4YDAT3: Seattle Solstice Celebration Add to a List
Local hip-hop collective Ambient Village will headline this Solstice celebration in support of their debut EP, The Cost Of Freedom, which delivers a poignant response to recent instances of racial injustice. Plus, experimental artist Combat Mommy, beatmaker DJ Ready Ron Beats, and PNW rappers Jay Sea, Deezy Cayne, and Mika 'Il will deliver some opening performances.
(Cafe Racer, Capitol Hill)

PERFORMANCE

BurlesKARAOKE - You Sing, They Tease! Add to a List
Live out your lounge-singer dreams for a spontaneous evening of burlesque-meets-karaoke hosted by Baby Van Beezly. You'll take the mic as award-winning burlesque performers Kennedy Colby, Paris Original, Faggedy Randy, and INGA take the stage. They’ll have support from go-go dancers Scarlett Folds, Thumper Blue, and Celia Lipschutz.
(Queer Bar, Capitol Hill)

Munch Add to a List
This saucy variety show brings together some of the finest queer performers in the Pacific Northwest for a kinky cabaret that's sure to get your heart racing. Munch is the invention of self-described "gutter twink" and freaky-deaky stand-up comic Bobby Higley. Before the show, Higley's stage interviews with the performers will enlighten the audience about their, um, sexy proclivities. Come with an open mind!
(The Factory Luxe, Industrial District)

PRIDE

Collide-O-Scope: Pride Edition Add to a List
Collide-O-Scope has been melting brains with freaky found footage and expertly curated ephemera for over a decade. This mish-mash of music, oddities, and pop culture obscurity is well-suited to the weirdo in all of us. Turn up for this Pride edition of the show—attendees have the chance to win sick prizes throughout the night.
(Here-After at the Crocodile, Belltown)

Lavender Rights Project Presents: The Black Trans Comedy Showcase Add to a List
At this Black- and trans-centered comedy showcase, attendees can kiki and clap back with Lavender Rights Project, an organization supporting the Black intersex and gender-diverse community. Delicious drag dessert Moltyn Decadence will host the evening of laughs featuring local Black trans comics Mx. Dahlia Belle, Mitch Mitchell, and Chocolate the Entertainer. Sit back and enjoy with nibbles and drinks—you might win a raffle prize, too.
(Northwest Film Forum, Capitol Hill)

READINGS & TALKS

Civic Cocktail: Reversing Roe v. Wade Add to a List
A recently leaked draft opinion, which may lead to the overturn of Roe v. Wade, has left many Americans feeling disturbed, confused, and afraid (to say the absolute least). How might the impact of the potential overturn be felt locally? In two segments, moderator and journalist Mónica Guzmán will investigate the possible changes with Rebecca Gibron, CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai’i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
(Town Hall Seattle, First Hill)

Judith Heumann with Jae Kim Add to a List
This edition of the Seattle Public Library’s annual A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History spotlights Judith Heumann. The prominent disability advocate and writer tells her story through the lenses of ableist discrimination and social justice in her 2020 memoir Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist and its young adult companion version, Rolling Warrior: The Incredible, Sometimes Awkward, True Story of a Rebel Girl on Wheels Who Helped Spark a Revolution. For this talk, Heumann will be joined by Jae Kim, supervisor of information and referral at The Arc of King County.
(Central Library, Downtown)

THURSDAY

LIVE MUSIC

Fleet Foxes: Shore Tour Add to a List
The homegrown indie-folk group led by Robin Pecknold will bring their breezy harmonies back through town in support of their Grammy-nominated album, Shore. The album follows their trajectory toward pastoral bliss complete with choir accompaniments, ethereal acoustics, and oceanic imagery.
(Moore Theatre, Belltown)

Third Eye Blind Add to a List
Nineties alt-pop rockers Third Eye Blind (or 3EB if you're a real fan) achieved success with their 1997 hit "Semi-Charmed Life," which arrived just in time, between the eras of '90s grunge and early aughts pop-punk. They will return to Seattle on their Summer Gods tour with support from emo-rock heavies Taking Back Sunday.
(Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville)

READINGS & TALKS

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Add to a List
What does it mean to dismantle racism and become truly antiracist? How can we pass to our children the tools needed to understand and avoid repeating racist behaviors? Since becoming a teacher and parent, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi has reckoned with these and other colossal questions that will shape generations to come. In How to Raise an Antiracist, Kendi blends scholarship and personal notes on parenting for relatable, applicable strategies toward antiracist parenting.
(Town Hall Seattle, First Hill)

Virtual Author Talk: Ashia Ismail-Singer, Ashia's Table Add to a List
New Zealand-based author Ashia Ismail-Singer will discuss her new book Ashia's Table: Family Recipes from India and Beyond, which features traditional and modern recipes alike inspired by her family and homeland, with author Ally Phillips.
(Virtual via Book Larder)

SHOPPING

Pike Place Market Summer Night Market (Pride Edition) Add to a List
Kick off Pride weekend early with an evening of shopping, locally-made treats, thematic cocktails, and live music, all held under a giant rainbow arch in Seattle's original farmers market.
(Pike Place Market)

FRIDAY

COMEDY

Bill Burr: Slight Return Add to a List
As a comedian with a big mouth, brash attitude, and selective filter, Bill Burr regularly offends people, which is pretty easy to do with the current profusion of snowflakes floating around the country. Also, no subject matter is off limits; during a recent Conan appearance, he touched on the military, obesity, and sexual harassment, all in one fell swoop, while on his next visit, he discussed his desire to yell at other peoples’ kids and how fatherhood is kind of like being the back-up quarterback—everyone else comes first. I don’t know what he’ll be discussing on his current tour, but belly laughs are guaranteed. LEILANI POLK
(White River Amphitheatre, Auburn)

LIVE MUSIC

Typhoon with MAITA Add to a List
The critically acclaimed rock orchestra Typhoon, noted for their numerous members and big cinematic sound, will stop by on tour supporting their latest album, Sympathetic Magic. Don't miss an opening set from Portland-based singer-songwriter MAITA, who will start the show with breathtaking tunes from her latest album, I Just Want To Be Wild For You.
(The Crocodile, Belltown)

PRIDE

Fruit Bowl Add to a List
The final live installment of queer fashion competition Fruit Bowl brings Seattle's juiciest couture to the runway one more time. At the end of this coronation cornucopia, one style icon will walk away with $7,500 and shopping credit prizes, so it's bound to be a cutthroat competition of ready-to-wear and couture creations. Drag chanteuse and vintage curator Mona Real will join queer collective BeautyBoiz to host the catwalk contest.
(Supernova Seattle, SoDo)

Rapture: The Return Add to a List
This boundary-breaking drag performance promises to transcend expectations. A little weird and out-of-the-box, Rapture: The Return is hosted by fashion fanatic Arson Nicki, and blends DJ sets with balloon installations and runway moments for an avant-garde extravaganza. Expect performances from cool-girl drag stars like Episcene, Gaysha Starr, and "Mistress of Thicccness" Solana Solstice. 
(Supernova Seattle, SoDo)

VISUAL ART

SAM Night Live Add to a List
Founded in 1933, the Seattle Art Museum has made an indelible mark on the city's art ecosystem for almost a century. Show your support for the long-loved institution at this evening of active art experiences, live music, and fundraising. You'll also find a playground of old-school games like ping-pong and cornhole, but if chic cocktails and delicious bites are more your speed, don't fret—pop-ups from sizzling local restaurants like Salt & Iron and Spinasse will keep you satiated. It'll all go down against the evening backdrop of Olympic Sculpture Park, with DJs setting the vibe so you can get down for a good cause.
(Olympic Sculpture Park, Belltown)

SATURDAY

COMEDY

Cedric the Entertainer Add to a List
Cedric the Entertainer, one of the "Original Kings of Comedy" and a '90s stand-up legend, will land on stage with more of the straightforward, crowd-pleasing comedy that has earned him so much love over the years. But will he wear a funky hat?
(Paramount Theatre, Downtown)

Suzanne Westenhoefer Add to a List
Originally hailing from Amish country, Suzanne Westenhoefer has shirked tradition to bring no-limits humor to the stage for 25 years. The hilarious truthteller started her career in the '90s as an out-and-proud lesbian comedian, which made her a pioneer of the era—she was the first-ever openly lesbian comic to appear on Late Night with David Letterman and the first to have an HBO special, too. Westenhoefer paved the way for a whole new generation of LGBTQIA+ comedians, and she deserves a round of applause for that alone, but we're sure this funny performance will give attendees plenty to clap about.
(Triple Door, Downtown)

FOOD & DRINK

Edmonds Wine Walk Add to a List
Traipse through quaint downtown Edmonds on a summer evening and try Pacific Northwest wines at various local businesses.
(Various locations, Edmonds)

Time for Pink Wine! Add to a List
Refine your palate by tasting six drastically different rosés, in a spectrum of hues ranging from "pale onion skin" to "deep magenta." Fresh salmon spring rolls will be available for your snacking pleasure.
(Hot Stove Society, Belltown)

LIVE MUSIC

Bleachers Add to a List
Shaping the sound of 2010s pop, Jack Antonoff has written and produced music for Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Clairo, and more. His solo project Bleachers started as a creative outlet while on the road as part of pop trio fun. With the album Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, he mixes equal parts ‘80s synth-pop, Springsteen-esque arena rock, and rockabilly sounds, for a delightful brew that has earned him critical acclaim.
(Marymoor Park, Redmond)

Chris Isaak and Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Add to a List
Fifties rock 'n' roll revivalist Chris Isaak will stop by for a double headliner with fellow crooner Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. The evening promises pompadour hairstyles, quivering tunes about heartbreak, and lots of nostalgia for those alive in the mid-'80s. 
(Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville)

Mary Chapin Carpenter Add to a List
Grammy-winning Americana singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter is still going strong after over thirty years. Catch her on tour supporting her 2020 album, The Dirt and the Stars, as well as her latest output, One Night Lonely (Live), which earned her a nomination for Best Folk Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
(Moore Theatre, Belltown)

Santana / Earth, Wind & Fire: Miraculous Supernatural 2021 Tour Add to a List
Guitarist Carlos Santana is unfortunately remembered by many for his slightly embarrassing 1999 hit "Smooth" featuring Rob Thomas, but he's so much more than that! Go ahead and listen to his 1974 free-jazz masterpiece with Alice Coltrane Illuminations, and you'll see what we mean. The bonafide guitar god will be joined on tour by jazz-soul legends Earth, Wind, & Fire who have been described by Rolling Stone as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing."
(White River Amphitheatre, Auburn)

PRIDE

Stayin' Alive: Pride Edition with BeautyBoiz Add to a List
Throw on your hot pants and sequins—it's Stayin' Alive, a sweaty disco fantasy adorned with rainbow lights. Celebrate the beginning of a very gay summer with performances by the campy and outrageous Monday Mourning alongside Britt Brutality, Moltyn Decadence, Sativa, and more. Happy Pride! 
(Supernova Seattle, SoDo)

Taking Black Pride: Seachella 2022 Add to a List
Our favorite event name in the bunch, “Taking B(l)ack Pride,” has moved from Jimi Hendrix Park to the Seattle Center’s outdoor Mural Amphitheater ths year and will be spotlighting BIPOC trans and queer artists from the U.S. and Canada. Created in response to overwhelmingly white and gay-only pride celebrations, Taking B(l)ack Pride aims to empower BIPOC transgender, queer, and gender-diverse communities in their expression of emotion, culture, and community. As with previous festivals, white allies who attend are asked for a donation toward reparations, as a nod of respect to the people who’re the focus of the festival. Makes sense! MEG VAN HUYGEN
(Mural Amphitheatre, Uptown)

VISUAL ART

Sunflower on Fire, Ukraine: Immersive Guided Art Tour and Workshops Add to a List
With a guided exhibition tour, lecture, and workshop series, this immersive two-day experience takes a close look at the traditional and contemporary art, music, literature, and craft practices of Ukraine. Visitors will find photos that foreshadow the recent Russian invasion of the country, supported by a "Nuclear Recitals" soundscape of personal stories from immigrants within the Ukrainian diaspora. Ukraine's ethnic traditions, including bandura (a 68-string chordophone) and pysanky (Easter egg decoration), will be shared in hands-on workshops. Select artworks will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting The Sunflower Project, a nonprofit providing humanitarian aid for Ukraine.
(The Grocery, North Beacon Hill)

SUNDAY

COMEDY

My Dad Wrote A Porno World Tour Add to a List
When British TV writer Jamie Morton's father handed him a book of erotica that he had written in a shed in his garden, the natural reaction on the part of the son would have been to burn the book. The book follows a young woman named Belinda as she fucks her way through a fictional company called Steeles Pots & Pans. Morton's dad gave himself the pen name "Rocky Flintstone." Instead of disowning his father, Morton took his dad's pornography novel down to the pub, where he read it aloud to his friends James Cooper and Alice Levine. "We thought: This is hilarious and maybe other people would find it funny, too," Cooper told me in a phone interview. This idea grew into a podcast, which, much to their surprise, has become a major hit all over the world. The premise of the podcast is simple: Morton reads a chapter from his dad's pornography, and the three crack jokes between sentences. It's both cringe-inducing (Flintstone tends to use the word "moist" a lot) and very, very funny—in part because the friends so clearly enjoy each other's company. KATIE HERZOG
(Paramount Theatre, Downtown)

LIVE MUSIC

Atif Aslam Live in Seattle by CNYDesi Add to a List
Pakistani singer Atif Aslam, known for his mighty vocal range and charismatic charm, will be joined by the Symphonic Orchestra for a performance of his world-renowned cinematic hits, sung in various languages such as Urdu/Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Persian, Arabic, and English.
(Benaroya Hall, Downtown)

PRIDE

PrideFest Seattle Center Add to a List
Near as we can tell, the main difference between PrideFest Capitol Hill Add to a List and PrideFest Seattle Center, both of which are hosted by PrideFest Seattle, is that PFCH is essentially corralled to the Hill, while PFSC is mobile. The Center is the terminus of the Seattle Pride Parade, after it flows up Fourth Avenue and more or less into the International Fountain, where it polymorphs into a giant dance party that radiates outward and all over the Seattle Center campus, so you can expect bigger crowds at this one. They’ll also have food booths, nonprofit orgs, beer gardening, three stages, and hundreds of live performers— including Monet X Change, Aja, and a ballroom showcase. MEG VAN HUYGEN
(Seattle Center, Uptown)

Seattle Pride Parade Add to a List
Well, you can’t miss the Seattle Pride Parade. No, seriously, you can’t miss it; with 200 groups participating and half a million spectators, it’s the biggest pride parade in the state and swallows up most of downtown Seattle. (Officially, it runs only half of the length of downtown, but then the southern half is considered the “staging area.”) Shit gets started officially at Fourth and Pike, at the tippy triangle point of Westlake Park, and ends at Second and Denny, at the main entrance to the Pacific Science Center—with at least three stages and four beverage gardens along the way, to keep the works lubricated. Hit PrideFest Add to a List after to keep the party going.
(Westlake Park, Downtown)

MULTI-DAY

PRIDE

Kremwerk Pride Week 2022 Add to a List
Kremwerk’s celebrating for (almost) a week this year, with six crazy nights of Pride events, including queens, kings, live music, all-night raves, and generalized gay shit happening inside their spooky neon-industrial rabbit warren behind the corned beef place. Performers include Aja, Alexander, The Great C Powers, Cucci, Flammable, Lust Sick Puppy, Plack Blague, Sharlese, w00dy, and about 700 million more. MEG VAN HUYGEN
(Kremwerk, Downtown, Wednesday-Sunday)

Pride Weekend 2022 at Rhein Haus Add to a List
If you're a RuPaul's Drag Race fan, you're bound to hear a few names you recognize at this Pride party for the gods. Trinity K. Bone’t, Jimbo, Ra'Jah O'Hara, Tatianna, Thorgy Thor, and other competitors from the iconic show will appear alongside local glamazons like Kungpow Meow, Cookie Couture, Kylie Mooncakes, and Lisa Frank fantasy Anita Spritzer. The two-day dragstravaganza starts with a bang at Mayhem Miller and Jimbo's drag brunch on Saturday, followed by a performance by headliner Keri Hilson (remember her?) in the PM. The party will continue with more couture realness during Sunday's drag performances.
(Rhein Haus, Central District, Saturday-Sunday)

Queer/Pride Festival Add to a List
This event is sort of like Capitol Hill Block Party with drag queens. Up on the Hill outside Queer/Bar, wave after wave of queens and live bands will take the stage all weekend, with passes available in single- or multi-day flavors. Musical headliners include Princess Nokia, Kim Petras, the controversial Iggy Azalea, and Seattle-based acts SassyBlack and Chong the Nomad, with Drag Race alumni Crystal Methyd, Laganja Estranja, Plastique Tiara, Adore Delano, Kornbread, June Jambalaya, and (our local girl) Bosco presiding. MEG VAN HUYGEN
(Queer Bar, Capitol Hill, Friday-Sunday)

Cuff Pride Festival Add to a List
So we think we have this right: The aforementioned Queer/Pride Festival Add to a List ’s admission includes certain parts the Cuff Festival, but they are two separate entities, in that the Cuff Pride Festival is zeroing in on music and not drag queens. But you can, if you want, buy tickets to only the Cuff’s fest and skip the queens. The festivals are dating and appear together in public sometimes, but they still go out solo, too. It’s healthy. Highlights of this roster are local rock ‘n’ roll legends Thunderpussy, RuPaul's Drag Race fan favorite Yara Sofia, and British danceclubbers Horse Meat Disco—whose name, btw, is a truncated version of a headline the band once spotted: “Horse Meat Disco…vered in Salami.” Ha ha, that is funny. MEG VAN HUYGEN
(Cuff Complex, Capitol Hill, Friday-Sunday)

Wildrose Pride Add to a List
Starting on Friday, Wildrose Pride is back after a multi-year covid hiatus with a three-day lineup of DJs and bands, somehow distinct from the Capitol Hill PrideFest Add to a List it’ll be fully simmering in. Notably, they’ll be teaming up with indie radio station KEXP on Sunday to kick out the super-curated, high-level jams by your favorite on-air jockeys, and admission that day is whatever you feel like donating. The roster includes Adra Boo, Summersoft, Brittany Davis, DJ Skiddle, and Mr. Charming, among many more. MEG VAN HUYGEN
(Wildrose, Capitol Hill, Friday-Sunday)

EXHIBIT

Unspoken Truths Add to a List
Just in time for Juneteenth, American traveling history museum The Unspoken Truth will be presented by creator Delbert Richardson. Compiling authentic artifacts, storyboards, and the ancient art of storytelling, Richardson's immersive installation offers unique perspectives on American history told through an Afrocentric lens. The comprehensive exhibit includes sections focusing on Africa, American chattel slavery, and the Jim Crow era, plus a portion titled "Still We Rise." Promoting community healing, The Unspoken Truth provides a new opportunity to move toward cultural competence and social justice.
(Museum of History & Industry [MOHAI], South Lake Union, Monday-Tuesday)

FILM

Crimes of the Future Add to a List
Uh oh! Cronenberg's back—prepare for body horror and freaky mutations. In Crimes of the Future, the human species is adapting weirdly to synthetic environments, and a celeb performance artist documents his bodily metamorphosis in avant-garde performances. Sounds gross but cool! But in Cronenberg's typical gut-twisting fashion, a mysterious group is hangin' out in the shadows, hoping to use the artist's fame to expose a new shift in human evolution.
(SIFF Cinema Uptown, Uptown, Monday-Thursday)

Movies at Marymoor Park Add to a List
This year's drive-in movie offerings at Marymoor Park sound like old-school Americana fun, with screenings of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Add to a List , Moana Add to a List , Mean Girls Add to a List , and more. Snuggle up in the car, bring a picnic, or enjoy the food trucks on site.
(Marymoor Park, Redmond, Wednesday-Thursday)

FOOD & DRINK

TotFest Seattle Add to a List
Celebrate the delightfully squishy-crisp deep-fried potato product at this festival featuring 15 different dishes, ranging from Reuben sandwich tots to crispy pork belly banh mi tots to tequila jalapeño popper tots, plus over 50 craft beers, ciders, and seltzers.
(Magnuson Park Hangar 30, Sand Point, Saturday-Sunday)

PERFORMANCE

Bruce Add to a List
Try to keep up here: The Jaws Log by Carl Gottlieb tells the story of Steven Spielberg's experience directing Jaws, a film based on a book by Peter Benchley. In Bruce, a theatrical interpretation of The Jaws Log, a young director escapes to an island near Cape Cod to film a summer blockbuster. It's a battle against water, weather, and animatronic sharks in this world-premiere musical.
(Seattle Repertory Theatre, Uptown, Monday-Sunday)

Fragmented Flow Festival 2022 Add to a List
This series of experimental performances from On the Boards centers Pacific Northwest-based artists thinking through broad concepts of identity, relationship, memory, and the human psyche. Fragmented Flow will feature fairy tale interpretations by Degenerate Art Ensemble, a dissection of the audience-performer relationship by Allie Hankins, Vanessa Goodman's real-time generation of movement and sound, and Gender Tender's queer-centered investigations in dance, punk music, and other art forms. 
(On the Boards, Uptown, Monday-Sunday)

Riverwood Add to a List
Facing widespread gentrification, the tenants of Riverwood Apartments must navigate the unexpected turbulence of displacement in the tight-knit community they call home. This play was directed by local actor, teaching artist, and director Shermona Mitchell.
(Seattle Public Theater, Green Lake, Thursday-Sunday)

VISUAL ART

In the Spirit Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition Add to a List
Each year, the Washington State History Museum curates a summer celebration show of contemporary Native American artwork from the Pacific Northwest and far beyond. Have you checked it out yet? This year, the juried exhibition features 38 original pieces by 26 artists from Maryland to Alaska working in a wide range of mediums. Visitors will find textiles, sculpture, basketry, painting, carving, glass, and more represented in the show, which merges contemporary ideas with traditional craft practices.
(Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Tuesday-Sunday)

Jeremy Shaw: Liminals Add to a List
Berlin-based artist Jeremy Shaw's ambiguous, conceptual work considers how transcendental experiences might translate in documentary filmmaking, music video, visual art, and scientific research. He's interested in the limbo space wherein belief systems and histories clash and gray areas form. In this exhibition, Shaw pairs lens-refracted photographs with the futuristic ethnography video Liminals, part of his Quantification Trilogy. Staged as a documentary TV show, Liminals imagines a world where humans are meant to feel a sense of belonging without myth or ritual practices.
(Frye Art Museum, First Hill, Saturday-Sunday; opening)

L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters Add to a List
In fin-de-siècle Paris, a now-famed art form began to take hold. Rich, colorful lithographic posters celebrated femininity and modernity and revitalized street advertising. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters explores this aesthetic by showcasing five masters of the medium: Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Alphonse Mucha, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
(Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Monday-Sunday)

Romare Bearden: Abstraction Add to a List
With over 55 paintings, collages, and other works on paper, this exhibition surveys Romare Bearden's mid-century abstractions with unmatched precision. The New York avant-garde artist was also a writer, social worker, and activist, acting as the first art director for the Harlem Cultural Council and helping found the Studio Museum in Harlem. Landing in New York in childhood as an escape from the Jim Crow South, Bearden studied art and built a flourishing career by 1945, then transitioned to non-representational subjects in the '50s. A pioneer of the "stain painting" method, Bearden reimagined what artmaking could be, developing surprising techniques in casein and collage. 
(Frye Art Museum, First Hill, Saturday-Sunday; opening)

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