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Your Complete Guide to June 2022 Events in Seattle

The Seattle Pride Parade, Fremont Solstice Fair, and More Major Things To Do All Month Long
May 31, 2022
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Hold onto your butts—it's going to be a busy month with events like the Fremont Solstice Parade returning. (Jess Stein)
June is here, which means summer has (basically) arrived, not to mention Pride Month, Juneteenth, and Father's Day! As we do every month, we've compiled the biggest events you need to know about in every genre, from the Seattle Pride Parade to the Fremont Solstice Fair, from Dr. Ibram X. Kendi to MoPOP's new Afrofuturism in Costume Design exhibit featuring Oscar-winning designer Ruth E. Carter, and from the EDM-filled Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge to the 15th Annual Washington Brewers Festival. What more do you need?
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LIVE MUSIC

Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour Add to a List
Legendary troubadour Bob Dylan will stop by on his Rough and Rowdy Ways tour, supporting his critically beloved 2020 album of the same name, which features contributions from familiar faces like Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.
Paramount Theatre, Downtown (Wed June 1)

Violent Femmes Add to a List
Few rock bands have emerged on the scene with more raw vitality than did Milwaukee's Violent Femmes with their self-titled 1983 album. The platinum-selling Violent Femmes abounds with instantly catchy, immediately engrossing songs about young-person angst, all stripped down to their most crucial essentials. Frontman Gordon Gano channeled Lou Reed and Jonathan Richman vocal tics and lyrical tropes with very relatable results. Tough act to follow, but 1984's Christianity-haunted Hallowed Ground proved the Femmes could go darker yet. I stopped following them after 1986's The Blind Leading the Naked, but one listen to 2019's Hotel Last Resort reveals that Gano and bassist Brian Ritchie's flair for spare, infectious folk rock hasn't diminished much over the last 39 years. DAVE SEGAL
Moore Theatre, Belltown (Fri June 3)

New Kids On The Block: Mixtape Tour 2022 Add to a List
‘80s heartthrobs New Kids On The Block will bring your cassette tape collection to life as they join forces with pioneering hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa, “Never Gonna Give You Up” crooner Rick Astley (no, we're not Rickrolling you!), and R&B trio En Vogue for a night of nostalgic bangers.
Climate Pledge Arena, Uptown (Sat June 4)

Calexico Add to a List
Arizona-based Americana indie rockers Calexico will stop by on tour supporting their politically charged new album, El Mirador, which takes inspiration from traditional mariachi, cumbia, and conjunto sounds.
Neptune Theatre, University District (Sun June 5)

Tori Amos Add to a List
Your favorite mezzo-soprano Tori Amos, known for her poignant feminist lyrics and unique piano playing style, will stop by to play some songs from her latest album, Ocean to Ocean, which tackles grief, nihilism, and hope.
Paramount Theatre, Downtown (Sun June 5)

Jack White Add to a List
Garage-rock revivalist, real-life vampire, Third Man Records founder, and half of The White Stripes Jack White, will light up Seattle with the Supply Chain Issues tour in support of his new album Fear of the Dawn, which dabbles in blues-rock, circus music, and prog sounds.
Climate Pledge Arena, Uptown (Wed June 8)

Rex Orange County: The Who Cares? Tour Add to a List
English bedroom pop prince Rex Orange County initially caught the attention of Tyler, The Creator with the textural lo-fi sound accomplished on his self-released album, Bcos U Will Never B Free, leading to a string of collaborations, including Tyler’s 2017 album, Flower Boy. He will support his freshly squeezed album, Who Cares?, a breezy and sentimental array of infectious pop songs.
Marymoor Park, Redmond (Thurs June 9)

Brandi Carlile: Beyond These Silent Days Tour Add to a List
Washington-born folk treasure Brandi Carlile will play in support of her universally beloved seventh album, In These Silent Days, which leans into 1970s rock aesthetics as she tells vulnerable tales of reflection and redemption.
Gorge Amphitheatre (Sat June 11)

Orville Peck: Bronco Tour Add to a List
After taking the world by storm with his Sub Pop-released debut album, Pony, the mysteriously masked cowboy known as Orville Peck found himself collaborating with country-pop queen Shania Twain, modeling for fashion houses (Dior, Ivy Park, Michael Kors), and rubbing elbows with mainstream names at the Grammy red carpet. Now, supporting his highly anticipated second album, Bronco, Peck will lasso his way right into your heart with his deep baritone vocals and cinematic queer-anthems.
Showbox SoDo (Sun June 12)

Phil Lesh & Friends Add to a List
Deadheads, are you there? Legendary bassist and founding member of The Grateful Dead Phil Lesh will play some of the original jam band’s classic tunes alongside skilled musicians Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Steve Molitz, and Tony Leone.
Marymoor Park, Redmond (Sun June 12)

Yann Tiersen: Kerber Tour Add to a List
Despite acclaimed French musician Yann Tiersen’s iconic film scores including Amélie and Good Bye Lenin!, he does not consider himself a composer, explaining to The Gauntlet back in 2016 "I'm not a composer and I really don't have a classical background.” Tiersen will support his synth-infused album, Kerber, after an opening set from English singer-songwriter Charlie Cunningham.
Neptune Theatre, University District (Sun June 12)

HAIM: One More HAIM Tour Add to a List
Between their massively popular and critically acclaimed third album, Women in Music Pt. III, roles in Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming of age film, Licorice Pizza, and social media expertise, sister trio Alana, Danielle, and Este Haim seem to be taking over the world. The band will finally embark on their One More HAIM tour supporting the album with an opening set from eclectic singer-songwriter Sasami, formerly of indie rock group Cherry Glazerr.
WaMu Theater, SoDo (Mon June 13)

Slipknot: Knotfest Roadshow Add to a List
Y2K nu-metal dark lords Slipknot are bringing their renowned Knotfest Roadshow to town with West Coast hip-hop legends Cypress Hill and rap-punk duo Ho99o9.
Climate Pledge Arena, Uptown (Mon June 13)

Fantastic Negrito Add to a List
Back in 2016, Stranger writer Andrew Hamlin wrote: "Fantastic Negrito is a man who waded through a failed record deal and then climbed out of a hospital bed after a near-fatal car crash, saying 'fuck you' to the permanent physical damage and going to work growing weed. Then he started playing music again. He’s just a little bit angry. Who wouldn’t be?" Catch up with the R&B/blues star as he supports his brand new album, White Jesus Black Problems, inspired by his family's history of resilience and defiance in 1750s colonial Virginia.
Neptune Theatre, University District (Wed June 15)

Indigo Girls Add to a List
The Indigo Girls may be one of the more misunderstood bands of the alternative rock era. And it’s easy to see why younger folks might balk at this music initially: Aspects of the Indigo Girls’ songs, such as the overly emotive vocal delivery and the florid, occasionally ridiculous lyrics, represent everything passé about the “alt” conceit (much like their similarly misunderstood ’90s peers, Counting Crows). But a lot of the band’s material has aged surprisingly well. At their most rocking—see “Hammer and a Nail” from 1990’s unfortunately-titled Nomads Indians Saints, or the terrific “Least Complicated” from 1994’s Swamp Ophelia—they sound like Christine McVie fronting the Gin Blossoms. (That’s a compliment.) And at their most tender, the Indigo Girls are sort of like the Gen X equivalent of the Everly Brothers, in the way that Amy Ray and Emily Saliers’ close harmonies create a glorious whole that’s indivisible by the sum of its parts. MORGAN TROPER
Woodland Park Zoo, Phinney Ridge (Wed June 15)

Norah Jones Add to a List
On her new album, Pick Me Up Off The Floor, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones brings her husky-toned lounge vocals to a myriad of genres including jazz and pop, with an added zesting of Americana thanks to production from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. 
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville (Wed June 15)

Barenaked Ladies Add to a List
Canada’s Barenaked Ladies are, in the words of The Stranger's esteemed music critic Dave Segal, "the aural equivalent of khaki trousers." They are also extremely successful rock musicians who have managed to swing themselves onto the nostalgia circuit for sold-out tour stops for the last few summers. They'll be joined on their Last Summer on Earth Tour by Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket. 
Marymoor Park, Redmond (Thurs June 16)

Halsey: Love and Power Tour Add to a List
Pop superstar Halsey will stop by in support of her album If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, a concept album about “the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth” with notable production from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails. Indie pop group The Marias and TikTok star Abby Roberts will open things up. 
White River Amphitheatre (Thurs June 16)

Neko Case Add to a List
Northwest pride and joy (and exceptionally talented folk singer-songwriter) Neko Case will hit the stage with her effortless vocal chops and signature cynical songwriting just after the release of Wild Creatures, a career-spanning greatest hits collection that features commentary from heavies like David Byrne, Rosanne Cash, Jeff Tweedy, and more.
Woodland Park Zoo, Phinney Ridge (Thurs June 16)

Bright Eyes Add to a List
Long-time indie-rock outfit led by prolific singer-songwriter Conor Oberst will play songs off of their 2020 album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, which collages electronic, orchestral, and acoustic instruments with passionate lyricism that Pitchfork described as “as personal as they are apocalyptic.” A recent show in Houston ended with fans taking over the microphone after Oberst walked off stage, so expect the unexpected.
Paramount Theatre, Downtown (Fri June 17)

She & Him Add to a List
Twee is cool again, didn’t you hear? The partnership consisting of singer-songwriter/actress Zooey Deschanel and country-folk soothsayer M. Ward is coming just in time with their candy-sweet retro sound that defined 2010s indie pop.
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville (Fri June 17)

Peer Gynt Add to a List
The Northwest Edvard Grieg Society will be joined by the Thalia Symphony for an evening of "mystical and earthy" music and dancing with a performance of Grieg’s "Peer Gynt." Anticipate Norwegian soprano Laura Loge singing Solveig’s cherished works,  traditional wedding processional dances from Kathi Ploeger and Don Meyers, choreographer Erik Crall performing dance interpretations of Peer's love interests, and harmonious hymns sung by The Northwest Grieg Chamber Chorus.
National Nordic Museum, Ballard (Sat June 18)

Beyond Wonderland Add to a List
Get lost down the rabbit hole into a swirling wonderland of electronic dance music, dazzling art installations, out-of-this-world dancers, carnival rides, and the idyllic views from the Gorge at this two-day festival.
Gorge Amphitheatre (June 18–19)

Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine Add to a List
Indie-folk top-dog Andrew Bird has had a busy couple of years with an acting role on FX’s Fargo and the release of multiple acclaimed works including the Grammy-nominated 2019 politically-charged album, My Finest Work Yet. He will support his upcoming release, Inside Problems, for a double-headed show with fellow acoustic giant Iron & Wine. Expect to hear some tunes from his last solo full-length, Beast Epic, as well as other finger-picked tear-jerkers you may remember playing in the various Twilight movies. 
Woodland Park Zoo, Phinney Ridge (Sun June 19)

Tenacious D Summer 2022 Tour with Puddles Pity Party Add to a List
Jack Black and Kyle Gass’ Tenacious D are back on tour, firing up crowds around the globe with their signature fusion of classic rock and comedy that they coined “mock rock.” Musical Pagliacci clown Puddles Pity Party will get the laughs flowing. 
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville (Tues June 21)

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 (Thurs June 23)

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 under the Bleachers moniker, 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 (Sat June 25)

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 (Sat June 25)

Aldous Harding Add to a List
Back in 2019, Mercury contributor Chris Stamm wrote: "Aldous Harding’s odd brand of uneasy listening is unpindownable. Simultaneously familiar and alien, like a childhood home remembered in a dream, the New Zealand folk singer-songwriter seems to be sending dispatches from a sideways world, one where Nick Drake’s lilt and Marlene Dietrich’s growl live in glorious accord." She will support her latest album, Warm Chris, after an opening set from Welsh songsmith H. Hawkline.
Neptune Theatre, University District (Tues June 28)

Shawn Mendes: Wonder, The World Tour Add to a List
Canadian heartthrob Shawn Mendes will come through town on his Wonder tour supporting his 2020 album of the same name. The album oozes with honeymoon-phase love songs, sensual R&B melodies, and nice-guy lyrics like “you’re my sunlight on a rainy day.” Likeminded singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy will get the crystalline pop tunes flowing.
Climate Pledge Arena, Uptown (Tues June 28)

Weird Al Yankovic: Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour Add to a List
Weird Al will hit the stage again with this long-anticipated tour, pulling from his 14-album catalog to perform a different set each night. Rather than singing his top hits, he'll focus on deeper cuts for a more intimate, fan-focused performance without theatrics, props, or costumes. He'll be joined by legendary comedian and paraprosdokian lover Emo Philips. (Your dad will dig this one—hint, hint.)
Moore Theatre, Belltown (June 28–29)

Seattle Symphony: Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki Add to a List
The Seattle Symphony will be joined by acclaimed composer/conductor Joe Hisaishi for a performance of scores from his partnership with beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki. Expect to hear music from all of your favorite Studio Ghibli films including Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away.
Benaroya Hall, Downtown (Thurs June 30)

READINGS & TALKS

An Evening with David Sedaris Add to a List
If we must live through an era of pandemic-driven fear and uncertainty, at least David Sedaris is around to offer his two cents on the whole shebang. In Happy-Go-Lucky, the quintessential humorist shares notes on his life pre- and mid-pandemic—when once he learned to shoot guns and hung out in Serbian flea markets, he's now shifted to solitary walks and reflections on a battle-scarred country marked by empty storefronts and political graffiti. Sedaris will be joined by Cindy House, author of Mother Noise. House credits Sedaris with saving her life—perhaps she'll share why in her opening act.
Third Place Books Lake Forest Park (Fri June 3)

Orcas Island Lit Fest Add to a List
Orcas Island is a unique—and let's face it, pretty magical—place to find creative inspiration. The Orcas Island Lit Fest brings together award-winning and emerging regional authors in one special spot for panels, readings, live music, and children's events. Attendees will hear from featured writers Timothy Egan, Nicola Griffith, Danzy Senna, and many others in an inclusive, close-knit setting.
Orcas Island (June 3–4)

National Geographic Live: How to Clone a Mammoth Add to a List
Ancient DNA researcher and evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro will bring the audience along on a fascinating journey through the process of "de-extinction," a controversial field of science attempting to resurrect extinct species. How to Clone a Mammoth is presented as part of the National Geographic Live series, which shares the efforts of its diverse, adventurous contributors.
Benaroya Hall, Downtown (June 5–7)

Professor Brian Cox Add to a List
If you've got questions about quantum theory, black holes, and cosmology, world-renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox is ready to explore them. His world tour utilizes LED tech to light up venues with cinematic imagery of distant galaxies and strange worlds, examining the nature of space, time, and life from an optimistic viewpoint. (Get ready to feel like an infinitesimal blip within the vastness of the unknown universe, but like, in a good way.)
Moore Theatre, Belltown (Tues June 7)

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 (Thurs June 23)

Ottessa Moshfegh and Kim Fu discuss Lapvona Add to a List
Ottessa Moshfegh's buzzy new novel grapples with religion, fear, and the spirit world. The novelist's dour, yet uniquely perceptive writing style stretches far back to a medieval fiefdom in Lapvona, following the young son of a village shepherd who grasps for knowledge and love in a cruel, confusing world where the veil is thin. For this conversation, Moshfegh will be joined by Kim Fu, whose novel The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore was a finalist for the Washington State Book Awards.
Seattle Public Library, Downtown (Mon June 27)

PERFORMANCE

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.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Central District (May 20–June 5) and Seattle Public Theater, Green Lake (June 17–26)

The Prom Add to a List
Deemed "full of happiness" by Variety, this hit Broadway musical was adapted into a stylish, jewel-toned Netflix flick by Ryan Murphy back in 2020. The Prom follows a batch of big Broadway stars en route to small-town Indiana, where they hope to help a student forbidden from bringing her girlfriend to the prom.
The 5th Avenue Theatre, Downtown (May 31–June 19)

Air Play Add to a List
Swirls, spins, and twirls abound in this part-comedy, part-circus theatrical adventure. Two siblings fly through the air in an all-ages show that toys with surreality and humor—we know kids love that kind of thing, but adults will appreciate the thrilling visuals, too.
Seattle Children's Theatre, Uptown (June 1–12)

RPDR S14 Showcase Series: Daya Betty Add to a List
Known for her couture prowess with a safety pin, Daya is six feet and five inches of '80s glam rock realness. The RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 contestant will return to Queer/Bar to shake things up again—you Betty be ready!
Queer Bar, Capitol Hill (Fri June 3)

All Tharp Add to a List
Pacific Northwest Ballet pays homage to one of the greats for their final rep of the 2022 season. Channeling the creations of dancer, director, and choreographer Twyla Tharp, this performance pulls inspiration from her far-flung work in Sweet Fields, Brief Fling, and Waiting at the Station for a fresh mash-up that honors her part-ballet, part-modern dance style. 
McCaw Hall, Uptown (June 3–12)

Pretty Woman: The Musical Add to a List
A beautiful Hollywood escort and the man who hires her as arm candy fall in love in this adaptation of the movie romance, written by the original director and screenwriter, Garry Marshall, and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, with music by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.
Paramount Theatre, Downtown (June 7–12)

The Bonesetter's Daughter Add to a List
Based on the 2001 novel by Amy Tan, this theatrical adaptation follows Ruth, a Chinese American woman whose mother is slowly drifting away due to dementia. Ruth's mother has always been difficult—talking to ghosts and bemoaning a family curse—but a new discovery about her past may bring the two closer together in the end.
Book-It Repertory Theatre, Uptown (June 8–July 3)

2022 Strawberry Jam Add to a List
This theater director's festival spotlights works that expand on the theme "Make America ___." Directors Leah Adcock-Starr, Lamar Legend, Alanah Pascual, Gavin Reub, and others will present their distinctive perspectives on the timely topic—based on title alone, we're intrigued by Pascual's Make America Call My Mom and Say I'm Doing Good.
12th Avenue Arts, Capitol Hill (June 9–July 9)

Countess Cabaret Starring Luann De Lesseps Add to a List
Model-turned-countess Luann De Lesseps is perhaps best known for her delightfully narcissistic run on The Real Housewives of New York. Since then, she's become a show-stopping cabaret entertainer, selling out shows with a unique spectacle that reinforces her diva reputation, but highlights her surprising talent.
The Showbox, Downtown (Fri June 10)

Seattle International Dance Festival Add to a List
Dancers from Seoul to Seattle will converge in this celebration of collaborative contemporary dance. Returning to an in-person format for the first time since 2019, seven packed evenings of performance will include works by international dance companies, as well as T.U.P.A.C. from NYC, San Diego-based LITVAKdance, and many others.
Broadway Performance Hall and the Erickson Theater, Capitol Hill (June 11–19)

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 (June 16–26) 

RPDR S14 Showcase Series: Lady Camden Add to a List
Ballet-dancer-turned-drag-sensation Lady Camden will bring a touch of class and a chic British accent to the stage for this performance. She recently came in second on the 14th season of RuPaul's Drag Race, so we know she'll have some tea and biscuits to spill.
Queer Bar, Capitol Hill (Fri June 17)

And So That Happened... Add to a List
This fresh musical is an original creation by Pacific Northwest-based artists. Moving forward from the cataclysm of the last few years, the unique format of And So That Happened... allows three storytellers to weave a 30-minute musical narrative of radical transformation and change. The final production is a 90-minute thrill ride of humor, vulnerability, song, and story.
ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, Downtown (Through June 19)

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 (Through June 26)

Can Can's Lola Add to a List
It'll be just another evening in paradise at this Copacabana-inspired cabaret, complete with flirtatious showgirls and feathers. This gender-bending summer show will include market-fresh fare and cocktails to quench your thirst. 
Can Can, Pike Place Market (Through July 15)

COMEDY

Leanne Morgan: The Big Panty Tour Add to a List
Tennessee-born Leanne Morgan has always known her true passion—she's been pursuing comedy and performance since her childhood 4-H talent show. But life led her in a different direction, and she wound up selling jewelry at parties in the Appalachian foothills. Morgan couldn't hide her comedic talents, though, and started a stand-up career despite it all. The comic's humble beginnings still inspire her relatable, country-tinged comedy—she's known for her Jell-O salad recipes, and audiences might hear the scoop on her new grandbaby on this tour.
Paramount Theatre, Downtown (Sat June 4)

Hannah Gadsby: Body of Work Add to a List
Hannah Gadsby really shook things up with her 2018 Netflix special Nanette, which landed the furious, courageous comic an Emmy, a Peabody, and a newfound audience who resonated with her brutally honest stand-up style. This brand-new performance stems from Gadsby's time to "ponder" during the pandemic. What might she have come up with this time?
Moore Theatre, Belltown (Sat June 11)

Neil Hamburger, J.P. Incorporated Add to a List
Weirdo meta-comic Neil Hamburger has performed in a Hollywood cemetery and an abandoned monkey cage at a dilapidated Catskills zoo—such is Gregg Turkington's commitment to his strange, tuxedoed alter-ego character with a greasy comb-over. Called "a rude commentary on stand-up comedy altogether” by The New York Times, Hamburger's act doesn't aim to please, but leaves audiences with a little taste of anti-comedy genius. If you're into Tim Heidecker, you'll probably dig this.
Here-After at the Crocodile, Belltown (Fri June 17)

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 (Fri June 24)

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 (Sat June 25)

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 (Sun June 26)

FOOD & DRINK

Cooking with Friends: Shota Nakajima and Michael Voltaggio Add to a List
Top Chef season six winner Michael Voltaggio will team up with season 18 finalist and fan-favorite Shota Nakajima for two nights of Japanese-meets-Pacific-Northwest dinners, MCed by season 19 contestant Luke Kolpin. Proceeds will benefit chef José Andrés' nonprofit World Central Kitchen. Unfortunately, tickets are sold out, but a waitlist is available.
Sparkman Cellars, North Industrial (June 2–3) 

Plan C: A Bake Sale for Choice Add to a List
This bake sale organized by the pop-up bakery Ben's Bread will feature delectable baked goods from vendors all over Seattle, including the London Plane, Saint Bread, Lark, Deep Sea Sugar & Salt, Muriel's, Companion Bakes x Ayako & Family, Salmonberry Goods, and more. All proceeds will benefit several organizations supporting abortion rights, including Planned Parenthood, the Louisiana Yellowhammer Fund, and National Network of Abortion Funds.
Saint Bread, Portage Bay (Sun June 5)

DrinkWell: Zinfandel of Dry Creek Valley Add to a List
Oenophiles will flock to this wine and food pairing event, featuring 15 winemakers pouring Zinfandel and other wines from California's Sonoma County alongside appetizers and buffet bites from chef Michael Mina's restaurant Bourbon Steak.
Bourbon Steak, Downtown (Sun June 5)

Spring Morel Dinner Add to a List
Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi's acclaimed restaurant Joule will celebrate the abundance of spring with a meal that puts a special focus on morel mushrooms, with dishes such as asparagus and morel spring rolls, mala short rib roasts, and miso vanilla ice cream with morel honey and apricots.
Joule, Wallingford (Tues June 7)

Seattle Donut Fest Add to a List
Sample some of the most coveted fried dough offerings from across Seattle and the Pacific Northwest at this festival featuring various doughnut shops and trucks.
Magnuson Park Hangar 30, Sand Point (Sat June 11)

Bacon Eggs & Kegs Add to a List
This festival revolves around the combination of savory, gut-busting breakfast foods and heady booze. Day drinking is encouraged with more than 70 craft beers, ciders, and seltzers, plus mimosas, boozy root-beer floats, Irish coffee, and a 30-foot Bloody Mary bar with dozens upon dozens of toppings (including tater tots, mozzarella sticks, jalapeño poppers, veggies, herbs, pickles, puffed Cheetos, bacon, and pork rinds). You're probably going to want to clear your schedule for that requisite post-brunch nap.
Lumen Field, SoDo (June 11–12)

Joy Wilson: Joy The Baker Magazine Add to a List
Famed baker and cookbook author Joy Wilson, known for her winningly warm voice on her food blog Joy the Baker, will drop by the Book Larder to celebrate the summer 2022 release of Joy the Baker Magazine with a demonstration of her fried blueberry hand pies recipe. She'll also sign copies of the magazine, which are included in the ticket price.
Book Larder, Fremont (Tues June 14)

All You Can Eat Crawfish and Shrimp Add to a List
Feeling gluttonous? Stuff your face with as much crawfish and shrimp as you can handle in one hour and 45 minutes. Giveaways for prizes like Mariners tickets, Phin Coffee gift certificates, vouchers for free five-pound buckets of seafood, and ice cream macarons will also take place throughout the day.
Crawfish King, Seattle Chinatown-International District (Thurs June 16)

15th Annual Washington Brewers Festival Add to a List
Maximizers who thrive when presented with a dizzying array of choices should enjoy this festival presented by Flatstick Pub, which will offer over 50 beers from up to 100 Washington brewers. Besides beer, the event also offers food truck fare, wine and cider tastings, live music, and all-ages activities.
Marymoor Park, Redmond (June 17–19)

Outstanding in the Field Add to a List
This event series markets itself as a "roving culinary adventure," which means they set up tables in gardens, farms, and other unique, non-restaurant spaces around the country and the world to serve farm-to-table dinners. Each meal puts a strong emphasis on the source of the ingredients in order to "re-connect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it." This year, they'll feature several local chefs, including Kristi Brown of Communion, Nick Coffey of Ursa Minor, and Ryley Eckersley of Quaintrelle, at a variety of stunning outdoor Pacific Northwest locales.
Various locations (June 18–July 20)

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 (June 25–26)

FESTIVALS & COMMUNITY

Glazer's PhotoFest 2022 Add to a List
Gather 'round, photogs! Glazer Camera is offering a series of online and in-person presentations from snapshot pros, with panels on everything from fine art photography to on-location city portraits, plus photowalks and demos. It'll culminate in the camera store's largest sale of the year from June 3-5.
Glazer's Camera, South Lake Union (June 3–5)

HONK! Fest West 2022 Add to a List
This family-oriented festival gets you in on the brass, percussion, and street band "global renaissance." Twenty-four bands will jam in streets and parks around Seattle as they celebrate this democratic and ebullient musical genre. 
Various locations (June 3–5)

Seattle Pride in the Park Add to a List
FKA The Volunteer Park Pride Festival, this event has mutated to represent the whole city by this point. Volunteer Park simply cannot contain its powerful energy any longer. Hosted by Seattle Pride, the park will be home to food trucks, craft and nonprofit booths alike, beers (as well as booze-free bevs), dogs in hats, people in hot pants (and probably also hats), and lots and lots of music and outdoor dancing. The party in the park is just the beginning, after which an entire month of Pride-ful festivities on and around the Hill will ensue. MEG VAN HUYGEN
Volunteer Park, Capitol Hill (Sat June 4)

DinoFest Add to a List
In 2015, Burke Museum paleontologists made the first-ever discovery of a dinosaur fossil in Washington state—now that's an achievement worth celebrating. Slap on your khaki shorts for this museum-wide fossil festival, featuring hot new research shared by Burke and UW scientists, specimens from the museum's collection, crafts, and activities. This event draws a big audience, so plan early and snag a timed ticket.
Burke Museum, University District (Sun June 5)

Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation's Furry 5K Add to a List
Work up a sweat for a pet-friendly cause at this longstanding 5K in support of the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation. Thousands of strays and surrendered animals benefit from the foundation's programs and initiatives each year. There are lots of ways to raise a paw for their efforts, including a virtual "run/walk anywhere" option allowing participants to join in on the fun from their own favorite trail. After the main event at Seward Park, don't miss Pet-a-Palooza's vendors, musical performances, and more—we're guessing there will be some epic dog watching, too.
Seward Park Amphitheater (Sun June 12)

Summer Solstice Night Market Add to a List
Just before the summer solstice, this chill night market will start the new season off right. Over 100 vendors will hawk vintage and creative wares, and you'll find cocktail bars and food trucks to keep the munchies at bay. Four Color Zach, J. Espinosa, Swervewon, and Semaj are set to spin tunes over the two-night event; snag a Summer Brew Fest ticket for craft beer tokens, or an All Day Happy Hour pass for bloody marys, mimosas, and other perks.
Magnuson Park Hangar 30, Sand Point (June 17–18)

Fremont Solstice Fair Add to a List
More than just the Fremont Solstice Parade Add to a List and its elaborately painted (and sometimes just wild 'n' free) nude bicyclists, the weekend-long Fremont Fair draws over 100,000 people for shopping, street performances, local bands, a dog parade, and free-spirited, wacky artistic expression. Expect the unexpected.
Fremont (June 18–19)

PrideFest Capitol Hill Add to a List  
If the Hill is ground zero for Pride (it is), this event is the very nucleus of the nuclear bomb. Its blast zone is enormous, too, covering Capitol Hill Station Plaza, all of Broadway between John and Roy Streets, and the entirety of Cal Anderson Park AND neighboring Bobby Morris Playfield–with the fallout almost certainly permeating the whole neighborhood. It’s gonna be a square-mile rainbow street party with performers and music and beer gardens and vendors and people dressing outlandishly. A time to wear your sluttiest outfit and your most complicated headdress. Wear them both at once, actually, please. This year's theme is “We’re Still Here,” which is, Matt Baume notes, "a tidy little Sondheim reference." MEG VAN HUYGEN
Cal Anderson Park, Capitol Hill (Sat June 25)

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. MEG VAN HUYGEN
Westlake Park (Sun June 26)

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 (Sun June 26)

VISUAL ART & EXHIBITS

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 (June 17–Aug 14) 

Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design Add to a List
Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design features over 60 costumes created by the Oscar-winning designer for Black Panther, Roots, Do the Right Thing, Selma, Malcolm X, and more, exploring the imaginative Afrofuturist underpinnings of each garment. The exhibition will also feature original artwork by Black Panther muralist Brandon Sadler.
MoPOP, Uptown (opening June 18)

Dinos Alive: An Immersive Experience Add to a List
This immersive exhibition takes visitors back about 140 million years. Come face-to-face with life-size animatronic dinos from over 80 species (including infamously scary dudes, like velociraptors and a T-rex). VR technology envelops visitors in a naturalistic Jurassic habitat, and a mesmerizing digital aquarium reveals ancient underwater life.
SoDo (through June 19)

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 (June 25–Sept 18)

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 (June 25–Oct 9)

Ansel Adams: Masterworks Add to a List
We're all familiar with Ansel Adams's transcendent imagery—it seems to surpass the label of "nature photos," becoming something more powerful and devotional. This traveling exhibition compiles 48 of Adams's innovative, precise photographs, hand-selected by the artist late in life as the best works of his career.
Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), South Lake Union (Through Sept 5)

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