The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: June 2014
NAAM picks a perfect ’fro, Eugene Mirman searches for weird laughs, and Fremont Fair gets musical.
Bust out the blankets, bring the lawn chairs, and prep the sommelier senses: It’s time for another year of concerts at Chateau Ste. Michelle. Nestled in Woodinville’s idyllic wooded confines, it’s the perfect place to rock out while watching a summer sunset. This year’s lineup includes Seattle soul
star Allen Stone, Sarah McLachlan, John Legend, Ringo Starr, Goo Goo Dolls, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and a host of classic hit makers.
June 13–Sept 14 Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville.
The Sound of Solstice
Ticketed admission is coming to Fremont Fair. But fans of earthy crafts and body-painted bike riders needn’t worry; said tickets are only required for the inaugural Solstice Concert Series. Hip-hop duo Blue Scholars (playing their first local show in over a year) and Idaho indie rock institution Built to Spill (who sold out three nights at Neumos last December) headline the new outdoor shows.
June 20–22, Fremont
Do the Evolution
What do you get when you splice the DNA of Sir Mix-a-Lot, Pickwick, and Bill Frisell with that of SSO conductor Ludovic Morlot? A mad musicologist’s Frankensteinian nightmare? Nope, just the latest installment in Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s annual Sonic Evolution series, which celebrates the diversity of Seattle music through collaboration. Don’t miss out on the one-night-only performance of this artful hybrid.
June 6, Benaroya Hall, seattlesymphony.org
Hair Beyond Compare
There’s a sense of identity one derives from hair, and few styles are as big, bold, and beautiful as the afro. It’s a loud declaration that can be simultaneously powerful and playful. Brooklyn photographer Michael July documents modern incarnations of the ’do—spanning a range of ethnicities and ages—in Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair at the Northwest African American Museum. The exhibit is BYOP: Bring your own pick.
"A lot of people think that kids say the darndest things, but so would you if you had no education.”
—Eugene Mirman. The absurdist comedian and voice of Gene on Bob’s Burgers tapes his new album over the course of three nights at Columbia City Theater. June 6–8, Columbia City Theater