Thru July 17
Rena Bass Forman and Zaria Forman
Two generations are on display at Winston Wächter, as Zaria Forman and her deceased mother Rena Bass Forman offer different approaches to presenting majestic scenes of water and glaciers. Rena used sepia-toned photographs to capture the landscapes, while Zaria employs pastel drawings to recreate the imagery. Presented together, the exhibits beautifully represent the way we hold on to our parents’ lessons while pushing forward and forming our own individual voices. Winston Wächter, free.
Thru Sept 14
Your Feast Has Ended: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Nicholas Galanin, and Nep Sidhu
Your Feast Has Ended examines traditional adornment and personal style via couture techniques, vintage clothing, and basketball jerseys. Though not entirely Seattle-specific or even entirely Northwest based (though almost...), the show are an important opportunity to understand all the people(s) we are in this region. How do we reveal ourselves to others? How do we identify? Who do we identify—as sacred, as stylish, as protected, as dangerous, as worth saving? Frye Art Museum, free.
CLASSICAL & MORE
Sun, June 22
Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
At this point, Tim Burton’s brand of accessible cartoonish macabre is beyond formulaic: dark costumes, heavy makeup, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and a score by Danny Elfman. But there was a time when the modern minor key compositions Elfman made for Burton were revelatory. Seattle Symphony takes on his best works including Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Batman. Benaroya Hall, $51–$112.
Thur, June 26
Robyn and Röyksopp
Seattle’s summer outdoor concert slate is dominated by classic rock, ’90s retreads, and esteemed mellow songwriters. Swedish synthpop queen Robyn (accompanied by Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp) looks to provide a jolt to that system with her emotionally charged dance anthems. Leave the lawn chairs at home and move your feet. Marymoor Park, sold out.
Sat, June 28
Death, taxes, and Cher comebacks; these are life’s only certainties. Since rising to fame in the ’60s with Sonny and Cher, she’s reinvented herself as a solo pop star three times. She even holds the record for the longest span between no. 1 hits (24 years) with 1974’s “Dark Lady” and 1998’s “Believe.” A full 15 years after that last smash hit, she’s back at it with a new arena tour. KeyArena, $46–$156.
Sun, June 29
Lena Simon might be the busiest musician in Seattle. Currently, she juggles her time co-fronting Pollens, playing bass for La Luz, and drumming for Thunderpussy. Oh, and there's her new solo project Kairos. After the May release of Kairos's self-titled debut EP—a stellar collection of wafting dream pop tunes—it's safe to wonder if Kairos might be the best of all her endeavors (the record was Seattle Met's May Album of the Month, after all). Catch her in action at this Pride afterparty. Barboza, $8.
FOOD & DRINK
Sat, June 28
The Taste Audition
Seattle’s open call for the third season of ABC’s cooking competition show, The Taste, happens this Saturday at the Swedish Cultural Center. This is the one where judges Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson pick teams and compete, a la The Voice. They want “great professional chefs, home cooks, and foodies from all walks of life” to vie for the $100,000 prize—and they’re only asking for you to register here and bring your signature dish. Swedish Cultural Center, free.
Sun, June 29
Eat Run Hope
Ethan Stowell’s third annual Eat Run Hope combines a typical 5K with a five-star food tasting event featuring an all-star roster of Seattle chefs. The event raises money for the Fetal Health Foundation, in memory of the Stowells’ unborn twin sons who were lost as a result of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Magnuson Park, $25–$95.
Fri, June 27
SAM Party in the Park
Join Seattle Met at Seattle Art Museum’s 5th annual Party in the Park, one of the most anticipated parties of the summer. This evening includes over-the-top tables designed by local artists, dinner by the hottest chefs in the NW, killer views and new art at the Olympic Sculpture Park, dessert buffet by incredible pastry chefs, after dinner dancing with the Nines, and an extreme amount of fun. Olympic Sculpture Park, $350–$600.
Sun, June 29
Seattle Pride Parade
Stardate 6292014: The Seattle Pride Parade celebrates its 40th anniversary by boldly going where no man (or woman or transgender) has gone before! Okay, that might be a touch overdramatic, but with Star Trek’s George Takei overseeing this year’s festivities as the celebrity grand marshal, it’s easy to get carried away. Parade begins at 4th St. and Union St, free.