Peter Lentini's "At First Light" is one of many paintings showcased at this year's Kenmore Arts Show at Bastyr University.

Mon, June 23
Shannon and the Clams
What do you get when you cross '60s girl group-style vocals, surf rock riffs, and a garage punk edge? Something that resembles Oakland-based trio Shannon and the Clams. This week, the Hardly Art band brings its unique brand of decade-defying songs to Chop Suey, with tracks about rebellion, broken hearts, and hunting down hunks. Chop Suey, $10-$13

Wed–Sun, June 25-29
Kenmore Arts Show
This week, Bastyr University hosts the annual Kenmore Arts Show, a curated display featuring original pieces in a variety of mediums. Sculpture, painting, art made from repurposed materials, and an array of other techniques will be represented, and all pieces are available for purchase. To complement the visual works, there will also be live music from local groups, lectures on photography styles, and a chance to witness the artists in action. Bastyr University, free

Thur, June 26
Tom Robbins: Tibetan Peach Pie
Appalachian native and longtime Pacific Northwest transplant Tom Robbins has built a profound career on novels set in and around the Seattle area. The internationally acclaimed author and Northwest icon takes a look back East as he brings something old and something new to Town Hall this Thursday in the form of his memoir. Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life recounts his wild past and is sewn together with his distinctive, recognizable wordplay and imaginative musings. Town Hall, $5

Sat & Sun, June 28 & 29
Midsummer Medieval Festival
Leave the bustling 21st Century behind, don your peasant smock, and head to Quilcene for some good, old-fashioned King Arthur-era merrymaking. Less than a two-hour drive from Seattle, the Camlann Medieval Village hosts its midsummer festival, featuring puppet shows, long bow archery, costumed (and in-character) villagers, and story-telling minstrels. Mutton not included. Camlann Medieval Village, Quilcene, $10

Sun, June 29
Seattle Pride Parade
Seattle's Pride Fest is so popular that it now covers an entire week, featuring parties, parades, and various celebrations of our city's diverse, harmonious cultures, but the quintessential event is the ever-colorful Seattle Pride Parade. This year marks its fortieth anniversary, and we celebrate by boldly going where no man (or woman or gender non-binary) has gone before with Star Trek's George Takei overseeing the events as the celebrity grand marshall. 4th St. and Union St., free
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