Thru June 23
Cafe Nordo’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Cafe Nordo’s culinary wild ride has been extended through June 23, but tickets are going quickly. They serve up five courses in five different rooms in Washington Hall, each with its own theme—French culinary history, or herbal and medicinal uses for food—and a little dinner-theater. Washington Hall, $60–$70.
Washington Brewers Festival
Psst. Father’s Day is June 17. The Washington Brewers Festival, with 64 breweries pouring 200 types of beers, is also June 17. You’re welcome. And on Saturday and Sunday, this beer fest is all ages. Kids can enjoy the root beer garden and playground while the adults soak up the sumptuous suds. Marymoor Park, $15–$40.
June 16 & 17
Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade
Delibertus quirkus. As Fremont’s moto suggests, the annual summer kickoff embraces all things peculiar, with more than 100,000 people turning out to watch the Saturday parade of stilt walkers, belly dancers, and freewheeling flesh; browse the wares of local artists; and enjoy street meat, beer, and live music. Fremont Ave N & N 35th St, free.
Bill Frisell: All We Are Saying… The Music of John Lennon
Guitarist Bill Frisell filters the songs of Lennon’s Beatles and solo days though a jazzman’s perspective. His covers reimagine the musical arrangements while always maintaining a melodic connection. Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, $27.
The Tacoma singer-songwriter rose to fame as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice. Now she’s set to release her major label debut EP Vicci which features an appearance by her Voice coach, Cee Lo Green. Showbox at the Market, $20–$23.
Saying that this Seattle rock duo sounds like a raw version of the Black Keys is beyond cliche at this point. Then again, it became a cliche because it’s a spot-on comparison. Neumos, $10.
The Dandy Warhols
Once brash garage rockers, Portland’s the Dandy Warhols has mellowed 18 years into its existence. That change is reflected on the band’s recently released album This Happening. Showbox at the Market, $20–$25.
CLASSICAL & MORE
Lake Union Civic Orchestra: All Tchaikovsky
LUCO’s program of familiar (yet technically demanding) compositions features Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and the emotional Sixth Symphony, his final composition. Town Hall, $10–$15.
June 16 & 17
Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance II: All-Acoustic Jazz
To close out its season, SRJO has a stellar lineup of big band tunes from the 1920s and ’30s—think Duke Ellington and Jimmie Lunceford—played acoustically, with guest vocalist Meschiya Lake joining sans microphone. KPLU host Robin Lloyd will read excerpts from Ken Burns’s Jazz film throughout. Benaroya Hall (June 16), Kirkland Performance Center (June 17), $15–$39.
NW New Works Festival
On the bill for the second and final weekend of experimental dance-theater at On the Boards: 20-minute performances by zoe | juniper and the fe3ther theory, KT Niehoff’s Lingo Dance company, the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, and boylesque star Waxie Moon. On the Boards, $14–$24.