Jay-Z and Beyoncé

They’re playing Safeco Field. Remember when Jay brokered Robinson Cano’s bonkers M’s contract? In return, Cano has to work the merch table and wear a Beygency shirt. (Safeco Field, July 30) 


Jeff Reifman

The local tech consultant penned an essay this spring claiming that Amazon is screwing up the Seattle dating pool by hiring too many dudes. But, hey, they do sell lots of stuff to occupy you in your free time!


Merida

Brave’s ginger-headed warrior princess—along with Woody, Buzz, and all their animated pals—get the symphonic treatment in Pixar in Concert. Orange is the new Bach. (July 11 & 12, Benaroya Hall)


Chris Lewicki

The president of Bellevue’s asteroid-mining startup Planetary Resources now says he wants to build gas stations in space. They’ll offer three grades: Regular, Super, and Don’t Bother; You Can’t Afford It.

 

Kim Taylor

She was an NBA cheerleader and a reality TV star, and now she’s moving her online degree program–comparison shopping startup from Silicon Valley to Seattle. We’re giving her an A for picking us over Cali.

 

Ishmael Butler

Butler drops the second Shabazz Palaces album, Lese Majesty, on July 29. Pitchfork will love it, hip-hop heads will respect it, and everyone else will need to be reeeeeeallllly high to totally get it.