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Alice Gosti's latest long form dance experience, Bodies of Water, takes over Waterfront Park on Saturday, July 16.

Tue, July 12
Wye Oak
There’s almost nothing as played out these days as huge artists releasing “surprise” albums. It’s been done to death. But it’s still basically only chart-topping acts that employ the tactic. So when Baltimore indie duo Wye Oak simultaneously announced and released its latest record Tween in June, it felt oddly and endearingly quaint. The album actually takes a glimpse into the band’s past, as it’s a collection of eight unreleased songs from the period between the group’s breakthrough guitar-driven record Civilian and the synth-heavy follow-up Shriek. (It’s the Tween album, get it?) See the Wye Oak play “new” tunes live when the band heads to Neumos with Tuskha. Neumos, $12 

Thur, July 14
The Seattle Files Live: Harry and the Hendersons 
When Chris Allen isn't busy as a member of Jet City Improv or working as a guide for Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour, he combines his love a comedy and local history for his podcast The Seattle Files, where he teaches local comedians about the city's history. Allen heads to Central Cinema to screen the Seattle-shot Harry and the Hendersons and record a live episode of The Seattle Files where he'll fittingly discuss cryptozoology (the study of creatures whose existence hasn't been confirmed) with Art Zone host Nancy Guppy, Central Cinema program director Doug Willott, and fellow Jet City member Alison Luhrs. Central Cinema, $10

Fri, July 15
A Frames and Jonathan Richman
In the early 2000s, Seattle postpunk trio A Frames brought a foreboding brew of sharp noise to the Seattle music scene with albums like the Sub Pop release Black Forest. A Frames disbanded in 2010, but when friend of the band Cara Joy Clausen came down with cancer, the trio decided to reunite for a benefit show at Chop Suey. The night’s lineup (which also includes the Spits) got a late boost with the addition of singer-songwriter/human ball of joy Jonathan Richman. The excellent contrast in tone between A Frames and Richman should make for a delightfully diverse sonic evening. Chop Suey, Advance tickets sold out, $20 on day of show

Sat, July 16
Alice Gosti: Bodies of Water
There's no scale too grand for Seattle choreographer Alice Gosti. She doesn't just plan out movements, she envisions and then creates daylong one-off dance experiences (like last year's five-hour How to Become a Partisan at St. Mark's Cathedral). Gosti's latest venture, Bodies of Water, takes her to Waterfront Park for another five-hour long work that explores our city's relationship to water by touching on themes of ecology, spirituality, immigration, Native American fishing rights, and more. Gosti's team of dancers will perform to poetry, a live soundtrack composed by Hanna Benn and Benjamin Marx, and amplified sounds of the park. Waterfront Park, Free

July 16–Sept 25
Chronicles of Solitude 
Quiet pervades every inch of Vilhelm Hammershøi’s paintings. The turn-of-the-century Danish master specialized in soft, almost empty scenes (if he includes a woman, she almost always faces away) with a simple, cool color palette. Soak in the Nordic serenity when the Frye presents Chronicles of Solitude: Masterworks by Vilhelm Hammershøi from SMK—The National Gallery of Denmark. Frye Art Museum, Free

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