Bumbershoot keeps Seattle Center aglow all weekend. (photo courtesy Christopher Nelson)

THEATER
Wicked is back. If you’re the parent of an adolescent daughter, treat her to the show—it’ll make any young girl feel happy and powerful and full of potential. Even if her skin’s green.

It’s closing weekend of Das Barbecü, which isn’t a big Broadway effort—no insult, considering the disappointment we had recently. But it will give you some decent laughs and sweet songs.

CONCERTS
Local Omar Torrez does great with a guitar—and he’s not bad on the eyes, either, as you’ll discover amongst all the giddy ladies at the Triple Door on Friday.

And while we’re on the subject of good musicians blessed with good looks: Chris Isaak is at Chateau Ste. Michelle. What a “Wicked Game” he plays.

FILM
Milestones, at the Film Forum, takes a look back at political activism in the 1960s and ’70s.

VISUAL ART
You only have until September 7 to get in some Target Practice at Seattle Art Museum. (Yoko Ono can be fun. Really.) It’s also the last day for their worthy Titus Kaphar show.

SPECIAL EVENTS
Lots of good stuff at Bumbershoot this year. Aside from the big names—from Sheryl Crow to the Black Eyed Peas—the fest is filled with a little something for every taste. And that doesn’t mean just music. I’ll be checking out the literary stage: I don’t know about you, but I could stand to hear what those Lost writers have to say for themselves. Want recommendations? Sure: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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