“Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.” —Bill Cosby

Perhaps he’s coached you through the innings of life, or just helped you move across the country for an internship (not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything…thanks Dad). Whatever your father’s role in your life, this is the weekend to treat him to a special event. We pick our top four outings.

For…the Funny Guy
Father’s Day with Bill Cosby
Sunday, June 20 at 3 & 7pm
Does Pops have a closet full of Dr. Huxtable sweaters? If so, he might enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly comedy with one of TV’s most famous fathers. Tickets are still available for this tribute to all father figures at Benaroya Hall.

For…the Sports Nut
Seattle Mariners vs. Cincinnati Reds
Sunday, June 20 at 1:10pm
Dig out that worn leather mitt and snag some fly balls at Qwest Field while reminiscing about those afternoons of pitch-and-catch in the side yard. Dad might be so overcome with nostalgia, he’ll consider handing down his boxes of rookie cards—the ones your mom can’t throw out. We hear a Milton Bradley card is worth about $2.

For…the Punk Rocker (at heart)
Thru Sept 6
Wed–Sun 10am–5pm
He knows you “borrowed” his Nevermind LP cover to hang on your wall but he still loves you, regardless. This exhibit at Seattle Art Museum encourages visitors to come as you are and take in its 80 pieces interpreting the life of this local icon.

For…the Stage Dad
Cancer: The Musical
Thru June 21
Thu–Mon at 7:30pm
You say he’s a regular at will call? Then he’ll appreciate Montana von Fliss’s play exploring her own father-daughter relationship as she recounts his battle with liver cancer—an extremely personal subject. Catch this solo show as it closes out its stay at Washington Ensemble Theatre.

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