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Met Picks: Partying with Mudhoney, Georgetown’s Artopia, Free Concerts

Your best entertainment bets June 24-27.

By Laura Dannen June 24, 2010

Party with grunge godfathers Mudhoney at Olympic Sculpture Park this weekend.

Gerard Schwarz, who once played trumpet for the New York Phil and its conductor, Leonard Bernstein, leads Seattle Symphony in the season’s final Bernstein program. Seattle Symphony Chorale accompanies on Chichester Psalms and The Age of Anxiety (Symphony no. 2). June 24-26

Seattle Art Museum keeps the lights on late at Olympic Sculpture Park for Friday’s Party at the Park, a fundraiser featuring a concert by grunge godfathers Mudhoney, with local rockers Sweet Water opening. In the vein of SAM Remix, the party runs from 8:30-12:30am and your ticket includes small bites; hosted bar with beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks; and a VIP ticket to SAM’s Kurt exhibit. $100 now, $125 at the door (if still available).

Historic Columbia City Theater, once a haunt for Jimi Hendrix and Ella Fitzgerald, just got a much-needed facelift. Celebrate its grand re-opening with free concerts all weekend, starting with hip-hop act Mash Hall on Friday.

It’s been a year since the King of Pop passed, but his music lives on. Join fellow fans at Central Cinema for a screening of classic Michael Jackson music videos, all subtitled for maximum singability. June 25 & 26.

Seattle Weekly’s annual celebration of local art and innovation, Artopia, is essentially an art walk…rather, an art crawl, since you really should take your time checking out the works, films, and tunes of more than 100 artists and performers scattered across Georgetown. Plus, there are two beer gardens. 2-10pm.

CORRECTION (Event is on Saturday, not Friday) Lovely lady vampires Rosalie (Nikki Reed) and Esme (Elizabeth Reaser) descend on Fremont for a free outdoor screening of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Watch your necks.

Only one more week to see famous Japanese woodblock prints like Hokusai’s Great Wave off Kanagawa up close, in person, at Seattle Asian Art Museum. Fleeting Beauty closes July 4.

There’s a cat fight going on at ACT Theatre. In her new farce The Female of the Species, Joanna Murray-Smith pits the author of The Cerebral Vagina against a gun-toting disgruntled former student. Things get wacky. Through July 18.

SEATTLE PRIDE 2010 Whether or not there’s sun this weekend, there will be rainbows. Lots of rainbows. Show your Pride this weekend at concert Glitter and Be Gay, the annual parade, PrideFest and more. June 24-27

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