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Met Picks: Pride Events, Tim Minchin, The Maldives, and More

The top 10 things to see or do this weekend.

By Laura Dannen June 23, 2011

Celebrate Seattle Pride this weekend at a benefit performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

PRIDE WEEK As Seattle Pride Festival enters its final weekend, keep an eye out for the Pride Parade up Fourth Avenue on Sunday morning (it’s hard to miss), or consider heading to the Crocodile on Sunday night for an It Gets Better Project benefit performance of the gloriously campy Hedwig and the Angry Inch. June 26.

CONCERTS The city’s Out to Lunch summer concert series is back with free noontime shows across downtown Seattle. Up next: Alt-country band the Maldives plays Harbor Steps on Friday. Noon, all summer.

Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith introduce their first album as a duo at Showbox SoDo on Friday; and Kentucky rock-jam band My Morning Jacket plays the Paramount on Sunday. June 24 & 26.

VISUAL ART Known for crafting highly detailed busts of celebrities from cardboard, Seattle-based artist Scott Fife goes in a new direction for his Platform Gallery exhibit: a panda, grizzly, and polar bear made of disposable materials. See Bear Season through July 2.

FILM Fremont Outdoor Movies kicks off on Saturday night with a screening of zombie comedy (zombedy?) Shaun of the Dead. June 25.

BOOKS & TALKS Seattle sound artist Trimpin —the man behind the tornado of self-picking guitars at EMP—celebrates the release of his new book at Town Hall on Friday. June 24.

COMEDY Aussie Tim Minchin comes from the Flight of the Conchords school of comedy: music with a punch line. He rocks Neptune Theatre all weekend. June 24 & 25.

THEATER In Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, ACT’s new romantic comedy by Seattle playwright Yussef El Guindi, an Egyptian cab driver falls for a wisecracking American waitress. Sparks fly, pants drop. It’s a world premiere. Thru July 17.

On your left! Just a heads-up that the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon will flood the streets of Tukwila, Rainier Valley, downtown Seattle, Belltown, South Lake Union, and Queen Anne on Saturday. Expect road closures from 6am-2:30pm, live music out your window, and tired, sweaty people throwing cups. I will be one of them. June 25.

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