The Perfect Party
Ever since Norm’s Bar in Fremont tied pint prices to his batting average, the Mariners third baseman has obliged by hitting his worst in a decade (woo, beers for $1.83!).
The dude is a Seattle neuropsychologist, a hydroplane team owner, and, in a final bid to inspire envy, a hydroplane driver in Seafair’s Albert Lee Cup races. (Aug 5–7)
We’ll beg the soprano to belt “Summertime” from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, because everyone loves an opera without subtitles. (McCaw Hall, thru Aug 20)
The former defense secretary got a send-off from President Obama for his retirement and is now free to lord his new Presidential Medal of Freedom over fellow Seattle-area retirees.
Think she goes to the Roosevelt High reunions to brag about being in the big-screen remake of Conan the Barbarian? We would. (Aug 19)
He opened last year’s Conan O’Brien live tour, but he’s back home in Seattle, defying categorization with his musical comedy—and so-big-it-picks-up-AM-radio afro. (Neptune Theatre, Aug 21)