The Top Things to See or Do in June

By Laura Dannen May 18, 2012 Published in the June 2012 issue of Seattle Met


“When I’m with a pistol, I sparkle like a crystal.” —Annie Oakley
Seattle’s own gun-toting stage star, Marya Sea Kaminski (who was handed a carbine on her fifth birthday), dissects “love, firearms, and Bonnie and Clyde” in her new solo play Riddled, backed by local rockers Landlord’s Daughter. June 1–23, Richard Hugo House,

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Hugh’s Got the Blues
While it’d be easy to scoff at the House star’s attempts at a music career, Hugh Laurie isn’t just another actor whose ego convinced him he could sing. He has some serious pent-up jazz riffs in that self-described “gawky English frame,” and his exploration of New Orleans blues was featured on PBS’s
 Great Performances series. Dr. House always had good hands; now they grace a piano, backed by the Copper Bottom Band. June 4, Benaroya Hall,

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Au Revoir Lucien
One of ballet’s finest leaves Seattle this August for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. Don’t miss Lucien Postlewaite’s grand finale with Pacific Northwest Ballet. Season Encore, June 10, McCaw Hall,

Read our interview with Lucien Postlewaite

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Film in Concert

How to Dress Like Neo
Welcome to the real world, where the Seattle Symphony encourages you to come to Benaroya Hall—in costume—for a screening of The Matrix with a live soundtrack. Keanu Reeves isn’t the only one who can rock the ankle-length trench coat. Here’s how to look the part:

Ray-Ban RB3183, $124, Sunglass Hut, 1601 Third Ave, 206- 682-0287; Hot Tamales, $1.49, Bartell Drugs, 910 Fourth Ave, 206-624-2211; Authentic Neo Lobby Trench, $399;

Last Resort
Sneak off with Neo’s actual coat from The Matrix Reloaded, on display at the Experience Music Project starting June 9. June 28 & 29, Benaroya Hall,

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Beer Fest

Go, Daddy
Pssst! Father’s Day is June 17. The Washington Brewers Festival, with 64 breweries pouring 200 types of suds, is also on June 17. You’re welcome. June 15–17, Marymoor Park,

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