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Take a harrowing look at the underbelly of a Ukrainian boarding school for the deaf with The Tribe at Northwest Film Forum.

FILM

July 10–16
The Tribe
There’s no sugarcoating The Tribe. This award-winning Ukrainian film depicts the gritty and raw experience of teenagers in a boarding school for the deaf. There is no spoken dialogue, only signing. And there are no subtitles for the characters’ signing. The viewer is thrown into their impoverished world of sex and violence and forced to follow along with each brutal emotion. Northwest Film Forum, $11

THEATER

Thru Aug 12
Wicked
Stephen Schwartz's Wicked became a smash Broadway hit in 2003 by telling the story of the Wicked Witch of the West before the events of The Wizard of Oz. The show has institution, now only trailing The Phantom of the OperaChicago, and The Lion King for longest current Broadway run. The 12-year-old touring production returns to the Paramount stage to enchant audiences once again. Paramount Theatre, $30–$205

Thru Aug 15
Godspell
While The Gospel According to Matthew never seemed like a prime text to adapt to the stage, the continued success of Godspell and its musical parables proves otherwise. Taproot Theatre sets the show in a summery Seattle as the young cast members sing, play their own instruments, and dance along to musical theater staples like “Day by Day.” Taproot Theatre, $25–$40

Sat & Sun, July 11 & 12
Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival
For one weekend in July, the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival turns Volunteer Park into the biggest stage in town. While mom and dad take in Shakespearean classics like Hamlet, children can check out classic fairy tales in The Journey of the Bell: Tales of Wonder and Adventure from Hans Christian Andersen. Volunteer Park, Free

THE SPORTING LIFE

Sat, July 11
Seattle Reign FC vs. Western NY Flash
After winning the World Cup last weekend, Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo make their triumphant Seattle Reign returns. Things kick off with1 match against the Western New York Flash, a squad which features fellow U.S. Women's National Team players Sydney Leroux and Whitney Engen. Memorial Stadium, $19–$200

SPECIAL EVENT

July 10–12
West Seattle Summer Fest
Score a victory for West Seattle in the neighborhood-summer-block-party battle. Despite being free, West Seattle Summer Fest boasts a better musical lineup (featuring the Thermals and local favorites like La Luz, the Cave Singers, Kithkin, and S) than its Capitol Hill counterpart, while sporting a much more laid-back, family-friendly vibe. West Seattle Junction, Free

FOOD & DRINK

July 10–12
Seattle International Beerfest
Summer suds flow bountifully at Seattle Center as the beerfest returns. Whether pops has a propensity for stouts, IPAs, or barley wines, the robust lineup of drinks from around the world offers something to sip amid the live music of local rock and jazz outfits that are staples of fests like this. Seattle Center, $25–$45

Sat & Sun, July 11 & 12
Ballard SeafoodFest 
There’s something distinctly Old Seattle about having the flavors of the Pacific wash over your taste buds at Ballard SeafoodFest. Whether indulging in a classic buttery salmon filet or being slightly more adventurous with various shellfish, there’s an ocean of flavor to be had. NW Market Street, Free

COMEDY

July 9–11
Deon Cole
It’s always a treat when Conan writer Deon Cole appears in front of the camera to shake things up with a black perspective in one of his recurring bits. He’s recently found a new audience as the cringeworthy coworker Charlie Telphy on ABC’s Black-ish, and he’s sure to deliver more laughs with his standup act. Parlor Live Seattle, $25–$35


CONCERTS

Thur, July 9
Steely Dan
There’s a strong case for Steely Dan being the quintessential dad-rock band. Is there even such thing as a teenage Steely Dan fan? (Answer: If dad didn’t force it on them? No.) The masters of jazz fusion head to White River Amphitheatre and are kind enough to bring along Elvis Costello as the opening act. White River Amphitheatre, $37–$132

Sat, July 11
Fox and the Law: The Trouble with People Release Show
Fox and the Law makes music for the delightfully dingy corners of Seattle that can be found late at night: seedy, smoky, gritty, and wild. The group’s riotous mix of garage rock and howling psychedelia is on full display on its new album The Trouble with People. To herald the record’s arrival, Fox and the Law heads to Neumos for a night of hard rocking with the Young Evils, Kingdom of the Holy Sun, and Terminal Fuzz Terror. Neumos, $10

Sat, July 11
The Helio Sequence
The Helio Sequence may reside in Portland, but the Sub Pop indie rock duo has de facto local band status thanks to the amount of shows it plays in Seattle. Don't miss it when the Helio Sequence busts out the new swirling and melodic tunes from its self-titled sixth album for the first time in its home away from home. Neptune Theatre, $20

CLASSICAL & MORE

Fri & Sat, July 10 & 11
Seattle Symphony Presents Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy
Sporting 64 titles in its 28-year history, the role-playing video game series Final Fantasy might be the ultimate misnomer. But one thing’s remained consistently superb throughout the prolonged finality: the music. Epic soundtracks have underscored every sweeping sword and magic battle, tragic loss, and victorious thrill. The Seattle Symphony recreates some of the storied franchise’s most stirring musical moments in Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy. Benaroya Hall, Sold Out

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