Summer Festivals

Portraits from Upstream Music Fest and Summit

A week after Paul Allen's takeover of Pioneer Square, gaze upon the artists who made it worthwhile.

05/18/2017 Photography by Victoria Holt Edited by Darren Davis

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week: May 15-21

David Bazan sings about the road, Matthew Rohrer argues that poetry is not a symbol, and Tesseract combines science fiction with modern dance.

05/17/2017 By Kelli Kauakanilehua Adams

Tune In

A Handy Guide to 'Twin Peaks' Viewing Parties

This Sunday, witness the return of David Lynch's cult classic at these local watering holes. There will be cherry pie specials and damn fine coffee cocktails, obviously.

05/16/2017 By Liz Weber and Darren Davis

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Photo Recap

Hundreds of artists. Unconventional venues. Here's a look back on the big weekend in Pioneer Square.

05/15/2017 Photography by Victoria Holt Edited by Darren Davis

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 11–14

Jim Henson Con brings puppets to life, Upstream Music Fest takes over Pioneer Square, and two days of "Art Up, Chown Down" in PhinneyWood.

05/11/2017 By Darren Davis

Ticket Alert

Death Cab for Cutie and the Decemberists Announce Benefit Concert in Seattle

All proceeds from the acoustic show will go toward Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

05/10/2017 By Darren Davis

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week: May 8–14

Charly Bliss at the Vera Project, the Seventh Art Stand acts in solidarity, and Peter Silberman performs his first solo album.

05/09/2017 By Kelli Kauakanilehua Adams

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 4–7

'The Magic Flute' dazzles at McCaw Hall, Translations gives the transgender community a cinematic voice, and PJ Harvey rocks during a rare Seattle visit.

05/04/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Ticket Alerts

The Seattle International Film Festival 2017 Lineup Has Arrived

With 400 films on the docket, you'll need time to plan out your fest before grabbing tickets.

05/03/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

The Extremely Weird Feminism of 'Cherdonna's Doll's House'

Washington Ensemble Theatre's new play (or maybe drag show?) is mostly a hot mess until it succeeds wildly.

05/03/2017 By Darren Davis

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: May

Make time for outdoor music festivals, traditional canoe races, and maypole dancing.

05/03/2017 By Liz Weber

Ticket Alert

See Val Kilmer as Mark Twain This Thursday Because Life Is Short

The veteran actor rolls into town with a filmed version of 'Citizen Twain,' the one-man show in which Val Kilmer is Mark Twain. What else do you need to know?

05/02/2017 By Darren Davis

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: May 2–7

Pacific Northwest Ballet looks at diversity in dance, iFest brings independent video gaming to Seattle Center, and Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies plays its greatest hits (which are actually other bands' hits).

05/02/2017 By Kelli Kauakanilehua Adams Edited by Seth Sommerfeld


Emily Nussbaum and the Art of Analyzing Television

Talking about writing about watching with 'The New Yorker' TV critic before she visits town for Seattle Arts and Lectures 'Women You Need to Know' series.

05/01/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Theater Review

'Here Lies Love' Turns Romance and Politics into a Disco Dance Party

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical about the Marcos regime offers a unique and immersive theatrical experience at Seattle Rep.

04/27/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Weekend Starts... Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: April 27–30

Roger Federer hits the court at KeyArena, Cherdonna Shinatra takes on Henry Ibsen's 'A Doll's House,' and NFFTY shows off the top young filmmakers.

04/27/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: May 2017

Museum of Flight focuses on the Space Race, Eugene Mirman peddles his delightful absurdity, and Seattle Shakespeare infuses the Bard with jazz.

04/26/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Hot 'Damn.' Kendrick Lamar Comes to the Tacoma Dome in August

The superstar rapper heads to the Pacific Northwest with another freshly minted hit record.

04/26/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Lorde and Odesza Headline Bumbershoot 2017

The Labor Day Weekend festivities also include Weezer, Haim, Solange, Flume, the Roots, Spoon, and more.

04/25/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: April 24–30

Seattle Symphony turns to Andy Warhol for inspiration, Timothy Zahn breathes new life into the Star Wars extended universe, and Diet Cig bounces around the Barboza stage.

04/24/2017 By Kelli Kauakanilehua Adams Edited by Seth Sommerfeld