Arts & Culture

The Best of the Arts This Summer

Our critics pick what to look forward to this season.

The Top 15 Things To Do This Week

Catch excellent free LGBTQ music in the park, let your freak flag fly in Georgetown, and much more.

Why You Shouldn’t Settle For a Partial Eclipse This Summer

Seattle will see a 92 percent eclipse of the sun in August. That’s not enough, totality buffs say.

Yadviga Dowmont Halsey Grasps Toward the Ineffable

The biochemist-turned-painter’s work is an accessible, casual delight.

Caturday in the Park

We think it was the 3rd of June.

An ‘Imaginary Museum’ at Henry Art Gallery Enlivens Queer and Trans History

A Q&A with Chris E. Vargas, organizer of ‘Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects.’

At SH*T GOLD, the Creative Process Goes Public

Velocity’s experimental open mic allows artists to take first stabs at performance with an audience.

Dr. Willie Parker’s Christian Argument for Abortion Rights

The author of ‘Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice’ is coming to town, courtesy of Shout Your Abortion.

Great Northwest Poet Joan Swift Never Had a Book Worthy of Her Talent. Until Now

‘The Body That Follows Us,’ published two months after her death, is also her best.

Musical Chairs

Three planets change signs as we sprint into a lively month.

Strange Coupling Plays Matchmaker

The whimsical tradition pairs artists with UW students for surprise results.

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

See anti-gasoline art, bring your cat to the park, and much more.

Choose Your Own Adventure

A new moon in Gemini wants you to choose with your heart.

Grand Concourse and the Limits of Care

Seattle Public Theatre engages with one end of homelessness while missing the other.

Loud Mouth Lit Takes Readings to an Aurora Sports Bar

Paul Mullin’s reading series is for fighters ready to get a little uncomfortable.

Notes on Red May

The month-long leftist festival offers interesting perspectives on art and politics–but who is showing up?

The Top 15 Things to Do This Week

If you’re cool like that, catch Digable Planets, a Seattle award winning film by way of Russia, and more.

Au Collective Invites Everyone Into the Dance World

With the credo “You can’t be what you can’t see,” the group is taking on Eurocentrism via accessibility.

Maybe She’s Born With It, Maybe It’s Unpaid Reproductive Labor

Satpreet Kahlon’s curatorial debut inspects the devaluation of handicraft and motherhood.