A Bittersweet Ending to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Season

The company’s final show also marks the final performance of two long-term dancers.

A Guide to Seattle’s Free, Community-Focused Block Parties

The neighborhood gatherings worth checking out this summer.

A Planetary Guide to the Summer

Curious about the ups and downs of the coming season? Look up.

Chin Music Press—Seattle’s Secret Best Bookstore

Hidden in Pike Place Market, this publisher’s showroom is a gem, as is its upcoming reading party.

Five Offbeat Seattle-Area Parks Better Than Air Conditioning

The best thing about most of these parks is there are no runners to make you feel bad about yourself.

Luck Picks Up

Jupiter turns direct and a supportive full moon lights the way.

Pratt Fall (Or, the Time I Became a Case for Search and Rescue)

I tell my embarrassing tale so others may learn (and comment on anonymously).

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.