Party in the Park

Much as we love the Olympic Sculpture Park, SAM can be a little persnickety about the place. It closes too soon in summer. No booze is allowed. The security dudes and loudspeakers blaring “Please walk your bike!”—when you’re using the ramps up and over a mile-long freight train—are seriously annoying. But for a premium ticket, the annual Party in the Park fundraiser allows artgoers to enjoy the place like adults. As the sun sets over Elliott Bay, the OSP will be closed to joggers, tourists, hobos, bikers, and other unruly riff-raff. KEXP’s DJ Darek Mazzone will begin spinning tunes at dusk. You’ll be able to nosh on hors d’oeuvres, drink from a hosted bar, and wander the gravel paths in dressy summer attire. Mudhoney will play a set. (Speaking of grunge, your ticket also gets you a VIP pass to the museum’s ongoing Kurt Cobain show downtown.) Given the spectacular setting and music, it’ll be like the Gorge for grown-ups. BRIAN MILLER

Fri., June 25, 8:30 p.m., 2010