The Weekend Guide

the amber den!

The cure for what ales you.

The Amber Den Opens

What: Ballard’s new craft brew- and wine-focused spot for sipping and supping.
Why: Local beers (Snoqualmie, Maritime Pacific, Chuckanut) meet tasty bites (albondigas, braised short ribs, and blue cheese-and-bacon mushrooms).
When: Daily, 2-10 p.m.
Where: 1556 NW 56th St. (206-783-0131).

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Shot Through the Heart

What: Seattle Women’s Chorus sings about the stuff that makes the world go round.
Why: Humor-filled, sarcastic, and musically diverse tunes (everything from “My Funny Valentine” to “Candyman”).
When: Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. (206-215-4747). Tickets ($20-$60) online at tickets.flyinghouse.org.

Of Breath and Rain
What: Susie J. Lee’s stunning first solo museum exhibition debuts at the Frye Art Museum.
Why: Explore human existence through sound, light, and video installations.
When: Sat.-Apr. 15.
Where: 704 Terry Ave. (206-622-9250).

Damien Jurado

What: The local folk crooner celebrates the release of his tenth full-length album, Maraqopa, in concert.
Why: A psychedelic new sound and a demonstrable evolution of songwriting.
When: Fri., 9 p.m.
Where: Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St. (877-784-4849). Tickets ($14) online at purchase.tickets.com.

The Spa at Willows Lodge

What: The once-claustrophobic wellness retreat has been renovated and expanded.
Why: A new steam room, relaxation room, nail parlor, shower room, and foyer give the luxury spot an airy vibe.
When: Daily, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 14580 NE 145th St., Woodinville (425-424-2900).

Photo: Lynne McPeake / Getty Images

1556 NW 56th St
Seattle, WA 98107
14580 NE 145th St
Woodinville, WA 98072
704 Terry Ave
@ Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98104
1303 NE 45th St
@ Brooklyn Ave
Seattle, WA 98105
200 University St
@ 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101