The Weekend Guide

bellevue arts week!

Walk it out.

Bellevue Arts Week

What: B-town’s annual culture trifecta brings you the Sixth Street Fair, Bellevue Festival of the Arts, and Bellevue Art Museum’s Artsfair.
Why: Food, fun, and arts and crafts, all with that Eastside je ne sais quoi.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Way NE, b/t Sixth & Eighth Sts.

Paddleboard Yoga

What: Perfect your sun salutation atop a board in the waters of Shilshole with Wasup Yoga’s new stand-up class.
Why: It’s the ultimate test of balance (and comes with awesome bragging rights, too).
When: Hours vary.
Where: Surf Ballard, 6300 Seaview Ave. NW (206-726-7878). More info at 206-387-9054.


What: The “Black Hole Sun” rockers take the stage along with Queens of the Stone Age, Meat Puppets, and Mastodon.
Why: It’s the legendary Seattle band’s first tour since the ’90s.
When: Sat., 6 p.m.
Where: Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Rd. NW, George. Tickets ($85.50) online at livenation.com.

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In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

What: Nominated for three Tonys in 2010, the Sarah Ruhl play takes place during the Victorian era, when doctors used a certain device to treat female hysteria.
Why: See what the buzz is about.
When: Thru Aug. 28.
Where: ACT, 700 Union St. (206-292-7676). Tickets ($37.50 and up) online at acttheatre.org.

American Art in the 1930s and 1940s

What: A new installation highlighting the emerging Northwest arts scene.
Why: See early works by Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, and Emilio Amero.
When: Opens Sat. Wed., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave. (206-654-3100).

Photo: Courtesy of Bellevue.com

Bellevue Arts Week
Bellevue Way NE
bt NE 6th & 8th Sts
Bellevue, WA 98004
Surf Ballard
6300 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Gorge Amphitheatre
754 Silica Rd
George, WA 98848
700 Union St
@ 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
1300 1st Ave
@ Union St
Seattle, WA 98101