Get while the gettin’s good.
On the Nature of Dust
What: New Century Theatre Company’s world premiere comedy explores an intense mother-daughter relationship.
Why: A well-meaning mom struggles to reconnect with her teenage daughter over food fights, name-calling, and a plant-eating chimp in her living room.
When: Thru May 30. Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: ACT Theatre, 700 Union St. (206-292-7676). Tickets ($25) online at acttheatre.org.
American Apparel Sale
What: Up to 70 percent off the iconic hipster label’s tops, dresses, scarves, and bags.
Why: DC readers get free standard shipping on their first Swirl purchase thru May 23.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
What: The former Belltown cocktail and nosh spot reopens with industrial finishes (metal artists designed the bar) and a turntable-equipped restroom.
Why: Feast on braised pork and grits, plantain chips, rabbit, and the beloved bread pudding.
When: Opens Tues. Hours, Tues.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 1412 E. Union St. (206-441-9842).
Stone Brewing Co. Dinner
What: Master brewer Steve Wagner hosts a $65 five-course meal with suds pairing (think beef brisket and blue cheese grits with Stone Smoked Porter) as part of Seattle Beer Week.
Why: Award-winning selections from BeerAdvocate (Top Brewery on Planet Earth, The Most Popular and Highest Rated Brewery — Ever).
When: Wed., 7 p.m.
Where: Volunteer Park Cafe, 1501 17th Ave. E. Reservations to 206-328-3155.
Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge
What: Two-time IACP award-winning author Grace Young shares the inspiration behind her new cookbook (as well as a few sample dishes).
Why: Food writers Lorna Yee, Ellen Chou, and Hsiao-Ching Chou weigh in on the culinary and cultural significance of stir-fry in the Chinese diaspora.
When: Wed., 7 p.m.
Where: Hotel Ändra, 2000 Fourth Ave. Info at 206-632-2419. Tickets ($35) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Photo: Chris Bennion