Word on the street.
The Kippy Ding Ding
What: Shop vintage fashion and housewares from a mobile boutique.
Why: The refurbished trailer stocks summery staples like striped sundresses, white rope sandals, vintage jewelry, and old-school shades.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: The courtyard next to Ghost Gallery, 110 Summit Ave. E.
Frye Art Museum Reopens
What: Check out the 60-year-old cultural establishment’s newly refurbished galleries, cafe, and retail space, as well as its three new exhibitions.
Why: Liu Ding’s Store displays the Chinese conceptual artist’s unfinished works “Take Home and Make Real the Pricelessness of Your Heart.”
When: Opens Sat. Tues., Wed. & Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 704 Terry Ave. (206-622-9250).
The Skillet Cookbook
What: Local chef Josh Henderson shares fan favorites from his comfort food repertoire ($19).
Why: Recipes include to-die-for poutine, buttermilk biscuits, and chanterelle risotto.
When: Hunger strikes.
Where: The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. (206-624-6600).
2012 Nordstrom Designer Preview and Trunk Show
What: Peek at future stock from Dolce & Gabbana, Dries van Noten, Nina Ricci, Lanvin, and other top design houses; stay late for shopping and dessert.
Why: Can’t make it tonight? Swing by tomorrow’s free-to-all trunk show.
When: Preview, Thurs., 8:15 p.m. (cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m.); trunk show, Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Preview, Pier 91, 2001 W. Garfield St. Tickets ($185-$400) at samsupporters.org. Show, Downtown Nordstrom, 500 Pine St. (206-628-2111).
Madison Valley Bastille Bash
What: The neighborhood’s first Bastille Day celebration.
Why: Sample bites from Luc, Crush, Cafe Flora, and others, plus wine tastings, live music, free spa services, and sidewalk sales.
When: Sat., 3-8 p.m.
Where: E. Madison St., b/t 27th & 29th Aves.
Photo: Joe Linton / Courtesy of The Kippy Ding Ding