Step. away. from the grill.
Seattle International Film Festival
What: More than 400 film screenings at Seattle’s answer to Sundance.
Why: It kicks off with a bang this weekend with Son of Rambow, Paris, Je T’Aime, and Once.
When: Thurs.-June 17.
Where: Various local theaters.
West Side Story
What: Original Jerome Robbins choreography proves that when you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way.
Why: Snap to it.
When: Previews Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.; show runs Tues.-Sun., thru June 17.
Where: The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Ave., b/t Union & University Sts. (206-625-1900).
Miss Smarty Pants USA
What: Queen Anne-based company’s sporty alma mater-embroidered undies.
Why: Perfect grad gift for your little sis.
When: Before her school daze lifts.
Where: Husky Team Shop, 3870 Montlake Blvd. (206-543-1137); online at misssmartypantsusa.com.
Rue Spring Sale
What: Newish downtown shop ushers in the first sale of the season.
Why: Fifteen to 20 percent off most merch (lines like Lewis Cho, Corey Lynn Calter, and Free People).
When: Thru Sun.
Where: 611 Stewart St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves. (206-264-0788).
Washington Wine Highway
What: Spend a lazy, hazy afternoon sampling local wines and bites.
Why: It’s the highway to heaven.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 145th St., Woodinville (425-415-3300). Tickets online at washingtonwinehighway.com.
What: Organize a Memorial Day croquet tournament.
Why: Your boy’s wicket smart.
When: After tea and scones.
Where: Sets available at Fred Meyer, 915 NW 45th St. (206-297-4300).
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