There’s more than one recreational way to expand your mind this weekend.
Future So Bright
What: Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick takes a break from shooting The Shins videos to capture the aching beauty of decaying Western landscapes.
Why: No need to wear shades.
When: Thru Mar. 29. Opening reception, Thurs., 5-8 p.m.
Where: The Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University Lee Center for the Arts, 901 12th Ave. (206-296-2244).
Skillet Street Food
What: The Airstream trailer-cum-mobile gourmet kitchen is up and running again, serving lunch in Sodo, South Lake Union, and Ballard.
Why: You love meals on wheels.
When: Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Check site for revolving locations.
What: Genre-defying neo-burlesque Portland troupe mixes elements of Duke Ellington, Edith Piaf, tango, gypsy music, and more.
Why: It’s a bohemian rhapsody.
When: Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Triple Door, 216 Union St. (206-838-4333).
Jesse Sykes and Phil Wandscher
What: Fresh off a European tour, the Ballard songstress resurfaces at at the Tractor.
Why: She’s tonight’s homecoming queen.
When: Fri., doors at 9 p.m.
Where: Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. NW (206-789-3599). Tickets online at ticketweb.com.
What: Redmond boutique’s new Seattle outpost brings Splendid tees, Vince cashmere, Gustto handbags, and more to 2200 Westlake.
Why: You manage to have money to burn after Whole Foods.
When: Opens Fri., 10 a.m.; party, 7-10 p.m.
Where: 2121 Terry Ave., ste. 100 (206-621-8202).
Twilight Artist Collective
What: Search for decoration (or inspiration) at the unpretentious new West Seattle gallery-slash-artist community started by three local girls.
Why: Adds a little local color.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 4306 SW Alaska St. (206-933-2444).