It’s an arty party.
NW New Works Festival
What: A two-week multimedia performance event with new, experimental pieces by Amy O’Neal, Mike Pham, Marissa Rae Niederhauser, and Mark Haim.
Why: Expect choreography that hits home as dancers interpret themes from the economic collapse to commuting.
When: Thru June 13. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 5 & 8 p.m.
Where: On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St. (206-217-9888). Tickets ($14 for one show; $30 for all four) at 206-217-9888 or online at ontheboards.org.
Georgetown Marketplace Opens
What: The former Rainier Cold Storage lot becomes the city’s newest source for locally grown produce and a flea market with more than 70 vendors.
Why: Get wild morels, porcini mushrooms, strawberries, and bamboo shoots while they’re hot (and in season).
When: Thru Oct. 16. Every Sat. Farmers market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; flea market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 6000 Airport Way S.
The Architect and the Urn
What: Art meets the afterlife with 25 West Coast architects’ designs for more thoughtful, individualized, and beautiful funerary vessels. (Don’t miss Iole Alessandrini’s minimalist beeswax and bread-crumb bricks.)
Why: You’re still mourning Six Feet Under.
When: Thru July 18. Opening reception, Thurs., 5-9 p.m. Regular hours, Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Lundgren Monuments, 1011 Boren Ave. (206-782-9001). Admission is free.
What: Joule’s much-anticipated summer suppers ($18) are back with meals that put a new spin on the season’s quintessential cuisine.
Why: Mom never called you in for smoked salmon succotash, grilled potato or spring harvest salads, and coffee crumb cake.
When: Thru Aug. 15. Every Sun., 3-9 p.m.
Where: 1913 N. 45th St. Reservations at 206-632-1913.
Want more northern exposure? Check out our interviews with Band of Horses, Jaguar Love, The Lonely Forest, and YACHT for their takes on the Sasquatch Festival.
Photo: Courtesy of On the Boards