The Weekend Guide

nw new works festival!

It’s an arty party.

NW New Works Festival
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
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.

Urban BBQ
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 

Lundgren Monuments
1011 Boren Ave
@ Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104
Georgetown Marketplace
6000 Airport Way S
@ Vale St
Seattle, WA 98108
100 W Roy St
@ 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
3506 Stone Way N
@ Fremont Collective
Seattle, WA 98103