Lights, camera, action.
Package Deals: Finland
What: West Coast premiere of a series of short films, including stop-motion animation, an ode to an abandoned swimming pool, and various music vids.
Why: In a three-minute film inspired by Caravaggio’s paintings, club-goers’ interactions are set to mood music performed by a small classical chamber orchestra.
When: Sun., 5:30 p.m.
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. (206-829-7863). Tickets ($9) online at brownpapertickets.com.
My Summer Vacation
What: Ten artists explore the pleasures and pains (broken bones, sailing, campfires) of summer tripping via drawing, sculpture, and photography.
Why: Buddy Bunting’s sensual monochrome paintings of the hills of Hell’s Gate in ink and pencil.
When: Thru Aug. 27. Exhibition party, Wed., 6-8 p.m. Summer hours, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Winston Wächter Fine Art, 203 Dexter Ave. N. (206-652-5855). Admission is free.
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Pigs’ Feet, Olives, Watermelon Seed: Chinese American Food of the 1800s
What: The Wing Luke Asian Museum hosts a nine-course dinner ($40) composed of typical dishes consumed by Chinese pioneers.
Why: Local food anthropologist and cultural specialist Maxine Chan walks guests through specialties like salty duck eggs, pork steamed with pomelo peels, and trotters.
When: Mon., 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Four Seas Restaurant, 714 S. King St. Reserve your spot (by Mon., noon) at 206-623-5124.
Northwest Face Spa Grand Opening
What: Endorphin-releasing chocolate wraps, mimosa-inspired mani/pedis, plus exfoliation, facial, and massage options for him and her.
Why: The Couples Spa Ritual Sunset Body treatment includes rare, organic scrubs and exotic oils; full-spectrum light therapy that mimics the shift from sunset to sunrise; and a rhythmic bamboo massage.
When: Open house (with cocktails, treats, and demos), Wed., 4-9 p.m. Regular hours, Mon., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland (425-803-9000). R.S.V.P. for the open house online at woodmark.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Northwest Film Forum