See It This Week

CAMPTACULAR! at the Triple Door, Scandinavian disco at Marymoor, One Cover in Pioneer Square, Mick Rock’s Photos at MoPop and More


Monday, June 26 – Thursday, June 29

The Bad Batch

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night director Ana Lily Ama Amirpour’s latest is Mad Max, A Boy and His Dog, Sergio Leone and a pinch of The Hills Have Eyes, all pitched into a blender by Alejandro Jodorowsky. It’s equal parts indulgent, sublime, threadbare, weighty and WTF. I’m still digesting it, but I also really wanna see it again. —Tony Kay
Grand Illusion Cinema

Monday, June 26 – Thursday, 29

Paul Komada: Monument in Memory

There are only a few days left to see Paul Komada’s solo exhibit at 4Culture. Monument in Memory: Abstract Alaskan Way merges vivid geometries of the imaginary and abstract with an iconic and troubled Seattle landmark. The resulting landscapes, immortalized thoughtfully in a range of media and painting, are a melancholic homage to and critique of the engines of capital and creativity that continue to form this city. —Amanda Manitach
Gallery 4Culture

Tuesday, June 27

Tycho, Todd Terje, Jaga Jazzist

Dig Marymoor’s edgiest bill of the season: Veteran collective Jaga Jazzist hails from Norway’s fertile music scene, playing unpredictable, cinematic post-rock acid jazz. Another Scandinavian all-star, Norwegian producer/DJ Todd Terje injects his disco-house rave-ups with signature wit and irony; live he plays keys and fronts a three-piece band. Headliner Tycho makes downtempo massage electronica that’ll sound downright dreamy in Marymoor’s sylvan setting. —Jonathan Zwickel
Marymoor Park

Tuesday, June 27

Robert Lopez with Sam Ligon, Stacey Levine and Richard Chiem

Robert Lopez visits from Brooklyn to read from his novel, All Back Full, intricately describing a single day of a marriage, and a new story collection, Good People. Reading with him are three local favorites: Richard Chiem (You Private Person), Stacey Levine (The Girl With the Brown Fur) and Samuel Ligon (Among the Dead and Dreaming.) —Sarah Galvin
Elliott Bay Book Company

Wednesday, June 28

Launch and Reading: Poetic Map of Seattle with Claudia Castro Luna

Claudia Castro Luna celebrates two years as Seattle Civic Poet with a launch for Poetic Grid, a map of poems by residents of every corner of the city, many acquired during her “The Poet Is In” residency at Seattle Public Library. Contributors will read, reading-goers will party and everyone will enjoy a multi-neighborhood sampling of the city’s rich literary culture. —Sarah Galvin
Open Books

Friday, June 30

Hot Tramp, I Love You So: The Opening Celebration for Bowie by Mick Rock

Look out, rock n’ rollers! Photographer Mick Rock’s overstuffed resume includes more iconic rock album covers and more iconic rock photos than you can shake a Strat at. His indelible Ziggy-era David Bowie shots take center stage for this exhibit, and Rock joins this opening night Rockapalooza for a Q&A, book signing and documentary screening. —Tony Kay
Museum of Pop Culture

Friday, June 30 – Monday, July 3


As with all things Kitten N’ Lou, CAMPTACULAR! is a cabaret/dance/burlesque/theatre extravaganza, made with intense craft and delivered with campy style and hella sequins. Top-notch guest stars Waxie Moon, Cherdonna and Markeith Wiley join Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover in this “sparkly fantasy world of archery dream ballets and gay hot dog wiener dances by the campfire.” —Gemma Wilson
The Triple Door

Saturday, July 1

Lubomyr Melnyk

German-born pianist and composer Lubomyr Melnyk plays a torrential style of piano of his own invention called “continuous music,” which is profoundly beautiful. On this bill, Garek Jon Druss Melnyk to perform his own elegant, ambient music, alongside slew of other musicians and visual artists in what should be a rather spectacular evening of experimental music. —Jonathan Zwickel
Chapel Performance Space

Saturday, July 1

One Cover

Pioneer Square’s legendary joint-cover night is resurrected as One Cover. Bop back and forth between two historic bars to see eight bands (including faves the Fabulous Downey Brothers and Select Level) for $10. Here’s hoping the idea catches on and grows to the eight or so venues that took part in the glory days of The Grunge Years. —Dan Paulus
Central Saloon and J&M Cafe

Saturday, July 1

Standup Style

Kortney Shane Williams, local opener for Dave Chappelle, is one of our favorites comics, and his monthly showcase at Naked City Brewery is one of the best in town. This month features the irascible suburban uber-dad Geoff Lott and up-and-comer Mary Lou Gamba. —Brett Hamil
Naked City Brewery & Taphouse