See It This Week

Steve McQueen, art rock, Genevieve St. Charles, Wimps’ record release, a modern reading of ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ and more


Monday, July 9

Rock’n’Roll Patio Party with the Shivas and the Rare Forms

If the Shivas’ brand of scrappy garage-surf-retro pop hasn’t made it to your definitive summer playlist, it’s sure as hell not their fault. The Portland band excels in taking comfy, familiar ingredients and seasoning ’em with a fistful of youthful, scrappy energy. They’re glorious live, and the price (free admission) can’t be beat. —Tony Kay
Linda’s Tavern

Thursday, July 12

Nadia Squared

Northwest native Jazz-minh Moore is a painter’s painter, bending emotive figurative imagery into the realm of critical color theory and energetic expression. Her work has been exhibited internationally—if you ever watched the reality show Art Star, featuring judges like Jerry Saltz, you might recall seeing her face. For this appearance in Seattle, she channels Joseph Albers’ playful, nerdy, mind-bending color abstractions to create a sequence of mesmerizing portraits. —Amanda Manitach
Joe Bar

Thursday, July 12

One Night Snack

I recently featured the sketchbooks of Genevieve St. Charles, an artist exploding on the scene lately with her sculptures and paintings of foodstuffs, pop culture consumables and other things that teeter on the cusp of “indecent and indulgent.” Let’s just say St. Charles has nearly all seven sins—sensuous, delicious, maybe deadly—folded into her swath of visual references. Sophisticated, nasty fun. —Amanda Manitach
The Factory


Friday, July 13

20th Annual DANCE This

STG’s signature dance program, DANCE This, celebrates 20 years of bringing together youth and adult performers from diverse communities to collaborate and share their culture through the art of dance. Works from local and national artists highlight this region’s vibrant talent.
Paramount Theatre

Friday, July 13

The Intelligence, the Fall-Outs, Tissue

Like a tenacious mosquito that keeps buzzing your ear, Lars Finberg’s art-rock project the Intelligence continues to throb and chime through various location and line-up changes to deliver a compelling package of smart, danceable gems. With a resurrected Fall-Outs and super-minigroup Tissue supporting, don’t forget to bring your “Spot the Old Seattle Head” bingo card. —Dan Paulus
Clock-Out Lounge

Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15


Two universals, as incontrovertible as gravity and death, are decisively proven by Peter Yates’ 1968 action flick, Bullitt. One, Steve McQueen was the coolest motherfucker to have ever walked the Earth; and two, the Gods of Mount Olympus helped the Ford Motor Company build the ’68 Mustang GT that McQueen drives in the movie’s still-exhilarating mid-point car chase. —Tony Kay
Grand Illusion Cinema

Saturday, July 14

The Other Season: Antony and Cleopatra

The Other Season is Seattle Rep’s free, casual reading series of in-development (and in consideration for an upcoming season) plays, which is nerd-nip for very cool people like me who love text and script analysis. This particular reading features playwright Christopher Chen’s modern translation of Shakespeare’s famous historical romance, with dramaturgical help from dope local(ish) director Desdemona Chiang. —Gemma Wilson
Seattle Repertory Theatre

Saturday, July 14

Wimps Record Release Party

I’m extra excited for Wimps new album on the Kill Rock Stars label because I’ve been listening to it since early spring, when I got an an early preview during the album cover photoshoot. Shot on location at a stinky Seattle recycling center, Garbage People is my favorite photo of 2018 and one of my favorite new albums. The sassy-cynical punk trio has never sounded sharper. They play with Fabulous Downey Brothers and Sleepover Club. —Kelly O
Clock-Out Lounge