The Must List: June

Our top to-do's for June

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Our top to-do's for June

Sip and Sing Along

Legendary folk rockers Crosby, Stills & Nash kick off Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Summer Concert Series. No, Neil Young won’t be joining the party, but the rolling lawn, the wine and the lovely amphitheater setting—not to mention the trio’s unparalleled harmonies—should make up for his absence. 6/12. 7 p.m. $50–$80. Chateau Amphitheater, 14111 NE 145th St., Woodinville; 800.745.3000,

Discover Perfect Pairings

So you know your Northwest wines, but do you know what to serve with them? Move beyond hunks of cheese with Swirl, Sip & Savor: Northwest Wine and Small Plate Pairings (Sasquatch, $21.95) by Seattle author Carol Frieberg. Nearly 100 wineries from across our region—including Long Shadows in Walla Walla and Vin du Lac in Chelan—contributed small-plate recipes and perfect wine pairings to this new collection of lovely couples.

Travel, Meet and Greet

If your wanderlust is first class but you’re on a steerage budget, consider Seattle-based Casa Casa travel club. Lauren Braden and Brian Hosey created the service last year to provide an affordable bed-and-breakfast experience. Casa Casa members (who pay $40 annually) can arrange to stay in other members’ homes—spanning 14 countries—for $15–$20 per night. The hosts serve breakfast and share what’s on the “must see” list in their cities. Muy bueno.

Behold the Bosom

It was hard to miss the opening of Déjà Vu’s new Dream Girls strip club in SoDo in April, thanks to the 17-foot-high digital-photo signs. In “honor” of the new naughty neighbors, SoDo’s Ouch My Eye gallery presents Breast, an array of mammary art—from sculpture to collage to painting to photography—by Seattle artists examining the role of the breast in American culture. 6/26–7/25. Free. Ouch My Eye Studio, 1022 First Ave. S;

Get Slimed

Join in slimy fun at Northwest Trek’s Slug Fest, where participants get familiar with these marvelous mollusks via kids’ games, trailside encounters (can you say banana slug?) and exotic specimens on exhibit. Returning this year is the human slug race (see photo, above) because, well, watching real slugs race just isn’t nearly as entertaining. 6/26–27. 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Prices vary. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E, Eatonville;