Brunch for Mom, Japanese Art on Display and Writer Anne Carson at Town Hall

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The latest spa to hit the beauty scene in Bellevue, Recoop

Must Brunch
Mother’s Day is Coming! Best Brunch Spots in Seattle

Sunday (5/11, times vary) — Belly up to these favorite eateries for Mom’s big day. Still need to come up with a present? Visit to find myriad gift ideas that are perfect for mum.

Must Relax
New Day Spa Opens on the Eastside

Let the pampering commence at Recoop, the newest addition to downtown Bellevue’s spa scene, featuring 2,400 square feet of rustic-meets-modern space dedicated to facials, massages and nail care plus a rejuvenating relaxation room.

Must See
Japanese Art Deco on Display at Seattle Art Museum

(5/9 to 10/19, times vary) — The first exhibition outside of Japan focused on Japanese art of this style, Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945 features 200 paintings, sculptures, ceramics and other examples. Blending traditional Asian motifs with machine-age geometry, the works lend fresh perspective on how this design movement played out around the globe.

Must Swing
Branford Marsalis On Stage at Benaroya

(5/10 and 5/11, times vary) — Jazz master Branford Marsalis takes his sax to the max for two nights at Benaroya Hall.

Must Hear
Seattle Arts and Lectures Welcomes Writer Anne Carson

Tuesday (5/13, 7 p.m.) — Anne Carson never met a genre whose boundaries she didn’t blow to smithereens. Case in point: her latest book, Red Doc >, a novel/epic poem/Greek myth that runs in a skinny column down each page. At this event, Carson brings a world-premiere performance of new work, accompanied by visual artist Robert Currie and Seattle musicians Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney.