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Lucky Them at the NW Film Forum, MOHAI Gets Sweet and Loads of Carnival Fun in Georgetown
NW Film Forum Screens Lucky Them
(6/13 to 6/19, times vary) — Seattle superstar director Megan Griffiths (The Off Hours, Eden) is back with yet another critically acclaimed film, Lucky Them. Toni Colette stars as a music journalist trying to save her career by tracking down a rock-star ex-boyfriend, with Thomas Haden Church as the man documenting her search. Filmed largely in and around Seattle, this charming movie is full of familiar settings, including the Comet Tavern, Occidental Park and Snoqualmie Falls.
MOHAI Taps into its Sweeter Side with Chocolate: The Exhibition
(6/14 to 9/28, times vary) — Explore the long history of this sweet treat, from Mayan and Aztec cultures all the way to modern-day Seattle purveyors. On Saturday (10 a.m.–1 p.m.) dip into a chocolate making demonstration (free with museum admission).
Listen to Trimpin’s New Outdoor Sound Sculpture
(6/14 to 10/30, times vary) — Seattle's mad musical scientist Trimpin installs a new interactive outdoor sound sculpture, Binaural Beats, at the Olympic Sculpture Park this weekend. Three listening stations—in the form of giant headphones—invite visitors to tune in to wild and woolly soundscapes.
Get Rowdy at the Georgetown Carnival
Saturday (6/14 12 to 10 p.m.) — If you find yourself craving stilt walkers, marching bands, beer gardens and acrobats, head to the Georgetown Carnival. Expect three stages packed with bands (Mark Pickerel, Los Supersones), beers from Georgetown Brewing, plus Hazard Factory’s hilariously dangerous Power Tool Races.
Must Go Green
Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor Center Grand Opening
Saturday (6/14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) — A bouquet of festivities is planned to celebrate the Bellevue Botanical Garden’s new Visitor Center, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Sun Courtyard, a performance by the Sammamish Youth Chamber Orchestra and docent-led tours throughout the garden.