The Must List: Dancing Til Dusk, a Mid-Week Fashion Fete and Classical Music in Quilcene

A view of NY-based Isaora's trunk show at W Seattle last fall

Must Picnic
Auction of Washington Wines Picnic & Barrel Event
Thursday (8/15, 4 p.m.) — Behold, the Top 10 tips for making the most of your time at the Auction of Washington Wines Picnic event.

Must Fete Fashion
W Hotel’s Wear Wednesdays
Wednesday (8/21, 5 to 7 p.m.) — Join the fun this week at the W Hotel’s Wear Wednesdays to fete Seattle magazine’s 2013 Seamless in Seattle grand prize winner amid bevs and bites from the W’s Trace restaurant.

Must Hear
Olympic Music Festival in Quilcene

(8/17 to 8/18, times vary) — Chamber musicians play (a different program each weekend in August) in an historic dairy barn as you picnic on the pastoral grounds. On tap for this weekend are Schubert favorites, including Fantasy in C Major for violin and piano.

Must Ferry

Jherek Bischoff & Friends

Friday (8/16, 7:30 p.m.) — Hop the ferry to Bainbridge Island for a can’t-miss concert by avant-garde composer (and BI native) Jherek Bischoff—whose music is so uniquely beautiful David Byrne agreed to sing on his album last year. We’re betting you’ll be similarly enchanted.

Must Watusi
Dancing Til Dusk

Thursday (8/15, 6 to 9:30 p.m.) — Bust out your best shoes for this high-energy, ‘60s-themed dance session in downtown’s Freeway Park, featuring a dance lesson, live band, and cutting a rug until sundown.