The Must List: Seattle Parties With Pride, Plus a 24-Hour 'Questival'

Your guide to this week's hottest Seattle events.
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Seattle parties with Pride this weekend.

Must Quest
Questival
(6/23-24) Join Cotopaxi in the pursuit of adventure, community and doing good at this year’s Questival, a 24-hour adventure race around Seattle. As part of a two-to-six-person team, you’ll complete challenges that inspire giving back, connecting with local culture and surroundings and getting outside your comfort zone. Their motto? “Anyone can do it, but only the slightly neurotic thrive.” 5 p.m., $49, Magnuson Park, Hangar 30, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, 844.268.6729, cotopaxi.com. Callie Little

Must Pop In
The Mine Pop-Up Curated by Brian Paquette

(6/23-25) This weekend, stylish home retail and design service biz The Mine (formerly ATG Stores) pops up with an assortment of furniture and housewares curated by Brian Paquette—a Seattle interior designer with a sharp eye for form, art, light and space—as part of the brand’s 52 Weeks of Design celebration, highlighting 2017’s influential tastemakers. Browse Paquette’s refined selections, like a reclaimed wood dining table by Moe’s Home Collection or Zodax agate napkin ring sets, and bring home something pretty. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun.; Brian Paquette at Home, Central District, 2407 E. Union St., Ste. D; 206.329.0433; brianpaquetteinteriors.com; themine.com. Nia Martin

Must Listen
Madaraka African Music Festival & Film

(6/24) In partnership with KEXP, the fourth annual fest gives listeners a chance to experience African artists and music up close and personal. There will be a live runway show and musical performances by Morgan Heritage, Rocky Dawuni, Otieno Terry, and Dynamq plus special surprise guests. The founder’s story is almost more interesting as the festival itself. Simon Okelo grew up in slums of Manyatta, Kenya steeped in poverty, street violence and gangs. The event co-hosted by King 5’s Rhonda Lee raises money to help support youth arts programs Okelo helped found in Kenya. 8 p.m. $25. MoPOP, Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N; 206.770.2700; empmuseum.org. D. Scully 

Must Have Pride
Seattle PrideFest and Parade
(6/24–25) Join a few thousand members of the LBGT community (average attendance is 150,000) at this annual two-day extravaganza on Capitol Hill (Saturday) and at Seattle Center (Sunday), featuring a parade, entertainment—and special guest Mario Diaz, one of New York City’s and Los Angeles’ most successful promoters of gay clubs. Times and locations vary. Free. seattlepridefest.org and seattlepride.org

Must Shop Crafty
Urban Craft Uprising

(6/24-25) Empty those digital shopping carts, Etsy addicts. Now in its 13th year, Seattle’s favorite craftstravaganza returns this weekend for its sprawling sale of handmade goods. The biannual shopping fest is the gift-giver’s dream, featuring 150-plus makers of artisanal knickknacks and DIY doodads that’ll cover you for a lifetime’s worth of present holidays. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 301 Mercer St., Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, urbancraftuprising.com. Michael Rietmulder

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