Must List: Ludovic Morlot’s Final Concerts, SoDo Crawl, Seattle International Dance Festival

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| Updated: June 13, 2019

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Ludovic Morlot’s Final Concerts  
(Through 6/23) Morlot has conceived his two-weekend farewell to eight seasons as SSO music director as one big program, with music by Wagner, Debussy and Richard Strauss for June 13-15; then Wagner, Debussy and Leoš Janáček for June 20-23. As his last word before taking time off to study and guest-conduct in Europe, Morlot has chosen Janáček’s rarely played The Eternal Gospel, with its luminous and soaring closing chorus. Times and prices vary. Benaroya Hall, downtown, 200 University St.; 206.215.4747; 

SoDo Crawl  
(6/14) SoDo’s craft distillery and brewing district lights up for this block party featuring drinks, food and games. Wander through Westland Distillery, Ghostfish Brewing and Seapine Brewing for food samples, sips, entertainment, prizes and more.  47 p.m., free entry, food and beverage prices vary, locations vary, SoDo; 206.767.7250; 


Seattle International Dance Festival  
(Through 6/22) Three weeks of shows reflecting the latest in contemporary dance by performers from Seattle and around the world wrap up next week, with a focus on Seattle projects highlighting local dancers and contemporary ballet showcases curated by local choreographers Donald Byrd, Cyrus Khambatta, Eva Stone and Julie Tobiason. Times, prices and venues vary;  


Tiny Beautiful Things
(Through 6/23) Cheryl Strayed (author of bestselling book Wild) wrote about her experiences as an advice columnist in Tiny Beautiful Things, and Nia Vardalos (leading actor in My Big Fat Greek Wedding) adapted the book into a play; the deeply moving result, The New York Times says, “turned out to be about the endangered art of listening to—and really hearing and responding to—other people.” Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222; 


Seattle Solstice Run 
(6/15) Soak up the long days leading up to Solstice during this 5, 10 and 15K walk/run this Saturday in Magnuson Park. Test your mettle on the 5K obstacle dash, or set the kids free on the kids’ dash. Whatever you choose, you’ll be celebrating the start of summer and enjoying what’s predicted to be a lovely weekend. 10 a.m. Prices vary. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sandpoint Way NE; 

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