Must List: Pacific Northwest Ballet's 'Themes & Variations,' Bite of Greece, More Than Pink Walk

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PNB principal dancers Lesley Rausch and Jerome Tisserand in Price Suddarth’s 'Signature'

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MUST SEE  

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Themes & Variations 
(5/31–6/9) “Variation” is the operative word here, as PNB offers a quartet of works by George Balanchine, José Limón and company soloist Price Suddarth, set to music by composers from 17th-century England (Henry Purcell) to present-day Seattle (Barret Anspach) and ranging in mood from Balanchine’s dazzlingly frivolous pas de deux Tarantella to Limón’s 24-minute distillation of Othello in The Moor’s PavaneTimes and prices vary. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St.; 206.441.2424; pnb.org 

MUST BEEP 

Honk! Fest West 
(5/31–6/2) Playful and raucous street bands could pop up anywhere in town during this weekend celebration of DIY music. Honk! Fest West will take over White Center, Columbia Park and South Park through the weekend, sharing the love of mobile music with the community. Seattle’s Honk! Fest West is one of 14 Honk! Fests across the globe. Free. Locations vary, see full schedule online; honkfestwest.org 

MUST WALK WITH PURPOSE  

More Than Pink Walk  
(6/2) The Puget Sound More Than Pink Walk is coming to Seward Park this Sunday. Brought to Seattle by the Susan G. Komen foundation, this year’s walk puts a greater focus on research, care, community and action. Seward Park will be one of 26 locations across the country where women and allies will gather to support one another in the fight to end breast cancer.  8:30 a.m. Prices vary. Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S; 206.633.0303; komenpugetsound.org 

MUST EAT GREEK 

Bite of Greece 
(5/31–6/2) Swing through the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption on Capitol Hill for a weekend of authentic Greek food and culture. Fill up on lamb meat and chicken souvlaki, or sip Greek coffee while nibbling tiropita (think a buttery pastry stuffed with egg and feta). Take out is available, but don’t skip the music, dancing and Greek marketplace. Times vary. Free admission, food prices vary. Greek Orthodox Chruch of The Assumption, Capitol Hill, 1804 13th Ave.biteofgreeceseattle.com  

MUST LOVE RICE 

The Rice Stuff Tour 
(5/31, 6/10, 6/17, 6/31) Learn more about one of the most consumed crops in the world—rice! Delve into the cultural and historical significance of rice while tasting delicious dishes on a food tour of Chinatown-International District. The tour begins in the Tateuchi Story Theater at The Wing Luke Museum, where participants will learn the history of rice while trying the first dish. After the first dish, everyone will join the tour guide on a walk through the CID, stopping at 5 different restaurants to taste different rice preparations.  Fridays, 4:30 p.m.7p.m. Prices vary. The Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience, Chinatown-International District, 719 S King St; 206.623.5124; wingluke.org 

MUST USE THE FORCE 

Mariners Star Wars Night 
(5/31) The Mainers may need galactic powers to beat the Los Angeles Angels when the two teams face off, which is why fans are encouraged to dress up in their most audacious outfits from the film franchise to summon the Force and root on the home team. Be sure to leave your lightsabers at home. 7:10 p.m. Prices vary. T-Mobile Park, SoDo, 1250 First Ave. S; mariners.com 

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