Must List: Sheepdog Classic, SIFF Closing-Night Gala, Furry 5K

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| Updated: June 6, 2019

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Sheepdog Classic
Catch the ferry to Vashon Island for the 10th anniversary of this national sheepdog herding competition. Watch herding demonstrations, learn about dog behavior from specialists, shop for wares from Vashon’s local artisans, enjoy local food and more—this fest is as much for the humans as it is for the dogs. (Noncompeting dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed and well-behaved.) Times and prices vary. Vashon Island, Misty Isle Farms, 12011 SW 220th St.;


SIFF Closing-night Gala
(6/9) Knowing its matriarch doesn’t have long to live, a Chinese-American family gathers to say goodbye, staging a fake wedding as a rationale in this dramedy that SIFF’s chosen for its closing-night gala. Rapper Awkwafina, who made a splash as a flamboyant friend of the bride in Crazy Rich Asians, stars, and writer/director Lulu Wang is scheduled to attend. 6 p.m. $14. SIFF Egyptian Theater, 805 E Pine St.; 206.464.5830


Furry 5K
Bring your four-legged bestie on this fun run benefiting the Seattle Animal Shelter. The run is followed by the aptly named Pet-a-Palooza, which includes awards and a pet costume contest, sure to offer many Instagram-worthy moments. 10 a.m. Prices vary. Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S;


Woodinville Wine Ride
If you love wine and bicycling, you’ll want to join the Cascade Bicycle Club for its 21-mile ride on a loop route that will take you along the Sammamish River Trail and through Woodinville’s West Valley District, complete with wine tastings and giveaways. You’ll start at The Woodhouse Wine Estates and end there, too, where more wine, live music and food trucks await. Ride begins at 9 a.m. Finish party wraps at 3 p.m. Prices vary. Woodinville, The Woodhouse Wine Estates, 15500 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE; 206.522.3222;


Outdoor Concerts 
(6/11, 6/16, 6/28)
Kick off the summer-concert season this month with the indie sounds of Father John Misty and Jason Isbell at Marymoor Park (6/11). Or check out some of the area’s other outdoor concert series: There’s Indigo Girls at ZooTunes (6/16), Lyle Lovett (6/28) at Chateau Ste. Michelle and a whole season’s worth of music at these venues and others. Times, prices and venues vary.,,

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