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A participant poses for the Telephone Room Gallery's I AM portrait project at Tacoma Art Museum

MUST SEE
Hide/Seek

Don’t miss this exciting exhibit at Tacoma Art Museum. Originally presented at National Portrait Gallery in London, Hide/Seek represents over 150 years of American artists challenging or reshaping perceptions about sexuality. Bonus: on Thursday, Tacoma’s own Telephone Room Gallery is sponsoring free entry to the museum, as well as a participatory photo booth and an appearances from the mysterious, but rockin’ groupThe Branflakes.
Ongoing through 6/10. Times and prices vary. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma; 253.272.4258; tacomaartmuseum.org

MUST KING TUT
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
Opens Thursday (5/24) - This new exhibit, organized by National Geographic, features double the artifacts of the 1970s show, including funerary objects from pharaohs before Tut’s time (such as Amenhotep III and IV), the largest statue of Tut ever discovered (10 feet tall), Tut’s golden sandals, crafted specifically for afterlife terrain, and an exact replica of Tut’s mummy (actual mummy not included).
5/24–1/6/2013. Times and prices vary. Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N; 206.443.2001; pacsci.org

MUST JAM

Northwest Folklife Festival
A few entries on the usual lineup of folk music and multicultural celebrations caught our eye this year, including something called "Gender-Neutral Square Dance," a Bollywood "dance performance extravaganza" and a "Northwest Stringband Throwdown." Also, appearances by Shelby Earl, Kris Orlowski and Ravenna Woods.
5/25–5/28; all day at Seattle Center. Free admissions. Full schedule at nwfolklifefestival.org

MUST SIFF
Take this Waltz
A romantic “dramedy” starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman that explores a married woman’s struggle with her strong attraction to a man she has just met. Follow our blog for daily, digestible SIFF picks, doled out by our always discerning arts and culture editor, Brangien Davis.
5/26, 7p.m. Egyptian Theater, 805 E Pine St., 206.781.5755; siff.net

MUST TASTE
Ma’ono’s Fried Chicken
The famous fried chicken at Ma‘ono (formerly known as Spring Hill) is now available every night. There are only 30 orders available each night, so make sure to reserve your bird when you reserve a table. Upon arrival, you select the type of chicken you want: Spring Hill original, slicked with brick red Korean chili sauce, or coated in a Chinese-style glaze of hot mustard and honey. (One chicken and sides are $38, and serve two or more.) Yum.
Ma‘ono, West Seattle, 4437 California Ave. SW ; 206.935.1075; maonospringhillnorthwest.com

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