The Must List: The Solstice Parade Rides Through Fremont, Best Ice Cream Spots and Tom Robbins at Town Hall

Things to do in Seattle
Posted June 19, 2014
Susan Brown's Percy Forde Silbert’s Complete Guide to the Ocean at Storefronts in Bellevue

Must Salute the Sun
Fremont Solstice Parade

(6/20 to 6/22, times vary) — The Fremont Solstice Parade returns, with naked bicyclers, a food tent frenzy, crazy floats and this year, a new concert series featuring beloved indie bands Tacocat, The Young Evils, Campfire OK, The Physics, and headliners Built to Spill and Blue Scholars.

Must Indulge
The Best Ice Cream Spots in Seattle

Three cheers for the last week of school! Where to celebrate? How about grabbing a scoop or two at one of these prized spots for locally made frozen treats.

Must Hear
Author Tom Robbins to Read at Town Hall

Thursday (6/26, 7:30 p.m.) — Known for writing hugely weird yet surprisingly appealing books such as Jitterbug Perfume, Skinny Legs and All and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, the La Conner–based writer gives readers some backstory on his wildly creative brain in the new memoir, Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life. Hear him tell true tales that rival his fiction.

Must Groove
Mavis Staples Performs at Zootunes

Sunday (6/22, 6 p.m.) — Mavis Staples brings the blues to the outdoor stage at the Woodland Park Zoo as part of the 2014 Zootunes Concert Series.

Must Go East
New Storefront Installations in Bellevue

(Through 6/23, times vary) — Visit the Meydenbauer Center to glimpse a new series of storefront installations in conjunction with the City of Bellevue’s sculpture exhibition, Bellwether 2014. On display are Susan Brown’s paper puppets perched in classic landscapes in Percy Forde Silbert’s Complete Guide to the Ocean and cut-paper artist Celeste Cooning’s stunning floral creations in Lotus Flower and Milk and Honey.