Must List: Pride Celebrations, Shake Shack Pop-Up, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

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MUST CELEBRATE

Pride Parade and Seattle Center PrideFest
(6/22–6/24) Pride hits its peak this weekend with a culmination of block parties, marches, festivals, performances, and of course, the parade. The 44th annual Seattle Pride Parade kicks off at 4th and Union 11 a.m. Sunday,  proceeding on to Seattle Center where the celebration continues with PrideFest, featuring four stages of music and performances by LGTBQ artists and allies. Free. Times and locations vary; Seattlepride.org


Photo via Shake Shack Facebook page

MUST EAT

Shake Shack x Canlis Backlot Pop-Up
(6/23) Before Shake Shack officially opens its doors in South Lake Union this fall, its ShackBurger and crinkle-cut fries will make an appearance at...Canlis, naturally. The fine-dining restaurant and the east coast burger chain will unite during this one-day pop-up to give us a taste of its cult fast food. Live music by local bands and lawn games round out this first come, first served event. You must RSVP to even have the chance to get in line. Free to attend, food available for purchase. Canlis, Queen Anne, 2576 Aurora Ave. N; shakeshackcanlispopup.splashthat.com

MUST SEE

The Picture of Dorian Gray
(through 7/1) Although known as an apostle of “art for art’s sake,” Oscar Wilde pointedly explored the link between art and morality in his 1890 novel, here getting the Book-It stage treatment. The title character, whose sociopathy is reflected not in his person but in his creepily changing portrait, remains one of Victorian lit’s most haunting personae. Times and prices vary. Book-It Repertory Theater, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; 206.216.0833; book-it.org


Photo courtesy of Trupanion

MUST BARK

Take Your Dog to Work Day
(6/22) Harness up your pup and bring it in for a day of cuddles at the office. Originally started by Pet Sitters International, Take Your Day to Work Day is in its 20th year of celebrating dogs at work and promoting pet adoptions. According to Trupanion, one in four pet owners in the U.S. and Canada work in pet-friendly offices, and it’s a dog’s day if your office falls into this category. Free; petsit.com

MUST GEEK OUT

ACE Comic Con
(6/22–6/24) Meet Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) along with many other Marvel Universe characters at this weekend’s ACE Comic Con. The weekend-long event will include panels with your favorite movie and TV stars, talks on the history of comics, master classes on drawing comic book characters and a cosplay contest, so come prepared to show off your superhero (or villain) garb. Times and prices vary. WaMu Theater and CenturyLink Field Event Center, SoDo, 800 Occidental Ave. S; aceuniverse.com

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