An Edible Book Fest, Michio Kaku at Town Hall, Must-See Work at BAM and Burke

Owl oglers are lining up for the Burke Museum's hootastic exhibit

Must Read
Edible Book Festival
Sunday (4/2) - Alice in Wonderbread. S’more and Peace. Huckleberry Flan. No pun is too painful at the fifth annual Edible Book Festival, where bookworms and food geeks unite to reinterpret great literature through gastronomy. As always, the fest asks the public to craft edible takes on books—and then eat them. Got a punny plan? Register online by TONIGHT (3/31) at midnight. Admission is free for those bringing entries and $10 for those without entries. Noon–3 p.m., Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N

Must Listen
Michio Kaku at Town Hall
Wednesay (4/6) - Despite being a cofounder of string field theory (which is related to string theory, but please don’t ask us how), physicist Michio Kaku is known for popularizing science—such as in his TV series Sci-Fi Science, in which he discusses flying saucers, teleportation, time travel and more. In this Town Hall appearance, he’ll blow our minds with futuristic talk from his brand-new book, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100. 7:30 p.m. Times and prices vary. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.; 206.652.4255;

Must See
The Mysterious Content of Softness
Through 6/26 - The title of this captivating group show echoes The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and aptly so, as it showcases fiber arts that are simultaneously ethereal and laden with meaning. Featuring the work of 12 artists, including Lisa Kellner’s bubbling silk installations, Lauren DiCioccio’s hand-stitched letters and slides, and Seattle artist Diem Chau’s embroidered portraits affixed to teacups, the exhibit reveals the many faces and facets of fiber. Times and prices vary. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE; 425.519.0770;

Must Hoot
The Owl and The Woodpecker at Burke Museum
Through 8/7 - Bird nerds were thrilled by the 2008 release of local nature photographer Paul Bannick’s beautiful book, The Owl and the Woodpecker. Now there’s more to give a hoot about—an exhibit of large-scale photos from the book and Bannick’s travels. Woo-hoo! Times and prices vary. Burke Museum, NE 45th Street & 17th Avenue NE; 206.543.5590;