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The Weekly Must List: June 3-9, 2010
Friday (6/4) • If you didn’t have plans Friday night, you do now. Seattle Art Museum’s Remix is literally mixing it up with its always fun, late-night party for 20- and 30-somethings. From guided tours, to a live DJ set, to a fashion show courtesy of the folks at Ballard’s New York Fashion Academy, you’ll find plenty of ways to get your culture fix at SAM. If that’s not enough, grab a gaggle of friends and join in on an after hours tour of the museum, led by a local arts expert. Oh yeah, arrive early. The first 100 guests to channel their inner-celebrity by donning a wig get into the party free! 8 p.m.–midnight. $5–$10 1300 First Ave. 206.654.3121. seattleartmuseum.org
Knute Berger’s “Mossback” cocktail
After reading Knute Berger's Grey Matters editorial about classic seafood joint Ivar's in our April issue, the company went and made him a star; they've created a cocktail in his honor. Head down to Ivar's Acres of Clams (that's the one on the waterfront) and run, don't walk, to the Clam Diggers Lounge for a MossBack Nectar (Absolute Citron, Absolute Peppar, clam nectar, clamato and served with a sauteed clam & tomato garnish). Ivar's Jim Worth tells me the cocktail will be availabe starting this Friday, June 4th, for $8.50, and adds "Those who are so bold can get the $2.50 clam nectar chaser." And those who love to live vicariously can tune in to hear Berger taste the drink live on KUOW (94.9 FM) this Friday around 10:45am.
Northwest New Works at OtB
6/4–6/6 & 6/11–6/13 (Friday-Sunday) • Each year, Seattle’s innovative performance venue On the Boards gathers the Pacific Northwest’s most compelling artists for two weekends packed with dance, music, theater and all manner of delicious weirdness. As implied by the title, the pieces presented in Northwest New Works are previously unseen—and often still in progress. This year’s lineup includes local modern dancers Amy O’Neal, Mark Haim and KT Niehoff, and performers Mike Pham and the Satori Group. See what these talented folks are up to next—while it’s still in the works. 6/4–6/6 & 6/11–6/13 Times and prices vary. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St.; 206.217.9888; ontheboards.org
Last Campaign of Booth Gardner at SIFF
6/5 (Saturday) • Don’t miss your chance to see "The Last Campaign of Booth Gardner," the Academy Award-nominated documentary short chronicling the former governor's battle to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The 38-minute film was directed by Daniel Junge and shot in mostly in Olympia and Tacoma during the lead up to the passing of Initiative 1000 (a.k.a. the "Death with Dignity Act"). Here's a clip from the 38-minute film (which is supposed to eventually air on HBO) directed by Colorado filmmaker Daniel Junge. 4 p.m. Prices vary. SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St.; 206.324.9996; siff.net