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6/9-7/2, times vary

Matthew Lopez’s inventive new comedy is a distant relative of gender-bending classics such as Some Like It Hot, Kinky Boots and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. A broke Elvis impersonator with a pregnant wife travels to the Florida Panhandle and becomes an award-winning drag queen. See how that great idea is brought to life in a show that The Hollywood Reporter says delivers “amusing dialogue and farcical humor.”

 

Through June, times vary

The number of years Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery has hosted an outdoor summer concert series. June concerts at the winery, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, include Elvis Costello & The Imposters (6/1), John Legend (6/3–6/4), the Moody Blues (6/10) and Santana (6/23–6/24). Times and prices vary.

6/15-7/2, Times vary

This response to the Orlando Pulse nightclub tragedy and ongoing hostility toward the LBGTQ community is presented by Spectrum Dance Theater in partnership with Seattle Repertory Theatre, and was sparked by the work of two gay artists: writer, filmmaker and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz and playwright Brian Quirk.

 

 

6/30-10/22, Times vary

More than 50 artists from around the world show off their art of piercing and cutting—transforming paper, rubber, plastic and metal into extraordinarily exquisite forms.

7/1-1/15/2018, Times vary

Bowie’s official photographer, Mick Rock, shares 65 photographs that show Ziggy Stardust’s journey from inception to live performance, with rare images of backstage life. Bonuses: audio tour (narrated by Rock) that talks about Bowie, the stories behind the photographs, rare video interviews and performance footage of Bowie/Ziggy.

7/6-8/3, 6-8 p.m.

Although trained as a photographer, Zwick works in printmaking, large-scale installations, wearable sculptures, painting and interactive video installations. The artist’s pleasure in subverting reality comes through in three-dimensional vignettes that focus on symmetry and duality using digital photography.

 

7/6-7/10

If you love dinner theater, here’s a chance to see new and experimental work for less than the price of a regular season ticket. Café Nordo ends its 2017 season with the second edition of The Pressure Cooker, a new-works program featuring productions by up-and-coming local directors and artists. This year’s Pressure Cooker production is Please Open Your Mouth by Joanna Garner, directed by Norah Elges Schneyer. The audience is invited to an underground supper club, where diners will explore their fetishes and fantasies around food and sex. Yum.

 

7/7, 7:30 p.m.

It’s not often you find a comedian with a wicked sense of humor hidden behind an unassuming delivery, but that’s how Funches gets it done. He smoothly delivers social commentary and pairs it with everyday observation that goes down easy, with a great laugh to boot.

7/8–10/1, Times vary

The Henry presents the first major exposition of artist Doris Totten Chase (1923–2008), known for her large kinetic public sculptures. This retrospective will include sculptures, paintings, drawings and videos that Chase created between 1956 and 2000, and gives a glimpse inside the video art Chase began working on in the early 1970s, her experiments with computer imaging in collaboration with the Boeing Company, and her focus on feminist issues and self-sufficiency.

 

7/8, 8 p.m.

Video game technology meets rock concert meets symphony orchestra, giving birth to Video Games Live, an immersive concert of video game music from titles such as Final Fantasy, Halo, Mario, The Legend of Zelda and World of Warcraft. Game industry veteran Tommy Tallarico has gathered top orchestras and choirs from around the world in a touring production, combining their music with interactive and live segments to produce a unique experience for gamers and non-gamers alike.