The Must List: Pride Weekend is Here and Outlandish Japanese Fashion at SAM

The 39th annual Seattle Pride Parade marches down 4th Avenue on Sunday, June 30

Must Whoop
Pride Parade
Sunday (6/30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) — We’re swelling with pride over the historic U.S. Supreme Court vote striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Perfect timing, Ginsburg et al: LGBT (and straight!) revelers will flock to the sidewalks along 4th Avenue for the 39th annual Seattle Pride Parade, which wildly winds its way downtown toward the PrideFest celebrations at the Seattle Center. Back in October, we spoke to seven couples who shared their stories on the also historic Referendum 74 vote. Read it here.

Must Drool
Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

(6/27 to 9/8) — A sartorial revolution is on display in Seattle Art Museum’s new exhibit, Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, curated by Akiko Fukai (director of the esteemed Kyoto Costume Institute) and featuring nearly 100 innovative and out-of-this world outfits by a host of designers, including Issey Miyake, Junya Watanabe and Yohji Yamamoto. Warning: It’s hard not to completely rethink your wardrobe after seeing these stunning designs.

Must Cheer
Red-Bell 100 Ride

Saturday (6/29, 7:30 a.m.) — The annual Red-Bell 100 Ride is a scenic 104-mile ride on rural back roads starting at Marymoor Park in Redmond and ending at the Boundary Bay Brewery in downtown Bellingham. Bring your loudest cheerleader voice and park yourself along the route to support these benevolent bikers. (Funds raised provide bikes to students and healthcare workers in rural Africa and bike education to Seattle area youth.)

Must Root for the Home Team
Seattle Mariners Turn Back the Clock Game

Saturday (6/29, 4:15 p.m.) — The Seattle Mariners roll back the hands of time more than 100 years for Turn Back the Clock Day at Safeco Field. The team will don vintage Northwest League uniforms and the visiting Chicago Cubs will also wear uniforms from the turn of the century. As part of the festivities, the first 20,000 fans will receive a commemorative poster featuring third baseman Kyle Seager, catcher Jesús Montero, outfielders Franklin Gutierrez and Michael Saunders, and shortstop Brendan Ryan, all styled in vintage togs by Seattle magazine fashion editor Ali Brownrigg.

Must See
Other Desert Cities at ACT

Through Sunday, June 30 (times vary) — The ties that bind get tangled for a traditional Republican family when their daughter returns home for Christmas, bringing with her the manuscript for a tell-all memoir detailing a devastating family secret. In Other Desert Cities, playwright Jon Robin Baitz, creator of the hit TV show Brothers & Sisters, explores the private and public faces of truth in this Tony Award–nominated drama starring Kevin Tighe, Pamela Reed and Marya Sea Kaminski.

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