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Shopping On a Boat, Mother's Day Ideas and 3 Other Weekend Musts
The Jewelry Art of Mary Lee Hu
Ongoing - Local artist Mary Lee Hu has been hand crafting stunning jewelry for 40 years, weaving gold and silver wire—as if it were thread—into exquisite neckpieces, rings and brooches. More than 90 impossibly fluid designs comprise a glittering retrospective at BAM—the perfect place to go to let Mom know she’s as good as gold. Bonus: the museum is offering 2-for-1 admission on Mother's Day.
Through 6/17. Times and prices vary. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE; 425.519.0770; bellevuearts.org
Floating Farmers Market
Opens Thursday (5/10) - Every Thursday, starting this week, you can shop for fresh produce and locally crafted treats aboard the "Virgina V." The historic 125' steamship used to haul goods between Seattle and Tacoma in the early 20th century. Better yet, the boat is moored in the new Lake Union Park, so after you've purchased heaps of delicious produce, you can hang out on the spacious deck and soak in (hopefully) a little sunshine, great views and even live music.
5/10, 11am-3pm. Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N. farmboat.org.
Seattle Rock Orchestra Does The Beatles
Opens Saturday (5/12-5/13) - The always enchanting Seattle Rock Orchestra pays tribute to the Beatles this month, playing the albums Rubber Soul and Revolver in their entireties, on symphonic instruments, with special guest singers including John Roderick and Sean Nelson.
5/12-5/13. Times vary. $18. The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave.; 877.784.4849; stgpresents.org
MUST GO OUTSIDE
New Exhibit at Olympic Sculpture Park
Ongoing - An installation artist based in São Paulo, Brazil, Sandra Cinto brings her swirly visions to the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion, which she’ll decorate with large-scale, pen-on-wall landscapes resembling a mash-up of Japanese woodblock prints and psychedelic wallpaper.
Times vary. Free. Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave.; 206.654.3100; seattleartmuseum.org
MUST GET TICKETS
Ongoing - Seattle’s biggest event of the summer just announced its music lineup. If you’re dying to see Jane’s Addiction, Tony Bennett or Seattle’s beloved neo-folkies Hey Marseilles, there’s no better time to buy tickets than right now, when you can get three-day passes for $110 (and single days for $40).
9/1-9/3. Times and prices vary. Seattle Center. bumbershoot.org