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Seattle Pride Art Walk, Elvis Costello and Daryl Hall, and a saucy musical comedy 

By Sarah Stackhouse June 6, 2024


This article originally appeared in the July/August 2024 issue of Seattle magazine.

June is here, and Seattle’s buzzing with events. It’s Pride Month, kicking off with an art walk tonight featuring the work of local LGBTQIA+ youth. Meanwhile, the city’s bagel scene is booming — perfect for your carb cravings. We’ve also got our first yaupon espresso roaster — definitely worth a try.

In the arts world, ACT Contemporary Theatre Co. and Seattle Shakespeare are exploring a merger. And Tacoma Art Museum is asking some big questions about the roots and meaning of Western art.

We’ve rounded up the best events of the week, including musicians Elvis Costello and Daryl Hall, and the funky and eclectic Georgetown Carnival.


A colorful poster featuring vibrant rainbow hues announces the Seattle Art Walk, celebrating Pride with lively text and eye-catching design.

Seattle Pride Art Walk

Thursday, June 6

5 p.m., RailSpur Building, Free

Celebrate Seattle Pride at the Pioneer Square Art Walk. The 50th Anniversary art show, curated by youth interns, features pieces from local LGBTQ+ artists along with creations from a youth public art project. This fun, all-ages event connects the community’s future with the legacy of those who started Pride in 1974.



Promotional image for a stellar performance featuring Daryl Hall, Elvis Costello with The Imposters, and the talented Charlie Sexton. Includes images of Daryl Hall on the left and Elvis Costello on the right.

Daryl Hall + Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Thursday, June 6

5:30 p.m., Remlinger Farms, $84.50

Get ready for an epic night at the pumpkin patch. Daryl Hall and Elvis Costello’s power vocals will take you on a wild ride through punk, new wave, and rock. Throw in Charlie Sexton’s sweet guitar riffs, and you’ve got an incredible night of music that 20-year-old you would have camped out for.


A stylized promotional image featuring Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales against a yellow background with blue and purple hues tops this week's must list. Jinkx Monsoon poses with a hand on her chest while Major Scales holds a cigarette.

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! 

Now-June 23

Noon, 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Seattle Rep, $50

Catch Jinkx Monsoon, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner, and musician Major Scales for a comedy musical. Expect some saucy humor, campy hijinks, and plenty of song and dance numbers. From the creators of The Vaudevillians, their latest act has everybody talking.


Hannah Gadsby

Friday, June 7

6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., The Moore Theatre, $40

Hannah Gadsby’s latest show, “Woof!” brings their signature wit and perspective to the stage. Known for the groundbreaking special “Nanette,” Hannah navigates the world’s absurdities and challenges with humor and insight. “Woof!” gets into everything from the trivial to the profound, mixing jokes with thought-provoking commentary.​

Georgetown Carnival 

Saturday, June 8

Noon-10 p.m., Georgetown, Free

Aerial acrobats, tarot readings, and flash tattoos —  the Georgetown Carnival is always a good time. There will be live bands, art projects, a cakewalk, mini golf, face-painting, and a tribute to Seattle clown J.P. Patches. Explore art booths, grab a bite from food trucks, and enjoy a cold one from the beer gardens.


Indigenous People Festival

Saturday, June 8

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Seattle Center, Free

Celebrate the culture of Pacific Northwest tribes. Enjoy traditional and contemporary music, dance, food, and art, all aimed at fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of American Indian and Alaska Native communities. This event highlights the beauty and resilience of Indigenous cultures.


Visit our events calendar for more ideas.

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