Things to Do in Seattle: Week of July 21, 2014
This week: Beatlemania hits SIFF Cinema Uptown, Mormons invade the Paramount Theatre, and a Japanese teahouse sets sail in Lake Union Park. Still thirsty? Check out Groupon for even more great things to do in Seattle.
Lower Queen Anne | Monday, July 21, 4:15 p.m.
Rereleased to theaters nationwide in honor of its 50th anniversary, the movie musical credited with inspiring everything from the London spy thriller genre to music videos recently underwent a major restoration. Funny, fast-paced, and smartly edited, it’s a stunning reminder that the Fab Four have influenced much more than just music. (SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave. N; see additional showtimes through July 31)
Downtown | Tuesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Tony-winning satire returns to Seattle for a limited three-week run as part of its second national tour. If you’re one of the many people left in the cold after its sold-out run last year, your prayers may have been answered—as of press time, there were still plenty of tickets available in all price ranges. We wouldn’t recommend waiting too long, though. (Paramount Theatre; 911 Pine St.; $45+; through August 10; buy tickets here)
Capitol Hill | Friday, July 25–Sunday, July 27
Spoon, Chromeo, and A$AP Rocky are among the headliners at the fest (now in its 18th year!), which will feature performances by 100 artists across three days. Younger festival-goers will have extra reason to celebrate this year: based on criticism from past events, CHBP organizers decided to move the national acts from the 21+ stage to the all-ages Vera stage so that no fans get left out. (East Pike Street and 12th Avenue; three-day pass: $125; single-day passes: $50 in advance, $60 at the door; buy tickets here)
South Lake Union | Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26
Officially titled Furyu - Light Breeze, this two-day project by features kimono-clad actors recreating a traditional Japanese tea ceremony aboard an illuminated, floating teahouse in the Lake Union Park pond. Artist Yuri Kinoshita’s textile and lighting installations will also factor into the ceremony, which spectators observe from the shore. (860 Terry Ave. N; free)
Eastlake | Sunday, July 27, 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
The last Sunday of every month, Little Water Cantina partners with a local brewery for a family-friendly night dedicated to suds, live tunes, and roasted porky goodness. This time around, Two Beers Brewing Co. cohosts the whole-hog roast, while Sweetheart of the Rodeo provides the soundtrack. For $17, you get a brew and a roast-pork taco platter complete with rice, beans, and housemade tortillas. (2865 Eastlake Ave. E; no cover)