SCIENCE Mon–Sun, Burke Museum (University of Washington, 17th Ave NE & NE 45th St)
Washington's embarrassing lack of dinosaur bones was remedied last month, when a dino femur was found underwater by scientists who know about that sort of thing. They're pretty sure it's from a two-legged carnivore, which I guess is okay (a flying one would have been better, if you ask me). But seriously, when's the last time you really wrapped your brain around DINOSAURS?
Nearby snack: Araya's Place (5240 University Way NE) for the vegan Thai lunch buffet. Under the right circumstances, I could probably eat my weight in their friend spring rolls and peanut sauce.
QUEER Thurs June 25, Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave)
I was just going to tell you that George Michael is a huge stoner, but when I looked online to confirm, several news articles popped up breaking the news that the "Club Tropicana" heartthrob has checked himself into WEED REHAB because, as International Business Times reports, "Michael was smoking nearly 25 joints a day before he decided to enter rehab." (I don't wanna miss it when you hit that high.) Um, so go sing along with Wham! songs (and all kinds of other rainbow-approved hits) tonight and spark a fatty for GM, who I hope gets well soon?
Nearby snack: I think we've talked about Central Cinema's popcorn options, but, to review: Get the curry popcorn WITH the butter. Then trick your date into ordering the brewer's yeast one (which is almost as good) so you can eat all of yours and most of theirs.
MUSIC Thurs June 25, All Rise Site (1250 Denny Way)
Now in its fifth year, the Quiet Music Festival of Portland is tiptoeing into Seattle, bringing you tranquil sounds from Sun Foot, Amenta Abioto, Irma Vep, Sonny & the Sunsets, and HITS. "Tuning in and zonking out are equally encouraged as this year's lineup takes you through soft sets tailored to the festival's ethos." Can do!
Nearby snack: Lunchbox Laboratory's (1253 Thomas St) experimental menu adds over-the-top flair to burgers, mini corn dogs, jalapeño poppers, totchos, shakes, and other foods inspired by that one kid whose house you could never go to for dinner because his mom let him eat whatever.
CLASSICAL June 26–27, Benaroya Hall (200 University St)
Get def high for the high-def presentation of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 footage that will be accompanied live by the Seattle Symphony! I'm partial to the original (Disney: I liked their early stuff better), but watching/listening to Fantasia via any other setting than a tiny, tinny laptop is tiiiiiight.
Nearby snack: My big summer goal is to get dressed up and take a bong ride down to Metropolitan Grill (820 Second Ave) for the bananas Foster. They flambé it next to your table!!! Talk about a hot date.
FESTIVAL June 27–28, Pacific Science Center Laser Dome (200 Second Ave N)
Laser light shows: for weed, by weed. Celebrate Pride weekend with Gayzer Laser's colorful visuals with a queer soundtrack! I know we already talked about George Michael, but... just saying. Gayzer Laser is part of Seattle's first annual PFFF: PrideFest Film Fest (queer film showings at various locations, June 23–27, tickets and info at strangertickets.com).
Nearby snack: I have no idea why I know this, but McDonald's (222 Fifth Ave N) has a strawberries-and-cream pie now, in addition to the apple pie we all know and sort of love in a guilty-pleasure way. Guilt sucks. Go for it.