The cover features 8 Bit Flowers by Jennifer Zwick, on display at Winston Wachter June 26-August 22
The cover features 8 Bit Flowers by Jennifer Zwick, on display at Winston Wachter June 26-August 22

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP – A Penny Dreadful, playing Feb. 8-26 at Intiman Theatre
Laugh till it hurts at this outrageous camp comedy the NYTimes calls “Wickedly funny!”

Your quarterly guide to everything of cultural import in Seattle, the summer edition of The Stranger's Art + Performance Quarterly, is now on stands, and there's several great stories just waiting to be read, not to mention hundreds of things to do between now and September as recommended by the Stranger Staff.

If you simply can't wait to pick up your copy, here's a little preview of what you'll find inside...

The season of outdoor reading is upon us. But in a recent staff meeting, there was an unexpected throwdown about whether reading outdoors is a good idea. Rich Smith is firmly against it. Charles Mudede says Rich is crazy.

However you feel about reading outdoors, seeing music outdoors is a no-brainer. In advance of the Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, we asked a few famous forest figures which bands they’re most excited to see. Their answers might surprise you. Or, they won't surprise you at all.

Kathy Griffin talks to Katie Herzog about becoming a social pariah after that silly photo involving a Trump mask. Representative quote from the interview: “Ivanka is a fucking dipshit. I know her.”

Did you know Seattle in the summertime has great opportunities to engage with Japanese cultural heritage? Sophia Stephens offers a personal perspective on the city’s offerings, from butoh to taiko to cosplay.

Seattle Art Fair is the biggest visual art event of the year, with thousands of works of art from cities from around the world. Check out a breakdown of this sculpture made entirely of pencils that will be on exhibit this August.

And finally, there are things to do! Lots of things! Check out our summer 2018 calendars featuring events that take place between now and mid-September: art shows and museum exhibits, comedy and performances, film screenings, book talks and signings, jazz and classical music concerts, and festivals of all varieties! Start your planning now.

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer: Jan 13-Feb 14 at Bagley Wright Theatre
Part theater, part revival, and all power, this one-woman show will have your head nodding and hands clapping!