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Fall in Love with Lynn Shelton, Get Surrounded by Cellos, Celebrate Dad and Other Weekend Musts
Your Sister’s Sister
The latest release from local filmmaker Lynn Shelton stars Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt as sisters, and Mark Duplass (from Humpday) as Blunt's best friend. The movie is romantic and a comedy, sure, but it has nothing in common with the rom-coms Hollywood churns out. Like all Shelton's work, the film is subtle and pleasantly drifty, punctuated with plot twists and poignancy.
Opens 6/15 at Landmark Theaters in Wallingford, Capitol Hill and the University District. Check listings for times.yoursisterssister-themovie.com
Washington Brewers Fest
If your dad likes beer, he’ll love this event. Over sixty craft breweries will pour more than 200 unique beers in Marymoor Park. Perusing the creative beer names may prove entertainment enough (Pina Colada IPA; Red Neck Logger; Pacemaker Porter), but live music, food trucks abound to keep your designated driver plenty entertained.
6/15-6/17, times vary. $15-$25. Minors admitted free on Saturday and Sunday with adult supervision. Marymoor Park, Redmond. washingtonbeer.com
Fathers Need Clothes, Too
There’s no reason ties and socks can’t be wonderful gifts, so long as your dad actually wears such accessories and you go to a stylish source to select them. Explore the myriad father’s day gift ideas at Butch Blum downtown this week. Conveniently, the timing overlaps with the store’s spring/summer sale, featuring many designer labels at 25-40 percent off.
Mon. - Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun 12pm-6pm; 1408 Fifth Ave, 206.622.5760; butchblum.com
Local wunderkind cellist Joshua Roman has performed for the likes of Hillary Clinton and the president of China, and the young star’s versatility has taken him and his instrument from classrooms in Uganda to concert halls across the U.S. You can catch his impromptu performances on YouTube but there’s nothing like hearing him live. For this Town Hall show, he’ll be accompanied by an all-cello ensemble—that’s strength in strings.
6/19, 7:30 p.m. $10–$20. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave.; 206.652.4255; townhallseattle.org
As You Like It
Seattle Shakespeare Company’s artistic director, George Mount, directs this ever-quotable comedy, featuring pretty much every talented Seattle actor (still in town), including Darragh Kennan, David Pichette and Hanna Lass, all having a ball with those classic Shakespearean devices, including confused lovers, cross-dressing women, cantankerous servants and, of course, a romantic forest.
Times and prices vary. Seattle Center House, 305 Harrison St.; 206.733.8222; seattleshakespeare.org