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Sandra Bernhard, PechaKucha, Pride Parade and Other Weekend Musts
Win Tickets to See Sandra Bernhard
Feisty funnywoman Sandra Bernhard presents the Seattle premiere of her new show, I Love Being Me, Don’t You? Backed by a four-piece band, Bernhard (who has also recorded several jazz and blues albums) delivers the snark and satire she’s become known for since kicking off her comedic career in the ’70s. For a chance to win tickets to the Friday show, visit the giveaway page on seattlemag.com.
6/21-6/23. Times and prices vary. The Triple Door, 216 Union St.; 206.838.4333; thetripledoor.net
Local architecture and design magazine ARCADE hosts the lastest local installment of the internationally popular “PechaKucha.” Originated by architects living in Tokyo, PechaKucha is what happens when you combine the efficiency of Power Point with visual inspiration and creative thinking. Presenters are invited to deliver separate “lectures” on one guiding theme. The challenge: the lectures are presented via 20 slides, displayed for only 20 seconds each. A lively mix of locals will broach the theme of "story," including Charles Mudede (The Stranger), Manny Chao (Georgetown Brewing) and our own arts and culture editor Brangien Davis.
6/22, 8:00 pm (doors at 7:00); Free and open to the public. Olson Kundig Architects, 406 Occidental Avenue; pecha-kucha.org
Friends of the Seattle Public Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Seattle Public Library are at it again with their “Mini” Book Sale this weekend. Approximately 25,000 books, DVDS are up for grabs at bargain prices with all proceeds benefitting the Seattle Public Libraries. And save the date for the “Big” sale, starting September 12.
6/22-6/23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 6/24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Building 30 Workshop; friendsofspl.org
Seattle Pride Parade
Don your brightest, most festive raincoats, Pride Parade is taking over downtown Seattle, come rain or shine; and unfortunately the weather predictions favor the former. We wouldn’t worry too much, as this annual celebration of diversity, daring to be who you are--and dancing--is too bright to be rained out.
6/24; Free. Parade begins at 11 a.m. at 4th Avenue and Union Streets and proceeds north on 4th Avenue to Denny Way. seattlepride.org
Schools out and summer is officially here (so they say). Celebrate graduates of any grade level by having dessert for dinner at Ballard’s new dessert bar, Hot Cakes. Owner and Theo Chocolates alum Autumn Martin sells an array of treats—cookies, brownies, sublime sauces to-go, those warm and gooey chocolate hot cakes, fresh pie and much more—in the evenings and on weekends.
Open daily at varying hours. 5427 Ballard Ave NW; 206.420.3431; getyourhotcakes.com