Summer Youth Programs with MoPOP
Museum of Pop Culture: online events; varied times based on program, tuition starting at $175, recommended for youth
MoPOP is offering a variety of summer programs for any cool kids in your household. Whether they’re interested in science fiction (The Final Frontier: Online Sci-Fi Creative Writing Camp) or video games (The Minecraft Challenge) or maybe music (Rock ‘n’ Rolling: Online Music Video Camp), there is something for everyone. While summer camp may look a bit different this year, it doesn’t mean you won’t have an awesome experience. The programs are best suited for kids over the age of 9.
Open Air Art Social
Setzer Studio Arts and Tidal Artist Haven: 16006 15th Ave NE, Shoreline; 6:30–8:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation, all ages
Take advantage of the long days and go check out the Open Air Art Social in Shoreline. You can meet local artists, work on something of your own or just go to see what’s going on. The social will be outside and everyone is advised to keep the proper socially distanced space between them. So pack some supplies as if you’re going to a crossover art studio and picnic — blanket, snacks, beverages, art supplies and your face mask — and head on over for a cool Tuesday evening.
2am Notes: A (Virtual) Literary Open Mic
Online event at link; 7–9 p.m., free
You know those nights when you can’t sleep, and an idea pops into your head and you quickly write it down in your notes app? This literary open mic wants to hear those stories. What keeps you up at night? What stories swirl around in your dreamscape? It’s all about the spark of an idea and your work in progress. This is a great opportunity to share your work, get feedback and meet other artists — wonderful ways to get inspired. To join the open mic, you simply join the event and then send a message to the host. The readers will be chosen at random from there. Any form of hate speech will not be tolerated at the event, as this is an inclusive space that is following the tenets of the current movements.
Virtual D&D for Beginners
Distant Worlds Coffee House: online event; 6:30–10:30 p.m., $10
Have you ever been curious about Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) before? You are definitely not alone. What is this magical game and exactly how does it work? We’re all in luck, because Distant Worlds Coffee is hosting this online event specifically for beginners. After you order your ticket, they will even be sending out a survey to figure out what type of character would suit you best and send you all of your character info before the session, so you can get acquainted with your special abilities and the rules that govern them. D&D is a great way to join an online community and have some awesome experiences at the same time.
A Convoluted Remedy to My Soft Hands: A Performance by Maya Vivas
Wa Na Wari: online event; 5 p.m., donations accepted, all ages
Maya Vivas is a multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of mediums, including ceramic, performance, painting and installation. She has exhibited work across the country and is now co-founder of the Ori Gallery, which works to amplify queer and trans voices in the art community. There’s not much information about the performance, but based on Maya and her work, you know it’s going to be interesting and relevant. Wa Na Wari is also an amazing organization based in Seattle’s historically redlined Central District. Wa Na Wari works to create space for Black art and culture.
Calendar compiled by Michelle Galluzzo. Got something we should know about? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar submissions is nine days prior to the date of publication.
Read more in the July 15-21, 2020 issue.