The Week Ahead: fireworks, Thoft, Kraftwerk, and MOHAI
The week of Jun 29 holds holiday fests, music, and art gatherings.
‘Evergreen: The Road to Legalization’
Director Riley Morton’s documentary of the 2012 campaign to pass Initiative 502 — which proposed legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use in Washington state — is an energetic, enlightening chronicle of a hard-fought battle. Now playing at SIFF Cinema at the Film Center. For showtimes, see Page H7. For Tom Keogh’s 3.5-star review, go to seattletimes.com.
’Under the Dome’
The season two premiere of this television adaptation of the Stephen King novel was written by King himself. 10 p.m. Monday, June 30, on CBS.
‘A Capitol Fourth’
There are fireworks displays everywhere this weekend, but you might want to tune in to this annual celebration from Washington D.C. featuring performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks and Kelli O’Hara. 8 p.m. Friday, July 4, on KCTS.
Ballard restaurants Bastille and Stoneburner celebrate their birthdays on Monday, June 30, with $5 happy hour. Stoneburner celebrates its first anniversary with $5 food and drink specials from 3-5 p.m. Across the street, Bastille celebrates its fifth year with a $5 menu from 4:30-6 p.m. including burgers, moules frites and croque madame. More info at bastilleseattle.com and stoneburnerseattle.com.
Seafair Summer Fourth
Celebrate the nation’s birthday with games, food, music, contests, beer garden, and a fireworks show set to music. Festivities will be at both Gas Works and Lake Union parks on Friday, July 4, from From noon to 11 p.m. For details, inlcuding how to reserve a seat, check out seafair.com/Calendar.aspx.
Bellevue Collection Family 4th
Bellevue Downtown Park will host a big holiday celebration with food, games, live music, and fireworks accompanied by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2-10:30 p.m., Friday, July 4 ().
Now that electronic dance music has swept the nation’s youth into a full-blown trance, it makes perfect sense that the pioneering German electronic band Kraftwerk has hit the road again. These guys were twisting and fiddling with knobs in the late ‘60s, when the band grew out of Dusseldorf’s avant-garde arts scene. In 1974, their dreamy album, “Autobahn,” became a cult favorite. Earlier this year, co-founders Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider (who left the band in 2008) received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $35.75 -$65.75 (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org).
Touring behind his new album, “Honest,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard charts and features the hit collaboration with Kanye West, “I Won,” the famously auto-tuned Atlanta rapper popped up at OutKast’s Coachella show in April. 9 p.m. Thursday, July 3 at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle.; $27.50-$75 (877-784-4849 or. stgpresents.org).
This local author is getting kudos for her mysteries. She signs her latest, “Identity,” the second in her Boston-based series, at noon Wednesday, July 2, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle; free (206-587-5737 or seattlemystery.com).
Teatro ZinZanni’s latest dinner-cirque-variety show, “When Sparks Fly,” focuses on the marvelously deadpan and magically skilled performer Voronin. Shows are Wednesday-Sunday evenings through Sept. 21, Teatro ZinZanni, 222 Mercer St., Seattle; tickets start at $99 (206-802-0015 or zinzanni.com).
Room 104 Gallery
The gallery, one of the tenants in the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square, is closing after two years in business with a Cash & Carry Sale. Nothing will cost more than $180. As works sell, artists will replace them with others until the gallery’s last day — Saturday, July 19. Works will be ready to be carried away from artists such as Kelly Lyles, Barry Connolly, Jessica Dodge, Steve Craft and more. The gallery’s hours are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 306 S. Washington St., Seattle (206-953-8104 or room104gallery.com).
Here’s a tasty thought: “Chocolate: The Exhibition,” a touring exhibit from the Field Museum in Chicago, is making a stop at South Lake Union. The text is in English and Spanish, and the collection of photos and artifacts “explores the relationship between chocolate and cultures across the globe,” starting with the Maya and ending with our current cacao-drenched culture. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 28, MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave., Seattle; $14-$17 (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).