This Week's Critics' Picks

The Solstice Parade, Ten Tiny Dances and Jose Gonzalez/Juana Molina/Psapp top our list.


Winding through Fremont to Gasworks Park, the annual Solstice Parade showcases magnificent floats, painted bodies, clowns, pirates, dancers—and maybe you? (Don't be surprised if you feel like jumpin' in.) In conjunction with the rambunctious Fremont Fair, which takes place Saturday and Sunday. Downtown Fremont, Free. Noon Sat., June 17. KATIE BECKER


Ten Tiny Dances' gimmick? A dance stage that's only 4 feet wide by 4 feet long. The reason to go? Talented artists from Portland and Seattle—including the local Crispin Spaeth Dance Group—promise captivatingly creative 15-minute performances. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave., 206- 388-0569, $12/$15 door. 7:30 p.m. Sat., June 17–Sun., June 18. MOLLY LORI


Heralding the arrival of summer is the amazingly well-matched bill of Swedish singer Jose Gonzalez, Argentine chanteuse Juana Molina (representing her excellent new Son), and the charming electronic duo Psapp. Neumo's, 925 E. Pike St., 206-709-9467, $15–$17. 8 p.m. Mon., June 19. RACHEL SHIMP

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