This Week's Critics' Picks

Sound artist Trimpin, writer Rebecca Brown, outdoor theater, and Thievery Corporation top our list.


How's this for a power-packed art/lit double bill? Mad sound-scientist Trimpin talks about his crazy clog in- stallation Klompen at 6 p.m.; noted local novelist Rebecca Brown follows at 7:30, reading a story inspired by the work of artist Robyn O'Neil. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, Free. Fri., July 14.


Hamlet, a bunch of fairies, and an ass walked into a park one midsummer night to make much ado about Shakespeare's greatest hits—just as you like it. Translation: Don't miss the Seattle Outdoor Theatre Festival, presented by Theater Schmeater, GreenStage, Wooden O, and more. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Free. Sat., July 15–Sun., July 16. TIFFANY WAN


Whether playing dub-drenched remixes of world pop from their latest, Versions, or the cinematic swirls of down-tempo classic The Mirror Conspiracy, the adventurous Thievery Corporation duo and their guests will likely provide the sultriest show of summer. Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., 206-443-1744, $25–$35. 8 p.m. Tues., July 18. RACHEL SHIMP

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