This Week's Critics' Picks

Pink Martini, Seafair fests, Os Mutantes top our list.


When is it OK to mix a martini with wine? When Pink Martini play Chateau Ste. Michelle—the ultrasmooth, 12-piece lounge act paired with the Northwest's wooziest venue. Take a lawn chair, buy a bottle, and drink deep. Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville, 206-628-0888, $29.50–$59.50. 7 p.m. Sat., July 22–Sun., July 23. LYNN JACOBSON


It's mid-July—have you fulfilled your annual quota of street fairs and festivals yet? If not, look to Seafair to fill the void. This weekend, choose among the Indian Days Pow Wow, the Central Area Community Festival, the West Seattle Parade, the Chinatown Parade, White Center Jubilee Days, Renton River Days, the Kirkland Classic Car Show, and more. Early warning: The Torchlight Parade is Sat., July 29, and the hydros/air show is Fri., Aug. 4–Sun., Aug. 6. Go to for info. Various times and days Fri., July 21–Sun., July 23. LYNN JACOBSON


Over a span of eight albums, Os Mutantes crafted some of the weirdest psych-inflected tropicalia ever. Having never toured the States before their breakup, the Brazilian legends are reuniting 30 years later, playing only a handful of U.S. shows. Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., 206-467-5510, $29.50–$39.50. 8 p.m. Wed., July 26. BRIAN J. BARR

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