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Must List: April 18-24

Earth Day, Fat Ham, and Bruce Hornsby

By Seattle Mag April 18, 2024

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The cherry blossoms aren’t the only buzz in Seattle right now. From the return of Molbak’s to the latest shifts at Fremont Brewing, change is in the air. Downtown, Bumbershoot is carving out a new venue for music and art. Seattle’s culinary talents are spicing up the scene with new cookbooks. And with a Discover Pass Free Day at the state parks on Earth Day, it’s time to kick around in the sun.

Seattle’s always got something going on, and this week’s no different. In the words of Bruce Hornsby, “Some things will never change.” Here are five ways to get out and have fun.



Sunday, April 21 

7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall, $55+

After winning three Grammys, Bruce Hornsby teams up with New York-based chamber ensemble yMusic for a one-night performance at Benaroya Hall. Expect new collaborations and classics from Hornsby’s catalog. Each ticket comes with a CD of their album, “Deep Sea Vents.”


A person wearing a backpack facing a forested mountain under a cloudy sky. Must List, April 18-24.


Monday, April 22

All day, Washington State Parks, Free

Celebrate Earth Day with free entry to Washington State Parks like Bridal Trails and Saint Edwards. No Discover Pass required! Bring a lunch and a garbage bag, enjoy the scenery, and help tidy the trails as you go.



Now-May 12

12 p.m., 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Seattle Rep, $20+

Juicy, a young queer Black man, faces chaos: His mother marries his uncle after his father’s sudden death, and then his father’s ghost shows up at a family barbecue demanding revenge. Does this ring a bell? Inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, fresh from Broadway, is a new comedy about the quest for love and liberation.


MoPOP Massive - The Power of Pop Culture



10 a.m.-5 p.m., Museum of Pop Culture, $26.50+

“Massive: The Power of Pop Culture,” now at MoPOP, showcases pop culture’s impact through iconic items like Judy Garland’s dress from The Wizard of Oz and George Clooney’s Batman costume. The exhibit opened earlier this year and has become part of the permanent collection.



Now-April 21

1 p.m., 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., McCaw Hall, $30+

Imagine 54 dancers moving as one to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Crystal Pite’s choreography is mesmerizing and not to be missed.  

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