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‘Hoodoo Love,’ TUF’s zine-release party, a dance party at the conservatory, UMO Ensemble and more

Hoodoo Love, photo by Margaret Toomey

Tuesday, July 18

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

In the 1920s, after striking oil in Oklahoma, members of the Osage Indian Nation began to mysteriously disappear. David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI explores the conspiracy that led to their murders and the omnipresent, culturally embedded American racism that enabled it. —Sarah Galvin
Elliott Bay Book Company


Wednesday, July 19

TUF Zine Release Party

Seattle's female/nonbinary/trans art collective TUF not only has impeccable taste, they also know how to throw a great party. This one celebrates the second edition of their eponymous print and online zine at one of our favorite hangouts on the Hill. Two DJ spaces, tons of visual art, killer pizza and some of Seattle's coolest peeps: This is an ideal Wednesday night. —Jonathan Zwickel
Dino's Tomato Pie


Thursday, July 20

Why?

Astrophysicist Mario Livio, author of The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number, explores one of humanity’s defining characteristics—curiosity—through interviews with scientists, historical accounts of famous geniuses like Leonardo da Vinci and Richard Feynman, and conversations with extraordinarily curious people. —Sarah Galvin
Seattle Public Library (Central Branch)


Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22

Joe Larson

Joe Larson is the quintessential dad comic, a guy who balances the inherent childishness of being a comedian with the trying realities of fatherhood in New York. Somehow, through sheer force of mirth, he comes out none the worse for wear. As the son of local headliner Elliot Maxx, Larson was bred for this. He’s joined by Seattle standout Erin Ingle. —Brett Hamil
Comedy Underground


Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23

Hoodoo Love

A combo worth going inside for during Seattle summer: Malika Oyetimein directs Katori Hall’s Hoodoo Love, a music-filled epic about a young woman who flees an abusive family and the Mississippi cotton fields, to go to Memphis to be a blues singer in 1933. Sound Theatre Company presents, in partnership with the Hansberry Project. Hoodoo Love runs through July 30. —Gemma Wilson
Center Theatre at the Armory


Friday, July 21

Lush Sounds

How about a dance party inside a terrarium? Lush Sounds is a new, summer-long series of DJ nights staged inside the humid, leafy confines of Volunteer Park Conservatory. Following last month's debut, this month DJ Explorateur—aka Valerie Calano, the woman with one of the most eclectic record collections in Seattle— is at the controls, abetted by Miss Shelrawka. Beats, booze, blossoms. Tight.  —Jonathan Zwickel
Volunteer Park Conservatory


Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23

Resistance is Fertile

UMO Ensemble, the long-standing physical theatre-and-so-much-more company based on Vashon Island, is back with a new hybrid show about resistance (in a fun way). UMO uses the physicality of circus forms to great effect, and Resistance looks to be a clown-heavy, vaudevillian experience—though you must be 18 or over to attend the variety/burlesque show. Make of that what you will. —Gemma Wilson
ACT Theatre