Things to do in and around the Puget Sound region June 19-25.
Ellen DeGeneres’ lovable, brave, forgetful blue tang swims back into our hearts with this delightful sequel. Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H6. For Moira Macdonald’s full 3.5-star review, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
‘Odd Mom Out’
This scripted comedy, about a wife and mother (Jill Kargman) trying to navigate the world of New York’s Upper East Side, returns for a second season. Season premiere, 10 p.m. Monday, June 20, on Bravo.
A new thriller about a Boston family that discovers that one of their own may be involved with a string of murders. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, on CBS.
Northwest Herring Week
Wild herring is an incredible seafood resource: abundant, affordable, sustainable, healthy and super-tasty. Why aren’t we eating more of it? This week of special herring dishes at favorite Seattle spots — including Little Uncle, Revel, Terra Plata, The Whale Wins and the Old Ballard Liquor Co. (with local aquavit or vodka!) — seeks to make this little fish a culinary big deal. Let’s do/eat this! Monday, June 20 through Sunday, June 26; various locations; nwherringweek.com.
Seafair Pirates Landing
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Seafair Pirates sail in to kick off the 67th Seafair; Alki Beach will also swarm with vendors, music, inflatable rides for kids, pirate look-a-like contest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25, Alki Beach, Seattle (seafairpirates.org/).
Capitol Hill Pride Festival
The theme for this year’s fest is “The Wizard of Oz,” and promises street fair food, entertainment and a Doggie Drag Costume Contest. The festival will open with a memorial for the victims of the Orlando shooting, “Hands Across Broadway, ” with participants holding hands along the length of the festival area. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. June 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 26, on Broadway, Seattle (capitolhillpridefestival.info)
Museum of Flight
Opening weekend festivities celebrating the new Aviation Pavilion, a 3-acre covered outdoor gallery with commercial and military planes from the 1930s to the present, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (June 25-26,) Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $14-$23 (206-764-2720 or museumofflight.org)
Cage the Elephant, Portugal. The Man
Cage the Elephant’s catchy single, “Mess Around,” from recent album “Tell Me I’m Pretty,” unsurprisingly shot to the top of the alternative rock charts and the album didn’t do too badly, either, debuting at No. 3 on the rock albums chart. Like a latter-day Zombies, this likable, 10-year-old Kentucky band continues to refine its edgy psychedelic sound. The band is smartly paired with Wasilla, Alaska group Portugal. The Man, which recently released a cover of David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream.” 7 p.m. Sunday, June 19 at WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $36.50 (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
Stanton Moore, Cyril Neville, David Torkanowsky
Even casual fans of New Orleans music, which has rhythmic intricacies all its own, will be thrilled to see that this bunch is coming to town. Moore, best-known as the founding drummer of Galactic, is joined by guitarist-vocalist Cyril Neville, part of the acclaimed family band, The Neville Brothers, but also the Meters, who have toured with those British aficionados of NOLA, The Rolling Stones. Pianist David Torkanowsky’s fabled sets on “piano night,” during JazzFest, are always highly anticipated. The group is rounded out by James Singleton on bass. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21-22, at Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $29.50 (206-441-9729 or jazzalley.com).
Sherman Alexie Jr.
The award-winning Seattle author discusses his new children’s picture book “Thunder Boy Jr.” 3 p.m. Sunday June 19, Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or elliottbaybook.com).
The author discusses “The Oregon Trail,” the story of his 21st-century adventures on the trail, new in paperback. 6 p.m. Thursday June 23, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5 (206-652-4255 or townhallseattle.org).
‘We Remain Prepared’
Georgetown’s massive steam plant, next to Boeing Field, was finished in 1907 — but by the 1920s, due to technological innovations, its towering turbines had become obsolete. A few workers were assigned to ghost around the building, greasing the gears and watching the gauges until the mid-1970s. “We Remain Prepared,” an immersive play by The Satori Group — featuring well-loved local actors like Charles Leggett — imagines what the lives of those employees must’ve been like, and the worlds they created to fill the time between clocking in and clocking out. Through June 25, Georgetown Steam Plant, 6605 13th Ave. S., Seattle; $20-$30 (800-838-3006 or weremainprepared.bpt.me).
‘Bernstein & Beyond: Great American Chamber Music’
If you’ve always wanted to learn more about chamber music, the Seattle Symphony concert “Bernstein & Beyond: Great American Chamber Music” is a good place to start. The concert, which is a part of the symphony’s Tuning Up! series, will highlight the past 100 years of chamber music and will include a new generation of composers. Performers include Philippe Quint, Judy Washburn Kriewall and Meeka Quan DiLorenzo. 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, $25 (206-215-4747 or seattlesymphony.org).
Seattle International Dance Festival
The Seattle International Dance Festival continues this week with the Spotlight on Contemporary Ballet. Artists include Jade Solomon Curtis, Julie Tobiason, Kim Lusk and Alana O’Rogers. See the organization’s website for other events. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, (June 21 and 22) Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle $18-$85 (888-377-4510 or seattleidf.org).