The Fremont Solstice celebration, Juneteenth, and Summer Jam highlight a busy week of entertainment around the region.

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‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’

The film genre that might be called Old People Behaving Hilariously gets an appealing new entry with this sometimes daffy, often droll Swedish movie starring Robert Gustafsson. He plays a centenarian who sets off on an aimless adventure that includes various nefarious types and an elephant. Now playing at SIFF Cinema Uptown. For Neil Genzlinger’s full review, go to


‘The Making of the Mob: New York’

An eight part docudrama narrated by Ray Liotta. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Monday, June 15, on AMC.

‘The Astronaut Wives Club’

A new drama — based on the book by Lily Koppel — about the wives of the first seven Americans in space. Series premiere, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18, on ABC.


13th Annual Rosé Revival

Celebrate how good Washington rosés are by drinking pink from the likes of Forgeron, Seven Hills and Terra Blanca, plus summertime wines from 30-plus more Northwest wineries. Also included: snacks from Ray’s and sunset over Puget Sound. It all benefits Save Our Salmon Coalition, working to ensure we’ll always have local fish to go with our local rosé. 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Ray’s Boathouse, 6049 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $35 (206-300-1003 or


Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade

Celebrate the arrival of long summer days at this very Seattle event. The musical lineup is up a notch this year — with Deltron 3030 and The Presidents of the United States of America. There also will be arts and crafts, food, and a beer garden, 6-11 p.m. Friday, June 19; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, June 20, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, June 21; Solstice Parade 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20 (

Festival Sundiata

Learn about and celebrate African-American heritage and inspiration through music, food, drumming and dance. Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, June 20, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, June 21, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or

Juneteenth Celebration and Festival

It’s the 150th anniversary of when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas. Enjoy entertainment, student activities, African-American culture, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 S.E. 248th St., Kent (


The Trainwreck Comedy Tour

A stand-up extravaganza to promote the upcoming film, “Trainwreck” (out in July), featuring the same crew: the hilariously irreverent Amy Schumer, of TV’s Peabody Award-winning “Inside Amy Schumer,” director Judd Apatow (“The 40-Year-Old-Virgin”), Colin Quinn (“Saturday Night Live,” “Girls”), Dave Attell (“Arrested Development”), Vanessa Bayer (“Portlandia,” “SNL”) and Mike Birbiglia (“The Fault in Our Stars”). Proceeds from the Seattle tour stop will go to Hilarity for Charity, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $100 (877-784-4849 or

KUBE 93 Summer Jam

Seattle radio station KUBE 93 hosts its annual hip-hop blowout, featuring rapper, actor and producer T.I., who appears with Will Ferrell in “Get Hard” and the “Entourage” film; Kid Ink, whose recent album “Full Speed” has had successful singles “Body Language” and “Hotel”; million-selling “chopper”-speed rapper Tech N9ne; Bay Area rapper E-40; Georgia emcee-producer B.o.B (“Nothin’ on You,” “Magic”); rapper and chef Action Bronson; and Joey Bada$$, whose debut album “B4. Da.$$” has roosted in Billboard’s top R & B /Hip Hop albums chart 17 weeks. Noon Saturday, June 20, at White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road, Auburn; $19.33-$75 (800-745-3000 or


Jon Talton

When he’s not analyzing the economy for The Seattle Times, Talton writes crackerjack mysteries based in Phoenix. He signs his latest, “High Country Nocturne,” at noon Wednesday, June 17, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle; free (206-587-5737 or

Lev Grossman

Grossman, book critic and technology writer for Time Magazine, reads from “The Magician’s Land,” the third book in his Magicians Trilogy, a sort of Narnia for grown-ups. Soon to be a series on the Syfy channel. 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or



In part a bedroom comedy (yes, with nudity), “Threesome,” by Seattle playwright Yussef El Guindi, is also a serious examination of gender and cultural issues in the U.S. and Middle East, and an Egyptian-American woman writer’s struggle to recover her sexual autonomy. Through June 28, ACT, 700 Union St., Seattle; $20 (206-292-7676 or


Seattle Symphony

Ludovic Morlot, the Seattle Symphony and the women of the Seattle Symphony Chorale conclude the Masterworks season with Gustav Mahler’s 100-minute, no-break Third Symphony. (Take a cough drop on your way in, and turn your cellphone off.) 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; tickets from $20 (206-215-4747 or


Pop-Up Art Putt

The U.S. Open is serious stuff. This golf-related event, organized by Tacoma Art Museum and Tacoma Arts Commission … not so much. Pop-Up Art Putt features 10 playable, themed miniature golf holes designed by local artists. The PUAP kicks off with a party 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 18, during which you can play a round, graze food trucks, imbibe at the beer garden and vote for your favorite installation. The artist with the most votes wins $500. Additional Art Putt hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (June 19-21). The course runs along Hood Street between South 15th Street and the TAM plaza; free (

Linda Hodges Gallery

The seemingly inexhaustible painter Gaylen Hansen, now 93, has created a series of new paintings that depict the flat wide open of his beloved Palouse plus more verdant scenes from his new home on Whidbey Island. The Kernal makes an appearance, as do slightly sinister dogs, busy magpies and a very lonely horseman. Upstairs in Hodges’ BLUR gallery are works by painter Ryan Weatherly. 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through June 27, 316 First Ave. S., Seattle (206-624-3034 or