Happy July! I’m Katherine and I’m back with more recommendations from The New Guard. In June, we took advantage of our summer freetime and went to a TON of TeenTix events. Some of our favorites included Sweeny Todd at ArtsWest, Lydia at Strawberry Theatre Workshop, and Welcome to Braggsville at Book-It. We all went to the MoPOP Summer Kickoff Party and it was so cool! What did you do in June?
This month, our number one recommendation is the Yayoi Kusamsa: Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. Kusama is one of the most prolific artists of our time and this exhibit “contextualizes the notion of infinite expansion.” Besides the Instagram-famous mirror rooms, the exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, multi-media installations, and “rare archival materials.” Unfortunately, tickets for this exhibit are very hard to get but they are available on a first come-first serve basis starting at 10am. We highly recommend you have a backup plan in case you can’t get tickets. To learn more, check out the SAM website and follow their social media accounts.
Next, we’re so excited for the YATC summer season! The Young American’s Theatre Company is an entirely youth-run theater company that performs three shows in July. These productions are completely performed, directed, designed, and managed by teenagers, and we guarantee that they’re better than some of the adult shows in Seattle. This year, their season includes the dark comedy Women and Wallace, Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick, and a collection of student written one-act comedies. Each play runs for one weekend at the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus. Don’t miss them!
Lastly, Seattle Shakes' Wooden O shows are going to be spectacular! Every summer, Shakes hosts free shows in the parks across the Puget Sound region. This year, they’re doing the famed romance, Pericles and the classic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Don’t forget a picnic, some blankets, and a cuddly cardigan. Check out the TeenTix calendar to learn where the shows will be each weekend. Have a good time!
Not your style? Read last month’s recommendations for a rundown of all TeenTix-eligible museums or check out the calendar for all this month’s events. Follow our social media accounts for more. Have a great July and I’ll see you in August!