Bumbershoot at Seattle Center
KYGO, Halsey, Tame Impala, Death Cab for Cutie — this year’s Bumbershoot festival lineup at the Seattle Center explodes with big names, but there’s so much more, including poetry, theater, conversations, dance, film, kids concerts and Tacoma’s own aerial troupe, Vuelta La Luna.
Friday (Sept. 2)-Sunday. Single-day from $99, three-day passes from $180. Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. bumbershoot.com.
The Revels’ antler dance
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The silliest fun you can have on Labor Day: Puget Sound Revels’ annual Abbots Bromliad in Old Town Park, where you get to don a set of antlers (or small branches) and join in a medieval English dance to piping whistles and drums. Why do people do this? Who knows? Who cares? It’s fun.
1:30 p.m. Monday. Free. Old Town Park, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma. pugetsoundrevels.org.
Art in Point Defiance Park
Eleven paintings of nature hang on the fence of Point Defiance’s native plant garden, including a honey bee, wild strawberries, a lily. Painted by students at the Science and Math Institute, under the guidance of local artists Mary Mann and Fisher Woodward, the project was co-organized by the Tacoma Garden Club to encourage garden stewardship in students. Although protected against the elements, the plywood paintings won’t be permanent — see them over the next few months.
The park is open dawn til dusk. Free. Native plant garden, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. metroparkstacoma.org/point-defiance-park.
‘Northwest Art Now’ closing
“NW Art Now @ TAM” is closing. This weekend will be your last chance to see Tacoma Art Museum’s innovative take on the biennial regional show, incorporating local artists with global themes of identity and environment. The exhibit closes after Sunday.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. $15 general; $13 senior, student, military; free for 5 and younger. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org.