Arts & Culture

Critic’s Picks: Four don’t-miss arts events this weekend

A wearable art has opened at the Experience Music Project in Seattle.
A wearable art has opened at the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Courtesy

Join Potter party at King’s Books

Harry Potter’s back — not just with a new book in the series (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Official Script” is set 19 years after the last book), but with an entire block party along St. Helens Avenue, with King’s Books at the center. Leading up to the midnight book release, you’ll find Diagon Alley wares, photos and costume contest, Fool’s Play Improv and themed food and drink at Doyle’s (aka The Leaky Cauldron).

7 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Free (book on sale for $29.99). 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801,

See wearable art at EMP

Bizarre bras, sculpted skirts and elaborate headdresses are just part of “World of WearableArt,” a New Zealand show at Experience Music Project in Seattle. See 32 winning entries from fashion designers, sculptors, architects, blacksmiths and more as they “take art off the wall and onto the human form.”

10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Jan. 2. $22 general and senior; $19 military; $16 ages 5-17; free for 4 and younger. Experience Music Project, Seattle Center, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle. 206-770-2700,

Huchthausen glass at Museum of Glass

A four-decade retrospective of David Huchthausen’s clear-cut, abstract cold-worked glass goes up at the Museum of Glass this month.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 8. $15 general; $13 AAA members; $12 senior, student, military; $5 ages 6-12; free 5 and younger and 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM,

Celebrate Bellevue ArtsFair

Help Bellevue Arts Museum celebrate 70 years with this weekend’s free ArtsFair. Three days of performance art, live music, community programs and free admission round out the thousands of original art works on display.

9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday (July 29)-Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; and Bellevue Square, Bellevue. 425-519-0770,

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568, @rose_ponnekanti