Whether you’re into historic rock ‘n’ roll, crude humor, fine art or just a frosty-topped mug of beer, your weekend is here. We’ve got five suggestions of ways to spend it. Want more? Go to our Entertainment page for ideas. Also feel free on the comments thread your own ideas of things to do this weekend.
1 Women Who Rock
Exhibit opens at 10 a.m. Saturday at EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; free-$20 (206-770-2702 or www.empmuseum.org). Museum hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. “Blow Out: Women Who Rock Opening Concert,” 8 p.m., Friday, Sky Church, EMP Museum, $20-$25.
EMP opens a new exhibition of memorabilia drawn from Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, focusing on female performers from the jazz age to today. On view, according to Seattle Times contributor Gillian Gaar: Lady Gaga’s meat dress; one of Diana Ross’ spangly gowns; a futuristic wig worn by Kate Pierson of the B-52s; and Yoko Ono’s sunglasses. Northwest bands like Bikini Kill and Heart also get their share of the love.
2 Tracy Morgan
7 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle, $35.50 (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).
Seattle Times staffer Jeff Albertson writes: “Tracy Morgan just finished a seven-year run on NBC’s ’30 Rock’ in which the comedian/actor was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2009 for his role as Tracy Jordan—a caricature of himself. The Brooklyn-born and raised comedian delivers off-the cuff and wildly unpredictable routines that have been known to ruffle some feathers.” We like ruffles!
3 Washington Brewers Festival
4-9 p.m. Friday for ages 21 and older only; for all ages, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $15-$25; free admission for ages 20 and younger; $5 designated driver (www.washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest).
Northwesterners can’t seem to get enough fresh beer straight from the keg — even at this annual festival, which offers 200 beers from 64 Washington breweries, plus food, music, crafts and more. Cheers!
4 Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Ribbon cutting ceremony, 11:15 a.m. Friday; doors open at noon; regular hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 555 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge; free (206-842-4451 or www.biartmuseum.org).
Five years in the making, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is finally ready to 0pen to the public. The museum is free to all comers, and has a special emphasis on art and artists of the West Sound.
5 Festival Sundiata
Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).
Festival season is fully underway, and this weekend’s highlight is a showcase of African/African-American cultural arts. Festival Sundiata features entertainment on four stages, art exhibit, vendors, children’s activities, food trucks, African dance workshops, a history exhibit and a Show and Shine car show.