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May 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

5 romantic things to do this weekend

No, it’s not Valentine’s Day. Or your anniversary (as far as we know). But still, summer is imminent and love is in the air. (Or if it’s not, well, you still need to go out, right?) Here are five suggestions of things to do this weekend with a romantic (or capital-R “Romantic”) spin. Feel free to leave your own ideas for weekend fun on the comments thread.

1 Bellevue Jazz Festival

Poncho Sanchez and co., 2009.

Poncho Sanchez and co., 2009.

What’s more romantic than jazz? Latin Jazz. Latin conguero Poncho Sanchez and vocalist Carlos Cascante are among the headliners of the Bellevue Jazz Festival, which sprawls across multiple venues through Sunday, June 1. Also on the lineup: Traditional jazz, experimental jazz and up-and-coming young ensembles.

 

 

2 'Giselle'

Through June 8, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle; $28-$184 (206-441-2424 or pnb.org).

Kaori Nakamura as Giselle, in the eponymous ballet. (Photo by Angela Sterling.)

Kaori Nakamura as Giselle, in the eponymous ballet. (Photo by Angela Sterling.)

With its long white tutus and ghostly plot, “Giselle” defines the Romantic era in dance. If you need a little enticement to brave ballet, read Moira Macdonald’s fun facts about this production.

3 'Arcadia'

June 8, Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; $20-$30 (206-524-1300 or www.seattlepublictheater.org).

"Arcadia" at Seattle Public Theater. Photo by Paul Bestock.

“Arcadia” at Seattle Public Theater. Photo by Paul Bestock.

Mathematics, landscape architecture and Romantic poetry collide in this brilliant play by Tom Stoppard. Critic Misha Berson calls it a “seamless meshing of … wit and erudition with soulful poignancy and pathos.” It runs through June 8 at Seattle Public Theater.

4 'Danish Modern: Design for Living'

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 31, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $6-$8 (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).

The Y-chair by Hans Wegner.

The Y-chair by Hans Wegner.

In a nesting mood? Take your mate on a tour of midcentury modern design at the Nordic Heritage Museum. The smashing new exhibition, “Danish Modern,” lets you dream about your ideal home. Read Gayle Clemans’ review here.

5 Cocktails al fresco

Ray's Cafe in Ballard. Photo by Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times.

Ray’s Cafe in Ballard. Photo by Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times.

If it’s just too beautiful to stay indoors this weekend, meet for a drink at one of the many local watering holes with a water (or other) view. See happy hour writer Tan Vinh’s favorites here.

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