The Must List: Seattle Pride Parade, Dog Film Festival and More

What to do this weekend in Seattle
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Must Fest
A Whole Weekend Full of Pride

(6/24 to 6/26, times vary) Kick off the weekend with the Trans Pride celebration on June 24, then live it up during Saturday's Capitol Hill Pride festivities. On Sunday, make your way downtown where LGBTQ (and straight) revelers will flock to the sidewalks along 4th Avenue for the 42nd annual Seattle Pride Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. and wildly winds its way toward the PrideFest celebrations at the Seattle Center.

Must Woof
The Dog Film Festival Comes to Town

(6/26, 4 p.m.) This canine-centered movie tour stops in Seattle on June 26 at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, inviting dog lovers of all ages to bring their well-behaved pups to enjoy two separate programs of dog-themed short films. What's more, 50 percent of tickets sales will benefit Seattle Humane, which will have adoptable dogs available at the event.

Must Hear
Author Annie Proulx to Read from Latest Novel

(6/23, 7:30 p.m.) Novelist and short-story writer Annie Proulx, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Shipping News, a recipient of National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award, and the author of Brokeback Mountain, will read from her long-anticipated novel Barkskins.

Must Feast
Snag a Table During Northwest Herring Week

(Through 6/26, times vary) Seafood champions are bringing wild Alaskan herring back into mainstream fish markets and restaurants during this fishy festival. Get an opportunity to taste unique dishes showcasing this unsung seafood hero in more than 20 restaurants around Seattle including Orfeo, Little Uncle, Stoneburner, Sushi Kappo Tamura, Palace Kitchen and The Whale Wins.

Must Watch
Movies at EMP's Campout Cinema

(6/24, 7:30 p.m.) EMP's Campout Cinema offers an outdoor movie experience indoors. (No pesky bugs or grass stains!) Relax underneath LED stars and catch '80s favorite Sixteen Candles, starring Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall this weekend.


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