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What: Polaroids and animated short films by NYC/Amsterdam-based artist Martha Colburn.
Why: Using cutout paper puppets, collage, color-rich stop-action painting, and film, she explores the history of war with a propensity for overstimulation and the absurd (like when Disney’s Bambi meets The Deer Hunter).
When: Thru June 27. Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Ambach & Rice, 5107 Ballard Ave. NW (206-789-6242). Admission is free.
What: New West Seattle boutique stocks gorgeous, old-fashioned bottles of European fragrances (local lines coming soon).
Why: Indie perfumes (delicate florals, earthy musks).
When: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 4536 California Ave. SW (206-397-3141).
Harvey Faircloth Sale
What: Snatch up quirky, ladylike frocks from the vintage-inspired line at up to 75 percent off.
Why: The shiny little cape dress (reg. $520, now $179).
When: Your cutoffs don’t cut it.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Heavenly Pastry and Cake Opens
What: The farmers market favorite settles into its own brick-and-mortar in the Admiral District.
Why: Scones, Oma’s Pretzels, lemon bars, and the Raspberry-Hazelnut Yum.
When: Wed.-Sat., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 2604 California Ave. SW (206-420-2780).
Crow’s Wing Spa Grand Opening Party
What: Intimate Fremont spa offers a wide range of relaxation treatments, including body wraps, sauna and steam sessions, and Thai massage.
Why: Opt for the Breakfast package (a rubdown with espresso grounds and toasted coconut oil scrub, followed by a grapefruit-scented soaping and milk-and-honey moisturizer).
When: Party, Sun., noon-5 p.m. Hours, daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; by appt.
Where: 200 NW Bowdoin Pl. (206-633-4718).
Video Still: Courtesy of Martha Colburn