What’s happening this summer:
* The 28th annual Bumbershoot returns Labor Day weekend with more than 2,000 poets, painters, composers, musicians, writers, thespians, dancers, filmmakers, comedians, video artists, performance artists and children’s artists converging in Seattle for four days. Confirmed performers include Joan Baez (right), Bonnie Raitt, Jethro Tull, trip-hoppers Morcheeba, reggae group Burning Spear, playwright-performer Eric Bogosian and more. Sept. 4-7. Seattle Center, 2201 6th Ave. (206) 628-0888 for tickets; (206) 281-8111 for information.
* The 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company presents “A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine,” Aug. 4-16, transporting audiences back to the age of great Hollywood musicals with a zany song-and-dance extravaganza and a tribute to the Marx Brothers. Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle Center. (206) 292-2787.
* At the Seattle Art Museum: “Thomas Moran,” June 20-Aug. 30. The first retrospective of paintings by the American landscape artist. 100 University St. (206) 654-3100.
* Seattle Opera’s season opens Aug. 1 with a new production of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” created by American director Francesca Zambello, with Canadian tenor Ben Heppner as Tristan and English soprano Jane Eaglen as Isolde. Aug. 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28. Seattle Opera House, 321 Mercer St. (800) 426-1619.