Our arts critics have already recommended 40 great things to do this week and our music critics have picked the 30 best concerts, but there are still hundreds more events happening. To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary ones from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from the Totally Emo Sing Along to the 2017 Parkour Visions Classic, and from the Laser & Synth Spectacular to a three-day pop-up exhibit at MoPOP featuring Fate of the Furious cars, with plenty of Game of Thrones parties in between. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.
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1. Pint-Sized Science: Tracking Toxics
How can scientists use moss to determine water contamination levels? What effect does pollution have on coho salmon? And what use are mussels in determining contaminants in Puget Sound? Pint-Sized Science continues its panel discussions about water science and pollution with Jennifer Lanksbury from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Amanda Bidwell of the University of Washington, and Kerry McGowan of Puget Soundkeeper and AmeriCorps. Have a drink and learn about environmental efforts to save the Sound and other bodies of water.
2. Tuesday Trivia: Game of Thrones
Have you got an amazing brain for sprawling fictional genealogies? Then you've got a shot at winning tonight's trivia contest. Sink your teeth into a Paseo sandwich, grab a drink special, and battle for prizes.
3. Black Lodge & Victory Lounge Double Gig
Double down on Eastlake gigs for the night with a two part show split between Black Lodge and the Victory Lounge, and live sets from Young Go Hards, Cool Schmool, The Carols, Breach, Future Storms, and Fine.
4. Dancing til Dusk
Learn to dance outdoors in parks around Seattle, from honky-tonk and swing to salsa to waltz, featuring live music and sunny vibes. You don't need a partner or any experience; just your own twinkly toes.
5. Sonitus Spirituali: Ritual Noise with Ämsi, Geisst, Spacement
"Sonitus Spirituali" is defined by the event organizers as "a night of noise channeling otherworldly realms," wherein artists like Åmsi, Geisst, and Spacemen will perform their own interpretations of this concept with ambient drone, spectral audiographs, and astral plane projection.
6. Voltumna, Xoth, Noceur, GraveWitch
Extreme metal band Voltumna promise that their music is so steeped in old school death and black metal traditions that it will send you all the way back to a time when the Etruscan civilization reigned supreme. They'll be joined by Xoth, Noceur, and GraveWitch.
7. Chain Letter Vol 3
This is the third installment of a new Capitol Hill-based reading series, Chain Letter. The organizers write, "We don't even know what we have in store for you." But they do promise readings by Joseph Raisanen, Cassandra DeKanter, and Bryan Edenfield, plus an open mic to close out the evening.
8. Jamie Harrison
In Montanan Jamie Harrison's adventure novel The Widow Nash, a penniless young woman moves to a new town and reinvents herself as a rich widow in 1904. She escapes the normal confines of a feminine life, but will her secret stay safe?
9. Terracotta Warriors and the First Emperor's Mausoleum
Fascinated by the first emperor of China's mausoleum and its eerie terracotta guards? Learn more about the complex's structure and design from Haicheng Wang, UW's Mary and Cheney Cowles Endowed Associate Professor of Chinese Art. Discover Qin art, weaponry, metallurgy, and much more.
10. The Fate of the Furious Cars
The eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, is now out on Amazon Video—celebrate by visiting two of the cars from the movie at MoPOP. They'll show off Vin Diesel's 1970 Ice Charger and Michelle Rodriguez's Rally Fighter for a super-limited time.
11. Tacoma Pride Festival
Keep Pride going at Tacoma's LGBTQ-centered festival, which will fill downtown with vendors, host an outdoor family-friendly party, and sponsor cultural events.
12. High and Dry: The Lowering of Lake Washington and Its Effects
This photo and document exhibit, which opens today, will show the effects of the Ballard Locks on Lake Washington in 1916, including the lowering of the waters.
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13. Ice Cream Week
Join TRACE for National Ice Cream Day—only in this case, they're extending it for a whole week. Stop by for their house-made boozy ice cream, made daily.
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14. Doggie Ice Cream Social
You and your dogs can make friends over a free cold one from the ice cream truck near the International Fountain.
15. Yappy Hour
Head to the W Seattle with your animal friend for a "pet-filled happy hour," during which you'll mingle with other four-legged and two-legged mammals. There will be two-for-one specials, and the menu includes $6 house wine, $5 draft beer, $5 pulled pork sliders, and $4 handcut fries. Pets must be on-leash for the entire duration of the event.
16. Aesthetic Mess: Charlatan & Lord Phatrick
Seattle’s foremost post-punk night returns with a live set by atmospheric noise pop act Charlatan, and a selection of dark electro sounds from Lord Phatrick. Goo Goo and DJ Jermaine, as always, will spin a fascinating assortment of post-punk, weird dub, minimal wave, and other mutant subgenres.
17. Close Encounter, Buhu, Peyote Ugly
Local dream pop group Close Encounter make music for alien friends, with opening support from Buhu and Peyote Ugly.
18. Summer Nights in the Art Plaza
Every Wednesday, starting tonight, park yourself amidst the translucent wonders of Chihuly Garden and Glass's outdoor sculptures and listen to local musicians—this week, it's Whitney Mongé. The concert is included with regular museum admission and includes a drink and a snack.
19. Voycheck Noise Rock Circus
Tired of marketing the same old rock show, local group Voycheck have decided to throw together a night styled like a rock and roll circus, with burlesque, comedy, raffle prizes, and party music all night long.
20. Disaster Book Club: World War Z
Most entertainingly, the Seattle Office of Emergency Management is reaching out to the public with a Disaster Book Club series. This time, Max Brooks' World War Z will provide a pretext for discussing pandemics and what the city is doing to prepare for the worst.
21. Victoria Redel with Julia Fierro
Victoria Redel (author, poet, and professor, whose titles include Make Me Do Things, The Border of Truth, Loverboy, and Woman Without Umbrella) will join Julia Fierro (Cutting Teeth) at this event co-presented by Hedgebrook. Redel will share her latest release, Before Everything: a novel about friendship and death.
22. Waterway: The Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal
David B. Williams (who wrote about Seattle's redrawn, rebuilt hills and waterways in his 2015 book Too High and Too Steep) will join with environmental historian Jennifer Ott for a discussion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on July 4.
This is the world premiere of a new musical based on Jane Austen's Persuasion, with a book by Harold Taw and music and lyrics by Chris Jeffries.
24. SandSations Sand Sculpture Competition
See detailed works of art sculpted from tricky ephemeral sand on the gorgeous Pacific Coast. The main celebration/competition is on Saturday in Long Beach, but during the week leading up to it and on Sunday, take sand sculpture lessons, take advantage of photo ops, and breathe that salty sea air.
25. Kla Ha Ya Days
The Kla Ha Ya Days Festival (named after a Native word meaning "welcome") promises a carnival, parade, beer garden, kids' fair, music, barbecue, races, and more—"to welcome people throughout Northwest Washington to celebrate the community’s beauty, and goodwill of Snohomish." Proceeds from this Seafair event will support Snohomish-based community organizations.
With the help of audience prompts, improvisers will mash up famous plays, TV shows, movies, and books: think Game of Thrones written by J.K. Rowling or William Shakespeare's Breaking Bad. Each audience determines the theme of the next week's performance.
27. Patagonia Seattle's 30th Anniversary Party
Popular outdoor clothing brand Patagonia landed in Seattle in 1987, and they've been dressing your bod ever since. Celebrate their 30-year anniversary with a commemorative party at their headquarters, which will benefit Save Our Wild Salmon (SOS). The evening will start with music by dj100proof and drinks from Bluewater Distilling, Two Beers Brewing Co., and Seattle Cider Co. There will also be treats from Home Remedy and Hot Cakes, as well as special Patagonia Seattle giveaways designed by Hum Creative.
28. Seattle Mayoral Forum Hosted By Allied Arts & Forterra
Enrique Cerna of KCTS9 will moderate a panel discussion between the six major mayoral candidates—Cary Moon, Nikkita Oliver, Mike McGinn, Jenny Durkan, Bob Hasegawa, and Jessyn Farrell—hosted by the environmental/affordable housing group Forterra NW and Allied Arts. Get informed fast, because you'll have to decide pretty soon!
29. Disability Rights Washington: Bottom Dollars
Disability Rights Washington will host this screening of Bottom Dollars, a documentary (produced by DRW's video and social media project, Rooted in Rights) that explores the way that many people with disabilities are legally compensated for their labor with a tiny fraction of the minimum wage. After the screening, stick around for a constructive panel discussion.
30. Moonlight Cinema: Outdoor Summer Movie Series
On Thursdays in July and August starting tonight, watch movies under the stars at Redhook Brewery's Woodinville location. This Thursday's screening is Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, preceded by an '80s-themed kickoff party.
31. SIFFsational Summer Series
SIFF will present a series of double features on Thursdays this summer. Celebrate nostalgia and escape to an air-conditioned movie theater while you revisit old favorites and cult classics like Jaws, Repo Man, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. This week, watch The Big Lebowski and Fast Times at Ridgemont High .
32. Game of Thrones Night
Wanna real-life piece of that Westeros debauchery, maybe minus all the mutilation and executions? Pick your favorite House and join LARPers and SCA types for drink specials, dancing, a costume contest, and photos on the Iron Throne.
33. Abbey Arts Presents: Katie Kuffel, Paris Alexa and a Live Painter
Synthpop/R&B artist Paris Alexa and brooding singer-songwriter Katie Kuffel will be accompanied by a live painter at this Out to Lunch event by Abbey Arts.
34. Acid Feast, Cartilage, Succumb
Grindcore gross-out group Acid Feast will play to their strengths, unleashing their specific brand of "maggot-infested splattergrind" with Cartilage and Succumb in tow.
35. Alien Space Kitchen
"Garage space rock" band Alien Space Kitchen (A.S.K) utilize the extra-terrestrial vibes of their New Mexico base camp for the inspirations behind their music.
36. DAYBREAKER SEA // The First DUSK
Daybreaker will deviate from their awfully goddam early yoga-and-dance model and see the sun off with their first evening party. DJ Kryspin and DJ Subset will supply the beats, and you can choose between yoga or a HIIT workout for the fitness portion of the evening. There'll be coffee, treats, and live surprises. Bring your own mat.
37. Filson Music Series
On each of the last three Thursday nights of July, outerwear company Filson will host two live music acts, with each lineup curated by a local organization. There will be giveaways, free refreshments, and the opportunity to win a limited-edition custom guitar strap made by the Filson Restoration Department if you RSVP with Do206. This week, hear Cataldo & Lake presented by KEXP Audioasis.
38. Sick Womxn: Y La Bamba, Kaeley Pruit-Hamm, Ings
This all-womxn line-up, including Y La Bamba, Kaeley Pruit-Hamm, and Ings (plus special appearances by Tara Hardy and Leland Chazen), will perform in advocacy of affordable, accessible healthcare for all regardless of gender, race, and class. Pruitt-Hamm will be releasing an EP called Hi From Pillows with Local Woman Records as well.
39. The Totally Emo Sing Along
Bring back the early-mid 2000's with your deep passion for gauged ears, flat-ironed hair, and Pete Wentz's smirk. The Totally Emo Sing-Along, presented by Central Cinema, is their newest themed night of reliving your MySpace glory in the form of a high energy, passionately emo and pop punk music video collage, all subtitled for your sing-along convenience.
40. VAVLT x TITAN VOID NW Tour
Ride the witchy wave along with record label VAVLT on their artists' summer tour, with local support from HXV, Brothel, Essex, Resonata, Dyzphoria x Celestial, Harukasuka, Sematary Kid, and Mentiras x 2Ravens.
41. Volunteer Park Trust Summer Picnic
This family-friendly picnic combines food truck fare with live music by Lydia Ramsey, free ice cream, interactive art, and games.
42. Yo Yo Yoga: Thursdays on the Deck
Yo Yo Yoga is back and better than ever, with a special event on the roof deck of the Monkey Loft every Thursday night til September. Join instructor Audrey Dohm for a 90 minute yoga flow with a live DJ set by Recess. The theme for this week is "Yin & Juice" with the Omni Experience from LA, so get ready to emerge from your apartment hibernation and stretch out into this season's sunshine.
43. Extraordinary Playscapes
Explore whimsy, creativity, and imagination at this exhibit that celebrates unique play spaces—"from towering treetop paths to hand-knit crochet playgrounds." They'll provide regional examples while also looking around the world for notable examples. Some of their pieces will be interactive and ready to climb all over, and others will rely on drawings, sketches, and videos. The opening reception is Thursday; Family Fun Day is Saturday.
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44. Summer at SAM
These Thursday and Saturday events offer a plethora of family-friendly arts programming throughout the park, including yoga, zumba, tours, shows, workshops, food, and more. This Thursday is the Kickoff, and Sunday is Yoga, Zumba, Open Studio, and a Tour.
45. King County Fair
It'll be Enumclaw's annual King County Fair's 155th year! Spend a weekend enjoying festivities including fair food, rides, games, and animals.
46. The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil
Described as "Seattle's only intentionally funny talk show" and "a mudpie lobbed into the halls of power," The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil offers politics, exasperation, information, and comedy.
47. Ice Cream Social and Top of the Line Toy Tips
Sweets to the sweet at Babeland: Get your free Frankie & Jo's ice cream, pick up some sex tips, take 20% off the shop's fanciest toys, and enter to win tickets to Ice Cream at Can Can.
48. Jungle Party
The Woodland Park Zoo's annual Jungle Party is back again for its fourth year, and this year is set to include up-close animal tours, a reception featuring complimentary appetizers and specialty drinks from local chefs, a multi-course sit-down dinner, an auction for over 500 items, and an after-party with dancing and live entertainment. The event, which raised more than $1.5 million last year, benefits the zoo's animal care programs and its all-ages education initiatives.
49. Bootie Seattle: Taylor Mash-Up Night
Seattle's only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out celebration by paying tribute to the current reigning pop princess: Taylor Swift. Prep thyself for all the '10s break-up bangers and Top40 hits you could possibly handle.
50. Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection Perform a Tribute to Prince
Trumpeter Farnell Newton and his group The Othership Connection will perform a multi-genre tribute to Prince, with help from The Highsteppers and DoveDriver.
Presented by Upper Left, BuildStrong, and Do206, Rated is the newest monthly night in town that focuses on fostering community among young creatives by melding live music with dance music, featuring performances from local talent like Jake Crocker, Jamie Blake, QREEPZ, Dream Journal, and Samurai Del.
52. Skamission's Summer Ska Showcase
If ska is somehow your absolute favorite thing, this will be your ultimate summer event. Skamission will helm a summer showcase of live sets from Northwest ska legends like Easy Big Fella, Georgetown Orbits, Monkey, Fairhaven, and Franks & Deans.
53. What the Float
Defined as a "private dance party in public space," What the Float provides you with a headphone-sourced sonic experience and silent disco that take you through Fremont neighborhood, track by track.
This "scripted/improv hybrid black comedy" is all about world-building storytelling and takes place in the salon of Perdisca, who "rode out the Great Falling Apart in comfort."
55. Jenny D. Williams: The Atlas of Forgotten Places
Hear about Seattle-based writer Jenny D. Williams's debut novel, The Atlas of Forgotten Places, about a young American woman who goes missing in Uganda, her retired aid worker aunt, and a Ugandan woman with a past in the Lord's Resistance Army.
56. Witches Write with Imani Sims
Lambda Literary Fellow and poet Imani Sims, whom Stranger book critic Rich Smith has hailed as a "jewel," will lead a workshop on writing and performing your own pieces.
57. NXT Live
See the burly stars of this World Wrestling Entertainment show pummel each other onstage.
58. An Improvised Hip Hopera
An Improvised Hip Hopera is a show that claims to marry the best of improv comedy and freestyle rap to tell a hopefully funny narrative, typically featuring the greatest hits of a Joseph Campbell-style hero's journey. It's written on the spot thanks to audience suggestions.
59. Bremerton Summer Brewfest
Hop the ferry to Bremerton and taste samples from the upwards of 100 beers on offer, with a special emphasis this year on fruit-infused brews. Never fear, there'll be music and food as well.
60. Harefest 7
Do you long for the music of Pearl Jam, Def Leppard, the Who, Journey, and/or Iron Maiden—live? This festival of tribute bands, allegedly the biggest in the Northwest, will scratch that musical itch. If you have the urge to camp away from town for a weekend while hearing some familiar jams, this may be for you.
61. The Adventures of Rocketman and Beano
Two superheroes fight fascism and evil. One of them is played by Christine Longé, who won the Seattle Fringe Festival's Audience Choice Award in 2014. She and Tom Spangenberg will entertain you with original music and clowning adventures that bring to mind "Batman and Robin doing Lucy and Desi." This show has been performed at the Pocket Theater and the Fringe Festival and is returning to life at 18th & Union.
62. Equine Art Show and Sale
It's a horsey art extravaganza at which $6,000 will be awarded to creative equine-obsessed painters. The goal set for each contributor was to "capture the elements or essence of the horse, horse racing (but not limited to), the horse industry at large and/or all that surrounds the horse—'the horse and a whole lot more.'"
63. Seafair Seattle Pow Wow
Join the United Tribes of All Indians in the 30th annual festival of music, dance, and food. Snack on some frybread, buy art from Native vendors, see the pow wow dancing, and join in during the Intertribal part of the festivities.
64. Cascadia NW Arts and Music Festival
Starborne presents Cascadia NW Arts & Music Festival at the Masonic Family Campgrounds in Granite Falls, an entire weekend to camp out and enjoy live music, interactive art, workshops, performances and artisan vending. In their words: "Family Friendly and Party Approved." Tickets are sold out online, but can be purchased at the gate starting Friday.
65. Kirkland Uncorked
Kirkland's summer food and wine festival (which doubles as a benefit for the Homeward Pet Adoption Center) features a 21+ tasting garden with more than 70 Washington wineries, a Friday burger brawl featuring sliders from Eastside restaurants, and an all-ages street fair (featuring a cover dog model contest for CityDog Magazine).
66. Alex & Aris
This is the world premiere of Alex & Aris, a play about Aristotle and Alexander the Great: two people who altered the shape and trajectory of the world. But this production will focus more on how they changed each other, exploring their relationship as tutor and student when Alexander was just a teenager.
67. H.M.S. Pinafore
See a live production of one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most famous and widely performed operas, H.M.S. Pinafore, presented by the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Look forward to takes on social class, the Royal Navy, and forbidden romance.
68. Island Shakespeare Festival
This theater festival offers performances of Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors, and The Seagull by the Seattle Shakespeare Company, ongoing for almost two months.
69. Twin Peaks Live, Part 3: Now BOB woN
Comedy, an unsettling atmosphere, and bizarre suspense come to the stage (again!) at this live take on David Lynch's Twin Peaks, written by Chris Mathews.
70. Odd Babes Present: Curtis Cook
The Odd Babes—rebellious feminist comics Shannon Koyano, Aisha Farhoud, and Danielle K.L. Gregoire—present Curtis Cook as well as Mona Concepcion and locals Aila Slisco and Clara Pluton.
71. Bird Focus: The Fledglings
This birding walk will focus on fledglings—young birds preparing to leave the nest and hunt on their own. Ed Dominguez will lead you and educate you on a tour as you seek wee herons, owls, and songbirds.
72. Bondage for Control
Budding rope fiends rejoice: the Center for Sex Positive Culture is here to teach you bondage techniques that are secure but not uncomfortable or unsafe. Come as a pair to save money.
73. Get Knotty! Bondage and Bites from Capitol Cider
Learn safe and fun bondage basics and snack on savory treats from Capitol Cider as you shop Babeland's toys—the fanciest of which will be on sale for the shop's Customer Appreciation Month.
74. Seafair Derby Day
This Seafair event is centered on the Milk Carton Derby and Stand Up Paddleboard Competition. Watch as about 100 milk carton boats of all shapes, colors, and sizes race around Green Lake. Why? We're not sure, but it's been going on for 47 years, so they must be on to something.
75. Urban Ag Bike Tour 2017
Discover Seattle's pockets of city gardens and p.patches that supply veggies to the Rainier Valley Food Bank on this five-mile bike tour emphasizing the local urban ecosystem.
76. Olde Burien Block Party
Party all day and deep into the night with music, beer, food, and kids' activities.
77. Queen Anne Day
Queen Anne Helpline and the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce organize this family-oriented community celebration with a wine, beer, and cider garden, fun run, sidewalk sale, art walk, live music, car show, doggie parade, food trucks, carnival games, crafts, photo contest, and more.
78. Game of Thrones Pub Quiz
Prep for Sunday's premiere of GoT's Season 7 with a Geeks Who Drink trivia contest featuring cash prizes for the first- and second-place finishers. Arrive early; this will be popular.
79. Game of Thrones Theme Night
This warm-up GoT event promises a "Game of Thrones Theme Menu, in true AFK style."
80. 6th Annual Beat Masters Beat Battle
Zulu 206 will host a lighthearted battle of hiphop beats with a $500 for the lucky producer who wins. Contestants will have to play two beats for exactly 60 seconds in each round. Dex Amora is the featured performer.
81. 8th Annual Salsa On Alki Beach
Learn to swing your hips to the sexiest music genre on Alki Beach (courtesy of the musicians of Cambalache), then jump into the open dance with live music.
82. Backyard Bunkhouse BBQ Brawl & Rock 'n' Wrestling Rager
Combining all the rowdiest of summer themes, Sisters and Brothers will host a day of wrestling, music, and BBQ treats, with a steel cage match, local bands playing to the death, and hopefully wet wipes for your rib fingers.
83. FHTAGN vs. Driftwood Orchestra
"Spatial sound collective" FHTAGN will perform improvisational pieces in full battle stance while the Driftwood Orchestra will present music played on modified driftwood in a layered orchestral effort.
84. FU3: Fired Up Forever
If you equally love the intensity of Game of Thrones and the blissed-out vibes of fire-dancing on the playa, then don your 12th century best for this medieval rave. DJs on deck will include AO, Starkiss, Jimni Cricket, Nefarious, and many more.
85. Minivan Morrison with Yada Yada Blues Band
Seattle's own tribute band Minivan Morrison (tethered to, you guessed it, the catalog of Van Morrison) will play a set with Yada Yada Blues Band.
86. RESIST! A Benefit Concert for the ACLU
Dance to versions of classic songs by George Michael, Madonna, Journey, Bruce Springsteen, Amy Winehouse, Bill Withers, Pixies, and others, brought to you by the tribute band Undercover. Proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.
87. Seattle Opera Summer Fest
Join Seattle Opera for their free all-ages Summer Fest, a preview event of their upcoming season at McCaw Hall. This community open house includes live music, interactive demonstrations, costume displays, Jet City Improv, and more.
88. Summer Daze Cruise
Drink and dance on a multi-level boat at this 21+ party, featuring Top 40, house, and trap DJs, plus waves and sunshine.
89. Train, Natasha Bedingfield, Michael Franti & Spearhead, O.A.R.
Nondescript radio rockers Train share their posi alt vibes with a gorge full of '90s revivalists, as well as openers Natasha Bedingfield, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and O.A.R. You can also buy extra $40 tickets for the "Train's Play That Song Wine & Music Experience," an upgrade that includes 15 tasting tickets so you can sample wines from more than 20 wineries—including "Train's exclusive Save Me, San Francisco wines."
90. The Trump/Pence Regime MUST GO!
Indivisible Seattle, RefuseFascism.org, and Impeachment Trump Puget Sound are summoning their members and like-minded citizens to protest the Trump/Pence regime.
91. 2017 Parkour Visions Classic: Outdoor Jam
Whether you're ready to try your hand at fast-paced urban maneuvering, or whether you'd rather just watch experienced athletes run and jump over unusual obstacles, you're invited to this outdoor event hosted by Parkour Visions.
92. Terpestival 2017
This festival is devoted to terpenes, hydrocarbons found in plant oils that may alter the effects of THC. It includes the "terpene tournament" for weed purveyors, a talk by neurologist and medical director of Phytecs, Ethan Russo, and an exhibition/market with food and music.
93. Arab Festival
This festival, which originated in the era of the first Persian Gulf War, connects festival-goers with Arab culture, art, and food from 22 countries.
94. Bon Odori Festival
For Bon Odori or Obon, Japanese Buddhists commemorate their ancestors through ceremony and dance. Seattle's festival, officially part of Seafair, will line the street with food booths, showcase taiko drumming and martial arts, and provide demonstrations of arts and crafts.
95. Dragon Fest
The "largest pan-Asian celebration in the Northwest" spans cultural performances, food, and art from India to China to the Philippines to the Pacific Islands. It includes the beloved $3 food walk, where you can explore the neighborhood while inhaling cheap snacks, as well as Korean drumming, Chinese martial arts, and lion/dragon dances. This event is part of Seafair.
96. Mediterranean Fantasy Fest
The Babylonian Ensemble will celebrate its last belly dance festival this summer (it's been going on since 1987). There will be two performance stages for the dancers, plus vendors and food.
97. Seattle Street Food Festival
More than 75 food trucks will gather, flanked by looming South Lake Union skyscrapers, for a curbside food festival, with a beer hall and a Night Market that lasts until 11 pm on Saturday.
98. Free 2 Be: Celebration of Trans & Gender Non-Conforming
This Queer Black Alliance of the South Sound and Living Without Boxes conference focuses on the PNW's trans and non-conforming people of color. Join together across faiths and ethnicities to overcome social boundaries with mentors from across the US.
99. Hiawatha Artists Swing Fling Dance & Art Show
Swing with friends and artists at this Hiawatha Art Lofts bash, pausing only to sample goods at the cookie and ice cream buffet. The Mozayc Experience, Standard Time, and Jazz Underground will provide the energetic tunes. Dress your dandiest.
100. Bow Wow Meow Luau
Life is better with a pet. Make your life better by stopping by this adoption event, which will feature furry friends from rescue groups around the state. All animals are spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations. The Pawsitive Alliance will also offer dog activities and massage, plus treats for humans at the Velodrome.
101. Tilth Alliance Gardening Workshops
Prepare for gardening in cooler weather at the Fall & Winter Gardening Workshop with the Tilth Alliance organic gardening center's instruction.
102. Lady Be Good: Women Play Jazz
You may have an image of instrumental jazz as a male-dominated art, but Kay D. Ray's documentary Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz (SIFF 2014) tells a different (and remarkable) story: all-women jazz bands have assembled throughout the history of the genre. Before the screening of this film, hear a performance by the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra combo.
103. Breaks 'n' Eggs
Fuel up for the week ahead with breakfast, music and drinks from Hella Black Hella Seattle. They'll be hosting this Sunday brunch event complete with chicken and waffles, mimosas and tunes from DJ Topspins, who will be blessing your ears with a mix of new and old-school hiphop. Your ticket includes entry to the event, the breakfast buffet and one drink.
104. Revel BBQ + Butchery Class
Join Revel's celebrated chefs for a one-of-a-kind butchery class—the third in Revel's 2017 series. All of the classes allow for one-on-one instruction and techniques, and use actual recipes from the restaurant's dishes.
105. EVO Viewing Party
If you can't make it to EVO, the world's largest fighting game championship, your consolation prize is a day at GameWorks, where you can watch the digital titans brawl onscreen. Bring in your own gear to play friendly matches all day.
106. Game of Thrones Premiere Viewing Party
If you've been waiting with bated breath for the return of the Lannisters, Starks, Greyjoys, Targaryens, and whoever else has somehow avoided a horrifying death, gather with fellow GoT addicts at Neumos for the opening of the next traumatizing season.
107. Game of Thrones Viewing Party: Season 7 Premiere
Steel yourself for the latest season of the grueling quasi-medieval show. Refresh your memory at 8 with a re-screening of the Season 6 finale, so you can remember who bit the dust last time around. Nectar will offer free pizza provisions with your RSVP while supplies last.
108. K-Tel Cabaret: A '70s Music Spectacular
Explore all the mind-bending music of the '70s with K-Tel Cabaret, a live explosion of retro tracks from the K-Tel Records catalog performed by Cheryl Serio, Alma Villegas, Teal Warren, and Marcus Wolland, with DJ Vodka Twist spinning more '70s favorites.
109. Laser & Synth Spectacular with Norm Chambers and Hair & Space Museum
Multimedia duo David Golightly and Emily Pothast (aka Hair and Space Museum) will be joined by ambient soundscape master Norm Chambers at this celebration of neon nerdery in the Dome. Earlier in the day, check out the Patchwerks Seattle Summer Sine Waves Synth Meetup and Workshops.
110. Divas Take America
Drag queens shall triumph over the "mini-Trumps in our state" in this benefit show for the activist groups Paramount Duty (for fully funding public education) and Seattle Indivisible. DonnaTella Howe and Sylvia O'Stayformore will run this "political carnival," which is open to all ages, and star in a show.
111. Invisible Womxn
This long, ambitious dance piece by Alice Gosti aims to bring the city's female-identified leaders and their accomplishments to light and, alongside these community luminaries, features Strictly Seattle dancers, Gosti’s company members, poets Nandi Seboulisa and Jehan Osanyin, and Filthy Femcorps's musicians.
112. Ila Borders
Ila Borders, whose memorabilia is now enthroned in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals, was the first woman ever to play men's college baseball on scholarship, as well as the first woman pitcher to score a win in the integrated leagues. She'll come to Seattle to read from her autobiography, Making My Pitch: A Woman's Baseball Odyssey.
113. Impeachment 5k
Run for your life and sanity (and for the ACLU) at this fundraiser run aimed at demanding Trump's impeachment. Brings friends, family, or a pet, run around Seward Park, and replenish your energy with M&M's, peach cobbler, and mint lemonade (if you look real hard you can detect a very labored pun there). Plus, you'll get a chance to meet adoptable dogs and cats.