Friday:

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Head to the annual Bite of Seattle at the Seattle Center to sample some distinctive Seattle cuisine (or just munch on a piroshky and some elephant ears). The Bite will feature the food of such restaurants as Famous Dave's BBQ and Taste of Chicago, a truly inexplicable offering. Kicks off at 11:00 a.m. at the Seattle Center, admittance is free, food is overpriced.

Saturday:

The 5th annual Wedgewood Art Festival can’t claim dozens of corporate sponsors like the Bite can, but that makes it all the easier to include pot doughnuts among its offerings—or at least Top Pot Doughnuts, just as good, slightly more legal, probably less healthy. The festival also features local art and music. Kicks off at 10:00 a.m. at the Hunter Farms Tree Lot, admission is free.

The band in their clean-shaven days
  • JennaU via Flickr
  • The band in their clean-shaven days

It’s a rare event that successfully combines binge drinking and helping children. The annual "A Drink for the Kids Grand Finale Show" is one such event, bringing to a close a week's worth of toasts to benefit underage rockers. This Saturday-night event at Neumos lets you drink, do good, and listen to Brite Futures (formerly Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head) all at once. Proceeds on select liquor sales go to the Vera Project, a local non-profit that promotes underage music in Seattle. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. at Neumos, tickets are $14 in advance.

Sunday:

Feast, but please don’t pillage, rape, or burn, as Ballard's Viking Days festival draws to a close. This is your last chance (for the year) to discover what Danish æbleskiver is, exactly. Kick off the day with a Swedish pancake breakfast at 9:00 a.m. for only $8 at the Nordic Heritage Museum. The festival, which spills onto the grounds around the museum, is free.

And Chef Jeremy McLachlan of Salty’s fame will be providing a free cooking demo for the public at the West Seattle Farmer’s Market. Chef McLachlan will reportedly seek audience participation and use “impromptu market ingredients.” This exciting demo is free and begins at 11:00 a.m. under the market’s special events tent.