Capitol Hill Block Party
best of Seattle converges in the heart of the city
for the Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend. This year's bacchanal boasts its most impressive lineup ever, standing alongside music festivals twice its size. You can't go wrong either day
, but Friday—featuring the sugar-boosted metapop of Girl Talk
and the socialist, soulful hiphop of Blue Scholars
—is simply world class. (Broadway and E Pike St, www.thestranger.com/blockparty. 3 pm, $15, all ages.
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