One of Seattle's most iconic events is here again—don't miss this weekend's Fremont Solstice Fair and Saturday's Fremont Solstice Parade. Jessica Stein

Panicking because you haven't yet made plans for the weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry—aside from all of the last-minute Father's Day events happening, there are also plenty of other options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10. See them all below, ranging from the Fremont Solstice Parade and Fair to the Festival Sundiata's Black Arts Fest and a Community Juneteenth Celebration, and from South Lake Union's Seattle Outdoor Cinema opening night and accompanying Solstice Night Market to dance parties like the Best of Bootie and HOTLANTA. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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1. U-District Art Walk
This art walk happens the third Friday of every month and features art in cool funky business of the U-District such as Chaco Canyon, Cafe Solstice, Gargoyles Statuary, and Moksha. This month, check out Goddesses Creating Goddesses.
(University District)


2. Womxn, Wine and Tarot with Night Flowers Tarot Collective
Pick up some sex tips, get a tarot reading from Night Flowers Tarot Collective, and sip complimentary sangria.
(Capitol Hill, free)


3. Hollywood and the Homefront
Hollywood's World War II effort—dramas, documentaries, radio programs, and live performances—will be presented by audio historian John Jensen.
(University District, free)


4. Crosscut Trivia Obscura and Bingo Night
Crosscut's Knute Berger, Atlas Obscura's Jared Steed, and MOHAI's Sondra Snyder will host a trivia night dedicated to Washington State factoids. Once the game's over, stay for a round of local-oddity-themed bingo.
(Ballard, free)


5. Alma y Azucar Quintet
Latin jazz quintet Alma y Azucar will serenade your wine tasting experience.
(Downtown, free)

6. Band in Seattle: Lion's Ambition & Ben Union
Band in Seattle's featured artists this session are soulful genre-blenders Lion's Ambition and local singer-songwriter Ben Union, and they'll be taping a live television segment at Victory Studios, with free beer, live performances, and post-set music trivia.
(Queen Anne, $10)

7. Benoît Pioulard, Medina/Walsh, Loom
The Seattle musician’s leaned heavily on his Eno-/Basinski-esque ambient proclivities over the last couple of years, to stunning effect. But people should know that Pioulard (aka Thomas Meluch) also excels in hushed singer/songwriter mode, as his earliest Kranky output and his work with Rafael Anton Irisarri in Orcas prove. Sweet glumness and melodic delicacy rule, with Pioulard’s innate chillness pervading every move. DAVE SEGAL
(Sodo, $10)

8. Bootie Seattle: Best of Bootie
Seattle's only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out party by paying tribute to themselves for eight years of rock, pop, hiphop, rap, and dance music. Prep thyself for all the celebratory club bangers and Top40 hits you could possibly handle.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

9. Calypso Cocktail Hour with Tom Eddy
Let Tom Eddy of Beat Connection and the Dip put you on island time for an hour, with choice vinyl selections of tunes from the Caribbean Islands.
(Capitol Hill, free)

10. Elephant Gun Riot, Veio, Death By Overkill
Spokane-based hard rock quintet Elephant Gun Riot will be joined by Veio and Death By Overkill.
(West Seattle, $8)

11. Gabriel Wolfchild & The Northern Light, Devin Sinha, Katie Kuffel
Sway to a mix of acoustic sounds and "cinematic alternative rock" from singer-songwriter Gabriel Wolfchild as he plays songs from his debut EP, Mornings Like These. Also on the bill: The Northern Light, Devin Sinha, and Katie Kuffel.
(Belltown, $10)

12. Gaytheist, Old Iron, Maximum Mad
With song titles like “Avenged Seven-Minute Abs,” “Post-Apocalyptic Lawsuit,” and “Wisdom of the Asshole,” it’s easy to realize that for as loud as Portland-based trio Gaytheist can get, they’re far from being the kind of metal band that takes themselves too seriously. Their latest album, 2017’s Let’s Jam Again Soon, explodes with short, fast rock 'n' roll fun, played with a sharp hardcore edge. Good to Die labelmates Old Iron also released one of the heaviest metal releases from the Northwest last year, Lupus Metallorum. Show up early to let them bathe you in their pure sonic fury. KEVIN DIERS
(Beacon Hill, $10)

13. Good Bones // Hippy And The Squids // Athena McIntyre
Bop to rock and pop from Good Bones, Hippy And the Squids, and Athena McIntyre.
(Greenwood, $7)

14. Killer Workout, Fruit Juice, Pop Cycle, Colorworks
Originally known as the West, high-energy rockers Killer Workout aim to provide just that—an active canvas of danceable beats for their audience to groove to.
(Eastlake, $10)

15. LGBTQ Outdancing - Dyke March Fundraiser
Raise money for Dyke March by grooving to all manner of dance-partner-worthy genres at this special Pride edition of Outdancing.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

16. Megan Larson
See Seattle singer/songwriter Megan Larson perform for free.
(Downtown, free)

17. Monty Banks
Crooner/pianist Monty Banks and friends will keep you company.
(First Hill, free)

18. Nearly Nashville, John Hamhock & the Enablers
Tap your toes to country and honky tonk with Nearly Nashville and their friends John Hamhock & the Enablers.
(Lake City, $8)

19. Olympic Sessions in The Terrace: Bryson Foster Band
Head to the classic hotel's fancy lobby bar for a live pop/soul/blues set from Tacoma's Bryson Foster Band.
(Downtown, free)

20. Respect The Vibez Mixtape Release Show and Summer Kickoff
Hear a compilation of tunes and poems by talented youth made in Seattle's Totem Star recording studio this past year.
(West Seattle, free)

21. Roemen & The Whereabouts
Hear your favorite tunes by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, Otis Redding, and other legends from tribute band Roemen & the Whereabouts.
(Pioneer Square, free)

22. Valley Soul, The Thrill, The Loveless Building, The Forgotten 45s
Monterey, California indie rock foursome Valley Soul hail are here to share their love of Fleetwood Mac, Arcade Fire, and Head and the Heart. They'll be joined by the Thrill, the Loveless Building, and the Forgotten 45s.
(Pioneer Square, $8)

23. World Beat Night: Rhythms from Black Panther
Master percussionist Massamba Diop of Baaba Maal will perform rhythms from the Black Panther soundtrack and score with support from Walo Walo, Thione Diop, and members of Wamba World Beat Band.
(Columbia City, $10)


24. Drag For The Ages
RainBowGore Cake will host this all-ages show to bring drag to the masses. Alongside high school performers, guests include Eamon Smith, Harlotte O'Scara, and Butylene O'Kipple.
(Capitol Hill, $5-$10)


25. Deborah Reber: Differently Wired
Learn about neurodiverse children from Deborah Reber, author and mother of a gifted child with ADHD and Asperger's.
(Ravenna, free)

26. Edward Hallowell: Because I Come From a Crazy Family
The author Edward M. Hallowell (Driven to Distraction) will present his memoir Because I Come from a Crazy Family, about his WASP family, mental illness, alcoholism, and ambition.
(University District, free)

27. Ellen Welcker, Madeline McNeill: The Pink Tablet
Opera singer Madeline McNeill has composed Spokane poet Ellen Welcker's new collection, The Pink Tablet: A Feral Opera, into songs, which she'll perform live.
(Wallingford, free)

28. Georgia Hunter: We Were the Lucky Ones
Georgia Hunter shares her 15-year-old discovery that she comes from a family of Holocaust survivors in her new memoir, We Were the Lucky Ones.
(University District, free)

29. Looking Back at Forward Thrust: A Community Conversation Hosted by Shaun Scott
A little history lesson: Activist Jim Ellis pushed for civic change with a number of ballot initiatives called Forward Thrust from 1968 to 1970, and that's partly why we have so many lovely parks, pools, and playgrounds. Historian Shaun Scott invites you to revisit Forward Thrust in the light of the city's new needs, especially in terms of mass transit, at this Town Hall-sponsored conversation series.
(University District, free)

30. Poe Ballantine: Whirlaway
This madcap-sounding novel follows an escapee from an asylum, a telepathic dog, a record collector, and a long-dead brother.
(Capitol Hill, free)



31. Revenance: An Evening of Honors Projects
Find out what those Seattle University arts kids are up to at this showcase of honors projects, including two plays: Frances Bringloe's "Birdwatch" and Gabrielle Sigrist's solo piece "babushka of the deep green."
(Capitol Hill, free)



32. Strange Coupling
According to Emily Pothast: "A UW School of Art tradition for over a decade, Strange Coupling pairs up working artists with current UW students to create collaborative artworks and community connections." This year's artists include Christopher Paul Jordan + Adrian Gomez, coley mixan + Hannah Moujing, Elby Brosch + Koi Nil, George Lee + Amy Wang, Hongzhe (Benji) Liang + Nadine Marie Emmons, Mackenzie Waller + Connor Walden, Mary Ann Peters + Isabela Noriega, and Quenton Baker + Yabsira Wolde. What a lineup!
(Columbia City, free)
Closing Sunday

33. Suffer for Beauty: Women's History Revealed Through Undergarments
Women have struggled in and out of figure-shaping undergarments since ancient times. (In the Iliad, Aphrodite passes her girdle to Hera and says, “Take this girdle wherein all my charms reside and lay it in your bosom.”) Suffer for Beauty covers 90 years of undergarments and includes everything from wire bustles to restrictive bodices, pregnancy corsets to pointed bras. One of the displays features the Mark Eden bust developer, which co-curator Patricia Cosgrove tracked down to include in the show. As a teenager, Patricia ordered one of the pink spring-loaded clamshells, heavily advertised in the 1960s, to help her bust line go “from the average or below average to a richer fuller development.” I didn’t ask Patricia about her bust size, but I do know that Mark Eden was eventually shut down by the USPS for mail fraud. KATIE KURTZ
(Auburn, $5)
Closing Sunday


34. Edmonds Arts Festival
Enjoy three days of arts, entertainment, shopping, and dining, with a wide selection of more than 240 artist booths, three juried galleries, over 1,000 pieces of student art, more than 20 food vendors, and other attractions.
(Edmonds, free)

35. Marysville Strawberry Festival
Enjoy all Marysville has to offer: Parades, a carnival, markets, a car show, the Berry Run, and a strawberry shortcake-eating contest.
(Marysville, free)



36. 'AFTER LIFE (what remains)' Opening Reception
In this group show, curated by UW Bothell lecturer Dr. Thea Quiray Tagle, indigenous and Asian Pacific American artists use art and performance to begin the work of healing from military occupation, economic displacement, and environmental catastrophe. Through a suite of multimedia works, Super Futures Haunt Collective (SFHQ) stages a conversation among indigenous ancestors, using technology and imagination to bridge time and space. Their work serves as a hinge to connect artists Alejandro T. Acierto, Rea Tajiri, Michael Arcega, and Leeroy New, who critically examine the forces of colonialism and posit possible strategies for livability in an age that is "increasingly toxic for the poor to live in." EMILY POTHAST
(Georgetown, free)

37. Long Shot 2018: Pop-Up Exhibit & Party
On June 16, one image from every person who participated in the 24-hour photo shoot contest Long Shot on June 9 (for which anyone around the world could take photos and submit them) will be exhibited at a pop-up gallery. In exchange for a donation, take home an image by a local image-snapper. The theme of this year's exhibit is "Chase the Light."
(Capitol Hill, free)

38. Making and Unmaking the Body
Delve into Martha Friedman's Castoffs with curator Nina Bozicnik, performer/writer Stevi Costa, dancer Alyza DelPan-Monley, and art historian Naomi Hume, who'll discuss the exhibition's implications for gender, sculpture, and experience.
(University District, $10)

39. Solstice Raku Party
Fire up some ceramic art, drink booze, and share dishes in a potluck after the Fremont Solstice Fair.
(Ballard, free)

40. Teen Art Showcase & Comic Release
Welcome the work of teen comics artists into the world and enjoy some light refreshments.
(Ballard, free)


41. Hot Takes with Hot Dykez
"Cool, real, lezbian comedy couple" Val Nigro and Clara Pluto run this podcast out of Hollow Earth Radio, and they've attracted positive press from City Arts and performed at the Dyke March and Intersections Festival. This time, they'll perform with a kickin' lineup of queer stand-up artists, including Ruth Blinderman, Finn Cottom, Max Delsohn, Monisa Brown, and Corina Lucas.
(Capitol Hill, $10 suggested donation)


42. 3rd Annual Summer BBQ + Community Open House
Learn about Coyote Central, an educational outreach program that provides youth in underserved communities with all sorts of creative programs, at this free BBQ and open house. You'll get to see student performances, dance to live music, and more.
(Downtown, free)

43. Creating Privacy and Sanctuary
Learn gardening tips to make your property a little more private with landscaper Richard Greenberg.
(Madrona, free)

44. Critter Connections
Looking for a new pet? Stop by to learn about adopting bunnies, guinea pigs, and other creatures.
(Downtown, free)

45. Digitize Your African American History
People with African American heritage are invited to bring artifacts, photos, videos, stories, songs, genealogies, and more to this digital archiving event aimed at preserving black history.
(Renton, $5)

46. Free Ice Cream Sundaes for Dogs
The Seattle Barkery truck will offer free canine-friendly ice cream sundaes to good dogs.
(Queen Anne, free)

47. Giant Cow in the Ballard Locks
In honor of Dairy Month, witness Bessie the inflatable Holstein cow's maiden voyage to Lake Union by way of barge. You can also sample free local dairy treats, learn about sustainable local farming practices, and take selfies with Bessie in order to prove their motto: "You never know what you'll see at the Locks."
(Ballard, free)

48. Graduating Students of Color Celebration
This public reception celebrates Seattle University's 2018 graduating students of color.
(Capitol Hill, free)

49. How to Be an Organizer
Learn the process of grassroots organizing, from canvassing to personal story development, with 7th Congressional District representative Pramila Jayapal.
(Phinney, free)

50. Let's Go Birding Together
LGBTQ+ audubon enthusiasts are invited to go on a guided bird walk after enjoying hot drinks and Pride-themed doughnuts.
(Rainier Valley, $7)

51. Nurturing the Environment and Food Access
Find out how the injustices of slavery, segregation, and land deprivation are perpetuated in people of color's lack of access to healthy food and environments with the DNDA Let's Talk Race series.
(West Seattle, free)

52. Stand Up for Lolita!
Help raise awareness of Lolita, the last survivor from the largest orca capture in history, and protest her life in captivity at SeaWorld.
(Downtown, free)

53. Wild Tensions Exhibit Family Day
Kids and families can make their own snacks at a trail mix bar, learn about the lives of native wild animals, build wilderness shelters, and explore the region’s relationship with the wilderness and outdoor recreation.
(Downtown, free)

54. World Migratory Bird Day
Take a guided walk of the Kirkland park to spot native feathered friends. You'll also learn about the perils birds face on their migratory routes, play bird-related games, and make bird crafts.
(Kirkland, free)


55. Fremont Solstice Parade
Join the ranks of giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers, cyclists, and musicians on the longest day of the year for a "kaleidoscope of joyous human expression," aka Fremont Arts Council's annual summer solstice parade. The event will culminate in Gas Works Park for the Fremont Solstice Fair.
(Fremont, free)

56. Morgan Junction Festival 2018
If you're over in West Seattle, enjoy this community festival full of food, activities, and performances. Highlights include the Amazing Bubble Man, the Endolyne Children’s Choir, and a juried dog parade.
(West Seattle, free)

57. Othello-Bration
Celebrate Inflorescence, a new mural by Craig Cundriff and Ari Glass, as well as the opening of the "Beet Box" fresh food pop-up. There will also be performances, raffle prizes, and more.
(Rainier Beach, free)

58. Solstice Night Market
Take advantage of increasingly longer and warmer days by shopping for handmade goods and local art well into the evening. Vendors will include Sam Choy's Poke to the Max truck, the Fire and Scrape raclette booth, Bluebird Ice Cream, and Pure Vintage Clothing.
(South Lake Union, free)

59. UHeights Summer Music Festival
Rather than one weekend overwhelmed with activity, University Heights will break their summer fun into two-hour sets every Saturday from June to September. Each weekend will feature live music from bands of every genre, world dance troupes, and children's shows. The whole series is free to the public, with food available from the U-District Farmers Market each weekend.
(University District, free)


60. Saturday Morning Kung Fu Theater: Men from the Gutter
Early risers can spend their Saturday mornings watching classic martial arts cinema (courtesy of Push/Pull film archivists) over coffee and donuts. Get a boost for the rest of the day. This week's movie is a 1983 revenge flick called Men from the Gutter.
(Ballard, free)

61. Seattle Outdoor Cinema
This 21+ series invites you to snack on street food from the Solstice Night Market, drink cold beer, and relish classic movies like tonight's choice: The Goonies .
(South Lake Union, free)


62. Wusthof Block Party
See cooking and cutting demonstrations, get your knives sharpened, test out merchandise under supervision, and snag special deals and giveaways.
(University District, free)


63. Board Game & Miniature Swap Meeting
Buy, sell, or trade board games, card games, roleplaying games and miniatures at this quarterly event hosted by OOP Games & Hobby.
(North Seattle, free)

64. Gay Bingo
Join Seattle queen Karmen Korbel for a queer-centric night of bingo. Proceeds will benefit Lifelong.
(Montlake, donation)

65. Mini Game Day
The library's meeting room tables will be covered with indie board games, dice games, and role playing games by local designers. A few of the makers will even be onsite to show you how to play. This weekend's edition will be Pride-themed.
(Skyway, free)

66. Queer Gaming with the Grand Arbiter
Join the Grand Arbiter of Madame Askew's Temporal Entourage for a Pride-themed night of tabletop games.
(Capitol Hill, free)


67. Brass Band Northwest: On The Town
If prolific modern composer Leonard Bernstein were still alive, he'd be 100 this year. So Brass Band Northwest will spend their spring season finale hailing his legacy with a program including their favorites of his selected works. This June, they'll present three dances from On The Town (1947).
(Bellevue, $10)

68. Burn Burn Burn, Se Vende, Shaolin Hunks, New Bloom
Satan-loving punks and "Seattle hawt boyz" Burn Burn Burn will headline out in the U-District, with bill support from Se Vende, Shaolin Hunks, and New Bloom.
(University District, $7)

69. Champagne Sunday, Athena McIntyre, Angie Lynn
Join indie rock duo Champagne Sunday, who describe their sound as "Pearl Jam meets Bette Midler," for a show with Athena McIntyre and Angie Lynn.
(Ballard, $8)

70. Crown Villains, Seers, The Sky Giants, Nails Hide Metal
Bluesy, grungey group Crown Villains will be joined by Seers, The Sky Giants, and Nails Hide Metal for a night of Northwest rock and roll.
(West Seattle, $8)

71. Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays
This Vashon Island band headed by Delilah Pearl will play old-school jazz shot through with warm soul.
(First Hill, free)

72. Disease, Savage, Bummer, Minor in Possession, Smokers Cough
Get wild at this early, all-ages grindcore and power violence show with live sets by Disease, Savage, Bummer, Minor in Possession, and Smokers Cough.
(Tukwila, $5)

73. DT Jackson, Kylan Johnson, The Wilder, Glass Souls
Dance to indie rock "with a light dose of punk mentality" from DT Jackson after sets from Kylan Johnson, The Wilder, and Glass Souls.
(Shoreline, $8)

74. Fremont Solstice Celebration
Sway all day and night to "slow-smoked soul ballads" from Nashville experimental blues rockers SIMO at this summer solstice party. When they're not on stage, DJ Indica Jones will spin '80s and '90s dance party jams and KEXP's DJ Chilly will spin a Latin mix.
(Fremont, free)

75. Fremont Solstice Parade After Party
Warm up with a cool-down at a Substation-hosted after party show once you're done strutting through the Fremont Solstice Parade. Enjoy live sets from Sweet Lou's Sour Mash, Hot Damn Scandal, and Dysfunction Junction.
(Ballard, free)

76. Great Time, Soultanz, Richie Aldente
New York's Great Time is inspired by the gentleness of Sufjan Stevens, and the dancey songs of Little Dragon. Hear their sound with support from Soultanz and Richie Aldente.
(Columbia City, $10)

77. Harness, Shook Ones, RJC, Will To Power, Ballistics
Regional Justice Center will celebrate the release of their new record with a night of trashing along with Will To Power, Ballistics, Harness, and Shook Ones.
(Eastlake, $5-$10)

78. Haute Sauce: Lourawk, Famous, D-Look, Swervewon
Haute Sauce resident DJs Lourawk, Famous, D-Look, and Swervewon will strike again with a night of hiphop beats.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

79. Heart Avail, The Sinbound Post Rapture Party, Nordic Daughter
Spokane rockers Heart Avail will headline after sets from the Sinbound Post Rapture Party and Nordic Daughter.
(Ballard, $5)

80. Hot Nights, Cool Jazz
Pair your loves of museum-hopping and lindy-hopping at this free live set of after-hours jazz. You can dance and enjoy the music, or make your own tunes with upcycled pieces at the Instrument Petting Zoo, or stroll around and check out Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith before the exhibit closes.
(South Lake Union, free)

Pretend it's 20 degrees hotter than it really is with this dance night dedicated to all things Atlanta (including the humidity).
(Capitol Hill, $5)

82. Mark Christian Miller
Los Angeles-based jazz vocalist Mark Christian Miller will return to Seattle on the wave of success from his 2015 album Crazy Moon to perform tracks from his latest album Story Time for Adults, with instrumental support by pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Chris Symer, and drummer Robert Rushing.
(Ballard, $10)

83. Nighttime Serenade
The Seattle Philharmonic Strings' final show of the season will feature a program of romantic classics like Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Vaughan Williams’ Violin Concerto and Dvořák's Serenade for Strings.
(Downtown, free)

84. Obsidian, Oxygen Destroyer, Schmutzund, Born Without Blood
Hear Seattle thrash metal from Oxygen Destroyer, with opening sets by Born Without Blood, Oxygen Destroyer, and Schmutzund.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

85. Porch Cat, Mira Death, Sunday Night Heat
Rage gently and collectively with "sludgy, spooky" queer punks Porch Cat (Bellingham), Mira Death (of Portland's Sweeping Exits), and "wrestle-centric punk rock super group Sunday Night heat (featuring members from CutMan, Dude York, the Complex Dialect, and Dogbreth).
(University District, $6-$10)

86. Slower Than Dirt Jam
Beginner musicians can learn some tunes in a no-pressure environment. This time, songs include "Arkansas Traveler," "Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine," "Possum up a Gum Stump," and other simple folksy ditties.
(Green Lake, free)

87. School of Rock West Seattle: Queen
Watch the tiny musical treasures of the future play the power glam rock relics of the past, with School of Rock West Seattle's tribute to the kings of arena spectacle, Queen.
(Belltown, $10)

88. Sing It Seattle!
Do you love popular pop, rock, and Broadway hits and don't care who knows it? Here's a chance to learn vocal harmonies to a tune in one of those genres, which the group will vote on.
(Downtown, $5)

89. The Tom Price Desert Classic, The Control Freaks, The Knights of Trash, The Heels
Since Tom Price, a masterful minimalist, was never part of Seattle’s pop,-metal, or grunge scenes, it’s easy to take him for granted, but that would be a mistake. From the U-Men to Gas Huffer to Monkeywrench, the singer-guitarist has stayed true to his garage-punk roots: no sellout moves, no major-label deals. If age hasn’t diminished his fire, Parkinson’s disease has put a dent in his productivity, but the Tom Price Desert Classic isn’t a job; it’s the culmination of a lifelong passion, and the band has only released one album in eight years (2014’s Hell). With Joe Kilbourne (bass), Martin Bland (drums), and Don Blackstone (guitar), they also bring it live. As their Facebook page proclaims: “pretty loud, w/yelling.” KATHY FENNESSY
(Georgetown, $7)


90. Arson Explains It All (Episode 2)
Get to know Seattle queen Arson Nicki through "real stories, hard truths, and sharp lip syncs" at this musical monologue.
(Capitol Hill, $7)

91. Seattle University Student Playwrights
Seattle University student playwrights will read short original pieces they've been working on this semester.
(Capitol Hill, free)


92. D.J. Butler, Christopher Husberg, and Cat Rambo
D.J. Butler, the author of the American flintlock fantasy novel Witchy Eye, will share its fantastical sequel. Joining her will be fellow fantasy authors Christopher Husberg and Cat Rambo.
(University District, free)

93. Graphic Medicine Comics Workshop
Local zine/comics artists Kelly Froh and Max Clotfelter will teach you about the "personal health narrative" genre of comics and help you make your own art.
(Downtown, free)

94. Japanese Folktales by Lori Whaley
Lori Whaley will tell classic Japanese folktales with puppets while you sit in the tranquil garden.
(Downtown, $6/$8)

95. Lindsey Boldt, Steffi Drewes, Paul Ceballos Hlava
Get to know the work of local poets Lindsey Boldt, Steffi Drewes, and Paul Ceballos Hlava at this group reading.
(Wallingford, free)

96. Ulysses Bloomsday Staged Reading
Calling Irish literature nerds: What are you doing for Bloomsday? If you haven't made plans yet to mark the date on which James Joyce's mammoth novel Ulysses takes place, during which the protagonist Leopold Bloom travels picaresquely through Dublin, don't sweat it. This year’s reading picks up from last year's with Chapter 8, “Lestrygonians,” and Chapter 9, “Scylla and Charybdis.” Whether you've read the great 20th-century classic or not, this is a great way to commune in love for the possibilities of the English language. (We're not sure we should add this, but apparently Joyce set the book on June 16 to commemorate a particularly significant real-life handjob. Just so you know what you're celebrating.)
(Downtown, free)

97. Zinzi Clemmons: What We Lose
A mixed-race American woman, Thandi, tries to find a connection from her life to her dying mother's Johannesburg childhood.
(Capitol Hill, free)


98. Stand With Refugees
One Day’s Wages and World Relief Seattle invite participants to "step into the shoes of refugees" in Seattle and beyond through film, storytelling, and conversations with experts.
(Ballard, $10)


99. All Gender Public Swim
Take a dip in one of two accessible pools at the Capitol Hill facility for two bucks. Locker rooms will be gender neutral for the duration of the swim, and private changing rooms will be available as well.
(Capitol Hill, $2)

100. Flat-Track Season Kick-off Party
Meet motorbike racer Rustin Olson, see a flat-tracker on display, and peruse a pop-up shop with limited-edition race shirts.
(Belltown, free)



101. Bench Mark
See the fruit of an after-school program for young artists, an investigation of urban architecture and the way it alters human behavior.
(First Hill, free)
Opening Saturday

102. Nan Wonderly
Discover the possibilities of upcycled art with Nan Wonderly's repurposed tin collages.
(Ballard, free)
Opening Saturday


103. Community Juneteenth Celebration
On Juneteenth, which marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States, join Langston in remembering the late DeCharlene Williams, a longtime Central District resident and activist who passed away in May.
(Central District, free)

104. Greenpeace Ship Tours
Join Greenpeace aboard the Arctic Sunrise to learn about life at sea as an environmental activist.
(South Lake Union, free)


105. 2018 Chittenden Locks Summer Concert Series
Enjoy live music performances from symphonic bands, show choirs, jazz trios, and more in the gardens by the Ballard Locks. This weekend's lineup includes the street organ sounds of Musica Molida on Saturday and the Elliott Bay Pipe Band on Sunday.
(Ballard, free)

106. Black Arts Fest
Festival Sundiata presents a two-day celebration of African American culture, including African dance and drumming workshops, fashion demonstrations, a market, food, and more.
(Seattle Center, free)

107. Fremont Solstice Fair
Let that free spirit fill you with whatever Fremont people are into at the annual Fremont Solstice Fair, a massive outdoor urban festival filled fit to bust with hippies, families, foodies, and artists. It's primarily known for the parade, featuring elaborately painted (and sometimes just wild 'n' free) nude bicyclists, but also offers tons of food, crafts, activities, performances, great people-watching, a dog parade, and a beer garden.
(Fremont, free)


108. Seattle Retro Gaming Expo
Play free arcade and video games from the early aughts, listen in on panel discussions with serious collectors and experts, bop around to video game music, pick up crafts, and learn about indie games you might not know about.
(Seattle Center, free)



109. An Afternoon of Sun and Stone
Meander among sculptures by the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association at this picnic, sale, and social occasion.
(Capitol Hill, free)


110. U Can't Walk it Off-Comedy Show for Men and those Who Love Them
For Men's Health Month, this comedy show "for men and the women who love them" will feature Corrina Lee Allen, Dave Dennison, Tony Daniel, Geoff Lott, Jason Goad, and Cortney Gee.
(University District, $10)


111. Legal Voice Community Celebration
Legal Voice will celebrate 40 years of service with a day at the beach. Stop by for drinks, food, and family activities.
(Ballard, free)

112. Westwood Village Street Fair
Enjoy a day of carnival rides and games in West Seattle.
(West Seattle, free)


113. Ritoma
This documentary by Oscar-winning Ruby Yang follows nomadic Tibetans who gear up for a tournament led by Everett native and former Kamiak basketballer Bill Johnson.
(Everett, free)

114. Shriek! Cruising
Evan J. Peterson and Heather Bartels curate this film and community education series that examines the role of women and minorities in horror films. Have a drink and watch Cruising, William Friedkin (The Exorcist)'s thriller starring Al Pacino as an undercover cop chasing a serial killer in San Francisco's gay BDSM community.
(Greenwood, $10)


115. Magnuson Food & Flea
Eat brunch at the park at this pop-up food market.
(North Seattle, free)


116. Brianna Skye & the Dark Clouds EP Release Party
Party with indie rockers Brianna Skye and the Dark Clouds as they celebrate their first EP with support from Waking Things and Xnarcotix.
(Fremont, $6/$8)

117. Day Shift: Get Up Offa That Thing!
Indulge in Sunday day-drinking and day-dancing with talented DJs Francesca Harding (LA), Phosho, DJ Vega B2B LouRawk, DJ Famous B2B DJ Rocryte, U.NO.HU, Ahold Of, and mk. Stay a little or stay long enough to watch the sun go down.
(Georgetown, $5 before 5pm)

118. Forest For The Trees
Bring a basket of snacks and a picnic blanket and spend the day outside dancing to live DJs.
(Rainier Valley, free)

119. KEXP DJ Summer Series at Brewlab
Spend your summer Sundays grooving to tunes from KEXP DJs Abbie and Atticus while you sip a hazy grapefruit "Abbicus" IPA brewed just for the occasion.
(Capitol Hill, free)

120. The Midnight Avocados, Proud Dad, The Spill, Always Naked
The Midnight Avocados are a progressive indie rock band from California. They'll be joined by Proud Dad, The Spill, and Always Naked.
(Eastlake, $6/$8)

121. New Wave Night
Enjoy covers of New Wave hits by local artists like Adra Boo, Kurt Bloch, Ryan Devlin & Kim West, Tomo Nakayama, Ian McCutcheon, Taryn Dorsey, and Andrew Vait.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

122. The Sinbound, Heart Avail, Nordic Daughter, Exapsos
Self-proclaimed Seattle rock and roll resurrectors the Sinbound will bring the rock back to the north end, with support sets by Heart Avail, Nordic Daughter, and Exapsos.
(Greenwood, $5)

123. Spontaneous Music Session Featuring Kenny Mandell Open to All Levels
Be spontaneous for once and join an improvised music jam session hosted by Kenny Mandell.
(Greenwood, free)

124. Sunday Fun Day Music - Back to the 80s
VideoDJ Andy will take you back the '80s with classic music videos.
(White Center, free)


125. Nick DiMartino: The Grow House
Not only is Nick DiMartino a playwright and musical theater adapter whose productions of Dracula, Pinocchio, and The Snow Queen were performed by Seattle Children's Theatre, he's also been the campus book-buyer for the University Book Store for over 40 years. Hear him read from his latest suspense novel, The Grow House, which is set in Seattle but has nothing to do with pot.
(University District, free)

126. 'Power And': A Roundtable Discussion About Why The Powers That Be, Are
The Seventh Wave arts and literary association will lead a discussion on social issues and power dynamics "through the lens of privilege, privacy, gender, or politics."
(Wallingford, free)


127. Bicycle Sundays
A section of Lake Washington Boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker Park’s beach will be closed to cars and motorcycles from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Meet in the park's lower meadow to peddle along the route with a group.
(Rainier Valley, free)