See the DeLorean from the Back to the Future sequel at this weekend's Washington State Toy and Geek Fest. Washington State Toy and Geek Fest
Our arts critics have already recommended 56 great things to do, our music critics have picked the 29 best concerts, and we've made a list of resistance events, but there are still hundreds more events happening this week. To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary ones from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from Bug-lesque: An Insect SEXtravaganza to the immersive murder mystery show Who Killed Otter's Babies?, and from the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Seattle to the Summertime Cosplay Picnic and Seattle Gothic Picnic. For even more options this week, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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TUESDAY

COMMUNITY

1. Pub Night Talks: Cacophony of Caws: The Crows of the Puget Sound
Join UW Bothell professor Doug Wacker in learning why thousands of crows make a nightly journey to the North Creek Wetlands, and what they do when they get there.

FILM

2. Hecklevision: The Matrix
You've already heckled The Matrix from your couch, so might as well let a whole theater know your delightfully snarky thoughts. At this special screening, you can make fun of Keanu Reeves to your heart's content by sending texts straight to the big screen.

FOOD & DRINK

3. Craft Beer & Conversation
Meet Seattle mag beer writer Kendall Jones and The Evergrey's Monica Guzman for a night of brew-themed trivia. Winners get Seapine pint glasses, and everyone gets one dollar off their beer.

4. Rusty Nail Release
As is annual tradition, Fremont Brewing will release its infamous Rusty Nail, a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout that begins its life as an oatmeal stout called the First Nail (brewer’s licorice, smoked barley, and pale malt aged in cinnamon bark) and "rusts" into something new in bourbon barrels for 15 months.

GEEK & GAMING

5. Tuesday Trivia: Scrubs
Briefly allow Zach Braff back into your life for a night of Scrubs trivia.

PERFORMANCE

6. The Q: A Queerlesque Revue
Local performers Beau Briefs, Jesus la Pinga, Mercury Divine, Mx. Pucks A'Plenty, Ramona Rhapsody, and Scarlett O'Hairdye will each put a queer spin on a classic burlesque performance.

READINGS & TALKS

7. Christopher A. Paul: The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games
In addition to being an associate professor at Seattle University, Christopher A. Paul is an avid gamer. He explores anti-misogynistic video games his book, The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games: Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst .

8. Seattle Poetry Slam presents the Annual Queer Slam
This open mic hosted by Mitch Mitchell invites all queer poets to share their work in front of an audience. DJ Martinez will bring tunes and laughs for encouragement.

SPORTS & RECREATION

9. Special Olympics Pep Rally with Rashaad Penny
Get pumped for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games by meeting some of the athletes, eating snacks, and winning free stuff. The first 100 people in line will get to attend a meet-and-greet with Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY

ART

10. Coffee & Clay
Caffeine junkies take note: Ceramic artists were invited to make coffee makers and servers for you to buy.
Closing Wednesday

PERFORMANCE

11. The Grief Dialogues
Wesley Fruge will direct this play conceived by Elizabeth Coplan that urges audiences to examine the "rhetoric and stigma that often surrounds death." Vignettes by six different playwrights will dramatize this essential if oft-avoided aspect of human existence, and Carla Rose Fisher will sing.

TUESDAY-SATURDAY

ART

12. Objects of Affection
Explore art made from found objects, which the artists bought at garage sales or thrift stores for $20 or less.
Closing Saturday

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

ART

13. Costumed Spectacle: Cantonese Opera from the So Family Collection
Gaze on gorgeous, intricately embroidered costumes that belonged to Cantonese opera singer Michael So, who performed in Hong Kong and at Luck Ngi Musical Club in Seattle.
Closing Sunday

WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY

14. Astrology Night with Rick Levine
Master astrologer Rick Levine will prepare you as best he can for the upcoming month.

15. Star Legend on Lake Union
Windstar Cruises' 212-passenger Star Legend cruise ship will take a break from its Alaskan voyages to visit its headquarters in Seattle, and it will be the largest ship to ever traverse the Ballard Locks and the Ship Canal into Lake Union. Don't miss your chance to see it from the shore.

FOOD & DRINK

16. Beer & Doughnut Pairing
Gorge yourself on the Homer Simpson-approved combination, but with slightly more sophisticated flavor pairings, including Helles Lager and Chocolate Pretzel, Strata IPA and Strawberry Shortcake, and Brown Ale and Coffee Cream. $8 buys you a special tasting flight with three beers and three doughnuts.

17. Food Truck Taste Off
The price of admission deems you a judge of eight local food trucks, each of which will attempt to earn your allegiance by serving up their respective signature dish. Come for the grub from Crave, Itty Bitty Schnitty, Jimmy V’s , Plum Bistro Burger Truck, Road Chef Global Bistro, Road Dawg, Thai-U-Up, and the Tamale Guy—and stay for a beer and cider garden, live music, and raffles. All proceeds will support Solid Ground’s work to "challenge the root causes of hunger, poverty, and injustice."

18. New Belgium: 20 Years of Sour Celebration
Celebrate lip-puckering brews on the 20th anniversary of New Belgium brewer Peter Bouckaert's sour beer program. You'll taste classics like Lips of Faith and the 2009 La Folie, plus new offerings like the Passionfruit Foeder Saison.

GEEK & GAMING

19. Tech Jobs Tour
Thinking about a career in tech? Seattle's not a bad place to be. Thousands of tech influencers and reps from big and small companies will convene to help you figure out your options.

MUSIC

20. Open System: Patricia Wolf, Bobbi Wasabi, Guests
Get some "hardware techno therapy" from Portland's Patricia Wolf (of Soft Metals) and Bobbi Wasabi (of HFBW). They'll be supported by locals MMMelt, K. Hudson, and Kara Phoebe.

21. Oscilloscope Music Laser Show
Jerobeam Fenderson blends audio and visual art using vintage analog oscilloscopes—"test equipment used to measure voltages for debugging electronics systems"—to give the effect of "seeing music."

PERFORMANCE

22. Joy Ride Screened and Alive: Adventures of Unavoidable Embodiment
Joy Ride Screened and Alive will share three films, a reading, a dance performance, and a documentary from six Northwest artists (including Wobbly Dance’s Erik Ferguson and Yulia Arakelyan, Gender Tender’s Syniva Whitney, Karen Daly, Corrie Befort, and Karen Nelso).

READINGS & TALKS

23. Astronomy on Tap
If discussing dark matter with like-minded folks sounds interesting to you, read on. If discussing it with a beer in your hand sounds even better, you'll probably enjoy this event. Astronomy on Tap events strive to be "accessible and engaging," and typically include non-boring science presentations on topics ranging from the beginning of the universe as we know it to black holes. This time, Dr. Jim Davenport will talk about his research on large survey astronomy, and Akaxia Cruz will expound on dark matter.

24. The Neuroscience of Decision-Making
Poet, playwright, and neuroscientist Dr. David Redish will help break down the outside components that drive our decision-making.

25. Nick Dybek: The Verdun Affair
In post World War I Verdun, which was nigh-annihilated by the violence, an American widow and a compatriot ambulance driver have an affair, but their lives are complicated by a soldier with amnesia and an Austrian journalist.

THURSDAY

ART

26. Art Happy Hour Featuring Nikita Ares
Join Seattle-based Filipina artst Nikkita Ares for a happy hour in honor of her new series of drawings and paintings, Tryna Smoke?? You'll find refreshments, 10 percent off merchandise, and pins, totes, and prints for sale from the artist.

27. DIY Air Plant Terrariums
Sip on margaritas as you create layered hanging glass terrariums filled with plants, sand, moss, and whatever other embellishments you desire.

28. PCNW 2018 Thesis Exhibition
The graduates of the Photographic Center Northwest's certificate program—Leah Freed, Lesley Low, and Richard Reed—reveal what they've done over the past year.
Opening Thursday

COMEDY

29. Stavros Halkias
Baltimore-born comic Halkias, who's worked with Tom Papa, Dave Attell, and Tig Notaro, hosts the podcast Cumtown.

COMMUNITY

30. Transit Rider Celebration 2018
Celebrate public transit by sipping fee samples of Brew Dr. Kombucha, grazing from food trucks, playing cornhole, and entering a raffle. The first 20 guests will get a free Ride Transit t-shirt.

31. Woodland Park Zoo’s Carousel’s 100th Birthday
The zoo will celebrate the centennial of its historic carousel with a relighting ceremony, a brief talk on its history, and free desserts in the North Meadow.

FILM

32. Koko: A Talking Gorilla
Mourn the loss of the intelligent, communicative, cat-loving gorilla Koko at this screening of Barbet Schroeder's beautiful documentary, featuring Koko and animal psychologist Penny Patterson.

FOOD & DRINK

33. Bellevue Wine Walk
Take a stroll down Main Street to sip wine in various Bellevue shops.

MUSIC

34. The Cure Vs. The Smiths Cover Night
Get real introspective at this cover night offering tribute to the Cure and the Smiths, featuring members of Season of Strangers, Temple Canyon, Seaside Tryst, Furniture Girls, Hannah Racecar, and more.

35. Death Cab for Cutie EndSession
Indie rock institution Death Cab for Cutie (who happen to be Washington natives) will play live for 107.7 The End's in-studio series. Ditch your Thursday afternoon obligations and get there early to snag a spot.

36. Deck'd Out Summer Series
Deck'd Out returns to the Monkey Loft rooftop deck featuring cathartic vibes and party jams every Thursday night this summer, starting tonight. Enjoy rotating DJs, label and collective takeovers, and free entry if you attend Yo Yo Yoga beforehand.

37. Drinks, Drawing & DJs - Exquisite Corpse
Play a round of Exquisite Corpse, a Pictionary-esque drawing game allegedly invented by Surrealist artists who hung out in Parisian cafes at the turn of the century. Or, just hang out and draw freely, listen to tunes from live DJs, and eat snacks.

PERFORMANCE

38. Intergalactic Butt Brawl: A Burlesque Battle for Glory
Babes will brazenly show their booties at this "nerdlesque" sci-fi free-for-all. Performers including Sallee Mandarin, Solangerie, and Dorine DeLuscious will perform burlesque numbers featuring "spaceships, hot alien babes, and rooms that are bigger on the inside," and the winner gets a ticket to Burlycon.

READINGS & TALKS

39. Dirty Little Secrets Presents: Bad Date Storytelling!
Spill the beans on your very very worst dates (tearful drunk? overbearing mansplainer? Jill Stein voter?) and laugh at your fellow victims' romantic misfortunes.

40. Orcas Need Free-Flowing Rivers
Whale Scout and Defenders of Wildlife will reveal how free-flowing rivers and salmon runs are key to the health of orcas and the Salish Sea. Florian Graner of Sealife Productions will screen his documentary Return of the King, and Monika Wieland-Shields of the Orca Behavior Institute will provide the science.

41. Steve Toutonghi: Side Life
In Steve Toutonghi's Side Life, a young tech entrepreneur named Vin is forced out of the software company he founded (à la HBO's Silicon Valley) and takes a job house-sitting an ultra-modern Seattle mansion whose owner has gone missing. Naturally, the basement is host to all manner of strange things.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE

42. Bat-Hamlet
Pop culture vigilantism meets Shakespearean existentialism in the tale of Bat-Hamlet, the evil King Jester, and vengeance.

43. The Lamplighter
Theatrical wonder Sara Porkalob will stage her collaboration with Justin Huertas and Kirsten “Kiki” deLohr Helland, a fanciful tale a about the lamplighter of the stars. When the lamplighter goes missing, her young daughter must seek her out again.

44. Who Killed Otter's Babies?
The site-specific theater group Dacha will stage an interactive murder mystery starring Mayor Moose and the residents of Otterton, who have to vote on an initiative to build a Dog Park when everything starts going wrong. You play a member of Mayor Moose's Independent Review Taskforce, who stumble across something dangerous.

FRIDAY

ART

45. Manifesto Item 7: WHAT? Official Release (David Lasky)
Every year, comics maven David Lasky comes out with a collection of short illustrated stories. This year's edition traces the "year of shock, disgust, and general disorientation following the 2016 presidential election." Meet the artist and get your copy signed.

COMEDY

46. Gruesome Sixsome
Sketch comedy troupe Gruesome Sixsome will make the movie of your (and other audience members') dreams, from genre to characters.

COMMUNITY

47. Babes Night Out
Gather all your babely friends for a night out with Babeland (who'll provide sex tips), Molly Moon's (who'll provide ice cream scoops), Megan Skinner (who'll provide astrology insights), and indi chocolate (who'll provide—you guessed it—delicious dark chocolate). What more could you ask for?

48. Seattle Humane Pets & Pints Patio Party
Meet adorable dogs and cats up for adoption from Seattle Humane while you soak up some sun and drink some beer.

FILM

49. The Strange Ones
Two brothers travel across a deserted landscape in this independent dark thriller, supposedly "one of John Waters's Top 10 of 2017."

FOOD & DRINK

50. Aslan/Chuck's Juice Box Hero Can Release
Bellingham-based Aslan Brewing and Chuck's Hop Shop will release their newest joint collaboration, a "crushable" hazy IPA at 5.8%.

51. Friday Coffee Tasting: Coffee Blossom Honey
At this free tasting open to the public, guests can taste three micro-lots of honey from Guatemalan coffee farms, sourced by Bellingham-based Coffee Blossom Honey, as well as honey from other urban beekeepers, including Beekings from Seattle and Chicago Honey Co-op. In addition, there will be tastings of floral coffees from multiple roasters and a discussion of beekeeping in the U.S. and Guatemala.

52. Summery Drink Workshop
Resident mixologist Tony James will teach you the secrets to a perfect summer cocktail with which to impress all your friends and enemies.

MUSIC

53. '80s vs '90s with DJ Indica Jones and Guests
Sweat it out to the almost-oldies with rival music from two great decades selected by local talent DJ Indica Jones, with Wanz and special mystery guests.

54. Brass Monkeys, Alki Jones, The Get Ahead, Withering Blooms
Brass Monkeys are a Beastie Boys tribute group who, we’ve been assured, have a valid license to ill. They'll be joined by Alki Jones, the Get Ahead, and Withering Blooms at this cover show.

55. Britney Spears vs. The World
Praise the queen with a night of huge hits and b-sides by pop veteran Britney Spears, along with cuts by her contemporaries.

56. Creature Hole With Baby Ketten Karaoke
For this concert series at Southgate Roller Rink, Seattle R&B/pop band Creature Hole will keep you moving. Meanwhile, Baby Ketten karaoke will set up a station at the bar.

57. Green Jello, Headless Pez, Raw Dogs, Always Naked
Punk rock puppet show Green Jello expand past their hometown arena of '80s Hollywood, with Headless Pez, Raw Dogs, and Always Naked.

58. The Kidney's All Right: An Evening to Benefit José Amador
This evening of sketch comedy from Aaron Allshouse, Brent Johnson, Cory Nealy, Erin Stewart, John McKenna Josh Knisely, and Kirk Anderson, and others will also feature live music and spoken word performances. Proceeds will benefit community member José Amador, who recently underwent a kidney transplant.

59. Pop Night 2 with Bleeding Tree and KJ SOS
Dress up as your favorite pop artist to see Top40 cover band Bleeding Tree live, with special guests Xcel Mobile Music. In between sets, the audience can sing karaoke on stage.

60. School of Rock Seattle Presents Almost Famous
School of Rock Seattle will perform the soundtrack to classic music industry film Almost Famous.

61. Stop Making Sense: A Talking Heads Celebration
Celebrate one of the most wacky-dance-move-inducing bands of all time, Talking Heads, by grooving to hits and deep cuts by both the full band and its individual members' solo careers.

62. Swayze! '80s Dance Party
Dance to the hot '80s tunes that might have made Swayze's blood warm at this Trashy Trash/Snap! '90s Dance Party event.

63. W Seattle Happy Hour: Drunk In Puppy Love
Drink for a good cause by purchasing cocktails that contribute to the Motley Zoo Animal Rescue Shelter and bopping around to local DJ sets.

PERFORMANCE

64. Bug-lesque: An Insect SEXtravaganza
Sexy routines based on insect mating habits? Babes dressed up like mating butterflies? Find out what the heck this is and witness the Titillation Sensations' latest creation.

READINGS & TALKS

65. Kaethe Schwehn with Kai Carlson-Wee
In a post-apocalyptic world where only five percent of humanity has survived, a community called Zion clings on—but then the women start giving birth to inanimate objects and an outsider appears with a tempting offer. Hear a reading from The Rending and the Nest.

66. Public Forum: Argentina in Revolt
Learn about the political and economic crisis afflicting Argentina from a socialist activist from Buenos Aires who's experienced it first-hand, Maria Alvarez. Tickets include a light dinner.

SPORTS & RECREATION

67. Bowling and Brews
Knock down some pins while you knock back some Seapine beers. Plus, enjoy special deals of pitchers and growlers, a coupon for a free pint, and enter raffles to win cool stuff.

68. Seattle Night Ride
Peddle a 15-mile flat route through the Burke-Gilman Trail, Fremont, Lake Union, and Queen Anne by night, punctuated by plenty of rest stop entertainment. Costumes and (safe) bike accessories highly encouraged. Be sure you have proper lights and reflectors.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

COMEDY

69. Gareth Reynolds
He's a co-host on the crazy history podcast The Dollop and he's here to make you laugh.

70. Hot Tin Streetcar: Tennessee Williams Improvised
Tragic fantasists, macho brutes, frustrated wives, closeted hunks...Meet them all in this improvised take on the oeuvre of the famous southern playwright.

COMMUNITY

71. Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist Program
Meet beach naturalist volunteers at any number of nearby sites to learn about the creatures that dwell in our local waters. You'll come away knowing cool facts like: "How to enjoy the habitat without harming it; what sea stars eat; why barnacles stand on their heads; and how moon snails lay their eggs."

PERFORMANCE

72. She Kills Monsters
Queer nerd performer Butch Alice presents "a mash up of Dungeons & Dragons, Dramadey & Dice Throwing, Sisters & Swordplay" in what will probably a fun, geeky show, written by Qui Nguyen.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

73. Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival
The brand-new festival will screen seven features and a number of shorts highlighting Taiwanese American filmic talent.

PERFORMANCE

74. The Aliens
It's closing time, but two outcasts in a Vermont coffee shop aren't ready to leave. They pull the young barista trying to eject them into their gentle conversation. This Obie Award-winning Annie Baker play will by staged by ReAct.

SATURDAY

ART

75. Upcycled Earring Craft with Maxx
Maxx Follis-Goodkind will help you turn textile industry waste into elegant lightweight earrings. All supplies are included.

COMMUNITY

76. Beer Can Derby & Root Beer Can Derby
Send your beer can or root beer can vehicles flying down a 40-foot-long, four-lane derby track for the chance to win a prize.

77. Seattle Gothic Picnic
Who says goths can't enjoy a basket of strawberries in the sun? Gather your coven and wear your most brooding expressions as you feast around a sinister spread of picnic treats. You could win a prize for best dressed and best picnic set-up. There will also be a goth yard sale, so bring your applicable items to sell or trade.

FESTIVALS

78. Greenwood Car Show
Car fanatics can feast their eyes on vintage rides and hot rods.

79. Plunge Music Festival
Rock, pop, hiphop, and folk musicians Walking Papers, the High Children, Trio Abaraka, and 12 Foot Breed with Paul Filinson will all play live sets to support global clean water access at this environmentally focused festival.

80. SWEATFEST 2K18
Dehydrate your brain, body, and soul at this year's SWEATFEST, with two stages of loud and rowdy music from Osatia, Designer Disguise, I Am Infamy, Black Sun Moon, Namea, the Sooner the Better, Greater Space, Beyond the Woods, Down the Scope, Easy Tygr, Left Side of the Radio, Werthless, Middle James, and Mavero.

FOOD & DRINK

81. Level Up: Seasonal Cooking with a Kitchen Herb Garden
Curate and plant your own adorable container garden with your favorite herbs and edible flowers, and learn how to infuse your cooking and cocktails with herbaceous flavors. While watching demonstrations for the recipes, you'll get to sip wine pairings and snack on chicken skewers seasoned with lemon thyme salt, local greens dressed with rosemary infused vinegar, and roasted potatoes topped with chive compound butter.

82. Tacos Smackdown Pop-Up
This tournament of tacos will see 10 of Seattle's favorite taco vendors going head-to-head to be named the finest purveyor of tortilla-wrapped creations in the Emerald City.

GEEK & GAMING

83. Summertime Cosplay Picnic
Bust out your manga and anime cosplay wear for a geeky summer potluck in the park. There'll also be outdoor games like bocce ball, badminton, and croquet.

MUSIC

84. Gay-To-Rave! What Dancers CRAVE
Party Hat brings you an end-of-Pride-Month blowout replete with all manner of snacks, rave-worthy beats from Australian DJ S3RL (with additional sets from Mikoto-Chan, S.K.I.M, _caffeinu, and 4-Lung), and Gatorade in all colors of the rainbow.

85. Feel Good Inc. - Studio 54 Night
Do206 and Motown on Mondays are here to bring you a night of R&B, soul, disco, and funk staffed by local talents DJ100Proof, Blueyedsoul, and Sessions playing hours of the good stuff for their Studio 54 Night.

86. Randy Hansen's Jimi Hendrix Revolution
Jimi Hendrix impersonator Randy Hansen will attempt to do the Northwest-born rock god justice by emulating his playing style.

87. Sky High: Above The Sound Vol I
Head to the 22nd-floor patio of "Seattle's original skyscraper" for a summer kickoff dance party with local DJs. Unknown ?layer, Street Meat, Jameson, Griffingrrl, and Sean Majors will be on the decks.

PERFORMANCE

88. The Changing Scene's Encore Performance of Bent in Seattle
The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest will bring an encore performance of Martin Sherman's Bent, a play about two men persecuted for being gay in 1934 Berlin.

89. Funny, Sexy, Smart: A Musical Variety Show
Diverse performers will bring a melange of theatrical and cabaret-style entertainment to your Saturday, starting with a sexy performance by singer/dancer Melissa Smilow, followed by a set from "smart, introspective, and compelling" singer/songwriter Adena Atkins, and ending with songs from "bold and quirky" singer/songwriter Carly Martin.

90. Post Atomic Horror: A Comedic Look at Star Trek
A model of geek obsession, the Post Atomic Horror podcast is dedicated to reviewing "every official contribution to Star Trek canon." Beam up for a live show as they begin to take on Star Trek: Discovery.

READINGS & TALKS

91. Gender Between Generations
Queer people of various ages will speak about their experiences with non-binary identities. Bring a (family-friendly) object to aid you in showing and telling your own story (limited to five minutes). There will also be a panel with Q&A.

92. Marianne Williamson
"Spiritual teacher" and lecturer Marianne Williamson—who has appeared on Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and Bill Maher—will offer ways to cope with the current state of our country in her new book, Love America.

SPORTS & RECREATION

93. ACRS Walk for Rice
Support the ACRS food bank and nutrition programs—which provides individuals and families in our region each year with nutritious and culturally familiar foods like rice, tofu, fish, and fresh produce—at this community walk.

94. Lucky Envelope Beer Run
Weave through Ballard in a "5K-ish" race en route to a free beer that'll be waiting for you at the finish line.

95. Outdoor Yoga at Chophouse Row
Join SweatBox for an all-levels Vinyasa class in the Capitol Hill nook every Saturday this summer.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

96. Red, White & Zoo
The zoo's orangutans, lemurs, pigs, gorillas, and other animals will be treated to star-shaped popsicles, watermelons, and corn on the cob for Independence Day.

FESTIVALS

97. Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show
"Seattle's largest indie craft show" boasts a very large number of vendors—150 or more—selling toys, clothing, jewelry, food, clothes, crafts, etc., etc., etc. It's a boon for small business owners and customers alike. Just be prepared for crowds: These markets can easily draw 12,000 indie shoppers.

98. Washington State Toy and Geek Fest
This catch-all geek festival will combine new and vintage toys, comic books, video games, movies, celebrities, and "anything pop culture" under one roof. Fans of Star Wars, dinosaurs, superheroes, and military displays are especially likely to find something that strikes their fancy.

MUSIC

99. Karaoke World Championships Washington State Finals
Selected Washington State karaoke finalists will gather for a gold-medal-bearing championship round.

PERFORMANCE

100. NorthWest Flow Fest Elevate
If you've ever pined after the abilities of circus acrobats, now's your chance to master some twisty moves of your own from professional instructors. Two days of workshops are met with two nights of jams and performances.

SUNDAY

ART

101. Amanda Barr: Drinking Games
Stimulate your appreciation of booze and the amusement it inspires with this art collection by Amanda Barr, who's drawn inspiration from European ceramic drinking cups.

102. Unlocking the Magic of Mid-Century Modern Design
Vintage restorer Karl Hackett and Atlas Obscura's Christopher Blado will take you on a tour through mid-century furniture design. Hackett will also give a demonstration, unless the weather prevents it.

COMEDY

103. Sunrise Club: An Improvised Night to Remember
A small group of people spend one night chasing a mission they want to accomplish by dawn. Other than that premise, it's up to the audience to determine the adventures that take place in this improvised play.

COMMUNITY

104. Juanita Bay Park Interpretative Tour
Volunteer park rangers will lead a monthly tour of the park, focusing on the diverse wildlife that reside there—like songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, shorebirds, amphibians, turtles, beavers, and other small mammals.

MUSIC

105. New York City Cops, Plastic Polly
Let Strokes tribute group New York City Cops take you back to the heyday of early '00s Brooklyn with a night of garage rock and an opening set by Plastic Polly.

READINGS & TALKS

106. Christopher Preston: The Synthetic Age
In The Synthetic Age, Christopher Preston argues that we live in a new "geological epoch," wherein no piece of land on Earth is untouched by humans. In this new world designed by engineers instead of nature, he suggests that "we are leaving behind the time in which planetary change is just the unintended consequence of unbridled industrialism."

107. Yoon Ha Lee
Epic sci-fi author (of, notably, Machineries of Empire), short-story writer, poet, and interactive game maker Lee will speak with E. Lily Wu about his work.

SPORTS & RECREATION

108. 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Seattle
Every four years, the Special Olympics USA Games showcase the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities and "promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport." Seattle will host this year's Games, which will feature 14 sports (including basketball, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, soccer, and golf) performed by more than 4,000 athletes, as well as ceremonies, forums, and live entertainment. Kickoff events include the final leg of a five-day run wherein an "elite" group of law enforcement officers and six Special Olympics athletes will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope and the Opening Ceremony, where the athletes will parade in and Charlie Puth, Marshmello, Allen Stone, Ann Wilson of Heart, and the Massive Monkees will play live music.

109. The Great Ferry Race
This half-marathon around Bainbridge Island will start right when the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry docks. After your run, stick around for a post-race festival.

110. Zakuani and Friends Charity Match
Congolese former soccer player Steve Zakuani, who has played for both the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers, will hold his annual charity match in support of his youth leadership nonprofit, Kingdom Hope. This year's star players include Obafemi Martins, Dwayne De Rosario, Eddie Johnson, and Edson Buddle.