See GreenStage's take on Henry IV, Wooden O's take on The Merry Wives of Windsor, and more plays at this weekend's Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival at Volunteer Park. Seattle Shakespeare

We've already compiled a list of 29 festivals happening this weekend, but, if some of those are out of your price range or you don't want to travel too far, we've still got you covered. Below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from TUF FEST and DragonFest to Seafair events like Ballard SeafoodFest, West Seattle Summer Fest, and the Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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FRIDAY

COMMUNITY

1. Witches' Night Out Market
Gather your coven for a spooky witch- and metaphysical- themed market on Friday the 13th. You'll find artisans and mystical merchants, psychic readings and body workers, mini-lectures, community chats, and more.
(Ballard, free)

FILM

2. 'Lordville' Screening and Community Discussion
Rea Tajiri explores colonization of native land and "what it means to own land" in her 2014 documentary about Lordville, New York. See a screening and stay on for a discussion of native lands in the Seattle area.
(Georgetown, free)

3. Midnight Movie Madness
Have a blast watching public domain horror films, boozing it up at the pay-what-you-want bar, or playing board or video games with the horror sketch troupe Drop the Root Beer and Run. A must for fans of comedy, low-fi horror, and cheesiness.
(Greenwood, free)

4. Rooftop Movies After Hours
Unwind at the end of the week with a free movie and maybe a movie-inspired cocktail. Tonight's screening is Office Space, paired with "Lumbergh's Lemonade."
(Downtown, free)

5. Two Short Movies: "Straws" and "Tapped"
With the City of Seattle banning plastic straws and Starbucks pledging to stop offering them, it's a good time to watch this first short documentary (offered by Meaningful Movies) and discover why the single-use plastic nuisance is so bad. The second documentary is from the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car? and I.O.U.S.A. and explores the open dirty secrets of the bottled water industry.
(Wedgwood, free)

GEEK & GAMING

6. Bingo!
Play a few free rounds of bingo in the park. Winners will get cool prizes.
(Downtown, free)

MUSIC

7. Bootie Seattle: Beyoncé vs. Everybody
Seattle's only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out celebration by paying tribute to the current reigning scene queen: Beyoncé. Prep thyself for all the '10s break-up bangers and Top40 hits you could possibly handle.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

8. Calabro, Custom, Hundred Loud, Late September Dogs
The drummer from local rock band Hundred Loud will play his last show. Bid him adieu by rocking out to his rhythms, with additional sets from Calabro, Custom, and Late September Dogs.
(Georgetown, $7)

9. Dirtface, Somafree Institute, Noise-A-Tron
Classic rock fans and/or Burners might enjoy a set from DIRTFACE, who describe their sound as "Nazareth meets Pink Floyd crossed with Burning Witch meets Earth." They'll be joined by Somafree Institute and Noise-A-Tron.
(Ballard, $10)

10. Drake vs. Pusha T (and G.O.O.D Music)
Feast on Grade A beef this July with this DJ night pitting Drake cuts against the best of Pusha T and G.O.O.D Music.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

11. Furniture Girls, Rabia Shaheen Qazi, Sam Cobra, Temple Canyon, Oh, Rose
All local womxn-fronted bands will play Americana, soul, rock, punk, and folk jams. Artists this evening include Furniture Girls, Rabia Shaheen Qazi, Sam Cobra, Temple Canyon, and Oh, Rose.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

12. HELLFIRE
Spook up your Friday the 13th by ghoulishly dancing to ambient music aboard a haunted train car with DJs Trinitron and Alexander PressPlay.
(Sodo, $10)

13. Lindseys, Porn Bloopers, Rat Queen, Choke the Pope
Did you ever sleep on a couch in Lindseys’ house? Have you smoked a bowl with a member of Lindseys? Have you ever ollied in a half pipe and high-fived a member of Lindseys? Did you ever drink a six-pack of Rainier at eight in the morning with a bloody nose after you shoplifted some Skittles from Safeway with the drummer from Lindseys? Ever elbowed a stranger at a sweaty hardcore show and smiled about it, like the guitarist from Lindseys? Have you ever thought, maybe, this band could be your life? This is punk music, god damn it. Of course you have. KYLE FLECK
(Wallingford, $5)

14. Moon Darling, Brother Dege, Shark Legs
According to Stranger music writer Dave Segal, "Moon Darling’s is a fluid, controlled strain of psych rock that encourages you to mellow the fuck out and hum a pretty tune while you’re horizontal on a grassy knoll at night." They'll be joined by Brother Dege and Shark Legs.
(Ballard, $8)

15. Music Under the Stars 2018
The concept of Music Under the Stars is simple but compelling: A student ensemble sets up in a park and plays to whoever shows up, often folks with picnic blankets in tow and maybe a surreptitious bottle of wine or two. Then, at eight, Benaroya Hall pipes in whatever performance is happening that night (aligned with selections from this year's Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, of course) to the assembled throng—it's basically two shows for the price of none! This summer, MUTS takes place during the month of July, with Mondays at Delridge Playfield, Wednesday and Thursday concerts at Volunteer Park, and Fridays at Freeway and Columbia Parks. You'll hear performances of everything from Igor Stravinsky's Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano and Maurice Ravel's Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in A minor to Robert Schumann's Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94 and Johannes Brahms' Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in B Major, Op. 8.
(Across Seattle, free)

16. Night Ships, Nicholas Howard Botka
Local rock trio Night Ships will headline with support from Nicholas Howard Botka.
(Fremont, free)

17. Sit Ubu Sit, Heart Shaped Boxes, Pink Triangles
Bask in a night of throwbacks with live sets by TV theme tribute group Sit Ubu Sit, Nirvana cover band Heart Shaped Boxes, and Weezer cover band Pink Triangles.
(Columbia City, $8/$10)

18. Summer Sesh
Join the stoners of Avitas, Pearl Extracts, Kush Valley, and Hashtag Cannabis for post-Dab Day dance party with Hollow Earth Radio DJs WesDiz and Jackson/Hybrid.
(Wallingford, free)

19. A Very Friday the 13th with Crack Sabbath and Noble Oak Bourbon
The never-resting Skerik's other other other project, Crack Sabbath make jazz for freaky people. They'll be joined by Noble Oak Bourbon for a Friday the 13th celebrating experimental music and drinking quality liquor, with boilermakers, mules, and oak fashioneds on special all night.
(Fremont, $10)

20. World Music Series: Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project
Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project will bang out some rousing percussion at this edition of SAM's World Music Series.
(Capitol Hill, free)

21. X Suns, Catapult the Dead, The Vardaman Ensemble, The Luna Moth
If you're a fan of dark, winding instrumentals, do yourself a favor and put X Suns on your "to listen" list. The Seattle trio sit somewhere in the middle of the brutal intensity of Russian Circles and the firework-filled wall of sound of Explosions in the Sky. It's like shoegaze with a backbone. MEGAN SELING
(University District, $8)

READINGS & TALKS

22. Ottessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation
At one point in your life, you have likely said, "I just want to live under a rock and hibernate for a year." You probably haven't followed through on that wish, but that's the difference between you and Ottessa Moshfegh's wealthy, young, New York City protagonist. In My Year of Rest and Relaxation, her main character holes up in her apartment, takes tons of prescription drugs, and sleeps as often as she can. When a famous artist catches wind of her decision to clock out for a year, shit really starts getting weird. In this novel, and in general, Moshfegh is darkly funny and unsparing in her critiques of human behavior, and ultimately just a really fun and nervy writer to read. Her last book, Eileen, was short-listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, and this one might get similar treatment. RICH SMITH
(Capitol Hill, free)

23. Spare Change x Everyday Black Spoken Word Pop-up
Hear spoken word from poets of color at this Spare Change pop-up showcase featuring Will Rideout, Jessica Ry’cheal, Patrick Smith, and Rell Be Free.
(Central District, free admission)

24. Susan Carr: The Rat Tree
Seattle’s pre-eminent voice instructor follows up her novel The Ballad of Desiree with this illustrated story set in 1950s Portland, in which “a big family of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins gather for their annual summer pool party. As the sun shines on the family, two young cousins explore the attic of the mill where grandfather stores his tools, trunks and secrets. In a locked trunk they find clues to his hidden Nazi past and generations of abuse.” SEAN NELSON
(University District, free)

25. Tammy Arthun: Blind Awakening
Tammy Arthun's Blind Awakening is a "remarkable story about the passage between life and death and how that transition affects both patient and caregiver."
(Lake Forest Park, free)

FRDAY-SATURDAY

ART

26. Adrianne Smits: Serpentine
Adrianne Smits has a PhD in ecology and a BS in biology and painting, and her love of the earth emerges in her animistic natural landscapes, which compress perspective and elide details to create a Middle Earth-like aesthetic. Her work is directly inspired by her own scientific field research in the wilds of Alaska and southeast Asia.
(Chinatown-International District, free)
Closing Saturday

27. Bridget Sexauer: Pareidolia
New-to-town artist Bridget Sexauer will have a solo show of pareidolia (the perception of patterns or features where there are none, e.g., Jesus in toast). She's a painstaking painter with a knack for capturing the feeling of frozen personalities we attribute to lifeless things.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Saturday

28. Jared Boechler: On Tipped Chair
Boechler pairs moodily colored oil portraits and still lifes with scents like "lemongrass" and "burnt rubber."
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

29. The Male Gaze
In 1975, feminist film critic Laura Mulvey proposed her theory of the “male gaze.” It articulated what is now commonly understood: The male heterosexual perspective frames women solely as sexual objects for their pleasure, which is problematic because of the inherent imbalance of power between the sexes. Since there are no female bodies in this group show of photographic work, perhaps a more useful framework is Patrick Schuckmann’s alternative theoretical model of the “homoerotic gaze.” The theory explores the “contradictory relationship that is established between the erotically charged, idealized male images and the male spectator.” Taken individually, pieces in the show—like Robert Calafiore’s Untitled of a nude male in languid repose, or Antonio Jacob Martinez’s painterly photos of MMA fighters locked in battle—don’t automatically read as homoerotic. Grouped together, the show’s homoeroticism is undeniable, which makes for an entirely different dynamic between model and viewer. KATIE KURTZ
(Ballard, free)
Closing Saturday

30. Megumi Shauna Arai: Midst
Arai's photographs capture rich and beautiful shades—in sandy landscapes, in steam and smoke, and even in models' clothing.
(University District, free)
Closing Saturday

31. Michael Kenna: Abruzzo and New Photographs
Michael Kenna of England shows new photographs. His work often makes use of long exposures to tease out unusual facets of natural and manmade landscapes all around the world.
(Queen Anne, free)
Closing Saturday

32. Painters Who Fucking Know How To Paint
Is painting dead? Nope! Find evidence that the art form has not disappeared into the ether.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

33. Syncretic Home Invasion Tactic
Discover art therapy pieces like coloring books and videos "narrating fun gentrification sketches and videos of hilarious wealth genocide."
(Belltown, free)
Closing Saturday

FESTIVALS

34. Derby Days
What began in 1940 as a bike derby and parade to raise money for holiday decorations and athletic equipment is now a celebration of Redmond's diverse community. Enjoy parades, races, game booths, carnival rides, live music, arts, and more.
(Redmond, free)

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

35. Summer Celebration of Farms and the Arts
Explore various Sammamish Valley farms to eat fresh food, see farming demonstrations, browse garden-inspired art, taste local wine, and experience farm work for yourself.
(Woodinville, free admission)

36. Kent Cornucopia Days
South King County's "largest family festival" boasts a street fair, athletic events, a grand parade, and live entertainment.
(Kent, free)

37. Redmond Arts Festival
Shop for jewelry, food, garments, and more from more than 80 designers as you listen to nine live bands and sip mimosas, beer, or wine in the garden.
(Redmond, free)

38. West Seattle Summer Fest
Spend some time shopping, dancing to live music from great local bands like Versing, Fruit Juice, and Shannon and the Clams, dining, drinking in beer gardens, and enjoying other summery activities at this annual family-friendly festival.
(West Seattle, free)

FOOD & DRINK

39. Ballard SeafoodFest
Originally started as a celebration of the neighborhood’s fishing industry in 1974, this festival has expanded over the years to include an alder-smoked salmon dinner, a crab shack, a beer garden replete with Ballard craft brews, a lengthy list of food and artisan craft vendors, and music. This year's music lineup includes experimental country/folk rockers Blitzen Trapper, Nashville rock band All Them Witches, Canadian folk/bluegrass group the Dead South, and many more. Gluttons for punishment can enroll in the lutefisk eating contest, an annual competition to see who can scarf the most of the salty, gelatinous fish. JULIANNE BELL
(Ballard, free)

40. Fruit Beer Week
Jazz up your daily serving of fruit by trying seasonal beer flavors like a Sea Salt Lime Helles Lager, a Raspberry Sour, a Pineapple & Blueberry Haze IPA, a Cherry Barrel Aged Imperial Porter, and other summery brews.
(Ballard, free admission)

PERFORMANCE

41. Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, part 1 may be best-known for Falstaff, whom former Stranger theater critic Brendan Kiley called one of the "saddest, funniest, wittiest characters in the English language." GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park will present a version of the history play about the War of the Roses and the coming-of-age of Prince Hal. Directed by Amelia Meckler Bowers.
(Across Seattle, free)

42. The League of Youth
With young people in the streets and leading social justice and gun safety campaigns, it's the perfect time for a revival of this Henrik Ibsen League of Youth about a "League of Youth" militating against the establishment.
(Downtown, pay what you want)

43. The Three Musketeers
Four French swashbucklers strive to rescue the king from the machinations of an evil cardinal in this GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park production directed by Erin Day.
(Across Seattle, free)

44. Two Gentlemen of Verona
Backyard Bard, part of GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park, will stage a comedy from early in the Bard's career, about cross-dressing, a love triangle, and a cantankerous dog.
(Across Seattle, free)
No performance on Saturday

SATURDAY

ART

45. Georgetown Art Attack
Once a month, the art that resides in the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown ATTACKS all passersby. In more literal terms, it's the day of art openings and street wonderment. In July, don't miss the Hot Off the Press Book Fair, Klara Glosova: Delirious Dreaming Pugilist and Other Stories, and Land Ho: New Work by Ken Kelly.
(Georgetown, free)

46. Halloween in July! A Goth-Glam-Punk Clothing & Costume Pop-Up Sale
Revamp the goth, glam, punk, burlesque, fetish, and delightfully macabre sections of your closet at this summer costume party and sale.
(Eastlake, $1)

47. Jazz Brown: Zen and Now
Jazz Brown's vibrant, bebop-inspired abstract paintings are what he calls "consciousness on canvas." They're so bright and lively, you can practically see them dance. Stranger art critic Emily Pothast has said that his "minimal vocabulary of straight lines gives rise to compositions that embody both dynamism and balance; thesis and antithesis."
(Downtown, free)

48. Morgaine Faye and Theeth Jewelry Pop-up
Shop jewelry and art by these artists.
(West Seattle, free admission)

49. Summer at SAM
These Thursday and Saturday events offer a range of family-friendly arts programming throughout the park, including yoga and Zumba on Saturdays, tours, shows, workshops, food trucks, and more.
(Belltown, free)

COMMUNITY

50. Goatalympics
Goats of all shapes and sizes will compete (in a fun-loving and low-stakes kind of way) for "Best Trick," "Most Spots," "Longest Beard," and other exciting categories. If you think this event sounds like small potatoes, you would be wrong—last year's Goatalympics saw upwards of 5,000 spectators, contestants, and their darling goats.
(Arlington, $2 suggested donation)

51. International Bubble Flashmob
Stock up on the soapy canisters of your youth and flock to a to-be-announced location to participate in a mass of bubble-blowers. You'll be sent the location three hours before the event.
(Across Seattle, free)

52. Latinx Pride Festival Seattle
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Latinx identities with live entertainment, dancing, food, and more.
(Beacon Hill, free)

53. Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby
This annual "quirky celebration of creativity, science, and boatmanship" invites community members to build their own milk carton boat to race on Green Lake to win prizes.
(Green Lake, free)

54. Queen Anne Day Festival
The historic, hilly community will host its annual day of family fun. Saunter along Queen Anne Avenue North for live music, pottery demonstrations, a car show, a doggie and human parade, an art walk, food trucks, a sidewalk sale including books from Queen Anne Book Company, and a beer and wine garden.
(Queen Anne, free)

FESTIVALS

55. UHeights Summer Music Festival
Every Saturday afternoon, check out live music from bands of every genre, world dance troupes, and children's shows at this festival that's spread throughout the summer. The whole series is free to the public, with food available from the U-District Farmers Market. This weekend, the Harmonica Project will provide kids' music.
(University District, free)

56. Wallingford Family Parade
This year, the Wallingford Family Parade is doing something different and invites you to "be French for a day" by singing French songs and waving French flags with "French lovers" Maxime and Camille. Along the way, you'll stop to pet fancy dogs, drink champagne, and eat macarons.
(Wallingford, free)

FILM

57. Cinema Under the Stars
Watch high-quality, all-ages movies: Tonight, it's the best shorts from Children's International Film Festival.
(Columbia City, free)

FOOD & DRINK

58. For The Funk Of It Sour Beer Fest
Pucker up and sip dozens of sour beers from places like Holy Mountain Brewing, Floodland Brewing, Brouwerij Boon, De Garde Brewing and many more.
(Central District, free admission)

59. Swirle Rolled Ice Cream Grand Opening
The grand opening for this new Thai-style ice cream shop will offer giveaways throughout the day and free ice cream for the first five people in line.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

MUSIC

60. 3rd Annual GIBBYFEST
For the third year running, GIBBYFEST, a whole evening of hard-rocking weirdos, will take over a stage and tear your world apart. Bands this year will include the Wreck'd, Full Life Crisis, Butterflies of Death, Humble Urchin, and Deify.
(Greenwood, $10)

61. Angelo De Augustine, Many Rooms, Guests
Singer/songwriter Angelo De Augustine writes music in the California suburbs. Hear his stuff after a set from Texas ambient artist Many Rooms.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

62. Bets, Dummy, Lizzie Rose
Brooklyn-based indie-pop artist BETS covers every last angsty hit off of the Violent Femmes' 1983 debut album in her own style. Hear her perform Project Violent Femmes in its entirety with support from Dummy and Lizzie Rose.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

63. Dust Mice
If "sweaty space rock" sounds good to you, dude-heavy locals Dust Mice will deliver the goods.
(Georgetown, free)

64. Eggshells, Dreamspook
Local experimental pop project Eggshells will play new "moody triphop beats anchoring layers of expansive synth and guitar loops." They'll be joined by Dreamspook.
(Belltown, $7)

65. Good Money III: Gurulla, Charlie, Malachi, Whosaw, Wela, RealLife, Tee Kay, Maribased1
Get into a local hiphop and rap showcase with reps from Gurulla Entertainment and sets by Charlie, Malachi, Whosaw, Wela, RealLife, Tee Kay, Maribased1, and more.
(Seattle Center, $8/$10)

66. Great American Trainwreck, Red Heart Alarm, Livy Conner
Cut your jeans into jorts for this summertime country jam with Americana and rock bands Great American Trainwreck, Red Heart Alarm, and Livy Conner.
(Ballard, $8)

67. The Heels, Whorechata, Paper Dolls
The Heels play hot 'n' heavy rock or "RAWK," if you will (I will, for them)—boozy fishnet tunes perfect for roller-derby practice. EMILY NOKES
(Tukwila, $5)

68. Illicit Nature, Mud On My Bra, Face The Sun
Seattle-based surfy garage pop punks Mud On My Bra will be joined by Illicit Nature and Face The Sun.
(Tukwila, $5)

69. Jock Jams! - A Throwback Pop Dance Party
Pump the jams, pump it up with hot throwback tracks from artists like Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, *NSYNC, New Kids on the Block, Spice Girls, No Doubt, Hanson, Will Smith, and Avril Lavigne.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

70. Lust Punch, Asterhouse, Artemis Moon, Choke The Pope
Ready yourself for the full throttle heavy metal-infused rock thrust of Lust Punch, with opening support from Asterhouse, Artemis Moon, and Choke the Pope.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

71. Marjorie Nelch, Xolie Morra
Folk-pop singer/songwriter Marjorie will play sweet tunes from her debut EP. She'll be joined by Xolie Morra.
(Capitol Hill, $8)

72. Salsa & Sangria Vol. II
Groove to salsa jams and sip sangria at the new community justice-focused Beacon Hill library.
(Beacon Hill, free)

73. TUF FEST
This annual, free, all-day/all-night affair is thrown by the local TUF collective of female/nonbinary/trans artists and creatives with an emphasis on electronic music and comes with support from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Panels will cover nuts-and-bolts matters like how to set up a PA, career advice like business skills for artists, and critical reflections on the music industry, with a stacked lineup of daytime performers and a late-night after party. Artists will include TT the Artist, Nightspace, and Guayaba, there will be art from the likes of FEMAIL and REEL GRRLS, and local notables including Nikkita Oliver and Women.Weed.Wifi will lead workshops.
(Atlantic, free)

74. WAV.fest
If your summer isn't hot enough, dance around to live punk rock from Slime Girls, Snesei, astroskeleton, Graz, glooms, and Nikola Whallon—you will get very sweaty.
(Ballard, $10)

PERFORMANCE

75. The Other Season: Antony and Cleopatra
Award-winning Christopher Chen has translated Shakespeare's doomed romance into modern verse, with excellent local director Desdemona Chiang helping out as dramaturg. Hear parts of the script and chat with the creative team.
(Seattle Center, free)

76. Sleep Is For the Weak
Are you a hard worker? Are you hard enough to spend 24 straight hours writing, rehearsing, and performing a brand-new play? Don't worry, you don't have to—all you have to do is show up for these fearless artists in Kent! Assigned to random groups, the performers and designers will tackle different challenges like, for example, a 10-minute musical.
(Kent, free)

77. Strictly Outside: Brute Beauty
Jody Kuehner (the alter ego of "female impersonator impersonator" Cherdonna Sinatra) will lead Strictly Seattle participants in a dance performance called Brute Beauty, a response to the #metoo movement.
(Downtown, free)

78. The Tempest
The Primrose Players will tackle Shakespeare's rather weird final play (that is, the last play he alone wrote, according to scholars). Prospero, the ruler of a conquered island, shipwrecks his enemies and leaves them at his mercy, but his distant, godlike judgment is challenged when his daughter falls for one of the prisoners.
(Rainier Beach, pay what you can)

READINGS & TALKS

79. Ben Thompson and Erik Slader: Epic Fails
These two authors will go over the history of some of America's failed attempts to reach the moon.
(Lake Forest Park, free)

80. SalonTalk with Anastacia Renée and Christa Bell
Spend the morning with Dr. Bettina Judd, Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia Renée, and Christa Bell for a conversation inspired by MUSE: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête.
(University District, $10 museum admission)

81. Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Moving from Shame to Pride
Celebrate Bastille Day by storming the prison of your shame and self-doubt. Eric Dorsa, who's been through the Eating Recovery Center's program, will talk about how he dealt with an eating disorder, and activist CarLarans will do some performance art. They'll finish up the event, which is sponsored by the ERC and Lambert House, with a Q&A.
(Capitol Hill, free)

82. Speak Your Truth: Open Mic and Clothing Swap
At this new young-adult-centric, safe-space open mic, performers of diverse ethnicities and identities are invited to tell stories about themselves, whether through poetry, spoken word, or narrative.
(University District, free)

83. Suzanne Kaufman: All Are Welcome
Alexandra Penfold's book illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman imagines a world in which children of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, and economic backgrounds are welcomed with open arms in their schools. Kaufman will read from the book and sign copies.
(University District, free)

84. Thor Hanson: Buzz
Washington native and conservation biologist Thor Hanson is one of those science writers who can poke and stoke your curiosity no matter what he's writing about. A few years ago, he championed one of the tiniest but mightiest forces of nature in The Triumph of Seeds. In Buzz, he's moved up one rung on the taxonomical ladder with a comprehensive book on bees, an insect that started out in the world as a wasp that "dared to feed pollen to its young." They've been pollinating the earth's flora for 125 million years, but, like everything else on this planet, they might not be buzzing around for much longer. Find out everything you can about these honey bugs before we find some way to shrivel them up for good. RICH SMITH
(Capitol Hill, free)

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

85. Viking Days
Embrace all the fun-loving aspects of Viking life (like Swedish pancakes, historically accurate armor, and family activities). You can also visit a "viking encampment" with re-enactors.
(Ballard, free)

FESTIVALS

86. 2018 Chittenden Locks Summer Concert Series
June through September, enjoy live music performances from symphonic bands, show choirs, jazz trios, and more in the gardens by the Ballard Locks. This weekend, you'll be treated to big band music from the Letter Carriers Band & Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the West Seattle Big Band.
(Ballard, free)

87. DragonFest
When you live in Chinatown, you start to take the dragon and lion dances—a traditional form of Chinese dance that is said to bring good luck and fortune—for granted. But the performances are longer and more elaborate during Dragon Fest, taking on extra festive overtones as the team of performers maneuvers and manipulates the long, undulating bodies down the streets of the I.D. using poles positioned along their length, coordinating with the throbbing beat and crashing cymbals issued by the accompanying percussion players. It is quite the sight. Dragon Fest also boasts 14 hours of cultural performances outside of these dances—traditional Korean drumming, bhangra/Bollywood presentations, martial arts demos, and Pacific Islander dances, among others. Plus, there’s the $3 Food Walk (encompassing more than 40 restaurants), and a range of temporary vendors hawking food, goods, and bevvies galore. LEILANI POLK
(Chinatown-International District, free admission)

88. Mercer Island Summer Celebration
This year, the theme Mercer Island's annual summer festival is "Island Vibes." Take boat rides, dance to live music, graze from a food truck "rodeo," and more.
(Mercer Island, free)

89. Wedgwood Art Festival
The small but appealing local fair with painting, craft, sculpture, and music will feature photography by Drew Collins, pottery by Sarah Bak, art by Kyoko Niikuni, and work by more than 60 other creators. Musicians Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints, File Gumbo, ThorNton Creek, Yaamba Marimba Michele D'Amore & the Love Dealers and Eric Madis, Amigos Nobles, the New Triumph, Clave Gringa, Rik Wright, and Jean Mann will craft the beats.
(Wedgwood, free)

PERFORMANCE

90. Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival
Theater is alive in Seattle, but, as in most places, it generally isn't cheap. GreenStage, Theater Schmeater, and Wooden O Productions set out to change that in 2001 with the first Outdoor Theater Festival. Watch Shakespeare plays and more contemporary pieces from the festival's founders and seven other theater companies over what will hopefully be a sunny weekend.
(Capitol Hill, donation)

91. When You Wish Upon a Pizza!
14/48's free family show is all about the Fairy Goudamother, the Magic Kingdough, and other cheesy pizza pun-inspired shenanigans.
(Capitol Hill, free)

SUNDAY

ART

92. Thick as Thieves Issue 5 Release Party
Local comics and arts anthology Thick as Thieves Quarterly will celebrate the release of its "biggest, boldest issue yet." Stop by to meet and buy wares from artists like Max Clotfelter, Travis Rommereim, Lara Kaminoff, Handa, Seth Goodkind, Marc Palm, and others. There will also be a "wild raffle" with artsy prizes, live DJs, an n64 setup, and drinks.
(Capitol Hill, free)

COMEDY

93. The OkStupid Show
Watch host Patrick Higgins and a panel of comedians and sex workers take control of strangers' OkCupid profiles (and maybe create some of their own) at this comedic exploration of contemporary dating. They also promise instructional dating videos, audience games, and giveaways.
(Greenwood, $10)

94. 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.
(Downtown, $8-$10)

COMMUNITY

95. Lyft Fest
The ride-share company will host a day of live music from Joseph, Corey Harper, All Star Opera, and Satin Sirens; a pop-up market with goods created by Lyft drivers; carnival games that could earn you Lyft credits; and more.
(Seattle Center, free)

96. Southwest Stories: Fire Stations On The Duwamish Peninsula
Bob Carney, curator of the Log House Museum's historical fire station exhibit Fired Up, will discuss his research process and talk about the relationship between neighborhoods and fire stations in the Northwest.
(West Seattle, free)

FILM

97. VOYEUR Presents: Leave Her to Heaven
The VOYEUR outré cinema club presents one of the most bonkers films noir of the 1940s, set in the American West and starring Gene Tierney as a pathologically jealous wife whose obsession with her husband leads her to MURDER! It's one of the few classic noirs in full color.
(University District, free)

FOOD & DRINK

98. 8th Annual Garden Party Extravaganza
Pretend you're summering in Rome and join two excellent local Italian restaurants for an outdoor feast. They'll be plenty to choose from off the grill, as well as pizza, whole-roasted pig, paella, oysters, gelato, and lots of wine. Pasquale Santos, the Sue Nixon Quartet, and Alex Guilbert & Friends will provide live music.
(Eastlake, free)

MUSIC

99. Day Shift at NAAM: Every(way) Black, Power to the People
Celebrate "black pride, black love, black power, black brilliance, and black allies" at this Central District dance party presented by Day Shift, featuring live sets from locals like Tendai Maraire (of Shabazz Palaces), Vitamin D, DJ TOPSPIN, Huneycut, DJ QUALIFI, Kween Kay$h, SaxG's Ultraloveforce, Sosa, PHNK, Aramis, Toya B, and others.
(Central District, $5 with RSVP)

100. Eva & The Vagabond Tales, Speakeasy Jazz Cats
Old time-inspired folk-pop Eva and the Vagabond Tales claim to have entertained people "on the streets, ferries, yachts and mountain tops." Sway to their set and one from Speakeasy Jazz Cats.
(Pioneer Square, $5)

101. Free Blues & Cool Jazz Series
Loll on the grass and listen to free and all-ages sets of chill jazz and blues from some of Seattle's most popular local musicians. Tonight, catch a set from Brett “Bad Blood” Benton.
(Downtown, free)

102. 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)

103. Latin DayLit Party
DJs Note, J Cue, and Anthem will spin Latin beats starting in late afternoon.
(Capitol Hill, $5/$10)

104. Neon Brass Party, Jerusafunk, Masta X-Kid
Put on your dancing shoes for lively sets from the Neon Brass Party, Jerusafunk, and Masta X-Kid.
(Fremont, $6/$8)

105. The Rainiers, The Dirty Rain Revelers, High Turnover, Tiger In The Tank
Seattle’s most Northwesterly named blues-metal band will play tracks from their sophomore album, House of the Devil, tonight. Taking a classical blues approach to Kyuss-style stoner rock, the Rainiers stack combustible riffs until each song is comfortably ablaze, creeping track-by-track with the predictable destructiveness of a warehouse fire. Additionally peppered with haunted-house gag imagery and casual Satan-praising à la Tenacious D, the band spreads horror-movie shtick over tight, hard-rock musicianship, with fret-tickling guitar solos and throat-clearing vocals that keep their live show thoroughly enjoyable. TODD HAMM
(Ballard, $8)

106. The Roadhouse with DJ Greg Vandy
Greg Vandy, host of KEXP's the Roadhouse, will join DJ forces with Pickathon curator Vandy for an evening of roots music.
(Downtown, free)

107. Save Augustine, Captain Brown's Choir, Luke Shea
Save Augustine bill themselves as "a pine tree raised on river water and brine." Join them, Captain Brown's Choir, and Luke Shea for some campfire-worthy performances.
(Greenwood, free)

108. Slurm Flirty Worm, Watch Rome Burn, Of the Heavy Sun, Klondike Kate
Slurm Flirty Worm combine gritty punk riffs with lyrics about video games, cartoons, and other lighthearted subjects. They'll be joined by Watch Rome Burn, Of the Heavy Sun, and Klondike Kate.
(Tukwila, $7)

109. Spean Rajana Presents: The Romvong Remix
Plunge your eardrums into catchy and exciting Khmer disco and Romvong-style music spun by local DJs and sung live by Nath Chhim, plus spoken word, a raffle, and more. The profits will benefit Spean Rajana, which promotes Cambodian culture overseas.
(West Seattle, $10)

110. Supercrush, Hate Drugs, Public Theatre, Public Pool, Dan Benson
Mark Palm trades in his punk rock experience for saccharine pop ballads in his new project, Supercrush. He'll headline in Eastlake after sets from Hate Drugs, Public Theatre, Public Pool, and Dan Benson.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

111. Tres Leches, Guayaba, Terror/Cactus
I can say with absolute certainty that this is one of the best lineups of summer 2018. Seattle’s Latinx community doesn’t get enough credit for the taste and talent they bring to this ungrateful city, and this bill shows just a breath of what’s out there to be enjoyed. In the simplest of genre labeling, Tres Leches play art pop and punk with biting social commentary, Guayaba is an otherworldly goddess bestowing Afrofuturist soul and hiphop upon us, and Terror/Cactus are hypnotic, psychedelic electro-cumbia influenced by Tropicália and science fiction—all of them are complex and engaging, and they will keep you dancing and thinking about all the ways music can be a million amazing things at once. KIM SELLING
(Downtown, $8)

PERFORMANCE

112. Flame in the Mirror
See a unique public reading of John Ruoff's dark comedy about Irish American schemers in a small Montana town.
(West Seattle, free)

113. SH*T GOLD: The Deep End
Like the regular dance open mic event, this "SH*T GOLD marathon" is full of risky, daring material. But this time, the pieces can last up to 20 minutes instead of five.
(Capitol Hill, free)

READINGS & TALKS

114. Catana Chetwynd: Little Moments of Love
Catana Chetwynd's internet-famous comics celebrate life as a couple.
(University District, free)

115. Jan Von Scheleh: But Not Forever
In Jan Von Scheleh's young adult novel, the daughter of a globe-trotting diplomat finally settles at home for the summer in the year 2015. Meanwhile, in the year 1895, the daughter of an emotionally negligent mother is trapped in a Victorian mansion. A series of fantastical events allows the 15-year-olds to switch places, Freaky Friday style.
(Queen Anne, free)