Shop everything from home decor to cookware to clothes at this weekend's Renegade Craft Fair ("the largest independent craft fair in the world"), which will also offer food trucks and a DJ. Renegade Craft Fair

Panicking because you haven't yet made plans for the weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry—below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from Bite of Seattle to Multiple Maniacs: A John Waters Drag Show, and from Alki Beach Pride celebration to the SODO Track Open House. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar, or our list of 27 festivals happening this weekend.

Stay in the know! Get all this and more on the free Stranger Things To Do mobile app (available for iOS and Android), or delivered to your inbox.


Jump to: Friday | Saturday | Sunday

FRIDAY

ART

1. C.M. Ruiz: Dreamland 2
An artist pays tribute to the Kirby Dreamland Nintendo game, featuring Coo the owl, Rick the hamster, and Kine. C.M. Ruiz will use the motifs of these characters to create an installation with photography, painting, and plush sculpture. Ruiz is a prolific and inventive artist with a wry attitude toward pop culture, and he used to contribute the Party Vibes cartoon column to The Stranger.
(Wallingford, free)

COMMUNITY

2. Moorea Seal 5th Anniversary Party!
The downtown store will celebrate five years of business by offering free drinks to its customers, a free anniversary tote with any purchase over $50, and a prize wheel promising everything from jewelry to ceramics. The first 50 people in line will get a tote.
(Downtown, free)

3. West Side Gathering
Join the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, the "largest immigrant-led network in the state," in protesting the continued separation of families and unconstitutional persecution of immigrants at the border. They plan to provide an advance deportation defense training for WAISN members, identify local and regional organizing efforts, and finalize statewide gathering goals.
(Columbia City, free)

FILM

4. Cascade Playground Outdoor Movies
Bring something to sit on and enjoy popcorn and snow cones as you watch movies outside. Show up a little early for pre-show entertainment. Tonight's screening is Coco.
(South Lake Union, free)

5. 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)

6. Rooftop Movies After Hours
Unwind at the end of the week with a free movie and maybe a movie-inspired cocktail. Tonight, watch Robin Williams in his prime in Mrs. Doubtfire, and sip a "Don't Doubt The Fire."
(Downtown, free)

FOOD & DRINK

7. Summer Listening Party: Sea Creatures Welcomes Turntable Kitchen
Stop by General Porpoise after hours for some tunes, courtesy of the Turntable Kitchen crew, and bites courtesy of Renee Erickson. The DJs will be spinning vinyl cuts from their SOUNDS DELICIOUS subscription series, and they'll offer a sneak peak of upcoming releases. They'll also have limited quantities of rare colored vinyl for you to pick through.
(Capitol Hill, free)

MUSIC

8. Bren Plummer's Beatnik Throwdown
Bren Plummer's Beatnik Throwdown (aka "Seattle's dopest hard bop band") will bring their classically trained chops to this downtown jazz show.
(Belltown, free)

9. The Civilians, Suitcase, The Loveless Building
Satisfy your cravings for both "original rock and roll" songs and "unusual covers" from Seattle's the Civilians, who will be joined by Suitcase and the Loveless Building.
(West Seattle, $8)

10. The Djangomatics
The Djangomatics live up to their name in that they play a style of jazz deeply influenced by iconic Romani guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt.
(Downtown, free)

11. Double Sunrise Club
Self-described as "Seattle's premier dance event," Double Sunrise Club will kick off Capitol Hill Block Party, supplying lush beats, low-key house, and breezy disco to get the weekend started off right.
(Capitol Hill, free)

12. Dreadful Children, White City Graves, BUGS, The Mean Street Meanie
Dreadful Children champion the unlikely equation of Iron Maiden–esque riffery and the Toy Dolls' sense of bouncy, infectious absurdity and somehow create a mad-scientist hybrid that totally kills. BILL BULLOCK
(Shoreline, $10)

13. Emo Dance Party
This isn’t a phase, Mom—it’s a whole party! The Emo Gs are back at it for another night of emo classics by the likes of My Chemical Romance, the Used, Dashboard Confessional, Fall Out Boy, and more. My hair might be too short now to iron into flattened, fried perfection for a scene-queen-worthy MySpace profile pic (pc4pc, anyone?), but I’m looking forward to the sea of jet-black manicures at this shindig. For less than a tub of your favorite Manic Panic hair dye, come and dance (or cry, if you want to) the night away with all the other kids that your mom warned you about. SOPHIA STEPHENS
(Ballard, $10)

14. The Filthy Famous, McFarland, Anthem, Dain Norman
McFarland, a newly formed LA indie band, will jam about "relatable" themes with support from the Filthy Famous, Anthem, and Dain Norman.
(Greenwood, $7)

15. Happy Orchestra
Tarik Abouzied's Happy Orchestra will gather to throw down hours of raucous funk and jazz during a very fitting post-happy hour set.
(Downtown, free)

16. Highway 9 Band
Mill Creek country band Highway 9 Band will play hits from your favorite strummers and twangers, including Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, and more.
(Pioneer Square, free)

17. Low Hums, somesurprises, Javelin
Seattle alt-rockers Low Hums will showcase their varied shades of psych rock, power pop, and garage scuzz for a U-District audience, with support sets from somesurprises and Javelin.
(University District, $8)

18. Martin Bisi, DJ Coldheart
Martin Bisi’s one of those important figures whose name you should know, but probably don’t—unless you scrutinize the credits of records by cult musicians like Swans, John Zorn, Boredoms, and Material. (He’s also worked with bigger acts like Sonic Youth, Dresden Dolls, and Helmet, and recorded Herbie Hancock’s paradigm-shifting hit “Rockit.”) The man’s a production wizard and a canny musician himself. His full-length, Ex Nihilo, is plenty strange, featuring eerie, operatic vocals and prog-rock and post-punk song structures that don’t so much color outside the lines as they do obliterate them. Moments of Jesus Christ Superstar–like exultation exist alongside passages of unsettling chaos, sometimes sounding like three different groups playing on a revolving stage. DAVE SEGAL
(Eastlake, $10)

19. Marty Mar, Dr. Fever, Bgeezy
DJs Marty Mar, Dr. Fever, and Bgeezy will spin party beats for your Friday.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

20. Memphis Radio Kings, Madcap Pusher, The Grindylow
Riding the wave of a 10-year, five-album run, the Memphis Radio Kings will travel down south for a night of bluesy rock and roll, and support from guests Madcap Pusher and the Grindylow.
(Georgetown, $8)

21. 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!
(Various locations, free)

22. Pustulous, Goon, Al Gore, Bummer, Seizure
Thrashers of all ages can bang their heads to sets from Seattle doom metal outfit Pustulous, Tacoma's Goon, and Olympia's Al Gore.
(Tukwila, $5)

23. Quinn & The Together Collective, Molasses, The Pimpsons
Seattle singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeremy Quinn MacRae and his band will be joined by Molasses and the Pimpsons.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

24. The Rainieros, Wildcat Rose, Last Chance Family Band
Western swing band the Rainieros, Wildcat Rose, and the Last Chance Family Band will satisfy your hankering for honky tonk.
(Ballard, $8)

25. Shlick Smit, Brayell, Curt Sharp, Zaowolf, DJ Eyeball, Haiku Poetics
Defined as "Raps to shift your paradigm from a man who reps nowhere," Shlick Smit will take over Pioneer Square with opening support from Brayell, Curt Sharp, Zaowolf, DJ Eyeball, and Haiku Poetics.
(Pioneer Square, $9)

26. Special Order, Goodtime Hustle, The Aion Frequency
Special Order defines their work as "Fluid translucent music. Rebel music. Relevant eminent revolution music. People music." They'll be joined in their enigmatic set by Goodtime Hustle and the Aion Frequency.
(West Seattle, $7)

27. That Block Party Costs Too Much
If the Capitol Hill Block Party is out of your price range but you don't want to miss out on a bunch of artists in one place, opt for this eight-buck alternative featuring eight local bands.
(Ballard, $8)

28. Withering Blooms, Karimeh
Northwest six-piece band Withering Blooms will headline this evening with wholehearted, only slightly nostalgic rock flecked with touches of '60s psychedelia, and soulful pop from opener Karimeh.
(Belltown, $5)

29. World Music Series: The Teskey Brothers
Old-school soul group the Teskey Brothers will perform outside the soon-to-be-re-opened Asian Art Museum.
(Capitol Hill, free)

30. You May Die in the Desert, Childspeak, ISLES, Chad
I didn’t realize it until I checked the band’s website recently, but local trio You May Die in the Desert have been making music for over a decade. They were a band who were always around, popping up on bills left and right, wowing crowds with ridiculously tight sets and reliably great music, but who never quite broke through to the big venues and national audiences. That didn’t stop them from producing two albums and an EP that are alternately beautiful and crushing, and which became more fully realized the longer they stuck together—something like the prettiness of Explosions in the Sky delivered with the urgency and bite of These Arms Are Snakes. The few recent audio/video snippets they’ve teased online lately also show a band who aren’t done yet, which means there’s still time for the listening public to catch on. TODD HAMM
(University District, $7)

PERFORMANCE

31. Part Negro Baby Wanted
Hear the story of a black woman who grew up in an all-white family in 1980s Seattle, and come away having learned about "how to approach a black woman's hair and the topic of candy."
(Greenwood, pay what you can)

READINGS & TALKS

32. Carola Dunn: The Corpse at the Crystal Palace
Find out what happens when a casual outing to the Crystal Palace in London takes a mysterious and murderous turn in the latest installment of Carola Dunn’s Daisy Dalrymple series.
(Lake Forest Park, free)

33. Ned Wolf: The Nandia Triology
Outdoorsy sci-fi author Ned Wolf will read from the final book in his Nandia trilogy, Nandia's Children.
(University District, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

34. Mariner's Game After-Party!
Instead of going home after the Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago White Sox game, join DJ Kipprawk for a baseball-themed after-party replete with $15 Mariner margarita slushee buckets, $10 Mariner margarita slushee bowls, and $10 Spider Bites.
(Pioneer Square, free)

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

ART

35. Holly Ballard Martz: Pattern Recognition
In her mixed-media solo show, Holly Ballard Martz tackles the hot-button issues of gun violence, women’s reproductive rights, and racism. And even in our current climate, Martz manages to take these issues on without being bombastic. Tugging a frayed thread at the notion of “the fabric of our nation,” Martz deconstructs the American flag in various ways: bleached of all color, embellished with shredded dollar bills, and stuffed in a test tube. (The last is appropriately called Procedural Error Results in Flawed Experiment.) While there, snap a selfie in front of Dangers of Nostalgia in Wallpaper Form (in utero), tag the artist on Instagram @HBallardMartz, and she'll donate $5 to Planned Parenthood.KATIE KURTZ
(Pioneer Square, free)

36. Jennifer Ament: Night is Day. Day is Night.
Jennifer Ament's "artwork for an upside-down world" features encaustic and gold leaf paintings inspired by the state of things in 2018.
(Downtown, free)
Opening Friday

37. Thick as Thieves
This group painting show (not to be confused with the free zine) will feature artists Gala Bent, Susanna Bluhm, Michael Brophy, Linda Davidson, Mark Thompson, Maija Fiebig, Terry Leness, Buddy Bunting, Thuy-Van Vu, Cable Griffith, and Kimberly Trowbridge.
(Queen Anne, free)
Opening Friday

FOOD & DRINK

38. 43rd Annual Pig Roast
Try your hand at turning a whole pig on a spit at this free annual community potluck that's been going on since 1975—bring a tasty dish of your own to share.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

MUSIC

39. The Alley Protest Party
Dance in solidarity with the families seeking asylum at our borders at this weekend-long art party at Capitol Cider. The bar will have an immigration-themed art installation in the alley all three days, with a '70s-themed party each night with a DJ, hustle lessons, and a full bar. All proceeds will go straight to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
(Capitol Hill, free)

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

ART

40. Keenoy: Yard Games in a Time of War
Keenoy juxtaposes war and play in paintings.
(University District, free)
Opening Friday

41. Shipwrecked Kittens with Braden Duncan
Braden Duncan's briny seafaring kitties will take over the U-District gallery.
(University District, free)
Opening Friday

FESTIVALS

42. The King County Fair
This annual summer festival promises live music, vendors, food, 4-H classes, and more.
(Enumclaw, $10)

43. Kla Ha Ya Days Festival
This festival celebrates Snohomish's native community and cultural history with a carnival, a kids' fair, a grand parade, and a car show.
(Snohomish, free)

44. Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow
Join the United Tribes of All Indians in the 31st annual festival of music, dance, and food. Snack on some frybread, buy art from Native vendors, see the pow wow dancing, and join in during the Intertribal part of the festivities.
(Magnolia, free)

45. White Center Jubilee Days
White Center's long-running Seafair event features a street fair with local vendors and food purveyors, a main stage with live acts, a beer garden, a car show, a parade, and a carnival.
(White Center, free)

FOOD & DRINK

46. Albert Lee Appliance Bite of Seattle
Year-round, Seattle is filled with festivals devoted to niche food and drink offerings, but if there’s one event that everyone knows about, it’s the Bite of Seattle, a free event at Seattle Center that’s been going strong since 1982 and claims to attract more than 400,000 guests annually. Seattle’s “original & largest food and beverage showcase” rounds up food from more than 60 restaurants and pop-up vendors, offering everything from specialty popsicles and pad thai to Korean fried chicken and Shishkaberry’s. There’s also craft beer and cider tastings, a restaurant showcase benefiting Food Lifeline, live cooking demonstrations, and cook-off battles on the “Bite Cooks” stage. And when you can’t eat anymore, head to the free outdoor movie night on Friday (featuring A League of Their Own) or one of three music stages for bands like Marina and the Dreamboats, Everson Pines, and the Hamilton Tribute Band.
(Seattle Center, free admission)

PERFORMANCE

47. 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.
(West Seattle, Burien, Magnolia, free)

48. 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)

49. Making Waves: Disability Theatre Project
Andrea Kovich will organize a series of play readings by playwrights with disabilities through Sound Theatre Company.
(Seattle Center, free)

50. 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.
(West Seattle, Bothell, Madrona, pay what you can)

51. 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.
(Beacon Hill, West Seattle, free)

52. 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.
(Wallingford, Ballard, free)

SATURDAY

ART

53. AFTER LIFE (what remains)
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)
Closing Saturday

54. Behaving Differently
Painters from the two US coasts—among others, Junko Yamamoto and Luke Armitstead—stretch the definitions of painting, exploring the margins of the art form.
(Sodo, free)

55. Mel Carter and Francesa Lohmann: The weather was fine & the sea & the sky were both blue & soft
The artists describe this art happening thus: "This work is something in between a window display, a bazaar, a yard sale, a picnic, and a temporary installation. It is an arrangement of things, available for barter and trade, without money as a governing intermediary." Go check it out.
(Mount Baker, free)

56. SODO Track Open House
For the past three years, a slew of artists from around the world have been transforming a two-mile stretch of boring industrial buildings into a two-mile stretch of exciting murals. Here's a chance to take a walking tour, meet some of the artists—including Alex Gardner, Alexis Diaz, Angelina Villalobos, Brian Sanchez, and many others—and enjoy drinks and bites.
(Sodo, free)

57. 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. This weekend, take your family to an all-ages field day.
(Belltown, free)

58. The Veil
Guest curator Sequoia Day O'Connell has brought together work by Seattle artists Ko Kirk Yamahira (who delicately dissects canvas in a play on the distinctions between two- and three-dimensional), Markel Uriu (here using live blackberry and string for her installation), and Taylor Hanigosky (whose suspended rocks and glass are beautifully geometrical). Together with New York artist Charlie Crowell, whose mixed media incorporates a SAD lamp and a laptop privacy screen, the artists reflect on the passing of seasons and the spaces in between.
(Georgetown, free)
Opening Saturday

COMMUNITY

59. 6th Annual Car Show 4 Kids
Check out hot rods and vintage cars and trucks while you help raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. There will also be food trucks, music, and a "Miss South Sound Suzy Pin Up Pageant and Bake Sale."
(Auburn, $9)

60. Cedar River Salmon Journey
Witness the Cedar River salmon migration, an annual journey wherein salmon swim from the ocean, through the Ballard Locks, into Lake Washington, and up the river to spawn.
(Ballard, free)

61. CHBP 2018 Artist Panel Series
Experience a more multi-faceted approach to the Capitol Hill Block Party with this afternoon of panels on how to work within the music industry without getting eaten alive, kicking off with a networking lunch (bonus: pizza from Big Mario's) at noon. The first panel, “Strategies for Band Management: When and How to Find a Talent Manager and How to Become a Talent Manager,” which focuses on strategies for artist and band management, begins at 1pm with moderator Kelly Fleek of Lo Flux Media and The Spider Ferns and panelists Austin Santiago (Do206, Buildstrong), Megan Ternes (Suicide Squeeze, Sasquatch), SassyBlack (musician and educator), and Leigh Bezezekoff (Tractor Tavern). Panel #2, “Band Survival and Strategy: Generating an Income for your Band and How to Request a Guarantee,” starts at 2pm, with Kelly Fleek moderating again, and panelists Marquetta Miller, Adam Prairie, Steven Severin, and Charlie Deane, who are all full-time working musicians.
(Capitol Hill, free)

62. Dog Days of Summer 2018 Pub/Pup Crawl
Take your dog for a walk, cool off with a Watermelon Kolsch, and enjoy canine activities and raffles at participating Everett watering holes.
(Everett, free admission)

63. Farm Fest
Get a taste of farm life with cooking and gardening demonstrations (including blueberry picking and spring roll-making) self-guided tours, and more on the Rainier Beach property. Local businesses will serve up refreshments, and there will be live music.
(Rainier Valley, free)

64. Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements Drop-In Sessions
The streets of Greenwood and Wallingford are getting a makeover to improve walking, biking, driving, and transit conditions. Here's your chance to learn more about the project and share your input.
(Wallingford, free)

65. More Fats More Femmes Witch Market 6.0
Celebrate your babely bod while shopping for plus size vintage clothing and accessories at this stacked size-inclusive market hosted by Indian Summer owner Adria Garcia, ex-IS manager (and current Stranger music calendar editor) Kim Selling, and current IS shopgirl Abby Cooke. They'll have pieces from a wide variety of styles, from size 12 to 30, and surprise vendors for jewelry and tarot reading.
(Capitol Hill, free)

66. PAWrade
Your pup could win a prize for "Most Colorful," "Most Creative," "Best Dog and Owner Combo," and "Best Dog and Kid Combo" in this free parade. Enter your pooch or just come by to fawn over those of others.
(West Seattle, free)

67. Solstice Night Market Series
Pick up some dinner from this night market and sip brews in a beer garden before enjoying a Seattle Outdoor Cinema screening of Jurassic Park.
(South Lake Union, free)

68. Zero Hour Seattle Youth Climate March
Students of color around the country will lead a climate mobilization effort to draw attention to the particular danger climate change poses on young people's health.
(Capitol Hill, free)

FESTIVALS

69. North Bend Downtown Block Party
Breathe in some fresh Snoqualmie River air at this all-day block party replete with food, vendors, and family activities. There will also be dance and martial arts performances, live music from bands like Creme Tangerine, Petty Differences, Spike and the Impalers, and LocoMotive, and adoptable creatures from PUP Dog Rescue.
(North Bend, free admission)

70. Olde Burien Block Party
Burien will close its main downtown street to make way for live music, beer gardens, and kids' activities.
(Burien, free)

71. West Seattle Grand Parade
This annual parade has been happening since 1935, and includes pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, members of Hi-Yu royalty, and other general pageantry.
(West Seattle, free)

FILM

72. Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights
Stretch out on the lawn overlooking Lake Washington and watch popular flicks in support of HopeLink. Popcorn, soda, and candy will be available for purchase. Tonight's screening is The Wedding Singer.
(Kirkland, $5 suggested donation)

73. Seattle Outdoor Cinema
This 21+ series invites you to snack on street food from the night market, drink cold beer, and relish classic movies including, tonight, Jurassic Park.
(South Lake Union, free)

FOOD & DRINK

74. Wellness Pop-Up: Energize + Optimize
City Sweats, Voda Health, Skoah, Jujubeet, and Plantdoh will provide "sweat therapy," vitamin shots, nutrient-rich juices, and healthy cookies to fuel you through the rest of your day.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)

GEEK & GAMING

75. Board Games and Booze
Boost your board game confidence by sipping boozy drinks while you play.
(Capitol Hill, free)

MUSIC

76. Bravura Band
Bravura Band will "cover all your favorite songs."
(Pioneer Square, free)

77. Bunny n Bear, Rose's Thorn
Rock out to "live guitar and computer created instruments" from Tacoma's Bunny n Bear, with bill support from Rose's Thorn.
(West Seattle, $8)

78. Eric Rice Band
Northwest blues rocker Eric Rice will be joined by Scotty Harris on bass and Andrew Cloutier on drums for some musical storytelling.
(Downtown, free)

79. An Evening with the Groove Surfers
Seattle classic rock band the Groove Surfers are all about the party vibes. Their only goal is get you out on the dance floor all night long.
(Georgetown, $7)

80. Hop Monsters Album Release Show
The Hop Monsters will celebrate the release of their new album, Hoptopia, with support from A Violet Sun and Anthony Alan.
(Downtown, $8)

81. James Anaya & The Current, The Hollers, Tellers
Local bluesy rocker James Anaya will play songs from his latest EP, with bill support from the Hollers and Tellers.
(Pioneer Square, $10)

82. Kara Hesse, Jerett Samples, Carina Lewis, Tyler Hamilton
Midwestern singer/songwriter Kara Hesse blends pop, soul, and rock with a sultry voice. She'll be joined by Jerett Samples, Carina Lewis, and Tyler Hamilton.
(Ballard, $10)

83. No Chill: '90s-'00s Hiphop and R&B Throwback Party
It seems the '90s and early aughts indeed have no chill. Give in to the decades' sartorial and musical prevalence with a night of hiphop and R&B throwbacks from DJs Paco and Chetbong.
(Beacon Hill, $10)

84. Origami Ghosts, The Wolf Tones
Seattle "hypno folk" trio Origami Ghosts will be joined by piano-based jazz and blues group the Wolf Tones.
(Belltown, $10)

85. Pampa, Loose Wing, Wind Burial
Pampa, an Argentine-American-Latino psych-folk-rock band, will hit the Ballard stage for a headlining set with support from Loose Wing and Wind Burial.
(Ballard, $8)

86. Rain City Rock Camp for Girls Session I Showcase
Rock out to sets from over 20 young bands who have formed this summer at the Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.
(Belltown, $10)

87. Scorn Dog, the Fawcetts, Smooth Richard, Masha and Lars
The slacker punks of Scorn Dog released their Slack Jaw tape last summer, from which they'll play tracks, alongside the dulcet tones of local rock groups the Fawcetts, Smooth Richard, and Masha and Lars.
(University District, $8)

88. The Second Hand Suits, The Rebel Set, Muerte Men
Allow Bellingham duo Second Hand Suits to bring you a "rock and roll dance party" after sets from Pheonix's the Rebel Set and Muerte Men.
(Shoreline, $10)

89. Selassie Soldier
Enjoy a blend of rock and reggae from Selassie Soldier in Ballard.
(Ballard, $10)

90. Skelator, Expain, Substratum, Xoth
Apocalypse-obsessed weirdos Skelator will bring their heavy speed metal praise to the University District, with Expain, Substratum, and Xoth in tow.
(University District, $8)

91. Slower Than Dirt Jam
Beginner musicians can learn some tunes in a no-pressure environment. This time, songs include "Cluck Old Hen," "Old Joe Clark," and other simple folksy ditties.
(Green Lake, free)

92. Stucky Jackson & The Boys, Beverly Crusher, Golden Idols
Down-home alt rock rippers Stucky Jackson & the Boys will headline out in Fremont, with support from Beverly Crusher and Golden Idols.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

PERFORMANCE

93. Multiple Maniacs: A John Waters Drag Show
Do your tastes run to the elegant and refined? Then maybe don't come to this drag tribute to the King of Trash, a man most infamous for his musically drawling delivery and his devotion to bringing the grotesque and scatological to cinema. With Butylene O'Kipple, Americano, Britt Brutality, Mona Real, Uh Oh, and Baby Guurl.
(Downtown, $8)

QUEER

94. Alki Beach Pride 2018- Come OUT and Float at the Beach!
Head to West Seattle for the fourth annual Alki Beach Pride party, where you'll find live entertainment from Louvel, LaRue, Thadayus, Izohnny, Lakin, and DeAndre Brackensick; free hot dogs and soft drinks while supplies last; and games and prizes. Plus, enjoy special margaritas at El Chupacabra, five-dollar hurricanes at B's Po Boy, an after party at Alki Beach Pub, and more at nearby businesses.
(West Seattle, free)

READINGS & TALKS

95. Wendy Wahman: Nanny Paws
Wendy Wahman will share a reading from her cute kids' book about a "helpful" pooch.
(Bothell, free)

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

ART

96. ARTSplash
Check out work by the artists of Edmonds and environs at this free art fest.
(Edmonds, free)

97. Deto Brixen: Space Gold
Northwest-based Italian American artist Deto Brixen "explores the joys and perils of pursuing one's goals" through a combination of graffiti, "American tattooing," and 1980s-inspired action cartoons.
(Downtown, free)
Opening Saturday

98. Elias Hansen: It ain't what it seem
The first object you encounter at Elias Hansen’s current show at Specialist is a wheelbarrow that’s been covered with a black fabric shroud and hung with an ominous blue sign warning, "CHECK FOR LOOSE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT." Fastened to it is an armature full of colorful light bulbs and glass vessels straight out of an alchemist's laboratory. On the floor, power cords thread in and out of a bright-orange utility bucket. An internationally renowned glass artist, Hansen combines his gorgeously crafted vessels with the utilitarian aesthetic of a fabrication shop, giving his sprawling sculptures the perennial appearance of a work in progress. Like the wheelbarrow, the ultimate nature and purpose of that progress is shrouded in mystery. EMILY POTHAST
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Sunday

COMMUNITY

99. Kitsap Pride
Pride doesn't end on June 30. Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community of Kitsap County and beyond with two stages of live entertainment, a beer and wine garden, food vendors, local exhibitors, kids' activities, and more.
(Bremerton, free)

FESTIVALS

100. Bon Odori Festival
For Bon Odori, or Obon, Japanese Buddhists commemorate their ancestors through ceremony and dance. Seattle's festival, officially part of Seafair, will line the street with food booths, showcase taiko drumming and martial arts, and provide arts and crafts demonstrations.
(Central District, free)

101. Covington Days
Covington's summer festival features a parade, carnival games, arts and crafts, a watermelon-eating contest, and more family friendly activities.
(Covignton, free admission)

102. Des Moines Arts Festival and Waterland Parade
The park will host an arts and crafts market, a Waterland Parade, kids' activities, and more.
(Des Moines, free)

103. Natsu Matsuri Outdoor Summer Festival
Enjoy live entertainment, eating contests, games, and over 15 food booths at this annual festival in Chinatown.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

104. Renegade Craft Fair
Renegade Craft Fair ("the largest independent craft fair in the world") will return to Seattle, bringing along a few hundred makers selling their wares, conducting DIY workshops, vending food and drinks, and more. DJ Goo Goo will provide a live soundtrack for your shopping experience.
(Sand Point, free)

PERFORMANCE

105. Traces of Us: A Site Specific Dance
Melissa Riker's Kinesis Project, in collaboration with costume designer Asa Thornton and visual artist Celeste Cooning, will perform with "large-scale, hand-cut sculptural textiles." The scale of the dance and art objects looks impressive, and the combination of brightly colored cloth and human movement should be stark and lovely on Seattle's waterfront.
(Downtown, free)

106. 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.
(Across Seattle, free)

107. The Winter's Tale
As part of GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park and Backyard Bard, Freehold Theatre will perform Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, a mishmash of comedy and brutal drama.
(Capitol Hill, pay what you can)

SUNDAY

ART

108. Cephalopod Appreciation Society 2018
Exult in your love of cuttlefish, octopuses, squid, nautiluses, and other squishy intelligences ("plus special shout outs to the Kraken, R.I.P. ammonites") with dancers, musicians, artists, and other cephalo-lovers.
(Downtown, free)

COMMUNITY

109. Chinatown Parade
See lion and dragon dances, a performance from the Seattle Chinese Girls Drill Team, and other local community groups at Chinatown's annual parade.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

110. Pike Street Partio (Party on the Patio)
Redhook Brewlab will turn their patio into a summer carnival replete with games, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, and zero clowns (to accommodate one staffer's understandable fear of the floppy-shoed characters). Ten percent of proceeds will benefit Mary's Place.
(Capitol Hill, free)

FESTIVALS

111. Parkadilly Kids' Concert & Fair
Kids can groove along to live performances by Recess Monkey, the Not Its, Rhythms of India, and African dance Troupe Gansango, bond with animals in a petting zoo, take a REI wilderness survival workshop for kids, make arts and crafts, and check out "kid-centric vendors."
(Bothell, free admission)

FILM

112. Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution
James Redford's Happening explores the economic and health benefits of a new clean energy era, highlighting an underlying story of "human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival."
(Ballard, free)

MUSIC

113. Community Square Dance
Mosey on down to South Park for a Sunday night square dance.
(South Park, $5)

114. Dawson Shaw, History of Time, Bug Hunter, Chase Rabideau
Musician Dawson Shaw describes his art as "Music That Will Bring a Spectrum of Color to Once Faded Memories." He'll be joined by History of Time, Bug Hunter, and Chase Rabideau.
(Fremont, $6/$8)

115. Deanne Meek in Concert
In partnership with the Frye's Towards Impressionism, widely acclaimed mezzo-soprano Deanne Meek will perform pieces contemporary to the time period of the exhibit, accompanied by piano.
(First Hill, free)

116. 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. The Patti Allen will perform this afternoon.
(Downtown, free)

117. Ida Bay, Secretary, Guests
Initially created as a collaboration between Norman Tumolva and Jesse Tiamson, Seattle-based group Ida Bay has since incorporated ethereal vocalization, heavy bass, and an uptempo drumming style to their atmospheric sound. They'll be joined by Secretary and additional guests.
(Ballard, $8)

118. Jason Groce & the Joy Tyrants, The Good Kings, Sarah O'Dea, Satin Sirens
Americana-noir group Jason Groce & the Joy Tyrants will will play tracks from their latest release Come Back, Dr. Caligari at this headlining show, along with support sets by the Good Kings, Sarah O'Dea, and Satin Sirens.
(Ballard, $8)

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 New Dark Ages, Sunset Flip, Subheads, Sun Tunnels
Enjoy a night of indie rock from local groups like the New Dark Ages, Sunset Flip, Subheads, and Sun Tunnels.
(Tukwila, $5)

121. 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)

122. Sebastian Bach Party 2018
Escape the specific fervor of Capitol Hill Block Party with this tribute to Sebastian Bach that has nothing to do with Sebastian Bach mere blocks away from the Pike/Pine Hellmouth. Enjoy a day of local bands thrashing out their overcast summer energies, with sets by Matriarch, Baby Jessica, Velvet Q, Howardian, Dirty Dirty, Beverly Crusher, Killer Ghost, Dirty Rugs, Sharkie, Actionesse, and Porn Bloopers.
(Capitol Hill, $6.66)

123. SK8 PARTY with Rum Rebellion, FCON, Burn Burn Burn, The Disorderlies
The Disorderlies, Burn Burn Burn, Rum Rebellion, and FCON will play live music while you skate around the rink.
(White Center, $10)

124. Speakeasy Jazz Cats
Dixieland-adjacent New Orleans jazz band the Speakeasy Jazz Cats will play an early show of all their vaudeville-style hits.
(Pioneer Square, $5)

RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY

125. TAKE Action! Support Families Separated at the Border
Thousands of immigrant children at the border are still separated from their families. This community meeting will inform you on ways to take action, including organizations to donate to and which congresspeople to write letters to. All proceeds will benefit the ACLU, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and El Comite.
(Queen Anne, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

126. Dirty Pop Yoga
Indulge in your love of Britney Spears and her boy band contemporaries at this peppy yoga class. You'll also enjoy cocktails and "bold bites."
(Downtown, $10)