Over 100 floats, marching bands, and performers will celebrate Seattle in the annual Seafair Torchlight Parade on Saturday night. Courtesy of Seafair

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 the Bellevue Festival of the Arts to Chamber Music in the Park, and from the South Lake Union Flatstick Pub grand opening to the Seattle Punk Flyer Retrospective 79-85. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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FRIDAY

FILM

1. Cascade Playground Outdoor Movies
Bring something to sit on and enjoy popcorn and snow cones as you watch movies outside (tonight's screening is the Pixar film about adorable robots and lazy humans, Wall-E). Show up a little early for pre-show entertainment.
(South Lake Union, free)

2. 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)

3. North Country
Watch a screening of North Country, complete with "ice cream, popcorn and air conditioning," to help raise money for Radical Women. Stranger contributor Annie Wagner has written this about the film: "When Josie (a dirt-smeared Charlize Theron) flees her home after a severe beating from her abusive husband, she moves in with her parents (Richard Jenkins and Sissy Spacek, who give nuanced performances despite their constrained roles). Soon she discovers she'd like a job of her own, and in her small town in the 1980s, there's but one source of income. Thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling, Josie and a cohort of female peers are permitted to work the coal mines. Their first day is torture, and things only get worse. Unfortunately, the film blows its trial-by-jury conceit early, with a truly climactic showdown in the miners' union hall. The actual court dramatization (involving wanton witness-badgering, spectators rising in unison, etc.) is melodramatic and contrived. The physical landscape in North Country is inhuman, inhospitable, and desolate; in such a context, it's strange that the plot should proceed so confidently toward humanism, harmony, and justice."
(Columbia City, $5–$8 suggested donation)

4. Rooftop Movies After Hours
Unwind at the end of the week with a free movie and maybe a movie-inspired cocktail. Tonight, watch Die Hard and sip a "Yippee Ki Yay."
(Downtown, free)

5. Summer Sounds & Cinema: Despicable Me 3
After an hour of "non-stop comedy and stunts" at Matt Baker's Comedy Stunt Show and a live performance from local '80s hair metal tribute band Hair Nation, stay for a free screening of Despicable Me 3.
(Auburn, free)

MUSIC

6. The Bad Things, Guests
Hear two sets from local band the Bad Things, who play what they call "junkyard cabaret."
(West Seattle, $10)

7. Charlie and the Rays, Whiskey Fever, Mr. Grumps
Enjoy the earnest, sunshine-soaked, folk-pop stylings of Charlie and the Rays with opening sets Whiskey Fever and Mr. Grumps.
(Pioneer Square, $5/$10)

8. Citrus Room Squeeze
This hiphop and R&B DJ dance party promises not to skimp on '90s throwbacks. DJs GIANNI, BLESST, G-LO, and HAN will do the honors.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

9. Famous Fridays: Missy Elliott
R&B/soul/hiphop queen Missy Elliott and her contemporaries will reign supreme at the last July edition of Famous Fridays.
(Capitol Hill, free)

10. Fortress of the Bear, Colossal Boss, Hangtown, The Assassination Project
Seattle rock bands Fortress of the Bear, Colossal Boss, and the Assassination Project will be joined by touring San Francisco "post-apocalyptic spaghetti western surf rock" group Hangtown.
(University District, $8)

11. The Fresh Prince of Capitol Hill: A '90s HipHop Dance Party
Get inspired by Will Smith's outfits from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and head to Capitol Hill to dance freely to '90s hiphop all night long.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

12. Happy Hour: Swing 3PO
Local swing outfit Swing 3PO will play classics from the Great American Songbook, as well as original compositions.
(Downtown, free)

13. Hunter, Saints By Day, Smashie Smashie, Bad Animals
New Hampshire folk rockers Hunter will be joined by delightful indie pop rockers Saints By Day, spacey post-punks Smashie Smashie, and bluesy rockers Bad Animals.
(Greenwood, $7)

14. Johnny 7 & The Black Crabs
Join hillbilly swing band Johnny 7 & the Black Crabs for some unique honky tonk.
(Pioneer Square, free)

15. Johnny Astro
Johnny Astro will play "Surf, Lounge and Spy Movie Music" until late.
(Downtown, free)

16. Lanford Black, New Felts, Jack Knight
Lanford Black blends "vintage soul and funk with modern indie rock." Hear their new tracks with support from New Felts and Jack Knight.
(Ballard, $10)

17. LGBTQ Outdancing
Time for another genre-mashing LGBTQ+ dance night with DJ Koop.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

18. Northern Nomads, Marcel, Perfect Families, Bears and Other Carnivores
'80s-influenced synth-pop group Northern Nomads will headline a night of wavy gravy from experimental electro-pop groups like Marcel, Perfect Families, and Bears and Other Carnivores.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

19. Plugged In: Ethos, Beast Folk, Counterproductive, Pallas Jude
Experimental acts Pallas Jude, Counterproductive, Beast Folk, and Ethos will play a mix of genres—from indie rock to hiphop—at this all-ages show.
(Greenwood, free)

20. Prince Night with Princeology
Pay tribute to your favorite '80s music icon by grooving/crying to a live set by Prince tribute band Princeology.
(Downtown, $10)

21. The Rainiers, Mercy Parker, Big Pig Apocalypse
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
(Columbia City, $10)

22. Sashay, Nudity, Matriarch
Local queercore impressers Sashay tear it up. If you don’t already know that, then this is the time to see them in all their galvanizing punk-rock glory, as their irreverent anthems, adrenaline-racing power chords, and ’80s-hardcore stimuli fly at you full speed. Miss Vincent, Sashay’s lead singer, is actually a bartender at Clock-Out, which is a fun dynamic. Also, exhibiting from Olympia are the psychedelic indignants in Nudity, who satiate using elements of warped 1970s prog rock. The opening deliverer of defiance are Matriarch, repping Seattle and ripping the hardcore punk. All are easily on the “ones to watch” list. ZACH FRIMMEL
(Beacon Hill, $10)

23. Sendai Era, Nic Masangkay, Theomatic, Prometheus Brown
Sendai Era will celebrate the release of his new ambient electro-pop album LAKAS with support from Theomatic and Nic Masangkay.
(Belltown, $5)

24. SLAY: A Hip Hop Party for LGBTQ, POC, and Allies
Save your most killer looks for this springtime edition of SLAY, a hiphop dance party for queer folks and POC. Guests can snap photos in the "Booth of Bass," dance to DJ Automaton and Ronin Roc, and more. A portion of proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood and a local charity.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

25. Spiderface, Jagula, The Stuntmen, Late Night Shiner
Spiderface will return to the stage with Jagula, the Stuntmen, and Late Night Shiner for a night of loud and heavy rock and punk.
(Georgetown, $10)

26. Voycheck, Disastroid, Squalus, Sharp Teeth
Post-hardcore rockers Voycheck will spread their noise throughout the south end with support from Disastroid, Squalus, and Sharp Teeth.
(Tukwila, $7)

27. World Music Series: Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band
A former member of the classic Jamaican reggae band the Gladiators, Clinton Fearon is the only real roots rocker in the Pacific Northwest. His first Seattle band, the Defenders, was beloved by all black immigrants, who were moved by his sense of authority, his command of important issues, and his determination that Africa would one day rise again and destroy monolithic Babylon. The Defenders' "Chant Down Babylon" even became a local hit. The Jamaican expat is still alive and well, performing now with the Boogie Brown Band, which does a competent job of backing this reggae master. CHARLES MUDEDE
(Capitol Hill, free)

28. Year of the Cobra, Witch Ripper, Hex Rays
Expect heavy rock traces and stoner sludge from dark-souled doomheads Year of the Cobra, and opening sets by Witch Ripper and Hex Rays.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

29. Yung Heazy, Guests
Indie singer-songwriter Jordan Heaney will bring his alter-art-ego Yung Heazy on the road this summer for an evening of dreamy bedroom pop.
(Seattle Center, $10)

QUEER

30. Shark/Week
It's Shark Week, as you probably know, and in this case that means four whole days of "sharks, swimsuits, babes, and beachy cocktails." So far they've screened a Jaws marathon hosted by Visage Larue and hosted a shark-related trivia night and a twerk party. Tonight, they'll wrap things up with a swim suit party with Nebraska Thunderfuck.
(Capitol Hill, $5/$10)

READINGS & TALKS

31. Ben Malcolmson: Walk On
In Ben Malcolmson's memoir, the Seahawks assistant coach recounts being "guided by his faith" in his early days with the USC team.
(Lake Forest Park, free)

32. Brian Catling: The Cloven
Poet and artist Brian Catling has earned praise for his dreamlike fantasy novels The Vorrh and The Erstwhile: The Vorrh II. The Cloven is the final book in the Vorrh series, about a sentient African forest, the Blitz, and the city of Essenwald.
(University District, free)

33. Mark L. Winston and Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Mark L. Winston and Renée Sarojini Saklikar's book Listening to the Bees is a poetic field study that explores the world of bee colonies.
(Capitol Hill, free)

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

ART

34. Alexander Keyes: the unutterable hideousness that can dwell in absolute silence and barren immensity
Taking its title from H.P. Lovecraft’s 1917 story “Dagon"—which recounts the story of a WWI officer lost at sea—this installation is Alexander Keyes’s attempt to understand his dad’s life at sea as a merchant marine. With a mop protruding from a bucket, flattened cardboard boxes stuffed into racks, and an orange power cord trailing across the room, the gallery appears to be in between installations. Keyes’s intentional in medias res squares with the conceptual proficiency of his “amateur” approach to sea exploration. Keyes reinserts himself into the story of his dad’s months-long absences while formulating his own obsession with the unknowable landscape of the ocean. KATIE KURTZ
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

35. Anna Skibska, Cappy Thompson and Dick Weiss
Polish glass and installation artist Anna Skibska is featured in an exhibition called Structure of Time, alongside avant-garde potters/ceramic sculptors Cappy Thompson and Dick Weiss's Bird Land.
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

36. Bill Dilley: About Face
See this Northwest artist's wood and metal sculptures emphasizing "the serious side of life as well as the humorous."
(Mount Baker, free)
Closing Saturday

37. Casey Weldon: Blunderlust
This Seattle illustrator's art ranges from weirdly cute (like Meowijuana, a cat made of pot leaves on a patterned background) to mythopoeically disturbing (like painting of a naked woman chewing on a bright, pinkly glowing moon). You may have previously seen his work on the cover of The Stranger.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

38. Colleen Maloney: Comfort Zone
Maloney's soothing paintings are depictions of the everyday: food and flowers.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

39. Craig van den Bosch: Transmissions
"Commercial Technological Persuasive Capitalism Coexistence": This is Craig van den Bosch's term for the state of media distraction in which we steep. For this show, he situates this crisis of awareness in a sci-fi narrative, in which two capsules containing DNA-encoded messages are found in Mexico's Giant Crystal Cave. The hidden missives from a "distant civilization" were then translated by UW scientists and Microsoft and included in van den Bosch's retro-futurist collages. These mixed color and black-and-white images strike a vein of space-age wonder—think vivid planetscapes, 1950s-era suited figures, and images of vintage machinery—as well as cynicism toward the outcome of this technophilia. Has technology done more to free us or further entrap us, changing our minds and bodies to elites' caprices? And, as the DNA-coding framing suggests, how long will it be before media manipulation burrows into our most essential selves? JOULE ZELMAN
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

40. Don Fels, Tarran Sklenar, Jonathan Happ
The multitalented Don Fels, who works in multiple visual media as well as in the printed word, will show paintings and ceramics. Alongside will be the painted semi-abstract works of Tarran Sklenar and ominous figures by Jonathan Happ.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

41. Fred Stonehouse and Eric Beltz
Fred Stonehouse's paintings resemble surrealist craziness born of medieval demonology and 19th century poster art. Beltz is similarly strange—about as strange as black-and-white figurative art can get—with his limited palette and materials, graphite on Bristol.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

42. James Lilly: and/or
Seattle artist Lilly creates realistic three-dimensional pieces out of wood and acrylic.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

43. Jay Mason, Rich Stevens and Justin Johnson: Big, Dumb and Dreamy
Discover work by Jay Mason, Rich Stevens, and Justin Johnson.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

44. Kerry Tribe: Standardized Patient
A Standardized Patient (SP) is an actor who embodies physical and mental symptoms for trainee doctors, staying in character throughout the sessions. Kerry Tribe's exhibition, commissioned by the SF MoMA, is based on extensive research with "professional clinicians, communication experts, and SPs" at Stanford Medical School and the University of Southern California. A video screen shows SPs interacting with medical students, juxtaposed with a supporting materials given to the actors and fledgeling doctors.
(University District, free)
Opening Friday

45. Lisa Snow Lady: Urban Landscape
Seattle-based artist Lisa Snow Lady paints bright acrylic urban and suburban scenes, lovingly depicting the changing city.
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

46. Marit Berg, John Smither
John Smither paints lush, semi-surreal plantscapes, often split over multiple disjointed canvases. For this exhibition, he's created a whole installation about Ms. Raven's Movie Night, incorporating video alongside his darkly beautiful paintings. Marit Berg favors detailed wild animal portraits—here, in Splitting Hares, she's created pointillistic rabbits, hares, and bunnies, which, she emphasizes, are not at all the same thing.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

47. Markel Uriu
This artist, who often uses botanical themes to explore "inner worlds, feminine labor, impermanence, and the unseen," shows work based on invasive species in the back gallery.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

48. Mimi Cernyar-Fox: Marine Birds in Decline
Cernyar-Fox devotes this exhibition to seabirds and other shore sights, using acrylics, charcoal, pastel, and other media.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

49. Onyx Fine Arts Collective 13th Annual Exhibit: Art 'n' Soul
The collective has gathered a collection of art by African-descended creators.
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

50. Phil Eidenberg-Noppe: Skagit Palette
Inspired by Skagit Valley tulips and the Color Field painters, Eidenberg-Noppe experiments with photography by disregarding "sacred rules including focus, camera stability, and post-processing."
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

51. Polychromatic Perspectives
The gallery offers a glimpse of the range of color abstraction in print art through the art of Virgina Hungate-Hawk, Jonelle Johnson, Karen Kunc, Jean Luc Lebalp, Martha Pfanschmidt, Sarah Smelser, Akiko Taniguchi, Seiko Tachibana, and Dion Zwirner.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

52. Prep Tantrum Show: First Iteration
Catherine Cross Uehara curates this rather sardonic exhibition, fully titled The Prep Tantrum Show: Any Museum’s Plan B™, which poses as a service to "'stop the bleeding at any time' of any over-budget under-planned museum misadventure." Plan B offers to take over other curators' exhibitions and make their own mess, thus obviating the need for professional gallerists.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

53. Two Photographers, Double Vision: Mark Gordon/Chris Poullos
City portraitist Chris Poullos and photographer Mark Gordon will show work.
(Seattle Center, free)
Closing Saturday

54. William Hernandez: Poetic Translations
Portland-based William Hernandez dedicates his show to the imaginary story of two twin brothers, depicted in playful works based on Peruvian folklore and the poems of Christa Kaainoa.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

MUSIC

55. Castletown
Get ready to jig to Celtic tunes with Castletown, who'll perform two nights of "high energy AmeriCeltic music."
(Downtown, free)

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

ART

56. Hib Sabin: The Other Side of Silence, The Far Side of Time
Sabin's work is frequently on display at Stonington. He's a non-indigenous artist who has adopted and dedicated himself to many Native forms of art. This exhibition features his sculpted juniper and bronze figures "exploring the ideas of sleep, dreams, the subconscious and the landscape of the afterlife."
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Sunday

FESTIVALS

57. Bellevue Festival of the Arts
Local artists and crafters will sell wares, kids and adults can make their own art at "Aubrey's Corner," the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Cello Choir and the Indian and Afro Cuban music group Anjuman will perform, young dancers from the Tibetan Language & Culture Class will move, and much more. Grab a bite to eat at the food court, and don't forget to head over to BAM Artsfair (where you can shop arts from more than 300 creators and take advantage of free Bellevue Arts Museum admission) and the 6th Street Fair, where more than 100 artists will sell their wares.
(Bellevue, free)

58. Renton River Days
Highlights of this three-day family festival include a hometown parade and an art market, but there's also food, live entertainment, kids' activities, and more.
(Renton, free)

59. Tour de Terrace
Mountlake Terrace community members can enjoy a weekend of family activities like pancake breakfasts, a classic car show, a parade filled with pirates and princesses, and a 5K fun run. There will also be a street fair with arts, food, and beer vendors.
(Mountlake Terrace, free admission)

MUSIC

60. Seattle Latin, Brazilian, and Caribbean Festival
Enjoy the varied genres under the Latin and South American music umbrella with artists from many backgrounds taking over the Royal Room for the third annual Seattle Latin, Brazilian, and Caribbean Festival. Featured artists include the Pazific, Los Flacos, Marina Albero, EntreMundos, Kiki Valera y Cubaché, The New Triumph, Deseo Carmin, and many more.
(Columbia City, free)

PERFORMANCE

61. Henry IV, Part 1
You can keep your Hamlets, your Macbeths, your Kings Lear—the drama of Prince Hal’s apprenticeship to Sir John Falstaff, and of Falstaff’s delusional mentoring of the future king is Shakespeare’s most emotionally resonant dramatic achievement. It’s about the way people love and betray themselves and each other. It’s a story of family, transformation, and loyalty, of fathers and sons both logical and biological. It’s about how people reconcile themselves to the rewards and requirements of honor. (It’s also the source of the old adage about discretion and valor, PS.) There’s a LOT of Shakespeare available to Seattle audiences this summer, and by all means, see as much as you can. But start with the first of the three essential Henry plays, because, as Hotspur reminds us, “the time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely were too long." SEAN NELSON
(Beacon Hill, Maple Valley, free)

62. 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)

63. 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.
(West Seattle, Burien, Magnolia, free)

SATURDAY

ART

64. Art in the Garden
Purchase art from booths in the charming p-patch while enjoying live music and bidding on pies, wine, and more.
(Ballard, free)

65. Grace Rosario Perkins: I Don't Mind
This Californian/New Mexican artist combines "words, objects, faces, signifiers, and sound" with a punk aesthetic to meditate upon indigenous communities, land, history, and her own life. Curated by Natalie A. Martínez.
(Georgetown, free)

66. Seattle Emerging Arts Pop Up Fair
Organized by Seattle Art Post founder Jessica Ghyvoronsky, this one-night only exhibition features 40 visual artists selected from 200 submissions by guest curator Winston Wachter Fine Art Gallery Manager Judith Rinehart. True to the spirit of its mission to help up and coming artists navigate the art world, a panel discussion at 6:00 followed by Q&A features Rinehart as well artist and UW Professor Curt Labitzke, and local artists Patrick Duffy De Armas and Karilise Alexander. Following that is a Creativity Lab hosted by Aspire, a young professionals group, that will help participants explore “different ways to unleash creativity in their life and unlock that part of their brain and hearts.” KATIE KURTZ
(Sodo, $10)

67. Seattle Punk Flyer Retrospective 79-85
Once upon a time, Seattle had a city attorney named Mark Sidran who hated fun and enacted numerous “civility ordinances,” including a postering ban. “The day after the ban was defeated, someone hung posters all over Capitol Hill that said ‘FUCK MARK SIDRAN’ with the appeal decision text on it,” Chase Alvord—the attorney who took the case pro bono and ultimately helped defeat it in 2002—said when I called to ask him about it. His reason for taking up the case after reading about the ban in The Stranger? “I thought it was such a basic fundamental form of expression.” This show features posters that preceded (and may have inspired) the ban from bands like Solger, U-Men, the Fartz, 10 Minute Warning, Green River, the Refuzors, Rejectors, and many others, plus music by Seattle punk stalwart DJ Kurt Bloch and beer from Valhöll Brewing. KATIE KURTZ
(Georgetown, free)

68. Soiree Macabre III
Dress goth and exult in the surreal at this night of art, performance art, and music, including metal by A Flourishing Scourge and Void Throne. It's free, but throw some money at the raffle—sales support the Sanctuary Art Center for homeless youth.
(Capitol Hill, free)

69. 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)

COMEDY

70. Comedy Summit Roast Battle
Casey McLain will host a fierce roast battle pitting local funnypersons "to see who is the best at making the other feel bad about themselves."
(Hillman City, free)

COMMUNITY

71. Cascade Kids Day
Kids and families can enjoy a bouncy house, arts & crafts, lawn games, and more in the park.
(South Lake Union, free)

72. Freeway Park Fountain Fest
Head to the fountain to cool off by throwing water balloons, running through sprinklers, and taking a dip in the Canyon and Cascade fountain. If this sounds like any other summer day at the park, know that there will also be games, live bluegrass music, face painting, kite painting for a fall art installation, and free ice cream, coffee, and frozen treats.
(Downtown, free)

73. 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.
(Green Lake, free)

74. A Very Vintage Market
Shop for housewares, jewelry, linens, fabric, furniture, and clothing from the past.
(Shoreline, $3)

FESTIVALS

75. Northwest Animal & Nature Festival
This "all animal inclusive" event honors birds, cats, dogs, reptiles, and all other non-human creatures found in the Northwest.
(Burien, free)

76. NW SolarFest
Thinking about going solar? Glean all the information you need about using the power of the sun to power the electricity in your home at this all-day sustainable living fair with Solar NW. There will also be a zone for kids, a birdhouse- and trail mix- making station, disaster preparedness workshops, and more. Plus, you can safely recycle your unwanted electronics.
(Shoreline, free)

77. Othello Block Party
Celebrate the vibrancy and international diversity of the Othello community with this big street fest filled with arts and music performances from stand-out Seattleites like Nikkita "KO" Oliver, Rell Be Free, Denitia, Jade Dynasty, BlakWizard, Dani Tirrell, Yirim Seck, and many more.
(Beacon Hill, free)

78. Seafair Torchlight Parade
Over 100 floats, marching bands, and performers will celebrate Seattle in this massive annual parade. Before the main event, don't miss the Torchlight Parade Fanfest, when you can see the floats up close as they're being assembled while listening to live music.
(Downtown, free)

79. Water Festival
Celebrate how water shapes our culture at this festival featuring Lucha Libre Volcánica, seafood cooking demonstrations, cultural performances, and a Cambodian lantern launch.
(South Park, free)

FOOD & DRINK

80. Coffee + Donuts: Campos Coffee x the Flour Box
Honor the classic pairing of java and doughnuts with a specialty coffee tasting with Campos Coffee representative Bo Thunell, then partake in an exclusive run of brioche creations from the Flour Box.
(Downtown, free)

81. Flatstick Pub Grand Opening
Celebrate the grand opening of the new South Lake Union location of Flatstick Pub, where guests can play mini-golf and other games, swill craft beer, and munch on a pizza menu developed by Ethan Stowell. Games—including mini golf, duffleboard, 'stick putt!, and more—will be free all day, and memberships will be discounted to $30 for the first 100 people to sign up.
(South Lake Union, free admission)

GEEK & GAMING

82. After Dark Happy Hour: Seattle Science Night
Drink your way through a night of hands-on science experiments overseen by sober guides.
(Seattle Center, free)

83. Metaphysical Empowerment Wellness Fair
Expect tarot readers, healers, vendors, and snacks at this Redmond wellness fair.
(Redmond, free)

MUSIC

84. 9th Annual Cornbread Ball
Slim's ninth annual Cornbread Ball features a whole heap of deep-fried greasy goodness, musical and otherwise, from the likes of Tom Howard, Sean Baldeschwiler, the Freams, Anti-Hero, John Hamhock, Disco Cowboys, and many more.
(Georgetown, $10)

85. Bear Axe, Quiet, Medejin
Local soulful prog-rock four-piece Bear Axe bill themselves as "Led Zeppelin meets Lead Belly." They'll be joined by Quiet and Medejin.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

86. Boka Kouyate Djeliyah Band
Discover West African dance music from Boka Kouyate (on guitar, balafone, and Djembe), Leif Totusek (on guitar), and Afua Kouyate (who will dance).
(Beacon Hill, free)

87. Chamber Music in the Park
For this year's Chamber Music in the Park performance, members of the Seattle Chamber Music Society will play Johannes Brahms' String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111 and Anton Arensky's String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 35.
(Capitol Hill, free)

88. Clan Dyken, The Risky Biscuits, The Portsiders, Smith & Tegio
Clan Dyken will play their "tribal-funk-eco-folk-rock-hippy-soul" music with support from the Risky Biscuits, the Portsiders, and Smith & Tegio.
(Greenwood, $7)

89. Deems 5 Piece Band Summer Concert
Local jazz pianist legend Deems Tsutakawa will play a free show.
(Greenwood, free)

90. Either/Or, Augustus, Mister Master
Newly formed Seattle five-piece Either/Or will mash rock, punk, blues, and metal into one set, with support from Augustus and Mister Master.
(Ballard, $8)

91. HARD HVEN 01
This dance night is dedicated to "the harder styles" of music, i.e. "hard dance," "hardcore," "hardstyle," "HHC," and "NXC." If you're unfamiliar with these sub-genres, DJs Frogman, Dark Matter, Remix, and Code E will educate you on the dance floor.
(Pioneer Square, $10)

92. Hotels, The Spider Ferns, Patrick Galactic
Hotels utilize "post-punk basslines, Swedish pop melodies, and cavernous surf guitar" to play creepy, dreamy, reverb-laden Cocteau Twins-inspired songs. They'll be joined by the Spider Ferns and Patrick Galactic.
(Ballard, $10)

93. Justin Timberlake vs. Justin Bieber
The Justin you choose will say something about you, but what? JT is suave. He’s great. He’s so great that it’s a little suspicious. He’s even almost so great that he’s above suspicion, which is very suspicious, indeed. And then you’ve got the Beeb. The man with no control valve. The man who will say or do just about anything uningratiating any moment. He is so tragic that he’s a little lovable again. We know she’s not really hitting your phone up, Bieberlove. You don’t have to try so hard. And Timberlake, try a little harder. Let the competition begin. JEN GRAVES
(Capitol Hill, $5)

94. K-Pop Now!
Celebrate Korean culture with a high-energy K-Pop contest and special performances.
(Downtown, free)

95. King Mammoth, Heavy Denim, Rabble House
Everett psych rockers King Mammoth will live up to their namesake with a rollicking headlining set, flanked by openers Heavy Denim and Rabble House.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

96. Monsterwatch, Wild Powwers, Gardener, Antonioni
Melodic garage band Monsterwatch will play a grungy, lo-fi show with Wild Powwers, Gardener, and Antonioni.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

97. Paul Green Jazz Quartet
Jazz vocalist and award-winning harmonica maestro Paul Green heads a swing, blues, and jazz band with Darin Clendenin, Michael Barnett, and Brian Kirk.
(Downtown, free)

98. Rain City Rock Camp for Girls Session II Showcase
Rock out to 20 new bands that formed during the second summer installment of Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.
(Belltown, $10)

99. RGK + The Alternative Facts, Tetrachromat, Guests
"Traditional rock trio" RGK + the Alternative Facts replace power ballads with "climactic rock opera." They're big fans of Rush. They'll be joined by Tetrachromat for a night of guitar solos.
(University District, $8)

100. Rhythm Ambassadors: Totusek, Rodriguez
Local jazz favorites Leif Totusek and Arturo Rene Rodriguez will bring their seasoned chops to Fremont.
(Fremont, free)

101. Stayin' Alive: LIVE!
It's time for another groovy disco and house dance party, this time with new wave band Northern Nomads playing live covers of your favorite retro hits and sets by DJs Parker Mills and Cat Claw.
(Sodo, $10)

102. Steel Tigers Of Death, F-Holes, Bad Saint
Rip through Tukwila with local rock and punk bands Steel Tigers of Death, F-Holes, and Bad Saint.
(Tukwila, $5)

103. Sundae Crush, Strawberry Mountain, Wrinkles, Fantasy Suite
Dance it out in an evening of dreamy pop electronica with Sundae Crush, Strawberry Mountain, Wrinkles, and Fantasy Suite.
(University District, $6-$10)

104. Tincho, Retrospecter, Yauns, Plum
Bob your head to some local rock from Tincho, Retrospecter, Yauns, and Plum.
(University District, $7)

PERFORMANCE

105. Le Freak, C'est Chic
Peruse Look Piece installations by the best drag artists in town like Arson Nicki and the Stranger's own Uh Oh, sponsored by Nark Magazine and featuring a La Croix mixer bar for you bubble-obsessed millennials.
(Capitol Hill, free)

READINGS & TALKS

106. Adam Wallenta: Punk Taco
Get a signed copy of Punk Taco, which follows the adventures of an "intergalactic sentient alien Taco here to spread peace & love throughout the cosmos."
(Shoreline, free)

107. Austin Woerner, Translator of 'The Invisible Valley'
From Chinese-English literary translator and poet Austin Woerner comes a novel set in China's Cultural Revolution, when a young man named Lu Beiping is sent away to a remote village for "agricultural re-education."
(Capitol Hill, free)

108. Because I Said So
Leona Carter will share from her self-help book Because I Said So!
(SeaTac, free)

109. Breaking Glass: Hyperlinking Opera & Issues
Seattle Opera will host a discussion on diversity in the historically white genre of opera and what can be done to stimulate social justice in the art form (and to use the art form to stimulate social justice). Given that the company is staging Porgy and Bess, it should be an interesting and timely discussion. Participants include choreographer and librettist Paige Hernandez, Matthew Morrison of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and librettist and director Tazewell Thompson.
(Seattle Center, free)

110. Donna Miscolta: Body Image, Identity, and Sisterhood
Donna Miscolta (Hola and Good-bye) will share pieces of a novel in progress, Ofelia and Norma, and lead a discussion on standards of beauty and how art does or does not grapple with "realities of women’s bodies." Miscolta will also offer writing prompts for you aspiring authors.
(White Center, free)

111. Larry Behrendt and Jo Scott-Coe: MASS
In Jo Scott-Coe's MASS: A Sniper, a Father, and a Priest, the author "probes the hidden wounds of paternal-pastoral failure" in an examination of Charles Whitman's act of domestic terrorism at UT Austin in 1966. Larry Behrendt's Sacred Dissonance: The Blessing of Difference explores the essential religious and cultural distinctions and boundaries between Jews and Christians.
(University District, free)

112. Melissa Stephenson: Driven
Stephenson's memoir follows her journey after her brother's death, focusing on her passion for cars and the escape they offered.
(Ravenna, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

113. Fitbit Local
Bring your mat and your stretchy pants to a free morning "yoga and body weight boot camp" workout.
(Bellevue, free)

114. We Are Wakanda
Julian Whyte will face "any opponent in any type of match." See him, Derek Drexl, Nick Radford, Kallen Raeth, Mike Santiago, Ethan HD, and many others battle in out in the ring.
(Eastlake, free)

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

ART

115. Lauren Iida: Memory Net
Papercut artist Lauren Iida creates an oversized paper net installation over the course of the exhibition, asking the public for additions drawn from their own "language of objects."
(Ballard, free)
Opening Saturday

FESTIVALS

116. Alki Art Fair
There will be juried art, three stages of music, kids' activities, and lots of food at this large community fair on scenic Alki Beach.
(West Seattle, free)

PERFORMANCE

117. 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.
(Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley, free)

SUNDAY

ART

118. Drop in Studio: Art Exposure
A local artist will share about their area of expertise and lead an art activity connected to Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson.
(Downtown, free)

119. Make Your Own Font Party!
Create an original font based on your own lettering/handwriting—they'll walk you through the process, and send you home with a Truetype file so you can start using your new font right away. They'll provide art supplies, font grids, and calligraphy and typography books. Bring your favorite pen.
(Ballard, $10)

COMEDY

120. Comedy O’Clock: Nothing But Plugs
The comedy improv zine is taking a break this month, but local improv groups will save the day with sneak previews of their upcoming shows.
(Greenwood, free)

121. 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

122. Emerald City Black Pride 2018
Take part in this celebration of Seattle's LGBTQ+ black community with food, bowling, sex advice, dancing, and more free fun.
(Beacon Hill, free)

123. Sunday Funday
Spend Sunday afternoon enjoying what Chophouse Row has to offer and dancing to some DJ tunes.
(Capitol Hill, free)

FESTIVALS

124. Pista sa Nayon
Celebrate Filipino culture with music, dance, and spoken word performances, vendors, and traditional food.
(Rainier Valley, free admission)

FILM

125. Free Sunday Movies Presents: Black Panther
Because I do not want to spoil the experience of this movie, I will not describe the path of the film's plot to its core problem, which concerns the unification of black Africa with black America. Out of a comic book, director Ryan Coogler crafted an important concept about how, from the unification, a post-pan-Africanist global Africanism can emerge. It comes down to this: black Africans and black Americans have to admit their respective failings. (My feeling is that Coogler is much harder on black Americans than black Africans.) As a whole, Black Panther is lots of fun and will excite a lot of discussion and strong opinions. But the most revolutionary thing about Black Panther is its city. The capital of Wakanda has skyscrapers, a monorail, sidewalks of grass, green buildings, farmers markets, and no cars. The whole idea of private transportation is foreign to this fictional society. If this black African capital has anything to share with the world, it's its city planning. CHARLES MUDEDE
(Ballard, free)

FOOD & DRINK

126. Molly's at the Market
In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, start with two scoops of ice cream from Molly Moon's and load up on toppings that run the gamut from cacao nibs to toasted marshmallows to dark chocolate drizzle to assemble the ultimate ice cream sundae.
(Downtown, $10)

127. Summer Crush
Swoon over drink specials from Ketel One Botanical and enjoy complimentary mini spa services from Recoop Spa. A live DJ will set a relaxing tone.
(Bellevue, free)

128. Summer Drink Workshop
Resident mixologist Tony James will teach you the secrets to perfect summer cocktails with which to impress all your friends and enemies.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

MUSIC

129. Beatmasters
Sixteen Northwest hiphop producers will lay down their beats in a tournament-style competition. The winner will receive $1,000 prize (and the coveted Beat Masters Champion title).
(Downtown, free)

130. Breaks & Swells, All Star Opera, Flip Phone
Seven-piece Seattle band Breaks & Swells have been described by us as "soulful, classy, expressive, percussive" — for this performance, they'll be joined by All Star Opera and Flip Phone.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

131. Brian Nova Jazz Jam
Seattle-based jazz guitarist and vocalist Brian Nova and a cast of rotating guests will bring the music of jazz greats to life.
(Downtown, free)

132. Linqua Franqa, Guests
"Linguist by day, lunatic lady rapper by night," Athens emcee Linqua Franqa will perform her latest tracks in this headlining show.
(Seattle Center, $8/$10)

133. Medicine Bows, Young Elk, CH4
Seattle noisy punks Medicine Bows will be joined by indie rockers Young Elk and local shredders CH4.
(Pioneer Square, $7)

134. The Piney Gals (Kate & Charmaine)
Dogs, children, and adults alike are welcome to jam to Americana folk from the Piney Gals.
(Ballard, free)

135. Seattle Breast-Fest
Help support non-medical expenses for breast cancer patients via the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Family Assistance Fund by rocking out to your favorite jams from the '60s and '70s.
(Georgetown, $10)

136. Seattle Peace Concert
Bring non-perishable food bank donations and be rewarded with live music from Jazzalope, the Music Factory Student Band, the Ari Joshua Band, Willie and the Whips, Haggis Brothers, and Fremont Philharmonic.
(Capitol Hill, free)

137. Stone's Summer Jam
Enjoy a concert in the park with Helles Belles, El Steiner, and Freedom in support of Food Lifeline.
(North Seattle, free admission)

138. USER, Djime, Flesh Produce
Local experimental electronic duo Djime will bring their synths, guitars, and bass lines to Fremont with support from USER and Flesh Produce.
(Fremont, $6/$8)

139. Whiskerman, Jason McCue, Guests
Funky Oakland four-piece Whiskerman will play soulful ballads and classic rock jammers alike with support from Jason McCue.
(Ballard, $8/$10)

PERFORMANCE

140. Campfire
Gutter Twink Productions presents a new night of performance, kicking off with singer Katherine Van Bebber, storyteller Emmett Montgomery, and drag artist Arson Nicki.
(Capitol Hill, $7/$10)

141. Sashay Away: Drag Queen Karaoke Edition
Sashay your way to the stage for a happy-hour karaoke session with Andrew Scott. There'll be food specials like three-dollar fried pickles, BBQ sliders and tacos, corn dogs, and deviled eggs, six-dollar specialty cocktails, and more.
(Columbia City, free)

142. 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.
(Queen Anne, free)

143. Wandering and Wondering
As you wander through the Kubota Garden, you'll find butoh performers—including Sheri Brown, Bruce Fogg, Erica Akiko Howard, and Joan Laage—scattered around the landscape. The contemporary, avant-garde dance "erupted out of the turmoil and loss of identity in post-War Japan."
(Rainier Valley, free)

READINGS & TALKS

144. Kate Alice Marshall: I Am Still Alive
In Kate Alice Marshall's new book, Jess is forced to live with her estranged father in his remote cabin in the Canadian wilderness after her mother is killed in a car crash. When a secret from her father's past leaves him dead too, Jess is left alone with no one but her father's dog to help her survive.
(University District, free)

145. The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington
Seattle-based Japanese American author Mayumi Tsutakawa will talk about how Executive Order 9066 changed Seattle's Japantown and the once-prosperous Japanese-owned farms in Eastern Washington. She'll also discuss her family, who endured Japanese internment camps during WWII, and how they rebuilt their lives after returning to Seattle.
(Everett, free)