Don't want to shell out for the Seattle Art Fair? Check out studio e gallery's 1 Room instead, a show starring 40 Northwest artists. And if you are going to the Fair, there's even a golf cart shuttle supplied by the organizers. Warren Dykeman, The Garden, 42.5 x 71 inches, Acrylic on Okawara, 2017

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 kickoff of KEXP's Concerts at the Mural 2018 to the Reuben's Brews Sixth Anniversary Carnival, and from the Magnolia Summerfest to the New Yorker's Alice Bolin's Dead Girls reading. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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On the Boards presents NW New Works 2019, a festival of the boldest new performance in the PNW!

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1. Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders
This timely film follows Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio—three Dreamers who were brought to the U.S. as young children, and whose families have since been deported. Today, they're working on petitioning for a special waiver that would allow them to leave the country to visit their families and legally return to the U.S., which is proving increasingly difficult under Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
(University District, free)

2. Movies at the Marina
Stretch out on the garden lawn or in the parking lot of the Ballard marina to watch the iconic '80s rom-com Overboard, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Free popcorn will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.
(Ballard, free)

3. Rooftop Movies After Hours
Unwind at the end of the week with a free movie and maybe a movie-inspired cocktail. Tonight, watch The Devil Wears Prada and sip a "Glacial Pace."
(Downtown, free)

4. Westlake Park Summer Movies
Watch popular movies outdoors in downtown Seattle, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi tonight.
(Downtown, free)


5. Bakelite 78
Hear a mix of swing, Dixieland, blues, country, and cabaret from Bakelite 78.
(Downtown, free)

6. Ball of Wax 53: A Benefit for 350 Seattle
Rock out to songs about the environment with Levi Fuller & the Library, Poor Neighbors, Chris Poage Music, Danbert Nobacon, and Meade Krosby as they celebrate the release of the latest volume of Ball of Wax, an audio quarterly dedicated to saving the planet. All proceeds will benefit 350 Seattle.
(Ballard, $8)

7. Bandlez, Casey Jones, SoSleepyy, Cats & Pajamas, Bass Cave, Killhero, OFFWHITE, So So, Potz n Panz
Dance to heavy bass from Bandlez, CASEY JONES, Sosleepyy, Cats & Pajamas, Bass Cave, Killhero, and others. Save your red solo cup after your first drink to receive discounts on your second drink.
(Pioneer Square, $10)

8. Belltown Beats: Andre Feriante
Heavily laureled guitarist Andre Feriante will play an intimate set of selections from classical and folk repertoires, as well as original Latin-influenced and jazz-adjacent pieces.
(Downtown, free)

9. Chimp, Shagnasty and the Wrecked
Catch an impassioned show of 1970s covers with Ken Trader tribute band Shagnasty, Chimp, and the Wrecked.
(University District, $5)

10. Dead Spells, Weathered Statues, Hellergrave
"Spooky death sounds" band Death Spells will headline a night of goth rock and post-punk, with support sets from Weathered Statues and Hellergrave.
(Beacon Hill, $10)

11. Death Coach, STONEDEAD, Scattered Sunn
Electro-rockers Death Coach promise to "wreck your face and shake your soul." They'll be joined by fellow jammers STONEDEAD and Scattered Sunn.
(Downtown, $10)

12. Ex Licks, Jodie Watts, Saint Helen
Local supergroup Ex Licks—made up of Seattle music-scene vets Alex Noble, Dan Paulus, and Shawn Kock—take their cues from 1970s garage rock and punk traditions, and have been gigging around town for the last year.
(Georgetown, $10)

13. Forum Blue, Space Coyote, The Almost Faithful, Chase Willett
Enjoy alternative soul from Forum Blue, psychedelic grooves from Space Coyote, indie rock from the Almost Faithful, and folk rock from Chase Willett.
(Greenwood, $7)

14. Happy Hour with Purty Mouth
Join "countrypolitan" group Purty Mouth for a slightly kooky evening of country western music.
(Queen Anne, free)

15. Hillside '77, Dirty Rugs, Hi Wasted
Local rockers Hillside '77 and Dirty Rugs will welcome brand-new group Hi Wasted for a night of "rippin' rock and roll."
(Pioneer Square, $7)

16. Honey Mustard
Enjoy some small bites and booze as bluesy sibling duo Honey Mustard play some soulful Americana to set the scene.
(Sodo, free)

17. Jacqueline Tabor
Local jazz vocalist Jacqueline Tabor will take the stage for an evening of sultry standards.
(Downtown, free)

18. Jake's Meadow, Lust Punch, Riverpool
Discover a "heavy, gritty, doom-laden approach" to alt rock from Jake's Meadow, who will be joined by Lust Punch and Riverpool.
(West Seattle, $8)

19. Jump Ensemble & All About Monk Jazz First Fridays
Mark Filler on drums and percussion, Marty Hasegawa on electric bass, and Gregg Robinson on keyboards will play new takes on standards as well as original compositions.
(Greenwood, free)

20. KEXP & Seattle Center Present: Concerts at the Mural 2018
In true KEXP summertime fashion, the station will be partnering with Seattle Center to provide another enjoyable round of free family-friendly concerts this year at the Mural Amphitheater, located within the heart of Seattle Center. Local and touring artists are included in each year's lineup, with Seattle favorites Tacocat kicking off the series tonight.
(Seattle Center, free)

21. Ladies of Rap
DJ Emecks and DJ U.NO.HU will be spinning all your favorite Cardi B tracks in celebration of all her recent successes.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

22. Leif Totusek 1-2-3
Enjoy a night of jazz with Leif Totusek on guitar, Larry Jones on drums, and Phil Sparks on bass.
(Green Lake, free)

23. Mojo Riot, Darci Carlson, Carlene Crawford And The City Lights
Mojo Riot will celebrate the release of their self-titled EP with support from Darci Carlson and Carlene Crawford and the City Lights.
(Ballard, $10)

24. Narrow Tarot, Night Nail, Bridal Veil
"LA's darkwave, punk & gothic parvenues" Night Nail will be joined by Northwest groups Narrow Tarot and Bridal Veil for an evening of dreamy, atmospheric sounds.
(University District, $8)

25. The Purrs, Diminished Men, VibraGun
Seattle psych-rock outfit the Purrs have been playing together for over a decade, with blistering, whiskey-soaked performances, and a roaring blues-rock sound. They'll be joined by Diminished Men and VibraGun.
(Ballard, $10)

26. Seafair Kickoff Party + Beer Pong Tournament
In honor of the Seafair Weekend Festival, Backyard will host a live DJ set from G Prez, a beer pong competition (with five-buck entry fee), and draft beer specials.
(Columbia City, free)

27. Shut The Stage Down
Presented by E's Food & Music, Shut the Stage Down is a whole night of local talents, fusing reggae, hiphop, and soul with featured artists like Black Puma of Irie Lights, King Wojack, Bandz Marino, Mac Slug, Rich Tycoon a.k.a. Filthy Rich, Un, Voxx, Mr. Go, Shorty & Big J, KushCo, BD Miguel, and Omerta, with support from DJ Seabefore andFunk Daddy.
(Columbia City, $10)

28. Sky Penis, Pukesnake, Uncle Lord, Grindylow
Noise rockers Sky Penis will celebrate their new self-titled album with support from Pukesnake, Uncle Lord, and Grindylow.
(Shoreline, $8)

29. Stolie
Chicago's Stolie will play acoustic covers and originals.
(Ballard, free)

30. Studio 4/4 & KW: Melé
Enjoy some high-octane, Brazilian-inspired dance music from DJ Melé.
(Downtown, $10)

31. Tartar Control, Hilltop Rats, Kids on Fire, Everything Sux
Tartar Control, Hilltop Rats, Kids on Fire, and Everything Sux will play rock songs while you eat peach cobbler at this "Peach Cobbler Party." (Bring your own or mooch off others'.)
(University District, $7)

32. W Music: Marina & the Dreamboats
Neo-soul group Marina & the Dreamboats take inspiration from "New Orleans street music, funk, country-western, and the stylings of Randy Newman."
(Downtown, free)

33. The Winter Shakers, Sandi Fernandez & the Beacon Hill-Billies, Brainard
Northwest indie rockers the Winter Shakers have upwards of 10 members. Hear their fanciful tunes with support from Sandi Fernandez & the Beacon Hill-Billies, and Brainard.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

34. World Music Series: The Deems Tsutakawa Band & Jeff Kashiwa
Local jazz legends Deems Tsutakawa and Jeff Kashiwa will share the stage.
(Capitol Hill, free)

35. Yada Yada Blues Band, DJ Dr. Lehl
The ever-fluid blues and rock outfit Yada Yada Blues Band will be joined by country-funk supplier DJ Dr. Lehl for a casual pre-weekend set.
(Belltown, free)


36. Potterless
The Harry Potter-devoted podcast will discuss Deathly Hallows and answer questions.
(University District, $10)

37. What Happens in Riverdale: A Draglesque Revue
Explore the dark side of Riverdale with Betty, Jughead, Archie and the rest, embodied by drag artists, sketch comedians, and burlesque dancers.
(Downtown, $10)


38. David Levine: Arabella the Traitor of Mars
Hugo Award-winner Levine continues his saga of Arabella Ashby with a new alternate-history sci-fi novel full of interplanetary intrigue. Arabella and her husband Captain Singh must decide where their loyalties lie: with the colonies of Mars or with the United Kingdom.
(University District, free)

39. Raven Chronicles Journal Vol. 26: Last Call
See the long-running literary journal's slide "back into the northwest tree pulp from whence it came" as the creators turn to book publication. MC Anna Bàlint will host an evening with just short of 20 readers.
(Capitol Hill, free)

40. REI Flagship: Beer Hiking PNW Presentation in Seattle
Northwest authors Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood write about "the overlap between outdoor recreation and craft beer." Their new book (logically titled Beer Hiking Pacific Northwest) pairs 50 hikes with 50 Northwest breweries in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.
(Eastlake, free)

41. Thomas O'Keefe: Waiting to Derail
Thomas O'Keefe will read from and sign copies of Waiting to Derail, an exploration of alt-country legends Whiskeytown.
(West Seattle, free)



42. Capitol Hill Block Party 2018 Poster Show
Check out show posters by about 40 local designers for the Capitol Hill Block Party.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Saturday

43. Eva Youe Wang: Fragrant and Fragmented World
Trip out on Eva Youe Wang's fragrance-inspired, Alice-in-Wonderland-crossed-with-Lisa-Frank designs. Hosted by Crowd Control Collective.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

44. Kerry Tribe: Standardized Patient
My introduction to the weird world of medical gigs was as a participant in the National Health Interview Survey when I was 18 years old. Fascinated by playing a small role in medical research, I’ve participated in several other research studies since. Video and installation artist Kerry Tribe found her way to the standardized patient—an actor who acts out symptoms for trainee doctors—via a similarly circuitous path. “One project about a famous amnesiac patient and another about people with aphasia led me to think about some big questions around the way subjectivity is embodied and communicated,” Tribe told me. In this exhibition originally commissioned by SF MoMA, videos and scripts show the interaction that—while clinical—demonstrates the humanity necessary in doctor/patient interactions. KATIE KURTZ
(University District, free)
Outdoor film screening on Saturday

45. Naoko Morisawa and James Wills: Between the Lines
Japanese artist Naoko Morisawa arranges "hand-cut, oil-stained wood and paper" into intricate abstract collages, full of earth tones and nature-inspired compositions. James Wills, a Whidbey Island artist and former student of Frank Okada, creates graceful lines in pencil and acrylic.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday


46. Outlander 6 Year Anniversary Party
Celebrate six years of the Fremont microbrewery with live music, DJs, special beer releases, and more.
(Fremont, free)



47. 1 Room
This group exhibition is an alternative to the Seattle Art Fair, in the "spirit of the Salon des Refusés," starring 40 Northwest artists. Some of these artists are unmissable: Dawn Cerny, Emily Gherard, Nancy Guppy, Whiting Tennis, Gabriel Stromberg, Gillian Theobald, and many others. If you're coming from the much bigger and more expensive Art Fair, there's even a golf cart shuttle supplied by the organizer of 1 Room, studio e!
(Pioneer Square, free)

48. Chris Crites: Australians
Ghost Gallery had to close its previous location early in 2018, but it’s back now with an opening show by Chris Crites, whose portraits of arrestees from decades ago, painted on paper bags, are fleshed out with individualistic detail and nonrealistic color. This exhibition focuses on accused criminals of the land Down Under in the 1920s, drawn from photos in Peter Doyle’s books City of Shadows and Crooks Like Us. Like his previous works, Crites’s approach is less prurient than humanistic. When you gaze at the two sheepishly grimacing men nabbed for Stealing a Large Quantity of Chocolates. 1921, or a placid woman wearing a matted fur stole in a portrait called Cocaine, you see subjects of stories, not pinned-down victims of the mug shot’s brute categorization. JOULE ZELMAN
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Sunday

49. Gettin' Ghibli With It
Many artists pay tribute to the unmistakable style of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, who's brought you the monsters and spirits of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and more. Expect this to be a popular show as fans of Miyazaki's bewitching, childlike, sometimes ominous, sometimes deeply comforting world congregate.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Sunday

50. Ginger Carter and Larey & Phyllis McDaniel
Ginger Carter's paintings and glass mosaics will be shown alongside the McDaniels' "floral photographs on aluminum, canvas and metallic paper fused to acrylic."
(Kirkland, free)
Closing Sunday

51. On the High Wall: Tracy Rector
The Stranger Genius Award winning filmmaker Tracy Rector, who co-founded Longhouse Media and has curated many exhibitions and screenings emphasizing Native cultural life, will have a new piece, You Are On Indigenous Land, projected onto the high wall.
(Sodo, free)
Closing Sunday

52. This Noble Work
Ten Seattle artists sculpt light at this neon art show, a tribute to the noble gas's "particular American quality." Curator Tania Kupczak has been accorded a Jack Straw New Media residency and two Artist Trust GAP awards, and her exhibition, which includes Alleson Buchanan, Kendall Cortese, Kelsey Fernkopf, Koko Jamison, Dani Kaes, Ramie Kraun, Inna Peck, Kristen Ramirez, and Renee Shure, should be a good and cheap alternative/complement to the Seattle Art Fair.
(Sodo, free)
Closing Sunday

53. Untitled | 2 Day Pop-up Gallery
Art lovers: While you're down for the art fair, drop in on a group showing by A.Codd, Claude206, and Leo Shallat, who are inspired by street art and graffiti. Sendai Mike and 52 Kings will take care of your ears while you enjoy the visuals.
(Sodo, free)

54. Vice & Virtue
Check out a pop-up group exhibition featuring artists like Bisco Smith, Brett Crawford, Frankzilla, Pixel Pancho, and others as an alternative/complement to the Seattle Art Fair.
(Pioneer Square, free)

55. The Wild Life
Becky Fletcher, Dan Friday, Karen Willenbrink Johnsen, Kat Houseman, Kelly O’Dell, Lindsay Kohles, Max Grover, Michael Felber, Raven Skyriver, and Shelley Muzylowski Allen create "friendly and fierce" depictions of animals.
(Edison, free)
Opening Friday


56. Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration
This Seafair highlight presented in part by the Seattle Navy League celebrates U.S. military service members with a week of ship parades and demonstrations, search and rescue demos, and ship tours. To kick things off, vessels and personnel from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy will parade into the harbor.
(Wallingford, free)


57. Magnolia Summerfest
Parades, live music, food and Urban Craft Uprising vendors, outdoor movies, bouncy houses, and much more will all be within reach at the Magnolia Summerfest throughout Seafair Weekend.
(Magnolia, free)

58. Umoja Fest
Celebrate African diaspora culture in the Northwest by joining the Africatown Heritage Parade (featuring dance troops and drill teams), dancing to live music (including Soul N the Park, a roots stage, and a hiphop stage), watching the Heal the Hood Basketball Tournament, eating from food trucks, and shopping for goods at a marketplace.
(Atlantic, free)


59. 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
(Phinney, free)

60. The Scratch: Seattle Workshop Series
Join theater artists for a week of networking and workshopping new plays and musicals by Kayla Martine, Taylor Pearlstein and Shannon Molly Flynn, Jasmine Joshua, Brendan Healy, Rebecca K. Hsia, and Vince Bryan, Rand Bellar, and Eric Ankrim.
(Capitol Hill, free)

61. 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.
(Fall City, Phinney, free)

62. 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.
(Beacon Hill, Greenwood, free)



63. Ghost Cabin: Unveiling Party
When contractors dug below the basement of the Chophouse building in 2013, they discovered a concrete foundation outlining a small house. They learned that it was part of an original layer of pioneer settlement that had existed on the block, before the streets were raised and leveled in the early 1900s. This installation imagines a slightly distorted version of the frontier homestead using cedar wood planks.
(Capitol Hill, free)

64. A Nation Is a Massacre
The queer artist Demian DinéYazhi' (whose incisive work about uranium mines and gender is currently exhibited at the Henry) and the members of his R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment collective will screen-print indigenous activist-themed posters. Bring your own t-shirts, totes, etc. to be screen-printed on site.
(Pioneer Square, free)

65. 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)


66. Curb Your Expectations: Volume 3
Get some free laughs with comics from the Northwest and beyond, including Yogi Paliwal, Chris Zapata, Ariel Evans, and Brady Secules.
(Greenwood, pay what you can)

67. Ten Percent Luck
Two improv groups (laugh machine hosts Yeah Okay plus Bedlam) will do their comedic thang with instruction and suggestions by a featured stand-up comic (Matt Valdespino).
(Capitol Hill, $5)


68. Cafe Red 1-Year Anniversary Party
Cafe Red will celebrate one year of business with a night jam-packed with live music and comedy performances. Performers include Nic Masangkay, DA QWEEN Of Everything, Julie-C, Erskine, Fantasy A, with comedy sets from Chris Zapata, Narin Vann, Vanessa Dawn, Claire Webber, and others.
(Rainier Valley, free)

69. Civic Saturday
Eric Liu will host Civic Saturday, described as "a civic analogue to church": a service that celebrates the American civic tradition through readings, songs, silent reflection, and a sermon by Liu himself. There will also be a pop-up bookshop courtesy of Elliott Bay Book Company.
(Hillman City, free)

70. Kite Festival
Bring your most impressive kites and fly them through the air for all to see. Or, bring a beach blanket and enjoy the kite-flying talents of others. There will also be demonstrations, face-painting, and more.
(University Place, free)

71. Making More of a Business of Your Art
Artists of all mediums can learn ways to to profit off their work in this workshop that imparts "20 practical steps."
(Downtown, free)

72. Melrose Promenade
Tour the Melrose Promenade, which was created to rectify "the disconnect between the street’s inspiring views and its less-than-inspiring streetscape" and which touts itself as the "front porch of Capitol Hill." You'll learn about how it started and its future developments.
(Capitol Hill, free)


73. Lake City Seafair Festival
Formerly known as SalmonFest, this community festival features a salmon bake and food truck roundup, a big parade, a vintage car show, and lots of other family-friendly happenings.
(Lake City, free)


74. 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 film is Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.
(Kirkland, $5 suggested donation)

75. CID Summer Cinema
Watch free movies courtesy of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival, including Rumble In the Bronx with Jackie Chan tonight.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

76. Movies at the Mural
Park your bum on some blankets in front of the Mural and see free, highly enjoyable movies, like Get Out (tonight's screening), and Wonder Woman. Each screening will be preceded by short films by Cornish students.
(Seattle Center, free)

77. West Seattle Outdoor Movies
Curl up on a blanket and catch up on popular films for all ages at West Seattle's 15th annual outdoor movie series. Tonight, they'll screen Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
(West Seattle, free)


78. Mad Hatter Tea Party
Sing about people's unbirthdays in your wackiest costume at this Alice in Wonderland-inspired tea party. Tea and cookies are free.
(Belltown, free)

79. Reuben's Brews Sixth Anniversary Carnival
The award-winning Ballard brewery will throw a carnival-themed bash to mark six years of business, with a dunk tank, special beer releases, carnival games, a beer garden, live music, and commemorative glasses for the first 100 guests.
(Ballard, free)


80. Chris Stevens Band
Northwest blues singer Chris Stevens will be joined by his band for an evening of "ultra cool spy themes, reverb-drenched surf guitar classics," and jazzy originals.
(Downtown, free)

81. Europa Night with Misha Grin
Since 2002, every first Saturday at Club Contour has been EUROPA NIGHT, DJ and host Misha Grin's raise-up of all tracks house/Russian/dance/European/Top 40 and possibly a billion other genres. But tonight's the last night, so go say goodbye to the Seattle nightlife tradition. "Trendy attire" required.
(Pioneer Square, $10)

82. A Flourishing Scourge, Rat King, Guests
Discover a melange of metal and hardcore influences with Flourishing Scourge, who will be joined by Rat King.
(University District, $7)

83. Glass Souls, Tom Esch, Speak Easy
Local rockers Glass Souls will play songs about "love, loss, and self discovery" with support from Tom Esch and Speak Easy.
(West Seattle, $8)

84. Golden Gardens, Eggshells, Night of Joy
Golden Gardens are in the business of conjuring—washing you from your natural state and manipulating this world into an atmospheric darkness of alchemical confusion and ensorcellment. The issue herein is their ability to convince you that what you’re hearing from them is more worthy than the world you were in prior to their influence. In moments of weightlessness, Golden Gardens can evoke the purest of Julee Cruise vocal intentions, with the strident reach of a more orchestral Sisters of Mercy, or Chelsea Wolfe. But rather than adults cornering the market of their subgenre, Golden Gardens feel more like Victorian schoolchildren playing at the macabre. KIM SELLING
(Capitol Hill, $8)

85. Joseph Hein, We Are The West, Gabriel Mintz
Enjoy a mashup of rock, blues, folk, and soul from Joseph Hein, We Are The West, and Gabriel Mintz.
(Ballard, $8)

86. KLAW Music Video Shoot with Greenriver Thrillers and Javelin
Heavy rockers Klaw invite their fans to be featured in their new music video, which will include sets from the Greenriver Thrillers and Javelin.
(Tukwila, $6)

87. The Landing Summer Concert Series
Spend some time outside listening to live bands, like tonight's Flashback Nation.
(Renton, free)

88. "No One Is Safe" Release Party
Hiphop dup Dirtay & Chris Kemp will celebrate the release of their EP No One is Safe with support from Mike "G" & M.A.R., Navia Reigns, the Lyric, Ricky V, and DJ Peg.
(Columbia City, $7)

89. Ponder The Albatross, Great American Trainwreck, Intrinsic, Guests
Bluegrass rockers Ponder the Albatross will be joined by Great American Trainwreck and Intrinsic for a genre mash-up.
(University District, $8)

90. SHAKE YA A$$
Shake your booty into the wee hours to hits by the Ying Yang Twins, Diplo, Big Freedia, Sir Mix a Lot, Lil Jon, Mystikal, Major Lazer, B.o.B., and Sage the Gemini.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

91. Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Showcase
This wide-ranging songwriting circle (boasting 3,000 members in many genres) will meet for performances of their original music in a supportive atmosphere.
(Greenwood, free)

92. Summer Cannibals, Tres Leches, Guests
There's no delicate way to say it: Summer Cannibals fucking rule. They play with the punishing urgency of young Superchunk, songs full of power and abandon but also set alight by excellent pop instincts and shrewd songwriting. Their third album, Full of It, has been a mainstay since its 2016 release, and their live shows are exciting in a way rock bands often don't even bother aspiring to anymore. Too bad for those losers. SEAN NELSON
(Ballard, $10)

93. The True Romans
Hear covers of songs by favorite rock bands from the past and present with the True Romans.
(Pioneer Square, free)

94. 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.
(University District, free)


95. Botnik Live!
Botnik Studios writers and engineers—who have created a predictive text Harry Potter chapter and a computer-generated Coachella poster, among other things—will host a night of readings, sketches, songs, and interactive experiments.
(Capitol Hill, $7)


96. Abortion Storytelling and Pro-Voice Conversation Tour
The reproductive freedom organization Exhale will kick off a tour of stories about abortion, beginning in Seattle with Executive Director Rev. Susan Chorley and Exhale board member Natalia Koss-Vallejo. Stories will focus on intersections like "faith and abortion, motherhood and abortion, abuse/violence and abortion and LGBTQ experiences of abortion."
(Ballard, free)

97. Sallie Tisdale: Advice for Future Corpses
Pushcart Prize winner and palliative care nurse Tisdale delivers counsel for the dying and those whose loved ones are leaving this world.
(Capitol Hill, free)


98. Dead Baby Downhill XXII
On Saturday, all of Georgetown will be blocked off for the twenty-second annual Dead Baby Downhill, Seattle's punk-colored Mad Max bike race. This year, the ride will begin at Drunky's Two Shoes BBQ in White Center before making its weird and wind-y way to Georgetown. Some pretty fun-forward activities await you at Dead Baby Downhill, including the crown jewel event: BIKE JOUSTING. You can also nosh on barbecue, drink from one of the nearly 100 kegs of beer, and watch bikers swirl around a mini Velodrome while very loud rock music plays all around you.
(White Center, free)



99. LEGO Americana Roadshow
See American landmarks like the the White House (probably not complete with sinkhole), the Liberty Bell, the Jefferson Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and the Supreme Court.
(Bellevue, free)
Opening Saturday

100. The Post Personalism Project
Experience "art that goes deeper than the personal" by "relating to the evolution of human consciousness" via abstract oil paintings by Patrick Howe and Christopher Gasper.
(Seattle Center, free)
Opening Saturday

101. Tie-Dye and Beyond
Meet the artists who create handmade apparel and accessories at the market—including Marcus Roloson of Sew It Seams—and see a tie-dye fashion show.
(Downtown, free)


102. Highway 99 Blues Club Presents Blues at Pier 58
If live outdoor blues music is your ideal way to spend a summer weekend, you're in luck: Honey Mustard, Drummer Boy, Patti Allen & Monster Road, and DJ Sean Donovan (aka Gator Boy) will play for free on Pier 58.
(Downtown, free)


103. 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.
(West Seattle, free)



104. I AM Exhibit
Thirty-one women artists representing 12 Middle Eastern countries contributed to this exhibition of three-dimensional works that highlight the "pivotal contribution that Middle Eastern women make to the enduring global quest for harmony and peace." Before it closes, join the artists for Dabke dancing performances, henna painting, calligraphy, and cuisine from the Middle East.
(Capitol Hill, free)

105. Summer Craft and Flea Market
Shop for cute and crafty things in Ballard.
(Ballard, free admission)

106. Swerve Zine Library
Grab a drink and flip through a collection of zines from local and international zinesters at this edition of the traveling library. A few of them will read from their collection and discuss their creative process.
(Capitol Hill, free)


107. 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)


108. August Macabre Market
Make your summer a little more goth by picking up jewelry, art, and clothing from local vendors like Half-Caff Crochet, City Street Vomit, Blessed Beads Jewelry, Capybara Cafe, Ground by the Sound, Bawdy Love, and many others.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)

109. Corgi Races
Watch a sea of stubby legs and oblong bodies speed around the race track in the second annual Corgi races. There will be 70 Corgis running in six qualifying heats and a final championship. The Auburn Valley Humane Society will have a setup with adoptable dogs in the picnic area.
(Auburn, $9)

110. Maker's Pop-Up Market
Spend your Sunday shopping from 25 local makers and grazing from eight local food trucks at this summer pop-up series.
(North Seattle, free)


111. Boss Tanaka, Boss' Daughter, Coyote Bred, Cosgrove
Local four-piece punk group Boss Tanaka claim to be fueled by four things: "Caffeine, Nicotine, Gasoline, and Alcohol." They'll be joined by Boss' Daughter, Coyote Bred, and Cosgrove.
(University District, $7)

112. 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, see Kate Voss & the Big Boss Band.
(Downtown, free)

113. Goldbones, Of The Heavy Sun, Asterhouse, WęRTHLESS
Bask in a summer evening of indie alt rock from across the Sound, with sets by Goldbones, Of The Heavy Sun, Asterhouse, and WęRTHLESS.
(Ballard, $8)

114. Hard Left, Empire Justice, Will To Power, Geophagia
Hard Left explores "leftist political ideas" with their Oi-inspired punk jams. They'll be joined by Empire Justice, Will To Power, and Geophagia.
(Wallingford, $5-$10)

115. Kaimi Hanano'eau, Emma Caroline Baker
Kaimi Hanano'eau promises to bring "reggae, jazz, and dancing" with special guest Emma Caroline Baker.
(Downtown, $10)

116. NoHenn, DoubleCupp, W$K, Talaya, Afterspace
Local hiphop duo NoHenn will play their first home show in a while, joined by DoubleCupp, W$K, Talaya, and Afterspace.
(Belltown, $10)

117. Slow Caves, Guests
Synth punks Slow Caves are inspired by car chases and skateboard videos. They'll be joined by special guests Popiya, Petty Theft, and Animal Backwards.
(Seattle Center, $8/$10)

118. Songs on Canvas
Let the students of the German Vocal Arts Institute win you over with their classic German songs and soaring arias that bring to mind summer gardens brimming with flowers on a sweet, warm afternoon, as Sissy Altom creates a painting in real time to the tune of the GVAI crew.
(Mercer Island, by donation)

119. Triceraclops, Tigers in the Tank, Dearly Departed
Mystical creature band Triceraclops will play an evening of indie rock with Tigers in the Tank and Dearly Departed.
(Fremont, $6/$8)

120. Triggerwords, Guests
Dramatic poptronica duo Triggerwords will be joined by additional surprise guests for a night out in the University District.
(University District, $8)

121. Young Musicians Concert
Be impressed as Mill Creek students Alina Bui, Lian Halbert, and James Liang perform lighthearted operatic arias and piano works from 18th and 19th centuries.
(Downtown, free)


122. Alice Bolin: Dead Girls
Why does pop culture romanticize and obsess over the figure of a murdered woman? Alice Bolin (the New Yorker's Page Turning blog) roves through touchstones in literature, movies, and TV, from Twin Peaks to James Baldwin to Britney Spears. Also addressed: white feminism and its shaping by patriarchy and personal reflections on the writer's own life.
(Capitol Hill, free)

123. Book Launch Party: Local Sci-Fi Author of Cyborg Dreams
Get your copy of the latest Cyborg Dreams series novel signed by local author H.A. Burns. Brats, beer, BBQ, and cake will abound, as well as trivia prizes, courtesy of SubSpace Comics.
(Lynnwood, free)

124. Diana Khoi Nguyen: Ghost Of
Denver-based poet Diana Khoi Nguyen will read from her debut collection, Ghost Of, an exploration of a family riven by "history, exile, and loss" that earned praise from Terrance Hayes. Poets Prageeta Sharma and Ryo Yamaguchi will also read their recent work.
(Capitol Hill, free)


125. White Lgbtqia+ Solidarity with Black Power: No Pride In Genocide
This workshop will offer white LGBTQ+ people with a "study [of] solidarity as defined by the international black poor and working class in the form of the African People's Socialist Party." Participants will learn about colonialism of the past and present and "how to unite with a liberated future of black power."
(Capitol Hill, $10 suggested donation)