Celebrate the last bits of summery weather at the 42nd annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival in South Lake Union this weekend. Center for Wooden Boats via Facebook

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 Festa Italiana to the Seattle AIDS Walk & Picnic, and from the Infamous Kitsap Ferry Riot Party to Elysian Brewing's 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Weigh Off. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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1. Comedy O'Clock: A Seattle Improv Zine Release
Normally, this party marks the issue of the improv-centric zine Comedy O'Clock, but it's on hiatus this month, so it will probably be a performance free-for-all with some of the funniest people in Seattle who don't go to bed before 10. Don't worry, they're used to making it up as they go along.
(Greenwood, free)


2. Babes Night Out
Gather your best lady pals for a night of sex tips from Babeland, cacao bourbon cocktails and chocolate bites from indi chocolate, tarot readings, and more.
(Downtown, $10)

3. The New Frontier Screening & Writers Panel
Kanani Koster's short film The New Frontier explores the histories and contributions of people of color in the U.S., specifically between 1860-1895, in Old West times. After the screening, join the filmmakers for a discussion.
(Capitol Hill, free)


4. Bad Beaches, Seepeoples, The Pimpsons, The Worst
Local electro indie-rock trio Bad Beaches will be joined by "anti-genre cult" Seepeoples, alternative ska band the Pimpsons, and Portland trio the Worst.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

5. Benyaro, Claire Michelle, Basins
Indie-soul project Benyaro will headline this stop on their "Get out the Vote" tour. They'll be joined by singer-songwriter Claire Michelle and indie-country strummers Basin.
(Ballard, $10)

6. Cumulus, Temple Canyon, Kristen Allen-Zito
Cumulus, led by songwriter Alexandra Niedzialkowski, is likely to break onto the national scene for these reasons: well-honed songwriting chops, professional musicianship, and an ear for the occasional unstoppable, arena-ready hook. "Do You Remember," the anthemic first cut off their debut album, I Never Meant It to Be Like This, is one indie-movie make-out montage away from going platinum. Might as well hop on the bandwagon while the getting's good. KYLE FLECK
(Ballard, $10)

7. Deadbeat Blackout, The Sinbound, Vacant Voices
Olympia hard rockers Deadbeat Blackout will play a loud and thrash-y show with bill support from fellow punks the Sinbound and Vacant Voices.
(Tukwila, $7)

8. DearlyDeparted, Korgy & Bass, Harper Conspiracy, All the Real Girls
For an evening of genre mashing, dance to rock/soul band the Harper Conspiracy, "folk hop" band Dearly Departed, shoegaze country crooners All the Real Girls, and alt-hiphop group Korgy & Bass.
(Eastlake, $10)

9. Dragontail Peak, Long Day On Mars, Sabertooth
"Fast paced and eclectic" indie rockers Dragontail Peak will bring the whimsy after sets from old-school Seattle rockers Long Day on Mars and Sabertooth, who claim to make "good music to shit to."
(West Seattle, $8)

10. Famous Fridays: Lil Wayne & Friends
Famous Fridays lay out a night of tribute to a different artist each month. For the month of September, it'll be a DJ block of Lil Wayne's biggest hits and best side cuts, with features from his peers.
(Capitol Hill, free)

11. Githyanki, The Sharp Teeth, Guests
Garage rockers Seminars, sludge punks Sharp Teeth, and Olympia stoner rockers Grim Earth will get rowdy in Eastlake.
(Eastlake, $8)

12. Johnny and The Moles, Evan Flory-Barnes
A tuba, drums, and a horn take the lead in this psych-rock band, who will perform tonight with support from Seattle-based bassist and composer Evan Flory-Barnes.
(University District, $10)

13. Maklak, MKB Ultra, Kid Leather, Summoned By Giants
Local band Maklak describe themselves as "Melvins meets Hum" and "Tool meets Nirvana." Dance around to their melodic mashups, as well as other sets from psychedelic riff rockers MKB Ultra, noisy punks Kid Leather, and doomy stoner metal band Summoned By Giants.
(Ballard, $8)

14. NAVVI ULTRA Release Show, Orphan. DJs Yasha and Klein Zage, More
Commence your weekend with electronic dance group NAVVI, who will celebrate the release of their new album with additional DJ sets by Orphan and Amazon Primus.
(Capitol Hill, free)

15. Question? No Answer, Goners UK, As the Crow Flies, Bad Animals
Despite the enigmatic name, Question? No Answer stick securely to the genres of pop punk and garage rock. They'll be joined by Goners UK, As the Crow Flies, and Bad Animals.
(University District, $7)

16. Sarah Shay and Austin Bertak at Outsider Comics
Cozy up for a night of acoustic songs from sweet nerds Sarah Shay (who plays the ukulele) and Austin Bertak (who plays smokey jazz).
(Fremont, free)

17. Thelma and the Sleaze/Country Lips
Brazen rockers Thelma and the Sleaze will be joined by twangers Country Lips for a show in the basement bar.
(Belltown, $8)

18. Tres Leches, Terror/Cactus, the Wednesdays
All three of these Washington-based bands offer post-punk respite in a distressing world. Tres Leches make knees and musical boundaries wobble with their experimental DIY rock. Sung with frank confidence, the bilingual trio’s commands—“Get Off,” “No Llores”—feel surprisingly soothing. Terror/Cactus mix classic cumbia with neuron-pleasing electronica, complete with a sense of psychedelia. Masterminded by Martín Selasco, the group exudes cross-cultural currents and minimal vocals. And the Wednesdays will help wrap up your week with social-justice messages yelled by bruised hearts atop bold chords. Get to this show for some solace from your own solicitousness. AJ DENT
(Beacon Hill, $10)

19. W Music: Butt Dial
Garage rock/surf funk trio Butt Dial will play covers and originals with a heavy brass section.
(Downtown, free)


20. Mx. A Queer/Bar Drag Show
Stacey Starstruck and Visage LaRue star in this weekly drag show hosted by La Saveona Hunt, featuring special guest performances from RuPaul's Drag Race queens each month.
(Capitol Hill, $5/$10)


21. Jose Antonio Vargas: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas comes to Town Hall's Inside/Out series with his new memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. Vargas has been writing and speaking with authority on the plight and power of undocumented immigrants for several years now, and his work continues to be an invaluable resource for those who want this country to live up to its Dream. The memoir covers his own experience with immigration and detention, challenging our default understandings of home. RICH SMITH
(Capitol Hill, $5)

22. Signe Pike: The Lost Queen
Signe Pike will read from the first novel in her debut trilogy revolving around Languoreth, a forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland.
(Ravenna, free)

23. Stephen Davenport: Saving Miss Oliver's
A new headmaster tries to save an ailing girls' school despite the hostility of his pupils and the teachers, who resent his replacement of the beloved former mistress.
(University District, free)

24. UW Bothell MFA Program Convergence Group Reading
Rebecca Brown, the Writer in Residence of UW Bothell's MFA in creative writing and poetics, will preside over readings by Dao Strom, Pimone Triplett, Srikanth Reddy, Terri Witek, Danielle Dutton, Stephen Dunn, Anida Yoeu Ali, and Natalie Singer.
(Capitol Hill, free)

25. V.E. Schwab: Vengeful
Hear the author read from Vengeful, in which Marcella Riggins gains power and sets out to "bring the city of Merit to its knees." A sequel to Schwab's thriller Vicious.
(Lake Forest Park, free)



26. David Haughton: Angry White Men
The title is pretty self-explanatory, but the "neo-Nazis, angry protesters and livid gun advocates" populating Haughton's turbulent canvases are genuinely alarming. He portrays the rage, despair, and perverse camaraderie of the so-called "alt-right." This exhibition has been the cause of some controversy.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

27. Ed Kamuda and Gregg Laananen: Messengers from the North
Ed Kamuda is an inheritor of the Northwest School style, eschewing traditional realism to make colorful abstractions of nature. Laanenen is similarly abstract, but has a stronger sense of perspective.
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

28. Eunice Kim: Nature Stories
This Seattle printmaker developed allergies to the chemicals generally used in the practice and so developed a more environmentally friendly and healthy process, which produces variation in prints. She creates images formed by spots in simple formations, perhaps reminding you of magnified microbes or of a more subdued Yayoi Kusama.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

29. Forward — Part 2: Dislocation
In this exhibition series, artists take work created by other artists and transform it into their own piece. Then, they hand it off to someone else to do the same thing.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Saturday

30. Gary Hill: Linguistic Spill ([un]contained)
Gary Hill's piece at last year's Out of Sight was tucked away in a dark corner of the basement, marked by a sign warning of flashing strobe lights. In the center of the room was a bench where viewers could sit and take in a slow-paced yet high-intensity experience that pushed the liminal boundaries of perception. Linguistic Spill ([un]contained) promises a similar audiovisual overload. "The immersive installation is not for the faint of heart," warns CoCA's promo text. Using electronic audio signals and a pile of video projectors, the artist aims to approximate pre-linguistic structures of perception—the “space where hieroglyphs are born.” EMILY POTHAST
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

31. John Kiley: Radiant
Kiley has long been exploring the possibilities of breakage and deconstruction, and for this show, he's used thermal shocks (hot glass) to shatter glass blocks. The exhibition combines recordings from multiple-camera set-ups and sound equipment with the finished sculptures.
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

32. Juli Adams: I Saw the Face of Hecate
This show uses witchy iconography to explore the Pop Surrealist artist's "deeply feminine journey into darkness where [she] found the treasures of the underworld." Alongside her paintings, you'll see dolls, bone mobiles, and other creepy treasures.
(Chinatown-International District, free)
Closing Saturday

33. Karen Klee-Atlin: Some Obstructed Views
Toronto-born Klee-Atlin applies her experience overseas to her art, referencing "folk religious sculpture, industrial training manuals, and scarecrows" in her oil paintings.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

34. Layne Cook: Through Rose Colored Glasses
See lighthearted scenes in oil depicting our fair city by this local artist.
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

35. Mark Callen, Jeff Olson
Callen paints vivid and precise landscapes, with a penchant for mountainous and foresty terrain. Jeff Olson paints brightly colored acrylics that focus on articulated brushstrokes (like elongated pointillism).
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

36. Michael T. Hensley
Portland's Hensley brings a street graffiti aesthetic into the studio, with slashes, scratches, and symbols lending bold expression to layers of paint.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

37. Mini Griffin: The Soul of the Sunset
Mini Griffin's oils depict sunsets all across the Atlantic. She'll show work alongside resident artists Zeynep Banu Alev, Lorri Falterman, Joy Hagen, Leslie West, and Claudia Zimmerman.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

38. Polina Tereshina
I’ve been seeing a lot of artists lately leaning into an 1980s advertising palette of pastels and neons, and who seem to draw inspiration from David Hockney, California, abandoned shopping malls, and the “San Junipero” Black Mirror episode. Polina Tereshina’s gouache on paper paintings fall in this vein with semi-nude figures posed against sherbet landscapes and often accompanied by potted cacti. There is an elegance to the stripped-down three-part compositions of figure, furniture, and plant that offer a glimpse of a larger story. KATIE KURTZ
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

39. Sister Mary Corita Kent: Selected Works
Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Sister Mary Corita Kent entered a convent at age 18. In 1947, during graduate school at the University of Southern California, she fell in love with screenprinting. Influenced by Andy Warhol, the slogans of the Civil Rights era, and her own commitment to consider poverty, racism, and injustice from a spiritual perspective, Corita Kent created one of the boldest, most distinctive bodies of 20th century poster art. After heading up the art department at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles for a number of years (where she could often be seen screenprinting in a full nun's habit) she left the order and moved to Boston, where her work took on a more introspective style. EMILY POTHAST
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

40. Tim Edwards
These glass forms play with transparency and outlines to suggest negative space and two-dimensionality while bringing out vestiges of chance.
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

41. Ursula Rose
Ursula Rose conjures parts of nudes, portraits, and still lifes in ethereal watercolor that seems to emerge organically from the blank background.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday

42. William Morris, Ford Crull
William Morris's richly, darkly colored glass vessels are paired with Crull's abstract paintings.
(Downtown, free)
Closing Saturday

43. William Song: New Works
William Song of Vashon Island captures energy and light through vibrant color abstractions, responding to changes in his own life due to medical conditions.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Saturday



44. Aidan Fitzgerald: Content-Aware
On August 22, Cold Cube Press co-founder Aidan Fitzgerald staged a performance in which he sat in a folding chair, dressed in white from head to toe, and scrolled through his phone for eight continuous hours. This performance—which was live-streamed on YouTube—is one of Fitzgerald's meditations on the work of art in the age of digital content creation. In the 1930s, Walter Benjamin wondered if the work of art reproduced mechanically could retain any of the "aura" of the original. Today we might ask something different: If there was no one there to Instagram it, did the work ever exist in the first place? EMILY POTHAST
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Sunday

45. All Creatures Great and Small
Wild and domestic critters from bugs to elephants (with many kitties in between) populate the gallery in photography, pastels, painting, and more.
(Kirkland, free)
Closing Sunday

46. Ascent Through Descent Print Exhibition
See art portraying the spiritual tradition of descent into the underworld.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Sunday

47. Becoming American
The "Pig War" of 1859, so called because it flared up over the shooting of a pig on San Juan Island, marked the last time the UK and US fought over territory. With no humans killed or shots exchanged, the episode has become something of a historical joke. Twenty artists organized by the nonprofit cefalonia drew inspiration from this once ambiguous borderland, creating on the very site of the bloodless conflict. It's worth taking the ferry out to the English and American Camps in the piney San Juan Island National Historical Park to discover the results. But if you prefer to stick closer to home, you can see works by Stranger Genius Award winner Barbara Earl Thomas, Dori Scherer, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and 11 others at Seattle's studio e, with a solo exhibition by Korakrit Arunanondchai at Specialist. In September, the 24 members of the SOIL collective will respond with an exhibition of their own. The diversity of artists yields an abundance of themes, but race, frontiers, barriers, immigration, and history all figure large. JOULE ZELMAN
(Various locations, free)
Closing Sunday

48. Dan Friday
Lummi glass blower Friday crafts exquisite sculptures based on Native practices like, in this case, cedar bark weaving—an art he encountered growing up with his relative, the Lummi weaver Fran James. The objects are exquisite, paying homage to the intricacy of the traditional craft and adding his own asymmetries and vividly contrasting colors. For this exhibition, he pays tribute to traditional Lummi reefnet fishing.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Sunday

49. Glow Up
As the long days shrink and the sun sets ever faster, comfort your eyeballs with neon art by Jeremey Bert, Mark Ditzler, Kelsey Fernkopf, Cedar Mannan and Lia Yaranon Hall, and Noble Neon.
(Columbia City, free)

50. Keenoy: Yard Games in a Time of War
Keenoy juxtaposes war and play in paintings.
(University District, free)
Closing Sunday

51. Living Art of Bonsai: Elements of Design
This exhibition breaks bonsai down into its artistic components—line, shape, form, space, color, and texture.
(Federal Way, donation)
Closing Sunday

52. Louder in the dark
In tandem with the ambitious Becoming American, this member artist show highlights and responds to Aram Saroyan’s experimental poetry, written from 1964-72.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Sunday

53. Merci Beaucoup
Elizabeth Arzani's tin and assemblage sculptures are on exhibition in this farewell show before the artist moves to Europe. Alongside these eye-pleasing, DIY-aesthetic 3D pieces, Heidi Dyer will sell ceramics and donate all of the proceeds to SOS Mediterranée, a migrant rescue organization.
(Pioneer Square, free)
Closing Sunday

54. Monyee Chau
Monyee Chau's vitreographs (glass prints) were made at the Pilchuck Glass school earlier this year. Chau's take on an abstract approach to autobiographical subjects looks intriguing.
(Capitol Hill, free)
Closing Sunday

55. Brooke Fotheringham: Synthesis
For this genetic engineering-inspired art exhibition, Fotheringham asks, "What if we could grow windows, lamp shades, or fiber optic cables the way diatoms grow their ethereal glass houses instead of manufacturing them in a more traditional sense?"
(White Center, free)
Closing Sunday

56. Z.Z. Wei: Sojourn
See stoic and pastoral paintings by Z.Z. Wei that will transport you "to a place where time stands still."
(Downtown, free)
Closing Sunday


57. The Bite of Broadview
Enjoy carnival rides, fall treats, a car show, kids' activities, and more at this annual festival.
(Phinney, free)


58. Senses from Japan
Discover aspects of Japan's incredible aesthetic culture with tea ceremonies, ikebana flower arrangement, and matcha tea-making.
(Georgetown, free)



59. 2018 Fall Hatstravaganza
The Millinery Artisan Guild of the Pacific Northwest will show off their fall collection of handmade chapeaus.
(Phinney, free)

60. Gail Grinnell and Samuel Wildman: from underneath Closing Reception
This will be the culmination of a September residency in which the two artists have recreated fake trees just like those constructed by Hollywood set designers to hide Renton's Boeing plant from spy planes in 1944. Unlike the Renton camouflage, Grinnell and Wildman mean their trees to be seen from below.
(Georgetown, free)

61. Infamous Kitsap Ferry Riot Party
On an October morning in 1987, I woke up to my mom yelling at my older brother and shaking the newspaper at him. “Rock fans riot on ferry” screamed the headline. To this day, I have no idea if Andy really was asleep in his friend’s car like he told our mom or was “rioting” along with everyone else on their return trip to Seattle from a GBH show in Bremerton. While I’d only ever thought of this as a bit of family lore, the event has gone down as a critical moment in Seattle music history. This all-ages event celebrates the 31st anniversary of that night with a film screening of David Larew's Voices in the Dark, a sneak peek of The Infamous Kitsap Ferry Riot film, and music by Howling Gods and Toecutter. KATIE KURTZ
(Wallingford, free)

62. Save Your Photos Day
Get tips on how to preserve your printed memories from experts.
(Mercer Island, free)

63. Sue Danielson: Intangible Horizon
At first glance, Sue Danielson’s dense surfaces seem like inscrutable masses of information. On closer examination, their logic reveals itself. The carving up of space appears to happen not only laterally over the surface, but vertically in a stacking through time. Curvilinear lattices and organic grids are superimposed, layer by layer, on patchwork dashes of aquatic tones. This division of space calls to mind the process by which industrialism and politics carve up parcels of land, build roads, and even change the course of rivers. As the cofounder of the Duwamish River Artist Residency, Danielson is a close observer of these forces at work in the real world, and it shows. EMILY POTHAST
(Georgetown, free)
Closing Saturday


64. Comedy Roast Battle
Casey McClain will host this meanfest with Luke Severeid vs. Josh Firestine, Ken Hamlett vs. Steven Mayes, Adam Luckey vs. Narin Vann, and Jon Rice vs. Taylor Bonzer.
(Hillman City, free)


65. Artisan Spotlight: Meet our Printers
Meet Pike Place crafters and artisans who specialize in everything from woodblock printing to intaglio etching. They'll talk about their process and sell their one-of-a-kind wares.
(Downtown, free)

66. Community "Block Party" Open House
Check out booths from local businesses like Stumptown Coffee and Pressed Juicery, and enter raffles to win wellness prizes like massages and private Pilates sessions.
(Queen Anne, free)

67. HAWKtoberfest
At this annual Kent car show, Hawk fans can see jazzed up Seahawk cars, enter raffles for the chance to win cool prizes, and shop from vendors.
(Kent, free)

68. Mastering the Hustle
Join KEXP for a conversation about creating safer spaces within local music and arts communities—especially when it comes to preventing sexual harassment in the music industry.
(Seattle Center, free)

69. Mindfulness and Mental Health
Regroup with some peace and quiet in the forest by joining EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership in removing invasive plant species, weeding, spreading mulch, and planting new trees and shrubs. They'll provide gloves, water, and snack bars.
(Magnolia, free)

70. Native Park Pow Pow
Enjoy traditional singing, dancing, and drumming form local Native artists.
(Downtown, free)

71. Pinology Market
The organizers have taken it upon themselves to gather the most popular Pinterest trends and assemble over 100 booths of "pinspiration" from all sorts of vendors.
(Sand Point, $7)

72. Pop-Up Plant Sale
Scoop up cacti, succulents, and tropical plants galore.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)

73. Seattle Ayurveda Fair 2018
At this health and wellness fair, attend educational talks from practitioners, enter raffles, shop for natural products, and eat some Khichdi (an Indian rice and lentil dish).
(Phinney, free)

74. The Urbanist Bike Tour: The Great Northern Seattle Land (Ab)Use
Learn about Seattle's history of exclusionary zoning regulations on this six-mile bike tour through Ballard and Wallingford. The guide—land use historian Michael Eliason—will point out examples of "missing middle" housing that is now illegal to build.
(Ballard, $10)

75. ZeroLandfill Seattle 2018
For crafters and builders, there are plenty of treasures to be found in soon-to-be trash, including material samples of fabric, carpet, wall covering, wood, tile, stone, glass, rubber, and laminate. ZeroLandfill will host another day of rummaging for these and other gems.
(Capitol Hill, free)


76. Blood Salvage
This gruesome flick follows an Evangelical-preaching hillbilly named Jake who kidnaps unsuspecting vacationers off the highway to be used for his "medical experiments." He then sells their organs on the black market to a (goes without saying) creepy, creepy man named Mr. Stone. They'll screen it on VHS to add to the dusty mood.
(Univerity District, $2)

77. Closing Night: Awards Ceremony & Filmmaker Soiree
The film festival winners—including recipients of the Audience Awards—will be announced by Local Sightings jurors Paige Watkins, Amanda Salazar, and Alan Palomo at this closing night party. Free snacks will abound.
(Capitol Hill, free)

78. Shaping Stories, Building Power w/ Detroit Narrative Agency
Detroit Narrative Agency (DNA) aims to create "quality and compelling stories that will shift the dominant narratives about Detroit towards liberation and justice." This workshop will cover the organization's model and values, and will include a short film program.
(Capitol Hill, free)


79. 8th Annual Fresh Hop Throwdown
A contingent of Seattle breweries (including Holy Mountain, Cloudburst, Reuben's, Georgetown, Stoup, Hellbent, Jellyfish, Rooftop, Lucky Envelope, Lagunitas Ballard and Maritime Pacific) will go head-to-head against a flock of Portland brewers (Breakside, Laurelwood, Coalition, Mt. Tabor, Level, StormBreaker, Gigantic, Hopworks, Ecliptic and Zoiglhause) to determine who can produce the best fresh hop beer.
(Ballard, free admission)

80. Blue Dog Bakery 20th Birthday Blue & Brew
Blue Dog Bakery will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a dog-friendly party. They promise free beer, treats for you and your pooch from the Seattle Barkery and Chavoya's Hot Dogs, dog goody bags upon arrival, raffles, and more. The bakery will donate a box of doggie treats to the Seattle Animal Shelter for every attendee.
(Capitol Hill, donation)

81. Elysian Brewing's 4th Annual Great Pumpkin Weigh Off
The weekend before the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, local growers will haul in their gigantic gourds to determine the biggest pumpkin, which will take the honor of serving as a pumpkin beer vessel at the festival. There will also be pumpkin painting, food trucks, an Elysian beer garden, and a performance by the Hasslers.
(Georgetown, free)

82. Fresh Hoptoberfest
Sip the Oktoberfest Märzen Lager and two fresh hop IPAs (Amarillo and Meridian IPAs), plus the Harvest Fresh edition of the DANG! Citra IPA, while you dance along to the Tyler Hamilton Band and the Charles Street Messengers.
(North Seattle, free admission)

83. Grand Opening of Resistencia Coffee
The South Park-based coffee shop Resistencia Coffee will throw a grand opening bash with a ribbon cutting ceremony and activities like face painting, a doggy meet and greet, buy-one-get-one free coffee deals, a corn hole tournament, trivia, and a South Park bar hop.
(South Park, free)

84. Taste of Romania Seattle Festival
Tuck into traditional Romanian dishes, dance to Romanian music, and peruse a marketplace full of handmade goods.
(Mountlake Terrace, free)


85. Biddadat, All Star Opera, Hoshin
Neo-funk fusion group Biddadat pull together elements of electronica, alternative rock, and true funk for a sound influenced by their small-town origins. KIM SELLING
(Ballard, $10)

86. Bürien, Guests
Garage rockers Bürien will instill some '70s vibes into this southside show, with local support by Seattle punks the Heels and DJ Brian Damage.
(Georgetown, $7)

87. Brittany Allyson, Erin Rae & The Heartbeets, Deb Montgomery
Jazzy pop songwriter Brittany Allyson will share a bill with Seattle duo Erin Rae & the Heartbeets, and Seattle folk rocker Deb Montgomery.
(Ballard, $8)

88. Cashing in Karma, The Weird Kids, Mobilities, Glass Souls
Uptempo alt rock group Cashing In Karma shares their Pacific Northwest values by playing a set with Portland alt rockers the Weird Kids and Mobilities, and Seattle soul rockers Glass Souls.
(University District, $8)

89. Coyote Bred, Stop the Panic, Hard Times, The Assassination Project
Seattle alternative pop-punk outfit Coyote Bred gathers with Monroe-bred indie rockers Stop the Panic, Hard Times, and Americana band the Assassination Project for a night out in north Seattle.
(Greenwood, $7/$10)

90. Die Nasty, The Yes Masters, Clean Lines
Local punk outfit DIE NASTY will lay down some "high octane riffery" with more local support from punky pop rockers the Yes Masters and power poppers the Clean Lines.
(Eastlake, $6/$8)

91. Emotional Dance Music Feat: Catch 24, Justin Hartinger, and More
Sleepless Collective and Big Slide Records will explore the "softer, more emotional" side of dance music. Catch sets from Yung Qreepz, Catch 24, Justin Hartinger, and others.

92. The Falcons of Fine Dining, Karmic Unrest
In honor of all the artists who spend their days slinging eggs Benedict, the "world's first" restaurant-themed rock band, the Falcons of Fine Dining, will sing songs that will strike a nerve with anyone who has ever "worked at, eaten at, or seen a restaurant." They'll be joined by "mustache rockers" We Wrote the Book on Connectors and folk poppers Lost Droz.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

93. Maddy Dullum
Tacoma singer-songwriter and pianist Maddy Dullum will play covers of songs by Adele, Sam Smith, Elton John, and others, plus a few originals.
(Woodinville, $5)

94. Merchant Mariner, Replicators, Last Waves, Self Doubt
Five-piece "bandit rock-punk" group Merchant Mariner will be preceded by ska punks Replicators, Last Waves, and solo artist Self Doubt.
(Tukwila, $8)

95. Metaphoria, Corvoid, The War Within, The Rockefellers
Put your vocal chords and moshing abilities to the test for a night of metal with local bands Metaphoria, Corvoid, the War Within, and the Rockefellers.
(Shoreline, $8)

97. Original Music inspired by Roxane Gay's 'Bad Feminist'
The Bushwick Book Club songwriters will present an evening of original music inspired by Roxanne Gay's popular book of essays of politics and feminism, Bad Feminist.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

98. Retirement, Salt Lick, Napper
Sad alt poppers Retirement will play their last show with peppy support from glam grunge band Salt Lick and Napper.
(Eastlake, $5/$8)

99. School of Rock West Seattle: Guardians of the Galaxy
Watch the tiny musical treasures of the future play the bombastic soundtracks of current day, with School of Rock West Seattle's tribute to the best tracks from the Guardians of the Galaxy score.
(Belltown, $10)

100. 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. For the final show, enjoy a set from Seattle pop-rock duo Sunfly.
(University District, free)


101. Juan Williams: Trump's War on Civil Rights
During this Town Hall event, analyst Juan Williams will set out to answer Donald Trump's notorious rhetorical question, addressed to African American voters: “What the hell do you have to lose?” His book, aptly titled What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?: Trump’s War on Civil Rights, tracks Trump's assaults on civil rights, as well as telling the stories of 1960s-era civil rights activists.
(University District, $5)

102. Kiersten White: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
The paranormal thriller writer will share from her adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, starring Elizabeth Lavenza, Victor Frankenstein's devoted ward.
(University District, free)

103. Léonora Miano: Season of the Shadow
For the first time, Cameroonian Francophone novelist Léonora Miano will visit Seattle. Hear a selection from her dreamlike yet brutal historical novel Season of the Shadow, about a village whose members are being abducted for the international slave trade. Season of the Shadow won the Prix Fémina (a coveted French literary prize decided by an all-female jury) in 2013, and it's been translated by Gila Walker.
(Capitol Hill, free)

104. Seattle Writes: Jumpstart Your Novel
Prepare for NaNoWriMo with a workshop by Susan Meyers to get ideas for planning and starting your novel.
(Sand Point, free)


105. Filson's 2018 Sportsman's Expo
Outdoorsy folks can pick up some cool new gear, attend a Q&A with a "bird dog trainer," learn how best to care for leather sporting products, and more.
(Sodo, free)

106. Seattle AIDS Walk & Picnic
Lifelong's Seattle AIDS Walk raises money for HIV prevention and care services for people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. The 32nd annual event will feature musical acts along the walking route and "the biggest picnic Seattle has ever seen," complete with a beer and mimosa garden, waiting at the finish line.
(Capitol Hill, free/$5)

107. Walk to End Alzheimer's
Help raise awareness of Alzheimer's and support research for a cure at this walk.
(Seattle Center, free)



108. Festa Italiana
Experience food, traditions (including grape stomping), and performances from the old country at this 30th annual festival.
(Seattle Center, free)

109. Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
Geek out over the history, craft, and culture of wooden boats of all shapes and sizes at this annual festival. You'll get to climb aboard classic and modern vessels, tour Lake Union on a historic fleet, shop from maritime vendors, sip beer in a garden, and more. They promise that "everything is fun, and most things are free."
(South Lake Union, free)

110. Northwest Tea Festival
This two-day festival dedicated to the cozy and culturally rich beverage promises to cover all aspects of tea, from "cultural to the historical and the sensory to the scientific."
(Downtown, free)

111. Taste of Russia
This annual festival promises samples of beloved Russian treats like pelmeni, piroshki, borsch, and pastries. Guests can also tour the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
(Capitol Hill, free)



112. Annual Artist Showcase
Check out artwork by community members at this annual non-juried exhibition.
(West Seattle, free)
Opening Sunday

113. Let There Be Light Program Community Workshop
Friends of Art on Pier 86 would like you to come learn about their projected light art program, Seattle Waterfront Canvas.
(Queen Anne, free)

114. Passiflora Market
Buy everything from "from tea, to textiles, to origami, to print" made by local artists and artisans.
(Capitol Hill, free)

115. Phillip Levine Open Studio
Sculptor Levine, represented by Prographica, will invite the public to peruse works from his 60-year career.
(Burien, free)


116. Bi Visibility 2018
Queer party people and allies can dance the night away at this bi and pan visibility party in honor of Bisexuality Day.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

117. Black Owl Market - Harvest Moon
Shop from comix artists, indie publishers, ceramicists, soap purveyors, and tons of other local vendors. Then, hang out in a beer garden.
(Capitol Hill, free)


118. Grilled Cheese Grand Prix Pop-Up
Food trucks and booths will duke it out in a bread-and-cheese battle royale to produce the finest grilled cheese sandwich in Seattle.
(Fremont, free admission)

119. Roving Cheese Shop with Brimmer & Heeltap Pop-Up Wine Shop
The wandering cheesemonger teams up with Brimmer & Heeltap for a monthly cheese and wine pop-up.
(Ballard, free)


120. The Alaska Suite – Nelda Swiggett Quintet
Nelda Swiggett's Alaska Suite features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble, spoken word, images, and poetry that celebrates "the beauty and majesty of Alaska; laments the rapid impacts of global warming in Alaska (and all of the Arctic); alerts the audience to similar impacts here in the Northwest;" and "uplifts spirits with reasons for hope and calls to action."
(Columbia City, free)

121. Concuss Presents Blakwizard Listening Party
Listen to collaborative mixings off of Blakwizard Album, a compilation from Northwest hiphop artists Concuss, Silas Blak, and Specswizard. While you're there, pick up art, gear, and vinyl from the artists.
(Beacon Hill, free)

122. Frigs, Jo Passed, Mirror Ferrari
Toronto-based four-piece are inspired by the likes of PJ Harvey and Sonic Youth. Dance to what will surely be an emotional set of guitar-fueled songs after additional sets from Vancouver bedroom rocker Jo Passed and emo pop band Mirror Ferrari.
(Belltown, $10)

123. Moonlight Remedy, Ben Von Wildenhaus, Ghost Teeth
Rootsy Americana band Moonlight Remedies gather inspiration from the Northwest pines. Sway to their set, along with tracks from Ben Von Wildenhaus and Ghost Teeth.
(Ballard, $8)

124. Scott Yoder, Mean Jeans, SSDD, The Rare Forms
Psychedelic folk artist Scott Yoder is best known for being the former lead singer and guitarist of Seattle band the Pharmacy, yet he has made a name for himself with tender, introspective releases like 2016's Looking Back in Blue and 2017's Ways of Love. He and his backing band will be joined by local punks Mean Jeans, SSDD, and the Rare Forms.
(Belltown, $10)

125. Thollem's Greatest Hits, Amy Denio, Derek Johnson Love
Thollem promises to bring a little bit of every musical genre to the stage with a synthesizer and a microphone. Also performing will be Seattle composer Amy Denio and gospel artist Derek Johnson Love.
(Fremont, $6/$10)

126. Western Spyders, The Upper Strata, Polygon Peach
Psychpop trio Western Spyders will be joined by Portland electro-rockers the Upper Strata and "genre fluid" rock and rollers Polygon Peach who will journey over from Minneapolis.
(Greenwood, $5)


127. Juleah del Rosario: 500 Words Or Less
Del Rosario's YA novel is about a young high school senior trying to regain her lost reputation by writing her classmates' college admissions papers.
(University District, free)

128. Mary Gabriel: Five Women Who Changed Modern Art
Many art history books write important women in aesthetic movements completely out of history—except maybe as muses and spouses. National Book Award finalist Mary Gabriel's Ninth Street Women helps remedy this failure with her story of Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler, all of whom held their own in the male-dominated realm of postwar abstract painting. She'll be joined in conversation with Julia Ricketts at this Town Hall event.
(Pioneer Square, $5)

129. Meet Angela Nguyen
Learn how to draw all sorts of things from step-by-step guidance from Angela Nguyen, author of How to Draw Cute Stuff.
(North Seattle, free)

130. Writing Silence
Award-winning author Nancy Rawles (Love Like Gumbo, Crawfish Dreams, My Jim) will host a workshop on depicting silence in your stories.
(Downtown, free)

131. Yuyi Morales: Dreamers
Caldecott Honor artist and five-time Pura Belpré Award winner Yuyi Morales will share her story of immigration from Mexico through her new picture book.
(Lake Forest Park, free)