Spend Saturday in Chinatown-International District taking in lion and dragon dances and cultural performances at Dragonfest. Kelly O

Panicking because you don’t know what to do this 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 a Burger Brawl Pop-Up to Parke Diem, and from the Shoreline Arts Festival to the Arts in Nature Festival. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar and our list of cheap & easy things to do in Seattle all year long. Plus, check out our list of 58 last-minute and affordable Pride events this weekend.

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    FRIDAY

    FILM

  1. Outdoor Maritime Movie Night
    Bring a picnic or buy a bag of popcorn and watch Wind, a movie about sailing starring Jennifer Grey and Matthew Modine, while you take in a view of Lake Union.
    (South Lake Union, $5 suggested donation)

    GEEK

  2. Crosscut Trivia & Bingo!
    Crosscut's Knute Berger will host a trivia night dedicated to Washington State factoids. Once the game's over, stay for a round of local-oddity-themed bingo.
    (Ballard, free)

    The Stranger Presents: A Worldwide Silent Reading Party!
    Every Wednesday at 6pm PST, make yourself a snack, pour yourself a drink, and read whatever you feel like reading silently
    Back by popular demand with showtunes, pop, gossip & jokes! It's Gay Misérables!
    With geniuses Sara Porkalob, Justin Huertas, Nicholas Bernard, Rachel Guyer-Mafune, and Danny Kam! Encore presentation 8/7
    Elliot Bay Book Co., NAAM & Tasveer Present: A Talk with Isabel Wilkerson
    Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents – This book shifts fundamental perspectives on how race and related matters are understood!
    MUSIC

  3. Dot Comet, Lovely Colours, Public Pool
    Hear the lush sounds of local foursome Dot Comet, who will be joined by fellow indie rockers Lovely Colours and Public Pool.
    (Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

  4. Green Lake Basement, Nedder, EMOtional Distress, All Hype
    Emo pop-punk quartet Green Lake Basement will present a night of "nostalgic sing-alongs" from the early-'00s. Sad-dance to their set after openers Nedder, EMOtional Distress, and All Hype.
    (Fremont, $10)

  5. The Harper Conspiracy, Sam Cobra, Tim McBride & The Divide
    For a night of local favorites, see performances by rock/soul group the Harper Conspiracy, Sam Cobra, and Tim McBride & the Divide.
    (West Seattle, $8)

  6. Mables Marbles, Shocktroopers, Question? No Answer, BUGS
    Dance around to "loud blue-collar punk" from Mables Marbles, plus more noise from Shocktroopers, Question? No Answer, and BUGS.
    (University District, $7)

  7. Morning Glory Revival, Nurse Ratchett, The Problem, Frames in Motion, Black Bess
    Melodic indie-rock group Morning Glory Revival will headline with support from fellow locals Nurse Ratchett, the Problem, Frames in Motion, and Black Bess.
    (Belltown, $8/$10)

  8. Pop Secret: Nu-Mark
    A former member of hip-hop group Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark will take the reins at this installment of Pop Secret with additional support from 100PROOF and SUPAGI.
    (Capitol Hill, $15)

  9. Sabertooth, Spiderface, The Problem, Jack & the Dull Boy
    Heavy groovers Sabertooth will headline with support from Spiderface, the Problem, and Jack & the Dull Boy. 
    (Tukwila, $7)

  10. The Scuppermonkeys
    Raise a Guinness and sing Irish tunes with local party band the Scuppermonkeys.
    (Downtown, free)

  11. Sidecar
    Jazz- and soul-infused vocal/piano duo Sidecar will play songs from the 1920s to the present. 
    (Downtown, free)

  12. TC Superstar, Gestalt, CFCQ
    Austin indie dance-pop crew TC Superstar will share their '80s-inflected tunes with a U-District audience, and support sets by Gestalt and CFCQ.
    (University District, $8)

    READINGS & TALKS

  13. Charles Fishman: One Giant Leap
    If you enjoyed the thrilling documentary Apollo 11, you should attend this talk by the author of One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon, which goes over more of the story—namely the technology behind the space program flight and the people who worked on it.
    (First Hill, $5)

  14. Dobby Gibson and Zachary Schomburg
    Zachary Schomburg, a Portland poet who combines narrative techniques with surrealism to great effect, is traveling up north with a new book from Black Ocean called Pulver Maar (Poems 2014–2018). The title is a reference to the name of a crater lake in Germany, where many of these poems may have originated. The subtitle portends goodness; all books should just be a collection of poems the poet has written over the last four years. Schomburg will be joined by Dobby Gibson, a chatty poet who uses humor and associative logic to leap down the page. His latest is Polar. Expect a night of unexpected laughter. RICH SMITH
    (Wallingford, free)

  15. Elena Louise Richmond: Advancing the Retreat
    A woman is roped into joining a mysterious church by her husband in Elena Louise Richmond's new novel Advancing the Retreat.
    (Lake Forest Park, free)

  16. Joseph Reid: False Horizon
    When a commuter flight falls out of the clear skies of West Virginia, air marshal Seth Walker is called to investigate, finding himself caught up in a kerfuffle (yes, a kerfuffle) of drug smugglers, drone-deploying ecoterrorists, and more unexpected dangerous figures. Hear more from Joseph Reid's new novel False Horizon at this reading.
    (Ravenna, free)

  17. Loreen Lilyn Lee: The Lava Never Sleeps
    Loreen Lilyn Lee shares what it was like growing up in a traditional Chinese family in Honolulu during the 1950s and '60s in her memoir The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir. Hear her read.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY

    PERFORMANCE

  18. Tiny Beautiful Things
    Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) has adapted Cheryl Strayed's story of writing an advice column under the pseudonym Sugar, yielding a play about empathy, healing, tough love, and kindness.
    (Seattle Center, pay what you want)

    VISUAL ART

  19. Albert de Belleroche: Lithography
    A lithographer, painter, and one-time model for John Singer Sargent, Albert de Belleroche was born in Wales but spent most of his life in Paris and England. Retiring and modest, he's far from a household name, but his paintings and prints can be found in many museum collections.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  20. Amanda Sweet: Fugue In Blue
    The multimedia artist makes abstractions influenced by tides and other natural forces.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  21. Becky Street: Just Enough
    Street's ultra-pared-down still lifes and designs exemplify her search for simplicity and her attention to "what is left out."
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  22. Carole Barrer and Mark Butler: Expanse
    These two artists paint glimpses of beautiful natural phenomena and expansive landscapes. According to the Harris Harvey Gallery, "Mark Butler’s atmospheric landscape paintings reveal his creative vision through loose layers of calligraphic brushwork that create pictorial depth" while Carole Barrer focuses on small, significant details like "a wisp of cirrus cloud, transformed by changing light."
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday

  23. Elyse Pignolet: You Should Smile More
    Los Angeles–based artist Elyse Pignolet’s work is charming—a ceramicist, she often incorporates feminist messages and phrases into traditional-looking vases and plates. A gorgeous blue-and-white ceramic tulipiere, stuffed with flowery images, has the phrase “Will She Ever Shut Up?” and a plate finds snake-like branches swirling around the word “bitchy.” A bit kitschy, Pignolet’s work subverts the stuffy and persnickety assumptions we have toward ceramic artwork. And it’s a lot of fun. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  24. Hiroshi Yamano: Byōbu
    Fukuoka artist Yamano won the 2015 People’s Choice Award from the Museum of Glass, co-founded the Ezra Glass Studio in Fukui, and now chairs the glass program at Osaka University of Arts. His sculptures often depict native birds and wildlife of Japan.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday

  25. Jack Chevalier and John Anderson
    Formally audacious figurative artist and Vietnam vet Chevalier combines images of movie stars and less recognizable people with geometric patterns and mysterious symbols. His paintings are paired with fellow Vashon Islander John Anderson's nature photography.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  26. Jane Rosen: Written In Stone
    Jane Rosen manages to capture something about birds—hawks—that is at once regal and utterly terrifying; perhaps because they are lifelike without looking entirely real. Her birds have a presence—they are watchful, preying, observant, there. Rosen is inspired by Egyptian funerary art (it shows) and Asian calligraphy. Her exhibition at Traver Gallery is a mix of 2D and 3D work, as well as a mix of material (glass, stone, ink, paper, etc.). JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday

  27. Jonathan Clarren
    Clarren's mixed-media sculptures and large-scale canvases reveal an interest in mystery, expressionism, organic patterning, and human and animal faces. They just might make you think of ancient Sumerian mythology, or Henri Matisse.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  28. Marcio Diaz: Nature's Spectrum
    Díaz uses clustered, tiny rings of color to evoke ambiguous landscapes and figures in a vibrant update of pointillism.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  29. Marit Berg and Steve Gawronski
    Marit Berg's work often depicts landscapes, flora and fauna, and water, with an emphasis on the environmental crisis. A portion of sales of her honeybee series will go to the Honey Bee Conservancy. Steve Gawronski's past works include concrete, wood, and metal sculpture as well as painting; his new show focuses on "form, materials, and the human condition."
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  30. The New Northwest Immaterial
    manuel arturo abreu curates this regionally focused show of "ephemeral and immaterial aesthetic gestures" of communal creation. The artists include Hongzhe Liang, Leena Joshi, Demian DinéYazhi’, Jade Novarino, Mario Lemafa, Minh Nguyen, Nat Turner Project (Melanie Stevens and maximiliano martinez), and sidony o'neal.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  31. Nikki Brooke
    Through the media of acrylic and oil, Brooke abstracts features of the Pacific Northwest into minimalist spreads.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday

  32. Philippe Hyojung Kim
    Find out what queer, identity-exploring artist Kim has been up to in this back gallery.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  33. RELISH Seattle
    Locally cherished artists like Anthony White, Electric Coffin, Brandon Vosika, Blake Blanco, Mary Coss, Drie Chapek, and many others are featured at this show presented by RELISH magazine. Buy their work and pick up a copy of RELISH, and head to the closing reception to meet the curator.
    (South Lake Union, free)
    Closing Saturday

  34. Robbie Riley
    Gorgeous nostalgia reigns in Robbie Riley's large-scale paintings based on Kodak photos from the 1940s and '50s, drawn from his family's trove. See rich and cinematic images of the Northwest from more than a half-century ago.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

    FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    VISUAL ART

  35. Masks: The Art of Becoming
    In this yearly show, Stonington Gallery will be celebrating masks as both an art form and an existing cultural expression. Historically along the Northwest Coast, masks were tools of transformation, of “becoming” that helped tell stories and explain histories. The Art of Becoming features masks that riff on  their use in ceremonial practice and aesthetic expression from artists who live in and are from the Northwest Coast. These masks, these tools, will be made of diverse materials like wood, glass, stone, bronze, fiber, metal, and horsehair. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Sunday

  36. Sarah Gilbert: Perfect Strangers
    Gilbert's engraved-glass portraiture evokes the oddly intimate private-within-public space of the photobooth in a play on the ephemerality of these impromptu images.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Sunday

  37. Tyson Grumm
    Whimsical surrealist Grumm returns to the Patricia Rovzar Gallery with some acrylic paintings, depicting silly and charming characters like his ping pong-playing ostrich and beaver or his gymnast donkey.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Sunday

    SATURDAY

    COMEDY

  38. Comedy Roast Battle
    Eight comedians will say mean things about each other, and the one with the saltiest insults will win the roast. 
    (Hillman City, $10)

    COMMUNITY

  39. Sustainable Ballard 2019 Edible Garden Tour
    Take a self-guided walking or biking tour of Ballard's urban farms and gardens. This year features "awkward space gardening," fruit-heavy gardening, low-waste gardening, parking-strip gardening, you name it. 
    (Ballard, $10)

  40. Urban Games: Free Family Event
    Families can play "Olympic-style" games, do yoga, get free CPR training, mammograms, diabetes and hypertension checks, and dental screenings, and more.
    (Leschi, free)

    FESTIVALS

  41. BEPC Conscious Wellness EXPO 41st Year
    Tons of local wellness practitioners, intuitive readers, and vendors will gather under one roof.
    (Kent, free)

  42. Bremerton Bridge Blast
    Can't wait until next week for Fourth of July fireworks? Get an early show at this impressive show that boasts itself as "the largest display of fireworks anywhere."
    (Bremerton, free)

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

    Greenwood Car Show
    Car fanatics can feast their eyes on vintage rides and hot rods.
    (Greenwood, free)

  44. Parke Diem 2019
    Capitol Hill's beautiful Volunteer Park will fill with music, art installations, food trucks, and family-friendly games.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  45. Spirit of Africa Festival 2019
    Founded and produced by a local Senegalese griot musician, the Spirit of Africa festival showcases the talents of African musicians, dancers, and artists in the region and from around the country.
    (Seattle Center, free)

    FOOD & DRINK

  46. Burger Brawl Pop-Up
    Eight food trucks will jockey to produce the juiciest burger creation.
    (South Lake Union, free)

    MUSIC

  47. Basins, Camp Crush
    Basins will expand on their alt-country/folk-pop vibe with tracks off their latest album, Porchlight. They'll be joined by Portland indie-pop group Camp Crush.
    (Capitol Hill, $10)

  48. Colorworks, Broth, Barnaby Jones, Shark Legs
    Let the sweet citrusy psych-pop vibes of Colorworks wash over you, with opening sets by Broth, Barnaby Jones, and Shark Legs.
    (Tukwila, $7)

  49. Haute Sauce: Famous, Swervewon, Catch24, Woolbeanie
    DJs Famous, Swervewon, Catch24, and Woolbeanie will be the special guests at this edition of "Seattle's home for hip-hop and dance music."
    (Capitol Hill, $10)

  50. JusMoni + Stas THEE Boss
    Beacon Hill native JusMoni (aka Moni Tep) is bringing her dreamy, R&B-inflected tunes back to her home turf. On 2018's Sweet To Me, her voice—sweet and ethereal—transports you to other dimensions on spacey, bass-heavy "Linked In," much different from the corporate hellscape that its named for. "Got It on Tape" features the one and only Stas THEE Boss (also performing tonight), where JusMoni's voice floats like smoke over tight electric guitar and Stas raps deftly over the retro beat. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Central District, free)

  51. Killer Workout, Golden Idols, Electric NoNo
    Originally known as the West, high-energy rockers Killer Workout aim to provide just that—an active canvas of danceable beats for their audience to groove to. They'll be joined by Golden Idols and Electric NoNo. 
    (Ballard, $10)

  52. Loco Echo
    Dance to 15 local bands at a Seattle’s brewski landmark—the Old Rainier Brewery.
    (Sodo, $10)

  53. Ol' Doris, Le Saboteur, Heck Yes, Far Flung Future
    High energy Seattle alt-rockers Ol' Doris will headline with support from Le Saboteur, Heck Yes, and Far Flung Future. 
    (University District, $7)

  54. Schubert's Cello Quintet, Beethoven, Boccherini
    The Ellinor Quartet, with guest cellist Julie Cho, will perform Schubert's String Quintet in C, Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18, No. 3, and Boccherini's String Quintet Op. 11, No. 5 as their final concert of the season.
    (Wallingford, free)

  55. The Silver Snails & Friends
    Italian indie-pop project the Silver Snails will play their very first Seattle show.
    (Ballard, $7)

  56. Tetrabox
    Tetrabox promise to put you in a "feel-good trance" through a blend of pop, funk, soul, jazz, and disco.
    (Downtown, free)

  57. Tomo Nakayama, Wolfgang Strutz, Trebled Morels
    Tomo Nakayama makes, if anything, deeper sense to me 16 years after I discovered him in the wake of 9/11. His music was calming folks—although I understand that isn’t his primary intention—in the shadow of 9/11, Election Day, or whatever confines us within the famous Hoodie of Dread. He’s still sensible, still tuneful, understated, urging us to look at the sky, the moon, nature, and commonplace things, commonplace feelings, even. A good friend of mine got Siri to say, “You should be satisfied with what you have,” and has no idea how he got Siri to say that. Tomo knows of what he sings, telling us to at least consider satisfaction with what we have. And then build from there. ANDREW HAMLIN
    (University District, $5-$10)

  58. TRL Summer Lovin' Edition: #ALL4DORAS, DJ Pryme, DJ Lo Knows
    "Seattle’s only tribute boyband" #ALL4DORAS and DJs Pryme and Lo Knows will bring you Top 40 summer jams all night.
    (Ballard, $10)

  59. You Said Strange, Smoker Dad, Mhostly Ghostly
    French rockers You Said Strange will pay a visit to Seattle with opening support from locals Smoker Dad (celebrating their new EP) and Mhostly Ghostly.
    (Belltown, $10)

    READINGS & TALKS

  60. Brian O’Neill: City of Destiny
    Brian O’Neill will read from his novel City of Destiny, which follows the tumultuous life of Tacoma police sergeant Michael Cassidy and his best friend, Lieutenant Nate Orlando.
    (Lake Forest Park, free)

  61. Dream Delivery Service Celebration with Mathias Svalina
    While you were sleeping, poet Mathias Svalina was pedaling his bicycle up and down Seattle's hills, dropping dreams at the doorsteps of subscribers to his Dream Delivery Service. For 45 bucks, Svalina will write you a dream (or a nightmare!) every day for a month. Before dawn, he'll tuck the dream into a pink envelope and stick it between your door and the jamb, or maybe beneath a stone if you live in an apartment. Either way, you'll find a dream at your feet first thing in the morning. Svalina has made a name for himself in the world of contemporary poetry, publishing a handful of books in the last few years. His writing delights—not at all academic, but not too light. Browsing a few recent examples, I laughed at one about a bearded dragon really embracing a new skin-care routine, and at another about a person mowing a field of folding chairs as an orchestra plays in the distance. The dreams he writes for animals, which are included with any pet-owning household's subscription, are hysterical. RICH SMITH
    (Wallingford, free)

  62. Nancy Penrose: A Dream and a Chisel
    Nancy Penrose will share excerpts from her biography of the late New Orleans-born sculptor Angela Gregory, focusing on her time working in the studio of the great French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle.
    (Ravenna, free)

  63. What Went Wrong in Westeros (and Why)
    Storyteller, filmmaker, and former Stranger staffer Bret Fetzer will present What Went Wrong in Westeros (and Why), a "dramaturgical analysis/fan fiction rewrite of the last four episodes of Game of Thrones, performed on a tabletop using common household objects (with footnotes)." Process your feelings over the show's last season (rage, loyalty, whatever) and discover some alternatives to how things played out.
    (Pioneer Square, $5–$10)

    SHOPPING

  64. Queen City Summer Pop Up
    Shop from womxn-owned businesses based in the Pacific Northwest at this pop-up.
    (Leschi, free)

    VISUAL ART

  65. KJ Bateman
    Check out new work curated by KJ Bateman while you snack on cheese and sip wine. 
    (Green Lake, free)

  66. Teen Art Program Book Release and Showcase
    Discover art by participants in Push/Pull's teen programs, including a 20-page, full-color book.
    (Ballard, free)

    SATURDAY-SUNDAY

    FESTIVALS

  67. Arts in Nature Festival
    The Arts in Nature Festival presents a series of acoustic, unplugged performances by musicians, dancers, actors, and other performers across several stages, plus participatory art happenings set against the most beautiful backdrop: Mother Nature. Also come for artsy hikes, food, and a beer garden.
    (West Seattle, free)

  68. Japan Fair
    Hear music, take workshops, learn about culture, and buy goods from Japan at this arts and culture fest.
    (Bellevue, free)

  69. Shoreline Arts Festival
    Browse an art market with more than 70 vendors, see dance and live music performances, peruse art and photography by adults and youth, and check out the "cultural rooms" offering knowledge, samples, and activities.
    (Shoreline, free)

    MUSIC

  70. 2019 Chittenden Locks Summer Concert Series
    Enjoy live music performances from the Greenwood Concert Band and the 85th Street Big Band in the gardens by the Ballard Locks.
    (Ballard, free)

    SUNDAY

    COMMUNITY

  71. Guelaguetza 2019
    Head to Grupo Cultural Oaxaqueño's family-friendly celebration of music and dance from Oaxaca, Mexico.
    (Atlantic, free)

    FESTIVALS

  72. Midsommarfest
    Celebrate the summer solstice the traditional Swedish way with Nordic folk musicians and dancers, Scandinavian delicacies, crafts at the Hemslöjdsmarknad, and the raising of a garlanded Midsommar pole, followed by a dance around it.
    (Kenmore, free)

    FILM

  73. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
    Catherine Bainbridge’s important documentary traces the impact that Native American musicians have made on blues, rock, jazz, hiphop, and heavy metal. Using Link Wray’s menacing 1958 instrumental “Rumble” as its anchor (akin to Do the Right Thing’s use of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power”), Bainbridge relates stories of several influential, distinctive performers, including the Band’s Robbie Robertson, activist folkie Buffy Sainte-Marie, Mildred Bailey, Charley Patton, and a cat named Jimi Hendrix. Rumble asserts the primacy and resiliency of Native culture despite the government’s concerted efforts to suppress and erase it. DAVE SEGAL
    (Ballard, free)

    FOOD & DRINK

  74. Raised Doughnuts Is One!
    Celebrate Raised Doughnuts' first year of business with complimentary cake and doughnut holes, plus free stickers of owner Mi Kim's dog, Noodle.
    (Central District, free)

    MUSIC

  75. Dravus House, Lili St Anne, Mariko Ruhle
    Finger-picking alt-folk duo Dravus House will play harmony-laden ditties after opening sets from Lili St Anne and Mariko Ruhl. 
    (Ballard, $10)

  76. Dream Logic, Salmonberries, Brianna Skye & the Dark Clouds
    Celebrate the weekend with local psychedelic rock bands Dream Logic, Salmonberries, and Brianna Skye & the Dark Clouds.
    (Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

  77. Hate Drugs, Patternist, Jet Black Alley Cat
    Bakersfield indie rockers Hate Drugs will be joined by Patternist and Jet Black Alley Cat for a night out in West Seattle.
    (West Seattle, $10)

  78. Tenth Mountain Division
    Colorado's Tenth Mountain Division will blend rock, Americana, and bluegrass.
    (Downtown, free)

  79. Willa Barnett
    Seattle singer-songwriter Willa Barnett will perform songs from her newly released EP Feel Too Much. 
    (Belltown, $5)

    READINGS & TALKS

  80. African-American Writers’ Alliance Reading
    This group poetry reading is presented by the NW African American Alliance, a local group of writers.
    (Wallingford, free)

  81. Erika Witsell: Give
    Erika Witsell will read excerpts from her novel Give, about two sisters who spend the summer at the home of their judgemental and casually negligent birth mother in Mendocino, California.
    (Ravenna, free)

  82. Nada Bakos: The Life of a CIA Terrorist Hunter
    Former CIA officer Bakos will tell her story, reading from her book The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House, which touches on her search for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and her investigation of the White House's assertion that the Iraqi government was involved in 9/11.
    (First Hill, $5)

  83. Scriber Lake High School Student Writers
    Students from the alternative Edmonds high school Scriber Lake will share "traumas and dreams" from their new anthology Listen: Young Writers Reflect on Chaos, Clarity, Action, Balance, edited by Marjie Bowker and Leighanne Law and published by their in-house press.
    (Capitol Hill, free)