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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 Polynesian-themed Seattle Night Market to Seattle Design Festival happenings like the Capitol Hill Design Crawl, and from the final weekend of GreenStage's Backyard Bard and Shakespeare in the Park to Hai! Japantown. 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.

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    FRIDAY

    COMEDY

  1. Bring Back the '90s
    Bandit Theater will present a night of improv dedicated to the glory days of TRL and frosted tips, using music videos, photos, commercials, and more as springboards. The organizers add, "Submit your most radical '90s photo to Bandit Theater on Instagram. The winner gets to be interviewed about their photo and will win a free ticket to the next Bring Back the '90s show!"
    (Ballard, $10)

    FILM

  2. Mineral Springs Outdoor Movie Night & Picnic
    Catch a screening of Secret Life of Pets at Mineral Springs Park and fill up on hot dogs and chips.
    (North Seattle, free)

    Curious about tea? Learn all about different types of tea at Tea Discovery!
    Learn the history, myth and lore of tea while tasting different samples in a fun, interactive class!
    Get Your Tickets For The First Ever Confinement Online Film Festival!
    A fun night of solitary entertainment featuring films exploring social distancing and quarantine!
    The 15th Annual HUMP Film Festival is now online, hosted by Dan Savage!
    16 sexy films, showcasing a huge range of sexualities, shapes and sizes, streaming from your home!

  3. Movies at the Marina: Presenting Aquaman
    Catch a screening of the action-packed Aquaman from your boat or the shore of the Shilshole Bay Marina.
    (Ballard, free)

  4. Movie Night in Westlake Park
    Relax in the park with family and friends and watch Captain Marvel. Come early for fun with food trucks, caricaturists, balloon animal makers, and a raffle for Alaska Airlines tickets.
    (Downtown, free)

  5. Yesler Outdoor Summer Movie Nights
    Revisit a recent classic, Black Panther, in Yesler Park at dusk.
    (Yesler, free)

    MUSIC

  6. Glass Beaches
    Bluesy indie-folk outfit Glass Beaches will headline in Georgetown with support from their friends Halley Greg and Jonny Gold.
    (Georgetown, $7)

  7. The Gods Themselves, Trick Candles, Razor Clam
    The five self-identified femmes of Razor Clam—who recently chatted with me in their shared Crybaby Studios practice space—draw on their personal experiences with trauma and social-justice work, channeling their energies into making music reminiscent of New Order and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Since forming in early 2017, the group has released Vicious Sea Cows, an otherworldly, six-song EP mixed by Jason Shao. The bops haunt with trenchant trysts and caustic pomp. AJ DENT
    (Ballard, $10)

  8. Human Ottoman, Moon Letters, Funk Jazz with Peter Daniel
    Portland, Oregon's favorite up-tempo experimental cello-drums-guitar trio will visit Seattle for a night of "groove and outer space" with additional sets from Moon Letters and Funk Jazz with Peter Daniel. 
    (West Seattle, $8)

  9. Jenny Littlefield, Birch Pereira, & Friends
    Jenny Littlefield will take the stage to perform "humorous and entertaining ukulele adaptations" of popular songs, plus some originals. She'll be joined by early swing, Americana, and rock-inspired musician Birch Pereira.
    (Downtown, free)

  10. Kate Dinsmore, Jonas Myers, Leah T
    Jazzy singer-songwriter Kate Dinsmore will play her tunes live with accompaniment from pianist Jonas Myers and with opening support from Leah T.
    (Capitol Hill, $10)

  11. KEXP & Seattle Center Present: Concerts at the Mural
    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 New York's Weyes Blood bringing lovely soft-hitting rock with support from Seattle's Versing and Whitney Ballen this week.
    (Seattle Center, free)

  12. Sundae + Mr. Goessl
    Agile-voiced Sundae and swinging guitarist Mr. Goessl make the musical equivalent of shiny-wrapper candy scattered on a coffee table: light, sweet, glittery, and dangerously inviting to sample before dinner.
    (Bothell, free)

  13. Lushy
    Local five-piece Lushy will grace the stage with their progressive cocktail pop.
    (Downtown, free)

  14. Mojo Cannon
    Many-membered R&B band Mojo Cannon will fill out an entire evening of music. 
    (Shoreline, $10)

  15. Nick Mardon, Jesse James and the Mob
    Touring blues-rock musician Nick Mardon will take the stage with company from Jesse James and the Mob.
    (Downtown, $8)

  16. Origami Ghosts, Baby Jessica, Jupiter Sprites
    Extremely twee "hypno folk" trio Origami Ghosts will be joined by local rockers Baby Jessica and Jupiter Sprites. 
    (University District, $8)

  17. The Rainiers, The Thrill, (h)ourglasses, Face Mason
    Dance to "totally awesome psychedelic blues rock" from the Rainiers, plus more standard local rock from the Thrill, (h)ourglasses, and Face Mason. 
    (Fremont, $7/$10)

  18. Robin Alice, Micaiah Sawyer
    Rock-inflected Americana duo Robin Alice will be joined by Olympia-based singer-songwriter Micaiah Sawyer. 
    (Ballard, $8)

  19. Smooth Richard, Stingshark, The Boogie Boyz
    Funky reggae-rocker Smooth Richard will come to Shoreline with Stingshark and the Boogie Boyz. 
    (Shoreline, $8)

  20. Toecutter, Ladybugs
    Local hardcore band Toecutter, composed of ex-members of Aspirin Feast, Impulse Manslaughter, Hippies in Flames, and Hurry Up and Die, will headline after warm-up sets from thrashers Ladybugs, Impulse Noise, and City Of Industry.
    (Tukwila, $7)

    READINGS & TALKS

  21. Chelsea Biondolillo: The Skinned Bird
    In her new book of essays, Chelsea Biondolillo explores the natural world and "leaving and finding home."
    (Ravenna, free)

  22. Edward Harkness and Bethany Reid
    Seattle poets Edward Harkness and Bethany Reid will give a joint reading.
    (Capitol Hill, free)

  23. Erik Davis: Drugs, Weirdness, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies
    From the late '70s onward, I've avidly read Erik Davis's perceptive music criticism, which drew upon his vast knowledge of esoteric belief systems in addition to his lusty appetite for psychedelic sounds of many varieties. In 2005, he transmuted his interest in music and the occult into a 33 1/3 book on Led Zeppelin IV, and before that published 1998's Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information. So, it's no surprise to see Davis touring behind a book titled High Weirdness, which examines how literary subversives Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson's psychedelically spiritual writings from the '70s have altered America's cultural landscape. DAVE SEGAL
    (First Hill, $5)

  24. Matthew Kepnes: Ten Years a Nomad
    When Matthew Kepnes, the author of How to Travel the World for $50 a Day, set out on a year-long travel adventure in 2005, he didn't know he would decide to extend his trip another 10 years. He shares his favorite experiences from that time in his new book Ten Years a Nomad.  
    (Lake Forest Park, free)

  25. The Seed of Controversy: GM Crops, Seed-saving and the Future of Food
    SoundBio Lab's Orlando de Lange will talk about a tiny organism that's essential in saving the future of food: seeds.
    (Capitol Hill, $10)

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY

    PERFORMANCE

  26. GreenStage: Backyard Bard and Shakespeare in the Park
    For even more outdoor Shakespeare (in addition to Wooden O productions), check out plein-air performances by GreenStage: full-length stagings of the history play Henry IV: Part 2 (directed by Chris Shea with gender-flexible casting) and the comedy Taming of the Shrew (directed with a feminist twist by Jennifer Crooks)—plus "Backyard Bard"'s one-hour, four-player versions of Measure for Measure and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
    (Various locations, free)

    VISUAL ART

  27. 20/20: A 20th Anniversary Survey
    Twenty artists—among them Viola Frey, Akio Takamori, Fay Jones, and Mary Anne Peters—who've participated extensively in James Harris Gallery's 20-year history are celebrated in this anniversary exhibition.
    (Downtown, free)
    Closing Saturday

  28. Forward — Part 3
    Casey Curran's piece as part of the Forward series has presence. It's as if the slightly smaller than life-size figure—composed of crinkly gold reflective paper and some sort of wire or string—sitting at the desk is in the middle of contemplation. This sculpture by Curran is part of Forward, an "annual, evolving exhibition series" curated by Shaun Kardinal in which artists transform another artist's work they have received, exhibit it, then pass it on to someone new to be reinterpreted again. Curran transformed and built off artist Anthony White's PLA-stitched, folded up Priority Mail envelope, which—in this iteration—is spray-painted gold. White in turn riffed off of the origin of the piece, artist and writer Tessa Hulls's postcard sculpture, which Curran has turned into a halo of sorts. It's a chain of inspiration made concrete in lineage. "Part 3: Means" is the third iteration of the Forward series, debuting the second round of revisions. There are 14 works by 13 other artists like Mari Nagaoka, Markel Uriu, Barry Johnson and Rafael Soldi. JASMYNE KEIMIG
    (Chinatown-International District, free)
    Closing Saturday

  29. Patient: A Group Art Exhibition
    See collaborative works by local artists Colleen Louise Barry, Laura Cassidy, Sol Hashemi, Rachel Kessler, Yudo Kurita, Yoko Murakami, Nicholas Nyland, and Charlie Schuck. The closing event will feature a Shogetsu ikebana workshop with Megumi Schacher.
    (Pioneer Square, free)
    Closing Saturday

  30. Summer at SAM: Thursdays and Saturdays in the Park
    These events (the last Saturday run before their final event next Thursday) offer family-friendly arts programming throughout the park, including yoga, zumba, tours, shows, workshops, food, and more. This weekend also brings a communal wallpaper design project with artist Nikki Barber.
    (Belltown, free)

    FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    COMMUNITY

  31. Chief Seattle Days
    Established in 1911, this three-day festival honors Suquamish's Chief Seattle with a graveside ceremony, a co-ed softball tournament, a parade through downtown Suquamish, a horseshoe tournament, a pow wow, and more.
    (Suquamish, free)

    FESTIVALS

  32. Pacific NW Chalk Fest & Sidewalk Sale
    Chalk art isn't just for kids who live in the suburbs—at this annual festival, chalk artists from around the world will transform Redmond Town Center into a colorful display of ephemeral creations. The three-day affair also includes a sidewalk sale, local food and drinks, live music, and kids' activities.
    (Redmond, free)

  33. Seattle Design Festival 2019
    Now in its ninth year, Design in Public's Seattle Design Festival explores how urbanism, architecture, and design can further justice, ecology, and community by featuring art installations and events in public spaces. The theme this year, "balance," is inspired by the equilibrium of the natural world contrasted with institutional injustices within our society, offering attendees plenty of opportunities to ruminate on changes they'd like to see happen in Seattle. There are tons of free options this weekend, including a Design Crawl (Sat) that invites you to stop for open studios, workshops, and exhibits as you wander through Capitol Hill. Other happenings include a talk with one of the edtors of A Way of Living (Fri), a chance to learn about the work done by the Consumer Aesthetic Research Institute (Sat), a free screening of Seattle Freeway Revolt (Sat), an I-5 Study Area Tour (Sat), a Drop-in Art Party (Sat-Sun), and more. See a full list of events here.
    (Various locations, free)

  34. Seattle Hempfest 2019
    The "premier flagship event of the global cannabis culture" may sound like a big claim, but as far as anyone can tell, Seattle's massive Hempfest isn't stretching the truth when it bills itself as such. Returning for the 28th year and touting itself as a major influence on weed legalization in Washington State, the cannabis convocation will bring three days of talks, pot-loving celebrity guests and congresspeople, and hundreds of vendors to Myrtle Edwards Park, where throngs of Seattle stoners will be greeted by four stages buzzing with live music, panel discussions, lectures, and other entertainment.
    (Downtown, $10 suggested donation)

    MUSIC

  35. Pianos In The Parks
    If you jump at the chance to show off your own musical skills at the sight of an idle instrument, take note: Parks around the city will be presented with 13 public pianos for the month of August. If you'd rather listen than play, don't miss free pop-up performances from artists like Jed Skenandore at Commons Promenade (Fri), Kristin Cieslak and Emma Clements at Ella Bailey Park (Sat), and others.
    (Various locations, free)

    VISUAL ART

  36. Thesis Exhibition
    The graduates of the PCNW's certificate program—Gabriela Cocuiba, Elisabeth Hein, Selena Kearney, Sarah D. King, and James Kuan—reveal what they've done over the past year.
    (Capitol Hill, free)
    Closing Sunday

    SATURDAY

    COMEDY

  37. Andrew Rivers
    Andrew Rivers frequently opens for Christopher Titus and has toured with Steve Hofstetter. You may have heard him on the Seattle morning show BJ & MIGS. Join him at this live taping.
    (University District, $10)

  38. Wingin' It
    If you think you've seen some weird stuff on airplanes, imagine the stories flight attendants have in their arsenals. These improvisers will use real tales of stratosphere-level shenanigans from audience members.
    (Ballard, $10)

    COMMUNITY

  39. Global Playground
    Northwest Folklife presents a day of kids- and family-focused live music, art-making, and games in the sun (we hope). Take in live sets from Laureli, Majorette Dance, and the Washington Diamonds Drill Team and Drumline; craft your own guitar pick and make collages; and play putt-putt, corn hole, and giant Jenga.
    (Seattle Center, free)

  40. Smokey Bear 75th Birthday Happy Hour
    Raise a "smoked cocktail" or a beer to Smokey Bear at this belated party for the forest protection symbol's 75th birthday. Pick up a freshly screen-printed bandana courtesy of Ink Knife Press while supplies last.
    (Ballard, free)

    FESTIVALS

  41. 13th Annual Duwamish River Festival
    Learn about the Duwamish River and how to protect it at this Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition-sponsored event. There will also be interactive booths, boat tours, live music, entertainment, and free food.
    (South Park, free)

  42. Belltown Block Party 2019
    Second Avenue will get real rowdy at this punk takeover complete with two stages of local bands (Dwarves, Die Nasty, Duke Evers, Toecutter, and others), a wrestling match, a skateboard showdown, and other tomfoolery.
    (University District, free)

  43. Big Day of Play
    This community-oriented festival presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation's Get Moving Initiative promises food trucks and kids' activities.
    (Columbia City, free)

  44. Celebrate Woodinville Summer Concerts & Festival
    This end-of-summer festival features a pancake breakfast, a community parade, and a fair.
    (Woodinville, free)

  45. CHOMP!
    Settle in for a day of live cooking demos, a farmers market, educational classes about sustainability and the environment, a market of upcycled goods from local makers, and more at this free "local food and sustainable living" festival.
    (Redmond, free)

  46. Future Ancestors Festival
    This all-ages arts and music festival celebrates Pacific Northwest artists within the Asian diaspora. Look out for live sets from hip-hop duo Sendai ERA, the "Beatbox Panda" EVMB, and a multimedia performance by poet and musician Nic Masangkay, among many other talents.
    (Rainier Valley, free)

  47. Hai! Japantown 2019
    Celebrate Japantown at this neighborhood party that will span multiple venues, featuring an All Things Japanese Sale where you can find everything from bamboo baskets to hand-painted sake cups, a traditional live performance from Higo Mako and the Munjuru Okinawa Ensemble, kids' activities, and more.
    (Chinatown-International District, free)

  48. Seattle Night Market: Aloha
    Partake in Polynesian cuisine from over a hundred food trucks and pop-up vendors.
    (South Lake Union, free)

    FILM

  49. Cinema Under the Stars
    Gather outside for for a free screening of The Lego Movie 2.
    (Columbia City, free)

  50. Movies at the Mural 2019
    Stretch out on the lawn and enjoy the classic summertime favorite Dirty Dancing, preceded by film shorts by Cornish students.
    (Seattle Center, free)

  51. Movies in the Park with Scarecrow Video
    The invaluable video library Scarecrow will screen charming movies about "animals saving the day" (tonight it's Babe), preceded by children's activities.
    (Sand Point, free)

  52. Seattle Asian American Film Festival CID Summer Cinema
    Watch an outdoor screening of Mirai at sundown after enjoying live performances and fun activities for kids, if you've got 'em.
    (Chinatown-International District, free)

  53. Seattle Outdoor Cinema
    First Tech Federal Credit Union's outdoor movie series (ending tonight with a screening of Forgetting Sarah Marshall) will also feature a night market, yard games, and beer, and proceeds go to charity. You have to be over 21 to partake.
    (South Lake Union, $5 suggested donation)

    FOOD & DRINK

  54. Paseo Live Paseo Vibe
    Get yourself a pork or chicken Caribbean sandwich and a tiki-style cocktail while a live DJ spins Latin and Afro Caribbean beats. 
    (Sodo, $10)

  55. Summer Block Party
    Mammoth will go all out for their summer block party with a beer collaboration with Matchless Brewing, a dunk tank to douse employees in water, food specials, and more.
    (Eastlake, free)

  56. Tea Ice Cream Pop Up at Wayward Coffeehouse
    Since it's a little warm for tea, take your cup in the form of infused ice cream from Milk & Leaf Collective at this pop-up. They'll be unveiling their vegan flavor ("Earl's Gone Vegan"), a milk-free earl grey ice cream that comes with a tea biscuit.
    (Roosevelt, free)

    GEEK

  57. Live Podcast Show with d20 Dames!
    Listen to a live taping of d20 Dames, the biweekly women-led storytelling podcast inspired by Dungeons & Dragons. The organizers add, "Every other week these daring ladies explore a fantasy world with epic shenanigans like beheading or befriending monsters and punching a whole lotta creeps."
    (Renton, free)

    MUSIC

  58. 4th Annual GIBBYFEST
    For the fourth year running, GIBBYFEST, a whole evening of hard-rocking weirdos, will take over a stage and tear your world apart. All funds raised will go to support Gibby Home Fire Prevention.
    (Greenwood, $10)

  59. Aloha Mars, Mangy, Slow Elk, Snow White and the Baby Eaters
    Local pop-punks Aloha Mars will headline after fellow punk openers Mangy, Slow Elk, and Snow White and the Baby Eaters.
    (University District, $7)

  60. The Calamity Janes
    The Calamity Janes will cover your favorite pop, country, and rock and roll hits.
    (Bothell, free)

  61. Czechoslovakian Music Night!
    Welcome Prague's Muzicka group on their first visit to the Northwest by dancing to their energetic traditional folk music.
    (Queen Anne, free)

  62. DJ Snaxx: Fowl Play
    DJ Snaxx will be manning the decks for all the furries out there at this EDM dance party, so wear your animal costumes and bring your flow toys.
    (Downtown, $5)

  63. FOAD! with Having Issues, Gallowmaker, Balsa, and Neuroprison
    Local garage-punk band Having Issues will headline this show honoring the 20th death anniversary of a member's mother, who sounds like she was very cool ("the craziest dark witch punk"). They'll be joined by Neuroprison, Bellingham's Gallowmaker, and noisy "post-hardcore" foursome Balsa.
    (Tukwila, $7)

  64. The French Tips, Hellbat, Proud Dad
    Dance-punk trio the French Tips will haul up from Idaho to headline after sets from locals Hellbat and Proud Dad. 
    (University District, $8)

  65. Haute Sauce: Cipha Sounds
    Cipha Sounds has shared the stage with big acts like Jay-Z and Dave Chappelle, and now he'll do you the honor of DJing this edition of Haute Sauce, "Seattle's home for hip-hop and dance music." Residents Swervewon, Lourawk, and Jcu3 will provide additional support.
    (Capitol Hill, $10)

  66. Joe T. Cook Blues Band
    Minneapolis blues artist and "harmonica wizard" Joe T. Cook will blend old-school Chicago blues and West Coast swing.
    (West Seattle, free)

  67. My Fine Companions, Caleb & Walter
    Join folk-country sextet the Fine Companions for a night of "soaring harmonies" and "infectious energy."
    (Ballard, $8)

  68. PLURTH Experience Seattle
    Denver-based EDM group Plurthlings will debut their psychedelic melodic techno project Light Reactive, which takes cues from artists like Shpongle, Cirez D, deadmau5, Vini Vici, Adam Beyer, and Tale of Us. The organizers encourage all the ravers and burners to bring light gloves, poi and spin toys, and hula hoops.
    (Pioneer Square, $10)

  69. Rebels Of Fortune, Ball Bag, Model Snake
    Escape into some '70s-style rock with Seattle's Rebels of Fortune, plus opening sets from Renton's Ball Bag and Seattle's Model Snake.
    (Eastlake, $6/$8)

  70. Remembering Avicii - TIM Edition
    Honor the late Swedish electronic musician Avicii by dancing to his posthumous album Tim in its entirety.
    (Capitol Hill, $5)

  71. Symphony for Climate Change
    Discover Arts in the Park will present Terra Nostra, a multimedia piece featuring music, film, poetry, and dance to educate about climate change. There will be local scientists, artists, and activists there to inspire community engagement in helping the Earth.
    (Magnolia, free)

  72. Vera on Your Block
    Join the all-ages music mavens of Vera Project for a day of youth-led live music, DJs, and DIY activities featuring Portland surf-punks Guantanamo Baywatch and Seattle's Honeypot, MONSTERWATCH, and Steal Shit Do Drugs.
    (Downtown, free)

  73. Will Lone Farewell Concert
    Bid local drummer Will Lone farewell as he prepares for a year-long trip to Indonesia. Lone, pianist Joel Bean, and bassist Ben Feldman will provide improvised music. 
    (Ballard, $5)

    READINGS & TALKS

  74. Bookstore Romance Day
    Queen Anne Book Company will celebrate romance fiction in all its bodice-ripping glory with a day of shopping and giveaways. Browse their "display o' love," try a Blind Date with a Book, and eat free snacks.
    (Queen Anne, free)

  75. Cauleen Smith + Jheanelle Brown in Conversation
    Cauleen Smith, whose multimedia show Give It or Leave It is currently showing at the Frye, will be joined in conversation by film curator Jheanelle Brown. 
    (First Hill, free)

  76. Ishta Mercurio: Small World
    Ishta Mercurio's children's book teaches kids about "our big and small place in the vast universe," aided by illustrations by Jen Corace. 
    (University District, free)

  77. Susan Wiggs: The Oysterville Sewing Circle
    In Susan Wiggs's new novel, we meet Caroline Shelby, a former New York City fashion designer who gets the idea to start a sewing circle for women to heal from domestic violence when she returns home to Oysterville, Washington.
    (Lake Forest Park, free)

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  78. Fitness Party at Denny Park
    Get your blood pumping at these summer spin classes followed by yoga wind-downs, all soundtracked by a live DJ.
    (Queen Anne, free)

  79. Full Moon Sail
    Take some time to enjoy the luminescence of the full moon while floating on Lake Washington. Before the free (first-come-first-served) boat rides commence, bring your favorite dessert to share in a potluck.
    (Sand Point, free)

    VISUAL ART

  80. Let's Clay in the Park
    Spin some clay on a wheel or mold it with your bare hands at this free building session with studio artists. If you so choose, you can go home with your own raku-fired pottery. There will be free snacks.
    (Rainier Valley, free)

    SATURDAY-SUNDAY

    FESTIVALS

  81. Polynesian Festival
    Take in live hula performances, scoop up some shaved ice, enjoy performances by the Nikki Horizon Kimochi Band, meet Hello Kitty, enter a Haupia eating contest, and more at this celebration of Polynesian culture.
    (Renton, free)

    PERFORMANCE

  82. The Empire Strikes Back in the Park
    You're used to seeing Star Wars characters battle with the dark side and run frantically through sand dunes, but how do they deal with issues like commitment, domestic drama, and business? Hello Earth's Wars Outdoors series will explore these relatable themes in this performance in the park.
    (Atlantic, free)

    SUNDAY

    COMEDY

  83. Vonnegut Unexpected: Kurt Vonnegut Improvised
    The improvisers of Unexpected Productions will take some instinctual liberties (paired with audience suggestions) with Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, and other works by the late writer Kurt Vonnegut.
    (Downtown, $10)

    COMMUNITY

  84. Greaseball lV Hot Rod & Chopper Show
    Marvel at home-built hot rods, custom chops, rat rods, bobbers, vintage motorcycles, and more. Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Team will also give a special performance, along with local bands and DJ Hubba Hubba.
    (Georgetown, free)

  85. Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden’s Ice Cream Social: August 18
    Hop off the Link to SeaTac Botanical Garden's annual ice cream social, where you can grab a free cone (if you're one of the first 200 guests) and wander through acres of plant life. There will even be a family-friendly scavenger hunt with prizes.
    (SeaTac, free)

  86. Love Church in the Park! Picnic & Play
    This event promises all the community bonding of church-going without any religious undertones. Bring a picnic and enjoy interactive games and dancing.
    (Green Lake, free)

    FESTIVALS

  87. BrasilFest
    Get a glimmer of Brazil's African, Portuguese, and indigenous roots with classical guitar, samba, and traditional folk music performances. Plus, watch a capoeira martial arts demonstration, take in glittering costumes, and taste a variety of traditional foods.
    (Seattle Center, free)

    FOOD & DRINK

  88. Free Grilled Cheese Day!
    Snag a toasty, melty sandwich from Seattle Baking on the house.
    (West Seattle, free)

    MUSIC

  89. D.Benedict Band, Jed Crisologo, Brandt Parke
    Multi-instrumentalist and Beacon Hill denizen Dave Benedict will fill the room with "guitars, pianos and horns" as he plays tracks off his new album The Colors of a Cloud. Jed Crisologo and Brandt Parke will provide opening sets.
    (Columbia City, $10)

  90. Garden Party, Guests
    Indie ambient math-rock band Garden Party will play an early evening set with additional guests Mia Day and Yada Yada (whose Bandcamp page leads us to believe they are big fans of Seinfeld).
    (West Seattle, $5)

  91. Hugo R.A. Paris, Steven Sehman, Rahikka
    Sway to experimental ambient music with Northwest artists Hugo R.A. Paris (Portland), Steven Sehman (Bellingham), and Rahikka (Seattle). 
    (Capitol Hill, $10)

  92. Jazz in the City: Geoffrey Castle
    Jazz piano lifer Geoffrey Castle will perform a free live set that pulls from his decades of worldwide experience.
    (First Hill, free)

  93. Meernaa, iji, Led to Sea
    If a "fantasy designed by Solange and Grizzly Bear on mushrooms" sounds like your kind of party, psychedelic genre-bender Meernaa should be a good fit for your Ballard night out. Local groups iji and Led to Sea are also on the bill.
    (Ballard, $10)

  94. Reposado, JustJada ft. Flat 7, Braulio Rios
    Hailing from Queens, Reposado will bring their bluesy-funky beats to Seattle with support from JustJada with Flat 7 and Braulio Rios.
    (Capitol Hill, $8)

  95. Stubborn Son, White Elephant, SWYM
    Stubborn Son combines "visual stylings of the '60s, sonic infusions of the '70s, and indie rock of today." Their kinetic performances teeter on the edge of euphoric and possessed. They'll take the stage after sets from Boston indie-rock quartet White Elephant and local psych-rock outfit SWYM. 
    (Ballard, $10)

  96. UbuludU, Triggerwords, Maya Marie
    Get your loud "stoner jazz power fusion" from Seattle band UbuludU, plus more from local electro-pop outfit Triggerwords and Maya Marie.
    (Fremont, $5/$8)

    PERFORMANCE

  97. Red Eagle Soaring
    The Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre (which "exists to empower American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts") will perform their summer theater workshop on the waterfront. 
    (Downtown, free)

    QUEER

  98. Drag Queen Bingo
    Play a fun round of bingo with local queen Siren Hung St. James (aka Ms. Gay Seattle XIV).
    (Columbia City, free)

    READINGS & TALKS

  99. Cody T. Luff: Ration
    Portland Community College professor Cody T. Luff will visit Seattle with his new futuristic sci-fi novel about "the ways in which society can harm the very people it seeks to protect." In it, a girl is wrongly accused of (and brutally punished for) stealing food rations. 
    (Lake Forest Park, free)

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  100. Seahawks vs. Vikings Watch Party
    Watch the Seahawks take on the Vikings in the second game of the pre-season. Food, drinks, and raffles will also await.
    (Sodo, free)