Last-Minute Plans: 101 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: Aug 25-27, 2017

Banh Mi Fest, Free State & National Parks, Exterminator City 8, And More $10-And-Under Events
August 25, 2017
At the Celebrate Little Saigon 2017: Banh Mi Fest on Sunday, a variety of vendors will offer up their versions of the Vietnamese sandwich. (Shutterstock)

Panicking because you haven't yet made plans for the weekend and you're short on cash? Don't worry—below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won't cost more than $10, ranging from the Seattle Urban Book Expo 2 and an underground comics market to free state and national parks and the continuation of Seattle Highball Week. Plus, there are plenty of festivals devoted to food, music, and generally soaking up the sunshine, including TUF Fest, Linda's Fest, and the Sodo Summer Session. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar, or our list of 22 weekend festivals (not restricted by budget).

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FRIDAY

ART

1. Hiawatha Night Market
Shop for food, crafts, art, antiques, and "oddities."
(Central District, free)

2. Qualia
Bring your own drinks to this one-night-only exhibition of Alex Connelly's large-scale abstract paintings. There will be some snacks to nibble as you gaze at the large, colorful, quiltlike canvases.
(Ravenna, free)

FILM

3. Movies in the Park
Watch classic teen flick Ferris Beuller's Day Off downtown, starting at dusk.
(Downtown, free)

4. Three Dollar Bill Cinema: Parental Advisory
Bring Capri Sun and orange Tic Tacs to Three Dollar Bill's screening of Juno.
(Capitol Hill, free)

FOOD & DRINK

5. Obec Brewing Grand Opening
Come celebrate Obec Brewing's grand opening in Ballard, try its very first run of beers, and check out the taproom.
(Ballard, free)

6. Two Doors Down Turns Two!
Two Doors Down is now two years old, and they're celebrating the milestone with two-for-one fries, two dollars off all growler fills, and three extra hours of happy.
(Central District, free)

GEEK & GAMING

7. Kinkster Gaming
Meet up with fellow friendly fetishist fiends for a relaxed discussion and game munch (for the uninitiated, a "munch" is a no-pressure, clothes-on, calm hangout for kinky people) hosted by KinksterGaming, an online collective of video game enthusiasts who are also freaky.
(Capitol Hill, free)

8. The Legend of Korra RPG
Immerse yourself in the zen, anime-inspired warrior world of Avatar in this one-shot RPG, in which you manipulate earth, wind, air, and fire to defend your world from danger. The game should take about three and a half hours and is appropriate for any level.
(Fremont, $10)

MUSIC

9. Automotive Steamhorse, dreamcatchr, Astro Tan
Northwest indie alt-rockers Automotive Steamhorse stack shoegaze traditions for their own development of experimental post-punk and neo-psychedelic stylings. KIM SELLING
(Ballard, $10)

10. Barna Howard, Jack Grelle, Guests
Missouri-born Barna Howard's folk songs dramatize his transition from "his small town upbringing and [...] big city wanderings."
(Ballard, $8)

11. Cavalerie with Taylor Westerlund and Dennis Paul Wilken
Seattle jazz-funk-hip-hop group Cavalerie will perform with Taylor Westerlund and Dennis Paul Wilken.
(Belltown, $8)

12. CODA: 014
Shake it to bass-infused genres like trap and hiphop, complete with visuals. DJs will include Sean Majors, Justin Hartinger, Chong the Nomad, Ruelle, and Ainslee.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

13. Concerts at the Mural
KEXP will present The Maldives, Industrial Revelation, and Emma Lee Toyoda as part of its Concerts at the Mural series.
(Downtown, free)

14. Danger Bird, Avon Dale, Crooked Neighbors, Chauncey Cranda
It's a night of Americana, soul, and rock from the Northwest and Tennessee.
(Greenwood, $5)

15. DYR's All the Time Release Party
DYR (aka Colleen Burns) is a Seattle-based electronic artist, producer, and DJ. She'll be joined by Nick Charles, disco enthusiast Parker Mills, and DJ-Producer Meltonwax.
(West Seattle, $10)

16. Emo Dance Party
Bring back the early-mid 2000's with your deep passion for gauged ears, flat-ironed hair, and Pete Wentz's smirk at the Emo Dance Party, a new chance to relive your MySpace glory in the form of a high energy, passionately emo DJ night.
(Fremont, $7/$10)

17. La Fonda, Close Encounter, The Landmarks
Wear your happy indie heart on your sleeve as the members of La Fonda belt out laid-back, catchy songs reminiscent of funk and garage rock. They'll be joined by Close Encounter and The Landmarks.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

18. Night Shift
Meet up with the wandering dance party known as Night Shift, which changes locations as well as lineup every time. This iteration's DJs will be Zai, Howin, DJ Houseplants, Essex, and FKL in the basement at Kremwerk, Calico, El Grande, Kween Kay$h, and Bolo Yung upstairs at Timbre Room, and the Vinyl Church DJ team outside on the patio.
(Downtown, $5/$10)

19. Sunset Flip, Hellbat, Bugs
Get ready to bang your head around thanks to live sets by local punks Sunset Flip with Hellbat and Bugs.
(University District, $7)

20. Swayze! '80s Dance Party
Dance to the hot '80s tunes that might have made Swayze's blood warm at this Trashy Trash/Snap! '90s Dance Party event.
(Eastlake, $7)

21. Utzalu, Ritual Knife, Cerebral Rot
Portland black metal group Utzalu will head north to play tracks off their latest effort, The Loins of Repentance, with Ritual Knife and Cerebral Rot as opening support.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

22. Young Go Hards, Crab Legs, Heck Yes!, Aloha Mars
Young Go-Hards are, in their words, "a bunch of dudes going really hard," which is fitting since they're ready to go hard one more time just for you, with support from Crab Legs, Heck Yes!, and Aloha Mars.
(University District, $7)

QUEER

23. Ruckus: Harness Party with DJs Rob Winter & Pure Noise
You know the drill: Hot dudes in strappy outfits, DJs greasing the beat, and sweaty abs all around.
(Capitol Hill, $8)

READINGS & TALKS

24. Anastacia Reneé Tolbert
Tonight, Anastacia-Reneé Tolbert will celebrate the recent release of three new books: (v.), Forget It, and Answer(Me). Rich Smith writes, "If you haven't seen Reneé at a reading around town in the last year or so, you haven't been going to readings around town. She's everywhere, either performing her dramatic, multi-persona poems from one of those three books, or starring in her ever-developing solo show, 9 Ounces. She's swept up tons of local and national awards and residencies recently, and for good reason: her poems are smart and powerful, her delivery is varied and compelling, and she's got great style."
(First Hill, free)

25. Anne Helen Petersen - Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud
BuzzFeed culture writer and celebrity gossip expert Anne Helen Petersen will read from Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, her new book that examines female celebrities like Lena Dunham and Nicki Minaj who push the boundaries of what it means to be an "acceptable woman."
(Lake Forest Park, free)

26. Finn Menzies: Brilliant Odyssey Don't Yearn
Welcome trans poet, teacher, and zine writer Finn Menzies's first collection, Brilliant Odyssey Don't Yearn, by hearing a reading from the book as well as excerpts read by JM Miller and Melanie Noel.
(Wallingford, free)

27. Spencer Ellsworth: Starfire—A Red Peace
A Red Peace, Spencer Ellworth's new book that begins his Starfire trilogy, is described as "an action-packed space opera in a universe where the oppressed half-Jorian crosses have risen up to supplant humanity and dominate the galaxy."
(University District, free)

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

ART

28. Out of Sight
Established in 2015 as an unofficial addendum to the Seattle Art Fair, Out of Sight is an annual survey of Northwest art that thrives, as the name implies, in the margins outside the commercial gallery system inscribed by the official fair. As a result, it's a place for artists to take risks and show edgier, more exploratory work. But it's also a great chance to catch emerging artists destined to be scooped up by galleries—(before Seth David Friedman was represented by Season Gallery, his intimate, biomorphic sculptures were featured at Out of Sight). Curated by Greg Lundgren, Ben Heywood, S. Surface, and Justen Siyuan Waterhouse, this year's Out of Sight promises to be a destination in its own right, full of promising young artists, seasoned veterans, and just about everyone in between. EMILY POTHAST
(Pioneer Square, $10)

MUSIC

29. Seattle Acoustic Festival
If acoustic guitars are your jam (GET IT??), then this is the late-summer festival for you. The fourth annual Seattle Acoustic Festival will feature over 30 bands and artists for two whole days spread across the garden, the sanctuary, and the Fellowship Hall of All Pilgrims Church.
(Capitol Hill, by donation)

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

FOOD & DRINK

30. Seattle Highball Week
Here at The Stranger, we know just what you need, given the current state of 2017, life, the universe, and everything: You need GOOD BOOZE, and you need it NOW! So prepare yourself (and your liver) for The Stranger’s HIGHBALL WEEK! We’ve teamed up with 15 of the finest bars and restaurants in Seattle—along with our cocktail-lovin’ pals at Toki Whisky—to bring you this one-of-a-kind boozetacular! At each of Highball Week’s locations, you’ll find specially crafted cocktails that are available only to Highball Week participants. Even better? Each of these fantastic, sanity-saving cocktails will be available ALL DAY (not just during happy hour!) and cost you a mere $5! Stay tuned for our definitive list of all the Highball Week cocktails!
(Across Seattle, $5)

MUSIC

31. Freak Out Weekend
This weekend boasts a night of exploitation flix screened outdoors on Friday at a private location, "Total Rock Action!" garage goodness brought to you by The Delstroyers, The Second Hand Suits, The Sellwoods, The Reverberations, The Sinister Six, and The Lovesores at Darrell's Tavern on Saturday, and a free afterparty (also at Darrell's) complete with pizza and drink specials and the Freak Out flea market on Sunday. KIM SELLING
(Shoreline, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

32. State Parks: Free Days
Celebrate the National Park Service's 101st birthday with the Washington State Parks and the National Parks. They'll waive their usual $10 entrance fee, and you can enjoy the wonder of the Columbia Gorge, Olympic Rainforest, or Deception Pass for free.
(Various locations, free.)

SATURDAY

ART

33. Arts in the Garden
Bellevue Botanical Garden Society's sixth-annual Arts in the Garden will display work by over forty artists, with sculptures and garden art available for purchase. Frolic among the flowers, enjoy food and music, and meet the artists.
(Bellevue, free)

34. Art Show & Documentary Film Preview
This premiere of Giving a Voice to the People of Nuevo Amanecer, a documentary about a Guatemalan community that was expelled and has returned home, will feature special footage, a pre-screening art show by Heather Danso and Victor Fuentes—buy a work and your money will benefit Nuevo Amanecer youth!—and a musical performance by Aldo Sanchez. There will be some refreshments, too.
(Pioneer Square, free)

35. David Zinn Sidewalk Chalk Workshop
Learn to make ephemeral public art with David Zinn, "world-renowned sidewalk chalk artist," who'd like to help you express yourself and your communities' spirit in the colorful, childlike medium.
(Beacon Hill, free)

36. Exterminator City 8 (Ate)
This underground market will feature comics by sixteen artists, publishers, zinesters, and cartoonists—come to find exciting new work or hobnob with creatives.
(Ballard, free)

37. Hai! Japantown
Celebrate Japantown at this neighborhood party that will span multiple venues. Head to the Wing Luke Museum for a Japanese American Heritage Trail Tour and Chiyo's Garden for an information booth and DJs, check out the Mahouto Market, watch Big Hero 6 at Hing Hay Park, and shop at the historic Jackson Building.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

38. Marked Urgent: Art for Processing and Responding to Challenging Times
Seattle Office of Arts and Culture will host a workshop that looks at the process of making art for social change. Interdisciplinary artist, activist, and educator Beverly Naidus will discuss her own process and share her favorite revolutionary work before encouraging participants to explore their own stories through art. Materials are provided, but participants are also welcome to bring their own art supplies.
(Pioneer Square, free)

39. Observations : Warehouse Music/Arts Show
Engage the musical, visual, and tactile faculties of your brain with weird music by Db Randa, Blooddouble, Shelf Nunny, and Marcus Price, an art and photography show, video projections by Colin Manning, a print/clothing market, and Milk Peanut and Malaki's 3D installations.
(Sodo, free)

40. Pacific Galleries Saturday Marché
This huge antiques market, hosting more than 200 vendors, promises cool finds from "French Provincial antiques" to "vintage lighting."
(Georgetown, free)

41. Modern Symbolists
Artists from around the world will present their takes on modern symbolism in this group show curated by Liba WS and Julie Baroh.
(Georgetown, free)

COMEDY

42. Ten Percent Luck
Two improv groups will do their comedic thang with instruction and suggestions by a featured stand-up comic. Two genres of comedy, one unique experience.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

FESTIVALS

43. Duwamish River Festival
The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition invites you to frolic in the sun (or rain) to mark the Duwamish's transformation from a slodgy current to a renewed habitat, as well as continued efforts to complete its recovery. Learn about the Superfund site, meet members of environmental organizations, take kayak and boat tours on the river, and delight in performances from local neighborhoods. The Duwamish tribe will open the ceremonies, and acts by Amigos de Seattle, Madcap Pusher Band of Georgetown, Angeles de Mexico, the Chaotic Noise Marching Band, and Bopha Lokei Cambodian Dance, Lucha Libre Volcanica, plus Thai classical music and dance, the Meshika dancers of Danza Kalpulli Tlaloktekuhtli, and more.
(South Park, free)

44. NW Connection Fest
NW Connection Fest will lay out a whole day of live rock and punk from local and regional bands like JV, Toarn, Midnight Lights, Noise Brigade, She Thinks I'm Alex, As Pillars Fall, King Lincoln, Tidelines, Point of Arches, Between Seasons, Public Theatre, Food For Wolves, Fairchild, Of Fact and Fiction, DND7, and No Plug.
(Eastlake, $10/$15)

FILM

45. Movies at the Mural
Bring your lawn chairs and watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for free on Seattle Center's 40-foot-screen on the Mural Amphitheater lawn. The screening will open with a short film by local students at Cornish College of the Arts.
(Seattle Center, free)

46. West Seattle Outdoor Movies
The 14th annual season of the West Seattle Outdoor Movie series will screen Beauty and the Beast at dusk, with pre-movie children's activities, food trucks, and concessions for sale—as well as opportunities to raise money for nonprofits.
(West Seattle, free)

FOOD & DRINK

47. Jazen Tea 5th Anniversary Party
Bubble tea and juice bar chain Jazen Tea is celebrating its fifth anniversary in the International District, and for the milestone, it's offering two days worth of discounted teas and perks.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

48. Seattle Cider Company Fourth Anniversary Party
Join Seattle Cider Co. for its fourth anniversary at The Woods tasting room. There will be over fifteen special ciders on tap from Seattle Cider, plus offerings from Two Beers Brewing and more.
(Sodo, free entry)

49. Standard Bakery Pinehurst Grand Opening
You already know Standard Bakery from its former Central District pop-up, but now it's expanding to North Seattle—Pinehurst to be exact. At this location, customers can purchase fresh baked pastries, bread, bagels (weekends only), sandwiches, ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, coffee and seasonal specialties seven days a week. The bakery will continue to serve its goods at farmer's markets, too. To celebrate its new location, the bakery is hosting a family-friendly block party, complete with a bounce house, live music and baked goods.
(North Seattle, free)

50. Yard Party
Everyone knows Stoup brings all the good times to the yard, and this time is no different. They're hosting live music (Brawns, Silver Treason, Planet Fly, and Golden Idols), plus a collaboration with Seattle Children's Museum, and food for purchase (Wicked Good Grinders, Raney Brothers BBQ, and Nutty Squirrel Gelato, and more). They'll also have not one but four beer bars open for easy access.
(Ballard, free)

MUSIC

51. The Adarna, Blue Helix, Crashdown Butterfly
The Adarna are the first band to ever coin their genre as "Jet City Rock," and they're also probably the first to take their name from a mythical phoenix-like songbird in Filipino folklore. They'll be joined by Blue Helix and Crashdown Butterfly.
(Fremont, $8/$12)

52. Brad Yaeger & The Night Terrors, This Definite Sky, WE BUY GOLD, Pink Octopus
Brad Yaeger and The Night Terrors play "pompous bombastic dramatic rock," and will be joined by high energy groups This Definite Sky, WE BUY GOLD, and Pink Octopus.
(Ballard, $8)

53. Cornbread Ball
Slim's eighth annual Cornbread Ball features a whole heap of deep-fried greasy goodness, musical and otherwise, from the likes of Memphis Radio Kings, Darci Carlson, Timmy Tombstone, John Hamhock, Disco Cowboys, and many more.
(Georgetown, $10)

54. Dent May with iji
Headliner Dent May is a fey, ukulele-playing singer-songwriter from Mississippi who records for Animal Collective's Paw Tracks label. His newest album, Warm Blanket, fleshes out his sound with electronic elements and bigger beats, with May's vocals sounding like a cross between Edwyn Collins and Mayer Hawthorne. Blanket's best song, "Born Too Late," possesses a string-laden homage to John Barry's "Midnight Cowboy" theme, so my previous indifference toward May has receded a bit. DAVE SEGAL
(Pioneer Square, $8)

55. Discordia, Watch Rome Burn, Sun Mother, MixedUp
Rock out with Discordia, Watch Rome Burn, and Sun Mother, plus MixedUp's melange of "rap, synth, traditional/folk and soul."
(Belltown, $8)

56. Dry T-Shirt Contest, Voycheck, Glose, Multicult
Try to will your body to temporarily stop producing sweat in the Dry T-Shirt Contest. Dance (as languidly as you can) to sets from Voycheck, Glose, and Multicult, who will also be "accidentally" spilling the occasional drink to keep you on your toes.
(Eastlake, $5/$8)

57. Everett Food Truck Festival
Eat your heart out at the Everett Food Truck Festival, located at Wetmore and California in Downtown Everett, featuring over 20 PNW food trucks including NOSH and Off the Rez, as well as live music and a beer garden from Everett Music Initiative. Performers include Tilson XOXO, Spirit Award, and The Porters.
(Everett, free)

58. Familiars, Paisley Devil, Baby Jessica
Tender-hearted fantasy rockers Familiars spread a Northwest mist of indie experimental tracks over the Blue Moon stage, with Paisley Devil and Baby Jessica.
(University District, $7)

59. Fonzarelli, Freeway Park, The Finger Guns
Expect an evening of punk rock with a beachy vintage pop influence from Fonzarelli.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

60. Hazzard's Cure, Wild Hunt, Kihalas, Ashen Pyre
Hazzard’s Cure promises a blend of "black, stoner, doom, and even sludge metal" for maximum brain and eardrum damage.
(Eastlake, $5-$10)

61. India Gants DJ Set
India Gants, Bellevue-born winner of America's Next Top Model, is also a DJ. Dance to her set and drink to support Lifelong, an organization that provides support to people with HIV/AIDS. (All drink orders from 9:30 to closing time will go toward the organization.)
(Capitol Hill, free)

62. Jarrad Powell & Golden Retriever
As director of Seattle ensemble Gamelan Pacifica, Jarrad Powell has been responsible for a lot of spectral, deeply tranquil music in the namesake vein of that group. They prove that the beautifully tintinnabulating gongs of gamelan never wear out their welcome, never fail to dissipate your anxiety (of which we have a surplus this year). Powell’s solo output also is profoundly meditative and teeming with interesting percussive timbres. Portland’s Golden Retriever—modular-synth genius Matt Carlson and bass-clarinetist Jonathan Sielaff—have been elevating Thrill Jockey’s catalog over the last five years, issuing three albums that explore the transcendental nexus where early avant-electronic composition, astral jazz, and ambient music converge. DAVE SEGAL
(Wallingford, $5-$15)

63. Kings of Cavalier, Eroder, Crown Villains, Late Night Shiner
It gets heavier with metal, grunge, and blues-influenced rock from Kings of Cavalier, Eroder, Crown Villains, and Late Night Shiner.
(Greenwood, $5)

64. Linda's Fest 2017
Capitol Hill brunch-and-brews institution Linda’s Tavern continues to give back to the community with a yearly sample of free local music. And while the average income of the restaurant’s neighbors continues to change, the sonic fare of Linda’s Fest does not—heavy, rhythmic, and loud continue to be adjectives of consequence. Because, really, what is the sound of brunch? It is the aural equivalent of that which quenches the hangover: grease, carbon, caffeine, and further blood-borne ethanol. This year’s amp-worship seminar features Chastity Belt as keynote speaker. Support comes from Bread & Butter, Scott Yoder, DoNormaal, Guayaba, and Ex Licks. JOSEPH SCHAFER
(Capitol Hill, free)

65. MELT: Two Room Party
Sink into these late summer vibes with MELT, a two-room heavily groovy dance party spread between Timbre Room and the patio, with DJs MTBTZ, Snapdragon, Mike Devlin, and Everett Leftside at the helm.
(Downtown, $5/$10)

66. Morning Treats and Tweets Guided Bird Walk
Watch birds go about their lives in the park with Naturalist Ed Dominguez while enjoying a cup of coffee (or tea) and a delicious doughnut.
(Rainier Valley, $7)

67. MVP: Michael Jackson vs. Prince
Now that all our heroes are dead, MVP, a Seattle band that plays both the music of Michael Jackson and Prince, will be bringing all the hits from two of the biggest icons in music history to the Royal Room.
(Columbia City, $10/$15)

68. Ole Tinder, Jeremy Pinnell, Gus Clark
Ole Tinder work a country vibe, but they apply it to such subjects as the Aurora Bridge, so you know where they live. ANDREW HAMLIN
(Ballard, $10)

69. Raiz with Guests
Beatport's Label of the Month is Droid Recordings, so it's only fitting that Work would host a night of heavy techno with Droid's co-founder, Raiz, who will supported by Sone, Miss Shelrawka, and Yamanaka.
(Downtown, $10)

70. Saturday Sessions on the Rooftop
Get your weekend started early with a laid-back DJ session and cheap cocktail specials on the rooftop deck of the Hard Rock.
(Downtown, free)

71. Sodo Summer Session
A new SodoBloPo has arrived (that's "South of Downtown Block Party" for y'all) on 1st Ave S and Stacey St. in the form of Sodo Summer Session: a family-friendly, free for all ages, parade of the cute but usual seasonal fare (live music, food trucks, and flea market) paired with the unusual: something called "roomba beer pong" and a "drone arena." Performers this year include The Flavr Blue (DJ Set), Eagle Teeth, Falon Sierra, Area of Defect, Golden Idols, The Warren G. Hardings, and Molly Lewis.
(Sodo, free)

72. Stay Sexy: A Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood
Seattle musicians and artists are responding to the healthcare crisis with tunes and booths full of cool jewelry and visual art. The musical lineup includes Babe Waves (formerly Fallopia), Devilwood, Dean Johnson, Hamilton Boyce (of the Country Lips), and Ancient Warlocks. There will also be a silent auction and raffle.
(Eastlake, $10)

73. Tribute to The Who: Live at Leeds with Weener
Join a cavalcade of talented session musicians as they take it all the way back to May 1970 in loving homage of classic rock kings The Who, with their recreation of the seminal album, Live at Leeds. Ween tribute group Weener will open.
(Fremont, $10/$15)

74. TUF FEST
TUF FEST is back for year two in Judkins Park. This annual, free, all-day/all-night affair (noon to 10 pm) is thrown by the local TUF collective of female/nonbinary/trans artists and creatives with an emphasis on electronic music and comes with support from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Panels will cover nuts-and-bolts matters like how to set up a PA, career advice like business skills for artists, and critical reflections like Shine Theory, which breaks down the myth of female competition. Local daytime performers include rapper Taylar Elizza Beth, mutant-pop duo Pleather, and dark electronica purveyors Youryoungbody. Out-of-town support comes from Vancouver’s dreamy x/o and Oakland techno fiend Russell E.L. Butler. On the late-night tip (location to be revealed with ticket purchase, but daytime is free and all ages), gear up for the First Lady of Detroit techno, Acacia Records honcho K-Hand, and Chicago beat spiritualist Eris Drew. GREG SCRUGGS
(Rainier Valley, free)

75. Zulu Park Jam
Mourn the end of summer with 206 Zulu at their all-ages jam at Cal Anderson. Enjoy live performances by The Ancient Robotz and DJ W'Ray, live art by Stay Happy Collective, and food.
(Capitol Hill, free)

PERFORMANCE

76. Summer Student Show
Watch showy tricks by the budding circus artists and aerial acrobats from Emerald City Trapeze Arts.
(Sodo, free)

QUEER

77. Get Lei'd
Dress tropically for this party for the Arsenal Softball Team, which features a best-dressed competition, raffles, and a 50/50 drawing. Eat cheap sliders, barbecue, and pineapple upside-down cake, and take advantage of some drink specials.
(Capitol Hill, free)

78. Rage Underwear Party
Shuck off those pesky clothes and ogle some gogos at this gay ol' party with DJs Pure Noise and guests.
(Capitol Hill, $6/$8)

READINGS & TALKS

79. Pistil Books Annual Outdoor Book Sale
Browse about 2,000 $1 and $2 books in all sorts of genres at this downtown bookstore. They promise free lemonade, too.
(Capitol Hill, free)

80. Seattle Anarchist Bookfair
Celebrate the intellectual/community side of anarchism and meet radical authors and publishers at workshops. Some of the many attendees include Books to Prisoners, the Social Justice Film Festival, and the Seattle Solidarity Network.
(Seattle Center, free)

81. Seattle Urban Book Expo 2
The Seattle Urban Book Expo is an opportunity for local urban authors to gather and to present their work to the community. Stop by to eat food, listen to some tunes, and chat with the writers about their work.
(Central District, free)

RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY

82. BlackLivesMatter: March Against Hate and Racism
The Black Freedom Front will protest racism and intolerance in Virginia and beyond.
(Downtown, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

83. Jello Underground
Allegedly the "only female-produced jello wrestling show in the world," the Jello Underground pits muscular women athletes against one another in a jiggly pool o' jello.
(South Lake Union, $10/$15)

84. West Seattle Parks Walking Tour with Linnea Westerlind
Self-taught expert on local parks Linnea Westerlind will lead you on a two-hour walk around West Seattle, introducing you to interesting features and history of the area.
(West Seattle, free)

85. Yoga, Zumba, and Tour
Practice yoga outside, shape up with zumba, and take a sculpture tour at this Summer at SAM day.
(Belltown, free)

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

FESTIVALS

86. 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, $10-$16)

87. Tibet Fest
Enjoy a glimpse into the fascinating cultures of Tibet. Make a Sand Mandala, brush up on herbal medicine, try food, hear music, and buy cool art and trinkets.
(Seattle Center, free)

MUSIC

88. City Arts Presents: High Tide
City Arts will celebrate the end of summer by hosting their favorite DJs and bands at Waterfront Park's Hotspot. The event will include Dayshift, the daytime dance party, and Nightshift, the (you guessed it) nighttime dance party. DJs include Sosa, DJSJ, Double Sunrise Club, Protype Session, Sway & Swoon, Soul Justice, and Soul One.
(Downtown, free)

PERFORMANCE

89. Naturally
Comedy duo Clayton Weller and Sophie Lowenstein will perform in preparation for the Vancouver Fringe Festival with two nights of audience-guided comedy.
(Greenwood, $10/$14)

SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

90. Beers for Birds
Play bird trivia and drink freely: Some proceeds will benefit the Audubon Society, so your drunkenness means happier, safer feathered friends.
(Ballard, free)

FOOD & DRINK

91. Celebrate Little Saigon 2017: Banh Mi Fest!
This year marks the seventh annual Banh Mi Fest, sponsored by Friends of Little Saigon. It's a community festival celebrating Vietnamese American food, culture and entertainment. You can expect a bevy of vendors offering up their versions of the sandwich, as well as activities and games, a "Banh Mi Throw Down," a Pho and Banh Su Eating Contest, and a 21+ outdoor beer garden.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

92. Kawabe SummerFest! 2017
Join the Kawabe Memorial House for its annual SummerFest street fair, complete with live entertainment, dancing, kids' activities, a raffle with prizes, and lots of food. This year, the street fair will also include the Seattle Humane Society's MaxMobile, which means you just might get to meet your future four-legged companion.
(Chinatown-International District, free admission)

GEEK & GAMING

93. Game of Thrones: Season 7 Finale Viewing Party
Eat pizza and cry with strangers at Nectar's screening of the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale! Get there early to catch the previous episode, or show up later for the finale.
(Fremont, free)

MUSIC

94. Bandz Marino, Inkubiz, The Lunatics, Seven The Pantha, Self Made, DJ Guerrilla
Bandz Marino, who bill themselves as "Co-Founder of Seattle's 'Flight Boys' Movement," play hiphop and R&B.
(Fremont, $10)

95. Burn Burn Burn, Millhous, Everything Sux
Satan-loving punks and "Seattle hawt boyz" Burn Burn Burn will headline at the Kraken, with bill support from Millhous and Everything Sux.
(University District, $7)

96. Free Blues & Cool Jazz Series
Loll on the grass and listen to chill jazz and blues from Big Road Blues.
(Downtown, free)

97. Lilac, Donormaal, Briana Marela, Toya B
Ambient electro-pop wind nymph and Stranger favorite Lilac will release their new tape You Can Call Me Papa at this intimate show with special musical guests Donormaal, Briana Marela, and Toya B, a reiki energy-charged immersive altar by Lily Kay, and an art installation in part designed by Amanda Leaty.
(University District, $7)

98. Milo, Randal Bravery, SB The Moor, Kenny Segal
Rapper Milo will perform songs from his new album, who told you to think??!!?!?!?!. He'll be joined by Randal Bravery, SB The Moor, and Kenny Segal.
(Seattle Center, $8/$10)

99. The Sweeplings
Acoustic folk-pop musicians Sweeplings, who met via America's Got Talent, write fatalistic, "cinematic" songs.
(Capitol Hill, $10/$12)

QUEER

100. 2017 Mr & Miss Neighbours Pageant
See local queers compete for the titles of Mr & Miss Neighbours. The cuties will parade in club wear and formal wear, show off a talent, and answer an impromptu question.
(Capitol Hill, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

101. Urban Ag Bike Tour 2017
DIscover Seattle's pockets of city gardens and p.patches that supply veggies to the Rainier Valley Food Bank on this five-mile bike tour emphasizing the local urban ecosystem.
(Columbia City, free)

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