A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, July 6-12, 2012

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Animal events

Mutt Match & Cool Cats Adoption Event

SUN Meet 100 dogs and cats available for adoption, all spayed/neutered, noon Sunday, PetSmart, 100 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue (www.AnimalAllianceWA.org).

Bat Walk & Talk

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WED Learn about Northwest bats, easy walk to see bats in their natural habitat, for ages 8 and older, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $5, space limited (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/221553).

Kelsey Creek Rabbit Tales

WED Information about domestic rabbits, story, craft project, all ages welcome; children must be accompanied by adult, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue; suggested donation $1/person or $5/family (425-452-7688).

Zoo Eastside Shuttle

SAT Shuttle coach to and from Woodland Park Zoo, every 45 minutes, 9:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 2, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; $2 round trip includes $2 discount on zoo admission; shuttle free for ages 12 and younger; no reservations (206-546-2500 or www.zoo.org/shuttle).

Auto events

Audi Expo

SAT Audi of America display of new and retro Audis, 4 p.m. Saturday, Griot’s Garage Flagship Retail Store, 3333 S. 38th St., Tacoma; free (www.audiexpo.com).

MarketPlace Classic Car Show

SAT Classic car display, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Marketplace Factoria, 4092 Factoria Mall S.E., Bellevue; free (www.marketplaceatfactoria.com).

Return to Renton

Benefit Car Show

SUN Classic cars, entertainment, kids’ activities, vendors; proceeds benefit Renton Police Department Youth Fund, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Renton Downtown Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South, Renton; free (www.gorenton.com/play/returntorentoncarshow).

All Chevy Show

SUN Pacific Northwest Camaro Club hosts Camaros and all Chevrolets, 8 a.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (425-392-1266 or www.triplexrootbeer.com).


Walk N’ Roll for Spina Bifida

SAT One mile walk hosted by Pat Cashman, all proceeds for programs and services for people with Spina Bifida, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Bradley Lake Park, 531 31st Ave. S.E., Puyallup; free, donations requested (206-363-3726 or www.firstgiving.com/sbaws/walk-n-roll-for-spina-bifida-2012).

Wine Rocks Seattle

WED Wine from more than 35 Washington wineries, music, food trucks; benefits The Giving Grapes Foundation charity, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Maritime Event Center at Bell Harbor, Pier 66, Seattle; $35 (206-979-9463 or www.winerocksseattle.com).

Woodland Park Zoo

Jungle Party

PLAN AHEAD Fundraiser auction, entertainment, animal experiences, dinner, 5-10 p.m. July 13, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle; $350 (206-548-2547 or www.zoo.org/page.aspx?pid=2078).


Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard closed to vehicle traffic for bicyclists, walkers, runners and roller bladers, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle; professionally fitted bicycle helmets available for $10, 1-4 p.m. Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Ride Eat Cheer Tour de France

JULY 12 Two-hour, 17 mph, stay-together bicycle ride, 7 a.m., from Cascade Bicycle Studio, 115 N. 36th St., Seattle; followed by viewing of the Tour de France Mountain Stage 11 and buffet, 9:30 a.m. July 12, Bastille Cafe & Bar, 5307 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $18/advance, $25/at the door (206-453-5014 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/251675).


Chris Craft Rendezvous

JULY 12-15 Classic Chris Crafts, touring of boats, seminars, swap meet and demonstrations, Chris Crafts of any vintage or condition welcome, July 12-15, Port Orchard Marina (206-919-6558 or www.chriscraftrendezvous.com).


Dance for women

FRI Women of Wisdom Qi Gong dancing for women, 8 p.m. Friday, Standing Stone Healing and Arts, 943 N. 89th St., Seattle; $5 (www.womenofwisdom.org).

Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginners’ workshop, 7 p.m., dancing with live music and caller, no partner necessary, don’t wear scented products, 7:30 p.m. today, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).

Skandia dance

FRI Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dancing, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 (206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org).

Boogie Woogie Hangar Dance

SAT Dance to music by the Harry James Orchestra, food and beverages available, 6 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $25-$30 (www.museumofflight.org).

Dance to Two Scoops Combo

SAT Singles and couples welcome, all ages, no partner necessary, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $15 (206-781-1238 or www.nwdance.net).

Sno-King Folk Dance Club

SAT Request dancing, 7 p.m., lesson, 7:30 p.m. followed by international folk dances, 8 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).

Dancing ‘Til Dusk

JULY 12 Live or DJ music and dancing, beginner lesson 6-7 p.m., dancing 7-9:30 p.m. July 12, Occidental Park, Seattle; canceled if inclement weather; free (www.danceforjoy.biz).


Seattle International Beerfest

FRI-SUN Specializing in rare, exotic beers with more than 200 beers from 16 countries, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, Seattle; $25-$35 (seattlebeerfest.com).

Seafair Pirates Landing

SAT Kickoff event of Seafair with pirate landing at noon; music, vendors, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W., Seattle (www.seafairpirates.org/).

Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade & Family Festival

SAT Children’s parade, 11 a.m., street fair with bouncy houses, pony rides, balloon artists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Wallingford Playfield, Wallingford Avenue North, between North 44th and North 45th Streets, Seattle (www.seafair.com/).

Pioneer Square Fire Festival

SAT Antique and classic fire engines, classic police cars, gold-mining demonstration, activities, displays by the Last Resort Fire Department, the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle (www.seafair.com).

Black Diamond Miners Day

SAT Celebration of coal mining heritage with chili cook-off, fashion show, beer garden, historical displays, wine tasting, craft and food vendors, music, activities; proceeds support the Bronze Coal Miner Statue Memorial, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 5-K run, 9 a.m. Saturday, $20-$25; Black Diamond (www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Diamond-Miners-Day/223734694304011).

Orcas Island Historical Day Fair & Parade

SAT Farmers market, craft and food vendors, entertainment, 10 a.m., community parade, noon Saturday, Orcas Island Historical Museum and Village Green, Eastsound (360-376-4849 or orcasmuseum.org).

Choochokam Arts Festival

SAT-SUN Art and food vendors, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, street dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Langley, Whidbey Island (choochokamarts.org/).

Arlington Fly-In

WED thru JULY 15 Aviation festival and air show with warbirds, antique and home-built aircraft flying and on display, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. July 11-12, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. July 13-14, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 15, Arlington Airport, 188th Avenue Northeast, Arlington; $15-$40 (360-435-5857 or www.arlingtonflyin.org).

Kent Cornucopia Days

JULY 12-15 Sidewalk sale, carnival, soccer tournament, street fair, art show, dragon boat races, 5K fun run/walk, inline skate and skateboard tournament, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. July 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 13-15, parade, 2 p.m. July 15, downtown Kent (www.kcdays.com).

Day Out With Thomas

JULY 13-15, 20-22 25-minute ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls with Thomas the Tank Engine. Games and activities, celebrity guests, kids’ activities; 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. July 13-15 and 20-22, Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie; $19, by reservation (425-888-3030. or www.trainmuseum.org).

The Next 50, Seattle Center

ONGOING Seattle Center celebrates 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com);

• Playway inflatable rides and zip line, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; prices vary;

• Celebrating Century 21 history exhibit, open daily, free;

• GeoDome Earth Portal guided tour of the universe, open daily, $7-$9.

Food events

Strawberries in Season

SAT Make strawberry jam and scone biscuits, noon Saturday, 21 Acres, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; $20-$40 (425-481-1500 or 21acres.org).

Pancake breakfast, Bothell

SAT Pancakes and eggs, bacon or sausage, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $4-$5 (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Anderson Island Historical Society Salmon Bake

SAT Salmon bake, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Anderson Island Historical Society, Johnson Farm, 9306 Otso Point Road, Anderson Island, Pierce County; $5-$20 (253-884-5224 or www.andersonislandhs.org).

Pie and Dessert Bake Off

SUN Dessert-baking contest, bring two of each entry, baked from scratch with at least one ingredient available at the farmers market, not requiring refrigeration; bring the recipe; entries on display by 11 a.m., judging at noon Sunday, Mercer Island Farmers Market, Mercerdale Park, 77th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island (www.mercergov.org).

Wine Tasting Essentials

MON How to taste wine knowledgeably; wine types, smart buying, proper storing, two-session class, 6 p.m. Monday and July 16, Via Vita Cafe & Wine Bar, 1032 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $66 (425-449-8917 or www.ViaVitaCafe.com).

Graham Kerr

JULY 12 Cooking tips and recipes focusing on unusual vegetables with Graham Kerr, book signing of “Growing at the Speed of Life, A Year in the Life of My First Kitchen Garden.” 5 p.m. July 12, Molbak’s nursery, Woodinville; $10, preregistration required (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com).

Clambake on the Lake

PLAN AHEAD Clam bake, seafood, whole roasted pig, music, local beer and wine; proceeds benefit Hopelink, 5:30 p.m. July 13, The Woodmark, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $39 (woodmarkclambakeonthelake-eorg.eventbrite.com/).


Plant Bullies, Noxious Weeds in King County

SAT Introduction to noxious weeds and what to look for on your property, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Shoreline Wildlife Habitat Tour

SAT Six wildlife habitat gardens in Highland Terrace and Richmond Highlands neighborhoods, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Highland Terrace Elementary School, 100 N. 160th St., Shoreline; free (www.wowta.org).

Hydrangeas/lavender oil

SAT How to grow and care for hydrangeas, 10 a.m.; seminar and demonstration on ways to use lavender, including making lavender oil, noon Saturday, Molbak’s nursery, 13625 N.E. 175th St., Woodinville; free (425-483-5000 or www.molbaks.com).

Fairy House Festival at Meerkerk

SAT Children build shelters for our community of woodland fairies, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, Whidbey Island; $3-$5 (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).

Interbay P-Patch U-Pick Lavender Sale

SAT-SUN Many varieties of lavender for culinary, decorative or craft uses, $3/small bunch, $5/large bunch, lavender wands, wreaths, sachets and culinary seeds available, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and July 14-15, Interbay P-Patch, 1500 Wheeler St., Seattle (206-999-9677).

Georgetown Garden Walk

SUN Maps to 30 colorful gardens, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Bank of America parking lot, 1112 S. Bailey St., Seattle; free (206-795-4067 or www.georgetowngardenwalk.com).

Container Herb Gardening Class

WED and JULY 12 Get started with growing herbs from your windowsill or balcony, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cascade Playground Park, 333 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle; or 5:30 p.m. July 12, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; free (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).

Start Your Fall

or Winter Garden

JULY 12 Plant vegetables now for harvesting in fall and winter, 6 p.m. July 12, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle; $25-$36 (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).


Penrose Point State Park walk

SAT Volkssport 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K walk on trails and rocky beaches, start anytime 8 a.m.-1 p.m., finish by 4 p.m. Saturday, Penrose Point State Park, 321 158th Ave., Lakebay, Pierce County; free, Washington State Discover Pass required (www.esva.org).


Lois Scholl Society Quilt Display

SAT Display of handmade quilts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Anderson Island Historical Society, Johnson Farm, 9306 Otso Point Road, Anderson Island, Pierce County; free (253-884-4905 or www.andersonislandhs.org).

Antique Tractor and Engine Show

SAT-SUN Working antique stationary engines, tractors, trucks on display; craft and antiques swap meet, food vendors, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 43 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma; $4 (360-249-8243).

Westfield Family Fun Days

TUE Big Kids (ages 6 & up) get free game time to test out the latest video games, craft activity, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Westfield Southcenter, 633 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila; free (www.westfield.com/southcenter/wfamily).

Movie bargains

“The Dictator”

It’s new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: “Dark Shadows,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” “Hysteria” and “Cabin in the Woods” ($3).

“The Dictator” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

They’re new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also there: “Dark Shadows” and “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” ($5.75).

“A Cat in Paris”

They’re new at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: “Magic Mike” and “People Like Us.” All seats on Tuesday are $7.


It’s the midnight movie at the Egyptian Friday and Saturday. All seats are $8.25.


It continues at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3:30 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday are $8.

“Labyrinth” and “BASEketball”

They’re new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.

“The Artist”

It’s new at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $8.

“Battleship,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “The Dictator”

They’re new at the East Valley 13 in Renton. Also there: “Dark Shadows,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” “Chimpanzee,” “Think Like a Man,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Mirror Mirror,” “21 Jump Street” and “The Lorax” ($3.50).

“The Dictator,” “Chimpanzee,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Battleship”

They’re new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: “Dark Shadows,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D,” “Think Like a Man,” “The Lorax 3D” and “Mirror Mirror” ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).


It’s the opening film for the “CinemaGig Outdoors” series. Show at dusk on Saturday, Donkey Creek Park, 8714 N. Harvorview Drive, Gig Harbor (free).

“Puss in Boots”

It’s the opening film for the “Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park” series. Show at dusk Tuesday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue (free, food/clothing-item donation suggested).


It’s the opening film for the “Movies at Marymoor Park” series. Seating opens at 7 p.m., show at dusk Wednesday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond ($5).

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

It’s the opening film for the “Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park” series. Admission at 7 p.m., show at dusk on Thursday, Magnuson Park athletic fields, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle ($5).


It’s the opening film for the “Moonlight Cinema” series. Beer garden opens at 6 p.m. (21 and older only), show at dusk on Thursday, Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville ($5).

“The Adventures of Tintin”

It’s the opening film for the “Movies at the Park” series. Seating begins at 7 p.m., show at dusk on Thursday, Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish (free).

Museum events

Museum of Flight

SAT American Fighter Aces Symposium panel discussion, 2 p.m. Saturday; also, tours of the interior of the World War II B-17, limited to four people per tour, Mondays-Thursdays and Saturdays through Sept. 3, $10; Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $9-$17 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).

Medieval Village Living History Days

SAT-SUN 14th-century-style English village with blacksmithing, cooking, archery, pottery, shoemaking, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or camlann.org).

Mary Olson Farm

SAT-SUN Restored 67-acre 19th-century farm open, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 20; talks, tours, 2 p.m. Sundays, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org).

Fort Nisqually’s

Crafts of the Past

SAT-SUN Demonstrations and activities on 19th-century textile arts, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$6.50 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

ONGOING Display of more than 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb and treasures from 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, through Jan. 6, 2013, 10 a.m. daily, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $15.50-$32.50, timed ticket entry, reservations recommended (800-664-8775 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org).

Chihuly Garden and Glass

ONGOING Indoor and outdoor glass-art installations, garden, cafe, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Seattle Center, Seattle; $12-$19 (www.chihulygardenandglass.com).

EMP Museum

ONGOING “Icons of Science Fiction,” “Avatar” and other exhibits, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, $12-$20; EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (206-770-2700 or www.empmuseum.org).

LeMay-America’s Car Museum

ONGOING Automotive history display of 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).

Paddle sports

Experience dragonboating

SAT Introduction to paddling on a dragonboat, no experience needed for ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, next to Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free, no reservations needed (206-523-4518 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org).

Learn to Row/Learn to Sweep

ONGOING Learn rowing fundamentals for strength and fitness, three-week sessions 6:30 p.m. Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays through the summer, Lake Washington Rowing Club, 910 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $99-$135 (206-547-1583 or www.lakewashingtonrowing.com).

Park events

Seattle Aquarium

Beach Naturalists

FRI Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime noon-3 p.m. Friday; Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle; and Seahurst, Burien, Des Moines beach, Richmond Beach, Shoreline; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).

Summer Nature Walk:

Native Plants

FRI Walk in the woods to identify native plants, 10 a.m. Friday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $5-$7 (425-316-8592 or www.streamkeeper.org/).

Birding Basics: 101

SAT Short lessons in field identification, walk through the park to spot and identify birds, for ages 10 and up, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $3-$5 (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214529).

Low Tide Adventure

– Mee Kwa Mooks Park

SUN Low-tide adventure to see sea life, 2 p.m. Sunday, Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W., Seattle; $3-$23 (206-932-7225 or www.stewardshipadventures.com/).

Arboretum Walk

SUN Guided walk with conifers and evergreen trees theme, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgarden.org).

Wetland Mammals

JULY 12 Learn about beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals in the slough, 2 p.m. July 12, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue; free, no reservations needed (425-452-2565 or www.bellevuewa.gov/mseec.htm).

Jetty Island Days

ONGOING Ferry to small island with nature trails and sandy beach, 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8:50 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 5, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, Everett; $2/adult, $1/child donation suggested (425-257-8700 or www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=2055).

Mount Rainier visitor shuttle

ONGOING Shuttle between Longmire and Paradise with stops at Cougar Rock Campground and Narada Falls on the uphill run, stopping at Comet Falls trailhead and Cougar Rock on downhill run, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; at Longmire, board the shuttle at the historic Longmire Gas Station; on Saturdays and Sundays only, shuttle from Whittaker Mountaineering, Ashford, connecting with the Paradise Shuttle in Longmire; Mount Rainier National Park; shuttle free, park entrance $15/vehicle or $5/person (www.nps.gov/mora).


Outdoor Concert Series, Cedarbrook Lodge

FRI Pearl Django, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave. S., Seattle; $20-$25 (www.cedarbrooklodge.com).

Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Island Jazz Quintet, 7:30 Friday; Chris Stevens and the Surf Monkeys, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacecommons.org).

Summer Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Puget Sound Symphony Chamber Players, 2 p.m. Saturday; Greenwood Concert Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

Summer Movies in the Park, Bellevue

TUE Activities and entertainment, 7:30 p.m.; “Puss in Boots,” dusk Tuesday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (www.intellus.com/summermovies).

Shoreline Noon Concert Series

TUE Hula performance by Halau Hula O’Napualani, noon Tuesday, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 197th St., Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/parks).

Kirkland Summer Children’s Concerts

TUE Johnny Bregar performs 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.org/#kids).

Sounds of Summer Concerts

TUES-WEDS Outdoor performances, noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way, Kent; free (253-856-2301 or kentstation.com).

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

WED Hit Explosion outdoor concert, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, University Village Mall, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or www.uvillage.com).

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Summer Concerts in the Park

WED Pan Leggo; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Animal Acres Park, Brookside Boulevard and Northeast 178th Street, Lake Forest Park; free (206-417-4645 or www.shorelinearts.net).

Coulon Family Concert Series

WED Renton City Concert Band; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton; free (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov).


Picnic Performances

WED Tickle Tune Typhoon, noon Wednesday, Town Square Plaza Park, Smith Street and Second Avenue, Kent; free (253-856-5050 or www.kentarts.com).

Auburn Kids SummerStage

WED Outdoor concert, Recess Monkey, noon Wednesday, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn; free (www.auburnwa.gov).

Wheedle’s Groove

JULY 12 All-star band of Seattle funk and soul musicians from the 1960s and ’70s, noon July 12, City Hall Plaza, Fourth Avenue and Cherry Street, Seattle; free (206-684-7171 or www.seattle.gov/seattlepresents).

Movies at Magnuson Park

JULY 12 Circus acts, food vendors, 7 p.m., bring lawn chairs and blankets, movie at dusk, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” July 12; Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $5 (www.moviesatmagnuson.com).

Shakespeare in the Parks

JULY 12 Seattle Shakespeare Company Wooden O performances, “The Winter’s Tale,” 7 p.m. July 12-13, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island; “Twelfth Night,” 7 p.m. July 12, Issaquah Community Center Open Space, Issaquah; free, donations appreciated (www.seattleshakespeare.org).

Kirkland Summer Concerts

JULY 12 The Fabulous Roof Shakers; 7 p.m. July 12, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (kirklandsummerconcerts.org/#evening).


Summer Concert Series

JULY 12 Hawaiian music concert, 6-8 p.m. July 12, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free (www.kenmorewa.gov/events).

Burien Music in the Park

JULY 12 Rockabilly band The Black Crabs, 6:30 p.m. July 12, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or www.burienparks.net).


Run of the Mill 5K

SAT 5K for all ages and abilities, proceeds to charity and high-school athletic programs, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek; $10-$25 (206-850-9086 or mcrunofthemill.com).

Bare Buns Fun Run

SUN Clothing-optional 5K fun run up Tiger Mountain, kids and walkers welcome; 11 a.m. Sunday, Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park, 24050 S.E. 127th St., Issaquah, $30; race shuttle, 8-10 a.m., Tibbett’s Valley Park N’ Ride; carpools of 3 or more can get pass at P&R to drive directly to park (425-392-6833 or www.fraternitysnoqualmie.com/BBFR.html).

Roots Rock Trail Race: Timber Town 10K

SUN Race through single track trails and dirt roads, 8 a.m. Sunday, Port Gamble, Kitsap County; $20 (www.rootsrockrun.com).

Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk

PLAN AHEAD A 3.3-mile (5K) run/walk to benefit Helpline, 8 a.m. July 14, Queen Anne Lutheran Church, Seattle; $30-$40 (206-282-1540 or www.queenannehelpline.org).


Vintage Market

SAT-SUN Collections, estate sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, VintageEvent Productions, 4535 Union Bay Place N.E., Seattle (www.vintageevent.com).

Special interest

Eastside Science Cafe:

“Cloaking: Science Meets

Science Fiction”

MON UW’s Gunther Uhlmann on recent scientific projects designed to take invisibility out of the fictional world, 7 p.m. Monday, Wilde Rover, 111 Central Way, Kirkland; free (pacsci.org/ScienceCafe).

Garden Party

JULY 12 Bastille Day celebration, buffet, short concert by la Chorale de l’Alliance Francaise, 6 p.m. July 12, Alliance Francaise de Seattle, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $5, reserve by July 10 (206-632-5433 or www.afseattle.org).

The Seattle Great Wheel

ONGOING Ride in enclosed gondolas on wheel rising nearly 200 feet above the pier and 40 feet out over Elliott Bay on 12-minute ride, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. daily, Pier 57, Seattle; $8.50-$13 (206- 623-8600 or seattlegreatwheel.com/).


Seattle Architecture


FRI-SAT Walking tours from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle, unless noted otherwise; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).

• Architecture’s Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Friday;

• Art Deco designs of the 1920s, 10 a.m. Friday;

• Architecture 101, 10 a.m. Saturday.

MOHAI Neighborhood

History Tours

SAT Behind-the-scenes art tour of the University of Washington, 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at Drumheller Fountain, UW Campus, Seattle; future tours include History of Fashion in Seattle, July 11 and Aug. 1; Capitol Hill and the Emergence of a Visible LGBTQ Community, July 14 and Sept. 5; Seattle’s Civil Rights Movement Walking Tour of the Central District, July 28 and Aug. 15; Seattle; $20/advance, $30 day of tour if space available (206-324-1126 or www.seattlehistory.org).

Tour of Seattle’s First Passive House

JULY 12 Hammer and Hand Seattle hosts tour of the city’s first energy-efficient Passive House, 3-6 p.m. July 12, Rainier Valley address provided at registration, Seattle; free (bit.ly/MYwcKa).

Old Redmond Cemetery

PLAN AHEAD History tour, 1 p.m. July 15, Redmond Cemetery, Redmond; $8, registration required by July 12 (425-885-2919 or redmondhistoricalsociety.org).

First Hill Neighborhood Tour

PLAN AHEAD Historic Seattle guided 3-hour tour of First Hill including Frye Art Museum, St. James Cathedral, Dearborn House, Stimson-Green Mansion, concluding in the Fireside Lounge at Sorrento Hotel, 1 p.m. July 19, Frye Art Museum, Seattle; $20-$35, reservations required by July 12 (206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org).

Skagit Boat Tours

THRU SEPT. 3 Lunch, nature walk, boat ride on Diablo Lake to learn about the North Cascades and the dam that provides hydroelectric power to Seattle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays, through Sept. 3, Newhalem, Skagit County; $15-$30, by reservation (360-854-2589 or www.seattle.gov/light/tours/Skagit).

Travel events

Europe Through

the Back Door

SAT Italy travel, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, Ext. 298, or www.ricksteves.com).

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