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Arts-in-Nature Festival

West Seattle’s Camp Long is the place to be this weekend. Its cabins and grounds will be populated by musicians, dance troupes, fire artists and an outdoor “Museum of Sound.” The occasion is the 11th annual Arts-in-Nature Festival, a two-day fundraiser for Nature Consortium which promotes environmental causes through “the creative arts and hands-on conservation projects.”

Performers include Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew), the Early Music Guild, Nyamuziwa Marimba Ensemble, Heimish Klezmer, the aerial moves of the Cabiri and the Yellow Hat Band, a brass band with an international repertoire, featuring multi-instrumentalist Amy Denio.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5 donation (206-923-0853 or

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Michael Upchurch,

Seattle Times arts writer

Also this weekend

Gallery event: The appeal of “Drum of the Draw,” a new monthly event at Flatcolor Gallery, is that it gives the public a unique chance to watch artists at work. From 5-9 tonight, the Pioneer Square gallery is opening its doors for spectators to watch and enjoy refreshments as eight artists create original drawings. Participating artists are Joe McSween, Warren Dykeman, Robert Hardgrave, Amy Huddleston, Sean Hurley, Jesse LeDoux, Parskid and Darin Shuler. 528 First Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-390-6537 or

Live History talk and walk: Alan Schmitz recounts the history of West Seattle pioneers Ferdinand and Emma Schmitz, whose land became Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, during a walk-and-talk from 10 a.m.-noon today. Presented by the Olmsted Society, the Log House Museum and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. The tour begins at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Drive S.W. in West Seattle; free (206-938-5293 or

Night Market: With shopping; food; entertainment including a lion dance and martial-arts demos; and a Bruce Lee trivia contest. 6-11 tonight, Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave S. and South King St., in Seattle’s Chinatown International District. Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” will be shown at 9 p.m.; free (

TibetFest at Seattle Center: A Tibetan bazaar with handmade arts and crafts, traditional foods, children’s activities and costume exhibits. Also screenings of “Seven Years in Tibet,” “Cry of the Snow Lion,” “Leaving Fear Behind” and “Dalai Lama Renaissance.” Noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Seattle Center House (206-684-7200 or

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