Best Bets for Bumbershoot on Sunday, Sept. 6.

Bumbershoot 2009, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today and Monday, Seattle Center. Tickets: $50 per day; available at gates starting at 10:30 a.m. daily. Tickets include access to all programs on a first-come, first-served basis. Free passes — available first-come, first-served — are required for admission to Mainstage evening shows. Tickets available at the gate or Ticketmaster outlets


For complete schedule and information, see Friday’s Ticket section or

Wise Fool New Mexico: As you wander around in the afternoon, keep your eyes peeled for this troupe’s Flexion performance, featuring five acrobats on stilts who roll, bend and split while using a free-standing aerial rig (2, 3:45 and 6 p.m., International Fountain Lawn).

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The Best of Seattle International Comedy Competition 30-year anniversary: See past winners of this long-running tournament, which attracts comedians from around the world (3 p.m., Comedy Stage West).

S.E. Hinton: You’ve read “The Outsiders” and “Rumble Fish.” Now listen to the young-adult writer speak (3:30 p.m., Bagley Wright Theatre).

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Indie, punk, dance, whatever. Listen to them live and make up your mind, or don’t (2:30 p.m., Mainstage).

Michael Franti & Spearhead (7:15 p.m.) and Jason Mraz (9:15 p.m.): Sample Franti’s soulful R&B mix or Mraz’s easygoing pop (Mainstage).

Seattle Times staff