Bellevue 5th Annual Rockaraoke Competition Thur Local performers sing karaoke backed by a live rock-'n'-roll band, noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Bellevue Galleria, 550...
5th Annual Rockaraoke Competition
Thur Local performers sing karaoke backed by a live rock-‘n’-roll band, noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. (425-543-3111 or www.bellevuelive.com/liveatlunch).
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Ongoing Fresh produce, meats, eggs, flowers, baked goods and other items, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 13, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. Sept. 8: Cooking demonstration, 3:30 p.m., Chef Randy Robinson of Pogacha Restaurant. (425-454-8474 or www.bellevuefarmersmarket.org).
Ongoing Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Aug. 25: Brad Warren. (425-644-1111or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
Late Night Music at Crossroads
Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Aug. 26: Correo Aereo, traditional music of Latin America. Aug. 27: Ocho Pies, Latin and South American music. (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).
Penny Arcade Expo
Fri-Sun Video and role-play gaming conference, with tournaments, free-play rooms, demos, expert panels, concerts and guest appearance by the creators of Red vs. Blue, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26-28, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Cost: $15-$20 per day. (206-369-4953or www.pennyarcadeexpo.com).
Mercer Slough Canoe Tours
Ongoing A four-mile, three-hour paddling tour for ages 5 and up, equipment provided, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 24, Enatai Beach Park, 3519 108th Ave. S.E. Cost: $10-$12. (register: 425-452-6885).
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sat The Urasenke Foundation demonstrates the tradition of Rikyu, the 16th-century Way of Tea, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27, Bellevue Arts Museum Auditorium, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org/programs/index.htm).
Sat Hugs, photos and autographs with the mischievous monkey, 10:33 a.m. Aug. 27, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. (425-451-8463).
Live at Lunch Summer Concert Series
Ongoing Live music, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 15 at various downtown locations. Aug. 30: Darren Montamedy, jazz saxophone; Newport Tower, 3625 132nd Ave. S.E. Sept. 1: Nowhere Men, Beatles classics; Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. (425-453-1223 or www.bellevuelive.com/liveatlunch).
Plan Ahead Play board games and cards with other local teens, 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 31, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm).
Open Mike Night
Ongoing Opportunity for acoustic musicians to perform, 6-9 p.m. with 5:30 p.m. sign-up, first and third Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. (425-644-1111 or www.victorymusic.org).
Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Luncheon Meeting
Plan Ahead Features guest speaker King County Sheriff Sue Rahr, noon Sept. 1, Paragon Hotel, 818 112th Ave. N.E. Cost: $15.25 for lunch; non-members welcome. (425-453-9948).
Write On! Writing Group
Plan Ahead Fun writing exercises and creative ideas for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm).
Hospice Volunteer Training
Plan Ahead Group Health Hospice Program will offer a three-day training session for weekday hospice volunteers to stay in patients’ homes, assist with errands and household tasks and provide emotional support for terminally ill patients and their families, Sept. 14-16. Application deadline is Sept. 7 (425-556-6372).
Music in the Park Concert Series
Ends Fri 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 26, Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater, 9919 N.E. 180th St. Aug. 26: Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, 50s & 60s hits. (425-486-2768, ext. 4422 or www.ci.bothell.wa.us).
Bothell Farmers Market
Ongoing Locally grown produce, flowers and pasture-raised meats, hand-crafted items, live music and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. (425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com).
Sun Community festival with vintage car show, free children’s activities and inflatable rides, arts and crafts, community information booths, concert and food, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28, along 101st Avenue Northeast between Main Street and N.E. 185th Street. (425-486-2768, ext. 4422).
The Summits of Bothell
Sun 35-mile street cycling event topping seven summits with ascent grades ranging from 14-18 percent and ice cream at the finish line, 7-10 a.m. registration and start, Aug. 28, starting from University of Washington Bothell upper south parking lot, 18345 Campus Way N.E. Cost: $25. (425-486-8152, ext. 4466 or www.ci.bothell.wa.us).
Plan Ahead 8-11:30 a.m. Sept. 3, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. (425-487-2441).
Plan Ahead Annual Seattle Dahlia Society event with thousands of flowers on display, 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3-4, Courtyard Hall at Country Village Bothell, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway. (206-367-5647 or www.countryvillagebothell.com).
Northwest Farming for Humanity Work Party
Sat Help pick mixed vegetables for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 27, Full Circle Organic Farm, 31904 N.E. Eighth St. (register: 206-783-3088 or www.hope-link.org/takeaction/volunteer).
Camlann Medieval Faire
Ends Sun Recreated 14th century village fair, with jousting, minstrels, craftspeople, games and food, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 28, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelley Road. Cost: $6-$9; under 5 free. (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org).
Classical Piano Concert
Sat Pianist John Riley will play selections from Schumann, Debussy and Beethoven, 7 p.m. Aug. 27, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. (425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com).
Carnation Farmer’s Market
Ongoing Fresh produce and products from Snoqualmie Valley farms, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 27, Tolt Avenue and West Bird Street. (425-333-6050 or www.carnationfarmersmarket.org).
Plan Ahead Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m. Sept. 3, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. (425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com).
Community Celebration 2005
Fri-Sat Outdoor movie, “National Treasure,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; classic car show, chalk art contest, hotdog barbecue, carnival games, music and adult softball game, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26-27, Clyde Hill Elementary School, 9601 N.E. 24th St. (425-453-7800 or www.clydehill.org).
Circle the Hill Race
Sat 4-mile/6.4K race and community walk over rolling hills with views of Lake Washington, the Olympics, the Cascades and the Seattle skyline; youth and adult divisions and chip timing, 8:30-9:30 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. start, Aug. 27, Clyde Hill Elementary School, 9601 N.E. 24th St. Cost: $20. (register: www.clydehill.org).
Ongoing 5:30-7 p.m. children’s art activities; 6:30-8 p.m. concerts, Wednesdays through Aug. 31, McCormick Park, Northeast Stephens Street and Main Street. Rain site: Cherry Valley Elementary School multi-purpose room, 27601 N.E. Cherry Valley Rd. Aug. 24: Electric Bonsai Band, Hilary Field & Scott Katz, vocals & acoustic guitar. Aug. 31: Alice Stuart & the Formerlys, blues rock. (425-788-2983 or www.cityofduvall.com/dac).
Taming of the Shrew
Ongoing Shakespeare’s tale of the battle of the sexes performed in an outdoor forest setting; 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 4, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Rd. Tickets: $6-$16. (425-222-7044 or www.foresttheater.org).
Skate Park Demo Day
Wed A street skate course will be set up, professional skateboarding demonstrations and all-ages skating; helmets required, skaters under 18 must have a signed waiver, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 24, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. (425-837-3300).
Natural Wonders: Artistic Impressions
Ongoing Show of 11 local artists’ interpretations of nature through photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and metal work, through Sept. 12, University House at Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. (425-557-4200).
Best Friends: Images of Animals and Their People
Ongoing Traveling exhibit of historical images from the Progressive Era (1880s-1920s), plus photos from the Issaquah Historical Society’s collection, through Oct. 15, Gilman Town Hall Museum, 165 S.E. Andrews St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. (425-392-3500).
Strategy Games Club
Fri For students grades 6-12; refreshments, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. (425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm).
Works Rendered in Wood
Fri Reception for wood artist John Luke, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26, Revolution Gallery, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. #26. (425-392-4982 or www.revolutiongallery.com).
Concert in Issaquah Highlands
Sat The Rockafellers play classic rock and pop; picnicking, 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 27, Issaquah Highlands Central Park, 1907 N.E. Park Drive. (425-507-1111).
Issaquah Public Market
Ongoing Fresh produce, cut flowers, baked goods, arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. (425-837-3311).
Sat Clothing optional outdoor music festival featuring Ben-Wah and the Late Night Trash, the Mary McPage Band and Sister Monk Harem, vendor and service booths and food; bring towel and sunscreen, photo ID required, no cameras (including cell phones), 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; gates open at 8 a.m. Aug. 27, Fraternity Snoqualmie at Park Forestia, 24050 S.E. 127th St. Cost: $17-$22 park entry fee for returning visitors. (425-392-6833 or www.fraternitysnoqualmie.com).
Concerts on the Green
Ends Tues Picnicking at 6 p.m. music 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 30, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd S. Food available; no pets. Aug. 30: Shelley and the Curves, pop/rock dance music. (425-837-3300 or www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/page.asp?navid=736).
World Music in the Park
Ends Thur 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. Food available. Aug. 25: Merita Halili & Raif Hyseni Orchestra, Albanian urban folk. (425-602-3107 or www.ci.kenmore.wa.us).
Kenmore Art Show & Festival
Starts Sat Regional juried visual and performing arts show with painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and artisan works, 2-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. concerts, Aug. 27-Sept. 4, Northlake Lutheran Church, 6620 N.E. 185th St. (425-486-6050).
Sat-Sun Family carnival with water slides, inflatable rides, food and flea market benefiting the Bastyr study abroad program with community rummage sale booths available to the public, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 27-28, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E. Cost: $15-$30 for sale booth. (206-280-7229 or www.bastyr.edu).
Evening Book Discussion Group
Mon “The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” by Alexander McCall Smith, 7 p.m. Aug. 29, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Sept. 26: “The God of Small Things,” by Arundhati Roy. (425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm).
Kirkland Wednesday Market
Ongoing Flowers, crafts and produce, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 12, with extended hours and live music until 10 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Park Lane East between Third and Main streets. Free parking available in the Kirkland Library parking garage, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-893-8766 or www.kirklanddowntown.org).
Musicians and Other Paintings
Wed Wine tasting and artist’s reception for painter Lana Lisitsa, the Lobby Gallery’s August featured artist; age 21 and over only, 7:30-10 p.m. Aug. 24, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5.(425-893-9900).
Fri-Sat All-ages venue with local performers, 7 p.m., Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Aug. 26: Speaker Speaker, Three Dollar Buzz, Shades of Fire and Ray Quist. Aug. 27: Martyr Reef, Dating Delilah, Hypatia Lake and Roundabout. (425-822-3088 or www.ktub.org).
Outdoor Movie at the Beach
Fri Free showing of “The Sandlot” with popcorn, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Juanita Beach Park, 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive (425-587-3350 or www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/depart/parks/parks.htm).
Ice Cream Social & Art Show
Sat The Art Group presents a public showing and sale of sketches and paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oil, featuring award-winning freelance artist Warren Wagner, and ice cream refreshments, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 27, German Retirement Home, 11853 97th Ave. N.E. Cost: $1-$2 suggested donation for ice cream. (425-821-6342).
Kingsgate/Woodinville Libraries Book Discussion Group
Sat “The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon,” by Robert Whitaker, 10 a.m.-noon. Aug. 27, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Sept. 24: “Girl With A Pearl Earring,” by Tracy Chevalier. (425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm).
Kirkland Choral Society
Plan Ahead Open auditions for experienced singers able to read music, by appointment, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 28 and 6-9 p.m. Aug. 31, Lake Washington United Methodist Church, 7525 132nd Ave. N.E. (register: 425-827-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kirkland Art Walk
Plan Ahead 18 downtown Kirkland galleries within walking distance of each other have extended hours with artists’ receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8. Maps are available at the galleries. (425-889-8212).
Poetry at Parkplace Books
Plan Ahead An evening of open mike poetry with published poets and novices, 7 p.m. Sept. 8, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546).
Concerts in the Park
Ends Wed 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. Aug. 24: Cherokee, country rock. (425-649-4444 or www.ci.newcastle.wa.us).
Friends of the North Bend Annual Book Sale
Ongoing Proceeds help fund special programs, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays; 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 4, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. (425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm).
North Bend Farmer’s Market
Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, plants, crafts and entertainment, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug 25; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 1, Mt. Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. (425-888-3434).
First Tuesdays Book Group
Plan Ahead “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith, 7 p.m. Sept. 6, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. (425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm).
Summer Concert Series
Ends Wed 4 p.m. Artwalk and children’s activities, 6:30 p.m. music, Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St. Aug. 24: Nadine Shanti, pop/jazz. (425-867-0808 or www.redmondtowncenter.com).
4 Alarm Concert Series
Ends Wed Free all-ages concerts by local performers, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Aug. 24: Calvin Johnson & Friends. (425-556-2370 or www.theoldfirehouse.org).
Movies @ Marymoor
Ongoing Picnicking and outdoor movies, with a portion of the proceeds donated to local non-profits; 7 p.m., with movies at dusk, Wednesdays through Aug. 31, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. Cost: $5-$15 suggested donation. Aug. 24: “Bend It Like Beckham,” Lake Washington Soccer Association. Aug. 31: “Napoleon Dynamite,” Friends of Marymoor Park. (206-296-4999 or www.metrokc.gov/parks/outdoor-movies).
Shoes For Orphan Souls
Ongoing Donations of new shoes, socks and shoelaces suitable for children ages 5-10 will be collected to benefit the Assistance League of the Eastside’s Operation School Bell program, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 30, Redmond Town Center Information Central, 16495 N.E. 74th St. (425-867-0808 or www.redmondtowncenter.com).
South 47 Farm
Ongoing Organic U-pick and fresh produce, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 31, 15410 N.E. 124th St. (425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com).
Kings, Castles and Cockroaches!
Thur Sir Sound-a-Lot uses props and music to tell stories from the Middle Ages, 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. (425-885-1861).
“The Complete History of America (Abridged)”
Ongoing Three actors attempt to portray the history of the U.S. in 90 minutes, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 27 and Sept. 9-10, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. (425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org).
Old Fire House Concerts
Ongoing All ages venue with local performers, 8 p.m., Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. Aug. 26: Shannon Roach farewell party, 3-6 p.m.; United State of Electronica at 8 p.m. Sept. 2: Super secret show with These Arms are Snakes. (425-556-2389 or www.theoldfirehouse.org).
Mommy & Me at the Farm
Fri Children 5 and under accompanied by an adult can learn about farm life, go on a hayride and pick something fresh from the fields, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays through October; check in at the farm stand at 10:15 a.m., South 47 Farm, 14510 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $5 per child. Aug. 24: “Parts of a Plant.” (425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com).
Redmond Saturday Market
Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, plants, organic meats and eggs, arts and crafts and entertainment, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7730 Leary Way. Aug. 27: Music by the Djangomatics. Sept. 3: Customer appreciation day. (425-556-0636 or www.redmondsaturdaymarket.homestead.com).
“Trailer Tales: Weekend Safari”
Sat Theater Simple presents a series of dramatic vignettes in different areas of a family’s trailer camp site with audience interaction with the “trailer family,” 3-6 p.m. Aug. 27, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E. (425-556-2392).
Sun 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 28; appointments recommended, Washington Cathedral, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E. (register425-869-5433).
Evening Book Discussion
Plan Ahead “A Bend in the River,” by V.S. Naipaul, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Oct. 6: “Purple Hibiscus,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm).
Morning Book Group
Plan Ahead “Housekeeping” by Marilyn Robinson, 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Oct. 13: “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel. (425-885-1861).
Teen Advisory Council
Wed An opportunity for youths ages 12-18 to earn community-service hours and gain leadership experience, 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522).
Cinema on the Piazza
Ends Sat Live music, best “urban campsite” contest and food, 7 p.m., with an outdoor movie at dusk; Saturdays through Aug. 27, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Blankets and low-backed chairs only. Aug. 27: Darren Montamedy, jazz; “Lord of the Rings.” (425-226-4560 or www.ci.renton.wa.us/attract/movies.htm)
Farmers Market at the Piazza
Ongoing Fresh local produce, gourmet food items, Master Gardeners booth, cooking demonstrations, music and children’s activities, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 20, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. (425-226-4560 or www.renton-chamber.com/farmersmarket.asp).
Summer Nights in the Park
Ends Thur Picnicking at 5 p.m. with concert 6:30-8 p.m., Thursdays through Aug. 25, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E. Food available. Parking at Discovery Elementary, 2300 228th Ave. S.E. Aug. 25: Sammamish Symphony. (425-898-0660 or www.ci.sammamish.wa.us).
Go the Extra Mile!
Sat 5k/10k race and 1k fun run with youth and adult divisions around Beaver Lake; proceeds benefit Compassion House, 7 a.m. Aug. 27, Beaver Lake Park, 25201 S.E. 24th St. Cost: $27 race entry. (register: 425-391-5605 or www.ontherunevents.com/extramile).
Woodinville Farmers Market
Ongoing Fresh produce and local artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. Sept. 3: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wood Turning Demo. Sept. 10: Corn Fest & BBQ. (206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com).
Poetry Reading and Open Mike
Plan Ahead PoetsWest featured readers Idore Anschell, John Burgess and Nick Harris, followed by open-mike readings, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 18025 Garden Way N.E. (206-682-1268 or www.poetswest.com/venues.htm).
Compiled by Nyssa Rogers
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