How should you spend this weekend? Checking out Seattle Beer Week is a great start. Here's more on that and what else to do May 13-15, 2016.

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1. Drink beer. And lots of it.

Seattle Beer Week is in full swing, and there are plenty of brews to be had. (So many, in fact, that this ‘week’ lasts 11 days!) Kick off the weekend with Nanobrewery Night at Naked City Brewery, cool off Saturday with an Earl-Gray-tea-infused rye IPA at Reuben’s Brews, and walk your dog to pup-friendly The Hop and Hound for some (human and dog) treats on Sunday.

Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta hit a walkoff homer in the 11th inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 11. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

2. Head to the old ball game

The Mariners are on a roll this season — but can they keep it up? Get in on the action this weekend, when they play three straight games against the Angels: College Night on Friday, Kyle Seager Bobblehead Night on Saturday, and an afternoon matchup for Little League Day on Sunday.

3. Go for an outdoor swim

Feeling antsy for a summer swim? Mounger Pool opens this Saturday, and it’s the first Seattle Parks and Recreation outdoor swimming complex to open for the season, complete with a corkscrew slide and a smaller, shallow pool for the little ones. Maybe it’s not actually summer yet, but we can pretend, right?

4. Bike — or walk — along Lake Washington Boulevard

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Bicycle Sunday is back this week, opening Lake Washington Boulevard to bicyclists and pedestrians only, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Grab your helmet and good walking shoes for a scenic bike ride or stroll along the lake. The road is closed to motor traffic from south of Mount Baker Beach to the Seward Park entrance, about 3.5 miles.

Fly Moon Royalty performs with SSO on Friday night.  (Photo by Genevieve Alvarez)

5. Pop meets symphony

Electro-soul duo Fly Moon Royalty will be backed by the 80-piece Seattle Symphony Orchestra on Friday night in an edition of “Sonic Evolution,” SSO’s experimental mix of classical and pop music. Also part of the show: the premiere of a movie about excursions out to sea by archivist Bill Morrison.

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