A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 19-25, 2016.
FRI Discover local bat species, hike to watch for bats; bring a flashlight or headlamp; for ages 5+, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $4-$5, preregistration required, course # 106586 (425-452-4195).
Seattle Area Feline Rescue
SAT Store donates a portion of sales to Seattle Area Feline Rescue, kittens available for adoption, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Ten Thousand Villages, 6417 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle (facebook.com/events/1058106094269707/).
Keepin’ It Cool Sanctuary Tour
SAT Self-guided sanctuary tour with donkeys, llamas, baby goats, cows, pigs, contributions support animals and programs of Pasado’s Safe Haven, noon Saturday, Pasado’s Safe Haven, 10131 Woods Lake Road, Monroe; $25, preregister (360-793-9393 or pasadosafehaven.org/event/keepinitcoolsanctuarytour/).
Dog Days of August
SUN Information for dog owners, dog adoptions, beer garden with music, supports Furry Faces Foundation, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, West Seattle Nursery and Garden Center, 5275 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-935-9276 or westseattlenursery.com/).
Wag ’n’ Walk
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SUN Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation celebration of dog adoptions, games, contests, vendors, silent auction, demonstrations, beer and wine garden, food, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Greenbank Farm, 765 E. Wonn Road, Greenbank; free (wagnwalk.org).
Woodland Park Zoo
ONGOING Daily activities include baby gorilla Yola in the gorilla exhibit, 12:30-4:30 p.m., weather permitting; keeper talks, 11:30 a.m.; giraffe feeding experience, 10-11 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. ($5, cash only, closed Tuesdays); Family Farm contact area, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Willawong Station bird feeding ($1/seed stick, cash only); historic carousel ($2); Banyan Wilds tour, 1:30 p.m.; Butterfly Garden; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12.25-$19.95 ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).
Downtown Issaquah Pet Parade
PLAN AHEAD Fantastic Fly-In weekend kickoff with art, live music, paragliding film, 6-9 p.m., pet parade, 7 p.m., Issaquah (arteast.org/2016/08/fantastic-fly-in-2016/).
Classic Car Show
SAT Shoreline Historical Museum hosts, part of Celebrate Shoreline events, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, North 155th Street and Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline; free (206-542-7111 or shorelinehistoricalmuseum.org/?page_id=11).
Terry Home Show and Shine
SAT Classic vehicles including motorcycles, race cars; children’s activities, food vendors, DJ and music; proceeds benefit Terry Home for young people with traumatic brain injury; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S.W., Pacific; $20/vehicle registration, free for spectators (terryhomeinc.org).
Tri-Five Chevy Show
SUN Northwest Classic Chevy Club display of 1955 through 1957 cars and trucks, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah (nwccc.net/wp).
LeMay Car Show
PLAN AHEAD Display of 1,000 vintage vehicles including 500 from the LeMay Family Collection, vintage car auction, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27, LeMay Marymount Event Center, Tacoma; $15 (253-272-2336 or lemaymarymount.org).
Taste of Main
SAT Sample wines, gourmet food, snacks, sweets from city restaurants, hosted by the Detlef Schrempf Foundation, live entertainment, kids’ activities, silent auction to benefit Northwest children’s charities and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Old Bellevue, 103rd Avenue Northeast and Main Street, Bellevue; $25-$45 (tasteofmainbellevue.com).
Columbia Winery Charity Run, Walk & Kids’ Dash
SAT 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, Kids’ Dash to support Seattle Children’s Hospital, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $45 (runforchildrens.org).
PLAN AHEAD Fundraiser for animals in need, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Marymoor Park, Redmond; $25 personal donation and fundraising suggested (425-412-4027 or paws.org).
Alki Beach 5k Walk and Run
PLAN AHEAD All-ages walk and run to support NW Hope & Healing Foundation, 9 a.m. Aug. 28, Alki Beach Park, Seattle; $100 minimum donation/fundraising suggested (206-215-2888 or alkibeachrun.com).
Three Ferries Ride
SAT Cascade Bicycle Club 25 mile, leisurely paced ride, on the ferry to Port Orchard, lunch stop, foot ferry, ferry back to Seattle, 9 a.m. Saturday, Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal, 4829 S.W. Barton St., Seattle (cascade.org/node/25781).
Urban Ag Bike Tour
SAT Bike tour of community agriculture sites, 5-7 miles, steady-slow pace, for adults and ages 12-18 with guardian, 3 p.m. Saturday, Bike Works, 3709 S. Ferdinand St., Seattle; free (206-723-4105 or rvfb.org/).
Bike to the Ballpark
SUN Discount tickets and t-shirts for bicyclists who ride to the Mariners game vs. the Brewers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; tickets start at $16 (cascade.org/connect/bike-ballpark-cascade-and-mariners).
Capitol Hill Pride Ride
SUN Cascade Bicycle Club 4 mile, easy pace ride with some hills, celebrating Capitol Hill history and culture with visit to Gay City LGBTQ wellness center; steady rain cancels, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle (cascade.org/node/26140).
FRI Dance workshop, 7:30 p.m., dance to live Scandinavian music; 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15, kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).
Dance and lesson
FRI Salsa dance lesson, 7 p.m.; dance to a variety of music with DJ, 8-11 p.m. Friday, Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton; $10-$12 (425-255-9211 or learn2dance4fun.com).
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
SAT Folk dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).
Dancing ’til Dusk
AUG. 25 West Coast Swing dancing with music by DJ, dance lessons first hour, 6-9:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle; free; rain cancels (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/).
Seattle Tattoo Expo
FRI-SUN Celebration of tattoo art and culture, entertainment, tattoo contests, beer garden, working tattoo artists, 2-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $20, ages 12 and younger free with adult (206-447-7725 or seattletattooexpo.com).
FRI-SUN Twenty-fifth annual festival of the global cannabis culture with music, food and craft vendors, speakers, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way W., Seattle; free (206-364-4367 or hempfest.org/).
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
FRI-SUN Festival celebrating the railroad and logging town and home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe; steam train rides, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday-Sunday, $12-$22; beer and wine garden, entertainment, food vendors, 5-9 p.m. Friday; pancake breakfast, 7-11 a.m. Saturday; vendors, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; grand parade, 11 a.m. Saturday; Arts in the Park, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; model train show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, beer and wine garden, entertainment, noon-9 p.m. Saturday; Children’s Field of Fun, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Timber Sports Shows, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon Sunday; Legends Classic Car Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; beer and wine garden, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Snoqualmie (425-888-3030 or railroaddays.com).
Chief Seattle Days
FRI-SUN Vendors, Friday-Sunday; gravesite ceremony honoring Chief Seattle, 9 a.m. Saturday; parade, 10 a.m. Saturday; Pow Wow, grand entry 1 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday; war canoe races, Saturday-Sunday; salmon dinner, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $6-$9; Chief Seattle Days 5K Run, 10 a.m. Sunday, $15-$18; Suquamish (suquamish.org/ChiefSeattleDays.aspx).
Poulsbo Arts Festival
FRI-SUN Arts, crafts and food vendors, music and dance, children’s art corner, noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, Liberty Bay, Poulsbo (cafnw.org/paf.php).
Duwamish River Festival
SAT Music and dance performances by many cultures, boat and kayak tours of the river, educational displays, food, activities for all ages, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S., Seattle (duwamishcleanup.org).
Central Area Community Festival
SAT Food, music, showcase of local businesses and resources, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Garfield Community Center, 2323 E. Cherry St., Seattle (cacf.com).
SAT Celebrate the City of Shoreline’s 21st birthday; community organizations, emergency vehicles display, family entertainment, pony rides, inflatables, petting zoo, noon-6 p.m.; food vendors, noon-9 p.m.; main stage, beer garden, 1-9 p.m.; Theater in the Woods “The Tortoise and the Hare,” 12:15 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday; Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave. N., Shoreline (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/celebrateshoreline).
SAT Community pancake breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m., Fire Station 31; parade, 11 a.m., 175th Street; Basset Bash basset hound contests and events, 1-4 p.m., Woodin Creek Park, 13201 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; festival and street fair, music, arts and crafts, wine and beer garden, food vendors, family activities, music, beer garden, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville; free shuttle vans, noon-6 p.m., from parking lots at Woodinville Community Methodist Church, 17110 140th Ave. N.E. and Woodinville Alliance Church, 13940 N.E. 166th St., Woodinville (celebratewoodinville.com).
Ubuntu Multi-Cultural Arts Expose
SAT Visual arts, performances, vendors, health, wellness, higher education and financial literacy information, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood (facebook.com/events/1813895115510842/).
Uptown Street Fair
SAT Arts and crafts vendors and activities, farmers market, entertainment, beer garden, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., parade 2 p.m. Saturday, Port Townsend (360-385-7911 or ptmainstreet.org).
Arts in Nature Festival
SAT-SUN Art and performance in the woods, poetry workshops, beer garden, music, dance performances, audio/visual art installations, food trucks, hosted by Nature Consortium, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Camp Long, 5200 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $10/day, $16/both days, $5/ages 12 and younger (206-923-0853 or fest.naturec.org).
SAT-SUN Swedish pancake breakfast, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Scandinavian food hearths, salmon bake, Viking Grill, Valhalla Beer Garden, entertainment on 3 stages, Viking Encampment with weaving, weapon forging, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).
Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work
SAT-SUN Art sale, artists in action, glassblowing, activities for kids, food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Port of Everett Marina, 1700 W. Marine View Dr., Everett (425-259-5050 or schack.org).
Hudsons Bay Heritage Days
SAT-SUN Historical re-enactments, car show, barbecue, kids’ activities, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, DuPont Civic Center, 1780 Civic Drive, DuPont (253-312-3273 or visitdupont.com).
Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire
SAT-SUN Jousting, country dancing, games, music, puppet show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Kelly Farms, 20021 Old Sumner Buckley Highway, Bonney Lake; $13-$50 (800-587-0172 or washingtonfaire.com).
Afro Latino Festival
SUN Musical performance and workshops including salsa, merengue, jazz, fusion, reggae, folk to bring unity to communities; vendors, kids’ activities, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (afrolatinofestival.org/home.html).
SUN Culture of Brazil, carnival of music, dance and Capoeira performances and workshops, marketplace, traditional cuisine, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or brasilfest.com).
Kitsap County Fair and Stampede
WED-AUG. 28 Fair exhibits, animals, food vendors, entertainment, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 24-27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 28; carnival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 24-25, 11 a.m.-midnight Aug. 26-27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 28; Xtreme Bulls, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24; Stampede PRCA Rodeo, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25-27; Destruction Derby, 1 p.m. Aug. 28, Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $7-$10 admission, ages 5 and younger free; additional fees for special events (360-337-5376 or kitsapgov.com/parks/Fairgrounds/Pages/Fair_Stampede.htm).
Evergreen State Fair
AUG. 25-SEPT. 5 Horse shows, rodeo, animals, exhibits, demonstrations, carnival, food vendors, headliner concerts, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 25-Sept. 5; admission specials, free admission until 1 p.m. opening day, Aug. 25; free admission with donation of 3 cans of food per person, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 2, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $6-$12, ages 5 and younger and 90 and older free; unlimited ride wristbands $28/Mondays-Thursdays, $30/Fridays-Sundays; prices vary for concert and Evergreen Speedway events (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org).
Monroe Fair Days Parade
PLAN AHEAD Traditional fair kickoff parade with 80 groups of local businesses, organizations and groups, 11 a.m. Aug. 27, West Main Street from 179th Avenue Southeast to Blakeley Street, Monroe (360-794-5488 or choosemonroe.com/parade/).
Seattle Summer Parkways: Ballard
PLAN AHEAD Seattle city streets transformed into “park-ways” for residents to enjoy outdoor activities, food trucks, tea garden, live music, petting zoo, scavenger hunts, Sustainable Ballard Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27, Ballard Commons Park, Ballard Corners Park, Salmon Bay Park, Loyal Heights Community Center, Sunset Hill Park, Bergen Place Park, Seattle (206-452-8178 or seattle.gov/transportation/summerpark_ballard.htm).
PLAN AHEAD Theatre, knightly combat, puppetry, crafts, archery, minstrels, food at living history village in England in the year 1376, period costume rental available, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 27; feast available at 5 p.m., by reservation, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10, ages 5 and younger free; festival and feast, $45 (camlann.org).
Sausage & CiderFest
SAT Hard cider and sausage samples, craft beer and wine, music, bring a blanket or chair for seating; proceeds benefit Covington Kiwanis Club charities and community events; 4-7 p.m. Saturday, VIP admission 3 p.m.; Covington Community Park, 17649 SE 240th St., Covington; $35-$50; designated drivers $15 (253-480-2402 or sausageandciderfest.com).
Everett Craft Beer Festival
SAT Beer from 30 Washington breweries (21+ only), noon-7 p.m. Saturday, downtown Everett; $20-$25 (washingtonbeer.com).
Paella on the Patio
SUN Meat and seafood paella, $16/plate, tapas and drink menu available; 15 percent of proceeds benefit charity, 5 p.m. Sunday, Pintxo, 2207 Second Avenue, Seattle; reservations recommended (206-441-4042 or pintxoseattle.com).
Mac and Jack’s Burger and Beer Launch Party
AUG. 25 Kickoff party celebrating pairing new Hickory Barbecue Bacon Burger and beer partner, Mac and Jack’s African Amber, with live music, giveaways; 21+ event, 6 p.m. Aug. 25, Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike Street, Seattle; free (hardrock.com/cafes/seattle/event-calendar.aspx).
Belltown Crush Party
PLAN AHEAD Wine, beer, music, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 27, Bell Street Park, Seattle; $25 (206-683-3288 or seattleuncorked.com/events).
Bacon, Eggs & Kegs
PLAN AHEAD Seattle’s best bacon and egg inspired foods paired with beer from 30 breweries, Bloody Mary and mimosa bars; proceeds The World is Fun’s programs, 11 a.m. Aug. 27-28, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle; $35-$40 (baconeggsandkegs.com/).
Drought Tolerant, Water-Wise Gardens
SAT King County Smart Watering strategies for planning, building, maintaining low-water gardens, 10 a.m. Saturday, Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle; free (206-782-2543 or swansonsnursery.com).
Eastside Fuchsia Society Show & Sale
SAT-SUN Selection of plants, 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org/).
Lakemont Community Park
SAT Hike 4.5 miles, rated difficult, through green corridors alongside the creek and through the forest, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakemont Community Park, 5170 Village Park Drive S.E., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).
The Light at the End of the Tunnel Walk
SAT Interlaken Trailblazers volkssport 20k (12.4 miles), 15k (9.3 miles), 10k (6.2 miles) and 5k (3.1 miles) walks on John Wayne Pioneer Trail; 10k route includes 2.3 mile Snoqualmie Tunnel; start anytime 9-11 a.m., finish by 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Keechelus Trailhead Parking Lot at Hyak, I-90 Exit 54 Hyak, follow volksmarch signs to Lake Keechelus parking area; Golden Eagle or National Forest Recreation Day required (interlakentrailblazers.org/).
Urban Sketchers West Coast Sketch Crawl
SAT-SUN Urban Sketchers sketch crawl events, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma; 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma (4thwcuskskcrawl.blogspot.com).
Summer Fitness Classes
TUE-WED Drop-in classes for all ages and experience levels, Zumba, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Next 50 Plaza; Gentle Yoga, bring a yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Exhibition Hall Lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (seattlecenter.com/fitness/).
WED Outdoor yoga, weather permitting, bring blanket or towel, northwest lawn behind Seattle Asian Art Museum, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (volunteerparktrust.org/events/).
Home and building history
AUG. 25 Library Special Collections tour, resources to uncover your building’s past, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 25, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free, preregister (206-386-4636 or spl.org/library-collection/special-collections).
Back to School Day at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center
SAT Help fill backpacks for the YWCA School Days program and discover additional opportunities to help students get the right start for the coming school year, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, 440 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (gatesfoundation.org/visitor-center).
Exhibition Opening: Stars Above, Wrapped in Lullabies
SAT Family Fun Day, new kid-friendly exhibition opening, snuggle up under the stars, listen to lullabies and connect across generations and cultures through song, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, 719 S. King St., Seattle; free (206-623-5124 or wingluke.org).
SAT Dive into the Burke’s ichthyology collections, see hundreds of fish specimens, board a research vessel, tour the fish collections, craft activities, learn about home aquarium care, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, University of Washington Marine Sciences Building, 1501 N.E. Boat St., Seattle; $7.50-$10 ages 4 and younger free; includes admission to Burke Museum (burkemuseum.org/calendar/fantastic-fishes-0).
Meet a Scientist
SAT Local scientists share their work through activities and conversation, for all ages, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $11.75-$28.75 (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
The Search for Life on Mars and Europa
SAT Lecture and images on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Europa Imagining System, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org/).
Neely Mansion’s Doll Tea
SAT Tea time, 12:30 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $10-$15, by reservation (253-833-9404 or neelymansion.org).
Olde Town Mine Hike
SAT Two hour walk to explore local history, 10 a.m. Saturday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $10, preregister, space limited (425-392-3500 or issaquahhistory.org/events/).
With My Own Eyes: The Core Exhibit of the Holocaust Center for Humanity
SUN Stories, artifacts, and testimony of local Holocaust survivors to visitors in a conversation about the Holocaust and its lessons for our time, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays through Aug. 28, Holocaust Center for Humanity, 2045 Second Ave., Seattle; free (206-582-3000 or HolocaustCenterSeattle.org).
National Parks Centennial at Pacific Science Center
AUG. 25 Celebrate the National Parks Centennial with additional showings of the IMAX documentary, National Parks Adventure 3D, local organizations, environmental science demonstrations and prizes, activities relating to the National Parks, a celebration of the service from the past 100 years inspired by the 400+ national parks and monuments around the country, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 25, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $11.75-$19.75, additional charge for IMAX movies and special exhibit; ages 2 and younger free (206-443-3659 or pacificsciencecenter.org/events/national-parks-centennial/).
Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds
ONGOING Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the franchise with 100 artifacts, set pieces and props from the television series, spinoffs and films to showcase the impact of Star Trek on culture, society, arts, technology and fashion, with transporter simulator, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $21-$30 (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).
The Art of the Brick
ONGOING More than 100 pieces of art created by LEGO bricks, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through June 10; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily June 11-Sept. 5, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; exhibit $7-$9 in addition to $11.75-$19.75 admission (206-443-2001 or pacificsciencecenter.org).
Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s
ONGOING Traveling exhibit with displays and activities, Gumby, Barbie, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Hot Wheels and other toys and games of the 1950s through 1970s, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. Thursdays in August, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $13.95-$19.95, ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).
Family Fun Evenings
FRI Music, entertainers and activities for all ages, 5-7 p.m. Friday, International Childrens Park, 700 S. Lane St., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/downtown/).
Tukwila Kids Festival
FRI Bouncers, healthy food, arts and crafts activities, entertainment, talent show, noon-3 p.m. Friday, Cascade View Community Park, 14211 37th Ave. S., Tukwila; free (206-768-2822 or tukwilawa.gov/events/2016-08/).
Bee Garden Kids’ Day
SAT Hive demonstrations, arts and crafts, bee and pollinator education displays, honey tasting, scavenger hunt, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, High Point Commons Park Bee Garden, 6400 Sylvan Way S.W., Seattle (westseattlebeegarden.com).
Grand Opening of new Plant Propagation Working Exhibit
SAT Grand Opening, ribbon cutting of Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA) new Plant Propagation Working Exhibit, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue; free (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org/).
SAT Seattle Parks and Recreation, George Pocock Rowing Foundation, Windermere Real Estate host entertainment, kid-friendly activities, food vendors, opportunity for children and adults to try out canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and rowing, Corporate Cup Regatta, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (206-829-8378 or WindermereSummerSplash.com).
SAT Celebration of local farming, food and sustainability for all ages, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, gardening workshops, entertainment, kids’ activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free admissio; parking $5; free shuttle available from Overlake Transit Center (chomplocal.org/).
Discovery Park Beach Shuttle
SAT-SUN Shuttle picks up and drops off riders at Visitor Center parking lot, north parking lot bus stop, beach parking lot, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; free (seattle.gov/parks/environment/discovery.htm).
Wandering and Wondering
SUN Dancers and musicians around the garden perform, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; garden admission $4-$6, ages 5 and younger free (206-684-4725 or seattlejapanesegarden.org).
SUN Walking tour focusing on the Arboretum’s collection of Pacific Northwest plants, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8616 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
SUN Contest, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, registration starts 11 a.m., Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 197th St., Shoreline; free (206-801-2600 or shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).
Foster Kids Day at Wild Waves
SUN Half-off admission with donation of new school supplies for foster kids, new backpacks, 3-ring binders, multi-subject notebooks and packs of pens and pencils suggested, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Pkwy. S., Federal Way; regular admission $16.99-$39.99 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com/).
Lake Sammamish Family Walk
SUN Nature walk for all ages with exploration and nature games, may include unpaved paths, wear walking shoes, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St., Issaquah; free, Discover Pass required for parking (425-507-7233 or lakesammamishfriends.org/).
State Parks Free Day
AUG. 25 Free admission, no Discover Pass required, at all Washington State Parks, National Park Service 100th birthday, Aug. 25 (parks.wa.gov).
National Park Free Entrance Days
AUG. 25-28 National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016; free admission Aug. 25-28 (nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm).
Summer concert series
FRI Outdoor concerts, free popcorn and snow cones, bring blanket or chair; The 85th Street Big Band swing, 6 p.m. Friday; food and beverages available for purchase, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (washington.providence.org/senior-care/mount-st-vincent/events/).
FRI-SUN Celebration of the Native American flute, music in the park all day, workshops, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines (waflutecircle.org).
SAT Seattle Public Library hosts outdoor concert for all ages, contemporary and world music by percussionists Melanie Voytovich and Storm Benjamin, 1 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Mini-Park, 12359 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-684-7518).
Northwest Folklife Cultural Arts Series
SAT Workshops for all ages to learn ethnic dances and songs, performancs by Sound and Fury Morris and Sword, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; free (bit.ly/Crossroads2016).
SAT Outdoor aerial festival with circus and magic, aerialists, poetry, 4 p.m. Saturday, Open Space for Arts and Community, 18870 103rd Ave. S.W., Vashon; free (206-408-7241 or openspacevashon.com/).
Olalla Bluegrass & Beyond Festival
SAT Bluegrass music, arts, crafts and food vendors, kids’ activities, berry pie contest, guided nature walk, gates open 10 a.m. music 11 a.m.-dusk, 10 a.m. Saturday, Olalla Valley Road Southeast and Southeast Horgaard Road, Olalla; $12-$20, ages 11 and younger free (olallabluegrass.com/info/).
International Food and Music Festival and Bazaar
SAT World food, music and dance, performers representing cultures of Japan, Ethiopia, India, Eastern Europe, Africa, Turkey, China, Germany, 4 p.m. Saturday, Whidstock Festival Grounds, 971 Sandypoint Road, Langley; $20-$30, ages 12 and younger free (360-321-2101 or nwlacc.org).
Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra, 2 p.m. Saturday; Altaeus Woodwind Quintet, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-764-3742 or www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Locks-and-Dams/Chittenden-Locks/Calendar-of-Events/).
Seattle Peace Concert
SUN Live music from local bands, celebrates the founder Don Glenn’s 75th birthday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations requested (seapeace.org).
SUN Highway 99 Blues Club hosts outdoor concerts, Daniel Castro Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, 1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/all-events/blue-sundays-highway-99-blues-club/).
Summer on the Plaza
MON Art making, dancing, open mics outside on the library plaza, 5 p.m. Monday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
Edmonds Summer Concerts
SUN, TUE Down Town Mountain Boys bluegrass, 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds City Park, Third Avenue South and Pine Street; Ranger and the Rearrangers jazz and swing, noon Tuesday, Hazel Miller Plaza, Fifth Avenue South and Maple Street, Edmonds; free (edmondswa.gov/summer-concerts.html).
U Village Sound of Summer Concert
WED Music, food bites, beer garden, kids’ activities; Hit Explosion, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, University Village Mall, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (uvillage.com).
Hiawatha Summer Concerts
AUG. 25 Bring a chair or blanket for seating; Caspar Babypants, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Hiawatha Playfield, Walnut Avenue Southwest and Southwest Forest Street, Seattle (westseattleblog.com/2016/06/summer-concerts-at-hiawatha-2016-heres-the-lineup/).
50th Anniversary of Beatles Concert at Seattle Center Celebration
AUG. 25 Beatles tribute band Crème Tangerine, 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).
AUG. 25 “The Get Up and Grow Show” family rock music at Farmers Market, hosted by North Bend Library, 5 p.m. Aug. 25, Si View Community Center and Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend; free (425-888-0554 or kcls.org).
Summer Shuk: An Open Air Market
FRI Rotating variety of small businesses, farmers, and local food producers, music, 3-6 p.m. Friday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island (sjcc.org/blog/summer-shuk-open-air-market/).
Friends of the North Bend Library Book Sale
FRI-SUN Book bargains, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend (425-888-0554 or kcls.org).
A Very Vintage Market
SAT Pop-up Flea Market in North Seattle, 40 vendors selling vintage items, architectural salvage, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (averyvintagemarket.com).
SAT Kids build cars out of market fresh vegetables and race them down our special track. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Saturday Market, 7730 Leary Way, Redmond; free (425-556-0636 or redmondsaturdaymarket.org).
Tukwila Community Garage Sale
SAT-SUN More than 50 households host garage and yard sales, Saturday-Sunday, Tukwila (206-433-7178 or TukwilaWa.gov/yardsale).
SUN Ken Workman of the Duwamish Council, descendant of Chief Seattle, on the land, the legacy and the modern day Duwamish Tribe, 2 p.m. Sunday, Delridge Branch Library, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle; free (206-733-9125).
Think & Drink: Climate Migration and the Pacific NW
TUE How will climate change leads affect the human populations of North America, with Lara Whitely Binder of the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, Jeni Krencicki Barcelos, co-founder of the Three Degrees Project at the UW School of Law, moderated by KUOW environmental reporter Ashley Ahearn, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-682-1770 or humanities.org/programs/think-drink/think-drink).
Sons of Norway International Convention
WED-SAT Innovative Leadership Conference, International Lodge Meeting, and International Folk Art Competition & Exhibition, some events open to the public, Aug. 24-27, Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma (sofn.com/international_convention/).
Emerald City Open Water Swim
SAT Half-mile and one-mile courses or both, for able swimmers ages 10 through adult, 9 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; $25-$50 (206-684-4766 or parkways.seattle.gov/2016/06/28/registration-is-open-for-the-32nd-annual-emerald-city-open-water-swim/#sthash.CAgiEsGf.dpbs).
Trail to Treasure
FRI-SUN Walking tour of historic district to learn about places and events that shaped development of Pioneer Square, Seattle and the region, 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, 319 Second Ave. S., Seattle; free, limited to 20 people (206-220-4240 or nps.gov/klse/planyourvisit/summer-program-schedule.htm).
Cedar River Watershed Tours
SAT-SUN Tour the City of Seattle’s Cedar River Municipal Watershed, 90,638 acres that supplies drinking water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle area, closed to the public except for guided tours; 2.5 hour tour through historic townsite, 1/4 mile walking on uneven surfaces, 10 a.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $10/adults, $5/ages 10-18 and 55+; one hour family tour for all ages, drive through historic townsite, 1/4 mile walking on uneven surfaces, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $5, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; preregister (seattle.gov/util/environmentconservation/education/cedarriverwatershed/).
ONGOING North Cascades Institute, Seattle City Light and North Cascades National Park events; Diablo Lake boat tours, lunch, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, $20-$40; Diablo Lake afternoon cruise, 2-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $12-$20; Gorge Powerhouse and Newhalem tour, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Gorge Inn, $15-$20; Newhalem at Night guided walk, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, Gorge Inn, free, optional dinner available by reservation, 7 p.m., $10-$15;, North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, Diablo Dam Road, State Route 20, Diablo Lake; preregister (360-854-2589 or ncascades.org/signup/programs/skagit-tours).
Among Ancients: Old Growth Forests Tour
SAT Field-based tour by multipassenger vans and hiking 2-3 miles of moderate to strenuous intensity over rough terrain on and off trail, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $15, preregister (206-733-9421 or seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm).
Tuesdays at 21– Bird Friendly Communities
TUE Learn about Bird Friendly Communities nationwide campaign to restore and protect wildlife habitat in order to maintain biodiversity for future generations, simple steps you can take in your own yard to attract birds and ways to get involved in the community to assist with practices that support sustainability in parks and open spaces, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, 13701 N.E. 171st St., Woodinville; free (425-481-1500 or 21acrestuesdaysat2108232016.eventbrite.com).