A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Sept. 2-8, 2016.

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Animal events

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).



SEPT. 8 Happy hour benefit for the Danny Woo Community Garden, seasonal bites, learn about garden programs, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Danny Woo Community Garden, 601 S King St., Seattle; $70 (206-624-1802 or dannywoogarden.org/cultivate.html).

Walk to End Lupus Now

PLAN AHEAD All-ages 5k walk to raise money for lupus research, 9:45 a.m. Sept. 10, Seattle Center, Seattle; free, suggested fundraising goal $250 (walktoendlupusnow.org/seattle).

Hops and Crops Music and Beer Festival

PLAN AHEAD Music performances, beer garden, farm exhibits, games, food vendors, activities for dogs, for ages 21 and older only; proceeds benefit White River Valley Museum educational programming at Mary Olson Farm, noon-6 p.m. Sept. 10, Mary Olson Farm, Auburn; $10-$20 (brownpapertickets.com/event/2569905).


Skandia dance

FRI Scandinavian dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to live music, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $15, kids free (425-954-5262 or skandia-folkdance.org).

Back to School Sock Hope

SAT Rumba dance lesson, no partner or experience needed, 7:30 p.m.; dance to music from the early years of rock ‘n roll with DJ, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Hayloft Dance Hall, 15320 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $12-$15 (425-743-6180 or hayloftdance.com/).



FRI-SUN Music, dance, theater, film, literary art, visual art, comedy, kids’ activities, Friday-Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $99-$115/day (bumbershoot.com).

Evergreen State Fair

FRI-MON Horse shows, animals, exhibits, carnival, food vendors, headliner concerts, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday; Rodeo, 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, $5/person in addition to fair admission; Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $8-$12, ages 5 and younger and 90 and older free; free admission with donation of 3 cans of food per person, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday; free admission for military and first responders with ID Friday; admission $6-$10 Monday; prices vary for concert and Evergreen Speedway events (360-805-6700 or evergreenfair.org).

Washington State Fair

FRI-SEPT. 25 Concerts, carnival rides, 4-H animals and displays including draft horse demonstrations, Piglet Palace, Fair Farm, vendors, food, Timber Gulch pioneer town, Beer Haven with 60 taps of local craft beer, Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit ($6 person), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays through Sept. 25, closed Tuesdays; fireworks spectacular, 10 p.m. Fridays; Superheroes Headquarters, meet Captain America and Thor, Friday-Monday; End of Summer Bash $2 rides until 2 p.m., bobblehead of fair mascot for first 1,000 guests, Monday; Animals of the World exotic animal display, Sept. 7-12; Rodeo Weekend Western Rodeo Parade and Cattle Drive, 10 a.m. Sept. 9; rodeo performances, 1 p.m. Sept. 9, 10, 11; Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $9-$12.50; specials include free admission with nonperishable food bank donation, 10 a.m.-noon Friday; admission free for ages 18 and younger Friday-Monday; admission free for active, retired, reserve military and their dependents with ID Friday and Sept. 12; fees vary for concerts and rodeo (253-841-5045 or thefair.com).

Japan Fair

SAT-SUN Traditional and pop culture of Japan at event previously known as the annual Aki Matsuri; Marketplace with cultural arts, food, and merchandise from Japan, performances including Taiko drumming and a Cosplay Fashion Contest, come dressed as your favorite anime or video game character to enter; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; free (japanfairus.org/).

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

SAT-MON Entertainment on main stage and children’s stage, food and craft vendors, beer garden, blackberry wine tasting and sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; Fly-In/Car Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bremerton National Airport; Berry Fun Run 5K, 8:45 a.m., 1 mile, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Kitsap Charities 5K walk, 9 a.m. Monday, Bremerton Waterfront Boardwalk, Second Street and Washington Avenue, Bremerton; parking and shuttle service from Olympic College G-1 parking lot, $2/each way (blackberryfestival.org).

Taste of Port Orchard

SUN Restaurant samples, Chowder Challenge, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; beer garden, soda garden, Art on the Boardwalk by local artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Port Orchard Waterfront Marina Park, Port Orchard (pobsa.com/events-and-festivals/taste-of-port-orchard-2016.html).

San Genarro Festival

PLAN AHEAD Italian street fair with Italian food, beer and wine garden, kids’ activities, cooking demonstrations, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11, Georgetown historic district, Seattle (sangennarofestivalseattle.org).

Muk Fest

PLAN AHEAD Art, music, food, beer garden, marketplace, parade, Sept. 9-11, Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, Mukilteo (425-353-5516 or mukilteolighthousefestival.com).

Arts-a-Glow Lantern Festival

PLAN AHEAD Lantern art and performers, lantern making, food vendors, 5-10 p.m. Sept. 10, Dottie Harper Park, Burien (206-988-3700 or burienwa.gov/glow).

Newcastle Days

PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, food, car show, Sept. 10, Lake Boren Park, Newcastle (425-649-4143, ext. 142 or ci.newcastle.wa.us/parks/special_events.htm).

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival

PLAN AHEAD Music and hula performances, visual arts, Hawaiian cuisine, workshops, genealogy, slack key guitar and ukulele workshops, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 11, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlelivealohafestival.com).

Food events

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee, tea, juice, all ages welcome, proceeds support services at Northshore Senior Center, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441 or northshoreseniorcenter.org).

Laurelhurst Salmon Bake

SEPT. 8 Music by Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana, kids’ carnival, grilled wild salmon, chipotle chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, garden burgers, 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 8, Laurelhurst Community Center, 4554 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; food prices vary (206-684-7529).

Introduction to Canning

SEPT. 8 How to preserve food, freeze, dehydrate, can or pickle, 7 p.m. Sept. 8, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E., Woodinville; free (425-788-0733 or kcls.org).

Korean BBQ Cook-Off

PLAN AHEAD Team cook-off, 4 p.m. Sept. 10, Seward Park, Seattle; enter by Sept. 3, space limited (facebook.com/events/1071756382903406/).


Open Saturday

SAT Self-guided tours, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Shoreline; free, preregister (206-362-0933 or dunngardens.org).

Seattle Dahlia Society Show

SAT-SUN Display of dahia blooms in all sizes, colors and forms, growing information, blooms for sale, 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (seattledahliasociety.org).


Seattle Indies Expo

SUN SIX (Seattle Indies Expo) exhibition celebrating local independent video games, all ages welcome to play indie games made by Seattle and Pacific Northwest game developers and give feedback to developers; noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Melrose Market Studios, 1532 Minor Ave., Seattle; free (seattleindies.org/six).

Outdoor Yoga

WED Outdoor yoga, weather permitting, bring blanket or towel, northwest lawn behind Seattle Asian Art Museum, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, rain cancels; Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (volunteerparktrust.org/events/).

Family history research

PLAN AHEAD Introduction to family history research library electronic databases and internet resources, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Seattle Central Library, Seattle; free, preregister, ask for genealogy desk (206-386-4636).

Museum events

The Art of the Brick

FRI-SEPT. 11 Traveling exhibit of than 100 pieces of art created by LEGO bricks, last day Sept. 11; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Monday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10-11, 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).

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).

Vintage Aircraft Weekend

SAT-SUN Vintage aircraft arrive throughout the day Friday; speakers, music, vintage aircraft displays and flights, vintage cars, bicycles and military vehicles, food vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; meet pilots, rides in vintage planes available Sunday, Historic Flight Foundation, 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo; $10-$15/day (425-348-3200 or vintageaircraftweekend.org).

Labor Day Steam train

SAT-MON Last weekend of steam train rides of the summer season, scenic train excursions through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valle, including a ride past the top of Snoqualmie Falls, 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 4:25 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $12-$22 (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration

SEPT. 8 All-ages games, crafts, photo ops, learn to speak basic Klingon, toss a tribble, meet a Klingon, curator discusses Star Trek’s influence on scientific exploration, themed food and drink specials; costumes encouraged, $5 off admission by saying “Beam me up” at admission counter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; regular admission $21-$30 (206-770-2772 or empmuseum.org).

Summer Ender Fender Bender

PLAN AHEAD Festival of collector cars, food trucks, live music, Club Auto driving tour on the road or through museum exhibits, “test drive” the latest guitar models from Fender, 3-7 p.m. Sept. 10, LeMay–America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma (253-779-8490 or americascarmuseum.org/event/summer-ender-fender-bender/#).

Park events

Discovery Park Beach Shuttle

SAT-SUN Last weekend of the season, 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).

Arboretum walk

SUN Walking tour focusing on fruits, nuts, cones and seed pods, 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free, no registration necessary (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

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 (lakesammamishfriends.org/).

Owl Prowl

PLAN AHEAD Learn about owls, 2 mile night hike to find them; for ages 10 and older, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Seward Park Audubon Center, Seattle; $10, preregister (brownpapertickets.com/event/2580122).


Latin Music

Savani Latin Jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3302 or thirdplacecommons.org).

Oak Harbor Music Festival

FRI-SUN Music for all ages, beer garden, food, 6-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Oak Harbor; free (360-914-7612 or oakharborfestival.com).

Concerts at the Locks

SAT-MON Strum ukulele music, 2 p.m. Saturday; Around the Sound Band, 2 p.m. Sunday; Michael Clune & Sleep Until Noon Band, 2 p.m. Monday, 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 Music by local bands, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, nonperishable food bank donations requested (seapeace.org).


Pistil Books Outdoor Book Sale

SAT Sale of hundreds of books in all categories, fiction, art, science, history, biography, do-it-yourself, crafts, philosophy, many like new, most $1-$2, by company usually selling books online only; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, rescheduled in case of rain, Pistil Books, 1415 E. Union St., Seattle (pistilbooks.net/).

Kids Market Day

SAT Kids sell their handmade arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Redmond Saturday Market, 7730 Leary Way, Redmond; free (425-556-0636 or redmondsaturdaymarket.org).

Glass Pumpkin Patch

SAT Many varieties and sizes of handblown glass pumpkins by local artists, $20-$95, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Watson’s Nursery, 6211 Pioneer Way W., Puyallup (northwestglasspumpkins.com).

Special interest

North American Gaelic Games Finals

FRI-SUN Finals of Irish sports, men’s and women’s Gaelic Football, hurling and camogie with 100 teams, food trucks, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $10/day, ages 16 and younger free (seattle2016.com/games-schedule/).

Playgue Round Day

SAT Compete in an outdoor game to save the city from a fictitious epidemic, teams of 2-4 people hustle on foot to hidden sites around the city location specific questions, bizarre trivia, and other mental challenges at each site to save people from a horrific fate and get you closer to discovering the cure, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Bellevue Transit Center, 10850 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $35 /team (metrodemic.com/playgue/).

Faith Kent Labor Day Block Party

SUN Short service, lunch on the grill, activities for all ages, bluegrass music, car show, softball, 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Faith Church, 25636 140th Ave. S.E., Kent; free (253-631-0990 or faithkent.org).

Taiwanese Cultural Day

TUE Screening of movie “Pushing Hands” with English subtitles, 10:30 a.m.; Taiwanese food and tea workshop, 1-2:30 p.m.; International Youth Ambassador Performance, 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle; free (206-684-0849).

Wings Over Washington

ONGOING “Flying theater” ride of sights around the state of Washington, 10 a.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, Miner’s Landing at Pier 57, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $17, $15/ages 65+, $13/ages 11 and younger (wingsoverwa.com).

Smith Tower

ONGOING Visit the Observatory observation deck, Temperance cafe and bar, $10; Legends of Smith Tower tour, $14-$19.14, tickets available online or on site 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, Smith Tower, 506 Second Ave., Seattle (smithtower.com/).


Beach Season, Seattle

FRI-MON Swimming beach lifeguards on duty, last weekend of the season, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Monday, Seward Park, Madison Park, Mount Baker Park, Matthews Beach, West Green Lake Park beach, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/).

Colman Pool

FRI-MON Outdoor, heated saltwater pool, giant tube slide; Friday-Monday and Sept. 10-11, Colman Pool, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; fees vary (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks).

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

FRI-MON Last days of the season, two outdoor pools, lap pool and leisure pool with water slides, wave machine, water spray play, lazy river, toddler play area; bathhouse, concessions, Friday-Monday, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; fees vary (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov).

Mounger Pool

FRI-SEPT. 11 Two pools, big pool with corkscrew slide and warmer, shallow Little Pool; hours vary daily through Sept. 11, Mounger Pool, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; fees vary (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks).


Capitol Hill Labor Day Walk

SAT Emerald City Wanderers Volkssport club 10K (6.2 miles) or 6K (3.7 miles) walks on sidewalks and park paths, start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., Seattle; free (emeraldcitywanderers.org/).