A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 3-9, 2018.

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Animal events

Hounds Meet History

SAT Outdoor exhibit featuring “Famous Pets of South King County,” walk the gardens, leashed dogs welcome, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Kent Historical Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent; free (253-854-4330 or gkhs.org).

Woodland Park Zoo

ONGOING Assam Rhino Reserve, Butterfly Garden, Willawong Station Bird Feeding, Family Farm, Historic Carousel, keeper talks, Zoomazium kids’ activities; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $12.95-$20.95, ages 2 and younger free (206-548-2500 or zoo.org).

Auto events

Car Shows, Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in

SUN Old Rides Classic Cars 9 a.m. Sunday, Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah (triplexrootbeer.com).


Gumshoe 5K Walk

FRI-AUG. 18 Pick up form with clues to solve on 3.1 mile walk through the neighborhood anytime Aug. 3-18; proceeds benefit Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Elementary School PTA and Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank; Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle; $15-$20 (dothegumshoe.org).

Seattle Restaurants Fight Homelessness

WED More than 80 local restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops, bakeries, breweries, and bars celebrate Pearl Jam’s The Home Shows by donating 10 percent or more of their sales to fight homelessness, Wednesday (pearljam.com/news/the-home-shows-restaurant-night).

Dunn Gardens Good Vibrations Party

WED Music by The Lake Boys, food trucks, bring blanket or chairs for seating, beer, wine and cider for purchase; proceeds benefit garden preservation; 6-8 p.m., gardens open 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dunn Gardens, 13533 Northshire Road N.W., Seattle; $60 (dunngardens.org/events/good-vibrations-party-featuring-the-lake-boys).


PLAN AHEAD Obliteride 5k walk and 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Gas Works Park, Seattle; $50-$100 plus fundraising commitment $50-$1,000 depending on event (obliteride.org).

Seattle Walk to End Hydrocephalus

PLAN AHEAD Help raise money for hydrocephalus research, education, advocacy, community support, 9 a.m. Aug. 11, Magnuson Park, Seattle; free, fundraising/donations requested (425-649-0080 or support.hydroassoc.org/2018seattlewalk).

Race the Reserve

PLAN AHEAD Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K Run/Walk; proceeds support Coupeville High School safe graduation night celebration, 7 a.m. Aug. 11, Coupeville High School Gym, Coupeville; $35-$85 (racethereserve.com).

Lake Union 10K

PLAN AHEAD Scenic run around Lake Union followed by breakfast; benefits Girls on the Run of Puget Sound, 7:30 a.m. Aug. 12, Lake Union Park, Seattle; $50-$60 (lakeunion10k.com).


Skandia Dance

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

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers

SAT Live music dance featuring Gypsy jazz, singles, couples, all ages welcome, 7 p.m. Saturday, Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St., Seattle; $15 (206-781-1238 or nwdance.net).

Dancing til Dusk

AUG. 2-9 Music, dancing, dance lessons first hour, no experience or partner required; Buena Vibra salsa 6 p.m. Aug. 2, Freeway Park, 600 Seneca St.; DJ Koichi Tsunoda west coast swing, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St.; Lady A Band blues, soul and funk, 6 p.m. Aug. 9, Freeway Park, Seattle; free; rain may cancel (206-264-5646 or danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/index.html).

NW Western Swing Music Festival

PLAN AHEAD Dance to local and guest bands, 1-11 p.m. Aug. 10-11, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 12; Enumclaw Field House, 1400 Roosevelt Ave. E., Enumclaw; $10/day (brownpapertickets.com/event/3366161).


Seafair Weekend Festival

FRI-SUN Hydroplane racing on the water, Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, wakeboarding shows, music and entertainment stage, food vendors, beer gardens, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Genesee Park and Playfield, 4316 S. Genesee St., and surrounding area, Seattle; $10/Friday; $10-$40/day Saturday/Sunday; admission specials include free Friday admission tickets available at Tulalip Resort Casino, Quil Ceda Creek Casino and select HomeStreet Bank locations; 50% off Seafair Weekend general admission with purchase of participating products at Safeway and Albertsons stores; by Light Rail, park at UW lots E12 and E19, $15/Friday, $10/Saturday until noon, free after noon Saturday and all day Sunday from UW Station; free shuttle from Columbia City Station to festival 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).

Magnolia SummerFest

FRI-SUN Kids’ parade, 10 a.m., grand parade, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, on 34th Avenue West from West Raye Street to West McGraw Street, then on 32nd Avenue West to West Raye Street, Seattle; kids’ activities, entertainment, food vendors, 2-9 p.m. Friday, movie “Coco,” 9 p.m. Friday; vendors, entertainment, kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; beer and wine garden 3-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Magnolia Playfield, 2418 34th Ave. W., Seattle (magnoliasummerfest.org).

Seattle Art Fair

FRI-SUN Modern and contemporary art galleries, sales, events; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $35/day, $5/day ages 13-19, ages 12 and younger free (seattleartfair.com).

Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Festival & Parade

FRI-SUN Africatown Heritage Parade featuring dance troops and drill teams, Children’s Day & Family Fun Village, Soul N The Park, Afrobeat & Roots Stage, Best of Both Worlds Fashion Show, Heal The Hood Basketball Tournament & Hip Hop 4 Peace stage, food vendors and food trucks, vendor marketplace, community resource fair, Friday-Sunday, Judkins Park & Playfield, 2150 S. Norman St., Seattle (umojafamilyfest.com/).

Lake City Summer Festival and Parade

SAT Salmon Bake, food trucks, vintage car show, Big Truck Explorer Zone for kids, teen-focused Hip-Hop/Skate Park mash-up with dance, music, and skating, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, on Northeast 125th Street from Lake City Way Northeast to 26th Avenue Northeast and surrounding area; Kids Parade, 6 p.m., Dog Parade 6:30 p.m., Seafair Grand Parade 7 p.m., Saturday, Lake City Way Northeast from Northeast 135th Street to Northeast 125th St., Seattle (lakecitysummerfest.com).

Mill Creek Town Center Kid Fest

SAT Activities for kids and parents, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek Town Center, 153rd Street Southwest and Main Street, Mill Creek (millcreektowncenter.biz/events/).

La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show

SAT Classic cars, show cars, classic yachts, work boats, food and art vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, La Conner Marina, 613 N. Second St., La Conner; $3, ages 12 and younger free (lovelaconner.com/la-conner-classic-boat-and-car-show-2018/).

Skagit County Fair

WED-AUG. 11 Carnival, performances, farm animals, food vendors, eating contests, 10 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon; $5-$10 (360-416-1350 or skagitcounty.net/fair).

Pierce County Fair

AUG. 9-12 Carnival rides, entertainment, food vendors, agriculture displays, animals, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 9-11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21606 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; $5, ages 5 and younger free; $1/ages 6-15 Aug. 9; free for military with ID Aug. 12 (piercecountyfair.com).

Morton Loggers Jubilee

AUG. 9-12 Logging shows, bed races, lawnmower races, 10K run, Children’s Parade and Grand Parade, Aug. 9-12, Morton (discoverlewiscounty.com/event/76th-morton-loggers-jubilee).

South Lake Union Block Party

PLAN AHEAD Live music, beer garden, food trucks, letterpress demonstrations, benefits Plymouth Housing Group to eliminate homelessness; noon-11 p.m. Aug. 10, Westlake Avenue North and Denny Way, Seattle (slublockparty.com).

Festival at Mt. Si

PLAN AHEAD Arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine garden, jazz, blues, rock and country music performances, chili cook-off, parade, kids’ Fun Zone, fireworks show, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 12, Si View Community Center and Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend (festivalatmtsi.org).

Kirkland Summerfest

PLAN AHEAD Music Main Stage, beer garden, arts festival, ticketed entertainment events, Aug. 10-12; KidZone rides Aug. 11-12, Kirkland (kirklandsummerfest.org).

Taste Edmonds

PLAN AHEAD Entertainment, beer and wine garden, vendors, rides, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 10-11, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 12, Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 300 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds (facebook.com/tasteedmonds/).

Iranian Festival

PLAN AHEAD Culture and entertainment from Iran, music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, Persian tea, pastries and food available, art and jewelry displays, Persian poetry, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 11, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

AuburnFest/Auburn Days Parade

PLAN AHEAD Parade with marching bands, drill teams, cars, 11 a.m. Aug. 11, Main Street, Auburn; festival with entertainment, food and craft vendors, literary showcase, art activities, car show, playgrounds, inflatables, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 11, Les Gove Park, Auburn (auburnwa.gov).

Cambodian Cultural Celebration

PLAN AHEAD Celebrates the culture of South Puget Sound Cambodian communities with traditional music and dancing, displays, demonstrations, activities for all ages, food vendors, fashion show, martial arts demonstration, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 11, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines (parks.state.wa.us/folkarts).

Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow

PLAN AHEAD Music and entertainment on two stages, 5K fun run, circus troupe, Fun Zone rides including zip line, petting zoo, environmental and wellness exhibits, salmon bake, craft and food vendors, Stillaguamish Tribe Pow Wow singing and dancing, 10 a.m. Aug. 11, River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Rd., Arlington; free admission, parking $10-$20 (festivaloftheriver.com).

Food events

Free pizza

SAT To celebrate restaurant remodel, free pizza slices, limit two per person, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pagliacci Pizza Sandpoint, 6224 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (pagliacci.com/).

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, 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).

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

SUN Swedish pancakes with lingonberries or strawberries, ham, beverages, music and folk dancing, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$11, ages 4 and younger free (206-283-1090 or swedishclubnw.org).


Perfect Perennials For Summer

SAT Design principles, summer plant selections, care to keep your garden blooming, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or sunnysidenursery.net/classes).

Manette Edible Gardens Tour de Coop

SAT Self-guided tour of edible gardens, bee keeping and chicken coops, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Fellowship of Bremerton, 1305 Ironsides Ave., Bremerton; $5, ages 12 and younger free (wshg.net/blog/around-west-sound/2018-07-17/manette-to-host-edible-gardens-tour/).


Wildflower hikes

AUG. 9 Local author Peter Stekel discusses “Best Wildflower Hikes in Western Washington,” 6 p.m. Aug. 9, Southwest Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-386-4636 or spl.org).


Lego Americana Road Show

SAT-AUG. 19 Display of America’s most famous structures built by Lego Master Builders, Lego play area for builders of all ages, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday-Aug. 19, Bellevue Square with displays throughout the Bellevue Collection, Bellevue (bellevuecollection.com/lego-americana-roadshow/).

Camlann Village Days

SAT-SUN Low-key demonstrations and presentations on life in a 14th-century English village, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (camlann.org/village life.htm).

Museum events

Cars & Cigars: Havana Nights

SAT Cigar and whiskey tastings, wine, food, Cuban music, 6 p.m. Saturday, Lemay-America’s Car Museum, Tacoma; $75, tickets online until 4 p.m. Saturday or at the door (20957.blackbaudhosting.com/20957/Cars–Cigars-2018).

Jet Blast Bash

SAT-SUN Outdoor events, Blue Angels takeoffs and landings and other Seafair Air Show planes, classic cars, trampolines for kids, beer garden with live music, food vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; activities in the museum include presentations on the history of the Blue Angels, Saturday-Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $14-$24, ages 4 and younger free (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

Northwest Railway Museum Train Rides

SAT-SUN Round-trip excursions on historic train on scenic rides through the Cascade Foothills to the top of Snoqualmie Falls, museum train cars, exhibits, Victorian-era depot, 11 a.m.-4:25 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$20 (425-888-3030 or trainmuseum.org).

Pearl Jam: Home & Away

PLAN AHEAD Opening Aug. 11, new exhibit of 200 artifacts from Pearl Jam band members showing their journey from 1990 to the present; personal instruments, stage props, original lyrics, poster and album art, photo op, on view through early 2019, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily starting Aug. 11, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $17-$28 (206-770-2700 or mopop.org).

“Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson”

ONGOING Iconic early 20th-century works by American photographer Edward S. Curtis and contemporary photography, video, and installation by indigenous artists Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, and Will Wilson, through Sept. 9; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays; closed Tuesdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle; $14.95-$24.95 (206-654-3100 or seattleartmuseum.org).


ONGOING Signature exhibits “True Northwest: The Seattle Journey,” “Maritime Seattle,” “It’s Raining Cats and Dog,” Bezos Center for Innovation; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. Thursdays; Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $15.95-$19.95 ages 14 and younger free (206-324-1126 or mohai.org).

Nordic Museum

ONGOING “Nordic Journeys,” 12,000 years of Nordic history and the story of Nordic immigration to the U.S. and Pacific Northwest over the last 150 years, ongoing; “Northern Exposure; Contemporary Nordic Arts Revealed,” through Sept. 16; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Market St., Seattle; $10-$15 (206-789-5707 or nordicmuseum.org).

Paddle sports

Dragon Boat Paddling

SAT-WED Dragon boat paddling, on-land instruction, one hour on the lake, no experience or reservations required, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Kenmore Air parking lot, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle (seattleflyingdragons.org).

Park events

KidsQuest Kids Activities

FRI KidsQuest Children’s Museum leads for kids with new science-themed toys; stomp rockets, 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle (downtownseattle.org/events/parks/).

Global Playground

SAT Outdoor program to mix cultural connectivity with outdoor play, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or nwfolklife.org/our-big-neighborhood).

Summer at SAM, Olympic Sculpture Park

SAT, AUG. 9 Yoga, 9 and 10:30 a.m., art activity 11 a.m.-1 p.m., tour 1 p.m., Zumba 2 p.m. Saturday; music, art activity, food trucks, Kids Corner, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9, 16, 23;, Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle (visitsam.org/summer).

Discovery Park Beach Shuttle

SAT-SUN Shuttle between Visitor Center parking lot and beach parking lot, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Discovery Park, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle; free (parkways.seattle.gov).

Arboretum walk

SUN Casual walking tour; 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle (206-543-8800 or botanicgardens.uw.edu/washington-park-arboretum/).

Yoga and Zumba & Dance, Freeway Park

MON-WED Washington Athletic Club (WAC) and Freeway Park Association host complimentary open-air classes, all levels of experience welcome, Zumba & Dance Cardio, 5:30-6:30 Mondays; Yoga, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free (206-464-3098 or wac.net/event/outdoorfitness/2018-07-30/).

Beach Naturalist Program

AUG. 9-12 Explore the beach at low tide with trained volunteers; 9-11 a.m. Aug. 9; 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 10; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 11; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Olympic Sculpture Park, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seahurst Park, Burien; Des Moines Beach Park and Saltwater State Park, Des Moines (seattleaquarium.org/beach-naturalist).

Seattle Parks Wading Pools

ONGOING Wading pools open on warm days, schedules vary by location, hotline updated daily, Seattle (206-684-7796 or seattle.gov/parks/find/sprayparks-and-wading-pools#volunteerparkwadingpool).

Enchanted Village Theme & Water Park

ONGOING Fun park and water park; 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily; Dive-In Movies, watch from the Wave Pool, “Peter Rabbit,” 9 p.m. Friday; Wild Waves & Enchanted Village, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $22.99-$40.99 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com/index.php).

Remlinger Farms Country Fair Fun Park

ONGOING Farm animals, entertainment, rides and attractions for children, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation; $14.95-$17.11 (425-333-4135 or remlingerfarms.com).

Jetty Island

ONGOING Ferry to 2 mile-long island with sandy beach, nature trails, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive, Everett; free, donation requested, $2/adult, $1/child, reservations available; ferry service may be canceled due to weather or when the jetty is at maximum capacity (425-257-8304 or portofeverett.com/recreation/beaches-kiteboarding/jetty-island-290).

Explore the Shore, Point Defiance

PLAN AHEAD Walk with naturalists to learn about sea life at low tide, 1.5 mile round trip, for ages 5 and older, closed toed shoes recommended, 9:45 a.m. Aug. 10, Owen Beach parking lot, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; free (pdza.org/explore-shore).

50th Anniversary Celebration of the Big Guns at Fort Casey

PLAN AHEAD Displays, activities, park tours, program with keynote address, presentation of colors, music by the Army National Guard Band and panel discussions, to celebrate the historical significance of the 125 ton, 10-inch disappearing guns built in the 1890s that were placed in the park in 1968, replacing guns of the same model used at the fort from 1902-1942, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Fort Casey State Park, Whidbey Island (parks.state.wa.us/505/Fort-Casey).

Performances/outdoor movies

Summer Concerts at The Mount

FRI Food and wine available, popcorn and snow cones free, bring a blanket or chair for seating on the lawn or patio; open 5:30 p.m., music 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle (206-938-6194).

Summer Outdoor Movies, Renton

FRI Movie at dusk; “Despicable Me,” Friday, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $5 (rentonwa.gov/events).

GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park

FRI-AUG. 18 Outdoor performances of “Henry IV, Part 1,” 7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Lower Woodland Park, 1000 N. 50th St., Seattle; 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Magnuson Park Amphitheater, Seattle; 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Fall City Park; also, “The Three Musketeers,” 7 p.m. Friday, Fall City Park; 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Lower Woodland Park, Seattle; 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; free, donations suggested (greenstage.org/shakespeare-in-the-park/).

Wooden O Shakespeare in The Park

FRI-AUG. 12 “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 7 p.m. Aug. 2, Issaquah Community Center Open Space; 7 p.m. Friday, Columbia Park, Seattle; 7 p.m. Saturday, Steel Lake Park, Federal Way; 5 p.m. Sunday, Des Moines Beach Park; 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Wright Park, Tacoma; 7 p.m. Aug. 11, Ashwood Playfield, Bellevue; “King Lear,” 7 p.m. Aug. 2-Sunday and Aug. 10-11, 2 p.m. Aug. 12, Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island; free, donations suggested (seattleshakespeare.org/woodeno/).

Movies at the Mural

SAT On 40-foot screen, “Get Out,” dusk Saturday, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (seattlecenter.com).

Blues at Pier 58

SAT-SUN Highway 99 Blues Club hosts live music, and DJ/MC Sean Donovan aka Gatorboy, noon-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Waterfront Park, 1401 Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/blues_weekend).

Summer Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Pacific Cascade Big Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; Greenwood Concert Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle (206-783-7059 or ballardlocks.org/free-summer-concerts.html).

Cascadia Irish Music Week

SUN-AUG. 11 Beginning through advanced instruction in Irish instruments, song and dance, concerts with Irish musicians, Aug. 5-11, Evergreen State College, Olympia (cascadiairish.org).

City of Shoreline Lunchtime Music Series

TUE Steve Hamilton comedy magic show, noon Tuesday, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 N.W. 197th St., Shoreline; free (425-221-1292 or shorelinewa.gov/specialevents).

Downtown Movies in the Park, Bellevue

TUE Pre-movie entertainment, popcorn, local nonprofits accepting donations, 7:30 p.m., “Paddington 2” dusk Tuesday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (425-452-4240 or bellevueoutdoormovies.com).

Outdoor movie, Sammamish

TUE ”Zootopia,” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Central Washington University Sammamish, 120 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish (sammamish.us/event/?id=50014).

U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series

WED Kalimba, 7 p.m. Wednesday, University Village Mall, 25th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle; free (206-523-0622 or uvillage.com).

Concert in the Park, Shoreline

WED CoCo Loco, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Animal Acres Park, Brookside Boulevard and Northeast 178th Street, Lake Forest Park (206-417-4645 or shorelinearts.net/eventsprograms/concerts-in-the-park/).

Summer Concerts at Coulon

WED Crème Tangerine Beatles tribute band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (Rentonwa.gov/events).


WED Entertainment, trivia, food trucks, 6:30 p.m., “Thor: Ragnarok” dusk Wednesday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $5-$6, ages 5 and younger free; parking $5 (epiceap.com/movies-at-marymoor/).

Celebrate Woodinville Concert in the Park

WED Food vendors, wine and beer garden opens 5:30 p.m., concert with Emily McIntosh, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wilmot Gateway Park, 17301 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville (425-481-8300 or celebratewoodinville.com).

Newcastle Concerts in the Park

WED Soul Purpose, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle (425-649-4444 or newcastlewa.gov).

Sounds of Summer, Bainbridge

WED Outdoor concert, Navy Band Northwest Funk Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island (206-842-2306 or biparks.org).

Dam: Washington Power in the Age of Woody Guthrie

AUG. 9 A conversation about Woody Guthrie’s contract with the government to write folk songs about the Grand Coulee Dam project; performances by Trentalange, Naomi Wachira, Matt Tilghman-Havens, 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Patagonia, 2100 First Ave., Seattle; $10 (eventbrite.com/e/dam-washington-power-in-the-age-of-woody-guthrie-tickets-46867513996).

Crossroads Movies in the Park

AUG. 9 Activities for all ages, family activities 7:30 p.m., movie “Wonder” at dusk Aug. 9; Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-4240 or bellevueoutdoormovies.com).

Gas Station Blues

AUG. 9 Concert for all ages, bring your own chair, beer garden, barbecue vendor; Tina Dietz, 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Historic Shell Station, 232 Front St., Issaquah; free (downtownissaquah.com).


Once Around Lake Cavanaugh

SAT An 8 mile run, walk or bike around Lake Cavanaugh, 9 a.m. Saturday, Lake Cavanaugh Fire Station, 35058 South Shore Drive, Lake Cavanaugh; $15-$25 (360-422-9510 or lakecavanaugh.info/fire-dept/fire-department-auxiliary/).

AuburnFest Almost 5K Poker Fun Run and Walk

PLAN AHEAD Fun run/walk with poker hand, 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn; $23-$25 (www.facebook.com/AuburnFest-Auburn-Days-Parade-412313322147674/).


Art in the Garden

SAT-SUN Festival with 30 local artists and artisans at the base of the Cascades Foothills, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Matson Family Farms, 46620 228th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw (plateauartsalive.org).

Special interest

Big Bounce America

FRI-AUG. 12 Bounce house for all ages with basketball courts, obstacle course, giant slide, ball pit, DJ, food vendors, special sessions for toddlers and adults only; 2:15-5:45 p.m. Friday; 9:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Aug. 11-12; 2:15-5:45 p.m. Aug. 10; sensory sensitive season 1-2 p.m. Aug. 10; Pat Ryan Field, 1809 S. 140th St., Seattle; $12-$23 (showclix.com/event/bba-2018-seattle-wa).

From Hiroshima to Hope

MON Marks the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, program with music and speakers concludes with the floating of candlelit lanterns at dusk, 6 p.m. Monday, Green Lake Park near Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle (fromhiroshimatohope.org).

Seattle Center Fitness Program

TUE-WED Zumba dance class, all welcome, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Next 50 Plaza; Meditation and Relaxation Class, chairs provided, bring a mat/pillow if you prefer to sit on the floor, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Armory Room Loft 1; Gentle Yoga for all ages and fitness levels, bring a yoga mat, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall Lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com).

Seattle Great Wheel/Wings Over Washington

ONGOING Seattle Great Wheel gondola ride for all ages, 10 a.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; $9-$14 (seattlegreatwheel.com); Wings Over Washington aerial adventure flying theater, same hours, $13-$17 (wingsoverwa.com), Friday-Wednesday, Miner’s Landing at Pier 57, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle.

Sky View Observatory

ONGOING The tallest public observatory in the Pacific Northwest, Sky View Cafe, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, 700 Fourth Ave., Seattle; $14-$22, ages 4 and younger free (206-386-5564 or skyviewobservatory.com).

The Spheres Understory

ONGOING Public visitor center, exhibits about flora and design to learn about Amazon and The Spheres, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays; indoor gardens open two Saturdays a month by reservation, Friday-Wednesday, The Spheres Understory, 2101 Seventh Ave., Seattle; free (seattlespheres.com).


Seattle beaches

ONGOING Lifeguards on duty, weather permitting, noon-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Madison, 1900 43rd Ave. E.; Baker, 2301 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S.; West Green Lake, 7312 W. Green Lake Drive; Matthews, 9300 51st Ave. N.E.; Madrona Beach, 853 Lake Washington Blvd.; East Green Lake, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast, and Pritchard, 8400 55th Ave. S., Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/find/swimming-beaches).

Colman Pool

ONGOING Heated saltwater Olympic-sized pool, Giant Tube Slide; open swims, swimming lessons, special events, daily, Lincoln Park, 8603 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.75-$5.50 (206-684-7494 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/colman-pool).

Mounger Pool

ONGOING Big Pool with corkscrew slide, shallow Little Pool; swim lessons, open swims, themed events, hours vary daily, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $3.75-$5.50 (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks/find/pools/mounger-pool).

Peter Kirk Pool

ONGOING Heated outdoor pool open for swims, lessons, daily, 340 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $5 (425-587-3336 or kirklandwa.gov/depart/parks).

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

ONGOING Lap pool, leisure pool with slides, water spray, lazy river, concessions, hours vary, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; $4.50-$15 (425-430-6780 or rentonwa.gov).


Seafair Fleet Week

FRI-SUN Public tours, flat-heeled, closed-toe shoes recommended, no backpacks or large bags allowed, photo ID required; US. Navy USS Somerset and USS Momsen, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1-2, 2-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Pier 90, Seattle; Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Whitehorse, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Pier 69, Seattle (seafair.com/).

Cedar River Watershed

SAT-SUN Bus and walking tour through historic townsite, dam, lake and waterfalls, for adults and ages 10 and older, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $5-$10; for all ages, 2-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $5; Cedar River Watershed Education Center, 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; by reservation (seattle.gov/util/environmentconservation/education/cedarriverwatershed/).

Seattle Ferry Service

ONGOING Cruise on historic mini-ferry tour of Lake Union, on the hour 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting, $3-$12, walk on only; also 11:45 a.m., 1 and 2:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $3-$16, by reservation or walk-on; South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle; cash or check only (206-713-8446 or seattleferryservice.com).

Argosy Cruises

ONGOING Public sightseeing cruises including Harbor Cruise, Locks Cruise, Lake Washington Cruise, Historical Cruise on Lake Union, Wine Tasting and Tillicum Excursion, schedules vary, Argosy Cruises, Pier 55 and 56, 1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $16.50-$91.50 (206-623-1445 or argosycruises.com).

Seattle City Light Skagit Tours

ONGOING Celebrating 90 years, scenic tours, boat rides, hikes, meals, various times and prices, North Cascades National Park, Newhalem; prices vary (360-854-2589 or skagittours.com).