The week of Aug. 9 brings plenty of outdoor events, music, visual art, opera and other productions.

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‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’

This adorable British stop-motion-animation comedy, based on Aardman Animation’s U.K. TV show, follows Shaun and his friends into the big city. Nobody speaks, and yet, the storytelling’s captivating. Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H7. For Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald’s 3.5-star review, go to


‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’

Various illusionists try to pull the wool over the eyes of the longtime Vegas performing duo. 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, on The CW.


The medical drama starring Jason O’Mara concludes its premiere season at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, on USA.


Free doughnuts

Mighty-O celebrates its brand-new Ballard cafe by giving a free (and organic!) doughnut to everybody who stops by there during opening weekend. Also: Super-doughnut-enthusiasts dressed as superheroes will be entered to win a doughnut every day for a year. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16; 1555 N.W. Market St., Seattle (

Seattle Street Food Festival 2015

Now taking over four blocks of South Lake Union, the SSFF features more than 70 trucks, carts, booths and more, and each one has a $5 food item for you to try. Make good choices! No pressure! Also: tons of crafts via Urban Craft Uprising, live music and (thank goodness) a beer garden. Kickoff party 3-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16; South Lake Union, 217 Ninth Ave. N., Seattle; free admission (


A Taste of Edmonds

Billed as one of the largest festivals in the state, this celebration features music, arts, food and beer and wine gardens. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 230 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds; $4 (425-776-6711 or

Auburn Days

Auburn shows its pride with its annual summer festival. 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16 (grand parade at noon Saturday on Main Street). There will be music and dancing, entertainment, food, a model-boat exhibit, art exhibit, literary events, kids’ activities, Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. (


This massive cannabis policy-reform event offers six stages of music and speakers, arts, crafts and food, noon-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16, Myrtle Edwards Park, Centennial Park, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle; $10 donation requested (



Last December, R&B singer D’Angelo released “Black Messiah.” What with Ferguson and Staten Island, the timing couldn’t have been better. Though he shows the influence of stars such as Prince and Curtis Mayfield, this tour is about the band as much as the frontman. Kendra Foster, who co-wrote the lyrics on almost every “Black Messiah” track, will be on hand, as will drummer Chris Dave. This could be one of the best shows of the summer. 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at The Showbox, 1426 First Ave, S., Seattle; $75 (206-628-3151 or

Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Eric Hutchinson

“American Idol” may soon be history, but Kelly Clarkson, the first season’s winner (in 2002), is still around, and proof positive of the show’s perspicacity as a talent scout. Twenty million albums and three Grammy awards later, Clarkson is still shouting up a storm. Pop a cappella champs Pentatonix and singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson open the show. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $18-$95.50 (800-745-3000 or


Paula McLain

The popular novelist reads from her new book “Circling the Sun,” based on the life of Beryl Markham. 7 p.m. Monday Aug. 10, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free, priority signing line ticket with book purchase (206-366-3333 or


‘Indian Ink’

This 1995 drama promises a little bit of everything the best Tom Stoppard plays do: Intrigue, romance, wit and time-tripping — in this case from 1930s India to 1980s England and back again. Presented by Sound Theatre Company in a coproduction with Pratidhwani, Aug. 13-30 at Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or


Lunchtime Chamber Concerts

KING FM’s casual summer series continues Tuesday, Aug. 11, when the Parnassus Project visits Westlake Park in downtown Seattle from noon to 1 p.m. After this week, two additional noon concerts remain at the same location: the Daana Quartet on Aug. 25 and the return of Parnassus on Sept. 8. 401 Pine St., Seattle; free (


Seattle Opera’s novel, high-tech staging of this early Verdi opera continues through Aug. 22, at McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, Seattle; tickets from $25 (206-389-7676 or


Drawing Jams

Gage Academy turns 25 this year, and to celebrate, it’s hosting 25 draw-ins citywide. Drawing materials are provided; you bring your eyes and your willingness to engage in “observational drawing.” Upcoming Jams: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Center for Wooden Boats; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Victor Steinbrueck Park; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Olympic Sculpture Park and noon-6 p.m. each day at Bumbershoot. Info: