Welcome to the weekend! Whether you’re staying in or going out, check out our roundup of things you can do in the coming days.

Eats and drinks

  • Craving some fried food? Head to Burien to try our recommendations for molotes and fish and chips.
  • Clean out your fridge and make these stuffed peppers with chorizo and quinoa.

Movies and TV

  • Cozy up in your living room and watch two Washingtonians on the third season of “90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way” premiering on TLC.
  • Or go to your local movie theater to watch one of these two movies opening in Seattle-area theaters.
  • Find something to watch from this list of what’s new on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.

Books

  • Looking for a new book to dig into? Here’s a list of five summer-themed reads to help you ring in the end of August.

Arts and community events

  • Celebrate a Seattle jazz-education legend at JazzED Block Party or check out these other fun things to do around Seattle.
  • Visit the Tacoma Art Museum to view African American art and historical artifacts in the Kinsey Collection.
  • Welcome back Seattle Opera with “Die Walküre.” Although this show is sold out, you can watch it on a jumbo screen video viewable from the International Fountain area at Seattle Center.

Outdoors and travel

  • Itching to visit our neighbors up north? Check out these travel and sightseeing tips for your next trip to Vancouver.
  • If you’re already up north, you could even hike to a world-class view of the San Juan Islands near Chuckanut Drive.
  • Or, if you want to head out east, here’s why you should take a road trip to Pullman.
  • With scorching temperatures behind us, it may be time to take a trip into one of the natural wonders of Washington. Here’s a guide to the Hoh Rain Forest, including hiking hacks, tips and more.
  • If you’re interested in hiking elsewhere, here’s a list of seven Western Washington hikes fit for a true nature lover.