Last-Minute Plans: 100 Cheap and Easy Things To Do This Weekend: June 9-11, 2017

If you’re the last-minute type and still need ideas for fun stuff to do this weekend, we’ll make your search a lot simpler. Below, we’ve rounded up all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won’t cost more than $10, ranging from the Volunteer Park Pride Festival and Capitol Hill Pride Festival to Georgetown Carnival, from Shilshole Boatfest to a Columbia City music walk, and from a pop-up beer garden at CenturyLink Field to a free dining event for dogs (and their humans) in South Lake Union. Click through the links below for complete details, or check out our complete Things To Do calendar for even more options, including cheap and easy events that happen every night of the week.

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1. Art Up PhinneyWood
Walk around charming Greenwood/Phinney and take in art from dozens of venues, from galleries to restaurants to bookshops, including Couth Buzzard Books, Naked City Brewery, and the Phinney Center Gallery.
(Greenwood/Phinney, free)

2. Belltown Art Walk
On second Fridays, wander around Belltown and check out their hyperlocal art scene amidst the waves of drinkers and clubbers. Convene at the Belltown Community Center to pick up a map (and maybe some snacks/goodies), then head out to explore nearby galleries while taking advantage of all the artists’ exhibitions (and provided refreshments).
(Belltown, free)

3. Earthship Seattle Visitor Center Fundraiser Dance Party
An Earthship is a super-sustainable, self-sufficient building using solar and wind energy and other eco-methods to provide energy, process water, and dispose of waste. Earthship Seattle is raising funds to build a model in this city as a visitors’ center and model of what’s possible. And who knows—with Trump backing out of the climate agreement, Earthships may one day be the most habitable spots on earth. Substation will raise money with an upcycled material fashion show, an upcycled art show, and soundtrack by DJs James Sorrell & Mr. Linden, Ramiro, Buckmode, Rob Noble, and Julie Herrera.
(Ballard, $10+ suggested donation)

4. Waves 3.0: Synchromatic
Fred Wildlife’s walls will be transformed through the magic of Hannah Selene and Anthony white’s light projection into an immersive art installation space for aerial artist Regan Powers and EDM DJs and producers LuckDragon, Quackson, Frida K, and Ky N Kumarion. Escape into a trippy, collaborative artist wonderland.
(Capitol Hill, $5)


5. La Marzocco Cafe: Madcap Launch Party
Next up in La Marzocco’s roaster residencies is the Madcap Coffee Company from Grand Rapids, who’ll be ushered into their stint with music by Beth Bombara, wine, food, and of course espresso.
(Seattle Center, free)

6. Pop-Up Beer Garden
Meet under the WaMu Theater marquee sign for an impromptu patio cabana with beer and wine specials, food, and games.
(Pioneer Square, free)


7. ’80s & ’90s Night
The Blue Moon celebrates two decades of music with sets by the Post-Punks, representing the ’80s, and Smashing Flannel, representing the ’90s.
(University District, $7)

8. The Anchor, Scarlet Canary, The Finger Guns, Guests
Need some intense woman-fronted power metalcore in your week? The Anchor will bring it, along with opening sets from Scarlet Canary, the Finger Guns, and additional guests.
(Sodo, $10)

9. Bootie Seattle: Pop Goes The Diva
Seattle’s only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out celebration by paying tribute to the ultimate pop divas: Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Prep thyself for all the ’00s club bangers and ’10s Top40 hits you could possibly handle.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

10. Canals of Venice, Chris Acker, Gus Clark and the Least of His Problems
Canals of Venice combine strings, acoustic guitar, electric bass, and sometimes trumpet for an old-timey folk sound with a twist. They’ll be joined by Chris Acker and Gus Clark and The Least of His Problems.
(Ballard, $8)

11. Celestial Navigation and Scott Allen Quartet
Didem Somel (vocals and strings), Glen Anderson (double bass), and Robby Albrecht (drums) will play together as the breathy, psychedelic experimental/jazz group Celestial Navigation.
(Columbia City, free)

12. Club Fracture
Rejoice, goths—as much as you’re temperamentally inclined, that is—for Re-bar is offering a new night of synthpop, industrial, and darkwave mixed by Evan Blackstone, DJ Eyktan of SIN, and Mikey Shadow of Resurrection.
(Downtown, $10)

13. DJ Maxwell Edison
Enjoy “wild R&B, wicked freakbeat, strange instros, garage punk, glam junk, psychedelic meltdowns, punk rock & roll and more” on vinyl 45s from Maxwell Edison’s collection.
(Capitol Hill, free)

14. Do206 & Goose Island Beer Co. Present: Migration Week Secret Show
Do206 and Goose Island Beer Company have partnered up to present this show benefitting Seattle’s Surfrider Foundation, with live sets from some of Seattle’s local music talent.
(Capitol Hill, free)

15. Ian Hale and the Legacy, The Weatherside Whiskey Band, Nicholas Russell Band
Ian Hale and the Legacy, a local blues rock group with a layered alt-folk sound, will unleash some heavy Americana at their album release show, with support from the Weatherside Whiskey Band and Nicholas Russell Band.
(Fremont, $8/$12)

16. Jazz Night School Spring Final Performances
The burgeoning musicians of the Jazz Night School present their final performances of the spring session, with the Big Band Blue kicking things off bright and loud, and Big Band Express, small jazz ensembles, g*psy jazz, Latin ensembles, and jazz vocalists all getting a turn at the mic.
(Columbia City, free)

17. Kendra McKinley, Wild Wild Mexico, Amateur Eyes, the Ram Rams
If you like your rock indie, funky, jazzy, versatile, and polyphonic, check out Kendra McKinley.
(Eastlake, $5/$8)

18. MOS Generator, Year of the Cobra, Stereo Creeps
With Abyssinia, Mos Generator pack their well-formulated crushing guitar assault and partner it with soaring, melodic vocals, showing they’ve truly arrived as juggernauts of Northwest rock. KEVIN DIERS
(Ballard, $8)

19. No Duh! ’90s-ish Dance Party
Dance to music that represents growing up in the ’90s (whether or not it actually came out in the ’90s), like the Spice Girls, Ludacris, Britney, and Green Day.
(Pioneer Square, $5)

20. Quiet, Among Authors, Patrick Galactic
Moody psych-punks Quiet will headline Barboza, with support performances by Among Authors and local psych-popper Patrick Galactic.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

21. The Requisite, Moneta, Joyfield, Moments
Seattle-based alt-rockers the Requisite headline with support from Moneta, Joyfield, and The Moments.
(Ballard, $10)

22. Retrospecter, Future Shock
Retrospecter will import its postpunk, shoegazey melodies from Tacoma, with an opening Afro New Wave set by Future Shock.
(Eastlake, $8)

23. Shake It Up
Dance to legendary ’80s music with the Cars tribute band Shake It Up.
(Downtown, free)

24. Technophobia, Missing Witness, The Secret Light
DC darkwavers Technophobia make music inspired by the early days of EBM with heavy hardware usage and analog synthesizers. Their melodic, pop-centric work will be joined by Missing Witness and The Secret Light.
(Capitol Hill, $9/$10)


25. Pride Launch Party with Nikkita Oliver
Are you a queer for (mayoral candidate Nikkita) Oliver? Congregate with Queers4Oliver and dance to tunes from locally beloved Darqness DJs. Meet the possible future mayor herself.
(Downtown, free)


26. Alessandra Lynch and Pimone Triplett
This reading will feature a duo of poet professors: Alessandra Lynch (It Was a Terrible Cloud at Twilight and Sails the Wind Left Behind) and Pimone Triplett (Rumor, The Price of Light, and Ruining the Picture).
(Wallingford, free)

27. The Business of Comics: Creator Owned Properties
Paul Morrissey (Teen Titans Go! writer, editor of many publications) and Lonnie Mann (Thoughts from Iceland) will discuss the comics business and working out self-employment, at this event that’s part of Outsider Comics’ new series.
(Fremont, free/$5)

28. Dan Wells: Nothing Left to Lose
Horror and science fiction author Dan Wells presents the latest monster-hunting installment of his John Wayne Cleaver series.
(University District, free)

29. Katherine Heiny: Standard Deviation
About Katherine Heiny’s short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow, Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote, “Most [of her characters] are urban American semi-strivers, worrying a little about work, a little about happiness and a lot about the illicit affairs they’re carrying on. When it comes to these liaisons, Ms. Heiny has a fine way of keeping her women sharply perceptive about details yet too delusional to see the big picture.” Appropriately, the collection boasts a glowing quote from Lena Dunham. Now Heiny will share her latest project, the novel Standard Deviation.
(Capitol Hill, free)

30. Robert Pearl: Mistreated
The executive director and CEO of the Permanente Medical Group, Robert Pearl, is here to share a new book about why you shouldn’t put too much trust in your healthcare providers. Mistreated: Why We Think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong makes a case for changing “the structure, technology, financing, and leadership” of American health care.
(First Hill, $5)


31. Chimerica
In local playwright Christopher Bailey’s new piece, a black soldier returns from Iraq and journeys to the house of his slain white comrade’s racist father. The two get into an explosive argument while Nikki, the dead soldier’s Cambodian sister-in-law, joins the fray. A production of the Seattle Playwrights Salon.
(Georgetown, free)

32. Rough Ground
Drummers, dancers, readers, and other artists have worked with Philadelphia poet Sha’Ifa Mami Watu to interpret her pieces through their own media. See locals like Yirim Seck, Tuesday Velasco, Jennifer Moore, Alonzo Jackson, plus B-girls Anna Bannna Freeze and Macca perform with Watu. Indigenous drumming and Afro-modern hiphop is also promised.
(Central District, $10-$25 sliding scale)

33. Weedini: The Marijuana Magician
Weedini the Marijuana Magician (also known as the “Wizard of Weed”) will make you laugh while performing astounding feats of “real psychedelic simulation.”
(Greenwood, $10/$14)



34. A Drink for Vera 2017
Not that I ever need an excuse to go to the Redwood, especially since 2017 is the official, final, for-real-this-time last year of the Capitol Hill classic, but this is an exceptionally good one. This week, your regularly scheduled Friday night revelry will raise money for The Vera Project, Seattle’s awesome all-ages music organization. In addition to the usual delights of nachos, stiff drinks, and the world’s best bathroom graffiti, there will be new delights: a raffle, live music from Pleather, and a DJ set from Cameron McCreery. You might not feel physically wonderful the next day, but you can at least lay in bed all day with the blinds drawn knowing you did this to yourself so the kids can have music. Oh and, if this wasn’t already awesome, Saint John’s is participating as well on Saturday. So much win. TOBIAS COUGHLIN-BOGUE


35. To Burn
This play did things a little differently: First, the actors were cast, and only then was the play written. The only themes they reveal are “burning” and “anger” based on the current political climate.
(Greenwood, $10/$14)



36. Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival
Everett presents a juried garden show with live entertainment, kids’ activities, food, tips, and special guest garden expert Ciscoe Morris.
(Everett, free)



37. ALIVE: Flora, Light, and Water in the Seattle Landscape Exhibition Public Opening
The Associated Recreation Council at the Yesler Community Center will partner with the Frye Art Museum to present this recurring group show, featuring a wide array of student artwork. This iteration will focus on Seattle’s urban landscape, and the interplay between nature and urban structures. Featured artists include Jaytaevius Coleman, Eleisha Cooke, Malachi Crenshaw, MK Crenshaw, Kaylia Davis, Isiah Guy, and Neicy Petite. Organized by Frye Manager of Public Programs Negarra A. Kudumu.
(First Hill, free)


38. Candlelight Vigil: StolenYouth
Stand with StolenYouth to raise awareness of human trafficking and hear from survivors and activists. This event is held in solidarity with the Candlelight Vigil to End Slavery and Human Trafficking in Atlanta. The organizers will provide candles.
(Downtown, free)

39. Puppy Pool Party to Benefit Emerald City Pet Rescue
Dogs love water. Water loves dogs. Human noses aren’t necessary too keen on the combination, but what the hell. Bring your pooches for a splash in the kiddie pool, meet adoptable animal friends (no onsite adoptions though), cast your lot in the raffle with Mud Bay goods, and drink a beer ($1 of which goes to Emerald City Pet Rescue).
(Greenwood, free)


40. Georgetown Carnival
Watch circus performers, acrobats, musicians, and artists of all kinds come together at this multidisciplinary festival that also promises games, food, and strange carnival fun. Take advantage of Georgetown’s many exciting dining spots while you’re there. Plus, don’t miss opening receptions for art exhibits like Angelica Maria Millán Lozano and Sofía Córdova: Thrown, Jason T. Miles: Lightning Snake, make boring, and Metamorph: The Art of Stephanie Law. Plus, check out the Georgetown Steam Plant 110th Anniversary Open House.
(Georgetown, free)

41. Outdoor Fest
Meet Northwest makers of equipment, goods, and delicacies, including Chukar Cherries, Danner Boots, Duckworth, Light In the Attic Records, Old Forester, Rad Power Bikes, Redhook Brewing, Smith Optics, Stumptown Coffee, and Seawolf Kayak.
(Sodo, free)

42. Spring Harvest Festival
Join Beacon Food Forest and its Nutrition Team for a spring harvest, celebrating the bounty of the season. This family-friendly and free event will feature workshops on how to prepare foods, best practices for Permaculture gardening, and more. There will also be tours, music and activities, as well as food.
(Beacon Hill, free)


43. Food Truck Round-Up
The mobile food rodeo will gather 15-odd trucks of tastiness in its South Lake Union location. Try raclette, cakes, doughnuts, lumpia, poke, tandoori, fish ‘n’ chips, and other food treasures on offer.
(South Lake Union, free)

44. Hellbent Brewing Two-Year Anniversary
Join Lake City’s Hellbent Brewing Co. for an evening of anniversary celebration. They’ll be clearing out the parking lot and showcasing local musicians, as well as five different local food trucks. Plus, they’ll be releasing their special Anniversary IPA with amarillo and simcoe, denali, and citra hops.
(North Seattle, free admission)

45. K9 Natural Bone Appétit Seattle
In collaboration with Chef John Sundstrom (Lark), sustainable dog food company K9 Natural brings you Bone Appétit, a free “doggy dining” event in SLU. As they say, “It’s not every day you get the chance to dine with your dog.” Your canine will receive a “doggy degustation” menu of K9 Natural products and humans will enjoy bites from Lark.
(South Lake Union, free)

46. Shoreline Farmers Market Opening Day
Drag your hungry, hungover selves to the first day of this Shoreline market, which is marking its sixth year. See chef demos, hear music, and partake in some “family fun.”
(Shoreline, free)

47. Sloop Tavern 65th Birthday
In mercurial Seattle, Sloop, at least, has hung on: it’s still the only place in town (and presumably the world) where one may “Slooper-size” one’s Bud to 33.8 ounces. Stop by for other drink deals, music, and a late-night dance party. Plus, drink outside in the warm weather.
(Ballard, no cover)


48. 7th Annual Tribute to Bruce Cockburn
For seven years now, Egan’s Jam House has hosted an annual tribute show to folk and jazz-influenced Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. This year’s show will feature performances by local heavyweights Rob Kneisler, Sonny Bill Glover, Greg Hendrickson, Kevin Jones, Robin McGillveray, and more, with proceeds from the door going to War Child International.
(Ballard, $10)

49. Avi Buffalo with Andrea Silva
Avi Buffalo released two records on the Sub Pop label, and now he’s back with another batch of chill songs, along with opening sets by Andrea Silva and somesurprises.
(Downtown, $10)

50. Familiars, Fleece, Crown Larks, Brain Drain
Tender-hearted fantasy rockers Familiars spread a Northwest mist of indie experimental tracks over the Victory stage, with Fleece, Crown Larks, and Brain Drain.
(Eastlake, $5/$8)

51. Grounded and subMerge: Leo Leal
Recurring house and techno night subMerge will join up with Grounded to present the thoughtful electronic stylings of Leo Leal, with support from Tubbs & Oats, Michael Manahan, and subMerge resident Konifer, and visuals by Black Water Stars.
(Pioneer Square, $10)

52. Juke, Being John McLaughlin, X-Ray, Band of Certainty
If you weren’t there in the 1970s for John Mclaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra experiment, this is your chance to hear the jazz-fusion band’s pieces revived by Tristan Gianola, Jake Sele, Alicia DeJoie, Geoff Harper, and John Bishop.
(Columbia City, free)

53. Lindstrom and the Limit, Alki, Elena Loper
Lindstrom and The Limit show off their expansive energy and perform tracks from their last release with a night of roots, rock, folk, soul, and Americana genre blending. They’ll be joined by Alki and Elena Loper.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

54. Mark Christian Miller
Los Angeles-based jazz vocalist Mark Christian Miller returns to Seattle on the wave of success from his 2015 album Crazy Moon to perform tracks from his upcoming album Story Time for Adults, with instrumental support by Randy Halberstadt on piano, Michael Glyn on bass, and Greg Williamson on drums.
(Ballard, $10)

55. Mary’s Place Benefit Show
Join with local bands to raise money for beloved women’s shelter and resource center Mary’s Place. Denny Blaine, The Moberlys, Shagnasty, See By Sound, Wrecking Yard, and Kristy Smith will all play live sets, with MC Wanz at the helm all night long. Part of the post-Ride Against Femicide festivities.
(Georgetown, $8)

56. Nasty Bits, Owl, Quayde LaHüe, Donzis
Thrashers from Blood Of Kings and Nox Velum will team up as Nasty Bits for some bristling metal. They’ll be joined by Owl, Quayde LaHüe, and Donzis.
(Eastlake, $5-$10)

57. Of The Heavy Sun, Modelsnake, Speakeasy
Desert rock duo Of the Heavy Sun play off of psychedelia themes in their recently released debut album, and they’ll be joined in their sonic explorations by Modelsnake and Speakeasy.
(University District, $7)

58. Off With Their Heads with Guests
For the last decade, punk group Off With Their Heads has toured the country in promotion of their work, most notably their recent album release Home.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

59.On The Record
Enjoy music and record/record cover art from 100 artists at KEXP, courtesy of the Drawnk group of painters.
(Seattle Center, free)

60. Orphan Radio Launch Party
Orphan Radio, Lovecitylove’s new house internet broadcast channel devoted to “idiosyncratic artists and DJs in a safe and inclusive space,” will be born in a burst of live-streamed celebration with musicians and DJs Local Artist, FKL, OC Notes, and TUF’s T.Wan and CCL.
(Capitol Hill, free)

61. The Parson Red Heads, Eyelids, Low Hums
The Parson Red Heads will be releasing a new album on Fluff & Gravy Records at this folk-rock-heavy show, along with Portland group Eyelids and local band Low Hums.
(Ballard, $8)

62. Prince’s BDay Party
Relive Prince’s sexy, genre-blasting songs with fine local musicians Derneill Washington, Mark Mattrey, Rocphizzle, Alex Mortland, and others.
(Wallingford, $10)

63. Secondnature: Sleeparchive
Sleeparchive performing in Seattle should be a definitive “holy shit” moment for minimal-techno heads here. The Berlin-based Danish producer (real name: Roger Semsroth) scarcely makes it to the Northwest, so if you have any interest at all in austere 4 a.m. club music that will surreptitiously bleep you into submission, you need to attend this show. Coast2C (Mexico City/Portland’s Sofía Acosta) is a new name to me, but immersion in her SoundCloud made me an instant fan of her DJ sets, which go heavy on distorted and asymmetrical techno. Rest up, take your vitamins, get your head right, and prepare for a 10-hour binge of the slammingest, brainiest techno your synapses ever fried to. Respect to secondnature for this amazing booking. DAVE SEGAL
(Downtown, $10)

64. Subversion: Chick Iverson, Bacosaurus, OKi-BDAY, Tollefson
Bodhi Collective and local beatmaker Chick Iverson will headline this showcase hosted by Subversion, with support from Bacosaurus, OKi-BDAY, and Tollefsen.
(Downtown, $7)

65. Tango Alpha Tango, Lonely Mountain Lovers, The Wooky
Portland indie rockers Tango Alpha Tango spin their guitar talent into a fusion of blues and rock with active bass lines and psychedelic key work. KIM SELLING
(Ballard, $10)

66. TourPossible with the Dandy Warhols
Six bands will compete for the big time (and big cash) at this battle capped by a Dandy Warhols performance. It’s not possible to get tickets online, but there may be some at the door. The hopefuls include Brandon Lentz, Echo Texture, Lions Ambition, Night Argent, Scarves, and Whiskey Fever.
(Downtown, free)

67. Wicked Karma: Bollysutra Tamma Tamma
Presented by Wicked Karma, this iteration of Bollysutra is the Tamma Tamma (“Summer Time”) version of their wild Bollywood dance parties, with a sunny weather vibe, a professional photographer, imported Indian drinks, and Top40 and desi beats from DJ RDX.
(Pioneer Square, $5)


68. Critter Person Pageant
Butylene O’Kipple, Hellen Tragedy, Irene Dubois, Jade Dynasty, and Miss Texas 1988 will partake in a lip synching competition, the winner of which will get the honor of being the only featured performer at each and every Critter Barn for a whole year. It’s going to get real.
(Downtown, $10)

69. Mr and Miss Fireball
The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle (a local royal court/LGBT fundraiser) will once again crown the Fireball monarchs of the year: Namely, the contestants who raise the most money. If you’re not competing, there’s plenty for you, too—Fireball swag and jello shots.
(Capitol Hill, free)

70. Volunteer Park Pride Festival
This year’s Pride Fest at Volunteer Park boasts a strong musical lineup, with live sets by Big Dipper, Double Duchess, SassyBlack, Sisters, Prom Queen, Mode Music Studios’ Nuclear Quartet, and DJ Toya B. Local LGBTQIA folks get all of this, plus a vintage and local crafts bazaar, artist booths, a beer garden, food trucks, and more. DAVE SEGAL
(Capitol Hill, free)


71. Crysta Casey: Rules for Walking Out
Mark the release of the third collection of poetry by late Seattle poet Crysta Casey, who died in 2008, with a celebration featuring readings by Phoebe Bosche, Kathleen Flenniken, Carol Guess, and Corrina Wycoff.
(Wallingford, free)

72. Margaret Combs
Anthropologist/folklorist Margaret Combs will share some of her book, Hazard: a Sister’s Flight From Family and a Broken Boy, about growing up with an autistic brother in a Southern Baptist family.
(University District, free)


73. Seattle Stands with Our Muslim Neighbors
One People’s Project will gather in counterprotest to the ACT For America “March against Sharia” demonstration. ACT for America has referred to Arabs as “barbarians,” launched smear campaigns against Arab intellectuals in the US, and more recently has focused its hatred on refugees.
(Pioneer Square, free)


74. Pride: Rainier Roller Girls Bout 6
Cheer the Rainier Roller Girls in their special Pride match with the Spokannibals and enjoy the beer garden, halftime show, and rough-and-tumble antics.
(White Center, $10)

75. Shilshole Boatfest: Seas the Bay
Set sail on Shilshole Bay at this free festival, previously known as the Shilshole Bay Marina’s National Marina Day, which aims to teach you boat safety and ecological responsibility. Tour a liveaboard boat, take out a kayak or paddleboard, ride on a powerboat or sailboat, browse booths for yacht, boat, and travel information plus arts and crafts, and enjoy live music and food trucks.
(Ballard, free)

76. Yoga N Da Park
Rachel MFiala and Shuja De’Peace, who run the LGBTQ-POC inclusive Yoga N Da Hood, will transport your asana practice and hiphop out into the open. Relax, meditate, and bask in sunshine.
(Capitol Hill, free)

77. State Parks: Free Days
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with the Washington State Parks. They’ll waive their usual $10 entrance fee, and you can enjoy the wonder of the Columbia Gorge, Olympic Rainforest, or Deception Pass for free.
(Various locations, free)


78. Troy Mink’s Mixed Bag
Troy Mink, whom former Stranger writer David Schmader kinda-sorta compared to Jesus (“people have been watching and worshipping for years”), will present many odd characters for the price of one…Troy Mink.
(Belltown, $10)



79. Third Place Books One-Year Anniversary Party
The lovely Third Place Books in Seward Park has plenty of fun planned for its first birthday: Storytime for kids on both days, a sneak peek of Pickle, the Dog Who Loved to Read and a taste of the Seattle Shakesbeerience drunken Shakespeare troupe on Saturday; cake and a poetry reading by the African American Writers’ Alliance on Sunday evening; plus 40% off books all weekend and drink specials at Raconteur. If you buy at least $20 worth of books, you can spin their prize wheel for a chance to win…more books!
(Rainier Valley, free)


80. Festival Sundiata Presents Black Arts Fest
African American and pan-African diaspora artists, musicians, chefs, authors, and dancers will give performances and talks. Learn about black arts through workshops, music, and small-artisan shopping. Some highlights include the African American Writer’s Alliance’s gathering on “The Poet, the Musician, and the Artist Poets,” the Smokin Black Chefs, and Afua Kouyate’s drum workshop.
(Seattle Center, free)

81. PhotoFest
PhotoFest boasts a weekend-long bill of photography events including talks from a few dozen speakers, free workshops, interactive demonstrations, photo walks, and sales.
(South Lake Union, free)


82. Capitol Hill Pride Festival
Capitol Hill’s high-spirited outdoor festival will commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969 with a five-block party on Broadway full of music, a doggie drag costume contest, and more fun, but also a rally and march for social justice preceding the Equality March for Unity and Pride — Seattle that will happen on Sunday. There will also be a “Resistance Candlelight Gathering for Rainbow Chechnya.”
(Capitol Hill, free)



83. Black Eyed Blonde: An Improvised Film Noir
Unexpected Productions has a tagline worthy of the most hard-boiled B-studio trailer: “Murder Isn’t Always Premeditated…Sometimes It’s Improvised!” Your suggestions will shape this pulpy tale of double-crossers, cold-hearted dames, and two-bit crooks.
(Downtown, $8-$10)

84. Do Tell: Comedic Storytelling
Danielle K.L. Gregoire, former Moth StorySlam producer and co-founder of the Comedy Womb (now the Comedy Nest), brings you hilarious true stories from comedians about town including Emmett Montgomery, Casey Middaugh, Ravella Riffenburg, Jade Gee, and many others.
(Downtown, $10)


85. SHRIEK: The Exorcist
The SHRIEK! Women in Horror by Heather Bartels and Evan J. Peterson is finally getting around to a horror classic/trove of gender investigations, The Exorcist. They ask the very good question: “Ever wonder why women and girls are more likely to be possessed than boys and men in horror movies?” ‘Cause women are evil, duh.
(Greenwood, $10)


86. Beatwalk 2017
Visit Columbia City venues during the 19th year of Beatwalk, a festival of local musicians playing for local people. During the kickoff, hear Carlos Overall Express (jazz) at the Rumba Notes Lounge, the Black Crabs (rock) at the Hummingbird Saloon, Tekla Jasmine Waterfield (singer-songwriter) with Jeff Fielder at Tutta Bella, the Archtops (rhythm and jazz) at Columbia City Theater, and others.
(Columbia City, free)

87. Brenda Carsey & the Awe, The Monday After, Kevin Redlich
California singer-songwriter Brenda Carsey is a fluid multi-instrumentalist who produces her own melodic pop-infused works. She’ll be joined by her backing band the Awe, with the Monday After and Kevin Redlich.
(Eastlake, $7)

88. Coach, The City Hall, Exsports
Local group Coach bring back the truest heart of emo with their new release Coach EP. They’ll be joined by the City Hall and Exsports.
(Capitol Hill, $8)

89. Comedy of Terrors, Taller Younger Brother, Man With Gun
Comedy of Terrors are NOT a comedic revamp of the old SoCal punk band, Tales of Terror, but rather a solid, heavy, late-80s-style metal group. They’ll be joined by Taller Younger Brother and Man With Gun. MIKE NIPPER
(Ballard, $8)

90. Conveyer with Church Tongue
Minnesotan melodic hardcore punk band Conveyer will be joined by Church Tongue on their North American Summer tour.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

91. Go Fever, Bobby’s Oar, Roman Candles, Michael Ray, the Plastic Sheets
The newly formed Austin rock group Go Fever will introduce Seattle to its cloudless tunes and neatly threaded pop harmonies, flanked by local psych, Americana, and indie bands.
(Eastlake, $5/$8)

92. Matthew the Animal, Swellshark, Moose Light Kingdom
Seattle groups Matthew the Animal and Moose Light Kingdom will join up with Chicago guests Swellshark for a night of hard-hitting indie rock.
(Belltown, $10)

93. Particlehead, Tin Foil Top Hat, Girl Teeth
Indie rockers Particlehead utilize traditions of Americana and folk for their modern classic sound. They’ll be joined by Tin Foil Top Hat and Girl Teeth.
(West Seattle, $5)

94. Radioactivity, Bad Sports, VHS, Medicine Bows
Two Texan punk groups (Radioactivity and Bad Sports) join up with two Seattle punk groups (VHS and Medicine Bows) for a night out down south.
(Tukwila, $8/$10)

95. Spice Rack
Hear original funk and groove from a four-piece band featuring a Hammond B3 organ.
(Columbia City, free)

96. Stubborn Son, Marshall Pool, Eastern Souvenirs
Formed as a way for workday rat race warriors to destress, Seattle trio Stubborn Son have always been about the bourbon and vinyl sonic aesthetic, and relaxing with some ’60s and ’70s infused rock stylings. They’ll be joined by Marshall Pool and Eastern Souvenirs.
(Ballard, $8)

97. theZim & ARock with Morning Glory Revival with Mrs. C
Fusion artists theZim & Arock have been playing together for years, and will bring their joint folk-rock-pop efforts to the stage this weekend with Morning Glory Revival and Mrs. C.
(Fremont, $6/$8)

98. The Ukadelics
Hula Hula is reborn in Capitol Hill! Aloha! Whoop it up with the Ukadelics, a “Vintage Tropical Ukulele Driven Ensemble,” and stay on for karaoke.
(Capitol Hill, no cover)


99. Seattle Writes: Poetry Ripped from the Headlines
Poet Aaron Counts (author of the collection Strange-tongued Names) is an experienced teacher, the director of arts-based anti-incarceration youth program Creative Justice, and a participant in the Writers-in-the-Schools program. Let him lead and inspire your work at this participatory event, where you’ll create narrative poems “from current events, pop culture, and thin air.”
(Downtown, free)

100. Steven Rowley
Steven Rowley has a magical-realism novel out called Lily and the Octopus, in which a solitary LA man finds that his beloved elderly dachshund has an octopus attached to her face.
(University District, free)

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