Last-Minute Plans: 85 Cheap Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: June 23-25, 2017

The Seattle Outdoor Cinema‘s 25th season begins on Saturday with a free, all-ages screening of Star Wars: Rogue One. Get there early—the rest of the summer’s screenings are at least $5 and 21+ only, so this one is sure to have crowds. Seattle Outdoor Cinema

Even if you aren’t planning on participating in Pride festivities this weekend, there are still plenty of events that won’t cost more than $10 and don’t require (much) advance planning. We’ve rounded them all up below, ranging from the Around The World With KEXP Mash-Up Patio Party to the Spirit of Indigenous People festival, and from Urban Craft Uprising and the Beacon Hill Pop-Up Bazaar to the Dog Day Afternoon & Parade. See all of your options below, and check out even more events on our complete Things To Do calendar.

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1. Artist Talk: Qing Qu
The annual DePoi artist exchange allows a Seattle artist to travel to Perugia, Italy, and brings a Perugia artist right to Pottery Northwest—this time, it’s Qing Qu, who at this event will speak about her ceramic practice.
(Seattle Center, free)


2. Milk: Film Screening and Discussion
David Schmader credited Milk’s success to its “comfortably unabashed sexuality” and Sean Penn’s “quietly amazing, simultaneously lived-in and spontaneous” performance. See the film about openly gay San Francisco politician Harvey Milk and discuss it afterwards with new friends.
(West Seattle, free)

3. Movie Night
Catch a screening of Oscillate, which June Zandona and Daniel Costa co-created during the V2 Dance Film Residency last year, and stay on for Retrospective Exhibitionist by Miguel Gutierrez. It’s free, and you’ll enjoy the company of artsy dance enthusiasts while appreciating some local creators’ work.
(Capitol Hill, free)


4. Arête Quartet
Acid jazz group Arête Quartet are all about the groove, pulling from downtempo and traditional jazz, funk, Brazilian choro, and many other styles. Current band members include West Coast legends Joe Doria of McTuff and Dave Carter.
(Columbia City, free)

5. The Bare Minimum
“Punk Rock Burrito Pizza” Toronto band the Bare Minimum will blast into Seattle.
(Belltown, $8)

6. A Breakthrough In Field Studies, Eastern Souvenirs, Heather Thomas
Bop to the music of indie pop rock fusion group A Breakthrough in Field Studies, electro-dance outfit Eastern Souvenirs, and drummer Heather Thomas.
(Downtown, free)

7. Bürien, Marc & the HorseJerks, Power Skeleton, Dystopian Anthems
Garage rockers Bürien will instill some ’70s vibes into this Southside show, with local support by Marc & the HorseJerks, Power Skeleton, and Dystopian Anthems.
(Tukwila, $7)

8. Burn Burn Burn, The Four Lights, Coyote Bred, Three Fingers
Satan-loving punks Burn Burn Burn will headline at the Kraken, with bill support from the Four Lights, Coyote Bred, and Three Fingers.
(University District, $7)

9. Champagne Campaign Presents What’s Your Patronus?
Dress up as your Patronus (for the uninitiated, the Harry Potterverse equivalent of the patron saint crossed with a witch’s familiar) and shake your magic trunk to music by DJ Pressha, Tollefsen, Hydef, and Chris Tower.
(Ballard, $10)

10. CODA: 012 (Live)
In a rare exhibition, CODA, typically an immersive and collaborative bass music night, will feature live music from Justin Hartinger, Qreepz, and Jamie Blake with Yohiness, and DJ sets from Lady Coco, Baloogz, and DJ Marvelous.
(Capitol Hill, $10)

11. Eden Seattle Grand Opening
Sodo is getting a new nightclub, and Eden aims to stay. They’re kicking their tenure off with a whole night of dancing to DJs and a live band, $4 wells, and free Italian food.
(Sodo, free)

12. Emma Lee Toyoda, Matriarch, Scorn Dog
With a lo-fi instrumental sensibility and a deep, incantatory voice, Emma Lee Toyoda makes music that only sounds simple. Her album, Sewn Me Anew, is full of rich, complex delights that evoke the kind of private sadness that often translates into unforgettable performances. It also foretells a promising future. SEAN NELSON
(Downtown, $8/$10)

13. Foresteater, Witherward, Drifter Luke
Foresteater is the live dreamy psych rock band version of Phoenix-based artist Mikey Pro’s musical vision, which was created after he had a dream about “a band playing on an island in outer-space surrounded by electric rainbows.” They’ll be joined by Witherward and Drifter Luke.
(Greenwood, $5)

14. Guardian Alien, Stereo Embers, Kim Virant
Any musician who emulates late-1990s/early-’00s Boredoms automatically earns my respect and undivided attention. For example, Brooklyn’s Guardian Alien, who feature maniacal drummer Greg Fox (ex-Liturgy, ex-Dan Deacon) and vocals/electronics manipulator Alexandra Drewchin. They came out of the gate with 2012’s maximalist psychedelic odyssey See the World Given to a One Love Entity, which captures the same centrifugal frenzy as Boredoms’ Vision Creation Newsun. That is not easy to do, people. Spiritual Emergency followed in 2014, taking a more insular yet no less brain-boggling assault on avant-rock decorum. It’s usually the case with these Boredoms-inspired groups that their live performances exceed what they achieve on record. Which means you should rearrange your life in order to catch Guardian Alien’s outward-bound excursions into sublime sonic madness. DAVE SEGAL
(Ballard, $10)

15. Hexheart, Voicecoil, Blakk Glass
Jasyn Bangert of God Module has a new project, Hexheart, which incorporates darkwave electronics, post-punk-adjacent guitar work, and low, entrenched vocals. They’ll be joined by Voicecoil and Blakk Glass.
(Capitol Hill, $9/$10)

16. Low Hums, Nurse Ratchett, The Fuzz
Seattle alt-rockers Low Hums showcase their varied shades of psych rock, power pop, and garage scuzz for a Slim’s audience, with support sets from Nurse Ratchett and The Fuzz.
(Georgetown, $6)

17. Quinn The Band, Human Ladder, Red Heart Alarm
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeremy Quinn MacRae has stepped out from the shadow of previous bands and started spotlighting his own solo work as Quinn The Band. He’ll be joined live by Human Ladder and Red Heart Alarm.
(Ballard, $8)

18. You May Die in the Desert, Barrows, Chrome Lakes, Slumberbox
I didn’t realize it until I checked the band’s website recently, but local trio You May Die in the Desert have been making music for over a decade. They were a band who were always around, popping up on bills left and right, wowing crowds with ridiculously tight sets and reliably great music, but who never quite broke through to the big venues and national audiences. That didn’t stop them from producing two albums and an EP that are alternately beautiful and crushing, and which became more fully realized the longer they stuck together—something like the prettiness of Explosions in the Sky delivered with the urgency and bite of These Arms Are Snakes. The few recent audio/video snippets they’ve teased online lately also show a band who aren’t done yet, which means there’s still time for the listening public to catch on. TODD HAMM
(Eastlake, $5/$8)


19. Rocky Horror
Relive your freaky and sexually confusing introduction to alt-queer musicals with this production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Island of Misfit Toys.
(Greenwood, $10/$14)


20. Nathan Hill: The Nix
In his review of The Nix for NPR, Jason Sheehan admiringly and almost lovingly describes the addictive nature of Nathan Hill’s 620-page novel, writing that the “looping, run-on, wildly digressive pages which, somehow, in their absolute refusal to cling together and act like a book, make the perfect book for our distracted age.” In the New York Times review (titled “Nathan Hill Is Compared to John Irving. Irving Compares Him to Dickens.”) Alexandra Alter says that The Nix is about “politics, online gaming, academia, Norwegian mythology, social media, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the 1960s counterculture.” In short, this reading looks fun.
(Capitol Hill, free)

21. Richard V. Reeves
Richard V. Reeves (author, journalist, and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution) will discuss and sign copies of Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It. Expect an economic and sociological analysis of the top 20 percent of American earners.
(Lake Forest Park, free)


22. Soulshine Vendor Day & Rooftop Party with Purple Mane
Meet the vendors from Soulshine Cannabis and rock out to music by the Prince cover band Purple Mane. Plus, learn about saving animals with Emerald City Pet Rescue, which receives a portion of sales from Soulshine. Outside of Pride, we think that’s all your bases covered for Friday.
(Central District, free)



23. 2017 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
The annual University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition at Henry Art Gallery features ambitious and carefully planned artwork from university students: Gavriella Aguilar, Peter Barbor, Richelle Dumond, Elizabeth Fortunato, Ryna Frankel, Clare Halpine, Ding Jin, Daniela Mora, Arely Morales, Sarah Reitz, Cicelia Ross-Gotta, Tarran Sklenar, Tate Strickland, and Scott Tsukamaki. This is the show’s last weekend.
(University District, $10)



24. Taste of Tacoma
More than 40 restaurateurs will offer cheap specialties from Tacoma and the South Sound. All the food on offer will be $10 or under, and each restaurant will sell a “Just a Bite” dish for $3.75 or less. What kind of food? You’ve got everything from fried peanut butter sandwiches to poke to piroshky, plus wine, beer, mixed drinks, and desserts. See chef demos, live bands, and cooking competitions as well.
(Tacoma, free admission)



25. Awkward Debut
Kimberly Absher and Joel Moreno, aka the “Original Goofballs,” will present an hour of variety, impressions, songs, and general weirdness.
(Greenwood, $10/$14)


26. Beacon Hill Pop-Up Bazaar
Pick up some local art, garage sale goodies, and more while enjoying performances in Beacon Arts’ temporary home.
(Beacon Hill, free)

27. Newport Way Repair Cafe
Bring your (small, non-stinky, safe, not-actively-leaking) broken items to the Repair Cafe, where good citizens will try to make them good as new.
(Bellevue, free)

28. Tips and Tricks for Photographing Fireworks
Do you want to take fireworks photos that don’t look like blurry slug trails? John Cornicello will demonstrate some techniques to help you take great snaps, addressing “exposure, composition, vantage point and more.”
(South Lake Union, $10)


29. Black Arts Love Summer Mixer and Marketplace
Celebrate Black arts at this community event with “over 25 artists and businesses, live performances, DJ, paint party for kids, interactive activities, good food and community fun.”
(Central District, free)

30. Greenwood Car Show
Dennis Gage of My Classic Car will visit the Greenwood Car Show. Take in lovely vintage vehicles at this street fair.
(Greenwood, free)

31. Plough to Plate
Learn how people grew and cooked food in the 19th century: Tour an old-school garden, orchard, poultry coop, and kitchen, try churning butter or hauling water, and get silly at a traditional British pancake race, where you flip a pancake while running. You can also watch the judging and awarding of the Golden Skillet and Golden Mold prizes for the period chefs at the Fort Nisqually museum.
(Tacoma, $8-$10)

32. Spirit of Indigenous People
Festàl and the Indian Health Board will mount this rich cultural festival of Native North American craft, art, and life. Sample foods, see performances, and buy artisan articles.
(Seattle Center, free)


33. Seattle Outdoor Cinema
The Seattle Outdoor Cinema (formerly Fremont Outdoor Movies) is celebrating its 25th season with a permanent venue upgrade to the South Lake Union Discovery Center. All screenings are 21+, there will be a beer garden (proceeds from which will benefit various rotating non-profits), and other pre-screening entertainment. Tickets are $5 for a single ticket or $10 for guaranteed seating in the center row. This weekend’s film is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
(South Lake Union, free)

34. Wanderlost Double Feature
The Wanderlost Laboratory Theatre will proudly show you its two new works on film: the short drama “Walk With Me,” in which “a woman search[es] for answers after the death of her sister,” and the music video for Dot Com’s “No Shadow.”
(Sodo, $10/$14)


35. Around The World With KEXP: KEXP Mash-Up Patio Party
Esteemed KEXP members will gather for a music mash-up party led by DJ Kid Hops, DJ Chilly, and Darek Mazzone, along with an “insane” happy hour and patio games.
(Fremont, free)

36. Benoît Pioulard, Bad Luck, somesurprises, Bloom Offering
The Seattle musician’s leaned heavily on his Eno-/Basinski-esque ambient proclivities over the last couple of years, to stunning effect. But people should know that Pioulard (aka Thomas Meluch) also excels in hushed singer/songwriter mode, as his earliest Kranky output and his work with Rafael Anton Irisarri in Orcas prove. Sweet glumness and melodic delicacy rule, with Pioulard’s innate chillness pervading every move. DAVE SEGAL
(Georgetown, $10)

37. Chaospalooza
Seven punk and hard rock bands will generate uproar at Darrell’s this weekend. Dance to Ndy Wylie, Crossroads Exchange, Baby & the Nobodies, Klaw, Upwell, and Hundred Loud.
(Shoreline, $8)

38. Day Break
Is your weekend in any danger of lacking chill? Nectar will supply the “island reggae,” DJ, food truck, and good vibes at this canna-themed day party.
(Fremont, free)

39. Dead Bars, Acid Teeth, Boss’ Daughter, Lead Fed Infants
Seattle booze punks Dead Bars headline a wild night at the Kraken, with opening support from Acid Teeth, Boss’ Daughter, and Lead Fed Infants.
(University District, $7)

40. Disguised As Owls, Fast & Friendly, Value Ape
Renton rockers Disguised As Owls will headline this Southside late show, with opening support from Fast & Friendly and Value Ape.
(Tukwila, $5/$8)

41. Hammerfest 2017
Experience a different kind of country music from garage-ready soul rockers Del Vox, as well as live sets from Joy Mills Band, the Crying Shame, and Julien Martlew, at Slim’s Hammerfest 2017.
(Georgetown, $10)

42. Infinite Flux, Sower, Sabertooth: Liquid Light Show
Infinite Flux and other bands will flail out heavy, sludgy, loud, dirty, distorted music as the Liquid Light Wizard pours psychedelic visuals all over the stage.
(West Seattle, $8)

43. J GRGRY with the Fabulous Downey Brothers and NVR LVRS
Pulling influences from the coastal isolation of being immersed in the PNW for years, musician and performing artist J GRGRY (or Joe Gregory) uses their singer-songwriter title for keeps, by releasing some real dark and heavy pop tracks. KIM SELLING
(Belltown, $10)

44. Lion Pincher, Jay Dlay and The Haze, Fabulous Tip
Heavy-lifting stoner grind duo Lion Pincher will play an early show in Ballard, with opening support from Jay Dlay and the Haze and Fabulous Tip.
(Ballard, $8)

45. Maddy Smith with Native Harrow
Bellingham singer-songwriter Maddy Smith utilizes country, jazz, and soft rock traditions to form her contemporary folk sound. She’ll be joined by Native Harrow.
(Ballard, $6)

46. Male Gaze, Proofs, THMC
San Francisco punks Male Gaze are on tour promoting their latest release King Leer on Castleface Records, and will be joined for this all ages early show by Proofs and THMC.
(Tukwila, $5/$8)

47. Melodramus, Lark vs. Owl, Kali Mah, Under The Bodhi Tree, Brent Driscoll
Melodramus fuse elements of rock, metal, and pop to form their unique sound, which they’ll showcase with frequent show collaborators Lark Vs. Owl, as well as Kali Mah, Under The Bodhi Tree, and Brent Driscoll.
(University District, $7)

48. Oxygen Destroyer, Born Without Blood, Ashen Pyre, Kihalas
Hear Seattle thrash metal from Oxygen Destroyer, with opening sets by Born Without Blood, Ashen Pyre, and Kihalas.
(Eastlake, $6/$8)

49. Planes on Paper, Christopher Paul Stelling, Mikey and Matty
Yakima duo Planes on Paper delve into pop songcraft on their EP, Ruins, from which they’ll be showcasing tracks at this show with Christopher Paul Stelling and Mikey and Matty.
(Ballard, $10)

50. The Regrets, Roaming Herds of Buffalo, Commutes
The Regrets translate earnest ’60s pop sensibilities into accessible garage rock, with local groups Roaming Herds of Buffalo and Commutes.
(Ballard, $10)

51. Skullbot, Greenriver Thrillers, The Grindylow
Local metal heavy-hitters Skullbot wipe the stage, with support from Northwest-inspired thrashers Greenriver Thrillers and The Grindylow.
(West Seattle, $7)

52. Sound & Shadow
Between sets by delicious-sounding local punk bands Double or Muffin, Mud On My Bra, and Klondike Kate, see a shadow puppetry show by Sound & Shadow.
(Sodo, $10/$14)

53. This Blinding Light, King Nine Will Not Return, Kaw, Møtrik
Get psyched with weirdo locals This Blinding Light, auditory puzzlers King Nine Will Not Return, Kaw, and Møtrik.
(Ballard, $8)


54. Andrew Carroll: My Fellow Soldiers
Once again, Andrew Carroll (author of Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters and War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars, and the founding director of Chapman University’s Center for American War Letters) dove into a massive pile of artifacts and documents to create a precise historical picture. His latest work, My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War, focuses on the American experience in World War I.
(Capitol Hill, free)

55. June Write-In: Co-presented by Write Our Democracy
Community poets and authors including afrose fatima ahmed, Catherine Bull, and Anca Szilágyi will gather for this Hugo House/Write Our Democracy event focusing the power of the word to fight against cynicism and for liberty and justice. This new quarterly series promises readings, writing prompts, and help with getting in touch with your representatives.
(First Hill, free)

56. Kelle Grace Gaddis and Tammy Robacker
Soothe your soul with poetry, read aloud by Kelle Grace Gaddis (My Myths) and Tammy Robacker (Villain Songs).
(Wallingford, free)


57. 8th Annual Beer Can Derby & Root Beer Can Derby
Design and race a gravity-propelled vehicle down a 40-foot-long derby track. Root beer derby is all ages, while beer can derby is for the grownups. All donations go directly to the Greenwood Food Bank.
(Greenwood, 5 nonperishable food items)

58. Tai Chi
Start your restful weekend with a Northwest Wushu-led tai chi class.
(Downtown, free)



59. Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird
Come one, come all, ye connoisseurs of Ouija, ye wearers of rhinestone-encrusted bow ties, ye hunters of Pokemon cameo jewelry. Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird’s biggest show yet purveys whimsy, art and extravagance from over a hundred and fifty local vendors. Plus food trucks! Admission is free and for all ages, so bring your peculiar children.
(Everett, free)

60. Urban Craft Uprising
“Seattle’s largest indie craft show” boasts a very large number of vendors—150 or more—selling toys, clothing, jewelry, food, clothes, crafts, etc., etc., etc. It’s a boon for small business owners and their customers alike. Just be prepared for crowds: These markets can easily draw 12,000 indie shoppers.
(Seattle Center, free)


61. Seattle-Tacoma Pet Con
Buy goodies for your favorite animal friend, or—if it is of the cooperative sort—bring your pet for a free nail trim, discounted microchipping, and/or vaccine, or treatment. Don’t yet have a personal beast? Meet adoptable creatures, or simply enjoy the entertainment, like agility demonstrations, (human) speakers, giveaways, info on animal welfare volunteering, and more.
(Puyallup, free)


62. Bellevue Strawberry Festival
Commemorate Bellevue’s days as a strawberry farming town with strawberry shortcake, games, clowns, music, trucks, agricultural displays, historical demos, and a car show.
(Bellevue, free)

63. Midsomer Festival
Visit Chaucer’s England of 1376 (or the Camlann Medieval Village) for this summer festival, featuring summer games, a St. George and the Dragon play, a crowning of the king and queen of summer, games, puppets, magic, archery, sheep petting, minstrels, and more.
(Carnation, $10)

64. Shoreline Arts Festival
Browse an art market with more than 70 vendors, see dance and live music performances, peruse art and photography by adults and youth, and check out the “cultural rooms” offering knowledge, samples, and activities relating to Korean, Filipino, Chinese, pan-African, and Latin cultures. For the first time, the festival will also host a Saturday after-party from 6 to 9 with beer, dinner, and more music.
(Shoreline, free)


65. 2017 Chittenden Locks Summer Concert Series
May through September, enjoy live music performances from symphonic bands, show choirs, jazz trios, and more in the gardens by the Ballard Locks. This weekend, the Eastside Modern Jazz band will play on Saturday afternoon, and the Kirkland Civic Orchestra will play on Sunday afternoon.
(Ballard, free)



66. Body-Positive Figure Drawing with Tatiana Gill
‘Cause real artists aren’t afraid of curves: Join instructor and cartoonist Tatiana Gill and practice drawing models of all figure types in a session built on body positivity and acceptance. (Models will be clothed and kids will be welcome to draw too.)
(Ballard, free)

67. Graveyard
Hooray! Derek Erdman‘s art is returning to Seattle—in fact, the purpose of this show is to “remember” the city. They’re a bit skimpy on the details, but they do tell you to “follow the signs.” Bring a donation for Mary’s Place women’s shelter.
(Capitol Hill, free)


68. 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)

69. Fun Time Party Show
See sketch comedy and dance around. Improv artists will also act out scenes inspired by your favorite songs, among other things. Just shout ’em out, people. Featuring Captain, Goofs R Us, and Stock Image.
(Sodo, $10/$14)


70. Dog Day Afternoon & Parade
A parade of pups will invade Fremont this Sunday, vying for the Best in Show Silly Dog Costume award. Take your own favorite pooch for treats, a photobooth, and furry good times. Bonus points (from us, not the organizer) if you reference the 1975 Sidney Lumet film of the same title. (Maybe teach your dog to bark “ATT-IC-A!”?)
(Fremont, free)


71. MidsommarFest
The Skandia Folkdance Society will host a traditional Swedish-style festival with a Midsommar pole-raising and dance, costumes, crafts including flower crown-making, and cultural activities from the Nordics and Baltics.
(Kenmore, free)


72. Tom Hanks Week
Are you a sucker for the boyish looks and chummy gravitas of Tom Hanks? Get your fill of the perennial star with games, screenings, trivia, and the Wheel of Hanks, which you can spin for drink and food deals as well as prizes. Each day from June 25-30 will follow the theme of a particular Hanks movie, so you can refresh your memory before Tom Hanks Trivia on Friday. Start off with Family Friendly Hanks on the 25th: They’ll be showing all the most kid-appropriate features all day.
(West Seattle, June 25-30)


73. The ’90s Mix Tape Sing Along
Who doesn’t love the ’90s? Whether you prefer grunge or bubble-gum, there’s something for you. Sing along with classic music videos by the Backstreet Boys, Beck, the Spice Girls, Alanis Morrissette, and a “certain Seattle rap star who enjoys a nice posterior.”
(Greenwood, free)

74. Ballard Civic Orchestra: Espectacular Concerto
Multi-generational, intercultural orchestra Ballard Civic Orchestra will present a free show of their current concert series as a celebration of Latino and Hispanic musical culture, featuring two guest artists, including violinist Teo Benson, and Latin Grammy nominee and master pianist, composer, arranger, and countertenor José Luis Muñoz.
(Columbia City, free)

75. The Beaconettes Wig Out! A Benefit Concert for Jazz Night School
Vent your madness in these strange times with the Beaconettes a cappella group, who’ll perform such songs as “Boy from Mar-a-Lago” and “Impeachable You.”
(Columbia City, free)

76. The Brevet, Limberloss, Drea Marilyn, Common Miner
Named after a Civil War rank that pertains to going above and beyond the call of duty, the Brevet incorporates that concept of passion into their music. They’ll be joined by Limberloss, Drea Marilyn, and Common Miner.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

77. Caveman Dave, Edmund Wayne, Joseph Hein
Family-friendly folk musician Caveman Dave has performed everywhere from preschools to dive bars. He’ll be joined in this youthful revelry by Edmund Wayne and Joseph Hein.
(University District, $7)

78. Far Out West, Becca Stevens, Feral Folk
Quirky Portland group Far Out West incorporate funk and instrumental work to form their own sound from both the acoustic and the electric. They’ll be joined by Becca Stevens and Feral Folk.
(Fremont, $7/$10)

79. The Four Seasons
During Century Ballroom’s excellently priced swing lesson and dance, see Sister Kate Dance Company’s performance of The Four Seasons, with routines celebrating autumn, winter, spring, and summer (or, as they’re known in Seattle, autumn, winter, spring, and winter).
(Capitol Hill, $9)

80. POSSI: Lemonade Sundays with Maseo of De La Soul
Social media collective and “culture studio” POSSI will unleash their summer-specific party experience onto Ciudad, with a special appearance and live set by Maseo of De La Soul. Expect a night of quality DJs, wild visuals, and a special Backyard Barbecue mixtape release by Seattle’s own, DJ100Proof.
(Georgetown, free before 4pm/$10 after)

81. UK Pretenders, The Melomaniacs, Monte Clair
Not to be confused with the American Pretenders, the UK Pretenders will join up with Americana noir group the Melomaniacs and Monte Clair for a night of alt rock.
(Pioneer Square, $8)

82. Witch Bottle, Samvega, Alina Ashley Nicole
Witch Bottle draws inspiration from “our magical community”—spirits, folklore, imagination, and fantasy—to weave dark folk-punk.
(Ballard, $8)

83. Women.Weed.Wifi at the Back Bar
Indulge in the wavy sounds of the Women.Weed.Wifi crew at their “Fantastic Voyage” DJ night. No cover, so make sure to tip your bartender and the DJs.
(Belltown, free)


84. Freaksheaux To Geaux
Freaksheaux to Geaux seeks to revive the dark and sexy vaudeville of traveling troupes of yore, “with a Southern Gothic twist and some modern flavor” imbuing the burlesque, belly dance, and acrobatics.
(Fremont, $10/$15)


85. Science Fiction Panel and Signing
Replenish your sci-fi library with books by Kat Richardson (and others), Marti Melville, and Ren Cummins. Richardson will sign the short story collection Indigo, which also anthologizes work by Seanan McGuire, Charlene Harris, Cherie Priest, and many more; Marti Melville will sign and discuss Midnight Omens, the latest book in the Deja Vu Chronicles; and Ren Cummins will autograph Steel and Sky from his Dead Man series.
(North Seattle, free)

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