A calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, June 29-July 5, 2012
FRI IMAX short film, 7 p.m. Friday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; free, reservations required (425-316-8592 or www.streamkeeper.org).
Jingle Bells Extravaganza Llama Show
FRI-SUN Performances, classes, vendors, Friday-Sunday, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3045 Carpenter Road S.E., Olympia; free (www.palouse.net/llamas/JBE%202012.htm).
Red, White and Zoo
SAT-SUN Fourth of July picnic-themed treats for zoo animals, keeper talks, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $11.50-$17.75 (206-546-2500 or www.zoo.org).
Love is Ageless Adoption Event
SUN Adoptable dogs from community dog-rescue groups including some senior dogs, 9 a.m. Sunday, Auburn Station Plaza, 23 A St. S.W., Auburn (206-486-4738 or www.pawsitivealliance.org/).
Zoo Eastside Shuttle
ONGOING Shuttle coach to and from Woodland Park Zoo, every half-hour 9:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 2, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; $2 round trip includes $2 discount on zoo admission; shuttle free for ages 12 and younger; no reservations (206-546-2500 or www.zoo.org/shuttle).
Greenwood Car Show
SAT Hundreds of classic, antique and modern cars along 1.5 miles of Greenwood Avenue, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Greenwood Avenue North from North 67th Street to North 90th Street, Seattle; free for spectators (www.greenwoodcarshow.com).
ACRS Walk for Rice
SAT Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) food-bank-benefit walk, taiko drummers, Chinese Community Girls Drill Team, 9 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free, fundraising suggested (206-695-7551 or www.walkforrice.org).
Miles for Meso
WED 5K run/walk to benefit Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St., Federal Way; $15-$25 (www.signmeup.com).
SUN Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach Park to Seward Park closed to vehicle traffic for bicyclists, walkers, runners and skaters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; professionally fitted bicycle helmets available for $10, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Seward Park, Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
FRI Balkan line dances, partner not required, 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle; (425-883-0332 or www.seattlebalkandancers.org).
Dancing 'Til Dusk
JULY 5 Live or DJ music and social dancing on a real dance floor. Beginner lesson 6-7 p.m., dancing 7-9:30 p.m. July 5 and 12, Occidental Park; Seattle; free (www.danceforjoy.biz).
Taste of Tacoma
FRI-SUN Food from 30 restaurants, Washington wine tasting, entertainment stages, comedy club, arts and crafts vendors, carnival, beer gardens, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma (425-295-3262 or tasteoftacoma.com).
Samoa Culture Day
SAT Traditional Samoan games, dances, music, singing, foods, arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Clover Park High School, 11023 Gravelly Lake Drive S.W., Lakewood (253-383-3900 or www.asiapacificculturalcenter.org).
SAT-SUN African-American culture including music on 3 stages, art exhibit, food vendors, genealogy information, presented by the Sundiata African-American Cultural Association, noon Saturday-Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.festivalsundiata.org/).
SAT-SUN Car show, movie at dusk, Saturday; entertainment, Army Strong Fitness Expo, craft and food vendors, Kidz Zone ($5), safety fair, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; free 5K fun run, noon Sunday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood (253-983-7887 or www.lakewoodparksandrec.com).
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
SAT-JULY 4 Visiting vessels, free public boat rides, toy-boat building activities, craft and skill demonstrations, food vendors, music, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle (206-382-2628 or cwb.org/2012Festival).
Freedom Fair Wings and Wheels
SUN Car and motorcycle show, entertainment, World War II B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft rides and tours, helicopter rides, air show fly-in and display, food vendors, beer garden, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor; $5-$12, ages 6 and younger free (253-507-9357 or freedomfair.com).
The Next 50, Seattle Center
ONGOING Seattle Center celebrates 50th anniversary of the Seattle World's Fair (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com);
• Playway inflatable rides and zip line, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; prices vary;
• Celebrating Century 21 history exhibit, open daily, free;
• GeoDome Earth Portal guided tour of the universe, open daily, $7-$9;
• Next 50 Video Arcade: A Hands-On Gaming Exhibit, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, free.
GSC Car Show Pancake Breakfast
SAT Breakfast, proceeds support senior programs and services, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Greenwood Senior Activity Center, 525 N. 85th St., Seattle; $5-$15 (206-297-0875 or www.greenwoodseniorcenter.org/).
SAT Salmon dinner by chef Tom Douglas to celebrate historic area and increase park security; all proceeds benefit the Seattle Parks Department, 5 p.m. Saturday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; $15 by reservation (206-448-2001 or tomdouglas.com/).
Seattle International Beerfest
JULY 6-8 More than 200 beers from 16 countries; noon-10 p.m. July 6-7, noon-7 p.m. July 8, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center; $25-$35 (seattlebeerfest.com).
Plant Sale at Soos Creek Botanical Garden
SAT Trees, shrubs and perennials sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 132nd Ave. S.E., Auburn (www.SoosCreekBotanicalGarden.com).
Gardening for Wildlife
SAT How to incorporate food, water and shelter for wildlife into your landscape, sustainable gardening practices, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; free (425-334-2002 or www.sunnysidenursery.net).
Camano Island Habitat Garden Tour
SAT Visit a variety of Backyard Wildlife Habitat gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Camano Multi-Purpose Center, 141 N.E. Camano Drive, Camano; free (360-387-2236 or www.camanowildlifehabitat.org/2012-garden-tour).
Gig Harbor Garden Tour
SAT-SUN Self-guide tour of seven gardens, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Gig Harbor; $25 (www.gigharborgardentour.com).
Bouquet Banque Nursery Open House
SUN Specialty plants including hardy cyclamen, woodland plants, perennials, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Bouquet Banque Nursery, 8220 State Ave., Marysville (360-659-4938 or www.twigtwisters.com).
Container Herb Gardening Class
TUE Growing herbs from your windowsill or balcony, by Seattle Tilth, noon Tuesday, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).
Issaquah Alps Trails Club
FRI Dogs welcome on 3-5 mile hike, 10 a.m. Friday; water, food, day pack, rain gear, hiking shoes/boots required, Issaquah Alps Trail Club, First and Bush Streets, Issaquah; free (www.issaquahalps.org).
"Dark Shadows," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and "Hysteria"
They're new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: "Headhunters," "Cabin in the Woods" and "The Artist" ($3).
"Hysteria," "Dark Shadows" and "Battleship"
They're new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle. Also there: "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" ($5.75).
"Magic Mike" and "People Like Us"
They're new at the Varsity Theatre. Also there: "I Wish" and "Bernie." All seats on Tuesday are $7.
It's the midnight movie at the Egyptian Friday and Saturday. All seats are $8.25.
It's new at the Big Picture Seattle. The 3:30 p.m. shows on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday are $8.
"Ghostbusters" and "Road House"
They're new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.
"21 Jump Street"
It continues at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $8.
"Dark Shadows" and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D"
They're new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: "Chernobyl Diaries," "Think Like a Man," "Cabin in the Woods," "The Three Stooges," "The Lorax 3D," "21 Jump Street," "Mirror Mirror," "John Carter 3D," "Wrath of the Titans" and "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D" ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).
It's the opening film for the "Fremont Outdoor Movies" series. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at dusk Saturday, 3501 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle ($5, suggested donation).
Opening day: 2012 International Conservation Photography Awards Exhibit
SAT Explore how art and conservation meet to inspire appreciation of the Earth's resources; opening-day exhibit tours, 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., programs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-5590 or www.burkemuseum.org).
Eats & Beats: Caspar Babypants
SAT Family concert of singalong songs, explore the museum, pizza available, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, KidsQuest Children's Museum, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; $8-$12, preregistration recommended (425-637-8100 or www.kidsquestmuseum.org/).
Summer Fly Days — Pacific Legends Day
SAT The Flying Heritage Collection features the Mitsubishi A6M3-22 Reisen and the North American P-51D Mustang display of military history, noon Saturday, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; free (www.flyingheritage.com/).
Super Shuttle Saturday/ShuttleFest
SAT-SUN Space Shuttle Trainer crew compartment scheduled to arrive via NASA Super Guppy transport, 11 a.m. Saturday, Boeing Field, then to be moved to the Museum of Flight parking lot for celebration with astronauts, the Sounders Band and special guests, until 5 p.m. Saturday; astronauts Greg Johnson and Mike Foreman share their experiences, 2 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; museum admission $9-$17 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
Mary Olson Farm
SAT-SUN Restored 67-acre 19th-century farm, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 20; kids build race cars out of vegetables and race them, 1 p.m. Sunday, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn; free (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org).
Medieval Village Living History Days
SAT-SUN 14th-century English village with blacksmithing, cooking, archery, pottery, shoemaking, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $5 (425-788-8624 or camlann.org).
Fort Nisqually's Crafts of the Past
SAT-SUN Native American beadwork demonstrations and activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $4-$6.50 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).
Issaquah Heritage Day
WED Hands-on historical activities by Issaquah History Museums, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah; free (425-392-3500 or www.issaquahhistory.org).
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
ONGOING Display of more than 100 objects from King Tut's tomb and treasures from 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, through Jan. 6, 2013, 10 a.m. daily, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle; $15.50-$32.50, timed ticket entry, reservations recommended (800-664-8775 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org).
Chihuly Garden and Glass
ONGOING Indoor and outdoor glass-art installations, garden, cafe, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Seattle Center, Seattle; $12-$19 (www.chihulygardenandglass.com).
ONGOING "Icons of Science Fiction," "Avatar" and other exhibits, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, $12-$20; EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (206-770-2700 or www.empmuseum.org).
LeMay-America's Car Museum
ONGOING Automotive-history display of 500 cars, trucks and motorcycles, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, LeMay-America's Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).
SAT Introduction to paddling on a dragonboat, no experience needed for ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, next to Kenmore Air, 950 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free, no reservations needed (206-523-4518 or www.seattleflyingdragons.org).
SAT Board sports festival, stand up paddleboard and kiteboard racing, demos, exhibits, clinics for all ages and abilities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Jetty Island, accessed by free ferry, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, Everett (206-545-9463 or urbansurf.com).
Van Asselt Family Fun Night
FRI Bounce houses, craft project, snacks, movie for families and kids ages 10 and younger; 6 p.m. Friday, Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S. Myrtle St., Seattle; $3/per child (206-388-1921 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Karaoke in The Park
FRI Family-friendly community event where all ages can sing karaoke in an outdoor setting to benefit Hopelink, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Cromwell Park, North 179th Street and Meridian Avenue North, Shoreline; free, nonperishable food donations requested (206-963-3062).
Nature's Wonders Guided Nature Walk
SAT Walk to the eagles' nest, through old growth forest and along the water's edge for ages 5 and older, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free (206-652-2444 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214791).
Old Growth Forest of Schmitz Park
SAT Naturalist walk to learn about the forest, 2 p.m. Saturday, Alki Community Center, 5817 S.W. Stevens St., Seattle; free (206-684-7435 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists
SAT-JULY 6 Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 5; noon-3 p.m. July 6; Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Seahurst, Burien and Des Moines beaches, Richmond Beach, Shoreline; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).
SUN Guided walk with conifers, an evergreen trees' theme, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).
Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists, Olympic Sculpture Park
SUN-JULY 6 Explore sea life at low tide, drop in 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 5; noon-3 p.m. July 6; Olympic Sculpture Park, Broad Street and Elliott Avenue, Seattle; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).
Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists, Redondo Beach
SUN, WED Explore sea life at low tide, drop in anytime 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Redondo Beach, 28203 Redondo Beach Drive S., Des Moines; free (www.seattleaquarium.org).
Jetty Island Days
SUN-SEPT 5 Starting Sunday, ferry to small island with nature trails and sandy beach, 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8:50 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 5, from 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, Everett; free, $2/adult, $1/child donation suggested (425-257-8700 or www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=2055).
"Much Ado About Nothing"
FRI Studio East teens perform Shakespeare's comedy, bring blankets and/or low-back chairs, 6 p.m. Friday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free, donations accepted; Discover Pass or $10 for parking (www.studio-east.org).
Third Place Commons
FRI-SAT Kelly Harland Band vocal jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Sophisticated Swing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (www.thirdplacecommons.org).
Shrine Circus Spectacular
FRI-SUN Animal acts, daredevil's stunts, clowns, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup; $10-$15 (425-774-9611 or nileshrinecircus.com/ ).
Whidbey Island Community Orchestra at Meerkerk
SAT Bring a blanket or chair for seating, 11 a.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $10, ages 15 and younger free (360-678-1912 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).
Summer Concerts at the Locks
SAT-SUN, WEDS Eastside Modern Jazz, 2 p.m. Saturday, 85th Street Big Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Civic Band, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).
MON Freehold Shakespeare production; 6:30 p.m. Monday, Seward Park Amphitheater, 5898 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle; free, donations requested (206-323-7499, ext. 4 or www.freeholdtheatre.org/theatre-lab/engaged-theatre/tour).
5K Foam Fest
SAT Run through mud, obstacles and suds, 9 a.m. Saturday, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St, Issaquah; $45 (801-798-5464 or www.5kfoamfest.com/).
Bridge 2 Bridge 5K
SAT 5K, free kiddie races for children 10 and younger; all proceeds go to Bremerton High School Pay it Forward Scholarship fund, 9 a.m. Saturday, Evergreen Park, 1400 Park Ave., Bremerton; $25-$30 (360-908-8348 or bhspayitforward.org).
Lakewood SummerFEST Triathlon
SUN Half-mile swim, 14-mile bike, 3.1-mile run, team or individual, ages 15 and older, 9 a.m. Sunday, Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. S.W., Lakewood; $55-$65 (www.lakewoodsummerfesttriathlon.com).
Firecracker 5000 5K Run
TUE Fourth of July themed 5K "run into the Fourth," 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Memorial Stadium, 401 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $15-$40 (206-729-9972 or www.promotionevents.com/Firecracker/index.htm).
Edmonds 5K Run and Walk
WED 5K benefit Edmonds' Fourth of July events, 10 a.m. Wednesday, registration opens 8:30 a.m., Edmonds City Park, Edmonds Way and Pine Street, Edmonds; $25 (www.edmondswa.com).
Run of the Mill 5K
PLAN AHEAD 5K for all ages and speeds, proceeds to charity and high school athletic programs, 9:30 a.m. July 7, Mill Creek Town Center, Mill Creek; $10-$25 (206-850-9086 or mcrunofthemill.com).
Glassybaby Seconds Sale
SAT Glass votives ($27), 10 percent of proceed benefit cancer patients at Swedish Medical Center, 8 a.m. Saturday, glassybaby, 3406 E. Union St., Seattle (www.glassybaby.com).
Farm Days on the Cobblestones
SAT-SUN Extra space for farm vendors Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays; north end of Pike Place closed to traffic Sundays, cooking demos noon and 2 p.m. most Sundays, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).
Seattle Science Festival Science Luminaries
FRI Lecture; gaming, 6 p.m. Friday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $10-$125 (www.seattlesciencefestival.org).
SAT-SEPT. 16 Outdoor-saltwater pool scheduled open for the season after major reconstruction project, daily Saturday-Sept. 3 and Sept. 8-9, 15-16, Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $3.25-$4.75 (206-684-7494 or www.seattle.gov/parks).
Seattle Architecture Foundation
FRI-SAT Walking tours from Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle, unless noted otherwise; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).
• Architecture's Greatest Hits, 10 a.m. Friday and July 6;
• Skyscrapers, 10 a.m. Saturday;
• Design Details, 10 a.m. July 5;
• Art Deco of the 1920s, 10 a.m. July 6.
Riverside Walking Tour
SAT Southwest Seattle Historical Society walking tour to explore the turn-of-the-century immigrant fishing community of Riverside, 10 a.m. Saturday, Riverside Plaza, 17th Avenue Southwest and West Marginal Way Place, Seattle; $5 (206-938-5293 or www.loghousemuseum.info).
Patriotic Train Ride with Uncle Sam
SUN Celebrate America's birthday with Uncle Sam on board to punch your train ticket, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$15 (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).
Skagit Boat Tours
THRU SEPT. 3 Lunch, nature walk, boat ride on Diablo Lake to learn about the North Cascades and the dam that provides hydroelectric power to Seattle, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays, through Sept. 3, Newhalem, Skagit County; $15-$30, by reservation (360-854-2589 or www.seattle.gov/light/tours/Skagit).
Europe Through the Back Door
SAT Packing Light and Right, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298, or www.ricksteves.com).
5th of July Lake Union Cleanup
JULY 5 Volunteers clean up the neighborhoods around the lake after the Family 4th at Lake Union festivities, 10 a.m.-noon July 5, Center for Wooden Boats and Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; preregistration encouraged (www.starbucks.com/responsibility/community/community-service/seattle-july-5).