Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published August 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM | Page modified August 31, 2012 at 3:46 AM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Community calendar

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, Aug. 24-30, 2012.

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

Animal events

City Chickens 101

SAT How to tend a flock of hens in a city yard, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Tilth Association, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Room 1, Seattle; $30-$40 (206-633-0451 or seattletilth.org/).

Pet Adopt-a-thon

SAT Cats and dogs from Seattle Animal Shelter and Seattle Humane Society available for adoption, Seattle Animal Shelter cats (over 6 months old) free, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Interbay Urban Center, 1827 15th Ave. W., Seattle; event free, Seattle Animal Shelter cats (over 6 months old) free, $157-$162/kitten adoption fees, $82-$237/dog adoption fees (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).

Pit Bulls on Parade

SAT See adoptable pit bulls, demonstrations in weight pull, agility and flyball, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Riverdog Dog Training Facility, 1400 19th Ave. N.W., Issaquah; free (www.bullseyedogrescue.org/pitbullparade.htm).

Living With Wildlife: Raccoons

SUN How to prevent conflicts with urban raccoons, 1 p.m. Sunday, Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue; free (425-452-4195).

Wag 'n' Walk

SUN Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation dog contests and games, vendors, exhibits, entertainment, well-mannered dogs on leash welcome, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Greenbank Farm, 765 E. Wonn Road, Greenbank, Island County; free (360-320-2988 or www.waifanimals.org).

Fee-Waived Senior Cat Adoptions

ONGOING Adoption fees waived through Aug. 31 on senior cats from PAWS Cat City, Seattle, or PAWS Companion Animals Shelter, 5305 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood (206-850-3752 or paws.org).

Auto events

Wings and Wheels Car Show and Fly-In

FRI Hot rods, classic and muscle cars, planes, bikes, see the museum's aircraft collection, 4-8 p.m. Friday, Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Hwy. 99 S.E., Olympia; $5 (360-705-3925 or www.olympicflightmuseum.com).

Horseless Carriage Car Show

SAT Pre-1950s car show, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

LeMay Car Show, Auction & Swap Meet

SAT Display of 1,000 vintage vehicles, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; auction preview 9 a.m., auction at noon Saturday, Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma; $5-$10 (253-272-2336 or www.lemaymarymount.org/lemay-car-show.htm).

Corvette show

SUN Northwest Classic Chevy Club Corvette show, 8 a.m. Sunday, XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah; free for spectators (425-392-1266 or www.triplexrootbeer.com).

Benefits

Wine walk

FRI Tastes from 20 Washington wineries at shops around the village, benefits Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation, 6 p.m. Friday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $20-$25 (425-483-2250 or www.npacf.org).

Community Shred

SAT Bring unwanted personal documents for shredding by a Shred-It mobile truck, $5/grocery bag or $10/box, 100% of proceeds benefit Seattle Children's Hospital, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at QFC stores, 1531 N.E. 145th St., Seattle; 6940 Coal Creek Parkway, Newcastle; 11224 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland; 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo; 5010 Port Fosdick Drive N.W., Gig Harbor; and at Shred-It facility, 18709 East Valley Hwy., Kent; $5-$10 (206-987-4876 or www.seattlechildrens.org).

Alki Beach 5K Walk & Run

SUN 5K walk and run to raise funds to provide essentials for women who are battling breast cancer, 8 a.m. Sunday, Alki Bathhouse Studio, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; $35-$40 (www.alkibeachrun.com).

Biking

Log House to Longhouse

Bike Tour

SAT Museum of History & Industry bike tour of shoreline history, 10 miles with frequent stops, 10 a.m. Saturday, Log House Museum, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., Seattle; $15-$25, preregister, day of event if space available (seattlehistory.org/">seattlehistory.org/).

RAPSody Bike Ride

SAT Two-day 170-mile ride around Puget Sound (RAPS) on back roads and bike trails, overnight camping, food, start 6-8:30 a.m. Saturday, Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma; $85-$95 (253-857-5658 or www.rapsodybikeride.com).

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicle traffic for bicyclists, walkers, runners, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle; professionally fitted bicycle helmets available for $10, 1-4 p.m., Seward Park (206-684-4075 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Kiwanis Summer Challenge Bike Ride

SUN Three courses, 34-mile, 52-mile and a 16-mile family route, fundraiser for Bainbridge Island Kiwanis Club, proceeds benefit island youth projects, start 7-11 a.m., course open until 4 p.m. Sunday, B.I. Cycle Shop, 162 Bjune Drive S.E., Winslow; $15-$30 (www.summerchallengeride.org)..

Boating

Two Lakes Lunch Cruises

SAT Cruise Lake Union and Lake Washington, lunch, narration highlighting local landmarks and historical sights, noon Saturday, Waterways Cruises, 2441 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; $25-$52 (206-223-2060 or www.waterwayscruises.com/).

Tall Ships, Kirkland

AUG. 30, SEPT. 1-2 Historic Tall Ships the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain on Lake Washington; City of Kirkland hosts free ship tours while moored, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 30, on a space available basis, Kirkland Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (425-587-3000 for information or www.historicalseaport.org);

• All ages sailings 2-4 p.m., adults only sailings 5-7 p.m. Sept. 1-2 for "mock battles" and tall ship Lake Washington tours, from The Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $25-$36.50 plus tax and processing fee, by reservation (tallshipskirkland.eventbrite.com).

Dance

Emerald City Contra Dance

FRI Beginners' workshop, 7 p.m., dancing with live music and caller, no partner necessary, don't wear scented products, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$8 (206-440-9839 or seattledance.org/contra/emerald.city.html).

Sno-King Folk Dance Club

SAT Request dancing, 7 p.m., lesson, 7:30 p.m. followed by international folk dances, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5-$7 (425-385-2088 or sno-king.org).

Seattle Thrillers

SUN Learn the Michael Jackson Thriller dance to participate in Thrill the World performance Oct. 27, 4 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, 843 Hiawatha Place S., Seattle; free, donations for Lighthouse for the Blind suggested (www.seattlethrillers.com).

Dancing 'Til Dusk

TUE, AUG. 30 Swing'n in the Rain with Dina Blade, wear vintage attire, 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle; Waltzing and More Ball Blanc with music by KGB, wear something white, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 30, Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle; free (206-264-5646 or www.danceforjoy.biz/).

Festivals/Expos

Evergreen State Fair

FRI-SEPT. 3 Carnival, vendors, entertainment, animal and agriculture displays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday through Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 3; rodeo, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $6-$10; free admission 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Aug. 31 with 3 cans per person food donation; ages 62 and older free Monday; $2 before 2 p.m. Tuesday; ages 15 and younger free Aug. 30 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org).

Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

FRI-SUN Carnival, exhibits, entertainment, kids' activities, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; rodeo 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Xtreme Bulls show 1 p.m. Sunday; Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton; $7-$21 (360-337-5376 or www.kitsapgov.com).

Sand in the City

FRI-SUN Sneak peek of the new Hands On Children's Museum; public viewing of Team Sand Sculpting competition, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday; Beach Party with giant sand boxes with sand toys, kids' art and science activities, tidepool touch tank, rock-climbing wall, animal visits, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, special activities for grandparents and grandchildren Sunday; 414 Jefferson St. N.E., Olympia; free (360-956-0818 or www.hocm.org/).

Makah Days

FRI-SUN Celebrating the culture of the Makah tribe with traditional dancing, singing, canoe races, games; vendors, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Neah Bay (360-645-3101 or www.makah.com).

Big Day of Play

SAT Basketball tournament, entertainment, healthy food, paddling and boating activities at the beach, dog agility course, health and wellness information, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (www.seattle.gov/parks).

Duwamish River Festival

SAT Family-friendly activities, arts, culture and entertainment to celebrate and nurture the work of creating a healthy Duwamish River, opening ceremony led by the Duwamish Tribe, educational displays, kayaking trips, kids' art activities, music and dance performances, free lunch, noon Saturday, Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S., Seattle; free (duwamishcleanup.org/programs/duwamish-river-festival/).

The Goddess Festival-Celebrate Community

SAT Local musicians, live art, theatrical performances and dancers on two stages, art, crafts and food vendors, Kid Zone, beer garden, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Woodland Park, 700 N. 50th St., Seattle (206-669-5775 or www.goddessfestival.info/).

Cambodian Cultural Celebration

SAT Traditional and contemporary music and dance performances, martial-arts demonstrations, art, food, cultural displays, kids' activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Pl. S., Des Moines; free, Discover Pass required for vehicle access (www.parks.wa.gov/events).

Anacortes Work Boat Races and Pirate Faire

SAT Maritime festival music, car show, steam-engine demonstrations, U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Squad demonstration, food vendors, pirate costume contest, beer garden, chowder challenge, parade of boats, work boat races; fundraiser for the Anacortes Seafarer's Memorial Fund, noon Saturday, Port of Anacortes, 102 Commercial Ave., Anacortes (www.anacortesworkboatraces.com/).

Tibet Fest

SAT-SUN Music and dance performances, cultural exhibits, children's activities, Himalayan Bazaar, traditional foods, noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).

Camlann Medieval Village Summer Festivals

SAT-SUN Living-history medieval-style English village with blacksmith, combat by armored knights, music, puppet show, archery, games, craft vendors and demonstrations; medieval clothing rental, lunch and dinner available, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 26, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $6-$10 (camlann.org).

Tacoma Maritime Fest

SAT-SUN Free harbor boat tours, entertainment, beer garden, historic vessels, maritime activities for all ages, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Thea Foss Park, 535 Dock St., Tacoma (www.maritimefest.org).

Slow Food Roots Music Festival

SAT-SUN Two music stages, organic food, chef demos, farmer's market, beer and wine gardens. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Stanwood & Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; $10-$40 (800-838-3006 or www.slowrootsfestival.com).

Kittitas County Fair

AUG. 30-SEPT. 3 Entertainment, carnival, 4-H exhibits, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 3, Kittitas County Fairgrounds, Ellensburg (509-962-7639).

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. Saturday-Sunday; prices vary.

• Celebrating Century 21 history exhibit, open daily, free.

• GeoDome Earth Portal guided tour of the universe, open daily, $7-$9.

Food events

Salmon-Chanted Evenings

SAT Salmon dinner by chef Tom Douglas; all proceeds benefit Seattle Parks Department, 5 p.m. Saturday, Victor Steinbrueck Park, 2001 Western Ave., Seattle; $15 by reservation (206-448-2001 or tomdouglas.com/).

Al Fresco wine dinner

SAT Efeste Winery wines, food by chef Christine Keff on the patio, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Flying Fish, 300 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle; $75 by reservation (206-728-8595).

Pike Place Market Farm Fresh Lunches

WED Lunches made with seasonal ingredients from local farms, by Tom Douglas Restaurants, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., or while supplies last, Wednesday, Starbucks Center Sodo, 2401 Utah Ave., Seattle; $5 (pikeplacemarket.org).

Gardening

Dahlia Show

SAT-SUN Puget Sound Dahlia Association display, information, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline; free (206-546-4851or www.pugetsounddahlias.org).

Hiking/walks

HealthPoint Family 5K Walk/Run

SAT Walk and run to support health and wellness, 9 a.m. Saturday, HealthPoint, 10414 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell; $10 (425-424-6308 or www.active.com/running/bothell-wa/healthpoint-family-5k-walk-run-2012).

"Seattle by Stairway" Series: Madrona

SUN Explore Madrona along its scenic and concealed stairways with Jake and Cathy Jaramillo, authors of the upcoming "Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods," 2 p.m. Sunday, meet at southeast corner of East Spring Street and 35th Avenue near St. Therese Catholic Church, Seattle; free (206-923-0090 or seattlestairwaywalks.squarespace.com/blog/2010/2/6/8-madrona-and-leschi.html).

Hobbies

Pacific West Quilt Show

FRI-SUN Association of Pacific West quilters display of 450 quilts, workshops, lectures, fashion show, demonstrations, vendor mall, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma; $10-$20 (253-778-6155 or www.apwq.org).

Movie Bargains

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Magic Mike"

They're new at the Crest Cinema. Also there: "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," "Snow White & the Huntsman," "Your Sister's Sister," and "The Hunger Games" ($3).

"Magic Mike"

It's new at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle Also there: "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted," "Snow White & the Huntsman" and "The Hunger Games" ($5.75).

"Cosmopolis," "Compliance" and "Killer Joe"

They're new at the Varsity Theatre. All seats on Tuesday are $7.

"The Maltese Falcon"

It's the midnight movie at the Egyptian Friday and Saturday. All seats are $8.25.

"Cape Fear (1962)" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)"

They're new at the Central Cinema in Seattle. All shows $6-$8.

"The Hunger Games"

It's new at the Tin Theater in Burien this week. All shows $8.

"Magic Mike"

It's new at the Gateway in Federal Way. Also there: "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 3D," "Snow White & The Huntsman," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D," "That's My Boy," "Men in Black 3 3D" and "The Hunger Games" ($2, all seats on Tuesdays $1).

"Men in Black"

It's the closing film in the "Kent Summer Nights and the Silver Screen" series. Movie at 9 p.m. today, Town Square Plaza, Second Avenue and Harrison Street, Kent (free).

"The Princess Bride"

It's the closing film in the "Summer Movies at Waterfront Park" series. Movie at dusk today, 370 Brien Drive S.E., Bainbridge Island (free).

"The Big Lebowski"

It's the closing film in the "Fremont Outdoor Movies" series. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at dusk Saturday, 3501 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle ($5, suggested donation).

"Sleepless in Seattle"

It's the closing film for the "MOHAI Movies at Lake Union Park" series. Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.) Saturday, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (free).

"Bruce Lee Film Series"

The continues this week. Movie begins at sunset (canceled in case of rain) Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (free).

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"

These are this week's films in the "Movies at the Mural" series. "Part 1" plays at 9 p.m. Saturday, "Part 2" plays 9 p.m. Sunday both at the Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center (free).

"Top Gun"

It's the closing film for the "West Seattle Movies On the Wall" series. Movie at dusk Saturday, Hotwire Online Coffee House, 4410 California Ave. S.W., Seattle (free).

"How to Train Your Dragon"

It's the closing film in the "Mercer Island Outdoor Movies" series. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island (free).

"Footloose"

It's this week's film in the "Carillon Point Oudoor Movie Nights" series. Show at dusk Saturday, Carillon Point, 4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland ($5 donation for Hopelink).

"The Adventures of Tintin"

It's the closing film in the "Redmond Summer Movie Series." Show at dusk Saturday, Idylwood Beach Park, 3650 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (free).

"We Bought a Zoo"

It's the closing film in the "Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park" series. Show at dusk Tuesday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue (free, food/clothing-item donation suggested).

"The Princess Bride"

It's the closing film in the "Movies at Marymoor Park" series. Seating opens at 7 p.m., show at dusk Wednesday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond ($5).

"The Goonies"

It's the closing film in the "Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park" series. Admission at 7 p.m., show at dusk on Thursday, Magnuson Park athletic fields, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle ($5).

"Moneyball"

It's the closing film in the "Moonlight Cinema" series. Beer garden opens at 6 p.m. (21 and older only), show at dusk on Thursday, Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville ($5).

Museum events

Bubble Fest

FRI-SUN Bubble extravaganza of games, crafts, demonstrations, activities, learn the science behind bubbles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $9-$16 (pacificsciencecenter.org/).

Battle of Britain

SAT Historic military aircraft in the air, noon, Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett, free (877-342-3404 or www.flyingheritage.com).

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).

EMP Museum

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 East D St., Tacoma; $8-$14 (253-779-8490 or www.lemaymuseum.org).

Park events

Redmond's Great Day of Play

FRI Appearances by NBA player Spencer Hawes, Massive Monkees B-Boy Breakdance; Mascot Madness; health and fitness activities and information, 3-7 p.m. Friday; 5K run/walk, 6 p.m. Friday, Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St., Redmond; free; $25-$30/run/walk, ages 15 and younger free but must register (www.redmond.gov/PLAY).

Tai Chi on Alki

SAT Outdoor tai chi class, flowing movements with deep breathing, 9 a.m. Saturdays, Alki Beach Statue of Liberty Plaza, 1702 Alki Ave S.W., Seattle; free (206-229-4774 or seattlewushucenter.com).

Community Boot Camp

SAT University Family YMCA high-intensity, drop-in classes open to all, Boot Camp Level 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Boot Camp, Level 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the field outside Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free (206-524-1400 or universityfamilyymca.org).

Tour of Kubota Garden Park

SAT Learn history and features of Japanese-American garden, 10 a.m. Saturday, Kubota Garden Park, 9817 55th Ave. S., meet in the parking lot, Seattle; free (206-725-5060 or www.kubota.org).

Yoga in the Park

SAT University Family YMCA hosts drop-in outdoor yoga open to all, bring a yoga mat or towel and water, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Cowen Park, 5849 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-1400 or universityfamilyymca.org).

Seattle Bike-In

SAT Northwest Film Forum outdoor celebration of sustainable transportation, community and the arts, co-presented with the Vera Project, live music and DJs, film, fair by local cycling organizations and merchants, feature film: "Rad," 1986 extreme BMX movie classic, 5 p.m. Saturday, Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave, Seattle; free (nwfilmforum.org/live/page/calendar/2310).

Moonlight Beach Adventure

SAT Interpretive program, see and touch live creatures brought to shore by scuba divers, bring flashlight, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Marina Beach, at the end of Admiral Way South, Edmonds (425-771-0230).

Arboretum Walk

SUN Tour of the Arboretum to explore the hydrangea collection and the Pacific Connections Garden, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive E., Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

Edible Invasives

Ice Cream Social

PLAN AHEAD Pick blackberries in the park, then make homemade ice cream; children must be accompanied by adults, 1 p.m. Aug. 31, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $5 (206-386-4236 or www.seattle.gov/parks/).

Jetty Island Days

ONGOING 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, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, Everett; $2/adult, $1/child donation suggested (425-257-8700 or www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=2055).

Mount Rainier visitor shuttle

ONGOING Shuttle between Longmire and Paradise with stops at Cougar Rock Campground and Narada Falls on the uphill run, stopping at Comet Falls trailhead and Cougar Rock on downhill run, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. At Longmire, board the shuttle at the historic Longmire Gas Station; on Saturdays and Sundays only, shuttle from Whittaker Mountaineering, Ashford, connecting with the Paradise Shuttle in Longmire; Mount Rainier National Park; shuttle free, park entrance $15/vehicle or $5/person (www.nps.gov/mora).

Performances

Concerts at the Mural

FRI Outdoor concert with local bands, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).

Summer Concerts

Ringling Bros. Circus

FRI-SUN Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus, preshow parties, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett; $11-$51 (866-332-8499 or www.comcastarenaeverett.com).

Seattle Chinese Garden Martial Arts Demonstrations

SAT Demonstrations by Wudang Academy, noon Saturday, Seattle Chinese Garden, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $5-$6 (206-934-5219 or seattlechinesegarden.org).

Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival

SAT Music by Junkyard Jane, All Stars No Stripes, Stacy Jones Band and Mark Dufresne, beer from local microbreweries, barbecue, benefits Music4Life music program for youth; ages 21 and older only, no pets, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Avenue S., Des Moines; $25-$30 (206-824-9462 or dmrotary.org).

Bluegrass in the Gardens at Meerkerk

SAT Open mike, 11 a.m.-noon, performances by Cranberry Bog Bluegrass, Bayview Sound, Pearly Blue, Money Creek Mining Co., noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank; $10, ages 15 and younger free (360-661-4978 or www.meerkerkgardens.org).

Summer Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Lynnwood Community Band, 2 p.m. Saturday, The Tempos big band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

Lo-Fi Arts Festival

SAT-SUN Performance and installation arts, music, food, overnight camping; no dogs, noon Saturday-Sunday, Smoke Farm, 12731 Smokes Rd., Arlington; $20-$40, ages 11 and younger free (www.strangertickets.com/events/5249583/lo-fi-arts-festival-farm-time-2012).

Summer Concerts, Edmonds

SUN Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, City Park, Third Avenue South and Pine Street, Edmonds (425-771-0228 or www.edmondsartscommission.org).

Admiral Free Summer Concerts at Hiawatha

AUG. 30 Outdoor concert, Braxmatics dance party music, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-684-7441 or www.admiralneighborhood.org/).

Running

Mukilteo Run-A-Muk

SAT Scenic 10K run and 5K walk/run, 8 a.m. Saturday, Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo; $15-$60 (425-353-5516 or mukilteolighthousefestival.com/?p=137).

Sales/Shopping

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, Seattle (www.pikeplacemarket.org).

Special interest

Family Health & Safety Fair

SAT Free health screenings, fitness challenge for all ages, safety information, free bike helmets to first 100 kids, free back-to-school supplies while supplies last, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, King County Fire District 20 Training Center, 12324 76th Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-772-1430).

Downtown Renton Art & Antique Walk

SAT Artists with paintings, photography, multimedia, pottery, sculpture, and craft displays from local and regional participants, antiques, musical performances, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, mostly along South Third Street between Burnett Avenue and Main Street, Renton (www.artsunlimited.org).

Tours

Trail to Treasure Walking Tours

FRI Alliance for Pioneer Square historical walking tours, 3-5 p.m. Fridays through Sept., Occidental Square Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle; free, donations welcome; preregister (trail2treasure.org).

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 101: Windows on Seattle's Style, 10 a.m. Friday;

• Design Details, 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Aug. 31;

• Harvard/Belmont: The Rich Life on Capitol Hill tour of early 20th century upscale residential buildings, 10 a.m. Saturday, from Merrill Court Townhouses, 901-917 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle;

• South Lake Union: Extreme Makeover, 10 a.m. Saturday, Naval Reserve Building, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle.

Train Rides through Snoqualmie Valley

SAT-SUN Vintage train ride including the top of Snoqualmie Falls, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Oct., guided tours of Train Shed exhibits available with the first two train rides most Saturdays and Sundays, Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $10-$15 (425-888-3030 or www.trainmuseum.org).

Port Townsend Studio Tour

SAT-SUN Tour studios with displays and demonstrations by 37 artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St., Port Townsend; free (www.artporttownsend.org).

Magnificent Murals

History Tour

WED Behind the scenes tour of UW art, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Drumheller Fountain, University of Washington, University of Washington, Seattle; $15-$20, preregister (seattlehistory.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).

Travel events

Europe Through the Back Door

SAT Scandinavia, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298 or www.ricksteves.com).

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Enter to win!

Enter to win!

Share a photo of your holiday lights display and you may win a $100 Home Depot gift card.

Advertising

Advertising


Advertising