The Week Ahead: Seafair, Beyoncé, JAY Z, ARCO-PDX
The week of July 27 brings Seafair events, concerts, special exhibits.
Filmed over a period of 12 years, writer-director Richard Linklater’s unique and immensely satisfying tale follows a Texas family of four (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater and Ellar Coltrane) literally growing up on camera, as their dreamy youngest child (Coltrane) navigates the perils of first grade through high school. Now playing at several theaters. For showtimes, see Page H5. For John Hartl’s four-star review and an interview with the director, go to seattletimes.com/movies.
‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’
Survivalist Grylls takes celebrities to remote locations for adventures. Celebrities include Zac Efron, Ben Stiller, Channing Tatum and Deion Sanders. Series premiere, 8 p.m. Monday, July 28, on NBC.
‘Hell on Wheels’
Centering on a traveling town that services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, this western is back for a fourth season. 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, on AMC.
False Start Session
Redhook Brewery releases a new beer Monday, July 28, called False Start Session IPA. The beer will be available only at the brewery in Woodinville and released to other bars in the Seattle area in August. 14300 N.E. 145th St. Woodinville (425-420-1110 redhook.com).
Spoke & Food
The fifth annual Spoke & Food event happens at restaurants in 20 different Seattle-area neighborhoods on Tuesday, July 29. Ride to and from one of the participating host restaurants on the evening of the event and the restaurants will donate 20 percent of patron revenues directly to a local nonprofit, which this year is Seattle-based Outdoors for All (spokeandfood.com).
Seafair Hydro Races and Air Show
Lake Washington will be abuzz with hydroplane racing, beer gardens, vendors, kids’ activities, pit tours, and an air show with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 1-2, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Aug. 3, Genesee Park, 4316 S. Genesee St., Seattle; general admission free Aug. 1; $10-$35 Aug. 2-3, reserved seating and log boom areas by reservation, prices vary (206-728-0123 or seafair.com).
SalmonFest Seattle and Pioneer Days Parade
It’s time for the 74th anniversary of the longest-running street fair in Lake City. Chow down on salmon or hot dogs, listen to music, check out art displays, noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 1-3, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle, $6-$10. A street fair and parade will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, Lake City Way. (salmonfestseattle.com).
Two of the biggest names in hip hop and R&B music pair up for a blockbuster concert tour. 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave., Seattle; $44-$254 (ticketmaster.com).
Concerts at the Mural
KEXP and the Seattle Center host a weekly summer concert series on the lawn under the Space Needle every Friday, Aug. 1-22. The series opener features Seattle bands Tacocat and Kithkin. The event is all ages with a beer and wine garden. 5:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center; free (kexp.org).
The science fiction-fantasy author and documentary filmmaker, a teacher at this summer’s Clarion West writer’s workshop, discusses his work. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, Seattle Central Library: 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle. Free (206-386-4636 or spl.org).
Outdoor Trek: ‘Mirror, Mirror’
A stage production of a 1967 original “Star Trek” episode, performed outdoors in the park. This year’s production of “Mirror Mirror” finds Kirk, Scotty, Uhura and McCoy in a parallel universe. 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 2-3), Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park, 2100 S. Jackson St., Seattle; free (helloearthproductions.com).
The Seattle-based experimental theater company Blood Ensemble takes over a turn-of-the-century barn in Marysville, fleshing out 100 years of a pioneer family tree and revealing “secrets the barn has witnessed over the last hundred years.” Through Saturday, Aug. 2, 4829 87th Ave. N.E., Marysville; $30-$35 (800-838-3006 or bloodensemble.org).
That amalgam of initials stands for Amplified Repertory Chamber Orchestra of Portland, and the group aims to bring “high-quality orchestral music performed by memory, with attitude, on a rock-concert stage.” 7 p.m. Sunday, July 27, Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., Seattle; $12-$15 (arcopdx.com).
Art of the City Street Fair
Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts mark 10 years of offering affordable housing and creative space for artists with a daylong party, with all the trimmings: live music, performances, art exhibits by current and former TK tenants, food booths, loft tours and open studios. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 115 Prefontaine Place S., Seattle; free (tklofts.com).
Frye Art Museum: Free Community + Family Day
The Frye turns its galleries over to the themes of community activism, social justice and play, tied to the current exhibition of works by Curtis R. Barnes, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Nicholas Galanin and Nep Sidhu. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle; free (206-622-9250).