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Originally published August 7, 2008 at 12:00 AM | Page modified August 7, 2008 at 10:12 AM

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Weekend calendar

A listing of weekend events and activities.

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Animal events

Fabulous Felines Cat Adoption Event

SAT Cats and kittens available for adoption, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle (206-386-4294 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).

Seattle Animal Shelter Foster Dog Parent Orientation

SAT Learn how to become a foster dog parent, 1 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Animal Shelter, 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle; free, preregistration required (206-386-7387 or www.seattleanimalshelter.org).

Pasado's Safe Haven Dog Adoption Event

SAT All dogs are microchipped, spayed/neutered and vaccinated, noon Saturday, Unleashed Pawsabilities, 2920 N.E. Blakeley St., Seattle (206-525-0075 or www.pasadosafehaven.org).

Howl-In at Wolf Haven

SAT Tour of the wolf sanctuary, crafts, games, conservation learning, entertainment for all ages, food available, doors open 5:30 p.m., event 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Wolf Haven International, 3111 Offut Lake Road, Tenino; $8-$17 preregister, space limited; camping available (360-264-4695 or wolfhaven.org).

Horseback riding

at Crystal Mountain

ONGOING Horseback rides through the scenery of the Cascade Range, 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-hour rides, through Sept. 7, call for times, Crystal Mountain Outfitters, 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd., Crystal Mountain; $30-$150 (509-895-9120 or www.crystalmountainoutfitters.com).

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Benefits

Penn Cove Orca Capture Commemoration

FRI Presentations and displays, waterside ceremony in memory of orcas captured in Washington state, silent auction, food and drink; proceeds benefit Orca Network educational programs, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Captain Whidbey Inn, 2072 Captain Whidbey Inn Road, Coupeville; $20 (866-672-2638 or www.orcanetwork.org).

Gumshoe 5K Walk

FRI-AUG. 17 Purchase an entry form that contains clues to find answers through exploration of the Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood on a three-mile walk; do the walk anytime Friday-Aug. 17, solo or in a group, enter drawings to win prizes; proceeds benefit Greenwood Senior Center, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $20 (www.DoTheGumshoe.org).

Children's Garden Birthday Celebration

SAT Birthday party fundraiser to celebrate the Seattle Tilth Children's Garden's 20th anniversary with entertainment and activities; proceeds benefit garden programs, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; $25/family of four, $5/each additional family member (206-633-5045, ext. 2, or www.seattletilth.orgorwww.brownpapertickets.com).

Fetch! Wine tasting

SAT Dog-friendly wine tasting with food, dog treats and music to benefit off-leash parks on Whidbey Island, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, The Buchanan Vineyard, Bayview Road, Langley; $20/per person advance, $25/at the gate (360-321-4049 or www.fetchparks.org).

Sunset Supper at the Market

PLAN AHEAD Sample creations of more than 70 of Seattle restaurants, wineries and breweries to benefit the Market Foundation, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Pike Place Market, 1501 Pike Place, Seattle; $75-$165 (206-774-5300 or www.pikeplacemarket.org).

Dinner cruise and auction

PLAN AHEAD Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce auction cruise, proceeds benefit the chamber and local charities, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle; $75 (www.qachamber.org).

Biking

Bicycle Saturday

SAT Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicles, open for bicycles only, on scenic route along Lake Washington, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle; (www.seattle.gov/parks).

Arboretum to Seward Park

SAT Easy Riders 16.5 mile, leisurely paced ride to Seward Park, 11 a.m. Saturday, Washington Park Arboretum, meet at East Foster Island Road and Arboretum Drive East, Seattle (206-367-6750 or www.cascade.org).

Summer cycle, women only

SAT Bike Smart Seattle 10-15 mile, easy pace, women-only ride with snack stop, 1 p.m. Saturday, Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 N.W. 77th St., Seattle; (206-957-4439 or www.cascade.org).

Bike Smart women only ride

SUN Bike Smart Seattle 10-15 mile, easy pace, women-only ride to Lake Washington Boulevard with snack stop, 1 p.m. Sunday, Volunteer Park, meet near the water tower, 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle (206-957-4439 or www.cascade.org).

Dance

Dancing Till Dusk

THU Dance instruction, 6-7 p.m., dancing 7-9 p.m. today, featuring zydeco with Captain Leroy and the Zydeco Locals, Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/parks/centercity).

Green Lake Folk Dancers

FRI Mostly Balkan line dancing, easy dances first 60-90 minutes, children welcome, 8:30 p.m. Friday, VFW Hall, 7220 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle; $5 (206-325-7668 or www.ratchenitza.com).

Sno-King International

Folk Dance Club

SAT International folk-dancing instruction, 7:30 p.m., dancing, 8:30-10:45 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20626 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $2-$5 (425-385-2088 or www.sno-king.org).

Fairs/festivals

Pierce County Fair

THU-SUN Carnival, 4-H animals, vendors, grange displays, floral show, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21606 Meridian Ave. E., Graham; admission $3-$5 (253-843-1173 or www.piercecountyfair.com).

Skagit County Fair

THU-SAT Carnival, farm animals, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday; rodeo, 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 1410 Virginia St., Mount Vernon, admission $5-$8; parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, downtown Mount Vernon (360-336-9453 or www.skagitcounty.net/fairgrounds).

Grays Harbor County Fair

THU-SUN Carnival, 4-H animal exhibits, entertainment, vendors, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today and Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 43 Elma-McCleary Road, Elma; admission $4-$7 (360-482-2651 or www.ghcfairgrounds.com).

South Lake Union Block Party

FRI Food vendors, beer and wine gardens, live music, kids' activities, Muttmazing Race obstacle course for dogs and their owners to benefit the Seattle Animal Shelter's Help the Animals Fund, noon-8 p.m. Friday, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free admission, $10/Muttmazing Race (206-342-5900 or www.slublockparty.com).

Seattle Tattoo Expo

FRI, SAT, SUN Celebrates tattoo art and culture with on-site tattooing, art exhibits, live music, noon-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; $15-$20/day or $35/three days (206-447-1801 or www.seattletattooexpo.com).

A Taste of Edmonds

FRI, SAT, SUN Food from 40 vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment stages, children's activities, beer and wine gardens; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Fifth Avenue and Main Street, Edmonds; $3 admission, ages 12 and younger free, no pets; free parking and shuttle bus available from Edmonds-Woodway High School (425-776-6711 or www.edmondswa.com/events/taste/index.html).

Auburn Good Ol' Days Festival

FRI, SAT, SUN Main Street kickoff entertainment, 6-10 p.m. Friday; 5K fun run includes T-shirt and dinner, 7 p.m. Friday, from G Street Northeast and East Main Street, Auburn, $18-$20; community barbecue, 6 p.m. Friday, Main Street at B Street Northeast, $7.50; parade featuring pre-1959 vehicles, noon Saturday; street dance, 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday; entertainment on two stages, arts, crafts and food vendors, children's activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; model airplane and model boat exhibition Saturday; classic car, truck and cycle show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Auburn (253-939-3389 or www.auburngoodoldays.com).

Festival at Mount Si

FRI, SAT, SUN Arts, crafts and food vendors, beer garden, live music, chili cook-off, Kids' Fun Zone activities, car show, 6-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; parade 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Si View Community Center and Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend (425-888-8535 or www.festivalatmtsi.org).

Morton Loggers' Jubilee

FRI, SAT, SUN Lawnmower races, gates open 4:30 p.m. Friday; pancake breakfast 6 a.m.-noon, bed races 11 a.m., kiddies' parade and grand parade, 11:30 a.m. Saturday; logging show, 2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, Jubilee Arena, Morton; $5-$8 (360-496-6362 or www.loggersjubilee.com).

Pasefika Festival

SAT Samoan/Pacific Islander performances, arts and crafts vendors, food, fashion show, children's activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, White Center Heights Elementary, 10015 Sixth Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (206-763-0764).

Camlann Medieval Village Summer Festivals

SAT, SUN Living history in a 14th century English village with period performances, craft demonstrations and vendors, sword and archery demonstrations, food available, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 24; medieval feast available by reservation, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E., Carnation; $10/adults, $6/ages 60 and older, ages 6-12; $45/festival and banquet (425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org). Stillaguamish Festival of the River

SAT, SUN Powwow, salmon bake, live music, logging show, storytelling tent, children's activities, arts and crafts, food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Road, Arlington (360-435-2755 or www.stillaguamish.nsn.us/festival.htm).

The Cruz Classic Car Show

SAT, SUN Car cruise, 6 p.m. Saturday; rock dance, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, $5; Festival by the Bay street Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, car show with hundreds of classic, vintage and antique cars, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; free shuttle bus from the ferry to the festival every 15 minutes Sunday, Port Orchard; car show registration 7 a.m.-noon Sunday, $10; free for spectators (www.portorchard.com). La Bella Strada Art Competition

SAT, SUN Fine-arts and craft festival with live entertainment, all day Saturday-Sunday, downtown Bellingham (360-676-8548 or www.alliedarts.org).

Tukwila Days Community Festival

PLAN AHEAD Pancake breakfast, parade, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, art show, vintage car show, kids' activities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 16, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila (www.ci.tukwila.wa.us/recreation/Tukwila_Days_08_Schedule.pdf).

Tulalip Living History Festival

PLAN AHEAD Native American entertainment, food vendors, 1-7 p.m. Aug. 16, Tulalip Casino/Amphitheatre, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip; free (360-654-2600 or www.quilcedavillage.com/events.asp).

Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work

PLAN AHEAD One hundred artists selling and demonstrating their art, drawing, painting, pottery, weaving, glassblowing and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16-17, Everett Marina, West Marine View Drive, Everett (425-257-8380 or www.artscouncilofsnoco.org/freshpaint).

Washington State International Kite Festival

PLAN AHEAD One of the world's largest kite festivals, with competition vendors, night kite flying and fireworks, Aug. 18-24, Long Beach (360-642-4020 or www.kitefestival.com).

Hiking

North Cascades forest and waterfall hikes

SAT Gently paced, naturalist-led hikes depart at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., All day Saturday, North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, Diablo Dam Road, milepost 127.5 on Highway 20, drive over the dam, park at the end of the road on the right, mailing address 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, Diablo Lake; free (360-856-5700, ext. 209 or ncascades.org).

Hobbies

Phinney Neighborhood Association Mystery Book Exchange

SAT Trade your gently used mystery books for something new or buy used books priced $1-$2, 10 a.m. Saturday, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org/events/bookxchange.shtml).

Star Parties

SAT Telescopes and information on observing the night sky with the Seattle Astronomical Society, weather permitting, 6 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Park, 7201 E. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle and Paramount Park, Shoreline (206-523-2787 or www.seattleastro.org).

Cephalopod Appreciation Society Annual Meeting

SUN Meeting to celebrate octopus, squid, chambered nautilus and more, includes nature film, cephalopod-inspired music, poetry, underwater filmstrip mash-up, scientific updates, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; $5 (www.myspace.com/cephalopodappreciation).

Car shows

SUN N.W. Muscle Car Meet, 8 a.m. Sunday; '55-'56-'57 Chevy Show, Aug. 17; XXX Root Beer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah (425-392-1266 or www.triplexrootbeer.com).

Museum events

First Thursday at SAM

THU Free admission and reduced-price admission to the special exhibit "Inspiring Impressionism: The Impressionists and the Art of the Past," $10/adults, $7/ages 62 and older, students, always free for ages 12 and younger; tour of the museum collection, noon-1 p.m. today, tour of "Inspiring Impressionism" exhibit, 1-2 p.m., 2-3:30 p.m., 7-8 p.m., Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., Seattle (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).

First Thursday, Northwest African American Museum

THU Exhibits illustrating the history, culture and art of the region's African American community, multimedia learning center with small library and genealogy resources, cafe, bookstore/gift shop, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. today, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle; free to all first Thursday of every month (206-267-1823 or www.naamnw.org).

First Thursday

at EMP/SFM

THU Experience Music Project (EMP) and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame offer free admission; 5-8 p.m. today, Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (206-770-2700 or www.emplive.org).

First Thursday,

Burke Museum

THU Free admission today; exhibits include "The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World," 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle (206-543-5590).

First Thursday, MOHAI

THU Free admission today, exhibits include artifacts and exhibits on the growth of the Puget Sound region, Seattle in the 1880s, Great Seattle Fire; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today; Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Seattle (206-324-1126 or www.seattlehistory.org).

First Thursday,

Museum of Flight

THU Free admission 5-9 p.m. today; display of aircraft, Apollo spaceflight artifacts; history of aviation, including Boeing's 100-year-old Red Barn manufacturing plant and "Personal Courage Wing," exhibit of fighter aviation in World War I and World War II, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 9 p.m. first Thursdays, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; regular admission $7.50-$14 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).

First Thursday, Wing Luke Asian Museum

THU The history, culture and art of Seattle's Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian communities, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 407 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle; $2-$4, free on first Thursdays and third Saturdays of every month (206-623-5124 or www.wingluke.org). First Thursday, Asian Art Museum

THU Art from China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries, free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., Seattle; $3 (206-654-3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org).

THU-SUN Bubble-artist performances, craft activities, kayaking in the ponds, Bubble Bonanza Courtyard bubble-making, today through Sunday; giant outdoor kid-friendly foam pit, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle; $10-$15 (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org).

Antique Automobile Show and Ice Cream Social

SAT Kent Historical Society hosts music by "The Pardners" and classic cars from the Golden Era Automobile Association, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kent Historical Museum, 855 E. Smith St., Kent; $5-$10 includes hot dog lunch, ice cream sundae (253-854-4330 or kenthistoricalmuseum.org).

Flying Heritage Collection Fly Day

SAT Two historic planes from the collection fly, weather permitting, noon Saturday, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; outside viewing free; admission to Flying Heritage Collection $8-$12 (877-342-3404 or www.flyingheritage.com).

Fort Nisqually Brigade Encampment

SAT, SUN Re-creation of the 1855 arrival of the fur brigades to this Hudson's Bay Company post with fur trappers' races, ladies' tea, bagpipe music, hands-on kids' activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma; $2.50-$5 (253-591-5339 or www.fortnisqually.org).

Paddle sports

Diablo Lake Canoeing

SAT Two-hour canoe trips, weather-dependent, first come first served, no experience necessary, all equipment provided, for ages 6 and older, limited to 12 passengers per trip at 9 and 11 a.m.; sign-up starts 8:30 a.m. Saturday, North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, Diablo Dam Road, milepost 127.5 on Highway 20, drive over the dam, park at the end of the road on the right, mailing address 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, Diablo Lake; free (360-856-5700, ext. 209, or ncascades.org).

Dragon boating

SAT, SUN Introduction to the sport of dragon boating, no experience required, for ages 18 and older or age 12 and older with parent, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, South Lake Union Park/Center, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; (206-523-4518 or www.tacomadragonboat.org).

Park events

Stories of Our World

FRI Stories from around the world that relate to understanding nature and our relationship to it, around the fire circle with s'mores, for ages 3 and older, 7 p.m. Fridays, Carkeek Park, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road, Seattle; donations accepted (206-684-0877 or www.seattle.gov/parks).

Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks Walking Tours

SAT Walking tours of Olmsted-designed parks and boulevards; Schmitz Park and Alki, 10 a.m. Saturday, Alki Community Center, 5817 S.W. Stevens St., Seattle; free, no reservations required (425-885-3173).

Botany walk in Bridle Trails State Park

SAT Botanist-led walk to identify native plants and the threat of non-native invasive plants to our local parks and natural areas, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bridle Trails State Park, Northeast 53rd Street and 116th Avenue Northeast, Kirkland; free, preregistration required (425-827-6595 or www.bridletrails.org).

Firefighter / Police CrossFit Challenge

SAT Professional firefighters, police and military in Washington state compete in a CrossFit Challenge with safety and health fair for families, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; free (206-789-6838 or www.nwburn.org).

Gold Creek Pond nature walk

SAT Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest rangers lead 90-minute walks to learn the history of the pond and see osprey, beaver, elk and other wildlife on one-mile paved loop walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, Gold Creek Pond Trail, Gold Creek Road #142, Hyak exit 54 off I-90, go north, turn right on Forest Service Road #4832, turn left on Gold Creek Road #142, .75 mile to Gold Creek Pond parking lot on the left, Snoqualmie Pass; $10/person donation requested, reservations required, call 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday (425-434-6111 or www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs).

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

SAT, SUN Walk and/or slide show about human history within park boundaries, 1 p.m. Saturday; easy hike to explore flora and fauna in the refuge, 1 p.m. Sunday, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road, Olympia; events free, refuge entry fee $3/family (360-753-9467).

Jetty Island Days

ONGOING Sandy beaches and shallow warm water of Jetty Island, a man-made island in Port Gardner Bay, accessible by ferry leaving every half-hour, 10 a.m.-5:50 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8:50 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Sundays, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, 10th Street Boat Launch and Marine Park, Everett; suggested ferry donation $2/adults, $1/children (425-257-7308 or www.everettwa.org/parks).

Performances

Kenmore Concert Series

THU World music concerts outdoors, bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating; Louisiana roots music with Red Stick Ramblers, 6 p.m. today, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; free (425-398-8900 or www.cityofkenmore.com).

Burien Music and Movies in the Park

THU Outdoor events, Adrian Xavier reggae, 6:30 p.m. today, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest 148th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free (206-988-3700 or www.burienparks.net).

Cinema on the Lawn

FRI High-school-themed films from different eras, music, a beer garden, themed photo booth, gourmet movie treats from Whole Foods Market and movie trivia with prizes, "Juno," 9:30 p.m. Friday, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-342-5900 or www.cinemaonthelawn.com).

Sea Chantey Singalong

FRI Sea chantey singalong for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Northwest Seaport (Tall Ship Wawona), 1002 Valley St., Seattle; free (206-819-9924 or www.nwseaport.org).

Cinema Under the Stars

FRI Entertainment at 7:30 p.m., family movies start at dusk; "Shrek the Third," 7:30 p.m. Friday, Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 Silver Lake Road, Everett; free (425-257-7101 or www.everettwa.org/arts). Summer concerts, Snoqualmie

THU Outdoor concerts for all ages, the Brakes oldies Top 40 tunes from the '60s-'70s, 7 p.m. today, Centennial Fields, 39903 S.E. Park St., Snoqualmie; free (425-831-5784 or www.snoqualmie.wa.us).

Movies at the Mansion

FRI Classic movies on the lawn of the historic Lord Mansion, home of the museum, snacks and beverages available; "The Outlaw," 8:30 p.m. Friday, Washington State Capital Museum, 211 W. 21st Ave., Olympia; free (360-753-2580 or washingtonhistory.org).

Movies At The Mural

FRI, SAT Outdoor movies on mammoth 45-foot screen at Mural Amphitheater, bring a blanket for seating on the lawn, "The Goonies," dusk Friday; "Batman Begins," dusk Saturday; "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" midnight Saturday, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or www.seattlecenter.com).

GreenStage Shakespeare in the Park

FRI, SAT, SUN Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet," 7 p.m. today and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, Seattle; Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Twelfth Night," 7 p.m. today, Lynndale Park, Lynnwood, 7 p.m. Friday, Fall City Park, Fall City, 3 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, Magnuson Park, Seattle; bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating; free, donations appreciated (206-748-1551 or www.greenstage.org). Summer Meltdown Music and Camping Festival

FRI, SAT, SUN Performances by 10 national touring acts and 20 regional performers including rock, jazz, funk, bluegrass, hip-hop, country, soul and folk music, with food vendors and family campground with playground, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater, Darrington; $130/three days, $80/Saturday, Sunday, $40/Sunday only, includes onsite camping; $20-$40/ages 8-14, ages 7 and younger free (www.summermeltdown.com).

Center City Cinema

SAT Outdoor movies at sunset; "Transformers," Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle; free (www.seattle.gov/parks/centercity).

Cascade Brass Quintet

SAT Dixieland jazz concert, 2 p.m. Saturday, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; free (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org).

Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights

SAT Movies at dusk, bring low seating, food vendors available; "Flushed Away," dusk Saturday, Carillon Point, 3240 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $5 donation to Hopelink requested (www.carillon-point.com).

Moonlight Movies

SAT Bring low-back chairs or blankets for seating, movies at dusk, "The Spiderwick Chronicles," 7 p.m. Saturday, Liberty Park, Bronson Way North and Houser Way Northeast, Renton; free (425-430-6600 or rentonwa.gov). Des Moines Beach Park Jazz and Blues Series

SAT Outdoor concerts, bring a chair or blanket; Alice Stuart blues, 7 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Avenue S., Des Moines. Movies at Waterfront Park, Bainbridge

SAT Outdoor movies, bring lawn chair or blanket for seating, entertainment 8:30 p.m., movies approximately 9:30 p.m., food available, rain cancels; "Big," Saturday, Waterfront Park, Bainbridge, 370 Brien Drive S.E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-2982 or bainbridgedowntown.org).

Summer concerts at the Locks

SAT, SUN Army Bands day of concerts and family events, noon-6 p.m. Saturday; Sound of Swing Big Band, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, 3015 N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (206-783-7059).

"Alice's Adventures In Wonderland"

SAT, SUN Open Circle Theater production for all ages, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Volunteer Park, Seattle; free (206-382-4250 or www.octheater.com).

"The Wind In The Willows"

SAT, SUN Theater Schmeater production, 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Volunteer Park, Seattle; free (www.schmeater.org).

"South Pacific"

SAT, SUN Outdoor version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical set on an island Navy base during World War II, barbecue dinner optional, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through August, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Road, Fall City; $8-$18, dinner by reservation, additional $5-$16 (www.foresttheater.org). Seattle Peace Concerts

SUN Outdoor concert with five bands, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free, donations appreciated, food bank donations requested (www.seapeace.org).

Summer Concerts in the Park, Edmonds

SUN Outdoor concert, One World Taiko Japanese drumming, 3 p.m. Sunday, Edmonds City Park, Edmonds Way and Pine Street, Edmonds; free (425-771-0228).

Running

Waterland 5K Fun Run and Walk

SAT 5K run and fun walk for all ages, check in start 7 a.m., race 9 a.m. Saturday, Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines; $17-$25 (206-870-6586). Cougar Mountain Trail Running Series

SAT Last of four-race series, 13 miles; portion of the proceeds benefit King County Parks, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 18201 S.E. Cougar Mountain Drive, Newcastle; start at Sky Country trailhead off 166th Way Southeast; $25-$30 (www.seattlerunningcompany.com/Events/Cougar/cougarmtn1.html).

Sales/Shopping

Bead show

FRI, SAT, SUN World bead market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell (425-483-2250).

All Community Rummage Sale

SAT Bargains including cars, trucks, furniture, household items, CDs, books, DVDs, clothing, collectibles, appliances, tools; proceeds go to furnishing the new Sanctuary, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Center for Spiritual Living, 5801 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free (260-527-8801 or www.cslseattle.org).

Chinatown-International District Night Market

SAT Lantern lights, entertainment, food, vendors, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle; (206-382-1197 or www.cidbia.org).

Bee Bops & Lollipops

SAT Children's wear store trunk show/fashion show, 1 p.m. Saturday, Inside Out, 115 Avenue A, Snohomish; free (817-301-4982 or www.beebopsandlollipops.com).

Carnation Community Yard Sale

SAT Yard sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Carnation (www.ci.carnation.wa.us/).

Summer Wine Fest & Marketplace

SUN Vendor marketplace, taste latest wine releases, wine-shop discounts, Latin rhythms of Todo Es, noon Sunday, Columbia Winery, 14030 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $10 admission includes Columbia Winery logo glass; call to preregister (425-482-7348 or www.washingtoncellarclub.com).

Special interest

YMCA Family Night

FRI Arts and crafts activities, games, healthful snacks, 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Northshore Family YMCA, 11811 N.E. 195th, Bothell; free (425-485-9797).

King County Wastemobile

FRI, SAT, SUN King County residents can safely dispose of household hazardous items including pesticides, bleach, oil-based paints, automotive products, fluorescent bulbs and other items free of charge; call or check Web site for acceptable materials and quantity limits, 10 a.m.-5 p.m Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Safeway, 14020 Main St. N.E., Duvall (206-296-4692 or link.org/hazwaste/house/disposal/wastemobile/index.html).

Autism Day

SAT Games, activities, hayrides, picnic, children's parade for families affected by autism, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jubilee Farm, 230 W. Snoqualmie River Road N.E., Carnation; donation per plate for picnic (425-313-5752 or www.autismdaywa.com/index.html).

Tours

Greatest Hits: Seattle Architecture Highlights

THU Tour of notable downtown buildings, 10 a.m. today, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Seattle; $15-$17 (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).Bainbridge Island Studio Tour

FRI, SAT, SUN Tour of art studios around Bainbridge Island, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Bainbridge Island (206-780-3528 or www.bistudiotour.com/).

Cedar River Watershed

FRI, SAT, SUN Guided tours by bus and foot into the watershed that provides drinking water for much of the Seattle area, 9:45-12:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through mid-September, $5-$10, by reservation, exit 32 off Interstate 90 eastbound, go right on 436th Avenue Southeast (Cedar Falls Road) about 3.5 miles past the exit, North Bend (206-233-1515).

Diablo Lake Adventure

FRI, SAT, SUN Seattle City Light 2.5-hour tours in the Skagit River Gorge area with dams that provide hydroelectric power for the city of Seattle, by motor coach across Diablo Dam and by boat on Diablo Lake, 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through August; from the Skagit Information Center, Newhalem; $25/adults, $20/ages 63 and older, $12/ages 6-12, call for reservations; Diablo Dam scenic alpine cruise and dinner, Mondays and Thursdays in August, $40-$55, reservations required (206-684-3030 or www.seattle.gov/light/tours/skagit/).

MOHAI History Tours

SAT Museum of History & Industry tours to learn about local history; Columbia City Historic District walking tour, 10 a.m. Saturday; Discovering Seattle Center and 1962 World's Fair history walking tour, Aug. 16; $25-$35, meeting places vary, information provided with advance registration (206-324-1126 or www.seattlehistory.org). Art + Architecture

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour with focus on how form and function meet in downtown architecture, 10 a.m. Saturday, Seattle Architecture Foundation, 1333 Fifth Ave, Rainier Square Atrium, Seattle; $15/advance, $17/day of tour if space available (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).

Mansions on the Hill

SAT Seattle Architecture Foundation walking tour to see early 20th century mansions, 10 a.m. Saturday, Merrill Court Townhouses, 901-917 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; $10/advance, $12/day of tour, exact change, if space available (206-667-9184 or www.seattlearchitecture.org).

Lake Whatcom Railway

SAT Antique train excursion, noon Tuesdays and Saturdays in August, Lake Whatcom Railway, State Highway 9, Wickersham; $18/adult, $9/ages 2-18 (360-595-2218 or lakewhatcomrailway.com). Fifty Years of the Egan House

PLAN AHEAD Historic Seattle celebrates the anniversary of an unusual modernist landmark with tours, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 17, Egan House, 1500 Lakeview Boulevard E., Seattle; free donations requested (206-622-6952 or www.historicseattle.org).

Travel events

Europe Through the Back Door

SAT Tips on travel to Venice, Florence and Rome, 10 a.m. Saturday, Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St., Edmonds; free, reservations required (425-771-8303, ext. 298, or www.ricksteves.com).

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