Seattle music calendar 2015

Seattle music calendar 2015 DEFAULT

ANNOUNCEMENT: I&#;m the guy who runs this blog. I live in the Seattle area and I like live metal.  Not necessarily all metal, but a pretty broad spectrum of it.  As a public service, I started this page many years ago to list upcoming metal shows in the Seattle area (and sometimes elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest) as I become aware of them. I tended to focus on the shows I wanted to see, but tried to make it broader than that, too.

Over the past year this page has been dead since all venues were closed down in the spring of due to the pandemic. But some of the venues who somehow managed to survive the shutdown (and sadly, many did not) are starting to announce new shows now, and so I&#;ve restarted and updated this page and will now keep it going again.

WARNING: I get my information from press releases and web sites for the venues for the shows, but I can&#;t guarantee that what I find and post here will stay accurate as time passes, so check it out for yourself.  And I don&#;t promise to update the info if a show is canceled or a band drops off a tour or the venue changes.  So before you show up to buy tickets at the door, check with the venue to make sure nothing has changed.

CAVEAT: Sometimes I don&#;t list a show because I&#;m unfamiliar with the bands, or because I missed an announcement or forgot to check a venue&#;s calendar. If you&#;re a band or a venue and you want us to add your info here, or if you&#;re a music lover who thinks we ought to list an event you know of, leave a comment below or send an e-mail to:   [email protected]


OCT 7 at Showbox SoDo: Black Label Society, Obituary, Prong

OCT 12 at Showbox SoDo: August Burns Red, Fit For A King, ERRA, Like Moths To Flame

OCT 12 at El Corazon: Anti-Flag, Dog Party, Grumpster, Oxymorons

OCT 13 at Neumos: Quicksand, Narrow Head, Witch Ripper

OCT 14 at Paramount Theater: In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, DED, Raven Black

OCT 15 at Substation: Nightfeeder, Crucified Class, Feral

OCT 16 at The Kraken: Solicitor, Kömmand, Telomyras

OCT 18 at Neptune Theatre: Avatar

OCT 22 at El Corazon: Jinjer, Suicide Silence, All Hail the Yeti

OCT 22 at Substation: Dark Nation, Born Without Blood, Dank, Dream Circuit

OCT 23 at The Kraken: Flesh Produce, Vantana Row, Florida Man

OCT 27 at Showbox:  The Hu, The Haunt

OCT 27 at Substation: Ghorot, Izthmi, Old Blood, Model Snake

OCT 29 at El Corazon: Goatwhore, Heiress, Deathcave, Lacabra

OCT 31 at Kvlt Mead (Tacoma): Xoth, Solicitor

NOV 1 at The Crocodile: Unto Others (fka Idle Hands), Blood Star

NOV 3 at Showbox SoDo: Ministry, Helmet, Front Line Assembly

NOV 4 at Paramount Theater:  Dream Theater

NOV 5 at Kvlt Mead (Tacoma): Foul, Decrepisy, Noroth

NOV 6 at Kvlt Mead (Tacoma): Metalesque featuring Kömmand, Progenitor

NOV 6 at Substation: Hell Fire, Solicitor

NOV 6 at Kvlt Mead (Tacoma): Kommand, Necrowitch

NOV 7 at Funhouse: Bodysnatcher, Boundaries, Left To Suffer, Mouth For War

NOV 10 at El Corazon: Immortal Guardian, Sifting

NOV 10 at The Funhouse: Raven, Greyhawk, Hell Awaits

NOV 13 at Kvlt Mead (Tacoma): Effluvia, Toe Tag, Excrescence

NOV 18 at El Corazon: Exhumed, Creeping Death, Bewitcher, Bone Sickness

NOV 18 at Funhouse: Re-Buried

NOV 19 at Funhouse:  Baroness

NOV 20 at Funhouse: Baroness

NOV 20 at Substation: RAIN CITY DOOM FEST (Witch Ripper, Wizzerd, Izthmi, Heiress, Eye of Nix, Sorcia, Sun Crow, Mount Saturn, Mother Root)

NOV 20 at El Corazon: Frozen Soul, Sanguisugabogg, Vomit Forth, Inoculation, Noroth

NOV 22 at Showbox SoDo:  Bad Religion, Alkaline Trio

NOV 30 at Showbox SoDo: GWAR, Napalm Death, EyeHateGod

DEC 14 at El Corazon: Swallow the Sun, Abigail Williams, Wilderun

DEC 15 at El Corazon: Exhorder, Take Offense, Extinction AD, Plague Year

DEC 29 at El Corazon: High On Fire

Jan 11 at The Tacoma Dome: Tool, Blonde Redhead,

JAN 11 at The Crocodile: Wolves In the Throne Room, Full of Hell, Uada

JAN 15 at El Corazon: Fit For An Autopsy, Enterprise Earth, Ingested, Signs of the Swarm, Great American Ghost

JAN 22 at Climate Pledge Arena: Ghost, Volbeat, Twin Temple

FEB 19 at El Corazon: Nile, Incantation, Sanguisugabogg, I AM

FEB 22 at Showbox: Static-X, Fear Factory, Dope, Society 1

FEB 28 at Showbox SoDo: Spiritbox, Underoath, Every Time I Die

MAR 5 at Showbox SoDo: Circle Jerks, Adolescents, Negative Approach

MAR 8 at Showbox: Godspeed You! Black Emperor

MAR 10 at The Crocodile: IGORRR, Melt Banana, VOWWS

MAR 12 at El Corazon: Loudness, The Midnight Devils, Zero Down, Hell Awaits

APR 16 at WaMu Theater: Deftones, Gojira, Poppy

APR 18 at Showbox SoDo:  Ministry, Melvins, Corrosion of Conformity

APR 19 at Showbox SoDo: Apocalyptica, Lacuna Coil

APR 24 at El Corazon:  Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams

APR 30 at Tacoma Dome: Rage Against the Machine, Run the Jewels

OCT 28 at The Moore Theatre: Wardruna


Every Single Summer Festival in (and Around) Seattle, Now in One Calendar

There's really nothing to worry about during the summer in Seattle, except what to eat (we took care of that for you!), or too many people finding out about how perfect it is here, or maybe the fact that there are just too many sweet things to do. Oh, you weren't worried about that last one? Well, you will be after checking out our list of every single summer festival in Seattle:

Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival

Show off your killer trail-riding skills and sick jumps -- or just watch the pros do it while you sit back in the beer garden and hope to win a raffle prize.

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival

The largest Filipino arts and culture festival in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing dance, history, literature, and arts.

Georgetown Carnival

A carnival as quirky as the South Seattle neighborhood: come for the power tool race, stay for the interactive art and “spontaneous spectacles,” whatever they are.

HONK! Fest West

A free wandering celebration of making noise while on the move: look for marching bands, drum corps, and samba lines, among others, around town.

Washington Brewers Festival

More than beers from more than brewers, what more could you need? Well, the all-ages event also has ciders, food, and live music.

Fremont Solstice Fair

Most famous for its all man-powered parade featuring nude bicyclists, there is, in fact, a whole weekend of festivities involved in this annual event, including a music festival, art car blowout, and craft market.

Festival Sundiata

The black arts festival features all types of art and music, from an international dance party to a “Jazz in the City” wine tasting.


The region’s largest electronic dance music festival, featuring two days of endless dancing, with the beautiful Columbia River Gorge as a backdrop.

Taste of Tacoma

Giving new meaning to the “aroma of Tacoma,” this festival shows off more than 40 restaurant and food booths in a picnic-style environment at Point Defiance Park.

Greenwood Car Show

miles of vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles revving their engines in the sunshine, interspersed with food and drink stands, plus beer gardens spilling out from local bars.

Bellevue Strawberry Festival

Think you have what it takes to win a strawberry shortcake-eating contest? Find out at this festival, while you browse the auto show and check out the clowns.

Seattle PrideFest

The largest free Pride festival in the country, it covers two neighborhoods over two days because this celebration of the local LGBT community can't hope to be contained in one place.

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Skandia Midsommarfest

The Northwest, it turns out, is home to some of the best Scandinavian dancers in the Western Hemisphere. Watch them strut their stuff -- and raise a traditional majstång (garlanded midsommar pole) -- while you sample food and browse crafts.

Old Mill Days

Show off your lumberjack skills in the hotsaw competition or just watch the pros show you how it’s done in the carving competitions or the Kitsap’s Toughest Timberman contest at this lumberjack festival.

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

Celebrate the region’s maritime heritage by learning about boatbuilding (or even trying it yourself) and sailing historic boats.

Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels

Any festival is quickly improved when there’s an airplane going mi per hour down the middle of it. Hop a bi-plane or just watch warbirds and aerobatic airplanes do demos over the car show from the ground.

Seattle International Beerfest

Looking to taste something out of the ordinary? This is the festival for you: extreme, adventurous, rare, and pricey beers are the specialty of this event, whose slogan is “Taste the greatest beers you’ve never heard of.”

Kent Cornucopia Days

The Valley is a competitive place, as this Seafair festival features a skateboard tournament, dragon boat races, a soccer tournament, and a 5K run/walk, on top of the usual festival goodies: carnival rides, food, and a beer garden.

West Seattle Summer Fest

If there were an award for the neighborhood festival with the best bands playing, this would likely cruise to an easy victory. Stroll the shut-down streets to the tunes of The Thermals and The Cave Singers, among others, while you shop, drink, and stuff yourself silly on the best of the West.

Polish Festival Seattle

Come for the food. Stay for the food. In between there will be dancing and arts & crafts and such, but Polish pierogi (dumplings), potato pancakes, and gofry (waffles) take this festival to the top of our list.

Chinatown-International District Dragon Fest

The largest pan-Asian festival in the Northwest is an amazing display of dragon and lion dances, martial arts, Japanese drumming, and the night market, which, with its $2 food walk, is one of the best ways to sample the huge variety of great foods from all over Asia sold in Seattle -- without breaking the bank.

Ballard SeafoodFest

One of the city’s older neighborhood events, the festival harkens back to a time when the area was a little fishing village. But even now, as a hipster hot spot, it somehow makes sense to spend the day sampling salmon barbecue as you wander the streets, stopping at live music stages and beer gardens.

Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival

Three stages, 14 performances, and eight local theater groups come together for this free weekend-long festival.

Kla Ha Ya Days

It’s not entirely clear what a “Frogtastic kids fair” is or what bed races are, but they both sure sound like things that would be good to watch from the beer garden between airplane rides and the salmon barbecue.

White Center Jubilee Days

Just outside city boundaries, this piece of unincorporated King County likes to be a little different, so come out for a week of eclectic activities such as a dance-a-thon, garden tour, and robotics competition.

Timber! Outdoor Music Festival

Everything sounds better outdoors, and Timber! celebrates that by combining great music with camping, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, and, of course, s’mores.

King County Fair

When it’s your rd year of an event, you don’t mess with tradition. Look for classic fair food, carnival rides, and farm animals.

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival

A small-island tradition, it’s as good an excuse as any to ferry out to Seattle’s strangest island and not in the least because there’s a pancake breakfast waiting for you when you get there and a firemen challenge to watch before you leave.

Sequim Lavender Festival

Proclaiming itself the largest lavender festival in North America builds some pretty big expectations. But then you start with the lavender-flavored margaritas and it all makes sense. Find lavender infused in lotions and soaps, stuffed into eye pillows, sold as culinary ingredients, and, curiously, pet apparel.

Darrington Bluegrass Festival

If hour jammin’ is your jam, this is the festival for you. Camp out in the mountains by the river and spend the weekend listening to amateurs and professionals alike make music in a laid-back atmosphere.

United Indians' Seattle Indian Days Pow Wow

If you haven’t spent time at a pow wow before, you don’t know what you’re missing -- it brings together the traditional dancing and regalia of tribes from all over the West. You’ll find cooking, jewelry making, and music representing the people who lived here long before there were cities.

Bite of Seattle

Want to eat at more than 50 restaurants, try 30 food products, and wander among many beer and wine gardens? Ambitious eater, this is the event for you. If you’re more about quality over quantity, though, check out The Bite Cooks! with Thierry Rautureau or The Alley with Jason Wilson.

Kirkland Uncorked

A waterfront wine festival is pretty much all you need to say to see why people stream into this Eastside event, but there is even more, including a burger brawl, grilling demos, and a food truck fest.

Seattle Bon Odori

A traditional Japanese Buddhist event that celebrates ancestors who have passed on is far less serious than it sounds. For the uninitiated, look for kimono-clad festival goers, Japanese food and beverage booths, taiko drumming and martial arts demonstrations, and craft stalls.

Beerzilla Summer Beer Taste

Small but mighty could be the motto of this neighborhood beer fest. It doesn’t have as huge a number of beers as the bigger events, but that gives it the flexibility to feature micro- and nano-breweries located just blocks from the event.

Bremerton Summer Brewfest

Boats and beer go together (for everyone but the driver), so it makes sense that this year’s Brewfest is now walking distance to the ferry dock. Hop the boat over and get your fill of local hops!

Food Truck Fest

Leave it to the suburbs to make it easy to taste all of your favorite trucks -- and try new ones -- all in one place. The city is bringing in both local trucks and a few making longer trips, so everyone can find something new.

Capitol Hill Block Party

Shut down the streets and rock the block with Ratatat, TV on the Radio, and Built to Spill (plus like 50 more bands). The three-day festival is one of the few that brings amazing bands to the heart of the urban venues that support them.

Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair

A premier art, craft, and design fair, featuring unique handmade pieces from jewelry to fine art, available for purchase. But don't worry, exhibits and other features offer opportunities for non-shoppers to enjoy the arts as well.

Bull Moose Festival

Not your average neighborhood festival, this kooky mini-fest boasts a sustainability focus and offers sheep shearing, a moose call contest, and historic performances.

Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival

We’re not sure how Gig Harbor convinced the Chef in the Hat, Thierry Rautureau, to come down and emcee this event, but it bodes well for the food and drink coming out of the kitchen -- and if you’ve ever driven through, you know the scenery on Gig Harbor’s waterfront will be spectacular.

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering

Can you toss the caber or put the stone? Do you even know what that means? Learn about it (to the tune of bagpipes and the taste of fine Scottish ales), along with myriad other traditional athletic pursuits, dances, instruments, and imported goods.

Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival

Promoting the mushroom is the goal, and it doesn’t just mean pairing mushroom hors d’oeuvres with wine (though that will happen). Tour farms, taste mushroom dishes, and learn about mushrooms from expert speakers while supporting the local Rotary club.

Pista sa Nayon

Certainly one of Seattle’s best-tasting annual festivals, this one really gives the community feel that its name implies: it’s Filipino for “town festival.” Much of the food is provided by home cooks volunteering for local non-profit organizations, which means it’s good eats you otherwise can’t find in town.

Seafair Weekend

A long-standing tradition for locals and visitors, the event theoretically centers around the hydroplane races on Lake Washington, but in reality becomes a neighborhood- (and city-) wide party, with everyone clamoring to find a spot on a boat in the middle of the lake.

Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival & Parade

Previously called the “East Madison Mardi Gras,” it’s been credited as the inspiration behind Seafair. The name means “unity” in Swahili, and is all about bringing the community together with African drum and dance, hip-hop, a basketball tournament, and a community resource fair.

Watershed Festival

The Northwest is generally known for grunge and indie rock with a bit of conscious rap thrown in, but at this festival, country fans in the region finally get their turn to dance the night away at the gorgeous gorge in George.

Magnolia Summerfest

A simple but cute neighborhood festival, mostly driven by the sidewalk sale of local businesses, but with treats like pony rides and a beer garden (though we advise against a combination of those two).

Morton Loggers Jubilee

The “Grandaddy of All Logging Shows” invites everyone up to its tiny hometown to watch lawnmower races, the Jubilee Queen Coronation, and, of course, logging show events such as choker setting, axe throw, log rolling, and more.

Summer Meltdown

“The Biggest Little Festival in the Northwest,” is a grassroots community gathering that is all about bringing danceable music into the mountains, which means funk, jam, reggae, bluegrass, etc. AND  river rafting, rock climbing, and horseback riding.

Doe Bay Festival

A four-day music festival that creates a mini-community (think Burning Man, but not quite as many drugs) out of attendees crowded into the small resort to eat, drink, camp, and listen.

South Lake Union Block Party

A neighborhood-wide party with trivia from MOHAI, an outdoor movie, and a best-burger competition.

SalmonFest Seattle

Formerly the Lake City Pioneer Days, this festival has changed its focus to the important stuff: food. Specifically, the annual salmon bake. Also new this year is the emerging artists market, showcasing the workmanship of local artisans.

Iranian Festival

Sip tea at a temporary Iranian tea house, listen to Rumi poetry, watch puppet shows, and let the day fade into an evening dance party -- as all Iranian celebrations are wont to do.


Calling itself a “protestival,” HEMPFEST is one part festival, one part rally for cannabis reform laws, and one part education about marijuana. Basically, squeezed in between the food booths are informational booths, and there’s a heavy fog of scented smoke over the Seattle waterfront for the weekend.

Chief Seattle Days

Celebrate the city's wise namesake at this three-day festival that incorporates canoe races, a royal pageant, golf tournament, salmon dinner, and pow wow.

Everett Craft Beer Festival

There are a lot of beer festivals out there, so one might wonder why it’s worth driving to Everett for this one. The answer is Randall. While that might sound like a shifty guy you went to high school with, it’s actually an organoleptic hop transducer module -- meaning it allows brewers to infuse flavors quickly into beers as they are being poured.

Seattle Street Food Festival

Starting as the Mobile Food Rodeo, the Street Food Festival has grown into one of the largest in the country, offering a huge area of tastes from all over the city -- and the world. Famous for being a big event, this one requires going early, and planning for some time in line.

Rainier Valley Culture Fest Weekend

There are many neighborhood events in Seattle, but at how many others can you pet a camel? Beyond the usual beer garden and pie-eating contest, expect a party as culturally diverse as the area: Somali performers, Vietnamese lion dancers, and a bouncy house.


Brazilian culture is quick to capture peoples’ imaginations, and this festival gives Seattleites a chance to see capoeira, samba, and other colorful, exuberant Brazilian expressions in person.

Tibet Fest

Always wanted to make your own sand mandala? Or at least learn what one is? This is your chance, as you learn about Tibet’s culture, people, and crafts -- while eating a bit of their traditional food.

Evergreen State Fair

A big, traditional fair without the immense size of The Washington State Fair, Snohomish County’s largest annual event features the usual area of carnival rides, foods you can eat until the sugar rush launches you off the ends of the earth, and farm exhibits.

Arab Festival

Celebrate the culture of 22 Arab nations from the comfort of Seattle Center by shopping at the traditional bazaar and drinking “deliciously strong coffee.”

Ellensburg Rodeo

An old-school rodeo -- and the final of the PRCA’s Xtreme Bulls Tour, Ellensburg brings national-caliber rodeo competition and combines it with a small-town festival feel.


The city’s iconic arts festival is headlined by globally renowned musicians like The Weeknd and Hozier, but also features the country’s best comedians, a short-film festival, and music-related visual art.

Bremerton Blackberry Festival

This festival has more kinds of blackberry foods than Bubba has shrimp dishes and the blackberry wine only costs $ to taste. You’ll also find blackberry beer, Jell-O shots, and moonshine on the bar, as well as sausage, sundaes, and scones in the food section.

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Celebrate the best of summer at Seattle Center Festál presents Music at the Mural: FREE Sunday concerts from 12noon – 2pm on August 15, 22, 29 and September 5 and Music at the Mural is an amazing line-up of musicians, bands and DJs, taking you on a global musical journey good for chilling and dancing on the Mural Amphitheatre lawn.

* Please note that the scheduled appearance by Guzo Band on Sunday, August 22 has been cancelled.  The Sistas Rock the Arts will now expand their performance time and we will have additional DJ sets that day. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 22 for Music at the Mural!

Sunday, August 22 line-up:

Sistas Rock the Arts

Sistas Rock the Arts

Sistas Rock the Arts is a collective of talented and fabulous local artists who represent Black Girl Magic through music, spoken word, dance, and a variety of artistic expressions.

 Since , Sistas Rock the Arts (SRTA), has been producing weekly events, jams and community gatherings, building a robust multigenerational ecosystem of Black and Brown musicians and artists in the heart of South Seattle. Attendees come from as far south as Tacoma and as far north as Everett to participate, and this foundation has kept Black community centered and inspired in the midst of a rapidly gentrifying area. In response to the pandemic, SRTA paused only one week before adapting its format to remote broadcast, becoming a vital connection point for many, over months of isolation and social distancing. Their events are drama free and a beacon for love, respect, humanity and the arts in whichever way the artists feel led to share, which is why they have been going strong with an amazing team of core artists that go above and beyond for the Black community. 

DJ Kole

DJ Kole is a DJ/producer from Chicago, who has dedicated his life to music for over 30+ years. With that same intensity, he is also committed to helping at-risk youth. During an afterschool program, DJ Kole taught middle school kids how to DJ.

APPEARANCE CANCELLED - Guzo Band (ጉዞ በአንድ)
Guzo Band

“GUZO” is an Amharic word meaning journey. Guzo Band is an exciting new group of diverse singers and instrumentalists from Ethiopia and Eritrea. Their music is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary sounds, dynamic and very danceable. Even though all members started their music journey (GUZO) in different roads and performed for more than 10 years with Ethiopian and Eritrean legend singers, they came together in to bring the authentic cultural music to live. Their launch as Guzo Band was delayed by the COVID pandemic, pushing their first live performance to July 4th of this year. GUZO band performance is all about enjoyment and bringing everybody together as human race.

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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more

Animal events

Dog Days in the Park

SAT Dog agility courses, activities, dog training demonstrations, noon-3 p.m., noon Saturday, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle; free (


Boxing and Brews Summer Session Beer Release Party

SAT Beer tasting fundraiser supporting Arcaro Boxing Team, representing Seattle at the Ringside World Championships, with sparring demonstrations, boxing lessons, for all ages, p.m. Saturday, Machine House Brewery, Airport Way S. #, Seattle; free (

Seattle Children’s Hydrocephalus Association Walk

SAT Event raises awareness funds for research at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute locally, 9 a.m. Saturday, Magnuson Park, Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; free, fundraising/donations suggested (

Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere Dinner

SAT Activists, farmers, food workers, and allied organizations networking opportunity over meal created with local, sustainable ingredients, 5 p.m. Saturday, University Christian Church, 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $$ ( or

Capitol Land Trust Gala &#; Auction

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SAT Food, wine, auction fundraiser supports conservation of natural and working lands, 5 p.m. Saturday, Triple Creek Farm, Olympia; $$ ( or

Yoga in the Park

SUN All welcome, supporting Yoga Behind Bars yoga and meditation for incarcerated people to promote rehabilitation, 10 a.m. Sunday, behind Green Lake Community Center, E. Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle; $20 suggested donation ( or

Dunnton Abbey

PLAN AHEAD Edwardian garden party, vintage cars, fashion show, picnic, croquet, music, noon-4 p.m. Aug. 8, Dunn Gardens, Shoreline; $60 ( or

Gumshoe 5K Walk

THRU AUG. 9 Walk mile route to solve clues anytime for prize drawing, proceeds benefit Greenwood Senior Center, Elementary School PTA and Food Bank, Seattle; $$20 (


Bike for Pie

PLAN AHEAD Eight or 32 mile ride followed by music and pie, check in a.m. Aug. 9, Waterfront Park, Bainbridge Island; $5-$28 (


Salsa in the Street

FRI Learn basic foot patterns and turns, p.m. Friday, Bell Street Park, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle; free ( or

Dance with Brian Lee and the Orbiters

SAT Dance and workshop, all ages, singles and couples welcome, band plays a variety of swing and blues music, p.m. Saturday, Swedish Club, Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $15 ( or

Hayloft dance

SAT Nightclub two-step dance lesson, 7 p; m.; dance to swing, ballroom, Latin, hustle, salsa and country music with DJ, for singles, couples, all ages, 8 p.m. Saturday, Hayloft Dance Hall, 35th Ave. W., Lynnwood; $12 ( or

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dancing, dance lesson, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 ( or

Dancing til Dusk

TUES-AUG. 6 Outdoor dance floor, first hour beginning dance lesson, no experience or partner required; Kevin Buster’s Lunch Money swing and blues, p.m. Aug. 4, Westlake Park, Seattle; Little Bill and the Blue Notes, p.m. Aug. 6, Freeway Park, Seneca St., Seattle; free, rain cancels ( or


Seafair Weekend

FRI-SUN Hydroplane races on Lake Washington and performances by U.S. Navy Blue Angels, music, food vendors, exhibits, beer gardens, pit tours, a.m p.m. Friday-Saturday, a.m p.m. Sunday, Genesee Park and Playfield, S. Genesee St., Seattle; free admission Friday; $$45 Saturday/Sunday, Pit Pass/tour $10; $$40/on-site parking, space limited; free shuttle from Columbia City Light Rail Station 7 a.m p.m. Friday-Sunday ( or

UmojaFest African American Heritage Festival

FRI-SUN African Heritage Parade with drill teems, African drum and dance, floats, community organizations, 1 p.m. Saturday, East Cherry Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, on South Jackson to 23rd Avenue South to Judkins Park; Children’s Day activities, games, crafts, performances, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Friday; vendor marketplace, Community Resource Fair, 11 a.m p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m p.m. Sunday; Fashion Expo, Heal the Hood basketball tournament, Hip-hop for Peace stage, Soul in the Park, Saturday-Sunday, Judkins Park &#; Playfield, S. Norman St., Seattle (

Stanwood Camano Community Fair

FRI-SUN Entertainment, parade, carnival, vendors. 9 a.m p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m p.m. Sunday, Stanwood &#; Camano Fairgrounds, Pioneer Highway, Stanwood; $7-$10 ( or

Seattle Chinese Garden Kite Festival

SAT Kite flying for all ages, kite flying demonstrations, kite painting and decorating, displays, martial arts and musical entertainment, refreshments, bring your own kite or buy one on site, p.m. Saturday, Seattle Chinese Garden, 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle; $3/suggested donation adults, free for ages 17 and younger ( or

Tacoma Bon Odori

SAT Japanese folk dance, drumming, beer garden. Asian-themed food, bake sale, candlelight memorial service, p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Buddhist Temple, S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma (

Index Arts Festival

SAT Music, food vendors, beer garden, 10 a.m p.m.; art vendors, children’s art activities, 10 a.m p.m. Saturday, Doolittle Park, Fifth Ave., Index (

Pierce County Fair

AUG. Entertainment, carnival, 4-H exhibits, vendors, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. , 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 9, Pierce County Fairgrounds, Graham; $5 (

SalmonFest/Lake City Pioneer Day Parade

PLAN AHEAD Salmon bake, noon-7 p.m. Aug. , noon-6 p.m. Aug. 9, Lake City Community Center; vintage car show, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 8; Lake City Pioneer Days Parade, 7 p.m. Aug. 8, Lake City Way; street fair vendors, music, beer garden, 11 a.m p.m. Aug. 8, 11 a.m p.m. Aug. 9, Lake City Way, Seattle (

Festival at Mount Si

PLAN AHEAD Arts, crafts and food vendors, beer garden, jazz, blues, rock and country performances on two stages, kids Fun Zone, fireworks show, chili cook-off, p.m. Aug 7, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 8, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 9, Si View Park, S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend (

Anacortes Arts Festival

PLAN AHEAD Art exhibits and vendors, music, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 7, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 8, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 9, Anacortes (

Food events

Clips Beer and Film Tour

FRI Beer tastings, short films created by fans. food vendors, beer sale proceeds benefit local charity, 8 p.m. Friday, Gas Works Park, N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free (

Pancake Breakfast

SAT Pancakes, eggs, ham, all ages welcome, proceeds support services at Northshore Senior Center, a.m. Saturday, Northshore Senior Center, E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; $5 ( or

Swedish Pancake Breakfast

SUN Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, ham, live music, dancing, pancakes, 8 a.m p.m. Sunday, Swedish Club, Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; $5-$9 ( or

Brew Five Three: Tacoma Beer &#; Blues Festival

PLAN AHEAD Beer by 30 Washington State brewers, food trucks, music, 1 p.m. Aug. 8, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Tacoma; $$30 ( or

Kitsap Wine Festlval

PLAN AHEAD Wine samples, wine shop, food, beer tasting, 2 p.m. Aug. 8, Harborside Fountain Park, Bremerton; $$65 (


Galacticon 4

FRI-SUN Battlestar Galactica celebration with many other sci-fi, fantasy and comic book artists, writers, and actors, autograph sessions, exhibits, workshops, vendors, Cosplay Competition, parties, a.m p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 10 a.m p.m. Sunday, Seattle Center, Seattle; $30/day (

Cruise at the Creek

SAT Custom car show, 10 a.m p.m. Saturday, Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 West Hwy. , Shelton ( or

La Conner Classic Boat &#; Car Show

SAT Boats on the water and on land, cars, motorcycles, food vendors, poker walk, 10 a.m p.m. Saturday, La Conner Marina, N. Second St., La Conner; $3, ages 12 and younger free ( or

Dragonflight Gaming Convention

PLAN AHEAD Tabletop gambling convention for all ages, board games, role paying games, card games, kids’ games, miniatures, p.m. Aug. 7, 8 a.m p.m. Aug. 8, 8 a.m p.m. Aug. 9, Bellevue Hilton, Bellevue; $$55 (

Museum events

Summer Nights on the Strato Deck

FRI Happy hour on the airfield with music, trivia games, food and beverages available, p.m. Fridays, Future of Flight Aviation Center, Paine Field Boulevard, Mukilteo; $3, ages 5 and younger free; preregister (

Burke Museum Days of Summer

FRI-MON Family activities includes games and crafts, themes Boats, Friday; Best Friends, Saturday-Aug. 7; 10 a.m. 5 p.m. daily, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $$10 ( or

Movie Night at Lake Union Park

SAT Screening of “The Great Gatsby” (, PG), before the show. live ’20s era swing music, soda sampling, 6 p.m. Saturday, Museum of History &#; Industry (MOHAI), Terry Ave. N., Seattle; free ( or

Cars &#; Cigars

SAT Appetizers, local spirits, Montecristo cigars, live music, p.m. Saturday, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, East D St., Tacoma; $$65 (

Jet Blast Bash

SAT-SUN Celebrating the Blue Angels, plane displays outdoors, programs inside the museum, 9 a.m p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Museum of Flight, E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $$20 ( or

“Washington State Parks Through the Lens of Asahel Curtis”

SAT-OCT. 31 Opening Saturday, display of rare s-era photos of state parks, 10 a.m p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through Oct. 31, Washington State History Museum, Pacific Ave., Tacoma; $8-$11 (

Issaquah Valley Trolley

SAT-SUN Vintage trolley rides with stories of Issaquah history, 11 a.m p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, weather permitting, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., Issaquah; $5 includes admission to Issaquah History Museums; ages 5 and younger free (

Mary Olson Farm

SAT-SUN White River Valley Museum’s preserved, historic, acre farm open, farmhouse, chickens, goats and cows, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Mary Olson Farm, Green River Road, Auburn; suggested donation $5/adult, $2/children or $10/household (

Meeker Mansion Family Day

SUN Celebrating its th birthday, program on what was life like in , 11 a.m. Sunday, Meeker Mansion, Spring St., Puyallup; $10 /family ( or

If Cars Could Talk: Route 66

TUE Speaker shares story of his Ford Ranch Wagon and drive on Route 66, a.m. Tuesday, LeMay — America’s Car Museum, East D St., Tacoma ( or

Special Exhibit to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

WED Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) commemorates 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima with art installation “Little Boy (folded),“created by Portland artist Yukiyo Kawano, a third-generation hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor) who crafted the sculpture from her grandmother’s kimonos, meets visitors, 9 a.m p.m. Wednesday, Seattle Asian Art Museum, E. Prospect St., Seattle; free (

First Thursday at the Klondike

AUG. 6 As part of First Thursday Art Walk, open until 8 p.m., with program remembering the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, p.m. Aug. 6, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Second Ave. S., Seattle; free ( or

First Thursday, Asian Art Museum

AUG. 6 Free museum admission, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 6, Seattle Asian Art Museum, E. Prospect St., Seattle ( or

First Thursday, MOHAI

AUG. 6 Free admission, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 6, Museum of History &#; Industry, Terry Ave. N., Seattle; surcharge for special exhibits ( or

First Thursday, Museum of Flight

AUG. 6 Free admission, p.m. July 6, Museum of Flight, E. Marginal Way S., Seattle ( or

First Thursday, NAAM

AUG. 6 Free museum admission, 11 a.m p.m. Aug. 6, Northwest African American Museum, S. Massachusetts St., Seattle ( or

First Thursday, Nordic Heritage Museum

AUG. 6 Free admission, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 6, Nordic Heritage Museum, N.W. 67th St., Seattle ( or

First Thursday, SAM

AUG. 6 Free admission, reduced surcharge on special exhibitions, tours, music, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 6, Seattle Art Museum, First Ave., Seattle ( or

First Thursday, the Burke

AUG. 6 Free admission, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 6, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle ( or

White River Valley Museum free day

AUG. 6 Exhibits on local history, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 6, White River Valley Museum, H St. S.E., Auburn ( or

Paddle sports

A Canoe Journey Through Time

TUE Part of National Night Out, nighttime canoe journey through the past 20, years on the Duwamish, its geologic transition, habitation, community and future, and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Duwamish Waterway Park, 10th Ave. S., Seattle; free, no reservations, space limited (

Canoe Mercer Slough

SAT-SUN Three-hour, four-mile group paddle, canoeing experience and preregistration required, a.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Enatai Beach Park, Bellevue; $$18 ( or

Dragon Boat Paddling

ONGOING Introduction to the sport of dragon boating. no experience or reservations needed, ages 18 and older or 12 and older with parent, 8 a.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Kenmore Air, Westlake Ave. N., Seattle; free ( or

Dragon Boat Paddling — Kenmore

ONGOING Experience dragon boating. beginners welcome, 12 and older. no registration needed, noon Sundays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center, N.E. th St., Kenmore; free ( or

Park events

Buzzing Blueberries

FRI Family Discovery Series, discover how important bee pollinators are for blueberries, then pick your own, farm stand rates, meet at the Ranger Station, 2 p.m. Friday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free ().

Beach Naturalist Program

FRI-SUN Explore the beach at low tide with Seattle Aquarium naturalists, drop in 10 a.m p.m. Friday, a.m p.m. Saturday, a.m p.m. Sunday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Carkeek Park, Golden Gardens, South Alki, Lincoln Park, Seattle; Richmond Beach, Shoreline; Seahurst, Burien; Des Moines Beach Park and Saltwater State Park, Des Moines; 10 a.m p.m. Friday, a.m p.m. Saturday, Dash Point State Park, Federal Way; free (

Summer at SAM Kids’ DIY Day

SAT Outdoor yoga for all ages, bring a mat, a.m.; art activities, 11 a.m p.m.; story time, 1 p.m.; public tour, 1 p.m.; Zumba, p.m. Saturday, Olympic Sculpture Park, Western Ave., Seattle; free (

Outdoor yoga

SAT Cultivate greater awareness, balance, strength and flexibility, classes for all-levels led by University Family YMCA yoga instructor, bring mat or towel; rain cancels, a.m. Saturday, Cowen Park, 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free ().

Tai-Chi in the Park

SAT Tai-Chi class for adults, 1 p.m. Saturday, Ashwood Park, N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; free ( or;ret=eventcalendar.asp).

Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Walk

SAT Weekly, all-ages tour of the greenbelt, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lake Hills Greenbelt, S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free, no registration ().

Mercer Slough Nature Walk

SAT Weekly, all-ages guided tour to learn about park flora, fauna and history, 2 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Bellevue Way S.E., Bellevue; free, no registration ().

Port Susan Bay Day

SAT Interactive stations on climate change, birding, restoration, estuaries, scientists on site to answer questions about the estuary, restoration work and birds, p.m. Saturday, Port Susan Bay Preserve, Boe Road, Stanwood; free (

Discovery Park Shuttle Bus

SAT-SUN Shuttle picks up riders at Visitors Center parking lot, north parking lot, and beach parking lot (no parking available at beach), 10 a.m p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Discovery Park, W. Government Way, Seattle (

Waterfront Whimsea Family Fun Day

SUN Family friendly entertainment, games, 11 a.m p.m., including Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies band, noon; fireboat demonstration, 1 p.m. Sunday, Waterfront Park, Alaskan Way, Pier 58, Seattle; free (

Arboretum walk

SUN Casual guided tour with focus on hydrangeas and summer bloomers, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free ( or

Summer Fitness, Seattle Center

TUE-WED Zumba class, p.m. Tuesdays, Fisher Pavilion Rooftop; gentle yoga, a.m p.m. Wednesdays, Exhibition Hall Lawn, Seattle Center, Seattle; free ( or

Seattle Parks kids’ programs

ONGOING Drop-in recreational activities for ages 5 to 14, 11 a.m p.m. Monday-Friday, free lunch available noon-1 p.m.; Othello Playground, S. Othello St.; Maplewood Playfield, Corson Ave. S.; Judkins Playground, S. Norman St.; Pratt Park, S. Main St.; Lakeridge Playground, Rainier Ave. S.; Little Brook Park, 32nd Ave. N.E.; Highland Park, S.W. Cloverdale St.; Georgetown Park, S. Homer St.; North Acres Park, First N.E., Seattle; free ( or

Jetty Island

ONGOING Reserve a spot on ferry to two-mile island with beach and nature trails; sand paths not suitable for strollers or other wheeled devices; special programs on some dates; 10 a.m p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. 9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m p.m. Sundays, Jetty Landing &#; Boat Launch, 10th Street and West Marine View Drive, Everett; ferry free, suggested donation $2/adult, $1/child; parking $3 ( or /


Belltown Beats

FRI Performances by local musicians for all ages, p.m. Friday, Bell Street between First and Second Avenues, Seattle; free (

Music In The Park, SeaTac

FRI Urban soul with Darrius Willrich, p.m. Friday, Angle Lake Park, International Blvd., SeaTac; free ( or

Seattle Chamber Music Society music in the parks

FRI-SAT Classical music by student ensembles, p.m.; live audio broadcast of Seattle Chamber Music Society concert at Benaroya Hall streamed live, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Freeway Park, Seneca St., Seattle; free ( or

Music at Third Place Commons

FRI-SAT Douglas Roach Jazz Combo, p.m. Friday; Moonlight Swing Orchestra, p.m. Saturday, Third Place Commons, Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free (

Concerts at the Locks

SAT-SUN Coal Creek Jazz Band, 2 p.m. Saturday; The Tempos big band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, N.W. 54th St., Seattle; free (

Edmonds Summer Concerts

SUN Clave Gringa Cuban jazz, 3 p.m. Sunday, City Park, Third Avenue and Pine Street, Edmonds; free (

Kirkland Kids Concerts

TUE Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies, a.m. Tuesday, Juanita Bay Park, Market St., Kirkland; free (

Shoreline Lunchtime Music Series

TUE Recess Monkey rock for kids and families, noon Tuesday, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, N.W. th St., Shoreline; free (

Burien Music in the Park

WED Performance by the 14/48 project, p.m. Wednesday, North SeaTac Park, South th Street and 20th Avenue South, SeaTac; free ( or

Family Concert Series, Tukwila

WED Eric Ode, noon Wednesday, Tukwila Community Center, 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; donations of peanut butter and jelly to benefit Tukwila Food Bank requested ().

Grupo Amoroso

WED Classic bossa nova, Brazilian pop and jazz, p.m. Wednesday, Richmond Beach Community Park, N.W. th St., Shoreline; free ( or

Kent Summer Concert Series

WED The Not-Its, noon Wednesday, Town Square Plaza Park, Smith Street and Second Avenue, Kent; free ( or

Newcastle Concerts in the Park

WED Concert series for all ages, food vendors; Kellee Bradley, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle; free ( or

Summer Concert Series, Coulon Park

WED Outdoor concert; Michelle Taylor and the Blues Junkies, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton; free, parking limited ( or

Woodinville Concerts in the Park

WED Creme Tangerine Beatles tribute, p.m. Wednesday, Wilmot Gateway Park, N.E. st Ave., Woodinville; free (

Recess Monkey

AUG. 6 Rock music for kids and families, a.m. Aug. 6, Douglass-Truth Library, E. Yesler Way, Seattle; free ().

Burien Music in the Park

AUG. 6 Country band Modern Relic, p.m. Aug. 6, Lake Burien School Park, Southwest th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest, Burien; free ( or

Kenmore Summer Concerts

AUG. 6 Music, food vendors, bring blankets or chairs for seating; Led Kaapana with Mike Kaawa, 6 p.m. Aug. 6, Saint Edward State Park, Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore; (

Kent Summer Concert Series

AUG. 6 Joy Mills Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, Lake Meridian Park, S.E. nd St., Kent; free (

Kirkland Summer Concerts

AUG. 6 Creme Tangerine Beatles tribute, 7 p.m. Aug 6, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (


Anacortes Art Dash

SAT Half marathon, 10k, 5k run, City Hall to Port of Anacortes dock, 8 a.m. Saturday, Anacortes; $5-$50 (

Race The Reserve

SAT Run 5k, 10k, half marathon, a.m. Saturday, Coupeville Elementary School, 6 S. Main St., Coupeville; $$60 (

Lake Union 10K

PLAN AHEAD A 10K run or walk to benefit Girls on the Run, a.m. Aug. 9, Lake Union Park, Seattle; $$50 (


Summer Estate Sale

FRI-SAT Shop for unique, gently used jewelry, art, home items; proceeds benefit activities for Marianwood patients and residents. 10 a.m p.m. Friday-Saturday, Providence Marianwood, Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah ( or

Renegade Craft Fair Seattle

SAT-SUN Curated selection of independent makers, flower crown and jewelry workshops, eating treats and exploring installations and activities, 11 a.m p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (

Special interest

From Hiroshima to Hope

AUG. 6 Event commemorates 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, speakers and musical performances, concludes with floating candlelit lanterns on the lake at dusk, 6 p.m. Aug. 6, Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, W. Green Lake Drive N., Seattle; free, donations appreciated (


Swimming beaches, Seattle

ONGOING Lifeguards on duty, weather permitting, 11 a.m p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; free beginning swim lessons for ages 6 and older available; Matthews, 51st Ave. N.E.; Madison, 43rd Ave. E.; Mount Baker, Lake Washington Blvd. S.; Seward, Lake Washington Blvd. S.; West Green Lake, W. Green Lake Dr.; East Green Lake, E. Green Lake Dr. N.; Magnuson, Northeast 65th Street and Sand Point Way Northeast; Madrona, Lake Washington Blvd.; Pritchard Beach, 55th Ave. S., Seattle (

Mounger Pool

ONGOING Big pool with corkscrew slide and warmer, shallow Little Pool, open swims, water exercise, swim lessons, Friday Night Family Swim events, daily, 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; $2-$ ( or

Colman Pool

ONGOING Outdoor saltwater pool open for public swims, water exercise, swimming classes, Lincoln Park, Fauntleroy Way S.W., Seattle; $2-$ ( or

Swimming beaches, Bellevue

ONGOING Lifeguards on duty noon-7 p.m. daily at park beaches Meydenbauer, 98th Ave. N.E.; Newcastle, Lake Washington Blvd. S.E.; Chism, S.E. 11th St.; Clyde, 2 92nd Ave. N.E.; Enatai, th Ave. S.E.; and p.m., Chesterfield Beach Park, th Ave. S.E., Bellevue ( or

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

ONGOING Leisure pool with water slides, wave machine, water spray, lazy river, toddler play area, lap pool, concessions, swim lessons, fitness classes, daily, S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton ( or

Swimming beaches, Renton

ONGOING Lifeguards on duty noon-8 p.m. daily, Kennydale Beach Park, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton ( or


Seafair Fleet Week

FRI-SUN U.S. military ships tours, photo ID required, wear flat, closed-toe shoes, large bags and backpacks not allowed, a.m p.m. Friday-Saturday, p.m. Sunday, Piers 66 and 69, Alaskan Way, Seattle; free (

Seattle Architecture Foundation

FRI-AUG. 6 Tours include Pioeneer Square, 10 a.m. Friday, Occidental Mall, Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; Harvard/Belmont District walking tour of early 20th century architecture, 10 and a.m. Saturday, Merrill Court Townhouses, Harvard Ave. E., Seattle; Greatest Hits, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fifth Ave., Seattle; Design Details, featuring Arctic Club, Cobb Building and Smith Tower, 10 a.m. Aug. 6, Seattle Architecture Foundation, Fifth Ave, Rainier 10 a.m. Saturday, Smith Tower, Seattle; $$25 (

Neely Mansion Saturday Summer Tours

SAT Tour the historic Neely Mansion Victorian farmhouse built in , 1 p.m. Saturday, Neely Mansion, Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn; $2 (

Among Ancients: Old Growth

SAT Hike old growth forests, miles moderate intensity over uneven terrain. 9 a.m p.m. Saturday, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; $15 ( or

Vintage Train Excursions

SAT-SUN Vintage train excursions to Snoqualmie Falls overlook and North Bend, some with steam engine, a.m Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Railway Museum, S.E. King St., Snoqualmie; $$20 ( or

Watershed Tours

SAT-SUN Seattle Public Utilities hour tours historic of historic townsite of Cedar Falls and walk on Masonry Dam to see where Seattle’s water comes from, for adults and ages 10 and older, p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $5-$10; one hour tours for all ages, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, $5; Cedar River Watershed Education Center, Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend; by reservation ( or

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

SAT-SUN Historic train through scenic foothills, and p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 10 a.m., , p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Mountain Highway E., Elbe; $$31, reservations recommended ( or

West Seattle Urban Farm Tour

PLAN AHEAD Seattle Farm School tour of 15 home gardens, community gardens and organizations that support urban agriculture, 10 a.m p.m. Aug. 8; $12, ages 17 and younger free (


Car Care

SAT Learn basic auto care and maintenance, 3 p.m. Saturday, Northgate Library, Fifth Ave., Seattle; free ().


2015 seattle music calendar

Celebrate the best of summer at Seattle Center Festál presents Music at the Mural: FREE Sunday concerts from 12noon – 2pm on August 15, 22, 29 and September 5 and Music at the Mural is an amazing line-up of musicians, bands and DJs, taking you on a global musical journey good for chilling and dancing on the Mural Amphitheatre lawn.

Sunday, September 12 line-up:

The Djeliyah Band Featuring Kouyaté Arts 

Djeliyah Band Featuring Kouyate Arts

Boka Kouyaté & The Djeliyah Band is orchestrated by the multi-talented Djely Aboubacar “Boka” Kouyaté from Guinea in West Africa. Boka connects this rich traditional music to Global music; a harmonic fusion between the traditional Griot music, the afro beat and the modern Guinea music which provides a highlife sound for your listening and dancing pleasure.

The sounds and the sights of the Kouyaté Arts Performance Company is an exotic blend of awareness. The woman of the Kouyaté Dance team has a strong sense of dance culture. The live music, song and dance bring a festive and dynamic style of West African dance.

The Djeliyah Band began in February in Seattle, WA. The name Djeliyah means “The work of the Djely people in the community.” Djelys or Griots have always been next to the Kings in the Mande Empire as cultural educators, and have been the traditional historians, artists and musicians of culture.

The band has played at the Nectar Lounge, Rumba Notes Lounge, Festival Sundiata, Columbia City Theatre, The Triple Door, and during the movie showcase for “ROOTS”.

Kouyaté Arts is a subsidiary of Adefua Cultural Education Workshop (ACEW): a (c) (3) non-profit organization that is committed to developing and maintaining relationships with community agencies, cultural councils, school districts, scholars, parents and education-focused organizations. Adefua has spearheaded community partnerships over the past 30 years, providing cultural messages that infuse ways of maintaining and preserving African traditions.

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Fall Performances

Friday, Novem­ber 6,
Uni­ver­sity Chorale with Mateo Massina and the NW Symphony Orchestra
&#; Firelight

The Uni­ver­sity Chorale per­forms Mateo Massina&#;s original composition of Firelight on the 18th Annual Children&#;s Benefit Concert to help raise money for uncompensated care for families with children going through treatment at Seattle Children&#;s Hospital.
Benaroya Hall     pm     Tickets: $$  Buy

Thursday, Decem­ber 3,
Fall Choral Concert  &#;  The Unbreakable Mirror
The Cham­ber Singers and University Chorale hold the traditional Fall concert together to show works they have learned in the quarter. This year, they will be performing songs surrounding the theme &#;The Unbreakable Mirror.&#;
Meany The­ater     pm    Tick­ets: $10 all tickets  Buy

Wednesday, Decem­ber 9,
The annual program by the Cham­ber Singers, Uni­ver­sity Chorale, Uni­ver­sity Singers, Women’s Choir, Gospel Choir and UW Men’s Glee Club singing to celebrate the holiday.
Meany The­ater     pm    Tick­ets: $10 all tickets  Buy

Friday-Sunday, Decem­ber ,
Seattle Holiday POPS
Conducted by Stuart Chafetz, UW Chorale will be joining Bradway star Capathia Jenkins and acclaimed pianist/ singer Tony DeSare, along with the Seattle Symphony to celebrate the holiday.
Benaroya Hall    Dec 11  pm                        Tick­ets: $$76  Buy
                           Dec 12   pm, pm

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Winter Performances

Wednes­day, March 9,
Winter Choral Concert  &#;  Passio: The Modern Passion

The Chamber Singers and University Chorale present “Passio: The Modern Passion,” featuring Arvo Pärt’s ground-breakingPassio,as well as other new music dealing with issues of social challenges and justice.
Meany The­ater     pm    Tick­ets: $10 all tickets  Buy


Spring Performances

Monday, April 25,
Chamber Singers and University Chorale with UW Symphony
The Chamber Singers and University Chorale, along with the UW Symphony, present the overture and choral excerpts from Orphéeet Eurydice by Gluck, conducted by Stephen Stubbs, and Mass in Time of War by Haydn, conducted by David Alexander Rahbee.
Benaroya Hall     pm    Tick­ets: $10 Student, $20 Senior, $30 Standard 

Wednesday, May 25,
Spring Concert
The Uni­ver­sity Chorale present the spring quarter concert.
Meany The­ater     pm    Tick­ets: $10 all tickets  Buy



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Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley Extended Calendar &#;

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday at pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at pm and pm
Show admission listed next to artist dates

Jazz Alley is a fixture of the Seattle live music and dining scene, family owned and operated since

Jazz Ally in Seattle - Indoors

Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout
Bluebird Record Tribute with Billy Boy Arnold, Rick Estrin, Little Charlie Baty, Steve Guyge, Rich Yescalis, RW Grisby, Bob Welsh, and June Core
Legendary performer of West Coast blues!
January 8 – 11, $

Chris Minh Doky’s Nomads featuring Dave Weckl
Chris Minh Doky stands out as one of the most talented bass players in contemporary music. He’s widely recognized for his extraordinary technical gifts and will be joined by Dave Weckl, one of fusion&#;s most acclaimed drummers.
January 13 – 14, $

Peter White
One of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape
January 15 – 18, $

Stanton Moore Trio
Dedicated drummer and founding member of the funk band Galactic, Moore’s natural drumming rhythm emerges through blues, heavy metal, jazz, funk and alternative rock!
January , $

Tower of Power
East Bay soul legends and annual funk favorite
January 22 – 25, $

Lynn, Carla, Grace
All-star power jazz piano, sax and vocal trio
January 27 – 28 , $

Russ Freeman and The Rippingtons
Grammy-nominated American contemporary jazz band celebrating their Twenty-fifth anniversary and new release Fountain and Youth
January 29 – February 1

Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

Chilean saxophonist/compser and Thelonious Monk
International Jazz Competition winner
February 2 , $

Marcia Ball
Blues pianist/vocalist touing in support of new release The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man
“A joyful musical tour of the territory between New Orleansand Austin. Ball’s voice can break your heart with a aballad and break your back with a rocker.” – Boston Herald
February 3 – 4 , $

An Intimate Evening with Jeffrey Osborne
Classic R&B Musician touring in support of his lastest jazz release A Time For Love
February 5 – 8, $

Jimmy Webb
“Few singers blend grit and grandeur like Jimmy Webb…[his] voice is like an old Mustang heading through a treacherous yet often gorgeous landscape.” &#; Rolling Stone
February 10 – 11, $

Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers featuring Sweet Pea Atkinson

Mindi Abair
She’s one of the coolest, sexiest, most down to earth and talented saxophone players in recent history. She’s graced areans across the world with some of rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest players and she’s done it all with style… she has an undeniable presence in the music industry.”
&#; Broward-Palm Beach New Times
February 12, 13 & 15 , $
February 14, $

Cecile McLorin Salvant

Grammy Nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Album “…she sings clearly, with her full pitch range, from a pronounced low end to full and distinct high notes, used sparingly. – B. Ratliff, NY Times
February 17 – 18 , $

NettWork: Stanley Jordan, Charnett Moffett & Jeff “Tain” Watts featuring Special Guest Pharoah Sanders
All-star jazz giants together for the first time!
February 19 – 22, $

Christian McBride Trio

Christian McBride
Grammy-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride hits the jazz sweet spot
with his trio and recent release &#;Out Here&#;
February 24 – 25, $

Steve Tyrell
“The warm and fuzzy baritone of Steve Tyrell can always be counted on to add the right romantic touch to an evening of songs.” – International Review of Music
February 26 – March 1, $

Kendrick Scott Oracle
“Kendrick Scott is a jazz drummer conversant in an ultramodern sense of propulsion: lightweight yet heavy-gauge, with room for tumbling accents and textures.
&#; N. Chinen, New York Times
March 2, $

Lucky Peterson
“Up-to-date, raw-edged blues… unassailable musicianship, passion and convication.”
– Chicago Reader
March 3 – 4, $

Norman Brown

Norman Brown
Grammy Award winner, innovative and original guitarist has been front and center in the fast evolving fusion of pop, R&B and jazz that has captured the imagination of true music aficionados across the country and around the world.
March 5 – 8, $

Ann Hampton Callaway – From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project
A born entertainer, Callaway’s unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She’s touring in support of her new release
From Sassy to Divine: Sarah Vaughn Project
March 10 – 11, $

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton
Grammy and Oscar winning R&B vocalist &#; Twenty Feet From Stardom
March 12 – 15, $

Nir Felder
American jazz guitarist, composer and songwriter. “The next big jazz guitarist.” –
March 16, $

Dana Fuchs
“Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late-’60s Rolling Stones…Rock’n&#;roll doesn’t get any better.” – Stereophile Magazine
March 17 – 18, $

David Sanborn

David Sanborn II
David has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album … saxman who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes straight to the heart.
March 19 – 22, $

Wayne Krantz Group featuring Anthony Jackson and Cliff Almond
Known globally for his uncompromising musical vision, staggering virtuosity and deep reserves of soul, Wayne Krantz is one of very few modern guitarists to venture beyond the instrument’s limitations and create an identifiably original style and sound.
March 24 – 25, $

The Great Guitars with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pisano and Mundell Lowe
Bringing together the leading acoustic guitarists – a guitar supergroup tradition!
March 26 – 29, $

John Hammond
&#;John Hammond is not only &#;America&#;s modern country blues man,&#; he is % the &#;real deal.&#;
&#; Paul Aaronson, Elmore
March 31 – April 1, $

Brian Culbertson

Brian Culberston
Contemporary jazz/R&B/funk musician, instrumentalist, producer and performer touring in support of his 20th Anniversary!
April 2 – 5 $


April 9 – 12 $

Omar Sosa’s Quarterto Afrocubano
Cuban pianist Omar Sosa explores the roots of his culture as if through a kaleidoscope, working with the new band he calls Quarteto AfroCubano. CD Release celebration of ILE.
April 14 – 15, $

Janiva Magness
Award-winning roots, rock, soul and blues singer
touring in support of her new release Original.
April 21 – 22, $

Sergio Mendes
3 time Grammy Award winner, with more than 35 albums, Mendes is one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time!
April 23 – 26, $

GrandMothers of Invention
“Great news for Zappaphiles! Short of Frank himself coming back from beyond to bend ears and brains, this is about as closet to an authentic live version of Zappa’s music as you can possibly get….. Reaction on the fan web sites has been nothing short of rapturous.”
– Prague Post
April 28 – 29, $

Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy & More Electric Tour
A bona fide guitar hero and perennial poll-winner, Di Meola has been recognized internationally over the past four decades as a virtuoso of the highest order.
April 30 – May 3, $

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