PRIDEFEST & PRIDE PARADE
SAT-SUN – PrideFest at Capitol Hill hosts live music, a march at noon, and inspirational speakers. The big Pride Parade begins Sunday, boasting the largest LGBTQIA event in the Northwest.
BATMAN HAMLET CROSSOVER
THROUGH JULY 7 – Shakespeare’s Hamlet combines a hilarious mix with everyone’s favorite comic book hero and a battle between the Dark Knight and a King Jester.
FRI – This Adults-only night at the Pacific Science Center hosts games, hands-on activities, a laser show, and a bar.
FRI-SUN – Head to the Ace Comic Con to meet actors, comic book writers, artists, and vendors. Dress in cosplay to support your favorite Hero/Heroine and participate in panel discussions. Meet Captain America, Hawkeye, Gamora, Thanos, War Machine, WWE Superstars, and more!
EL DORADO CABARET
THROUGH THURS – The Can Can Theater at Pike Place Market hosts a Cabaret about a girl gang, redefining what it means to be an outlaw with no compromise.
FRI – Head to the vineyard for Summer Concerts at the Winery enjoy local artists play contemporary, blues, rock, and jazz.
SAT – The Spirit of Africa Festival offers music and dance onstage with craft and food vendors, films, and more!
SAT – Experience Korean drumming and a Japanese street fair with Chinese martial arts and Filipino folk dance. This Asian Festival celebrates culture in the International district and is free.
FOREST ARTS FESTIVAL
SAT-SUN – Wander the trails of Camp Long and experience music, art exhibits, crafts, and food trucks to experience art in nature with performance art and hands-on learning.
SAT-SUN – Bring your love for flannel and Lumberjacks to the Buckley Log Show with competitions all weekend, family areas and activities, as well as a beer garden.
1940’S VARIETY SHOW
SAT – The Hollywood 1940’s style act hosts comedy, dancing showgirls, and singing at the High Dive.
NW FLOW FEST
SAT – This festival holds two days of workshops in Circus Arts, Dance, Yoga, AcroYoga and more!
SUN – Celebrate the coming of summer at the Scandinavian Festival. Raise the Midsommar pole, dance, enjoy live music, and shop local vendors.
THROUGH JULY – Bring your gloves and elbow grease to the Higher Taste Blueberry Farm and help keep weeds and blackberry bushes off the crops. In return, you’ll get to pick a variety of organic blueberries from over 2,100 bushes on 5 acres for free! Contact for hours.
LASHES DRAG / CABARET
SAT-SUN – This weekly Drag Show hosts a number of special guests followed by a live DJ and a dance party.
BROADWAY HIT WICKED
THROUGH JULY 7 – Catch the hit Broadway musical Wicked, the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.
CONCERT ON THE LOCKS
THROUGH SEPT 2 – Enjoy free music at the Locks all summer long. Bring a picnic and enjoy the scenic Ballard park.
APA SCIENCE FICTION
THROUGH SEPT 15 – The expanding universe of Asian Pacific Americans and their influence on Sci-Fi takes a deep dive into actors, artists, writers, animators and more. Get your tickets and head to the Wing Luke Museum.
THEATER IN THE PARK
THROUGH SEPT – Big name acts jump in front of a green screen at Marymoor Park. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a free show while enjoying a summer evening in the park.
NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
Annabelle Comes Home
The Last Whistle
The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith
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