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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin'

Welcome to the Weekend Report - where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend, the things you definitely don't want to miss. Why should we have all the fun at these events? Most of the things we are previewing here, we will be at - so if you see us say hi! We're guaranteed to miss some, so definitely email us if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday, May 3

Party on the Cut. The celebrations for opening day are staaaarting! This party up at the University of Washington will have live music, food trucks, a beer garden and lawn games on the Montlake Cut.

Montlake Cut (Northeast Shore)
3710 Montlake Blvd NE
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $20

Saturday, May 4

Bacon and Beer Classic. Ooooh yeeeessss. The Bacon and Beer Classic will have craft beer, bacon-inspired tastes from local restaurants, live music and games at T-Mobile Park.

T-Mobile Park
1250 1st Ave S
12 p.m.
Tickets: $69+

Opening Day. All aboard, babies! Watch the boats parade through the Montlake Cut on Opening Day.

Montlake Cut
Events all day

Windermere Cup. Opening day events just keep on goin’ on! Cheer on both men’s and women’s crews as they row through the Montlake Cut.

Montlake Cut
Events all day

TedXUofW. Hear speakers and professionals give speeches on a variety of subjects at Kane Hall on the University of Washington's campus.

Kane Hall
4069 Spokane Ln
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $50

The Kentucky Derby Party. It's time to don your very best HATS! Watch horses race, listen to live music and join in the derby hat contest while browsing vendor booths and joining in a silent auction at the Kentucky Derby Party in Bellevue.

W Bellevue Hotel
10455 NE 5th Place Bellevue
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Lacey S.T.E.M. Fair. This year's theme at the Lacey S.T.E.M. Fair is "May the Fourth Be With You.” Learn how to build robots, get hands on with 3-D printing and keep an eye out for droids. The free event will showcase school clubs, hobbyists, and businesses from all over Thurston County and beyond sharing all kinds of S.T.E.M. related projects, demonstrations and activities that will captivate all ages.

Huntamer Park
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 5

Northwest Green Home Tour. This Green Home Tour is happening on both Saturday and Sunday and is a self-guided tour through solar-powered, energy-efficient and sustainable homes. There are no tickets but donations are suggested.

Various Locations
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Donation Options $1-$25

Tacoma City Marathon. The Tacoma City Marathon makes a roundtrip over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. There is both a marathon and a half marathon on Sunday and 5K races on Saturday. All events begin and end at Point Ruston.

Point Ruston
5005 Ruston Way
5:45 a.m.
Various Registration Options

Seattle Bike-n-Brews. Enjoy a "fairly flat" 27-mile ride from Georgetown to Tukwila with a beer point half way through and lunch at the finish line. Sounds like a grand ole time.

Georgetown Brewing Company
5200 Denver Ave S
8:30 a.m.
Tickets: $45+