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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, July 26

Theory. Enjoy a party at the Pacific Science Center! Theory is a night of craft cocktails, wine, beer, food vendors, dancing, a laser light show, and science games. Two drinks are included with your ticket purchase! If you want to ball out and get VIP tickets, that would include appetizers and an open bar.

Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N
7 p.m.
Tickets: $85

Seattle Night Ride
. Nothing sounds safe than bike riding than at night, am I right?! Just kidding, I'm sure it's all good - and this event allows you to flex that night vision! This 13-mile bike ride begins at Peddler Brewing, follows bike lanes to Lake Union Park for snacks, and returns to the start for an all-ages party with a food truck, beer, and games. Requires helmet, headlight, red tail light, and red rear reflector.

Peddler Brewing
1514 NW Leary Way
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Registration: $50

Tasting Flight. Grab your glass to taste boutique wines from 60 wineries on the North Meadow of Woodland Park Zoo at Tasting Flight, with animal encounters, food trucks, and access to some zoo exhibits.

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N
6 p.m.
Tickets: $38

Bellevue Arts Museum Arts Fair. Check out some of the top curated artists in the parking garage on the west side of Bellevue Square at ground level. The museum is free during the fair and has art projects for the kiddos. Enjoy live entertainment from two live stages inside the mall. This even runs Friday through Sunday.

Bellevue Square & Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 27

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering. Head east towards Enumclaw for an athletic competition unlike any other! There will be colorful pipe bands, Celtic music, Scottish dancers, Scottish farm animals, Scottish food and drink, and tons of different vendors. This event runs through the whole weekend.

Enumclaw Expo Center
45224 284th Avenue SE
Tickets: $15-$30

Universal Standard Model Casting. Universal Standard is looking for female product models between the sizes of 00 and 40 with a height requirment of 5'9. No experience isn't a problem! Make sure your hair is pulled back in a pony tail. Go check it out, ya'll!

Universal Standard Photography Studio
3131 Western Avenue
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kirkland Summerfest. This popular east side festival is full of arts, live music, entertainment, food, and family fun on the shore of Lake Washington. The event is free except for the $10 cover charge for beer & wine garden. This event runs on Friday and Saturday.

Kirkland Waterfront

Seafair Torchlight Run. Sign up for the Seafair Torchlight Run and run past thousands of people waiting for the parade to start! You can choose to run either a 5K or 8K. The race both begins and ends at Westlake Park.

Westlake Park
401 Pine St
6 p.m.
Tickets: $35

Seafair Torchlight Parade. More Seafair events for you featuring colorful floats, drill teams, and pirates moving along 4th Avenue from Seattle Center to Westlake Center. Before the parade you can preview the floats, see exhibits, and meet participants at FanFest at Seattle Center from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The parade is free but the FanFest is $35 for tickets.

Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
7:30 p.m.

Gatsby's Beautiful Little Fools. This 1920's party cruise is bound to be an evening for the books. Dress in your best 1920s attire when you board the retired state ferry “Hi Yu." There will be a 14-piece jazz/swing band, a DJ, cabaret dancers, a food truck, and a bar for age 21+. Sounds like a hoot!

860 Terry Ave N
6 p.m.
Tickets: $65

The Great Inflatable Race. Get out and GO PLAY! The Great Inflatable Race includes eight blow-up obstacles you must make your way through! I mean seriously when was the last time you went through an obstacle course, let alone an INFLATABLE one?!

Lake Sammamish
2000 N.W. Sammamish Road
9 a.m.
Tickets: $75

Anderson Summer School Brewfest. This beer and cider festival at the Anderson Summer School Brewfest will have 59 handcrafted ales and eight ciders! There will also be live music and entry is free at McMenamins Anderson School.

McMenamins Anderson School
18607 Bothell Way NE

Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience. A ticket to the Gig Harbor Wine & Food Experience offers $12 food & wine classes and a $49 waterfront block party in 15 locations and a $117 vintner dinner.

Downtown Gig Harbor
All Day Long
Various Pricing

Alki Art Fair. Head on down to the beach and browse arts and crafts, buy food, and hear live music. There will also be a silent art auction in the Alki Beach Park Bathhouse supports the fair.

Alki Beach
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 28

Ethnic Fest. Head down south to Wright Park in Tacoma where there will be multiple entertainment stages, arts & crafts booths, food vendors, family activities, and the movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet."

Wright Park
501 S I St
12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Pista sa Nayon. This Filipino festival will offer food, entertainment, arts and crafts booths, and children’s games at Seward Park Amphitheater.

Seward Park Amphiteater
5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S
10 a.m.

Decadent Delights. Head out to Teatro ZinZanni for this aerial and acrobatic show while you eat a five-course dinner at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

Teatro ZinZanni
14300 NE 145th St
7 p.m.
Tickets: $119