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Grilled Cheese Grand Prix. This might just be the best event of the year? The Grilled Cheese Grand Prix allows you to sample some adult beverages and eat grilled cheese/other cheese-y bites, simple as that. (Image: Seattle Refined)

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, September 13

SeaJAM Festival. This arts & culture festival that brings rarely seen Jewish and Israeli talent to the Pacific Northwest. The 2019 SeaJAM will take place September 13 – 15, 2019. The centerpiece of the festival is An Evening with Debra Messing on September 14 at Benaroya Hall. Messing will discuss her work in TV, film and theater, her advocacy work as a global health ambassador focusing on HIV/AIDS and being a positive example for Jewish women and moms on-screen and off. SeaJAM will also feature a conversation and brunch with chef Joel Gamoran, a Seattle native, Sur La Table’s national chef, host of A&E’s hit series Scraps and an activist in the no-waste food movement.

Various Times and Locations

Boats Afloat Show. All aboard the Boats Afloat Show! Running the entire weekend, this boat sale includes cabin cruisers, sailboats, ski boats and yachts!

Chandler's Cover
901 Fairview Ave N
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tickets: $14

West Seattle Wine Walk. Head on over to West Seattle for the Wine Walk in the Alaska Junction. A ticket to this event gets you a glass and 10 tastes of wine as well as light snacks in shops along the junction

West Seattle Junction
California Ave SW & Alaska Ave SW
5 p.m. - 9 p.m
Tickets: $25

SketchFest Seattle. On both Friday and Saturday, SketchFest Seattle will feature live comedy by Seattle comedians and out-of-town guests at Unexpected Productions in Pike Place Market!

Unexpected Productions
1428 Post Alley
7 p.m.
Tickets: $12+

Saturday, September 14

SEAchanger. In partnership with Mary’s Place and Wellspring Family Services, Starbucks, KEXP and Friends of the Waterfront will present SEAchanger, a waterfront concert to raise awareness and support for the hundreds of unsheltered families in King County. The concert will take place at 4 pm at Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle. 100% of all ticket sales will benefit responsible service providers like Mary’s Place and Wellspring Family Services.

Myrtle Edwards Park
3130 Alaskan Way
4 p.m.
Tickets: $15

The Great Wallingford Wurst Fest. Get ready for a month full of Oktoberfest events! The Great Wallingford Wurst Fest is a neighborhood event with tons of food, beer, games and entertainment. This event runs on both Friday and Saturday.

St. Benedict School
4811 Wallingford Ave. N.
10 a.m.

Puget Sound Bird Fest. Get out and enjoy some of the last days of warmer weather at the Puget Sound Bird Fest. This festival runs from Friday to Sunday and includes guided bird walks, speakers, exhibits, and family-friendly activities at the Edmonds Library.

Downtown Edmonds
700 Main Street

Grilled Cheese Grand Prix. This might just be the best event of the year? The Grilled Cheese Grand Prix allows you to sample some adult beverages and eat grilled cheese/other cheese-y bites, simple as that.

SLU Saturday Market
139 9th Ave N
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show. This traveling exhibition features a healthy dose of free pancakes, over 50 artists showcasing their work, booze, and live body painting! Come hungry, thirsty, and ready to check out some awesome art.

El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave E
8 p.m.
Tickets: $13

Chinatown-International District Night Market. This Asian inspired night street market will have food vendors, a beer garden, an international market, live music and an all-ages dance party at the Chinatown Gate!

International District
S King Street & 5th Ave S
4 p.m.

Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival. Meet the men and women behind the cheeses, taste their cheeses and enjoy some other delightful artisan bites to round out your charcuterie board inspiration.

Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Ave S
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $40

Run the Mountain. Enroll in "Run the Mountain" for a 5K, 10K, 25K that is “a picturesque morning run through the tall trees of Squak Mountain State Park” in Issaquah to support youth in foster care. It of course includes post-run pizza, beer, and soft drinks.

Squak Mountain State Park
21500 SE May Valley Rd
8am - 2pm
Registration: $55

Hops & Crops Music & Beer Festival. Beer on a farm! This event features craft beer, live music, and food trucks at Mary Olson Farm.

Mary Olson Farm
28728 Green River Rd
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tickets: $20

Sunday, September 15

Bothell Pet Parade. The Bothell Pet Parade and costume content starts at noon, but if you stop by earlier there will be pet-related activities and vendors!

The Park at Bothell Landing
9919 NE 180th St
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers. Tune in at 10 a.m. for some good old fashioned Sunday NIGHT FOOTBALL.