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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin' Aug. 5-8

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. Washington has officially reopened as of June 30. As we head into our state's "new normal," we will also see the return of events we love. We're guaranteed to miss some, so definitely email us at if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Thursday, Aug. 5

Fleet Week Pier Party. Celebrate Fleet Week with live music from the Navy Band and other Seattle musicians, plus food trucks!

  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free to attend
  • Pier 62

Click here for a schedule of 2021's hybrid/virtual Seattle Fleet Week and Seafair.

Friday, Aug. 6

Boozy Bodega Pop-Up. Happy Seattle Cocktail Week! Celebrate with this pop-up featuring spicy sesame chicken sandwich and macaroni salad from Chef Shota Nakajima, three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist and a top-three finalist on Season 18 of "Top Chef: Portland." Abigail Gullo, a bartender in Seattle, will also be selling special bottled craft cocktails. Masks are required.

  • Starts at 4 p.m. and runs until supplies last
  • 4332 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107

From Hiroshima to Hope. This lantern floating peace ceremony returns for the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Masks required.

  • 6 p.m. lantern prep, 7 p.m. program w/ performances and speakers, 8 p.m. Toro Nagashi Lantern Floating Ceremony
  • Free and open to the public
  • Green Lake, Northwest shore, near the Bathhouse Theater at 7312 West Green Lake Drive North

The Knocks and Friends. Live performance from The Knocks, a DJ duo throwing down melodic, carefree dance music.

  • 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • $30 online; tickets may be sold at the door for a higher price if the event does not sell out
  • Q Nightclub

Saturday, Aug. 7

IN THE SPIRIT Arts Market & Northwest Native Festival. Celebrate the diverse Native cultures of the PNW at this summer festival. The festival will have indoor and outdoor events. Masks are required for people who are not fully vaccinated and are recommended for people ages 5 and older.

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free to attend
  • Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass

Sunday, Aug. 8

ZooTunes. Naked Giants will perform!

  • Starts at 6 p.m.
  • Tickets range per section; purchase online
  • Woodland Park Zoo

Through Aug. 9

Lil Woody's Seafood Month. We love seafood here in the Pacific Northwest — like, love LOVE. Through August, four Seattle chefs are creating and offering their versions of a seafood sandwich. Chef Seth Warfield of Taylor Shellfish Farms is up from Aug. 3 to 9 serving up the Taylor Shellfish Smoked Oyster Dip Burger.