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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin' July 9-11

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 (learn more about what this means here). 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!

Friday, July 9

Free Summer Open Studio Time. Tsuga Fine Art and Framing is opening their classroom space every Friday through the summer to artists who would like to work on projects. Bring your friends and art materials!

  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free to attend
  • Tsuga Fine Art and Framing in Bothell

Queer/Bar Summer Series. This venue in Capitol Hill is hosting 9 national award-winning drag queens throughout the summer, kicking off Friday with Heidi N Closet.

  • Starts at 9 p.m.
  • $18 ($20.11 w/ fees) for GA, more options online
  • Queer/Bar

Opening Night. Q Nightclub is back! The lineup includes DJ BASSKIDS, CATCH24, BLAST, CHRIS CHARMA, and the night will be hosted by MR NICENICE.

  • 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • $15 in advance, price increases at the door if the event does not sell out before.
  • Q Nightclub

Friday to Saturday, July 9-10

West Seattle's Sidewalk Sale. Summer Fest in West Seattle is happening virtually this year, but you can still participate in the Sidewalk Sale! Explore sidewalks on California Avenue lined with tables full of discounts and hidden gems.

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days
  • California Avenue in West Seattle

Saturday, July 10

Fremont Dungeness Festival. Is there anything better than seafood in Seattle? *Fremont Dungeness Festival enters the chat.* Hosted by Revel, Local Tide and Aslan Brewing Company!

  • Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Free to attend
  • 401 N 36th St, Seattle, WA

Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11

Meet Liana. Don't miss the public debut of Liana, the nearly 3-month-old tamandua pup at Point Defiance! This little lady will do some training demos at the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater with her mama, Terra.

  • 2:30 p.m. both days
  • Included in zoo admission
  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Tacoma Pride Events. In partnership with Rainbow Center and the Tacoma Pride Festival, celebrate Pride at Point Defiance Zoo and Northwest Trek, where animals will enjoy rainbow themed-food treats and rainbow ice. There will also be scavenger hunts, Pride parades, photo booths and more. You can also check out more events that are part of the virtual Tacoma Pride Festival online.

  • Included in regular admissions for both zoos