Freebie of the Week Get your geek on with free VIP passes to Engadget+gdgt Live, a sweet tech tradeshow/party at Showbox SODO on August 31st. All you gotta do is tweet us your favorite gadget of all time (ours is the Nintendo Power Glove!) for a chance to win. Saturday, August 24th Starting at 4p, you can get all the South of the border swill you can handle at the Northwest Tequila Fest. Expect over 100 types of tequila, a beer garden, live music, cocktails, and a cocktail competition! From 11-3p, Snoqualmie Ice Cream's Ice Cream-O-Rama includes $1 scoops of their signature flavors, BBQ from The Big Green Egg, mini doughnuts from Top Pot, and a shton of other fun stuff like live music... and miniature donkeys... which apparently is something that exists. Sunday, August 25th Ba Bar's Hangover Brunch is a post-Tequila Fest affair that's pairing the morning eats specials (Congee w/ pho beef bone marrow, etc.) with a handful of agave-based 'tails like a tequila slushy w/ blue curaçao, lime, coconut, and pineapple. The shops inside the Melrose Market are hitting the streets from 11-4p, with drinks from Bar Ferd'nand, and eats from Rain Shadow Meats, Taylor Shellfish, Terra Plata, and more. There will also be live music from the likes of the Lonely Mountain Lovers. Monday, August 26th Down some Harlot's Harvest Pike Pumpkin Ale before this sweet Fall brew is available to the public, at Pike's pre-release party, where they'll also be offering up free food pairings and live folk music from Surly Tarts. Ongoing Green Lake mainstay Duck Island Ale House has just added their first-ever food menu (pork shanks, wings, a pressure-cooked fried chicken!) to go w/ their always creative draft suds options.