Everything Fun You Can Do In Seattle This Weekend
Say goodbye to summer with a cookout.
It goes without saying that this summer was a weird one. We spent a lot of time indoors, didn’t attend a single concert, and scrapped big party plans for small, much more intimate gatherings. In retrospect, there’s a silver lining to be had there, even amidst so much tragedy. But for now, we’re looking ahead to fall and all it promises -- cooler weather, a return of consistent rainfall, cozy nights, and so much more. Ahead, how to spend the first weekend of a brand-new, much-anticipated season in Seattle, Washington.
Pink Unicorn is the solo theatre piece with enough energy to rival a much larger production. Starring Paula Wilson Nitka, this award-winning show takes its audience on a journey with a Christian widow living in Texas who finds out her teen daughter is queer (cue drama). While you may have seen more than your fair share of Zoom performances by now, this one is actually going to be happening in real time -- at 18th and Union -- so you’ll be watching a live performance, not a recording.
Cost: $10-45 (sliding scale)
Sunday night football isn’t what it used to be, but there’s something inherently fun about watching professional athletes do sports on TV, with or without a live audience. Find the comfiest seat in the house and catch the Seahawks’ third game of their 2020 season versus the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday at 1:25pm.
Cost: Depends on your TV
ICYMI, we’re smack dab in the middle of Latinx Heritage Month, which runs from September 15-October 15. There are plenty of ways to (safely) celebrate this year; one of them includes your radio. In partnership with Noisey en español, KEXP is running special programming, live sessions, and features this month, all centered on Latinx and Latinx-American artists; tune in to get a taste of the best music and conversation the Latinx community has to offer.
Friday, 4-6 pm
Lupe’s Situ Tacos are normally only available via delivery, and since they consistently sell out, getting an order in sort of feels like winning the foodie lottery. Chef Lupe named her tacos after her Lebanese-Mexican grandma (“situ” means grandma in Lebanese), and they’re essentially fried, stuffed, then sewn -- yes, sewn -- together with toothpicks. In the words of Lupe herself: This shit is no joke! Try them for yourself at her upcoming Holy Mountain Brewing pop-up this Friday.
When the Bailey-Boushay House opened in Seattle in 1992, it was the first HIV/AIDS care facility in the entire country. Photographers Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover set out to capture the experience of those living at the home, and now, they’re presenting the body of work, called “House of Angels,” in partnership with The AMP: Aids Memorial Pathway. This is the last event in their summer virtual art series, “To Remember”; watch the live screening at 5 pm on Thursday or view the show at any time Friday-Sunday.
Cost: $0-25 (sliding scale)
What does it mean to make the world better for the work of womxn in 2020? Find out via Hugo Houses’ literary salon, titled “Voices of Womxn,” this Friday night. For folks who want to “share stories, ideas, and business cards (virtually),” this event will feature a host of womxn-identified writers, readers, and literary enthusiasts.
It’s not summer without a good, old-fashioned neighborhood barbecue -- and here’s your opportunity to go out on a high note. This Sunday, Africatown Seattle is hosting their last “Healing Rebuilding: Community Cookout & Convo” at Jimi Hendrix Park; join the party for delicious food and equally nourishing conversation.
Consider this your shot to give your record collection a refresh and support some local businesses while you do it. Record Store Day is a three-day event this year (happening on August 29, September 26, and October 24, if you’re curious), so there’s plenty of opportunity to cop special releases. Check the drop calendar to find out exactly what to expect this Saturday.
Southern cooks (and fans), this one’s for you. Join chef Edouardo Jordan for a “Southern Saturday Supper” virtual cook-along, where you’ll whip up a pork chop dinner worthy of praise. To partake, simply purchase your tickets online (you must do this by Thursday at 10am!), pick up your ingredients from Ballard Commissary Kitchen on Friday, and get to work alongside chef Jordan on Saturday evening. Hungry yet?
It’s no secret that Washington State has some of the best seafood in the country. For the freshest in the game, look no further than WSS: these organic, GMO-free oysters come straight from their farm to your table. Just put in an order prior to Friday, then pick up your share at the Total Wine & More store in Interbay between 5-7:30 pm (or, if you can’t make it, get them delivered instead).
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