There’s a lot of Seattle to love this week, all. A bike-in movie, climate change education, and wine are all involved — and that’s just scratching the surface. Don’t let your week slip by without checking out some of these awesome events around the city.
Bonus: We’ve got a couple ideas for how you might spend your Labor Day here in Seattle.
Go to an arty party. Thriving Artists, a group that “strives to end the myth of the ‘starving artist,’” is showcasing art from under-represented local creatives and celebrating the artists’ cultures with dance, desserts, beer, and a raffle. (Ballard)
Stretch your body, not your budget. This yoga studio’s offering free classes all week. (Lake City)
Support young entrepreneurs. Local kids from age 6 to 18 have been scheming to create the next billion-dollar company. Check out what they’ve dreamed up at the Children’s Business Fair. (Bellevue)
Learn how to identify ‘fake news.’ You hear the phrase all the time. Now get our city library’s help to learn how to sort fact from fiction. (Downtown)
Make a list of what every American should know. A panel of speakers will explore the current, divided state of our country through lists of what they think every American should know. Have some ideas of your own? Good. You’ll be making a list, too. (Downtown)
Bike to a movie. Soak in the bizarre world of Labyrinth at a free “bike-in movie” at Columbia Park. A hack from the event organizers: Stop at the Columbia City Farmer’s Market for some movie munchies on your way there. (Columbia City)
Talk about climate change. Sip a brew and listen up as scientists dive into how the changing environment is impacting marine and human life in our area. Come with questions and get there early if you want in on a pre-panel trivia game. (Ballard)
Watch an outdoor ballet. The Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Art Museum will present incredible dance routines at Olympic Sculpture Park while you enjoy food, wine, music, and kinetic sculpture-making. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll see. Got kids? There’s an activities corner for them, too. (Queen Anne)
Raise overdose awareness. Honor people who lost their lives this year to overdose. White balloons will fill Westlake Park where you can listen to speakers and learn more about Naxolone, a drug used to treat an overdose in an emergency situation. (Downtown)
Embrace your inner gamer. Registration is full for Seattle’s big PAX West gaming show next weekend, but you can still head to Microsoft’s campus, play upcoming Xbox games, and meet the developers behind them. Pretty cool Plan B, huh? (Redmond)
Take in some tunes at Bumbershoot. Our big music fest is bringing headliners like Big Sean, Conor Oberst, and Haim to Seattle Center. Plus there’s a film festival and cool poster sale going on all weekend. (Queen Anne)
Sample the cheesiest of grilled cheeses. More than 20 of Seattle’s bread and cheese makers are facing off for a “quest for the best” grilled cheese showdown. And us mere mortals get to chow down on all the gooey goodness. #morecheeseplease (South Lake Union)
Celebrate 50 years of local winemaking. One of our most well-known local wineries is toasting to its half-centennial anniversary with a new visitor center, tours, food trucks, live music, and, of course, lots of wine. (Woodinville)
Hit the high seas. Every Sunday, The Center for Wooden Boats takes people out on Lake Union in their boats for free, rain or shine. Sign-ups start at 10 a.m. (South Lake Union)
STAYING LOCAL FOR LABOR DAY?
Raise the roof. Actually, dance on it. Spend your day off breaking it down and eating BBQ at this rooftop party. (Central District)
Go to a free concert. We’re running out of weekends to enjoy the free concerts at the Ballard Locks, so get out there and jam. (Ballard)