Dare we say, events are getting more normal? There are a bunch of really cool things that you’ll definitely want to check out in Seattle this weekend. Whether you want to eat, dance, see art or get outdoors, the city has you covered with all sorts of options.

Heidi N Closet at Queer/Bar

If you’re in the mood to see some drag you can check out Queer/Bar’s summer series. You’ll get to see “Heidi N Closet coming to dance the house down, captivate the audience with her southern charm, and whistle dixie to bridge the gap. Performing with Queer Bar’s MX. Cast and will have DJ Baby Van Beezly turning it out all night.”

When: July 9th
Where: 1518 11th Ave
Cost: $18

West Seattle Sidewalk Sales & Summer Fest

This weekend, California Ave will be full of goods from merchants and also items from local artisans. It’s a long-time West Seattle tradition that you don’t want to miss out on. Shop local, play music trivia at Pegasus Books and check out some beer tastings at Elliott Bay Brewing.

When: July 9th & 10th
Where: West Seattle Junction
Cost: Varies

Fremont Dungeness Festival

You know us, we’re huge fans of seafood. This year you’ll be able to experience the ultimate PNW summer event with Fremont Dungeness Festival, hosted by Revel, Local Tide, and Aslan Brewing Company! Get ready to enjoy the best of both worlds.

When: July 10th
Where: 401 N 36th St. Ste 102
Cost: Varies

In-Store Meet and Greet Tran Quoc Bao

Did you see Paper Tigers and love it? Well, you can meet Tran Quoc Bao in person at Scarecrow Video. It’s a great way to see the world’s largest video library and also meet the director of the popular Seattle-set kung fu comedy. It’ll be a fun one folks!

When: July 10th
Where: 5030 Roosevelt Way NE
Cost: Free

Phinney Food Truck Fridays

Food trucks are always a go in our books. If you feel the same then you definitely don’t want to miss out on Phinney Food Truck Fridays. You can enjoy eats from places like Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max, Panda Dim Sum, Bumbu Truck, Bean Fish Taiyaki, Delfino’s Pizza, Kiss My Grits, Falafel Salam, Seoul Bowl, and Off the Rez. It’s sure to be delicious.

When: Friday’s through August 27th
Where: 6615 Dayton Ave N
Cost: Varies

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Hot Off the Press

You can check out this awesome book fair happening outside of Seattle’s fave, Fantagraphics Bookstore. You’ll see works from dozens of regional small press and self-published artists. Some of them include Jim Woodring, Kassandra Davis, Ries Niemi, and many many more.

When: July 10th
Where: 1201 S Vale St
Cost: Free

Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation

Love dance? Then you can’t miss the Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation, it’s a month of in-person and online movement intensives and classes with both local and national faculty. You can also check out events, pop-up performances, and more!

When: July 11th-August 8th
Where: 117 Louisa St. #268
Cost: By donation

See what’s new on Netflix

July’s Netflix additions are pretty big. So while we have these heatwaves it might be time to sit inside and enjoy a streaming sesh or two. If you need a movie or two or TV show, Netflix has you covered as always. We know you’ll all be watching the entire Twilight saga.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Summer Book Bingo

Seattle Public Libraries Adult Summer Bingo is back and better than ever! This year’s summer reading board has book slots like small press, QTBIPOC, Black joy, and more. We highly recommend participating as it’s a great way to check out new books. Plus if you finish your board you can mail it into the library for a chance to win prizes.

When: Until September 7th

Go for a run

Looking to get active this summer? Consider going for a run. That being said we know it’s not always easy to find places to run which is why we created a list of some of our faves. Whether you looking for trails, roads, or urban runs, we’ve got you covered.

Where: Click above to see our picks

That’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this weekend. We hope that you get out there, have some fun. We’ll catch you back here next week.