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This Weekend: July 13-15

Things to look out for this weekend, some architecture related, mostly just summer in Seattle related:

 

Friday, July 13th

Seattle Architecture Foundation Tour:  Art & Architecture, 10 am-noon
West Seattle Summer Fest, West Seattle, 10 am – 8 pm, free
Allez Alley! Le Tour d’Alley, Nord Alley, Pioneer Square, B.Y.O.Luunch, 11:30-1:30, free
Record Release Party, The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, The Henry Art Gallery, 6 – 9 pm, $10
Greenwood Summer Lit Crawl, Starts at Tasty, 7513 Greenwood Ave N, 6:45 pm, free
The 48 Hour Film Project
Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1402 East Galer St., 10 am–4 pm, free (suggested donation $3)
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl and In Ruin: Architectural Photographs, Henry Art Gallery, 11am–9pm
Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art, Seattle Art Museum, 10 am-9 pm
My Favorite Things: Highly Opinionated Public Tours, SAM (Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries), 6:30pm
Seattle Great Wheel, spend Friday night on Pier 57, $13 for adults and $8.50 for children, Tickets on sale now!

 

Saturday, July 14th

Get Out! Summer at SAM!, Spend your Saturday at the Olympic Sculpture Park, 10 am – 3 pm, free
Inscape Grand Open House
, 815 Seattle Boulevard South, Seattle, noon – 8pm, free
Chinatown-International District Summer Festival, Hing Hay Park @ S. King & Maynard, noon-8pm, free
Bastile Day Festival, Seattle Center, 11 am – 6 pm, free
Jefferson Park Jubilee, Jefferson Park, 11 am – 9 pm, free
West Seattle Summer Fest, West Seattle, 10 am – 8 pm, free
Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack, Georgetown, 6-9 pm, free
The 48 Hour Film Project
University District Farmers Market, 50th and University, 9am–2pm
Seattle Architecture Foundation Tour: Greatest Hits, 10 am-noon
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl and In Ruin: Architectural Photographs, Henry Art Gallery, 11am–9pm
Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art, Seattle Art Museum, 10 am–5 pm
Seattle Asian Art Museum,  Free Saturdays for Families (or $7 adult, $5 student), 10 am–5 pm

 

Sunday, July 15th

Chinatown-International District Summer Festival, Hing Hay Park @ S. King & Maynard, noon-8pm, free
West Seattle Summer Fest, West Seattle, 11 am – 5 pm, free
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl and In Ruin: Architectural Photographs, Henry Art Gallery, 11am–9pm
Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art, Seattle Art Museum, 10 am–5 pm
Olympic Sculpture Park, view new work in the pavilion by Sandra Cinto, 2901 Western Avenue, free
Washington Park Arboretum, Free Weekend Tours, Graham Visitors Center, 1-2 pm, free

 

 


 Record Release Party celebrating The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Henry Art Gallery, 6 – 9 pm, $10 / The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, is the first museum exhibition to explore the culture of vinyl records within the history of contemporary art. Bringing together artists from around the world who have worked with records as their subject or medium, this groundbreaking exhibition examines the record’s transformative power from the 1960s to the present.

 

Allez Alley! Le Tour d’Alley, Nord Alley, Pioneer Square, Weekdays during July 2nd – 20th, 11:30-1:30, free
Watch the Tour de France viewing in Nord Alley this July!

*Weekdays, July 2 – 20 11:30-1:30 *not showing on July 4th and tour rest days tda
*BYOL (bring your own lunch)
*Prizes and deals from Pioneer Square
*Cycling teams, bike clubs and cycling enthusiasts encouraged to come

 


Greenwood Summer Lit Crawl, Starts at Tasty, 7513 Greenwood Ave N, 6:45 pm, free

 


West Seattle Summer Fest, Friday – Sunday, free / Join the West Seattle Junction in celebrating our 30th year of the West Seattle Summer Fest – West Seattle’s biggest party of the year. On July 13-15 the West Seattle Junction transforms into one of Seattle’s best street fairs and summer festivals. This popular Seattle street fair features arts and crafts, shopping, live music, local food, beer gardens, kids play area and more.

 


Bastile Day Festival, Seattle Center, 11 am – 6 pm, free / It’s France’s equivalent of the Fourth of July—celebrate by clamping a small beret onto Fido at the Seattle Center’s French costume parade for dogs (plus more actually French things). In Madison Valley, a somewhat-French street food fair benefits the Children’s Response Center. The party at Bastille (the restaurant) in Ballard features a Marie Antoinette–alike (no beheading!). Le Pichet downtown—always packed today—has live music, as does the outdoor party at the Corson Building, where you can also play carnival games, make mustard, experience “bike-powered high jinks,” and more. Chouette!

 


Get Out! Summer at SAM! Spend your Saturday at the Olympic Sculpture Park
! From mid-July through the end of August, the Olympic Sculpture Park will be full of activities for kids and adults alike, as well as brand new art experiences. It’s all free!
Activities this Saturday, July 14th:
Drawing in the Park 10 am
Yoga in the Park 10:30 am
Saturday Sketches 11 am
Public Tour noon
Public Tour 1 pm
Zumba in the Park 2 pm



Inscape Grand Open House, 815 Seattle Boulevard South, Seattle, noon – 8pm, free / This Saturday, July 14th

 


Celebrate 100 years of Jefferson Park with a Jubilee Saturday, featuring music, art, food and fun / 11 am – 9 om

 


Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack / This Saturday, 6-9 pm

 

Chinatown-International District Summer Festival, Hing Hay Park @ S. King St. & Maynard Ave. S, noon-8pm, free / McDonald’s presents the 2012 Dragon Fest—back this summer with vibrant Lion and Dragon dances, rhythmical Japanese taiko drumming, Chinese martial arts demonstrations, Asian drill team, Indian dance performances, and much more! Centered in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown-International District, the Festival attracts more than 25,000 people over two days and features a line-up of over 30 cultural performances with everything from the spirited Chinese lion and dragon dances, to captivating martial arts demonstrations and Japanese Taiko drumming. Bounded by the iconic Chinese Gate and beautiful Hing Hay Park, this Seafair Festival brings the streets to life with historic walking tours, a large-scale outdoor Asian market and cultural activities for people of all ages. In addition, this year the Festival will host a Food Walk as well as a Happy Hour Event with many of Chinatown-ID’s 85 restaurants offering up a variety of discounted tastes to give visitors the chance to sample cuisines from around the world.

 


This year, local food lovers can treat themselves to an afternoon of international cuisine designed to accommodate all budgets. In addition to an international selection of food trucks, 30 of Chinatown-ID’s premier restaurants invite you to celebrate Dragon Fest with your taste-buds, and will be featuring an incredible $2 tasting menu on both Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th! Diners who sample more than five participating restaurants will be eligible to enter a drawing for a grand prize.

 


Sandra Cinto, now on display at the Olympic Sculpture Park

 


The Seattle Great Wheel  from Elliott Bay. The nearly 175 foot-tall Ferris wheel being constructed at the end of Pier 57 on the Seattle waterfront will begin operation by June 29th. Each car has heating and air conditioning and the wheel can be operated year round.

 


Seattle Art Musem, Australian Aboriginal Art, painting: Awelye (Ceremony), 1994

 


Volunteer Park Conservatory, celebrating 100 years!


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