Outdoor Concerts and Movies, How to Shop the Nordstrom Sale and Save the Date for Red, White & Brew

What to do this weekend
Posted July 17, 2014

Must Hear
Outdoor Music Concerts

(Dates and times vary) — For an urban lunchtime escape, don’t miss the free Out to Lunch concert series around downtown, including the Portland Cello Project in Occidental Square Park (7/18). Or spend a magical evening at the Music on the Green Summer Concert Series at Salish Lodge, featuring a gourmet picnic, wine and the sweet sounds of alt-country singer Sera Cahoone (7/24, 7:30 p.m.)

Must See
An Evening of Short Plays at ACT

(7/18 to 8/17, times vary) — A magician’s assistant levitates, an alien with special powers is enslaved by a magician, and savvy New Yorkers (magically?) hide their infidelities: Seattle’s R. Hamilton Wright directs an evening of short plays by Steve Martin, Sam Shepard, and Woody Allen that examine wonder, fantasy and surprise as presented by three celebrated authors.

Must Screen
Outdoor Movies Around Town

(7/17, & 7/26, times vary) — The outdoor movie season heats up in July, and we have a few flicks picked out already: Despicable Me 2 at Redhook Brewery (7/17); The Lego Movie at Magnuson Park (7/17) and The Princess Bride at the Seattle Center (7/26), because watching movies outside on a warm summer night is like twoo wuv.

Must Get Tickets
Seattle magazine’s Red, White & Brew

Friday (July 25, 6 to 9 p.m.) — If you missed last year's spectacular tasting event, you have another chance. Red, White & Brew, a fete jam-packed with Washington wines, beer from local breweries, cocktails from Hendrick's Gin and snacks galore, is back for the third year, this time taking place on the rooftop terrace at the Fremont Foundry. 

Must Shop
A Survival Guide to Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Friday (7/18 to 8/4, times vary) — Longtime sale shoppers have already plotted a strategy for braving the crowds—and there will be crowds—at Nordy’s big blowout, but we have a few of our own tips to share.