The Must List: Shelby Earl at Salish, a Hop Harvest Kickoff and Nicole Hardy Reads at Richard Hugo House

Lo-Fi Arts Festival

Must Picnic
Shelby Earl at Salish Lodge

Thursday (8/22, 7:30 p.m.) — For the final installment of Music on the Green, sweet Seattle singer/songwriter Shelby Earl performs on the intimate lawn at Salish Lodge, while Snoqualmie Falls roars majestically in the background.

Must Laugh
The Half Brothers Brand Baking Products Old-Time Variety Show

(8/23-8/24, times vary) — Seattle’s own neo-bluegrass boys, The Half Brothers, are skilled pickers, grinners and comedians. Now they’re spoofing a cooking/singing variety show to hilarious effect.

Must Swig
Hop Harvest Kickoff Weekend

(8/23-8/24, times vary) — Bale Breaker Brewing Company in Yakima opens this year's annual hop harvest with a two-day whale of a party, featuring three guest taps from Icicle Brewing Company, live music on Friday from Seattle duo Impossible Bird and plenty of local grub. Link TK

Must Hear
Nicole Hardy at Richard Hugo House

Friday (8/23, 6:30 p.m.) — Hear West Seattle writer Nicole Hardy read from her acclaimed new memoir, Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin, at Richard Hugo House.

Must Fest
Lo-Fi Arts Festival

Saturday (8/24, gates open at 10 a.m.) — Held at the 360-acre former dairy farm now known as Smoke Farm, Lo-Fi is an ode to both local arts and ambling, where installations, theatrical performances and music is embedded in the trees, along trails and sometimes in the river.