Outdoor Movies, Music More Summer Events in and Around Seattle

Summer is here! Now get outside and enjoy
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!--paging_filter--pFrom Fourth of July fireworks shows to outdoor concerts and movies, your summer calendar is swelling with social engagements. Herewith, your go-to guide for what to do during the warm-weather months./p
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pWhen the sun comes out in Seattle, so does the music. Heating up in June and powering through September are a number of outdoor music experiences that will knock your shades off./p
pstrongCapitol Hill Block Party/strong/p
pShowcasing more than 100 local and national artists during three days, the Capitol Hill Block Party is a prime example of our city’s knack for packing a whole lotta good into any and all space provided. (Read: Expect crowds.) This music festival is unique in its urban setting – at one moment you could be listening to Seattle band Beat Connection, the next you’re dancing to Canadian electrofunk duo Chromeo, and before you know it, you’re taking to the streets to hear rapper A$AP Rocky (yes, all these acts will be at CHBP this year). Full lineup and information at a href="http://www.capitolhillblockparty.com" target="_blank"capitolhillblockparty.com/a./p
pem7/25-7/27, tickets $50 presale, $60 at the door. 3-day passes $125. Gates at 3 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday./em/p
pstrongUniversity Village Sounds of Summer/strong/p
pEnjoy these free Wednesday concerts even if you’re just passing through for a quick shopping errand, but know that amid the live music there will be a beer garden, gourmet bites from U Village restaurants, face painting and a kid’s play area for those who’d like to stay a while. Full lineup and information at a href="http://www.uvillage.com" target="_blank"uvillage.com/a./p
pemFree. 6:30 p.m.-8:30p.m. 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20. University Village, 2623 NE University Village St./em/p
pstrongOut to Lunch Concert Series/strong/p
pEvery year from July 9 to September 5, Seattle’s downtown parks are inundated with sweet, sweet music during lunch hour. These bite-size music performances feature some amazing bands (including Delhi 2 Dublin, The Horde and the Harem, and Hey Marseilles). All 27 concerts in this series are free. Study the expansive list of shows and times a href="http://www.downtownseattle.com/blog/2014/05/15/out-to-lunch-concert-seri..." target="_blank"here/a./p
pemFree. 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Every Wed, Thurs and Fri 7/9-9/5. Locations vary/em/p
pstrongSeattle Peace Concert Series/strong/p
pSeattle Peace Concerts (SPC) is a volunteer- and donation-based non-profit that has been using music to connect with and protect our natural world since 1981. The SPC series will be rocking the city’s non-downtown parks this summer: Gas Works, Magnuson, Volunteer, and Woodland parks. Admission is free, but food bank donations are encouraged. Find a list of showtimes at a href="http://www.seapeace.org" target="_blank"seapeace.org/a/p
pemFree. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/7, 9/21/em/p
pstrongZootunes Concert Series/strong/p
pThe 2014 Zootunes concert lineup includes big-name artists such as Ziggy Marley, Gregg Allman from the Allman Brothers, and the Portland jazz and classical ensemble Pink Martini, all playing the outdoor stage at the Woodland Park Zoo. Expect a family- and picnic-friendly atmosphere. Zoo animals get to experience the music for free, but humans require tickets (not included with park entry). Full lineup and information at a href="http://www.zoo.org/zootunes" target="_blank"zoo.org/zootunes/a/p
pemPrices vary. 6 p.m. 6/22, 7/2, 7/6, 7/30, 7/31, 8/6, 8/10, 8/17, 8/20, 8/21, 8/24brbr/em/p
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pIn a town known for its sincere appreciation of film, it’s no surprise that the warmer months are loaded with outdoor movies. Fill up your trunk with seating, refreshments and whatever else strikes your fancy and enjoy a feature film under the stars at one of these venues./p
pstrongFremont Outdoor Movies/strong/p
pThe Fremont Outdoor Cinema summer movie series has been as fun as it is crazy for 20 years, and isn’t about to stop. Showings usually include a zany event themed around the movie (in past years we’ve seen Cowboy Strip Poker for Clint Eastwood’s emUnforgiven/em, a Huggies Diaper relay for the Coen Brothers’ emRaising Arizona/em, and an emEdward Scissorhands-/emthemed haircut contest), and the audience is generally encouraged to participate. On deck for opening night is Wes Anderson’s emThe Royal Tenenbaums/em, which is free, but after that, films will require individual tickets (prices vary) or a season pass (as low as $30). Full movie list and event details at a href="http://www.fremontoutdoormovies.com" target="_blank"fremontoutdoormovies.com/a./p
pemPrices vary. Seating opens at 7 p.m., movies at dusk. 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/15, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30. 3501 Phinney Ave N./em/p
pstrongMovies at the Mural/strong/p
pWatch a movie on the Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre lawn – right beneath the space needle and in front of a giant screen. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so show up early if you want a prime spot (we suggest bringing some grub and having a picnic first). This season’s family-friendly film selections include emThe Princess Bride/em, emGravity /emand emStar Trek: Into Darkness/em. Get the full movie list at a href="http://www.seattlecenter.com/moviesatthemural" target="_blank"seattlecenter.com/moviesatthemural/a./p
pemFree. Movies start at dusk (around 9 p.m.), 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23./em/p
pstrongWest Seattle Outdoor Movies br/strong/p
pNestled in a courtyard next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, this outdoor movie series has a bit of cozy charm that you won’t find at the other venues. See the full list of showings a href="http://westseattlemovies.blogspot.com/2014/05/welcome-to-west-seattle-20..." target="_blank"here/a./p
pemFree. 8:30 p.m. 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23. Courtyard next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, 4410 California Ave SW/em/p
pstrongRedhook Moonlight Cinema/strong/p
pRedhook Brewery in Woodinville is offering an outdoor movie experience rife with food, drink and merriment. Beer, wine and some serious chow from Redhook’s kitchens (gluten-free, vegan and veggie options available), are all sold until the movie starts. No outside food or beverages allowed; guests ages 18+ only; low-back chairs and blankets are encouraged. For a full list of films, visit a href="http://www.redhook.com/calendar" target="_blank"Redhook.com/calendar/a./p
pem$5. 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, and 8/28. Red Hook Brewery, 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA/em/p
pstrongPatio Movies at King’s Hardware/strong/p
pEvery Sunday in June, Ballard pub and eatery King’s Hardware is showing a movie on its covered back patio. The theme for the entire series is “comeback movies,” so prepare for rowdy crowds and films such as emTerminator 2/em, emRocky IV/em, and emAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy/em. Movies begin at sundown, so it’s a good idea to show up early and grab a beer, some bourbon or one of the eatery’s hand-formed burgers. Full movie list a href=" https://www.facebook.com/KingsHardware" target="_blank"here/a./p
pemFree. Movies begin at dusk, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29. King’s Hardware, 5225 Ballard Ave NW/em/p
pstrongDrive-in Movie at Tacoma's LeMay American Car Museum/strong/p
pThe lawn next to this shapely car museum is to be the setting for a drive-in outdoor movie. Watch from your car or lay out on a picnic cloth while enjoying the film emAmerican Graffiti /emand/or food offerings from Pacific Grill./p
pemFree. 4:30pm 8/16. LeMay Museum, 2702 East D. Street, Tacomabrbr/em/p
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h2span style="color: #ff6600;"Summer Festivals/span/h2
pSummer brings all kinds of wonderful to Seattle, including these amazing, must-do festivals./p
pstrongBallard Seafood Fest/strong/p
pThe 40th annual Ballard SeafoodFest celebrates Ballard’s maritime heritage with three performance-packed music stages, local brewers and more barbecued salmon than you can shake a three-pronged stick at. Admittance is free, and the food (street fare with a nautical twist) hovers around $10 - $15. New for 2014 is the Ballard Skate Festi-Bowl on Saturday July 12, featuring a slalom competition, skate exhibition and all-ages skateboarding instruction course. For more information, visit a href="http://www.seafoodfest.org" target="_blank"seafoodfest.org/a./p
pem7/12–7/13, Free entry. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9p.m.; Sunday, 11a.m.-7p.m. Downtown Ballard/em/p
pstrongMagnolia Summerfest Art Show/strong/p
pA spectacular art show, Magnolia’s own Seafair Parade celebration (complete with a kids’ parade), a sidewalk sale with tons of local vendors, more than 20 live bands and an outdoor movie. Additional info is posted at a href="http://www.magnoliasummerfest.org" target="_blank"magnoliasummerfest.org/a./p
pem8/1–8/2, Free entry. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Magnolia Playfield, 2518 34th Ave W./em/p
pstrong2014 Washington Brewers’ Festival/strong/p
pAll hail the mighty beer! This year’s Washington Brewers’ Festival will feature more than 300 different beers from 88 breweries – all based in Washington. This all-ages beer festival on Father’s Day weekend offers great food, live music and a kids playground (so dads can catch a little break). For the full rundown, visit a href="http://washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest/" target="_blank"washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest/a./p
pem6/13–6/15, Friday, 4 p.m.-9:30p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Marymoor Park, 6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond WA/em/p
pstrongBremerton Blackberry Festival/strong/p
pHop on the ferry for this year’s Bremerton Blackberry Festival. Aside from blackberries and every blackberry-inspired dish you can imagine, you’ll find such diverse entertainment as foot races/fun runs, car shows, airplane fly-overs and tons of live music. This lively event takes over a sizeable chunk of Bremerton’s waterfront for three days. Check it out for yourself at a href="http://www.blackberryfestival.org" target="_blank"blackberryfestival.org/a./p
pem8/30–9/1, Saturday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 2nd Street Washington, Bremerton, WA/em/p
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Band of the Week: Dude York

Band of the Week: Dude York

This week, guitarist Peter Richards of indie rock trio Dude York takes a crack at our questions. His Hardly Art-signed group will release its new John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill) and Cody Votolato (The Blood Brothers)-produced album, 'Sincere
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With so much happening in Seattle's bustling music scene these days, how do you even know where to start? Allow the highly trained culture curators of Seattlemag.com to help with Band of the Week. This week, guitarist Peter Richards of indie rock trio Dude York takes a crack at our questions. His Hardly Art-signed group will release its new John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill) and Cody Votolato (The Blood Brothers)-produced album, Sincerely, this Friday. Dude York plays two release shows this week: this Thursday at Chop Suey and this Friday with a free in-store performance at Sonic Boom in Ballard

In three sentences, tell us the story of your band: Andrew [Hall, drums] and I [Peter Richards; guitar, vocals] knew each other in school and started playing music together our senior year. Claire [England; bass, vocals] played in one of my favorite bands (Brite Futures/Natalie Portman's Shaved Head) and they had just finished working together before we asked her to join us. She started playing and our sound immediately catalyzed, and together we have developed that a long ways from where we started.

Tell us about the new project! Sincerely has been a long time in the making, almost four years, and the care we put into the recordings is recognizable I think. It marks our first record wherein we started writing together as a band. That's our strongest asset in my opinion, our unity and our chemistry as a band. Without that dynamic I don't know where we'd be, but we've got it so there's no telling where we'll go.

What does being a musician in Seattle mean to you? Seattle is where Claire and I grew up so it's very cathartic to be included in the region's rich pantheon of musicians and artists. Seattle has traditionally been a unique music city, in that you have many chances to fail before you've burned all your bridges. In that respect, I think that the individuals making music and art here have the space to really explore themselves and enrich their voices.

What BIG question should we ask, and what's the answer? Any question in caps lock will probably seen the biggest, and I suppose the answer would have to be in caps lock too. For musicians and artists the future is always the biggest question and in these grim times, the stakes couldn't be higher. That being said, they say that the brightest light casts the darkest shadow, so I have faith in the people to stand up to each other.

What’s next? Hopefully some fun and successful tours next year and then a chance to record some of the many songs we've been working on for another album for Hardly Art! I can't wait to get started! I love the work we've done on Sincerely, I think it's our best work yet, but I always look forward to the next project even before the current one is finished. We've written some material that I'm really proud of and very excited for everyone to hear it, so stay tuned!