Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cart Pops Up at Seattle Center
Portland’s Salt & Straw is one of the country’s most cult-favorite, chef-driven ice cream shops. And this weekend, it's popping up right here inside the epic La Marzocco Cafe at KEXP in the Seattle Center to celebrate an affogato collaboration with the Italian espresso machine manufacturer. Lucky us.
Yuk it Up at the Highlarious Comedy Festival
(8/18 to 8/21, times vary) You don't have to partake of pot in order to enjoy this comedy cavalcade, timed to coincide with Hempfest, but the organizers sure don't oppose it. Now in its second year, this event, which promotes positivity, pot and comedy, brings funny folks from Seattle and around the country to entertain with stand-up, sketch, improv and storytelling.
Must Use the Force
It's Star Wars Night at the Stadium
Saturday (8/20, 6:10 p.m.) These are the tickets you're looking for: Come to the dark side, er, Safeco Field and join the Mariners for Star Wars Night. Attendees will receive a special Star Wars-themed Mariners T-shirt (but you must purchase tickets online and use the promo code "Force") and have the opportunity to stick around after the team takes on the Milwaukee Brewers for a screening of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Head to SLU for the Seattle Street Food Festival
(8/20 to 8/21, times vary) Find all of your favorite food trucks—as well as some you haven't yet discovered—in one place during the city's largest independent food and craft festival, stretching across four city blocks in South Lake Union. This opportunity to experience the Northwest's vibrant culinary scene will also have pop-ups, demonstrations by local chefs, live music and a plethora of booths featuring goods from regional makers, curated by Urban Craft Uprising.
Rare Corpse Lily In Process of Blooming
(Dates and Times vary) For a weekend filled with tamer fun of the horticultural variety, plant yourself at the Volunteer Park Conservatory where a rare corpse lily—this one is named Dougsley—is in the early stages of blooming. The stinky specimens bloom every six or seven years since the blooming process expends a great amount of energy.