Image: Ryan Russell
Atlanta trio the Coathangers head into town for Pizza Fest 2014, a celebration of pizza, punk music, and punks eating pizza.

Mon, Aug 11
Mignight Murakami Book Release Party
Acclaimed author Haruki Murakami releases his newest novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage this Tuesday. To celebrate Elliott Bay Book Company extends its regular hours for a colorless-themed party leading up to the book's official release at midnight, featuring a black-and-white costume contest, Murakami trivia, drink specials, and a chance to nab a signed copy. Elliott Bay Book Company, free

Tues, Aug 12
North City Jazz Walk
Close your eyes while trotting up and down 15th Ave in Shoreline during North City Jazz Walk, and you might mistake the audio smorgasbord for New Orleans. Cajun cooking not included. 15th Ave NE, free

Wed, Aug 13
Kris Orlowski
Need a midday boost? If you work downtown, you're already in the 'hood! Check out Seattle singer-songwriter Kris Orlowski playing tunes from his new album Believer at Two Union Square for the Out to Lunch Concert Series. Two Union Square, free

Aug 14–16
Pizza Fest
After a year’s hiatus, Pizza Fest returns with more pizza, punk, and punks eating pizza. Split between 2 Bit Saloon on Thursday and the Highline on Friday and Saturday, local favorites like Tacocat and Pony Time celebrate their favorite greasy snack, as well as some touring bands, including Atlanta's the Coathangers and Portland's White Fang. 2 Bit Saloon and the Highline, $7–$10

Aug 15–17
Hempfest
Last year Seattle Police Department officers handed out bags of Doritos adorned with new marijuana law specifics to Hempfest attendees. Maybe they'll bust out Cool Ranch flavor for this year's edition? Myrtle Edwards Park, free

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