Fitz and the Tantrums
A neosoul act by way of Los Angeles hipster haven Silver Lake, Fitz and the Tantrums plays the kind of high-energy, horn-heavy concerts that get us dancing any night of the week. The band’s sophomore album, More Than Just a Dream, is more pop than Motown—the product of a bigger budget and a new label—but the live show never falters. Showbox SoDo, $27–$30.
Concerts at the Mural: Cloud Cult, Deep Sea Diver, and Chastity Belt
Variety has always been KEXP’s greatest strength, and the radio-station-sponsored Concerts at the Mural offer an eclectic mix of free local music. This week features a rock lineup of Cloud Cult, Deep Sea Diver, and Chastity Belt. Seattle Center, free.
The Love Markets
Seattle’s favorite Weimar-inspired, black-lace-and-beret-wearing cabaret act celebrates the release of its debut album, World of Your Dreams, which it describes as “songs of love and revolution.” (See also: decadence, Wiener schnitzel.) Original band member Nick Garrison is taking a break from performing, but front fräulein Angie Louise and the rest of the gang will perform at the CD release show. ACT Theatre, $20.
EAT & DRINK
Seattle Street Food Festival
From the same folks that brought you the Mobile Food Rodeo, the Seattle Street Food Festival is coming to Cal Anderson Park. And it's bringing tons of food cart, truck, and stand favorites, like Hallava Falafel, Ezell’s, and BeanFish taiyaki. Don’t miss the popup picnic slash culinary competition featuring chefs like Mike Easton of Il Corvo and Jason Stoneburner of Bastille. Cal Anderson Park, free.
The Moondoggies' Skate Rink Listening Party
Clearly the Moondoggies didn't want a bunch of people just sitting around at the listening party for the band's new record, Adios I'm A Ghost. Lace up the skates and do a few laps around the Everett Skate Deck while the band acts as DJ and spins its new batch of folk rock jams. Everret Skate Deck, $5.
South Lake Union Block Party
Burgers on the grill? Check. Beer? Check. An outdoor screening of Dirty Dancing at dusk? Check. South Lake Union Block Party isn’t just for Amazon; it’s for everyone. South Lake Union Discovery Center, free.
Three Dollar Bill Cinema's I Need a Hero!: Batman: The Movie
Quirk and kitsch are staples of Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s programming, and its 2013 summer outdoor movie series—“I Need a Hero!”—continues that fun-loving tradition. Revel in the camp Adam West’s finest BLAM! POW! moments in Batman: The Movie. Cal Anderson Park, free.
Fremont Outdoor Movies: The Avengers
Fremont Outdoor Movies comedy-heavy slate gets a heroic repreive from the unbeatable team Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hulk. 3501 Phinney Ave N, $5–$12.
Every few weeks, Sierra Stinson slides her furniture to the side and invites 50 or so strangers into her Capitol Hill apartment for a one-night gallery opening—more performance than exhibit—she calls Vignettes. For her latest event, Stinson shows new work by Seattle photographer Adam Smith, whose carefully composed images have also appeared in Seattle Met. El Capitan Apartments.
Thru Aug 11
Wooden O: Henry V and The Tempest
Seattle doesn’t skimp on Shakespeare in the park once the sun finally comes out, and the finest of these outdoor productions comes via Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O program. Catch the final performances of Henry V and The Tempest on Mercer Island and in Kirkland. Mercer Island and Kirkland's Marina Park, free.
Seattle Sounders at Toronto FC
The Seattle Sounders shocked the soccer world last week by acquiring United States Men's National Team captain Clint Dempsey from English club Tottenham Hotspur. The star midfielder signed a three-year deal to play for the Sounders, so Seattle footie fans will have plenty of chances to see the brilliance he displays on the pitch. He's expected to see his first action on the road versus Toronto FC. KONG.
The final eight episodes of one of the greatest television shows of all time kick of this Sunday. Will Walter White survive or will his demons catch up with him? AMC.