AUGUST 3
The Nowhere Men have been playing Beatles covers for 20 years—10 more than the actual Beatles. The consummate pros play U Village’s Sounds of Summer
AUGUST 4
When you hear retro-power pop crew Curtains for You outside City Hall, you’ll think it’s 1964 and James d’Orma Braman is still mayor of Seattle
AUGUST 5
Things get funky (in a good way) when soul band Wheedle’s Groove plays a free Out to Lunch set at Westlake Park; at night, Ghostbusters screens in Edmonds
AUGUST 6
Concerts at the Mural, the annual Friday-night summer series at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre, extends opening weekend with the KEXP BBQ on Saturday
AUGUST 7
You’ll hear them before you see them: U.S. Navy stunt fliers the Blue Angels buzz our city for the third straight day during Seafair
AUGUST 10
Gypsy jazz act Pearl Django and vocalist Greta Matassa liven up the Two Union Square business center with a free Out to Lunch concert.
AUGUST 11
While you’re on the Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk, keep an eye out for the ongoing street art project at the site of Capitol Hill’s new Sound Transit station
AUGUST 12
Tonight’s the night for SLUBP (our fun new acronym for the South Lake Union Block Party) and SAM’s late-night art party Remix at Olympic Sculpture Park
AUGUST 13
Swoon to singer–songwriter Amos Lee at Chateau Ste. Michelle, or enter a dream within a dream within a dream when Inception screens at Mural Amphitheatre
AUGUST 14
’Tis a cultural event when the Boston Red Sox visit Safeco to play the Mariners. We learn how to swear in a different language
AUGUST 16
Beware nostalgic Ralph Macchio fans practicing their crane kicks when The Karate Kid (the Jaden Smith version) screens during Bellevue’s Summer Outdoor Movies
AUGUST 18
Bike the Burke-Gilman Trail to Redhook Brewery, where you can rehydrate with an IPA and enjoy Moonlight Cinema on the Lawn
AUGUST 19
Footloose isn’t so bad it’s good. It’s just good. There, we said it. Three Dollar Bill Cinema holds an outdoor screening at Cal Anderson Park
AUGUST 20
It’s an all-Woody weekend: Toy Story 3 plays at West Seattle’s Outdoor Cinema (and the night before at Everett’s Cinema Under the Stars)
AUGUST 21
Expect 100,000 people to attend "protestival" Hempfestand for Belltown and Myrtle Edwards Park to smell like the ’60s for three days.
AUGUST 22
PGA pros like Fred Couples and Nick Price hit the links at Snoqualmie to raise millions for local causes during the Boeing Classic (through August 28)
AUGUST 24
Ask the classically trained, hard-rocking cellists of Portland Cello Project to play their cover of Kanye West’s "All of the Lights" at Two Union Square during this Out to Lunch set.
AUGUST 25
One’s exposure to Santana shouldn’t be limited to Guitar Hero. Take the kids to see the real-life guitar hero at White River Amphitheatre.
AUGUST 26
An Out to Lunch glass of wine at Lecosho and live reggae by Clinton Fearon and Boogie Brown Band at Harbor Steps? Yes, please.
AUGUST 27
The "Dude" fest starts when Fremont Outdoor Movie screens The Big Lebowski on Friday; then the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges (and his band!), plays Chateau Ste. Michelle
AUGUST 29
Take a vacation! Summer’s almost over
SEPTEMBER 2
Dave Matthews Band and its "caravan" of friends—including Dispatch, The Roots, and Gogol Bordello—give Bumbershoot a run for its money with a three-day stand at the Gorge
SEPTEMBER 3
It wouldn’t be Labor Day weekend without Bumbershoot. Rapper Wiz Khalifa, Broken Social Scene, and Ray LaMontagne are set to play the new main stage in KeyArena