Image: Russ Daniels
Local performance artist Queen Shmooquan brings her brand of weirdness to celebrate the Tashiro Kaplan Artists Lofts' 10th Anniversary.

Tues, July 29
The Lego Movie
It's such a treat to have so many outdoor movie series playing films in parks around town this summer—especially with the all-ages appeal of The Lego Movie, the best rated film of the year according to Rotten Tomatoes. The brick flick plays at Downtown Bellevue Park as a part of the Bellevue Outdoor Movies series. Downtown Bellevue Park, free

July 30–Aug 3
Seafair Fleet Week
Each year since 1950, ships sail into the Port of Seattle to close out one of the city's biggest summer festival, featuring a parade of military boats and aircraft and an opportunity to tour these vessels. After a year away due to military budget cuts, the Blue Angels return to highlight Seafair Weekend with more soaring, sonic boom-creating aerial acrobatics. Various locations, free

Aug 1–3
Umoja Family Fest
Umoja means "unity" in Swahili, and Umoja Festival's African American heritage celebration at Judkins Park lives up to its name with music, dance, markets, and more. Judkins Park, free

Sat, Aug 2
Tashiro Kaplan Art of the City Street Fair
For the last decade, the Tashiro Kaplan Artists Lofts have formed a true artist colony by creating affordable housing and creative spaces for artists and their families. This Saturday, tenants join with artists from around the city to celebrate the lofts' 10th Anniversary with an indoor-outdoor festival featuring open galleries, residential loft tours, and performances in pretty much every medium you can imagine. Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, free

Sat, Aug 2
Saab Lofton: The Most Unique Labor Struggle of All Time
Author, activist, and radio personality Saab Lofton fights corporate censorship in a way that may seem strange to those of us in the nine-to-five world: He remains jobless as a form of protest. The Evergreen State College grad comes to Black Coffee Coop to air his dirty laundry, taking the stage to alternate between political lecture and the slam poetry that made him infamous in Las Vegas, where he wrote a column for the Las Vegas CityLife and hosted Saab Lofton Power Hour on KLAV 1230 AM. The event also features an open mike, live music, and a means to support Lofton's unique labor struggle by purchasing his short stories and comics. Black Coffee Coop, free

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