Learn about nighttime wildlife at the Arboretum this Saturday evening. Photo via Shutterstock.

For Saturday

Nighttime at the Arboretum

Join the UW Botanic Gardens' environmental education team as they take you through the Arboretum—in the darkness and quiet of night—to learn about nocturnal wildlife.

UW Botanic Gardens: Park In The Dark!, Sat, August 31, 7:30-9pm, UW Botanic Gardens, 2300 Arboretum Drive E, $8.

For Friday

Stone Soup Theatre Performance

Star Trek fans out there will enjoy this Stone Soup youth performance of "Cyborg Saga: Alien Encounter," a production from the local theatre's youth summer camp. 

Stone Soup's Youth Summerstage Performance, Fri, August 30, 1:30-2pm, Marymoor Park, free.

For Thursday

Strike Against Poverty

Seattle is participating in the first ever national strike of low-wage workers today. Join workers to advocate for a $15/hr minimum wage and the right to organize without retaliation for a more sustainable future. The first wave of strikelines will convene at 7am before dispersing throughout the city; the "dinnertime" wave meets at 4pm.

Strike Poverty, Thurs, August 29, 7am (Westlake Park) and 4pm (Plymouth Pillars Park).

Outdoor Concert

Why not enjoy some live music during your lunch break? La Luz, a retro, female-fronted band from Seattle, will perform their '60s-inspired surf rock at this week's "Seattle Presents" concert at City Hall Plaza.

Seattle Presents: La Luz, Thurs, August 29, noon–1:30pm, City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave, free.

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