The Bite of Seattle returns this year, showcasing over 50 restaurants and a screening of Back to the Future.

Mon, July 14
Threezus is a west coast standup comedy tour showcasing those invisible masterminds behind television's comedy big shots: the writers. T.K. Kelly, Ricky Carmona, and Nick Malis were writers and occasional performers for Comedy Central's Roasts and Tosh.0, but they also make a living performing in clubs across the country. Swing by Chop Suey for a glimpse into the brains behind the screen. Chop Suey, $10-$12

Wed, July 16
Bruce Holbert: The Hour of Lead
Bruce Holbert's writings should be required reading for anyone living in the Pacific Northwest. His debut novel Lonesome Animals was praised by the Seattle Times and Slate for its portrayal of life in our corner of the country. He comes to Elliott Bay Book Company to present and read from his newest book, The Hour of Lead, which follows his characters as they navigate rural Washington and its unique terrain. Elliott Bay Book Company, free 

Thur, July 17
Klondike Street Party
Prepare to party like it's 1897! Take a trip back in time to the golden years of the Klondike Gold Rush when a sense of adventure drove thousands of people to the Northwest in search of riches. This Thursday, 2nd Avenue becomes a modern boom town to celebrate the transformative era in our history, complete with costumed characters, gold panning, a turn-of-the-century-fashion show, and more. 2nd Avenue, free

July 18–20
Bite of Seattle 
The annual Bite of Seattle is back, turning the Seattle Center into a massive food frenzy. Representing over 50 local restaurants and more than 30 food product vendors, the feast has a little bit of everything, and you can sample it all in small, cheap bites (or full meals, if you have the stomach). This year's festival adds a free movie night to the mix, so you can grab some artisan popcorn and chow down to '80s classic Back to the Future. Seattle Center, free

Sat, July 19
Verse Chapter Verse: Bryan Lee O'Malley and Tacocat
You may know Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley for his New York Times bestselling Scott Pilgrim series. This weekend, he swings by Town Hall to talk about his newest work Seconds: A Graphic Novel, which follows a chef named Katie as she juggles her restaurant business with her personal life. As part of the Verse Chapter Verse series, the event will feature a Q&A with O'Malley between brief sets by rising local pop punk foursome Tacocat. Town Hall, $5