Lanterns illuminate the surface of Green Lake each year in remembrance of the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.

Tues, Aug 5
Edmonds Summer Concerts in the Parks: Linda Severt
From puppetry to circus tricks to music, Burma-born Linda Severt has all the skills to keep kiddies and their adult counterparts enthralled. She shows off her arsenal as part of Edmonds Summer Concerts in the Parks. Hazel Miller Plaza, free

Wed, Aug 6
From Hiroshima to Hope
Green Lake becomes aglow as From Hiroshima to Hope gathers for its yearly lantern floating ceremony in remembrance of those lost during the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and all victims of war and violence. Green Lake Park, free 

Thurs, Aug 7
DJ Windows 98
Before hitting the Gorge this Friday for Arcade Fire's Reflektor tour, the band's frontman and lead vocalist Win Butler stops by Seattle to play a small show under his DJ alias Windows 98. The Arcade Fire single "Get Lucky" never felt more appropriate. Barboza, $15

Fri & Sat, Aug 8–9
Seattle Street Food Festival
The inaugural Seattle Street Food Festival brought over 26,000 patrons to Cal Anderson Park in one day. Now in its second year and spanning two days, the event offers both big name bites and flavorful street vendors. Although inexpensive comfort food highlights the festival, guests can drop a little extra for the popup picnic, where established local chefs pit their signature street food-inspired dishes against each other for a chance to win a sizeable donation to their charity of choice. Cal Anderson Park, free

Sat, Aug 9
Vintage Computer Faire
Assembled by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, the Living Computer Museum recounts the evolution of computers and how people interact with them. The museum offers free admission this Saturday for its Vintage Computer Faire when all the computers will be up-and-running with playable video games from a bygone era. And while you geek out on an Atari BASIC or a TRS-80, you can groove to the nerd funk of D20 Brass Band or accessorize with old computer parts. Living Computer Museum, free