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Not to be missed: Seattle comic Emmett Montgomery co-headlines Comedy Underground’s Witty City with Brett Hamil this weekend.

Tue, July 14
Connie Willis
As the most decorated science-fiction writer in the literary world (so say 18 combined Hugo and Nebula Awards), Connie Willis excels at examining society through a satirical lens in both novels and short stories. Catch up by reading The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories before she arrives at UW to promote the book. University Book Store, Free

Thur, July 16
Ernest Cline: Armada
No author revels in nostalgia like Ernest Cline. With an unreal ’80s-reference-per-sentence ratio, his virtual-reality sci-fi epic Ready Player One might be the most pop culture-dense novel ever written. Cline returns with Armada, his new novel about a boy who must save humanity from an alien invasion using his video game skills. University Book Store, Free 

Fri, July 17
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Frontman Alec Ounsworth describes Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's new record Only Run as a documentation of his life in music over the last ten years. Fittingly, the latest Clap Your Hands Say Yeah tour features the band performing tunes from it as well celebrating its own 10th anniversary by playing its self-titled debut album in its entirety. Sometimes things come perfectly full circle. The Crocodile, $20

Fri & Sat, July 17 & 18
Witty City: Emmett Montgomery and Brett Hamil
Two of Seattle's favorite bearded comedians and collaborators take the stage this weekend as co-headliners for Comedy Underground's Witty City series, a summer-long showcase of Seattle's best comedic talent. Comedy Underground, $15

July 17–19
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
For its 106th year running, Vashon Island is putting on a weekend for all ages. The festival boasts parades, live music, a pancake breakfast, kid-friendly games and activities, a Saturday night street dance, and the staple of Seattle summer festivals—a beer garden. Vashon Island, Free

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