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Toy Story soars outside at MOHAI this weekend.

Thru June 4
Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects
Bellingham’s Chris E. Vargas’s Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art is an “imaginary” museum. It’s an idea of a museum that’s always under construction, always in a state of transition without a brick-and-mortar space to “legitimize” it in the traditional sense. Inspired by the Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects, the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art presents Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects at Henry Art Gallery. The exhibit brings together works from contemporary artists and archival artifacts from the trans community to look at how culture remembers transgender people and to examine how institutions like museums essentially serve as history-making entities. Henry Art Gallery, $10

Thur, Aug 18
Kill Rock Stars' 25th Anniversary Show
As an early home for vital acts like Bikini Kill, Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, the Decememberists, and Bratmobile, the Northwest legacy of Portland/Olympia record label Kill Rock Stars cannot be questioned. The influential imprint celebrates its 25th anniversary with a show at Chop Suey featuring two current Seattle KRS bands—Kinski (no nonsense rock) and Wimps (plenty of nonsense punk)—plus Portland's Lithics (angular minimalist punk). Chop Suey, $10

Fri, Aug 19
Rock Against the TPP
There's a common claim that today's musicians can't hold a candle to previous generations in terms of making political statements through music. This is partially true, and partially baby boomers further egotistically championing themselves as the greatest generation. Rock Against the TPP looks to at least somewhat change that narrative. The touring protestival brings together rapper Talib Kweli, comedian Hari Kondabolu, punks Anti-Flag and Downtown Boys, actress Evangeline Lilly, and many more artists to perform and rally support against the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. Even if you're ambivalent about the TPP, it's hard to argue with seeing that lineup for free, though it'll surely mean taking in some heavy proselytizing. (Pro tip: Don't mention that Donald Trump also is against the TPP. It'll kill the mood.) Showbox SoDo, Free

Sat, Aug 20
MOHAI Movie Night: Toy Story
It’s now seems almost impossible to remember a time where computer animated films didn’t dominate the cinematic scene with family friendly fare. But in 1995, Pixar’s first feature film Toy Story was unlike anything we’d seen before. It’s one of the most revolutionary films in movie history. Toy Story also happens to be an flat out amazing movie (and became a rare franchise that spawned sequels that didn’t disappoint), as the secret life of toys when we’re not watching comes to life via Woody and Buzz Lightyear’s adventure. MOHAI finds the perfect pairing for its current Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s exhibit when it screens the modern classic under the open sky. Museum of History and Industry, Free

Sat & Sun, Aug 20 & 21
Arts in Nature Festival
While the summer is always awash with arts festivals, none offer an experience quite as unique as West Seattle’s Arts in Nature Festival. Spread across Camp Long’s 68 acres, the fest focuses an an earthy sense of community by offering up interactive sound installations in the historic cabins, outdoor performances (dance, music, poetry, storytelling, etc.), art installations strewn across the grounds, writing workshops, open mics, and more. And all this comes without the clutter of corporate sponsors and vendors. It’s a chance for a natural artistic escape without even leaving the city. Camp Long, $10; weekend pass $16

Sat & Sun, Aug 20 & 21
Seattle Street Food Festival
How do we love the Seattle Street Food Festival? Let us count the ways: 20 spots offering American food, 7 featuring Mexican/Latin cuisine, 15 vendors serving bakery goods and deserts, 11 entities cooking up Asian flavors, 8 drink outposts, and a dozen more outside those categories. The Seattle Street Food Festival returns with 73 vendors offering myriad delights for your taste buds. South Lake Union, Free

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