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What’s Good This Weekend | Aug. 11–13

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What’s Good This Weekend | Aug. 11–13

August 3, 2016
Sometimes you gotta divert from your go-to weekend routine of brunch and Netflix. This weekend offers numerous opportunities to change things up a bit. Here are some unique events happening in Seattle this week that you'll want to take advantage of!


Thursday, Aug. 11

STG Presents Rave of Thrones Featuring Kristian Nairn


Um, did you know that Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game of Thrones) is also a super-famous DJ? Well yall's can rave it up with Hodor at the Neptune this Thursday! Did I mention that this event is ALL AGES? (See more)

Time: Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Show starts at 9:00 p.m.

Location: The Neptune Theater

Cost: $23.50 (not including fees)

Thursday, Aug. 11

Let's be BFFs! Blanket Fort Films' Inaugural Fundraising Event


Come out and support this awesome new program from local filmmakers Brody Willis and Arlo Ballard. Enjoy a screening of Blanket Fort Films' new reel and a locally produced LGBTQ short film. (See more)

"Blanket Fort Films is a nonprofit film production company that empowers filmmakers from underrepresented communities (LGBTQ, POC, and Female-Identified) through cost-free access to education and cinema gear; and this is our very first fundraiser." — Blanket Fort Films

Time: 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Location: Cafe Argento (Capitol Hill)

Cost: $8

Friday, Aug. 12

Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema — The Fierce Awakens! — Spaceballs


Tuck in for this outdoor screening of the beloved classic Spaceballs! Concessions open at 7:00 p.m. Arrive early to scope out your spot. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chair. May the Schwartz be with you! (See more)

Time: 7:00 p.m., screening starts around 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cal Anderson Park (Capitol Hill)

Cost: FREE

Friday, Aug. 12

Meet Seattle Sounders Defender Zach Scott


Join Columbia Crest on Friday, August 12 to meet Seattle Sounders defender Zach Scott! Zach will be available to sign autographs and take photographs with fans. (See more)

Time: 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Location: Ballard Fred Meyer

Cost: FREE

Saturday. Aug. 13

Pyramid’s Beer-Infused Cupcake Competition


Join Pyramid Breweries for its Beer-Infused Cupcake Competition Fundraiser event for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Seattle)! Judge between cupcakes from Cupcake Royale, Brown Sugar Baking Company and Bakerilly. Also enjoy live music, a beer garden, games and giveaways. There will also be non-boozy cupcakes for the underaged folks. (See more)

Time: Noon–4:00 p.m. 

Location: Pyramid Alehouse, Seattle

Cost: Free entry. $10 for three cupcake samples; $15 for three cupcake samples plus beer.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle at Card Kingdom


The forces of evil are threatening to overrun Hogwarts Castle! Come meet the inventors of the game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle! Forrest-Pruzan Creative will be demoing the game. And while you're busy defending Hogwarts, satisfy your appetite with some yummy selections from Cafe Mox. (See more)

Location: Card Kingdom (Ballard)

Time: Noon–5:00 p.m. 

Cost: FREE

Sunday, Aug. 14

Open Screening: Presented by Seattle Film Institute and Greg Gould


Enjoy or share digital art.

Open Screening, hosted by Greg Gould, is an open-mic night for filmmakers and digital media artists. This is an open forum at Seattle Film Institute in the theater with HD projector and a large screen where novice and professionals alike come to share and discuss their work.  (See more)

Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Location: Seattle Film Institute

Cost: $3 donation requested

Sunday, Aug. 14

DJ Troy Nelson Live at Shadowland


Live DJ experience from KEXP’s Troy Nelson every Sunday night at popular West Seattle bar Shadowland. Great late-night happy hour from 10:00 p.m.–midnight. Don’t forget to tip your bartender. (See more)

Time: 9:00 p.m. It varies, so get there early!

Location: Shadowland bar and restaurant (West Seattle)

Cost: Only gotta pay for yo drinks 

Find more local event on our events calendar


Jen Germain

Jen Germain is a producer with Spark Public. Jen is a graduate of the Film and Video Program at (the former) Seattle Central Community College, as well as a graduate of the Communications Program at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, CO. She completed an internship with Filmateria Studios and worked as a videographer with Pixel Dust Weddings before commencing working as a freelance production crew member and producer.

Fun fact: Her favorite TV show is Gilmore Girls, and she binge-watches the entire series at least twice a year.

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