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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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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