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What’s Good This Weekend | September 2–4

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What’s Good This Weekend | September 2–4

Bumbershoot, football and Geekaraoke — oh, my!

September 1, 2016

Obviously, Bumbershoot is the highlight event of the weekend. But if tickets are just a little too pricey for your wallet, there’s still plenty of fun to be had! The Huskies kick off their season this Saturday, and Sunday is shaping up to be a Funday! 


Friday, Sept. 2–Sunday, Sept. 4

Bumbershoot 2016

Bumbershoot 2016 is in full swing this weekend! This year's lineup features local acts such as DoNormaal, Naked Giants and Snuff Redux, to name a few. Bigger acts include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tyler the Creator, Death Cab for Cutie and Billy Idol. There will also be no shortage of awesome visual art, comedy shows, films and EDM. Don't forget to pop over to the Sub Pop Records pop-up stand as well! (See more)

Time: Refer to schedule
Location: Seattle Center
Cost: (Buy passes) $129 for day pass, $250 for 3-day pass, $450 for gold pass, $775 for emerald pass


Friday, Sept. 2

Back to the Improv Free Show 

Come out and laugh with UW's own improv team, The Collective Improv Troupe. Free back-to-school entertainment? Yes, please! (See more)

Time: 9:00 p.m –10:00 p.m.
Location: Ethnic Cultural Theater
Cost: FREE!


Saturday, Sept. 3

UW vs. Rutgers University

Our beloved Huskies are at it again! Wear your purple and gold and join fans this Saturday morning as the Huskies kick off the new season. If you can't make it to the game in person, PAC12 will be airing the game live. #GoHuskies! (See more)

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Husky Stadium
Cost: Tickets start at $37 

Saturday, Sept. 3

WSU vs. Eastern Washington

Don't worry, we didn't forget about you Cougs fans out there. Watch them as they (hopefully) dominate the Eagles this Saturday night! This game will also be aired on PAC12. #GoHuskies! (Sorry, Cougs). (See more)

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Martin Stadium
Cost: Tickets start at $56


Sunday, Sept. 4

Board Game Sunday

Ditch the video games this Sunday and battle it out the old-fashioned way, at the Dreaming Comics and Games. Help yourself to a large selection of board games to play in-store with your friends. Plus, receive 10 percent off of all board game purchases! (See more)

Time: Noon
Location: The Dreaming Comics and Games (University District) 
Cost: FREE!

Sunday, Sept. 4

Geekaraoke at Hula Hula

Pull out your Frodo cloak and your lightsaber and head over to Hula Hula for some karaoke! Best costume wins a $200 cash prize!  (See more

“Calling all techies, trekkies, gamers, coders, Jedi masters and super heroes. Hula Hula will be bringing our karaoke host in early for GEEKARAOKE. Sing and drink until you reboot. We’ll have a fun list of Geek Cocktail specials! Cosplay not required, but definitely encouraged.” — Hula Hula 

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hula Hula
Cost: Free entry. Come and drink! 


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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