“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.” - William Blake
Cal Anderson Park 10th Annual Independence Day Picnic
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Presented by the Stranger and the Cal Anderson Park Alliance. Includes live performances sponsored by Capitol Hill Block Party including Lushy! The Not Its! Hugo House! Fuschia Foxxx! Strawberry Workshop Theatre! Also plenty of random goodness as expected from Seattle’s Snark Kings, including bouncy things and pie eating.
Water Balloon Fight at Cal Anderson
Saturday, 1:10 p.m.
This is a water balloon fight sponsored by Popcycle. It will obviously be fun, but if you want to have a really good time, throw the water balloons at people not involved in the water balloon fight.
First Annual Cherry Pie Bake-Off
High 5 Pie
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Do you like cherry pie? Would like, say, a dozen different varieties in one, ill-advised, tooth-destroying day? High 5 Pie on Madison is hosting its First Annual Cherry Pie Bake-Off on Sunday afternoon. Local baking professionals and amateurs alike will be competing for prizes and prestige with their own twists on an American classic. Look for our coverage of the event this week.
Torches at The Comet Tavern
Performances by Slowwave, Torches and Summer Aviation
African Music Nites at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine and Lounge
1212 E. Jefferson Street
Sunday, 8 p.m.
$5 donation requested at the door
Warm weather begs for cold drinks and hot dancing, but not that Euro house music kind. Summer deserves deep-pocket rhythm that grooves. So find yourself a dance partner who doesn’t want to cuddle on the dance floor and check out Waid’s Sunday.