On the List | Independence Day Picnic + fireworks, Ada’s Night Out, Tanabata Festival

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(Image: Plum via Facebook)

(Image: Plum via Facebook)

What are you doing for the 4th? How about joining the High 5 Pie-eating contest, or listening free music, or having a free hot dog and root beer float? Head to Cal Anderson Park on Friday 12pm – 5pm for the 12th Annual Independence Day Picnic This fun community event includes kid activities, a pet-human lookalike contest, and more. See our write up for more details. The 4th also brings Plum Cafe’s annual vegan 4th of July BBQ, 2 to 5 PM at 324 15th Ave E.

Later on Friday, catch the fireworks show over Lake Union from one of many prime viewing spots on the west side of Capitol Hill. Here are our suggestions for best spots for viewing. We did the research so you don’t have to. You’re welcome! Add your best picture to our CHS Flickr group.

adas night outBoth Worlds Two, a new animation film by Stefan Gruber premieres at Ada’s Technical Books on Thursday in the first edition of the store’s new evening series Ada’s Night Out. Included in the $12 admission ticket are “a spread of hors d’oeuvres made from fresh, seasonal produce purchased from local growers, as well as exclusive access to all the features of Ada’s, including our books, coffee, beer and wine. At 9pm we start the screening of Both Worlds Two, followed by Stefan talking about his work and answering questions.

Tanabata_smSunday, the Seattle Japanese Garden in the Arboretum  welcomes you to the Tanabata Festival:

“Tanabata at the Garden is a beautiful day filled with origami-making, and wish writing. As in Japan, Tanabata at the Seattle Japanese Garden is a celebration of the legend of two separated lovers, represented by two stars which only meet once a year in July. Bring your friends and family and hang your origami on the bamboo by our gates, we’d love to see you here in your kimono!”

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May 30 @ 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM The Growl Store
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May 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
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Jun 1 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM The SweatBox Yoga
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Jun 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Riveter
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