It’s Thursday, the sun is out, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend - other than hang out in the yard.
Sammamish Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-with-work-get-me-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities in the Sammamish area to hit.
- Where/When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Matthews Estatein Woodinville.
- Why Go:This special summer event at the Matthews Estate will feature live music by MOJO, a local 17-piece modern jazz band. Pack a blanket, chairs, and a picnic and grab a spot on the lawn or forget the picnic and enjoy the food services of G&G Dogs, a gourmet vendor who sells locally-produced gourmet hot dogs and sausages.
- Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. You can apply $5 of your ticket fee toward a glass or bottle of wine.
- Where/When: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at ; also Aug. 5-7.
- Why Go: Support local theater by seeing 's big summer production of the beloved classic on KPC's stage, the company's 14th summer teen musical featuring lots of local kids.
- Cost: All seats $15.
- Where/When: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday at in Redmond.
- Why Go: If you're in the mood for some live music this Saturday night, You won't have to travel too far to hear it. Otto Pilot will be playing a free show at the Celtic Bayou in Redmond. The band is kind of an unknown, but Celtic Bayou usually books bands with a Folk-Blue Grass, Celtic or Zydeco sound.
- Cost: No cover.
- Where/When: 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the .
- Why Go: This weekend, downtown Bellevue will be transformed into a massive hub of performance art, live music, artist demonstrations and delicious food. Over 300 juried artists will be on site selling unique, handmade works of art. Everything from jewelry and wearables to paintings and ceramics. And on top of all that, BAM will be offering free admission to all of the museum's galleries and a rich variety of free community programs, including the popular Kidsfair. Also, Sammamish artist Suzanne Tidwell will have a yarn installation for people to see.
- Cost: Admission is free.
- Where/When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at in Kirkland.
- Why Go: The Kirkland Classic Car Show comes to downtown Kirkland again this Sunday. Spectators can expect over 500 hot rods and classic cars to ogle over all day long. In addition to the sweet rides, you'll enjoy games, raffles, street vendors, and even live music. Stick around after the show for the trophy presentations starting at 3 p.m. Over 20 different classes will receive awards, plus five top awards, including Best Of Show.
- Cost: Admission is free. Registration for car owners is $20.
- Where/When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Museum of Flight.
- Why Go: Visit the Museum of Flight this Sunday as they celebrate the U.S. Navy's Centennial of Flight. The Museum will host an exciting World War II Navy fighter aircraft flight demonstration followed by two naval aviation lectures from author and historian Ted Young, and Retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. James Kelly. After the lectures, be sure to catch the two navy Bearcat and Tigercat warbirds make their dramatic departures.
- Cost: Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. The lectures are free with admission to the Museum.
- Where/When: 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday in downtown Seattle.
- Why go: We know it's in downtown Seattle, along Fourth Avenue - and we at Sammamish Patch try to stay as close to home as possible. But it is one of the biggest parades around - and one of the biggest summer events around, too. Come see bands, drill teams, horses, the Seattle Police Department's motorcycle drill unit, community groups, the Seafair Pirates and famous people in this annual summer parade.
- Cost: Free, along many city streets