The weekend, which by our schedule starts today, is full of must-do events: Cider Summit at the South Lake Union Discovery Lawn, Night Market in the C-ID, the Ninth Annual Aloha Fest in Seattle Center, and more!

By Rosin Saez
September 8, 2016

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ART

Thu, Sept 8
Capitol Hill Art Walk
Bemoan the turning of the seasons all you want; the sky is cloudier, the day shorter, the Seattleite finally at ease in a 60-degree climate. All that to say: take a walk. Outdoors. In the name of art, people. The events are many and cover an impressive geographical spread…see the full lineup of events, galleries, and more at the Capitol Hill Art Walk website. Various venues, Free, 5–8pm.

FOOD & DRINK

Fri & Sat, Sept 9 & 10
Cider Summit Seattle
Washington Cider Week kicks off this week, and this weekend you can see yourself to a full-on cider festival in South Lake Union. Cider Summit NW will have over 150 ciders, both regional and international, plus plenty of bites from the likes of Whole Foods and Capitol Cider, and KEXP-provided tunes. South Lake Union Discovery Center, $35

Sat, Sept 10
Autumn Moon Festival and Night Market
In the International District, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, and Chinese cultures converge to celebrate autumn’s harvest moon. Per tradition, share sweet and savory mooncake with friends and family. And like night markets in Southeast Asia, this one will have street food vendors aplenty, live music and break dancing, plus an openair Asian market with handmade goods and freshly cut flowers. The event goes from 4 until midnight. Chinatown-International District, Various venues, Free, 4-12am

Sat, Sept 10
Food Justice, Food Education, and Food Literacy: A Food Literacy Month Celebration
Festivities kick off at the Central Library with a panel discussion in the auditorium, introduced by special guest Chef Eduardo Jordan from Salare Restaurant, who was recently one of Food and Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs. The panel will be moderated by Philip Lee from Readers to Eaters, and will include a lively discussion with Mei Yook Woo of the FoodWays Project and the Danny Woo Garden, FareStart’s Michael Friedman, chef and instructor Tarik Abdullah, and many more diverse voices. The event continues with local food organizations leading table discussions on food justice, food education, and food literacy. Each table will feature specially prepared local food by Chef Ariel Bangs. Downtown, The Seattle Public Library, Free, 11-2pm

DANCE

Sat, Sept 10
Brazilian Independence Day Festa
The septet folk group En Canto is hosting this music and food–filled party-slash-jam-session at the Central District’s Jaam Rek studios. Celebrating both the release of their first full-length album as well as Brazilian Independence Day, join in on this all-ages events which will have games, traditional food like feijoada, sweets, caipirinha cocktails, beer, soda, and more. Central District, Jaam Rek, $10, 7pm

FESTIVALS

Sun, Sept 11
Ninth Annual Live Aloha Festival
This Sunday head to the Seattle Center for some ono grindz and plenty of aloha—an event for the whole ohana. You can bet there will be plenty of Hawaiian food (that aforementioned grindz), plus hula performances, lei making workshops, artisan market, a keiki, or children’s, corner, live music, and more. Kama’aina and those not from Hawaii alike will love this event full of Hawaiian culture. Seattle Center, Free, 11–7:30

KIDS & FAMILY FRIENDLY

Sun, Sept 11
Mount Baker Day in the Park
Down in South Seattle’s Mount Baker Park, check out their 45th Annual Day in the Park Festival. This one-day and free event, hosted by Mount Baker Community Club, is a party for all—and it’s nostalgia-packed: sack races, egg toss, a magician, and more throwback fun. Mount Baker Park, Free, 10-3pm

NERDY POP CULTURE

Thu, Sept 8
Star Trek 50th Anniversary at Central Cinema
It’s true, 50 years have gone by since the first intergalactic episode of Star Trek, “The Man Trap”, aired in 1966. To celebrate this nerdy piece of pop culture history watch Star Trek’s first big screen feature, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, at Central Cinema. Live long and prosper. Central Cinema, Central District, $12, 8pm

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