The Weekend Guide

cherry pie bake-off!

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Cherry Pie Bake-Off

What: High 5 Pie pits twenty home cooks and professionals against one other for bragging rights in five categories (Best Crust, Most Visually Pleasing).
Why: Once the winners are chosen, it’s pie-eating time.
When: Sun., 1 p.m.
Where: 1400 12th Ave. (206-695-2284).

Justin Townes Earle

What: With an Americana Music Award under his belt, the son of celebrated musician Steve Earle proves he’s got what it takes.
Why: Finger-picked Memphis soul never sounded so cool.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave. (888-929-7849). Tickets ($20-$23) at showboxonline.com.

Intiman Theatre Summer Festival

What: After nearing financial collapse last year, the Tony Award-winning theater returns with a sizzling summer lineup.
Why: Classics (Shakespeare, Ibsen) and newly commissioned pieces from John Patrick Stanley and Dan Savage.
When: Thru Aug. 26.
Where: Intiman Playhouse, 201 Mercer St. (800-982-2787). Tickets ($30) at intiman.org.

Seattle International Beer Festival

What: Drink your way around the world with more than 200 beers from sixteen countries.
Why: Three days of sun (we hope), suds, and serious eats (Skillet, Rancho Bravo, Mt. Townsend Creamery).
When: Fri. & Sat., noon-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. (206-512-0884). Tickets ($25-$30) at seattlebeerfest.com.

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1400 12th Ave
@ E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98122
305 Harrison St
@ 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
201 Mercer St
@ 2nd Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
1426 1st Ave
@ Union St
Seattle, WA 98101