Dolce Vita Sample Sale
What: The brand’s largest-ever sale includes more than 1,500 spring and summer items at up to 85 percent off.
Why: Ankle booties, rompers, printed dresses, and more.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Object, 2316 Second Ave. For more information, call 888-829-3167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victorian Day Croquet Tournament
What: Dust off your mallet and bust some balls for VPC’s 100th anniversary celebration.
Why: Prizes for your fluffiest petticoat and most extravagant millinery.
When: Sun., 1-4:30 p.m.
Where: Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1402 E. Galer St. (206-322-4112). Register to play ($45) at brownpapertickets.com. Admission is free.
What: The veteran anti-folk singer/songwriter performs songs from her latest album, What We Saw from the Cheap Seats.
Why: Be wowed by her unexpected piano chops and oddball vocal stylings.
When: Thurs., 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: The Paramount, 911 Pine St. (877-784-4849). Tickets ($25-$45) at stgpresents.org.
Cherries Jubilee Cupcake
What: Trophy’s special-edition flavor celebrates the Olympics closing ceremony in the tastiest way possible.
Why: Almond cake, sour cherry filling, and rum-infused cherry-vanilla bean buttercream. All with a cherry on top, of course.
Where: Trophy Cupcake and Party, 1815 N. 45th St.; 2612 NE Village Ln.; 700 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue; 600 Pine St. (206-632-7020).
South Lake Union Block Party
What: The booming hood gets down with its Amazonian self.
Why: Free Be Luminous Yoga Class on the Grass, Brave Horse Tavern beer garden, Best Burger competition, and an outdoor showing of Dazed and Confused.
When: Fri., noon-11 p.m.
Where: South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N. (206-342-5900).
Photo: Courtesy of Dolce Vita