Pump up the volume.
Vicci Martinez Band
What: The Tacoma native brings her bluesy soul music back home after being a finalist on NBC’s The Voice.
Why: Killer talent, killer cool.
When: Sat., 8 & 11 p.m.
Where: The Triple Door, 216 Union St. (206-838-4333). Tickets ($18) online at thetripledoor.net or at the door ($21).
Capitol Hill Block Party
What: Hipsters, freaks, mainstays, and 70-plus international bands swarm the neighborhood for a jam-packed weekend of music, food, and libations.
Why: Load your concert card with TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, and The Head and the Heart.
When: Fri.-Sun. Hours vary.
Where: Main entrance, E. Pike St., at 12th Ave. Tickets ($27.50-$82.50) online at capitolhillblockparty.com.
What: The new exhibition displays works by parents and their children side by side.
Why: Printed woodcuts from Michael Spafford and stunning landscape photos from his son Spike Mafford.
When: Thru Aug. 14. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave. N. (206-782-0355). Admission is free.
Bar del Corso
What: After 30 years as a right-hand man in kitchens on both coasts, chef Jerry Corso finally calls the shots at his new Beacon Hill eatery.
Why: It’s wood-fired pizza. What else matters?
When: Tues.-Sat., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 3057 Beacon Ave. S. (206-395-2069).
What: The self-dubbed “world’s quickest theater festival” features fourteen ten-minute plays written by women playwrights the night before. (Men take the stage next weekend.)
Why: Theater at its most ambitious.
When: Fri. & Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m.
Where: Theatre off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S. Tickets online ($20) at brownpapertickets.com or at the door ($25).
Photos: Andrew Zaeh / Courtesy of Vicci Martinez Band