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The Weekend Guide

Assert your independence.

SEE
Wearable: Alex Chaney & Genne Laakso
What:
Delicate and dangerous jewelry crafted from razor blades, syringes, and X-acto knives offer edgy and uncomfortable commentary on the social practice of adornment.
Why: Look sharp.
When: Thru Aug. 1. Opening reception, Thurs., 5-8 p.m.
Where: Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S. (206-621-1945).

SKATE
Soul Food Rollerskating Jam
What:
Take your own four wheels and boogie down to live music by Kissing Potion and the soul/funk/R&B stylings of DJ Barbarella.
Why: You’re a roller girl.
When: First Fri. of every month, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St. (206-233-9873).

PICNIC
Capitol Hill Independence Day Community Picnic
What:
A free party with music by Katharine Hepburn’s Voice, Picoso, and others, plus a canine-human look-alike contest and patriotic tie-dye instruction.
Why: Molly Moon’s root beer floats, Wandering Wieners hot dogs, and treats from Via Tribunali and Caffe Vita.
When: Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave.

SING
Karaoke Challenge
What:
Record a rendition of your favorite tune set to your own karaoke video and compete to be the best or quirkiest crooner.
Why: Just duet.
When: Entries due July 31. Screening of winning films, Aug. 11, 9 p.m.
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. (206-829-7863).

DRINK
Seattle International Beerfest 2009
What:
A weekend of suds sampling with 150 brews from fifteen countries provides ample opportunity to show off your mug.
Why: Grab your best Bud.
When: Fri. & Sat., noon-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.

LOCATIONS
305 Harrison St
@ 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
206-684-7200
Cal Anderson Park
1635 11th Ave
bt E Pine St & Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122
206-684-4075
1515 12th Ave
@ E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
206-329-2629
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