Cultivate your curb appeal.
Park(ing) Day 2009
What: Makeshift public spaces take over parking spots, converting asphalt into grassy neighborhood retreats for one day. Grab some vegetation and a chair to join the park at 500 E. Pine.
Why: You’re a space cadet.
When: Fri. Event, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Pine St. park, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Various locations throughout Seattle. To find a park near you, go to feetfirst.info.
Chefs Collaborative’s Urban Picnic
What: A rooftop spread prepared by thirteen local chefs, including representatives from Lark, Canlis, the upcoming Emmer & Rye, Tilikum Place, and more to fund scholarships to Quillisascut Farm School.
Why: A tisket, a tasket, who needs a basket?
When: Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Rainier Square Rooftop Courtyard, 1333 Fifth Ave., entrance across from The 5th Avenue Theatre. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com. DailyCandy readers get $10 off tickets by entering code Slow Chefs.
The Big Dig
What: Vinyl from twenty of the city’s best independent music dealers under one cool roof with DJs and drinks.
Why: Go on the record.
When: Sat., 3-8 p.m.
Where: The Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave. E. (206-254-2824).
What: The Finerie, La Ree, Totokaelo, and Oslo’s among others (including designs from Seamless in Seattle and The Art Institute of Seattle) storm the catwalk with fresh fall looks.
Why: It’s fashion’s night out.
When: Thurs. Doors at 7 p.m.; show, 8:15 p.m.
Where: WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S. Tickets at 206-979-2771.
DailyCandy Food Drive
What: Bring that can-do spirit along with canned food, boxed meals, and hygiene products to the Ballard Sunday Farmers Market. We’ll deliver them to the Ballard Food Bank, plus reward your generosity with our sweet trademark reusable shopping bag.
Why: It’s better to give and receive.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Ballard Ave. & 22nd Ave. (206-781-6776).
Photo: Jeanine Anderson