The Weekend Guide

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Drink for a cause.

Melrose Block Party
The best of the Capitol Hill neighborhood soirees features Sitka & Spruce’s Matt Dillon at an outdoor grill, a nonprofit beer garden (proceeds benefit Seattle Tilth), and a fashion show at Velouria.
Why: Good eats, fine drinks, and live music from Head like a Kite, Ghost of Kyle Bradford, and New Roman Times.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Melrose Market, Melrose Ave., at Pine St. Admission is free.

Luc Launches Late-Night Happy Hour
The Chef in the Hat’s second joint (lower key, unfussy) offers an inexpensive after-hours menu.
Why: Expect $4 apps (pommes souffle potato crisps, white bean stew with grilled bread and lamb sausage); $4 house red, white, or rose; and (yes, really) $1 Rainiers.
When: Starts Sun. Regular hours, Sun.-Thurs., 10 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Luc, 2800 E. Madison St. (206-325-7442).

Fashion’s Night Out
What: The worldwide fashion event celebrates its first year in Bellevue with shows, discounts, tasty bites, and special giveaways.
Why: Free tote bags at Jimmy Choo, scarf-tying demos at Hermès, complimentary spa services at Elizabeth Arden, plus customized tees and totes to benefit Sunflower Children.
When: Fri., 5-11 p.m. Check the full schedule online at thebravern.com.
Where: The Shops at The Bravern, 11111 NE Eighth St., Bellevue (425-456-8795). Admission is free, though some shows require payment and reservations.

Short Stories Live at Town Hall: the Jewish Imagination
Central Heating Lab Event features a reading of tales by incomparable Jewish authors.
Why: Woody Allen’s “Hassidic Tales, with a Guide to Their Interpretation by the Noted Scholar”; “Looking for Mr. Green,” by Saul Bellow; and J.D. Salinger’s layered narrative, “The Laughing Man.”
When: Sun., 4-6 p.m.
Where: 1119 Eighth Ave. (206-652-4255 ext. 6). Tickets ($10-$15) online at brownpapertickets.com.

Photo: Jenni Geel

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Melrose Market
Melrose Ave
at Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
2800 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
11111 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98004