Go West: West Seattle Summerfest
Cross the bridge to one of Seattle's most underrated neighborhoods for three days of music, food, and art.
Legends live: Garage rock pioneers the Mono Men are reuniting, as are the Young Fresh Fellows.
Fri-Sun. West Seattle Junction, California Avenue & Alaska St, West Seattle (206-935-0904). Free.
Nearby: Mashiko; Bakery Nouveau; Beveridge Place Pub
Let It Rock: Sub Pop Silver Jubilee
Seattle's iconic record label celebrates 25 years in business with a free show from label stalwarts past and present.
Old school meets new: Sub Pop legends Mudhoney face off against new blood METZ and Pissed Jeans.
Sat 10a -11p. Airport Way and Doris St, Georgetown (206-784-9705). Free.
Nearby: 9 Lb. Hammer; Ground Control; Smarty Pants
Fish On: Ballard Seafoodfest
This yearly celebration of all things marine boasts thousands of pounds of seafood, gallons of beer and Ballard's own superhero, the Anchor.
Hold your nose: The annual lutefisk-eating contest (Saturday at 1p) will test even the toughest palate.
Sat-Sun. 22nd St and Ballard Ave, Ballard (206-784-9705). Free.
Nearby: The Walrus & The Carpenter; La Carta de Oaxaca; Hazlewood
Plug In: Seattle Retro Gaming Expo
Seattle Center explodes with classic arcade games, trivia contests, and chiptune bands.
Blow up: Ever wonder how Donkey Kong would look on EMP's 33' x 60' Sky Church screen (the largest indoor LED in the world)? Find out.
Sat-Sun. 305 Harrison St, Queen Anne (206-684-7200). $20.
Nearby: Lola; Black Bottle; The 5 Point Cafe