Let your freak flag fly.
Capitol Hill Block Party
What: Dozens of restaurants, bars, spas, and boutiques; 100 bands; and three days of all-but-guaranteed sun.
Why: This year’s festival features visual arts, short films, and family-friendly elements.
When: Fri., 3 p.m.-midnight; Sat., 1 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 1-9 p.m.
Where: Enter at E. Pike St., at 12th Ave. Tickets ($30-$85) at capitolhillblockparty.com.
The Spa at Salish Lodge
What: Design your own farm-to-spa treatment at the new Herb & Honey Scrub Bar.
Why: A spa mixologist creates custom blends from the on-site organic garden and apiary for body treatments, manicures, or pedicures.
When: Fri. & Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 6501 Railroad Ave. SE (425-888-2556).
Gather Up the Fragments
What: More than 200 objects from the Andrews Shaker collection are on display.
Why: Clothing, furniture, tools, shoes, and other items thoughtfully designed during the 19th century.
When: Thru Oct. 28. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE (425-519-0770).
Bite of Seattle
What: The annual food fest delivers samples from more than 50 restaurants, plus beer gardens, wine tastings, music, cooking demos, and more.
Why: In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair, watch Elvis Presley flick It Happened at the World’s Fair outdoors with free popcorn for the first 500 guests (Fri., 8:30 p.m.).
When: Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St. More info at 206-448-3032.
The Pinter Festival
What: Classic Harold Pinter plays (Celebration, The Dumb Waiter, No Man’s Land, and Old Times) performed back-to-back over the course of a month.
Why: Rarely seen short works and sketches, readings, films, and cabarets.
When: Sat.-Aug. 26.
Where: ACT, 700 Union St. (206-292-7676). Schedule and tickets at acttheatre.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Capitol Hill Block Party