Nice to see you, summer. It’s been too long.
What: The hilariously snarky comedienne debuts her newest stand-up show, I Love Being Me, Don’t You.
Why: Arrive early for an exclusive tasting of Australian rieslings and bites from Wild Ginger.
When: Thurs. Show, 7:30 p.m.; tasting, 6 p.m.
Where: The Triple Door, 216 Union St. (206-838-4333). Tickets ($55) at tripledoor.net.
Charlie’s Green Lake
What: Charlie’s Buns ’n’ Stuff food truck launches a Green Lake concession stand for the summer.
Why: Mushroom burgers, cheesesteak sandwiches, vegan hot dogs, and other all-American fare for an after-walk snack.
When: Opens Fri. Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 7312 W. Green Lake Way Dr. N.
Louder than Bombs
What: Peruse colorful paintings by Portland artist Marie Koetje and L.A.-based Mark Schoening.
Why: Oil, acrylic, enamel, and spray paint seemingly explode on canvas.
When: Thru July 28.
Where: Platform Gallery, 114 Third Ave. S. (206-323-2808).
Pan Pacific Patio Launch Party
What: Celebrate the sun’s emerging with an extended happy hour on the lobby bar’s patio.
Why: Pacific Rim-inspired cocktails (Eco Mojito, Bangkok Cooler), lite bites, and DJ-spun music. Oh, and that view of the Space Needle.
When: Fri., 4-8 p.m.
Where: Pan Pacific Hotel, 2125 Terry Ave. (206-264-8111).
What: The Spokane writer reads from her debut book, Favorite Monster.
Why: A collection of weird, funny, and razor-sharp short stories.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE (206-634-3400).
Photo: Courtesy of The Triple Door