Burning down the house.
MadArt Mad Homes
What: Fourteen artists build site-specific, temporary installations within and surrounding Capitol Hill homes scheduled to be salvaged or relocated.
Why: See what art trio SuttonBeresCuller, painter Jason Puccinelli, and sculptor Julia Haack make from architectural deadwood.
When: In-progress installations, Fri.-July 14. Official opening, July 16, 4-7 p.m. Exhibition thru Aug. 7.
Where: Bellevue Ave. E., at E. Roy St. Admission is free.
Locavore Lunches at Dog Mountain Farm
What: The chef guides you through the Carnation family farm, where you’ll harvest produce for your afternoon meal ($35).
Why: Lunch is fresh picked, day determined, and served with wine in the orchard.
When: Thru Sept. 11. Sun. & Wed., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: 7026 Tolt Highlands Rd. NE, Carnation. R.S.V.P. (required) to 425-333-0833 or email@example.com.
Be a Local Tourist
What: Give stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) a try or sign up for go-cart racing or kite-surfing lessons.
Why: You know you (secretly) want to.
Where: At surf shops in Fremont and Green Lake and a speedway in Redmond. See links for more details.
Happy Hour Afloat
What: Sip cocktails and snack at the on-board taco bar on a two-hour yacht trip around Lakes Union and Washington.
Why: Even better than drinking while taking in a killer view of the water? Being on the water.
When: Thru Oct. 14. Every Fri., 4-6 p.m.
Where: Waterways Cruises HomePort, 2441 N. Northlake Way (206-223-2060). Tickets ($45) online at waterwayscruises.com.
Photo: Courtesy of MadArt Seattle