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Wine Yakima Valley Vineyard Tour Series
What: Exclusive tours of top Yakima vineyards, including DuBrul and Boushey, led by the growers themselves.
Why: Learn cultivation practices, soak up Valley views, and enjoy food and wine tasting on-site.
When: Thru July 28. Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Participating locations and tickets ($75) at wineyakimavalley.org.
The Seattle Great Wheel Opens
What: The waterfront’s newest attraction — a larger-than-life Ferris wheel — goes round for the first time.
Why: The view from the top.
When: Fri., 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Pier 57, 1301 Alaskan Way (206-623-8600). Tickets ($13) at the door.
The Matrix Live
What: Seattle Symphony plays the iconic movie sound track.
Why: Watch Neo dodge bullets on the big screen while you listen.
When: Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. (206-215-4747). Tickets ($17-$90) at seattlesymphony.org.
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
What: The annual celebration of nautical history and tradition expands across the lake.
Why: Free sail, row, paddle, and powerboat rides, plus races, tours, demos, trivia, music, and a beer garden.
When: Sat.-Mon., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 1010 Valley St. (206-382-2628).
Photo: Courtesy of Red Willow Vineyard